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51 June 12th, 2017 Eileen Davidson Making A Return To Days of our Lives, But Who Will She Be Playing?

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Fantastic news Days of our Lives fans! Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson is back on set taping new episodes and will first appear back on the NBC soap just in time for November sweeps. As reported by TV Insider, Davidson starting shooting scenes at DAYS on June 5th.

Y&R fans have no fear, she is still with Y&R as Ashley Abbott, and her time at DAYS will not conflict with her schedule at the CBS daytime drama series.

But the question on everyone’s mind now is will she be reprising the role of Kristen DiMera or one of the other characters she played on DAYS? The Days rep tells Michael Logan at TV Insider “The exact role—or roles—Eileen will be playing this time around is strictly under wraps. It’s all a big surprise for the audience.”   So that could mean it could be Kristen, or any number of the others she played including: Susan Banks, or any of Susan’s three siblings—Thomas, Penelope and Sister Mary Moira.

With new head writer Ron Carlivati crafting the storylines in Salem, this almost seems like a dream team collaboration between writer and actress to make something crazy, zany and compelling for the audience.

So, excited about the news of Eileen coming back to DAYS? Who do you hope she plays? Comment below.

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  1. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Ron is writing so i guess she will play —-all of them…or Marlena wearing a mask-lol

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Or she will be found on that island…she will play an aged Ginger Grant…who killed off the islands original castaways-Skipper, Gilligan. the Howels, The Professor and Mary Ann…Ginger, who never wanted to be on the island in the first place, has been stuck on that same island for over 50 years(changing history-they were never rescued back in 1978..it was a dream-lol)…Ginger wants to be the sole focus on the island so whoever arrives on the island must die and will attempt to knock off Sonny and ‘the rest’-she needs their blood to stay youthful…so she thinks!…Ginger, in Nora Desmond fashion, is ready for her close ups!!!-lol

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    Celia replied

    HaHaHaHaHa—-Love it !!
    But, Jimmy. One condition. The only way for Ginger to stay young forevermore is : she needs young blood—-they’re all too old, except for the DOOL castaways.
    I hope she ‘sucks’ everyone’s blood….good way of getting rid of them—except for Chad and Sonny. LOL.

    Patrick replied

    does Marlena – have – any flaws

    she’s so near purrfect

    I always enjoy her … her biggest let… ( reprieve ) Grannie

    that will bring a tear and more… when she sees Will

    PS: you funster . you had me laughing at “the mask” and as “Ginger Grant”

    TOP : “…in Nora Desmond fashion, is ready for her close ups!!! “

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  2. Celia says:

    Well, in my mind’s eye; I see either Kristin or Susan. Any other role will fall short for me.
    A glimpse of Susan will, surely, make my day!!
    Who else could it be? A long lost twin? Plastic surgery to look like Kristin? Her look-alike was the baddie? She’s the one who fell out of that window?
    I don’t know if I’m ready for a third role by the same actress. ( well, fourth, if one counts Ashley Abbott, LOL.).

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Susan has a sister (Sister Mary) and brother (Thomas) as well as a deceased sister (Penelope).

    I would love to see them all, including Kristen!

    Most of all, Celia, I’d love to see Eileen play Thomas (Tommy to Susan) with a huge crush on Marlena! Maybe one day Marlena will accept his advances, which then would make us realize Marlena was replaced by Hattie, LOL!

    Did you ever see Thomas/Tommy? He looked like Susan and Sister Mary, but “he” had a comb-over! He was a hitman and was only on a few episodes. He wore suits. Of course, that was one way to cover Eileen’s curves.

    There must’ve been a binding process for Eileen, too. Maybe that was and would be too uncomfortable/painful for Eileen to play Tommy for long periods of time.

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    Celia replied

    Thanks, 4ever—great synopsis. I am familiar with all the siblings played by Eileen….love them all.
    I have my grandmother, who’s always been an avid DOOL watcher, to fill me in.
    “A binding process”– hilarious….and, yes, as a woman, I can assure you binding “up top” would be painfully uncomfortable.
    I like everyone’s input; especially damien’s….would love to see Kristen come back with Eric’s baby.
    For me, the most entertaining has always been Susan. But, how much of a story could be built on her?
    However, if Kristen came back as Susan; the story could go down several paths.
    As someone said, I will “take” Eileen, in any form—maybe Kristen really did die, but returns as an Angel? LOL.

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Hey, Ron is writing this…so she will be wearing a Marlena mask and killing off the teens-celebration time!!!-lol

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    Patrick replied

    well… we could have ED who really should be Kristen… because she’s the ultra supreme being .. and Salem knows it… yet stink permeates from all the denizen

    thought Susan and Hattie should make their mark together .. doing something

    always a hoot to see sparks fly when Kristen and Marlena adversarial

    lets chum it up and give Susan and Hattie a go ’round.

    ED and DH : always on par

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    dmr replied

    Susan has to make an appearance! She’s so funny!

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  3. dmr says:

    I will ONLY tune-in again to see Eileen! I adore Eileen and hope that she resurrects Kristen!

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    Kevin C replied

    Same here DMR, I tried watching an episode from last week, I didn’t finish it…Cannot get into DAYS.

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    Dr Helen Ruth replied

    I was having trouble enjoying DOOL until yesterday. The exchanges between Andre and Kate were hilarious. I so enjoyed their wedding, and the comments by the butler; as well as the judge. Let’s hope that they continue to be this upbeat, since DOOL is so dreary.

  4. Mo says:

    FABULOUS! I’m glad it’s a secret. So much is not, that it will be nice to be surprised. It’s enough to know Eileen will be back in Salem.

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    Patrick replied

    yeah, right ?

    I just want too see “Kristen” and Eve become fast friends

    and take over

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    Patrick replied

    right about now… any time

    to see Kristen and Eve

    let’s give a little break to Hope and Jenny Bear

    back of the line go Grans Jewels

    fast ; tour de force ; men behave bewary … on charge thee ones and only

    “Kristen” – and – “Eve”

    the moon is rising and the sun is setting

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    Celia replied

    I don’t know if I want to see vampires, Patrick, LOL. ….Or wolf(women)…that’s assuming Kristen and Eve will play the “expected” pestilential plague.
    If the writers have any foresight and originality, both actresses will bring a story soooo different; it will leave us all agog.
    I want a sort of Vicor/Victoria personality for any of the Banks siblings. So, your day/night phenomenon may work. Susan/Sister Mary by day; Kristen/Tommy by night?
    Plus, I want Eve to return redeemed. And, if Paige, by some miracle ( lol) is alive, they can start fresh.
    The fun lies in the anticipation. We shall see.

  5. Lee says:

    I feel like this will be Susan Banks, harboring a very much alive EJ DiMera….fingers crossed!

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    Celia replied

    Yeeees!!!!. Good one, Lee. Also, Sami, Will and the rest of the kids.

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    Richard replied

    Esepcially with Will and Sami headed back to Salem! Mu money is on Susan!

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    Patrick replied

    just a thought… what about Rick Hearst , ex-Ric Lansing, GH ???? as a recast of EJ ?

    who doesn’t want the real deal – James Scott

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    Patrick replied

    OK OK

    Ej is 38

    Rick Hearst is 51

    So = he’d be an excellent peter brooks. What a dastardly DiMera

    Celia replied

    I like that idea, Patrick. Rick is suave and ‘charming’ …..perfect fit.

    Richard replied

    I think the actor who played Simon on ATWT would a perfect recast!

    Richard replied

    Rick Hearst would be better suited to play Peter Blake DiMera!

  6. damien says:

    hope she comes back to salem as kristen back from the dead with eric’s baby!
    Eileen deserves someone amazing to write for her to showcase her talents! her last run on days was stellar and made it must see…hope lightning can strike three times

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    Patrick replied

    “kristen back from the dead with eric’s baby!”

    I, forgot

    !!!! ?????

    that she could have had Erics baby.

    BEST news

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  7. Alan says:

    With Ron C scripting her return I’m guessing he’ll have Eileen playing all the Banks siblings (and more). This is going to be SOOOOOOO good…!

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  8. Max says:

    Can’t Wait!!

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  9. James R. Poissant says:

    This is going to be good. Ron will write for her and Eileen will deliver. This is a win/win for us no matter how it goes!!!

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    Patrick replied

    “…This is a win/win for us no matter how it goes!!! ”

    gosh

    1. this is ^ the truth

    it’s getting giddy time with anticipate

    thinking about 3-4 returns

    Sami / Will / Eve / “Kristen”

    man… does DAYS need to bring back Wally Kurth PRONTO. he could ladies man panache and stud Kristen and Eve.

    Jason Brooks … any one ? demands

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    Patrick replied

    I too am looking forward to his writing

    argh

    his stint @GH… did not bother me at all…. ??? I think ( lol )

    currently and for almost 2 years… the only thing (s) I can think of @GH that work

    Valentin / Nina / Charlotte
    Kiki and Dillon
    had they not dropped this – Lexie identity… love them both Parker/Aaron

    otherwise it’s beyond exasperating

    makes Ron Carlivati that much more

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  10. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    This is excellent news! I’m hoping that she is Kristen, and that this means that there might be a resurgence of the DiMera family! And let’s hope this is worth many more appearances to come!

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  11. xmascarol says:

    I wish she would come back to Days for good.I would love to see her play Susan Banks ,because she is so funny and days certainly can use a little laughter.However we got to remember Kristen’s body was never found so she could still be alive.A Dimera never dies it seems..

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  12. Phil says:

    I am all for her playing one of the Banks family members, but I want her to play Kristen too! I want to see Ron pen a storyline for Kristen!

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    Patrick replied

    “…I want to see Ron pen a storyline for Kristen! ”

    just for her !

    dag… as much as I’ve missed her, @Days

    it’s a crime that Y&R – wastes – her

    WOW you just want to feast on her. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Eileen Davidson

    WOW again… !!! because Ron Carlivati has two primo, steller, top of the line

    LADIES – Kassie DePaiva and Eileen Davidson

    boffo

    and it’s @ Days

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  13. Joel says:

    Dream come true!!! Days is the best place for Eileen.

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  14. jacque says:

    I’ll be happy with any role but would love Kristen…

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  15. Judy says:

    Good the best news ever wow

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  16. jaybird369 says:

    Kristen Kristen Kristen…TOTALLY!!!!!

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  17. blake says:

    Ron C. is the man since he keeps getting back actors back to Days that I didn’t think would return. I can’t wait to start watching Days again when his stories start in a few months.

    I hope Eileen is playing at least Kristen and Susan.

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    Patrick replied

    Shucks all I can say

    No matter what it takes

    For @claudio : Vivian alamaine

    Please get Celeste to return to see theo

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    blake replied

    Oh man yes to Vivian and Celeste! They would be perfect for Ron C’s writing! I’d love for the original actresses to return. It’d be great if Ivan could be there for Vivian again. Vivian needs to bring drama to Kate and Victor again.

  18. Lou piikes says:

    I would love for her to return as either Sister Mary Moira or Susan Banks.

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  19. Timmm says:

    This is great news and I dont even watch DAYS! Y&R pissed away Eileen’s talent with stupid back burner stories like Ravi. Ashley has come alive with Dina and it gives her hope but for how long? Maybe Ashley and Graham will hook up? He is handsome and age appropriate but does he have the acting chops to hang with Eileen? We may never know!

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    Damien replied

    I totally share the same sentiments!
    I hope Ashley hooks up with Graham , the Dina story has reignited Eileen from a lame romance with Ravi..
    However i wish Ash back in Victors orbit maybe in a business story where her and Abby overthrow Victor for Newman..that would be powerful

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    Celia replied

    Yes, T, Ashley wore her heart on her sleeve with Dina. I wasn’t too surprised, though….those feelings were just buried, as I’m sure, she never stopped loving her mother.
    I’d like to think that Graham’s actions are out of his protectiveness for Dina. Could everyone be wrong about him? I am probably wrong ( think Kiki, LOL) , but,could Graham be Dina’s son?
    If not, then,yes, I can see Ashley with him.

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    dmr replied

    Ashley is the most beautiful woman in Genoa City! Why can’t TPTB pair her with an amazing man-one that is successful in life and love?! Ravi is a sweet kid, but he’s a KID and playing dress-up. Also, he’s written as Ashley’s therapist, not a love interest. I love Eileen and she is being underutilized! (Although, I love the storyline with Dina).

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    Celia replied

    I, honestly, don’t see the point of Ravi being on stage….except, as you say, a therapist for Ashley….a buffer….someone to bounce off feelings and ideas. As yourself, I’d like to see substance to the character of Asheley……a story which would leave an unforgettable impact.
    We have not seen anything with meat and heart since Ashley “gave” fake birth to Faith; thanks to Adam’s stint with ‘lunacy’. So, I agree. she, basically, has no life….she seems to live vicariously through family members’ lives.
    Great post, dmr.

    LeeAnn replied

    Maybe per her contract with RHOB, she can’t be front burner. They DO take many far away exotic vacations on that show,,, just a thought !

  20. xmascarol says:

    Please come back to days for good.I miss you.Eileen is such a good actress she can play just about anyone or anything.

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