As we begin the week, fans of Days of our Lives are still grappling with the decision by the powers-that-be to kill off the character of Will Horton (Guy Wilson), and in such a brutal way as another victim of the necktie serial killer, Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson). Will’s death brings back to the NBC daytime drama series both Alison Sweeney (Sami) and Freddie Smith (Sonny) as Will’s mother, and his husband to try to cope with the revelation of Will’s death.
On Sunday, Freddie Smith sat down with AfterBuzz TV’s Dishin DAYS crew for a special “Spotlight On” interview. During the chat, Freddie was asked by a caller what he thought of the decision to murder his on-screen partner. Smith related: “It was more shocking than anything, and it was the last thing that I thought would happen. So, I was really shocked, and all of a sudden I was coming back. It was just extremely sad. It’s going to be a very sad week on DAYS, but it’s very, very sad, because a lot of people were affected by it as people, as well. So I think that overall, you guys are going to have a very dramatic week of DAYS. Everyone was very sad about it.”
At the top of the show, Smith also clarifed an earlier statement that was out in the press about “good closure” to the story of WilSon, and explaining how he first found out Will was dying and he was coming back. Smith recalled: “As an actor, as Freddie, sometime in April or May I got a message from Guy Wilson and all it said was ‘Bro’. I texted him back, ‘What is going on? What’s up?’ He says, ‘You’re never going to believe it.” I go, ‘What?’ He goes, ‘I’m dying!’ I said, ‘You’re dying? How?’ He goes, ‘I get strangled!’ And then two days later I get a phone call (from DAYS) and then I knew why I was going to go back. I was just blown away that is the route they went, or you would think for a character who has been there forever. But then my comment was, I said, ‘There was good closure.’ The good closure not on the love story, but the closure in the sense that Sonny has to go back to see his husband. If he didn’t go back – it’s terrible that he died – no one wants that – but as the character, you would obviously go back and see your husband. It was just an interesting end to the whole thing. ”
Watch Freddie’s interview with AfterBuzz TV after the jump. Then weigh-in on Freddie’s thoughts that the decision to kill 0ff Will was both shocking and sad. Do you think DAYS mistepped and misjudged their story-line decision? And, are you are ready to bring out the hankies to watch this week’s somber series of episodes? Comment below!