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110 May 9th, 2014 James Scott On His Decision To Leave DAYS: “I Just Felt, And Have For Some Time,That I Needed A Break!”

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After last Friday’s shocker that Days of our Lives James Scott (EJ) was wrapping up his eight years with taping his final episode on May 2nd, the extraordinarily popular received an outpouring of support from his fans, as well as those who were sad and disappointed.

As soap viewers know though, James had been giving careful consideration to departing the series for quite some time and rumors began surfacing that he might depart the long-running NBC  soap opera over a year ago at some point in time.

In James latest interview with Soap Opera Uncensored where he is named “Sexiest Man Alive for 2014″ an honor he also won back in 2011, he discusses his exit.   Many would have James named ‘sexiest’ on their list every year!

James offered up on his decision to depart DAYS: “As you know by now I announced my leaving the show. It was a hard decision, and one I made almost a year ago. I have nothing but fond memories of my time with DAYS, and would like to reinforce that my decision was personal and had nothing to do with the direction of the show or my storyline. I just felt, and have for some time, that I needed a break. Ken Corday graciously said that the door would always be open for me to return, and if that were to happen in the future, I would be very happy to return to a place that will always be very close to my heart. “

What do you think about James latest statement on his decision to leave DAYS?  Do you hope he will return someday? And what do you think about him being named “Sexiest Man Alive 2014″?  Agree?   Weigh-in below!

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  1. Mo says:

    Sad to see him go, but I understand the need for a break.

    He is the perfect choice for Sexiest Man Alive. ‘People’ mag, take note!

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  2. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    He comes back, he comes back but if he doesnt the show will survive without him…after watching Days since the begining(when i was home from school or not hangin with friends) ive seen many comings and goings, especially in 1980 when many cast members were let go…and Days is still here!!!

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  3. Kim says:

    I will miss my 2 fav. characters.
    He can come back as long as he brings Allison(Sami) with him.
    I love those 2 together. Ejami!

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  4. Mariana says:

    There is no Days without James and he is my favorite actor and I will truly miss him

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    Johnny replied

    It was on the air for 41 years before him and without him. It will be fine.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    49 years for Days…you might have mistaken it for Y&R which is 41…Days has survived many cast changes, especially since 1980 when many cast members were let go and quit during the shows revamping…

    Johnny replied

    It was 41 when James started playing EJ 8 years ago though. That’s what I said.

  5. andrew hass says:

    After 8 years been on DOOL i can understand James Scott needing a break.Now in a few months he might be willing to come back after he takes some time off to do other stuff in his life.

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    Patrick replied

    I think this as well…. with Eileen Davidson on the scene… and Joseph Mascolo … Kristen and Stefano… delivering… as only they can… EJ simply capped off, how much we, the audience, loved the DiMera family

    I hope he gets all the time he needs

    and simply returns… that open door… means so much to so many

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  6. JaneDigby says:

    James is definitely the sexiest man alive (aside from my boyfriend, OF COURSE!) I wish James nothing but success whatever he does in the future.

    The “door is always open” sounds like exactly what was said to Ali Sweeney.

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    Patrick replied

    ditto.

    these two… bar none… have unequivocally… escalated… DOOL to new heights.

    this is the best time… for both… to take that MUCH deserved time off

    I’ll be the first in line..to adamantly state… the welcome mat is theirs

    what better time.. to map the canvas and feature… just how solid and “A” game.. DOOL brings to US

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  7. Connie says:

    I will certainly miss James and would love to see him return in the future. Sexiest man alive, hmmmmm!! Yes, yes, yes!!!

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  8. Greta says:

    I needed a break from EJ as well. Wish James Scott all the best though. Maybe I’ll be ready for EJ to return in a decade or so.

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  9. Rachel says:

    James Scott can portray emotions better than any actor that I have ever watched. I have watched days intermittently since it began but have watched it continuously since James Scott was introduced on the show. I will miss his character but I am sure I will be watching him in other adventures. He is a great talent.

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    barbara replied

    i agree w u ..James is the ultimate actor & I wil stop watching DAYS as soon as he is gone :( I will follow his career 4ever.

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    4everDAYS replied

    I will follow DAYS 4ever.

  10. FlowerchildIrene says:

    James is an AMAZING Actor !!!!!! One of the best on DOOL , He will be missed !!!!!!!!!! I REALLY HOPE HE go on to MOVIES !!!!!!!!!!! I know he is engaged and needs his own personal time , I wish HIM Best in all his personal endeavors , AND YES< HE IS HOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Janet Hallmark says:

    You are. Truly a very SEXY MAN …. You are. More SEXY. Then George Clooney I tune in to watch you & Alison. … Each day I am loyal Days Fan. You will be deeply missed by me & all your Fans. Days. Will not be same without you & Alison. I hope you will come back to the show & not stay away too long. I have watched Days. Since the 60′s I am 62. Yrs old. Days is the only soap I watch. Good luck to you. In your future projects. You will be greatly missed … I am so sad.

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  12. shannon says:

    I wish James Scott the very best. He is a very talented actor. Frankly, Days won’t be watchable without EJ!

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  13. Gigi says:

    James Scott as sexiest man alive is a no brainer! I am sad to see him leave Days but totally will follow him wherever he ends up. I’m sure he will have a great career because he is so talented. I’m glad Corday has left the door open for him to come back…same as Alison. They are a dynamic duo and I’d love to see them both come back even if it’s for short story arcs. Either way I wish James all the best.

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    barbara replied

    yes he is the sexiest man alive, every day, every year, and the BEST actor on DAYS..I will miss him & follow his career wherever he goes.

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  14. Mo says:

    His going is a huge void for Days. He was the leading man. Who is going to take his place?

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    Dmitri replied

    Days is an ensemble show, there aren’t any real ‘leading characters’. Granted, Daniel was on the show just as much as EJ was in recent times. Days will likely start focusing even more on Dannifer…blech.

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  15. Jessiebeth says:

    Since Allison Sweeney is also leaving the show, I already saw it coming… It wouldn’t be right for either of them to be coupled with someone else from the show… it just wouldn’t be the same… So sad to see him go… SEXIEST MAN ALIVE IS VERY DESERVED of this actor because that is exactly what he is… Show will not be the same without him = (

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    Seriously replied

    Um, Alison and James have been with other people on the show more than they have been with each other! LOL
    One silver lining to all of this? We will never have to hear from “Ejamis” ever. EVER. AGAIN.
    LOL
    Also, of the almost 50 years that the show has been on, he has only been on for 8. I think they’ll be alright. ; )

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    Patrick replied

    LOL

    you may have a point… altho… for DAYS press… I don’t mind ALL the Ejami Fans

    these two rank right up there

    with:

    OLTL FANS
    Michelle Stafford Fans
    ??? hummm… Jason, GH fans ???

    you get the drill

    I will always celebrate Michael Muhney

    Dmitri replied

    Yes!! Totally agree!!

  16. Rose9 says:

    So sad to see him go. But we only get one life and he has to do what is best for him. I will miss seeing him on my screen nearly every day. He is absolutely the sexiest man alive! No contest! But he is also so amazingly talented. James and Ali have been fantastic to watch together over the past eight years. I will miss their talent, dedication, and hard work. They always brought a smile to my face when I got to watch them. Soaps are the best stress relief when I get home from a tough day at work.

    Best of luck to him!

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    Patrick replied

    James Scott : extraordinaire

    he has always bowled me over

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  17. Leslie says:

    Good for James!!! He’s a smart and talented guy, and it’s time for him to be exploring bigger and better opportunities.

    Sexiest man alive? You bet!

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  18. pspcindy says:

    I think James gave Days eight wonderful years. EJ DiMera is my favorite character. But I understand his need to rest and perhaps try other things. It will be wonderful if James does land in primetme or in the movies. I know he has a movie in pre-production so hopefully that will be on our screens in the coming year.

    The sexiest man alive to me has been James Scott for years now. Glad Nelson returned the honor to him.

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    Patrick replied

    it’s the MOST amazing thing

    I was watching AMC when he first started… and he was let go or had run it’s course

    and lo and behold… he lands in Salem

    8 years of STAR Power

    how do you go beyond that

    I treasure his belong on DAYS

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  19. Cory says:

    Thanks for the James Scott update Michael!!!!
    I could never fault James for doing what he thinks is best for him. But because James is such a great actor. I can’t help but feel a wee bit sad. I so look forward to possibly seeing him on my TV screen every week day!!!
    But I know James will come back with big and better things!!!!
    Enjoy your break James. This fan thinks you so deserve it!!!

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    Patrick replied

    it’s with tears of joy and sadness… but.. well lived

    we lived thru and shared his craft

    MAN… the stuff he brought to DOOL

    I can’t thank him enough

    his portrayal is already in the history books and echelon of fan BEST

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  20. PABWECG says:

    I love James Scott, and I know he’d been thinking for a while of leaving, and I respect his professionalism, both on and off screen.

    However, with his comment about the EJ-cheating story line feeling like “a bit of a slap in the face” to him and Ali as actors, I have have a hard time fully believing him when he says that his decision to leave had nothing to do with the direction of the story. He made his decision almost a year ago. Gee, that would have been just about the time he’d have received the scripts for January’s scenes, lol.

    Who knows if I’m right, but you’d be hard pressed to convince me otherwise.

    Anyway, he is definitely the sexiest man alive, and more importantly, one of the most talented actors around, and a sweet, intelligent individual. Days (and viewers) were very lucky to have him.

    You will be missed, Mr. Scott! Look forward to seeing you in new projects! Good luck!

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  21. the brother says:

    he will return in 2015….as a new character…on GENERAL HOSPITAL….as the new love interest of Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake…and be Patrick’s biggest rival.

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  22. AMANDA says:

    Personally, I can’t imagine Days without EJ and Sami of course. They are without a doubt the BEST duo on Days. No other duo comes remotely close to the extraordinary chemistry these 2 share on screen.

    Hopefully, both will return at some point, but if Alison is not interested, I would certainly welcome James back. He is the BEST leading man on Days, who captured a HUGE fan base.

    Best wishes to James with future adventures.

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  23. Btsybee says:

    He will always be the “SEXIEST MAN FOR ANY YEAR’ in my books.
    His talent, his abilities at this work, his caring of others including his dogs etc., environment, command of the English Language, his manners at interviews etc., and most of all how he remains such a private person. I love the latter about him and hope with more success that he can maintain that quality. To have a PRIVATE LIFE in acting business is very difficult but since I have watch and read his interviews for 8 years now I believe he can succeed in both areas.

    I love his slight accent since it always reminds me of my Mom, scary some times. She lived in Edinbourgh, Scotland dring her young years.

    Wish James future is to his liking but please somehow let fans know your next project if possible.
    GOOD LUCK & GOD BLESS…

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  24. Tricia says:

    I had made up my mind when AS announced in January on the Ellen show that she was leaving that Sami’s last day would be my last day. EJ & Sami were the reason I started watching again after an almost 20 year hiatus from days. Almost 8 years ago my television was on and I looked up & saw the two of them I was hooked! Without Sami there would never be an Ejami & I couldn’t have watched Days pair EJ with someone other than Sami. I am selfish because I was hoping James would leave when AS left…when I heard the news I was relieved. I adore James Scott and am waiting to see him in either primetime or as the next 007. Sexiest Man Alive doesn’t even come close to describing this man! Well deserved though! Will miss both James & Ali immensely!

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    Seriously replied

    James and Ali have been with other people more than they have been with each other. You must not have been watching very long.
    And it is kinda pathetic to want an actor to leave his job over a fictional couple, especially if you “never planned to watch again!” LOL
    Thank God that after October we never have to hear from Ejamis EVER AGAIN. LOL

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    Tricia replied

    Pathetic? Seriously??? Fictional???Yes I realize this is all FAKE! Hello Its a SOAP OPERA???? Ding ding ding DONG! Doesn’t change what a viewer wants! Don’t worry because after EJ & Sami are gone from Days you whoever you are don’t have many days left. Ejamis will be gone and you will never have to hear from us again! Guess what we won’t have to hear from you either because you will be gone too! Ejami made the show! I watched for a very long time but all the other pairings paled in comparison.

    Patrick replied

    The supercouple stratosphere… is alive and well, because of:

    I would herald to any and all… that James Scott and Alison Sweeney beckoned… MAGIC tour de force belonging captured hithered throughout

    They will never be far from our imagination

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  25. carol sue preece says:

    hope someday EJ Will return to dool.

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  26. Mark says:

    He will be missed!

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  27. barbara says:

    i am devastated, sincerely, James is what has kept me hanging onto DAYS for yrs now. I wanted to walk away from DOOLS when they let BO go, I feel the show took a nose dive about that time, many actors leaving, esp the ones i have watched for yrs. NOW with EJ aka James Scott gone, I can no longer stay with this show..He & Allison (Sami) were the reason I tuned in every day. They were the most convincing, passionate couple on this show, you would think they were a real couple in love. Sami is a gr8 actor, BUT EJ is meant for the BIG Screen/Broadway (NYC), I plan to follow his career, where ever it takes him. I wish him the Best of Luck, Health & Happiness. <3

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  28. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I understand his decision to depart the series, and I wish him the best. And I do hope he comes back after he’s gotten what it is that he wants to get out of his break from DAYS.

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  29. toronto says:

    Can i say Adam Recast !!…..James Scott would be an excellent Adam Newman!!

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    Patrick replied

    I would tune in to : Y&R

    as he lays waste to Genoa City… and takes over

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  30. Patrick says:

    Long Live the DiMera’

    wouldn’t it be something, for Stefano to acquiesce, and or build his empire :

    Abs (Horton) is pregnant from EJ

    Kristen returns, with child, (from “father” Eric BRADY) or Brady, KIRIAKIS

    let it not be said…

    I’ve always depended on the DiMera clan to feast

    ———-

    as i’ve always festerd:

    all of Salem haloed…

    and stampedes :

    Kristen
    Nick
    Theresa

    Oye! I gallantly impede, with:

    love these actors

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    keren replied

    abby is not preggo.

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  31. Dwight Schrute says:

    DOOL Writers -

    Once it became apparent he was leaving I hope you were able to script lots of shirtless scenes to help us get over this.

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  32. Kay says:

    The show has gone to a path of predictable, mind numbing storylines & both really bad characters and casting decisions through the past few years. No wonder audience is ditching the show in crowds.

    Two of the most talented & charismatic actors of leaving (James & Ali) there’s nothing left to watch.

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    Patrick replied

    DAYS continues to mainstay

    being in Salem enlivens my televised experience

    I happily tune in and share who extrordinary Salem IS

    I happily soap box… how relevant DAYS has stayed the Serial histrionics

    how could we not miss :

    Kayla
    JJ
    Theresa
    Nick
    Brady
    Eric
    Nicole
    Stefano
    Marlena
    John
    Maggie
    Victor
    Justin
    Adrienne
    Abe
    Hope
    Aiden

    et el

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  33. Mary SF says:

    I don’t know about James Scott, but I think in time they might recast the role– the Dimera – Brady feud has been at the heart of DAYS a very long time, so I can’t imagine them ditching that family altogether. So as long as one Dimera is on canvas, the possibility of EJ coming back is always there– but whether James Scott will play him — who knows. I hope he goes onto bigger and better things– but he might find himself going from a big fish in a small pond to a small fish in a large ocean.

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    keren replied

    no to recast. James owns EJ and no one will compare to him.

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    Mary SF replied

    Unfortunately, that doesn’t matter– if they can recast Ridge on B&B after RM played him for over twenty-five years or Phyllis on Y&R after MS played her for 15– they certainly would recast EJ if story line dictated it and JS wasn’t available. I don’t think they would just yet, but in a year or two, you never know.

    andrew hass replied

    I also think in time the show will recast EJ because of who the character is and he has kids on the show.Yeah Johnny and Sydney will probably be leaving too with their parents but they could always return.However the show may know recasting now won’t work and that the viewers may need time to adjust to James Scott been gone.Also before the show recasts EJ they might approach James Scott about returning and that way they can say they asked him about coming back at least.

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  34. bettyrj says:

    I was so sad when I read that James would not be renewing his contract but not surprised because he and Alison Sweeney are such a dynamite couple; I don’t know how it would be for him staying on Days without his co-star . I also did read, some time ago, that James said he did not plan on acting for his whole life; there were many other things that he was interested in. I also read that he said he would love to relocate to New Zealand one day. Who knows? Maybe he will go on to be a famous photographer and not act. Whatever, or wherever his life takes him, I will always be a James Scott and EJami fan! He will be missed! The Sexiest Man Alive!! There are many EJami and James Scott fans out here in tvland who would agree to that!! I hope that EJami gets their HEA!!!! I have episodes on my dvr that I will never delete. They are there for me to watch when I get nostalgic for James and Ali and the wonderful love story that was EJami!!!

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  35. keren says:

    James brought life to DAYS and it will never be the same without him. He’s genius actor that show raw of emotions. I wish him the best and hope to see him again either at DAYS or any other show.

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  36. Angela says:

    I think both EJ and Sami will be back eventually….so I’m not getting too upset…they all eventually come back! ;)

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  37. cassandra holley says:

    I do hope james scott returns n the future. Alot of fans including me or saddend bc of his departure from dool. I wish him the best. If possible let ur fans know how ur doing n other projects. If james scott plays n movies or other shows we fans would love 2 watch. Yes james scott is definately sexy 2014 n so on.

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  38. Paul says:

    I wish James all the best EJ was the only cool character on the show along with Sami their scenes were never dull they such great chemistry whether it didn’t matter whether they were in love or they hate each other Ejami burned up my screen. I also have a hard time in believing this storyline wasn’t part of the reason why he waslked away from the show. He didn’t like it at first and although he did say he love in the end I bet when they had EJ cheat on Sami he lost faith in the writers when it came to writing future storylines for Ejami.

    Why are James and Alison leaving at the same time well the same month if not day?

    Bet they both got fed up we had Ali saying only year she wanted Sami with EJ he was the man that understood Sami the best and didn’t want to go back to Rafe I bet that what the writer were planning to do

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  39. Patrick says:

    IN : Eileen Davidson : Kassie DePaiva

    OUT : James Scott : Alison Sweeney

    what an easy transition… for intrigue

    these 4 actors… are a big part of how colossal : HUGE : entertainment value

    especially, during the summer months… and, with hope… JS and AS will have rested and taken all the time off they need… and it’s back to business…. DOOL at its best

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  40. Patrick says:

    I think, James Scott, would appreciate this… as he cares about his craft and DOOL

    Wally Kurth’ Justin IS the sexiest man alive…. on canvas

    I appreciate them both

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  41. Patrick says:

    The DiMera family on DOOL

    beyond belief : catapulted : stratosphered : mega watt

    Stefano
    Kristen
    Peter
    Lexie
    EJ
    Chad

    aplomb… deserving of so much attention

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    kim replied

    I think they should write him and Sami off for a while like they are cruising around the world then beg them to come back and play storylines off there children and just have them like maggie and victor please do everything you can to get them back!!!! They will regret it they always do days needs them!!!!

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    Patrick replied

    I – certainly – hope so

    it’s emotional stuff

    you think.. how treasured Maggie and Victor, are

    why wouldn’t we not see EJ and Sami… alongside with : DAYS forever

  42. Geena says:

    One thing I’ll be pleased about is that Days of EJami will finally be over and we can all return to Days of our Lives!! I’m not worried about the show. The return of Kristen will bring a lot of action and hopefully TPTB will wake up and bring back Belle, Shawn and Phillip, wouldn’t mind Chloe either then we’re in business!

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    Dmitri replied

    Thank you! Completely agree! I hated EJami even more than Dannifer, and that’s saying a LOT!

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  43. william says:

    i always thought he would make a great james bond

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  44. LUMI says:

    I never got the Lock,Stock and Barrel,never cared for EJ and happy he is gone,good luck to James and his new move,,,
    give me Tony John and my fav: Lucas :)

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    Dmitri replied

    completely agree!

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  45. meeeeeeeeee says:

    why after 21 years Alison/Sami wants to leave the show?she should have stayed to Days 50th year,so why now?
    I dont buy why she and James are leaving?

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    andrew hass replied

    Allison Sweeney has the right to leave anytime she wants.However she did say she would be willing to return even it is just for Holidays or special events.So maybe she’ll be back for the 50th anniversary next year.However right now she just might need a break to spend time with her family with Summer coming up and to do other stuff in her life.

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  46. LUMI says:

    never cared for EJ,but good luck to James.
    give this fan of 49 years Tony Lucas and John and Im good :)

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  47. LUMIly says:

    I will follow Days forever,and all the vets,,, and my Lucas :)

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  48. Elite Advisors says:

    Too bad he missed the casting call for The Fifty Shades of Gray movie…he would have been perfect!!!

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  49. Gmbenet says:

    I can imagine James Scott in the role of James Bond. He could be a film star. I also would like to see him on Dancing With the Stars!

    I’m glad the door remains open for James to return to Days. But since he could also become a film star, who knows what direction his career will take? What would really be cool is if James does become a major film star AND he returns periodically to Salem to reprise his role as EJ. That would be a hoot!

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    Gmbenet replied

    I think it would probably be healthy for all the major actors on Days to have a little time off at the end of each contract to rest or pursue other projects that they cannot do during regular taping on Days. We fans don’t really know what it takes for the actors to deliver the great performances that we enjoy watching. They need to “recharge their batteries” every now and then.

    I hope the Daytime soaps adopt this as a policy – if they have not done so already.

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  50. Ejamicrazy says:

    I have not always cared for the storylines that James was given, but no matter what was thrown at him he ALWAYS gave 110%. In my opinion, his talent raised the bar for all the other cast members. I think anyone that was given the opportunity to work with him became a better actor themselves and that includes Alison Sweeney. I’ve loved Ali/Sami since she came on the show over 20 years ago but I have to say that working with James made her a much stronger actress and gave her the opportunity to really explore different sides of Sami Brady. I really hope with them both leaving that Ejami will get their happily ever after. It’s what James & Ali want and it’s what Ejami fans have waited for since he “accidently” dropped his towel at their first meeting.

    With James, Ali & Blake gone I’m not sure I’ll continue watching once they’re off my screen, but in the meantime I’m going to enjoy EVERY scene they’re in.

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  51. Michelle says:

    Don’t leave James Scott! Just take a break & come back to days! You are soooo sexy and handsome! See you soon back at days!

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  52. Rocky Reed says:

    Michael thank you for this opportunity to say James Scott is a humanitarian who cares more than most think is wise about his health, people, and our planet. I read some articles written by people who apparently do not know anything about James Scott. I hope they get fired for taking things out of context.

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  53. Rj says:

    So sorry and sad that James will be leaving. I always enjoyed watching him on the show. He always gave dynamic, powerful, and entertaining performances. With that said, I understand that he needs a break, and wants to pursue other endeavors. We will miss him, and I wish him all the best. Yes, he could win sexiest man alive every year. The first time I saw him on the screen after not seeing Days for years I thought who was who is this, and started watching again. I hope that we will be able to see James in other venues. He is an interesting and talented man ! Glad the door is always open at Days, but we hope to hear about and see what ever you are doing as you soar! Thanks for the memories!

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  54. Rocky Reed says:

    It is not a coincidence that James and Allison’s paths crossed for this once in a lifetime gift of better than the mind can translate, kismet experience that they have shared with the world! It was destiny and fate! Their kindred souls and talents will live in the souls and hearts of their millions of fans, as well as themselves for all the days of our lives. James will find the truth that will set him free and Allison will take on her next challenge. Meanwhile the fans will be praying they will always find there way back to each other. We hope to see their acting abilities in other venues. Their talent comes along so few times in life. It is my hope that they will use the gift to the fullest of their abilities. We hope both have a future of peace, love and happiness.

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  55. Karen says:

    So VERY HAPPY FOR JAMES SCOTT & ALISON SWEENEY!!! I will miss them and POWER & SUPERCOUPLE EJAMI soooooo extremely much!!! They are my absolute favorites of Daytime as characters, actors, and a couple! They are the new #1 for the new generation and the genera. Luke & Laura finally has two actors (JAMES & ALISON), two characters (EJ & SAMI), and the #1 Daytime couple of today’s society and generation in Super Powerhouse Couple EJAMI, to pass their crown and title to! EJ & Sami are finally the two to take over the #1 spot and the throne for Daytime Soaps! And I could not be more excited and happy for Supercouple EJAMI! After all the years and all the absolutely huge and grand love & support and just the years of waiting for this fantastic powerhouse hit star Supercouple to finally be together, the wait was very much well worth it and wish so much time hadn’t been wasted for them, to take on and rule Salem together! But even with that, they really have ruled since the moment they met! Alison & James are just absolutely remarkable together! With super chemistry that is just off the charts fantastic, real, and natural together! They just have “IT” and everything together! Story, chemistry, bond, connection, family, elegance, “grey” bad-ass power & super couple together, gorgeous, sexy, mystery, entertaining and exciting, you name all such wonderful things…they’ve got it together!

    And how great for Days of Our Lives and NBC to have the new generation’s and the genera today’s #1 Powerhouse Supercouple in EJAMI!!!! I will miss Alison & James so very much, they were my entire reason for watching the show and sticking with it, all for Sami & EJ and James & Alison! But although I will miss them so very much, I am so super happy for James & Alison to be stepping away from the world of daytime soaps for a while and hopefully forever! They are so super talented and so super great! They’re too big, too gorgeous, and too talented for daytime soap operas now and its so time for James & Alison to move on to much bigger and better things! And we real and true fans of them both, their characters, and them together can always say that we remembered them when…and how absolutely great they are and were on DAYS.

    I can’t wait to see them in many new other projects, and hopefully one or more together again! I’m so excited and happy for both James & Alison and EJ & Sami and their family together, and can’t wait to see them move on to bigger and better things! Will miss them tremendously! They’re my absolute favorite, whole, and sole purpose and reason for watching a daytime soap opera show anyway, and proved that the two of them are not the typical stero-type of daytime soaps or the stero-type of the acting, that they are in a field and league of their very own and always have been together, and I can not wait to see and support them in their new projects! And really hope they only time they come back to DAYS, if EVER, is for some special event or episode or something, but other than that they’re too great and too big and so talented to ever come back to the show. Really want them to have and get their very own primetime spinoff show together, they’re just that great, talented, exciting, and interesting to watch! And they’re both ready for it, they’re characters are great and too big for DAYS, and their characters and James & Alison would be great for a primetime spinoff show of their very own!

    LOVE JAMES & ALISON and EJAMI!!!!!!!! GREATEST EVER IN DAYTIME SOAPS!!!! And one of the GREATEST EVER on television period!

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    Dmitri replied

    The only thing Luke & Laura and EJami have in common…they aren’t romance…they are RAPEmance!! So glad they are gone!

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  56. Amy from Australia says:

    Love Ejami forever and even though I am sad to see James leave days, I am happy that hopefully Ejami will live on forever. I was upset that Alison was leaving days and thought that I could not deal with Ej being with someone other than Sami. At least now, fingers crossed they will end up together forever, where they belong.

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    Libby replied

    I agree.

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  57. Doranne says:

    I am 67 yrs old but even I can appreciate the fact that James Scott is definitely eye candy. I will miss him and Allison Sweeney. She has been on the show forever. I hope we will see him on the big screen. He is talented enough for it. I wish him the best of luck in whatever he chooses to pursue. I’ve been watching this show since the beginning on and off during the years. It always seems to survive.

    He should be sexiest man every year.

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  58. Bethanie Smith says:

    He is deffinetly the sexiest man alive ! I am crushed that he is leaving the show. I’ve been a DOOL fan for over 15 years and he was my favorite on the show. I hope and pray he returns!

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  59. Carolyn Levesque says:

    He belongs on the big screen. He would make a great James Bond. James has it all, he is charming, handsome, excellent acting skills, incredible sex appeal that really came alive with Alison Sweeney. I will miss him so much but he is meant for bigger and better things.

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  60. JeanE says:

    I adore James and am devastated he’s leaving…because of the unexplored potential of the sizzling chemistry that was Ejabby, that’s why! He and Sami were dull as dirt, it was only after he and Abigail started hooking up that the spark became a flame. EJ and Sami were ridiculous together, I never bought it for a second. She was way better with Rafe, 2 earthy types together. The aristocratic EJ…we’ll never see his sexy, twisted likes again. Good-bye James and Good Luck wherever your life may take you.

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree! LONG LIVE EJABBY!

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  61. Terry Nolan says:

    He should have been voted sexiest man alive a long time ago. Folks who decide that must be blind not to acknowledge that sex appeal. I understand James wanting to leave, take a break, etc. I wish him the best and will really miss him and EJ. Whatever he does, I wish him well. Hope to see him somewhere (big screen or television) soon ’cause I definitely will have James Scott withdrawal symptoms for a long time. It’s nice to know that the door was left open for him to return which leads me to believe they will NOT replace James with another British actor. There is only one EJ and that’s James Scott. Whatever time off he needs to regroup or do other things, I hope he finds what he’s looking for soon.

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  62. Karen says:

    James, OMG, I loved you since DAY ONE, I mean that literally!!! I HATE the fact that you’re leaving, BUT I understand & wish you all the best BUT PLEASE stay in contact with your fellow Days actors – we would love to know what you’re doing, where you’ve been, etc. I will miss you more than you know {sigh}. Anyway, all the best to you & you had BETTER outlive me!!! Be safe, well, happy, but please don’t forget your Days cast/crew/fans…We will always love you…xxxx

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  63. joyce bender says:

    love this guy (james) hope he returns in the near future…good luck…hurry back

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  64. JoAnne B. says:

    I would love to see him return to days. The sooner the better.

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  65. Karen Rooney says:

    Wow I will miss the EJ! The show will not be t same. I love your character with Sammy ! The love that they show for the two of you. You will be miss! Please come back, I have watch Days since I was a young girl. For over 35 years.

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  66. Lisa culpepper says:

    He is most defiantly the hottest and sexiest man on the show.he will truly be missed

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  67. Bertha Newton says:

    I wish him the best, I think it would have been awesome to finally get to see E.J. and Sami get married and then move somewhere so they could return to Salem occasionally.

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  68. Kathy says:

    I hope he and Alison return together someday as Ejami is one of my fave soap couples

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  69. Mickey Jean Orourke says:

    James is the sexiest man every year forever. Just wish him all the best n hope someday come back! Always a fan and friend! Will watch james n anything he does!

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  70. Mickey Jean Orourke says:

    Will miss both james and Ali! Would have been nice if EJ n Sami had married n move w/kids n then they could come back when ready! Anyway God Bless both James n Ali! Always fan n friend!

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  71. Nicole Butler says:

    Sad to see James leave but if a break is needed then so be it. I hope he comes back though. He definitely deserves the title of Sexiest Man alive.

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  72. gennie says:

    For the last couple years, I have enjoyed watching James Scott (EJ) and Allison Sweeney (Sami). I have enjoyed every minute of their dysfunction. The way EJ loves Sami is the way every woman wants to be loved, unconditionally. It was fun enjoyable watching Sami come to terms with her feelings for him. He knows the good and the bad and loves and accepts her, with no strings. I think they are the best pair on any show. Every day they were in the same scenes, I was guaranteed a good time; whether they were making love or fighting, they gave an excellent show. It broke my heart when the writers decided to hook him up with immature Abigail, putting their happily ever after at risk. Now that EJ has come to his senses I am hoping that the exit story for the two of them will involve going off into the sunset together with their children, loving and enjoying each other.

    Having said all that I pray all the best for these two amazing actors, both professionally and personally. Thanks for a job well done. I look forward to seeing you both in other shows.

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  73. Dmitri says:

    I wish James all the best, but I was so tired of EJami, a couple I have loathed since they began due to the atrocities they committed against each other, being front & center on Days along with the boring Dannifer. Thank goodness he and Ali are leaving. I think Sami finds out EJ slept with Abigail and shoots him-remember Kate told Sami she would need the gun one day against the DiMeras. Then, so she isn’t arrested, Sami takes the kids and leaves, and EJ dies.

    The only thing now that can make the show better is if Daniel & Jennifer get married and move somewhere else.

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  74. Dolly says:

    I am really going to miss James Scott on DOOL! Like many others have said, the main reason I watch the show. I wish him all the best for the future. I certainly hope it includes acting. I know he has several other interests. I can’t believe NBC didn’t come up with a Prime Time Show with a part for James. I think they missed the boat there. I want to see him on the screen again for sure > TV or Movie. Go James!!

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  75. Susan says:

    James is the best thing ever on Days. I have watched it since I was in kindergarten (30 years). He is the reason I still watch. It is upsetting that he is leaving. I can only hope that he will return and very soon.
    Yes, he is the sexiest guy on TV for every year of my life. His look, his voice, his portrayal of character. Just fantastic!!!
    Please come back, James!!!! YOU ARE LOVED!!!

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  76. Kathie says:

    I do think James Scott is the sexiest man alive and I think he should play Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades of Grey”!

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  77. sally lesher says:

    Allison, I’ve watched you from the beginning. Best of luck in the future. Thank you for always making me love Sami and see her side of things.

    James, you make a 75 year old woman remember what passion was all about. Thanks for the fantasies.

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