As fans are watching this week the drama unfolding on Days of our Lives, most of the residents of the town of Salem are about to ready, aim, fire a gun at Stefano DiMera! Who pulls the trigger will be the ultimate mystery? Or, will it be if Stefano is truly dead, dead?
In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, the very popular Joe Mascolo (Stefano) talks openly about the events that led to Stefano being shot and the decimation of the nucleus the formed the current DiMera Clan!
Mascolo revealed, “Every single thing that went wrong in Salem was Stefano’s fault. Every single thing. He got blamed for everything. When Stefano got blamed for this business with Lexie illness, I got very angry. Stefano and his daughter had an absolutely pure relationship. I adore Renee Jones (Lexie). When she came to my dressing room and said, “I’m going to be leaving soon, and this is what is going to happen,” I said, “Oh, no!”
Joe also goes on to say how unhappy he was that they changed the father/son relationship between EJ and Stefano too!. “It was very difficult. The bottom line Stefano is will always be about family. So when they wrote that, I couldn’t figure it out. In all honesty, Stefano nor EJ would have had wanted it that way. As a matter of fact when James Scott (EJ) saw the business that Elvis wasn’t Stefano’s son, we both went, “No, that’s wrong.” We didn’t want it that way.”
Another issue for Mascolo was the ruination of Stefano’s relationship with Kate, played by Lauren Koslow. “Stefano and Kate were solid, and in love, and I thought breaking them up was such a bad move.”
As for now, Mascolo told SOD, “For all intent and purposes, Stefano is dead.” But sources are reporting that he is already included in future story plans! So, will the Phoenix rise again? Do you think the writer ruined the character of Stefano with all these latest plot shifts leading up to his “murder”? Or, do you think it’s making for great soapy drama? Let us know your thoughts!