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147 April 8th, 2014 Peter Reckell On A Possible Return To DAYS To His Fans: “You Deserve Better Than What They Have Done To Bo!”

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One of the most popular and beloved performers in soaps of all-time, former Days of our Lives superstar and icon, Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) was up on his Twitter account Tuesday evening addressing questions and comments from his many followers and legions of fans who have asked what he has been up to of late.

They also asked, if Peter will ever return to Days of our Lives to finish out Bo’s story, since currently long time viewers are upset and disgruntled on how the character is being perceived and written-off the canvas in Reckell’s absence, with Bo not coming back to Salem to be with Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and little Ciara (Lauren Boles)!

Reckell sent out this series of tweets on the matter to his fans: “Going back to Days, I don’t think that will ever happen as a long term commitment.  Going back to close out Bo’s story in a respectful way???  I would do that for you.  You deserve better then what they have done to Bo.  You have been very faithful and dedicated for years, decades!  Not sure what kind of story line could happen, I haven’t watched the show. You would have better ideas. Time to contact the show.”

So will DAYS finally try to bring Peter back to give some sort of conclusion to Bo and Hope’s story that makes sense? Would you like to see Peter return even if its for a short visit to Salem, as it seems he might be up for it?  How would you write Bo’s exit storyline if Reckell were to return for a short time to wrap up Bo’s story? What do you think of Reckell’s tweets?  Comment below!

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  1. davlestev1 says:

    Why exactly did he leave in the first place anyway? I was never quite sure and thought it was like AliSweeney just wanting a break.

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    Mo replied

    He wanted to spend more time with his family and I think displeasure in diminished screen time. He said like when he first came on Days, the show was having story with younger actors.

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    davlestev1 replied

    Such a bad clause put into place so many years ago on the heels of Luke and Laura..Young Young Young…and half naked..and constantly rolling around on each other…PLEASE..Who makes the decision that TedCorday is TOO OLD to know what’s relevant..HIM!!!

    limjac64 replied

    Ted Corday died in
    1965. You must have ment Ken Corday his son.

    Francis replied

    He left because the writers screwed him over. They wanted to make him a part-time bench player, and it had nothing to do with money. He wants to act, they didn’t want him, so he left…

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    davlestev1 replied

    That sounds about right because he didn’t seemed pleased in the article by his tone. I had no idea the show was feeling as if the character had been written and no more could be done. Age does not make a character less interesting..people want to see how characters progress through the years. Otherwise why not name it The Young and Those Old People??

    Tammy replied

    I would like the producers to bring Bo back to either stay or end the relationship he has with Hope, so they can move forward with her role without her cheating on Bo.. He is a great actor and I really hated to see him leave. Please bring him back to give us ALL closure.

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    Mel McGhin replied

    I agree bring Bo back for closure. We love him he owes his fans that also I agree so Hope want cheat on Bo. He’s the only one she has loved on the show

    Hazel Fleenor replied

    Since Bo and Hope have been together since they were teenagers, I think something more fitting should happen. Even if you let him die, it would be better than him just deserting his family. I don’t think Bo would ever do this because he was too devoted to Hope and his family. I think, as viewers, we could accept this better. I don’t think Hope would ever cheat on Bo as long as he is alive. So please let us all have some closure!!!!!!

  2. AbbyS. says:

    I agree that the way DOOL has written Bo’s absence has been a real let-down, and it makes it even harder than it would normally be to see Hope with another man, even though the story of Hope and Aiden is moving slowly and IMO respectfully so far. I’m sorry that PR feels this way about DOOL and would only come back for a short time, but I’d like to hope (no pun intended) that things will change. So as much as I’d like to see PR on the show again, if all that he’s willing to do, and DOOL is willing to do, is a short term return to wrap up the epic Bope storyline, I’m not so sure I’m up for that. Either find a way to bring him back for a Bope reunion where he sticks around, or have Bo “die” offscreen so that Hope can move on with someone, whether it’s Aiden or not, and maybe by the time bad feelings ease on both sides, PR can come back for a longer story and Bo can return just as Hope did when Kristian Alfonso came back to the show.

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    Tom84 replied

    Completely agree, i’d rather no Bo than a token return for the sake of tidy storytelling. I think everyone agree’s Bo’s exit storyline was weak, but writing him back in for a short stint to fix his exit storyline feels like it could be worse. The only legit way for him to come back would be in an extended arc as GenHosp did with the Robin character – but we’d need a minimum 6 months of airtime which it doesnt sound like he’d be up for.

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    SZima replied

    I’m a newer viewer of DOOL, so I only saw Bo briefly before he left. I’m not sure how long-time viewers would feel about a re-cast, so maybe it would be better for the character to die on his “mission” and Hope could then move on with someone else. TPTB are obviously pushing her towards Aiden, but how can anything ever come of that? The Hope/Bo fans would be up in arms if she cheated on him. She could just divorce him, I guess, and the character could return in the future.

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    tigres1 replied

    Aiden is dull, give this character some life. Bo was the reckless one that Hope fell in love with. Aiden is boring and they should give him a better storyline, so if PR doesn’t come back, at least give Hope and Aiden some excitement. I fast forward when it comes to Aiden and Hope, just plain boring. Get Aiden out of that suit and mess his hair up a little, give him that little bit of a “bad boy” that Hope was always attracted to with Bo

  3. Lou Piikes says:

    Peter R. left Days because he refused to take another pay cut.

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    Emma replied

    That is not true. He already had taken two pay cuts, as did the other actors. He was unhappy with the non-storylines for Bo, and even after he left, the show contacted him to talk of a return. And again, they just had no story. I believe Peter felt Bo & Hope did not deserve to be relegated to filler scenes (as we see Hope doing now).
    It truly is difficult to understand why the show has not dealt with Bo’s absence in a better way, or recasted.
    With all the writers they have, someone COULD/SHOULD have come up with an acceptable solution.

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    Francis replied

    That is not true, check your rumor source because they told you wrong…

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  4. Mark says:

    He needs to come back full time hope just seems to be drifting and as much as I like daniel Congreve I don’t see them together

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  5. Nk3play2 says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t want Bo back to be in back burner hell with Hope. Hope is actually interesting for once and I am enjoying this new angle with Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove). If Reckell comes back, Bo and Hope CANNOT reunite.

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  6. Debra says:

    I would prefer they just kill him off if he would not come back for good

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    They should either kill him off or replace him…the KM(Robin) brief comeback and exit was a big letdown on GH and i dont want to see it happen on Days too!!!

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    Hope replied

    Yep I love Bo but move the story along killing him would make a great story line

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    Vickie Rakich replied

    Don’t kill Bo, have him come back and be jealous of the guy she is working with to raise money for school. Ciara needs her daddy back in Salem, and on the set of DOOL .

    tigres1 replied

    I agree, don’t kill Bo, get him back and jealous, get something going, Sami and E.J. are leaving, not into all this young stuff, DOOL is bringing back the older actors, what’s up with that and they won’t pay PR for what he’s worth? Forget John and Marlena, that story ended a long time ago, those two need to leave. Kristen is back AGAIN!!!!!!!!, please I’m ready to stop watching DOOL, bad writers

  7. Sasha says:

    I dont like how they ended things with Bo and Carly. I would like to see that story line treated the right way. They brought Carly back on to be hated and never redeemed her character.

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  8. Louise says:

    I want Peter to return, however I would like Bo to return for the long time.I still see Bo & Hope as a great couple. Bo absence for so long could be easily written in for the 50th if not before. So what if Hope is involved with another guy by then? When has that ever stopped DAYS? I very much believe in what the FAB FOUR still has to offer DAYS. Drake has been back for a while now. The J&M story is moving slowly, but that OK. One of DAYS greatest weakness right now it the lack of story for the vets of the show. As a long time viewer, I’m not sure DAYS actually care .Peter may live in Nashville now, but DAYS needs to work with him and the many loyal long term fans who love him to give us the story we deserve. So far DAYS has been unwilling to do that.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    So far Drakes return is a bore…

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  9. Nancy says:

    Forget about Peter Reckell
    I don’t miss him
    Put Hope with Aiden and move on
    Kill Bo off

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    jb44 replied

    I agree.

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  10. Jean says:

    Bo needs to come back to his Fancyface (Hope) his nickname for Hope. Like Alice and Tom they need to be together until they really are dead. Days doesn’t any couples that stay together longer other then Doug and Julie. Please bring back for good. Poor hope looks lost. and I would like to see Belle and Shaun again also.

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  11. Eileen Hargis says:

    Dream on, waiting for that to happen!

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  12. Geena says:

    I absolutely hate how they’ve written Bo so completely out of character. Its nice that he’s willing to return to give us closure on Bope. I think the writers should really consider this, otherwise yea just kill him off. Free Hope!!!

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  13. boes says:

    I’d love to see Bo back – but, as much as love Peter Reckell, I’d be okay with a a good recast.
    Too bad B&B snagged Thorsten Kaye, he’d have been a decent new Bo.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    T.K. wouldve made a good Bo…

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    Grace replied

    I agree, if they can’t get Peter back on a long term then a replacement (a good one) would be fine with me too.

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  14. joy tadych says:

    i agree he has been gone for solong now i think they should just have him die or tell her he wants divovore hope needs to move on with her life and start new and forget about bo so i see no he shouuld not come back f or short term so figure some way to have him be gone and let hope get on with her life

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  15. katieK says:

    Days has been ruining their relationship with the Vets. I turned it on a few days ago, all these young kids were on, so many recast. In my area its not even on NBC, the CW picked it up, & I live in a huge city on the West Coast. Days keeps ruining characters that I grew up watching & can remeber my Grandma watching. I don’t want Bo to come back, because they will give him an absurd storyline. Wheres a great story for Lucas, Roman, their to busy turning Jen into a mess.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I dislike Jens storyline…first Anne, then Teressa and now Liam causes her problems and they are bringing in a fourth to do the same…ridiculous….the actor shouldve played Frankie Brady, Jens old boyfriend, and Jen, Frankie and Danial written in a good old fashion love triangle…or at least Liam shouldve been part of Jordans mysterious past…Jordans story is going nowhere imo and she, Rafe, and Ben can all leave Salem and i wouldnt miss them…was hoping Jordan and Ben were Eves children when she shows up but not so sure now. Cant wait for Eve and the return of Kristen!

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    cathy replied

    Seems the writers just want to give Jennifer a storyline. I wish they would write her final storyline!

  16. Ricardo says:

    THIS IS bs, please bring back peter Reckell. on full time. give peter a contract. He is a wonderful actor. I cannot stand Aiden, kill him off.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Id like to see Peter return full time but if both sides cant make it happen id say kill Bo off for good or try to get Ted King ex Thomas OLTL to replace him!!!

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    4everDAYS replied

    I think PR could be wanting to go back full time and only acting as if he’s open to a short stint. He don’t care about a storyline wrap up. He’s putting feelers out there because he has no other work.

    I hope Bo returns before his ma forgets who he is.

  17. Tami Martin says:

    Bo needs to come back even for a little while to give us al the cclosure that we need as far as Hope and Bos marriage!! Especially where Ciera is concerned!!!

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  18. Char F. says:

    I have been so disgusted with DOOL for awhile, but especially with the way Peter is being portrayed. Would love to see him back full time or even on a part-time basis. Been watching for _5 yrs. (can’t give away my age). May be time for a change unless this gets resolved.

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  19. Jess says:

    The only proper storyline that would be respectful to the long time fans of Days of Our Lives would be to kill off Bo. There is no way Bo would be off with Carly without seeing his daughter, that just makes zero sense and having him MIA on a mission is also ridiculous. If Peter does not want to come back as a permanent, that’s his decision and he is entitled to live his life but IMO the only real storyline could be that Bo dies. If he chooses to come back later on, that can always happen. The only thing that annoys me with this was that Peter was extremely vocal about not having Bo killed off so that he could return or having Bo recast. The fans did deserve a better send off but when Peter was asked by fans of Days before his departure if he’d return, he claimed he would be back for guest spots. Clearly he was in two minds before he left so the Corday and the writers could hardly write an exit storyline if even they were under the impression he’d be back. As a long time fan of Peter’s I think he sounds petty and bitter. It was his decision to leave and he could have allowed the character to be killed off back then instead of asking Corday to keep Bo alive. To now blame TPTB is a bit rich Mr Reckell.

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  20. Sally says:

    Whilst I respect all the fans of the show, I’d like to see closure on Bo and Hope. They’ve been a super couple since the 80s and whilst I know Bo/Billie and Bo/Carly fans would like a little something too and I respect all fanbases, Bo and Hope were “the” couple. Peter himself said that Hope is Bo’s soulmate and I think he knows his character better than anyone so for me maybe a letter that Bo has been killed and then Hope has a dream where Bo tells her she can move on. I think that is probably the most true to storyline and character they could get and not ruin the character of Bo.

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    Pam replied

    I think Sally’s idea is a good one. If Peter wants to come back a little longer, they can have Hope have a nervous breakdown after Bo’s death. She is put into a mental hospital where she doesn’t speak or react to anybody. Marlana tries to treat her. Then little-by-little, Bo comes to visit her (in her mind). Hope is the only one to see and hear him, which causes her to finally speak. Marlena eventually gets through to her and Hope tells “Bo” good-bye. (perhaps Aiden is there for her, too.) That would be a real tear-jerker that we finally need as a pay-off! Hope gets a good storyline and everybody is happy. What do you all think?? (Oh! And they do flashbacks of their wedding and their song!!)

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    Anne replied

    I agree with Sally and Pam. They should be hired as writers!

    DorothyKetner replied

    I agree with Anne,Pam,and Sally,they said exactly what i would like to see,I love Peter and hate to see him not return but Hope needs closure too.Do it the way Pam and Sally suggest. Please.

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  21. Tom84 says:

    As much as I enjoy Bo, I think I read somewhere that Kristian Alfonso has never really played a storyline without Bo in it somehow. I’m all for letting Hope find her feet without Bo and get to know that side of Hope. THEN get a recast Bo if PR’s not that keen in a couple of years – but all for solo Hope and whatever she’s going to face on her own.

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    Lucia Vickers replied

    To say replace his character is just plain stupid! He is the only bo we know and love! It is peters decision on leaving and who can blame him?! they gave them no story line and no other choice. As for hope, yes she does need something to happen that allows her to move on. Whatever they decide that is, it just cannot be a different person playing bo. period

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  22. kristi ortiz says:

    I would love it

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  23. kristi ortiz says:

    I hope they bring him i miss him

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  24. Susy says:

    Days should be ashamed of the way they treat their VETS the show is not even interesting..Nobody cares about their pathetic attempt to make Jennifer and Daniel a super couple(SNORE) bring back Peter and give him and his fans the respect they deserve and while they are at it bring back more Vets..Esp Super Couple Shane and Kimberly…

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  25. Chaz says:

    I think they have been writing the story in this way hoping that PR would return and are trying to avoid a recast. I agree that it is not a particularly good way to handle the character but maybe they feel their options are limited. They don’t want to kill Bo off and they don’t want to recast yet. Perhaps after reading PR’s comments they may feel that since he isn’t willing to do a long term return to the show they have the freedom to recast Bo. And since they are so far ahead a new Bo would not appear until probably Fall.

    The one good thing that has come out of this is that Hope has been on screen more and even if light in tone has been getting story. One thing I do like is that Hope has been lightened up a little…she gets to laugh and have lines that are silly and sarcastic. Before when she was tied to Bo, Hope was always very serious and somewhat stiff. So, I am enjoying seeing a different side to her. And, I think it is refreshing to see a parent actually seen struggling with raising a child alone and trying to cope with this “netherworld” of being married yet single.

    It would be interesting to see a Hope, Aiden, Kayla triangle. At least it would give some additional air time to Kayla instead of her popping in to comment on someone else’s story.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I agree…MORE KAYLA!!!

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    4everDAYS replied

    I agree with you agreeing!!!

    Patrick replied

    love your post Chaz!

    this is what I’m so hoping… a triangle… with : Hope, Aiden, Kayla

    it’s getting.. way past due… for Cierra… to struggle with Bo Missing in action
    which is good in some respects… as it’s further entanglement and development for the character of Cierra…

    boy isn’t Hope having a hand full… and it’s heart wrenching… for the both of them… Hope as that single mother… who’d have thunk ?? and her Cierra… Bo’s too

    watching these two… more than tugs at the heartstrings… of no BO…

    PLEASE : MORE Kayla! love, love, love HER

    I’m so happy that Kristian Alfonso’ Hope isn’t going thru… the same thing that Jenn has and STILL is…. I think Aiden is a keeper… if he was meant for Hope… that is just fine with me… but… the minute, Kayla met Aiden… I was smitten and crushed… for, Hope…

    this just means GOOD alluring story…

    I had hoped the writers would feature… Kayla getting more air time… with Aiden… and he’s taken by BOTH women….

    entanglement… for two beautiful… in my heart Women

    low and behold… the earth moves… and Bo… returns

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    4everDAYS replied

    You’re absolutely right, Patrick!

    More Kayla is a must! We are winners with Hope and Aiden! We are winners with Kayla and Aiden! We will would be transfixed with Hope,Aiden and Kayla. DAYS has a winner with those three…then add Bo and Steve for the 50th!!! I might just pass out!!!!!!!

  26. Kevin says:

    I hope not. I do not want Peter back on this show. It is doing fine without him and his ego. DAYS needs to have team players on canvas to survive, not people like Peter who think they’re the best thing since slice bread. I don’t think he is a good actor either. I hope T.P.T.B tell him to take a long hike. You’re not all that, Pete, go away.

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    Lucia Vickers replied

    wow. you guys don’t personally know him! First of all, they wouldn’t of been a super couple for ALL the years they were if he couldn’t act! Second, He IS ALL THAT in my book, and I am certain in others!

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  27. Jimmy says:

    OH MY GOD, PLEASE NOOOOOO, DAYS don’t need Peter back or Bo. Hope needs to move on. Kill Bo off.

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  28. Mel says:

    Peter, knock it off, you’ve been an ass since the 80s, thinking the show NEEDS you and they don’t. I hope TPTB tell you where to go.

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  29. andrew hass says:

    I do think Peter Reckell should come back even it’s just for a few weeks to give closure.Plus Hope may want to express her anger towards Bo for his behavior and free her up romance wise.

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  30. selena says:

    I actually thought they were gonna kill Bo off when John came back. Hope needs to be let go of Bo if there is no
    chance to get him back on. I do love Bo though wish PR would come back. :(

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  31. Mo says:

    It hasn’t been good what they’ve done to Bo. I don’t think he would ever act this way. I don’t know why they didn’t recast him. That would have been better since Hope and Bo belong together.

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  32. mfarris70 says:

    Ugh. I still think that putting this behind the scenes stuff out there and playing the victim is unprofessional as an actor. There’s not one actor on daytime who can claim they’ve never disliked something they had to do. It’s just part of the business.

    As I see it, the writers are in an impossible situation with Bo. You don’t want to kill off a legacy character, Robert Kelker Kelly doesn’t seem to be interested in reprising the role and Kristian Alfonso isn’t leaving any time soon. Having Bo off camera may not be the best story but seems to be the only option in this situation.

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  33. Iakovos says:

    Often I am int he minority as I put story first. If there needs — and I think there is this need — to bring some closure to Bo and Hope (or keep them together), then recasting is an option. I would oprefer to see Peter Reckell in the role he made so vibrant but sometimes it cannot be.

    B&B was able to recast Ridge with success just when it became difficult to continue story without the character. DAYS may have to consider this is “powers” and Peter Reckell cannot come to terms.

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  34. Emma says:

    The writers do seem bent on destroying the character, having the fans dislike the character intently. Thus, they can have him be involved off screen with another woman, or die, or be undercover forever; they can have Hope decide she will no longer be the dutiful faithful, ever-waiting wife, and divorce him.
    If they killed Bo, then there would be all the mourning, the memorial services, etc. And Hope would remain at a standstill. Thus, Bo’s reputation has to be ruined (this is my opinion on what the writers are doing), everyone is angry, mad, disgusted, etc. and he decides to stay in Europe or wherever, forever. So, Hope will get her freedom via divorce/annulment or something, and life will go on for her.

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  35. Jake NJ says:

    I agree Peter is worth the money. Bring him back the vets make the show. I cannot see hope moving on without BO

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  36. CIndyHaskins says:

    I for one don’t want peter reckell back on days of our lives to reprise his role as bo brady.one more thing i am fan of aiden and i don’t see the show killing him off.

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  37. pspcindy says:

    With all due respect to Mr. Reckell, he chose to leave. IMO he asked that Bo not be killed to leave the door open for him to return should the circumstances which informed his decision to leave change.

    I do wish DOOL would kill off Bo or say he filed for divorce. Just settle the Bo issue. Having Hope in sl limbo is not good.

    Good luck to Peter.

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  38. dmr says:

    No thanks, Peter. Bo, as well as the rest of the Salem PCPD-not sure they’ve ever closed a case; yet, all have such big egos. I am looking forward to Eileen Davidson coming back! Wish Teresa would leave town and without a forwarding address. Love JJ! Casey Moss is an amazing actor! Loved EJ and Kate scenes this week. They have great comedic timing together!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Would love a Kate and E.J. pairing after Sami’s departure…they’d be hot!!! Plus i would love Stephano’s reaction…lol

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  39. cheryl says:

    just kill him off in the line of fire. Show all the past on him and Hope, make us all cry for days and lets get on with it.

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  40. lisa says:

    Ciara needs closure. If Peter Reckell doesn’t want to come back full time, maybe Robert Kelker-Kelly would be willing to reprise the role.

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    Angelle Nolan replied

    Good idea, he was absolutely a great Bo

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  41. Will says:

    If nothing else have someone find out that Bo and Billie or Carly have been together where ever he is then Hope can be angry and hate him and move on. If Peter did come back in the future it could be a case of mistaken identity or a hostage situation to explain away his being gone.

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  42. Pearl says:

    At least give him a week to wrap it up. Getting calls and letters is so selfish.

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  43. Cheryl says:

    I totally believe Peter Reckell should come back albeit a brief stay as the way he left before was totally messed up. Caroline has been back for quite a while now while Bo decided to go undercover and reveal the Dimera’s..does not add up! Even if Hope started a relationship with Aiden that would be okay as Bo bedded Carly on her when she took Ciara and left. I mean they have been apart numerous times anyway so it would make for great story to have him come back after finding out maybe from a little birdie named John maybe? that Hope is moving on OR he comes back to tell Hope he has moved on and serves her with divorce papers. So many great possibilities here if he is just going to make a quick return. It was done before when Hope came back briefly and left in a cage explosion to begin her maternity leave. Peter Reckell owes it to his fans to make his exit more viable and/or believable! Please come back Peter!!!

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  44. Lynne says:

    Miss you so much! Please come back, even if it’s just for a limited run. The Bo & Hope story needs closure so she & Ciara can move on. You have always been great in the role & I wish you continued success in whatever you choose to do next. :)

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  45. kev says:

    If it is just a short break, I would love him to bring Jason Cook with him and reprise Shawn D role, but if he does then depart afterwords, I hope he brings Sierra with him. What an annoying little charactor!

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  46. linda Roebuck says:

    There is no way for a respectful ending, they need to grow old together and to lose him would mean death to Bo and I couldn’t bear the thought… Please work out a compromise so he will stay on!!!!

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  47. Sandra Payne says:

    Miss you so bad, wish you would come back. I have been watching the show since I was in high school and I am 63yrs, old now and I miss you being on the show. Love you Take care and God bless

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  48. Jo says:

    If you do an interview with him, Michael, can you please ask him why he’s bringing this up now? It was his decision to leave, it was his decision to leave the door open for his character to return, his request that Bo not be killed of or recast so why is he now saying the fans deserve a better exit? What were the writers supposed to do? Peter had every opportunity to ask for a proper Bo send-off. He didn’t appear unhappy with his departure when it first aired or think it was lame back then. Why didn’t he say the fans deserved better back then? I think perhaps Peter thought he’d just have a break and then return but when he approached them for a return they couldn’t come to an agreement. But he kind of sounds bitter towards the only show that made him a star and I don’t like that. And I do have to wonder if now that he’s seen tweets about Kristian’s storyline and Hope and Aiden, is that why he wants a return. Kristian’s finally getting a story.

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    sandra replied

    Diagree maybe he had family problems that needed him present for a time and now hes ready to go back.

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  49. cathy says:

    Sounds as if Peter is hinting. Cady McClain came and went several times on AMC. She eventually came back to stay. Michael Knight didn’t leave as many times as Cady but he came back to stay too!

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  50. Bonnie says:

    We need closure..Please let him come back for us to get it .

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  51. Angelle Nolan says:

    They must do something. Bo would NEVER just leave Fancy Face hanging like this. The writers have demolished Bo Brady and John Black. Bo is a rebel, but he held fiercely to his family. If Bo was undercover he would have had his Fancy Face with him. it has happened before. I have been a loyal days watcher since 1979 and this is JUST WRONG

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  52. 4everDAYS says:

    A good explanation for Bo’s absence is that his undercover related to Shawn and Belle and their daughter.

    Bo has not been selfish after all. He has been keeping his son safe! That would be the only logical resolution. He only turned his back on his daughter in order to keep his son safe.

    Bo should show up in Salem with Shawn, Belle and their daughter to explain everything.

    Is Shawn’s daughter named Claire?

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    sandra replied

    Yes that would be good and they all stay in Salem.

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  53. Marc R. Jimenez says:

    Seriously if Peter Reckell doesn’t want to come back Then end it already move Hope on this is so pathetic now … He could of been killed off or Replace with someone else instead of wasting time writing around it Leaving Hope with no Husband & especially no Son was Shawn D. at I thought DAYS was going back to there Family Tradition Roots now please need Shawn D & Belle back its already time especially since Sami leaving soon …. Please hear us Thanks your Loyal Fans !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Patrick replied

    inasmuch as it’s fun to see good acting… by Cierra… and she’s doing all that

    it’s getting beyond… sad.. to see her play out… where’s my daddy… why isn’t he coming home?

    that would break my heart. I feel for Hope… which just further belies… how magnetic… Bo MIA is missed…. especially, by thee FANS… and it’s not even so much because he should be with Hope… as she’s doing just fine… with Aiden… AND .. I certainly can hope.. must hope… that Kayla figures in to this new… uber hot… triangle… it’s nothing like Daniel and Jen… whew… relief… thank the Gods….

    Bo’ presence… with .. Ciera, Shawn D., and his daughter with Billie… his reel with everyone else on the canvas… is the best… there is… mom Caroline… sister Kayla, and dad Victor…

    heck… his interacting… with John, Marlena, Abe… his connection to the canvas as a whole… is a plus for EVERY ONE.

    if not… Peter Blake.. and he’s always the first choice… but.. Ted King… would knock my socks off

    now that he’s had some time off… and his daughter… bond and familial is close knit…

    DOOL – NBC – Sony…. invite Bo Back

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  54. Barbara Flanagan says:

    Yes, I certainly would I would love for Peter to come and have them write something exciting for Bo and Hope. They were more exciting than any other couple EVER.

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  55. Michelle says:

    I like Peter, however, he needs to remember it was his decision to leave and he requested the door be left open. He can’t now complain he doesn’t like the way his character is being portrayed. Peter & Kristian had the opportunity to be front and centre in a juicy storyline when Carly returned but that soon fizzled with behind the scenes drama. Ever since Hope has wondered about senselessly.

    The only way Hope will ever have a storyline is to kill Bo off or reveal he’s run off with Carly.

    If Peter has just relocated to Nashville he’s hardly going to comeback to DOOL full time.

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  56. Carol says:

    Bo should return and tell hope he has been with Billie and still loves her and wants a divorce and sets Hope free but poor little Ciara could not begin to figure out why Bo has not even called his little girl and how he will explain leaving for good but I am sure the writers will come up with something.

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    Debra Hardin replied

    Days is not very good without Bo and now they are taking Sami off to and it sucks.

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    sandra replied

    The way they write this now is a disgrace as Bo would never abandon his child he is a great father and needs to be back on Days.

  57. Debra Hardin says:

    Please bring Bo back ,I loved days when Bo and Hope was together.

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  58. annonymous says:

    As a long time viewer of DOOL I am use to cast members being taken off the show but do not like it when they drag it out in to a year long story. Thank you to Peter for giving the fans a final hopefully respectful departure. It will be sad when they finally do divorce but better than keeping the fans in limbo.

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  59. E Heiss says:

    I loved Bo, but if he doesn’t want to come back then , or can’t, the end needs to come with him having a motor cycle accident where he dies. Seems to make sense to me. Then Hope can move on and Ceria won’t feel like her father didn’t love her. Bo can write a letter that he’s coming home but never makes it.

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    sandra replied

    No

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    Donna Moore replied

    NO! They can’t kill him off. For all of us girl it will be like losing our lover.

  60. shelle dale says:

    Have Bo die going out as a hero protecting his family not as a dead beat dad and husband as his wife gets ready to screw a person that is not worthy of her

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  61. bope fan says:

    I love hope bo together I been their fan way they ruin them they need go on utube look way bope way they were 80s 90s till 00s u see they different bope need they were sassy rebel bope sexier

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  62. Shaw Sway says:

    Peter relegated to back burner storylines is just common for older soap characters. When I started watching soaps in the mid 70′s, writers at the time didn’t have a problem writing for middle age and senior actors. The meatier storylines have always been given to younger cast members. I am guessing too back burner characters not only have less air time but less pay too.

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  63. Libby says:

    I have been watching DAYS for a very long time. Bo was and is a pillar character on DAYS. He needs to come back to close out his story – is a must for the fans.

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  64. Rj says:

    I would like to see Bo/PR come back. With the landscape on Days changing – Allison Sweeney leaving, new characters on, would be good to have Bo on to connect some of the past to the future. He is missed.

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  65. Justin says:

    What I wish they would have done instead is just have it so Bo is actually IN Salem, but never seen. That would be much better for the character and much more believable for fans. I hope Peter comes back, even if it is just temporary. The way they’ve written this so far isn’t the best.

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  66. pam kopf says:

    I would just love him to come back and be the husband& dad he plays so very well , Bo is a family man and that’s what days is all about!!! FAMILY!!!!

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  67. Patricia Phillips says:

    The cast of Day’s changes bit to have one of the famous cast members leave the show this way is not acceptably I am disappointed in the writers. We all want Bo back. We his extended family need him. Missing you .

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  68. sandra says:

    I would like to see Bo returned permanently as Bo and Hope were in such a good place before he left he is an anchor to the show but if the show wants him gone than shame on you but if he wants to leave than I dont even know what storyline would be good in my opinion he needs to be on the show .

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  69. Bueller says:

    I can’t really say that I could trust the writer’s to give us closure we need…I don’t like what they have done to his character, originally he went with Caroline to get the treatment she needed in CA, and he was going to investigate the Dimera’s to finally bring Stefano in for good…so what does that have to do with a drug smuggling ring in Europe?! I don’t think the writer’s know what the hell they are doing…it just seems like they think their fans are idiots and we don’t pay attention to details…they brought this Aiden guy in to keep Hope busy…but if they brought Bo back it would be just like when they brought Jack back when her and Daniel were getting hot and heavy,(even though Hope and Aiden aren’t “there” yet)

    The only way in hell they can recast Bo is if they used Robert Kelker-Kelley and that bridge was severely burnt by the way they fired him when Peter came back in 1995. But in the soap biz, when never knows how things work themselves out cause Melissa Reeves also said she would never come back either after she had a romp with the guy that played Peter Blake(Jason Brooks)…I guess it would be ok to kill Bo off, cause who really stays dead in Salem?

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  70. Donna Moore says:

    OH! please come back. We miss you!

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  71. Anita says:

    Please Bo come back and stay you were a big part of that story . You are so missed and Hope is not the same without you in her life Please come back

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  72. LIANNE says:

    I THINK BO AND HOPE BELONG TOGETHER PLEASE DAYS BRING PETER BACK AND LET BO AND HOPE LIVE ON IN ALL THE HEARTS OF BOPE FANS THEY ARE THE ONLY COUPLE THAT HAVE STAYED TOGETHER THROUGH EVERY THING THEY R MAGIC NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO GET YOUNGER VIEWERS THE FACT IS YOUR FAN BASE ARE LARGLY BASED ON THE 80 GENERATION SO KEEP THE MAGIC ALIVE

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  73. Susanne says:

    Just replace Bo and let the love story wirh Hope continue

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    Cheryl replied

    The only person who can bring closure to Bo & Hope is the real Bo, (PR), not some recast fake Bo. If he doesn’t want to stay long term, then bring him back..let him have a reunion and some quality time with his family, and die either in an accident, or from an illness.., but true BOPE fans won’t. Settle for a divorce.

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  74. Anita Piacenta says:

    I believe that the people who don’t want Peter Reckell’s character of Bo back on Days are people who have not been there since the beginning as true fans have been. I have watched the love story of Bo & Hope since 1983 and it was the best part of DAYS and could still be if they would just bring him back. This nonsense of the Aiden character is truly foolish. If you know anything about the character of Hope you know that she would never fall for someone like Aiden – he’s too slick and too stiff and the suit & tie are boring. Bo was edgy and the bad boy and it’s what made them interesting. Hope & Aiden really have no chemistry at all and at this point they shouldn’t because the writers haven’t even given a real reason why Bo is gone. She is still married to him and to put her with Aiden is ridiculous and so out of character for Hope. The writers have done such a disservice to the Days fans and I’m sick of it! Totally not watching anymore and I’ve been watching since the 60′s! Either bring back Bo or lose more and more fans along the way!

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  75. wanda says:

    i believe you should bring bo back,,,,,whats is happening to days? i believe you should bring someone else in for the sammie character when alison leaves….i have been watching this show since i was a kid,,,, bring bo back ,shawn bring them all back

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  76. joyce says:

    OH PLEASE, I’m sorry but if the writers cannot come up with intersting as well as keeping a long time couple together in the process, then they don’t deserve to be called writers and making the ridculous money that they do. We the fans could do a MUCH better job!!! Come on…this day and age you writers can’t do any better than what you are doing…I’d be embarrassed to call myself one…and to just neglect the fans by such a goofy ending….My my …just embarassing!!! Peter Reckell you deserve a LONG , EXCITING storyline with FANCY FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  77. joyce says:

    Instead of all these actors leaving…maybe most of the writers should go instead!!! We need fresh writing blood…not acting blood. Just listen to the fan base….we know and LOVE our actors….can’t say the same for the writers! !!!!!

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  78. Jackie Veneziano says:

    I think if they are going to replace him they should try to use Robert Kelker Kelly…they used him before when Peter left the show..
    I would still like to see Peter come back but only on a full time basis

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  79. DOOLfan says:

    The writers have done Bo & Hope’s characters a huge disservice. These actors deserve more respect than what they have been given! For long time watchers, such as myself, it’s disrespectful to the more seasoned players to push them aside to constantly show case younger characters storylines. To keep all your fans happy, it’s important to incorporate older and younger players in story lines together. The characters that made Days Of Our Lives what it is over the years, should be treated better.

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  80. Jo Ann Lehman says:

    They need to bring Peter back back period these writers think that we’re not interested in seeing these veteran actors in active rolls, well I got news for them their wrong they are the ones that made Days a hit, Peter is not over the hill yet. Bo and Hope can still play very active rolls with a good story line. I’ve watched Days from day one and really don’t like all the focus is on the younger generation of Days a good mix and good story’s is what makes a good soap not the age of the actors.

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    Sunshine replied

    I agree .I am so sad they don’t have Bo back. It’s getting scary watching all these people
    off the show. EJ, Sammie, Bo etc. I read that Sammie quit days to spend more
    time with her family. Then I saw last week where she got a job at AMC as a writer? I
    Felt very betrayed. As for Bo I heard it was because of the lack of storyline too! Sad because after
    50 years they should be able to write a great
    storyline with him and Hope! With all the money that they are
    saving not paying Sammie salary (heard she was one of the highest paid on the show) they should
    have plenty of funds for Peter to come back.

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  81. Jackie says:

    Days of ours lives will never be the same Bo needs to come back for good Days keeps on taking every body out Days will not be worth watching any more

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  82. jackie lonigro says:

    I’ve been a days fan for 40 years. I started watching it with my mom as a little girl. I think peter should come back even if its for a short time to finish out his story line with hope. The bo and hope fans deserve that. Change in storylines are good at times, but storyline changes have to be great in order to keep fans watching. I think bo should come back and he should have come down with a rare disease while on this case in another country, and because he loves his family, he doesn’t want to bear them with the outcome, so he comes back to say goodbye for good. Tells hope he wants her to be happy because he loves her so much, and he wants her to move on. Thats when she ends up leaning on aiden. He’s the shoulder she needs, and ciara ends up liking him alot because he helps her cope with the loss of her father. I think peter should come say his goodbyes the right way. So what do you think of that story line??

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  83. chris says:

    They need to just kill him off. Like this new guy with hope. Please let something good happen for Nichole.

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  84. Annett Howze says:

    I have watched since I was 5 years old and I am 47 now. I miss Bo so much. I too prefer closure for Hopes character’s sake. I want him back permanently however I would settle for closure.

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  85. Betty Kight says:

    I think it is necessary for there to be some sort of closure with Peter’s character. I have been watching the show since 1968. I fell in love with Peter’s character – strong and independent. As a fan, it is difficult to understand how Peter’s character can just be gone with no apparent hope of him returning to his family. You need to examine this situation and formulate a proper ending. The characters involved in this relationship deserve much better.

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  86. Marjorie Vander Wyst says:

    I love Days of Our Lives; however, the stories come to a climax, and then = poof = no fallout (ending). Always leaves the audience waiting …. and waiting…. Nothing is ever resolved. How may of us could not wait for the whole Brady/Kristen reveal…..climax comes….then NOTHING. On General Hospital the writers at lease make if fun when stories finish. On Days….they never finish.

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  87. ann lytton says:

    the only way to write him off,a car wreck with him dying

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  88. Dianne Van Keuren says:

    I wish Peter Reckell would come back full time. I will have to hope that at the least you can return as Bo even for a short time. They tried recasting Bo once before & it did not work. Thanks for all the great years you gave us as Bo. Good luck in future endeavors. Your fans love you.

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  89. Joy says:

    The only story lines I see to closing out Bo’s story line would to either kill him off or have Hope & Ciara leave with him. Bo & Hope were the great love story, having them break up would be a disservice to their fans.
    The show has put loyal Bo at a disadvantage having him leave the way he did, he would have a lot of making up to do. You could change the actor and have Bo return as if he had had a major accident that required plastic surgery however, the show has already done that in a way with the Roman/John story line.

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  90. Sunshine says:

    Wish the writers would read this and poll their audience to what WE, the loyal viewers, want! Most of these comments on here are for Bo returning. Why can’t the writers see that there is a huge chunk of days missing without Bo being on it. I honestly don’t think that it would cost too much money to give Peter Reckell the money he deserves. I think if they came up with a good storyline, then the money situation would come second. As someone mentioned Peter has taken a paycut twice so I don’t think that’s what the issue is. I say bring Bo back!!!

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  91. Karla Blum says:

    I want Bo to come back so that him and Hope can be a family again. There has been no finality to the end of their relationship, it’s in limbo and there has to be some finality to their relationship or be a family again. I

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  92. Gail Lyons says:

    Yes it would be nice to have some closure on Bo and Hope . I have watched this show since it started and Bo and Hope were the only ones other than Tom and Alice who had some form of a real marriage. It was nice to watch. I don’t care for this new guy they are pairing with Hope .

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  93. Becky says:

    It is sad that you came back just to leave again.It would be nice to have you back with a better story line.i have watched you for about 35 years .it breaks my heart to see you go.if you come back to end it with hope, make it damn good!

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  94. Marjorie Vander Wyst says:

    Is anyone else bored with the Jordan/Rafe and Ben/Abigail story line? My God, months go by, and it goes no where. Get rid of it.

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  95. Rachael says:

    Please do not put Aiden and Hope as a couple I cannot stand him, he is so boring.
    Get Bo to come back and close off the story line and find someone else for Hope except Aiden( MR BORE).

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  96. Lynn Green says:

    To be honest plz dont do another kidnapped or amesia role. i think he should just come back and just tell her his feelings have changed towards her hes fallen for someone else and he wants a divorce and thats how bo and hope should end

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  97. Debbie Proctor says:

    Bring Bo back, even for just a couple of episodes. Have Stefano kill him. Hope and Ciara need to get on with their lives. Aiden is into Hope but, nooooooooo, Hope’s married! Give us a break. Thanks for listening.

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  98. Marilyn Grafton says:

    That would be wonderful if Peter Reckell came back to DOOL to wrap up his storyline with Hope. We fans DO deserve a better ending to their storyline and we appreciate Peter agreeing that he would do so. Talk about a ratings booster!!!!!

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  99. V iolet Peard says:

    I would love to see Bo return for a better exit then the one now .he could have come in contact with a deadly virus and has very little time left but wanted to come home to spend his last days with his friends and family it would be way better then him being a dead beat dad don’t you think if he does not come back it could hurt the ratings of the show . Thank you for at great show have been watching 40 + years . Violet Peard

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  100. Sandy R says:

    L want him to come back full time he and Hope help make that show he is a great actor and good for Days to keep viewers.

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  101. Deb says:

    I have always loved Hope and Bo together, but since he isn’t coming back full time, just to possibly end his character, I think that would be great and we fans deserve an ending. Here’s a storyline to end Bo’s character. Bo returns home. He acts different and Hope is reluctant to accept his excuse of being undercover for so long. Even though she is happy he is home and Ciara is thrilled, things just aren’t ‘right’. Hope notices things about him that are not of Bo’s character. Everyone else does too. His memory is a little off about things he should know. Stefano is behind this. Stefano had found and kidnapped Bo and did as he did with Rafe. He ‘cloned’ Bo. The real Bo ended up being killed while trying to escape from Stefano and the fake one was sent to Salem, pretending to be Bo. Stefano planned to use the fake Bo to destroy the Brady’s but it backfires and it is found out that the Bo that returned is an imposter. As always, Stefano finds a way to get out of it and has the imposter Bo killed off before anyone could connect the two together. After the imposter is killed, a letter arrives for Hope from a stranger. He told her that he had worked with her ‘real’ husband Bo and that Bo wrote the letter and gave it to him to give to Hope, should anything happen to him. The letter is a real tear jerker, telling her and Ciara how much he loves them and to forgive him for leaving them for the mysterious mission, and how he was a captive of Stefano. The letter can end by Bo saying “Fancy Face, if you are reading this letter, then that means I won’t be coming home, Stefano has beaten me in this lifes round. Remember that I have always loved you, you made my life complete. I love you. Bo”

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  102. shelley says:

    I think Bo should come back, get Hope ( and Ciera ) sail off on his boat again. I have had enough of Hope anyway (a cop? really?), but NONE of us want to see her with anyone else. COME ON…ITS BO AND HOPE FOR GOODNESS SAKES! Color her hair, feed her (she is crazy thin), and bring her back as a “long lost Horton” if you must. I am just watching now to see EJ and Brady with cloths off….and even that is getting sparse :(

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