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257 January 17th, 2013 Peter Reckell Opens Up On What Led To His Decision To Exit Days of Our Lives!

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Six months after finishing his run as legendary soap icon, Bo Brady, Peter Reckell opened up about his thoughts to Soap Opera Digest in a fantastic new interview in the latest issue (1/23/21013) on newsstands now on what went down behind-the-scenes that led to his decision to depart Days of our Lives leaving many fans heartbroken.

Reckell answers some burning questions including: were he is at with his decision to leave Salem, if he might ever consider returning, and what was the root cause of his exit from daytime.   Here is an an interesting excerpt below:

Reckell on the reason he left DAYS:  “Not having storyline, not being able to do anything artistic there was my issue… I just want the people who support me to know the real reason why I’m not there.”

So soapers what do you think about Peter’s statement on his decision to leave?  Should DAYS do everything they can to court Peter to get him back on the Salem canvas as Bo?  How do you feel Bo’s storyline has been over the last several years?  Weigh-in!

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  1. No1_ILoveLucyFan says:

    They need to bring back Bo, Jack (Patch had him deepcover for the ISA), Patch (for Kayla – and he’s a pawn again!!) and….JOHN!!! Where are all the men in Salem??!! Nothing at all against the actors/actresses, but if Days thinks that Nick and Gabi or Daniel and Jennifer or Sami and who-even-cares-anymore have the makings of a supercouple, they are sorely mistaken. There is no history and/or no chemistry between them. TPTB are looking for instant gratification when it comes to a ratings boost and they’ve clearly forgotten what made Days “DAYS!!” – the long, slow-burn romance & adventures that supercouples went on. J&M didn’t even kiss for what – a year? Bo & Hope danced around their feelings for a long time too. Mr. Corday needs to take a step back and build the show up with veterans as well as the younger set and put them into character-driven umbrella-type storylines. With all due respect, the writing team previous to the current one seemed to have been on their way to doing just that…their mistake was trying to change EJ’s father and killing off the Phoenix. Those problems have been corrected…I’d love to see those storlines picked up again. The gold coin? Alice -vs- Stefano? John & Marlena together, Bo & Hope together… Come on Corday, you wanna know how it’s done? This is it!!

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    erica replied

    ratings were awful with these stories that’s why they did stop it. Get real, that being said Bo and PR deserve better writing, that’s for sure.

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    entityofthenight replied

    Peter Reckell is comin back to Days in late January early February. He is acting right now as we speak and he will make his return then. I read this on Soapnet. He left the show originally to spend more time with his family. And he really did not have any kind of a story line. So he exited. However, if he didn’t come back, I would like to see Hope hook up with Rafe!! That would be an interesting storyline. Ciara is really acting out and being a little brat, because she misses her daddy, that’s why she is doing all these bad things.

    entityofthenight replied

    I need to make a correction in my previous comment on 12/31/2013. I had used Peter Reckell by accident instead of Drake Hogestyn coming back. I was thinking of Bo at that moment. Please excuse the error. I have been a DOOL fan since 1970.

    Teresa replied

    Amen.

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    Susan Perry replied

    Here! Here! That says it all. I’ve been watching for 45 years….clearly veteran couples from Tom and ice, Doug and Julie, John and Maena, and especially Bo and Hope keep one’s interest for years. Old romance that’s ever new with the adventuring couples and their shenanigans, yet always with the stability and comfort of home, family, and Salem. Plus a common villain and the girl(s) you love to hate! Magic! But it takes all the characters that have built Salem to keep it there.

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    vickie white replied

    I have watched days of our lives for 30 years but no longer do so. Days has took all the good actors off and bringing on the young crowd. When they took Bo OFF THE SHOW THAT WAS IT FOR ME. Bo was a great actor and I enjoyed watching him. You brought Marlana and John back and now John is now MIA. Days I have a lot of my friends that have stopped watching Days. the writers need to stop destroying the show or it will go off the air. You need to meet BO’s demands and bring him back!!!!!!!! No One can replace him !!!!!!!!!

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    BJ replied

    Bo is a hottie, and needs to be on there, but his and Hope’s script had become boring. I used to love watching Bo and Hope, but their relationship had become stale, and needed to be spiced up with some outings on the Fancy Face and romance! If not with Hope….someone! He’s too handsome to be on a show without romance!!! He deserved something written in other than detective/police work! That stuff gets so boring day after day. He needs to come home for Christmas! As for John…I used to LOVE watching John, but it got to where he couldn’t talk without making one eye squint lol! And while I’m on a role….Jennifer Horton needs to change clothes sometime! I know they’re probably all taped in the same day or week, but she wears the same dress day after day. How long does it take to unzip and change into something different for a different day? Very unrealistic. Also, I’m SICK of seeing her whining and crying about EVERYTHING! Yeah…..bring BO back with some pizazz and romance, not an explosion or police work! Give him a whole new occupation! Loved Bo! :) Ok…I’m finished. Thanks!

    Valerie Weber replied

    I agree with you Ms.White bo and hope was the only reason I stayed watching days.There love story from the very beginning got me hook,there chemistry was unbelievable because they made it look so real and personal.All of those love scenes made me think they was married in real life.They are my Number 1 couple of all time and Josh and Reva are 2.If bo doesn’t come right now PLEASE let him reunite with hope before the show goes off the air which I think will be soon because I have also stop watching because Brady and his Fancy Face are not together and that really sucks.Step up writers and bring Bo back.

    Tonya replied

    They need to stop taking off all the good people and get a story line back on the show. I have been watching Days for many years and hate the way it is going right now. Bo needs to come back, he and Hope are an item. They never should have lost Jack as he and Jen were an item. Lets get this straightened out and get all your viewers back. If you want to get rid of anyone, let Kristine off. Try your hardest to keep Sami on……

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  2. Melissa says:

    Atleast he didn’t pull a Steve Burton…!

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    Mary Hargett-Hiduk replied

    No 1 I am in total agreement with you and everything Peter stated. John/Marlena, where is the love and passion of yesteryear? Kayla without Patch is just so WRONG. Hope needs Bo (Peter, and not a replacement actor). Bring back the ISA, get John, Patch, Shane and Bo doing what they do best. Shane and Kim, are so loved and missed. Victor and Maggie should have more airtime, Would love to see Jack comeback from the dead and reclaim his love ( folks this Salem, they do come back from the dead). I am really getting tired of the Sami,Rafe, EJ trangle. No matter which one she picks it will end up in disaster. The writers today do not have a clue how to write good sound story lines and really do not care what the long time viewers want. It is time for Gabi and Nick to leave Salem. Put the younger actors into filler spots and bring back our Veterans. They are the ones who have made Days the great show it once was and could be again. Bottom line, if Corday wants to see the ratings rise then he must dump the current writers and bring in a team ready to write for the fans and not their selfish egos, bring back our veterans with decent stories full intelligent, intriguing, danger filled, mystery surrounding story lines and of course strawberries and cream for J&M. It really angers me the way the Drake is being treated AGAIN along with all the veterans. I expect to see Peter (Bo) comeback late spring early summer and bring Shawn, Belle and Clare with him or at least that is my hope.

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    Carol replied

    You are spot on!

    Stephanie Luce replied

    It is so sad. I didn’t know Peter was leaving the show I thought he was just on an extended vacation. I was horrified when I found out he left the show. What are the Days people thinking and doing???? I’ve been watching the show since 1973. I like having some of the young story lines for the younger generation but these characters aren’t carrying the show. I would think this is obvious by now.

    Ida McGinnis replied

    It could not had been said better, please bring the old cast back.
    a regular for at least 1973.

    vickie white replied

    i agree one hundred percent the veterans made the show they are Days why people watched so many years, keep going down the path you’re going and it will be death for Days of Our Lives. All the writer’s seem to be focused on are Stephano and EJ. How many times has Stephano came back from the dead? i am sick of the Stephano story line it’s old and boring. There’s nothing attractive about him and the bedroom scenes with him is disgusting!!!!! please!!!!!!! Get BO back John, Kim, Shane , Steve don’t let Will leave the show he is a wonderful actor. And get Daniele a Woman i am tired of hearing Jennifer whine she’s not a child Abigail is more of a woman than her mother. Your portraying Jennifer as immature and whinny i love her as and actress but please give her a part to show her at her potential she’s fading fast due to the scripts you’re giving her. let her get hot and wild for Goodness sake.

    Shirley replied

    I would like to see Marlena back with Roman, They were so good together.

    v Hunt replied

    B Brady coming Back.to the show just might save the show. Sami is leaving amd she is a lead actress. Bring Back the Hortons and Bradys. Get rid of Gabi and Rafe . And Nick Will and Sonnie boring. put some strenght in the storyline. How about BO BRADY and his son Shawn D and Belle and their family
    WE WANT THE OLD STORYLINES WITH PASSION AND GOOD STORY TO FOLLOW.
    Bring back the veterans. This is what we want to see! Ypu are taking away the entire reason we watch DOOL!!!!!!!!!

    erica replied

    who knows..he could come back as the new Ridge Forrester..or far more interesting perspective as Stavros Cassadine ! ha.

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    paul replied

    I think the powers that be at Days made a major mistake allowing Peter to leave or forcing him off. This guy is a legacy character and his story along with Hope’s could have been increased simply by aging the kids so they have more generational stories or giving them more “earthbound” stories that increase their Q rating and the shows viewer ratings. Time in and time out, the powers at days believe all their stories have to be centrally located with Stefano or a DiMera as the evil that needs to be brought down and that’s not the case.

    As for Steve Burton, I am CERTAIN that with Peter that if the Bold and the Beautiful offered him the character of RIDGE he would have jumped ship immediately to join that soap. Steve left GH for his family and to relocate to Tennesse. It had nothing to do with anything more than being accommodated. Plus, after 20 years of doing the same old thing day in and day out … his wardrobe for the last 10 years or so was cartoonish – Black Tshirt, Jeans and black reboks with a leather jacket added in on cold months.

    I miss seeing characters leave shows and then seeing the actors pop up on other soaps. That was a huge draw for me to discover Y&R when Peter Bergman left AMC and showed up there. Or even Beverly McKinsley when she left Another World as Iris and went to “TEXAS” and then left that world to go to GUIDING LIGHT.

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  3. MK says:

    He’ll be back by Spring!

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    Ces replied

    probably. Hope can’t parade around Salem alone forever!

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    Daisy replied

    Oh she won’t, because where there is a way to include him, there is a Rafe.

  4. Mary Fergen says:

    I can understand Peter’s reasons for leaving, but, boy, Bo needs to come back to Salem! Hope running around and getting into everybody’s business is not very entertaining. Fancyface needs her hubby!

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    Ces replied

    Agree!!! Hope giving advice is not the Hope I love! Kristian Alfonso deserves SO much more than that!

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    Margot replied

    You are quite right about that . I sure miss Peter and hope he gets back to Days very soon!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Ditto!

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    paul replied

    The problem that DAYS incurred by not “killing off” Bo, that also exists on B&B with Ridge and GH with both Robin and Jason is that the characters were not killed off. Sure, it’s an old soap opera trick to kill off a character, no body is found and then the loved ones move on until a wedding is about to happen or a power struggle needs to be decided with the presumed dead person entering into the scene all dramatic!

    It’s a soap staple where either the original actor returns or a new actor takes over.

    Why these soaps opted not to do it is beyond me. First of all, in each case the departed actor/character was part of a pair. The pair were super couples. Now they are super singles. In the case of B&B and GH, Brooke is lamenting her love for Ridge as Sam is missing Jason… she is the only one in PC who believes he is alive… as is Patrick with Robin. In all three cases, as with Bo, we, the fans, know they are out there and so DO NOT WANT TO SEE the other halves move on because we want them to wait for the other person to return to complete the couple again.

    GH should never have led us to believe that Jason’s body was never found and then had Sam believe he is alive because she feels it. A body should have been found but burned (warehouse should have burned down) just so the fans can move on. Fans LOVE Robin as a character but bringing her back every month without a reunion with Patrick is just a cruel joke on devoted fans. No actress or character matched with Patrick will have the energy we want them to have while we know Robin is being held by any number of past villians. It’s just ridiculous.

    With Bo and Ridge, these characters have left the canvas but have not died so to see Hope meet a man and fall in love will be cheating. To see Brooke met a man and sleep with him (thankfully she only kissed Bill) would be showing the character as not maturing after all these years of jumping from one love to another and then back to Ridge.

    Honestly, with Bo he should have discovered evidence on Stefano right before he left the show on his boat and as he is sailing out from the pier with Hope and, maybe Roman waving BYE, his boat should have exploded and we are left to think he is dead. Hope grieve and then move on and then down the line either Reckell or someone else returns. His return would be that much more dramatic!

    The same with Brooke. She should be seen leaving for Paris to confront Ridge about all of his daliances and failing her over the years and ordering him to choose. If he can’t forgive her than Brooke should be a strong woman and be seen saying “THAN I DON”T NEED YOU” and then return to LA a single woman. Now all we have is her mopping around and becoming attracted to her sister’s husband… which is GROSS!

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  5. cecile says:

    I would love to see Bo back and doing what he does best—-being Bo Brady.

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  6. MJ says:

    It seemed like the character of Bo had become written with no real purpose over the past couple of years. Stale storylines and a lacking challenge for the actors has stalled this show a bit. Fresh talent is always welcome in any show but the days that just focus on all the young new actors are tough to watch.
    Days could benefit from GH’s lead these days. They are doing a great job blending old and new actors in story lines that cross over and keep moving.
    Mr. Reckell should find new acting challenges that his fans can all enjoy. That’s what I’d love to see.

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    Leigh replied

    I agree. They should balance the new talent with the veteran talent. Bo should always have a place and story on the show.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Well said.

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    auntsis replied

    I agree! The writers are trying to get a younger viewer, but that isnt going to happen. The older viewers are the ones that will keep Days alive. I loved the old story lines that were full of mischief and romance and evil doers. Bring back some of the older actors and get some really good story lines and cliff hangers goin again like in the good old Days.

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  7. Troy Turner says:

    I already knew that Peter has left the door open for a return-glad he addressed it publicly, and he needs to return. But, for now, Ghost Bo MUST be addressed, one way or another-it’s just uncomfortable…

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    Ces replied

    yeah, like why wasn’t he at the wedding with his wife.

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  8. mo says:

    It’s basically what he said before: that there is no story for him. He had a lot of story when he was younger and now it’s someone else’s turn. Wish he were still on Days, but I understand and support his decision. I do wish Days would either write Bo off or recast. Having him in the bathroom, basement, whatever is ridick.

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    MT replied

    You are right, it’s SOMEONE else’s turn! I will say he helped make the show (what’s left of it). What it is today. The shoe can’t revolve around Bo and Hope anymore, but it damn sure should be featuring their offspring front and center. Shawn, Chelsea and maybe even JT should be their. But on the flipside, we can’t cater to all the “legacy” characters because then everyone is related.

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  9. Ces says:

    Peter Reckell is sorely missed on DAYS. I completely blame the writing team for their disastrous storylines the last couple of years. Bo & Hope deserve better than this and watching Peter onscreen is more exciting than Daniel-Chad-Cameron-Rafe-Brady put together!!! Bring back Peter with storyline — a GOOD storyline!!!

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    Margot replied

    Ditto to that one . Bring him back and give him a good storyline – one that he could sink his teeth in and enjoy.

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    Linda replied

    Bo, Shane, Kim, Steve yes bring them all back. Have been watching since 1966. But now I watch once a wk and can keep up. No story lines, no real romance, slow story lines. there are alot of older viewers and always about the young is BORING and NOT interesting. Get rid of the new writers and bring back the old. AND Nick is creepy….glad when he is gone gone gone………And Brady has got to be the stupidest man on earth…give him some brains and do it soon……..

    Bopefan replied

    It’s Bruce Evans and Gary Tomlin who need the blame. They’re the ones coming up with the stories and Bruce is the one who wouldn’t let Marlene and Darrell write the stories they wanted. Days would be a much better show if Evans took a step back and Tomlin left.

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    Ces replied

    I agree. I think Marlene and Darrell were doing a fine job before the new regime took over; after all they did write Will’s storyline!

  10. Beacon says:

    The writing on Days is awful, exactly what Peter implies – there is no artistry to the storylines, no depth, no richness of content. There is no Bill Bell or Doug Marland writing the show. The show needs that sort of creative genius.

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    Ces replied

    Lots of fluff definitely. Every once in awhile they do something right (Will’s story).

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  11. Dinah says:

    Come back Peter, god knows Kristian need you.

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  12. Leigh says:

    I think the writers have been trying to make Rafe the new Bo. It’s just not working. Bo was a special character with a special actor. Rafe & Daniel are on all the time and I hate their stories. I wish the show would just concentrate on the core families: Bradys, Hortons, Dimeras, & Kiriakis.

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  13. Keri says:

    I think Peter should go play Ridge on B&B I think that would be amazing!!

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  14. Carbofan says:

    Would only be interested in Bo with Carly. Hobo is boring.

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  15. Amina says:

    I like what he said about Bo not having a good storyline, the writers ignoring the wants of the viewers and how they made his character behave ‘Un-Bo like’. Peter and his character deserve more than what he was given

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  16. bebr13 says:

    GENERAL HOSPITAL is on fire using all of its veterans. Yesterday’s episode consisted of almost exclusively characters who had their heydays in the 80s and 90s and it was truly compelling television. And ratings are going up, which is absolutely the right direction. They are making it affordable by doing short-term returns, using many of the vets on recurring, and even the younger people in their own stories are heavily woven in with their parents on the show, who are the aforementioned vets. Some deals, like Tony Geary’s give him more freedom for less money, and other actors don’t have 3-day a week guarantees but are still heavily featured in plannable stretches. Many actors love their shows and will come back if asked. But both the actors and the fans have to be respected. Ratings will follow and in the right direction. DAYS, take notes and make it happen!

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    Gazoo987 replied

    I absolutely agree with you 100%. I dont watch DOOL any more, haven’t in ages…. But they need to learn from GH . Veterans are the way to go.

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    Ces replied

    I could do without Lucy screeching but love seeing old favorites back onscreen, just wish some would go (Britt!)

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  17. Melanie says:

    I love Peter Reckell – he’s an artist who understands and appreciates his audience. Something the folks at DOOL should understand as well.

    Miss you Bo – come home soon =)

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  18. Mary SF says:

    I’m not completely buying his sole reason for leaving was story related. Everyone wants to be appreciated and know their contribution to their workplace valued. The characters of Bo and Hope made Days –Days for a longtime. The powers that be made tons of money from them and now that these characters have aged- no longer in the demo Days wants they are tossed aside and left to languished to back burner status.

    Then to add insult to injury they ask him to take a pay cut. I think by taking a stand he thought Days would cave and give him some reason to stay, but instead they said- see ya don’t let the door hit you on your way out. It was a lousy way to go and I hope they do work out their “creative differences” so PR can come back. But if not– then him and Ronn Moss should form a club– former leading soap men who got the worse send off by their show ever. He deserved better.

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  19. richard says:

    In all honesty there wasn’t any story for him, they completely mishandled the Carly/Bo/Hope triangle and then they hired Lisa Rinna back but didn’t wanna risk fan outcry by putting Billie with Bo…..to be honest Lisa Rinna’s Billie wasn’t that great him anyways, she sizzled with RKK’s Bo. They need to recast Bo’s daughter Chelsea, and bring them both back with a PURPOSE. I know its difficult to find stories for everyone so I can understand the “artistic” reasoning. If he doesn’t wanna do DAYS, he could to Bold and Beautiful as a recast Ridge Forrester.

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  20. James McDonald says:

    What I miss is when Days of Our Lives used to go on location and have a big epic storyline for the Ratings Sweeps. New Orleans,Miami and Mexico come to mind. Bo & Hope, Marlena & Roman or Marlena and John on the run after Stefano or Toscano.

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    Mary SF replied

    With the money those location shots cost nowadays- they are no longer worth the investment for the number of people still watching. It is a shame- but I don’t think we will be seeing that kind of stuff on Days any time soon.

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  21. olddoolfan says:

    Peter and Kristian were offered a huge opportunity at storyline potential in late 2009. It’s a shame one half of the duo could not overcome her ego to allow it to play out. The arrival of Carly was not going to see the end of Bope. If anything she could have given them new life. What a shame Kristian actively worked against that opportunity.

    I don’t blame him or leaving. There is only so much Salem style cops ‘n robbers anyone could be expected to take.

    He’s an actor of exceptional talent. This show hid him inside a supercouple and arguably forcible dumbed down his talents to facilitate that working.

    I hope he only goes back if he had a commitment to a genuinely challenging story for himself. I can’t see that happening.

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    Evelyn replied

    Yeah! Crystal REALLY needed to get her ego and demons in check so that storyline could have been a better storyline! Look, go check the numbers already. The percentage of fans that wanted CARBO didn’t come close to the diehard Bo and Hope fans! I’m a Jack and Jen raving f an and I even saw that one a mile away! Can we please move on from the CC blame game already!

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    Siobhan replied

    Gee I recall saying wait for Peter to talk and when he does you completely miss a big point he was making. You really just keep showing how little you understand or know about a man you say you are a fan of. I know Peter very well and he would be appalled by your comments. He thinks the world of Kristian.

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    Kim replied

    What proof is there that Kristian tried to stop Bo & Carly other than what CC claims as the truth in her so-called book? If Kristian really had that power, then how is it that Bo & Carly were a couple for the entire year of 2010?
    And really? laying blame that Kristian’s the reason Peter had no stories? Please. Peter had the start of a storyline when Bo & Hope were investigating the bank statements. Then the story took a complete 180 & the pieces started not fitting together. Are you going to say that she didn’t want that story either, so it had to be changed?
    How was Peter hid in a supercouple? If it weren’t for Bo & Hope’s popularity, Peter probably wouldn’t have been on the show for close to as long as he has been. And what an insult to say that his talents were dumbed down. You really think that little of Peter as to say that?

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    Bopefan replied

    It’s a shame you have such a low opinion of Peter olddoolfan that you thought he had been “hidden” inside a supercouple and forced to dumb down his talents. Some of Peter’s best work is on Days of Our Lives. I can think of several storylines where Peter shone as an actor, losing Roman, finding out he was Victor’s son, Hope’s “death”, Bo and Shawn fighting scenes, Bo and Chelsea fighting scenes, the death of Zack, the pancreas storyline and many, many more. As far as being hidden in a supercouple, whether you like it not, Bo and Hope were, are and will always be a much loved supercouple. That’s a fact. Both actors have been given storylines on their own and together. Peter has had many solo storylines but Hope is, and I quote Peter “Bo’s soulmate”, so of course she would feature into the storylines in some way. It’s clear you don’t like the character or the actress but I’m amused by your blind hatred. You’ve failed to see Peter for the amazing actor that he is. He has been outstanding in Days of Our Lives and been given many great storylines.

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  22. Hilary says:

    I am looking forward to buying the mag and reading the whole thing. I appreicate his comments, they’re clearly very genuine and heartfelt. I think he’s exactly on point with eveyrthing he has said in these excerpts, and it’s actors like him that make me proud to be a soap opera fan and to truly care about this genre. I could not think any more highly of him and support his decision to leave, heartbroken though legacy Days fans like me are. Thank you, Pete.

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  23. Kay says:

    Bravo Peter.

    Soaps are dying because the writers have their own agenda…couples….storylines they want to push meanwhile destroying the characters to get there. If they paid more attention to viewers and what they want I think a good written show would come along with it…but alas.

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    Linda replied

    So true, need the vetran’s back……no good story lines any more….nick is a creep and his “wife” is almost as dumb as Brady…….writers get a life….swear that it takes a story years to get to the point….tired tired tired ……

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  24. Blake says:

    He’s right, and he comes across as a class act he really does.

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  25. Daisy says:

    4 words to sum up the real problem here, Gary Tomlin & Galen Gering. Galen is not Peter. Rafe is not Bo, and he will never be Bo. Having Rafe teleport into the safehouse on GT’s first day writing, solving Bo’s case and again getting plopped between EJ and Sami, with no explation how the heck Rafe got there, further insured I will never accept the Rafe character. Not as top cop, not with Sami, and sure as hell not with Hope. The character can’t even exist without plopping him into situations where he doesn’t belong, propping him up by having all of Salem worship at a Rafe alter, and having Sami drag the dead weight that is the Rafe character along with her wherever she goes for five years now. Enough is enough. If Rafe was a well conceived character, played by a good actor, like Bo wa when he was brought in, and could carry his own weight, it would be different. But he’s none of those things. I can’t even watch him.

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    Annie replied

    I argee I don’t care for Galen garing he thinks he is like Bo he is not Peter Reckell! I argee with daisy! I don’t needd to see Sami and all her men! barf Let me see bo and Hope and John and Marlena

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  26. Bopefan says:

    I have to wonder why he would do the interview now so long after leaving. What was interesting to me was that in the interview he commented about stories not being finished and Peter told fans that Bo was written out of character from end of 2009 onwards which was all Tomlin, so I’m confused with the shout out to Tomlin unless Peter is now wanting to come back and thinks Tomlin’s in charge. Hopefully if he does come back they will write Bo true to form because Peter has always made it clear how much that upset him.

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    Ces replied

    maybe he’s craving a little attention? ;)

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  27. Dmitri says:

    More time for Bope, less time for the 30 something crowd. Tired of Sami and her men! Let’s see some Bope action!

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  28. Joan Chliek says:

    BRING PETER RECKELL BACK!!….He’s so good at what he does and, agreeably, needs to be brought back to the forefront in an interesting and challenging storyline that, we as fans, would appreciate and embrace. He’s sorely missed…. New characters are always ok, but the charm of DOOL is the continuity and history of two families and many of the original characters that remain. Days is not the same without Peter Reckell. Salem and “Hope” without “Bo” isn’t working….Please listen to your fans!!!

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  29. Carol says:

    Peter is not doing his fans a favor by leaving the show. Bo has had some amazing storylines in the past few years – emmy worthy infact. So it is hard for me to believe that he wasn’t given good material when he was. Was the showing revolving around his character – NO but that doesn’t mean that his character wasn’t important. You can do just so many Bo and Hope break up and make up storylines. You can just do so many Hope gets kidnapped and Bo rescues her storylines. You can just do so many Bo cheats on Hope storylines. How many times do Bo and Hope have to remarry?

    The fans want Bope so it is very limiting for the actors. If Bo is paired with someone else all heck breaks loose. So with that in mind it was probably a good thing Peter left.

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  30. Jess says:

    Hmmm….could the new characters he is talking about be the Hernandez gang? That bunch of ilk has hogged all of the screen time since Rafe was introduced.

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  31. Keely says:

    It’s a shame that Days writers can’t write for their favourites (Rafe, Sami, Dan etc) and still honour the show’s history of supercouples. Bo and Hope, Jack and Jen, Marlena and John are the reason many 40 + yr olds are watching. Younger viewers are not going to just stumble upon daytime soaps – traditionally they are introduced to them by their mothers and grandmothers. Alienating the older generation is going to rob the show of new, younger viewers. Keep the supercouples together (and that means bringing Jack and Bo back )and play musical beds with the newer characters.

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    Dmitri replied

    And to top it off, the few younger viewers they have gained are not impressed with the show either!

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  32. Kate says:

    Peter Reckell NEEDS to come back to Days!!!!! The show is not the same without Bo Brady!!!
    We need better writers too!

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  33. holly says:

    Have never liked rafe, not a fan when he was on passions. Bring back both, patch and Shane. If they put hope with rafe I’m done. Need a break from sami as well!

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  34. Annie says:

    I argee with Peter Reckell! He is the Best Bo Brady ever! I don’t care for all the new charactrs of the show. They need a good writer and not the one they have right know! I think that John and Bo need to work together to bring down Stefano ! Bring back our vets! ken Corday is Killing days because of these new characters all the die-hard audience knows the VETS like the back of there hands! I really don’t care to see will and sonny in bed I MEAN NO OFFENSIVE to anyone. it ‘s just I want to see bo and Hope and John and Marlena and Carrie and Stefano and Kristen. I don’t want to see Daniel and the favor of the month! I grew up with days who you root for the Supercouples and who fight to stay together! I think my favorite scene was with Bo back in 91 with Drake when John told Bo that Marlena was alive and when they ost zack that was heartbreaking! Come back Peter you are missed!

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  35. Dmitri says:

    I don’t think Rafe is the new Bo, or is trying to be. He is a great character who is, like many others, wasted on Sami. Rafe is consistently dragged out of a great potential storyline (like the ISA story from last summer) to take up airtime with Sami. EJ is de-villified to be with Sami, until he screws up again. Lucas has no storyline because he is done with Sami. If anyone is the problem with DAYS, it is Sami Brady, the women who hogs the airtime with boring, repeated, trashy storylines that ruin both her character and the men involved in her love life. The new characters he is referring to, I think, are Cameron and and likely the new ones being brought into the show later this year. They have very little airtime or backstory. It would be interesting to learn more about these characters while still having our vets on with ore airtime, but we are instead stuck with Dannifer and Sami’s love life! This is why I read the DAYS recaps rather than watching the show. Now that it was renewed through summer 2014, there is no harm in boycotting the soap when there is nothing I am interested in.

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  36. susy says:

    They need to showcase their core families Hortons Bradys Dimeras Kiriakas They most definitely need their vets and more importantly their Super Couples!! Shane and Kim are so missed Steve and Kayla Bo and Hope John n Marlena Jack n Jennifer there should be a triangle with Victor Maggie and Caroline !! Hello?? The 80s were their best years don’t fix what ain’t broke Gary isn’t writing for Passions anymore it got cancelled for a reason!! WAKE UP KEN AND NBC!!

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  37. Cookala says:

    Though I’m not (in the least) a BOPE fan, I really, really miss Peter as Bo. He’s a fantastic character – with a lot of potential. I think I’d like to see him with Billie again and maybe a little on the wild side. I used to love his interaction with “Junior” and believe it or not, could see them as friends. Here’s hoping TPTB come to their senses and bring him back.

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  38. apriljgutierrez says:

    Attention People! I couldn’t agree more that Peter Reckell is terribly missed! I have watched Days Of Our Lives since I was eight years old.In many ways Salem was like my second home & the people on the show were an extended family! Bo & Hope are one of the Greatest Super Couples of all times! I think they could still have many great stories ahead of them! They are still very popular & obviously both are not to bad on the eyes either.I don’t blame Peter for leaving,being asked to take a decrease in pay is insane! I Love Days Of Our Lives,they need to respect the Integrity of the characters that made the show the success that it is today! I think the show needs to listen to What The Fans Want! Bo & Hope have a love that transcends thought time! As a reviewer myself it is rare to see a Soap Couple that after twenty five years still have the greatest chemistry! They reach out & you believe in them! I hope the show realizes how deeply the fans care about the characters & their story lines! I hope that Days is Smart Enough To Get Him Back! Hello We Miss Peter Reckell aka Bo Brady! The worst part is watching Hope without Bo it’s not right! I am just saying! Peter thank you from all of us for all the years of joy! Days Get It Together Dudes!

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  39. Sarah says:

    The show is a complete and utter disaster. Corday preaches about how the show is about family, romance, tradition, and legacy characters, but the show is nothing but. They are making a mockery out of their fans and their cast members, who have been there for years. I will list the problems I see in Salem, and what I think they should do to create a better soap for all us fans of 47 years.

    I agree with Bo about bringing the newer characters in, and giving them all the storylines. One of the biggest, outrageous new characters who took many storylines, and had many connections was the creation of Melanie Jonas. She was involved in every storyline in Salem, she had almost seven men running after her, and she ended up being related to Max, Trent, Maggie, Daniel etc. She also recieved the longest goodbye I have ever seen on Days. She was given a week of goodbyes, and Bo was given one day. This is just not fair to fans or the veteran actors. There was no reason for a new character like Melanie to receive so much more, than characters like Bo.
    Here are my recommendations for the show:

    1.They need to bring back the romance and the characters that the fans love to see. First is through the supercouples:

    1.Bo and Hope (bring back Peter)
    2.Kim and Shane (bring their protrayers back)
    3.Jack and Jennifer (bring back Jack)
    4.Kayla and Steve (bring back Steve Nichols- he was fired from Y and R)
    5.John and Marlena (keep them and give them a good storyline)
    6.Tony and Anna (bring back Thaao and Leann)

    2.The above five couples are ten actors that respresent the supercouple era, and are all fan favourites. They should be given front burner storylines, and the newer characters should be fit around them, or younger cast.

    3.Storylines now they need to be dumped:

    1.Danifer- worst couple ever on Days, Jennifer has never grieved for Jack, and Jennifer character has been completely ruined from her nosiness, to her being all upset about how Parker is going to affect her life. She is not even the same Jennifer from the past.

    2.Nicole losing her baby for the second time made many fans angry. The writers need to make the baby alive. More on that later. Although, Ari pulled in some amazing acting nods, that should give her an Emmy win.

    3.Gabi and Nick’s courtship and marriage is a big crock. Gabi’s character is, and has always been a waste of time. She is not a fan favourite, no Hernandez’s are, and she needs to go. Nick can stay, but more on that later. Nick needs to stop bring a bigot too. Days needs to stop putting her in a front burning storyline.

    4.Rafe/Sami/EJ triangle- The writers need to end this triangle for good. I don’t even care who she picks.

    Next, Days needs to bring back Stefano DiMera and re-unite him with Kate. State is a well-loved couple. They need to re-instate the DiMera family all together, and show the mansion more. Everyone loves Stefano, Kate, Kristen, Tony, Anna, and EJ. They are core to the show, and making this work.

    They should make Nicole’s baby alive, and have Stefano have it with him. EJ should be involved with the scheme with the baby, and have done it as revenge to Nicole for keeping the baby from him. This would be an amazing storyline, along with bringing Tony back from the dead to fight his father to make the DiMera family name good. I can see Tony and EJ going to battle over DiMera Enterprises! EJ needs to be a bad boy again too!

    Days’ needs to keep Chloe on the show, and re-unite her with Daniel. They should raise Parker together, but bring back Philip as JKJ and Stephanie as Shelley Hening. They could have a twist here with the paternity up in the air, like Stephanie actually lied about the paternity because she is back with Philip, and was jealous of how time he was spending with Parker and Chloe. The whole paternity secret could be a lie! Good storytelling here is key.

    I would like to see Gabi leave the show, and give custody of her baby to Will and Sonny. Wilson is a great addition to the show. It would be great to see them raise the baby together.

    Nick can stay on the show, and be re-united with Chelsea.

    Days’ needs to can the following characters: Abe, Roman, Chad, Gabi, Cameron, Lucas, Billie, and any new characters they are thinking of hiring. None of these characters are any use to the show anymore.

    As far as the younger cast, they have Wilson, Abby and should be back Max for her, and Nick should be re-united with Chelsea.

    For the 30′s set: they have Philip, Stephanie, EJ, Rafe, Sami, Daniel, Chloe, Nicole, Eric, Brady, Kristen, and should bring back Belle, Shawn D., and Claire to add in the mix. Bristen, Danole are good couples, and they ca switch it up with the different characters. Nicole could be linked to EJ, Rafe, or Eric. Sami could be EJ or Rafe. This is a great set of characters for the 30′s set, that would bring a lot of drama, and a lot of fun!

    So,

    Older Actors to Stay: Maggie, Victor, Caroline, Doug, Julie (all on re-curring basis)

    Veterans: Jack, Jennifer, Shane, Kim, Tony, Anna, Kate, Stefano, John, Marlena, Bo, Hope (supercouples!), they could keep Abe and put him with Maxine (love her!)

    30′s set: Daniel, Chloe, Stephanie, Philip, Belle, Shawn D., Sami, EJ, Rafe, Kristen, and Brady

    younger set: Will, Sonny, Abby, Max, Chelsea, and Nick

    That’s around 35 cast members. A mix of heroes, supervillians, vets, supercouples, and they are who the fans want to see. Now, the writers need to write good storylines for this cast, and make it about romance, family ties, family wars, revenge, scandal, affairs, and friendships. I think if they did this, Days would attract more viewers, and people would tune in.

    Lastly, Lucas should stay, and the only new character to be casted should be his fiancee Autumn. Thanks.

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    Mary SF replied

    And if they did everything you suggested, there would be posts stating the show is filled with vets, they would be mad that the characters you would ditch would be gone, and Days was just rehashing the past because they have run out of new stories to tell.

    My point is everyone would like the show to be written the way they want it, and have the characters they would like to see, but an equal number of people who hate whatever you or anyone can come up with. So I stop wishing for the show to be the show I would write and I started to enjoy the show that was there and I found it a lot more bearable that way.

    Just remember, be careful for what you wish for just might get it— Days from the 80′s and 90′s seen as repeats when the present day Days eventually gets cancelled

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    Rj replied

    Good post, Sarah!!

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  40. Patricia says:

    I totally agree with all that Sarah has said! Great post from you Sarah!
    I hope everyone reads your post because it is covering all the show and it all makes sense!. Too bad Corday doesn’t have the brains that you do Sarah!

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  41. Rj says:

    Like to see more storylines with more involved plots-some investigation and intrigue that keeps you guessing and involved. Bo and Hope would be good at that.

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  42. tammy says:

    I agree that writters can reach a happy medium with the veteran characters
    As well as with the younger group, with a few exceptions. John is soooo boring with his monotonef acting. And thou I have no problem with gsy relationships, it turns my stomach upside down to watch it. If gonna have it im dtoryline, leave it suggestive (like Will &Grace). Bring Bo back and hire nrew writters who know how to tell a love story.

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  43. Maria Roy says:

    Let Peter Reckell come back and go after the DiMeras
    We need this kind of story line.who better
    To go after them then Bo. Lets get back to the
    Days when watching was exciting!! And bring
    Bo back

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  44. Carolyn says:

    Bring him back

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  45. JT says:

    At this point I just want Steve Patch Back. Bo with HIm would be icing on the cake But I think Patch’s story has not been told fully.

    1) Steve has never had the opportunity to raise his own child.
    2) Kayla’s explanation made little sense. He took a job with the ISA and that means he chose the ISA over her??? She supported her brothers in such jobs and Steve is not the type to take a little office job and she always knew that about him and loved him for his spirit!
    3) Steve has more facets that most soap men from heroics to vulnerability, flaws, music, laughter and wit to immense drama and sadness.

    Bring on a Patch, Days could use it. Tomlin is wrong to keep denying favorites just to promote a failed Passions. Tomlin may be the problem on Days.

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    theresa replied

    well said JT

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  46. Kristy says:

    DAYS and TPTB should do whatever they need to do to get PR back to DAYS!!! There is a big gap w/o him!!

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  47. theresa says:

    I am going to miss “Bo” I grew up with him on Days!! Good luck!!

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  48. carole says:

    BRING HIM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. CHERYL says:

    PLEASE BRING BO BRADY BACK!!! HOPE AND BO HAVE BEEN THE BEST COUPLE FOR THE LAST 37 YEARS THAT I HAVE BEEN WATCHING!! HOPE DOSEN’T EVEN SEEM LIKE HOPE ANYMORE!! IT’S LIKE EVERY SCENE SHE IS IN NOW IS SO FORCED AND FAKE. BRING BO BACK!! BRING BO BACK!!! HE WAS ALWAYS THE SHOWS BEST LEADING MAN!!! HE’S A MAN’S MAN AND VERY SEXY AND GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES!! DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY!!!!!!!!

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  50. Cheri says:

    Ken Corday:
    Please bring Peter Reckell back to Days! The show is not the same without Bo. As a 30 year fan of the show, I have barely been watching lately since he has left. I can’t stand Nick and Gabby, etc. so am no longer interested in watching. I watched because of Bo and Hope. Peter and Kristian are both talented actors and have a chemistry that cannot be compared. The show was such a hit because of the characters like Bo and Hope, Kayla and Steve, Kim and Shane, John and Marlena, and Jack and Jen. These are the characters that the 40+ aged fans want to see, we care about them, and have invested many years of our own time watching them, addicted to the show, never wanting to miss an episode! Now, I am going weeks, months actually without watching. Bo needs to come back soon! It would be great if he brought Patch or Shawn, Belle, and Claire back with him. I care more about Shawn and Belle than I ever will about Nick and Gabby. There is no chemistry there. Peter Reckell deserves a great storyline, come on writers get creative! He is a wonderful actor. The scenes at Zach’s graveside where Bo is angry and hysterical with grief were so heartbreaking and believable that I cried the whole time. He was excellent during his pop Shawn’s death on the plane, and during his pancreatic illness storyline. Kristian did an excellent job during Princess Gina, and nightime Hope. Watching them both is what keeps me glued to Days! Give them both the respect they deserve. The 80′s stories were the best, but it can be good again! Please listen to us fans of Bope!

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  51. Bo and Hope fan says:

    When I was a teen I had such a crush on Bo Brady! Now, even in my early 40′s I still think he is one of the hottest leading men of daytime! Bring Bo back! It has to be Peter Reckell, not a recast! No one could ever be Bo but him. He has played that character too many years to even try fill his shoes with another actor, and they had better not even try! Days is not the same without one of its main characters. The supercouple is not complete when Hope doesn’t have Bo!

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  52. Rebecca says:

    I think that bo should ride back into town on his
    Harley right through the town square to find hope
    Sitting there and she just gets so excited to see
    Him and she hops on the back and they go for
    A ride like they did years ago, I think either shawn & belle
    Should come back with him or Chelsea.. I think he should be
    The new security officer for the town square since there are a lot
    Of scenes there and a lot of bad things happen there, but the very first
    Thing I think he should do is take nick back to prison
    Or the crazy house in brazil Because he is insane

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  53. Rosie Cline says:

    I agree they needed to give Peter a more exciting role to play like they used to. Its like he might as well be a Grandpa and just have a few scenes. Everything is geared for the Teeny boppers and really dont want to know what happens in the lives of children just out of high school.. Wish Days was more like it used to be… been fan since 1964

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  54. Bo and Hope Fan says:

    I also think they need to bring back Peter Reckell as Bo Brady, We need a super couple on the show and Bo and Hope are a supercouple. Please get Peter to come back to the show miss him.

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  55. Barbara Dunning says:

    Are you kidding me people!!! Bring Bo back, poor Hope is lost without him. Her storyline is flat and you can’t have one without the other. Bring him back and get rid of Kristen, Chloe and her horrible mother Nancy, that should save you enough to get Bo back. Please!!!!

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  56. CATHY says:

    We really miss Bo on Days of Our Lives. There is a lot of story line for Hope and Bo to be written for their ages. Come on writers. Get these two back together on the show and get some better story lines going than Stefano Dimera. So so sick of his storyline.
    Also do not sell/give my email address out to anyone.

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  57. kaymcewen says:

    i have been watching days for 40 years. all i can say is you need new writers. thank goodness reckell is standing up for himself. your program has turned into an all time evil program. it is all about gays, people hating each other. how to get the best on one another. I always thought days had some religious tones, which was wonderful. I would not recommend any young people watching this program. Life has hardships but not like these. Bring back the decent people John/Marlena Beau/Hope Victor/Maggie Jennifer/DrJonas. Make family life a decent program to watch!

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    mary ann replied

    Ditto

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    Rosy replied

    I have been watching Days for 30 years now and I am counting on Days writers to do the right thing and bring back Peter Reckell as Bo. The show is not the same without Hope & Bo; they are a legendary couple for Days. Please bring Bo back!!

  58. Suzy Ashford says:

    Where does hope think he is? Did the seperate (on the show)? Did he run off with some one else? What was his excuse for leaving salem? Hope doesn’t seam to broken up about it.
    Would really like to see him return

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  59. Diane says:

    Bring back Bo. Get better writers.

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  60. Vicky says:

    They need to do everything it takes to bring Bo back. Some of the story lines they are coming up with are just kind of lame. Please bring Peter Reckell back to days.

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  61. BARBARA J WASHINGTON says:

    not the same with out bo. tou are missed.peter i hope you come back. it’s

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  62. Sally Holtz says:

    I’m sorry that Peter Reckell isn’t on Days any more. I think some of the storylines haven’t been good, especially Sammy’s decision to get together with EJ. I can understand an actor wanting some good lines. But it just doesn’t seem right that Bo isn’t with Hope any more. I do hope Peter finds some good material to do because he is a good actor. Why can’t the writers on Days come up with some really good material for Peter?

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    Misty replied

    Yes, ans Sammi belongs with Rafe, and the Demeras are not a part of the Bradys
    as a couple she back in her apartment, EJ and his Dad were going too harm
    Allie? now she lives there??

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  63. Joyce McLaughlin says:

    Please,Please, Please I beg you to return “Bo” (Peter Reckell)—Bo and Hope are Ricky and Lucy! PLEASE!

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    Sam-Spade replied

    I agree….Bring Bo back!!!

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  64. jaylee says:

    i have watched days since i was 9 yrs old nd will be turning 43 n 5 months .. i love bo brady a nd the show has not been the same without him .. i have consider not watching any more i dont watch as much as i use to . bo gone nd kristen nd nick back just dont seem the same i liked it better when kristen nd nick was gone nd bo was there PLEASE PETER RECKELL AKA BO BRADY COME HOME 2 SALEM ….

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    Misty replied

    Peter come back, fans miss you! you took away good actors and ladies also. I think Cameron and his mom is taking care of his sister Lex who had that dangerous surgery and that man found out and is black mailing him.Thats a great
    storyline or all of these missing people ( maybe a dream). I love Days but I miss so many!

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  65. kathy says:

    We want Beau back!!!!!!!!!!

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  66. Marie says:

    I have always loved Peter Reckell on Days Of Our Lives, and he will be missed terribly. I do hope he plans on returning to the show in the near future. Unfortunately, the show can not only be about him, there are others on the show. There was a very long run on Bo and Hope, now it’s Sammy and EJ’s turn. Please bring Bo back before you make another charactor end up with a split personality (Omg!)

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  67. jessie says:

    bring back bo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. Yvonne Bullard says:

    We will quit watching Days if he does not return. Give him what he is worth and what he is asking for. Please!!!!!

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  69. Sharlyce Hudson says:

    I have been wondering where Peter Reckell was, what ever Ken needs to do, then he needs to do, I remember back in the 80′s when Bo and Hope got married I called in sick just to watch the wedding!!!! Please give him a story line where he and others may SHINE!!!!!

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  70. Judy says:

    Please bring Bo Brady back to days.

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  71. Lakeshia Smith says:

    I feel Peter should be bought back to show and given more important and dangerous roles to play with hope. I like to see the two of them working on cases together. Please do what you have to do to get him back. I have been watching days for over 20 yrs now and there is no one else for Hope but Bo. Would love to see Shawn Douglas come back also.

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  72. Ann Murrey says:

    I have watched Days of Our Lives from the very beginng.I have watch Bo & Hope grow together.I remember at the binng of their episodes it was verry exciting to see how thwy interacted together.They had some very exciting moments.I also remember when they tried to replace him before & how it turned out.If you want to get rid of someone get rid of Nick Fallons chararter he’s boring.So if that’s all Peter Reckell wants is more exciting & more action for God sake give it to him.You really don’t want to loose a long time character or long time fans.

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  73. Mary darr says:

    Bring back Bo and get rid of Nick.

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    chicklet replied

    Bring Bo back and get a decent storyline for both him and Hope. They have stuck out for so long and for reason a good storyline has not developed for them for the last several years. They have managed to give Jennifer a story-line, which is getting boring as it has gone on far too long. Bo and Hope are a classic and need to be together. A murder mystrey with intrigue and romance is what Salem needs for Bo and Hope.

    No more highschool story lines with does he love, does he not.

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  74. Dorothy Gore says:

    Have been watching Bo and Hope since they were teenagers. They are the show and should be that again. Please try to come to some understanding and new story line for the couple. We miss them in their adventures and would like to see more. The soap was the best and should be again. Ratings will increase with better story lines. The best soap to watch and do not want it to go away. New and better story line for Bo and Hope, Marlena and John. Thank you and will keep watching. Help the show.

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  75. Dorothy Gore says:

    BRING BO BACK HE IS THE BEST

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  76. Mar!lyn says:

    Closure.
    Maybe Stefano needs to bring an imposter to shake it up a bit.. Cause that how he rolls. Do the right thing. But I think the fans need closure..
    Just sayin.

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  77. beverlywhite says:

    Him and hope were the star of the show for years very sorry its not like it was in thd 80s and90s miss a lot of the main character like kim and her husband john and marlena its a shame it has to change

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  78. d says:

    I have been watching days forever and I’m now 65 and I remember when you replaced Bo with someone else and I quit watching until he came back. Bo and Hope belong together like Tom and Alice. They are what holds the show together. I agree with Peter he needs a better storyline and that is what the writer need to do before everyone jumps ship for something else. I’m one who will jump if it doesn’t get better.

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  79. linda says:

    Bring him back – He is “DAYS” There is no Hope and Sierra without BO – if you need a story line – bring back Shawn Douglas and Bell. That would be great – and I really like bringing back all the regulars that were on. dont ever take Days of our Lives off the air. Thank you for all the years and hope many more to come

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    linda replied

    I have also watched Bo since the beginning – BRING HIM BACK and get rid of Nick – I do not like watching him – he is awful

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  80. Michele says:

    Yes please bring Bo back at least to help his little girl and finally let one couple who has been through so much go away together. Sail around the world or die and have hope come back but this is a lousy ending of Bo ! Or get that other Bo look slike back for the end story Come On !

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  81. sheila says:

    I’ve been watching DOOL since I was little. The show is not the same without Bo. When they had a different Bo, I almost couldn’t watch. They use to have some great stories. The kind you couldn’t wait till the next show. Put Sami back with Lucas. Brinh Shawn & Belle back. Phillip also.

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  82. Danielle wood says:

    I think that the Days crew, should do what ever it takes to get the real Bo Brady ( Peter Reckel l) to come back. Come on guys. Give him a exciting role again. Bo is not a stay behind the action person. He is a kick ass and save the day hero.

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  83. Pearl Nitche says:

    Peter is right. Days should give him a powerful storyline. After all, he is one of the originals.

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  84. Jo says:

    I have watched Days of Our Lives since 1971. I was disappointed to learn that Bo had been taken off the show. I don’t think the show will be anywhere near what it was with him not being there. I miss seeing him with Hope and Ciara. What a loss. I keep telling myself it is time to stop watching, but have enjoyed watching the careers of the actors. However, with Bo leaving the show I really think I might consider the decision to stop watching. I do like Daniel Jonas being added. Several of the others I could do without.
    What a shame.

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  85. Sandy Scipione says:

    After retiring, I wanted to get back to watching Days of Our Lives and find now the storylines are BORING! Now that Bo’s gone the show seems uneventful. I miss the days of Roman, Bo and Shane plotting and fighting Stefano who appears to be getting ready to leave the show. John Black has lost his magic and I can barely look at this man now. I particularly did not like the introduction of Will and Sonny into the storyline. Not much to guess about that! Too much on Sami whose looking more like a sociopath. The show seems to glorify a dysfunctional family who can’t get their act together but then again I guess that’s why the show is watched. We all want to see someone else in worse trouble than we’re in. I had hoped Bo would be spotlighted along with Hope in bringing down Stefano but it looks like EJ is going to do that all on his own. I do greatly miss Stefano’s son Tony………… Bring Bo back or I go!!!!!

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  86. Deb says:

    I started watching days when I was 10 with my grandma and mom back when the show was still in black and white. I know telling my age. I gotta say they need to bring back some veterans to days. Where is the romance we had between John and Marlana. Why would you let Peter Reckle leave because he has no story line. come on he and Hope are both cops you could do so much with there characters. Patch and Kayla come on they were awesome together. I agree with some one else who said they should bring back ISA having John and Shane working together and even bringing Kim back.They could have an awesome story line going with the irs and the cops in salem including Roman, Bo,Abe. I know we need storylines going for the young actors I get that and I like the young on days but we really need some good story lines from the characters we have watched for years and love. For us people who have been watching since the beginning we want some story with our veterans some good love and romance and trials and all that good stuff that make a good story line. poor Sammy pick some one for her and be done with it her poor kids she is a mother and a grandma. They need to let her character start growing up. I love when they let Victor and Maggie have story lines they are both so strong willed it is awesome to watch both of them. well these are my opinions hopefully someone will read them and think about adding some awesome story lines for our vets.Right now they are just wasting away. would love to see Roman and Kate fall in love again. all the things they would go thru while she tries to be good because she loves him but she just cant. Find someone for Rafe and let us watch him fall in love again. Who out there agrees with me

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    Lisa Murphy replied

    I am tired of Will and boyfriend with their meaningless “kissing” They need some Ladies making true love!!! The Boys are boring………My Opinion :)

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    Vanessa Smith replied

    YES YES

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    Robin replied

    Agree!! Also, don’t need to see Will and Sonny kissing, ugh!

  87. Jennifer Yount says:

    I would love to see “Bo” back on Days. Both he and Hope are two of my favorites and I have watched them come and go. I believe that the Days writers need to give both Hope and Bo a new twist to their characters.. possibly open up a detective agency again with Bo and Patch. It’s getting really boring watching the same old stuff, I really don’t care for the way they are writing lately. Who cares about Kristen, I never have, she is boring, old and not sexy at all. To have her sleeping with everyone only makes the show seem desperate.

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  88. Pam says:

    I think there is a lot that can be done at days especially for Bo Brady and all cast members I miss when the stories were written and all the cast members where invoved bo and hope shane kim even mr and mrs Horton etc everybody did something to help with a case .
    you have police station and lawyers Dr. and hospitals you have computers and anything in the news today to have stories to tell primetime does it bring somebody in that a villain that Stefano and victor and the hortons and bradys all have to team up

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  89. micki says:

    I want Bo back n days. he has been on for years and he was a good actor. why did you quit giving him a good storyline. we all miss him. and Hope needs him. bring him backkkkkkkkk

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  90. Melissa says:

    I have been watching Days of our Lives for most of my life. I agree. Peter Reckell, Bo should be back with Hope. It is not the same without him. Also I agree they used to have such good story lines, but here lately, it doesn’t seem like the same show that I have watched and loved for years. I also think that Bo and Hope and Jennifer and Daniel deserve some happiness. I like Jennifer and Daniel together, almost as much as I love seeing Bo and Hope together. That is so out of character for Bo just to leave Hope in Salem and him off doing whatever and Hope pretends to talk to him. Please get Peter Reckell (Bo) back. Not someone else to try and fill his shoes that didn’t work last time that idea was tried several years ago. We need Peter Reckell back as Bo alongside of Hope.

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  91. Rose Fackler says:

    We need Bo Brady back PLEASE, he is the reason i watch Days. Please I have been watching Days since 1972

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  92. Harriet Matthies says:

    I miss Peter Reckell on Days so much. It’s just not the same without Bo with Hope. I am really hoping he will reconsider his leaving and come back. I am hearing he may join the cast of General Hospital, I’m hoping that’s only a rumor. We miss you Peter please come home to the soap and fans who love you.

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  93. Dotty Rose says:

    tBring him back. The story lines for awhile now have stunk.

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  94. Marla Groenhoff says:

    Need to bring Bo back and increase storyline with Bo & Hope. Storyline with Sami & EJ is getting monotonous!!!!!!! EJ & Sami are a disgusting couple.

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    Marla Groenhoff replied

    Need to bring Bo back and increase storyling to include Bo & Hope. Storyline with Sami & EJ is getting monotonous!!!!!!!!!!!! EJ & Sami are a disgusting couple.

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  95. Cheri says:

    I’ve been watching Days since I was a young girl with my mom. PLEASE bring Bo back. It’s not the same without Bo & Hope, they need a power couple. “Bo” would have never walked out on Hope. The young actors just don’t have the same chemistry. And get rid of the gay actors, I have to turn my head when they kiss.

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  96. redknight says:

    BAck in the days when i saw days of our lives i loved the dynamic of shane bo and patch working together to tear down stefano demara. So why cant the writers go back to storys like that have both patch and shane come back to go find bo. And wind up working on taking stefano the phoenix down. All do to the meddling of ej and kate working to undermine stefano for his past sins.

    I mean those were the exciting episodes i could not wait to see when my sister and i were in 5th grade last several years its been very boring .Heck bring backtony dimera whom is also sposed to be dead. I mean if stefano can rise from the ashses time and again why not tony.

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  97. Margaret Shuman says:

    I have been watching DAYS OF OUR LIVES since the beginning 1965. I love Peter Reckell [BO]. I really miss him and would love to see him come back. It’s not the same without him[BO].PLEASE BO COME BACK!

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  98. Trish says:

    Why not recast the role with Robert Kelker-Kelly? They did that in 1992 and he was a really good recast because he looks so much like Peter Reckell and also is a good actor. I believe the only reason he didn’t last longer is because Peter decided he wanted the role back. This time they should cast Robert with guarantee that they will not take Reckell back again. That is my feeling on the matter.

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  99. martha abernathy says:

    I thank Bo should work out something to get him back you no he needs a good story line
    and he can help get sammy off for murder and it just isn’t right for his fans as well as his days family either make him a better offer to get him back he needs to return home
    at days theres always hope make him a offer he can’t refuse

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  100. Todd Wittenburg says:

    I TRULY UNDERSTAND WHERE PETERS COMING FROM BUT HE IS THE MAIN REASON I BECAME ADDICTED TO DOOL. HIS CHARACHTERS ROLE WAS JUST SO COOL. I HAVE TO HAVE HIM BACK ON THE SHOW. ITS LIKE LOSING A FAMILY MEMBER.

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    Mary replied

    I agree…..the super couples and long time characters are like family members. This is the only soap left that I have been watching forever, the others have gone off the air and with the current storylines, not too excited abt the show. Haven’t watched it in awhile. When couples have chemistry, the worst thing is to destroy them.

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  101. Kelly McGregor says:

    why hasn’t anyone mentioned BO and Sierra. They were good together and
    made it a very healthy story line. We all can forget our own problems for 1 hour
    a day as we get glued to other peoples problems. Bring back Bo, Sean, Belle and
    some of the others and your ratings will go UP.

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  102. Gailsie says:

    been here forty years and hope to be all “the days of my life.” Whatever happens makes for a fun hour every day (thanks DVR). Please never go away!

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  103. Anita Piacenta says:

    I 100% agree with SARAH, above’s post. She was spot on! Peter Reckell needs to be brought back as Bo ASAP and back with Hope. Fans who have been loyal since day one deserve to see their favorites when they tune in daily. I always saw Bo & Hope as ending up being the next Tom & Alice of Salem and now Corday has killed that idea. Sick of all the teenyboppers on the show! We want REAL love stores like the old days – Bo & Hope, Steve & Kayla, Jen & Jack, Marlena & John – we are left with Sami and every other guy on the show. I don’t even watch anymore and am still hoping for a return of Peter Reckell and his character of Bo to save the day and the show! Bring back Bo Brady now!

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  104. Anita says:

    I miss Jack with Jennifer. Also miss Kimberly and Shane. Some of these younger actors are a total bore.. Like, Jennifer’s 2 kids. They can leave any day. I do think Kristin is interesting. John and Marlene don’t hold much interest anymore. I would rather have Kimberly back than her boring daughter, Teresa. I’ve been watching this show since the 1970′s.Bo and hope needed a storyline. I can see why Peter Reckell left the show. There’s not much purpose for Hope on there anymore.

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  105. Jayden says:

    Bring Bo back>I admit his line got boring.I want him to be a cop as always..And Jennifer I despise she is not my favorite and whine face.And raping a priest that’s LOW… Please get a grip I have loved your soap I have watched all my life..Roman poor fellow give him a life..Place him with Nicole get Kayla a life please not with Abe.I disgust the Will and boyfriend and really when they kiss r in bed I and lots more women almost stop watching and if I didn’t have a DVR to skip This I would not watch.And it takes all of us women like me to keep watching this show to keep it going.I know at least 20 that want watch due to those scenes and this is small town.

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    Renee replied

    Jayden, I agree with you 100%

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  106. Renee says:

    They need to bring Bo back, the show is not the same without the old cast. I don’t know what the new writers are thinking but the show is not the same since they started to write, I have been watching days for 40 years and it is really starting to annoy me. All the new characters cannot compare to the older ones, and I can’t stand to see two men kissing it literally turns my stomach, I don’t care if you are gay but please don’t shove it down my throat, whenever they start to kiss I have to turn the channel.

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  107. Mary says:

    Bring him back……the super couples and main characters that are loved by all are what makes the show. Losing our top characters keeps ratings down and long-timers as myself, stop watching. The producers need to listen to the super couples and give them the challenges on the show as they deserve.

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  108. Rusty Tillotson says:

    I think he should return if possible,he is too important,to leave the story . He has been a main character for many years he must return.

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  109. Rusty Tillotson says:

    Peter Reckell is to important a character to leave this show he has been a top person on this show for many years he must return if at all possible.

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    Rusty Tillotson replied

    Bo Brady is to important a character on this show to be replaced, he has been a top player for many years and must return if at all possible

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  110. Merry joy says:

    We need Peter back!!!!!!!!!

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  111. pz says:

    The problem with Bo is he is boring and his character needs to be jazzed up. He has been gone an awful long time, may be he his hiding something????? Maybe his character should be hiding something???? Make him as exciting as EJ. Something that would challenge him as an actor.

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  112. Linda Lynn says:

    Want him back. Not the same without him.

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  113. Betsy says:

    DOOL is just not the same without Bo. Bring him back!!!!!

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  114. Sally says:

    DAYS is getting boring, the blue chip, no one seems to look at, that identifies who was in bed with the priest. of course there’s the ole man who gets away with everything, murder ect. JJ a big wimp, and his mother little miss soft spoken , start putting these characters into humans , any mother who’s child has gotten into drugs like he has would of been out if her mind with worry, and wouldn’t just speak to the kid so softly. The show is going no where. same ole same ole everyday. Lets get a story line going here, something us viewers will look forward to the next day. Haven’t changed a thing in months. Life moves along, and lets get the drug induced little chick moving on into a criminal life, like she deservers, catch her with the drugs ,
    Now I know why Peter left, he and the show are a joke already.

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  115. Kelly says:

    I have been watching Days since November 1970 when I was ready to deliver my first and only son. I was sent to bed for the last 2 months and got hooked. It was nice to watch a show that had good promise to it. If I was having a bad day I would turn on Days and someone like Bo or Alice and tom were worse off than me. Why not bring back Bo and Hope’s love story, with so much bad stuff going on in every ones lives we need Love, Romance, something to look forward to. Let Daniel finally have some love in his life with Jen. Come on writers of Corday bring back Bo and let us have something to look forward to in OUR lives…….

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    Vanessa Smith replied

    I so agree …

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  116. Robin says:

    he should come back to his family Days is moving a little to slow they should move on with secerts and go to the next one

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  117. Jenny Johnson says:

    I have watched this show since 1968 . There is no good reason to not revitalize Bo’s role in the show. Quit adding lame characters, weird unreal scenarios and deal with tried and true characters like Bo and Hope with real life and realistic adventures, problems, and life like solutions. Come on you have great writers give us what we want with characters we love!

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  118. Linda says:

    I feel the show is missing out on having Peter apart of the show. I have watched days for many many years. I miss not seeing Peter on the set. Also at this time, I would like to say I dislike the scenes with the guy scenes on it. I fast forward through them. I feel I am forced to have to watch it or stop watching a show I truly love. Scratch the guy scenes and bring exciting challenging scenes for Bo and the other actors!

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  119. Lisa M. says:

    I have watched the show since it began. I’m 54. I DEARLY miss Bo being there for Hope (Peter Reckell). The storyline is silly now with every few weeks Ciara and Hope pining over him still being gone. Peter Reckell MADE Bo….it would be wrong and cruel to the audience to bring someone in to replace him.

    I so dearly hope Days producers will bring him back. I’m soooo glad they are bringing back John…I sure hope it’s not as it has been though. Marlena and John need to reunite!

    Also, I know the producers felt they should put in a gay story line. But, way too many storylines have been made with it. Am soooooooo sick of seeing that. Thanks

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  120. Vanessa Smith says:

    Bring Bo back with story lines for him and Hope. !!!!

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  121. Debe says:

    Yes they need to bring Peter Reckle back. People love Bo. They need a storyline for Roman a love affair between him and Kate and what about Kayla you are not using her at all. I am so over this Teresa character come on days you can do better then this cant you. You have been on the air a long time and I have been watching the whole time. but these stroy lines are getting lame. come on we just got over a long drawn out murder where Sammy was involved now were back at it again. Please we need bo and Hope doing what they do best.story lines for John and Marlana Roman Rafe needs a love intrest. I am so sick of how you keep tearing Jennifer and Danuiel apart it is all getting rediculous. I understand you have to have characters for the young but what about us 40,50 & 30 yrs old who have been faithful since day one.

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  122. Debra Drane says:

    Bo Brady is my favorite actor on Days of our Lives since I was a teenager. Only Peter Reckell. I love his character. Please please bring him back.

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  123. Donna says:

    We miss you so. What is Days without Beau/Hope. Please reconsider!

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  124. Diane Toothill says:

    We have enjoyed Bo for a long time. He rises to the top of the Salem PD characters as the most able detective, and the bravest. The story line issue could be addressed by having Bo do some really creative police work secretly in parallel with existing story lines. For example, Kristen’s poisoning of Father Eric is a police matter, not something a surgeon (Daniel) should undertake! Daniel supplies the know-how and consultation on the drugs and identifying them, but the police could confiscate Kristen’s computer and find documents & e-mails she has deleted with advanced technology. Bo could also spearhead the effort to identify Stefano’s scientific contacts one of whom is behind the drug and masking agent used to discredit Father Eric. BRING HIM BACK, PLEASE!
    He is also a great father to Ciera, and could do some creative things along those lines too, such as organizing a “kid watch” to spy on bad guys (and guyettes like Kristen). BRING CIERA’S DAD BACK!

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  125. Eunice says:

    Bring Bo back whatever it takes

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  126. carole schaffer says:

    I miss Bo Brady on the show. He and Hope were a great couple and I hope he may return in the future,

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  127. nancy says:

    it think the show is not the same without bo and hope together so the producers need to do something about it now.

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    Ann replied

    You are 100% correct!

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  128. Debbie says:

    I miss him on this show, I so hope they find him some good parts…I never in my wildest freamd thought of him and Hope not being together….

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  129. tammy says:

    Miss you peter I been watching you on days from age 11 years old I can’t believe you are no longer on the show my heart is hurt but I understand you want to work not just be on a show and not have a porpose good luck with your next job love you bo.

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  130. Barbara says:

    I have been watching DOOL since I was a little girl–I would come home from school and mom would be watching it. Still love the show but—get rid of Stefano-such a yucky story line. Bring back John and Bo–even Steve if he would come. Ya some of these characters need to just pop in once in awhile but change some things!! Love Jennifer-but quit making her a whiny cry baby, she is a good actress and can carry her story line.
    Ej and Sammy are getting old too–and for goodness sake get the old Will back!!

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  131. Tootsie says:

    I agree with the current story lines. The younger groups are NOT the old Days of our Lives excitement. I think of John & Marlena, Bo & Hope, Daniel & Jennifer, couples that make the story sizzle. I would like to see Maggie start drinking again. I also agree that the Nick, Gabi, Will, Sonny story needs to GO. Give Rafe a gal that is exciting & lights up the script. I have been watching this soap since the beginning & it has fallen to the bottom of my list at this time. Tho I never give up on the program, I repeat, bring back some of the older people & liven up the soap. No more whining & droning on & on……….

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  132. Tootsie says:

    I must correct my first statement. I agree the current story lines MUST GO.

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  133. sherrill says:

    Seems soap stars have to take turns having the top story. He’s had lots of turns, he can rest on his laurels….. We miss him, but it leaves interesting possibilities for Hope…..

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  134. winnie baker says:

    please bring him back…give him better story lines…..and of course more money!

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  135. winnie baker says:

    Bring him back and he can investigate the Kate , Sami and Gabbi troubles. Also, investigate EJ and his involvement with Kristen. He knew all along and to my knowledge this has nit been revealed.

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  136. jacquie campbell says:

    Whatever decision you are sorely missed.

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  137. Rodney Parks says:

    It is unfortunate that TV, Movie Producers and Writers have their head up their butts and not in the arenas of the crowds of popularity that put them in a job in the first place. I have been a DOOL fan since I was 5 years old, would watch it with my mom everyday and when Bo and Hope were introduced that spawned such a since of a hopeless romantic in myself. And in those days back when family values meant something, you had Tom and Alice, the solid rock of the family, people needed that then and they need that now. It is sad that show after show and movie after movie, we the public are ignored. I think the entertainment world forgets, it is entertainment for the public, the fans and not their egos and bad creativity. The TV/Movie world was created for marketing and advertising, so why would anyone want to buy anything from companies that ignore the fans and the public needs. Look at Knight Rider and all the failed attempts to bring it back. The fans don’t want a reconstruction of the shows heart and soul, just more of what made it great. We know there are going to be new things, new stories and even new actors but don’t destroy the back bone, the soul of these shows, they should be honoring the art by continuing its legacy.

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  138. ERika says:

    bring Bo back! A majopr part of the show. Can’t be ignored to the story! Really miss him, Do not miss John Black!`

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  139. Andrea says:

    I am in the minority here, but Peter Reckell was never my favorite. The gentleman who portrays Aiden has shown more acting demension in the few scences he has been in than Peter ever did.

    Also, all this hating on Will and Sonny because they are a gay couple amazes me. Get with the times ; it’s 2014. A world without gays (or more realistically a world where gays are forced to hide) is never going to happen. If you listened to some of Sonny’s lines you will realize that when more gays come out of the closet, more people will be forced to come to terms with the fact that they are related to and love someone who is gay. The fact that 10 percent of the population is gay means you know someone who is gay. You
    just may not know you know them, which means they don’t feel safe telling you. This could be your own children.

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  140. Renee says:

    Either kill him or bring him back!

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  141. Carol Long says:

    I have been watching “Days” since it began, with my Mom. While i was in school, she would watch it and then tell me what happened! I met Bo in Pittsburgh, PA at a car show, where he allowed pictures of us, and autographed a photo for me. I cherish it! He and Hope make a perfect couple, and should stay together. His contract should be extended!! Give him everything he deserves. He is a fantastic actor, and deserves only the best. Miss you BO.

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  142. Roberta says:

    I have been watching for 30 years and I think Bo needs to be part of the Brady clan! Bring him back! Please, please, please!

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  143. Connie says:

    you sure it did not have anything to do with the (gay story line) Days used to be a super daytime soap. However, recently story lines are awful. I love the story line about Jennifer & Daniel. I hope it will continue. The gay store line makes me sick & when it starts up U turn to another station.

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    Connie replied

    As far as Bo is concerned, he and Hope have been a great couple for a very long time. I hope everything can be worked out. Most everyone loves Bo and wants him back.

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  144. Marie says:

    Oh I miss Bo so much, i statred watching ( 1970) when we were off for summer breaks and when i was home taking care of my children started watching again. Bring Bo back and give him more of a story line.

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  145. Teresa says:

    I agree that Bo and Hope needed a better storyline. They are very good actors and were getting very sloppy storylines. I think NBC should bring Bo back because he and Hope have been the foundation of Days for many years. The old timers like myself enjoyed watching Bo and Hope hunt down the bad guys and we all get tired of watching all the people in Salem sleep together. Just my thoughts.

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  146. Susan FLEMING says:

    Bring Bo Back. Has not been the same without him and never will be. He needs a good storyline. He needs a good storyline. I watched him since the first day he was on. There can only be a Bo And Hope. The show needs to go back to the Bradys and the Hortons. I don’t even want to watch it anymore.

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  147. Renee says:

    It time for Bo (played by whomever) to return to Salem and his family.

    Without out Bo, Hope has no “rock” and his daughter, Siarra, has all the symptons of child abuse.

    This is a very poor example to set for children of any age. Child abuse can be subtle as in this case and we all need better examples, which Days of Our Lives used to supply.

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  148. Brenda Ferguson says:

    Yes he should be brought back and have a dramatizing exit instead of leaving it hanging for people to think he may come back. I do not like seeing Hope and Sierra hanging and thinking he might come back if he has no intention. Write him off in a plane crash, a coma or you know how to write these lines. I do not want her to get in another relationship.

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  149. Melba says:

    Every time I see Sami and EJ together I still can’t believe the writers think we should forget all the stuff EJ had done to Sami and of all things how it is never brought up that EJ was a part of the fake Rafe and that EJ allowed Sami to be intimate with a total stranger…how could she ever forgive him for that.. I know it is only a story but like to see a storyline be a little more realistic. A woman would never forgive or forget that.. I wished that Rafe and Sami would have stayed together I thought they could have been the next power couple like BO & Hope… The storyline is missing a power couple… Marlena and John is over…Bo and hope no more. I feel that they need to kill BO off because his character would have never left his family behind and not been there for Ciara.. Or let’s just replace him..yes it would be hard to get use to but Bo was replaced back in the day… and I got use to him… of course that’s when Billie and Bo was together. I can’t stand how marlena and John never talk about Belle and their granddaughter Claire..at least have them talking to them on the phone. Again just need to make it seem more real…….

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  150. colleen says:

    Have watched Days since 1978, love it! Miss Bo (Peter Reckell) though, please get him back. Find better storylines for him if he needs it!

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  151. nancycampbell says:

    Days should exband Peters storie lines and he should grow into the roll of patrarchand Hope as matriarch thru the coming years,I had always thought it would be that way

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  152. the big1 says:

    i think that days needs to bring back some scenes that needs closure bring back all the brady brothers, patch,shane,and let them go and shut stefano down for once these characters being trying for years to do so let dimera finally die he always come back anyway just for the rating thats something as a fam i havent seen for twenty years then let kristen come back and fight for the old man and do how stefano do just to change it up

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  153. VondaleneStrong says:

    I too am going to stop watching Days! … Bo was the final straw. All the good actors are gone or no storyline for them anymore. I don’t mind the younger crowd coming in for awhile , but where is the acting? These young actors are not cutting it for me! We need Bo and Hope back together, and some more mischief from the Dimeras!

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  154. Jo says:

    I read a few of the statements people posted last year and I agree with them.
    John and Marlena need to be together just like Bo and Hope. Nick is a bad seed and the story
    Needs to go away. Gabby needs her head examined as the writers do.

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  155. Marilyn says:

    Please let Peter have a say in the soap. He is sorely missed. Think of the show, bring Peter (B0) back now at any cost. The lawyer playing opposite Hope is nice but not for her, bring back Peter.

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  156. M.C. Kimbro says:

    It would be fabulouse to have Peter Reckell return to “Days of our Lives”, however, his decision to leave is understandable. He is an excellent actor and the scripts for him were not doing him justice. Get some good writing going and entice him. Please pull “Days” out of this big slump. I’ve watched it since 1970 and I’ve seen it ramped up before! Do something daring! Keep us on the edge of our seats.
    Why are Y & R, B & B so successful? We can always learn from others, other shows, and this show’s actors.

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  157. ladonna says:

    Bring Peter Reckell back.Find a good story line for him.alot of what you have on here now is Boring and Hope too.

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  158. steph says:

    I adored Peter, sad he left. I came here to see why and if he’d return. Just sad. Now with Samantha leaving im just not sure anymore. I work and dont catch many but try to keep up! The younger crowd are having their time, I get it. Its just sad the older folks story lines are so stale…

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  159. viva says:

    Yes, would be great for him to comeback, but I fully agree, have a GREAT storyline first. It was really and awful storyline when he left, don’t blame him at all. Some of the storylines they have are not interesting at all. I only tune in to the ones I enjoy ….. Bo would be great to come back…for Sierra anyway!

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  160. Anita Kennnedy says:

    Need to give Peter the lead they could be the next Hortons only more exciting couple they can rockDayed

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  161. Jennifer Arnold says:

    I liked Bo Brady on Days of our Lives. He was a great actor on the show and the show is not the same since he left. I miss him a lot. I wish he would come back to Days of our Lives. the show needs you Bo and so does Hope and Ciara.

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  162. Steve Knight says:

    It would be nice if they would fix things that have gone so wrong , over the last few years and succession of writers. I never knew (till now ) why Peter left Days. Now that I do , my ideas have changed.
    They certainly could bring Bo and finish out his story , the right way . Stephano was to blame. He had Bo caught and held , while someone imitated him on the phone. Bo gets loose and returns to Salem . Hope and Bo reunite . Happy days are here again!
    While we’re at it , fix the others too. John & Marlena , Steve & Kayla .
    Daniel & Jennifer have a chance , but drop the excessive drama circling them , that’s why they can’t get straightened out. Victor & Maggie are good together , and are the closest we have to Tom & Alice . Doug & Julie? I am really tired of Julie after her
    “Nick-is-a-saint” appearance . EJ & Sammi ? The best thing for them is to leave the show. They should make up and leave together.
    Regardless , we need the older characters along with the newer ; that’s the only way it will ever have a chance of claiming any of it’s former glory.
    BRING BACK BO!

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  163. Jennifer says:

    Amen! Bring back the favorites. These writers need to re watch the 80-90 ‘s episodes again. Those were the best (Bo and Hope, John and Marlana, Patch and Kayla, love triangles, action, romance, etc ). Now it’s boring. I fatty forward through most of it. Get the original couples back, get Jennifer and Daniel together already, straighten Brady up, do the dance like they did with Cloe when she first came on. Don’t put Hope with anyone else but Bo. Get this show back to where it was.

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  164. Norma says:

    I agree the storylines with Bo and Hope should have been better and I know from the past the writer’s have written great storylines for Bo and Hope.So what’s wrong now?Please bring Bo back to Hope in New Orlenes.

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  165. tc says:

    Give the actor what he wants. Give him a decent storyline. I am sick of Sami and AJ
    on and off. Now they had to bring in Teresa character, too long a storyline with
    Kristen and Eric, Brady, tooooo long. It needs good writing. Not there.
    Bring Bo back!!!!!

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  166. Lisa mimbs says:

    I have been for 32years of yours as well as days of our lives days of our lives needs no Brady back as well as fancy face needs you back it would make a great story line between Bo hope and aiden think about it

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  167. Rene says:

    I miss Bo! Hope and Bo have been together so long and Days needs him back- please don’t break them up; if he has to go, then let Hope and Cierra move to where Bo is??? but don’t let Bo die and Please Don’t let another man come on the show as another Bo. And please let John and Marlena get back together. If you have to take someone off the show, PLEASE take Nicole- I AM SICK OF HER!

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  168. Dusty says:

    I have always loved Bo and hope and thought they would take up where Tom and Alice left off. They should be the one couple that would stay together. Give him what he wants and get him back on the show!

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  169. Vicki says:

    Bring Bo back, he and Hope make an amazing team. Give the man a good story line. Be done with Sami, EJ and Kristen…so boring. Days is not the same without Bo.

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  170. Colleen says:

    PLEASE bring Bo back!! I miss him with Hope! They made the family with Ciera. Give him a story line. Samantha and EJ need to move on. Come back Bo. Please wake up John and get back with Marlena.

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  171. GrammieBev says:

    Please pay the man what he wants! You know you have the money especially with Sami and EJ leaving, although I’m not at all happy with that either. You finally have EJ showing some admiral qualities and now you are sending him away too. You are killing you fans with your destruction of the families. I agree with the statement that Salem needs to man up with the real men, like Bo and John. The days of soaps is in decline, not because of the lack of loyalty of the viewers for the long time characters. Where are the creative writers for this show? Pay up you producers, please !

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  172. Pat Gallo says:

    You should have given him the reigns to do creative things….When Stefano and Bo and Marlena got into a mess it was great story lines.

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  173. S. J. Stubbs says:

    I think that the producers, sponsors and any one else who wants younger actors to get the younger people needs to remember that back in the 60′s we were the younger people. We have stay true and have one reason to keep us a little happy; we bring in our CHILDREN and GRANDCHIDREN to watch and become a family with DOOL. Get BO back, he loves his family and you are doing him wrong.

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  174. Ari G says:

    Yes, I miss Bo Brady and think his role should be given a better storyline, some of the current newer Cast is boring us to death and at least he has in the pass kept us entertained. I realize fresh faces are important but,. Bo is an important player in Day of Our lives bring him back with a bang !!! We know Sami is leaving soon give Peter some of that money so that the Bo character can be back in Salem with his family (with a more active part.)

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  175. b. costarella says:

    I am afraid that the whole of the series NEEDS Beau… He needs to grace the ‘stage’ to bring the families together…It seems as though there are just pockets of greatness, but nothing to link the characters.. HE is the heavy hitter Please come back

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  176. sheri says:

    He’s correct..I was an avid DAYS Dan for years, but I don’t xe the actors for wanting to move on. There are definitely different writers than there used to be. It stlacks creativity terribly. Bo, Hope, Marlena, Roman, Patch, Kayla..back in the day, they all felt like real family members. It’s gotten very dull folks. Admit it. I miss the original feeling I got when I first was”addicted” to what was once an amazing fantasy that romanticized the days of my life! Please listen to us and bring that feeling back! Thank you

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    sheri replied

    Avid days fan..I don’t blame the actors..it lacks creativity..
    Sorry about my Swype texting..I hit submit before proofreading!

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  177. Tim Allman says:

    It is sad that he left but the show must go on. I would hope he will return soon because the show is just not the same without him.

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  178. Lori Adkins says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE BO BACK. HOPE AND BO ARE THE BEST COUPLE ON THE SHOW.BRING BO BACK THEN BRING HIS KIDS HOME…..THANK U…

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  179. shannon says:

    we should have bo come back n do more since he has left hope has done a lot more with the force .We so miss him it would be nice if he came back to keep a true romance story line goin as well as do other acting as well we love n miss hope fancy face n bo n the whole family

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  180. Janie says:

    Its always been Bo & Hope. Bo alone was such a huge character, and they should get him back and give him more creative & exciting storylines. Its sad and it seems like some & something died. Days of Our Lives is certainly not same without him. No matter who you get they can never fill Bo shoes or replace him.

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  181. Janie Henderson says:

    Bring Bo back and give him creative & exciting storylines. It has always been Hope & Bo. He is such a huge chsracter & great actor! No one can ever fill his shoes or replace. Days of Our Lives will never be the same without him & I’ve been watching days for years & I have been a loyal fan. Bring Bo back & Days could really use him.

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  182. valerie says:

    Bring Bo back the show is not the same with out him. Bo and Hope be long together and gave him a exciting story lines.

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  183. Beryl says:

    I like Bo Brady. I watched him from his motorcycle riding days on DOOL. I watched the love between him and Hope start from a teenage love to a blossoming family that they had. I hate the storyline now where Hope is considering divorcing Bo, and I wish he could come back and try to save whatever is left of his marriage to her.

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  184. Jennifer Billis-Gehrke says:

    Is it true that Peter Reckell had it in his contract that the character of Bo Brady cannot be recast by another actor in the event that Peter will not or cannot return?

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    4ever DAYS replied

    If it’s true, he’s full of himself!

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  185. Teresa Spears says:

    I was so sad when Bo left but it is exciting to see the romance with Hope and Aiden! I wish Ann and Stepheno would be PERMANENTLY removed from the show!!!!

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  186. Joyce Loveall says:

    what STORY LINE
    BEAU WAS GREAT WHEN HE HAD GREAT ACTING TO DO

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  187. Jeane says:

    I am so sad that Peter decided to leave. I have been watching the show since the beginning (in the 60′s. I’m hooked, but this last year has been slightly boring, I must say. We need happy stuff happenning. Unfortunately, I just fast forward a lot. Anyway, yes I still love the show, but let’s have some happiness.

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  188. Cara Koster says:

    We need Bo back on DOOL. He always did great in is stories and the chemistry of Bo and Hope was incredible. Bring him back!!!!! Not the same with “Aiden” – quite boring!!!!!

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  189. Carolyn Lewis says:

    BO, please come back to Days because I miss an love you hope dont look right without you please come back in Nov,2014 Ok….I love you Bo

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  190. Linda Dunbar says:

    I was watching Bo and Hope when I was their age and also my husband’s age. I keep waiting for Bo to return, The show is going downhill as I am losing interest. The writers of the show need a reality check. Bo and hope together give me “hope.”

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