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62 March 9th, 2015 Peter Reckell Says On A Return To DAYS: “We Are Talking Again, Trying To Work Out A Deal For The 50!”

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Days of our Lives turns 50 years young in November of this year, and as the big 5-o approaches many fans are hoping some beloved favorites will return in time for the celebration or make an appearance in story, somehow.

One of the biggest names ever associated with DAYS is Peter Reckell who played anti-hero Bo Brady for decades.

While discussions have been on and off for a few years now, and Peter has kept his ardent fans updated all the time on Twitter as to the status of discussions or negotiations with the show, this weekend he tweeted what looks to be a very positive step in the right direction for Reckell’s Bo to come to Salem for the 50th anniversary of the show.

Peter tweeted: “We are talking again, trying to work out a deal for the 50! I need your love, support, and positive energy!!!”

So, how much would it mean to you if Peter was to come back to Days of our Lives in time for the 50th anniversary?  Do you think a deal will be worked out this time?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    At this point i no longer care if Bo returns or not but at the same time it would be nice to see him and many other vets return for short visits and story arcs for the shows 50th…cant work it out with PR then get John Stamos…lol

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    Iakovos replied

    The writers have sort of let us forget about Bo. It would be good to see him back in Salem. I did not watch DAYS during the heyday of Bo and Hope but I know they were “the thing.” If Bo does come back, he would stay if in the person of Reckell or another actor. Or supply a good enough short-term story that allows Hope and the many fans some closure.

    Boy, does Reckell look good!

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    Sandy J replied

    I recomend if a deal does not work out with Peter Reckcel brief return as Bo Brady, why not to and reach out to Bo Brady number Robert K. Kelly who replace Peter from 1992-1995. They are plenty of old footage with him as Bo since he was a contract player those years as Bo and with Bo number two they could try and reach out to Lisa Rinnina (Billie Reed) and Chrystal Chapman (Dr Carly Manning) Robert K. Kelly as Bo with those two ladies had some good stories with them as well as with K Alphonse (Hope Brady) .

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    jimh(leave it beaver) replied

    I actually liked RKK better as Bo…so i wouldnt mind him making a guest appearance!!!

    Jeremy replied

    As much as I loved when RKK played BO, I don’t see him being asked back, if the “Deal” with Peter doesn’t work out. Peter is DAYS history. RKK filled in the blanks for 3 years. Peter will either be wiling to make this deal happen, or if not, no need, leave Bo out of it.

    Nick D. replied

    If GH couldn’t afford Stamos I don’t think Days could even afford his autograph at a Full House convention. But yeah, I agree that whether or not PR returns isn’t going to make or break Days. Good writing is the #1 thing lacking over there and the only thing that will save the show.

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    jimh(leave it beaver) replied

    I mention Stamos jokingly because of the problems he had with GH over that shows 50th…lol…Good writing is Days biggest problem right now but since they tape so far in advance it will be some time before we see if new writers can fix the problem or we’ll be seeing that show’s finale ‘DAYS’!!!

    davlestev1 replied

    You are gone stay gone and let the new regime brighten the decade ahead…DON’T BE A VICTORIA ROWELL because you can’t put ham and roast beef on the same sandwich..I don’t know what he was thinking when he left..was it old mans pilot season..was something getting rebooted..what is with these soap actors…

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    SZima replied

    There is no point in bring Bo back for a short-term stint. He’ll just screw up Hope’s life the way Robin screws up Patrick’s on GH every time she “honors” the show with her presence.
    I’m liking Hope with Aiden, and Bo would also screw up Ciara’s head again, and I don’t need to see any more tantrums from her! lol

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    Cathy replied

    Robin doesn’t screw up Patrick life that is on the writers not working with the actress schedule like they do others who weren’t even from GH, if truth be told the writer tried to ruin Robin to move Patrick on. Robin and Kim are GH legacy not Patrick. Robin has ties to MANY GH characters. Kim stated many times she is willing to do both and if others like MoB, TG, Ro H, ME and even the new ones like BM get to do GH and other things then Kim can do both. Many of us wait for anytime the writers and FV DECIDE to bring Robin back. Same goes for Bo played by the only Bo and that’s Peter Reckell.

  2. damien says:

    #BRING BACK BO!!!!!!!

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    davlestev1 replied

    UMMMMM…damien..the only ratings grabber will be an Sami/EJ return..the true ratings grabber will be an Ali Sweeney return altogether…James Scott or not..Sami can return EJ’less and blow the ratings out the roof just WAITING for EJ…I like BO but it’s like a Patch return..after a month..put a PATCH on the STORY…

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  3. richard says:

    At this point, I would rather see RKK reprise Bo. Its so exhausting seeing these teasers about PR, and frankly, it isn’t fair to the fans!!! They should’ve had Bo presumed dead, or maybe Aiden will been have working with the Dimeras and Bo is being held against his will!! I find it hard to believe Bo would just leave Hope and Ciara. I have never bought that story.

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  4. Dishy says:

    Robert Kelker Kelly aged better; at this point bringing back Bo would only screw Hope up. If they have to – bring back Kelker Kelly

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    madluv4u replied

    Exactly! And he would probably do it for cheaper.

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  5. sonniorsolita says:

    I don’t like the way Mr. Reckell seems to involve the fans in his business negotiations. He should negotiate with the show in private and then, if a deal is reached, share the good news with fans. He deliberately puts pressure on the show to meet his terms by raising fans’ expectations. That being said, it would be nice to see him on the show — but it will have to be a very smartly crafted arc. Not like GH’s Robin unsatisfactorily popping in and out. If it’s a short-term appearance, the writers need to decide the fate of the character of Bo once and for all.

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    Elite Advisors replied

    I could not agree with you anymore! This is not the first time he has tried to drag fans into this… I cannot believe there is a problem in the negotiations in the first place…in the hey day of Hope and Bo I see the relevance, but they have moved on, rightfully so after he left, so perhaps he’s holding out for a BIG paycheck instead of giving the fans what we deserve…closure.

    It’s not like when he left he was tremendously in demand…. probably not a good idea to hold the show hostage at this point…because we stopped caring long ago.

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    Rj replied

    I hear you. I felt part of that problem may have been the storyline that they gave him/them when the pulled Marlena and John a part. I would still like to have a few stronger matriarch/patriarch couples – Marlena/John, Victor/Maggie (actually Kate/ Stefano – liked them together), would like Julie/Doug as well, but they seem to only want to appear sporadically – then have other storylines and sub-storylines, relationships, etc. weave in and out of their lives. Would like models like Friday Night Lights, Cedar Cove where you have a stinger Maine couple (who like all couples have issues, but they work through them), then they have storylines that revolve around relationships and issues of people in the community. I know they do this on Days, but it seems to be all over the place, it needs more cohesiveness. They have central characters who anchor the show who are the stalwarts, and then they have other sub-plots.

  6. vinman says:

    If $$$$$ is involved. …..cya BO!

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  7. Mary SF says:

    Well I hope management can work out a deal not only with PR but many previous stars of the show. A 50th wouldn’t be much fun it they couldn’t mine the rich history of the show with clips and guest spots. I cannot imagine Bo really has a place in Salem anymore, but it would be nice if Bo and Hope could have a proper confrontation and goodbye. The way they ushered him off the show was just sad, and PR and the character deserved better, this might be a chance to right that wrong.

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    jimh(leave it beaver) replied

    Days needs to use its rich history everyDAYS and not just for its 50th, and because they have lost focus on their rich history is the main reason they remain in fourth place and loosing viewers!!!

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    Cathy replied

    DOOL isn’t the only soap losing viewrs so is GH.

    Elite Advisors replied

    I can’t believe that B&B is still on the air….I watch it on my DVR and I Fast forward through most of the show now…not just the commercials….I know its popular overseas, but to me this show is awful!

    Laurie replied

    Cathy,

    My pet peeve: General Hospital is NOT losing viewers!!!

    1. Y&R 5,138,000 (-228,000/+71,000)
    2. B&B 3,809,000 (-237,000/+79,000)
    3. GH 3,242,000 (+53,000/+347,000)
    4. DAYS 2,443,000 (+21,000/-302,000)

    GH ratings have risen 3 wks in a row: New ratings here show they’re Up 53,000 from the week before and UP 347,000 from 1 yr ago!

    DAYS gained viewers in these latest ratings, 21,000, but down 302,000 from 1 yr ago. Not bad considering they were down 583,000 just 4 wks ago! I predict next weeks ratings for Days will rise even more because of the JJ/Eve reveal, the social media buzz it caused. But for Clyde & the elephant caper, Days has improved much over the last weeks.

    Young and Restless is down around 443,000 viewers in 2 wks! GH has NEVER, EVER lost that many viewers since Cartini came on & I’m over people saying these things!

    Jeremy replied

    Bo & Hope definitely need that closure, confrontation and goodbye as you stated, Mary SF. I would love to see it involve Ciara and the return of Jason Cook as Shawn D. I think the show would benefit in uniting the family, and incorporate believable and valid explanations revealed as to why Bo really left Salem, and why he must say have a proper Goodbye upon his next exit.

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  8. Joel says:

    Don’t know why the DAYS brass was so Reckell crazy. Robert Kelker Kelly was just as good in the role.

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  9. CeeCee says:

    I want Peter back for good…just to knock smiley-faced Aiden’s smug look off his pie-shaped face.

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  10. Jackie Ramirez says:

    i would love for Peter to reprise his role as Bo Brady! Bo and Hope has always been my favorite super couple.

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  11. Carolyn says:

    It would be great to see him back, especially if TPTB could orchestrate a few scenes with Caroline, Roman, Kayla and Bo.

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  12. James McDonald says:

    I think Peter Reckell is missed as “Bo Brady” on Days Of Our Lives. He certainly needed a huge break from it all. He wanted to move to Oregon and have more time to be with his wife and children. I would be happy to see him on the 50th Anniversary episodes if he wanted to come back for a limited time.

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    Jeremy replied

    I’m all for a Bo return for a limited run, as well, with Peter Reckell in the role, if it all works out. It’s time that the writers put closure on the Bo & Hope relationship. It would be great if Jason Cook (Shawn D) could come back to reprise his role, too.

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  13. Patrick says:

    Jason Brooks
    Michael Muhney
    Trevor St. John
    Brandon Barash
    Josh Kelley
    Corbin Bleu
    Ted King

    just to name a few

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    Jeremy replied

    haha-ha, what do you want to do with those seven actors?
    just to a name a few…what? additions to Days?

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    Patrick replied

    LOL

    savor , tease

    Jason Brooks for the WIN… dang he was at his finest as Peter Blake
    Michael Muhney.. should be a DiMera… Peter , EJ… would work stupendously
    Trevor St. John… dang… the women love him… so do I
    Brandon Barash… brings so much bubbly ooh la la and returns… whet
    Josh Kelley… can he get any sexier
    Corbin Bleu… salivate game on… entreat and i’m ON he CAN ACT and NICE
    Ted King… without doubt one of my FAVES… dang i love him with SKYE.. but i’d take him with Kayla

    one more

    Jason Cook… Shawn Douglas… OK top of the line…

    davlestev1 replied

    ????..AND HUHHHH…AND ????…Shows have to evolve…shows need new blood..new whatever you look at…HEHE…me too..look at J.J. we all like eye candy…but if it sits in the bottom of your book bag for TOO long…NO THANKS..unless it’s Ali Sweeney…I CANNOT WAIT FOR A SAMI RETURN…MAKE HER LIKE COOKIE LYON FROM EMPIRE..she went out to Hollywood and got involved in the Rap Music scene and has been making money…LOL..who else but SAMI..could pull that off with all the I wanna be GHETTO sass..AND I WILL BE..THAT’S MONEY..and look who all hangin’ around me KATE…

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    davlestev1 replied

    OF ALL the scenarios Sami could get away with even though she know she can’t..she’d be stupid enough to just GO WITH IT…

    JP replied

    Ah, yes, let’s get Jason Brooks back! He was awesome as Peter. I doubt it can happen though because of the wrench he threw into holier-than-though Melissa Reeves’ marriage last time. She’s half the actor that Brooks is, but unfortunately, that uptight witch has too much history with the show, and her husband would make her quit if Jason Brooks were to return.

    I’d love to see Peter Reckell back too. He was never a great actor, but he and Kristian are part of the show’s heart and soul, and he was the biggest sex symbol in the show’s history.

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    Jeremy replied

    Unfortunately, Jason Brooks is very unlikely to return to the role.
    I’m sold on Robb Derringer as new Peter Blake, I’ve also heard the suggestion of Ted King as a possibility, too. It’s time DAYS brought Peter back via a Kristen visit!!!

    jaybird369 replied

    JP…y-e-s…that would be TOTALLY AWESOME if Jason Brooks were to come back to DOOL…HELL YEAH!!!!! To me, Jason Brooks is ONE H-O-T DUDE!!!!! And…he can TRULY A-C-T…EVEN BETTER!!!!! But you know what would make me EVEN HAPPIER…if that self-righteous and prissy-filled Melissa Reeves were to leave DOOL!!!!! I mean…I am S-O SICK of Jennifer’s annoying and even more meddling attitude…BEYOND B-L-E-C-H!!!!! To me, NO MORE JENNIFER=Y-A-Y!!!!!!

    Have a good one, JP. Peace.

  14. Rj says:

    Would love to see Bo back. In fact, would like to see as many vets back as possible. Always like seeing all the vets on the show. Think that is what is needed to bring some of us back to the show now. Understandably and good that they bring in some new people from time to time for new energy and change, but since the show is a bit in the doldrums right now, two lead actors (Scott, Sweeney) just left , storylines are a bit lackluster, think it is time to bring back the vets to jump start the show and get it going again. I know times change, they are trying to go after a younger audience, but right now the new formulas are not working with ratings going so low, so maybe it is time to go back to some old formulas for awhile anyways, and bring back the vets from the golden era of Days. There is something familiar and comfortable about them that brings you back to watching the show. Still like when I see Marlena and John together. It gives a foundation to the show. The vets make you want to tune in and watch. Like seeing the vets on the screen. Like seeing old family and friends. If you do not have an attachment to the characters you are not drawn in to watch. With Days it is part of the nostalgia that keeps you watching. Without that the show is lost. Bring Bo and the vets back! The time is right now. Without them there is no reason to turn the show on.

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    Elite Advisors replied

    I agree about seeing old family and friends…. however…I have to disagree with the John and Marlena story. I used to really like john…something happened and I just got so sick and tired of him…. I was glad when he went off the radar for a while….I think it was about negotiations….but just not into it anymore.

    Get Marlena involved with someone new…

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  15. Michael says:

    Yawn. I love Days and I want it to stay on the air. In order for that to happen it needs interesting actors and storylines- not self indulgence. Please stay away Peter- your Days are done.

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  16. 4ever DAYS says:

    Peter Reckell always manages to remind viewers that the soaps are a business, first and foremost. He’s a party pooper!

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  17. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Maybe under the new writing regime it’s something that would be conceived; the perception of Bo over the past few years has been quite disgusting. I wouldn’t mind him coming back in a recurring capacity, where he pops up every now and again.

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  18. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I feel like for #DAYS50 the new regime have a large task ahead of them. I’d love to see a lot of classic faces come back to the series; there are so many characters that could be ushered back to the scene, even if for a temporary multi-week stint, though some I’d love to be brought back on a permanent basis. And maybe even a few new characters and / or faces, that would be something, wouldn’t it? And maybe some characters could be written out of the series, to get rid of some dead weight!

    Belle (Martha Madison)
    Shawn Douglas (Jason Cook)
    Carrie (Christie Clark)
    Austin (Austin Peck)
    Bo (Peter Reckell)
    Carly (Crystal Chappell)
    Sami (Alison Sweeney)
    Mike (Roark Critchlow)
    Laura Spencer (Susan Flannery or Jamie Lyn Bauer)
    Sarah Horton (Terri Conn) [RECAST]
    Taylor Walker (Natalia Livingston)
    Madison Brown (Sarah Joy Brown)
    Billie Reed (Julie Pinson)
    TBA Role (Michael Muhney) [NEW]
    TBA Role (Martha Byrne) [NEW]

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    Jeremy replied

    hey Scott, I too, would love to see Shawn & Belle return to Salem, with Martha and Jason Cook, too. Along with, Christie Clark as Carrie, though, I’m not sure which Austin would be best to bring back. I’d definitely love to see Crystal Chappell return, along with Billie Reed, though I would prefer Lisa Rinna followed by Krista Allen. And, Vivian Alemain!!!

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    The last time Rinna appeared as Billie it did not feel right to me; not familiar with Ms. Allen’s portrayal, either. I just know I enjoy Ms. Pinson’s acting ability and feel like she’d bring more depth to the role of the character once again if she were to return, especially as part of the Salem Police Departure, or part of a bigger storyline.

    Jeremy replied

    Scott, may I add to your list:

    Lexie Carver (Renee Jones)

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Renee already has stated she’s done acting and done with Days of Our Lives, so I did not include her for that specific reason. Plus, I’d want to see them pursue Abe with someone new, like Maxine more or even maybe Kayla.

    Patrick replied

    #1. you forgot Louise Sorel … Vivian Alamain

    that’s OK

    dang… honestly… the #1… person I’d like back… for continuity history…. and further Salem’ites…. Jamie Lyn Bauer…. Laura Horton

    Michael Muhney would attract legions of fans out of the woodwork… NEED HIM

    Martha Byrne is a VERY INTERESTING choice… and intrigue PULL … BIG!

    I really would love to see Christie Clark… I honestly think she’d rise to the challenge and forefront and dethrone Alison Sweeney as the new heroine

    Jason Cook…. Roark Critchlow… for the WIN

    more than any thing.. it’s simply time for MBE’ Kayla to LIVE on our screens

    it’s time for Judy Evans’ Adrienne to personify… and magnify…. her character

    where is my Rafe’alicious

    RECAST Guy Wilson

    bring back Shane and Kimberly Donovan… w/Andrew

    bring back Peter Blake

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Billy Warlock too as Frankie Brady…Billy is married to Julie Pinson…maybe Billie and Frankie could shock both Jen and Eve by returning to Salem as a married couple???

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    bklyngirl replied

    Exactly!

    Jason Cook

    Martha Madison

    Peter Reckell

    Christie Clark

    Austin Peck

    I would love Vivian and Ivan to return for some comic relief, and Shane and Kim as well. Get rid of all of those deadwood characters eating up the show.

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  19. MBmomof3 says:

    I really don’t miss Bo. I’m glad Hope has a storyline and I like her with Aiden. I wouldn’t mind Bo returning very briefly for the big 50th celebration, but only to say goodbye…and then please STAY gone. I hate this “will he/won’t he” stuff.

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  20. Jazz says:

    Why is he trying to work out a deal? You would think for a show that made him and kept him employed for 30 years, he’d happily come back for the 50th regardless of the “deal”. He is obviously demanding money and that’s fine, it’s a business but why let the fans know? I think the only time he should tweet is when he has a deal done not while negotiations are taking place!

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    Elite Advisors replied

    Couldn’t agree more! He wanted out and now he’s gone….it was all about money…so if you play that game, you had better be prepared for the consequences… Hope, and the fans have moved on.

    Peter R… be careful how you gamble.. and stop dragging fans into this…. we’re no longer that invested in you.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Jazz…Oh, I agree…TOTALLY!!!!! I mean…what EXACTLY is Peter Reckell’s, uh, ‘deal’ here?!?!? Is he trying to prove something????? Also, it seems to me that Mr. Reckell is arrogantly trying to use soap fans (in general or whatever) as bargaining chips or something…N-O-T COOL AT ALL!!!!! Bottom Line Here (well at least for me, anyway): At this point, I NO LONGER CARE if Peter Reckell returns to DOOL for the show’s 50th Anniversary (or whatever) in November. Nope. Don’t care. Next……….

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  21. Mo says:

    I could care less. We’ve moved on from Bo and Peter. If he were just to return for a few eps, not worthwhile, although Ciara would love to see him.

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  22. Tim S says:

    Unless Peter is wanting to come back at a cheap salary for the 50 Annivserary celebration…. Days needs to use the money on new talented actors …. Don’t care about Peter.. he has moved on and so have all of us!!!

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  23. Char says:

    I am 65 years young and have been watching DOL for many years. I would love it if Bo came back. Maybe he could rescue Hope from her current love interest. Fans would love it !!!!!!!!!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Bo is coming back!

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  24. BOB W says:

    LOUISE SOREL WILL BE A BIG ADDITION FOR DAYS OF OUR LIVES….FIRST BEING AN INCREDABLE ACTRESS AND HAS BELONGED TO ONE OF THE BEST STORY LINES…..BURING CARLY MANNING….AND LAYING ON HER GRAVE GIGGLING WITH GLEE…LOL…LOVED AUNT VIVIAN….HOW ABOUT IT SINCE THE 50TH ANNIVERSAY IS COMING SOON.

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    bklyngirl replied

    She doesn’t even have to return on the 50th. She can return in December, January or in the Spring, long as sh returns.

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