After months of trouble in his marriage to a manipulative Will Horton (Guy Wilson), Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) makes a decision that will rock the world of his husband and his ex Paul Narita (Christopher Sean).
Next week on Tuesday’s episode of DAYS, Sonny leaves Will and Paul heartbroken. when he takes an offer from his Uncle Victor (John Aniston) to work in Europe. Thus signaling the end of Daytime Emmy winner Freddie Smith’s run on the NBC soap opera.
Smith teased in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, “I’ll be back.” And there have been reports in the months since Freddie wrapped six months ago, that he was seen at the set.
Freddie related to SOD on his on-screen exit: “As Sonny I was saying goodbye to the people that I’ve worked with for four years. My life in Salem as Sonny, and my job at DAYS melded together. It was very emotional.”
Just exactly what Smith’s exit means for Guy Wilson and Christopher Sean’s storyline remains to be seen, although rumors have surfaced recently that Wilson was also out on the NBC soap opera, although unconfirmed. However, SOD also reported this week that when DAYS murder mystery begins to unravel, “One of the victims is a name that the soap has kept under wraps, and will shake one of Salem’s first families to the core.” Could it be Will?
In an update from Saturday night: Guy Wilson tweeted to a fan on Twitter who asked if he was leaving the show and said she would miss him if he was to exit. Wilson related: “Thank you for saying that Kathleen, but don’t worry I’m not going anywhere!:)”
Watch the latest promo below from NBC featuring Sonny and Will’s goodbye. Then let us know, are you glad Sonny is leaving Will after all that he has done? Do you think Smith will be back ? What do you think will happen to the gay characters on the canvas in Salem during the 50th anniversary storyline? Share your thoughts below!