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Days recasts Bill Horton

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Days of Our Lives has recast John Martin as Bill Horton for the upcoming Alice farewell storyline.

Martin is most known for his role as Frederick in The Young and the Restless.

For those who don’t know, the previous actors (most notably Ed Mallory and Christopher Stone) who played Bill both died in real life. So it makes sense to cast a new actor in the role because why would a son ever miss his mother’s funeral. Guess we could ask that about Tommy Horton, who pretty much hasn’t existed on the show in years. But the character is sill alive. I’m pretty sure.

So now all we need is Tommy, Sarah Horton, Josh and Jessica Fallon, Nick Fallon, Jeremy Horton, Soctty Banning, David Banning …. Shawn D, Belle, Claire, Marlena, John ……. the list goes on and on.



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Plans for Alice Horton’s farwell storyline

It occurred to me that even though I’ve posted who is returning for Alice Horton’s farwell, I’ve never really pointed out how it’s going to play out. The people at Days actually have something pretty fantastic planned. This is not going to be only one or two episodes.  It’s going to be a storyline farewell.

Days Executive Producer Ken Corday says that the former characters are returning before Alice dies. Some will be on for multiple episodes. Instead of having a group of people at a funeral and all getting a minute each for a eulogy, Corday says each will have scenes with a dying Alice. There’s no word how they’re going to make that happen since Frances Reid has already passed, but they’ll figure out something.

So there you go. Expect to see some of our favorite characters for an extended time during Alice’s farewell storyline. I hope everyone does reunite at the end for a memorial service though.

FYI: Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) began taping her scenes this week. So expect her to be the first to return to Salem sometime in mid to late May.

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All-star line-up announced for Alice Horton’s funeral

So far, the confirmed list of attendees for Alice Horton’s funeral include: Published reports are confirming former Days of Our Lives stars, Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Christie Clark (Carrie), Jaime Lyn Bauer (Laura), Lisa Trusel (Melissa), Maree Cheatham (Marie)  Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Patsy Pease (Kimberly), and Roark Critchlow (Mike).

Thanks, Daytime Confidential for the tip.


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RIP Alice Horton

Days of Our Lives matriarch and soap legend Frances Reid (Alice Horton) died Wednesday at the age of 95.

It will be interesting to see how the show handles Reid’s passing. They just killed off Alice’s son Mickey. Can Salem handle two Horton deaths in one year? I know it’s hard for me to deal with. There aren’t enough Hortons around as it is.

I really hope Days does Reid well with a tribute episode. It would be nice to see some old faces back on the screen for an episode or two. I’ll cross my fingers for at least Michael T. Weiss (Mike Horton).


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