Days of our Lives

Grab The Tissues: A Dying Brady Says Goodbye to John, Marlena, and Tate

Eric Martsolf on Days of our LivesEric Martsolf on Days of our Lives

Brady is forced to accept devastating news on Days of Our Lives (DOOL): the end is near and he’s going to die.

“Brady’s been given a pretty grave diagnosis,” says Eric Martsolf. “Kayla has told him that the anti-rejection medicine isn’t working and the likelihood of finding him a new heart at this moment in time is not very good. So his options are definitely running out.”

A Living Will
It’s time, in fact, to tie up the loose ends in his life.

“Brady sees his demise as forthcoming,” elaborates Martsolf. “He asks Justin to prepare a [living] will. Brady basically lets Justin know that if it comes down to being hooked up to a respirator and unable to breathe on his own, he does not want to prolong that. He wants Justin to make sure of that and take him off life support.

“Brady doesn’t want to be a burden to his family and the people around him that he loves,” adds Martsolf. “He wants to go quietly and quickly.”

Saying Goodbye
Before that happens, Brady prepares to have a final moment alone with each of his loved ones. Namely, John (Drake Hogestyn), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Tate.

“He feels the need to say goodbye to everybody,” explains Martsolf. “It’s one of those hardships in life where you pretty much see the dismal end.

“It’s a very atypical situation where you’re able to say goodbye to the ones who affected your life. That’s not always the case when there’s an accident or when someone is taken too soon.”

Nevertheless, it’s “difficult” for Brady to spend those final moments with John and Marlena.

“He doesn’t want to say goodbye,” he notes. “He wants to start living. Brady thought he was saying hello to a brand new life with Nicole. But he’s realizing that man makes plans, and God just laughs. He feels he’s being robbed of an existence he never really got a chance to have.”

Farewell My Son
The character’s hardest farewell, however, is the one he says to his…continue reading on the next page —>

Continue reading on the next page…

Subscribe Now

Get spoilers, news and recaps in your inbox daily.

Subscribe Now

Get spoilers, news and recaps in your inbox daily.