Days Of Our Lives (DOOL) fans have been watching Lucas on and off ever since he made his Salem debut in 1993 — naked, save for a strategically placed guitar.
He’s been involved in front burner romances with Sami (Alison Sweeney), battled alcoholism, and supported his son Will (Chandler Massey). He’s also been a glorified extra, snapping at Kate (Lauren Koslow), getting played by Nicole (Arianne Zucker), and getting blown off by Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) for an opera gig.
Lucas’s (Bryan Datillo) last big story was losing Adrianne (Judi Evans) to Justin (Wally Kurth), drowning his sorrows in a bottle to the point where he started seeing his dead son at the cemetery, and later learning that Will is alive after all. How convenient!
Since then, fans haven’t seen much of Lucas. Do you want to? Over 14,000 made your views on the subject known.
More Lucas, please, 84% of you demand. Not only has he been on the canvas for a quarter of the century, he’s a Horton! There aren’t too many of those left!
He’s also in the right age range for a good number of women, like Eve (Kassie DePaiva), or she’s-got-to-come-back-sometime Chloe. And even Adrianne might change her mind someday. She’s certainly done it before. Not to mention the one and only Sami.
Nah, we’re good, dismiss a laid back 16%. The front burner is crowded enough as it is. And, let’s be honest, Lucas just isn’t that interesting. Whining can get old. Especially when it comes from a man who is also a grandfather.
Lucas’s fallback position for any setback is to fall back off the wagon. How many times are you supposed to watch, much less sympathize? At the rate Lucas is going, he won’t even be a fit guardian when a newly teenage Ali inevitably returns to town.
Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.