There are few daytime performers who have left such a stark void in their soap after leaving as Alison Sweeney has on “Days of Our Lives.” For more than 20 years, she brought the larger-than-life (yet flawed) Samantha Brady to life, and since she departed the soap in 2014, things haven’t been the same.
Yes, Sami returned briefly last fall when son Will was killed, and then she stole the DiMera fortune. We know she’s somewhere out there running from Andre with her kids after dumping the funds on little sister, Belle (Martha Madison). But, could home be where she really belongs.
After Sweeney said she’s open for more DAYS returns, Soap Hub asked if that’s what you want and your answer couldn’t be more clear.
Out of about 11,000 votes, 94% of you want Sami back in Salem–STAT! The town seems asleep without her presence and she would certainly wake things up. Nicole may have found a new catfight partner in Kate (Lauren Koslow), but who she really needs is Sami to help get her groove back.
Of course, Sami is so much more than just someone for Nicole (Arianne Zucker) to spar with. She’s Marlena’s daughter and a touchstone for that character. Besides, you think Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) needs a love life and Sami has always fit that bill when EJ isn’t around.
A very small 3% think Salem is just fine without Sami’s insane machinations. You grew weary of her schemes year after year and find her absence to be a welcome relief.
The final 3% don’t even care. You could take her or leave her and Sami in Salem makes no difference one way or another.
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