No one is arguing that most Days of our Lives fans wanted to see actor Stephen Nichols back in Salem. But they wanted him back as Steve.
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Steve of Steve and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) fame. Of Jack (Matthew Ashford) and Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) brother, of Stephanie, Tripp, and Joey’s dad, John’s (Drake Hogysten) sleuthing partner, etc… etc…
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They did not want him back as… Stefano (Joseph Mascolo). And now, do they want ‘Stevano’ gone for good? What over 7,000 fans told only us:
It wasn’t even close, as 96% of the audience is eagerly anticipating seeing the last of him. Sure, Nichols is good looking. And he really is doing the best he can with an impossible role. But nobody wants to see Stefano obsessing over Marlena (Deidre Hall) – again. No matter whose body he’s in.
Sure, the scenes with ‘Steffy’ and Gina (Kristian Alfonso) are good, soapy, campy fun. But it’s only entertaining in small — and finite — doses. And now they’re not even together anymore! Stevano is with Marlena, Gina is with John, both are in love and lying through their teeth and… we get it. Time to pull the plug.
DAYS is telling some pretty interesting stories following the time jump. This is not one of them. It’s killing their momentum.
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Only a tiny 4% of Days of our Lives fans find the current story fascinating. You gotta admit, it’s… different. You can’t roll your eyes and go, “Oh, not again, we know how this is going to go.” Who knows how it’s going to go? Nobody knows how it’s going to go, because we haven’t seen it a million times.
Nichols and Alfonso have great chemistry as ‘Steffy’ and Gina. Remember the early days of Bo (Peter Reckell), Hope, and Steve?
Who also saw a spark between Bo’s Fancy Face and his ex-best-friend (not counting the time he threatened to pour acid over her head)? Let’s see where this goes. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.