Fearful of the danger Mateo poses to Brady and Tate and desperate to keep them safe, Theresa begins pushing the two people she loves most in the world away from her on Days of Our Lives.
The stunning story turn, which will ultimately set up Theresa’s tearful exit, is being precipitated by actress Jen Lilley’s decision to leaves the show.
“Theresa has to create a facade that she’s done being a mother to Tate, she’s done being a wife to Brady, and she’s going back to her old ways,” explains Eric Martsolf (Brady), referring to Theresa’s wild child past and drug use. “She tries to convince Brady that she’s no longer interested in this domestic bliss that they’ve been trying to build together.”
Revisiting an Imperfect Past
The about-face stuns Brady, although he’s always realized it was a possibility. “In the back of his mind, just as he’s struggled with his demons, he knows how fragile addiction can be. You can fall back into it at the drop of a hat. It’s just that the timing seems to be so insane given his and Theresa’s newfound happiness. Their son was kidnapped, and they found him.
They just exchanged vows together… They were completely ready to start this new life and then she throws this bomb at him with this complete change of behavior.”
It begins when Brady makes a disturbing discovery about Theresa. He finds her with Mateo and the scene he walks in on “doesn’t look good. They’re not sitting around knitting and drinking orange juice together,” delivers Martsolf with a laugh.
“In Theresa’s attempt to create this scenario, she actually puts herself in a very compromising position with Mateo. Drug use also comes into play. Brady has reason to believe Theresa has gone back to her wicked ways and is using substances again.”
Brady reacts immediately, calling out Theresa on what’s going on. “It’s very much a gut instinct,” says Martsolf. “Brady’s always shot from the hip. If he feels it, he’s going to say it. That’s just…continue reading on the next page —>