Days of Our Lives’ fictional town of Salem’s population seems to be dwindling at a rapid pace. With so many major key players in the process of leaving the series, it’s obvious the DOOL writers are going to have to round up some new characters, or bring back some old ones that were written off throughout the year. James Scott, Alison Sweeney, and Camila Banus are all on their way out of the soap opera and Blake Berris’s character Nick Fallon was just killed off as well.
One Days character is on her way back to Salem after over two decades. Eve Donovan was at one point Salem’s resident bad girl and the character was originally introduced to the series as a prostitute back in 1987. After wreaking havoc for about four years the character was written out of the soap opera in 1991. TPTB have opted to bring the character back this year, and it was announced a few months ago the actress taking on the role will be soap opera alum Kassie DePaiva (a Guiding Light and One Life To Live alum).
The role of Eve Donovan was fired back up due to her sister Theresa Donovan’s recent return to Salem. One can only imagine the drama the two sisters will create once they are paired together, or perhaps against each other.
Kassie DePaiva recently dished on her new role to Soap Opera Digest and told the magazine, “This is a whole new network and a whole new group of people. I’m a very seasoned soap opera actress. But at the same time, I think with that comes a great expectation, and I just want to live up to everyone’s expectations.”
Hopefully DePaiva’s character Eve Donovan will be able to fill the shoes of some of the major characters on their way out. There is no news yet on exactly when Banus, Sweeney, and Scott’s last episodes will air, but most likely one of them will be written out sooner rather than later-seeing as how we are currently smack dab in the middle of Nick Fallon’s murder investigation. A lot of DOOL fans believe that Camila Banus’ character Gabi may be responsible for Nick Fallon’s murder, and she may make her exit by being shipped off to prison.
So Days fans, are you excited to see Kassie take on the role of Eve Donovan? How do you think that she will interact with her sister Theresa? And what about the current murder investigation in Salem? Do you think Gabi may have pulled the trigger? Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL for more Days of Our Lives spoilers.
Reaction to Kassie’s coming to Days of Our Lives as Eve Donovan is mixed so far on Soap Opera Spy:
She would make a better Phyllis than Eve…
Loved her on OLTL
I’m sure the fans of Days will give Kassie a fair chance to impress them once she gets to Salem.