Days of Our Lives fans were excited when spoilers were released confirming that Eileen Davidson was returning to Salem as Kristen DiMera. Kristen isn’t exactly a likable character, but she is sure to bring some crazy drama with her when she arrives. It’s a sad day for DOOL fans though, Soap Opera Digest has just revealed that The Young and the Restless snatched Eileen Davidson from Days of Our Lives and she has just signed a contract to return to Y&R full time as Ashley Abbott.
There are some major cast shake-ups going down in the soap world right now, and Y&R stealing Eileen Davidson back from Days of Our Lives is just the tip of the iceberg. We have nothing against Eileen Davidson, she is a very talented actress. But, let’s be real for a moment. Jill Farren Phelps and TPTB didn’t sign on Eileen Davidson because they recognized how talented she was, they brought her back in a desperate attempt to satisfy fans and replace some of the key characters they have lost over the course of the last year.
Judging by the reaction on the internet from Y&R fans today, the majority seem happy that Eileen Davidson is returning to the CBS soap opera as Ashley Abbott. Eileen Davidson is a great actress, but there is no way her presence can make up for the loss of Michael Muhney, Michelle Stafford, and Billy Miller.
It seems a little shady that The Young and the Restless decided to bring back Eileen Davidson literally just a few days after it was revealed Billy Miller had followed Michelle Stafford to General Hospital. TPTB at The Young and the Restless are obviously trying to clean up the mess that Jill Farren Phelps has created by bringing back veteran characters and fan favorites, but are they too little too late?
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