Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers tease that the NBC soap still hasn’t revealed who really drugged Abigail DiMera (Kate Mansi). It obviously wasn’t Gabi DiMera (Camila Banus), so we should consider another important suspect. Let’s think about someone who’d have a strong motive and DiMera ties.
The drug used on Abigail was something developed by DiMera and not yet released to the public. That led to fingers being pointed at Gabi, but she was clearly set up. The person who’s actually behind Abigail’s drugging has to be connected to the DiMeras somehow.
Gabi realized that Dr. Wilhelm Rolf (William Utay) must have an accomplice, so who is this mystery partner of his? Everything seems connected here, so the person who drugged Abigail may also be the person who brought Stefan DiMera (Brandon Barash) back from the dead. After all, Dr. Rolf insisted that he didn’t bring Stefan back, but he hinted that someone else might’ve.
Could Andre DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) be responsible for all this? Abigail killed Andre – or “killed” him if it turns out he’s alive and well. That’d give Andre a motive to seek his revenge on Abigail, even if he did it through a minion rather than drugging Abigail himself.
Andre is Stefan’s brother, so that’d also give him a reason to save Stefan. We can’t forget that Jake Lambert (Brandon Barash) got mixed up in some drama with “the family,” which is the English translation for “la famiglia.” Plus, the boss that wants this valuable item back is male according to the goons.
Of course, we should point out that there’s been no buzz about Thaao Penghlis returning to Days anytime soon. If Penghlis is reprising the role of Andre, it’d have to be something that DOOL was able to keep under wraps.
That doesn’t happen very often due to how far they used to film in advance. Still, Penghlis comes back often enough that another return stint might’ve flown under the radar.
There’s another problem though – and that’s the fact that Andre wasn’t involved in the recent “Stefano” storyline at all. If Andre’s alive, why wasn’t he part of all the microchip mayhem? That was a big DiMera family story that featured Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk), Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) and Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn).
The simple answer might be that Penghlis was already playing Tony, so they didn’t bother working TV magic to put Andre in the middle, too. The more complicated answer could be that Andre didn’t view microchipped Steve Johnson (Stephen Nichols) as the real Stefano.
Maybe Andre would prefer to build his own kingdom and start a new version of “la famiglia” aka “the family.”
Andre might consider himself the new Stefano in a way – the one family member conniving and ruthless enough to follow in in his father’s footsteps. You can’t be a family without some other relatives, so Andre may have saved Stefan for that very reason. He might’ve hoped they could eventually bond as dark DiMera brothers.
Naturally, there are other possibilities like Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel) to consider as Abigail’s drugging culprit. Days of Our Lives spoilers say Vivian’s return is coming up soon, so she’ll undoubtedly be involved in some big reveals.
Still, Vivian seems surprised to see her “son” when she encounters Jake in DOOL’s summer promo.
That could be an indication that Vivian didn’t bring Stefan back or it could mean she’s just surprised to see him in the flesh again. Days of Our Lives spoilers say the clues aren’t quite coming together yet, so that leaves things open when it comes to Dr. Rolf’s accomplice.
Good mysteries call for fun speculation, so it’s an intriguing topic to ponder! Whether Andre is behind all the Abigail and Stefan chaos or not, people rarely stay dead in Salem. There’s always hope for Andre’s return sooner or later.
As other Days news and updates become available, we’ll keep you posted. DOOL fans will want to stay tuned for sizzling summer bombshells. CDL will have other great Days of Our Lives spoilers, updates and news to pass along.