Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers tease that Philip Kiriakis (Jay Kenneth Johnson) is headed back to Salem during the week of August 17-21 – and he’ll bring some drama right off the bat! In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Jay Kenneth Johnson previewed Philip’s comeback and shared what it was like being on set again. It’s clear that Johnson’s excited about all the Days action ahead.
Johnson reprised his role as Philip for the Last Blast Reunion digital series on the DOOL app in 2019. That led to talks about returning to the main show for a longer stint. “They said they wanted to do a few storylines, so I came out and got to work,” Johnson said.
Unfortunately, Johnson was only at the studio for about three weeks before production was suspended. He admitted it was a strange experience, but he’s looking forward to picking up where Days left off. “We’re about to start back up again in September and I’m looking forward to it,” Johnson insisted.
With all the exit news that’s happening lately, it’s nice to get confirmation that Philip plans haven’t changed! Philip will return to finish the stories he began filming before the shutdown, so that’s a relief. Days can’t afford to lose another key player right now – and Philip will definitely be a key player this fall.
One of the storylines Philip’s set to be a part of involves Xander Kiriakis (Paul Telfer). “It starts a whole dynamic between Xander and Philip,” Johnson said. The DOOL star added that Philip “doesn’t want the company in someone else’s hands” and intends to take over Titan Industries.
In fact, Philip will try to use his fractured relationship with Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) as leverage to get what he wants. Days of Our Lives spoilers say Philip will suggest that reconciliation is possible. He’ll push Victor to repair the damage between them by making him CEO instead of Xander.
Victor and Philip’s reunion may be a bit tense, but that certainly wasn’t the case when Johnson reunited with John Aniston on set. Johnson discussed how thrilled he was to see his onscreen parents again, so that goes for Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), too. “We caught up and shared a hug,” Johnson said about first seeing Aniston and Koslow in the hallway. “It was a happy moment.”
Of course, many unhappy moments are in Xander’s future now that Philip’s coming back in the mix. It’ll be interesting to see how Philip’s return affects Xander’s relationship with Sarah Horton (Linsey Godfrey) moving forward. As other DOOL news emerges, don’t miss our hot updates.
Days of Our Lives spoilers say Philip’s long-awaited comeback will deliver some bombshells, so stay tuned! There’ll be other scorching Days of Our Lives spoilers, updates and news to read up on, so don’t forget to make CDL your top source for info.