Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers has some great news to report about the return of a popular character on the NBC soap. The new DOOL fall preview video shows that Joey Johnson (James Lastovic) will be returning to the show this fall, when he’s finally released from prison.
Viewers will remember that James Lastovic previously portrayed Steve Johnson (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla Brady’s (Mary Beth Evans) son Joey from 2015-2017.
The fall preview video clearly shows Joey sitting in the visiting room in prison, as he’s told that he’s free to go. This will no doubt have everything to do with the fact that Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun) is back on the Salem scene.
Joey was put in prison for killing Ava after he smothered her with a pillow. This came after Joey found out that Ava had used him and had toyed with his feelings.
It will be great to see Joey back on the Salem scene, and it will be particularly interesting to see how he interacts with his half-brother Tripp Dalton (Lucas Adams).
Tripp’s going to be in a weird place, since he’s accused of raping Allie Horton (Lindsay Arnold) and he’ll soon find out that his mom Ava is still alive. Tripp will probably still be disgruntled over how Joey “killed” Ava.
We could see some interesting interactions between Tripp and Joey in the coming weeks, and it would be particularly fascinating to see Joey and Ava come face-to-face once again, given that Joey tried to kill Ava. Ava may have some choice words for Joey, and needless to say this should cause some issues between Ava, Steve, and Kayla.
Joey could become part of the younger scene on Days of Our Lives once again, possibly interacting with Claire Brady (Isabel Durant) and Charlie Dale (Mike C. Manning) as well as with Tripp. We look forward to seeing what a newly released Joey will bring to the Salem drama!
In recent years, James Lastovic has kept busy on the TV series called Insatiable. From 2018-2019, James played Christian Keene on the series. James also has a movie in post-production called This Game’s Called Murder, and a short called The Doghouse.
At any rate, it will be great to see Joey return to the Salem scene. Are you looking forward to Steve and Kayla reuniting with their son? Stay tuned to the NBC soap and don’t forget to check CDL frequently for the latest Days of Our Lives spoilers, daily episode recaps, and news.