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  • Scoopster
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    According to SOD sources, Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky, GH) will be joining the DAYS OF OUR LIVES cast in the re-casted role of Eric Brady, son of Marlena Evans & Roman Brady and Sami Brady’s twin. 

    The role was last played by Supernatural star Jensen Ackles.

    DAYS has yet to confirm the news and no first airdate has been given.

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    Boidiva02
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    WOW. This is a big deal for him.  He’s a great actor who rarely got the chance to shine on “GH”. I’ll never understand why the writers never gave him material to sink his teeth into.

    And from what I understand, the role of Eric is one that has been long overdue for a comeback.

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    Morgan Henard
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    Very excited for Vaughn. I enjoyed him on both Y&R and GH. I am not a fan of the way he was underused on GH. This was one of those cases where he was wasted then fired just because the original [Jonathan Jackson] wanted to come back and is given stellar material. It similarly happened to Martha Byrne (ex- Lily, ATWT) and Marcy Walker (ex- Liza, AMC), who weren’t featured the way they should have been, only to have their recasts come in [Noelle Beck and Jaime Lunar, respectively] come in and be on nearly every day of the week.

    All that aside, I hope DAYS uses Vaughn the way he should be. Exciting news! 

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    Boidiva02
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    This is an exciting week in DOOL land!  GV and now the return of EILEEN DAVIDSON!!!!!

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    soapsarecool
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    Great news!  And does anyone else remember the chemistry that Eileen Davidson shared with Jensen Ackles?  I remember there were a few scenes back in the day where they hinted at a possible Kristen-Eric pairing and that possibility was SO HOT.  Maybe this time around???

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    youngsoapfan
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    Great news!  And does anyone else remember the chemistry that Eileen Davidson shared with Jensen Ackles?  I remember there were a few scenes back in the day where they hinted at a possible Kristen-Eric pairing and that possibility was SO HOT.  Maybe this time around???

    i don’t remember any kristen and eric scenes? eric was barely in the show for long before she left.   

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    There were definitely some scenes between Kristen and Eric.  I don’t remember them exactly but I think they were around the time Kristen brought Roman back from the dead (in the form of Josh Taylor).  Anyone else remember?  They really had A LOT of chemistry.

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    Yes, I do remember that.  That would certainly be an interesting direction to go.  Wonder what kind of chemistry Greg Vaughn would have with Eileen Davidson?

    It’s cool that Eric will be back on, FINALLY after years and years away, and I like Vaughn a lot.  I’m excited to see him on.

    Eric’s presence will certainly add some interesting dynamics to things, particularly where Nicole is concerned.  She was Eric’s first love, and really the only viable love interest he ever had, but Nicole’s developed dynamics and a romantic history with Lucas, Victor, EJ, Rafe, and now Daniel, which automatically gives Eric a dynamic with three people he’s never met (not to mention Sami’s histories with Rafe and EJ).  Interesting interesting interesting.

    I also think these changes will be good for Marlena, who will now have another child in town and her archnemesis.

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    I think GV also resembles Deidre Hall enough to make this role work.    I’m no DOOL expert, who is Eric’s father? is it John? because I can really see him as Drake Hogysten’s son, for sure.

    GV is very lucky to get to play two the off-spring of such pivotal characters.   

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    Roman is Eric’s father, but like Sami and Carrie, Eric was basically raised by John (who at the time thought he was Roman).  Gotta love that complicated family history.

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    I can certainly see Kristen hooking up with Eric and manipulating him as ONLY a way to get at John & Marlena.  Kristen absolutely hates them, especially Marlena, you can rest assured she will do everything possible to destroy their lives.  She will be out for revenge, and I hope she uses Eric (and others) in her plot.

    The canvas is perfectly set for Kristen’s return…John/Marlena are back/EJ paternity is up in the air/Stefano has just been “killed”/Last remaining female DiMera is dead….there are SO many angles for the show to go in with Kristen, she could literally be involved in almost every aspect of the show.

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    Question I really didn’t watch DOOL back then, was Kristen a villian or was she more of a herione who just did some bad things for the wrong reasons?

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    She was a heroine when she first joined the show, but she began a long, slow & deep dissent into total villainey (her true DiMera roots surfaces), by the end of her run she was a cold/heartless/jealous/vengeful/cruel villainess.

    Here is a little discription on Kristen’s backstory:

    Kristen initially came to Salem in 1993, as a social worker who soon met up with John Black. John couldn’t understand why Kristen wanted nothing to do with him until she revealed the shocking truth — she was Stefano’s foster daughter and had been raised by Stefano DiMera after the death of her parents when she was a child. Kristen and John were eventually able to overcome her connection to Stefano, but they weren’t able to overcome the fact that she was engaged to marry Stefano’s son, Tony. Unbeknownst to Kristen, she had actually become engaged to André DiMera who was pretending to be Tony DiMera. The real Tony was being held on an island somewhere in the South Pacific.

    After numerous manipulations, Kristen wound up marrying André believing he was Tony, but it wasn’t long before she and John became lovers again, which was only helped by André having gone temporarily blind. Kristen eventually left André and prepared to have a future with John when the two learned he was a Catholic priest. Kristen could not come between John and his vows and returned to André, but when John was released from his vows, Kristen decided to petition the Church for an annulment so that her marriage to John would be recognised by the Church. Kristen and John were preparing for their future together when they, and many other Salemnites, traveled to Aremid. André staged his own death, framing John in the process. John was sentenced to death, with Kristen believing he did it. When John was exonerated, Kristen was relieved, even though she hadn’t trusted him.

    Shortly after John was exonerated, Kristen discovered a letter he wrote vowing his love to Marlena, and also discovered that the mysterious Woman in White was actually Rachel Blake, the mother she believed had died years earlier. She also learned that she was pregnant. Marlena agreed to stay away from John because Kristen’s pregnancy was very delicate, and Kristen began to scheme to keep John and Marlena apart, even joining forces with Stefano in the hopes that he could get Marlena out of the picture permanently. Stefano held Marlena captive, and after John helped in her rescue, Kristen lost her baby, but convinced the doctor to keep quiet. Stefano, to help her, found Susan Banks, a pregnant Kristen-look-a-like, and arranged for Kristen to adopt her unborn child when it was born. The baby, named John Black Jr., was born and handed over to Kristen and John. Once Marlena realised the truth about Susan, who Kristen had to claim was a nanny to cover up when John caught them together, she arranged to have Marlena held hostage in a secret room.

    Kristen wound up in the secret room with Marlena after Susan turned the tables on her, but luckily the two were rescued after Laura Horton forced Susan, who was about to marry John, to admit everything. Susan got her son back, and Kristen was arrested, but soon released on bail. John and Marlena began moving on with their lives together, so in a last-ditch effort to keep them apart, Kristen located a dying Roman. Because Roman could not handle any stress, John had to pretend to be married to Kristen while Marlena pretended that Roman was the man she wanted. She attempted to get close to the baby, whom Susan had rechristened Elvis (aka EJ DiMera), but her plans failed, and Stefano turned his back on her. John and Marlena later got Susan and her son out of the country. Kristen then kidnapped Susan’s sister, Sister Mary Moira, and used that to bring Susan to town. When Susan didn’t bring the baby, she sold her to an island harem. She had to pretend to be Susan when her boyfriend, Edmund, and his mother showed up in Salem, and even married him during her pretending. She had no choice by then, as Salem assumed that Kristen had died — a body that looked a lot like hers was found in a swimming pool.

    Susan and Edmund were able to meet up again, and Susan confessed that the body, whom Edmund had accidentally killed, believing she was Kristen, was also her sister — Penelope Kent. She was dying, so Edmund couldn’t be held at fault. Susan arranged to switch places with Kristen, leaving her in the island harem.

    Hope that helps 🙂

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    I’m sure Kristen will want revenge on Marlena and John, and her hatred
    of Marlena was really something, but she may also be eager to get
    revenge on Susan for sending her to that harem where she ended up when
    Davidson left the show.  If that’s the case, her relationship with EJ
    could be a struggle between caring for him as the child she once tried
    to raise with John and using him in her scheme to get even with his
    mother.

    To answer your question, Boidiva, Kristen was kind of the classic story
    of a good girl gone bad.  She started out a sweet, virtuous, and oh so
    naive, believing that her adopted father Stefano was a good and moral
    man in whom the people of Salem just saw the worst.  She was even
    willing to give up John and marry Tony because she thought it was the
    right thing to do.  That all changed because of an obsessive desire to
    hang on to John once she had him.  When John was on trial for murdering
    Tony, Kristen admitted on the witness stand that she kinda sorta thought
    he was guilty.  This was basically all it took for John and Marlena to
    feel justified admitting their feelings to themselves, and they became
    obvious to everyone, even though they never acted on them.

    For a while, Kristen was just being devious and manipulative,
    interrupting conversations all the time and making sure Marlena and John
    couldn’t be alone together, but mostly keeping her vengeful angry side
    confined to solitary moments.  That all changed when Kristen helped
    Stefano kidnap Marlena by giving him the information of what plane she’d
    be on.  After that, it was a very slippery slope: Kristen lost the baby
    she was carrying and, through Stefano, found an imposter, Susan, to
    pretend to be her for doctor’s appointments and whose baby she could
    take.  She pushed John to marry her as soon as she could, and then
    kidnapped Marlena and locked her in secret room of the DiMera mansion,
    and comfy prison equipped with video from her and John’s bedroom, just
    to torture Marlena.  I think Kristen was kind of at a crossroads once
    her schemes were uncovered, but instead of being repentent and trying to
    get back to the good person she had once been, she totally embraced the
    DiMera in her.  (Man, that was great stuff.)

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