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  • Scoopster
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    Entertainment Weekly is saying Lisa Rinna is returning to DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the role of Billie Reed.

    Rinna began taping this week.

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    robbalto
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    We have quite a long list of returns now. Any thoughts as to Billie’s story?

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Will this be a guest visit or a long-term return? How would Billie fit in to the existing stories and characters? I like Lisa Rinna. Personally, I would love for her come to back with real life gal pal Eillen Davidson when she returns! (:

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    robbalto
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    The articles I have read did not indicate whether this is contract or short-term. I too like Lisa Rinna, but I do not really see Billie fitting in with current stories, so I am throwing out the question to longtime viewers.

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    Yeah, I find this news interesting, but I’m not really sure where Billie will fit in. With her not actually showing up for so many months still, it’s hard to guess. Since Bo’s gone, I would guess it’ll involve either Kate or Lucas? If Kate and Roman rekindle their romance, maybe Billie’s return will play on her history with Roman? (They slept together once, I think, during an ISA mission if I’m remembering correctly.)

    It’s a little nuts, actually, how many men Kate and Billie have had in common, usually with Kate really having a hold on them and Billie just kind of wishing she did. There was Roman (Kate married him, Billie had a brief fling), Nicholas Alamain (he was dating Billie but actually in love with Kate), EJ (who Billie was rather pathetically really into despite him not being interested while Kate had a sizzling fling with him before he fell for Sami), and even Daniel (who of course Kate had a relationship with and who Billie nearly dated before Daniel realized it was a bad idea, having already been involved with both her mother and her daughter). In that spirit, maybe Billie will get involved with another of her mom’s exes, Rafe, putting her at odds with Hope once again.

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    Boidiva02
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    I’m assuming this is a short-term gig, because Rinna has her hands full with her Real Housewives job. So unless she is prepared to exit the reality world I can’t see her committing to a full-time soap gig right now.

    I’m rather shocked they are bringing her back because she has said some negative things about DOOL in recent years, remember the controversy she caused on Watch What Happens Live when she called Joseph Mascola the worst actor on the show? Granted he’s dead now, but I can’t imagine she didn’t ruffle some feathers for that comment.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Having a short memory seems to be essential to working on the soap biz. Otherwise, the actors wouldn’t be able to deliver their lines when sweeping character changes come out of nowhere and producers wouldn’t be able to stomach the out-of-character twists that often get thrown our way! Seriously, though, Rinna wouldn’t be the first return after something of a negative break. The split between DAYS and Chandler Massey actually seemed really bad, a lot of hard feelings, but they worked it out. Rinna herself has said negative things about the show and her prior stints and since returned, so I’m not surprised they were able to work this out.

    I wouldn’t expect Billie to be a long-term return either, but it’s certainly doable, even with Real Housewives. Eileen Davidson was doing that show and Y&R concurrently, as well as some other side projects.

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