Molly Burnett (Melanie) only signed for a six month stint and her time on the show is ending – very curious as to how they will write her out this time? There was no last airdate; she’s been so involved in the baby switch story – I wonder if Kristen’s return will be tied in to Melanie’s leaving the show???
I never took to Melanie. Molly Burnett is a capable actress, but it was either her annoying voice or the character’s sanctimonous attitude that was a turn off. It would be clever to have her figure out that Kristen stole Theresa and Brady’s baby and get caught in the crossfire. But I really wish, whatever happens to her, that she takes her skanky Dr. Killedhair with her. I’ve yet to figure out Daniel’s appeal.
I’d also like to recommend to the new writers that they get rid of some of the useless characters or those who have worn out their welcome like Kate and anyone with the last name DiMera (except Kristen). It’s time to populate Salem with a new generation to mix with the old like Kayla and Jennifer and Adrienne and Lucas and Hope and Roman. The story is ripe for the return of Frankie Brady to fuel the Eve/Jennifer feud which seems to have a lot of momentum. I’m not a Jennifer fan, but I can get behind this story because Frankie could easily turn out to be Paige’s father and he’s also a Brady sibling.
Thanks for the info, Freeman. I didn’t know Burnett only signed on for six months. I like Melanie, but I probably won’t miss her all that much when she’s gone. In hindsight, I hate that they paired her romantically with Brady knowing it wasn’t going to be long term. I didn’t like the move anyway, but I like it even less knowing she’d only made a six-month commitment.
Eileen is only returning for 10 days so I don’t think Kristen’s return will have anything to do with her character leaving. I found Molly Burnett extremely annoying. I hope this opens up the door for Eileen returning for a much longer stint next time now that Brady is free from Melanie.