Farah Fath returns to ‘Days of Our Lives’ as Mimi Lockhart, but for how long?

Last week Soap Opera Digest reported exclusively that actress Farah Fath is on her way back to “Days of Our Lives” to reprise her role as Mimi Lockhart, whom she previously played for eight years from 1999 to 2007. But not only will she be reuniting with the other citizens of Salem, she’ll also be working again with head writer Ron Carlivati, who wrote for her on “One Life to Live” from 2007 to 2012. But how long will Fath be back? On Twitter she explained, “We’re calling it a ‘handful of episodes.'”

Fath joined the cast of “Days” in 1999 when she was just 15-years-old. Her character Mimi was best friends with Belle Black (currently played by Martha Madison) and at one point was married to Shawn Douglas Brady (currently played by Brandon Beemer). She left town after discovering that she had killed her abusive father but had suppressed the memory.

After leaving “Days” in 2007 she joined the cast of “One Life” as Gigi Morasco, a character created by Carlivati, who had taken over as head writer of the show that year. Both Fath and Carlivati stayed with the show until it was cancelled by ABC and went off the air in 2012. Carlivati moved over to “General Hospital” after that and eventually took over as head writer on “Days” in 2017, leading the show to a Daytime Emmy win for Best Writing Team in 2018.

“Wow! Getting so many nice messages,” Fath tweeted after her return was announced. “Thank you all for being excited, I’m excited too! It’s been real fun so far. So good to see everyone and play.” But will she really only be back for a handful of episodes? Or could there be potential for an extended stay? Check out some of our forum posters’ reactions to the casting news below, and vote in our poll: how long do you want Mimi to be back in Salem?

Boidiva02: “I am very happen to hear about this happening; she is a terrific actress … I was kind of into ‘DOOL’ when Mimi was a big character so I hope this is a good return for her.”

pulp50: “Wow, I didn’t expect to hear this. The teen group of Mimi, Belle, Shawn, Chloe and Philip were the best back in the day. I hope we get to see them all together again.”

OLTLfan: “Sounds like we’ll be getting an update on [Mimi’s mother] Bonnie’s whereabouts soon. I’d love for Judi Evans to get to play both roles [Bonnie Lockhart and Adrienne Kiriakis] regularly.”

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