It’s official: Bryan Datillo is leaving the show ): He has left before and come back to the show I think a few times. I was very unhappy that they shafted Lucas and put Adrienne back with Justin. Lucas is Will’s father and I enjoy their scenes together in particular.
Also, Matthew Ashford is returning again – short-term or long-term? There is a rumor he (Jack) will return alive this time (Dr. Rolfe’s return to life serum? lol!) I guess this will provide drama for Jennifer and Eric…
I saw Bryan Datillo’s tweet yesterday listing his time on DAYS and saying it’s been a good run, but haven’t seen anything official yet. I like Lucas, but I don’t really find the character to be all that critical to have around, so him being gone doesn’t bother me. I am curious about this, though. I’m pretty sure Datillo hasn’t been on contract for quite some time, so if the show didn’t want to write for him, they could have just kept him on the backburner popping up every couple of months in a scene with Will or Kate. So this implies something more definitive will happen. Maybe he’ll leave town with Sami after her next stint? Or go off to meet her somewhere?
I haven’t seen anything about Matthew Ashford, but I hope it’s just a brief visit. No offense to Matthew Ashford, but I’ve never been a big fan of Jack and Jennifer together. Anytime he comes back, they inevitably shaft whatever other love interest she has and eventually they have to write Jack or both Jack and Jennifer out. It can be fun watching them get together, but once they are together, it always feels like there’s not much for them in the way of interesting story and Jennifer gets sidelined.