‘Days of our Lives’ Comings & Goings: Hope’s Abrupt Exit Explained Next Week

Days of our Lives comings and goings confirm Hope Brady‘s (Kristian Alfonso) exit is revealed on the NBC soap opera next week. As Kristian never taped scenes to wrap her nearly four-decade run as Hope, the sudser was left scrambling. Here’s how they announce her departure next week on DOOL.

Days of our Lives Comings & Goings: Hope Brady Leaves Salem – Kristian Alfonso Calls It Quits

News of Ciara Brady’s (Victoria Konefal) death was too much for Hope Brady to bear on Days of our Lives. Her last scene showed her crying on the floor. That came after learning her daughter was “dead” when forensic evidence seemed to confirm her shooting.

Days of our Lives comings and goings say the plan was to keep Hope Brady off-canvas for a few months then bring her back for a front-burner storyline with a new love interest. But Kristian was unhappy with her character’s direction and called it quits so she never came back to film any more scenes. So, Hope simply disappears.

So, Ron Carlivati devised a way to explain her abrupt exit after the fact. Her cousin and BFF Jennifer Horton (Cady McClain) and Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) soon find a letter from Hope. Days of our Lives spoilers predict the message explains that Hope Brady can no longer remain in Salem.

Days of our Lives Spoilers: Shawn Brady (Brandon Beemer) - Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso)

DOOL Spoilers: Jennifer Reels Over Hope’s Letter

Days of our Lives spoilers say next week, Jennifer finds the farewell letter. Of course, Jennifer sits down with her husband to read what Hope Brady has to say. No doubt, she’s unprepared for the flood of emotions that hit her when she realizes she won’t see her bestie for quite some time.

Days of our Lives spoilers remind that Hope’s not just family, but Jenn’s best friend. No doubt, Jennifer understands Hope’s devastated over losing another child. Hope suffered unfathomable heartbreak in the last few years. So, Jenn sees why her BFF needs to take some time away from Salem to heal.

Days of our Lives spoilers hint Hope Brady goes off on a search for her “dead” daughter in case Ciara survived. So, Jenn must tell Doug Williams (Bill Hayes), and Julie Williams (Susan Seaforth Hayes). The timing is unfortunate as she finds this letter as the family gathers for Ciara’s memorial.

Days of our Lives: Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso)

Days of our Lives: Door Open For Return – Recast Unlikley

DOOL made clear that Kristian Alfonso has an open invite to return to her iconic character of Hope Brady. However, Days of our Lives comings and goings indicate the actress says she’s not planning to return to the role. She also quashed speculation that she might pop-in for short visits.

Plus, Kristian cut an agreement with Ken Corday that they won’t recast her character but NBC owns the rights and can do what they want. It’s hard to imagine anyone else as Hope Brady, but Days of our Lives has recast legacy characters. In fact, this week, we see actresses swap as Jennifer.

Wait to see the “Dear Jenn” letter explain the offscreen exit of Hope Brady from the NBC sudser.

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