‘Days of Our Lives’ News: Stephen Nichols Out at DOOL?

Days of Our Lives spoilers say that beloved soap veteran Stephen Nichols may not be re-upping his contract with DOOL. The contract negotiations between the show and Stephen Nichols, who plays Steve “Patch” Johnson, are not going well. It was reported that Nichols was offered a contract that has him filming just one day a week, but he turned it down because he wants more airtime.

Nichols character has been busy 

DOOL spoilers reveal that Nichols’ character has been the center of quite a few storylines over the past few months. He and his on-screen wife Kayla Johnson (Mary Beth Evans) have seen their family expand with the addition of Tripp Dalton (Lucas Adams) who is Steve’s son with Kayla’s sworn enemy Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun). Ava was murdered by their son Joey (James Lastovic) who is now in jail serving time for her murder.

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Longtime fans adore Steve “Patch” Johnson as a longstanding character on NBC’s daytime soap. Steve and Kayla have been termed one of the supercouples in soap history. His character is pivotal to many of the plot lines on the Days canvas right now including the storyline with Abby Deveraux (Marci Miller ), Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) and his awful brother Stefan (Tyler Christopher). Plus, there’s the possible arc with Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow). Then there’s Kayla trying to get Steve that bionic eye.

As fans know Steve wears an eyepatch and that is how he got his nickname “Patch” on DOOL .

Why DOOL needs the character of Steve Johnson

Days spoilers promise that Steve will also need to be there for his son. Tripp is about to go through a brief hard time with his relationship with Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefel). DOOL fans are still watching this relationship develop and we are enjoying the interaction between father and son. Steve is going to need to be there for both of his sons. Steve’s son Joey may get out of jail soon and he will need to be there for him as well. Steve Johnson is a vital part of John Black’s (Drake Hogestyn) detective agency.

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Days of Our Lives spoilers say the Johnson family continues to be one of the core families on the NBC soap. Losing Stephen Nichols could be detrimental to the whole dynamic. Here is hoping that DOOL producers and Stephen Nichols can reach a deal that works for all because his character is far too valuable to lose.

How do you feel about Stephen Nichols possibly leaving Days? Do you hope that contract negotiations get back on the right track and that they are able to keep him on the show? What do you think producers should offer Stephen to keep him on the show? Please follow Soap Dirt on Twitter and like us on Facebook for the latest info on all your favorite soaps. Come back to Soap Dirt for more Days of Our Lives spoilers and news.