Days of Our Lives spoilers confirm Greg Vaughan wrapped his run as Eric Brady this week. However, the way his exit is written certainly sets the stage for a return of the character in the future. Here’s how Eric might be left hanging on DOOL until they decide on his future on the NBC soap – and whether someone else will take Vaughan’s place.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Eric Brady Says Goodbye To Salem And Hello To The Congo
Eric Brady said a teary goodbye to his family and Salem this week on Days of our Lives. He got a surprise visit from an old friend from his missionary days. His Congo pal brought a hard-to-turn-down plea for help. The people he served as a priest are lost after a series of heartbreaks and setbacks.
So they need him to restore their faith and give them hope, say Days of our Lives spoilers. Of course, Eric’s new wife, Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker), encouraged her husband to follow his heart and return to his spiritual roots. Nicole pledged to wait for Eric Brady in Salem until he returns.
But, how long can the couple be apart without closure? Now, Days of our Lives viewers may recall that fidelity isn’t Nicole’s strong suit. So, it’s just a matter of time before Nicole might take comfort in the arms — and bed — of another man. That’s one thing to consider with Eric Brady’s exit.
DOOL Spoilers: Phone Calls & Off-Screen Action For Eric
Eric Brady’s absence from Days of our Lives might seem temporary for a while. We’d expect the NBC show to name-drop Eric with his family and wife mentioning him now and then. Of course, Eric’s going to call occasionally. But, you’ll only hear the local in Salem on the one-sided calls.
For now, it’s unknown how long Eric’s work keeps him in Africa and away from his loved ones, on Days of our Lives. While he’s away, Nicole promised to raise money and awareness for the cause. But, in a few weeks (or months), they might set the stage for Eric’s prolonged absence from the NBC sudser.
Days of our Lives spoilers wonder if Eric goes missing, is kidnapped, or even presumed dead while in Africa. Certainly, that would create great storylines for his family back in Salem. It also would give showrunners time to find a recast for the fan-favorite character to replace Greg Vaughan.
Days of Our Lives: Greg Vaughan Burned Some Bridges On The Way Out
Greg Vaughan was quite vocal about his reasons for leaving DOOL. Once news of his exit went public, he explained why he left the NBC soap. First, Greg’s engaged to actress Angie Harmon who lives in North Carolina. So, Greg wants to be with her – but many DOOL cast commute to LA, so that’s not the main issue.
Second, aside from his role as Eric Brady, he plays Calvin on OWN’s Queen Sugar. He’s excited to resume work on that series. Recall, he left Days of our Lives for a while to work on the prime time show. But, that wasn’t even the big shocker behind his departure as Eric.
Greg Vaughan said he felt he was a “glorified extra” while playing Eric Brady. Although a contract actor, Greg says his character never got a front-burner storyline of his own. These parting words may have burned bridges at Days of our Lives. So, a recast seems more likely than Greg Vaughan’s return.
There are many great actors with huge fan bases that can easily step into the role. So, watch for signs of impending doom or delay for Eric Brady while he’s away. Since Greg Vaughan’s presumably not returning, it’s a recast or nothing, it seems. So, we’ll update you here when we have more information.
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