Days of Our Lives spoilers confirm Stefan DiMera‘s (Brandon Barash) alive and it could be that Dr Wilhelm Rolf (William Utay) pulled a fast one at the hospital. You can see the photo below of Brandon Barash backstage at the NBC soap in mid-September. And that means we could see him by the end of the year based on the changes in taping to air happening at DOOL. Here’s the latest info.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Stefan DiMera Returns – Brandon Barash Back on Set
DOOL spoilers remind that Brandon Barash was a last-second recast when Tyler Christopher abruptly left the show to seek treatment for addiction issues. Many fans were upset at the instant Stefan swap. But then, the ex-General Hospital actor began to wow the fans.
By the time Lani Price (Sal Stowers) put a bullet in Stefan DiMera, most fans were won over and wanted him to stay on Days of Our Lives. Spoilers remind back then that there was a six to seven month delay from taping to air. So, they’d already written and filmed his death by then.
So, DOOL had no idea how wildly popular the recast would be. By then, he was doomed. So, they’re bringing him back, according to Days of Our Lives spoilers. And they’re also closing the gap from tape to air so they can be more responsive to ratings. Read more here on that. And Wilhelm Rolf may resurrect him yet…
DOOL Spoilers: How Can Stefan Come Back Without a Heart – Ask Dr Wilhelm Rolf
Days of Our Lives spoilers wonder how can the soap bring back Stefan DiMera since Julie Williams (Susan Seaforth Hayes) has his heart. First, remember that death is never an obstacle on the NBC soap. Salem’s like The Walking Dead at this point. Second, DrWilhelm Rolf being on scene as Stefan “died” hints shenanigans.
Then, Rolf told Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) that Stefan DiMera was too far gone. He said he’d lost the spark of life. But let’s be real. Rolf’s brought back people from deader, right? And remember all the mentions about the high tech mask? Days of Our Lives spoilers hint there was more than just the Nicole fake face.
It could be that Stefan DiMera was in bad shape and Dr Rolf needed more time with him. So, he might have drugged some poor random guy, put him in a Stefan mask, and that’s whose heart the docs cut out. Certainly, Days of Our Lives viewers know Wilhelm Rolf would kill for the DiMeras. So a bait and switch would work nicely.
And DOOL boss Ron Carlivati’s a huge fan of mask plots. He used them extensively when he was head scribe at General Hospital. So, a masked switcheroo is exactly the sort of twist he’d write.
Days of Our Lives: Stefan Also in a Coma During Time Leap?
The DOOL spoilers about the time leap hinted a death, people jailed, and at least one coma. Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves) was one and Stefan DiMera might be another. If Rolf swapped in some masked victim to have their heart taken, he could sweep Stefan away to heal.
So, there’s that warehouse space where Days of Our Lives spoilers have Dr Rolf plotting with Princess Gina. It would be easy for the mad doc to keep sleeping beauty Stefan DiMera to take his time and heal. Meanwhile, Gabi could bury the masked man and no one would be the wiser.
Of course, there’s other ways to bring back Stefan DiMera to DOOL. They could go with a clone, a secret twin, or even put a robotic heart in Stefan’s chest like Patch’s robot eyeball. It’s Salem, so literally anything is possible. Keep watching and waiting but rest assured, Stefan DiMera’s back.
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