‘Days of our Lives’ spoilers: Stephen Nichols Phased out?

Days Of Our Lives fans can expect Salem to be rocked by the exit of another DOOL superstar. According to chatter, Stephen Nichols, who plays Steve “Patch” Johnson has not been taping any new scenes since April of this year.

Contract negotiations on Days of our Lives

DOOL fans may or may not have heard the rumors that Nichols contract negotiations with the show had not been going well recently with the show only wanting Nichols to tape a couple days a week. Stephen wanted more time than that and it seemed to be a major sticking point between the two sides. Now it appears that Days Of Our Lives fans may lose our beloved Patch from Salem for the foreseeable future if the two sides refuse to reach an agreement.

Taking Steve Johnson off the Days Of Our Lives canvas is such a dangerous move because he is such an integral part of the fabric of Days Of Our Lives. He and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) are one of the longest-lasting super couples on Days. He’s linked also to John Black (Drake Hogestyn) in business. They own Black Patch Private Detective Agency. And his sons Tripp Dalton (Lucas Adams) and Joey Johnson (James Lastovic) are almost Salem royalty.

Steve key to important plotline on DOOL

Steve’s critical to many of Days Of Our Lives’ stories whether directly or through family ties. For example, he is playing a role in the storyline between Kayla and Stefan DiMera (Tyler Christopher). Kayla is spying on Kate DiMera (Lauren Koslow ) to help Stefan take her down. And in return, Stefan’s supposed to give Steve access to a bionic eye. It will help him regain his sight on Days Of Our Lives.

Days of Our Lives: Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson)

Will Patch Exit Days of our Lives?

Salem will definitely be a much duller place without Steve. Fans won’t like that Stephen Nichols is being phased out of DOOL. He is a powerful presence who will be missed in Salem. We wish Stephen Nichols the best of luck in his career. And we hope that he decides to return to Salem and Days as he has in the past.

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