‘Days of our Lives’: Who Is Orpheus & What’s the Big Deal?

Many Days of our Lives fans are asking who is Orpheus (George DelHoyo) because they forgot or are newer viewers and never met Milo Harp’s alter-ego before. Here’s a quick glance at this uber-villain’s back story and why it’s so scary that he’s the granddad of little David Ridgeway (Ends Twins) on the NBC soap.

Who is Orpheus on Days of our Lives? A Very Bad Man

If you’re newer to DOOL or need a refresher, here we go. Orpheus’ real name is Milo Harp. He debuted back in the mid-80s as an ISA agent working with John Black (Drake Hogestyn). Back in those days, John was a mess and thought he was Roman Brady (Josh Taylor).

Their messy history, on Days of our Lives, includes the accidental shooting of Rebecca, Milo’s wife, and mother to his two children. His son, Christian Maddox was young at the time – but still a little too old to be the same age as Evan Frears (Brock Kelly). But DOOL’s ignoring the misaligned ages.

After his wife’s death, Orpheus kidnapped Marlena Evans (Diedre Hall). He was going to have her raise his kids on Days of our Lives. At the time, he faked her death (with an explosion), so John wouldn’t come looking for her. Later, Orpheus also took Kayla Brady (Mary Beth Evans) hostage.

Days of our Lives Spoilers: Orpheus - Milo Harp (George DelHoyo) - Jennifer Horton - Marlena Evans

Orpheus “Died” on DOOL – Return Shocks Many

Back then on Days of our Lives, Orpheus wanted to torment John and dropped clues that Marlena was alive. But, the man once known as Milo Harp outwitted his enemies continually. Eventually, though, John found the island and shot Orpheus. But, the villain had one last trick to play.

Supposedly, Marlena died in a plane crash so even after death, Orpheus triumphed. Despite his “death” on Days of our Lives, of course, he survived. Because that’s how the NBC sudser does things. Later, Orpheus wound up in prison after a botched robbery.

Fast-forward to 2016 and Orpheus meets terrible Clyde Weston (James Read) in prison. Those two plotted revenge on Salem, along with Xander Cook (Paul Telfer). Then, Days of our Lives recaps recall they busted out of prison and Orpheus shot John after a confrontation.

DOOL Spoilers: Orpheus - Milo Harp (George DelHoyo) - Evan Frears - Christian Maddox (Brock Kelly)

“Dead” Again on Days of our Lives – But Milo Harp’s Still Kicking

The trio of Milo Harp-Clyde-Xander rampaged Salem and messed with Patch and Kayla. Then, Orpheus held the whole town of Salem in his grip and demanded $20 million. Next, he decided to burn the town down after killing everyone. He set off bombs to eradicate the city on Days of our Lives.

In that end game, Orpheus told John it was his and the ISA’s fault that his children hated him. Then he faked his death with a suicide pill and came back one more time for revenge. Yes, again. In the end, Patch shot him and everyone thought Orpheus was well and truly dead on Days of our Lives.

Instead, the ISA had him and he traded secrets for a new life. Now, though, Milo Harp’s back and helping his son Christian, AKA Evan, keep David from his foster dad. So, when the locals realize Evan’s working with Orpheus, they’ll be stunned because they all thought he was dead.

In the end, Orpheus may hold the record for the most faked deaths on the NBC drama. Keep watching to see what’s next as George DelHoyo enjoys a new run as one of Salem’s most brilliant villains of all time.

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