Days of our Lives' head writer Ron Carlivati teased that Salem will be on steroids this fall, and part of the full-throttle action includes Alison Sweeney's return to the show as Sami Brady. The actress is set to reprise her iconic role on Friday, October 13 (nice timing, eh?), and she says her reappearance on the canvas will give fans more than they might be bargaining for.
"[Carlivati] brings Sami back to the scene at full throttle. Hurricane Sami!" the actress teases to TV Insider about her return, which is prompted by rumors that Sami's son, Will (Chandler Massey), is alive. "You get a little hint of what she's been up to while she's been off the show but that's not what's important right now. For almost my entire run on DAYS, Sami's overarching story was all about Will. She would lie for him, kill for him. Her fights over that kid were huge! She was always Mama Bear so when he died it was horrible. Even the guys on the crew were crying when we shot those scenes! It was a very big deal. I think the audience connected with Will in a much deeper way than they do with most soap kids because he pretty much grew up on camera. He wasn't just trotted out at holidays and then aged ten years overnight. There's a real investment there."
Fans will be happy to know that Sami will have plenty of time to deal with other Salem issues while she's in town. Not only does she have some extremely poignant scenes with Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), but there are plenty of additional Salemites with whom she'll be interacting.
"Trust me, she's there to get to the bottom of this Will thing but she's also taking in the lay of the land and scoping out what's going on," Sweeney previews. "She gets into a lot of lively conversations with various characters -- most of them about Sami. That's one thing that hasn't changed. Sami is very into Sami. [Laughs]"
For Sweeney's full interview, check out TV Insider here.
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