Major Star OUT!
Hiding this behind a cut for the spoiler-averse. But this is one you’re gonna want to know about…
THERE IS A GOD — and I mean a real one, not the ill-groomed, sanctimonious one Days has been trying to foist on us for nearly eight years! According to Serial Scoop, Shawn Christian is out as Daniel Jonas!
And there’s more!
It looks like the controversial doctor–beloved by some viewers and maligned by others as overexposed–will not be making it out of Salem alive. But unlike the recent deaths of Serena Mason (Melissa Archer) and Paige Larson (True O’Brien), Daniel will not be a victim of the serial killer; he’s going to the great beyond in another way.
I can’t breathe. I think I’ve had dreams about this. And for the record, I have nothing against Shawn Christian. He’s a good-looking, perfectly serviceable actor (who often needs a haircut) who had the good fortune to be cast in a role that for some reason several consecutive writing regimes felt was so vital to the show that it had to be reshaped around him.
I can only imagine what sort of insane, horrific two-week funeral we’re going to have to sit through — “Tommy Horton returns to Salem after all these years to mourn a man whose legend he heard about!” “Alice Horton is exhumed so that Daniel, the greatest doctor in history, can be buried beside Tom Horton!” — but it means he’s going away. He’s going away. I don’t think I’ve been this relieved about a single piece of casting news since the announcement that Shawn and Belle were being written out in 2008. Oddly, Daniel came on the scene right after they left… and now Belle, the original Sainted Airhog, will be back just as he’s going. But still. Still! It’s a happy day and I’m not going to let anything ruin it.