This pleases me! Jump behind the cut for the reveal…
According to Entertainment Weekly, Greg Vaughan is returning as Eric Brady in January!
EW has learned exclusively that Vaughan will reprise his role as Eric Brady on Days of Our Lives. Vaughan, who first joined DOOL in 2012, left the NBC sudser earlier this year to pursue other gigs. He not only appeared on the Fox drama Lucifer but joined the cast of Queen Sugar on OWN as Calvin, a married cop who’s having an affair with Nova Bordelon (True Blood star Rutina Wesley).
Vaughan’s return is set for Jan 17, 2017.
There doesn’t appear to be confirmation on whether this is a long-term return or a visit, but I’ll take it either way. The way they sidelined Eric and tanked the Eric/Nicole pairing in favor of Daniel/Nicole was both foolish and dramatically unsatisfying. I hate that the character has the baggage of having killed someone in a drunk-driving accident, because there was such a purity to him when he returned as a priest, but that also does provide a lot of meaty material if they’re willing to go there. And if this is long-term, I wonder if they’ll revisit the Nicole pairing (since they finally had Brady and Nicole discuss Eric) or try something more substantial with him and Jennifer. Either way, it’ll be nice to see Eric in Salem again!