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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:09 AM EDT
In a posting on his Facebook page, hours after his final scenes as Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's "Days of our Lives" aired, actor Freddie Smith reflected on the roller coster ride he had playing the role and what it meant not just for him, but to the fans as well.
With new head writers on the horizon it was inevitable that "Days of our Lives" would also be getting a new teen scene, especially with what executive producer Ken Corday says to TV Insider's Michael Logan of something his late mother, Betty, used to share with him: "'You have to water the roots of the [Days of our Lives] tree with a new generation every 10 years or so' and that’s what we’ve done," notes Corday to Logan. "These are the children of the children of the children of the children, and they are vital to our future."
While no specific airdate has been set, "Days of our Lives" stars Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) and James Reynolds (Abe Carver) will be joining host Pat Sajak and Vanna White on an upcoming episode of "Wheel of Fortune" later this fall, it was announced Friday on the official Twitter page for the game show. Their appearance is just one of several expected to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of the daytime soap opera.
While Guy Wilson is busy clearing up rampant rumors about his "Days of our Lives" status, onscreen love interest Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) meanwhile is gearing up for an emotional goodbye to Salem on the Tuesday, August 18 episode of the daytime drama series, which finds Sonny headed to Europe to take on a position working for his grandfather, Victor (John Aniston).