‘Days of our Lives’ Comings & Goings: A Hot Summer in Salem Is Here and You Won’t Believe What’ll Happen

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” is the only daytime drama in the United States still airing brand new episodes, and this summer it will continue churning out all-new episodes featuring several returning characters and a number of exits.

On Thursday, June 11, daytime newcomer joins the cast of “DAYS” as a SORAS’d Allie Horton, the daughter of Lucas Horton () and Sami Brady (). Speaking of Lucas, Dattilo returns to Salem beginning with the Wednesday, June 10 episode, ahead of Arnold’s debut, to deal with his daughter. Look for Lucas to alert his mother, Kate () of some distressing news. Upon her return, however, Allie pleads with Eric () and Nicole () to keep her secret.

Earlier this week, and reprised their roles as Shawn Brady and Belle Black, respectively, when their characters returned to Salem on Monday, June 8, after learning that their daughter, Claire, was being released from Bayview. Claire’s portrayer, , returned to the role last week. Claire’s return coincided with the Friday, January 5 debut of Emily O’Brien as Gwen, a confidant for Claire and a fellow Bayview patient.

will be exiting Salem this week when her character Zoey Burge departs on Wednesday, June 10. , who played Zoey’s father Orpheus, last aired on Thursday, June 4 following a confrontation with Rafe ().

In July, look for to reprise her role as Vivian Alamain. Considering Vivian’s son Stefan was shot in the neck last year after a confrontation with Lani (), it’ll come as quite a surprise to Vivian when she comes face-to-face with the man who noticeably resembles him — is currently portraying “Jake,” who in the summer promo below is spotted making out with Gwen in his garage as Gabi () walks in.

“I shot some episodes before Thanksgiving last year and in January of this year,” revealed Kassie DePaiva during last month’s “” reunion on “.” Expect to see back on screen in either July or August.

is back as Philip Kiriakis this summer as revealed in the summer promo which highlights a number of family reunions. “Welcome home son,” says Philips’s father, Victor (), as a stunned Xander () looks on. “Thanks, Dad,” responds Philip as the announcer says “The family reunions you’ve been waiting for.” A first airdate for Johnson is not yet known. The actor appeared in “The Last Blast” digital series last November, marking the first time the actor portrayed the character since his departure in 2012.

You can watch the full “DAYS” summer promo below.

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