Alison Sweeney to Exit ‘Days of our Lives’

Alison Sweeney, Days of our Lives, Hannah Swensen Mysteries
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“Days of our Lives” fans will soon be seeing a little less of Sami DiMera now that portrayer Alison Sweeney has concluded her most recent return to the soap.

On the Wednesday, August 11 episode of “DAYS,” Sami will be kicked out of the mansion by EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and will also find herself the victim of a kidnapping which will explain Sami’s disappearance from the canvas. Ironically, Sami’s departure comes just days before her son with EJ, Johnny DiMera (Carson Boatman), returns to Salem beginning with the Wednesday, August 18 episode.

Speaking with Soap Opera Digest in its newest issue, on newsstands now, Sweeney says of her latest visit, “As always, I had a blast being back and it was so much fun.” Noting that the character will still make appearances down the road, Sweeney adds, “I have other scenes that I’m doing right now so you’ll have to see what happens.”

On Sunday, August 8, Sweeney stars alongside Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery, “All My Children; TBA, “General Hospital”) in “Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery” which airs at 9:00 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. In the latest installment of the franchise, Hannah (Sweeney) and Mike (Mathison) experience engaged life while balancing their busy careers only for a murder at a 24-hour gym to complicate their wedding plans.