After portraying Griffin Castillo on "All My Children" and Tony Santos on "Guiding Light," actor <strong>Jordi Vilasuso</strong> decided the timing was right for another turn in daytime. Lucky for him, "Days of our Lives" was looking to expand the Hernandez clan with the return of Dario (last played by <strong>Francisco San Martin</strong>). After meeting with executive producer <strong>Ken Corday</strong>, co-executive producer <strong>Albert Alaar</strong> and co-head writer <strong>Josh Griffith</strong> last summer, Vilasuso responded well to the idea of portraying a "very intelligent" character on the soap.

On the <strong>Friday, February 5</strong> episode of NBC's "Days of our Lives," Brady Black (<strong>Eric Martsolf</strong>) will finally see the face of the woman he's been seeing in his dreams in the form of actress <strong>Marie Wilson</strong>, who is returning to the daytime drama series in the newly created role of Summer.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And things are looking pretty smoky this week for “Days of our Lives’” Hope (<strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong>) and Aiden (<strong>Daniel Cosgrove</strong>), who find themselves on the precipice of a new direction after Hope unlocks the single dad’s secret past! But what does the shocking information mean for the couple’s future? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with Alfonso and Cosgrove to find out!

<em>Soap Opera Network</em> can finally report that former "As The World Turns" and "Port Charles" actress <strong>Marie Wilson</strong> has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the recurring role of Bree. The actress will share scenes with former "ATWT" co-star <strong>Daniel Cosgrove</strong> (ex-Chris Hughes), who now appears as Aiden Jennings on "DAYS," and <strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong> (Hope Brady). Bree is an old acquaintance of Hope’s who turns out to be someone from Aiden's dark past.