Greg Vaughan on How Prison Will Have Changed Days’ Eric


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Look out, “Days of Our Lives” fans! None of us may be prepared for how his time in the slammer changed Greg Vaughan’s Eric Brady. Eric will back in Salem this week.

A New Look, a New Eric

By now you’ve probably seen photographs of Vaughan as Eric sporting a tough-looking goatee and severe new haircut. He doesn’t look like the gentle, spiritually-inclined Eric we once knew. Of course, he’s still as handsome as ever!

Now Vaughan has confirmed that it’s not just Eric’s look that will have changed. He posted an Instagram pic and comment asking fans if their ready for an Eric whose time in prison has given him less touchy-feely dimensions. Scroll down to see his Instagram post.

An Ignoble Departure, But What Kind of Return?

Last we saw Eric he was leaving the life he had know for so long in Salem to serve a prison term. Even a soap opera lawyer, known to get clients out of almost anything, couldn’t get Eric out of the mess of trouble he found himself in. He drove drunk, causing a car wreck that had ripple effects throughout Salem. Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) suffered injuries that got her hooked on pain medication. Brady (Eric Martsolf) was in such bad shape he needed a heart transplant. And Daniel (Shawn Christian) eventually died from the trauma he suffered. Even Eric himself was hospitalized for quite a while.

Eric’s entire worldview was altered by his actions and their results. On Tuesday, we’ll begin to see how his stint in prison changed him.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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