Why Return of Will Horton Led to Alison Sweeney’s Days Return!

Alison Sweeney, Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives.

Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney dished on why Sami just had to come upon Will’s return to the show.

A Mother’s Love

Sweeney (Sami Brady) acknowledged that Sami was “obsessed” with Will, that he had become her reason for living before his death, and her death was so deeply painful for her, the actress had to come back to Salem once she heard rumors of Will’s death being greatly exaggerated, she told the soap industry’s premier journalist Michael Logan of TV Insider.

“I did feel pressure to do right by the audience. It’s important that Sami blows back into town for this story–as important to all the Sami haters as it is to the Sami lovers.”

Sami needs to see for herself that the rumors she’s hearing–from Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson), at that!–are true, Sweeney added.

Related: See what iconic Days scene was recreated to accommodate Chandler Massey’s return.

Another Kind of Obsession

Sweeney said she understood well why it would be important for fans to see Sami back for this story: the show history, which many fans have lived through right along with its characters.

“I know what it means to be insanely invested in a TV show, believe me. [Laughs] Believe me, nobody hates Sami Brady as much as I hate Cersei Lannister,” the actress joked. But it’s not really a joke, right, fellow soap fans/dear Soap Cities readers?!

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One Complaint

Sweeney was deeply hurt and angry when Will (ex-Guy Wilson) was killed by Ben Weston. The actress wasn’t shy about sharing this fact in the soap press.

“That’s the only complaint I’ve made about Days out loud…and I stand by that opinion,” Sweeney said.

Before You Go: See what important first onscreen milestone this incoming star commemorated at Days.

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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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