Days of our Lives: Judi Evans out as Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis

Judi Evans at an event.
Judi Evans is off of Days of our Lives. Pic credit: ©

If Days of our Lives is trying to clean house with its stupendous leap forward in time, it’s doing a good job. The news is that veteran actress Judi Evans has left the show and her role as Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis.

We no longer have to wonder why Will (Chandler Massey) is in jail, it’s because he killed his beautiful mother-in-law!

To what end?! Why in the world would St. Will do such a thing? Surely it had to be an accident. Will is not malicious and Adrienne was not malevolent. The details will be forthcoming in the upcoming days, but for now, we’re left to wonder why a vibrant and core character was sacrificed in such a senseless way.

For fans of the NBC sudser, the loss of a core character and vital onscreen presence such as Evans will be a tough pill to swallow. Did TPTB bring Justin (Wally Kurth) back just so they could kill off his wife?

I suppose that the death will move the storyline forward in a major and epic fashion, or at least I hope it will. What other reason is there for making such a drastic move?

More shock came this week as news broke that the DOOL contract actors were released, and a taping hiatus planned. The hue and cry were immediate with fans wondering if the show had been canceled.

The news garnered international press, so if the show was looking to continue to make waves it hit the target. The shocking news came hot on the heels of Monday’s episode in which Salemites were seen going about their lives after a year had passed off camera. Stunning developments greeted fans, like Will’s incarceration, Jordan’s (Chrishell Hartley) death, and Xander (Paul Telfer) and Sarah (Lindsay Godfrey) playing happy family.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.

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