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Janet Di Lauro

Shawn Christian Leaving Days of Our Lives

By December 1, 2011

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Shawn ChristianThe latest issue of Soap Opera Digest has broken the news that Shawn Christian will be leaving Days of Our Lives for several weeks in 2012, but that the character is slated to return. A Days rep confirms that Christian will depart in mid-January.

The timing seems odd, considering it comes on the heels of the big story reveal that Daniel is Maggie's son; a twist Christian was thrilled about.

"I love that they have given me some roots to Salem, because I've been on the fringe for quite a long time, making a lot of mistakes," explained the actor. "People will tolerate that for only so long."

Christian added that he was also "excited for Suzanne Rogers (Maggie). It gives her something new to play, as a character who's seen it all, done it all, and been through it all," he said, admitting he was eager to work with her. "My job is to challenge her as an actress and as a character, who's all about family."

While Christian won't be able to do that for a while, he is keeping busy with other projects In fact, he filmed a guest spot on ABC Family's Melissa & Joey in October, portraying Sam Davis, a love interest for Melissa Joan Hart's Mel.

"Playin another 'Misunderstood' character, Lil' comedy misbehaving," tweeted Christian.

The episode, titled Pretty Big Liars,† is slated to air next summer.

Photo Courtesy: NBC/Trae Patton


December 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm
(1) Maggie says:

I love Shawn so much – such a nice guy! I’m sorry he’ll be off the show for a while. I hope the reason he’s doing it is because he has other projects going on and not because Daniel’s no longer needed.

December 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm
(2) Monica says:

I SO much want he and Jennifer to be together. I used to love Jen and Jack, but I’m over him. Though I do think Matthew Ashford is doing a great job with the post traumatic stress acting.

December 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm
(3) Lois says:

Say it isn’t so!! I’ve really come to like Daniel with Jennifer. I hope his absence is short term.

December 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm
(4) Uribal says:

I think there is something funny with this. Its says that “Shawn Christian” will be leaving for several weeks in 2012, but it states that the “Character is slated to return” I take that as a possibility that Shawn might leave the show for good and “Daniel Jonas” will be re casted. Does anyone kind of see that in the article?

December 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm
(5) acdc says:

I am sure Shawn will be the one returning to the role, just be away for a few weeks which will probably figure into some storyline of his having disappeared or something.

December 3, 2011 at 7:03 pm
(6) Gwen says:

Too bad I was hoping it was for good waste of space this character is he and Mel both!

December 3, 2011 at 10:48 pm
(7) Debbie says:

Tell me it isn’t so. Shawn Christian is such a talented actor and his role as Daniel Jonas on the show is GREAT.. If it is just him leaving for a short while to do other projects then they better bring him back as Daniel and not put someone else in the role. PLEASE PLEASE don’t let him go..

December 3, 2011 at 11:39 pm
(8) SHEILA says:

i love shawn christian as daniel i hope he stay or be back fast cause mel needs him sent carly is gone.i love dan with chole they are very hot togather and a great couple like john and marlena bo and hope so bring back chole for daniel and let them fight thier way back to each other!!!!!!!!!!stay on days shawn christian

December 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm
(9) Lisa V. says:

I read the article and I must admit Uribal does have a point. Lets face the facts, Shawn is 46 years old and I’m sure as an actor he wants to do different projects. While he is on this break doing side projects, if he gets an offer for a major lead in a prime time show with more money or a role in a big screen movie, I think he will not be back on Days and Daniel will be recasted. I like Shawn but don’t be surprised that in April 2012, we’ll be reading about him doing a another show and not returning.

December 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm
(10) Tate says:

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I don’t want Shawn to leave and I don’t want anyone else plating Daniel.
I’m getting so sick of this revolving door crap this show does.
I love Days, but you would think if AMC can get the ax Days would be on their best behavior. If Shawn leaves, I’ll have nothing yummy to look at every afternoon. I will pout like a child, mark my words! ;-)

December 4, 2011 at 10:44 pm
(11) days30+ says:

I really liked Daniel and Chloe. I can’t take Daniel with Jennifer, she’s the problem not Daniel. If SC is leaving for a little while, then let it be when he finally sees there no future with Jennifer Boreton. Jack is what made Jennifer interesting. Daniel/SC needs sizzle and he had it with Chloe until that pairing was ruined for nothing. Daniel needs to be paired with someone as interesting and as hot as he is. Jennifer is living in Alice’s house. She should start making donuts.

December 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm
(12) Mary says:

I won’t miss the Daniel character because he threw Chloe under the bus when she was depressed, sick and tricked. The Jennifer romance is ridiculous, she is like a 50′s housefrau and he is a hottie from the passion pit. And her daughter, ugh.

December 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm
(13) Terry says:

That being said hopefully the “real” Daniel comes back to Jen! Fingers crossed!

December 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm
(14) Janice says:

Can’t spell housewife right and she is putting down Jennnifer and Abigail. Talk about a lonely loser.

December 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm
(15) dlee says:

Will miss him, but I hope he comes back with Chloe in tow. Those two were much better togethre than he and Jen. Jen belongs with Jack, not looking like a cougar with Daniel !!!

December 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm
(16) June says:

Daniel has grown on me since he has been with Jennifer. When he first came on the show I could not stand him because he was jumping from one woman to another (even had a brief encounter with Kate) ugh! I also have enjoyed the Maggie storyline…it has a lot of possibllities. Hopefully he will be back!

December 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm
(17) jan says:

don’t go and leave us with Jack
he needs to leave the show
or I am leaving…..

December 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm
(18) PicoRachel says:

I am sad also, I wanted Jennifer to be with Daniel too, but I do understand why he is doing this, I hope Shawn Christian will come back soon!

December 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm
(19) KS says:

Shawn Christian seems like a nice guy but I hate Daniel I won’t get into why I hate the character it will take to long but good luck to Shawn in his future endeavors.

December 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm
(20) lily says:

Daniel is an interloper and he needs to leave. He should take Melanie with him.

December 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm
(21) Sherry says:

Shawn ( Daniel) is one of theeeee best guy actors on DOOL.Please don’t write him out,and PLEASE let it be him that Jen chooses to be with instead of that immature Jack. JENSHAW IS THE BEST COUPLE,and that maturity needs to shine on that show.The only mature,down to earth couple is Hope& Bo. Let John rein,and be free of Demira clutches.All other than Lexi are a disgrace to that show.I am not going to watch the show,after watching it almost from its beginning,unless its tweeked a bit,and more normalcy enters in.
Bravo to MaggieDan/JenMel/BoHope/Rafe/Sami/WillGabby.Just get those trouble making think they are so high powering EJ&Stefano crap off the screens.They make alot of us downright ILL !!

December 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm
(22) sharon rowe says:

i thought they were going to clean up the crime and prostution on the show and make it more family life.


i’ve been watching this program since 1965 when it started as a family program and i’m very sure alice or tom would not approve of the story line you have created.

when will kisses another man on the program I’M THOUGH WITH DAYS OF OUR LIVES.



December 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm
(23) Gran says:

what the ……??? does this mean that jack is back for good??? please say it isn’t so!! i was just getting to like dr jonas and now this?!?!? what else can these writers mess with????

December 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm
(24) Joanne says:

I loved Shawn, I was waiting for Jennifer to make up her mind and choose Dr. Jonas, as Jack is such a drip. I sincerely hope you do not re cast his character, I can’t imagine anyone but him in this role, he has so many fans out here, please don’t stay gone long Shawn, you will be missed!!!!

December 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm
(25) Amy s says:

See ya! Jack and Jennifer are end game.

December 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm
(26) Geri says:

Get rid of Jack. He is such a winer….Daniel is a man……Bring the same person back as Daniel for Jen….Not someone else. I have been watching “days” for over 40 years!!!! Get rid of Jack!!!

December 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm
(27) Barb says:

I hope Shawn comes back too, but NOT with Chloe. I love him with Jennifer. I used to love Jack and Jenn, but I’m not even much of a Jack fan anymore.

As far as Will kissing another guy? HELLO, THAT IS LIFE!!

I have been watching Days since the 1970′s, and it is just getting good again.

Also, can’t wait to see how Brynn Thayer does as “Susan” loved her on One Life to Live

December 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm
(28) carol says:

Please bring Daniel back with either Cloe or Carly.

December 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm
(29) Kat says:

Jen and jack Are old news. Daniel and Jennifer are the future. Please don’t be gone for long.

December 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm
(30) Jen & Dan fan says:

Sharon Rowe you are a homophob, and I’m sure nobody will miss you when you stop watching days. You’re living in the stone age.
This thread is about Daniel, not your weak closed minded crap. Move on Sharon Rowe.
Step out of the closet, most folks that spew trash about homosexuality, are in the closet themselves.

December 13, 2011 at 10:35 am
(31) LM says:

I do hope that Daniel returns and he fights for Jennifer. The writers have an opoprtunity to make a great story with these two. Jack is boring…and Jennifer can also be boring when she is with Jack. Her character was improved when the writers put her and Daniel together.

I am still a die-hard EJ and Sami fan…hoping for an EJami reunion.

December 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm
(32) SYBIL says:


December 21, 2011 at 8:58 am
(33) StarryLaurie says:

Jack and Jen are TOXIC, but Daniel and Jen are great! I think they have a sweet, real love feel to their relationship and they have potential to be a strong couple. I love Daniel and Jen together and have been anxiously waiting for her to choose him. The characters work because of the actors who play them. This timing doesn’t make much sense to me. Daniel is becoming more important in the show. I love who the character is now I love Shawn playing him. Also, I am mad the writers messed with Gaby and Will just to do a PC storyline. Boo!!!!

December 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm
(34) Suzy says:

I love Shawn in this role and will be heartbroken if he don’t come back!
Come on not too many men for the 40ish woman to look at and lets face it this man is HOT…HOT!!!! He is a great actor and I love him and Jen together! I started watching this show when I was 3 years old with my mom, that was 1968 and I have bee a faithful fan through alot of garbage with this show. Stop messing with the older ones like Dr J and John and Marlena and Kayla…ect. Give the older genaration a reason to watch. Find Jack someone else!!!!!!!! I love Jack, but I love the chemestry between Daniel and Jen. Unlike some of the other fans I didn’t like Cloe and Daniel together… too much age difference between them. Jen and Daniel are closer in age and this realationship is not about looks it is about love!!!!!!!!!!!

December 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm
(35) Brenda says:

I can’t believe they are letting him go. Days has a habit of letting really actors leave and keeping the so-so ones. I really wanted him to get with Jennifer. Jack is so immature and just plain silly. Jennifer needs a mature and strong partner.

December 27, 2011 at 3:37 am
(36) michelle says:

I will miss Daniel. I truly enjoyed him on days.

January 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm
(37) Danette says:

I LOVE Daniel !!! He is handsome, sweet, charming…he has it all ! I so want he and Jennifer to be together ! Jack can leave the show !!

January 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm
(38) bil says:

I don’t know what everyone else sees but I don’t see it. I have watched DAYS for a very, very long time and can’t ignore Jack and Jen’s history. They used to have the spark and it’s gone because of the writing. Not because of Jack. Make Jack settle down the goofiness a bit, show his clever wit and success at career. Put him back in charge of a newspaper. Let him leave Jen for awhile and then maybe the spark that we used to love will return. Jen needs to go after him for change.
As for Daniel– the actor is fine- but the character is not right for Jen. Daniel used to be a bed hopper. For goodness sakes, he dated a teenager and her grandmother at the same time. Now that he’s no longer hopping beds– he’s boring. Jen would never be with someone who used to hop beds and ruin marriages (ala Chloe and Lucas). Not to mention, Daniel and Jen are even more boring together.

January 9, 2012 at 10:42 pm
(39) LittleMo says:

I haven’t watched the show in 3 years and only heard about this from a friend who won’t stop telling me about it. I was a loyal viewer for 35+ years but I completely lost interest when they broke up Daniel and Chelsea. Rachel Melvin and Shawn had the best chemistry of all the couples. DOOL had a perfect chance to create another “Doug and Julie” for the next generation of viewers and they blew it. As someone who was a much younger woman to an older man (fiance killed by a drunk driver many years ago) I remember finding it so offensive the the pairing of Daniel and Chelsea was perceived. In retrospect it was the main reason I stopped watching.

January 9, 2012 at 10:46 pm
(40) LittleMo says:

Bill: While I haven’t watched DOOL in 3 years one of the couples you mentioned was my favorite – Daniel and Chelsea. However, you are wrong about age – Chelsea was not a teenager. She looked very young because she was so thin and with a small build but Chelsea was 23-24 years old. Daniel, at the time, was 43 and 20 years is no big deal at all.

January 10, 2012 at 9:52 am
(41) Mani says:

Shawn is a talented actor and I really love his cute smile.
Will miss Daniel on the show…….loved his chemistry with Chloe…..they absolutely were awesome together. Daniel needs to bring back Chloe if he really loved her as much as he claimed. Wish him the best in future !

January 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm
(42) jo bushyhead says:

i hate jack.. wish he had never come back………… i have quite watching because of him… i loved JENNIFER WITH DANIEL………. THEY GO TOGETHER MUCH BETTER………..JACK NEEDS 2 LEAVE….. DANIEL IS MUCH HOTTER AND SEXIER 2…. GONNA MIDD U SHAWN,,, MAYBE WHEN U COME BACK JENNIFER WILL BE THERE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,DAYS MADE A MISTAKE BRING JACK BACK..

January 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm
(43) Michele says:

Love Shawn! Cannot wait until he returns. I will miss him in the meantime.

January 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm
(44) mimi56 says:

When you come back marry Jen, and i hope they kick E.J and Stephno off Days they make me so sick it’s the same B.S with them just a different day.

January 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm
(45) JoAnn Warner says:

He cant leave, u r such a doll baby!!! What a cutie!!! Hope u come back soon. HE IS A HANDSOME BUGGER!!!!

January 11, 2012 at 9:07 pm
(46) Marilyn says:

no,no,no,don’t let him go take Jack instead we all love Shawn and he makes you feel so good when he is on..

January 11, 2012 at 9:07 pm
(47) Juanita C says:

Noo I like his character, I hope he comes back soon!!

January 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm
(48) Char says:

Get rid of Jack, as a matter of fact get rid of John and Marlena, why they were brought back I can’t imagine. Keep Daniel. I have been watcing Days since the day it started. I can tolerate alot of things BUT, if they are going to have Will kiss another guy, that is it, I am done watching Days.

January 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm
(49) Nancy says:

I have been watching days for over 30 years with my grandmother and mother. Now with my children as well. I think the idea of opening the public to Will being gay is fine, but having him display it in any way shape of form will have to put me in a position to stop considering it something I would care to watch anymore as a family program. That would be a shame since I grew up with most of these characters and NBC affiliates feel it is ok to put there liberal agendas on all of it’s audiences. That is their opinions and not right to expoit it on daytime tv..

January 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm
(50) Jenny says:

Don’t take Shaun Christian out of Dool.He is a great actor and stand up guy, he balances out some of the E.J. crap that I am so sick of,same old same old junk. Plese keep Shaun and his character on the showhis storyline with Jen/ MelissaReeves is so romantic and heartwarming.

January 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm
(51) Ronda says:

I am so sad that Daniel is leaving i love watching him everyday he is such an amazing and sexy actor, I like Jenn but i so do not want her with Daniel! Writing the storyline of him being Maggies son was wonderful especially with the connection between Maggie and Melanie. As for Will i have been saying for a while now that i thought he was gonna turn out to be gay, and he really needs to stop being so cold with his mom she is not the only one to make mistakes in Salem!!!!!

January 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm
(52) Pam says:

I love Shawn’s character…..but I don’t like him with Jennifer. Hate that he is taking a break, but looking forward to his return. I think he is a great asset to “Days”….and I love the fact that he and Melanie …as he puts it… “Have Roots In Salem”. The Jennifer “saga” is getting old…and I think that Daniel needs to move on with another. “Good Luck” Shawn in whatever you do…hopeing you return to Salem.

January 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm
(53) back to days says:

I just started watching Days again this year because of all the same twists. Started loving it again and I love Daniel and Jenn. Jack and Jennifer had their day. Like to see Jack stay but not with Jennifer. Her character is finally getting some storyline to it. Daniel is one Hot Character that you wanna watch. I hate the whole Will being blackmaled by EJ thing too.

January 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm
(54) jayne says:

I hate that he is leaving the show for a while he and Jen are such a great couple hope that they will connect when he gets back. So many changes going on now hard to keep up if you miss an episode.

January 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm
(55) marynelle says:

Don’t understand why Days is doing this, really. And Shawn you and Missy have so much chemistry and I was so hoping this twosome would be for real. Daniel is her grow up love because, in this case, Jack is the past. Use to be a Jack and Jenn fan, but you and Missy changed that. Hope you won’t be gone too long. Happiness and Good Luck.

January 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm
(56) Wanda says:

Of all the people to take off Days for a while it had to be Shawn!!!! I can’t believe that and I do believe you will loose some of your watchers. Your ratings will go down during the time he is gone because he along with a few of the others ARE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE SHOW. The show is just getting VERY interesting and then he goes off. It’s going to have to be some mighty good scenes to make up for his loss. Seems when something gets really good and interesting then it’s shot to _____!!! Why was Jack ever brought back and the guy that plays Austin; you’ve had better actors on there before playing their parts….Hope Shawn is back very soon or YOUR RATINGS WILL GO DOWN!!!!!!

January 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm
(57) Sheila says:

Shawn is the hottest guy on the show and he will be missed by me !!

January 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm
(58) Roxanne says:

LOVE SHAWN!! So sad he wont be on DAYS for awhile,
I too, hope he comes back with CHLOE they were awesome together.
By far Daniel’s best pairing.!!! Chloe is the only woman, he has had amazing chemistry together. Hope they reunite in 2012!!!

January 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm
(59) Robin says:

Please hurry back Shawn, we will miss you!! Hope the can write you and Jen together. Would love that.

January 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm
(60) Bev says:

NOOOO! Leave Daniel alone!!! Wanted Daniel and Jennifer to be the next Tom and Alice.

January 11, 2012 at 9:44 pm
(61) DEBBIE MOORE says:


January 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm
(62) Pame says:

I suspect that Daniel is just the first to leave and “Days” days are numbered, too…If ABC could dump “All My Children” then it tells you exactly where soaps are headed…Reality shows are crap…We live reality every single day…Our Mothers and Grandmothers loved their “soaps” on the radio and then finally on daytime TV and for awhile night time, too…

Well OK Daniel Jonas, so manly, handsome and I’m really gonna miss ya bud…Hope you find better gigs then this one and I’ll be looking out for you…”These are the days of OUR lives…”

January 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm
(63) Alma Jenkins says:

First of all, I love Days and have been a fan almost from the beginning. I love Shawn Christian and hope that he is only leaving temporarily! I’m also a “Daniel and Jen” fan. Jack can go. I just have to also say, I love “Daniel’s daughter “Melanie”. She is a great actor and brings a lot of fun to the show. Especially now that she and Chad “are” or may” be a couple.

January 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm
(64) Debbie Watson says:

I love Shawn’s character, Daniel, and he is a fantastic actor. I have seen him play other characters, but I sure hope he is not leaving for that reason. You have lost too many characters, Days, so make sure you keep Shawn around.

January 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm
(65) vwest says:

NO! Send Jack packing instead!

January 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm
(66) Charlie says:

No worries…Daniel will be coming back on the show in February….

January 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm
(67) Tina says:

I love Shawn, he brings such a down to earth feeling to Daniel’s character and to the show….with all the far fetched drama that we love to hate….he seems so grounded….I truly hope they bring him back and they don’t recast the role….

January 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm
(68) Kristen says:

Wish it was for good. I have never been fond of him. ESP him with Jen -she and jack should be together always. They have always been my favorite pair!

January 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm
(69) Ellie Rosenbaum says:

It seems as though every time a story line gets interesting, the writers change it. We haven’t had a real opportunity to enjoy Jen and Dan together. Jack came back to spoil everything. There is a potential chemistry in the couple of Jen and Dan. Why is Shaun leaving when his life on the show has so much potential???? Shaun Christian is terrific in his role. I look forward to his performance every time he appears. I only hope he returns to Days. He will be sorely missed!!!!!

January 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm
(70) Robert Hillman says:

Heck, I’m so wrapped us in this soap that I actually believe Daniel is a doctor and that if I had a medical issue, I would go to him. Now he’s gone…tremor-ridden and so who’s left…Lexie? No way, Jose!

January 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm
(71) Kathy says:

please bring the real Daniel back hes to pretty and such a good actor.

January 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm
(72) pam says:

He better be back!

January 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm
(73) Elizabeth says:

He makes the show for me, no wonder he has other offers but bring him back SOON

January 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm
(74) alex says:

He Better Be Back& The Same Daniel Shawn Is Too Good I Don’t Want Another Daniel!

January 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm
(75) Beth says:

Really wish people would read what they are commenting about. It says he is leaving for several weeks. NOT for good. It has nothing to do with DOOL writing him off. He needed some time off. I will miss him while he is gone but will be glad to see him back at the end of Feb.

January 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm
(76) Diane says:

Sorry he is leaving. Hope he comes back. But I am a Jack and Jennifer fan. As long as Jack is played by Ashford. No other Jack will do!

January 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm
(77) suzie says:

Shawn,good luck in whatever you do,I liked your character that was with jennarosa after her husband was killed,good movie even though she was a twisted %itch.Love ya best wishes.

January 12, 2012 at 12:46 am
(78) Pat Fetters says:

you are going to be missed so much… I love Daniel and Jennifer together. What a match. I sure hope you come back very soon :(

January 12, 2012 at 3:28 am
(79) Janice H. says:

Daniel needs to find a cure for his problem. He loves being a surgeon & to not do that he feels be-littled. Please come back & be stronger & wiser to have a Father & Daughter relationship & find a woman who deserves you in Salem!

January 12, 2012 at 5:10 am
(80) Dana C. says:

I wish him all the best on his short leave. I hope it is a SHORT leave, I love his character, they finally gave him roots as Maggie’s son and they don’t bring him back that would be so wrong. Also I couldn’t see Daniel being played by anyone but Christian. I also love his role with Jennifer. I so hope they get back together. I like the Jack and Jen role but I think Jack has messed up one too many times and its time Jennifer is happy without wondering when the guy she is with will up and leave AGAIN. So good luck with your leave BUT please hurry back you WILL be missed. :)

January 12, 2012 at 5:28 am
(81) Patricia Bryant says:

wow, love Daniel but never thought he & Jennifer were good pair. I loved he & Chloe together. Jen, I’m sure is a nice person but she was to stuffy & played a protected innocent like child adult.She just wasn’t the right person. Mel is kick ass,love the young people, loved the whole show! It’s been the best it ever has in a very long time I was starting to get bored & everything was dragged out to long. I’m glad Maggie & Victor got married.lol Well good luck Shawn,hope to see you back on the show the stories have been great we will miss you…..:)

January 12, 2012 at 6:35 am
(82) Lisa says:

Oh No. I love Daniel’s character with Jennifer. Will be so upset if Daniel leaves the show. Love watching him everyday.

January 12, 2012 at 6:53 am
(83) Brenda says:

Ok GANG–We do not “LIKE” Jack because he is doing a good job with his Jerk role.
It is the same with EJ and Stephano!
Good acting :)
I do want Jen and Daniel to be a couple also! But the real Chemistry Lies with SAMI n EJ! MMMMMMMMMM Mmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmmmm
Maggie is wonderful !!!!!Poor Melanie no-one really trust her.And it is because she has a good heart! Love love this show.But in reality Jack needs to go or get a new line.

January 12, 2012 at 7:56 am
(84) Ruthie says:

Seems everytime a new character comes and we like them or even fall in love with them, they are gone or replaced..I just don’t get it! Shawn’s character, Daniel is an asset to “Days”..He and Jennifer belong together, I am so getting tired of immature and self absorbed Jack. Those days of him and Jenn are gone and I was cheering when she and Daniel got together. Tired of Stephano, E.J., even Hope and Bo always seem to be going through SOMETHING! I hope Shawn decides to come back to Salem and claim his woman and I also hope this doesn’t mean Jenn will be leaving, too…Daniel is such a great person and no one better to play his mom, than Maggie..Please NBC, stop taking our favorites off. After all, we should have a vote as to who goes, they are a part of OUR family too!

January 12, 2012 at 8:20 am
(85) RUTH says:



January 12, 2012 at 8:20 am
(86) May says:

May, l am aggravated at the writers of Day’s Daniel and Jem are wonderful together , and Jack should have never been brought back as he is as stinking as Ej, some of the dumb tricks you write him and Sammy in and what you put little William through l have watched the show ever since l think it began and l am about ready to give up on it.

January 12, 2012 at 8:57 am
(87) Michelle Reever says:

I am sorry, to see Shawn leaving. I just adore him! He is in my line of work and I can relate to him. Please, come back soon Shawn! I will be looking for you on other television shows. Good luck and best wishes, til I see you back on again!

January 12, 2012 at 9:16 am
(88) Annette Ross says:

jack is ok but I want jennifer with daniel. Get jack off.

January 12, 2012 at 9:43 am
(89) debe says:

ok I like Shawn’s character alot I do like him and Jen together but he and Chloe were a much better match I agree with that. As for replacing him. It would take some getting used to just like it did when they replaced Bo remember but we got used to it. (glad our Bo is back tho) when they replaced Jen we get used to it or even Bell & Shawn D.it does take awhile. If Shawn wants to leave the show (I don’t want him to) but we cant blame the writers for that. I think we have to give the writers a chance it is a whole new team and I have to say it is better then it used to be. Nobody is gonna like every story line in a soap opera. Usually if you give the story time to play out it works. As for Stefano ,EJ Kate you have to have some evil in a soap or it would get quiet boring don’t ya think? As for the Gay story line wish it hadn’t been Will but if it is done tastefully they can pull it off I think cause he has turned into a good little actor.

January 12, 2012 at 9:45 am
(90) Lynn says:

I will miss him hoping he is coming back to play daniel not a big fan of daniel and jen was glad when he called it quits getting tired of the whole sammie – ej drama they really need to move on already

January 12, 2012 at 9:45 am
(91) Bonnie says:

Hey, please don’t leave, you make the show for us ladies that like to look at a sexy man!!! Your character, your sincere….love to hear you talk too!!!!!

January 12, 2012 at 9:50 am
(92) Judy says:

Please don’t take Shawn Christian as Daniel away. He is the perfect guy for Jennifer. I don’t want her and Jack to get together again. He has hurt her too much. Daniel would never do that to her.

January 12, 2012 at 10:12 am
(93) Barlow900 says:

I love love love Mel and Daniel……..hope neither of them leaves!!!!

With Melanie and hot stuff (Glad he and Abigale split up) dating in real life it would be cool to see them go at it on the show. You can tell there is chemistry there, where there never was with Abby

January 12, 2012 at 10:29 am
(94) patsy bonney says:

Husband and I plan our days around DOOL. We schedule all of our Dr. appointments and shopping before or after days. We have watched for many years and still watching since we’ve gotten old. The show has become a total screw up. Bringing Jack, Marlana, and John back like they did was stupid. They were history!!!Give us a break. Will’s role has never been very important anyway. Just can’t understand what the writers are thinking. Jack is BOREING as HECK.

January 12, 2012 at 11:30 am
(95) Marjorie Roberson says:

I sure hope Daniel doesn’t leave the show. Hate the way things are going for him now. I felt that he and Jen are done but with Risa Rinner coming back, maybe she might be his new love interest.

January 12, 2012 at 11:32 am
(96) Pat says:

I believe the writers will be sending Daniel away to get some type of “miracle” treatment for his condition, and he’ll return later completely healed! You know how miraculous the medical treatments are on soaps! I love Daniel, and I want him and Jennifer to get together. Jack can find another love interest — maybe Madison because I don’t like her with Brady! I LOVE Days!!

January 12, 2012 at 11:46 am
(97) Lovon says:

I Love Daniel’s charcter. Please bring Chole and Daniel back together…….Please

January 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm
(98) Sheila Neis says:

You have got to be kidding me!!!!!Daniel has it all. I have watch him go thru so much and now him and Jennifer and Mel and finds out Maggie is his mom.he has family and a good woman,please,please don’t leave Jen and jack together what a disgusting match. I’m 60yrs old and have been watching days since jr. High and this is the first time I have wanted to quit. Too many changes and too many people leaving. This is the only soap I wAtch but maybe it’s time to change.
Hope to stay sheila

January 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm
(99) GME says:

Well I hope its only temporary. I love Daniel’s character. I thought he finally was going to be happy with Chloe but no such luck. Then Jen came along and there was hope again. There got to be someone for him, he’s such a great guy. Don’t stay away too long Shawn.

January 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm
(100) Judy says:

I hope it’s to give Jennifer a chance to get over Jack i can’t stand him get rid of him a put Jennifer back with Daniel on his return soon.

January 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm
(101) Teresa says:

I also think that reading between the lines it appears that the character is returning but not Shawn. This would be very sad because I too feel that his relationship with Jennifer more depth to it than with Jack. I have been watching Days since the year after it started and have always loved Jack and Jennifer together. However, their relationship was very lacking. Jack was always selfish – it was always about him. Dr. Jonas and Jen make a powerful couple. They have an “adult” relationship of warmth, love and caring for each other. If they bring in another actor, it won’t be the same.

January 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm
(102) Steff says:

Hopefully the same actor comes back as Dr. Jonas…he brought a different “qirck” to the show..and their is magic between him and Jennifer…

January 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm
(103) pati davis says:

I am sorry to see Shawn leave, even for one episode…However…Having said that,let me say that I have watched this soap for over 40 years…I am more than disgusted with Jack and Austin…I find myself not watching when either are on screen, and has gotten to the point that I don’t care if I watch or not…Matt and Patrick have got to go…Patrick yesterday and jack tomorrow !!!!!!

January 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm
(104) redrose101307 says:

excuse me sharon, but this article was about Shawn’s character, not about Will.

And for a lot of families in this country, someone being gay is part of their family life. you may not like it, or respect it, but guess what? that means you don’t have to watch it. and you can do so without being disrespectful to this show and it’s fans. i’ve been watching Days for over 15 years and i can’t imagine anything within a storyline making me stop.
so you’ve watched the show while characters have been raped and murdered but someone being gay is too much for you? give me a break. good luck finding another soap to watch they’ve all got gay characters on them. go and watch the 700 club, i’m sure that show has the “family life” you’re looking for.

January 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm
(105) slydogz says:

I’m not happy about Shawn being off the show for awhile. I think he and Jen are perfect together. I’ve never liked Jack because he’s always been portrayed as a goofball. It’s time Jennifer had a real man and not a clown. She has got to be getting tired of his antics and she and Daniel deserve to be happy together.

January 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm
(106) patrick says:

Dr Jonas is one of the best actors on DOOL. Hopefully he will return soon. Melanie is his hot daughter. They both have great story lines and should remain a huge part of the days dialogue.

January 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm
(107) becky says:

Really hate to think of Daniel not being on Days, he brings so much to the show, like WOW . Jen and Daniel didn’t work for me, I like Jen but he is just to hot for her she is more like the suzy homemaker type.

January 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm
(108) Vena says:

I hope Shawn does come back because I really will miss him!! He is so awesome and great to look at, I hate that he’s going off the show even if it is for a short while!! Take care Shawn and I love ya man!!!

January 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm
(109) rose says:

i really hate to see shawn leave,just when maggie found her son. i throught him and jennifer may stay together.well hope you dont stay gone long.

January 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm
(110) Aurora Romero says:

I have become a big fan of Daniel’s and am sad he is leaving. I hope it is not a health issue and if so I hope God returns him safely back to Days. He and Jennifer should be together. I use to love Jack and Jennifer, but lately Jack is annoying. Good luck Daniel and hope to see you back soon.

January 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm
(111) diana says:

Please dont take daniel off the show.him,bo,and brady are the best thing on days.i would like to see him find happiness he so deserves it and so does jen.i want her and daniel to get together.and i want sammy and e j to get back together.they are good for each other also.i would like to see rafe with nicole.and and that little abby should be ashamed of herself chasing after a married man.she needs to stay with boys her own age.

January 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm
(112) Phyllis L. says:

I really hate to see Shawn Christian leave. I have always enjoyed watching him. I like Jack also, especially when he is funny. Hopefully that will be written in again for him to do. I would like to know about the shaking Dr. Daniel is having now. I didn’t hear what it is called. My son is doing the same thing. He hasn’t gone to a doctor yet (no insurance) and I would like to look it up. Good luck Shawn. Will miss seeing you.

January 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm
(113) Ann says:

I agree with comment # 103. And Rafe and Carrie look good together but I hate to see him make a mistake like that. Let’s keep him a good guy.

January 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm
(114) Mary W. says:

Bring Daniel back! He is an essential part of the show!!!!

January 17, 2012 at 12:29 am
(115) Willa says:


January 17, 2012 at 1:21 am
(116) Tylo says:

I’m heartbroken that Daniel is leaving(even though it is temporary). He and Jen are the reason I watch Days anymore. I’m not very thrilled with the storylines lately at all with the other characters, but Jen and Daniel are WONDERFUL! He is a hot, sexy guy for all of us 45 +. I hope they don’t replace him either. I would rather see the character not come back, than if you replace him with another actor. He is and only will be the only Daniel. I hope his leave is short as I need a reason to tune into Days these days and no one else seems to be cutting it. Also, please keep Rafe and Sammi together. It’s time for Carrie to leave the show.

January 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm
(117) Debby says:


January 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm
(118) terri says:

just plain and simple daniel and jen all the way or no more daysfor me

January 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm
(119) Kathy says:

I don’t want Daniel to leave!! He and Jennifer should be together and Jack should be caught lying about being captured in Afghanistan

January 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm
(120) Linda Aikin says:


January 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm
(121) Peggy says:

I have been losing interest in Days, mostly because of the ongoing roles of E.J. and family. About the only reason I was still watching was because of Daniel and his family. I am even very disappointed in Marlena and John’s return. Mainly because I get tired of John’s trials and tribulations. I would have liked it better if only Marlena had returned.

January 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm
(122) Maggiemae says:

PLEASE DO NOT LET SHAWN GO. He is GREAT as DANIEL and I just love him. Do not replace him.

January 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm
(123) Julie says:

I love Daniel and Jen together! I sure hope that he is not leaving the show permanently!! If he is, and Will is going to be kissing a man, I will stop watching….even though I have been a faithful Days watcher for 20 years!

January 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm
(124) BOBBI says:


January 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm
(125) georgina says:

I love Shawn and I hope they do bring him back. Daniel and Brady are the only HOT, HOT, HOT guys left and we need to have all the hot
guys we can get.

January 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm
(126) maryjoe says:

I hope Shawn returns in the same roll and they don’t recast him. Rafe, Daniel and E.J are the best looking guys on the show, why would they want to get rid of Shawn? Don’t get it. Daniel’s chemistry is amazing with Jennifer, jack is of the past, sorry jack! lol….Shawn hope you return!

January 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm
(127) Jody Harris Brooks says:

Hope Daniel comes back soon. Austin is the one who needs to leave. He should be the one coming out. He looks so Gay and is too old for Abigail. He is a terrible actor. Wish Patch and Kala would come back.

January 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm
(128) Nellie says:

You need to do something with the show it is getting a little boring. You need to keep Jennifer and Daniel together and make it exciting by having Jennifer go fine him. And put Jack with another person I know the best way to do that is have the cast take a trip to fine Daniel and Jack fine a love interest on the trip and make a venture and exciting stuff to happen on the way. Get the picture.

January 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm
(129) Jenna says:

To Janice, in response to Mary, Dec. 5, 2011: You thought she didn’t know how to spell “housewife”? “Housefrau” is a word, you moron! Look it up! Talk about a stupid loser!

January 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm
(130) Paula says:

So sad Shawn Christian is leaving. I think he is a great actor. Hope he returns as Daniel Jonas. He has added a great deal to Days and I love him and Jennifer together!

January 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm
(131) Mrs San Diego says:

Why in the world must the great actors keep leaving the soaps???
Daniel had become a household name. Please do not leave the show, but if you find it necessary, be sure and come back soon as your self, not good bye for good!!!!!!!!

January 20, 2012 at 1:26 am
(132) Jiller says:

I’m so happy that Daniel is leaving! They have kindly gotten rid of all of the worst actors/characters including Vivian, Carly, both Taylors, Nathan, Stephanie and young Will. While Shawn is very handsome, his hotness is where the appeal ends for me. I’m never moved by Daniel’s sorrows or pains. His sarcastic comments when dating Jen were getting so old. Jen is way too classy to date such an egotistical self-righteous guy like Daniel. If they bring Daniel back, I hope he’s played by a better actor. Now I only wish that Melanie would join him in his exit. She’s such a nervous fidget. Any calm cool stud like Chad DiMera, or even Dario (who I’d like to see return), would never date such an insecure character like her. Daniel and Melanie should ride off into the sunset together. I’m really liking most the cast, storyline and set changes lately! Glad they brought back Doc Marlena, John and Quinn!

January 20, 2012 at 7:26 am
(133) Mina says:

I will be sadden to see Shawn Christian the show I followed his career since he was on As the worlds turns I just thnk he is a nice guy and he was good for this roll. I hope he does return to the show.

January 20, 2012 at 8:59 am
(134) Gabrielle says:

From what I take from it it says that Daniel will be back but not played by Shawn. I hope I am wrong. I love Shawn playing as Daniel on the show he is awesome. I have to record the show everyday in order to watch and I always skip Marlena and John, and E.J. and Stefano. They only have them doing the same thing over and over. But with Daniel it is always something new and exciting. Hope you don’t stay gone long Shawn.

January 20, 2012 at 9:08 am
(135) liza says:

what happened to jack’s teeh? his looks were so fabullous and now he looks like he has neglected his teeth and has aged so much. no longer terribly attractive and his bad teeth make it hard to look at him. not appealing. who would want to kiss that mouth? porcelian veneers would be a smart move for jack’s character and for the actor portraying him.

January 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm
(136) debbie says:

Daniel/Shawn is the best looking guy on Days and I will really be disappointed if he leaves for good. Dr. Daniel Jonas is a good guy. I’m not happier with his choices in women either. Chelsey was to young, Kate was to old, Chloe wasn’t good enough. I like Jennifer but they are not a likely pair. Anyway, thats the way soaps go. I do wish that they would let some couples be happy and give us real people something to hope for. Daniel would be great with the right woman (me!) LOL!. I also think Brady’s HOT but Daniels got him beat as a package. I also skip a lot of scences with EJ & Nicole & Sami’s drama scenec. I just get tired of it over and over again. I like fresh material. It doesn’t bother me that Will is having trouble with his feelings … I just hope the material doesn’t get to raw. Somethings are better left unseen.

January 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm
(137) dee dee says:

NO NO NO bring him back…..He is a great actor and plays this character superbly……

January 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm
(138) smg says:

It will be a HUGE mistake if they don’t bring Daniel/Shawn back and they don’t put him & Jennifer together. IT’S WHAT ALL THE FANS WANT!!! It doesn’t hurt that he is the best looking man on television…… Jack & Austin can go instead.

January 20, 2012 at 11:47 pm
(139) Sally Holtz says:

I hope Shaun Christian will be coming back soon and by then Jennifer will decide to choose him and they’ll be married. I think they’d be a nice couple.

January 21, 2012 at 3:00 am
(140) LUCY says:

I am deeply saddened that Shawn Christian is leaving days of our lives. Please. Please, Please have him return to the show very quickly and do not replace him. It will ruin the entire feel of the show. Why are you doing this. Enough changes – keep him in the show. I will definitely miss seeing him on the show. Why change a good thing. Bring Chloe and Dr. Jonas back again and make them happy. Is this so much to ask from the writers. Make your fans happy and bring back SHAWN CHRISTIAN. Hope you are listening to your fans.

Lucy Desumma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada

January 21, 2012 at 6:19 am
(141) Samantha says:

I too will stop watching Days if they continue the story line of Will being gay.

January 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm
(142) Jennifer says:

Shawn is leaving for a month to do some filming! He is coming back okay! Some of us are glad not to see Daniel hogging up screen time! I know I could do with a month not seeing the writer’s pet! No, Daniel is not essential to this show. Get another person with six-pack abs, and he will do just fine. I hope that Shawn finds a better job than this one, because Days hasn’t done him, or his character any favors! No, not all the fans want him and Jen together! Majority of us hate this coupling, and feel it ruins them both! They are not deep! Whoever said that, must be watching another soap. They went on 3 dates and had sex. Jack and Jen’s relationship was built overtime, and had much more sexual tension and passion than Daniel and Jen could ever hope to have! Alls Dan and Jen do is make out, and talk about Jack. Where is the depth, or the passion? Alls they do is tell each other how wonderful they are. Do they really even know each other? NO! The drab Daniel and Jen relationship cannot compete with Jack and Jens!

January 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm
(143) Jennifer says:

Cont: Also, I was part of the MASSIVE campaign to bring Matthew Ashford back on Days as Jack! If he were to leave, then there would be a major loss of viewership, whereas if Daniel leaves, not so much. If you don’t believe me, just go on Daytime Royalty, Soap Opera Central,even Marlene’s facebook page! Fans hate Daniel and his baby talking daughter! Even people who don’t like Jack, dislike Daniel! In every poll done, Jack beat Daniel on who should Jen be with! Right now, Jen is as unpopular as Daniel, maybe even more unpopular. Now I don’t hate the character, but I don’t have a reason to like him. His character is written as a womanizer who goes from woman to woman and falls in love at the drop of a hat. Hopefully, they will write him better when he returns, and maybe give him a better love interest, so me and the many fans who wanted Jack back, can have Jennifer redeemed and see her chase Jack. Now I have watched Jack and Jen’s story from the beginning! he only left her once, and she also screwed up plenty of times in their marriage, and she needs to own up to her mistakes, and needs to win back her husband. Seeing them work together again will be great! I would love to see the PTSD storyline more. Jack is never boring alone, or with Jen. How can he be boring anyway, when he is only on once a week? By the way, Matt looks mighty fine for 40! I find him to be very sexy! Six-pack abs are a dime a dozen. Intelligence, wit, charm, and a well-built physique are not!

January 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm
(144) dot says:

Daniel has to come back, I agree Jennifer and Daniel need to be together and for once let him have true happiness and Jennifer too. Let their love grow like Bo and Hopes.

January 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm
(145) Karen weatherhead says:

Days you are making a big mistake Daniel and Jen are hotttt together plus he is one fine looking man.. Handsome and sexy..

January 23, 2012 at 1:28 am
(146) Joan says:

The only thing that would make me return to DOOL would be Daniel and Carly finding their way. Chappell’s return would be a great move – She could do the ground-breaking surgery for Daniel. Just sayin~

January 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm
(147) Beth says:

I really hope he comes back soon (Shawn, not a new actor in the role). I too “used to” like Jack and Jen, but I so like Jennifer with Daniel so much more. The Jack and Jen thing is old and boring, no offense. The Jen and Daniel is so much more fun to watch. Good luck to Shawn, whatever happens. I’ve seen him in other things, and I like him no matter what he’s working on.

January 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm
(148) Fernanda says:

I am so sad to see that Daniel has left. He was amazing. I hope he returns and they couple him with an equally hot character, not with the sleepy (zzzzzzz) Jennifer. Jennifer and Jack are perfect for eachother. Boring….Daniel please come back, don’t disappoint your fans….

January 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm
(149) JD says:

As someone who has been an avid fan of Days since 1996, I am glad that Dr. Daniel or as me and my mom call the Good Dr. is leaving. I was okay with him and Chloe until he did her so wrong, but I don’t like him with Jennifer. They are so boring and pretentious together. I love Jack and Jennifer together and hope they can get back to the spontaneous, romantic things they use to do together. Also for the people commenting about Willís storyline, this is not about him it’s about Daniel. You homophobes say it isn’t family programming anymore by making him being gay. But you think itís okay and that its family programming when all the straight people on Days are slutting it up with each other, cussing each other out and being evil and vindictive? Hypocrites, this is a soap opera that is joining the 21st century like the other soaps who have had gay characters for years. So get over it, get over yourselves and your insecurities you self-hating, self-righteous homophobic creatures. This comes from an out and proud gay man!

January 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm
(150) Carol says:

I am so sorry Daniel is leaving. I really hope he returns soon. Days should not recast him, Shawn is the only one who should play Daniel. He is sooo cute. I really like him and Jennifer together except I hate the way she treated Daniel. Now that Daniel left town she is so sad. Too bad for her. I always liked her and Jack but her and Daniel are the cutest couple. Hope he returns soon.

January 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm
(151) bonnie says:

i have been a avid days watcher since the 80′s.. i do not care for daniel with jen.. I don’t know who is love interest could be.. chloe was too young for him and i hate to say this but jennifer is too old fo rhim…they look ridiculous together.. jennifer is meant to be with jack.. I do miss the old jenifer and jack…they were the comic relief couple of the show.. The show lacks comedy that it once had in the days of callipe and eugene….

January 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm
(152) Donna says:

Please be sure to come back Christian. You will be sorely missed! 💔

January 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm
(153) cheryl says:

Bring Shawn back no one can play Daniel better keeps me watching is good with Jen better than Jack sorry to see hin go

January 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm
(154) carrie says:

…it is so sad seeing daniel leave…ive grown up watching days and i have to say, daniel and jenn are definately 1 of my fave couples of all time (althou i love u jack, uve always been 1 of my faves as well…) daniel n jenn belong together…come back soon shawn, youre missed already…

January 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm
(155) Cecilia says:

He’s already back on the set!!!

January 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm
(156) Judy Seaton says:

I hope you put Shawn Christian back on, jack is a loser was and always
Will be. I think he is making up this pathetic story just to get back with
Jennifer, she and Daniel are perfect together. I love the fact that Maggie
Is his mother, she is one of the favorites and she has just blossomed
With that storyline.Please don’t keep Dr. Daniel Jonas off for long, the love story for him and Jennifer was fantastic.

January 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm
(157) Bonnie says:

I hate that he is leaving. He is awesome and gorgeous. And being there for Maggie and Melanie and maybe even Jen is perfect. Please come back.

January 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm
(158) Pamela says:

I have just read that Daniel is leaving and I agree with the person that say’s “his character” will return, so I will be horribly disheartened if someone else comes back as Daniel..this is the part of DOOL that I do not like..NO ONE WILL FILL DANIEL’S GEORGEOUS SHOES !!! I REPEAT NO ONE !!!

January 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm
(159) Tina says:

I love Shawn they needed to keep him on the show it won’t be the same without him!! they need to rethink this unless he left on his own, soap operas are dying out! we need to keep days alive!! bring Shawn back !!

January 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm
(160) nick says:

please don’t let Jen get stuck with Jack he is an idiot and she needs someone nice so I hope you bring daneil back so they can be together. he is so much better for Jen than jack ever was. so bring Shawn back soon please.

January 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm
(161) Jana says:

Nadia Bjorlin is who Shawn Christian should be with, NOT Melissa Reeves. I hope he returns to be with Nadia Bjorlin or someone else young and exciting!!! NEGATIVE chemistry was between Shawn and Melissa!

January 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm
(162) Erik Freund says:

I am sad, he is the best since slice bread

January 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm
(163) Chloecat says:

Daniel is a hunk-a-hunk-a burning sex appeal for old ladies like me. Bring the guy back, don’t replace him with a differnt actor. I’m still bummed about Austin Peck being replaced. If you really NEED to replace someone, do Ol’ Sourpus John.

January 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm
(164) mark says:

Daniel + Chloe….yes, bring back BOTH actors!
Melanie + Chad!

NO gay story lines, PLEASE !!!!

Lastly, I feel like Daniel and Jack were fighting over a MOP ( Jennifer ). SORRY, she’s BORRRRRRING!

January 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm
(165) barb says:

Please let Dr. (Shawn Christian) come back. Have Jennifer go after him.
He is the best

January 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm
(166) JoJo says:

I have been a Days fan forever and I am not happy with the whole gay thing going on. You can have a decent show without open expressions of affection between the same sex. I am not prejudice, I think the heterosexual scenes are a bit much also. I expecially didn’t care for the latest scene with Sami and EJ. Ugh! Just keep writing good story lines and stop worrying so much about sexuality. Also, I am very upset that Daniel is leaving. I hope he comes back and has a future with Jennifer. Jack needs to go. Also, if John says “That’s a fact” one more time, I think I will puke.

January 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm
(167) kathy says:

love daniel and jennifer together. please bring him back.

January 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm
(168) Caryn says:

Very sad to see him go…Loved him with Jennifer-very talented actor. Hope this is a short sebaticle.He is different from all the rest of the gents on Days.

January 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm
(169) carol says:

good bye and good luck. he’s a serial philanderer and won’t be missed by this view how many loves can he have and be credible?

January 23, 2012 at 11:54 pm
(170) karen says:

will miss sc very much, hope he does return.mel is the best..

January 24, 2012 at 12:13 am
(171) gagadfg says:

sounds like Daniel will be back but with a different actor

January 24, 2012 at 11:00 am
(172) donna says:

I,ve been a fan for over 50 years. I really hope you are not planning on replacing Daniel!! I really think he is a great actor and needs to stay with Jenn. I never ever liked Chloe. I really don’t like her as a actress. Hurry back Shawn!!

January 24, 2012 at 11:49 am
(173) Tracy says:

Daniel is my favorite male on Days..i have watched this show for 30 years!! I so hope he returns soon and Jen gets it together and the writers put these two together! I too was a Jack and Jennifer fan, but people change and people DO break up after years together. Not all of our characters can remain together forever. Daniel is the best looking male on the show and a great actor…come home to Salem SOOON!

January 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm
(174) lovedays says:

I for one would love to see Daniel back with Chloe…what a great story line that would make!

January 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm
(175) TaceyBayliss says:

Pleas bring back same daniel

January 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm
(176) Renata says:

Please don’t let Daniel leave the show. He and Jennifer make a wonderful couple. We need a stable couple in Salem. Like Mr.& Mrs. Horton. Bringing in another actor to play him just wouldn’t be the same. Jen and Daniel just click.

January 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm
(177) Barb says:

Love, love, love Shawn as Daniel. Been with Days from the beginning, and don’t want Jen back with Jack. He is hard to look at, and sick of his silly ways. Bring Daniel back, and put him with Jen! Don’t like Carrie either. As far as I am concerned they can replace her. She just doesn’t have it, and I would never pair her with hottie Rafe!

January 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm
(178) Shirley Demory says:

Please don’t write Daniel out of the script and make him come back as Daniel. Shawn is a great actor and should be with Jennifer.

January 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm
(179) pam says:


January 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm
(180) lora lepore says:


January 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm
(181) Mary from li & nc says:

I just watched the episode with Daniel leaving…. I’m so sad. Please come back. We want you & Jen together. We love Jack too… He should stay, but def Daniel& Jen are fresh!
Poor Mel & Maggie…. Good story lines…. Great possibilities. Come back soon!
P.S. I’m a fan for my whole life…..(over 40! Lol)

January 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm
(182) jf says:

I’m VERY unhappy to see Daniel going off air! He should return SOON and be reunited with Jennifer! They will make a great couple, not Jack and Jen. Go ahead and make it happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm
(183) Belinda smith says:

Love him he is so amazing can’t wait until he returns

January 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm
(184) Kbrown says:

I love Shawn Christian! Daniel is a great character and I am looking forward to him being reunited with Melanie and Maggie. I do think that despite everything that has happened Jennifer should be with Jack. They have a long history together just like a lot of other days couples. i miss Daniel and Chelsea. Shawn Christian and Rachel Melvin had sizzling chemistry together. I would love for her to come back and for them to be together.

January 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm
(185) Lois says:

I have watched Days from the very beginning. I have been saddened many times with the departure of characters and excited to see many of the old faces return. I am really saddened to see Daniel leave. PLEASE bring him back!!!!!

January 27, 2012 at 1:47 am
(186) Donna says:

I have watched Days since 1969 and hope it never goes off. Please
bring Shawn (Daniel) back. He is a hottie!

January 30, 2012 at 11:06 am
(187) fnan says:

I’m so sorry to see Dr Jonas leave. Really enjoyed him and the fact the writers have given him roots w/Maggie. It’s a good character and he needs to be with Jennifer. I can’t stand Jack. It’s like being forced fed watching him. He will need to come back and soon.
I hope and pray they do not recast this character. Shawn C is a main stay.

January 31, 2012 at 12:49 am
(188) JC says:

He is only off screen short term and is still under contract to the show. This is an EXTREMELY misleading title.

February 1, 2012 at 1:53 am
(189) Lisa Serigny says:

I’m so sad that Daniel is leaving but glad to know that it is not forever. I so love him and the character he plays. I want he and Jennifer to be together and be happy, they make such a cute couple. He is Dr. McDreamy for sure. I just hope they hurry and bring him back. He is second only to Rafe in sex appeal. Love Dr. Jonas! Please hurry back!

February 1, 2012 at 1:58 am
(190) Lisa Serigny says:

Oh, and by the way, that last episode he played in where he was saying goodbye to Maggie, and Melanie and Jen, i cried like a baby. It broke my heart, you’d think I actually know the guy. Just please bring the same actor back as Daniel when he returns, we LOVE him!

February 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm
(191) Stacey says:

Daniel and Jennifer forever.!!! Love them together. Next super couple in the making!!!

February 2, 2012 at 3:51 am
(192) Kyrsti says:

Very rarely am I distraught over the departure of a character but Daniel leaving really broke my heart. I really LOVE him! He’s so warm and kind and yes, HOT. So I decided to research what was going to happen to him and I am SOOOO relieved to have just read a tweet by him from Jan 23rd that says… “Thank you for all the kind words regarding Days. I was off for a short hiatus. I’ll be back causing more mischief and mayhem soon.” YAY! Daniel and Jennifer are great together. BTW, in real life he’s 46 and Melissa Reeves is only 44.

February 3, 2012 at 3:46 am
(193) Kimberly says:

I will dearly miss Shawn Christian And I hope that he does come back soon though I understand he has other plans. He is a terrific actor who happens to be close to my age, and so extremely handsome! I have always watched “Days of our Lives” and that is the only soap opera I have ever watched. He will be sorely missed especially by me.
Although my career ended once I had a stroke that rendered me half
blind in both eyes, I can still see he’s 1 of the most handsome man I’ve ever seen!
I just watched “Murder in the Hamptons” that he was in, and as expected he did his usual wonderful performance!!! This just made me miss him that much more! Bring him back soon!

February 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm
(194) Jo Turner says:

I am beginning to watch Days less & less. It has been the only soap I have watched for a very long time however, every plot & every actor that you enjoy, leaves. I loved Chloe with Daniel, that had to change. Melanie with Rafe’s brother, he left, Melanie with Chad, that is delayed. Now we must have Abe & Lexie having problems, the only sane couple on the show!! I tire of seeing E.J. going back and forth between being good & evil. I loved him with the first sister of Nicole, then brought in a second one which didn’t even begin to go with him, now it’s back to Nicole. Can you not have something stable on the show? I will give it a while longer but if things don’t change, I will use my hour for something more worthwhile.

February 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm
(195) Pat D says:

They need Daniel back on the show ASAP to be with Jennifer and get rid of Jack. He should have never come back on the show. That was dead history b4 they left. Jennifer is awesome. There is no chemistry left for Jack and Jen but with Daniel Hot Hot Hot. Sami NEEDS to grow up. Upset or not why would loosing your child have made you want to have sex with someone you hate??? Melanie and Chad 2 thumbs up. Abigail needs a life. But Not with Austin.

February 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm
(196) ajks says:

Will I ever see Jennifer and Daniel back together They are great together. Jack would be better on another trip Somewhere.

February 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm
(197) ann says:

Pleease keep Daniel and jennifer together they are great better than Jack.I used to like Jack and Jennifer but now Jack tryes tooo Hard…

February 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm
(198) Deb says:

I watched from 1965 to 1972 and started watching again in 2005, I loved Patrick Lockhart and Bonnie Lockhart (don’t like her as Adrienne). Dr. Jonas had tooooo many women on the show, even Chelsea. I wanted Chloe to get over her paranoia. John and Marlena do not have good roles right now. Bo and Hope and Sammi made me mad leaving their kids with everyone else all the time.
With Dr. Jonas gone they have toned down Melanie’s part. I think they need to bring back some of the people from long ago again (maybe the original Marie again).
I am ready for Austin, Carrie, Abigail, and Will to go.

March 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm
(199) Kim says:


June 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm
(200) brummel says:

Football, baseball, wrestling. Wow those were years ago huh. So happy to see you as such a great actor and good looking young man. CB about to become a grandpa. Ha Tell your folks Hello from us. I watch DOOL just about every day. Take care and keep on smiling that handsome smile. I’m sure your folks are very very proud of you.

June 24, 2012 at 3:15 am
(201) Issie from SA says:

Love Days of our lives, watch here is South Africa. BUT when they start moving folk around loose interest! Hope Daniel stays, but as the saying goes, “nothing stays the same forever”!! If the pastures are greener here goes!!! PS I think here in SA we are very behind on the story??

June 24, 2012 at 3:15 am
(202) Issie from SA says:

Love Days of our lives, watch here is South Africa. BUT when they start moving folk around loose interest! Hope Daniel stays, but as the saying goes, “nothing stays the same forever”!! If the pastures are greener here goes!!! PS I think here in SA we are very behind on the story??

August 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm
(203) bonnie says:

I wish my doctor looked like him! Seriously, I’m glad he stayed, although the Nicole/Daniel storyline isn’t so great-I wish he had ended up with Jen and Jack would just go away for good. Not sure who I like for the good dr., maybe there is another woman who could be brought in-Stefano could have always had another daughter somewhere.

October 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm
(204) shirley says:

Sounds like he.is.rolling in the dough…he better come back to days he has a long time future with day.time soaps i heard.or.dreamt the dr. Will one day be the head of the.hospital and jenn will be by his side daughter wiil fade……xxxxxxxxdays

October 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm
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December 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm
(206) Pame says:

Here it is, December 1, 2012 and Shawn is STILL Dr Hunky Jonas still beating around the bush where Jennifer is concerned dispite the fact that he’s told Jennifer that he’s in love with her…MAYBE by the new year we’ll have a clearer idea exactly where Dr Jonas and Jennifer are going…Jack is dead and gone, its time for the Widow Jennifer to move on with her life…with Dr Jonas…

December 30, 2012 at 11:56 am
(207) fern Keil says:

I live Shawn Christian on Days of our Lives. He is a terrific actor and is incredibly talented. I’m glad he will be returning to the show.

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March 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm
(209) lucy-lou@shaw.ca says:

this is going on to long with cloe she is not a good person for that show.why do do take so long for new things to happen .AND BY THE WAY PLEASEDO SOMETHINK WITH WILL: today there are alot of couples of the same sex with children this taking to long ,BY THE WE HOPE NICK GETS THE BOOT >FROM ^THE SHOW> HE IS NOT LIKED AT ALL >THANKS FROM CANADA

August 31, 2013 at 9:28 pm
(210) vgrandja says:

Seems the doctor is always leaving Salem when breaking up with Jennifer. They’re broken…again! Will it be for good this time?

One thing seems to be likely: Dr. Jonas will be leaving Salem, again!

How many times are they going to break up? Doesn’t seem like they’ll ever marry each other. I would like to see that…but both characters need to get much perspective and something else!

February 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm
(211) Lisa black says:

I love you Daniel I wish you be my valentine day boyfriend
I wonder about you I have a dream about you you married you single you have a wife and have a baby or kids
Lisa black

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