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Janet Di Lauro

10 Ways to Address What Happened to Days' Bo Brady

By December 4, 2013

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peter reckellPeter Reckell's been off Days of Our Lives since October 2012, yet the show's writers haven't offered viewers any answers regarding what's happened to Bo Brady.

Where has he been? What has he been doing? And why is Hope perfectly fine with her husband being MIA for over a year?

It's time the soap explained things. Read on for the 10 ways Days of Our Lives can address what happened to Bo Brady. You can access the story, here.

Photo Courtesy: Getty Images/Frazer Harrison


December 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm
(1) Joanne says:

I choose option number 10. I want Bo back in Salem, and I want it to be Peter Reckell. No imitation Bo. Come on Days of Our Lives. Find a way to make it hoappen

December 4, 2013 at 8:13 pm
(2) Elizabeth says:

@ Joanne – I wish too Peter Reckell to come back, but the person in charge of “Days”, can not come to an agreement. Peter had some ideas to share but they just won’t listen to his ideas, so we have lost a great Bo actor. I am really getting sick and tired that the writers are not moving Kristen Alfonso on with her character as Hope. How long are they going to keep tangling this Bo gone story, it’s getting old and tiring.

December 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm
(3) cathym says:

Joanne, I agree, I would love Peter Reckell to come back as Bo and re-unite with Hope and Ciara.

Finding Zack alive would also be great if Stefano or mad scientist Rolf were the ones who took Zack from the hospital and put him in that castle, but I want Zack to have lived a good life, not tortured and beaten up and not brainwashed either.

What would also be good is that all these years Zack was trying to escape to get back to his family. When Bo returns with Zack he can tell Hope that the real reason why he left last year is because he got a tip from Shane while he was undercover that Zack may be alive and didn’t want to tell Hope just in case it wasn’t Zack, it would only make her go through the grief all over again and Bo didn’t want that to happen and he didn’t want to give Ciara false hope.

Days can start showing Bo finding Zack and seeing him for the first time and then the rescue mission.

If Peter Reckell will not return to Days then they should do a re-cast with the same story with Zack.

December 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm
(4) Laurence H says:

Or they just recast his ass altogether or kill him off…at this point it’s just becoming far fetched, even for them, that he’d be gone this long with no explanation and Hope is being reduced to Roman-like appearances…she has no love interest either…Hey, how about-

Ugh, never mind. That thought grossed me out worse than the possible hooking up of EJ and Abby.

December 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm
(5) Tom Tom says:

Wouldn’t it be great if Zack was alive? And what a fantastic way to explain why Bo was away for so long. Great, great, great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2013 at 7:32 am
(6) Laurence H says:

How would that explain why Bo was away for so long? I mean without making a sloppy story that everyone just readily accepts with no questions asked? Kind of like how Stefano just ended up captured by Ian McCallister, who is now doing a much better job over at General Hospital as Duke Lavery?

December 5, 2013 at 10:17 am
(7) mouse says:

It would be interesting if Bo left Hope for Billie or someone else.

December 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm
(8) Voice of Reason says:

If the writers brought Zack back from the dead, that would be it for me. He’s dead and gone and because he’s gone, he donated an organ (what organ is escaping me right now) to his niece Claire. It would be utterly unrealistic to bring him back.

December 5, 2013 at 2:11 pm
(9) mark says:

I keep on wondering if Hope and Ciara have a place to live myself . They have not shown there house in a very long time. Hope and Ciara are just walking around all the time when they do show them.

I could care less now about Bo myself its been too long. I wish they would kill him off if Days has no plans to bring him back anytime soon. I am over the Bo and Hope thing myself now.

BTW ! Does anybody know yet if Days has even been renewed again yet ? I know its on through Sept of 2014 but don’t know anything beyond that yet.

December 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm
(10) Elizabeth says:

@ voice of reasons – Know how you feel, dead is dead, however, with Days they always make them comeback alive again, Stefano is a good example, as well as, Hope. They just don’t seem to let the dead be dead on that soap.

December 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm
(11) BLONDIE says:

Either bring him back or kill him off, I really don’t care one way or another. He left no one has really talked to him so just do what ever. There is no need to bring people back from the dead to do that.

December 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm
(12) dazwatcher says:

I’m for killing him off or bringing him back only if Peter Reckell returns.
Enough of the Billie and Carly saga.

On a side note…what is up with everyone wearing LEATHER on the show? Hilarious!

December 6, 2013 at 9:15 am
(13) Bob Hayes says:

If Salem PD wants Kristen so bad all they have to do is walk over to the Bold and the restless set. She is just a couple of channels away.

December 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm
(14) dorothy says:

come back brady

December 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm
(15) Pam says:

I too would like to see Peter Reckell return but since that’s not going to happen, either replace him or kill the character off without a body (that way if Peter ever wanted to return)

December 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm
(16) DOOL4VR says:

Peter is backing his wifes’ career – Mrs. Moneymaker is really having a time with her music and he’s proud of her. However, Peter sold his house in California and they live in Oregon so let him have his “Days Of Peters’ Life In Oregon”. Recast and get the storyline with Hope up off the work work work mode. SOME people work ALL of the time and then you have like, Abigail and Jennifer who just seem to be running around all of the time and really not working on anything. Jenn tries but there’s alaways something else taking priority. There should be some true SuperCouple things going on and some WORK. These people are just millionaires running around all of the time????!!!! And the ones who are supposedly working are talking on their cellphones, going outside with their patient or drowning somebody in the river. LOL

December 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm
(17) Mae says:

Kill him off, already! Kristen Alfonso is a wonderful actress who shouldn’t ever be back backburner. Having Hope enter a new relationship would be wonderful! And nobody does”grief stricken”, like Hope.

December 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm
(18) kiltwell@yahoo.com says:

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

December 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm
(19) victoria says:

Just replace Peter Reckell, with Robert Kelker Kelly, if he is available. I liked him better then Peter Reckell early on when he replaced Bo before. Tired of Peter calling all the shots, he is replaceable!!!

December 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm
(20) Ellen says:

I think the writers are backed in a corner. KA is a terrific actress and being misused as Hope. PR is not coming back. But the whole character of Bo is being ignored and sooner or later, the writers are going to have to address this or they’ll lose KA also. That would be tragic. Bo would NEVER leave his wife and child this long without a good reason. I think Billie is not the answer. He is supposedly out looking for evidence to put Stefano away. He should be, at this point, either doing that and returning (PR should come back – no recast) or getting killed trying so that Hope can move on. Sometimes history is good, and sometimes it’s too reworked. DOOL has moved on to more true topics lately (drugs, friends, betrayal, sexual orientation) and getting away from the unreal topics. I would LOVE to see Hope in a new relationship. She is being wasted as a character and as an actress.

December 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm
(21) S.J. says:

Since I haven’t been to happy with the story lines lately (@Ellen) I have to say that I think some of the “not so true” S L’s of the past were more fun.
I miss Bo, and Hope without a Bo is like a boat without a rudder. I have always been a Peter Reckel fan but I will accept another Bo if he isn’t going to come back. R K K was good in the role so he would be the first choice. Just do something so Kristian Alfonso’s talents won’t be so completely wasted! She is one of the few long time actors on the show and her character is part of the Heart of Salem! That is why I picked
option 5 first. It would be fun to have Shawn D and Belle back for a while. Option 10 is my second choice, just get Bo home where he belongs ( no matter who he is!) The rest of them have been “Done to death”. Repetive plots are a big part of what is wrong with DOOL. The writers need to come up with new story lines. Please!

December 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm
(22) Lara says:

Peter Reckell? Forgotten, gone, no more, get over it–and he should get over himself. How important is he? Take a bucket of water. Put your hand in. Take it out. The hole your hand makes is how important he is.

December 10, 2013 at 8:00 am
(23) Linda Williams says:

Bring the original Bo Back…

December 10, 2013 at 11:24 am
(24) Mary Ann Johnson says:

I think Hope and Rafe should get together, then you can bring back Bo and Sack. Oh sorry Bo you were out of the picture to long.
Sack had lead a wonderful life when Stefanio had dropped him off with the nuns.
He then became a Dr. so now he could work at the Hospital they need a nother doc besides Dr. Daniel. Make him a hunk with alot of crisma Then Abby, Teresa and Gabby could all fight over him.
Maggie needs a new love interest so that Victor can fight for her and win her back.
Sami needs to leave EJ.

December 10, 2013 at 11:28 am
(25) Joanne T. says:

I could care less if you get Peter back, move on find another love interest for Hope, her part in Days is a yawner anyway, along with Maggie and the weird way she dresses, so out of date!!!

December 10, 2013 at 11:30 am
(26) Joanne T. says:

I could care less if you get Peter back, move on find another love interest for Hope, her part in Days is a yawner anyway, along with Maggie and the weird way she dresses, so out of date!!! I totally agree with comment #22 I couldn’t have said it better myself.

December 10, 2013 at 11:31 am
(27) Joanne T. says:

I could care less if you get Peter back, move on find another love interest for Hope, her part in Days is a yawner anyway, along with Maggie and the weird way she dresses, so out of date!!! I totally agree with comment #22 I couldn’t have said it better myself. Sorry to inform you this is not a duplicate comment, just my personal opinion!!

December 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm
(28) Angela says:

All are baaad! Since Hope does not seem distraught, I don’t think any of the “missing” options are fitting. He should be off in Europe with John Black doing some PI work or something to nail Stefano. I think that’s why Drake blabbered in his interview about needing to see Hope first upon his return before Marlena, to bring her something from Bo. Just re-cast him already! Poor Pete obviously has no allegiance or plans to return so say sayonara and get on with the character already!

December 10, 2013 at 5:34 pm
(29) Elle says:

Kill him off. Peter Reckell has an ego the size of the sun. Our show is doing wonderfully without him. Kill off Bo and put Hope with Rafe or else give her a wonderful new love interest. Kristian should not have to be backburnered because of Reckell’s ego and selfishness.

And BTW the guy who got the job Peter Reckell wanted at GH is doing an outstanding job, Peter Reckell would never have been as good, not in the same class as William DeVry.

December 13, 2013 at 1:28 am
(30) Bope4VR says:

Really????!!!! We were inundated with stories about Cameron, Chad, Abigail, WilSon, Kristen and her shenanigans, Daniffer, Ejami, Nick & Gabi, Kate and Rafe and Jordan, Eric & Nicole,Teresa & Annes’ shenanigans, Justin & his family and their involvement with the Dimeras, JJ and his nogood so-called friends…..hardly a good storyline for Marlena, Roman, Maggie & Victor…. Salem is being “revamped” through trials & tribulations of the most horrendous taking any fine upstanding citizen and replacing it with “TheYoungNDumb or TheOnceWeres”. There isn’t much Dignity and Respect for the older citizens of Salem and the next generation down does not have the best interest of the younger generation….it’s a “WhackedWorldOffSalem” … Alice & Tom would turn over in their graves. This world has gotten W A A Y OUT OF HAND and it’s taking a whacko way of dealing with it. “Peter” and “Bo” indeed have inflated egos however, the writers would have no trouble castrating him through some event….they’ve done it to most of the “tried and true” of DOOL. Keep watching…..JJ may have to turn States’ evidence to save his hide from Teresa. She indeed will throw him under the bus for her own gain. Ms. Tilly is an EXCELLENT actress because she portrays NOTHING like that in real life. I Loved Bo & Hope but not in “WhackyDaysOfTheRuthlessNCrazy”. Honestly, you can’t follow a storyline….it seems this younger generation wakes up to a new world of mayhem everyday and the older generation doesn’t even try to hold to the values of the GenerationGoneBy like Alice & Tom Horton. I have a deep respect for Caroline, Victor & Maggie and even though he’s The Phoenix, I still revel in Stephanos’ appearances. I think he’s something else. But his way of dealing with things isn’t how this younger generation deals with things…..it was a totally different world Rami, Bope, Ejole and Dr. Dan use to live in.

December 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm
(31) Mary Ann says:

Days lacks so much since Bo Brady is no longer on the soap. Have been a fan since 1965, do whatever is necessary to bring Bo back…

December 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm
(32) Callie says:

Wrap up the Hope/Bo storyline and hook her up with Rafe….or Rafe and Kayla. Just find someone for Kayla and Hope so that they can have a storyline again. Tired of Sami and EJ and all the new younger crowd. Also, either let jennifer and Dan work it out or drop it because the back and forth is getting really old!

December 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm
(33) stephaniemerazzi says:

hi I go for number 1 megan kidnapping bo she could still been alive she was Stefano daughter that was golden days storylines were good and all actors used here in Australia days got cancelled earlier this year so we missed all bo last scenes as we were up end 2011 I catch days on you tube watch all my favourite storylines there thanks

December 18, 2013 at 7:35 pm
(34) stephaniemerazzi says:

hi I pick no 1 megan kidnapping bo she could still be alive she is Stefano daughter here in Australia days got cancelled earlier is year we were up to dec 2011 I missed the last year bo scenes I prefer watching days on youtube the golden years of days of 80,s where there good storylines and all actors were used not like now they use younger actors and forget the older actors that can act

December 22, 2013 at 9:41 pm
(35) Peggy says:

I loved Bo & Hope. But if Peter Reckell is not coming back, then kill him off and let Hope get on with life. There’s an actor out there somewhere that would sizzle with her just as much as with Bo. Heck, marriages crumble on DOOL all the time, so why not just let it END???

December 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm
(36) Casey w Bowring says:

get the young generation off of days will make it better

January 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm
(37) Dot says:

Please just bring Bo back. Longtime characters and the ones that play are so important to this show. Sorry to hear that Will is leaving. I hope his replacement is here soon. Changing of the ones who portray these roles make it hard for flashbacks in the story and also the feel of the storyline with new portrayers. Too bad you can’t keep them committed for the life of the show which I hope is a very long time. I would like to see TVGN pick up Days for their schedule since SoapNet has gone away.

January 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm
(38) d catina says:

i think hope & rafe have chemistry & i can see kayla & dr dan and i can see chemistry between gabi & sonny!!!!

January 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm
(39) d catina says:

YES!!! gabi & sonny. lately they’ve been the 2 to watch in real life sometimes people do develope feelings they never knew existed i’d go for it

January 25, 2014 at 4:24 pm
(40) Carrie says:

I agree that would be a great story line, that Bo had a lead that Zach was alive, and thats why he has been missing. But while he’s gone Hope gets close to this lawyer, then just when you think all is lost between Bo, and Hope, in sweeps Bo with Zach, Shaun Douglas, to reunite with Hope, and Ciara.

January 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm
(41) Jessica says:

I prefer number 9. That was the most traumatic thing to Bo and hope and would be fantastic to see their son is alive. I d like to see stefano a part of that and bo returns as his usual character trying to bring down stefano. Bo was always a rebel, etc so this would be great. Since john also is coming back they could both get back at him like years ago when their was a lot of action. I feel like it’s so boring now and I’m on the verge of letting go. I watched this show since I was 10 that is 21 years and I ve never been so sick of it. They can’t get rid of Bo. If there is no agreement with peter reckell then they should recast. Hope belongs with Bo. I’m already seeing this new character as a possible love interest. I’m really annoyed with that. Bo is honestly one of the best characters they ever had and they need to try to work out whatever it is with peter reckell because days will loose a TON of fans

April 10, 2014 at 6:37 am
(42) angie says:

Let it go BO don’t want to be on the show no more.Let him die off the show.

April 11, 2014 at 8:40 am
(43) Brie says:

So sad, I really loved Bo&Hope

April 14, 2014 at 9:55 pm
(44) Gail Glassman says:

I think they should bring back Robert Kelker-Kelly to fill his shoes, as he did in the past!

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