It seems that the firing of major soap stars is just the tip of the iceberg. Following reports that veterans Deidre Hall
and Drake Hogestyn
have been let go from Days of our Lives
, rumors have surged that at least five other names are on their way out. According to Soaps.com, Days of our Lives
will be losing yet another member of its cast and this time, it's Blake Berris
Unlike Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) and Drake Hogestyn's (John Black) unexpected departure from Days of our Lives
, which has certainly created much controversy in the soap circuit, Berris' exit doesn't really come as a huge surprise seeing that it was recently revealed that his character Nick was Trent's killer.
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While many fans will be disappointed with the program's decision to take out Nick, some consider it as a refreshing turn given that Nick will soon have to pay for his crimes. Nothing has been officially declared by NBC or the producers of the show, but reports say that Nick will exit the canvas in January. It has also been reported that he will go off to either a psychiatric ward or end up in prison.
Berris first appeared on Days of our Lives
on November 7, 2006 as Nick Fallon, who came to Salem to get to know his Horton relatives. Initially, his vast medical knowledge and intelligence were put to the test when he was asked to help find a solution to save Kayla Brady, who was suffering from a rare biological ailment. He succeeded in saving Kayla, and soon found himself intrigued by Chelsea Brady, whom he had an on and off relationship with. Following one of their breakups, Nick also had an affair with Chelsea's mother Billie Reed, who, under the influence of alcohol seduced Nick. Eventually, Chelsea found herself attracted to Dr. Daniel Jonas so Nick and Chelsea broke up.
Nick is currently working on a research project involving alternative fuel sources and is in a relationship with Max Brady's half sister, Melanie Layton. Recently, however, Nick has been stalking her and was revealed to be the killer of Trent Robbins, Max and Melanie's father.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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