TV Guide has announced that like Crystal Chappell, Louise Sorel’s Days of our Lives contract will not be picked up when it expires on September 13.
In an exclusive interview with TV Guide Louise stated that Gary Tomlin, Days of our Lives’ Executive Producer had the grace to express his regret at the decision to let Louise (and Vivian) leave Salem.
Louise Sorel did speculate that perhaps her departure was a financial trading card in the return of two former long-term Days of our Lives fan favorites – Drake Hogestyn (John Black) and Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans Black).
The news of Louise Sorel’s departure comes as somewhat of a surprise, as Vivian Alamain was just revealed as newcomer Quinn’s mother, giving her more to do than just make off the wall threats that add a delightful comic contrast to the thundercloud threats dished out by the DiMera’s and Kiriakis.
Louise admitted that there was some emotional scenes between Vivian and Quinn coming up that explained why Vivian left him. With the new writers busily rewriting scripts, perhaps those scenes are never to make our TV screens. It will also leave Quinn (Bren Foster) without a tether to other Salem residents, unless there is another surprise about his paternity heading our way.
Rudolpho perhaps? Though does Salem really need another Stefano DiMera love-child running around?
Like Carly 2.0, Vivian 2.0 has suffered from a lack of sensible storyline. Even Louise Sorel agreed that the original buried alive storyline (with Carly in the coffin) was scary. Last year’s rehash? Not so much.
Since, Vivian has done little else than make empty threats to get even with those involved in imprisoning her in the sarcophagus. When she did have something concrete to use against the DiMera’s (the DNA test), Vivian and Gus, who could manage to infiltrate the DiMera’s high tech security system gave up and threw the DNA results out, only for Nicole to find them, and do what Vivian and Gus should have; Hired someone to run the DNA results against every Federal database that exists.
Vivian Alamain (and Louise Sorel) will be missed, but her and Crystal Chappell’s departure are almost overshadowed by news of Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall’s return.