Father Eric is desperately needed in Salem so it’s the perfect time for Greg Vaughan to return to DAYS OF OUR LIVES! And in the winter preview for the soap that recently leaked, Vaughn can be seen coming home to help save his mother’s soul! Unfortunately, no official air date for his first episode back has been announced yet, but it should be coming up soon!
With Marlena possessed by the devil again, John has been desperately trying to save the woman he loves but he hasn’t been a priest since the last time his wife was taken over by evil. Which means he’ll have a harder time exorcising the devil this time around. Enter Father Eric! Of course, he could also run into some trouble as the devil tries to tempt him using Kristen’s form as they did with John. Will he be strong enough to defeat the evil terrorizing Salem?
Eric hasn’t been seen in Salem since July 2021 when he came home from Africa to discover that Nicole had cheated on him with Xander. (How will he react now that she’s sleeping with EJ?) The role was originally played by a series of child actors until Eric was aged into a teenager played by Jensen Ackles in 1997. After he exited the soap in 2000, the character was off the canvas until 2012 when Eric was recast with Vaughan.
In recent years, however, Vaughn has stepped away from DAYS periodically as he has also been starring as Calvin in the OWN primetime drama QUEEN SUGAR. So there’s no telling how long this particular stint will last. Will Eric save Marlena from the devil and head back to Africa to continue his work? Or might he stick around and complicate Nicole’s life for a while? You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!