HomeTagsComings & GoingsCONFIRMED: Matt Ashford Heads Back to DAYS! Jillian Bowe May 17, 2011 Comings & Goings, Days of Our Lives, NBC, News, Soap Opera 19 Comments It is official! According to ABC Soaps In Depth, Matthew Ashford is returning to Days of Our Lives. No word on when the actor's first airdate is slated for. That sound you hear is our Jamey Giddens screaming, "Hallelujah." Photo by PR Photos 19 Responses gato1 May 17, 2011 And the writing will still suck. Log in to Reply SoapFan75 May 17, 2011 Yes gato1 who cares if they bring back every old favorite if the same incompetent, idiot is still writing the show. Personally, I could care less about Jack returning,. The solution isn’t trying to get one last gasp out of yet another old supercouple from the 80s or 90s. No the only solution to making Days something other than the pathetic joke that it has become once again is simple – FIRE DENA HIGLEY! Log in to Reply days4ever May 17, 2011 Agreed gato1. They still need to dump Dena Higley. We need to all call Corday studios and let them know we are happy about Jack but DH needs to go. I wouldn’t even let her write my obituary. Log in to Reply skpeirano May 17, 2011 I think bringing Jack back is a great move. The characters Jennifer & Daniel have NO chemistry. Now that we have the faux Rafe story coming to an end I have great hopes. I thought the actor did a terrific job playing a dual role, but the storyline was not great. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane May 17, 2011 Thank the lord!! Jennifer needs her Jack. They are soulmates, a supercouple, and should be together for friggin’ EVER!!!! Log in to Reply 80srockfan May 17, 2011 Days needs romance & love in the afternoon not more comedy Log in to Reply potter66 May 17, 2011 i hope you bring anew woman with you…. jennifer is with daniel now and they make a cute couple….. maybe you can have carly with her drug problem.. Log in to Reply ConqueringBlue May 17, 2011 I’m actually enjoying Jennifer and Daniel, but it thrills me that Matt Ashford is heading back to Days. Jack Deveraux is one of my all time favorite soap characters, and anything to give Jen and the Horton family more airtime is okay by me. re skpeirano: I agree, regarding Galen Gering, he did a fine job in a duel role, even if the story itself majorly reeked. Somehow he made the two characters of Rafe and faux Rafe seem like two COMPLETELY different people. And it was even more obvious when real Rafe returned, the chemistry between he and Sami is incredible, while she seemed to have zero chemistry with fake Rafe. How does an actor pull that off? LOL Glad the story is (hopefully) over though. Log in to Reply Brando628 May 17, 2011 I’m just going to repeat what many others are saying. Why bring Jack back when he’ll be sent to the background to stand with Justin and Adrienne. FIRE DENA HIGLEY if you want this show to survive one second beyond NBC’s last renewal date!!!! Log in to Reply Brando628 May 17, 2011 Join Stop Letting Dena Higley Ruin Days of Our Lives group on Facebook!!!! I’d link it if it was working, but just go to facebook and search it, then ask to join! Log in to Reply david46208 May 18, 2011 Glad he is back. But please a little more serious and less sitcom storyline for him please. Sometimes when he was on in the past the writers wrote his storyline as if he was Mr. Roper or something from 3’s Company meets Bosom Buddies. All I felt that was missing was a laugh track. I especially didn’t like the storyline where he pretended to be gay. It was too 1980’s sitcom style. Back when Jack raped Kayla he showed that be could be serious. I want more of that Jack back. Log in to Reply snags May 18, 2011 First off, YAY! Matthew Ashford has and will ALWAYS be my favorite Jack! Secondly, Jack is the ONLY guy for Jenn. Frankie is a close second (I liked Frankie and Jenn together as kids, but Jenn and Jack are better as adults). I NEVER accepted Peter Blake, just waited until Jack and Jenn would reunite. Thirdly, I agree with all the posters above me. Writing is KEY! Yes I love Bo and Hope together, but if the writing is lame, the characters are ultimately lame. I’ve reading the second “Days” book and I’m enjoying Sherri Anderson’s writing. I really wish that she would come back to write for the show as I have NEVER enjoyed Dena Higley’s writing. Yes, I understand it’s a little easier to write on paper and not have to deal with budget cuts and location shoots so you can’t completely compare the book to the show, but Sherri Anderson appears to have a grasp on the characters (even the younger characters in the book), something the current writer does NOT. It’s plot over character and that’s why this show is in last place! Two soaps have been cancelled recently and Ken Corday needs to wake up and save his parents’ legacy! And that includes bringing Marlena back too! Log in to Reply marknsprmo May 18, 2011 I hope that Jack becomes nanny for Ciara and Theo. That way he can get some airtime. Log in to Reply LizzieVee May 18, 2011 OH, YEAH!!! LOVE JACK AND JENNIFER!!! Log in to Reply SonnySprocket May 18, 2011 Not sure how I feel about this. Loved Jack back in the day but his last few stints on the show had him portray as a clown and a buffoon. I didn’t enjoy him as much as back in the early 90s. Plus this may be unpopular to say but I like Jen with Daniel right now. I see some chemistry there IMHO. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane May 18, 2011 They were stupid to bring Jenn back without Jack in the first place. Days gets points for rectifying that mistake. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane May 18, 2011 To be honest, I was worried they were going to try to bring Mark Valley back as Jack now that Human Target’s been cancelled. That would have been dreadful! Log in to Reply AlistairCrane May 18, 2011 In honour of Matt’s return, here’s my earliest (and one of my dearest) Jennifer/Jack memories, the firetruck rescue! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW34gZNwFFs Log in to Reply Miry May 19, 2011 About damn time! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.