Days of Our Lives’ Patch vs. General Hospital’s Stefan: Which Iconic Role Should Stephen Nichols Reprise?





Popular and still-sexy-at-60-something soap god Stephen Nichols is no longer employed at The Young and the Restless, which has fans of General Hospital and Days of Our Lives already duking it out on Twitter about which soap he should return to! Should Nichols head back to Salem, "Sweetness" and the role of Steve "Patch" Johnson on DAYS? Or, would it make more sense to opt for a sudser that's having a lot of success with big, veteran returns, and reprise the role of Stefan Cassadine on General Hospital? You tell us:

Should Stephen Nichols return to DAYS as Patch or General Hospital as Stefan?

Days of Our Lives' Patch vs. General Hospital's Stefan: Which Iconic Role Should Stephen Nichols Reprise?

  • General Hospital's Stefan! (60%, 1,310 Votes)
  • DAYS' Patch! (40%, 883 Votes)

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    soapjunkie88

    NOT DAYS!!!! They’ll ruin this and he won’t appear on-screen again before summer. And by then DAYS is going to have either another new writing regime or it’s been canceled.

    Stephen Nichols should go to GH. Reprise Stefan and take Laura aka Genie Francis along for the ride. GH is the place to be right now.

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    Jabot1991

    After the despicable treatment Matthew Ashford had over there at Days, and how they insulted Jack and Jennifer’s history, I’d rather have him back as Stefan Cassadine on GH

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    Daniel St. John

    I don’t see what the point would be of bringing him back to GH what with no one but Alexis as a tie to the canvas.
    Laura’s gone, Nikolas is gone, no Katherine, no Bobbie, Helena is barely around.
    Plus the cast is stuffed to the gills too.
    Let Days have him.

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    stefanstavros

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring him back to GH!!!! Stefan Cassadine (hence my screenname) is one of if not my favorite character ever on GH! Hated with a passion how they (kinda) killed him off in that crappy storyline where he wore the phantom of the opera mask! LOL Bring him back!

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    Secrets and Lies

    Days doesn’t know what to do with anybody now unfortunately – they are so invested in keeping certain people on screen that there is nowhere for the story to go! What in the world would they do with Steve – have him bartending at the Brady Pub!? Talking to himself in Horton Town Square!? That’s about the extent of the repertoire with these writers. |(

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    SoapArmageddon

    I believe Patch is still wandering around Salem somewhere, so it would be pretty easy to re-integrate him into the cast. The only trouble is that for at least the past five years Days has not had anything useful or entertaining for most of its returning veterans to do once they come back, Eileen Davidson being the sole exception.

    I would like to see Stefan on GH again, but not on a long-term basis.

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    Yoryla

    This would be the perfect time for Stefan to return to GH and to Laura, who I’m hoping is soon on her way.

    He would just be wasted on DAYS, they don’t have time to write for many of the existing vets, so why bring in a new one….

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    tori87dec

    Are you kidding,”GH” of course and a reuniting of “Stefan & Laura”. I’ll be there front and center! The ratings would go through the roof. Stephen and Genie have wonderful chemistry and Tony Geary has been saying in his most recent interviews he likes playing Luke in a dark place and the pairing again of L&L wouldn’t be something beneficial for his character so that leaves the door wide open for Laura to revisit her passion with Stefan. This would be the best news I’ve heard in years!

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    logan_echolls

    I would love to see Stefan back with his “Lasha”.

    BUT I have noticed that Ron C does not know how to write for characters Guza created or who came during Guza’s reign. Looking at Johnny, poor Liz, Alexis, Sean, pod Carly, Kristina and Sam.

    Also without Nik, it just doesn’t seem right. Although ALexis needs her brother back. I hate seeing her as Sonny’s cheerleader/lawyer.

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    sanka9

    I hope he goes to DOOL because DC has forced me to watch GH and i’m loving it. Having SN at GH will just ruin it for me coz i wasn’t impressed with SN’s potrayal of Tucker

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    Secrets and Lies

    I don’t think Days would offer Nichols a contract considering they have no use for Bo or Jack. Steve’s last return ended with a whimper not that long ago.

    It would be nice to see him recur on Days like the Evanses and Wally K. Would he accept that? Maybe if they got Steve & Kayla back together they could lure him for some episodes here and there. Then he could recur on GH as well if needed like Wally does. With only 4 soaps left even the big names don’t have as many options anymore.

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    lostfan

    I love Stephen Nichols and I want him back on Days. Patch is so much more an important character than Stefan. Also, with Mary Beth Evans on Days, would be so great to have him, especially with Bo gone…

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    Grimm

    Wishful Storytelling that kills a couple of birds with one story:
    Fed up with being a victim of Helena’s neverending vendetta against the Spencers, Laura (Genie Francis) returns to Port Charles with a Stefan lookalike (Nichols) on her arm as part of an anti-Helena campaign. Perhaps Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) returns with her as well.
    Thus fulfilling Genie Francis’ stipulation that Laura be pro-active with an agenda and no longer a “wounded dove”.
    This time around Luke and “Stefan” could be buddies and hey, maybe they can make something of that oddly incesty hot chemistry between Nichols and Nancy Lee Grahn and have Alexis fall for her brother’s doppelganger.
    Too far? :-)
    Have him romance Elizabeth, she needs a sugar daddy.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    If GH can bring back Duke and Faison they can bring back Stefan. Even if it’s for a short time, like GH seems to be doing by bringing back vets from the past. It would give Luke a storyline, bring Nicholas back (I read Tyler would come back just to end the character of Nicholas), plus, Helena, at least it would be a few shows of excitement.

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    stefanstavros

    Of course they can bring back Stefan. I think the characters of Duke and Stefan would have great chemistry, possibly as adversaries. And I would love for a Stefan return to bring Helena back into the fold on a more regular basis.

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    days4ever

    Of course I am saying Days but only because Steve/Kayla were one of my all time favorite super couples. I just know that they will waste him though so maybe GH would be better. Did they ever find Stefan’s body or did he fall off a cliff like Drucilla Winters did? lol

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    sandymiki

    Steve/Patch-Kayla was my all time favorite couple too, but Days canNOT write for that couple. They just destroy whatever they touch, so I say GH when the time is appropriate when more of the Cassidines can be called front and center!

    Go Stefan!

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    david46208

    @Jamey Giddens: B&B could hire him as Dollar Bill’s vengeful half-brother Dominic who comes to town and starts a love square between Dominic/Brooke/Bill/Katie. Dominic decides to get back at his brother by taking something he knows he wants Brooke! That is about the best thing I could see happening with SN if we must see him on daytime again. He could also take a job as head fashion designer at Forrester Creations upping that part of storyline and which would draw him closer to Brooke.

    Dominic would have a family secret that he was holding over Bill that would rock the town if it came out. The secret would be that Bill once spent time in jail accused of raping a girl in college, by drugging her. In fact Bill would have had several arrests surrounding sexual assaults during his younger years, but manage to get away with the crime due to Bill Spencer Sr. paying people off to keep his son out of prison. Thus, the reason why Bill was a low-profile son of Bill Sr.

    Dominic would thus, use the information to blackmail Bill and start a family feud with explosive results. Dominic would go so far as to find the last woman named Casey who accused Bill of rape and lure her to town when he hired her as his assistant. Thus, would start the countdown to Bill’s past being exposed.

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    Daniel St. John

    [quote=david46208]@Jamey Giddens: B&B could hire him as Dollar Bill’s vengeful half-brother Dominic who comes to town and starts a love square between Dominic/Brooke/Bill/Katie. Dominic decides to get back at his brother by taking something he knows he wants Brooke! That is about the best thing I could see happening with SN if we must see him on daytime again. He could also take a job as head fashion designer at Forrester Creations upping that part of storyline and which would draw him closer to Brooke.
    Dominic would have a family secret that he was holding over Bill that would rock the town if it came out. The secret would be that Bill once spent time in jail accused of raping a girl in college, by drugging her. In fact Bill would have had several arrests surrounding sexual assaults during his younger years, but manage to get away with the crime due to Bill Spencer Sr. paying people off to keep his son out of prison. Thus, the reason why Bill was a low-profile son of Bill Sr.
    Dominic would thus, use the information to blackmail Bill and start a family feud with explosive results. Dominic would go so far as to find the last woman named Casey who accused Bill of rape and lure her to town when he hired her as his assistant. Thus, would start the countdown to Bill’s past being exposed.[/quote]
    I am guessing you don’t like the character of Bill Spencer all that much huh? Making him a serial rapist seems a bit extreme.
    Also the name of Dominic is already taken by Jack Wagner’s B&B character.

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    DL

    I hope SN returns to DAYS. MBE is already there & Kayla needs her hubby, Steve around! Plus, GH has a huge cast and he probably won’t get much screen time, but on DAYS he will! Go to DAYS, SN!

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    david46208

    @Daniel St. John: Having a late 70’s Victor Newman sleep with every over 18 year old with a vagina is extreme.

    Writing that Bill Spencer Jr. had a troubled past that caused his father and family a lot of serious headaches is not a sign that you hate the character. It is a sign of complexities that one can give a character.

    Come on now, only in daytime can a character like Luke on GH marry the woman he raped and they become the most popular supercouple ever, getting over 60 million viewers for their wedding. Only in daytime could Jack go from martial rapist to one half of a supercouple on DOOL. Only in daytime could Todd Manning become the most popular pop cultural character to exist on OLTL.

    So what I am suggesting as a storyline that delves into Bill’s past is actually not even close to being extreme.

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    lska

    Always Days for me, but I’m not sure either show would give him the lead status he seems to go after. Lots of actors on both shows seem to be working without a contract, on GH even more so than Days.

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    elbugten

    I loved Steve and Kayla back in the day so even though I follow both GH and Days, I’d prefer him back at Days, provided the writers have a good story for him. Days needs a male character in his age range and Sweetness needs her man!

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