Billy Flynn to possibly depart 'Days of Our Lives' with Kate Mansi
Various rumors suggest that Billy Flynn will be departing 'Days of Our Lives' in October alongside Kate Mansi.
Kate Mansi is set to depart 'Days of Our Lives' once again, hardly a few months into a second stint as Abigail Deveraux. But according to various rumors this time she won't be alone, with on-screen beau Chad DiMera, portrayed by Billy Flynn, also reportedly on his way out. Flynn was cast in the role in 2014 after the departure of Casey Deidrick and has since been a mainstay on the NBC soap opera.
The development was reported by Soap Opera News, which claims that Flynn will be leaving the show after shooting his last scenes as Chad in October. Chad and Abby have been the crux of the show's numerous romantic angles, with the power couple once considered vital to be DOOL's future and success.
The news may come as a surprise considering Flynn only signed a new contract a few months back. However, if his exit is confirmed to be true, that could prove that either the contract was a short-term deal or that DOOL will be letting him go at the end of his 13-week cycle. But until there's an official confirmation of the news, the speculation will only increase.
On the other end of the spectrum, other sources claim that Mansi might extend her stay as Abbi. The actress played the role previously between 2011 and 2016, even winning a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2017 for the same. She left the show at the end of 2016, returning in June this year to reprise the role.
As the pair's alleged departure looms, it's more than likely we will see the showrunners give the pair a happy ending as they say goodbye to Salem. Audiences will most likely learn that Abby's pregnancy was of Chad's doing and that once their son/daughter is born, we will see the last of them for some time. But this is DOOL after all, so it wouldn't be beyond the realm of imagination to see either of them make a come back at some point in the future.
You can catch 'Days of Our Lives' on weekdays on NBC at 1:00 pm ET.