That’s the last we’ll see of Sami — at least for a while — as Alison Sweeney wraps her latest run and leaves DAYS OF OUR LIVES again. To mark the occasion, the actress used Instagram to share a pic of herself with co-stars Galen Gering (Rafe) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole) on the soap’s set. “A #throwbackthursday to the latest fun exit for Sam from Salem,” she captioned the image.
Sweeney took over the role of Sami Brady as a teen back in January 1993 following a series of child actresses who played Roman and Marlena’s daughter on DAYS. After 21 years on the soap, Sweeney decided to call it quits and left in October 2014. However, she has returned numerous times over the years to reprise her role, most notably for DAYS’ 50th anniversary, when her son, Will, was found alive, crashing John and Marlena’s wedding, and to help support Will as he battled a brain tumor.
Sweeney’s most recent stint began back at Christmas 2020, when Sami learned that Allie had been raped and later confessed to the murder of the rapist, Charlie, to protect her daughter! She next found herself drawn back to ex-husband Lucas and when current husband EJ DiMera returned and discovered their affair, he flew into a rage. Soon after, Sami was abducted by an unknown assailant and her fate was left up in the air!
Naturally, this won’t be the end of Sami’s story, and Sweeney knows that full well. “Somehow I get the feeling that’s not the last we’ll be hearing from her,” she teased. “As always, I love getting to play out all those outrageous dramatic scenes!”
Keep watching DAYS as the story continues to unfold and be sure to keep checking back here at SoapsInDepth.com for more casting news to find out when Sweeney returns to Salem for another visit!