Prepare to say goodbye to Lani and Eli as Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey are leaving DAYS OF OUR LIVES. In their newest issue, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that the pair have opted to exit the NBC soap and Stowers will last air on Friday, July 1, with Archey’s final appearance also being that same week.
Archey, who previously played the recurring character of Mason Wilder from 2012-14 on CBS sudser THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, joined the cast of DAYS as Eli Grant back in February 2017. Since 2020, he has appeared as principal D’Angelo Carter on the CW primetime series ALL AMERICAN on a recurring basis.
Stowers got her big break as the winner of cycle 9 of the reality competition series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, and she parlayed her modeling success into an acting career. In 2013, she joined the cast of the online revival of ABC soap ALL MY CHILDREN, playing Angie Hubbard’s daughter, Cassandra Foster. She has also appeared in primetime series like SWITCHED AT BIRTH, MAJOR CRIMES, CAGED, and THE FOSTERS. After joining DAYS in September 2015, Stowers exited in June 2016 but was back to reprise the role by December of that year.
After a rough start, Eli and Lani found love and despite some interference from folks like Gabi, married and welcomed a pair of beautiful twins to their family. Unfortunately, their happiness was marred recently when Lani shot and killed her biological father, TR Coates. While Eli urged her to let Paulina take the blame, Lani’s guilt got the better of her and she finally confessed right in the middle of Paulina and Abe’s wedding!
With the character’s being ushered off the canvas, it’s entirely possible that Lani could end up in prison, but hopefully, with Eli also exiting Salem, perhaps she’ll get off with a slap on the wrist and the pair can leave town with their kids to start a new life together somewhere else? You’ll just have to keep watching DAYS to find out!