Every time Wyatt has returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES fans find themselves wondering just who this guy is and why he looks so familiar. Well, the short story is that Wyatt was involved with Ciara and Claire in 2017, but the actor played a very different role a year earler!
Wyatt might be recognizable to DAYS fans because the actor, Scott Shilstone, actually appeared on the soap back in June of 2016 when he portrayed Bo and Hope’s son, Zack, in a dream sequence. Although the young boy was tragically killed by Chelsea when she was driving recklessly in Bo’s car on New Year’s Eve, 2006, Shilstone was cast as a grown-up Zack for an episode where he appeared to his parents. You might also recognize the young actor from the films Pitch Perfect, Helicopter Mom, and Drumline: A New Beat.
The casting department at DAYS must have seen something they liked, since they brought the actor back to the show for more. But this time around, Shilstone is not playing Zack Brady back from the dead (which would be difficult, seeing as how the child’s liver was donated to an ailing Claire). He’s playing Wyatt, a good-looking young man who romanced Bo and Hope’s daughter, Ciara Brady, after they met on a dating app. As they got to know each other, Ciara couldn’t believe how much they had in common and they appeared to be a perfect match.
But after walking her home following their date, Wyatt secretly texted someone to thank them for the information about Ciara, saying it worked like a charm. It was later revealed that Theo had been feeding Wyatt details about the raven-haired beauty so he could win her heart. Naturally, when Ciara found out the truth, she was furious and even left town!
However, when Ciara returned to town and was upset at losing the Face of Bella contest to Claire, she was surprised to run into Wyatt again. He apologized for what had happened between them last year, and insisted that he did genuinely care about her. However, Ciara was once again devastated to learn that Wyatt had helped Claire rig the contest results so she would lose and he could swoop in to win her back.
Wyatt has resurfaced once again in November of 2018 as part of Claire and Tripp’s scheme to get rid of Ben Weston, claiming to be the one who set the reformed serial killer up for arson. Since he’s constantly making up lies, we may never know exactly who Wyatt is!
Stay tuned to see how his storyline continues, and for more DAYS news, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine!