‘Days Of Our Lives’: When Is Freddie Smith Returning As Sonny Kiriakis? More Interesting Storylines For Paul Norita? [Spoilers]

Days Of Our Lives fans remember Sonny Kiriakis. Played by Freddie Smith, the actor had to take a leave of absence. Viewers should be excited because it was recently announced that Sonny is returning to Salem. He isn’t just coming for a visit, either. A contract has been signed. Could this mean more interesting storylines for Sonny’s former lover, Paul Norita (Christopher Sean)?

Warning: Possible spoilers for Days Of Our Lives are ahead.

Sonny was last seen on Days Of Our Lives one year ago. He was a loved character and fans were upset Freddie would not be appearing in any more episodes. Recently, there were rumors that the actor could be returning to the NBC soap opera. According to Freddie Smith’s Facebook page, not only is he returning to Days Of Our Lives, but the actor has signed a contract. That means he will be seen on a regular basis.

This is good news, especially for fans who are tired of seeing Paul Norita alone and single. It seems that Paul was given a few storylines, but nothing that resonated with viewers. Perhaps with Sonny coming back to Salem, he and Paul will explore their relationship further?

“Sonny returns to Salem to help his family through tough times and his relationship with Paul grows,” Days Of Our Lives executive producer Ken Corday told Soap Opera Digest. “Paul will be coming more to the foreground with Sonny back in town.”

Although everyone should be excited for Sonny to return home, not everything will be joyful. It was teased by Soap Central that Sonny Kiriakis may be headed for some difficulties.

Sonny’s grandfather, Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston), is going through a rough time. If Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) stays in Salem, then that might include some tense family conversations. Let’s not forget Will and Gabi’s (Camila Banus) daughter, Ari. Sonny was a father figure to the little girl and she hasn’t seen him in a long time.

While Sonny was away, Paul has been through a lot. He was kidnapped, tortured and nearly brainwashed by John Black’s (Drake Hogestyn) father. The experience resulted in Paul dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


As for when Freddie Smith is expected to appear back on Days Of Our Lives, that will be sometime in July. Fans don’t have that much longer to wait. Hopefully, Sonny and Paul can both find some happiness, whether they get together or not.

Until Sonny returns to Salem, Days Of Our Lives spoilers reveal there are other exciting storylines involving the other characters. For the week of June 6-10, expect Theresa (Jen Lilley) to attempt a romantic evening with Brady (Eric Martsolf). Kate (Lauren Koslow) will try to get revenge on Nicole (Arianne Zucker) by pinning Deimos’ murder on her. Wednesday’s episode of Days Of Our Lives will be focused on Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) and the former men in her life.

She Knows reported additional DOOL spoilers. There will be a problem with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) just when the Johnson family is getting ready to head home. Also, Hope will make a decision about Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove).

Beyond this week, Days Of Our Lives spoilers also tease that many familiar faces will be returning to Salem. However, others will be on their way out. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Jen Lilley is leaving Days Of Our Lives. There is no confirmation on how the character will leave Salem, but fans are speculating. One popular theory is that Theresa Donovan could die on the NBC soap opera.

What do you think of Freddie Smith returning to Days Of Our Lives? Will Sonny Kiriakis coming back to Salem provide interesting storylines for Paul Norita? What kind of difficulties will the young man face?

Days Of Our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.

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