Days of Our Lives spoilers continue to flood in as Theresa Donovan the show’s most popular bad girl is faced with a hard choice between staying safe and staying with her loved ones.
Fans of Theresa, the character portrayed by actress Jen Lilley, are in for an interesting week as Theresa finds herself in a difficult position. It all goes down when Shane, played by actor Charles Shaughnessy, returns to Salem to warn his daughter about an eminent threat to her life.
In Wednesday’s episode, we see Shane expressing his concern for Theresa’s welfare after he discovers that someone from her past is coming for her. During the scene, Shane explains the danger related to Theresa’s time in Mexico which makes her whisper a name: “Mateo.”
According to Days of Our Lives spoilers from Soap Hub, this mysterious man who was revealed to be a crime lord in Mexico is after Theresa for some reason that has yet to be revealed. What we do know is that Mateo is dangerous enough to force Theresa to leave Salem.
While we have yet to see what the character decides to do, Jen Lilley has already confirmed that she will be exiting the show soon via an Instagram post.
It is with bittersweet sentiment that I find myself making this statement 6 months too soon. First, I would like to say your comments, support, and well wishes regarding my recent departure from the iconic daytime drama, Days of Our Lives, have melted my heart. Second, I have never enjoyed playing a character so much. I absolutely love Theresa, and the idea of not playing her pains me. I once found a quote that perfectly describes her, “She’s a mess of gorgeous chaos, you can see it in her eyes.” Exploring Theresa, from her insecurities to her strengths, from her tendency to deflect emotional anguish with comedy to her firecracker spirit has been pure joy. I hate to dissatisfy our love for black and white explanations, but there’s no one to point your finger at here. Days of Our Lives and I are parting company on the best of terms. It came down to time and the sacrifices required to keep Theresa on the front burner. Given the demanding production schedule a soap requires, that just wasn’t possible with the other commitments and opportunities I wanted to pursue. As we all know in the world of soaps, good bye for now isn’t always good bye forever, who knows what the future has in store for Theresa. I am taking time right now to be with my family, advance the charitable causes I believe in, and pursue additional career opportunities. While I've missed so many moments in my family's lives back east, I have built a west coast family at Days of Our Lives, and they haven't seen the last of me! I'll be stopping by the set from time to time with baked goods and bear hugs. Lastly, cheer up! There are 6 more wonderful months of Theresa to enjoy. And I can honestly say that each month, the storyline gets better! My exit will have you on the edge of your seat, laughing, crying, cheering, screaming, clapping, and bewildered. And to the Theresa’s out there: I love you, I love you, I love you. You are not alone. You are beautiful and worthy of love and happiness and joy and success! May my storyline over the next six months inspire you.
Her post which was published four months ago contained her gratitude for the fans’ support for her and Days of Our Lives during her stay with the show for the past three years.
“First, I would like to say your comments, support, and well wishes regarding my recent departure from the iconic daytime drama, Days of Our Lives, have melted my heart.”
She also admitted that she had a wonderful time portraying Theresa which is why it is difficult for her to leave the show.
“I absolutely love Theresa, and the idea of not playing her pains me. I once found a quote that perfectly describes her, ‘She’s a mess of gorgeous chaos, you can see it in her eyes.’ Exploring Theresa, from her insecurities to her strengths, from her tendency to deflect emotional anguish with comedy to her firecracker spirit has been pure joy.”
However, what is most interesting in her announcement was the fact that she gave a timeline as to when Theresa will be leaving the series when she said the post was “six months too early.”
Given that the Instagram post was made four months ago, we have reason to believe that Theresa will be offed one way or another within the next two months.
With that said, previous episodes, as well as Days of Our Lives spoilers spreading on the Internet, are already setting up Theresa’s “wild” exit from the show which appears to be due to the dangers presented by her past with Mateo.
Upcoming episodes also promise a rollercoaster ride regarding Theresa’s fate. After all, Lilley did promise as much in her Instagram post.
“My exit will have you on the edge of your seat, laughing, crying, cheering, screaming, clapping, and bewildered.”
Fans are taking to Twitter to express their opinion on the huge decision Theresa has to make as well as the overall reaction on Days of Our Lives’ resident bad girl.
@PrettyMissThea she made her bed now sleep in it
— Marcel Miller (@bamafan29203) November 2, 2016
— James Austin (@jamesjjaustin) November 2, 2016
— Thea Simpson (@PrettyMissThea) October 20, 2016
Days of Our Lives spoilers for today’s episode reveal that a desperate Theresa will seek a favor from Victor (John Aniston) to take care of the Mateo (Andoni Gracia) problem.
Will Theresa succeed in getting Victor to do what she needs?
[Featured Image by NBC]