Shockingly killed off Will Horton, one of show’s only gay characters, laid to rest on Days of Our Lives
So today’s episode of Days of Our Lives was a teary one.
It was Will’s funeral and the day his great-grandmother Caroline was told he’d been murdered.
And sitting there at the graveside service was Will’s killer, Ben.
Freddie Smith (Sonny), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Alison Sweeney (Sami) were deeply moving in their speeches. Deidre Hall (Marlena) is not one to emote but her speech touched on how proud she was of Will coming out.
That story and the wedding episodes were some of the show’s finest hours.
So as a fan, the more you watched of the funeral the more outraged you got at Will’s killers: the writers of Days of Our Lives. Also the powers that be at the show who signed off on the senseless murder of a legacy character and one of the show’s three gay characters.
And since Smith has only returned to the show for Will’s sendoff, there is only one gay character remaining – for now.
Heterosexual couples like Sami and EJ and Marlena and John and so many more can be star-crossed for years – decades even – but the gay love story gets the ax with no hope of a revival.
It is just plain wrong.