Lisa Rinna is known for never turning down a chance to pull in another paycheck. Currently, she is filming for two networks shows in addition to the RHOBH filming that is currently underway. I’m really excited about her return to Days of Our Lives in the role of Billie Reed. I’ve been watching that show since I was in junior high living in an apartment outside of Chicago with my parents, at for a while my oldest sister and her three oldest kids. Mother would adamantly deny that she watched the soaps. But for about an hour there was nothing else on TV so she would watch one and then got hooked on the next one. I watched the other soap, Another World until it sadly ended. That was where I fell in love with Anne Heche. She played twins and it fascinated me. I was strictly forbidden to watch either soap, but the apartment was small and it was pretty difficult to keep me out of the living room where I pretended to be reading.
Even so, there are so many people who come and go on the soaps that I needed to brush up on how Billie fits into the two major family trees on DOOL. Billie is Kate Roberts daughter and Lucas’ half-sister. Austin Reed is her brother who has not been on the show for a while but still makes occasional appearances. She had a child named Chelsea with Bo Brady when she and Bo dated during a breakup of Bo and Hope. I do not remember Chelsea. Oh yeah, Chelsea was the driver of the car that killed Bo and Hope’s son. Zack. She has ties to the Kiriakis family due I suppose to Kate’s marriage to Victor. It seems Victor likes her as he got her a job in London.
In March 2012, a fully recovered Billie came to Salem, seemingly to help her mom run Countess Wilhemina Cosmetics. However, it was soon revealed that Billie was back working for the ISA and was assigned to get information on Stefano. Billie convinced her mom to let her move into the DiMera Mansion. But, Stefano was actually working as a CIA informant, so her investigation came to a halt. And, when Stefano and Kate’s relationship fell apart, Billie stayed in town to support her mom and work with her at Mad World Cosmetics. But Billie and Kate eventually grew apart. Frustrated with Kate’s scheming, Billie decided to take a new job in Europe. But, she made peace with Kate before she left. [Source]
Three other roles are rumored to be revived by DOOL Alison Sweeney’s Sami, Chandler Massey’s Will, and Louise Sorel’s Vivian. As much as I would LOVE Sami to be back, I seriously doubt Alison Sweeney will be back to play Sami. She has multiple movies and series with Hallmark. She puts out about several movies a year there. Perhaps someone else could TRY to play Sami, but I doubt it. Will is dead, and I don’t see how they can bring him back to life. But Louise Sorel would be welcome comic relief as Vivian. Vivian is a lot like Mamacita on Feud.
Billie has been back for six months before. She’s also come back for a two year run. There is no word on how long this gig is, but I hope she stays forever.
She is also filming an episode of The Middle for the shows final season. She will be on episode three playing a character named Tammy Brooks.
Now if we could only get Eileen back on DOOL to revive her dead character, the evil Kristen DiMera everything would be perfect!
Now for the part where you tell me you watch Days of Our Lives….