Daniel Cosgrove is set to reprise his role as Aiden Jennings on May 9th, and he sat down to discussion it with Soap Opera Digest. In their talk, Cosgrove shares how much he is happy to be back, how he thought Aiden was pretty much done with, and how much he appreciates the fans who gave him tremendous support.
Cosgrove said that before he completed his run as Aiden last year, he was hearing talks that he could possibly show up in Salem again. However, though, he didn’t believe it. He tells SOD “You hear rumors all the time. Aiden’s ending was pretty fine. He got shot in the chest and wrapped up in a body bag.”
Cosgrove noted he knew that Ken Corday, the Executive Producer for the show previously told SOD that dead characters would stay dead. “I thought, Okay, I Know my fate. Aiden was in a body bag” Cosgrove shares as he remembers how the boss said if someone dies they are indeed dead.
Though all this took place, Cosgrove received a call from the producers who asked him to come back to the show. He said that at that point he was thought it was just some joke. However, when he realized that it was indeed a real offer, he wanted to know what will be the story this time around. When he inquired, he was told that he will be coming back with a story, nevertheless the details to that he wasn’t aware of since the show usually keeps things a bit quiet. Cosgrove noted that he returned to the Days’ set in November shortly after the show’s 50th anniversary.
Now that his on screen return is very near, he shares that he will step up his social media game. He said “When I do get myself onto twitter, I’m going to say thank you to a lot of people, because there were viewers who were quite vocal that they were not happy with the way that Aiden and Hope’s (Kristian Alfonso) story ended.” He went on to highlight how surprised he was by the tremendous support he received from fans. So fans are you happy Aiden is back? Do you think he and Hope will get back together eventually? Or has that ship sailed?