Days of Our Lives left us in the feels this week with a tearful farewell to two favorite characters. Tripp Dalton, played by Lucas Adams, and Chloe Lane, portrayed by Nadia Bjorlin, both made emotional exits from the NBC daytime soap. Is this really the last we’ll see of Tripp and Chloe, or is it only a temporary farewell? Here’s what happened in the latest Days of Our Lives episode.
Lucas Adams Exits DOOL
Lucas Adams originated the role of Tripp Dalton, the long lost son of Steve Johnson and Ava Vitali, in 2017. And August 29, 2019 marked the final appearance of Tripp on DOOL.
Earlier this year, rumors were rife that DOOL would see major characters exit the show and Tripp would be one of them. This month, it was confirmed that Tripp would indeed be departing the show in a move that was storyline-dictated.
Fans were afraid that Tripp would be killed off and were hoping for a kinder exit for his character. Fortunately, the writers did give a clean send-off to him.
On Thursday’s episode, Tripp comes to the decision that Haley is better off without him in her life. She’s dealing with a mountain of problems even if the Claire thing is sorted out.
So he meets his stepmom, Kayla, to tell her that he will be attending a medical school out of town. They say their goodbyes and Tripp leaves town. We hope he’ll return one day, possibly as a doctor who has to save the life of a major character.
Nadia Bjorlin Takes a Break from DOOL
In the same episode, Chloe nails an audition in New York City and is offered a job during the opera season. But for that, she has to leave Salem. After saying goodbye to Brady, Chloe leaves Salem and heads to the Big Apple.
This might not be the last of Chloe yet. Chloe will be in New York during opera season, which usually begins in September and runs through May. There might a possibility of her returning after she finishes her gig, or maybe she’ll stay longer if she gets more offers.
This might depend on Nadia Bjorlin who plays Chloe. Bjorlin and her husband, Grant Turnbull, are parents to two sons, Torin Mathias (born May 4, 2016) and Viggo Sebastian (born September 1, 2017). She often uses her time off from DOOL to focus on her kids and other projects.
Bjorlin, who originated the character in 1999, has taken hiatuses from DOOL several times in the past.
When asked if this is one of her many long breaks, she played coy. But it seems she is open to returning if the opportunity arrives.
Until then, her sons are keeping her busy and she’s also got more projects outlined for the coming months, including the web series Beacon Hill.
“I’m going to Boston next month to shoot the second season of [web series] Beacon Hill,” said Bjorlin. “My character, Susan, is wed to John Paul Lavoisier’s character, Eric, which is ironic since he was the last Philip on DAYS. Susan feels her husband should be much further along in his political career and she’ll help him get there by any means. I just did a movie called Faith Based, and I also shot a part in Kyle Lowder’s (ex-Rex, DAYS) movie A Mermaid For Christmas. I play his dead wife and he doesn’t know if he can move past her.”
Fingers crossed opera star Chloe returns to Salem! Until then, we’ve got a lot more to look forward to from Nadia Bjorlin.