The return of Billie Reed is nigh, y’all. Not the Krista Allen version. Not the Julie Pinson version. The Lisa Rinna version. As Entertainment Weekly reported on Friday, Rinna will return to to Days of Our Lives in “early 2018.” According to the publication, the soap star/Bravolebrity/duster cardigan queen filmed her episodes this week. And yes, she's indeed reprising the role of Billie.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star first appeared on the long-running soap in 1992, left in 1995, came back in 2002, left again in 2003, popped by Salem again in 2012, and then peaced out for a third time in 2013. And before you can say "Bunnygate," Rinna’s fourth stint on Days will kick off on a small screen near you.
Rinna isn’t the only Beverly Hills Housewife who’s going back to Salem. Earlier this year, former Real Housewife Eileen Davidson (ugh, that “former” still stings) announced that she left the reality series due to her “crazy schedules at The Young and the Restless, as well as Days of Our Lives.” Davidson was first on Days in the '90s, and then again from 2012 to 2015.
And so we ask the obvious question: Will Davidson and Rinna cross paths on Days of Our Lives? It has happened before, and it would be a delight to see them reunite in the Days world two decades later. May their shooting schedules overlap, may their storylines be intertwined, and may it be a soap opera/reality TV moment for the ages.
And now we ask the less obvious, albeit still serious questions: Can Erika Girardi’s The Young and the Restless character go to Days of Our Lives, too? And can Farrah Dubose, Billie Reed, and Davidson’s character be in a scene together? And can the scene involve rollerblades?
Are you stoked to find out the answers to all of those questions? Right there with ya. Own it, baby.