As Chad's days in Salem come to a close, Casey Jon Deidrick talks to Digest about his exit. He admits he understands if the show recasts. “I think that Chad is a very important role," he notes. "I feel like carrying on the DiMera name is important for the show. If the show decided to recast Chad, I wouldn’t be opposed to it. The show must go on. But if they ever asked me to come back and do a couple of episodes here and there, I would never be opposed to doing that.” He also talks about the close friendships he made at DAYS, including with Chandler Massey (Will). The two started on the show months apart and quickly bonded. "It was great to see both of us grow at the same time," smiles Deidrick. "I only wish that we had more scenes together." In fact, when it was revealed in 2010 that Chandler Massey's Will would be gay, fans campaigned for a romance between Will and Chad. The two actors took it in good stride. In fact, they made a "Chill" YouTube video a few months back, suggesting what might have been. You can view the video here. For the full interview with Deidrick, check out an upcoming issue of Digest.