In the new issue of Digest, on sale now, Kate Mansi previews Chad and Abigail’s upcoming nups, and exit from Salem. “I was so excited when I heard that was going to happen, and I knew I only had a limited time to come back and have that happy ending, but I wasn’t sure how exactly it would go down. I wasn’t sure how they were going to get us there. I loved it. I think it’s really special. Ron did such a great job with it. I think both Billy and I felt that it was a really powerful time because we knew that he was leaving, as well. The wedding scenes were quite emotional. I think that it works really well for the characters and for the storyline.” Head Writer Ron Carlivati explains why he sent the duo off together. “While it was kind of agonizing to make the decision that Chad will exit the canvas with Abigail, I decided that was the best thing for the couple, it was the best thing for the fans and it was the best thing for the show,” Carlivati notes. “The way that they exit is very, very open-ended. It’s not like someone is going to die. They leave happy and the door is completely open for them to come back. As much as I’m sure some people will be sad to see them go, I think they’ll be happy to see them go together. It just seemed so unfair to not give them a happy ending. And I just didn’t see how that happy ending would work if Chad stayed in Salem and Abigail left. Of course, I love the actors and I love the characters; they’re important to the canvas. Obviously, if the time is right, the story is right, and the people are available, they’ll be back.” For the full story, pick up the new issue of Digest, on sale now.
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