Per Soaps, Kassie DePaiva had exited “Days of Our Lives” several times before finally leaving the show for good (or so fans thought) on New Year’s Eve 2019. Still, it appeared the soap opera star had finally hung up her Manalos for good after she was thrown into jail. Even DePaiva believed her “Days” days were firmly behind her. But as every soap fan knows by now, nothing is ever forever in the world of daytime drama. Especially after it seems producers made the actor an offer she couldn’t refuse.
“I was sitting up in the Catskills last winter when the phone rang. I looked over and saw that it was Marnie [Saitta, DAYS’s casting director],” DePaiva told Soap Opera Digest in an exclusive interview. “I was like, ‘Marnie? Oh, my gosh.’ We talked for about 20 minutes, and then she said, ‘They’re writing a quick little story arc. It’s one episode. Would you be interested?’ I was like, ‘Well, yeah. What am I doing? I’m sitting here watching it snow.'”
But wait, what? Isn’t Eve rotting inside a jail cell? Did somebody smuggle in a nail file baked inside of a cake to help her make a great escape? No! That would be silly, silly! It transpires that Eve had actually been found criminally insane and thrown into an institution, not a prison. “I’ve gone from the aging s*** to criminally insane,’ ” DePaiva told Soap Opera Digest.