Well according to SON:
Soap Opera Network has learned that “Days Of Our Lives” has fired Roscoe Born. Born joined “DAYS” earlier this year as Trent Robbins, the biological father of Max Brady (Darin Brooks). His exit is storyline dictated.
Born’s firing is unrelated to Co-Executive Producer Ed Scott’s firing from this weekend.
Well let’s hope that it’s unrelated to Scott’s firing. I loved Roscoe Born, as many of you know I was so excited when he came to Days but I never expected him to be a long term character. We’ve not been given much of him since joining the cast and though I wish he could stay forever, I understand they can make his exit angst filled and quite soapy.
That said, I worry this is coming on too soon. Even if it has nothing to do with their other BTS problems, Days still has plenty of history of screwing up potentially great storylines. Ideally, I’d have Trent leave by killing him off and creating a real murder mystery but it seems way too soon for that. Sure, we’d have Nicole and Max as suspects along with possible EJ too. But why not wait and let him make more enemies especially since Melanie will be coming back to Salem with Stax and Nick (it’s inevitable, folks!). We could see how Melanie might be “used” by her father until she winds up screwing up a real balanced family relationship with Max as well as a promising one with Nick so she too could be a suspect. Heck, so could Nick and Stephanie by that point.
Sigh, I’ll let my worries go. There is still a possibility this could work out well. I have every reason to believe Melanie is going to try to con Nick once she meets him but having something happen to her beloved father could cause the girl to drop this act she has and let Nick see the real girl inside. God knows Nick loves to “be there” for a girl going through an emotional crises and it would be interesting to see how this affects her superficial views on him (naturally I’d add in for Chelsea to be sitting on the sidelines eating her heart out).