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This week marks the end of Nadia Bjorlin's appearances in Salem. Though a slew of actors left last week, the new head-writing team purposely delayed Bjorlin's goodbye.

"We really wanted to honor this character before she left," explains co-head writer Marlene McPherson. "We didn't want to rush her leaving. We also wanted to take Chloe back to some history that was very important to the fans." With a nod to Chloe's out-of-character hooker storyline, McPherson adds, "We really felt her character had been damaged, so we wanted to send her off with hope and positive steps for her future, showing that she was working towards a great thing, rather than going off in shame. We really needed the time to develop that story so that it would be good for Chloe."

To that end, Brady and Chloe share some meaningful scenes before her goodbye. "I am very happy that Brady and Chloe have some wonderful moments before Nadia Bjorlin's departure," enthuses Eric Martsolf (Brady). After a run-in with Kate, Chloe feels completely defeated. Brady notes her dark mood and gives his ex a much-needed pep talk, which gives Chloe the confidence to stand up to Kate. Chloe then heads for a singing audition and is hired for the gig.

But winning the job is bittersweet for Chloe. The chance for a new life in Chicago, where she'll be closer to Parker, means saying farewell to Salem -- and Brady. Martsolf asserts that Chloe's poignant send-off is a wonderful payoff for "Broe" fans. "The 'Broe' fan base is one of a kind," he smiles. "They have counted on this couple since I started playing him three years ago. Nadia and I have had little or no screen time together and the fans are still as passionate about this couple as they've ever been. I think they are going to be very happy."

Martsolf has high praise for the departing Bjorlin. "Working with Nadia is like working with my sister!" he comments. "We have the same sense of humor, the same outlook on things. It was very easy to work with her."
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