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You can fire her. But you can't stop her. Soap superstar Eileen Davidson, who returns to Days of Our Lives on October 11th as psycho hell-raiser Kristen Blake, hasn't been on the NBC serial in 14 years. And she wouldn't be on it now if she hadn't been unceremoniously dumped from her long-running role as heroine Ashley Abbott on The Young and The Restless. Sony, which oversees both soaps, pulled the puppet strings on the deal, axing Davidson from Y&R mid-contract and basically trading her without permission, like she's with the NFL. Yet things worked out pretty damn well -- for her and us! Who doesn't want to see Kristen back in Salem ruining lives and driving Dr. Marlena Evans bat-crap crazy?

"What happened to me at Y&R was shocking -- I've been in this business a very long time and have never seen anything like it -- but it's not like I haven't been fired before," says Davidson, who was also dropped from Y&R in 2006, only to be snapped up by The Bold and The Beautiful. Circumstances aside, "I'm really happy being back at Days," she says. "It was always a place of great creativity for me."

To say the least. Davidson made suds history in her previous Days run when, in a jaw-dropping showcase, she juggled five roles: Kristen, her goofball look-alike Susan and Susan's three siblings, one of them a man! And she left a lot of burned bridges. "Everyone in Salem is horrified to see Kristen back in town, and they should be," says Davidson. "She was vile! But she's had tons of therapy in the years she's been away. She's desperate to convince people she's changed."

Well, she'll have to try a lot harder than this. In scenes airing in November, Marlena will catch hubby John and Kristen together at the Horton cabin in a very compromising position!
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