NBC ‘Day Of Our Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers finds that apparently now that Stefano DiMera is pretty occupied being in Steve Johnson’s (Steven Nichols) body we need a new villain. Some fresh blood that doesn’t conjure up visions of warm fuzzies concerning Steve and Kayla. So now they’ve dug deep and decided to bring back a lesser villain that some of us OG DOOL fans will recognize (I did, even though I didn’t realize what his name was) from the mid-’80s.
In 1986 and 1987 he was partnered with Kayla (Josh Taylor) when he was an ISA Agent, Orpheus (George DelHoyo)’s wife was the informant warning them that they were about to be ambushed by the KGB. Roman mistakenly pulled the trigger in the direction he thought the KGB would be coming from but unfortunately, he misfired and got Orpheus’s wife instead. It was a complete accident, but Orpheus didn’t think so.
NBC ‘Day Of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Orpheus Is Back – Wait, Who Is He Again?
In his grief, Orpheus decided to make it his life’s mission to go after Roman and make him suffer the same way he did. After their fight in Stockholm, both Roman and Orpheus returned to the US where Orpheus proceeded to blow up Roman’s house with his wife inside, or so he was led to believe. What Orpheus actually did was kidnap Marlena and force her to come with him and be a Mom to his children. Roman caught up with him on a private island where there was a struggle and he shot and killed him but there was nobody ever found. (And that was where your first mistake was, Roman!)
NBC ‘Day Of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Where Has He Been?
So where was he for 30 years? As it turns out he wasn’t off having a whoopee time, he’s actually been in jail with the likes of Clyde Weston (James Read) and now, Xander Cook (Paul Telfer). Looks like in 2016, the three broke out of prison and Orpheus did show up briefly in 2016… but is he still after Roman or does he have other plans in mind? It looks like the last time Orpheus broke out of prison in 2016 he went on a killing rampage and tried to kill a lot of people with bombs and he was about to execute John Black (Drake Hogestyn), but that was prevented by a big fight with Steve. After faking his own suicide, he then kidnapped both Marlena and Kayla and trapped them in wooden coffins and then tried to set them on fire! Wow, a little hardcore for a death that happened 30 years ago, right?
Since Steve was the last guy to try and stop Orpheus, you might say that his target has shifted now. Instead of Roman, I’d be willing to bet that his next target will be either John or Steve but I am willing to bet it’ll be Steve. Since Steve is the villain Stefano now, that’ll be an interesting clash of the titans to watch. Will Stefano have any of the memories of this altercation or will he wonder why this random guy is after him? Either way, seeing as Orpheus might go up against Stefano DiMera it’ll be interesting to see how this guy fares against the Phoenix. Will Orpheus come out as Salem’s new top dog or will Stefano end up taking a rolled-up newspaper to him? My money’s on the latter, we’ll see if Orpheus has as many lives up his sleeves as the Phoenix himself. Stay tuned!!!