"XYZ Actor has been hired, and is taping currently. His first episode is expected to air in early 2022."
It could have been Wimbledon, which was always a week (or more) of pre-emptions of all NBC soaps in late-June/early-July. The original plan might have been to pre-empt for the whole two weeks. Then there is (was) the Summer Olympics, but those events typically get divided up among all the NBC/Universal networks.
No rapist on Days is ever really guilty, there are always excuses. He might be in love with an alter ego of a mental ill woman like Stefan or be treated bad by his mother like Charlie. Days is the worst example for the issue rape of any show, not just soaps.
I'm laughing because that is so much me too when I start an episode.When a new episode starts and I see Ben is in it, I'm worried about what's to come.
All these things I enjoyed about Claire are gone with the new actress.
Prime example: Dr. Bill Horton, who raped Laura because he "loved" her so much and wasn't able to be "with her" since she was married to Mickey. So naturally in his drunkenness, he proved his "love" to her through rape. Pig.No rapist on Days is ever really guilty, there are always excuses.