April 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm #1831PattiParticipant
As most know, JKJ’s last airdate is April 19th (or could be pushed to 20th) but it’s not much to speak of either in terms of an exit story. The social services worker tells Philip that his recommendation that shared custody be given to Chloe is turned down, and Phil remains as sole custodian of Parker. Chloe once again lose it and, you’ll never guess, GETS DRUNK. Of course, words get slung by Kate, Philip and Chloe about her being trusted to have anything to do with raising Parker, and Philip suddenly, out of nowhere, decides to leave town, which he does (either 19th or 20th) AND TAKES PARKER WITH HIM.April 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm #22555DeeLanParticipant
And next we see of Parker he’ll be in his 20’s and running TitanApril 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm #22566
a dimple like his dad…I am going to miss Phillip…always interesting character.April 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm #22578NoraParticipant
Does any one know if they are planning at all in recasting Phillip???????April 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm #22612mommytutuParticipant
What a crap ending to JKJ’s time on Days. They couldn’t do something better than that? Sorry, but none of this story seems remotely in character for any of them. Phillip would have fought the decision or made a deal with Chloe. They could have recast Phillip and had a better story. Now, poor Chloe is going to be devastated about losing her child and go off the deep end once more. No husband, no child, no future. You suck writers!April 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm #22614PattiParticipant
but the fact that they’re not killing him off tells me the plan was to leave the door open for a return if things don’t work out well for JKJ in his search for new ventures. I think down the road, he’ll be back, but there’s been no recast that I’ve read about so far.April 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm #22617
but I would hope that his character of Phillip is not recast…they should have given him a better send off, but I’m so glad they didn’t kill him off. I didn’t like the guy who was recast as Phillip last time (and that was when I had a VCR – so much more difficult to FF’d in those days)…so hopefully they will bring back "dimples" if things don’t work out like you mentioned.April 11, 2011 at 12:19 am #22683GoodyParticipant
I hope JKJ will be very successful in whatever he does, but he will always be ‘Philip’ for me. I just can’t imagine anyone who could replace him. I hope the ‘door’ will always be open for his return if he ever wants to.
GoodyApril 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm #22702
and Brandon Walker, and a few of the others – (unless they are on shows I don’t watch)…I’ve seen them here in there in a fast food chicken commerical and in a really stupid science fiction movie, but the BIG time box office or hit t.v. series, no. I think it would have been better for JKJ to ask for a leave of absence from his contract – the PTB would have been smart to give him four or six months or even a year. Unless he’s got something set in stone, it’s a tough business out there for actors.April 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm #22737luckeyParticipant
he did the last time he left the show.April 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm #22750bluebonnetParticipant
he was also in that failed TV series, North Shore.April 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm #22755
he was into music and was wondering if that is why he put up a fuss (sort of) about not wanting to cut his hair if he was doing "rock" – just curious.April 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm #22763luckeyParticipant
to pursue that. I know he was in that show "Northshore" too, but he also talked about his music being a very important part of his life. At least that’s what I read in some interviews a few years ago.April 14, 2011 at 3:21 am #22811majencoParticipant
This ruins Phillip! He would NEVER have done that to Chloe or Parker! Very lame.April 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm #22827PunkyParticipant
I am going to miss JKJ. He is Philip. Please no recast. The last one sucked so hard.
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