Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are back! Well, not yet. But they’re looking forward to Sept. 26, which will mark the pair’s return to Days of Our Lives and, they say, hopefully a return to the reality-based storytelling that once kept fans coming back for years.

In the video below, the pair chat about their big return and the show’s plan to get viewers back. Hall, who was controversially let go from the show in 2009, says she’s glad to be back after a period of experimentation with “science fiction-y” storytelling. “Everyone is taking chances trying to find out where the audience is. When it gets down to it, they want the simple story,” she says.

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