Freddie Smith returned this week to NBC's daytime drama Days of Our Lives.

Smith's gay character, Sonny Kiriakis, first appeared on Tuesday's episode.

Sonny left Salem after the murder of his husband Will Horton (played by Guy Wilson).

In an interview with gay glossy Out, Smith said that he did not expect his character to rekindle a relationship with Paul Narita (Christopher Sean).

“After losing the part of him that he loved the most, I think that definitely leaves a dark spot in his heart and he's going to be coping with that and dealing with that,” Smith said.

“I definitely think there's always going to be chemistry and a blossoming friendship,” he said. “Who knows what will happen?”

Sean said that he believes that Sonny and Paul have not been in contact while Sonny ran Uncle Vic's club in Paris.

“Sonny needed that space. Paul understood that and as much as he missed him and not being able to be there for him, there's still that underlying respect,” Sean said, then added that he thinks Paul is hoping for a reunion.