Stefan...

So I usually don't like a recast so quickly - but Brandon stepped right into the role of Stefan huh?  I know he played a similar role on GH (I don't watch GH but my Mom does) so it was probably easy for him.  

Right off the bat he's more believeable as a DiMera than Tyler was.   Let me just say - i LOVE Tyler and I loved that he made Stefan a bit "comedic" but seeing as the show is seriously lacking the bad guys I'm happy to see a portrayl of Stefan that is more Stefano like!!!  

Is Brandon permanent?  I believe initially he was a temp recast for Tyler - but now that Tyler is GONE GONE is Brandon staying as Stefan or is the character going away?