2016’s 9 Craziest Soap Opera Storylines
What would the land of soap operas be without a few crazy plot twists and unrealistic storylines now and again? While there are times where fans can do a double take during a story or perhaps roll their eyes, in many ways, when a crazy storyline works well, it is something that the audience can smirk at and wonder about. When it comes to this year, there was no lack of insane plots in the daytime drama shows that we love, and below is an outline of the top 9 craziest storylines in 2016.
9. Valentin Cassadine Rises From The Dead – General Hospital
What is it about this family? Every time you think one of them may be gone for good, they come back and others just keep popping up. GH fans were given a hint of Valentin way back in 2009 when Helena claimed he was the illegitimate son of Mikkos (man, that guy was busy in his younger years with all the kids he has produced over the years). Alas, seven years ago, it was established that Valentin was dead. Fast forward to 2016 and Valentin is very much alive and on Cassadine Island. Posing as Theo Hart, it wasn’t long before he exposed himself as the lost prodigal Cassadine son. The havoc Valentin has wreaked since his return is almost as crazy as him coming back! He’s killed Nikolas, tried to steal Spencer, and it turns out he had a baby with Lulu Spencer. Will the Cassadine insanity ever end?
8. Marlena’s Doppelganger – Days of Our Lives
Hattie Adams returned to Days this year and became somewhat of a friend to Hope in prison. It seems for one reason or another, Days‘ writers are obsessed when it comes to twins and look-likes, especially as it relates to Marlena Evans. Longtime fans of the soap may recall that Hattie first arrived in Salem in 2000 — a woman who looked like Marlena, but was her complete opposite. While Deidra Hall currently plays Hattie, back then she was played by her real-life twin sister Andrea, who incidentally played Marlena’s twin, Amanda, years ago as well. The idea that Marlena had a look alike was crazy 16 years ago, and Hattie’s return this year was no different.