9 Shocking Soap Opera Deaths We Never Saw Coming
When a character dies on a soap opera, it can turn into a pretty emotional time for fans watching at home, although it does depend on who and how. More often than not, soap fans (especially long-time fans) can see a death coming from a mile away, while other times the passing can come out of nowhere. Below are the top nine shocking soap opera deaths fans never saw coming.
9. Dr. Daniel Jonas – Days of Our Lives
Because of the Internet, many soap opera fans are privy to leaked information or spoilers on the web. Thanks to social media, this information is spread that much quicker as well. Many fans were aware that Shawn Christian was leaving Days of Our Lives (DOOL), but his character’s exit was completely shocking and came out of left field. Yes, his contract may have been up, but killing him off in such a clean-cut fashion pretty much sealed the deal that Jonas would never come back Days which many fans found devastating, since the character was so popular and had tremendous roots in Salem.
8. Jason Morgan – General Hospital
He’s alive and well now, but boy, when General Hospital’s (GH) Jason Morgan was shot and presumed dead in 2012, Port Charles was simply rocked and fans were shocked. Jason and Sam were finally going to become a family together with baby Danny by their side, and they all seemed ready to live their ‘happily ever after.’ When Jason ran out to run an errand after taking a cute family photo together with Sam and Danny, what happened next was completely unexpected. Duke, who was actually Cesar Faison, shot Jason and threw him over the dock into the water. For those fans that may have read spoilers, they knew something was coming – but, for those who passed on this, they were utterly floored.