A strong soap opera storyline can do wonders in the land of daytime television. It can help refresh a long-time character or create a solid connection with the viewers. Days of Our Lives (DOOL) will be celebrating an incredible 51 years on television this year. Salem and its residents have seen their fair share of twists and turns, keeping fans tuned in weekly. While there are some DOOL characters who continue to experience heartache, romance, love, adventure and pain – there are others who simply need a new storyline, to help move their character along. Below are the top five DOOL characters in need of a new storyline.
5. J.J. Deveraux
As the only son to super couple Jack and Jennifer Deveraux, J.J. burst onto the Salem scene in 2013. He was involved in some pretty intense storylines in the three years since his return and thanks to soap opera rapid aging syndrome (also known as SORAS) he came back to Days as a teen and experienced a whole lot of drama. He had an issue with drugs, problems with the law, plenty of love affairs, slept with his girlfriend’s mom and drove his own mother crazy. However, as of late, J.J. has played second fiddle to his mother’s and sister’s storylines. J.J. has definitely cleaned up his act and seems like a stand-up guy now. Even so, a fresh new storyline wouldn’t hurt is character, especially since he seems to be on the verge of losing some relevancy in Salem right now.