Days Of Our Lives’ 7 Most Outrageous Storylines
In the land of daytime soaps, anything and everything can happen. Evil twins pop out of nowhere, a ‘who dunnit?’ murder mystery can arise, and sometimes even aliens can take centre stage…you just never know! While Days of Our Lives (DOOL) has been a popular, longtime soap opera, the show is infamous for creating outrageous stories to keep viewers interested and tuned in. Sometimes the stories are incredible and, other times, they can flop, but they are always interesting. Below is a list of the top seven most outrageous DOOL plots.
7. DOOL Does The Bachelor
Anyone remember when DOOL re-created the famous reality television show The Bachelor for one of their storylines? Mimi Lockheart, Cassie Brady, and Belle Black were all vying for the love and attention of a mystery man whose identity was hidden behind a blindfold and bandana, as part of a show that was called ‘Love is Blind.’ There were all the catfights and drama expected from any typical episode of the popular ABC reality show and the man behind all the fluff ended up being Philip Kiriakis. While Kiriakis did not hand out a final rose, he was able to re-enter the world of Salem, returning from his duties in the military. The storyline was rather ridiculous; however, it did open a door for Kiriakis to re-develop feelings for his high school chum, Belle Black, which allowed for a more soap opera-like story to progress.
6. Buried Alive (Times 2)
Most longtime DOOL fans are familiar with the buried alive storyline when Vivian Alamain injected Carly Manning with a drug, which made it seem like she passed away. Knowing that Carly was buried alive, Vivian placed a radio transmitter in the casket and, when Manning awoke (six feet under at the time), Alamain was able to torture her further by taunting her while she lay there helpless. Vivian’s plan fell through and Carly was found; however, years later, Alamain would be on the receiving end of such karma. She concocted a plan to lock Maggie Horton into a sarcophagus to keep her away from Victor. Since Brady was onto Vivian, he was able to lock her up in there instead. Vivian was saved and Maggie was eventually buried (and saved too), but Vivian did get a small taste of what Carly endured many years ago.