When a daytime drama gets a storyline right, fans rejoice! When they mess it up, well, audiences can get annoyed. Days of Our Lives (DOOL) is known for its over-the-top soap stories and even the craziest storylines have worked at times. Still, there are times when the show has slipped up. Below are truly underwhelming Days of Our Lives‘ storylines.
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12. Salem Stalker
In the early 2000s, Days’ ratings were lagging. Writer James Reilly came up with a plot where a serial killer axed off a good part of the town creating an intriguing ‘whodunnit’ angle. Jack Deveraux, Abe Carver, Roman and Caroline Brady, Kate Roberts, as well as beloved Alice and Maggie Horton were murdered, just to name a few. Fans were outraged that DOOL producers killed off so many long-standing characters whom the audiences had grown to love. Reports indicate that Reilly was told to fix the storyline as soon as possible and, sometime later, Melaswen Island was born.