As we enter the last month of 2016, one can’t help but be a little reflective when it comes to the many storylines we’ve watched on soaps this past year. Salem had its fair share of ups and downs over the past 12 months, which left Days of Our Lives (DOOL) fans feeling like they were on a roller coaster ride. As much as soap opera fans love romance, adventure, and some mystery – we all love a big scandal. Below are the top 10 biggest DOOL scandals in 2016.
10. Eric’s Drunk Driving Accident
The list is kicked off with an incident that happened on the cusp of 2016. After leaving a New Year’s Eve party, Eric takes the wheel drunk and hauls Jennifer Horton, Dr. Daniel Jonas, and Brady Black along for the ride. They inevitably get into an accident where all three are rushed to the hospital. Jenn and Eric sustain injuries and almost lose their lives. Brady is in need of a heart transplant and Daniel is on life support. Maggie makes the difficult decision to take Daniel off life support and donate his heart to Brady. Brady lives, but many tears in Salem are shed and shock runs through the little town when the news hits that Dr. Daniel Jonas is gone. Former priest Eric, who had been spinning out of control, was sentenced to five years in prison after the accident. Jenn was devastated and Eric’s parents were horrified.