The land of daytime drama has a rich history, with decades of storytelling that centers around everyday situations, romance, as well as social issues. While there are hundreds of memorable plots that shows have featured over the years, below are the 15 most unforgettable soap opera storylines that have taken place.
15. Melaswen Island – Days of Our Lives
This storyline is unforgettable because of its ridiculousness. In 2003, James Reilly came back to the show as head writer due to all-time low ratings. He came up with a storyline that saw many long-time characters die at the hands of the Salem Stalker, who ended up being heroine Marlena Evans. The storyline received a tremendous amount of backlash from fans who couldn’t bear the thought of all their favorite characters leaving the show. The storyline was quickly rewritten, and it turned out all those who died were really alive on an island, and Stefano DiMera was at the helm of it all.