Soap Opera’s 7 Biggest Plot Twists
There is nothing like a huge soap opera plot twist to throw a storyline out of whack. The best ones are the ones that shock audiences to their very core. Whether it’s a popular character return, a murder mystery, or a storyline with many angles and turns, massive plot twists keep fans tuned into their favorite soap operas daily. But what are the best of the best when it comes to plot twists? Below are some of the biggest soap opera plot twists to hit daytime drama in recent years.
7. Skye Lockhart’s Death – Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) Skye Lockhart seemingly had nine lives. She faked her own death to help her lover, Adam Newman, in 2008; then in late 2010, with the help of The Moustache, she faked her own death again. Enter a huge storyline in early 2011 that involved sweet, forever-victim, Sharon Newman. Sharon loved Adam oh-so much that she left her kids behind and headed off to Hawaii to prove that he did not kill a seemingly dead Skye. Skye was in fact alive and kicking, and what proceeded was a classic storyline that had massive twists and turns. Confronting Skye at the tip of volcano, trying to get a picture of the vixen to prove Adam’s innocence, Skye ended up (accidently) falling to her death. If that wasn’t ‘plot twist’ worthy, Sharon ended being accused of Skye’s murder, as the entire scenario did seem sketchy. Additional plot twists around this angle included Sharon escaping jail (with Adam’s help), faking her death, assuming another identity, and falling in love with another man (amidst a love triangle between her, Adam, and Nick). She was eventually caught by authorities, and hauled back to Genoa City and jail. Just when fans thought things around this storyline may be over, another plot twist hit, where Adam found evidence that proved Sharon did not kill Skye, and destroyed it. For a while there, this storyline felt like the ‘never ending story’ of daytime drama.
6. Josslyn’s Kidney Transplant – General Hospital
When General Hospital’s (GH) Jason Morgan returned to Port Charles, writers decided his son Jake needed to return as well. This was a little bit harder to pull off, especially since Jake’s death was quite cut and dry, with drunken grandfather Luke hitting the child with a car. What made the situation a lot stickier was the fact that Jake’s kidneys were given to little Josslyn Jacks, who ironically needed them at that same moment in time. Plot twist time! While Carly searches frantically to figure out who the donor was, and how it was all organized, a new character, Nell, seems to have emerged on the scene. However, *spoiler alert* anyone who has watched GH this week may have noticed that since Nell has entered the picture, bio-dad Jax has wanted the investigation into this kidney donor fiasco shut down. Is Nell related to Jax? Did he organize the entire thing? Many, bigger plot twists around this story to come.