Nobody schemes and manipulates better than Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) on Days of our Lives. She recently pulled out all the stops to get custody of her baby grandson, even arranging Jan Spears’ (Heather Lindell) release from a mental hospital to testify against Nicole (Arianne Zucker).
Days of our Lives Top 10 Sami Brady Plots
But that was small change compared to some of her other capers over the years. Here’s a look back at her Top 10 diabolical plots that took Salem — and the viewers — by storm.
1. Sami — Worst Big Sister Ever
After learning that her sister, Belle, was John’s daughter and not her father Roman’s child, Sami switched the baby’s blood test results. She then swiped Belle from her nursery and tried to sell her on the black market.
2. Dark Obsession
Obsessed with her sister Carrie’s (Christie Clark) boyfriend, Sami drugged Austin to get him into her bed. Upon waking up next to her in the morning, he was consumed with guilt — totally clueless that he’d been duped.
3. Wedding Interrupted
Upon discovering she was pregnant with Lucas’s (Bryan Dattilo) baby, Sami began an elaborate scheme to convince Austin he’d fathered the child. She interrupted Austin (Austin Peck) and Carrie’s wedding to announce the news, and the ceremony was called off. She later changed Will’s paternity test to make it look like Austin was the father.
4. That Unforgivable Lie About Lucas
When Lucas learned the truth about his son, he and Sami battled for custody of the tyke. Their tactics were despicable, and, at one point, Sami lied that Lucas was physically abusing Will.
5. Digging Up the Past
Fueled by her hatred for Kate (Lauren Koslow), Sami decided to expose her nemesis’s secret past as a prostitute. Upon showing Victor (John Aniston) photos of Kate from her call girl days, he was overcome with shock and suffered a stroke.
6. Sami – A Woman Scorned
Crushed when she discovered Brandon (Matt Cedeno) had slept with Lexie (Renee Jones) and devastated when Lexie turned up pregnant, Sami headed to the lab to switch paternity test results, again. But Lexie was one step ahead of her and anticipated the move. When Brandon found out, he dumped Sami and split town.
7. Baby Blackmail
Sami blackmailed Lexie into telling Carrie that any children she conceived with Austin would have genetic defects. Devastated, Carrie broke up with Austin and married Lucas on the rebound, leaving Austin free to be with Sami.
8. Just Cause She Could
After Sami found out about Nicole’s affair with Colin (Justin Melvey), she knew she had serious ammunition against her longtime adversary. She threatened to expose it to Victor, knowing he’d dump his cheating bride-to-be.
9. Potent Payback
Stunned to learn that her fiancé, EJ, and Abigail had had an affair, Sami went into revenge mode. She wed EJ, then revealed that she and Kate had taken over DiMera Enterprises. Sami also had compromising photos of Abigail and EJ sent to Jennifer, determined to ruin Abigail’s reputation.
10. A Mother’s Wrath
Fed up with Nick’s (Blake Berris) machinations against Will (Chandler Massey) on Days of our Lives, Sami instigated a plan to get rid of him once and for all by dragging his unconscious body into the river and leaving him to die. Then she destroyed all evidence that could incriminate her, Kate, or Gabi (Camila Banus).