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Days of our Lives Writer Ron Carlivati Reveals Heart Story Ripped From Headlines

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If you thought that Days of our Lives lost its mind when it created a story in which Gabi could control how Julie’s pacemaker worked inside her body through an app on her phone, well think again — because like so much of Law & Order: SVU — this one was ripped from the headlines, according to head writer Ron Carlivati.

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The prolific writer of the NBC soap revealed exactly what real-life reporting motivated his latest revenge-filled move for Gabi (Camila Banus) to engage in — and it’s pretty fascinating. On his official Twitter account, Carlivati mentioned it was ripped from a six-year-old CNN story about former Vice President Dick Cheney.

In the article, CNN revealed that they ordered the manufacturer of the vice president’s defibrillator to have its wi-fi mechanism disabled to prevent hacking. They feared a scenario in which a terrorist might send a signal to the device that would shock the vice president into cardiac arrest.

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Carlivati then tweeted this information to his followers as proof that he wasn’t writing something far-fetched but rather something in existence for the past six years at least, along with the hashtag “#takethatskeptics” — but even more fun was the gif he used of Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington on Dynasty showing off a piece of paper that said, “I have the receipts.”

Game, Set, And Match

Granted there are plenty of things that happen in Salem that are a bit far-fetched, like Dr. Rolf’s (Will Utay) ability to bring people who were pronounced dead back to life, masks that seem to make someone with a totally different facial structure and body type look exactly alike, and various other things. But, this app that can control a heart attack is apparently not one of them. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.

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