One common situation most soap opera fans find themselves in is the fact that daytime stories often cause them to have to suspend their disbelief in order to go along with a plot.
Over the years, soaps have played out some truly bizarre storylines and plots. Here are four of the craziest from Days of Our Lives (DOOL), General Hospital (GH), The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB).
Frozen — Almost
Once upon a time, General Hospital supercouple Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) saved the entire world from becoming like a scene from Disney’s Frozen. Luke found himself searching for a diamond called The Ice Princess along with evil Greek billionaire Mikkos.
After turning Port Charles into a snow covered not-so-winter wonderland, he threatened to cover the entire world in a sheet of the frozen stuff!
Thankfully, Luke and Laura managed to save the world by turning off the blizzard machine and killing Mikkos. However, Mikkos’s widow, Helena (then played by Elizabeth Taylor), ended up cursing them at their wedding.
This one caused many soap fans to have nightmares for DAYS! After Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo) drugged Marlena (Deidre Hall) to have his way with her, she ended up becoming possessed by a demon.
She went through it all, complete with levitations and threats to kill her friends in Salem. Finally, John (Drake Hogestyn) recalled he was a priest (of course), and was able to exorcise the demon and send it back through the gates of Hell.
The Real Jack Abbott?
One of the more bizarre stories on Y&R occurred when South American drug lord and Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) doppelganger arrived in Genoa City and impersonated Jack, fooling even his wife Phyllis (Gina Tognoni)!
Victor helped kidnap the once-beloved GC resident and nearly starved him to death. Meanwhile, Marco Annicelli actually took over Jack’s life impersonating him and fooling nearly everyone in the city for a while.
Of interest, Jack’s recent bad behavior has had fans wondering if perhaps Marco is back in town.
Pooh Bear in the Forrest?
Pam (Alley Mills) and Donna (Jennifer Gareis) once ended up in a remote cabin. Pam’s plan was to shoot her rival. However, Donna escaped and happened to notice a bear outside.
Instead of taking her chances with the bear, Pamela knocked Donna out, tied her to a chair, and covered her in honey to lure the bear inside for a human snack! Devious!
Which of these four storylines caused you to suspend belief the most?
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