10 Best Soap Opera Storylines of 2013
No. 7: David's Redemption, All My Children
Dr. David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) played God by resurrecting everyone who ever died in fictional Pine Valley, Pennsylvania just prior to All My Children going off the air on ABC Daytime. For some reason the townsfolk still don't like the fellow! You'd think the guy allowing their loved ones to pull a Lazarus would make him the burg's hero. Unfortunately, David's numerous evil deeds threatened to cancel out all the good he's done in 2013.
One woman didn't see it that way. Lucky for David, she just so happened to be the dimpled heart and soul of the town. Dr. Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan) risked the wrath of her husband Jesse (Darnell Williams) to cosign David's release from prison. David returned the favor, by supporting Angie through the harrowing ordeal of her daughter being sold to sex traffickers.
While still no prince—just ask ex-flame Cara (Lindsay Hartley) how he reacted when he learned she lied about their kid—David made notable steps toward redemption on the new-and-short-lived AMC update, which made for good online television.