10 Best Soap Opera Storylines of 2013
No. 5: Cassie is Sold to Sex Slavers, All My Children
Agnes Nixon is known for telling compelling, timely tales, ripped-from-the-headlines on her soap operas. In her 80's, she proved still capable of spinning such powerful yarns, by overseeing an arc about Angie Hubbard's (Debbi Morgan) adopted daughter being sold into sex slavery on the new All My Children.
Jesse (Darnell Williams) wanted to surprise Angie by flying Cassie (Sal Stowers) home from Paris for a visit. He never imagined the beautiful young ex-pat would be abducted at the airport by a ruthless underworld network of sex traffickers.
In an umbrella story that saw the returns of Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye) and Billy Clyde Tuggle (Matthew Cowles), AMC viewers witnessed the horrors of the sex trade via the offspring of one of the soap's most beloved couples. The story was disturbing, ugly and unimaginable, but anyone who watched it more than likely had a conversation with their daughters about not getting into cars with strangers.