WISHFUL CASTING: Debbi Morgan as Grace Brooks
Ken Corday mentioned in his recent interview that he's unhappy with the lack of story for Abe and Lexie, so I'm hoping that means the new writers will write for them. Here's what I'd like to see.
First, bring back Celeste on a recurring basis. Lexie needs her mother! The Salem PD could hire her on a freelance basis to use her psychic powers to help solve cases.
Secondly, break up Abe and Lexie. Seriously. They are not a supercouple and never have been. There is no reason for them to be together---she cheated on him twice (once with Abe's SON!) and he is verbally abusive to her.
Finally, make Lexie a villain again. Forget "Lexie Carver"--let "Alexandra DiMera" take over! Renee Jones proved her acting chops as the villainous Alexandra in 2001-02 during the Isaac/JT baby switch story. Bring on Debbi Morgan or Amelia Marshall as a romantic foil---have her character break up Abe and Lexie. And then let Alexandra out and have her go all "Kristen Blake" on her rival! Lexie has an adoptive sister/cousin named Grace Brooks---see Days, you don't even need to make up a character because there's already one just waiting to be cast! Debbi Morgan would be perfect for this role, as would Amelia Marshall. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Lexie's history, here goes: Celeste gave her child with Stefano, little Lexie, to her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks, to be raised as their child away from Stefano's evil influence. Their child, Grace, is Lexie's biological cousin and adoptive sister. She has never appeared on the show but has been referred to, although not in many years.
I think Abe has run his course as a character, so I would bump him to recurring and then bring on a new love interest for Lexie, or even bring back Tek--I liked them together.