Akbad saves Days Of Our Lives
In the recent announcement of the cancelling of AMC and OLTL, this staunch Y&R fan has added DAYS and OLTL to my soap lineup. I really want to enjoy DAYS, but the show is a shell of its former shelf. The show is boring, uneven, and lacks production values to make it a viable daytime drama. That set for the Dimera Mansion needs to burn to the ground!!!! Also, Abby, Chloe, Daniel, Melanie, Gabi, Dario, Taylor, and EJ need to go. They add nothing to the ongoing storylines at all.
I'd start by giving Carly a kick ass exit where she figures out Quinn's criminal intent as she spirals further into drug addiction. Have her acting crackheadish a'la Erica Kane and Felicia Gallant, then decide to spread them legs for a fix via Quinn's ho patrol. Then, Quinn prepares to sell Chloe into a human trafficking ring until Carly comes to the rescue. The two woman think they have killed Vivian's son and throw his body into the Salem River. Vivian actively searches for her son while threatening to prove La Lane had something to do with her son's disappearance. Bo, Hope, and Rafe begin investigating where they discover Quinn's ties to the Dimeras. Meanwhile, Carly checks into a rehab in a neighboring town where she starts hallucinating that she is seeing Quinn. Dr. Manning tells everybody that he is alive, but no one believes her. Then, Quinn, who survived his plight, starts stalking Melanie as revenge against Carly and shockingly rapes her in the parking lot of University Hospital. Salem unites to stop Quinn's rampage in the aftermath of Melanie's attack. Daniel goes vigilante and pulls a gun on EJ and Stefano, blaming them for selling their illegal businesses to the new villain. Quinn pulls a fast one when he buys controlling interest in a great deal of empires including Dimera Enterprises, Kirakis Shipping, and Alamain Industries. During a board meeting at the Penthouse Grill ( NEW SET) where all of the interested parties (Stefano, EJ, Nicole, Sami, Rafe, Kate, Victor, Vivian, Melanie, Daniel, Jennifer, Carly, Chloe, Chad, Will, Abigail, Lexie, Abe, and Brady) gather, John Black returns to Salem vowing to protect his interest in Dimera. Quinn is trapped in the elevator upon his exit after he is threatened by everyone and dies after he is crushed violently. The Salem PD sets off a murder mystery where Kate surprisingly becomes a prime suspect due to evidence planted by Vivian. John reveals to Sami and Rafe that Marlena has contracted a terminal disease and he has spent his entire fortune attempting to save her. Sami, John, and Rafe travel to Istanbul where they reunite with Marlena. Meanwhile, Carly learns that Vivian is framing Kate, but stays mum to protect Melanie and Daniel, who she believes killed Quinn. Brady also raises suspicion where he kidnaps Chloe and engages in a shootout with Bo, John, Roman, and Abe. During Kate's murder trial, Stefano hires Justin to defend his wife and many secrets are exposed (Carly's addiction, Chloe's hooking, the affair between EJ and Taylor), but no one is prepared when a tearful Will gets on the stand exposing that he was sleeping with Quinn! Sami reels in shock at her son's admission, wondering if he could be Quinn's killer. John receives a visit from Quinn's attorney, who informs Mr. Black that Quinn had the cure for Marlena's mystery ailment and agrees to give it to the Blacks if John follows through with the nefarious plans Quinn had for Salem's residents...i.e. detroying the Bradys, Hortons, Kirakises, Dimeras, and Alamains. Turns out, Quinn was not actually Vivian's long-lost son...he was DJ, the child Marlena thought died of SIDS years ago! The real Quinn and DJ, sold to a baby broker by Don Craig, attended boarding school where DJ read letters written about Salem and discovered his links to the Midwestern hamlet when Don came to confess everything. DJ murdered Don in a fit of rage, then pushed the real Quinn to his death and stole his idenity.