The Death of Congressman Wheeler...If I wrote for Y&R
While we are on the subject of Y&R. You know what would have been a good twist in the Congressman Wheeler storyline if they had kept him around a bit longer? Having it revealed that Wheeler once paid Nikki for sex when she was a stripper. This would have been better than Nikki's health problems.
The story would have went further with the audience learning that Nikki became pregnant and Wheeler having paid for the Abortion as not to ruin his future political aspirations.
In fact, I would have wrote it that Wheeler was a regular paid client of Nikki's back in the day before she met Victor. And that Wheeler only stopped seeing her when she disappeared from the strip club.
That secret would have sent Victor over the roof. In fact I would have had Wheeler blackmailing Nikki (with pictures from their times together) during this whole mystery behind the death of Leslie and Tyler's mother that sent Gus to jail.
All of this would have led to a trial for Wheeler, with secrets being revealed during May Sweeps that would change their lives forever.
Nikki's past sexual relationship with Wheeler would have become tabloid fodder and hurt Newman Enterprises. Jack and Adam's implications in Wheelers prostitute daughter's death was out. And Leslie, Tyler and Gus would have been out for blood as Wheeler was let off of the charges due to a fault in the prosecution's case.
Then we would have Wheeler shot to death. And thus you have a murder mystery with Victor, Nikki, Neil, Gus, Tyler, Leslie, Jack and Adam as the suspects.
This would begin the summer murder mystery of who shot congressman Wheeler.
Leslie would be the one charged with the crime. But who is the real killer?
This way I would draw Tyler and Lily together as she became a little too concerned with what Tyler was going through and it causing problems in her marriage to Cane. Neil worked hard to try and find the evidence to prove Leslie's innocence. Even clashing with Jack. It would also appear that Nikki might be the culprit and that Victor was letting Leslie take the fall to protect her. As Gus tried to repair his relationship with his son and save Leslie from the slammer, could he be hiding something that could blow this case wide open? And what would it be?
Both Newman Enterprises and Jabot would be trying to recover as their companies took a major hit over this. Newman Enterprises stock would plummet on the NASDEQ and they would be trying to instill confidence in the investors will ready to jump the shark. Nikki was carrying another secret related to Wheeler that was driving her close to being back on the bottle.
This would all lead to a September reveal of the year. Nikki never aborted the child but gave it up for adoption. The killer it would turn out to be was none of the above. It was Lily!