HomeTVDays of Our LivesWishful Storytelling: Sami’s Teen Rapist Alan “Catfishes” Will on Days of Our Lives Jamey Giddens January 24, 2013 17 Comments With buzz growing about the upcoming versions of All My Children and One Life to Live possibly delving into edgier, ripped-from-the-headlines stories, my brain has been working on overdrive about how the remaining four daytime soaps could also benefit from such a shift in storytelling. Don't get me wrong, I love a good return-from-the-dead as much as the next suds lover, but at some point, when you've seen one — you've seen 738,265 of 'em. Awhile back on Twitter, I posted how I would love to see Sami's (Alison Sweeney) teen rapist Alan (originally played by Paul Kersey) return to seek his warped brand of revenge on Days of Our Lives. Back in 1995, Lucas' (Bryan Dattilo) pal Alan dated Sami, while secretly pining for her older sister Carrie (Christie Clark). Frustrated by his lack of progress with Carrie, Alan violently raped Sami. During the rape trial, Sami was branded a liar and Alan was released. It wasn't long before he came after her again — this time with a gun! Sami managed to get the weapon away from Alan—before he could rape her a second time—and shot him in the business! Distraught, Sami made love with Lucas, conceiving Will. Although no one in Salem knew that fact for quite some time, because Sami passed the baby off as Austin's (Patrick Muldoon). What if Will, devastated after some future bust up with Sonny (Freddie Smith), decides to look for love online? On a gay dating site he meets a man going by the code name "Uranus". Will thinks it's a vulgar play on words, until his new secret friend explains Uranus was the Greek god who was castrated by Cronus. Also a budding fan of Greek mythology, Will becomes intrigued. After countless hours chatting online about ancient myths with him, Will begins to develop feelings for Uri (the shortened nickname they agree upon). They make plans to meet. Viewers are stunned when Alan Harris, the man who raped Sami back in '95, shows up to meet Will at the coffee shop. When Sami arrives to meet EJ (James Scott), Alan quickly ducks out to the restroom, before Will can introduce his new friend to his mother. Sonny, however, spies Will with the much-older man and is none-too-thrilled. Once Alan gets back to his hotel room, he opens his closet door. We see a shrine dedicated to Sami, the woman who castrated him; the woman who ruined his life. Alan vows to seek vengeance on Sami through her eldest son's loins. 17 Responses harlee490 January 24, 2013 How many times has Sami been raped? I know EJ did once? :~ Log in to Reply The_Moustache January 24, 2013 Sami has been raped by Alan, EJ, and that Rafe-look-a-like EJ hired who then had sex with Sami while she thought it was Rafe. Log in to Reply The_Moustache January 24, 2013 they should bring back her former best friend Jamie Caldwell back to the show. and have her seek revenge on Sami. Log in to Reply janel22 January 24, 2013 three times she been rape Log in to Reply janel22 January 24, 2013 that would be great storyline with Nick the one that found Alan since Nick looking a bit crazy these days Log in to Reply THEBEST January 24, 2013 One flaw. Carrie left Salem pregnant. I doubt they’d make her lose the baby lol Log in to Reply BFluellen1 January 24, 2013 Jamey. . . why aren’t you writing for DAYS or any soap? That was excellent and had me at the edge of my seat. DAYS, hire this man stat! They need you desperately. Log in to Reply soapbaby January 24, 2013 It’s such a good storytelling that DAYS would never tell it! Log in to Reply Soap_Stud January 24, 2013 Jamey, Jamey, Jamey Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens January 25, 2013 @THEBEST In my fan fic, Carrie lost that brat! LOL Sami knows how devastating Carrie’s last miscarriage was for Austin (Patrick Muldoon) and her. Sami softens. She asks how her marriage is holding up. “Not good — not good at all,” Carrie offers. “Which I’m sure you’re thrilled to hear.” Log in to Reply appleridge January 25, 2013 Great story Jamey. But Corday would never approve that Log in to Reply bishbay January 25, 2013 Rape has little relevance on modern DAYS. Look at what Fafe did to Sami repeatedly. She’s now falling back in love with Fafe’s boss, and has a slightly exasperated look on her face when she regards EJ, as if he got drunk at her sister’s wedding and embarrassed her. It’s offensive and the main reason I can’t give a damn about Sami and her pairings. Log in to Reply petitejolie January 25, 2013 What if Nick has been cahoots with Alan this entire time? Log in to Reply hey mon January 25, 2013 No Kristen. No Nicole. Can it really be a successful story-line without Nicole? But it was interesting. Log in to Reply days4ever January 25, 2013 This actually is a great story idea but NBC won’t go for it. They wouldn’t even go for EJILL. Now PP is going to have stories like this and I can’t wait! AMC and OLTL will be the best soaps (and GH). If Days could be a little edgy then they may see a ratings boost too. Right now the show is so boring. Log in to Reply Yoryla January 25, 2013 Sorry, I think this is disgusting. Log in to Reply Mandolin January 26, 2013 Enough of rapist characters being added to or being returned to storylines in any soap. Most especially if it has to do with “seeking revenge” – against convictions of crimes they’ve committed? No. I agree with Yoryla. This idea reeks. Paul Kersey could play an entirely different character on another soap. No reason to rehash long gone rapist characters e n d l e s s l y. :tired: Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.