10 Best Soap Opera Storylines of 2013
No. 8: JJ and Theresa Terrorize Salem, Days of Our Lives
Our dislike for all things "Dannifer" is well noted. The chemistry-devoid, heavily-pushed no-mance between Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) and Salem saint Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves) was one of precious few things left to gripe about on the masterfully-rebuilt Days of Our Lives in 2013.
Even Dannifer was made bearable this past year, however, courtesy of a pair of delicious, taut, young adult schemers. Jennifer's sullen, grieving son, Jack Deveraux, Jr. (Casey Moss), and Theresa Donovan (Jen Lilley), half-sister of Jenn's high school nemesis Eve (Charlotte Ross), pounced on Dannifer's relationship the moment they respectively hit town.
Disrespectful. Drug-addicted. Debaucherous. JJ and Theresa harken back to DAYS long history of introducing horrid snots via the soap's younger scene. Heck, cruise-going matriarch Julie Williams (most notably played by Susan Seaforth Hayes) made her 1965 debut as a teen shoplifter! We can't forget Salem's ultimate teen scheme queen. Almost two decades after she drugged her sister's boyfriend and sold her kid sister on the black market, former pubescent bad seed Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) is still going strong! Welcome to the club, JJ and Theresa.