Forums Days of Our Lives Akbad’s Suggestions to spice up DAYS Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) Author Posts February 6, 2012 at 4:12 am #120714 akbad806 243 Posts Okay, we have all been saluting DAYS 2.0 and loving the grounded, true to life storylines. Such praise for the show has given it a resurrgence that has gained much critical acclaim. However, there are a few minor kinks. Some complain about the lack of melodrama and that DAYS has become too talky. I agree somewhat, so I have come up with a few storyline possibilities that could give “Days Of Our Lives” more of a creative edge. Tell me what you all think. Melanie/Chad/Gabi triangle: Melanie agrees to go on a few dates with Chad and finally decides to pursue their budding relationship. Stefano, seeking to impress his youngest son, whisks Chad and Mel off to a Palm Springs resort where they spend a romantic weekend. Gabi follows them lamenting how she wishes she were the woman Chad loves. After returning to Salem, Chad is a bit miffed that he and Melanie did not make love while in Palm Springs, so he questions whether she is truly ready to embark on a serious romance. He confides in Gabi, who uses the opportunity to kiss Chad. Though flattered by her affection, he brushes Gabi off. However, Melanie makes it clear that she intends to see where things go before she hops into bed with Chad. Chad respects her decision and continues to fall more for Melanie. Meanwhile, Kate plans an overseas photo shoot for Gabi and Chad so the two leave for Portofino, Italy. Just before leaving, Chad confesses his love for Melanie and she responds that she feels the same way. While on the flight, the plane crashes and Gabi and a severly injured Chad are stranded on a deserted island. Gabi then manipulates a delirious Chad into making love to her, him believing she is Melanie. Meanwhile, back in Salem, Victor and Stefano use their resources to locate the fledging models as Melanie fears that Chad may be dead. Rafe rescues Chad and Gabi, and they return to Salem. Melanie and Chad make love for the first time after he is released from the hospital. Gabi, continuing to stalk the couple, learns she is pregnant and vows to use her unborn child to break them up. Kate discovers the young vixen’s plan and alerts Stefano. The Dimera patriarch confronts Gabi and demands she leave town, but she refuses. Instead, Gabi crashes Melanie and Chad’s housewarming party (they have moved into together) to announce she is carrying Chad’s child… Salem U Scandal: After learning of Carrie’s indiscretion with Rafe, Austin separates from his wife and begins growing even closer to Abby. They admit their mutual attraction, but Austin maintains he cannot get involved with a student. The night Sonny’s coffeehouse opens, Abby and Austin attend as each others dates where they run into Carrie, Rafe, Melanie, and Chad. Abby is heartbroken to learn Melanie and Chad are spending the weekend in Palm Springs, so she reacts by vowing to seduce Austin. Meanwhile, Rafe and Austin come to blows over Carrie, so Roman and Bo are forced to arrest Austin for assault and battery. Carrie visits her estranged husband offering to help get him out, but Austin refuses. Meanwhile, Abby steals Jack’s credit card and bails Austin out of jail. The two go to a seedy motel after Austin learns he has been suspended at Salem U and drowns his sorrows in cheap liquor. During a drunken stupor, Austin passes out and Abby sets the scene to make him believe they had sex. When Austin wakes up, he lashes out at Abby when she says they made love and throws her out of the motel room. Abby, feeling rejected, goes to Bo and lies that Austin raped her. As the news spreads through Salem, Jennifer and Jack stand behind their daughter as Kate, Billie, Lucas, Victor and Carrie support Austin, who is arrested because of the allegations. A trial takes place where many characters are divided, Kate feels guilty for allowing Curtis to abuse Austin and Billie, Marlena speaks on Austin’s behalf stating that his upbringing cannot be used as a catalyst to make him a rapist, and ultimates Carrie forces Abby to admit on the witness that she never slept with Austin nor was she raped… February 6, 2012 at 4:26 am #442738 akbad806 243 Posts “Say it loud…I’m gay and I’m proud!”: Will attends a party where Sonny spots him kissing Tyler during a drinking game. Later, Sonny blatantly asks Will if he is gay and the latter denies it. He even goes as far as using homophobic remarks towards Sonny. Marlena arrives to visit Will’s new apartment where she notices her grandson has a flyer to attend a gay-themed rave, but instead chooses not to plead with Will to open up to her. While continuing to work for EJ, Will discovers that Nicole has hired Tyler to join the campaign staff. While working together, Tyler flirts with Will and agrees to keep whatever happens between them a secret, even from Sonny. Will and Tyler then begin a purely sexual relationship that includes hooking up at the Dimera Mansion and almost getting caught by Stefano. The night Sonny’s coffeehouse opens, Sonny reveals to Marlena about seeing Tyler and Will kissing. When Dr. Evans confronts him about it, Will flies into a frenzy thinking Tyler spilled the beans. While back at Will’s apartment, Will flies into a violent rage and savagely beats Tyler. Will then flees to Marlena’s penthouse where he finally sobs to her that he is gay. Marlena consoles the young man when Roman arrives stating he has to arrest their grandson for murder because Tyler died on his injuries. Desperate, Will grabs Roman’s gun and during the struggle over the weapon, Marlena is shot in the head…. February 6, 2012 at 4:53 am #442739 akbad806 243 Posts Stefano/Alice Secret: Hope and John are shocked to learn they are married, but quickly annul the marriage and Bope remarries. John, however, is unable to marry Marlena due to her being comatose after the tragic shooting. He also discovers that Stefano has been making mysterious trips to a clinic in Tibet. Under the guise of checking out the clinic for Marlena’s recovery, John investigate while spying on Stefano and finds Kristen Blake Dimera locked away. Kristen is ecstatic to see John after all these years, but the reunion is cut short when Dimera henchmen, posing as orderlies, arrange for John to be lobotomized. John narrowly escapes his plight and heads back to Salem. Meanwhile, Bo and Hope want to find out how her and John ended up married, so they gain access to the late Princess Gina’s papers where they shocked when they read that Lili Faversham is really Addie Horton! Turns out, Alice was the only person who knew Addie was alive but wanted to spear her family any pain or turmoil. Julie, Hope, and Doug travel to Paris to confront Lili/Addie, but are instead met by Steve Olson, Hope and Julie’s brother, who states that Addie passed away peacefully days earlier. As Addie’s will is read, she bequeaths her fortune to Steve and Hope, an ancient painting to Stefano, a ring to John, and an ocean liner to Julie. After returning to Salem, Julie decides to throw a benefit onboard “Adelaide”, the yacht she inherited, where everyone in Salem attends. Meanwhile, Kristen shows up and steals the ring John left Addie. She then uses to jewelry to awaken Marlena from her coma, takes her to the party, and attempts to throw her into the ocean. John finds Marlena and Kristen fighting, and watches as both woman seemingly plunge into the water. John dives in where he rescue Kristen, but Marlena is supposedly whisked away. However, Stefano is on a submarine and captures the heroine. Stefano informs Marlena that he plans to drug her back into an irreversible coma in order to allow John and Kristen to reunite. However, John remains upset due to Kristen trying to kill Marlena and is further incensed by the fact that no one believes him after Marlena is found laying comatose at the hospital despite his claims. Meanwhile, Kristen is introduced to EJ and remarks that he cannot be the same child she raised briefly as a child…. February 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm #442748 marknsprmo 407 Posts Akbad some of your stuff sounds pretty interesting. I am not a big fan of yet another person being stranded on a deserted island though. What if Mel and Chad got closer really fast and decided to get married. On the eve of their marriage, he and Will and Sonny go out on the town and tie one on. Then later Will and Sonny want to go to the gay dance club (cause Will is drunk and lets down his guard) but Chad decides to call it a night cause he has to get up and get married in the morning. Gabi see’s him and follows him home. She knocks on his door and comes in and seduces him in his drunken state. Or even just waits till he passes out and then gets him to have sex with her in a semi conscious state. Chad wakes up with Gabi in his arms. He calls Melanie and tells her he can’t marry her right now (but doesn’t tell her why). After a few weeks he finally decides that sleeping with Gabi was a one off and proposes to Melanie again. They run off to Vegas. Before anyone even knows Mel and Chad are married, Gabi goes to Melanie and tells her she is pregnant with Chad’s baby. They have been together since the night he was originally gonna marry Mel. Melanie flies into a rage. Then she goes off to find her father to be consoled. Chad starts searching the world to find out where she is…… I am also assuming that Will did not actually kill Tyler, but rather someone else did it. A jealous ex boyfriend came in when Will left the barely injured Tyler and finished the job in a fit of rage. Tyler had been in an abusive relationship with this guy for a long time and there have even been some police reports and some eye witnesses. When super sleuths Rafe and Carrie take on Will’s case for murder and attempted murder of Marlena, they believe Will when he says that although he and Tyler fought, he was not that badly injured and in no way should have died from their fight. The dynamic duo find out about this other boy and between making out at every given moment chase the boy down. They also find out there is other dna at the crime scene that is not Tyler or Will’s. It is this other guy. The guy gets into a physical confrontation with Rafe and Carrie. He knocks out Rafe and drags him off as a hostage. Rafe might have more trouble than just being kidnapped. This guy seems to “like” the looks of Rafe! Carrie using all of the tricks that Roman and John taught her by osmosis, manages to rescue Rafe and nab the bad guy. I kind of like the umbrella story. It needs work but it sounds pretty exciting. I can’t figure out how Addy could still be alive but then people do tend to return from the dead alot. I love that you brought back Steven. Does he work for Stefano? February 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm #442750 marknsprmo 407 Posts Marlena does wake up in time for Will’s trial. In the mean time it also comes out that he shot EJ. So he is on trial for murder, attempted murder of two other people. As Rafe and Carrie present the new evidence that he did not kill Tyler, he is down to just the two attempts. Marlena testifies for Will saying he has post traumatic stress and also deminished capacity steming from child hood trauma and that he should be remanded to a mental health facility and not a prison. The judge is sympathetic to her and agrees. When Will gets to the mental hospital, he imediately has trouble with another patient. The other patient knows of Will through the papers and knows he is gay. The other patient comes on to Will but Will wants no part of it. The guy is pretty forceful though. Will’s psychiatrist is new to the hospital and seems really nice. But Dr. Laura as he knows her might just have an agenda. She is actually Dr Laura Horton, the ex wife of Will’s grandpa Bill. She still has a grudge about Kate “comforting” her husband back in the 70s and wants revenge. What better way than to mess with her grandchild’s head? February 7, 2012 at 4:16 am #442797 akbad806 243 Posts Laura and Will in the mental asylum?!? Scream…I can’t contain myself. We should do co-head write DAYS, marknsprmo!!!! February 7, 2012 at 4:56 am #442801 marknsprmo 407 Posts Hey get us in the door and I am there! I would love nothing more than to write for a soap opera. It would fulfill biggest dream in life! Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.