Ron Carlivati Reveals How Dick Cheney Inspired Julie's Days of Our Lives Storyline

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Days of Our Lives' latest caper - featuring Gabi Hernandez DiMera (Camila Banus) rigging the pacemaker implanted inside Julie Williams (Susan Seaforth Hayes) - is ripped straight from (old) headlines, revealed head writer Ron Carlivati. 

On Twitter, Carlivati dished that a 2013 news headline regarding former vice president Dick Cheney inspired the wonky pacemaker idea. First reported by SoapHubthe storyline is based on the fact that someone can actually tamper with a heart transplant or pacemaker.

In an interview, Cheney told CNN that his doctors made him a special pacemaker that terrorists couldn't hack. It was one whose technology enemies couldn't infiltrate to induce a heart attack. So it turns out Ron isn't drawing from a sci-fi idea, but from actual science! Who knew? 

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