Favorite Soap Opera Plots

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  1. ClassyCo

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    Concerning, but not limited to, the Big Four, in particular, what plots did you enjoy most? Where there some that you had you like: "Wow! This is really good!"

    What are they?
     
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    The first one that came to mind is Jock's will and the ensuing fight for Ewing Oil. Dallas at it's best.
     
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    That was indeed a good one; one of the Ewing family's juicier stories.
     
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    I could wax nostalgic about several daytime plots....and likely bore everyone to tears. :D

    But for the Big Four Nighttime soaps, I liked KL's Karen MacKenzie's kidnapping plot in season eight; I thought the twist of Empire Valley being a toxic waste dump was brilliant, too. I remember loving FC's romantic plotline between Emma and Dwayne, and the Who killed Carlo Agretti plotline.
     
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    The season long "Val's Babies" plot in season 6 of Knots Landing. It was such a great story that incorporated nearly every character on the show.

    The "Who Killed Travis?" plot in the first season of Savannah.

    Sable's escalating attempts to unseat Jeff in season one The Colbys and undo the gift that Connie gave him. Her machinations just grew and grew until the whole thing blew up in her face in spectacular fashion at the trial.
     
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    Dynasty season 9's nazi treasure, JR's masterpiece, Karen's pill addiction, the Cord/Howard/Peyton/Jacks/Harrington/Webber/Van Leyden storyline, the Colby/Cassidy storyline, the first season of Desperate Housewives was awesome too.
     
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    Some of these I would agree with:

    I liked Karen's pill addiction arc, especially all the "don't treat me like some junkie" dialogue. It was good.

    For me, however, my favorite story line from the Big Four would be when Valene's twins were kidnapped. Now, that in itself might sound generic, but it was the aftermath that intrigued me the most. Valene's subsequent slip into depression caused her to retreat into another woman; by name, Verna Ellers. The scene where she "remakes" herself in front of the hotel bathroom mirror is priceless. Superb. TV at its finest, or at least from my view.
     
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    I could watch that season over and over. It's so good.
     
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    Val's babies is likely my favourite soap plot ever. I also love Dynasty's season 9 who killed Roger Grimes plot, and the Jock the imposter stuff from Dallas. Also the Wolfbridge stuff from Knots Landing was just so weirdly creepy.
     
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    Season Nine of Dynasty was good. I did like their reaching back to the beginning to tie-in the last season.
     
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    Kimberly Dies, Comes Back From The Dead And Becomes The Resident Nut is a favourite one of mine.

    Whenever I run into a problem in real life I ask myself "What Would Kimberly Shaw Do?" and as you can tell, my life is amazing because of it.
     
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