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Dec 4 2008, 03:07 AM
- June 14, 2007
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Melrose Place
- Dec 4 2008, 03:03 AM
- Dec 4 2008, 02:28 AM
- Dec 4 2008, 01:46 AM
To change the subject a bit, I always have thought since Steve came back, that when he was working for Stefano, and when he was doing all sorts of other stuff, he had an affair with Gina (Hope). Maybe they had a kid that was given up for adoption. Steve has his memories back, but wouldn't want to say anything, as to ruin his relationship with Kayla, destroy Bo and Hope's relationship, and the friendship the four have. Steve never felt good enough for Kayla, and now he has many reasons to believe this is true. It would bring Steve and Kayla back to their core relationship. How would Bo and Hope react to learning more things that Hope did as Gina? What would happen to the Steve and Bo friendship; the Hope and Kayla friendship. What if this kid was raised as a DiMera somewhere, or he ended up in Salem, hell on wheels. As the son of Steve and Hope, he is a Horton; maybe he gets paired up with Chelsea. How would Bo and Hope deal with!? Some much to explore I bring this up because I think it could be a good long lasting story, but fans of the couples would hate it. The same thing that happened during the John, Marlena, Bo, Hope story. As a fan of the whole show, I enjoyed it. But sometimes fans of particular couples only watch the show for their couple, and thus anything that goes against what they want, makes the show poorly written.
I actually did that in my old fan fiction and would love to actually see the whole story through.
Steve, Hope, and Marlena were all MIA at once. I always wanted the show to link those stories. So much potential but I do think alot of the potential is in mixing things up (such as Steve and Hope) and the fanbases would put the kibosh on that.
There is so much story there and it would affect almost the entire cast of characters. You would have Bo, Hope, Steve, and Kayla frontburner. People who don't like Steve and Kayla this time around would be able to "get" what the initial Steve and Kayla conflict was. While all this is going on, this new guy (the son of Steve and Hope) enters Chelsea's life, but also sleeps with bad girl Melanie. Continue Philip and Stephanie, and the EJ, Nicole, Sami, Rafe Quad, and I think you have a pretty good show lol
I think Steve and Kayla should've had a story like that when they came back. Didn't have to be Hope (but it could be for dramatic purposes) but a past lover or a child he had while being gone. That could've set up major conflict and they could find their way back to each other, which would allow current fans to fall in love with them and like them for themselves just like they did Bo and Hope and John and Marlena in the 90's. That is why so many current fans gravitate toward them because JER got fans on board with them in the 90's. Days never did that with Steve and Kayla this time around and it hurt.