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Mason


I've also got the Best & Worst issues from 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, if anyone's interested.




BEST MYSTERY


WHO KILLED KRISTEN?, DAYS OF OUR LIVES


The object of a good mystery is to keep the viewer guessing whodunit. Not only did DAYS succeed on that note with the multilayered yarn, "Who Killed Kristen?" the show also kept viewers in suspense as to who the actual victim was.

When Kristen's lifeless body was found floating in the pool at the Blake House, it seemed as though the evil schemer had finally met her maker. And with goofy lookalike Susan going around town acting so jumpy, she seemed to be the logical culprit. But within a week, we found out that Susan was actually Kristen in disguise. So the body in the pool was Susan's...right? Not so fast. Susan wasn't dead, either. She was stashed away in a Caribbean fortress, courtesy of Kristen's plotting. But Kristen didn't know that her plan was a success; she thought she had killed Susan in a drunken haze. Meanwhile, the police thought Laura murdered Kristen to avenge the cruelty she had suffered at the hands of the DiMeras. In a surprise twist, it was actually the mild-mannered Edmund who accidentally drowned the victim in an effort to help true-love Susan.

In a brilliantly written - and acted - series of scenes where Kristen and Susan finally came face to face, we discovered the final reveal: Edmund had offed England-bred Penelope Banks, quadruplet sibling to Susan, Mary Moira and Thomas, who had been separated from them at birth. Ah-ha! This carefully woven tale was not only filled with more suspenseful twists and turns than a roller coaster, but it wound up being a fitting sendoff for fan favorite and multifaceted performer Eileen Davidson (who we're sure took a reeeally long - and well-deserved - nap after wrapping up this mystery).
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