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Days of Our Lives Christmas















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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Days of Our Lives 12-30-08

Days of Our Lives

Alternative Storyline for Days of Our Lives
Here is the next installment of my alternative storylines for Days of Our Lives.

I have made a few changes. Recently I learned that that format I was using was out dated, which is why I wasn't taken seriously. It seems the industry is more concerned with what a project looks like, instead of the content.

Yesterday, I downloaded Cinergy Script Editor. I will be using it from now on, so the script will be in proper format. However, the free version doesn't have all the features, one of them being spell check so there may be errors. Normally, I don't post first drafts of projects.

I wish I would have known about the program earlier. The program makes the process so much easier. If I didn't have so many other projects, I would reformat the previous posts, but it's not a simple cut and past and I have other projects that need my attention.

As I have promised I will finish the ghost story, but there is no guarantee that I will keep it going.

Most current is at http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days12-30-08.pdf

This is what I previously posted on the NBC Days boards

http://geocities.com/tirgana/daysofourlives.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/Days10-16.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days10-26-08.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days10-31-08.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days11-2-08.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days11-15-08.pdf

http://geocities.com/tirgana/Days12-2-08.pdf

http://geocities.com/tirgana/Days12-8-08.pdf

http://geocities.com/tirgana/day12-14-08.pdf


The last entries aren't in the proper format.

If you like what you are reading, please leave me a comment here or on the NBC message boards. Or better yet contact the executive producers at

Gary Tomlin or Ken Corday
Corday Productions
3400 W. Olive Avenue
suite 170 Burbank CA
91505-4630

818-295-2821



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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Jeffrey Immelt: Imagination at Work




Mr. Immelt, if you truly believed in thinking outside the box and that creativity is the best asset a company can have, please step in and use your power to give me the Days of Our Lives head writing gig. Not only am I technically qualified, but I am capable of writing the storylines that will bring back the fans; I also know and love the show, the characters and its amazing history.

The incompetent the writing staff and bad business decisions by management has caused the viewer decline. The fans are just as loyal, but they have been driven off. In business, if you don't give the customers what they want, they will go elsewhere. On the other hand, the reverse is also true--if you provide a quality product that consumer wants, the company will succeed.

Days was a quality product and could be again but not if the correct changes aren't made quickly. Changing the cast or staff will not fix a problem when the sources is elsewhere. Ken Corday for whatever reason is seeking to end Days without putting the knife in himself. He has hired Dena Higley to do the dirty deed. Her bad writing has tanked every show she has worked on which is why she is continually fired. Just how financially responsible to fire those who are getting the job and keep the ones who are not only failing to get the job done, but who are actively working against the company?

Riddle me this? What would you do to an employee who was actively sabotaging company profits? Would you reward her or him? Or find a replacement who could and would do the job? Days could be an incredible asset again, if it had the proper staff and support.

Days of Our Lives: Tom Horton




















Saturday, December 27, 2008

An Opportunity for Days of Our Lives Fans to Speak Out

With the firing of Days most popular actors and the decay in the storylines, I want to give the fans of Days an opportunity to speak out. What would you like to say to Ken Corday or Dena Higley? What would you like to tell Dee and Drake? Call in and send a message to them or anyone involved with the show. Join me on my radio show 2pm Eastern at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze Monday December 29.

If you would like to participate in the chat room, you will have to set up a free account.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Looking for an agent or someone connected to Daytime TV

I am looking for an agent to represent my scripts and to help me get a writing gig. In addition, I have three novels that I would like to sell the rights too or be contracted to write the script. Nearly all my work is set in Michigan, which gives them an added selling point in today's financial climate. The State of Michigan is giving film makers incentives to film within the state.


Winning the 2006 International Gloria Film Festival, Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal romance that connects the present with the logging industry of the 1900. To help a friend, Elizabeth agrees to teach a writing course at a small college. She expects to find a sleepy town with a long history, but instead she finds herself dealing with violently jealous wife and the past mistakes she is only beginning to remember. Arriving in town, she finds it uncomfortably familiar. As the controlling President of the college, Judy Olson, shows her around, Elizabeth begins to realize that she has made a mistake and begins looking for excuses to leave. After meeting the famous historian, Michael Scott and his irrational wife, Shane, Elizabeth finds the past becoming more real than the present as the death of a small boy decades earlier reignites an old treachery, which could destroy the entire town. When love leads to vengeance, it is best to say good-bye.

Eye of Ra is an occult horror film that is based on Egyptian mythology. When Isis stole power from Ra, she initiated a guardian who not only had the strength to be the focal point for this great power, but who also had the ability to protect its secrets from those who would abuse them. Jealous of her grandmother and daughters’ spiritual gifts, Sandra takes her youngest daughter, Rikki and disappears. Seeking power, she searches the world for the Eye of Ra; when she finds it, it is Rikki not her that the Guardian chooses. Enraged, Sandra makes a pact with the Dark Ones; if they help her destroy her own daughter, she will use the Eye in their name. Sandra attacks in the middle of the initiation ceremony. The Priestess is killed before it can be completed. Barely escaping with her life, Rikki returns to the small town of her birth. Her physical wounds have heals, but the guilt and self-doubt keeps her from seeing the truth of her life. Sandra follows Rikki to finish what she started, bringing the evil of the Dark Ones with her, and a small northern Michigan town learns the black secret that had been buried among them for generations.

Awakening the Dragon -- Book One of the Dragon Clan Trilogy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fy7KEOE3AQ) -- is a story of magic, suspense and karmic justice combined in a tale of horror. Rachael moves to Coyote Springs to find a home and open her bookstore. Instead, she becomes the catalyst in exposing a murder and the target of a violent cult. She is forced to awaken her dragon spirit prematurely to save herself and all she loves. Will she be able to control the power of the dragon as it rises giving her the power to save all she loves or will the flames from within destroy her?


In Dragon Domain -- Book Two of the Dragon Clan Trilogy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvK7RjM9QRQ) -- Cheyenne and Celeste came to Coyote Springs to save a child; instead, Cheyenne found a home. With the help of their new friend, Jane, they created a spiritual sanctuary. But when Celeste stopped running, her past caught up with her. Dominic arrived with promises of love and passion. Instead of love, he reawakened Celeste’s dark side, turning her against those she loved the most. With the aid of the dragons, Cheyenne was barely able to ward off their first attack. With each soul they bound to them, Celeste and Dominic’s greed and hatred grew until they would not settle for less than totally destroying Cheyenne and all she loves. How do you protect yourself from someone who knows how to steal your soul?


Nict For Ure Selfe (Not for Ourselves) a paranormal suspense novelette that ties the present with the past as karma awakens an old blood feud. Alyssa attends a local Pagan festival, only become the target of the local deputy's bigotry and hatred. Unable to understand way she was singled out, she performs a ritual asking Bridget for her help. Instead of gaining wisdom, her spirit is transported back to a time before the Celtic Goddesses and Gods gave way to the Christos and when clan traditions could mean life or death. The book trailer can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jk8S7AVw5E.

In addition, I have been writing alternative universe storylines for the soap opera, Days of Our Lives and posting them on the NBC boards. Starting out as a protest to the bad writing, my script has received more favorable reviews from the fans than what is been aired. I have applied for the gig, but I need someone to represent me to the producers.

I need an agent who has the ability to knock door of hinges--metaphorically speaking--and let some fresh energy into the industry. If you are such a person, please call me at 231-943-3298.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

SOFF (Soap Operal Fan Fiction) Awards Submissions

Honoring Excellence in Online Soap Opera Writing



In an effort to continue the mission of SoapsWEB which is the "adoration and preservation of the soap opera" genre, SoapsWEB announces the formation of The SOFF Awards; also known as The Soap Opera Fan Fiction Awards.

Some might ask why would SoapsWEB be interested in doing an awards show that honors online soap operas that come and go many times as often as some people change socks.

The reason can be found in the acronym that is SoapsWEB; well in two parts of it -- adoration and preservation.

We at SoapsWEB adore soap opera in all it's forms and seek to promote and preserve them. With daytime soap operas quickly fading away and so many of them departing the very things that are the true essence of what soap opera is and should be, the purest form of soap opera is often found online; written by the true fans of the genre. We at SoapsWEB wish to promote and honor those series and those writers who create and write these wonderful series - often creating more authentic soap opera than we find on our screens each day.

The First Annual SOFF Awards will honor the best in online soap operas from January 1st, 2008 to December 31st, 2008. If you wish to participate, please follow the process as outlined below.

The Prenomination Process

The Prenomination Process will begin January 1st, 2009. In a special section at the SoapsWEB site will be placed separate posts for each of the categories that a series can be entered. In most categories, each series can enter twice. If participation is low, the entries will be increased to three per category. In some categories, such as Best Series, only one entry will be allowed, but two episodes will be chosen by the writer/producer for consideration. Entries will be accepted until January 31st, 2009 – no extensions will be given.

Each category will have a short list of info to fill out for the entry. The person will be required to post a link back to the episode that contains the scenes or episode that is being used for consideration for that nomination. You will not be asked to copy, reformat or retype scenes or whole episodes – just provide a link to the information.

If you are a fan of a series, you can also make entries for that series as well. Keep in mind that only 2 or maybe 3 entries will be accepted per series – the actual writer or producer’s choices will be considered first. You do not have to contact the writer or producer to enter his or her series in the awards, but I would encourage you to do so – at least let them know what you are doing.

To participate and make entries, a membership with SoapsWEB will be required. It is an easy process. The person will not be required to make any other posts at SoapsWEB or to become an active member. If he or she chooses to do so is totally voluntary on their part; it will not be required.

The Nomination Process

On February 1st, 2009, the entries will be separated and organized. There will be two sets of awards given in each category – one for Fan Fiction (material based on a currently running or cancelled series) and one for Original Series.

For this part of the process, volunteers are being and will be sought to act as judges. The judges will be asked to look at each entry and rank them from Best to Worst. If we get enough volunteers, some judges may only have to do one category. That is the best case scenario and one that I would love; a special blue ribbon panel to judge each category.

We would prefer the judges to not be writers who have series in contention, but if a writer would like to be a judge we will consider them. Especially if the writer is someone who is only submitted in Fan Fiction categories, we can use them to judge categories in the Original Series area.

This process will run from approximately February 1st/2nd to February 28th, 2009.

Scoring and tabulations will be made the first week of March with nominations scheduled to be announced on March 6th, 2009.

Each nominee will be presented with a banner that they can use to advertise their series nomination and to use for campaigning in the next step of the awards.


The Voting Process

Beginning March 9th, 2009, voting will be open to all voters using polls from PollDaddy.com which will allow only 1 vote per URL.

Writers will be encouraged to vote and participate. Also we encourage them to advertise and campaign in any way they wish (as long as it is not against the rules of any particular website).

Voting will continue through March 31st, 2009.

Winners will be announced in a special way – one category at a time – on SoapsWEB at approximately 9:00 a.m. CST on April 3rd, 2009.

Each winner will be presented with a banner like this:



They can display it on their website or use it on any forum that allows the use of such.

We look forward to seeing the awards to fruition, and hope that we have a good turnout for the first awards. If they are supported well this first time, the goal is to make it a yearly competition.

If you wish to volunteer to help with the awards in any way especially as a judge, please let me know. We need all the volunteers we can get to make this a success.

Also if you have any suggestions, please PM me at SoapsWEB or e-mail me at steve_frame38474@yahoo.com



The Categories



Best Series

Judges will be asked to look at the overall forum; layout of episodes; easiness in reading; use of visual aids, etc. Not at just 1 or 2 individual episodes.

Best Individual Episode

Each series can submit 2 episodes for consideration.

Best Writing

Each series can submit 2 episodes for consideration. Judges will look at the elements of the writer’s style, editing, character development, dialogue, plot originality and variety.

Best Storyline

In this category, each submission must include a brief overview of a storyline including the characters involved and a breakdown of events. Try to be as brief as possible keeping in mind the judges who have to read all the entries. Each series will be allowed 2 entries in this category.

Best Male Character in a Leading Role

Each series can submit 2 entries in this category. Writers will submit links to 2 episodes that feature this character. This character should be a main protagonist for a storyline or appeared in a significant way in a majority of the episodes during 2008.

Best Female Character in a Leading Role

Each series can submit 2 entries in this category. Writers will submit links to 2 episodes that feature this character. This character should be a main protagonist for a storyline or appeared in a significant way in a majority of the episodes during 2008.

Best Male Character in a Supporting Role

Each series can submit 2 entries in this category. Writers will submit links to 2 episodes that feature this character.

Best Female Character in a Supporting Role

Each series can submit 2 entries in this category. Writers will submit links to 2 episodes that feature this character.

Best Male Character in a Limited Run

Each series can submit 2 entries in this category. Writers will submit links to 2 episodes that feature this character. This character must not be a regular character in the series and appeared for less than 3 months during 2008.

Best Female Character in a Limited Run

Each series can submit 2 entries in this category. Writers will submit links to 2 episodes that feature this character. This character must not be a regular character in the series and appeared for less than 3 months during 2008.

Best Young Male Character

Each series can have 2 entries here. The characters must be 25 years of age or younger. We will leave it to the writer’s or producer’s discretion on submissions here and not ask them to prove that the character is supposed to be under 25. We will go by the age the writer intends the character to be and not the actor or actress they use to depict them.

Best Young Female Character

Each series can have 2 entries here. The characters must be 25 years of age or younger. We will leave it to the writer’s or producer’s discretion on submissions here and not ask them to prove that the character is supposed to be under 25. We will go by the age the writer intends the character to be and not the actor or actress they use to depict them.

Best New Character

Each series can have 2 entries here. This must be a character that debuted during 2008 and was created by the author of the series.

Best Couple

Each series can have 2 entries here. The writer or submitter will include a link to one or two episodes that feature the couple.

Best Villian (Male)

Each series can have 2 entries here. The writer or submitter will include a link to one or two episodes that must feature the villainous activity of the character.

Best Villian (Female)

Each series can have 2 entries here. The writer or submitter will include a link to one or two episodes that must feature the villainous activity of the character.

Best Friendship

Each series can have 2 entries in this category. The writer or submitter will include a link to one or two episodes that feature the friends together. Also he or she will provide a brief overview of the friendship.

Best Rivalry

Each series can have 2 entries in this category. The writer or submitter will include a link to one or two episodes that feature the rivalry – confrontation scenes are a perfect example or a scene that shows an act of duplicity in the rivalry. Also he or she will provide a brief overview of the rivalry.


Note: On each one of the character submissions writers/producers/submitted will be asked to submit some background information about the character to help the judges to understand the character a little better. If the series has character profiles at their site, submit a link to the profile for that character. With villain or villainess, the submitted can just submit the overall bad deeds the character did in 2008. With couple, just a brief overview of the couple along with the links that show the couple were featured in 2008.


Outstanding Achievement in Design

Each series entry will submit the URL to their individual forum – not the link to the network they are part of. Judges will look at the overall forum and judge it on how unique the writer or the producer has made the forum; at the individual touches he or she has brought to it. Also judges will look at not how good it looks but how easily it is to navigate and if the overall design helps in regards to the understanding of the series or makes it more confusing. If a series is on more than one network or has a separate homepage off of the network – they can submit for each network and for one homepage not affiliated with a network.

Best Original Graphics

Each series will submit examples of graphics created for their series during 2008. These can include Title Cards, Character Cards, Promotion Banners, etc. Nothing created before January 1st, 2008 can be submitted. Please include the names of the creators of the graphics when making submissions.

Outstanding Character Development

Each series that would like to be included here will be asked to submit a link to their series forum. They will be asked to include links to character profiles and a few episodes that judges will specifically look at. Judges will look at how well the writer develops the characters, and how easy the writer lets the reader get to know and understand them.

Outstanding Use of Music

Each series will submit links to episodes or other areas of their forum they use music to help readers better understand or follow their series.

Oustanding Opening

Each series can submit a link to or embed the video they use as an opening for their series or episodes. Each series must submit the video created during 2008 or that they used during 2008. If the opening was created before 2008 it is not eligible unless the video was edited for use in 2008. It the series used more than one opening during 2008 that series can submit up to 2 of them for consideration. Please include the Producer of the series name and the person who created the video.

Outstanding Video Promo

Each series will be allowed to submit up to 3 Promos for consideration in this category. Right now we plan to divide these up into 3 categories: Network Promos, Fan Fiction Promos, and Original Series Promos. All videos must have been created and used in 2008. Each network can submit up to 3 Promotional Videos. The Director or Founder of the Network must make those submissions. Please include the Series Producer or Network Director/Officer(s) along with the name of the person who created the video.


By Monday night at Midnight a special section will be created for The SOFF Awards in the Awards & Honors section of SoapsWEB. Individuals can begin at that time making submissions, and will be allowed to continue until January 31st, 2009. All entries must have occurred during 2008 - not before and not after.


You can now make submissions to the awards at:

http://s15.zetaboards.com/SoapsWeb/forum/3003550/

Each category has the specifics of what you need to do explained.

Current Soap Rankings
1) AMC; 2) OLTL; 2) GH; 4) Y&R; 5) ATWT; 6) B&B; 7) GL; 8) Days.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Days of Our Lives 12-14-08 Pdf file-repost

Days of Our Lives

Alternative Storyline for Days of Our Lives
Here is the next installment of my alternative storylines for Days of Our Lives.

This is what I previously posted on the NBC Days boards http://geocities.com/tirgana/daysofourlives.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/Days10-16.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days10-26-08.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days10-31-08.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days11-2-08.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days11-15-08.pdf

http://geocities.com/tirgana/Days12-2-08.pdf

http://geocities.com/tirgana/Days12-8-08.pdf

The newest entry is at http://geocities.com/tirgana/day12-14-08.pdf


The last three entries aren't in the proper format; I'll fix it later.

If you like what you are reading, please leave me a comment here or on the NBC message boards. Or better yet contact the executive producers at

Gary Tomlin or Ken Corday
Corday Productions
3400 W. Olive Avenue
suite 170 Burbank CA
91505-4630

818-295-2821

BuzzWorthy Radio: Thad Luckinbill!

Buzz Worthy Radio home site http://www.blogtalkradio.com/buzzworthyradio

TV Guides Best and Worse of 2008 Soaps--Nelson Branco

The only totally positive remark was about Drake. Nicole was praised for her performance on a BAD show. The rest of the Days was listed as the worse. Higley was listed as worse writer, while many of Corday's decisions were not only questioned but also listed in the worse catagory.

The Worthy and the Worthless

By Nelson Branco


2008-12-10

2008 will be remembered as the year the soap opera death knell rang loud and clear. Find out why as TV Guide.ca unveils our best and worst choices from the wackiest soap year on record!

BEST SOAP OPERA:
The Young and the Restless

BEST HEAD WRITERS:
Hogan Sheffer and Maria Arena Bell, Y&R

SMARTEST EXECUTIVE IN DAYTIME:
Maria Arena Bell, Y&R

WORST HEAD WRITER:
Dena Higley, Days of our Lives


MOST MISMANAGED WRITING TEAM:
The 5348 head writers of Guiding Light

MOST PROMISING NEW DAYTIME TALENT:
Sri Rao, General Hospital: Night Shift

BEST SCRIPT/BREAKDOWN WRITERS:
The writing team of OLTL

BEST QUOTE OF THE YEAR:
“I’m Erica Kane — everything I do is breaking news!”
—AMC’s writing team

WORST QUOTE OF THE YEAR:
"I don't think there is an appetite in this society right now to watch this show five days a week; they don't have the time or the energy."
—ATWT Executive Producer Christopher Goutman

WORST SOAP:
Guiding Light
MOST DISAPPOINTING SOAP:
One Life to Live

MOST FRUSTRATING SOAP:
As The World Turns

BEST DIRECTING IN A STORY:
OLTL

BEST LOCATION SHOOTS:
OLTL

WORST LOCATION SHOOTS:
GL, ATWT (tie)

BEST LOOKING SHOW:
OLTL

WORST LOOKING SHOW:
GL

BEST LOVE STORY:
Amber and Daniel, Y&R

MOST SURPRISING CHEMISTRY:
Maxie and Spinelli, GH

WORST LOVE STORY:
Todd and Marty, OLTL

MOST ADULT ROMANCE:
John and Blair, OLTL

MOST WASTED PROMISING NEW COUPLE:
Emily and Casey, ATWT

MOST IMPROVED COUPLE:
Gloria and Jeffrey Bardwell, Y&R

WORST NEW COUPLE:
Nick and Katie, B&B

WORST COUPLE:
Paul and Meg, ATWT

WORST LOVE TRIANGLE:
Aaron/Alison/Chris, ATWT

MOST RIVETING BREAKUP:
Nikki and Victor, Y&R

WORST BREAKUP:
Sami and Lucas, DAYS


BEST KISS:
Sharon and Nick in Paris, Y&R

MOST CONTROVERSIAL KISS (OR LACK THEREOF):
Nuke, ATWT

BIGGEST MAN-WHORE:
Nick Marone, B&B

BIGGEST SLUTS:
Sam McCall and Carly Jax, GH

HORNIEST CHARACTER:
Tess Brennan, OLTL

SEXIEST BAD BOY:
Brad Carlton, Y&R

BEST RENEWED RIVALRY:
Emily and Margo, ATWT

BEST ALL-TIME RIVALRY:
Dorian and Viki, OLTL

MOST IMPROVED CHARACTERS:
John McBain, OLTL; Nikki Newman, Y&R (tie)

MOST RUINED CHARACTER:
Sami Brady DiMera, DAYS


DUMBEST CHARACTER:
Cane Ashby, Y&R

MOST OVEREXPOSED AND OVERRATED COUPLE:
Rex and Gigi, OLTL

BEST REVIVED LOVE TRIANGLE:
Sharon/Nick/Phyllis, Y&R

MOST DISAPPOINTING LOVE TRIANGLE:
Carly/Holden/Lily, ATWT

MOST DISAPPOINTING LOVE STORY:
Noah and Luke, ATWT

BREAKOUT PERFORMER:
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, Y&R)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A STORYLINE — FEMALE:
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine/Marge, Y&R)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A STORYLINE — MALE:
Trevor St. John (Todd, OLTL)

WORST PERFORMANCE IN A STORYLINE:
Justis Bolding (Sarah post-waterfall, OLTL)

MOST SURPRISING PERFORMANCE ON SUCH A BAD SHOW:
Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS)


BEST CASTING:
Tamara Braun (Reese, AMC); Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GH) (tie)

BEST NEW CHARACTER:
Janet Ciccone Snyder, ATWT

WORST NEW CHARACTER:
Claudia Zacchara, GH

WORST CASTING:
Erin Sanders (ex-Eden, Y&R), Molly Burnett (Melanie, DAYS) (tie)

BEST RECAST:
Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R)

WORST RECAST:
Justis Bolding (Sarah, OLTL)

BEST MALE NEWCOMER:
Mark Lawson (Brody, OLTL)

BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER:
Yaya Da Costa (ex-Cassie, AMC)

BIGGEST WASTES OF TALENT:
Lesli Kay (Felicia, B&B); Catherine Hickland (Lindsay, OLTL) (tie)

WORST NEW FAMILY:
The Montezes, OLTL

BEST STAR-CROSSED LOVERS:
Starr and Cole, OLTL

WORST STAR-CROSSED LOVERS:
Ridge and Brooke, B&B

MOST TORTURED COUPLE:
Bill and Lizzie, GL

MOST IMPROVED ACTOR:
Drake Hogestyn (John, DAYS)


MOST IMPROVED ACTRESS:
Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana, OLTL)

BEST COMEBACK:
Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams (Angie and Jesse, AMC)

MOST DISAPPOINTING AND FRUSTRATING COMEBACK:
Andrea Evans (ex-Tina, OLTL)

MOST OVEREXPOSED COMEBACK:
Grayson McCouch (Dusty, ATWT)

WORST CASTING DECISION IN HISTORY:
Firing Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn (Marlena and John, DAYS)


BIGGEST CASTING COUP:
Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) and Beth Ehlers (Taylor) dump GL for AMC

WORST SOAP HOP:
Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Y&R to B&B

BEST SOAP HOP:
Eileen Davidson (Ashley), B&B to Y&R

WORST CASTING COUP:
Anything Barbara Bloom facilitated, CBS

BEST STORYLINE:
Robert’s colon cancer, GH: Night Shift

WORST STORYLINES:
Todd and Marty Rapemance and Mendorra, OLTL (tie)

MOST INNOVATIVE STORYLINE:
Bess/Tess/Jess must integrate to solve the Hope-Chloe baby switch, OLTL

WORST SOCIAL ISSUE STORYLINE:
Theo's autism, DAYS


CREEPIEST PLOT TWIST:
Brian kisses his step-grandson Luke, ATWT

BIGGEST DISPLAY OF INSANITY IN THE HISTORY OF DAYTIME TV:
Vincent’s pregnancy storyline, Passions

BEST SECRET:
Chloe is Esther’s daughter, Y&R

WORST SECRET:
P&G’s kissing ban against ATWT’s Nuke

BEST CORPORATE TAKEOVER:
Gloria and Jack reclaim Jabot, Y&R

WORST CORPORATE TAKEOVER:
Dorian DiMera takes over BE, OLTL

MOST SURPRISING EPISODE OF THE YEAR:
Reva and Josh’s Always movie wedding finale, GL

BIGGEST NEWS SCANDAL:
Who’s writing Days of our “Scabbers”?; P&G forces Martha Byrne out; DAYS fires Hall and Hogestyn (tie)

MOST BITTERSWEET NEWS:
DAYS is renewed; Passions is cancelled

SADDEST NEWS:
Daytime’s elite passes away, including Beverlee McKinsey (ex-Alex, GL), Eileen Herlie (ex-Myrtle, AMC), and soap creator James E. Reilly


BIGGEST SCENE STEALERS:
Tuc Watkins (David, OLTL); Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH) (tie)

BEST MELTDOWN:
Taylor Hayes, B&B

MOST SHOCKING PLOT TWIST:
Storm’s suicide, B&B

MOST POINTLESS DEATHS:
Nash Brennan, OLTL; Logan Hayes, GH; Gus Aitoro, GL (tie)

MOST CONTRIVED LOVE STORY:
Ryan and Greenlee, AMC


BEST VIXEN:
Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana, OLTL)

WORST VILLAIN:
Thom Christopher (ex-Carlo, OLTL)

MOST ANNOYING CHARACTER:
Lulu Spencer, GH

BEST PSYCHO:
Annie Lavery, AMC

WORST PSYCHO:
Nell Mooney, ATWT

HOTTEST NEWCOMER:
Kane Manera (Grady, GL)

BEST REUNION:
Robert’s dream conjures up the 80’s spy gang, GH:NS

BEST SWEEPS STUNT:
Sudden Impact, Y&R

WORST SWEEPS STUNT:
AMC’s Tornado

COOLEST SWEEPS STUNT:
Angie and Jesse’s post-nuptial helicopter ride, AMC

MOST ROMANTIC WEDDING:
Angie and Jesse, AMC

MOST ENTERTAINING WEDDING:
Katie and Brad, ATWT

WORST WEDDING:
Bridget and Nick, B&B

WORST MARRIAGE:
Carly and Jax, GH

WORST EXECUTIVE DECISIONS:
Brian Frons dismantling SOAPnet; CBS declining to air 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards (tie)

MOST RUINED SHOW IN THE HISTORY OF DAYTIME:
GL

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Days of Our Lives 12-14-08 Pdf file

Days of Our Lives

Alternative Storyline for Days of Our Lives
Here is the next installment of my alternative storylines for Days of Our Lives.

This is what I previously posted on the NBC Days boards http://geocities.com/tirgana/daysofourlives.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/Days10-16.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days10-26-08.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days10-31-08.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days11-2-08.pdf

http://www.geocities.com/tirgana/days11-15-08.pdf

http://geocities.com/tirgana/Days12-2-08.pdf

http://geocities.com/tirgana/Days12-8-08.pdf

The newest entry is at http://geocities.com/tirgana/day12-14-08.pdf


The last three entries aren't in the proper format; I'll fix it later.

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Days of Our Lives 12-14-08

EXT: CABIN: NIGHT
In the background, the remains of the cabin are burning. Pieces of the cabin lay burning on the ground. Max has carried Garret far enough away to be safe. Garret is crying; he is scared but not hurt. Unconscious, Bernie lies face down in the dirt a few feet away. Steve leans against a tree: his knuckles are scraped and bruised.

STEVE
The kid okay?

MAX
(Checking Garret for injuries)
He seems to be.
(To Garret)
You scared?

Garret nods.

Me too.
(Wiping his tears)
I'm going to take you back to your mom. Would you like that?

GARRET
Yes. Please.

MAX
(Startled)
Yes. Please.
(Comforting him)
This wasn't your fault.
(To Steve)
How about you? You okay?

STEVE
Oh me. I'm fine. My knuckles hurt a little.

MAX
No doubt, Bernie will be saying the same about his face.

STEVE
His face will be hurting more than a little. Actually, I regret hitting him that hard.

MAX
Only because you had to carry his sorry ass out.
(Looking at the prone figure)
You could have left him.

STEVE
Now you tell me.

MAX
So do we wait for the cavilry or drive back?

STEVE
(Pointing at Bernie)
Do you want to carry him to the car?

MAX
Like I said, we'll wait for them here.

STEVE
That's what I thought you said. If you gave good directions, they should be here in no time.
(Waiting)
You did call?

MAX
Ah, ya. Plus I turned on Onstar and asked them to forward coordinates to Salem PD.

STEVE
They're good people.

MAX
You look please with yourself.

STEVE
I made a difference.

MAX
(Wiping the dirt off Garret's face)
Yea, we did.

Garret clings to him.

STEVE
It feels good.
(Looking at Bernie)
I don't understand it. How could any father want to hurt his own kid?

MAX
I don't know what I would happened if you and Kayla hadn't found me.

STEVE
Kids get hurt or go missing every day.

MAX
Maybe we should do something about it?

STEVE
Like what?

MAX
Like this?

STEVE
You want to blow up more cabins in the woods?

MAX
No. But we could help save them. Do what John Walsh does only better.

STEVE
You want to put this face on TV?

MAX
No.

STEVE
(Teasing)
Why not? My face is just as pretty as yours.

MAX
On the drive up I was thinking.

STEVE
Is that why you were so quiet? I thought my driving was scaring you.

MAX
Get real. Even Stephanie could have lapped you twice.

STEVE
That was uncalled for.

MAX
We could help find them. I got lucky when you and Kayla found me.

STEVE
(Become serious)
I know where you are coming from.

MAX
I know you do. I remember the hearing the stories.

STEVE
If I could save just one kid--

MAX
It would make up for a lot.

STEVE
Yes, it would.

MAX
Ever since Pop died, I've felt out of place.

STEVE
I always thought you'd go back to racing.

MAX
I thought about it. Ma has needed me.

STEVE
She's wants you to be happy.

MAX
I had offers--it's just not the same. At first, I thought I lost my nerve after the accident.

STEVE
That wasn't it.

MAX
No. It's hard to explain. Coming back made me realize how homesick I'd been. Just how empty I felt. Racing was an adrenaline high. But you have to come down sometime. When I did, it was just lonely. Racing would keep me away more than I would be at home. I want roots. I want more than the trophies. I want to give back for all the blessings that were given to me.

The lights of multiple cars are seen racing down the road toward them.

STEVE
I hear ya.
(Seeing the lights and standing)
I think the cavilry is here.

MAX
You in or out?

STEVE
I went all in when Bo first asked me to find him. You're not the only one who as been feeling useless. .

MAX
Everyone else seemed to have a purpose.

STEVE
(Extending his hand)
To steal a line from the movies--this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

MAX
(Eagerly shaking his hand)
The Racer and the Pirate--Johnny Depp eat your heart out.

STEVE
The Pirate and the Racer.

The police vehicles pull into the driveway.

We'd better keep it to ourselves. Or we'll be fighting Bo for top billing.

MAX
Works for me.
(To Garret)
Let's get you back to you mom.

GARRET
Yes, please.

STEVE
(Laughing)
Polite little rugrat.
CUT

INT: AVA'S HOSPITAL ROOM: NIGHT
Ava lies in bed. Miles opens the door. EJ walks in; immediately he walks to Ava. He takes her hand and kisses her.

EJ
Darling, you had me so scared.
(To Miles)
How is she?

MILES
(Confused)
She's fine. All her vitals are normal.

AVA
I’m right here. You can ask me.

EJ
(Startled)
Darling, how are you? I was so afraid. He told me there was no hope.

AVA
I couldn’t leave you. Not now.

MILES
I'm confused. All the tests--

.

EJ
Either the tests were wrong or you're incompetent. Which is it?

AVA
Don't please. EJ, please don’t.

EJ
I want another doctor.

MILES
That is your prerogative.

AVA
No. Don’t. I don’t want another doctor.

EJ
Darling, he completely misdiagnosed you.

AVA
I'm all right. Isn't that the only thing that matters?

EJ
Yes, but that's not the point.

MILES
I don't understand it. The test showed that--

The camera zooms into Ava's eye and the sound around her becomes muted. In the darkness, Ava is bound by bands of light. Lee walks around her.

AVA
What are you doing?

LEE
You lied. My daughter is dead. I will use your body to fulfill my curse.

AVA
But I didn't. I saw her. I give you my word.

LEE
The word of a DiMera?

AVA
What makes you different from Stefano? You're using others to get what you want. EJ and I did nothing to you!

LEE
You would have died, if it wasn't for me.

AVA
I was dying because of you.

LEE
You lied.

AVA
(Very slow and deliberate)
No. I didn't.

LEE
This is a pointless conversation. Here you are. Here you will stay.

AVA
What are you going to do?

LEE
(Implying a threat)
Why my dear, I'm going to take very good care of my new husband.

AVA
You can't! EJ!

Lee laughs. The camera zooms back out to a bright light scanning back and forth as Miles checks her pupils. EJ is holding her hand.

AVA
(Annoyed)
What are you doing?
(Pushing Miles' hand away)
Stop it!

EJ
Darling, you were just staring into space.

AVA
(Thinking quickly)
Like either of you noticed.

MILES
Your eyes were fixed.

AVA
Neither of you were listening to me.

EJ
I'm sorry.

AVA
I want both of you to go away.

MILES
I need to run some tests. I need to know why--

AVA
I'm tired. I hurt Does that answer your question?

MILES
Ms Vitali--

AVA
DiMera. My name is Ava DiMera.

MILES
You need to remain calm.

AVA
I'll calm down when you go away. Both of you. I just want to sleep.

MILES
Fine. I will have another doctor assigned to your case. Until then, I’ll send a nurse in with something for the pain.

Miles leaves.

AVA
You too.

EJ
Darling, I--

AVA
Stop it. I'm not your darling. If it wasn't for you. I wouldn't be here.

Stunned, EJ stares at her.

Am I not speaking English? I want to be alone. I need to think.

EJ
How selfish of me.

He tries to kiss her; she turns away. He looks at her strangely and leaves.

AVA
(Watching the door close)
I have plans to make. First on my list is finding Stefano.
CUT

INT: HOSPITAL HALLWAY OUTSIDE AVA'S ROOM: NIGHT
Miles is at the nurses’ station. EJ rapidly walks up.

EJ
There is a problem with Ava.

MILES
I've already made arrangements with another doctor.

EJ
She's different.
(Pointing at the room)
That isn't Ava.

MILES
I'm too tired for your games. What exactly are you accusing us of?

EJ
I'm not sure.

MILES
You're not sure. Then what the hell do you want me to do about it?

EJ
Keep her here.

A nurse walks out of the back room with a tray with a syringe on

MILES
Trust me. She's going anywhere. Not only is she still weak from the surgery, but also that nurse is going to sedate her.

The nurse walks down hall.

EJ
What room is Celeste Perrault in?

MILES
Why?

EJ
I have to talk to her.

MILES
It’s after visiting hours.

EJ
Visiting hours be damn. Tell me or I’ll search every room until I find her.

MILES
What could be so important?

EJ
You wouldn’t believe me if I told your.

MILES
Let me guess. Evil spirits.

EJ
You know about that?

MILES
I was being sarcastic.

EJ
Which room?

MILES
No room. She went home.

EJ
(Walking toward the elevator)
Why didn’t you just say that?

MILES
The whole family’s crazy.
CUT


INT: BRADY PUB: EARLY MORNING
Caroline and Pete are working the breakfast crowd. Max walks in. Caroline sees him and walks from behind the bar to meet him.

CAROLINE
The hero of the hour.

MAX
Wow! The news gets around fast.

CAROLINE
Why is it that Bo had to tell me?

MAX
I didn't want you to worry.

They walk to the bar and Max pours himself a cup of coffee.

CAROLINE
You look tired. You could have only gotten a couple hours sleep.

MAX
I actually I didn't get any. By the time I finished giving my statement, I barely had enough time to shower and changed.

CAROLINE
You're not scheduled.

MAX
Keith Olbermann is doing a book signing at Baker's Books.

CAROLINE
Since when are you a fan?

MAX
I’m not. Chelsea is.

CAROLINE
Don‘t I know it. It‘s all she‘s talked about since Mandy put the sign up in the window.

MAX
She was nervous about meeting him. So she made Stephanie and me promise to go with her. We‘re meeting here.

CAROLINE
If you time it right, you’ll miss the crowds. She’s bringing him here before the signing for breakfast.

Stephanie and Chelsea walk in.

MAX
You might not want to mention it.

CAROLINE
What are you up to?

MAX
Me? What could I be up to?

CAROLINE
The list is endless.

Max meets Chelsea and Stephanie

MAX
I thought we’d have breakfast first.

CHELSEA
I’m too nervous to eat. Hi Grandma.

CAROLINE
Chelsea, Stephanie. What a surprise.

STEPHANIE
(Going to the bar to get coffee)
Morning. I need coffee.

CAROLINE
It seems to be going around.

STEPHANIE
(To Chelsea)
You owe me big time.

Stephanie, Max and Chelsea sit at a table.

CAROLINE
Aren’t you excited to meet Mr. Olbermann?

STEPHANIE
I’d be a lot more excited later this morning. The signing doesn’t even start for another two hours.

CHELSEA
We want to be first in line.

MAX
You want to be first in line. We’re just going along cause of you.

STEPHANIE
I still don’t see what the big deal is.

CHELSEA
He is a big deal! Think of all the people he’s interviewed. I love his worst persons in the world segment.

MAX
I get it. You’re a fan.

CHELSEA
It’s more than that. I want to know how he crossed over from sports to politics.

CAROLINE
When did you get into politics?

CHELSEA
It’s not the politics. I just like how he makes a difference. He digs in and gets to the heart of the story.

MAX
Isn’t he a commentator?

CHELSEA
Yea, but he was also a sports reporter and a news anchor. That’s what I want to do.

MAX
You and sports?

CHELSEA
No. Reporting.

STEPHANIE
I thought you wanted to work in business like me.

CHELSEA
I wanted to talk to you about that. It’s boring.

STEPHANIE
No, it’s not.

CHELSEA
Yes, it is Steph. It’s the same thing every day. Suits, ties and endless meetings. I want to be a combination of Olbermann and Geraldo Rivera


CAROLINE
I can see you doing that. You had the courage to stand up for your sorority sisters by exposing Ford Decker. I was very proud of you.

STEPHANIE
Max?

MAX
Don’t look at me. I’m with her. I hated the business part of the garage.

CAROLINE
Doesn’t Victor own a few TV stations? He could help you get a start.

CHELSEA
I’ve already talked to him about an internship this summer. I’m going to be a gopher for the news editor. He also thought it was a good idea if I got some technical experience.

STEPHANIE
We won’t be able to take classes together.

CHELSEA
We can hang out after.

CAROLINE
Anyone want breakfast?

STEPHANIE
I’m too tired to eat. I studied for finals most of the night.

CHELSEA
I’m too excited. Do you think we should get in line?

STEPHANIE
(Sitting at a table)
Not me. I’m staying here until the doors open.

CHELSEA
Come on Steph.

STEPHANIE
We just came in. Did you see a big line forming at the bookstore door?

CHELSEA
No. But I want to be the first to meet him.

MAX
(Pointing toward the door)
I don’t think that will be a problem.

Keith Olbermann walks in with Mandy Baker. In her mid to late 30’s, Mandy Baker is a woman of contradictions. Her body language gives the impression that she is on equal footing with Olbermann, yet there is a fear in her eyes that she cannot hide.

CHELSEA
(Loudly)
Oh my God.

KEITH
No. But Bill O thinks of himself that way. I’m just a humble commentator.
CUT


INT: BEDROOM IN DIMERA COTTAGE: EARLY MORNING
Although the bedroom is very lavish, it is also very impersonal and cold. Lucas is in bed. Marlena is has just finished examining him.

MARLENA
Lucas, you need to be careful. You pulled a few stitches and there was little bleeding.

LUCAS
I picked up Johnny.

MARLENA
Didn’t Miles give you a list of things you can and cannot do?

LUCAS
Mostly cannot.

MARLESA
You have to take this seriously.

LUCAS
I am.

MARLENA
Even with the pins, your ribs are still very fragile.

LUCAS
No lifting. No sudden movements.

MARLENA
No intimacy.

LUCAS
Yea, that too.

MARLENA
We’re serious.

LUCAS
It’s not an issue. Sami and I agreed that we weren’t just going to pick up were we left off. There are too many things that have happened. We still love each other, but until we work things out, we’re not going there. We have agreed to take it slow We have to learn not only learn how to trust each other again, but to have faith.

MARLENA
How uncharacteristically sensible.

LUCAS
It’s about time, don’t you think.

MARLENA
I think you are both very passionate. Sometimes it has made you both say and do things that you regret.

LUCAS
Sometimes?

MARLENA
How do you feel about Sami?

LUCAS
I love her very much. I think I always will.
(Thinking)
If it wasn’t for my mother and EJ

MARLENA
You and Sami would be happily.

LUCAS
But it all happened. The vendetta. The divorce. Sami marrying EJ.

MARLENA
EJ getting shot.

LUCAS
That too. Sami was trying so hard to make it up to her family for what she did in the past.

MARLENA
We’ve forgiven her for that.

LUCAS
Have you really?

MARLENA
What do you mean by that?

LUCAS
Think about it. When something happened, didn’t everyone--including me--automatically think the worse? If it had been Carrie, instead of Sami that my mother set up with Brandon wouldn’t Carrie been given a chance to explain. A benefit of doubt.

MARLENA
Carrie’s different.

LUCAS
Yes, she is. Sami has a history. So has Carrie. What Sami has never done is cheat. The same can’t be said of Carrie.

MARLENA
I know Carrie hurt you.

LUCAS
Yes. But she also cheated on Austin with Mike. But that’s not my point. Carrie was forgiven and the slate was wiped clean. No matter how Sami has tried to change, her past is still there--not just for her family, but also for her. It was the guilt that made her agree to Stefano’s terms. She was willing to sacrifice her happiness to proof to her family that she changed.

MARLENA
We tried to tell her.

LUCAS
You know Sami. She can’t always trust what people tell her.

MARLENA
Especially when our actions contradict our word.

LUCAS
Exactly.

MARLENA
She’s not the only one who sacrificed her happiness.

LUCAS
I don’t know what you mean.

MARLENA
You’re stilling lying to Sami.

LUCAS
I don’t know what you mean.

MARLENA
I talked to Will. I know the truth.

LUCAS
It’s over and done with.

MARLENA
No. It’s not. Sami has to know the truth. She is miserable with out him.

LUCAS
I know.

MARLENA
They are both hurting.

LUCAS
I know that too. How do you think Sami would feel if she knew?

MARLENA
The guilt would be incredible.

LUCAS
After everything that‘s happened. It would be more than she could handle. Sami is like an oyster.

MARLENA
(Amused)
An oyster?

LUCAS
When Sami gets hurt, she doesn’t deal with it directly. She wraps it up in anger, but she doesn’t really deal with it. Just like an oyster does with a piece of dirt.

MARLENA
I’m going have to call you on that. When Sami’s angry, everyone knows it.

LUCAS
True. She shows the angry--not the hurt or the guilt or any of her sadness. She simply doesn’t deal with them. I had a lot of time to think in prison. About her and me. We have both been so afraid of showing how other hurt us because we were certain that they would do it again. I kept waiting for the trauma of the rape to hit. When it didn’t, my own issues-my fears kicked in. I thought maybe it wasn’t rape--that Sami wanted him.

MARLENA
That wasn’t true. Sami never would have--

LUCAS
I know that now. Burying it and making nice with EJ was Sami saving her family. It took me a long time to see it.

MARLENA
She still needs to know the truth.

LUCAS
How do you think Sami would feel if she knew her actions led Will to shoot EJ?

MARLENA
I think it would be more guilt than she could bear.
CUT
INT: OUTSIDE BEDROOM DOOR: LATE AFTER NOON
Sami is listening at the door.

LUCAS
(Off camera)
That’s why you can’t tell her.

MARLENA
You can’t keep it hidden forever.

LUCAS
No. Just until she is strong enough to deal with it.

Crying, Sami backs away from the door and runs down the hall.
CUT



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