Here they are folks, and they truly suck.
"It's romance and Gothic mystery," says Executive Producer Ken Corday. "We'll also see the reunification of people we've been waiting to see unified and growing love."
"Bo and Hope are going to find center stage again. Bo realizes that he made a mistake and breaks up with Carly. It will take a while, but Bo and Hope will be together solid. Hope doesn't want to be a cop anymore, but Hope needs the action, so it will bring her to a point where she says to Bo that she feels adrift in her life, and what happens then?"
"EJ and Stefano feel Rafe has outlived his usefulness, so they kidnap Rafe and replace him with a doppelganger. The Rafe impostor sets out to turn Sami and the kids against him. So they get this guy, but he's not quite ready; the wires aren't connected. Meanwhile, Rafe is kept in the basement by the DiMeras. The first inkling Sami has that he's not the same is when she sleeps with him. It's kind of like Gaslight, where Sami is like, "How did I marry this guy who is acting like a completely different person after an auto accident? What happened?" This story will play well into spring."
"Taylor is back in town and tries to get close to Nicole. EJ and Taylor meet and it's like lightning striking. EJ doesn't know who Taylor is until she walks down the aisle at his wedding to Nicole and he realizes that he is uncomfortable being around her because of the feelings he has for her. The entire point is to see EJ for the first time have a heart that can be broken. That leaves Nicole not knowing what's going on, but she's still in love with Brady."
"There will be big changes in these people's lives. Chloe is suffering from postpartum depression and it's much deeper than anyone knows. She feels as though she has nothing to live for. This baby is more of a load on her, as it can be with newborns, and she puts his life - and hers - in serious danger when she tries to take her own life. Kate will take advantage of Chloe's depression. Melanie faces some devastating losses, which I'm sure you can figure out."
"Daniel saves Jennifer's life and this is the start of, you save someone's life, they owe you theirs. The scenes between them are good. They will grow close as they bond over their crumbling marriages."
"With Vivian, every time they cut off the snake's head, it grows back, so Brady takes back Titan and he does it without Victor because he feels Vivian has a way into Victor, so he seizes it from Victor's clutches."
"Abby returns to town and meets Chad. They growing love between these two couples is the story here. We're going to be careful and bring them along slowly."