Whether you’re a viewer of Days Of Our Lives (DOOL), General Hospital (GH), The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) or The Young and the Restless (Y&R), there’s no denying that 2021 has been a special year in daytime drama. We’ve laughed, cried and stared wide-eyed at screens together, but we’ve also cringed together. Some soap opera storylines miss the mark, but others are such massive mistakes that viewers feel cheated. Read on for the unbelievable soap opera blunders of 2021!
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12. Eric Brady’s Return (DOOL)
Character returns can break viewers’ hearts. The hype is always exciting when an actor comes back to reprise a role, but it’s often unsaid whether they’ll be on canvas for years or… five minutes. In the case of DOOL’s Eric Brady, who returned to Salem only to find out that his wife, Nicole, had slept with Xander, it was definitely the latter. Eric would end things with Nicole and immediately catch a flight back to his missionary work in Africa. The move disappointed fans who had waited so long for this couple to reunite, and it was a tease to see actor Greg Vaughan so briefly. Let’s hope his Christmas visit lasts longer!