As we enter the last month of 2016, one can’t help but be a little reflective when it comes to the many storylines we’ve watched on soaps this past year. Salem had its fair share of ups and downs over the past 12 months, which left Days of Our Lives (DOOL) fans feeling like they were on a roller coaster ride. As much as soap opera fans love romance, adventure, and some mystery – we all love a big scandal. Below are the top 10 biggest DOOL scandals in 2016.
10. Eric’s Drunk Driving Accident
The list is kicked off with an incident that happened on the cusp of 2016. After leaving a New Year’s Eve party, Eric takes the wheel drunk and hauls Jennifer Horton, Dr. Daniel Jonas, and Brady Black along for the ride. They inevitably get into an accident where all three are rushed to the hospital. Jenn and Eric sustain injuries and almost lose their lives. Brady is in need of a heart transplant and Daniel is on life support. Maggie makes the difficult decision to take Daniel off life support and donate his heart to Brady. Brady lives, but many tears in Salem are shed and shock runs through the little town when the news hits that Dr. Daniel Jonas is gone. Former priest Eric, who had been spinning out of control, was sentenced to five years in prison after the accident. Jenn was devastated and Eric’s parents were horrified.
9. Jenn Is Addicted To Pain Killers
Forever the good girl, Jennifer Horton struggles with addiction in 2016 was quite scandalous to say the least. Jenn always made good decisions and was seen as the voice of reason, so she was the last person in Salem fans would think could gravitate to drugs. But after the infamous New Year’s Eve accident, Jenn needed those pain killers to cope. To cope with how her life spiraled out of control, to control the hurt behind losing Daniel, to help with all the pain she felt. Her toxic relationship with fellow addict Eric Brady didn’t help with the situation either. Alas, thanks to friends and family (and a ghostly visit from her love, Jack), Jennifer was able to overcome addiction and is now well on the road to recovery.
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