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With OLTL at the bottom of the ratings,cast overhauls and talks of cancellation,what do you think needs to happen to revitalise the show?

What stories need to be dropped?

Which characters should go?

Are there any characters/actors that need to be brought back?Should Viki be in a front burner story or is it time for her to take a back seat and let newer characters take the floor?

What is left for Viki to do anyway?

Is it time for Todd,Bo,Nora,Blair etc to be written off?

Looking back to the Malone years and the restructure that took place.

Nora tied to Bo,her ex husband and daughter introduced,Carlotta turned into a core character and her children introduced.

Should a similar revamp happen now?

Looking forward to your suggestions...

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Most of my ideas will never happen with Frons in charge. :rolleyes:

First of all Michael Easton, JPL, Farah Fath, David Gregory, Terel Tilford and Jason Tam would be fired.

I would bring back Laura Bonariggo (Cassie), and attempt at trying to rebuild the Cramer Family. They aren't even a family anymore, they couldn't even all come together for Melinda's death.

End this stupid ass "Jessica is a teenager" Storyline. Move her onto someone else.

Stop this Natalie/John/Marty triangle. Move Natalie into a quad with Cris, Layla, and Brody.

Bring back David Gauthier (Kevin), give him a relationship with Marty, I guess.

Get rid of Gina Tognoni. Her story has been a FLOP from the beginnning, and no one is interested.

Finally rid us of Rex and Gigi. They have ruined so many characters in their run, that I just want them out. Give them a happy little ending, and have them go off to Switzerland to meet Rex's bio parents. LOL

Separate Starr and Cole. I'm tired of their perfect little love story. This is a soap damnit, move Starr into a different direction. Hopefully they will do that when she graduates.

Drop TSJ. The actor is okay, but the character is awful. Todd is just a sick perv that gets to wander around town. Yet, Schuyler who hasn't done 1/10th of the s.hit Todd's done is in a jail cell.

Give the guy that plays Eli a contract, and bring back Michael Lowry back as Ross. I would love a Eli/Blair/Ross triangle.

Bring back Scott Clifton and Daphnee Duplaix. There is TONS of story potential with that pairing if TPTB could do it right.

I would say bring back Kish, but the damage has been done. I doubt they would agree to return after how they were treated.

Do a Clint/Viki/Charlie/Dorian quad. :wub:

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#1 Starr and Cole plan to move away. Todd pulls every trick in the book but nothing works. Todd decides to stop them by making Starr think that Cole has relapsed. He secretly drugs Cole, but goes too far and Cole overdoses, ending up in the hospital with serious, life-changing damage. Todd consoles Marty as her shame and self-loathing hit her hard, as she begins to believe that her years of drug and alcohol abuse and erratic parenting ruined Cole before he was ever born. Blair, Natalie, Viki, and Andrew do their best to try to help Marty, but John pulls away, as he can't handle her scars. Marty turns more and more to Todd, and his obsession with her leads him to confess that he nearly killed Cole and that it was all a part of their great love for each other. Marty snaps and stabs Todd to death. John decides to be her protector, but Marty insists she confess to what she has done, saying that she is tired of men controlling her. Marty goes on trial for murder. Blair continues to be a support system, and to the surprise of everyone, Tea decides to act as her attorney.

#2 A broad coalition of voters start a recall petition against Dorian. Viki is horrified at the thought of who the next mayor might end up being, and she puts her name in. Viki is elected mayor as Dorian loses her elected office, but quickly bounces back by returning to the hospital.

#3 Langston gets a text from Ford saying he has a surprise for her. She finds him in bed with the pizza girl. He tells her to strip off and join them. Langston finally realizes just how little she means to Ford. Markko tries to console her, but she tells him she's unworthy of his love, and confesses her affair. To her surprise, Markko forgives her, but this only makes her hate herself even more. Langston and Markko take things very, very slowly. Langston is still angry over Ford and she begins working with feminist groups on campus. Meanwhile, Markko feels lost, but his parents' attempts to draw him back into their faith only push him further away. He begins to attend a less restrictive church, run by a familiar face...

#4 Rex begins searching for his birth parents. He eventually reveals that Bo is his birth father. Bo is initially skeptical, but it feels right that Rex is his son, and he accepts him. Rex soon begins embezzling large sums of cash from the Buchanans. Gigi investigates and learns that Rex is paying off Cain Rogan...his biological father. Rex doctored the DNA tests because he was desperate to be Bo's son, and to feel special. Rex begs Gigi to keep quiet, but she is disgusted and realizes she has never really known Rex. She tells Bo the truth at a party the Buchanans throw in Rex's honor. Bo wants nothing to do with Rex. Rex is at a loss. Markko tells him about his new place of worship. Angela Holiday introduces herself to Rex, and, in time, reveals she is his mother. In more time, she tells him she's heard what a good con artist he was, and that she's planning her biggest con yet.

#5 Blair begins searching for her biological father.

#6 Roxy wins the lottery and begins taking over various Llanview hot spots. A young, handsome man woos her, and soon proposes. Viewers are left to decide whether he loves her or just wants money. While Roxy is thrilled to be a "Krueger," a number of other residents are skeptical, or are convinced they have seen him before. As he and Roxy stand at the altar, Tina bursts through the church doors, announcing that the young man is her son, CJ, and that she has to stop the wedding...

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#1 Starr and Cole plan to move away. Todd pulls every trick in the book but nothing works. Todd decides to stop them by making Starr think that Cole has relapsed. He secretly drugs Cole, but goes too far and Cole overdoses, ending up in the hospital with serious, life-changing damage. Todd consoles Marty as her shame and self-loathing hit her hard, as she begins to believe that her years of drug and alcohol abuse and erratic parenting ruined Cole before he was ever born. Blair, Natalie, Viki, and Andrew do their best to try to help Marty, but John pulls away, as he can't handle her scars. Marty turns more and more to Todd, and his obsession with her leads him to confess that he nearly killed Cole and that it was all a part of their great love for each other. Marty snaps and stabs Todd to death. John decides to be her protector, but Marty insists she confess to what she has done, saying that she is tired of men controlling her. Marty goes on trial for murder. Blair continues to be a support system, and to the surprise of everyone, Tea decides to act as her attorney.

#2 A broad coalition of voters start a recall petition against Dorian. Viki is horrified at the thought of who the next mayor might end up being, and she puts her name in. Viki is elected mayor as Dorian loses her elected office, but quickly bounces back by returning to the hospital.

#3 Langston gets a text from Ford saying he has a surprise for her. She finds him in bed with the pizza girl. He tells her to strip off and join them. Langston finally realizes just how little she means to Ford. Markko tries to console her, but she tells him she's unworthy of his love, and confesses her affair. To her surprise, Markko forgives her, but this only makes her hate herself even more. Langston and Markko take things very, very slowly. Langston is still angry over Ford and she begins working with feminist groups on campus. Meanwhile, Markko feels lost, but his parents' attempts to draw him back into their faith only push him further away. He begins to attend a less restrictive church, run by a familiar face...

#4 Rex begins searching for his birth parents. He eventually reveals that Bo is his birth father. Bo is initially skeptical, but it feels right that Rex is his son, and he accepts him. Rex soon begins embezzling large sums of cash from the Buchanans. Gigi investigates and learns that Rex is paying off Cain Rogan...his biological father. Rex doctored the DNA tests because he was desperate to be Bo's son, and to feel special. Rex begs Gigi to keep quiet, but she is disgusted and realizes she has never really known Rex. She tells Bo the truth at a party the Buchanans throw in Rex's honor. Bo wants nothing to do with Rex. Rex is at a loss. Markko tells him about his new place of worship. Angela Holiday introduces herself to Rex, and, in time, reveals she is his mother. In more time, she tells him she's heard what a good con artist he was, and that she's planning her biggest con yet.

#5 Blair begins searching for her biological father.

#6 Roxy wins the lottery and begins taking over various Llanview hot spots. A young, handsome man woos her, and soon proposes. Viewers are left to decide whether he loves her or just wants money. While Roxy is thrilled to be a "Krueger," a number of other residents are skeptical, or are convinced they have seen him before. As he and Roxy stand at the altar, Tina bursts through the church doors, announcing that the young man is her son, CJ, and that she has to stop the wedding...

Awesome ideas, Carl. If OLTL was written like this (or by you for that matter) I'd be DVR'ing that show every single day!

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#1 Starr and Cole plan to move away. Todd pulls every trick in the book but nothing works. Todd decides to stop them by making Starr think that Cole has relapsed. He secretly drugs Cole, but goes too far and Cole overdoses, ending up in the hospital with serious, life-changing damage. Todd consoles Marty as her shame and self-loathing hit her hard, as she begins to believe that her years of drug and alcohol abuse and erratic parenting ruined Cole before he was ever born. Blair, Natalie, Viki, and Andrew do their best to try to help Marty, but John pulls away, as he can't handle her scars. Marty turns more and more to Todd, and his obsession with her leads him to confess that he nearly killed Cole and that it was all a part of their great love for each other. Marty snaps and stabs Todd to death. John decides to be her protector, but Marty insists she confess to what she has done, saying that she is tired of men controlling her. Marty goes on trial for murder. Blair continues to be a support system, and to the surprise of everyone, Tea decides to act as her attorney.

#2 A broad coalition of voters start a recall petition against Dorian. Viki is horrified at the thought of who the next mayor might end up being, and she puts her name in. Viki is elected mayor as Dorian loses her elected office, but quickly bounces back by returning to the hospital.

#3 Langston gets a text from Ford saying he has a surprise for her. She finds him in bed with the pizza girl. He tells her to strip off and join them. Langston finally realizes just how little she means to Ford. Markko tries to console her, but she tells him she's unworthy of his love, and confesses her affair. To her surprise, Markko forgives her, but this only makes her hate herself even more. Langston and Markko take things very, very slowly. Langston is still angry over Ford and she begins working with feminist groups on campus. Meanwhile, Markko feels lost, but his parents' attempts to draw him back into their faith only push him further away. He begins to attend a less restrictive church, run by a familiar face...

#4 Rex begins searching for his birth parents. He eventually reveals that Bo is his birth father. Bo is initially skeptical, but it feels right that Rex is his son, and he accepts him. Rex soon begins embezzling large sums of cash from the Buchanans. Gigi investigates and learns that Rex is paying off Cain Rogan...his biological father. Rex doctored the DNA tests because he was desperate to be Bo's son, and to feel special. Rex begs Gigi to keep quiet, but she is disgusted and realizes she has never really known Rex. She tells Bo the truth at a party the Buchanans throw in Rex's honor. Bo wants nothing to do with Rex. Rex is at a loss. Markko tells him about his new place of worship. Angela Holiday introduces herself to Rex, and, in time, reveals she is his mother. In more time, she tells him she's heard what a good con artist he was, and that she's planning her biggest con yet.

#5 Blair begins searching for her biological father.

#6 Roxy wins the lottery and begins taking over various Llanview hot spots. A young, handsome man woos her, and soon proposes. Viewers are left to decide whether he loves her or just wants money. While Roxy is thrilled to be a "Krueger," a number of other residents are skeptical, or are convinced they have seen him before. As he and Roxy stand at the altar, Tina bursts through the church doors, announcing that the young man is her son, CJ, and that she has to stop the wedding...

You should join the writing team. I love your ideas except for the Rex stuff. Can't you kill him or something? lol

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You should join the writing team. I love your ideas except for the Rex stuff. Can't you kill him or something? lol

Before Rex went I'd like to see the relationship with Bo derailed for good and see all the stuff about what a hero and a good guy he is stripped away. I'd use him to bring back unexplored characters who can still impact today's canvas, like Cain and Angela (Angela also had a lot of ties to Dorian). After that, if he still isn't any more tolerable as a character, then I'd write him out.

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Before Rex went I'd like to see the relationship with Bo derailed for good and see all the stuff about what a hero and a good guy he is stripped away.

I love that idea. Just watching everything that's supposed to make Rex so wonderful fall apart would be pure and utter delight.

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River shows up at Dorian's mansion, as he has run up debts and Cassie won't pay them. He's not a bad guy, but he's aimless, and never feels like he fits in.

Cassie arrives in Llanview to try to mend fences with River, but it's not easy. Kelly turns to Cassie for help with Zane, as she brings Zane to Llanview to try to bond with him. Zane is cold towards her, but quickly warms to Cassie. Kelly tries to be happy that her son is settling in, but inside she's hurt.

Kevin decides to spend more time in Llanview as his family needs him. Cassie and Kevin become friendly and finally begin to work out the lingering resentment Cassie has felt towards him for so many years. There is nothing beyond friendship, but Kelly is jealous and paranoid and angry at the thought of Kevin showing any interest in Cassie. She is extremely cold towards Kevin and increasingly cold towards Cassie, not realizing that her distance actually begins to push Kevin and Cassie to examine their true feelings for each other.

Kelly gets drunk and when Dorian asks what's the matter, Kelly unloads all her pain and anger, ending with a bitter remark that since Cassie could never have kids of her own, she has to keep stealing them from other women. The light goes out in Dorian's eyes, and Kelly realizes Dorian will never feel the same way about her again. Kelly moves out.

Kelly makes a show of herself at Rodi's, desperate to convince everyone she's still young and carefree. River is working there as a bartender and knocks out a guy who gets too fresh with her. He takes Kelly home and puts her to bed to sleep it off. A few days later, a sheepish Kelly asks River over to his apartment and thanks him for his help and for not telling anyone what happened. River says they have a lot in common. Impulsively, Kelly kisses him. She says this is wrong, they have to stop, but then he kisses her, and they don't stop...

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Who is Angela? What is her history? I've never heard of her.

Kelly gets drunk and when Dorian asks what's the matter, Kelly unloads all her pain and anger, ending with a bitter remark that since Cassie could never have kids of her own, she has to keep stealing them from other women. The light goes out in Dorian's eyes, and Kelly realizes Dorian will never feel the same way about her again. Kelly moves out.

Dorian MUST slap her in this moment. It is essential!

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Who is Angela? What is her history? I've never heard of her.

Angela Holiday was a faith healer/evangelist Cord met when he was dealing with PTSD and losing Tina. She helped Cord stay together. She moved to Llanview with her disciple Rebecca Lewis (the same Rebecca who was involved with Powell and Todd and butchered last year). Only Cain, Tina's boyfriend, knew the true Angela -- a con artist. Angela began taking money for her charities, but pocketing most of it for herself. Dorian was in a very low place at this time, and she trusted Angela, giving Angela tens of thousands of dollars. When she realized Angela was a con, she exposed her to Llanview. Angela tried to turn over a new leaf, and went to work for Dorian for a while. She just slowly faded from the scene. She left in early 1994, with her goodbye present to Cord being that she had hired an actor to pretend to be a minister at Cain and Tina's wedding.

Dorian MUST slap her in this moment. It is essential!

A slap would be fine, but one of those cold, hard stares would be great too. Kelly would wilt, as she's never seen that from Dorian before.

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