Yeah, I assume the DH's episode guarantee was stockpiled, if you will, and we see them more than we usually do but yeah, there's not the luxury of having characters on 4-5 days a week to play out a story.
Sidenote, I feel the lower guarantees, while I get it, hurt the flow big time on DAYS. Ron could also make better choices but he has a formula that he was trained with on the ABC soaps and he uses it on DAYS.
I believe Sloane Denning on Capitol married Prince Ali of Baraq or somewhere. He appeared to be a pseudo-Islamic prince who might become a pseudo-Islamic king, but Sloane got the pseudo-Islamic firing squad.
The interaction with the Brooks girls that I always found comical was NIKKI. She and Chris Brooks were fairly close (both married to a Foster brother). I believe Nikki even wore Chris's dress in her 1979 wedding to Greg Foster. But I guess Chris never bothered mentioning that she had a lil sister named Peggy. In the summer of 1980, Nikki and Greg separated, and Nikki joined the New World Commune (along with Paul). Peggy had also infiltrated the organization. Nikki, Paul, and Peggy spent the entire summer together but they never seemed to recognize that Peggy was dating Paul's older brother or that she was Greg Foster's sister-in-law/step-sister. By the time the New World storyline was over, Nikki and Peggy were friendly, but I guess Peggy never mentioned that she had a sister named Leslie who played the piano. Less than a year later, Nikki was residing in Goat Castle, and Victor hired Leslie to give Nikki piano lessons. Blank slate. Nikki didn't appear to have a clue that Leslie was a sister to Chris and Peggy. But Leslie and Nikki played lots of sonatas together, without Leslie ever bothering to mention that she had a sister named Lorie. A year later, Lorie was Nikki's romantic rival for Goat Daddy, but Nikki seemed never to have heard of her before. That's Bill Bell for you.
That's probably true, especially in hindsight (heck, it was cheesy back then!), but I have a fondness for this story. Yes, the prince of Morocco lived in some Arabian Nights alternate universe and in that sense it was offensive with regards to the realities of the Mahgreb/Middle Eastern world.
However, one thing I appreciated about it was the sympathetic light it cast upon Prince Omar (played by Indian actor Kabir Bedi) and his kind, loyal adviser Mustafa. While Taylor was boohoo-ing over Ridge, and a newly-married Ridge & Brooke were shagging around 'Morocco' (approximately 0.2 seconds after Taylor went missing -- the Ridge penis can never be left unattended, ever!), Omar and Mustafa were actually the stand-up guys in this whole mess. Omar was in love with Taylor, but it was unrequited.
If I recall correctly, Hunter Tylo had taken time off in 1994 to do a mini-series called The Maharaja's Daughter with Bruce Boxleitner (now there's an 80s blast from the past) and Kabir Bedi. B&B wanted to capitalize on that mini-series so the show brought Bedi in for this SL arc.