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Gorillas, Magical Force Fields, And The 8 Other Craziest Soap Opera Plots To Ever Air On TV

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Daytime viewers have been known to put up with some downright strange story-lines, but these 10 plots pushed the envelope a little too far:

The cast of Crossroads.Crossroads

1. The Supermarket - Crossroads

Fans of this UK soap were happy to hear it was being revived in 2001, but were quickly turned off by messy plots with no resolution. By the time the series wrapped in 2003 they thought things couldn't get any worse. They were wrong.

The final episode of Crossroads revealed the last 2 years were actually the fantasies of a supermarket worker, based on her customers. It's actually insulting to pass such lazy writing off on a retail worker!

2. Skye Lockhart - the Young and the Restless

This character - who seemed to have 9 lives - made a splash on Y&R in a plot where she faked her own death twice. Once to help her lover Adam Newman and once to frame him.

Later, when Adam's new lover Sharon tried to prove Skye was still alive she wound up chasing her into a volcano, and Sharon had to fake her own death to escape from jail.

3. The Gorilla - Ryan's Hope

The cast of Ryan's hope.IMDB

This soap from the '70s and '80s is remembered best for the strange story-lines that came one after the other. First, Delia was kidnapped by a gorilla named Prince Albert (played by a man in a gorilla costume, for safety), then the cast was off in search of an ancient mummy.

Head writer Claire Labine insists the gorilla story was really about "alienation," but also admits that the mummy episode was based on a recent vacation she took.

What's crazier than a gorilla? How about aliens...

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