You cried, you were mesmerized, whatever your particular emotion, these are the Top 10 Most Shocking moments in soap history. Some are off-the-wall, some are heart-tugging and some are just downright bizarre, but all were unforgettable moments in the genre.
Port Charles - Vampires in Port Charles
Lucy and Kevin, through many trials and tribulations, had uncovered the existence of his daughter Livvie. Yet, when Lucy began to delve into her family history, which led her to Transylvania, she learned that she was the last in a long line of vampire slayers. She found her long lost cousin, Rafe Kovich, who turned out to be an angel and revealed the existence of Michael/Caleb Morley as the last of the vampires. Lucy, Kevin and Rafe managed to vanquish Caleb but only momentarily. He returned by gaining power from the town’s fear. He planted thoughts in Lucy’s head that made her think that Kevin wanted to rekindle his relationship with Eve and that her lost daughter Christina was trying to contact her. Yet, through much adversity, secret worlds and ex-lovers/angels, Kevin and Lucy found their way back to each other. But, then a band known as The Stephen Clay Experience came to Port Charles and released a song that seemed to mesmerize the whole town except Lucy and Rafe. When the band’s front man was revealed, he looked like Caleb. Lucy and Rafe then went into slayer mode to protect the town but several key residents were turned like Alison’s mother, Elizabeth and Eve’s husband Ian. Lucy, Kevin, Alison and Ian worked nonstop to vanquish Caleb once and for all. They planned submerge vampires that have fed in a healing spring that would return them to their human selves. The group planned to toss all the vampires in. Unfortunately, the plan did not go off as well as hoped because Joshua tried to blow the spring up and people were injured. Lucy also fell into the water and lost her slayer powers. Ian was unable to be healed. After many mistaken identities and revenge plots, it was ultimately Livvie, who had an on again – off again dark romance with Caleb, who plunged the stake into his heart, finally vanquishing him.
In 1994, Maxie Jones became seriously ill and needed a heart transplant to save her life. One morning, Bobbie Jones bid her young daughter B.J. goodbye as she went on the bus to school. Later that day, B.J. was taken to GH because she had been in a school bus accident, which left her brain dead. Felicia, Maxie’s mother, learned that there was a donor heart for Maxie but didn’t know it was B.J.’s. In yet another one of soaps most gut-wrenching scenes, Felicia learns from Bobbie that it’s B.J’s heart and Felicia crumpled to the floor in agony, as did Bobbie. Tony, B.J.’s father, at first didn’t want to let B.J. go but eventually agreed and B.J’s heart saved Maxie’s life.
Josh, thinking Reva was dead, had accidentally allowed Dr. Michael Burke to produce a clone of Reva using her frozen eggs. The clone was rapidly aged to Reva’s age with the use of an aging serum. The clone learned Reva was alive, kidnapped her and trapped her in a lighthouse. Reva convinced the clone into allowing her to “teach” her how to love Josh. In reality, it was Reva’s plan to get back to Josh. Later, Josh reluctantly chose to marry the clone, Reva talked the clone into moving her into the Lewis’ poolhouse and to bring her tapes of the kids. Reva then made a tape for Josh telling him that she was alive and being kept in the poolhouse. Josh later figured out what the clone had done but Reva took pity on the clone and made her into her long lost cousin, Dolly. She sent Dolly to live a new life in Italy but still in love with Josh, she overdosed on the aging serum and died so Reva and Josh could continue their life together.
Robin developed a crush on Stone, who worked for Sonny and her Uncle Mac didn’t like it. Before consummating their relationship, Stone told Robin that he had been tested for AIDS, since he spent much of his life on the street and had tested negative but he never went back for the six-month checkup. He and Robin used protection but one night they didn’t and it was later revealed that Stone did have AIDS. Stone was afraid to tell Robin but it was when he was later shot and his blood got all over Robin, that he told her the truth. Robin stood by Stone and got tested. The first test came back negative but the six-month follow-up test came back positive. Robin didn’t want to tell Stone but on his deathbed she did. He was racked with guilt over what he had done but Robin loved him anyway. In one of the most touching yet heartbreaking scenes ever on soaps, Stone died in Robin’s arms.