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The Most Illogical, Absolutely Crazy Soap Opera Storylines Ever Aired

Updated August 7, 2017 1.3k votes 267 voters 16.5k views15 items

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Soap operas are known for their out-of-this-world plots and crazy characters, but some stories are so bizarre they take the cake. Even the greatest soap operas of all time have had their share of weird moments.

From the medical (a stalker implanting embryos into her own womb) to the environmental (remember Luke and Laura trying to stop the Cassadines from freezing the world on General Hospital?) these insane soap opera stories and shocking moments have helped win daytime a legion of fans. And that's not to mention the over-the-top supernatural twists. There are plenty of time travel plots, alien visitations, and magical mishaps on these shows.

From zombie heiresses to extraterrestrial teenagers, this list has them all. But it's up to you to determine the craziest soap opera plots and weirdest moments on daytime soaps.

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    Theresa Raped Ethan And Stole His Wife's Embryos On Passions (2004)

    Theresa Raped Ethan And Stole  is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Illogical, Absolutely Crazy Soap Opera Storylines Ever Aired
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    Few characters have embodied their show's titles like Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, the earnest heroine of Passions. Daughter of the wealthy Crane family's maid, she became obsessed with Crane heir Ethan at a young age. She spent years trying to mess up Ethan's relationship with his lady love, Gwen, but went way too far at one point. 

    Theresa once pretended to be Gwen, drugged Ethan, and raped him. She got pregnant, but was unaware; determined to get Ethan, she drugged the woman who was going to be his and Gwen's surrogate and inserted the couple's fertilized embryos into herself. Theresa eventually lost Gwen and Ethan's baby via surgery, but had her own child with Ethan, a daughter she later named Jane.

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    Erica Kane's Aborted Fetus Came To Life On All My Children (2005-2006)

    Erica Kane's Aborted Fetus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Illogical, Absolutely Crazy Soap Opera Storylines Ever Aired
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    In 1973, soap vixen Erica Kane made headlines for having an on-screen legal abortion on All My Children. This revolutionary storyline was a milestone for daytime television, especially after Roe v. Wade, but the AMC writers decided to reverse this important moment in the mid-2000s. The storyline was rewritten so that the doctor who performed her procedure implanted the aborted fetus in to his wife's uterus. That child grew up to be the forgettable character Greg Madden, who terrorized his biological mother on-screen until being killed off and giving his heart to his half-sister, Erica's daughter Kendall.

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    Twins Emerged From A Spaceship On Days Of Our Lives (2002)

    Twins Emerged From A Spaceship is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Illogical, Absolutely Crazy Soap Opera Storylines Ever Aired
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    When a meteor shower hit the town of Salem, it didn't just leave some stones behind: a spaceship deposited two alien kids, dubbed the "Gemini Twins." These out-of-these-world teens could hardly speak at first, but they were really attractive. Conveniently, they turned out to be the kids of town cop Roman Brady and vixen Kate Roberts. Named Rex and Cassie, they got into trouble - Cassie almost slept with her half-brother before she learned they were related.

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    Reva Was Cloned On Guiding Light (1998)

    Reva Was Cloned On Guiding Lig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Illogical, Absolutely Crazy Soap Opera Storylines Ever Aired
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    Reva Shayne, the gusty heroine of Guiding Light, underwent pretty much every journey possible. She was a cancer survivor, a princess, became Amish, and even had a clone. Once, Reva washed up on a deserted island and, trying to get home, managed to find her way to a phone - but she called home and heard her own voice on the other end. It turns out her true love, Josh, had accidentally allowed someone to make a Reva clone that rapidly aged. Clone Reva took over Josh's affections and worked to stop Real Reva from getting back to the man she loved. Eventually, Reva got her life back, and the clone turned into Reva's long-lost cousin, Dolly.

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