Quote Axl Rose: If anything these are my storyline ideas for next year, for Days of Our Lives
- Shawn & Belle along with their daughter Claire all return to Salem, with Shawn having a new job being a cop like his parents Bo & Hope, and Belle with her new job of working at Basic Black with her brother Brady & her dad John, and when Claire comes back, look for her to be the same age as Ciara
- Jeannie Donovan, Shane & Kimberly's daughter, look for her to come back to Salem and when she does, she will be the resident bad girl of the young adult crowd that has Will, Chad, Sonny, Gabi, Melanie, Abby, Cameron, etc. with Jeannie having feelings for Cameron which causes a triangle with Abby
- Nick Fallon, I would bring him back to Salem and have Nick fall for Melanie again but this time he is a changed man especially after what happened to him in prison, he is not the same Nick that we remember, he comes back with a huge chip on his shoulder
- A near-death experience happens, this time to Sami as a result of Kate trying to kill Sami but ultimately she doesn't get the job done but Sami is in a coma and it looks pretty grim, and that the chances of Sami ever waking up are pretty slim but Sami she fights her way back to the ones she loves but once she comes back, she doesn't remember anything at all, she doesn't even remember anything about her life, her name even, she doesn't even remember her kids, she doesn't remember anything about her accident with Kate trying to kill her and Sami because of her memory loss she ends up lashing out at everyone who is trying to help her to get her life back but she keeps pushing them away
A twist on the first of the potential story lines outlined above is:
Shawn and Belle along with Claire coming back, but rather than Shawn going directly into the Salem PD, he reinstates the Private Investigation Agency/Office his parents worked in with Howie and later ran years ago. His PI firm will work closely with the Salem PD and perhaps the ISA and take on cases that work on international corporate espionage and white collar crime. The PI agency will also work closely with a law firm (possibly Frankie or Kosichek--as the elder partner). The hospital which will have established a forensic unit which will work closely with both Brady, Brady and Brady, Inc. and the Salem PD. Hope will work in the PI company, constantly tangling with Bo who remains with the Salem PD.