‘Days of Our Lives’: Has Ron Carlivati Gone Too Far – Gabi Storyline Too Cruel?

Days of Our Lives is known for outlandish storylines. Fans of the popular daytime soap opera expect this. They tune in every day to escape reality and enter the town of Salem. But is there a point where a storyline isn’t entertaining anymore? Has Days of Our Lives head writer Ron Carlivati jumped from entertaining to cruel with the Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) and Abigail Deveraux (Marci Miller) storyline?

Days of Our Lives – Gabi Deserved To Get Revenge

Revenge is a part of daytime soaps. When a character suffers an injustice they get revenge. It’s one reason fans tune in. In reality, we would never get away with the stuff the characters do. Fans enjoy watching their favorite character get a little crazy now and then.

After all that Gabi Hernandez suffered, she deserved revenge. Abigail Deveraux suffered no consequences for her actions. Abigail’s actions were all justified under the statement “she was sick”. It’s no wonder that Gabi felt that she needed to take such extreme measures. Abigail wronged her and no one was making it right so she took matters into her own hands.

Days of Our Lives – Gabi Hernandez Goes Too Far

If social media comments are any indication, Days of Our Lives fans hate this storyline. The constant back and forth between Gabi Hernandez and Abigail Deveraux has gone on long enough. Fans could handle Gabi filling Chad DiMera’s (Billy Flynn) head with lies. They could handle Gabi ruining DiMera family picnics. What fans can’t handle is Gabi drugging a much pregnant Abigail.

We know the drugs aren’t supposed to hurt the baby. The writers made sure we witnessed a conversation between Dr. Kayla Brady (Mary Beth Evans) and Gabi Hernandez. Gabi mentioned that she had taken the same drug while pregnant. Gabi doesn’t want to hurt Abigail’s baby. She wants to hurt Abigail.

Even so, Days of Our Lives fans are having a hard time accepting this storyline. Abigail is still pregnant. Society considers pregnant women to be “fragile”. We want to take care of pregnant women, not harm them. The thought of drugging a woman that is pregnant to make her think she’s losing her mind is reprehensible. Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal that Abby is finally wising up to Gabi’s game but has the storyline reached the point of being cruel and no longer entertaining?

Days of Our Lives – Storyline No Longer Entertaining?

Fans of Days of Our Lives are faithful. They continue to watch even when the storylines aren’t what they expect. Even lifelong fans of the show are having a hard time digesting this storyline. Not only is Gabi drugging someone that is pregnant, but she’s also messing with the mind of a person suffering from mental illness.

Mental illness shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, the fact that Abigail has never received help for her mental illness has made a mockery out of her illness. Most fans do not believe going to visit your therapist grandmother, Dr. Laura Horton (Jaime Lyn Bauer), for a few weeks “cured” Abigail Deveraux. Fans wanted to see Abigail actually get treatment for her illness. Instead, Grandma slapped a band-aid on Abigail and sent her back to Salem.

Some fans find it hard to empathize with Abigail because we didn’t witness her “recovering”. Instead, they feel she was given a get out of jail free card once again and doesn’t have to pay for her actions. Just as some fans are crying foul over Abigail being drugged others are crying foul that she is never held accountable for her actions.

Days of Our Lives – Finding A Perfect Balance

Is it possible to find the perfect balance between revenge and being cruel? Of course. Days of Our Lives has been doing it for years. Abigail certainly isn’t the first character to have had something cruel happen to her. She won’t be the last.

The longer this storyline goes on the crueler it seems. Fans want to see it end. They want Abigail’s baby born healthy. They want to see Gabi go back to being a friend instead of a foe. She’s been turned evil and most Days of Our Lives viewers hate it. One thing all DOOL fans can agree on is they want this story to end very soon!

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