Days of Our Lives: The Best and Worst from 2015

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It was a heck of a year in Salem!

From the return of some of our favorite characters and the rekindling of a romance to the murder spree of a serial killer and the copy cat we never expected, 2015 definitely shook things up on Days of Our Lives.

There were moments we won't soon forget and those we wish we could. From the best moments to the worst, the most anticipated stories to the most disappointing, the best redeemed character to the couple we think holds the most potential for the future, it's all right here.

Check out our list of the best and worst that 2015 had to offer on Days of Our Lives.

1. Most Anticipated Return: Bo Brady

Most Anticipated Return: Bo Brady
Bo and Hope were one of Salem’s most popular super couples so when Bo Brady went off to work on an undercover mission that never ended, it left a huge hole in our hearts. When we heard Bo was coming back, we were thrilled and it was wonderful to see him again. The chemistry between Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso felt as though they were never apart. Unfortunately Bo’s return was far too short. Too many weeks were spent with him locked away being tortured when all we wanted to see was Bo spending time with family and friends. Even his death felt rushed but despite it all, we were still thrilled to see Bo Brady one last time.

2. Most Disappointing Return: Shawn Douglass

Most Disappointing Return: Shawn Douglass
His return felt like a huge let down. Shawn showed up just as his mother was set to marry Aiden and hung out in Salem just long enough to bury his father. But to be honest, if felt like he came back just to say his marriage was over before flying back to Maine.

3. Best Rekindled Romance: Steve and Kayla

Best Rekindled Romance: Steve and Kayla
They were a super couple in the '80s but time and distance had split them apart. When Steve finally made his way back to Salem, we wondered if there was still hope for this once solid couple. Thankfully, we got our Christmas wish. If Bo Brady's death had one upside, it was that it brought Steve and Kayla back together. Even though we're still not sold on the return of Ava Vitale, we're thrilled to have Steve and Kayla working together as both a couple and a team. We can't wait to see more.

4. Most Anticipated Death: Serena Mason

Most Anticipated Death: Serena Mason
Serena showed up in town with a connection to Eric Brady that had been completely off screen. Then she was launched into the middle of the most boring story of the year. When she was strangled to death by the Neck Tie Killer the only remorse we felt was that her demise didn't come sooner.

5. Most Disappointing Death: Will Horton

Most Disappointing Death: Will Horton
Will Horton died at the hands of the Neck Tie Killer in one of the least expected deaths of the year but it left us with just one question: Why? Will was the son of Sami Brady and Lucas Horton, meaning he had ties to two core families. He was also half of the show's only gay couple. In the past, Will had been both beloved and divisive, which meant he could have had an incredibly interesting future. There was no reason why the writers couldn’t have sent him off to Paris to try and work on his marriage with Sonny and brought him back some time later. Instead, a core character is lost forever for no good reason that we can see. What a senseless loss for Salem and viewers.

6. Most Boring Story: The Elephant Saga

Most Boring Story: The Elephant Saga
The saga of the elephant statues was silly and threatened to put us to sleep. So there were two elephant statues, and Serena hid blood diamonds in one of them in order to get them back to the states. The statue ended up in her one-time-lover, Eric Brady's hands which led to months of watching Serena trying to get her hands on a statue. Instead of creating drama, we continually wished the silly thing would be smashed to pieces just so this story would end. It got to the point that every time fans heard the word "elephant" they audibly groaned. Thankfully, the story, and the elephants, are long gone.

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