Every plot and story line in every soap opera is centred around one basic principle. And that principle is this:
we, the viewer know something that a key character in the story line does not, ie: Bill is having an affair with Bob's wife. We know about it but Bob doesn't, so we watch and wait to see Bob's reaction when he finds out.
And, just before Bob finds out he will be in a really good mood!
Think of any plot in any soap and it's the same.
I don't watch soaps (but I used to) and I've sussed this out - why can't regular viewers suss it out and dump the brainwashing rubbish?