Another one from Dallas is with Sue Ellen....its cliffhanger time and Sue Ellen is vowing to never marry Jr if Cliff dies... Sue Ellen hair is extremely long....fast forward to season premiere and we have Sue Ellen walking out of the hospital with very short hair
I have re-watched a ton of Marlena stuff from her return, the affair, and the early possession lately. The tale of two Romans, while kind of a disaster in that Roman was ultimately ruined, was also really an emotionally complex story that had a lot of depth and every beat was played. From the early part of Roman’s return, it feels like the affair was inevitable.
It is also very interesting seeing John in two viable romances while Marlena is with Roman and fighting her lingering feelings for John. Isabella and Kristen both had rooting value with John, and at the time I wasn’t so sure he and Marlena were going to end up together until much later on in Reilly’s run.
Its so easy to forget how good and not campy Reilly’s run was before the possession (and really, that story being stretched out). It was a fantastic time to watch the show. Reilly lost me about a year before he left though. I missed his earlier run.
She's a very likable actress as well. There's always been something very comfortable with watching her on screen. I think she's actually underrated. She's always had the ability to generate good chemistry with co stars and play a very rootable heroine. Days rarely got credit for anything in the 70's or 80's acting wise and I think DH was like screw it-I give up. Watching her 70's and 80's stuff does make you really appreciate her. I am not sure who she was up against back then for her emmys, but I would have at least given her an emmy nomination for the Possession because it was so ground breaking and she did some good work with it. I imagine she's okay with it. She got to make The Never Say Never: Deidre Hall story instead