I think Marlena was a bit flustered and all over the place due to lack of sleep from Stefano's nightly visits and was also already possessed (The Desecrator - Marlena - burned the Horton Centre Christmas presents after Marlena finished talking to Alice).
This story should have been Brenda/Sonny's from the start, but it's been a decade so I will get over it eventually lol.
I think Nina/Sonny do have possibilities but I may lose it completely if he leaves the mob for Nina. I will just die in a pool of tears for what might have been for Sonny/Brenda.
I honestly think there's an 80-90% chance that when Mo decides to leave or GH is cancelled he will end up with Brenda but there is zero hope on the horizon as of now. It's so hard to say though because I agree with you and @j swift that Sonny/Carly are so established and it's possible my inner fangirl is talking. I don't really think anything should break Carson apart at this point. They have been through so much and even a Brenda reappearance shouldn't shake Carly. It probably is the only thing that would make Carly insecure, but it shouldn't if you look at the actual history.
The chemistry really isn't there with MB and LW but they work okay together. I think it's hard to compare the two couples because there are so many what ifs with Sonny/Brenda and Brenda flits in and out of the canvas unlike Carly so Carly has visible signs of growth and change while Brenda doesn't really.
Anyhow, I like Laura Wright and think she has done well with Carly. It's just a different Carly than I would have imagined SJB's Carly to be.
Sorry, @Vee. But I hated Billie - HATED. (Loved Bo/Carly 1.0 and Bo/Hope.) So the fact that Hope came back (and Peter Reckell's Bo!) filled me with joy when Billie flew away. And the Billie hate persisted with Krista Allen's (villainous) version as well as Julie Pinson's, so it must have been the character as a whole.
The puzzle box scene with Bo/Hope with Billie looking on still makes me grin like a maniac when I watch it.
She has several scenes in this movie:
A Merry Christmas Match (TV Movie)
When Hallmark starts running X-Mas movies, keep an eye out, she's the Mom that runs the store.
I've seen a preview for this year and I think she's in another. If I find a title, I'll post it.