I wonder. I always assumed they'd committed to Dee and Drake as endgame as early as the Titan boardroom because they realized the chemistry was too much to deny, and that's why they threw over poor Northrop.
I remember liking Kristen even before she was nuts and liking them together, but she may well have been unpopular as a heroine - I was too young to take stock.
I think the Possession is where the show decided Jarlena endgame. I think it was full on Kristen/John until then and the network wanted Drake to be with someone younger. I think Kristen and John were just not that popular until she went bat [!@#$%^&*] and Jarlena have a very strong fanbase that just won out. And the Possession wouldn't have worked if John wasn't crazy in love with Marlena.
The entire Possession would fall flat if John wouldn't be willing to die for Marlena.
Does this really count as a continuity error? It certainly is one of the most famous "haircut without permission" but while I obviously wasn't watching at the time, watching these scenes now in isolation feels like it was well-explained and her character's motives seemed like they made sense. I dunno what the overall context and storyline was obviously but it looks like the writing clean-up did a decent job at explaining it, no?
Thank you! I actually love the short hair on her - better than on Rena.
Its getting better, i uploaded episodes 1248-1257 many days ago.
But because of work and co i didnt manage to find time to record the following episodes.
For now, i am 34 episodes behind, because videoland is at episode 1290