On Days of Our Lives, John and Marlena spent decades on the front burner, first when he thought he was Roman, and then during all of John’s (Drake Hogestyn) multiple identity crises.
He’s Forrest Alamain! He’s Ryan Brady (DiMera)! He’s an assassin! He’s a priest!
Most recently, we got the tale of Marlena (Deidre Hall) in a coma and John swapping her out with Hattie in order to keep Belle (Martha Madison) from pulling the plug. Afterward, John and Marlena finally got remarried and… that was about it.
John said bye to Paul (Christopher Sean), and Marlena had some random advice for various weepy heroines. But again, that’s about it. Does this supercouple belong back on the front burner, pronto? Over 3,000 fans shared their thoughts!
Nope, we’re good, 52% dismissed. Front-burner stories mean stories of unhappiness and despair. And you prefer John and Marlena in a perpetual state of bliss.
Sure, it’s not very dramatic. But they’ve served their dramatic times. And so have their fans. Now is the time to sit back and enjoy their love — with absolutely no bumps along the road.
John and Marlena can have a front burner story, 28% of the audience is willing to go along.
As long as it doesn’t break them up. They can have another health scare. They can go looking for John’s real identity again. They can worry about their kids. But they must do it together!
And then there are the 20% of you who only want a story that’s chock-full of romance. Marriage doesn’t have to mean the end of love in the afternoon. John and Marlena can sit around proclaiming their love, having it tested, then proclaiming it again.
No third parties, no amnesia, no doubts. All they — and you — need is love. For the rest of their days…
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