DAYS: MARLENA IS EXORCISED
Soap Opera Digest|January 03, 2021
A Devil Of A Time: (From l.) Eric (Greg Vaughan), Brady (Eric Martsolf), Lucas (Bryan R. Dattilo), Sami (Alison Sweeney), Belle (Martha Madison) and John (Drake Hogestyn) spring into action to save Marlena.

Marlena’s family stages an exorcism this week to try to rid the devil from Doc Evans. “From the moment we kicked it off with Doug and Marlena, we had this image in our mind of an exorcism at Christmas, and some sort of a Christmas miracle of getting Marlena back,” explains Head Writer Ron Carlivati. “It seemed like a good timeline to give us a lot of time to tell that story and play a lot of twists and turns. The exorcism is about people coming together for good against evil, for love to triumph over darkness, so that was our goal: to have John capture Marlena by Christmas Eve and play the exorcism on Christmas Day.”

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