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Ellie
Aug 14 2008, 09:23 AM
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Aug 14 2008, 09:19 AM
Not that it will stay that way, of course. But, it's an interesting twist to have Stefano be the one that pushes John back to Marlena, at least initially.
Isn't it? I mean, I'll be honest, I'm looking forward to the shift in the story to when (I hope) John's feelings for Marlena begin coming from within himself, but this is also so interesting. Stefano has always tried to keep J&M apart, and he's never recovered from the fact that 'his pawn stole his queen'. (Awwww.) So if the writers can bring out the fact that Stefano has failed once again in that regard, it will add even another layer to the story and to the complex relationship between the three of them.
I think it is an interesting twist because pretty much everybody has had a go at telling John how Marlena was the great love of his life and how much he loved her and how wonderful he was and they were together and, while it's not like John has never been affected by that, he's still pretty much just pushed it away. But, then Tony (in today's US episode) is talking about John and Marlena but his focus is really on how ticked off Stefano was that John fell in love with Marlena (and vice versa) and how much that drove Stefano's continued obsession with Marlena and with returning John to his pawn status. And that's what seems to finally attract John's interest. It was like I could hear John thinking "so, if I get back together with Blondie, that will really drive Stefano crazy. Interesting."

And if that is what drives John to tell Marlena he wants to make a go of their marriage (which seems to be what Drake is hinting at in his interview) then it's a very interesting twist, particularly if Marlena is now not so willing to just take him back because he says so.

As I said, I'm sure that there will be a gradual shift as John's feelings become more real, but this is a good way of bridging the gap between unfeeling, uncaring John and a John that acknowledges real feelings for Marlena.
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