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BEST NEW COUPLE


AL AND MARCIE, ONE LIFE TO LIVE


When OLTL introduced sweet, insecure (and yes, overweight) Marcie, no one expected her to become half of one of the show's most endearing couples. But as she shared scenes with Al, we realized that they possessed something special.

What's so appealing about Marcie and Al (a.k.a. Marcal) is the reality factor: Neither defines the typical standard for soap beauty, and they're basically good, but flawed people. Unlike many daytime relationships, this one wasn't rushed. It gradually evolved from friendship to love; they didn't sleep together until they'd been dating for several months. We found them easy to relate to and root for, and based on the uproar when Al was killed off, fans wholeheartedly agreed.

We're not sure bringing back Al as a spirit inhabiting another man's body is the best way to revisit the romance, but we're grateful for the time we had with Marcal.
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