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Jan 2 2010, 03:57 PM

/quote]Linda Patterson is still my favorite villainess on Days. Margaret Mason, who played her in the 70s, was deliciously evil. I remember a scene when Jim Phillips was in the hospital (for a heart ailment, I believe) and Linda was withholding his medicine from him because he was threatening to tell Mickey that he (Jim) was Melissa's father. I think Jim Phillips was eventually killed in a car accident. Besides Mickey & Tom, Jr., Linda also had affairs with Bill Horton, and Mike Horton when he was barely out of his teens!

Regarding Sarah, Maggie had originally intended to be the surrogate mother for Evan Whyland and his wife. Evan's wife died before Sarah was born and Mickey and Maggie decided to sue for custody. Evan died when Stefano tried to have Maggie killed by tampering with the brakes of her car but Evan was killed instead. Stefano wanted Maggie dead because she had witnessed one of his crimes (I think related to his drug activities). Maggie may have been the first Salemite targeted by Stefano!
Yes! I'd forgotten to mention Linda & Mike! At the time (in what was rather controversial), Mike was concerned that he might be gay. Linda took young Mike to bed to prove to him that he wasn't (I think Mike might have actually lost his virginity to Linda). Meanwhile, Linda completely ignored the fact that she had a barely legal stud in her bed and pretended that Mike was really Mickey! I couldn't remember what had happened to Evan's wife (was she ever even seen on-screen?). I do know that Mickey began investigating Stefano as a result of Maggie's car accident which is what lead to Stefano tampering with the plan to South America that Mickey was on, causing it to crash. Stefano kept Mickey in a cage in the jungle for the better part of a year (on screen, even!) while all of Salem believed Mickey had been killed (the body found was actually the pilot). It was during this time that Maggie started dating Don Craig. Needless to say, Mickey's return caused problems. An interesting point with Evan (played by Lane Davies who went on to be Mason Capwell on Santa Barbara), he was romantically involved with Sandy Horton (daughter of Tommy) and he actually died on the operating table while she (a doctor) was operating on him. I think this lead to Martha Smith (who played Sandy at the time and would later co-star on Scarecrow & Mrs. King and had earlier appeared in the film Animal House) leaving the show (Sandy left to recover from Evan's death). When Sandy returned a year later, another actress was in the role.[/quote]

Yes, you're right about the circumstances of Mike & Linda's affair. Mike had been dating Trish Clayton but had been unable to get aroused with her so naturally, that had to mean that he was gay!

I don't remember ever seeing Evan's wife. I don't think Maggie knew the identity of the prospective parents at first. Neil was acting as the go between. I really hated it when they changed Sarah's paternity to Neil.

I had forgotten about the Evan/Sandy connection!

Edited by jam6242, Jan 2 2010, 04:15 PM.
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