it was during the Salem Stalker storyline... he was sort of like a guardian angel to Alice
here's a scene where he chases Marlena out of the Horton house after she tries to kill Alice
This is so well acted by Deidre and Francis, but what a load of bullshit this storyline was. It served up a temporary bump in ratings and some media play, but that was about it. Maybe if they'd had the balls to leave the victims dead and actually kill Marlena off, it would have worked, but the Melaswen resolution to the story was a heaping hump of fetid garbage. :soapbox:
well I don't know how true it is but I heard somewhere that the killings were supposed to be permanent but then when the ratings started to decline the network or somebody intervened and made them undo the storyline so we had the last few killings and then they killed Marlena and then we got Melaswen and looking back I actually didn't mind it, it drove me nuts when it first aired because I didn't know where it was going and what was going to happen, but looking back I don't think it was that bad... it may have been a little ridiculous but it was a hell of a lot more interesting than anything we're seeing now
I loved the original storyline with the killings. It was so dark and gothic and creepy. But then the show chickened out and brought everyone back and we ended up with the Melaswen shit. I kind of think JER was so pissed at having to change the story he had planned that he deliberately created the stupidest piece of shit storyline imaginable to explain the characters being brought back. Nothing about Melaswen was any good or made any sense. I'd still love to know what the original story idea was.
As for the return, Days needs more young characters. I'm hoping for Belle or Chelsea. Or if it's a male character then I hope it's Phillip.