i loved the character of Eugene. Loved the relationship he had with Marlena. Looking back at old youtube videos, it always amazes me that she trusted him. I wonder if that was the original intent with the character of Eugene. Or, did the character just develop over time as the audience accepted him and his blossoming friendship with Marlena. Probably one of my favorite Eugene arcs is when Tom was led to believe Eugene and Marlena had a relationship and "forced" them to marry.
OK back on topic... How can you not love Tony and Anna. Renee always bothered me, just too needy. I'd welcome David back. Perhaps that would give Julie (and Doug) more screentime, if her son was there. Have the PTB forgotten that Julie has a son and grandson? (Sorry, rhetorical question.)
I don't think that was their original intent with Eugene.