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Dec 2 2013, 03:56 PM
Gregory Dimera
Dec 2 2013, 03:17 PM
Hi guys, I'm new. This is actually my first post! Anyway when I was a kid a remember when roman/john was dating Diana Colville ( Genie Francis ) after Deidre Hall had left, &'Marlena was " Dead ". When Roman, & Diana were on screen they were often being watched by a mostly unseen woman. You would see maybe her shoes, & hands, but nothing else, however Marlena's name would often be randomly brought up! I don't know if perhaps Deidre had been in talks at the time to return though she didn't till years later, or if maybe they were toying with a replacement actress? Either way it seemed clear that it was intended to be Marlena, but nothing came of it. Plus when she did eventually return it was revealed that despite giving birth, she had actually been in a coma all that time. Anybody remember that one?
They had resolution to this storyline. The woman that was watching Diana & Roman was an actress that Stefano hired (and then held as prisoner). There was a scene where you finally saw the actress' face and she told Diana (and Roman maybe) something along the lines of a crazy man had been holding her captive, and the last we saw of her was her running away as quick as she could. PS: I only remember this in good detail because I did 1988 research in the past few years.
And they pretty much admitted before then it wasn't going to be Marlena. She was seen with Drew in Salem, being told to go mess with Roman and Diana.

Here's another one:

In the summer of 1984, Bo and Hope were occasionally trailed by by a hand wearing a glove and wearing a distinctive ring. He shows up during the New Orleans parade in the crowd and I believe shoots someone. He also goes overboard when trying to get a prism from Howie on a boat (Howie, of course, doesn't notice).

Occasionally, you'd see Shane wearing the ring and I think perhaps one of them people he's in contact with.

Not long after, Shane is established as being a good spy. He quits wearing the ring. It and the glove are next spotted on Stefano. I don't believe there was any further explanation.

I also can't help but wonder if the Pawn was supposed to go differently in the early days, before Drake Hogestyn took over as the unmasked man.
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