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Days of Our Lives': The devil returns for Marlena's soul, 27 years later

17/09/2021

Days of Our Lives': The devil returns for Marlena's soul, 27 years laterThe soapie is revisiting its 1994 iconic storyline, Marlena's possessed by the devil'.

by Rae Seleme

17-09-2021

in SA TV and Film

Actress Deidre Hall as Marlena Evans on Days Of Our Lives'. Image via Twitter @JoshuaMcJohnson

NBC's soapie, Days of Our Lives is revisiting one of its iconic storylines, Marlena's possession by the devil 27 years later.

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Viewers still recall the days when their fan-favourite character, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) was possessed by the devil for an entire year, back in 1994.

For this storyline, Hall wore yellow contact lenses, had shoulder-length hair, and floated through the air as the evil Marlena Evans.

The soapie stated in a press statement that fans can look forward to twists and turns, as well as familiar faces returning to save the day, or not.

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The show also revealed that this time around, the devil knows no bounds, and no one in Salem is safe.

Something wicked is coming to Salem. Watch #DAYS weekdays on @NBC, and stream exclusively on @PeacockTV for FREE. pic.twitter.com/IiGZbodm2h

Days of our Lives (@nbcdays) September 13, 2021

THE STORYLINE Days of Our Lives released a statement which explained how Marlene got possessed:

It all began when the villainous Stefano Dimera (Joseph Mascolo) hypnotised Marlena, as his Queen of the Night .

The hypnosis meant to make her fall in love with him left her open to demonic possession and ultimately led to Marlena becoming possessed by the devil.

Later that year, on Christmas eve, in one of the most memorable moments in American pop culture history, Marlena levitated.

The story continued through 1995 and concluded that summer when John Black (Drake Hogestyn), her now-husband who was thought to be a priest at the time, had to perform an emergency exorcism.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES' ON E.TV South Africa is currently on season 52, which is four years behind the United States, and currently in the 2016/2017 season, while viewers in the United States are watching season 56.

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South Africans who used to watch Days of Our Lives on SABC 1 can now watch season 52 of the show on e.tv at 16:45 Monday to Friday.

Only #DAYS could pack this much star power into one show. Start streaming Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem on @PeacockTV. #DOOLBeyondSalem pic.twitter.com/pEnT6z6xTN

Days of our Lives (@nbcdays) September 7, 2021

Also read: Billie's back! Lisa Rinna reprises Days of Our Lives' role in spin-off series

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