Days of Our Lives (DOOL) character Marlena Evans is undeniably one of the most iconic soap opera roles in recent decades. She entered the world of Salem in 1976, and has become a staple on the show since. Played by the incredibly talented Deidre Hall, Evans has had a roller coaster of a ride over the past four decades. She’s had some good times, bad times, and definitely some crazy times. As such, below are eight ridiculous storylines that involve DOOL’s Marlena Evans.
8. Thought John Black Was Roman Brady
Mistaken identities can be the norm on soap operas, but when fans really stop to think about it, this idea is utterly ridiculous. Marlena’s husband, Roman Brady, was presumed dead in 1984. In 1986 John Black strolled into town and after some time, all arrows pointed towards the idea that he was in fact Roman. Years later the real Roman returned and exposed the fact that the other Roman was really John Black. It is utterly mind-blowing to think that a wife could falsely identify her husband, and spend years living a life and raising a family with another man.