Days Of Our Lives: Marlena Evans’ 8 Most Ridiculous Storylines

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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.

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7. Her Daughter Was Almost Sold On The Black Market

Back in the early 1990s when the real Roman returned, Marlena had conflicting feelings. Did she love Roman? Did she love John? She ended up sticking it out with Roman due to the ordeal he’d been through getting back to her and her prior commitment to him. But passion and feelings got in the way and Marlena had an affair with John while still married to Roman which resulted in a bouncing baby girl named Belle. She was cute, adorable, but also a constant reminder of her mother’s affair for her villainess sister Sami, who quickly tried to sell Belle on the black market. Thankfully, John was able to stop it all in the nick of time.