Where she is shoehorned into scenes with my beloved Sweetness, is it possible for me to like Marlena? I can laugh pretty hard at her acting as the next sane person, but seeing her more than two days in a row makes me reach for alcohol.
I know, it is unreasonable that we have only today to witness Marlena’s reaction to John’s kidney removal by her good friend, Kayla. And when I say witness Malena’s reaction that means watching her jerk her body to envoke emotion as her face can no longer support facial movement. Oddly, Deidre Hall played the earlier of today’s scenes as stationary as a statue which really made it difficult to understand how she was feeling, especially since she verbally contradicted herself. Many fans on TWoP have found that they sort of miss Marlena when she isn’t around and when the story dictates for her to be there, she should be there doing her squinting and airgasms as much as the scene dictates. Me? I find I don’t miss her, I don’t want her around and even if Hogan writes the fantasy sequence of my dreams where Marlena begs Sami for forgiveness for being the worst mother in the world, I still wouldn’t be happy to have to watch it.
I’m getting off topic though. The point I was trying to make is if she shares scenes with one of my all time favorite actresses, can I possibly begin liking an actress I despise with the passion of a thousand gasps? Today’s show didn’t do it for me. I adore MBE and her exasperation at Marlena’s lack of movement (pun!) in trying to get to the bottom of everything was classic. There are sure to be more days to follow of the two together and I am wondering if by the end of the week, is it possible I will wind up liking Marlena more?
My guess, I might wind up liking Kayla less. (Just kidding! Oh, I’m so kidding!)