It’s been a while since we did a Retro FriDAYS, but both John and Brady have suffered from a bit of selective memory lately, and seem to need a little refresher. Marlena certainly hasn’t forgotten why she hates Kristen. In case any of you need a refresher- these “events” are what Brady such a disloyal little POS for being with Kristen.
(with bonus Carrie Sami feud time- gooooood times)
We welcomed Kristen Blake back onto the show after a decade-plus absence in Retro FriDAYS two weeks ago, but now that I’ve watched the tension between she and Marlena in particular I thought that dysfunctional relationship could use a revisit.
She became obsessed with John even after John found out she was Stefano’s foster daughter, which is close to the incest line of demarcation even for DAYS. Marlena of course was in the way so their epic feud began. Here’s a few highlights.
A musical tribute
And a condensed version of a video we posted we posted two weeks ago
For a show centered around the love lives in Salem, it only makes sense that marriage (or at least a stab at it) would be part and parcel. This week’s Retro FriDAYS takes a look at hopeful men, and sometimes apprehensive women.
Roman gets down on one knee for a woman used to getting on both of hers.
Seeing Jack makes me sad. So much more they could have done bringing him back.
For all the LUMI lovers
And a ride into the sunset
E.J. has gotten pretty good at this. Here’s highlights.
This feels like ancient history, even though it was earlier this year. Also a reminder of how all over the place writing has been this year.
Jessica Blake Fallon (played by Jean Bruce Scott) returned recently to play Nick Fallon’s woebegone mother, doing what pretty much any mom would do in her situation. We’ll see whether her character is a presence long-term.
Essentially she came to Salem in 1980 and met Joshua Fallon. She had multiple personality syndrome (hence Melanie’s reference to Josh’s mother’s mental health issues), yada yada yada, and eventually married Joshua.
This is her wedding from approximately 1982. Thanks to YouTube user Ziggyelman for the awesome clips!
Be sure to scroll through to see a couple of bonus Jean Bruce Scott videos.
BONUS: Jean Bruce Scott in her most famous role on Airwolf:
I tend to assume that all old people are nice and kind, wishing to share joy and wisdom with the young ‘ins, if only they’d listen. But the elderly are people too, and those quirks and faults they had in their younger days don’t necessarily go away.
Take Julie, who has been confined to singing with husband Doug occasionally for the better part of a decade. Susan Seaforth Hayes is doing great work attempting to manipulate Melanie into supporting Nick’s release from prison.
In celebration of letting Julie, and maybe soon Doug, act like an actual human being, here’s a look back at the days when they were every bit as important as Bope.
Let he who hasn’t married the same woman twice cast the first stone, amIrite?
In his re-re-re-re-re-return to DAYS, Jack never reached the high bar Matthew Ashford set for the character throughout the years. Nevertheless his (most recent) death was genuinely sad, as opposed to some other character passings through the years. Until his return, here’s a look back:
Oh no! Someone starting trouble between Jack and Jen!
Jack rapes Kayla, if that’s your thing, and they used to sing copyrighted songs?
Deveraux plays the intrepid newspaper reporter at the Salem Spectator
An epic Jack and Jennifer fan video
Thanks to Youtube user Karen73UK, we have an epic, seven-part look at the many faces of Jack.
Face 1: Angst
Face 2: Hero
Face 3: Romance
Face 4: Fun
Face 5: Here’s my sad face
Face 6: Family man
Face 7: Villain (My Favorite)
As we all know Jack isn’t the most stable man, but he does have nine lives (at least!). Someone pointed out he even came back after having his friggin’ organs donated. So here’s to hoping we haven’t seen the last of Jack Deveraux. ‘Til then…