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GEN­ERAL HOSPI­TAL “Kevin” Dumps Laura

Laura reels af­ter “Kevin” tells her he wants a sep­a­ra­tion. “She is blind­sided,” re­ports Co-head Writer Shelly Alt­man. “She is shocked and hurt by it, but she is hop­ing that ab­sence will make the heart grow fonder and they will work through their is­sues.”

For his part, Ryan is now free to fo­cus his en­er­gies on his blonde am­bi­tions, with Ava sup­plant­ing Feli­cia as his pri­mary tar­get. Ava be­comes privy to “Kevin’s” change in mar­i­tal sta­tus, and ac­cord­ing to Alt­man, “She isn’t act­ing on any ro­man­tic feel­ings that may be stir­ring to­ward Ryan. She is sin­cerely sur­prised by his sep­a­ra­tion from Laura. But at the same time, she is let­ting this in­for­ma­tion sit with her and think­ing about what it could mean.”

De­spite her heartache, Laura has busi­ness to at­tend to on Elec­tion Day. “She doubts very much that with a write-in cam­paign, she is go­ing to be vic­to­ri­ous,” Alt­man says of the may­oral can­di­date. “She is con­tent to feel that she has made a state­ment, that this will keep Ned on his toes as he heads into his sec­ond term. But she is in for a sur­prise.”

DAYS OF OUR LIVES John And Marlena Marry!

Abe, Belle, Sami, Will, Paul and Su­san band to­gether to sur­prise John and Marlena with an im­promptu wed­ding cer­e­mony.

“I al­ways think that’s more mean­ing­ful,” notes Dei­dre Hall (Marlena) of the in­ti­mate nups. “The vows are just lovely. Any time any cou­ple says what is im­por­tant to them and what’s mean­ing­ful to them, it’s deeply mov­ing. In their case, it’s the same thing. When I saw them on the page, I thought, ‘Well done. Well-writ­ten. Well-thought-out.’ I liked it.”

Head Writer Ron Car­li­vati ex­plains, “I al­ways knew there had to be an­other cer­e­mony be­cause we’d done the big cer­e­mony with every­body there and the au­di­ence got to see re­ally about most of this, they just didn’t get the real pay­off of them get­ting mar­ried.”

Hall teases that there’s more drama ahead once the nups are over. “They have plenty of strife com­ing up, but it’s not about them,” she says. “It will be dif­fi­cult and they’ll have to face it to­gether. And we get to see them do that.”

All To­gether Now: Marlena (Hall) and John (Drake Ho­gestyn) fi­nally be­come hus­band and wife.

Go Your Own Way: “Kevin” (Jon Lind­strom) walks out on Laura (Ge­nie Fran­cis).

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