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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).