Not Your Grandmother’s Possession
DOOL spoilers reveal that just about everyone is talking about “MarDevil” 2.0. Some of the conversations are praising Bill Hayes’ acting. The actor who plays Doug Williams turned 96 years old this year but he is just as talented and capable (if not more so) than his 20-something co-stars.
However, there are others that are slamming the storyline, claiming that they refuse to watch until it’s over. Those viewers will need to find a hobby, then, because the storyline runs through Christmas and could last even longer.
Then, there are those who say they fast-forward the possession scenes due to it being a “recycled” storyline. This was Hall’s worry too when she was first approached about “MarDevil” 2.0. However, the actress say that this possession story is different and said it’s “not your grandmother’s possession!”
DOOL Spoilers: Modern Special Effects
Hall discussed the storyline in the new issue of Soap Opera Digest. One aspect she mentioned was how much better the special effects are and it sounds like the soap has been able to invest some money in special equipment for the possession.
For example, when Marlena was levitating above her bed while the devil tried to take complete control, gigantic wind machines were brought in. The crew also hauled in a lot of debris so “that bed was rocking around.”
Not For the Faint of Heart
Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal that Hall warned that the new possession story is not for the faint of heart. It’s much more terrifying than the one that aired 27 years ago.
“This is not your grandmother’s possession. This is not going to be for the faint of heart. It’s going to be a bit scarier… She’s mean. She’s hurtful. She is completely behaving out of character and she frightens people… John [Black, Drake Hogestyn] is not a life threat to her, so I think she just wants to get on with the job at hand, which is getting Ben [Weston, Robert Scott Wilson] and Ciara [Brady Weston, Victoria Konefal] to have a baby.”
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: More of Doug Williams
Marlena has Doug admitted to the psychiatric hospital and banned visitors, including Julie Williams (Susan Seaforth-Hayes). However, we are still going to be seeing a lot of Julie and Doug. The veteran couple, who are married in real life, will continue to have a huge presence in Marlena’s repossession. Just as Tom Horton (Macdonald Carey) and Alice Horton (Frances Reid) were central to the story in the 90s, Doug and Julie are just as important in 2021.
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