Days of Our Lives' John and Marlena are inching closer to their long awaited reunion. After nine long months apart, the big moment happens this March when Drake Hogestyn returns to the soap. He last aired in June 2013.
What happens in their first scene together? And exactly where does it take place?
"I'm going through the park," previews Deidre Hall (Marlena) in character. "I stop to do something in my handbag, and I hear, 'Doc.' We all get chills, because nobody else calls her that."
Hall took special care in playing the encounter, knowing how important it was.
"I thought, What would that moment be like? How would that happen?" she says. "I had to, first of all, freeze in place and, then, turn and take forever to see him again... So it's good."
The followup scenes, however, are a bit more tense.
"We had one scene where I turn on him and go after him," recounts Hall. "He tries to involve himself in something that's not really his business, and I turn on him. 'Where were you? Why weren't you here? I have so many reasons to be angry at you...'"
Where things go from there between the estranged pair remains to be seen.
"I don't know what they're doing with the couple," contends Hall. "But if, in fact, they're setting up the reintroduction of a love story, this is how you do it."