I'm saving my thoughts about John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall)'s tired ass exit from Days of Our Lives for the next CBS/Days Podcast, but here's what Entertainment Weekly.com's always entertaining Nicholas Fonseca had to say about it:
Days’ sendoff for the pair was a rush job, a pathetic train wreck that all but wrapped up a year-long storyline in about 20 minutes, but I can’t say I was surprised. The series has always treated its departing cast members with astonishing flippancy, and we longtime fans have come to expect this sort of masochistic abuse each and every time. I’m especially peeved that the Days brass couldn’t even figure out a way to give Hall and costar Alison Sweeney—who has arguably been Hall’s strongest, most effective scene partner since her arrival in 1993—one final scene. What a disgrace. "
It oughta be against the law for Dena Higley to write out so much as a shopping list.