In late 2021, the soap opera Days of Our Lives revived its most iconic and beloved and controversial storyline: the possession of Marlena, aka the Mardevil. We review, with memories of childhood summers, wild Days plotlines, a debate in the comment section, and a sociological theory of possession.

Highlights from the 1994–1995 Mardevil plot: 

John Black casts the devil out: 

Days bringing back the possession story, with a vibrant user comments section: 

The Devil comes back for Marlena after 25 years: 

The second exorcism of Marlena (2021):; 

An update on the recent Mardevil plot revival: 

Further updates on the current Mardevil plot revival: 

Deidre Hall brings holy water to set: 

Marlena Evans on 

The Deidre Hall website: 

Notorious and ridiculous Days plotlines from which we quote: ​​; 

Book review on possession: