Dear Soaps,
Didn't Marlena (Deidre Hall) have a twin before on Days? I thought she did but can't think of the storyline. Thanks for your help. — Ddutch34

Dear Ddutch34,
A lot fans are racking their brains trying to figure out the Marlena/Hattie connection, so let me shed some light. Deidre Hall is not playing Hattie; her real-life twin sister, Andrea Hall-Gengler, is playing the role. This marks Hall-Gengler's return to the show. She first appeared as Samantha Evans, Marlena's twin sister, in 1977. Samantha was a struggling actress who liked booze and drugs, and much like Hattie, coveted Marlena's cushy lifestyle. Samantha drugged her sister, kept her held hostage in a sanitarium and pretended to be the good doctor until she was caught. But Samantha would soon sacrifice her own life to save her sister's, though involuntarily. Samantha fell victim to the Salem Strangler, who thought she was Marlena when he took her life.