The Stefano DiMera/ DiMera Family FAQ
Version 2.8 May 30, 1999
by Dustin Cushman
About this FAQ
I have gotten many letters and read many internet posts asking
about the history of the DiMera family. I have put together this FAQ to answer
new Note On Updates To Come: It's
obviously been a long time since I last updated this! With the return of Stefano
and a lot of the other DiMeras at once, I thought this summer would be a great
time to start doing so! I'm going to eventually start, this week or weekend, by
adding a general outline/time line to the end of the FAQ from where it leaves
off till the present, slowly filling that in. With almost ten years to back
track and cover I will need some help, so don't be afraid to email me and remind
me of things and or corrections!
The Setting/The Salem Strangler
Tony and Stefano came to Salem in the midst of the Salem
Strangler story line. Marlena had been receiving phone calls on her radio
show and had received many letters from the Salem Strangler. Women continued to
be strangled and Marlena kept receiving the letters and calls.
The first DiMera, Tony
Tony appeared in Salem in 1981, because he wanted his wife Liz
Chandler back. He later became infatuated with Renee DuMonde.
Stefano first appeared in Salem in 1982, after his son Tony.
Renee is attacked
After Tony became interested in Renee, she was attacked by the
Salem Strangler. She was not killed, but severely wounded and was hospitalized.
Later she was attacked in the hospital by the Strangler and as a result she fell
into a coma.
Renee eventually awoke from her coma and was attacked again by
the Strangler for the third time. This time She saw his face, but suppressed the
memory of it. Tony took her into hiding in order to keep her safe.
The Strangler is caught
The Strangler sets his sights on Marlena as his next victim. He
broke into her apartment and killed her. It created such an uproar from the fans
that the writers brought back Marlena's twin sister Samantha (who was played by
Hall's real life twin sister Andrea Hall-Lovell). It was her that was killed and
not Marlena. When the Strangler realized Marlena was still alive he returned to
finish her off. He held her at gunpoint in her apartment. Later, after a
struggle with the police he shot himself. The Strangler turned out to be Jake
Kositchek, Chris' brother.
Incest among the DiMera's
After Tony and Liz broke up, Tony became involved with Renee
DuMonde. They eventually became engaged. Lee DuMonde, Renee's supposed sister,
confessed to Stefano that Renee was actually his daughter, who she had as a
result of a fling many years back with Stefano. Renee always thought she was
Lee's sister, not her daughter. Renee found this piece of information and kept
it a secret from Tony, who she broke up with. Tony blamed the break up on
Stefano. Renee later showed Tony Lee's diary and her birth certificate to prove
that they were siblings. Tony refused to believe it. Stefano asked both of his
children to remain in Salem. When Tony refused him he faked a heart attack.
Anna returns to Salem
Anna Brady, Roman's "dead" wife returned to Salem with
their daughter Carrie, who Roman knew nothing of. Roman believed Anna to be dead
as a result of a boating accident. Anna planned to divorce Roman and leave
Carrie with him.
Stefano and Tony considered heroes
Stefano and Tony were considered heroes in Salem after they
turned Stuart Wyland over to the cops as the head of an organized crime ring.
Wyland had been scamming and stealing money from the hospital. No one knew that
Stefano is the actually head of this ring.
Stefano causes Maggie's car crash and kidnaps Mickey.
Evan Whyland, Stuart's son, learned that Stefano was the head of
the crime ring that Stuart Wyland was convicted for and he attempted to
blackmail Stefano. Stefano had his people tamper with Evans' car's brakes, which
resulted in an accident. The accident injured both Evan and Maggie. Evan was
rushed into surgery but died. Mickey had tracked Stefano's shady dealings to
Venezuela, and went there to investigate further. Stefano found out that Mickey
was on to him, so he arranged for Mickey's jet to crash. Stefano killed the
pilot, and switched Mickey's dental records for those of the pilot's, so
everyone believed that the body found on the plane was Mickey. Mickey eventually
escaped only to find his best friend Don Craig and his thought to be widowed
wife Maggie professing their love for each other. As a result, Mickey had a
After Renee and Tony broke up, Renee married another man, David
Banning (Julie's son). Soon afterwards Tony found out that he and Renee were in
fact not siblings. This is when Tony discovered he was not Stefano's son, but
the product of an affair that his mother Daphene had while she was involved with
Stefano. Even though he confronted Renee with this evidence, she refused to
return to him.
Roman vs Stefano
Roman ,who was a police officer, joined up with the ISA to bring
down Stefano's crime organization. Anna had used their daughter Carrie to frame
Roman, so it looked likes Roman was taking bribes. She had Carrie plant evidence
in Roman's house. Roman wanted revenge on Stefano because it was Stefano who
paid Anna to frame Roman.
Roman almost shot, Liz and Marlena kidnapped
At Roman and Marlena's wedding Roman was almost shot by one of
Stefano's henchman, but was saved by Eugene Bradford's sixth sense. Stefano
later kidnapped Marlena and Liz. Both are rescued and Stefano was sent to prison
where he died of a stroke.
Anna got Tony drunk and then forced him into marriage because
she wanted his money. Tony wanted to have the marriage annulled the next day,
but she begged him not to, and Tony decided to give them a try. They were on and
off again throughout the time they were on the show.
In order for Renee to receive the money from Stefano's will she
had to remain married to David for one year as well as live with Tony in the
same house. Renee planned to kill Anna in a boating accident to win back Tony.
Alas, she was rejected by Tony. Afterwards she married Alex Marshall, who had an
affair with Marie Horton many years back.
After many marriages and divorces Tony and Renee were reunited.
It was not a long reunion because Renee would soon be found dead. She was
murdered at a party she threw to celebrate her inheritance and to tell off
everyone who wronged her. She was found with a raven feather in hand, and was
the first victim of the Salem Slasher.
In 1984 Stefano DiMera returned to the show under the code name
"The Phoenix". He had payed off a nurse in prison to keep his secret
that he had not died. He had the body of another inmate tagged as his own.
Andre was Tony's evil cousin, who worked for Stefano. Their plan
was to frame Tony as the Salem Slasher by altering Andre's face with plastic
surgery to look like Tony. Andre imprisoned Tony in chains in a penthouse
apartment so he could pretend to be Tony. As Tony, Andre went out and killed
women and left raven feathers with them. Later Anna came across a secret room in
Tony's apartment where she found a man chained to the wall with a metal helmet
on. When she removed the helmet she was shocked to see that it was Tony. Andre
found Anna with Tony and imprisoned her as well. Andre managed to elude Roman
and Bo and Tony was taken to the hospital with Anna by his side.
Stefano also wanted revenge against Roman Brady, so he had Andre
wear a mask of Roman and kill Daisy Hawkins. This killing was witnessed by
Marlena and she was forced to turn him in. Roman's escape from jail was possible
thanks to Mrs. Horton who gave Roman some drugged donuts. The guards thought
Roman was sick and called for an ambulance. On the way to the hospital Roman
escaped. After escaping Roman went on the run with Anna, who is on the run from
Alex Marshall. Alex was after Anna because she had found a letter connecting him
to Stefano. Eventually Anna learned that the tapes incriminating Alex had been
destroyed and since she was no longer a threat to him without proof of his dirty
deeds she could return to Salem. Later Roman staged an explosion at his house to
make it appear that he was killed. Roman learned that Stefano was in town and
planned to have Marlena killed. Roman saved Marlena and eventually found Tony
and Anna imprisoned in a penthouse. Later, Roman chased after Stefano, who's car
plunged into the river and his body was not found. Roman was later acquitted of
all the charges that were brought up against him.
Megan Hathaway appeared in Salem along with her rich father.
Megan was Bo's high school girlfriend and she wanted him back. She appeared with
a child, Zachary, and claimed he was Bo's. It eventually turned out to be one of
Bo's friend's son. It was later revealed that Megan was Stefano's daughter.
There were 3 prisms scattered about and Stefano wanted them.
Megan and Andre were also searching for the prisms. These prisms were invented
by Victor Chorvat, who was Larry Welch's father. Stefano needed the prisms to
cure him of an inoperable brain tumor. One prism was given to a native girl,
Jasmine, in the Bermuda Triangle by Tony. The second was in the stomach of an
alligator, which was killed by some poachers and was acquired by Kate Honeycutt
in Louisiana. The third was smuggled into Salem by a ice skating troop from the
Stefano had devised a plan to lure all his enemies to a tropical
island. On the plane carrying Stefano's enemies (Eugene, Calliope, Bo, Hope,
Anna, Liz, Carlos, Daphne, and Tony) Andre pulled a gun on the pilot and
demanded he fly the plane to the island. The pilot had a heart attack and the
plane crashed. As a result Tony's mother Daphene died on the island in Andre's
arms. When Tony found out he fought Andre in a bitter battle, alas, Andre
drowned in quicksand. Roman went to the island to rescue his family. On top of a
cliff Roman faced off with Stefano. Roman and Stefano fought Roman fell off the
cliff. Roman's body laid on the shore, Stefano was no where to be found. Bo went
to get help for Roman, but when he returned Roman was gone.
Stefano's where abouts
Later, Bo found out that the ISA knew of Stefano's whereabouts.
In order to get revenge, Bo joined the ISA to hunt down Stefano. Later,
Stefano's daughter Megan was killed by Larry Welch, while she was trying to kill
Hope by electrocuting her in a hot tub. Stefano blamed the Brady's for her death
because Megan was always after Bo.
Stefano's search for the prisms and his revenge on Marlena.
On his secret island where he had Roman's body tucked away,
Stefano had acquired one of the mystic prisms. He searched for the others
because he believes they hold a cure for a brain tumor which he was suffering
from. Stefano took his revenge out on Marlena. He planned to kidnap her, marry
her, and adopt her children as his own. He successfully kidnapped the twins, but
Bo rescued them. Marlena went after Stefano seeking revenge. Marlena and Bo head
to an ice arena where Stefano had one of the prisms stored. There on a
scaffolding Marlena and Stefano wrestle. Marlena then shot and killed Stefano.
Marlena was put on trial for Stefano's murder, but the charges were dropped.
Enter Benji/the Fake Marlena
While on their honeymoon, Steve and Kayla found a little deaf
boy named Benji. They took him in and brought him back to Salem. They were told
by Benji's grandfather, Orion, and his mother Ellen that they had to protect him
from his evil father who was after him. His father eventually turned out to be
Stefano. Stefano wanted revenge on Roman (John Black) because he held him
responsible for his son's deafness. Part of his plan of revenge was to make
Roman (John Black) believe that Marlena was alive and living with Stefano.
Stefano had a henchmen in Salem doing his dirty work for him. This henchmen
ended up being Andrew Jonathan David Donovan III, who was Shane's twin brother
Drew. Stefano eventually had Carrie kidnapped and brought to his Caribbean
Island. Roman (John), Diana, and the rest of the Salem crew went after him. At
his island Stefano did not have Marlena, but a woman who pretended to play her.
She was living in a recreation of Roman and Marlena's house, which was hidden in
a cave behind a locked door. The key to the door was 3 interlocked rings, which
could be joined to form a ring. Both Stefano and Roman (John) each wore one of
these rings. It eventually turned out that the woman John believed to be Marlena
was a fake. There Stefano captured Roman (John Black) and tried to have him kill
everyone through hypnosis. Diana broke the hold Stefano had over Roman (John
Black) and everyone escaped from Stefano, who escaped once again.
Marlena and Roman held hostage
Little known to the outside world, Stefano had Marlena and Roman
held hostage on the island of St. Christobal. In the summer of 1991 in a little
house on the island a woman in a coma was on a bed surrounded by a mosquito net.
The doctors around her felt the woman was coming out of her coma. One day she
awoke and we saw the world through her eyes. She made her way to a mirror, in
which we saw a blur of a woman's face. As her vision focused we see Marlena
Evans Brady staring at herself in a mirror. When a violent storm hit the island,
Marlena made her way to a cargo plane were she hid aboard a crate. The crate was
later moved to a large passenger plane. Once out of the crate, Marlena found
herself in the cargo hold of the plane. In one of the suitcases Marlena found a
pink jogging suit, which she "borrowed". Once the plane landed, she
suck off she found herself in Salem. Marlena was determined to get Roman back.
She snuck around town for a week or two, trying to meet up with Roman. She
became very depressed after meeting her children in the park only to have them
not recognize her. Feeling alone she took a alk along the pier where she
happened to bump into Roman (John Black). The two are reunited at last. Roman
(John) decided to hide Marlena at the house until he could figure out what to
do. He told his sister Kim about Marlena in hopes she could have be of some
assistance in discovering where Marlena had been these past 5 years. With
Kimberly's assistance, they discovered that Marlena was being held on the island
of St. Christobal, but Marlena swears that Roman was there with her.
It was at this time we began to see a man being held in a cell
underneath the house Marlena was held in on the island. He is shown on a TV
screen video footage of Marlena and Roman (John) at there house together with
their children. Eventually, the man was revealed to be Roman Brady (Wayne
Northrop). He was informed by a woman that John Black had been programmed with
his thoughts and had been made to believe that he was Roman Brady. She warned
him that John was a dangerous man capable of killing Marlena in a second if he
was ever to see the true Roman. Roman began working on an escape plan.
At the same time Roman #2 (John) and Marlena were on their way
to the island in a small private jet. Once there they began searching around the
island for clues. Roman (the real one) put his escape plan into action and broke
out. Once above ground, Roman ran into Marlena, who fainted at the sight of him.
Then Roman #2 (John) showed up. Each was armed with a gun and were prepared to
duke it out until Marlena awoke and stopped them. They realized that the guards
on the island were aware of their presence, so the three of them went back to
the plane and flew back to Salem.
Once back in Salem, the Brady's were faced with the evidence
that the real Roman was held on the island while the Roman they knew was not
their son at all. The Brady's decide to refer to John as John Black once again
because no one knows his true name. Roman and John made a truce when they
realized that they were both victims in a game being played by a powerful
The Mayan Pyramid story
Shortly after Roman, Marlena, and John resettled in Salem they
were led to Mexico by the medallions found on Marlena and Roman. There they
uncovered that Stefano was behind their imprisonment and John's brainwashing. He
had programmed in their minds the information needed to acquire a lost Mayan
treasure, which was a set of Codices that were part of Mexican history. The
location of these Codices were told to Roman in the early 80's as part of a case
called the Landen Case he was working on. He was supposed to have recovered them
and returned them to the Mexican government. Stefano found out about this and
this was his reason for kidnapping Roman. He then programmed the information
into John's head and John was supposed to recover them for him, while acting as
Roman who was still on the Landen Case. John, Roman, Marlena, Bo, Carly, and
Isabella confronted Stefano inside the Castillo. Their he tormented John with a
satchel which contained the secrets of his past. An explosion occurred and the
satchel was burned in the fire, but John managed to grab it before it was
completely destroyed. Everyone but Stefano escaped, he was believed to have died
when the cave they were in collapsed.
Kristen and Peter arrive in Salem
Kristen Blake arrived in Salem in 1993. She was a social worker
who worked at a Salem Community Center with the kids of Salem. Kristen met John
Black one day and she liked him, but when she found out who he was she coldly
brushed him off. Kristen often receive phone calls from another man, who turned
out to be her brother Peter Blake. Peter would frequently check in with his
sister to find out how things were going and to warn her to stay away from John
Black. After the Salem Community Center burned down Alice and Tom Horton opened
up the Horton Center in their home and offered Kristen a job there. The Horton
Center was expensive and needed funding, which John Black provided, as long as
he remained an anonymous donor. He knew Kristen would not approve of his
donation. In return Mrs. Horton made John one of the people in charge of running
the Horton Center. This meant John and Kristen would be working together.
Despite warnings from her brother, Kristen found herself falling in love with
John. When Kristen was attacked by some thugs John discovered a bullet scar in
her back. After he discovered a bloody wedding dress in her apartment, Kristen
told him that she was engaged to be married with another man, but she was shot
at the wedding and they never finished it. Kristen did not care what her brother
told her about John Black, she was in love with him. Later, Kristen and Peter's
father was kidnapped and held for ransom by Curtis Reed. While on smith Island
with John, in a terrible storm Kristen received news that her father was being
brought to her. The only problem was that John was with her and she didn't want
him to find out her father was Stefano DiMera. Kristen begged John to leave the
island but he didn't and ended up coming face to face with Stefano himself.
Stefano's brain tumor
After Stefano had returned to Salem he was taken to University
Hospital for treatment. Stefano was paralyzed as a result of the explosion in
the Mayan Pyramid. Kristen explained to John that Stefano had adopted both
Kristen and Peter as children when their parents were killed in a car accident.
She had hated John because Stefano had fed her and Peter with lies about John
Black and the horrible things he and the other people of Salem had done to him
and his family. At first John was disgusted with Kristen, but later realized
that he still loved her and who her adopted father was made no difference. He
continued to see her, even though it was against Stefano and Peter's wishes.
Stefano eventually overcame his paralysis, only to be told he has a terminal
brain tumor (which seems to have disappeared). Before he died he was determined
to see Kristen marry the man she was supposed to.
Tony DiMera returned to Salem to reclaim his bride to be,
Kristen. Upon return Tony and Stefano made up for all the bad feelings between
them. Tony went on a religious journey around the world to find inner peace
after the years of hate between him and Stefano. However, Tony was unaware that
Kristen has fallen in love with John.
Stefano's part in breaking up Roman and Marlena and ruining
John in Kristen's eyes.
Stefano knew that Kristen was a very religious person who abided
by the laws of the church and he uses this to his advantage. Stefano found out
that John and Marlena had an affair and saw this information as being useful to
kill 2 birds with 1 stone. At Belle's Christening, Marlena realized Stefano knew
about the affair and blurt out the truth to everyone before Stefano had the
chance to. Not only did he succeed in hurting Roman and Marlena, but he had
dethroned John in Kristen's eyes. Later, to make his conquest final, Stefano
gave Roman Sami's diary, which he stole. The diary told that Belle is John's
child and not Roman's. After this news Kristen returned to Tony and planed to
Stefano kills Curtis Reed
Stefano was being blackmailed by Curtis Reed and he met Curtis
in an alley. There Curtis pulled out a gun. Stefano and Curtis fought over the
gun when it went off and Curtis was shot. All the evidence pointed to Billie,
and she was charged with the murder. Billie later remembered seeing Stefano
Stefano fakes his death to get Kristen and Tony together
Even though John had become "not so holy" in Kristen's
eyes, she still loved him. John showed up at Kristen and Tony's wedding
determined to stop it. Stefano, who had anticipated this, already made a plan.
Stefano showed up at the wedding, and angered John. Stefano pulled out a gun and
he and John wrestled for it. Stefano allowed John to get the gun and then he
drove away in a car. John shot at the car and blew out the tire. Stefano's car
went off the road and blew up. As part of his plan, Kristen saw John kill her
father and married Tony without hesitation.
Stefano's kidnapping of John and Marlena
While in the hospital, Stefano realized that John was regaining
his memory. He knew that this could be dangerous if John remembered that it was
Stefano who killed Peter and Kristen's parents. The only thing he can do is to
brainwash John again. Through memory flashes, John found his way to Maison
Blanche where he suspected Stefano was hiding. Once he arrived he realizes that
this is the place where all his memories are from and where he was brainwashed.
Once there he was captured by Stefano and he was locked in a dungeon located in
the basement. Stefano then used a tape recording of John's voice to lure Marlena
to Maison Blanche. Once there, Marlena is imprisoned with John. Eventually both
John and Marlena escaped. It was Roman who came to their rescue. Kristen, who
believed her father to be dead, saw her father in the window at Maison Blanche.
Later she found out that Tony knew that Stefano was still alive and was keeping
it a secret from her. Celeste tried to burn Maison Blanche down and kill Marlena
because she was jealous that Stefano wanted Marlena and not her. Stefano escaped
in a boat with Hope, who was a prisoner there as well. John went after Stefano
in another boat, but a storm tipped both of the boats and threw everyone into
the sea. John recognized Hope and saved her, which allowed Stefano to get away.
Everyone believed that Stefano had drowned in the sea.
Stefano's involvement with Hope "Gina" Brady
After the explosion in which Hope was believed to have been
killed, a woman's body washed a shore in New Orleans. The woman was picked up by
a hospital orderly and taken to the hospital. There she was treated for severe
burns to her body. Stefano saw the woman in the hospital one day and took pity
on her because she could not remember who she was. He asked the doctors to
reconstruct her face as best as possible. After the surgery the woman's
reconstructed face was that of Hope's. Stefano took her back to Maison Blanche
where he kept her hidden. She could not remember anything, so they called her
Gina. After being rescued by John, Gina was brought back to Salem. While in
Salem, Stefano had Celeste brainwash Gina into thinking she was Hope. Celeste
had a book of Hopes memories that she implanted into Gina's head at random
times. Everyone believed Gina to be Hope until the book of memories Celeste had
was found. Once again Gina was Gina. Eventually Gina opened a puzzle box that
only two people knew the combination to, Tom Horton and Hope. Inside the box was
a sealed envelope which contained a letter Hope had written to Bo the night
before their wedding. Bo matched Hope's fingerprints on the letter to Gina's and
it was finally settled that Gina was really Hope.
Stefano's part in the possession storyline
Upon his return to Salem, Stefano rented the apartment next door
to Marlena's place. He then preceded to blackmail Mike Horton for the pass code
to bypass Marlena's security system. While in Israel, Mike thought he was
shipping Medical supplies to wounded citizens. He eventually found out that he
was shipping arms. Stefano was blackmailing Mike with this information and he
threatened to continue shipping more arms to the people if Mike didn't give him
the pass code. Mike finally gave in and Stefano got access to Marlena's
apartment. He then constructed a secret doorway that led into Marlena's bedroom
through her wardrobe. At night he would visit Marlena wearing a mask, and would
make Marlena believe that it was all a dream. Eventually Stefano's nightly
visits would make Marlena easy prey for the devil, who overtook Marlena's body
and tried to take her soul. As a result, Marlena threw Stefano out of her
bedroom window. Stefano suffered amnesia and was paralyzed from the waist down.
After the possession story line was over, a guilty Marlena befriended Stefano
and oversaw his physical therapy.
Tony's plan to frame John
After finding out that Tony had been lying to Kristen many
times, Kristen returned to John in hopes of creating a new life and a new family
for herself. Tony soon learned that he had a very rare and fatal blood disease.
Determined to keep John from Kristen, Tony planned to frame John for his murder.
In a move to save his soul, he confessed his plan in a confessional at the
church. Unfortunately he confessed to Father Francis, who swore to find a way to
tell John. When Tony found out that Father Francis had contacted the bishop
about breaking the vows of silence he startled Father Francis into a
seizure/heart attack, and he would not give him his blood pressure pills. Tony's
plan failed when Father Francis did not die. John found a cufflink clutched in
Father Francis' hand which was from Tony's coat. This convinced John that Tony
had something to do with Father Francis' heart attack. Later after Father
Francis regained conscience, Tony cut off his air supply from the tanks in the
hospital basement, which cause Father Francis to fall into a deep coma. Later in
Aremid at Jen and Peter's wedding, Tony was ready to put his plan into action.
At the wedding reception Tony accused John of still being in love with Marlena.
He eventually worked John into a frenzy until John shouted out "I'd like
nothing better than to wipe you and your father off the face of the earth".
Later, Tony left the reception and placed a call to John. Using a machine to
disguise his voice, Tony told John that he knew that Tony caused Father Francis'
heart attack and coma. John went up to Tony's room to have it out. Tony used
every thing he could to get John angered up. Locking the door to the hallway,
the Salem residents listened to the two of them fight. John eventually left
through the back door, which had gun powder sprinkled on the knob. After John
left Tony started screaming "Don't shoot me John, please don't shoot
me." Using John's gun, which he cleverly stole from the loft, Tony shot
himself using some type of remote control set up in a fake stack of books, which
was controlled by a remote disguised as a bald point pen. Eventually the
residents got to Tony, but they could not save him. Before he died, Tony said
that that John shot him. Stefano, who had regained his memory, blackmailed the
judge into finding John guilty and sentenced him to death by the gas chamber.
Stefano had found the diary, which the Lady in White lost and he realized that
John was innocent. Because he knew Marlena would never love him with John still
alive he chose to let John die. Marlena, who had learned about this from the
Lady in White formed a plan to get the diary from Stefano. Once Marlena had the
diary she gave it to the Lady in White. However, the Lady in White dropped the
diary in the snow, where it was later found by Jack and Jennifer. Jack and
Jennifer rushed the diary to the prison, where John was already in the gas
chamber. John was saved at the last minuet.
Stefano kidnaps Marlena, again
After finding out that Marlena had tricked him so she could gain
Tony's diary, Stefano drugged Marlena and took her hostage. He escaped through
the tunnels underneath the Blake house. He almost got away when Lexie caught him
and told him that she was his daughter. However, a cave in prevented Lexie,
John, and Abe from reaching him. Stefano made his way to the beach were he took
a boat out to sea. John made his way through the rubble, swam into the ocean,
wrestled with Stefano, and eventually saved Marlena. Stefano got away in a
helicopter but vowed to return for Marlena.