the 100 most memorable moments in soap history
When a SORASed Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) came to Salem in 1993, she was a chubby, insecure teen thrilled to be back home with her parents. However, her mother, Marlena (Deidre Hall), was going through a difficult transition. She recently learned the man she knew as her husband, Roman Brady (Drake Hogestyn), for several years was really John Black, a pawn used by Stefano DiMera to cover up the fact that he had kidnapped the real Roman Brady. When the real Roman returned to town, he reunited with Marlena, but Marlena and John maintain a strong mutual attraction. The two gave into their feelings and made love on an office conference table, which Sami witnessed. That moment transformed the crushed teen into DAYS' leading lady (and villain) for the next decade and a half. Determined to protect her father, the teen attempted to cover up the affair (which produced a daughter, Belle) - through a couple of now-legendary methods. Through these and a number of other evil schemes, Salemites quickly learned hell hath no fury like Sami scorned.