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|IMissAremid||Oct 20 2007, 01:06 PM|
After all... tomorrow is another day!
I watched every day last week and I don't think there's any reason to question the seriousness of what Ridge said. I couldn't agree with him more that this show is WAYYYYYYYYY too plot-driven and the vendetta storyline was way too focused on just EJ/Sami/Lucas for far too long.
I agree with Ridge that EJ should have had nothing to do with John's funeral, yet for some inexplicable reason they gave us a scene during the funeral episode where EJ implausibly showed up at the Brady Pub like a dumbass just so Lucas could punch him and feel like a man. There was no reason for that scene. They didn't have to tell us the day shouldn't have been about Sami and her showing up at all to say that made it about Sami more than if she just hadn't said anything about that or they hadn't included any Ejamicas drama at all. The punch didn't advance the story as we'd seen this crap a billion times before. EJ didn't try to kill John as far as we know so there was no reason for there to be a comeuppance in that way, and even if there was it's not like EJ getting punched balances out John dying so what's the point? The sucker punch just shouldn't have happened there, the same way they shouldn't have included the pissing contest over Sami between EJ and Lucas at the hospital in the midst of John's final moments alive and everyone's grief over that. And even though I didn't mind it, there was some sorority drama and Max and Morgan's date during the John's death episodes so Ridge does have a legitimate beef if he thinks those characters did not belong in the John's death episodes.
I am however sick of the notion that this show is in the toilet because of everything the writers are doing to try to put EJ and Sami together and somehow Lucas gets a free pass from this mess. Even if EJ does get more screentime because he's a more interesting character, I don't see this as the show doing everything to put EJ and Sami together despite whatever spoilers may be out there about the babies now. This is Lumi's shitty story with EJ and Kate as angst props for them and its Hogan's misguided notion that these Lucas and Sami are twu wuv 4 ever superdupersupercouple material whose problems need to be shoved down our throat day after day that has everything so fucking fucked. IMO.
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