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Jul 23 2008, 02:03 PM
Jul 22 2008, 11:54 PM
Abe/Lexie was nice too but the story still sucks. It all feels like it's being taken off the internet word for word. I did like them mentioning how they can't afford therapy and the way you can tell there is tension in their relationship. It's sad but the relationship tension is the best part of the story.
I haven't watched today's show yet, but "Arcadia" on SC made the excellent point that with the salaries of a police commissioner and a hospital chief of staff, money for therapy should not be an issue. That imo represents one of the major problems with the autism story. Higley is ignoring Abe and Lexie as characters in favor of simply retelling what happened to her husband and her. Abe and Lexie both have character traits and histories which could be used to make this a more layered and better-developed story. Instead, as you say Phoenix, it comes across as a textbook case study rather than a dramatic story happening to real people.
I was about to state this, pretty much word for word. Abe and Lexie are very successful people. They should have no problems giving Theo the treatment he needs, financially. After all, they're working so much not to be spending time together, aren't they? Or are we supposed to forget about the beginning of the storyline because now it's no longer relevant?

Higley and her team are writing this storyline and not even considering who they're writing for. If you took Abe, Lexie and Theo out of this storyline, and you put Bo, Hope and Ciara, it would be the same thing. No differences, character wise. But that's what happens when you have a writer that doesn't give a damn about character-driven writing.
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