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Jul 24 2008, 03:52 PM
Jul 24 2008, 08:45 AM
Jul 24 2008, 08:26 AM
I really don't think that Drake is a J&M fan. Every opportunity he's gotten to have John paired with a new woman, he's been totally gung-ho for it. He was pushing Eileen Davidson to return when Y&R let her go last year. He seems really intrigued with John/Ava. And didn't he have a chat with JATE fans a few years back in which he told everyone to hope that Marlena stays dead forever?

Not to mention that he doesn't want to play John anymore -- he's all about "Jawn."

Everything that comes out of Drake's mouth tends to make him sound like a very, very anti-J&M guy.
Kenny, I think you are exactly right.
Then you know what? Just come out and say it. Say that you think Marlena and John have run their course. You won't win any popularity awards with the fans, and you may be hated for a while, but it'd be such a breath of fresh air.

But it won't happen so Drake, news flash. The J&M audience has left the building. But they can return. For now, I'm interested in seeing John battle Jawn and Marlena going through this stuff with "Samantha". It's good story. J&M can be the end game, but it doesn't have to be RIGHT THIS INSTANT. That's something the fanbases have trouble grasping at times.
Exactly. I love that Drake spoke out about this and I don't blame him. It's new and different. As an actor, you want to be challenged. I only wish Dee got something new to handle. They botched that when they brought John back from the dead IMO. I blame Days for this though. They created the supercouple situation and kept milking it and now they have created a fan culture for the show that boxes the writers and actors in. It's a shame and i hate that so many potential stories were pushed aside out of fear of fanbases.

One other thing. Last year, I was one who bashed Drake for speaking out about the writing and said that there is a difference between speaking out respectfully and speaking out in a poor way. This is speaking out respectfully. He addressed the issue and made some comments about the writing. He didn't just make it about him. He spoke in general about supercouples. It's much in the way SN and MBE spoke out. That is the way to do it IMO. It comes off better. I know it was a slap in the face to J&M fans but I could care less. Some of them (not all because there are some wonderfully nice J&M fans out there, some on this board) deserve it IMO.

I will miss Tamara a ton. Hope she returns at some point.
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