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Jul 31 2008, 02:27 PM
I remember that in another Joe M interview from a month or two ago, Joe mentioned Stefano's riding that little scooter in his criticism of Sheffer. I don't want to put words in Joe's mouth, but I think that was probably one of his main issues with how Stefano was written: Stefano went from a powerful villain to an elderly 'godfather' type of figure. Sheffer might have done the DiMera family interaction well, but Stefano was reduced to the family figurehead, barking orders from the mansion or the hospital rather than being actively involved in the 'villainry' himself. I don't think Joe was ready for Stefano to be reduced to that type of role, and imo the viewers weren't ready for it either.
This was my issue with Hogan's version of Stefano. Although HS wrote him some great scenes and he had some wonderful dialogue, I hated how the character was weakened. It just wasn't right for Stefano to be whirring around in a wheelchair or stuck in a hospital bed. I would rather they kill Stefano off permanently than declaw him that way.
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