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Aug 1 2008, 07:34 AM
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My take exactly. John only turned to Ava because he needed SOMEONE to accept him as he is. I felt bad for John. Everyone needs someone. I'm glad Ava's leaving, but it's pretty clear to me that was supposed to be her purpose. Sadly, I still think Marlena is too focused on his memories.
- Aug 1 2008, 12:48 AM
- Aug 1 2008, 12:40 AM
- Aug 1 2008, 12:37 AM
I know J&M fans are going nuts over Ava but I do think in the long run that can be used to help the story and add some depth to it. They can play off the fact that John turned to her and not Marlena and Marlena can realize she needs to accept John and so on. It still fits nicely IMO.
Do you think they'll do that? These writers have no skills in the 'followup' department. Just look at Steve & Kayla. In fact, in the J&M spoilers, John's over Ava in a second. In my mind, there is zero chance that the writers will use the Ava storyline to strengthen the J&M relationship.
Depends on who is writing :laugh:
From the looks of upcoming spoilers, things seem to be clicking. Regardless, the reason I have hope it will is because they kept making a big deal out of John being drawn to Ava because she accepts him for who he is. There are no expectations. It's the same thing they mentioned when he flirted with Anna and Nicole before and also it was why he bonded with Claire. None of them had any demands or expectations of him. It's the one part of the story that really has been followed through on IMO so I do have some hope they will at least use the Ava aspect in some respect. Doesn't mean they will but I think there is a good chance.
I've never understood why Marlena wouldn't try to get to know John vs. focusing on the past. First, take care of him. Then work on the memories. I think they wrote Marlena out of character. If they hadn't, they wouldn't have needed Ava, but I guess they wanted some tension or needed to put Ava somewhere. The real problem I have with it is if they'd written Marlena true to her character, Ava wouldn't have been needed.