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Aug 2 2008, 10:15 AM
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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.
I don't think he's anti-J&M. I think he's just bored. In the same scenes with the same actors and saying the same thing everyday.
I think he just enjoys interesting storylines that shake things up. Everything he said was dead on. I hated the Kate/John story back when he was addicted to drugs, but I remember him saying while it was very difficult, he enjoyed doing something different and that it gave him a new appreciation for being back with Marlena when they reunited. Unfortunately, the North s/l came in hot on the heels of the reunion, and I found that one more difficult to take than this current s/l, but you have to give a storyline a chance. Change isn't a bad thing, it keeps it fresh. It doesn't mean he never wants to get back with Marlena. The road isn't always smooth. Conflict is good!
But conflict must make sense. One thing that Reilly got at least was that once marlena came back from the island, John wasn't torn between her and Kate. Reilly had his flaws but he understood, most of the time, the bond between John and Marlena.
I feel like the bond is still there with this story though. Aside from what I consider lack-luster writing, I feel like John and Marlena will find their way back to each other eventually. I know she loves him, and I can tell John feels that connection too. He just doesn't understand it yet. She'll save him. :)