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|PhoenixRising05||Sep 2 2008, 12:43 AM|
I agree. They need to show us more of the impact to get people to care.
For example, having watched Tuesday's show already, I was into the autism story because of Abe and Lexie. The scenes were well-done and the focus on how it's a test of their marriage and as parents was interesting. However, while I think the focus on the tension between Abe and Lexie has been there, they aren't focusing enough on Theo. We just see him and hear about the struggles. We don't really see them. We see a little Tuesday but it's always little tidbits. Lexie mentions on Tuesday a situation where Theo had a fit and she couldn't take it and just left the rook while he was still pounding on the walls. I would've liked to see that scene. That could've been powerful stuff.
On top of that, as others suggested, do more with the impact of those around them. We had a minor incident with Ciara/Theo that happened offscreen but was handled in two seconds. Why not have Theo become violent or maybe have him do something that puts Lexie and Abe in an uncomfortable situation? We had some good scenes with Marlena and them early on and some good scenes with Hope a few weeks ago but, other then that, it's been completely isolated.
This story can still be salvaged but more focus needs to be on Theo. We need to see more of the struggles then little bits here and there. The focus on Abe and Lexie's marriage is great but we need more then that. It can't be so isolated.
I still maintain this was not Dena's idea. I don't care how big of a hack she is or how bad she is, a story that personally touches her is not one I see turning out this way if she was truly on board with it. She seemed rather uncomfortable with it from the get go in her blogs and she didn't really do much speaking on the Today show either. She didn't seem as interested as one personally affected by something like that would be. I think Corday, NBC, Scott, or someone pushed this, knowing Dena's history and thinking it could be a good idea and Dena had to go along. It explains why some of the more personal scenes (Abe and Lexie finding out Theo is autistic, the scene I mentioned above where Lexie mentions getting so frustrated with Theo that she walks out of his room) aren't shown. Maybe she can't bring herself to write them or maybe she just doesn't want too much of her life or experience getting out there. Who knows. I can certainly understand why she would be uncomfortable.
I do hope this story gets better. Watching Tuesday's already, I found myself interested in it so that's something.
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