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Sep 17 2008, 03:30 PM
Sep 17 2008, 02:59 PM
Sep 17 2008, 02:47 PM
They at least built up to this the past few weeks.
By having her cough a few times? I agree with you that this *should* impact the people you mention. However, did they build up to that at all? No. Buildup does not mean giving a person a predisposition to having a disease. It means putting certain elements in place in the lives of the characters. If a random illness like this is going to occur, then imo they should make a point of telling the viewers that (as you're saying Tim) one does not have to smoke to get lung cancer. But also, the pieces should be put in place beforehand so that the ripple effects begin right away and continue throughout the story. With good writers, something like this can take months to a year to set up. I don't think that's happened here so far, and I don't expect it to happen soon either.
In real life people can get lugn cancer without having a build up to it. So why can't it be like that on Days? Why must there be a build up to everything? In real life shit like this can happened so fast.
Shit like this can absolutely happen quickly. Unfortunately, my family has experienced its share, as I'm sure many of your families have. But my point here is that if I were trying to tell someone the story of let's say how my grandfather passed away, if I were trying to make the story intentionally sound interesting, I would start by setting the scene of the dynamics between my mother and her siblings, between my grandparents, my grandfather and his business partners, etc. Then when the disease did strike, I'd have put all the pieces in place for my listeners to understand why the terrible disease had the impact it did on my grandfather and our family. That's what I'm trying to point out that Higley is not doing here.
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