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Oct 1 2008, 11:17 AM
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I didn't mean it as condescending or rude or inaccurate. It is simply how I view the idea of Nicole's paternity test. I have brought up many instances where history is violated and some people have indicated they don't care about history. They just enjoy the current story for what it is. I was referring to those who don't care about history (you as in a global 'you', not a personal 'you'). Nothing wrong with being like that. It's not the way I watch, but there's nothing wrong with watching it that way. I would be alot happier if I could watch that way, but for me it makes it worthless to watch when what I'm watching changes daily, so it does ruin my enjoyment.
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^I never bought the Nicole/Daniel thing anyway.
I am wondering why they even did a paternity test. We never saw Nicole get it on with anyone else unless maybe Sami put the idea in EJ's head that he should have it done just in case given how Nicole drinks and could've slept with anyone. That probably explains it.
The CDN spoilers make this week sound boring so far. I'll wait until we get the detailed ones or find out more before I decide since these are vague but so far not much going on in these spoilers.
I think you've forgotten how much Nicole slept around before. She went prowling with Ava, and while the scene with Ava showed them not liking those particularly guys, it was very apparent that Nicole wasn't averse to sleeping around. She just wasn't into either of those guys. It does not mean she didn't sleep with other guys, and I felt it was likely she did.
I thinks it makes perfect sense that she would take a paternity test. I know you buy into her 'poor little me, I hate men because I was abused theory', but until recently that was NOT how she was portrayed. She used to be shown to like men. Nothing wrong with that btw, I liked that she liked men. I liked alot about her before. It just means this insta-pathetic Nicole who doesn't like men because she's always been a victim portrayal makes no sense, which has been my problem with this story. That and the fact that she still doesn't regret anything she's done. People just want her redeemed based on her having a horrible past vs her regretting what she did and understanding it because she had a horrible past... If you're gonna ignore history, then I could see how this might confuse you though.
That last comment came off more than a bit condescending and rude and IMO it is also incorrect.
If by “they”, you are referring to TPTB I would say that “they” are not the ones that are ignoring history. They are merely expounding upon it.
It appears that TPTB recognize, as do I, that Nicole’s behavior is typical of someone that has been sexually abused as a child (young adult). Promiscuity, drug and alcohol abuse, low self esteem are all indicative symptoms of victims of incest and sexual abuse. The changes in Nicole represent her transition from victim to survivor. I don’t see her being a saint I just see her as a woman that realizes that she can get past what happened to her and stop victimizing herself.
After Nicole shot down that guy she flashbacked to her kiss with EJ and on more than one occasion she has expressed that she wanted more for herself than just sex.
EJ and Nicole are both making attempts to change their lives (not their personalities) but judging by the spoilers Sami is about to do something typically Sami.
You don’t have to repeat history to honor it.
Superb analysis. :applause:
I'm sorry if I worded it badly. Perhaps I should have said:
Imo, if you've seen Nicole as she was portrayed historically, it makes perfect sense that EJ would want a paternity test. I think it was well established that she would go trolling for guys. If you think she's not promiscuous, it doesn't. Does that read better?
I really don't want to debate Nicole anymore, but I do like reading your perspective even if I don't see everything the same way. I have never disputed that they have given her a background that would allow for redemption. I just haven't seen her feel one bit sorry for anything she's done. She's sorry for losing the money, but not about how she used people to get the money. If they are going the redemption way, then I'd like to see her admit that marrying a man just for his money is wrong and try to live without leeching off of another person. Try to change even if she fails. I personally don't equate being bored with her life as regret about what she's done and wanting to be a better person.
I hope I made my thoughts clearer not worse.