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Oct 3 2008, 04:19 PM
Oct 3 2008, 03:38 PM
The only thing I had a problem with today was the editing. It was horrible. We had Sami at the hospital and then halfway through Sami at the Dimera mansion overhearing Stefano and EJ and then all of a sudden she is with Lucas, who just left Kate at the hospital, at the cabin. I feel like the show missed a scene where Sami left the mansion, found Lucas at the hospital or something, and then went to the cabin. They should've either had a scene or a line of dialogue alluding to that. I understand why Sami went with him since she was upset over Stefano and EJ but still. That was a misstep for me.

Not only that but so much was choppy today. That little 2 second scene of Chloe looking out the pub window for Lucas. Why bother with that? It serves no purpose. It just felt off to me. The show felt mangles. The first half was solidly organized and the second half felt rushed and pieced together, at least for me.
I agree. The clear direction and drive was missing today, almost like the show was heavily edited or atleast patched together from few different scripts. I think originally it was atleast two shows, but they decided to cut out most of the Phillip/Morgan/Chloe and EJ/Stefano conversation.
I don't think anything was cut from Stefano/EJ but Philip/Morgan/Chloe clearly was. Morgan should've at least said goodbye to friends or had more stuff then she did with Philip. I was thinking she would catch Philip kissing Chloe, lash out, maybe slap him, and then mention leaving. Then she says goodbye and admits her feelings. He apologizes and so on. Then she leaves. Instead, she simply catches them and gives them nothing but a cold look and seemingly gets over things in a second. She announces she's leaving and tells Philip he is a good guy after she catches him kissing his ex? Just dumb. You can tell it was just thought of as a necessity. They may as well have just had Philip mention her in passing. I mean, seriously. Renton must have really screwed up. Days has had some lame exits but this one was just...torture. They could've salvaged it on Monday by having her appear with her friends to say goodbye but nothing but a mention from Philip and later Chelsea, who is pissed at Philip for how he treated Morgan. At least they acknowledge how upset Morgan is and how Philip treated her Monday but it should've happened today. Stephanie should also mention something on Monday too but nada.. It makes me glad she's gone because it's clear the show moved on before her last scene.

The show was still good but it just was poorly put together. It happens sometimes. They just can't make a habit out of it but as long as the material is mostly good, like today was, it will still work out well overall.

Monday is actually a decent episode. Lumi got their groove back. Bryan and Ali seem back in their natural comfort zone and there is some good stuff with Stefano and Johnny and Stefano and Sami. The Dimera empire story is also back in the mix a bit and Rachel Melvin does a fine job on Monday's episode. Her best acting in months IMO. The Melanie/Max stuff is cute too. The good news is Monday's episode isn't choppy from a technical standpoint like I felt today's was so it appears to be an isolated incident, thank God.
Edited by PhoenixRising05, Oct 4 2008, 03:23 AM.
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