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Oct 5 2008, 11:52 PM
Oct 5 2008, 10:41 PM
Knowing that the boy is eventually going to win over the girl by the end of a novel or a movie isn't the same as going to see the same boy win back the same girl in part fifteen of their romantic adventures where they face the same conflict over and over again with the same consequences.

And LadyoftheLake's point wasn't only suspense...it was suspense because there is angst and angst between two people torn apart for the umpteenth time isn't angst that is going to ring true anymore if they can't lose each other for more than six months or so, just like Jack and Jennifer falling off a cliff for the umpteenth time is no longer suspenseful when we know they're not going to die.
Right, but I don't think this is "the same conflict over and over again" at all. The current J&M story is a very new twist on a classic relationship. That's part of the reason I'm so upset that the writers are imo completely missing the boat on this opportunity.
the situation is different (not that it really feels that way) but the conflict is the same...finding their way back to each other through obstacles...the obstacle this year being a return from the dead, which yes, they've done before along with the pawn motif. For the record, I'm not happy when they do this with any couple or character on the show and I wasn't happy last year when they did it with my favorite characters. I just find it sad that with such rich characters, the writers/producers/network seem incapable of using more than one aspect of a character's personality as the basis for a storyline.

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