Viewing Single Post From: DAYS: Why did Shawn and Belle get written out?
Nov 10 2008, 11:48 PM
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- December 15, 2007
I loved Belle's smackdowns with Hope and Chloe.
- Nov 10 2008, 11:30 PM
- Nov 10 2008, 11:29 PM
- Nov 10 2008, 11:20 PM
I think alot of it was that DH had no idea what to do with them. I also think some felt BB and MM had poor chem. I think alot of mistakes were made with the couple. One of the worst choices was making them parents too soon. I think Shelle will return in the future, but with new actors.
See, I think the characters of Shawn and Belle had so much more potential apart, than together. I was all for them splitting up. Shawn was a Horton/Brady, Belle was a Brady/DiMera. Their parents on the show are arguably the four most popular characters on the show. With Chloe returning, and her past with Philip, the story was just beginning. It was just such a waste. I'm not saying that Beemer was the best actor to play Shawn, but Martha brought so many layers to Belle. By the end of her run on the show, I thought she was such a fascinating character. A "good girl," who believed her own hype, and yet made one bad decision after another. Such a missed opportunity.
That is why her firing made no sense to me. The character finally became someone the show could build around. She could lead this show in the future and they toss her away. Stupid.