Viewing Single Post From: SOD: Interview with James Scott and Ari Zucker
Feb 5 2009, 10:57 AM
Much prefers sweevil, snarky EJ over Father Figure Fucktard Eejiot.
- December 6, 2007
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of Our Lives
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of Our Lives
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Knots Landing
You could be right, particularly considering James Scott has not yet signed a new contract and I believe his current one is done in May. At least he hasn't been resigned that I know of...
- Feb 5 2009, 10:50 AM
- Feb 5 2009, 10:32 AM
Hmmm...I've had the priviledge of attending a few fan events to see James Scott and I'd be very curious to see where he did his 'polling' because that has not been the outcome anywhere that I've seen him. In fact, it has been quite the opposite. The fan reaction of any mention of EJ and Nicole were boos - so much that he even made the comment "Doesn't ANYONE like EJ and Nicole together?" So unless something has changed dramatically in the past couple of months, I just don't understand how he can say it's close. And let's see - in the past couple of months Nicole has suffered a miscarriage but conspired to keep it from him, has completely gone behind his back manipulating everyone she can to secure what she wants, and then proceeded to dump another baby like yesterday's trash so she could steal his daughter with Samantha and present to him as their own. My guess is the EJ/Nicole fan base isn't flourishing under the present writing. It's pretty clear where the story is headed - and all signs point to EJami.
I like both James Scott and Ari Zucker as actors very much - but I just don't care for them as a pairing because in order to pull it off they've taken all the qualities that made EJ such a compelling character and thrown them under the bus at Nicole's hand. He has basically become the Austin to Nicole's Sami which is a tragedy. I hope for both of their sakes they end this train wreck of a story very soon so both actors can move in to a story more worthy of their talents.
I disagree that the storyline is pointing to EJami, remember, Sami has kept the fact that she had his child from him.
I couldn't tell you how these stories are going to play out because I see a strong possibility of Lumi and Bricole so who is left for EJ or is he next on Higley/Corday's hit list? Maybe he's the one who kills Tony for being disloyal to the DiMera family.
Regardless of what happens with EJ, though I don't see a Lumi reunion in the future. If anything it seems obvious to me they are moving toward a Sami/Rafe pairing. And Bricole does seem to be an obvious future pairing, I agree.
I do think the story being written is EJami's story - but they have allowed themselves escape routes with the other pairings depending on what happens with James and coming to terms on a new contract. I don't think EJami will happen any time soon - but I think it will eventually come back to them once Nicole's deceptions are uncovered and Sami's baby is returned to her. EJ will be angry with Sami - rightfully so. But I think eventually EJami will reunite if both actors stick around. And the show stays on the air. None of those 'ifs' are sure bets these days, though. :unsure: