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Feb 6 2009, 12:49 AM
Feb 6 2009, 12:36 AM
I will always adore Stephen and Mary Beth, but Steve and Kayla have just NOT clicked this time around. Sometimes, you just can't create magic again. Reckell and Alfonso did, but they weren't off the show for 16 years.
To some extent, whether a couple has "clicked" is in the eye of the beholder. I still see the chemistry and connection but I understand others do not.

Even if they did not "click" as a couple to a portion of the viewers, does that mean the charactesr themselves have no use on the show or do they have to be package? I am asking this as somewhat of a rhetorical question but I guess I am genuinely curious.

I have been watching for over 2 1/2 years and, honestly, MOST of the new characters who have come on canvas have definitely not clicked for me. Nick was great but they took him off. And even in the case of EJ, whose character I had some interest in initially but not so much now after all of the yo-yoing with his characterization, I can recognize that James Scott is a talented actor. And EJ does have a lot of ties to the canvas of the show. The show should hang onto them.

In the same manner, even if someone does not like S&K as a couple, I don't think that means the characters are useless or need to be shipped off the show. I think the talent of SN and MBE, the rich histories of Steve and Kayla and the plethora of ties they have to the canvas of the show are good reasons why they should not be shipped off. IMO, Days needs to hold on to whatever acting talent it can, especially in the case where the actors take their performances seriously )and do not phone in their scenes) and care about their characters.
I agree with you about Steve and Kayla as individuals. But I don't think that most fans of them as a couple would have accepted them away from each other. The characters have history and add to the fabric of Salem. But as a package deal, I just don't think it works anymore.
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