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Feb 13 2009, 01:09 PM
And that's a fair point (though again, talking about how awesome it was to make out with SC was way more information then any vets have ever given about love scenes with their costars. Since SC is married it really stood out).

But PR and KA didn't blast stories if they didn't go their way, which is how Chelsea's Anti Chick comments were taken once they ended Chan and were floating her back around Nick. She was making it quite clear she did not think Chelsea should get back with Nick, and though many of us have thought we've read between the lines of what an actor says about a storyline we hope he doesn't like, this is the first time I've ever heard anyone be so negative on what MIGHT happen to a character.
Perhaps Chelsea knew something we didn't. I don't know if anything changed between the time Scott left and Tomlin came on, but that was around the time Chelsea started getting involved with the younger crowd again. I think they were going towards a triangle between Chelsea, Nick and Melanie, before Tomlin came on and wanted Nick to be Trent's killer. That was around the time Melvin made those comments. Perhaps, she didn't think that Chelsea should go back to Nick, given the way the storyline was going to go, because maybe she knew that Nick would end up with Melanie in the end. That's fair.

From the interviews and videos we've seen, Melvin and Blake Berris are good good friends. I don't think Melvin has anything against Berris. She has said numerous times in the past that she loves working with him. They click. And perhaps at a time in the future, Melvin would've thought they clicked again. Just, at that time, she didn't feel that Chelsea should end her relationship with Daniel and then go right back to Nick. I could understand where she's coming from with that. That makes Chelsea pretty pathetic, if you ask me. Here, you have this girl that leaves her boyfriend, that would do anything for her, for an older man, and then once he drops her, she's just going to go back to the ex-boyfriend, who is now with a younger girl? That's horrible writing, and I don't think Melvin was in any wrong of calling that a "regression." But you can blame the crappy writing for that.

Nick and Chelsea are a unique couple and they need to have an original writing team writing for them in order to work. Hogan Sheffer and his team made this couple quirky, funny, cute, etc. all at once. And it worked. The minute Higley's writing team came on board, Nick became nothing but the smart kid, and Chelsea became the girlfriend that's no longer interested. They became pretty one note, if you ask me. So I don't blame her for not wanting to go back to that with the current writing team in control.
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