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Feb 15 2009, 05:31 PM
- December 16, 2008
I don't think it was the chemistry. There is no chemistry, at least none that I can see. EJ (the character) is walking around clueless, unshaven with a greasy head and a grim look on his face most of the time, and Nicole is smiling in front of him, and as soon as he turns his back reaches for her phone to either answer calls from Dr. Baker, or to call Brady.
- Feb 15 2009, 03:47 PM
- Feb 15 2009, 03:39 PM
- Feb 15 2009, 03:23 PM
Although I absolutely detest the character of Nicole, I separate it from the actor, Ari. I enjoy Ari's acting, and she's doing a great job, but I HATE seeing NICOLE on day after day, with the same story that seems to be neverending.
I believe she carried the front storyline because Ali was on maternity leave and worked only very little while she was pregnant. She did a lot of pre-taping. Now that she's back, I hope to see less of Nicole, or at the very least move the story along. Sometimes, too much of a good thing is not enjoyable any more.
Two things happened that put Nicole front and center and it ain't because Ari is talented (she is but that's not the reason)
reason # 1 she was paired with EJ ....
reason # 2 AS got pregnant in real life...
The character of Nicole came on to run interference between EJ and Sami. TIIC saw the chemistry between Nicole and EJ and decided to go with that direction. I believe they wouldnt have created a SL for Nicole and EJ if TIIC didnt like the chemistry w/AZ & JS.
I do agree that AS' pregnancy shifted the SL...it may have been that Nicole would be pregnant and EJ would have to choose between Nicole and Sami...who knows??
No, it's not the "chemistry", IMO, it's that James apparently has a little crush on Ari (based on his comments on interviews), and for now prefrers to work with her (and considering that he's under negotiations, I would assume that the writers will comply if they want to keep him). At least, that's how I see it.