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|PhoenixRising05||Apr 24 2009, 03:57 PM|
I don't have anymore info then you all do but sometimes you can tell with a character based on who they are.
Mia's baby's father is going to be nothing more then a plot point. Why else would they keep him around? Who else will he interact with? The show has enough males to go around. Unless they cast him with a known, popular actor, then I don't see the character sticking around. If they bring in a familar actor, then maybe I will be inclined to believe they may keep him around.
Melanie's love interest seems like he will be a Horton and, yes, that will be a long-term character because of that. As I said, based on who the character is and who they are connected to, you can determine usually if they will stick around or not.
I can't believe you counted Fr. Matt and the nuns involved in Sami's story LOL. We barely see them. They aren't pivotal characters. The nus played a role in the Sami/Rafe story and with Arianna around and them no longer appearing in spoilers, I think we probably have seen the last of them. It does matter how long these people stay on or how much there on because if they are barely on or are short-term/recurring, the argument can not be made that they are being forced on people. There is a difference between new characters hogging a show and new characters simply being introduced to the canvas both as long-term characters and characters brought on to serve some purpose who then leave. Many of the characters on that list are characters with a purpose who will most likely be gone, if they aren't already, once the story they are involved in comes to an end. The nuns will be gone or already are. I already explained the situation with Mia's father. Fr. Matt is just fulfilling the priest role on the show, just like Fr, Jansen over the years. Only difference is Fr. Matt is played by a better, more known actor. Owen's father is said to be short-term or, at most recurring.
The cast has already turned over so this isn't some new bit of news. The minute they fired Drake and Deidre, it was clear Days was entering a new era. Not everyone is going to like it. The show has been down this road before. I still think it's Days, just like I have through all the major cast transitions. It's just different and, yes, in many ways it is a new show. I get people thinking it's not Days or not liking it because of that and the writing. I just don't get the argument that the show is being dominated and overrun with new characters. They have brought many new faces on but there aren't that many in major, long-term roles. If there were, I could buy that argument but that is not the case, no more then it was in 2007 when many were making the same arguments.
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