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Jun 17 2009, 12:07 PM
Jun 17 2009, 11:56 AM
As for all the returns, I think her comments on that pertain to losing Drake and Dee and I can't blame her because when your just an actor and not on the business side or in the writer's room day after day, your left in the dark as much as viewers and alot of things become hard to understand, especially when it comes to people you love and naturally you would prefer they stay instead of them leaving and others returning in their place later on.
You seem to be dismissing the fact that Ali is wondering how the show could bring back vets from 91 while firing the show's two lead actors, by saying that Ali is in the dark as to the behind-the-scenes plans for the show. I'd doubt Ali's as clueless as you think she is, and I credit her for bringing up that point. It is possible that those in the 'writer's room', as you put it, are not making a particularly intelligent decision with this hiring move. It's telling to me that those in the industry are wondering about this in the first place. I understand that you yourself seem to support this hiring decision, which is your prerogative. But I'd hesitate to say that because Ali is wondering about it, she's in the dark as to some greater plan. There really may be no greater plan at all.

I'm not dismissing anything. All I'm saying is that the cast is more then likely as much in the dark as we are most times and that includes Ali because I can't see TPTB giving her info on their reasoning. There is no reason too. Besides, just look at how many times an actor is asked a question and the fans and people online no more then the actor does. Also,
the returns were just announced so I doubt Ali had had the chance to even ask about what the reasoning was here. In a way, I think she said what she said just so the fans of those who left could see that people at the show are aware of what the reaction may be to this. She has actually taken on Dee's role of trying to sell the show so I can see her throwing her feelings about the returns and ousters out there just as a way of appeasing fans who may be upset.

Maybe I'm just coming from the perspective that there is a plan here as I feel the show has been on a long-term plan since December now and the returns are so random that I feel there has to be a reason for them. Whatever the case, it's too early to say if there is a plan for sure and if this is a mistake. I don't think people wondering about it means a damn thing as I've yet to hear anyone major in the industry wondering about. In fact, all the the media outlets I've seen are buzzing about all this and praising it. It's only fans that seem to be wondering the most and now we have Ali wondering about it but not exactly seeming outraged.
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