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Jun 24 2009, 12:16 PM
Jun 24 2009, 11:29 AM
Jun 24 2009, 10:40 AM
Jun 24 2009, 10:35 AM
- Philip feels rejected and makes a play for Melanie.

- Stephanie strikes up a friendship with Nathan.

UGH!!! I thought we were DONE with Phelony. This is nightmarish news. Oh good heavens, please SPARE ME Philip/Stephanie/Melanie/Nathan quad. Which of these things is not like the other one, which of these things just doesn't belong? Why, it's Philip, an actual grownup who I want to have an actual grownup romance with an actual grownup woman. :puke:

But, thanks for posting Ellie!
Very bad news indeed. It's like this show is bound and determined that no matter what, at least one "couple" on here is to be meant to work on my gag reflexes. There was Stax, then Chan, then Chex and now Phelony. When will they learn that Molly Burnett is too young to be placed opposite every hunk on this show.
I donīt see a problem here. Phillip and Mel had great chemistry during their little adventure when they tried to safe Steph. And I doubt anything serious will happen between them. Not anymore, because Mel is already getting interested in Nathan and besides she will know Phillip is still in love with Steph so I doubt she will agree to be just his bed warmer. And I doubt Steph and Nathan will be anything more than friends as well.

I think itīs a great setup and classic DAYS quadrangle. It would be too easy if Mel and Nathan just fell for each other and thatīs it, end of story. And if Phillip and Steph really love each other they will find a way to each other again. I can already see the scenes where Mel is flaunting her relationship with Phillip (which is really not so great behind the doors) only to be secretly jealous at Nathan and his friendship with Steph. Good times. ;)

I have to (respectfully) disagree. A classic quad is one where it's natural for all sides to come into contact. I know a few people like Melanie and Philip together, but basically you have the same issues with what we had with Chan and Chex/Stax. The people who are opposed to it are GREATLY opposed to it and thus the show must take precious airtime to try to convince us "give it a chance, you'll like it" when "No, we won't" becomes louder and louder. I know the ratings are improving but I still don't think Days should waste any time on couples who will be going no where. And treating Molly Burnett like she's Heather Locklear coming to save Melrose Place isn't gonna do it. It's almost laughable, except it's just not funny.

Probably the bigger issue is Philip in this quad. The character (and actor) should be about 30 now, so having him hang around people barely twenty is icky. I know Dena has a hard on for age appropriate relationships, but it's getting ridiculous. It was her decision to make Melanie 18 and casting young MB (both in face and voice) keeps her that way. She looks ridiculous opposite guys like Philiip (which is bad enough) and Brady too (which is even worse). I am fine with Nathan for her, and I realize this may just be a means to keep conflicts for the new couple, but Philip is being ruined in the meantime. I can deal with him and Stephanie but barely. I dealt with his chasing after Belle because she was someone from his HS years but now he's a ruthless business tycoon and war veteran. The idea someone as adolescent as Melanie turning his head in any form is just another staple of Dena's ability to ruin characters.
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