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Aug 6 2009, 09:43 AM
Too much love has been declared by both of them over the last 6-weeks for them to be over. :wub:

So it's the long term aspect of their love story that means they are headed for happily ever after?
Sorry - I'm really not trying to pick a fight - but that particular part of your post really sticks out to me - probably for the opposite reason you intended.

I agree we clearly don't all share the same opinion, and how boring would this place be if we did? But you've sort of hit the nail on the head for me with that statement. The Safe luv story has been just a little too easy and way too predictable. In my opinion, they have completely stripped Sami of many of the things I love about her. Watching her fawn all over Rafe, and resorting to begging and pleading every time he manages to change his expression enough to look pissed is a waste of the spit fire, feisty character that Sami used to be. I absolutely hate that she has to take on this Stepford persona in order to maintain a relationship with this guy. Every single time she does anything remotely to aggravate him he bails and she chases. Or lately, he bails, she bawls and then we have Sami's new BFF Nicole come on the scene to offer a shoulder to cry on. WTF????? Who ARE these people?

And to be fair, I feel the same way about Nicole. I've always enjoyed her character - until they put her with EJ and we're getting the same result. He huffs and he puffs and she snivels and whines. It's not attractive on either one of them. I know many will disagree with me, but EJ never treated Sami like he does Nicole - perhaps because Sami wouldn't stand for it. So now we have all three of these characters being written as so much weaker and less enjoyable than they really are.

I think it's such a shame and I am SO ready to get on with it and find all three of them in better stories than they are in right now.
It's interesting that you see that the Safe love story has been easy and predictable but that comment is in conflict with the fact that you say that Sami has not been 'in character' and therfore by extension unpredictable to enable this story to play out. They have almost broken up too many times to count, they have had the death of Grace which everyone predicted was definitely going to destroy them, they now have Stephano working against them with Meredith and they are being pulled apart again. I don't see it as being easy for them at all and obviously there is a lot more angst to come for Safe because Meredith is coming back. What would be the point of her return unless Safe do not remain apart?

I think they are trying to redeem the Nicole character with her helping Sami to see Johnny, and now comforting Sami etc but I also think these 'good works' of Nicole may be to justify what might be a 'tamer' response from Sami about the baby switch than some might predict. Yes she's going to be angry and mad but she may have some compassion because of Nicole's 'good' deeds like warning her the headstone had changed. I can hardly wait to hear what Nicole says to comfort Sami about Rafe leaving as she was the one who set Stephano onto them in the first place. And as for happily ever after? Unlikely unless thry are being written off the show. :tounge: But won't Sami be due another wedding soon? :lol: :lol:
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