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|Paxton||Sep 21 2009, 03:45 PM|
Dreaming of a Melanie-free Days
Right. That's what I was trying to say, in that Lucas really can't be written in the same way he was even five years ago. I always thought Hogan Sheffer's handling of Lucas and Lumi was terrible and Dena's is bad in a different way. At this point Lucas exists pretty much as a mid-thirties man from a core family and that's it. I have no idea why a new viewer (if any of those exist) tuning in for the first time over the last year or so would like him; frankly, I can't imagine that they could even say much about him. His ties with his children have been marginalized to where Will is confiding in EJ of all people--for plot purposes, of course, regardless of whether it makes sense. Lucas didn't even go to Grace's funeral and it just absolutely blows my mind that the writers didn't think he was necessary (not that his was the only notable absence . . . .). But I mean, come on: Arianna, whose only connection was through her brother, could go, whereas Lucas, whose ex-wife and the mother of two of his children was the grieving mother (not to mention Grace would have been Allie's and Will's half-sister), could not?
I agree with you that Lucas should at least be given the opportunity to be the focus of a story--preferably a B story, since I'm not a fan of his, lol. Let him get back involved with Victor again somehow, for example--let him be involved in the Arianna/Roman/Victor stuff. Just let him do something besides be the perennial cuckold.
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