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They have not pushed EJ too far to the dark side at all. He's actually not been there for a while. He's been more his usual "gray" self, and he's been hurt and wronged by everyone he loves - Sami, Nicole and still unknown to him, his father.

IMO the thing about Rafe is that no matter what they try to do with his character he doesn't sell for a lot of people outside of NBC. He just flops as a character, and the more they keep him the more agravating he gets. I enjoyed him a bit with Nicole and the couple of funny lines he had in the Meredith scenes, but that's about it. No doubt they wrote him for Sami, but they are just not getting the desired results. People are actually enjoying the show when he's on less and away from Sami.
Who is enjoying the show more when Rafe is off and when he is away from Sami? And where was that said? That may be an opinion, but I doubt it is published fact anywhere. I am sure the ejami fans are enjoying it more b/c they want him off the show period so Sami and Ej can reunite. There are many who like Rafe and like Sami and him together. IMO he has brought a lot to the show. The writers are developing his character more and more and I think we will continue to see it develop in the future.
I think they did write him for Sami and they are getting the desired results. SAFE is a very popular couple in many published polls.
*raises hand and jumps up and down* Me! Me!!! I have enjoyed the show TREMENDOUSLY the past two weeks ! Coincidentally or not, there has been precious little of Rafe on screen, and when he's been on he's basically supposed to be unconcious...not just seeming to be.

As for the published polls...we've seen the fan bases go round and round and round about how much they matter, whether they are spammable, etc. I personally don't use it as a measuring stick for the popularity of a pairing - and I say that knowing that EJami wins a tremendous number of polls.

At the end of the day all any of us can do is speak to whether the show is entertaining us...and right now, it is and not because I'm a EJami fan. They haven't shared a scene in weeks. But I am happy to see the reveal coming about piece by piece, I'm enjoying Stefano and Kate, I've enjoyed the Chad/Mia/Will scenes, I love that we see Maggie on a consistent basis, and I am really taken with Nathan and (shockingly!) Melanie. It's been a great two weeks for me because of those things - and the fact that Rafe, Safe, and Stephanie have taken up so little screen time.

It's simple math for me - more of the things I love - less of the things I don't = happy viewer. :D
I guess that formula works for all of us!!! :) :)
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