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Apr 15 2010, 10:09 AM
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In terms of a quest to become a better person, that little turnaround didn't start happening UNTIL EJ came to town. After Stan, Sami still schemed and tried to screw up Austin and Carrie by blackmailing Lexie into telling Carrie she couldn't have kids with Austin. That drove Carrie to Lucas because of the prospect of having healthy little babies. I don't consider Sami changing then and that was in 2005/06...it wasn't until after Ej came to town that she turned a new leaf and that was after she decided to end it with EJ and start anew with Lucas. Then the saving Lucas bit came, the saving her family bit came and the saving of her baby bit came.....Sami hasn't been the same since Ej raped her.....and now well...you can call it character progression but I call it character destruction. The character progression could have happened as a result of her "doing things to save/help others" instead of what she use to do for her own "selfish reasons"...that I would say was down that line...but now she looks totally unrecognizable, she doesn't have ANY of what she use to have, not even a bit of it....she's not even Marlena, at least Marlena stood up to Stefano and didn't take his crap...sure she got locked in a cage but she was never a whimpering mess....Sami has become that...
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But since Ej came to town Sami has lost that ruthless lack of fear that she once had. Now she ponders everything, she has been scared to do some things and then jumped into others without thinking of consequences. Years ago Sami didn't fear going to Italy to take custody back of Will. This was done while she was dodging various attempts at her life. But she went and she got it done and she didn't care about the concequences then. However recently, around the time of Grace's death when Ej threatened her with taking Johnny away and even before that *during the mob feud* she huffed and puffed and complained but DID NOTHING. She felt helpless and didn't want to fight to take her son out of that dangerous environment, and even before that....you are telling me Sami would NEVER question the DNA results regarding Johnny that were provided to her by a Dimera? Here is a woman that would go through a sewer to prove her innocence just in 2005, but can't muster up enough courage to take the twins and have independent DNA tests run. Sami has definately lost a lot of who she was at one point and I'm not sure she's ever going to get it back now.
First, I don't remember exactly how the paternity stuff went down, but yes I do agree she wouldn't take it on face value. In response to the other stuff, she still has it, it's just it's not always her first resort. Some call it glitterizing or Marlenafication but I don't see it that way, it's character progression. Sami has been on a quest for a long time, before EJ, to be good. I think this is why we are seeing a more passive Sami, in her attempts to do the right thing. However, she still has her moments where she is the Bull in the China Cabinet (thanks Rhi, perfect description).