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Apr 15 2010, 10:09 AM
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Apr 14 2010, 05:50 PM
Apr 14 2010, 08:19 AM

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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).
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...
I remember her grappling with the whole Stan stuff and later with the lie to Carrie and Austin, that's when I started seeing the change. It wasn't an overnight progression, it was a loooooonnnng process where she would make mistakes along the way. When EJ came, she saw an opportunity to play hero, a chance to wins some accolades. It was something new for her, a way for her to redeem herself, no matter how stupid the reason for the vendetta was. I know a lot of Sami fans aren't happy with her but I'm ok with it because I'm not seeing character destruction. Mind you I am one who wanted/(wants) her to be Stefano 2.0.
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