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Oct 9 2012, 06:00 PM
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Because Sami wanted him to and she spoke about EJ as if he was the devil to Rafe. This time he had sufficient reason but last time he gave his word to Sami and she encouraged it
- Oct 9 2012, 05:21 PM
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- Oct 9 2012, 03:25 PM
but that's saying that Rafe didn't do it to protect this baby from a guy he doesn't consider such a great dad.
And this statement, in a nut shell, is why the character of Rafe sucks so much. Who is he to play God - determining the right someone may have to be a parent to their child? It's not his call if EJ, Nicole, Sami, Gabi, Will, or the random lady across the hall should have a relationship with their child - and it's sure as hell not his right to step in and take over the role. Not only is it unbelievably arrogant - it's also illegal.
I'm not disputing that Rafe sucks, but the guy didn't jump in and randomly decide that some random person didn't have a right to their child. It's EJ. The guy who was part of the scheme to kidnap Rafe, erase his memories, and put an imposter in his place. He has a valid basis for his views on the guy. He's not making judgments from on high, he's making judgments based on things that were done to HIM. I don't find it arrogant. Hell, it's not even illegal unless you want to make a conspiracy case regarding the paternity tests. Which, again, I'm not sure is even a crime. Daniel could lose his license for a violation of ethics, but I'm not sure what crime was committed. I'd have to look that one up.
In any case, Rafe has as much right to play God as anybody on this show who has ever kept a paternity secret does. Which is to say both as much as right as circumstances have granted them -- or none at all -- depending on whether you like the character or don't (or whether you like the character being deceived or don't).
I'd agree with you BUT Rafe did make the decision about Grace before knowing EJ so that argument really doesn't stand up completely. He NOW has reason's but his first go round he played GOD.