- Oct 10 2012, 03:47 PM
- Oct 10 2012, 03:37 PM
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I don't see it as Jennifer "picking fights" with Nicole. Nicole isn't innocent in all of this. She's a manipulative little bitch, who felt threatened by the bond Jennifer and Daniel have. As a result, she started shoving her own recent past with Daniel in Jennifer's face, prompting Jennifer to get fed up. Lets not be biased.
Jennifer has known Nicole for years now. As many have pointed out, every time they've been involved in any sort of story, they've usually been at odds. Jennifer obviously cares about Daniel, so I could totally understand why she has issues with him being with Nicole. Whether that means Jennifer still has feelings for Daniel or not. I would expect her to act this way with anyone she's close with, if said person is involving themselves with someone Jennifer has a bad past with. Daniel may be telling her to butt out, but this is Jennifer we're talking about. She never butts out of anything!
I like her.
I'm not even much of a Nicole fan, though I think AZ a decent actress who's capable of finding something sympathetic about her character even when she's craziest. Not getting that sense at all from MR's performance--she's coming across as a one-note, jealous, screaming harpy.
In any case, I don't have any pro-Nicole bias to excuse or defend. My issues are entirely with this awful, unrecognizable version of Jennifer. So what if Nicole played up her relationship with Daniel? So what if Nicole and Daniel slept together? They're consenting adults free to do as they please, without St. Jennifer's blessing. Meanwhile, Jack, the father of Jennifer's children and the professed love of her life, just died, suddenly and violently, while saving their daughter. They were going to get married again. They were supposedly happy. They didn't even get a chance to say goodbye. Their children are devastated by his death. Given the magnitude of that loss, why would Jennifer even care, much less get "fed-up" about what Nicole tells her about Daniel? She didn't spare either of them a thought while Jack was alive. To quote Kayla, "What's it to you?"
And if Jennifer couldn't get along with Nicole, she shouldn't have invited her to live in the Horton house in the first place. Why ask someone with a high-risk medical condition to move in if you aren't even going to try to coexist peacefully with that person? And I just love how Jennifer said everyone deserved a second chance, even Nicole, and then the second she found out Nicole was involved with Daniel, she immediately began ranting and raving about what a manipulative bitch Nicole was and how it was obvious she must have "done something" to get Daniel to help her/be with her. So much for charity and second chances. And opening a conversation with a remark like "What are you blackmailing Daniel with to get him to help you?" sure sounds like picking a fight to me. It's like asking a public figure "When did you stop beating your wife?"
As for Jennifer's refusal to back off even when told to, repeatedly, that might have been cute 20 years ago when she was an earnest ingenue with more youthful idealism than life experience. But it's a lot less endearing in a fortysomething mother of two, who's led a much fuller life and supposedly acquired some wisdom. In fact, it comes across as obsessive and stalkerish. And if she must stick her nose in where it doesn't belong, then she could at least change her tactics, which appear not to have altered since adolescence. Yelling, screaming, hurling accusations, calling names, and ranting "I hate her, I hate her, I hate her" . . . yeah, that's effective and mature and will make everyone take you and your concerns seriously. :rolleyes:
Maybe for an encore, Jennifer can hold her breath until she turns blue.
I despise her.