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Oct 13 2012, 05:45 PM
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Oct 13 2012, 10:46 AM
If Nick was made to be against gays, wouldn't Gabi have a big problem with it like she did Tee? And isn't it mostly the straight men who are doing the raping in prison? And I don't think this show should ever do another rape storyline considering they don't treat rape like the horrendous crime it is. They treat it like it's something you just laugh and shake hands about and your rapist promises you that it'll never happen again. And of course a girl has to consider dating him and having a romance with him because who knows, this rapist could be the man of your dreams and who gets you like no one else.
The bolded part- I'm a little bothered by the idea that a guy getting raped by another guy would be a reason for homophobia, because I'm not sure what the two concepts naturally have to do with each other. And I'd really rather Days not even try to touch that, or to forge that connection for the audience (or play into audience perceptions that somehow rape and homosexuality are connected).

But I'm biased, because I just want them to move the fuck on and explore Will as a character who happens to be gay, which on this show means he should be in a bizarre, annoying love triangle. I get that homophobia exists and all that, but I don't like it built into my escapist entertainment.
You bring up a good point. With Will and Sonny being gay, I don't like the idea either of Nick being raped in prison because that wouldn't bode well for the gay storyline. It would actually make some fans more hesitant to accept a gay couple. I'd rather just see Nick not be so much homophobic but instead think that Will led Gabi on. He may not understand the true process of a person coming out and how Will never intentionally tried to lead Gabi on. That would probably fit into a possible baby story. Maybe Nick also feels that a baby is better off with a mom and dad vs. a mom/dad part of the time and dad/dad the other part of the time, especially since he may feel Will is still not 100% out or something?That doesn't necessarily make a person homophobic (even though I don't agree at all with that logic). I could see Nick thinking it's best for Gabi not to tell Will that she is pregnant and instead he offers to pretend he is the father and Gabi goes along with it.

I also love Tad and the actor that plays him. It's too bad he was only brought back short term. I would have much rather seen Cameron not recasted and him tried with Abby. I think they could have potentially been an interesting pairing if they had chemistry.
Edited by michr544125, Oct 13 2012, 06:33 PM.
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