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Oct 15 2012, 03:03 PM
- January 16, 2009
Have to admit Mar/Dar seemed to know the Real Sami better than Tom/Sell want too. The real Sami would have acted the way they portrayed her blaming everyone for everything and never accepting responsiblity for anything. She's hated John/Marlena for years for so many things, on the Marlena aspect Carrie first and foremost. IMHO they brought the real Sami back, jumping back to Lucas her faithful laptog (wish they'd free BD of that and give him a better role in the show). Shifting blame by making statement about how Rafe and Nicole were wrong for what she thinks they did instead of accepting that if they had it was a rsult of "Cough" greif sex. So many things I felt like Mar/Dar (while I didn't particularly love their writing at least they seemed to be writing some characters true to form.
- Oct 15 2012, 11:05 AM
- Oct 15 2012, 10:42 AM
- Oct 15 2012, 10:30 AM
- Oct 15 2012, 09:38 AM
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I never thought EJ's role in John's troubles would have been an issue for Sami - if anything, I figured she assumed it was him much like everyone else in Salem seemed to. There was never any indication in the writing that it was being set up to be an issue between EJami down the road so I would have been surprised if it ever came up again. In fact, I still doubt that it ever will. Typically DAYS writers aren't subtle - they make it very clear to the audience when something is going to come back to bite a character in the ass. Much like the Sydnapping did for EJ or the grief sex did for Sami and EJ in their relationships at the time.
Oh I disagree....I thought MarDar for months made a concerted effort in showing that Sami blamed a lot of her marriage going down the tubes on the effects John's case had on everything from Carrie and Rafe getting closer as a result of trying to prove John's innocence to the person taking a shot into the pub leading to deadbabysex and all that followed. I do think they were building it up pretty consistently for months having Sami say on occasion that John's thing had a lot to do with her and Rafe growing distant over time and created a path for Rafe and Carrie to grow closer. I don't think those mentions were for nothing.
I doubt that they will even bring it up now, with the writing change they seem to be trying to get as far away from that as they can. I actually thought that would have been a good way to bring down Ej as mayor, not what they used to bring him down...I thought the pieces MarDar were laying out was all centered on Billie finding the proof she needed and exposing Ej, that would have probably had repercussions breaking up Ejami and bringing Ej down as mayor.
I agree they had Sami mention it alot but I thought it was more to give her a reason to act like such a petulant brat toward Marlena for always 'choosing John' over her and the rest of the family. Under MarDar Sami apparently still despised John and my take was couldn't have cared less who set him up - her issue was in Marlena's choices and actions as a result of it.
As for Ejami peronally I'm tired of the Merry go round, tired of watching all the men fall at Sami's precious feet. If they want to know what is ruining Day's it's building the show around this one character.