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Oct 16 2012, 09:27 AM
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That would have been an option, or they could have really had Jen accidentally push Nicole down the stairs and it would have REALLY resulted in her baby being still born. What makes this story flat was the fact that we the audience knows that the baby was dead already before the fall....why can't they REALLY ramp up the stakes and have a character or two suffer as a result. What is the big deal? They feel that Jen can't be tarnished? This would have been an excellent way to explore her mental health....and how she could be so fragile and 'snap'....it happens to people that lose their husbands, lose their kids, why can't she be that person? I just don't get it....
- Oct 16 2012, 09:12 AM
- Oct 16 2012, 09:01 AM
I feel bad for all women who lose children. But I still cannot for some reason see Nicole as this innocent victim here. I don't see Jennifer as innocent either. I actually see none of them as innocent in anything. So I really can't have sympathy for anyone in this situation at all, lol.
In the hands of better writers (and actors) this kind of complexity could actually be interesting. Rafe, Dan, and Jen aren't clear heroes, imho, and Nicole isn't a clear villain. But it really is just kind of...flat, because they're absolving Dan through his devotion to Jen, and absolving Jen because she's (according to the show) falsely accused. That just doesn't work for me, I don't believe it. And once again I find myself looking at the writing and structure of a story instead of enjoying how it plays out. Which is strange, because I don't believe for a second the writers pay as much attention to that as the fans do.
They should have just killed the baby with the Daysaster.