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|Hamilton||Oct 22 2012, 08:50 AM|
Nah, still not buying it as all hot for Carrie over Sami. When they fought over the kiss Rafe said that things had been off in their marriage and that Sami had been distant and pulling away. He felt she still blamed him for his part in the shooting. He carried a lot of guilt over his insistence the family join John at the pub and I got the impression he was hurt Sami was acting out of repressed blame. He was not happy with the state of their relationship. If their marriage was in tip top shape and Carrie hadn't been making the obvious play for Rafe that we saw since she hit town I might feel differently. It was pretty obvious that Carrie definitely had Rafe in her sights and was more than eager to offer herself up to him. The girl was all smiles, hugs and compliments. I think any disheartened guy would be hard pressed to respond to the constant flirting she was initiating. After the kiss Rafe apologized profusely to Sami, wrote her the letter telling her he wanted her, quit his job with Carrie and kept showing up at the loft begging to return and in fact the scene with Marlena, Sami and Rafe you could tell they were at the point of working through it. Then the grief sex came out and Rafe cut Sami out of his life. To me that is not choosing Carrie over Sami.
The whole thing with Austin was just ridiculous writing. Carrie kept Austin in her back pocket the whole time while Rafe seemed to meander along content to accept that they had 'feelings' for each other that couldn't amount to anything. Not the actions of a guy crazy in love imo. I think Carrie's pregnancy just gave Rafe an easy out. He could appease her that he was disappointed and doing the stand up thing. Feeling good about himself in the situation by stepping aside was more important than making a future work. Why would Rafe want Carrie stuck in a loveless marriage if he cared so deeply for her? All these actions make me believe Carrie was an attractive substitute and not someone Rafe really loved and especially not as a choice over Sami considering the actions I've seen him take to pursue a future with her.
As much as it's touted that Rafe wants Sami to be Carrie-like, I don't buy that either. I think Rafe thrives on the chaos Sami brings to his life. He needs that drama and I believe even told her once his life was boring and predictable before he met her and he was unhappy living that way. He doesn't like Sami lying to him, but I do believe he gets off on all the craziness she draws him into. Carrie would never had been a lasting match for Rafe because she offers none of that for him.
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