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Nov 1 2012, 11:05 AM
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- July 11, 2012
There were a lot or people on the boards hoping that Chad and Will would hook up and I thought it was just wishful thinking (like some see Abby and EJ). But their wish came true, at least in the direction they sent WIll.
- Nov 1 2012, 10:58 AM
- Nov 1 2012, 10:30 AM
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- Nov 1 2012, 08:55 AM
- Nov 1 2012, 08:38 AM
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I doubt at this point tptb have given any thought to the pairing of Abby and EJ, but if the fans of this potential couple keep talking it up they may take notice of it and dare to go there. Case in point Will. I don't recall any hints of Will being gay until some of his fans wanted that for him. I remember him being attracted to Mia and Gabi and I remember him being very impressed that Lucas had married Chloe and looking at her like any straight guy would. And I do think Will's fans wanting him to be gay played a big part in tptb making him gay. And why can't they give EJ and Abby a turn? It's not written in stone that he can only be with Sami or Nicole and Taylor wouldn't have happened. Lets see something we haven't seen before with this character. I know before he even opens his mouth the crap he's going to spill to Sami about what a wonderful mother and person she is. Let's move on before JS does.
I think TPTB were intent on developing a 'gay story' - and Will made sense from a drama standpoint due to his ties to so many core families/characters on the canvas. I don't recall a lot of discussion about fans wanting Will to be gay until it was announced they would be doing a gay story.
As for fans generating enough buzz for couples to be given a chance - that's a very rare thing these days. Primarily because the shooting schedule is so far removed from what's actually airing that any sort of chance for natural chemistry to be noticed and take off is gone. Fan opinion seems to matter very little to TPTB - the present day shooting schedule dictates that everything we see is a result of what the producers/writers/creative team want to show us.
I'm not sure people were clamoring for Will to be gay, but I can see where the idea started. I swear that when Mia was in the picture and Will and Chad were becoming friends I saw it going there. I really thought it was going to be Chad and Will. Not because it was what I wanted, but I think it is because I saw some kind of chemistry and in my head I thought..."I bet they are going to make them gay"....but it didn't work out that way. Months later, I heard Will was going to be gay. I wasn't really on the message boards back then, but I can see where the idea may have come up because I myself saw something there. So, maybe there were people talking about it.