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Cupcake06
Nov 29 2012, 11:53 PM
nocturnalblondie
Nov 29 2012, 11:03 PM
Why would Freddie not be on the show anymore? There's so much paranoia.
I didn't get that either.
That belief is due to the Kish situation at OLTL a couple of years ago. The gay characters were unceremoniously cut and the actors fired because they were the fall guys for the show's alleged ratings decrease.

Some fans of Days' gay characters are fearful this same event will happen here. Since it would be tough to explain the firing of the show's most recent Emmy winner (Massey), I think some fans believe Smith will be fired and Will will suddenly become straight again due to the baby. This would allow the show to kill the gay story without pissing off the fans in the same callous way that OLTL did.

I'm not saying Days would ever do something like that given how Will and Sonny seem to be enormously popular among the show's younger viewers. Then there is all of the attention given to the characters and stories from non-soap media, something every other aspect of the show cannot come close to matching.

Basically, I think it's irrational fear due to being burned in the past.
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