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Dec 4 2012, 11:42 AM
Dec 4 2012, 11:19 AM
Sure Ericole aren't in a relationship just yet but we all know where it's going to lead, with the constant anvil dropping. We also have Nicole 100 percent dependent on Eric and the nunnery for her job. It doesn't matter to me if Ericole get a slow build or not, because this storyline is so predictable. And this show is basically telling me Ericole are going to be together before I've even been able to decide whether or not I even like them together.
But they're not doing that here. Just think of Ejaylor. They were smitten from the moment they met. They were dreaming about each immediately. To me, that's forcing a couple before gauging any type of audience reaction to them. As it looks now, Ericole may interact for months before they even have an "electric moment." They still have a lot of obstacles to work through. Nicole is still getting over Daniel. Eric has this whole "night terrors" thing and whatever he went through while off screen. And that's before we even get turn to that tiny little obstacle of Eric being a priest sworn to celibacy. Yes, they are writing them in each other's orbit and yes, regular soap watchers know what that might mean, but I don't see anything on-screen yet to indicate that these two are going to be a couple. At the end of the day, they have to write some kind of story for potential couples and that's simply what they are doing here. There is nothing that indicates they are being rushed at all. Yet.
Agreed. Exactly. The exploration so far has been tentative, which tells me that while this is clearly an option TPTB are keen to explore right now, they are leaving the door open to change course down the road should they have other ideas. Most of the current pairings being explored - Ericole, Bristen, EJami - are not set in stone yet and could go in any number of directions. A fair number of people seem to have wanted Eric to come back for quite some time (myself included) so I see the fact that he and Kristen are now back as an attempt to fulfill some long-held desires on the part of some of the fanbase and I'm grateful for that. I shipped EJole and was sorry to see their destruction but that won't stop me shipping Ericole if they work out and the story unfolds in a compelling way. Right now there's no way to see where Ericole, EJole or anyone else are headed. It can all change and nothing seems to be a lock just yet.
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