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|tomsawyer||Dec 11 2012, 11:25 AM|
I agree. To me, the ideal EJ is one that lies, manipulates, and blackmails, but doesn't cross the line into trying to kill people and kidnap babies. I think the former can realistically exist in Salem and be written consistently as a gray character. He wouldn't be so bad that everyone would want him dead, but he wouldn't be so good that people would actually trust him or extol his virtues.
When they go too dark with writing for him (like attempted murder and kidnapping), it just becomes silly that this guy is even allowed to walk freely, let alone be around his kids. Stefano could do really dastardly stuff in the 80s and 90s because they would take him off canvas whenever it got too heated. With EJ, if they want to keep him a permanent part of Salem but also make him somewhat villanous, then I think they have to stake out a consistent middle ground with him.
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