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Dec 11 2012, 12:04 PM
- December 20, 2007
Sweevil EJ was fun (and Hawt!). He was also a psychopath. That makes for a compelling villain, but not a compelling romantic lead. He can be evil and sexy (and have numerous meaningless flings), but it makes it very hard to buy his declarations of love as he tortures/destroys his supposed true love's family. I understand that some people don't have a difficulty with this contrast, but I think there are a lot (not more, not less, not claiming scientific studies) that do. And I think that's the inherent conflict every set of writers has had with EJ.
- Dec 11 2012, 11:49 AM
- Dec 11 2012, 11:11 AM
- Dec 11 2012, 11:07 AM
- Dec 11 2012, 10:32 AM
The roomful of toys probably came from EJ, and he is insisting on giving toys to charity so that Sami can look at him with doe eyes and love him for that. Seems like it to me anyways. :(
Oh that dastardly devil. :rolleyes:
Seriously - if they are going to have him scheme I'm going to need it to be just a bit more devious than donating toys to charity or taking advantage of the opportunity to work closely with Sami at a job she loves. I don't want him kidnapping the kids or anything...but I wouldn't mind seeing him bring Meredith back to town armed with more bricks and mortar. ;)
Actually, this is exactly the kind of scheming EJ should be doing. It's much less likely to blow up in his face. If he brought back Meredith with bricks and mortor, he would inevitably find himself behind that brick wall and only Rafe could save him. This is really much less dangerous.
I can't argue with that. But I guess what I really need is for EJ to successfully
scheme to get Rafe out of the way - if he's going to scheme, at all. I miss the days waaaaay back when EJ seemed to stay a step ahead of everyone. Sweevil EJ was fun. This guy...not so much.
I do think there is a way to find a middle ground of sorts. But I think that middle ground means his schemes and manipulations are focused on business and/or mild manipulations in his personal life.