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Dec 11 2012, 09:27 PM
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Dec 11 2012, 09:10 PM
I'm so torn. I like that Rafe and Sami (and EJ) are all in supporting roles. However, this is by far my least favorite version of Sami. I about can't take it. Some of it's the writing, and some of it's the acting. This isn't Sami, and she's so damn saccharine I just want to brush my teeth.

I feel like the concept of the story is good, though. It's just not reaching it's potential. It's a shame these are the only younger actors and characters they have to choose from. IMO, the only scenes in this story that are good are the ones with just Will and Gabi. Nick, Chad, Sonny (seriously what has happened to Freddie Smith?), Rafe, Sami, and Caroline are all responsible for stinking this story up. I was one of the people the most irritated that Gabi got to just walk away from the explosions like nothing happened. I still feel that way. But more than that, I'm annoyed with Chad's reaction and now Sonny's. I think it's the actors.

I could go the rest of my life without ever seeing Daniel stare at his hands again. I really liked Kayla's response to the whole thing, and I liked the Jennifer/Abby scene. Maggie touching Daniel's hands was just BAD.

I need Nicole to get drunk STAT. I remember three years ago thinking that AZ was such a good crier. IDK if I've just gotten over it or if she's doing it differently now, but it's not good anymore.

Caroline and Rafe's reunion hug was AWKWARD.

So yeah. I didn't care for today. Oh, and did we miss Abby and Maggie finding out about what happened to Jennifer or was that while I was looking a list of top sports memes for the year?
I'm very much afraid to say this because I am likely to receive a cyber-punch. But I liked Sami in the pub scenes. I understand why it doesn't make sense, but I still liked it. And I also liked the little moment when she told Rafe "unfortunately, not when it matters most" when Rafe said he trusted her. I thought that moment was well played.

I think my issue with Sami is that I missed out on her so-called glory days. So, I don't have a real issue with her being written as a better person than she used to be. My biggest problem with the character for so long is that everything revolved around her and the stories sucked. But as a supporting character, she's suprisingly tolerable.
My issue is less that it doesn't make sense and more that it's not her and AS is AWFUL at it. I think Sami is being completely genuine (which I don't like) but it comes across fake.
What do you mean by it's not her? I'm not disagreeing, I'm justn ot sure what that means.

I just don't think it's in character. I think my biggest issue is the portrayal, but even if the portrayal was spot on, it's just not in character.

Dec 11 2012, 09:30 PM
Dec 11 2012, 09:10 PM
(seriously what has happened to Freddie Smith?)
The question's a bit vague, so I'm not sure if this is what you're asking about, but...Freddie Smith sent out a tweet around the time that Will and Sonny first made love on-screen that revealed that he had been suffering from Bell's Palsy at the time of those scenes. In addition to not having full use of his facial muscles due to that fact, I have also seen speculation elsewhere that he's taking medications that are causing water retention, which would explain the weight gain that some viewers believe that they have seen recently.

The only thing that isn't clear is how long that condition remained an issue for Freddie. It might have cleared up quickly, in which case this would no longer be relevant.

I more meant his acting. He's just become so bland.
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