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Dec 16 2012, 01:58 PM
Dec 16 2012, 10:09 AM
Dec 16 2012, 09:39 AM
SC seems like a nice guy, but I truly wonder why Daniel has been given so many chances when Taylor, Arianna and Madison were all gotten rid of relatively quickly. I know some male characters have been gotten rid of quickly, too, but I just wonder why the writers are so invested in Daniel and seem so desperate to make him a major character.
I also wonder about that too.They brought back characters to increase rating.It was so weird they would get rid of Jack when so many fans were happy he was back,had a great story,and some fans were already having problems with Daniel.It would have been better to keep Jack with Jennifer and pair Daniel with someone else,Billie or someone else.I actually would not have minded if they had Daniel immediately refer Nicole to another doctor,played the role given to Rafe in the hide the baby story,then fall in love with Nicole.I just hated it that he had sex with her for the first time on the desk with her after she was visibly pregnant then dumped her.It's like they want to keep Daniel but don't know how to write the character so he is likeable or less hated by a significant number of fans.
I think SC himself said that the problem with his character was that every set of writers have a different vision of what Daniel is like. The character itself has never been truly defined. MarDar were happy to have him be the playboy doctor hence the Dicole desk sex. Tomlin is determined to make him the new Tom so it's Dr Perfect who needs the Horton princess at his side hence the decision to kill off Jack. If Tomlin stays I think Dan as Salem's saviour will continue but if we have a new writing regime (please, please, please) Dan's character will change again.
It seems pretty clear that T&W's plan was for Daniel to be the new Tom Horton and the next great love of Jennifer's life. An interview with MR in the new SID appears to bear that out--with her usual cluelessness, she states that while Jack was certainly the love of Jennifer's life, it's "not impossible to find another great love in the second half of your life." This statement appears as a caption under a photo of Dannifer, making it as clear as day what viewers were supposed to expect and accept.

Except that they haven't accepted it--not by a long shot. And I wonder just what T&W intend to do about that. No one sets out to create a failure, but that's just what Dannifer 2.0 are turning out to be. So do they forge ahead, pushing a pairing that a large portion of the audience dislikes, or do they pull the plug and resort to a fallback plan? Do they even have a fallback plan--or did they place all their eggs in Dannifer's basket, believing that their own hard-on for this couple would transfer itself to the viewers?

Personally, I hope that if DAYS does change writing regimes again, the incoming team has the sense to stop tinkering with the character of Daniel and just cut him loose. He's had more chances, more storylines, and more love interests than some vets have had in decades with the show, and still hasn't caught on with the audience to the extent that TPTB seem to want. Time to let him go.
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