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Dec 21 2012, 12:15 PM
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This is precisely why this lame triangle and pairing does not work. No matter how hard they try and I mean no offence, as if both were in character and not dumbed down( Sami) or in EJ's case made to look pathetic desperately chasing her and recieved better writing from the start I could have been a fan. At this point though too much has gone on that is a deterioration and dis- service to both characters and nothing at this point will sell me that she is in love with EJ in LUST yes, in love no and I would feel that way even not having a preference for her. The sugar coating and bltant ignorance of their issues by the PTB only adds to this problem when they decide to go there again and again. Each time being worse than the last. The chemistry that JS and AS as actors have IMO can't solve anything when their whole story has just been written poorly and I need a good story to get behind my couples and truly believe through action that they BOTH love each other, and I don't get that with EJ and Sami. He may be her temptation but time and again when push comes to shove EJ is never good enough for her and that is why I can't root for them to be together above all else.
- Dec 21 2012, 11:53 AM
- Dec 21 2012, 11:48 AM
- Dec 21 2012, 10:58 AM
- Dec 21 2012, 09:57 AM
EJ and Kristin's "scheme" is for EJ to work with Sami at CW so he can spend time with her. Which is remarkably similar to Rafe's "scheme" of having Sami plan Gabi's wedding so he can spend time with her. Really, I don't consider either to be a scheme. I consider it to be a normal thing a guy does when he likes a girl and is trying to get her to like him too.
While I COMPLETELY agree, the way EJ keeps talking about its makes me think Tomlin thinks its a big deal scheme.
I agree and it doesn't make sense to me since EJ's actions themselves are not nefarious. My only thought is that this is Tomlin's lame way of trying to make the triangle legitimate while somewhat retaining EJ's "personality." That is, it's a legit triangle because EJ isn't really doing anything bad to keep Safe apart, but they want EJ to seem sneaky since that's his character so they write these surfacey allusions to it. It's stupid, but it's the only thing that makes sense to me.
What I don't get is why don't they make it a legit triangle that highlights the contrast between the men based on REAL actions, as supposed to shallow mis-characterizations of what they're doing. They could keep the triangle legitimate by not having EJ do underhanded things to win Sami, but at the same time have him trying to convince Sami to do underhanded things for CW to beat the competition. EJ could be the devil on her shoulder who is trying to bring out the bad girl while Rafe is the angel trying to get her to walk the straight and narrow, but with both men being honest with Sami about who they are and what they want from her. I'd actually be interested in that story and it would be an effective way to resolve the triangle once and for all.
I agree. Unfortunately, the way they've done it has pretty much stripped EJ and Sami both of any personality. Meanwhile, they've retained my least favorite part of EJ (at least as it retains to being in a relationship with Sami) in that they have him pushing her to commit before she's ready. They've never addressed that as an issue with him, but it's definitely been consistent from the beginning and it drives me crazy. They'd be in a relationship by now if he had even a fraction of the patience he bragged to Will about having. He's such a girl! IMO, having Rafe walk away makes him look a lot better. Of course since they're all going to kiss the following week, I guess it doesn't even matter anyway.