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Jan 5 2013, 12:31 PM
Jan 4 2013, 03:54 PM
Jan 4 2013, 01:22 PM
I'm still trying to figure out why TomSell are putting Jennifer back in the hospital again. Why now? And why have such a lame reason (rushing to meet Daniel and tripping)? Surely there is some significance -- even if it's contrived and plot-driven.

-- Conversely, did they want Jennifer's accident to be what tears Daniel away from his son/Chloe to go rushing off to the hospital -- thus letting us know that, in a pinch, he will choose Jennifer over them?

This one for sure. Tom would never stay with another woman if Alice was hurt.
I think the writers are desperate to make Dannifer work, and they think hurting Jennifer will win sympathy for a once sympathetic/beloved character that no longer has the same resonance. It's a combination of bad storylines, an actress that has lost her sparkle and writing that turned a once strong and ethical character into a weak, simpering, judgmental, selfish bore. Insta baby and multiple injuries won't make Dannifer rootable given the history and Jack's recent demise. Certainly, making a beloved character like Chloe the bad guy won't.

Having Jennifer get hurt again only highlights that the character is not what she once was. And I really loved old school Jack and Jennifer.
While I don't disagree with what you're saying, if that sense of desperation is there for the writers at all, I don't think that it was there four months ago when these scenes were taped, and certainly not five-plus months ago, when the scenes were sketched out/written. And the spoilers are making it clear that Jennifer injures herself (as she did back in September, when she injured her hand by slamming it on her desk, warranting medical/amorous attention from Daniel). If they wanted to elicit sympathy from the viewers, wouldn't the writers have the accident be caused by a hit-and-run or something? I don't know, it just seems like they're making Jennifer look hapless and pathetic rather than sympathetic. And the juxtaposition of her latest self-inflicted accident with Chloe's return is another question mark in my mind.

It does seem like the writers are up to something, but maybe that's giving them too much credit. Maybe, as with the scarf, the twosie, and the unlocked doors, the writers just keep using the same old tired plot devices over and over again with little to no variation or rhyme or reason to them.

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