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What's Peter supposed to say, "Gary sucks"? That'll get him invited back, lol!
i agree. he could've said nothing about Tomlin. I don't really believe what he did say. Especially since he left so soon after Tomlin's return. If Peter really thought so highly of Tomlin, why wouldn't he stick around and see what Tomlin would write for Bo (& by association, Hope)? Peter had more to do under MarDar than he did during the work-up to Bo's exit.
I think it's unfair of Peter to blame MarDar for not writing what the audience wanted. As i recall, people seemed to be very happy with what they wrote at the start of their stint (though i do think that they had quite a task to start an entire show worth of storylines at the same time). I think the changes in story came from higher-ups.
MarDar put Bo in a coma for weeks and weeks....and then sent Hope off with John to Alamania to revisit the PG years, which was VERY unpopular with the audience. So yeah, they sucked when it came to writing for Bo/Bope. MarDar was no fan of Bo Brady, and it showed.
Peter was supposed to do a movie project at that time, he asked for that time off and that was why Bo went into a coma, they wrote that into the SL. They filmed the Alamania stuff at the beginning of January 2012 and with the Christmas break it was to be a 5 week hiatus. Bo was used more regularly during MarDar's reign, storylines aside there was more balance under MarDar then the previous regimes of writing/producing teams. Let's also not forget he was written out for 6 weeks when Tomlin was running the show in 2010.

Actually I think MarDar were fans of Bo and Hope and the coupling and the VETS! They used them, they wrote for them! Tomlin was not a fan of Bo and Peter as well as Hope and Kristian, it's been hinted at many times in the past.
Edited by maverick, Jan 17 2013, 04:25 PM.
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