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Jan 22 2013, 09:25 AM
"It's like a rollercoaster ride."
- February 18, 2009
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of Our Lives
I agree that it's nice to have a change & see Hope "on her own" and being a support for Jennifer (even though a lot of people aren't fans of Dannifer) & Marlena. I do hope this mystery person shows up soon, cause i want Hope to have more to do than just that, because i think Kristian deserves it.
- Jan 22 2013, 03:39 AM
I may be in the minority, but I am enjoying seeing Hope by herself on the canvas and look forward to whatever story is being cooked for her in the near future. Don't get me wrong, I love Peter Reckell AND Bo, but sometimes the problem with these outstanding supercouples is that when they are happy on the show, they become boring and get little screen-time. That is why we have interlopers like Kristen and Carly who come in and shake things up. The problem with that is that Bo and Hope had been written into a corner in that so much had already been done with them, that it was probably hard to find new stories for them. I'm not a writer and even I can see how it would be challenging to come up with something new and exciting for a couple who have thirty years of history on the show.
I would love to see Bo return one day and have a new story with Hope, but as far as right now goes, I'm certainly not complaining about the change.
I think there's still a lot that can be written for Bope, but i think that the fact that Chelsea, Shawn, & JT are off-screen, Zack is dead, & Ciara is little, limits them in ways that characters like Marlena, John, Sami, Rafe, EJ, etc aren't limited.
I'd love to see Bo return at some point, but Hope needs to have at least one juicy story of her own first.