- Jan 22 2013, 09:48 PM
I'm not the least bit convinced that Sami and Rafe (or Sami and Lucas, for that matter) are over for good. For now, perhaps, but for good? Not likely. I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, as I really couldn't care less about any of the pairings (yes, I utterly despise E.J. / James Scott, but that really has nothing to do with Sami -- if he's not with her, he'll still be hogging up far more screen time than I believe that he deserves, and he'll still be ruining other characters, and he'll still be doing despicable things to women while claiming that he loves them, so it makes no difference to me either way), but I do think that this is a case of counting the proverbial chickens before they've hatched. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Sami thinking about Rafe while she was having sex with E.J., or thinking about him soon after having sex with E.J.
In any case, as others have said, it will be nice to finally be able to stop hearing, "They were never given a fair chance!" If people actually stop saying that, of course. I wouldn't count on that happening yet.
The claims that E.J. finally managed to "get the girl" without scheming are a bit...well, wrong...though. E.J. has been scheming recently -- his schemes have all been lame and tame, but that doesn't change the fact that they're still schemes. We've seen multiple scenes where E.J. has bragged to one sibling or another about how his schemes to make Sami fall in love with him are working (except, you know...they weren't working until Rafe and Sami found themselves on opposite sides in the baby drama).
Sami doesn't know about those schemes. She might not care if she did know, but the fact remains that she doesn't, so E.J. still has secrets that could come back to bite him in the ass. Sami also doesn't know about all of the things that E.J. did to Will last year -- she only knows part of that story. I don't think that she'd be very pleased to learn that E.J. used her son's sexuality to blackmail and intimidate him, even implying that Will would get raped in prison at one point. I'm fairly certain that she doesn't know about E.J.'s plan to frame John, either, but I could be wrong about that one. Of course, the fact that a different regime penned those stories might be enough to save E.J., but Whitesell and Tomlin have placed their own skeletons in E.J.'s closet.
E.J.'s hands definitely aren't as clean as some people have suggested, and one could easily argue that the "real" E.J. that Sami believes that she has seen over the past few months is just as much a figment of her imagination as the "real" Rafe that she believes that she has been seeing since the wedding disaster. It's probably only a matter of time before she realizes that.