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- November 2, 2012
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As I've pointed out before, Will was still a minor when he shot E.J. Nick and Gabi each committed their crimes as adults. If we're talking about "real-life considerations", that would absolutely be taken into account.
- Jan 30 2013, 01:03 AM
- Jan 29 2013, 08:17 PM
Of course, all of that having been said, Gabi dying and Nick being sent back to prison isn't the only
way that Will and Sonny could obtain custody of the child. In fact, that implication is actually insulting -- like Will and Sonny are the least-acceptable option because they're gay, so the straight couple has to be removed from the equation so that Will and Sonny are the only
That's certainly not what I meant. It would actually be far more satisfying if Gabi and Nick remained in Salem, alive and out of prison, respectively, and were simply deemed unfit to raise a child (as they are, IMO, based on what we've seen -- at the very least, Nick is absolutely unfit to raise a child). Sole custody would be granted to Will and Sonny -- fair and square, as the best option for the child -- and Gabi and Nick would be forced to settle for, at best, supervised visitation rights (I would certainly never leave Nick alone with my child, if I were Will). That's the future that they wanted to impose on Will, and supervised visitation is better than what they wanted to give him, so they'd be lucky to receive that much. Frankly, I don't think that Nick deserves to be allowed to have anything to do with the baby, but I'm trying to be generous here.
I just don't like Gabi and Nick, so that's why death and prison would be preferable for me. The writers could still make it clear that Will and Sonny were the child's best option, and that it had simply been rendered a moot point when Gabi had died and Nick had been carted off to prison.
Anyway, that's enough speculation for one day! :lol:
I don't think Nick and Gabi are unfit, considering everything Sami/Lucas/EJ did and they are still involved with their minor children. (Although for a while I was rooting for Abe and Lexie to gain custody of Sydney and Johnny. You have no idea how hard I was hoping.).
Will did shoot
EJ which might be worse than stalking (Nick) or kidnapping (Gabi). But that's real life consideration.
Also, Nick murdered someone. The fact that he "paid" for his crime with prison time does not erase the fact that he's still a convicted murderer. That makes him far worse than Will, Gabi, Sami, or Lucas (who killed Franco to save Kate's life). As for E.J. -- well, you'll get no argument from me on that one, since I hate E.J., but he was never convicted for any of his crimes (and in any case, doesn't Sami still technically have sole custody of Johnny and Sydney?). Nick's crimes are on record.
But the biggest difference of all is that it's clear to the audience, even if he hasn't done anything illegal yet, that prison has not rehabilitated Nick. If anything, he left prison as a more unstable person than he was when he entered, and he can't even use the pills as an excuse this time (as far as we know, anyway). Letting him have any sort of influence on a child's life would be a recipe for disaster.