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Feb 3 2013, 08:27 AM
2013 is off to a very promising start...
- December 6, 2007
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of Our Lives
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of Our Lives
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Knots Landing
This is why I :wub: you so. It's like we share the same brain.
- Feb 2 2013, 03:25 PM
^^I agree with whoever said upthread that this should've played out since the CH instead of inserting Rafe back into it & having Sami bounce back & forth. It would've been nice if they would've played the beats better, but it is what it is.
We also discussed somewhere on here that the writing today is a far cry from where it was twenty years ago. Stories played all the beats & were much better overall. None of the stories do that now, and this one is no exception. They hurry up the payoff because they believe the audience doesn't have the attention span they did twenty years ago. Maybe they don't. There is alot more to offer on tv than when I started watching Days over 25 years ago. So, I suppose the competition has hurt the storytelling.
Having said all that, I have loved the scenes between Ej & Sami over the past few days. I do hope that they inject Stefano into the mix. They seem to be done with the Rafe angle for now, and EJ's family or even Sami's family is the next logical obstacle. I hope there is no triangle involved with these two for the next little bit. It's been WAY overplayed, IMO.
One last shallow note. I think Everett has become the new EJ. Based on what has been said in these scenes, "EJ" has turned a corner and will probably be alot less of a villian. I have mixed feelings about this because 2007 Sweevil EJ is my all time favorite EJ. But, I've always known that at some point his character would have to evolve if they were to ever solidify Ej & Sami as a couple. I have become quite fond of the Everett side of EJ, he's probably my second favorite incantation.
His line to Sami about "Utterly Petrifying" was made of all kinds of schmoopy win and I loved it.
But belt wielding, gun toting, scruffy Sweevil EJ of 2007 will always hold a special place in my shallow heart.
Oh, and Dannifer blows big nasty chunks.
I feel exactly like you do on this. I've always known we'd never see the EJami story written the way I imagine in my fanfic heart...but these last few days have been FAR closer than I'd allowed myself to hope for. EJ does seem to have turned a corner and I think they used his desire to honor Lexie's memory as part of the catalyst. I hope we'll get to see sweevil EJ come out to play from time to time...especially if it's with scheming Samantha...but for now i'm pretty damned happy with what we're seeing on screen.