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|elci525||Feb 6 2013, 11:18 PM|
But it's not the same stunt. Perhaps it's a Sami-paternity-adjacent stunt, but this is very different. And as we've said, Sami here is 110% imposing her memories of her situation, how she acted, why she did it, etc., onto this situation. And while not at all out of character or totally un-understandable (that's not a word - incomprehensible is better?), it's annoying to some for this reason. Some like it; others don't. I used to like it, and I used to identify the vulnerability another poster mentioned. I used to looovvveee Sami for that blend of crazy and vulnerable - how was she able to make me think she was deranged, but also root for her, and feel sympathy for her in spite of/because of her lunacy? It was amazing! Once upon a time, long ago. But no more. I found nothing sympathetic or vulnerable about her today. Her lipstick and coat didn't help.
Sami knows what she knows and what she remembers of what she did, and even though all she has done thus far is suggest Will get a paternity test, which is not terrible, I suspect it won't stop there (it's clear Sami will be in this story in this capacity, so she'll continue to meddle). She'll start making decisions based on herself, or based on how she remembers these custody rodeos playing out when she was at the helm, etc. And her hostility for Gabi is disproportionate to what's actually happened and what Sami knows imo [she has suspicions of Gabi's' crimes, but doesn't know; she heard from this supposed friend that Gabi and Nick were planning a wedding, but she was quickly told otherwise so that's off the table]. I understand this is the impetus for drama and conflict - I get it. I just don't find entertainment in it - not in Sami anyway.
Sami is hostile and ballistic to Gabi b/c Sami is Sami. It's in character, I'll grant you that. So that is "good" I guess. But other than this, there is no redeemable aspect to her behavior. I don't care that she wants to help her son b/c I don't believe that is what this is about, not really. I don't care if it's understandable that this baggage she has of her own memories is informing her. And I don't care if Rafe is as much at fault for baiting or volleying with Sami in a pissing match today. It just falls flat.
Edited by elci525, Feb 7 2013, 11:28 AM.
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