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In addition to my aforementioned reasons for believing that such a storyline would be far-fetched, I just think that it would be illogical for Will to blame Sami (or E.J.) for suggesting the paternity test in the first place.
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Quoting limited to 4 levels deepnot the baby's father (an opportunity that he would not have had if Sami and E.J. hadn't encouraged Will to get said paternity test done in the first place).
This seems far-fetched at the moment for a number of reasons -- in addition to the fact that Sami and E.J. are aware that Nick has a history of falsifying paternity tests and should therefore not be trusted around paternity tests ever, there's also the fact that Gabi knows that Will is the only person who could possibly be the father of her baby -- but any number of things could happen before the storyline gets to that point, so if the speculation turns out to be correct, perhaps it won't seem as far-fetched in the end.
I have no doubt that Nick will considerHoneybees, as usual. I hope that they don't go the fake paternity test route again.
As for the rest...I understand why some people are suggesting that Sami and E.J. should be held accountable, but I don't agree with that logic. If all of this speculation actually ends up being true, the blame is still ultimately on Nick and Gabi's shoulders. Nick has been trying to get the baby away from Will since the moment that he learned that Will was the father -- it never had anything to do with Sami's hysterics. If Sami had never suggested the paternity test, Nick would have simply used some other trick to get the baby away from Will.
And while Nick obviously doesn't care about hurting Will, Gabi should know that Sami's behavior doesn't matter, since Will has never indicated that he was going to try to take the baby away from her. If she allows Nick to manipulate her, that's her fault -- Sami can't be blamed simply because she opened the door. To use a purposely bad analogy, even if Sami left the door hanging wide open, Nick and Gabi would still be responsible for choosing to steal everything.
To me, this is like saying that Will should blame himself for trusting Gabi in the first place. It's not his fault if she decides to take that trust and stab him in the back with it.
Yes, but you're talking logically, and I'm talking about soapy drama.
I'd prefer for my soapy drama to be logical. The two are not mutually exclusive. :shrug:
No. But I've found that logic generall impedes drama. If everybody is acting logical and rational then it's usually pretty boring. In any case, I don't think anything that I've speculated is illogical, aside from maybe anybody in Salem believing any paternity test conducted in Salem.
If the paternity test leads Will to truly believe that he is not the father of Gabi's baby, I would expect him to realize that it was better for him to learn that before the baby was born (since they're discussing health risks, let's assume for now that they're planning to do an amnio to determine the baby's paternity), as opposed to learning the truth years later, when he would be far more attached to the child than he already is. In this hypothetical scenario, it would be logical for him to blame Gabi, since she toyed with his emotions and led him to believe that he was the father when he apparently wasn't, but blaming Sami or E.J. wouldn't make sense to me. Later, when Nick's scheme inevitably falls apart and Will learns that Nick falsified the paternity test (and that Gabi went along with it), I would expect him to rightly place the blame on Nick and Gabi, not Sami or E.J.
At no point do I see a logical reason for Will to blame Sami or E.J. for this, other than "because it's drama".