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Feb 7 2013, 08:15 PM

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
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.
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.

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".
Sigh. I wasn't talking about Will blaming Sami or EJ. I'm sure he wouldn't if for no other reason than by the time it all comes out, the way it all started will have been forgotten. I was talking about a series of steps/decisions that lead to things going boom. I think it would be soapy if Sami's overactive protective streak is what pushes Gabi to go along with Nick's scheme. That's all. I would never expect Will to blame Sami, although depending on how overboard Sami goes, I'd be okay with him disowning her in general.
Fair enough -- I thought that I had made it clear that I was talking about the show placing blame, not the audience (I did state at one point that I understood the logic of the people who were claiming that Sami would be responsible for Will losing the baby -- I simply disagree with that logic).

Audience members placing blame on characters is one thing -- that happens all of the time, and I often disagree with the rationale of those audience members (as you've probably seen before, I vehemently disagree with any suggestion that Sami and Will were directly or indirectly responsible for Arianna's death, as just one example), but that's life.

Characters placing blame would be an entirely different matter, though, and that's what I was objecting to. I wouldn't want to watch that because it would be illogical, IMO -- "soapy drama" or not, it would still be illogical. I already have to deal with one illogical storyline involving Sami and E.J. -- I'm not really eager to add another one to my plate any time soon, especially one that involves my favorite character on the show.

Sorry for the confusion!
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