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Feb 27 2013, 12:42 PM
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Sure, there are extenuating circumstances. Attempted murder can get you up to life in prison. I'm sure the extenuating circumstances in Will's case could get him down to 2 years or so (about half of what Nick served for murdering a scumbag while addicted to pain pills).

I continue to find it hilarious that Nick murdering Trent is the most heinous crime anyone has ever committed, but Will shooting EJ is no worse than jaywalking.
Nick murdering someone is not the most heinous crime anyone has ever committed. However, a murderer trying to take the legal and moral high ground because he went to jail is ridiculous especially considering he is committing a crime. Also, while the circumstances do not change what Will did, the circumstances do make the difference. Will's age and state of mind are a consideration in mitigating the crime and while kids can be tried as an adult that mostly occurs in heinous murder cases and that is not what this is. Most of the problem with Nick is what he is doing now as opposed to what he has done previously. As for the characters' reaction to Nick's past versus Will's past it make sense when you consider that Nick is incensed that Will has not had to pay for his crimes while at the same time he has taken steps to make sure that Gabi does not have to pay for hers.
Sure, he's a hypocrit. But so is Will for pointing out that Nick is a convicted murderer while not facing the time for his crime. And so is the rest of Team Will in so many ways. There is plenty of hypocricy to go around. My only point is that one side is not better than the other. They all have numerous flaws. And while Will may have fewer, he's going to have to step up and take responsiblity for me to believe that he's somehow more deserving than any of the rest of them.
Ummm..... I have YET to see WILL say anything about Nick's crimes in regards to custody. In fact, he's one of the few people in his life who was willing to look past Nick's criminal history and work out a joint custody agreement. It's everyone else that keeps throwing Nick's crimes in his face. Don't put that on Will.

And you're right, this is Salem. The writers are going to bend the rules to make sure they get the final outcome they want. And the way it's going right now, Will's got the moral upperhand on Nick. Nick is being written as unrootable, unsympathetic and unredeemable. The most likely scenario is that Nick will spend the next 6 months or so torturing poor Will. Until Nick get's his come uppance either in the form of him going back to jail or dying a horrible death because of the evil machinations he's set in motion.
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