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Mar 6 2013, 12:46 PM
- February 12, 2008
My point is that for all Eric knows, EJ may have done the same things Eric asked of Nicole - which was to apologize to the people she targeted. Marlena got hurt as a result of the things EJ did, but she was no more a target than Abby was of Nicole's lie about the baby.
- Mar 6 2013, 12:36 PM
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- Mar 6 2013, 11:34 AM
Quoting limited to 4 levels deepbecause EJ hasn't ever done anything to either one of them.
Okay, I'll play. Let's see. EJ tampered with the plane that John and Marlena were in when they went to get the antidote to the biotoxin that Kayla needed (which she wouldn't have needed if he had biotoxined her), causing Marlena to jump out of the plane and be rescued by Smokey Robinson (possibly his greatest sin). He also shot John, putting him in a coma, which directly affected Marlena.
There's also the embezzlement charges he framed John for which also directly affected Marlena. And he should have killed Belle when he had the chance which would have also directly affected Marlena. And that's just the stuff off the top of my head and doesn't include his participation in stuff his father was doing from time to time.
I forgot about the plane, but that's the only thing that would count for this. I did bring up the other Hortons in my example for a reason, lol. Did EJ hurt Marlena when he hurt her family? Yes, but that is not relevant to the discussion, because Eric didn't require Nicole to apologize to everyone who got hurt in the fallout of her scheme, only to everyone who she targeted.
I guess I'm confused because I was responding to your statement that EJ never did anything to either of Sami's parents. He did lots of things to Marlena and I don't buy that just because John as shot, it doesn't count as hurting Marlena. Beyond that, I don't quite get the connection between Eric trying to help Nicole and Eric not liking EJ and/or not liking Sami with EJ.
Eric and Nicole have a history. Nicole was at a very low point when Eric arrived and while she may not have directly asked for his help, she accepted it. And she has shown genuine remorse for things she's done. None of those things apply to EJ or Kristen. More importantly, nothing that Nicole is doing now is directly affecting his family the way that EJ and Kristen are.
Nonetheless, I will concede that in a black/white world with no context, Eric is being a big ol' hypocrite. So be it. I'd rather have that then one more person fall at EJ's feet.
And there are at least a few posts around here with me saying that I don't feel like Eric is doing the wrong thing, so I'm not looking for him to fall at EJ's feet, either.