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May 9 2013, 10:34 PM
May 9 2013, 09:56 PM
They need to balance out the good and the bad.
In the days when days was interesting bad things happened to good people.
Eg zack getting run over and it was final and it didn't get all made better in a couple of months.
Example now hope getting out of jail after two months for bumping those guys off. She should have been in jail longer and dealt with more long term consequences. Not here you are back on the force.

Still I guess I shouldn't complain I'm glad Nicole's record got expunged.

But there needs to be more of a mix up of good things happening to those considered bad and bad things happening to those considered good. There's no point getting invested now because the consequences for some never seem to last long.

Hope didn't really "get out of jail" after 2 months (& it was actually 4-5 months, since Hope's sentencing was in August, & Bo didn't break her out until Christmas). Hope uncovered illegal activities going on in the prison which forced Bo to break her out. She didn't return to prison as a type of "reward" for helping to uncover the illegal organ donation scam going on. I do think that Hope getting the charges cleared so she could be a cop again happened too fast though. (at least it wasn't "you're out of jail. here's your badge".) I would've loved to have seen Hope have to find an alternative career - a counselor would've been perfect, especially since Marlena wasn't in Salem at the time. Plus, Hope connected to the young girl in the prison (who was then killed for her organs).
Hope at least served time for her crimes, which she didn't even commit willingly or knowingly. Sami didn't serve any jail time for shooting EJ in the head, and she knew full well what she was doing.
I didn't mean I wanted hope to languish in jail

I just think the character are more interesting when they have more long term issues to overcome.

I would much prefer to see hope in jail dealing with being separated from her daughter having to forge a new career when she finally got out than hey presto life back to normal off to book club for you.

If Marlena just takes John back and everything instantly goes back to strawberries and cream in the penthouse I will be seriously thinking about starting up my own organ transplanting circle.

New brains for those in charge will be top of the agenda
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