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|annie21||May 30 2013, 08:04 AM|
Yeah, I think you are kind of delusional! :)
We pretty much have the evidence on screen about how Tomlin treats the vets. If he were made to write for Jack, we'd probably get some version of what he's done to:
-- John, who has been dumbed down, made to say and do outrageously insulting things that make a mockery of him and his past; and turned so OOC that he's unrecognizable;
-- Lucas, who has to mostly stand by and watch his kids have father-child moments with another man, doesn't get his own story, and who is only trotted out to be the "voice of the audience" every now and then (and who was on contract for a few months, then dropped to recurring);
-- Marlena, who has a couple of great scenes, but is mostly around to prop up other people in what should be a major story for her; or
-- Jennifer (see John above).
Tomlin does not like the vets, especially any vet who has been a lead character and/or a part of a supercouple. And when you read some quotes of his, it sounds like he's ageist toward any man (and most women) over 50. He may not be the only one at Days who is like this, but he's a primary perpetrator. That's why, as much as I would like to see MA/Jack return, I hesitate to want to subject him (and us) to this kind of treatment.
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