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|DesignatedShelley||Jun 6 2013, 01:54 PM|
All the same, I think I'd just prefer it if people stopped caring about Daniel, period. In Salem everyone either loves Daniel to high heaven or hates him for totally irrational reasons. That's one of the tell-tale signs of a Gary Stu. I'd rather Daniel be isolated and have less interactions than more, negative or positive.
They've made the acceptance of Daniel and Dannifer an effort-intensive project. DR fans can hold out as long as they want, and honestly I'm among that crowd, but there'll be new fans who will have started watching only last year or this year and won't understand the difference between Daniel Jonas and John Black in terms of character history on this show, and they'll only see a kid who does highly irresponsible things out of a sense of misplaced blame.
Because Daniel Jonas the person isn't at fault for what happened to Jack and didn't ask to be Maggie's insta-baby and didn't ask to be Chloe's baby's father, but its the writers' preference for Daniel Jonas that we're criticizing. What the writers are doing are conflating the meta-level criticisms with the plot-level and people who haven't watched the whole thing won't get the issue and they could easily run the clock out until fewer and fewer people remember. That might strengthen the resolve of some, but ultimately you can't control the in-and-out-flux of viewers and I just think in the long run it's going to take a change of writers to really solve anything.
I just can't wait until JJ could maybe have a storyline that has nothing to do with Daniel Jonas at all. That's the most I can hope for. He's young and as long as he's young all this stuff can serve as "origin story" type material for bigger and better things. I just am going to be eye-rolling a lot until that can happen.
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