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|SocRMum1||Jun 20 2013, 10:10 AM|
2013 is off to a very promising start...
Defining a 'true' character is completely subjective. I consider myself a life long Sami fan and based on your comments I can guarantee we disagree on who the 'real' Sami is. Does that make my opinion more or less accurate than yours? No - but it is what it is.
I do think the actors at least have the advantage of being able to discuss character motivations with directors/writers/TPTB and with one another so to a large degree I'd say they have a better take on their character's motivations or true core than you or I do. You may not agree with their choices but they have to work within the confines of the writing and direction and go from there. I think JS has done a commendable job of finding ways to continue to make EJ a popular love to love/love to hate character despite the wayward writing he's had to deal with over the years.
I agree with Lysie's point that it's a bit surprising that JS seems to prefer the current version of EJ over all others but part of me thinks Tom was right in that his overall upbeat attitude probably has more to do with the overall writing for the show as a whole. He mentioned in the interview he did for DR that he's really enjoying the scripts and thinks this is just really good 'soap' (I'm paraphrasing him - I hope accurately) and I definitely agree with that. It's been years since I've enjoyed the overall show as much as I have been for the past several weeks. And that seems to be the case for many people whether they ship a particular couple or not. In fact, I'm pretty pumped about the fact that I'm enjoying the show this much even though my favorite pairing isn't featured as heavily as they have been - both together and separately - for the past several years.
My personal preference would be to see EJ's dark side ramped up a bit. For example, I thought his reaction to Sami being attacked was too mild. He should have been losing his shit or at the very least putting one of the DiMera insiders on the case to sniff out who was responsible. But I can only guess they've decided to focus on writing EJ as being solely focused on saving and supporting Sami at all costs and key on the drama that he's still ambivalent about why she reacted as she did to protect Rafe in the first place. It's not the focus I would prefer they give him but I can deal. We're still seeing EJ's tendencies such as motioning Sami to keep quiet about having a possible motive to kill Bernardi while she was talking to Justin (which will no doubt come back to bite them in the ass hard) and to react so vehemently with Chad and Abigail about the video.
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