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Jul 30 2013, 10:10 PM
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As any soapfan will attest...sadly rape is more often than not foreplay in the soap world. Does it do justice to real life rape victims..absolutely not, but as they say it is what it is. Just as Jack/Kayla moved on from that rape..so have Ejami moved on from theirs.
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Simply bringing up the rape isn't a bait...if that was the case no one would be able to talk about any history on this show...Sami's rape of Austin is brought up on occasion still, so is Sami's death row and Lucas' involvement, or Rafe trying to steal Sami's kids, or go back further and we were all discussing just a few months ago how John's behavior was totally OOC and not true to history and examples were made as to why people thought that way. I understand that this board doesn't want to get into the back and forth discussion about the rape, because it leads absolutely no where, but let's face it...if you think it wasn't rape, no one is going to change and the same goes for those of us who thought it was rape. But regardless of our personal opinions on the matter, the show treated it as rape and called it rape, everyone from the producers to the writers to the actors and characters were saying the word for over a year and a half after it happened. It was what it was.....and it was very, very poorly handled by the show but simply bringing it up isn't a bait...because the show called it that, and as late as 2010 it was again brought up by the show in dialogue...
Yes but if you're going to talk about the show bringing it up you have to consider when it was brought up between Ejami before they had sex that may. It was made apparent in the dialogue that EJ wasn't rough or had physically hurt Sami in any way and that EJ's actions AFTER and not during the incident was what had hurt Sami the most.
I try to live by the rule that regardless of what I think about an incident...I take the characters POV of the situation and move on. I find that I enjoy the show much more that way.
if we are going to take the characters POV on the subject then Sami still considers it rape...she spoke to Rafe during Johnny's cancer storyline, that was in 2011 I believe, how Johnny always had it bad from the get go....and referenced how Johnny came into the world as a reminder. Let's face it.....it really doesn't matter now...Ejami is together, but that doesn't stop people that post here from discussing history....without history we wouldn't have a soap and it is part of Ejami's history, just like the shooting is and the Rafe 2 and other things...if we were to not discuss anything that Ejami have done to one another solely because some consider just the discussion bating then we might as well never speak about anything on Days. Like I said, I don't mind the rape, I hate the way the show glorified it, I hate the way the show didn't care to write it the proper way and there was so many ways they could have handled it correctly and still written Ejami, actually if they would have handled it correctly it might have been easier for those of us that never liked the coupling to at least tolerate the story.....
I personally am enjoying the soap as a whole these days. They are giving a nod to history here and there, but they are also ignoring bits of it too.
I think the start to this whole debate was the question of some peoples dislike of Sami. I happen to like Sami, always have - well except for when she turned into the soccer mom from hell when she was with Rafe - but to each his own. Still, despite where personal tastes are concerned, the simple fact is that Ali Sweeney is considered the leading lady of days...just as James Scott is considered its main leading man. And really I don't think bitching and daily diatribes are going to be changing that anytime soon.
But to each his own as they say.