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|AngelOB||Sep 19 2013, 06:17 PM|
Life is awesome
The scenes from yesterday's episode are exactly the way I want to see the EJ/Stefano relationship go on from this point forward. EJ can't manage to extricate himself from Stefano's influence, while clearly wanting nothing to do with him, while Stefano hangs on to him in the misguided attempt to keep EJ in line for the sake of the family. Stefano's understanding of family is so out of whack with reality, it's no wonder EJ ended up as messed up as he was all of those years. Stefano has taught him to hold on to what you love with an iron grip, and if that fails, punishment is always an acceptable course of action. For EJ to have evolved beyond that line of thinking is pretty remarkable. For many years now he's been about 'how can I get what I want?', to see him now throw his independence from Stefano away and literally beg on his knees for Stefano to do what he can in order to get Sami out of a life sentence is quite the turnaround for EJ.
Sami has always been his Achilles heel. I think initially when they first met he was attracted to her physically as well as because he could see with his own eyes that she didn't quite fit in with everyone else. She was accepted as long as she behaved a certain way. Now that he's gotten to actually know her over all of these years and has seen the sacrifices (often made at EJ's insistence in the past) she's made for her family, I think he gets that loving someone is more than about what makes himself happy. The shift away from self-centered love and gratifying his own emotional needs towards putting someone else' needs above his own, regardless of the costs to himself, has been pretty cool to watch as an EJ fan from way back.
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