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Sep 26 2013, 08:16 PM
- June 13, 2007
Oh, I don't think its Daniel's responsibility to fix JJ. But if he's not going to be part of the solution, etc. I mean, the guy's a dad. Today, I saw him act like one. He's not JJ's dad, obviously. But, up until now, Daniel has been acting as childish as JJ and he's at least twice the kids age. Throwing tantrums and giving Jennifer ultimatums without giving JJ a real chance. Any kid who isn't comfortable with his mom moving is gonna be a headache. If a guy wants to be with that lady, he's got to be willing to play ball. Daniel hasn't shown that willingness up until now. I thinking we're generally in agreement regarding JJ. Some write him off for being a brat. I'm like, kid's a teenager. Yes, he's 18 and technically an adult (which I have issues with writing wise but that's another story) but he simply has some growing pains to go through. And I find them refreshing.
- Sep 26 2013, 07:32 PM
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- Sep 26 2013, 05:38 PM
Oh JJ is getting on my good side today by saying Daniel is not his father and never will be. It's too bad the rest of Salem doesn't have half the fortitude that JJ does when it comes to speaking the truth to Daniel .
What JJ doesn't have the fortitude to realize is that Dan is not trying to take his father's place and is not trying to turn his mother against him. JJ needs to find other excuses for his bad behaviour.
I don't think he's using Dan to excuse his bad behavior. At least not in today's episode. JJ has no way of realizing that Dan ISN'T doing those things, because neither Dan nor JJ have given one another a chance. Dan can say he's not trying to take Jack's place all he wants. It doesn't mean its not going to feel like that to a screwed up teenager. And JJ is valid for thinking that and having that opinion. All he knows was as soon as he blew into town and Daniel could see JJ was trouble, he's been trying to prove JJ was bad news to Jennifer. Not wanting to help JJ, who is clearly a troubled kid. JJ getting treated like a villain is just so wrong. Adults twice his age should be trying to see through the bullshit and help him fix his life without being overbearing. Daniel was okay today, if a bit heavy handed with a first date we never saw. But today was the first time Daniel or Jennifer even tried to see through the tough & trouble act. And CM showed that JJ was responding - but he has so many walls when it comes to Daniel and they came right back up, because he has zero reason to trust the guy.
Daniel also has zero reason to trust JJ after all the stunts he's pulled. Dan actually cut JJ more slack than he deserved right after breaking in his apartment with his stoner friends. I'm not a fan of Dr Dan but I don't believe it's his responsibility to fix JJ and neither is he to blame for the kid's troubles. I also don't see JJ as a villain, more like a bratty ass kid with a lot of growing up to do. Hopefully it won't take him as long as Theresa.