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Sep 27 2013, 06:00 PM
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- August 8, 2008
I'm hoping Daniel isn't part of it at all, in any fashion.
- Sep 27 2013, 04:59 PM
- Sep 27 2013, 04:55 PM
- Sep 27 2013, 04:46 PM
- Sep 27 2013, 04:43 PM
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The complaint would still be that it's all about Daniel even if Jack were there. Jack being there wouldn't affect that one little bit. It would affect other things, but not that. If they were misrepresenting the history, I could empathize with the outcry over this. But they're not. This is what happened and it's what happened whether Jack is alive or dead. The drama comes not from Jack having to defend himself but from his son learning the truth. And that's what we're getting at this point.
But you're still missing a HUGE emotional beat by not having Jack around. This story should have been told with Jack and Steve back in Salem. Jack went through hell to redeem himself but that part of the story can't be adequately told without Jack around to tell it. That's the first part of the problem. The second part of the problem is their use of history as plot device to advance their glorification of Daniel Jonas. I don't mind them revisiting Jack's history. But leave Daniel the fuck out of it. He wasn't around back then and therefore should not be involved now.
But that happens. Even in real life. Yes, it's missing a best but there's also a completely different beat that they're hitting BECAUSE he's not there. And it's a beat for JJ. Not Daniel who still hasn't been mentioned as having squat to do with this story.
This isn't about him, and it shouldn't be.
This should be about JJ, Jack, and Kayla...and Jennifer and Abby. If Stephanie were here, I'd include her, as I'd think the story should include her thoughts and feelings too...cuz you know she and Abby and JJ would talk about this.
But in NO way should this be about Daniel.