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|Honeybees||Oct 3 2013, 04:14 PM|
Yet, JJ isn't the villain here either. He was never told about his father's past crimes, and he certainly means no harm to Kayla because he loves and misses his father and has a difficult time accepting that his mother replace his father so quickly. I don't believe Kayla is wrong here, though I believe she is responsible for the choice she made as an adult to have a relationship with her niece and nephew for Steve's sake. I liked that it was portrayed as a mistake, because Kayla is not the type of character who would hold JJ responsible for his father's actions, and she certainly knows that given that Jack is dead and JJ idolizes him in grief, that it is not appropriate for her to tell JJ.
I do not like that Daniel is the loci of the action here, and it's part of fact that the writers must make either Daniel or Sami central to all things (and to a lessor extent Kristen). I do see hints in the writing that JJ will be punished for loving his father and being loyal to him (because he raped Kayla and JJ should have somehow instinctively seen this evil in his dad?). I also see hints that Jack's rape of Kayla is being used to punish Jack fans for not preferring Daniel. I find that exploitative.
However, more importantly, I find the presence of Daniel in what could be an excellent Kayla story intrusive, with Kayla at the center of the action and JJ growing as a character (Think of when Harry Potter learned his father was a bully, which isn't even close to as bad as what Jack did). But in the end, the moral of this story will not be about forgiveness, the right to never forget even when one forgives, the sins of the father being visiting on the son, the legacy of sexual assault on entire families or about learning that your parents are human. It will be about how awesome Daniel is.
I'll also say that Casey Moss is an excellent young actor, and he ups his game with the better actors. A storyline where Kayla becomes the surrogate mother to Jack's son because Steve is gone and Jennifer is too busy pining for Daniel would be totally epic. Kayla isn't obligated to JJ in any way, but that would be the point. Also, I would really like to see MBE and Casey Moss act opposite each other on a regular basis.
There were hints of greatness in today. I just wish this was a Kayla story not a Daniel is awesome story.
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