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Oct 3 2013, 07:47 PM
- May 17, 2013
I saw it as Kayla trying to get JJ to go home or talk to his Mom. JJ's the one making it about Daniel and how he'll never take his father's place, even though that's not what Daniel is trying to do. Kayla tried to reason with him that Daniel is not the problem here and that is when she let it slip about Jack not being so perfect. I didn't see it as Daniel propping either but then again neither do I dislike his character to the point of getting pissed every time someone mentions his name. I don't see any of JJ's problems as being Daniel's fault and Kayla has every right to feel the way she does about Jack.
- Oct 3 2013, 07:10 PM
- Oct 3 2013, 06:54 PM
- Oct 3 2013, 05:46 PM
I don't see where anyone, except you, has called Kayla "the villain of the play." I don't see her as the villain, although I did find her Daniel/Fetch-propping today made her a less sympathetic figure to me than she might otherwise have been.
But what I don't understand is the idea that she is propping Daniel. She told JJ she wasn't selling Daniel to him. And all she said to Daniel is that he wasn't a monster. How the hell is that propping. Not to mention she has a good reason to like Daniel better. And even if she was propping him how does that make her "less sympathetic"? She was clearly upset by her slip and didn't want JJ to know what she meant. I just, for the life of me, can't figure out what the fact that she is friends with Daniel has to do with whether she is sympathetic or not.
Does subjectivity really need to qualified to this extent? My being irritated by Kayla and Daniel's interaction today is as individual to me--and to viewers who had a similar reaction--as your championing of Kayla is to you and the character's other fans. Agreed, Kayla was not--at the moment--attempting to sell Daniel to JJ, but I contend that she was being put in the position of trying to sell Daniel to the audience
. Which is more the fault of TPTB, but I tend to find all
characters less sympathetic when they push Daniel at me, not just Kayla. It's as obnoxious as a door-to-door salesman who just Won't. Go. Away.