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Oct 3 2013, 08:09 PM
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Kayla coddling Daniel is pissing me off. For once, I want to someone to tell him that he is human (NOT perfect) and that he needs to mind his damn business. Worry about his own son and leave Jennifer's the hell alone. :flipoff:
The sympathy I might otherwise feel for Kayla is tempered by TIIC having her immediately prop Fetch and Daniel right after running away from JJ. Whom Kayla now refers to as "that boy" and whom she insists "has to" stop comparing Daniel to Jack because Daniel's "not a monster, and Jack was ... all too human." Newsflash, Dr. Johnson--JJ doesn't "have to" stop anything when it comes to Daniel vs. Jack. He has as much right to his feelings as you have to yours. As it is, neither of you is 100% right or 100% wrong--about either man.
The news that Daniel may be leaving to visit Melanie is welcome. I just wish I believed it was going to happen. And I'd be ecstatic if it were permanent, but I'd settle for him being offscreen for the duration of JJ's story.
So wait? Kayla's not 100% right when she says that Daniel is not a monster and Jack was all too human? How is that out of line? How is that telling Daniel he is perfect? When has she EVER said he was perfect? Just because she's his friend has never meant that she thought he was perfect.
And sure, JJ has a right to his feelings but why is Kayla required to coddle them when they aren't based on the truth? Daniel is not, and has not been, the monster that JJ has painted him to be -- especially not to JJ. Jack was not perfect, was not a saint, and the pedestal that JJ has placed him on is not a place Jack would have ever been comfortable with.
Kayla has every right - in fact more right than anybody - to her feelings and, god forbid, to be human herself when it comes to her feelings about Jack. She's not the villain in this piece. She was the victim and if she wants to shout out what Jack did from the rooftops she has that right. It is not her duty or obligation to protect Jack's legacy by hiding the truth or coddling his son's na´ve view of the man. Yet, she's done that pretty much since the rape happened. She put her feelings aside so Steve could have a relationship with his brother, even to the point of letting her rapist be the best man at her wedding. And yet, she makes one slip and dares not to drink the Kool-Aid that Jack is awesome and Daniel is a monster and now she's the villain. Sorry, I don't buy it.
I hate Daniel. Everybody knows I hate Daniel! Everybody DOES know that, right?
I don't hate him because he's evil. He isn't. In lots of ways, he'd be considered a good guy. If the show would have somebody call Daniel on some of his worst faults, I probably wouldn't dislike him as much as I do, but their tendency to have everyone tell me what a great guy he is without balancing it out with his faults is a fail for me.
And really, he's not all that interesting. No layers. No lessons to learn. No changing world view. No growth. All we've seen is him going from woman to woman.
Not much to interest there.
But, that said, Kayla was on target. I think she's spent most of her life doing what others wanted, putting much of her own pain aside, shrugging it off...trying to look forward. But that pain is still there, and guess what? People still want her to keep quiet.
Who cares about you, Kayla? Protect Jack's memory. Protect JJ. Shove all your feelings aside. They don't matter. Everybody ELSE's feelings matter. And, hey, JJ's mistakes are fine. Understandable. Jack's mistake that you clearly remember the pain of shouldn't be held against him in any way, shape, or form anymore. Not even in the smallest corner of your heart.
Keep quiet. It's ancient history. Look out for other people. Do for them all the time. Support them. Listen to them. So what if they never ask you how YOU are?
Edited by Kriss4
, Oct 3 2013, 08:34 PM.