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Oct 12 2013, 06:45 PM
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This is exactly the reason why I cannot care one bit about the storyline. The problem is that this storyline is based on the assumption that Rafe could be the center of one, individual storyline. When the fact is, he cannot. Rafe is a supporting character. He does not have the legacy to be the lead in the storyline. That's why the storyline worked better when it was with Sami and Carrie, because the audiences knew them and cared about them. Now, the show is trying to tell us Jordan is the newbie and Rafe is the one we should know and care about. But the problem is I don't. The only character I care about this storyline is Kate. And for that reason alone I want her out of it.
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I agree about the new hair/makeup guy....I don't think Rafe is confused about her looks though, I just think this is who she's always been. Maybe we'll get to it soon, but I don't think she's ever been glamorous. She strikes me as the type that devoted herself to school and then to her job after school. She's never worn much make up, she's never been considered ugly though, she's no ghoul girl for sure but I don't think it's even the same story. If I wrote it as she would find herself falling for Rafe she'd do things to her appearance just to impress him.....but maybe she is looking this way because she wants to hide from her past...that could also be the angle here....maybe she died her hair the richer brown to get away from the blonde she use to be. Maybe she put on glasses again and took off the contacts everyone in her past was use to seeing her with. Maybe the lack of make up is a way to disguise herself from the dolled up person she was in a previous life. I stil think there is enough they can do to make her interesting, at least to make the story interesting.
I don't have an opinion on whether or not Rafe is confused about Jordan's looks, since the story hasn't covered the transformation yet, but I do have a feeling he's going to suddenly realize she's pretty, which will be ridiculous. I do agree that Jordan could become interesting. She's not a failed character, yet, but if they don't do something with her soon, she will be. Right now they're making the same mistake with her that they did with Madison - she's not allowed outside of her own story, and Kate and Rafe are filling the roles of Sami and Brady.
Since I find Rafe to be a pretty useless character, putting Jordan in story with him and giving her almost no discernible personality is not going to make me care about her. Their "cutesy" scenes seem forced because even though she's been around for a while, she hasn't really been on screen that much. I don't know her, so I don't care about her.
In this show, she had nothing that defined her as Jordan. They could have brought a day player in to do what she did, and it wouldn't have made any difference to the scenes.