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Nov 1 2013, 01:32 PM
- May 6, 2010
Exactly. And really, I don't know why they bother creating completely new characters since there are so many families out there they could leverage. I mean, why isn't CS Sarah Horton rather than Jordan Ridgeway? Why isn't Liam a long-lost Deveraux or Toscono rather than Liam I-don't-care-about-his-last-name? Etc., etc.
- Nov 1 2013, 01:24 PM
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- Nov 1 2013, 08:46 AM
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I thought it was obvious that he meant that they weren't bringing in new people at that exact moment in time.
Also, I think the Rafe issue is a little different. I think one of the reasons he disappeared after they ended Safe was because they had not originally intended on ending Safe. I think it happened kind of suddenly which means they didn't already have things mapped out for what they were going to do with him. And now, I think they're struggling because none of their characters have their own individual identities and they already have someone in the role they had intended for Rafe. This isn't a defense of Rafe or GG. He never should have been brought in in the first place, AFAIC and it's pretty ridiculous that they've bother to keep both him and SC.
It's very possible that they didn't intend to end Safe so they had to scramble for a new story for him. However, I think the rest of your post proves my point about Rafe. It's taken them 9 months to get a new story up-and-running for him because of he's not a natural part of the canvas. And even when they were finding a new story for him, they didn't bother to feature him on even a tangential basis, because again, his character wasn't necessary to his any particular story beats the way that somebody like Hope is. And really, I think this discussion can be divorced from whether anybody likes or doesn't like Rafe or GG. IMO, this is more of a writing issue that Days continues to have with new characters that aren't a member of a Salem family. If you're not a Brady, Horton, Kiriakis or DiMera, it's really hard to ingrain yourself into the Salem fabric because the writers don't create enough connections between different characters.
Yeah, I definitely think he's pointless. And honestly, even if they'd had a plan when they ended Safe (which I'm almost 100% sure they didn't) I don't think it would have mattered. I said the same when they hired CS. It's not going to work. It's not going to be good. He has no place in Salem, and I feel the same about Daniel. Contrive as many relationships as you want, these people don't belong.
Hopefully, they won't make the same mistake with this new guy, but based on their track record, I'm not holding my breath.