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Nov 1 2013, 01:20 PM
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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.
And even if you are connected they do a terrible job of integrating. Teresa/Jeannie is tied to major Days characters and a main family. While they do mention the family ties she is still a stand alone character with no qualities to make her root able.
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