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As I explained in my earlier post, I simply don't think that it's realistic for Gabi to buy into Nick's manipulations at this point, especially not as quickly and easily as she has. If the writers had taken the time to construct some sort of Stockholm syndrome storyline, perhaps I could believe it, but they didn't -- instead, they just made Gabi dumber yet again to suit the storyline that they've decided to tell (which hinges on Gabi believing Nick instead of continuing to fear him, as she was just a few short weeks ago). That's the agenda that I was referring to. It's fine if you don't agree that such an agenda exists, but I certainly believe that it does.

Rafe's objections don't suit that agenda because he has been the only person who has been able to get through to Gabi in the past (it was a conversation with Rafe that ultimately led Gabi to decide to turn down the modeling offer, for example), and even if he couldn't get through to Gabi, he'd stop at nothing to prove that Nick was up to no good -- especially since Rafe has already been itching for things to do to make himself feel useful during his recovery process -- so I could easily see the writers finding contrived ways to keep Rafe out of this storyline just to extend its shelf life, just as they did the last time that they told a "Nick has the upper hand over everyone else" storyline that went on for far longer than it should have.

As for Sami and Kate being the villains of the story, we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one. None of this would have happened in the first place if Nick hadn't been obsessed with and tried to rape Gabi, and what Sami and Kate did afterward wasn't "attempted murder" -- yes, they're guilty of committing a few crimes during this debacle (and Gabi is just as guilty of each of those crimes), but attempted murder isn't one of them. There has to be intention for attempted murder to occur, and Sami and Kate had no intention of murdering Nick when they tossed him in the river, since they believed that he was already dead at that point.
It's ridiculous that Rafe is still being kept in the dark on this story. Gabi has always been shown to have a close relationship with her brother and respect his opinions. She's relied on him numerous times for support. I don't get the writers insistence to not include him and show him trying to reason with her. He may be firm in his stance about Nick, but I think Gabi would trust Rafe to listen to her side of things. Gabi and Rafe have one of the sweetest sibling bonds on the show and to not add to the story with his inclusion is a waste.
Yes, I wonder how Rafe would feel if he found out Nick. Tried to rape her and is still stalking her.
Furious. I'd like to see it.

Rafe had the one scene with his sister where he was shown to be firm with Gabi and then confronted Nick. I would think Rafe would be keeping close tabs on his sister and Nick especially since he's not back full time at the SPD. This would be a priority to him! Yes, Stefano sent in Bernardi to whack his manhood off, but he also had Rafe's memories erased and locked him in an asylum too. Seems to me the "personal" vendetta against Stefano would consist of wheel spinning while his sister is in more immediate jeopardy of being sucked back under Nick's influence. It doesn't make sense that Rafe isn't on top of this and subsequently clued in to the attempted rape, murder cover-up.

But hey, maybe I shouldn't worry about Gabi not having a protective big brother anymore. They could always add Savoir Daniel into the story to safely guide Gabi while putting Nick in his place. The writers favor Daniel so much I'm sure they are looking for a way to include him in this story. And Rafe . . . well he can stay off to the side clueless to Kate and Lucas messing in his life while he drinks cups and cups of coffee at the club and pub without the slightest inclination to find out anything about his love interest let alone follow up on his sister. :shame:
Edited by Hamilton, Feb 24 2014, 07:54 PM.
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