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Viewing Single Post From: SOD: Jen and Daniel Reunite

Mar 3 2014, 05:14 PM
Feb 28 2014, 07:56 AM
I just don't understand how TPTB are not aware that no one cares about this couple. I mean they seem to be monitoring fan opinion on everything else; whether or not they react to it, you can tell from how they 'market' things that they know what we're posting and tweeting. But with this, they just continue to go forward seemingly blind to the constant criticism. I mean does anyone like this pairing? Have there been SOD letters about them? None that I've seen. Is this a Corday pet thing maybe?
The only thing I hold out hope for is that they intend to make Dannifer a happy "supercouple" only to have Jack return someday to do the triangle correctly. I still don't understand what happened with MarDar. Jack came back, the triangle started, and then in a handful of awkward scenes Jen and Daniel agreed that they shouldn't be together and the triangle was dropped like a sack of cement mix. Jack and Jen were back-burnered, Daniel had a briefly hinted romance with Billie, and he then wound up in Nicole's orbit. Then the regime changed, Jack was offed on day one, Jen was nowhere to be seen for a month, and then we were off to the races (again) with Dannifer Part II, and it's been an 18-month forced coupling nightmare ever since. The only reprieve has been Jennifer's story with JJ the past few months. But now he is on the bandwagon as well.

I still hold out hope that one day Jack will appear onscreen, and that we will find out that MA has been secretly taping for months. And then we can go through a real triangle story that respects the Jack/Jen history, utilizes Abby and JJ's established presence (and emotional conflict), and adds a character like Eve as a fourth wheel to round things out.

But if a happy Dannifer is the end-game, and story just revolves around a constant stream of failed interlopers (Nicole, Chloe, Nancy, JJ, Theresa, Anne, etc.), while otherwise loveable characters (Maggie, Maxine) continue to pimp the pairing, then count me out.
While I hope for the former--with one caveat, which I'll get to in a moment--I've braced myself to expect the latter, given the current regime's obsession with All Things Daniel Jonas. He's their anointed Gary Stu, which means "all women want him, and all men want to be him," and any legitimate threat to his supremacy must be destroyed so he can flourish unimpeded. Jennifer herself serves no real purpose beyond being Daniel's ticket to legitimacy as a leading man/tentpole character on the show. She's his main sycophant and head cheerleader, whose life has no meaning or purpose unless he's in it. :rolleyes:

I would love to see Jack back someday, and a storyline similar to that you describe. Except that I don't want to endure another Jack/Jennifer/Daniel triangle. Been there, done that, hated it the first go-round, which made me absolutely despise Jennifer, and the last thing I want to see is another cycle of which lovelorn sucker will she bestow her shallow, fickle, indecisive, narcissistic self upon? If there must be a triangle, let it be between Jennifer, AmnesiacJack, and the woman with whom he's spent the intervening years since the DAYSaster and with whom he has a genuine bond that he's not prepared to sacrifice for the faithless wife who couldn't be bothered confirming his death or survival before moving on to another man. Let it be a conflict between Jack choosing his past, which contained as much pain as joy, or choosing his present, which offers a new beginning but could strain his relationships with the family members who want him back. Daniel can go practice medicine in WhoGivesAFuckistan or go on another surfing safari and get eaten by a shark. Too much time and effort has been expended on this bland, generic, poorly defined himbo already.
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