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Spoilers for the week of December 2nd; *updated 11/24*
Topic Started: Nov 20 2013, 12:05 AM (29,153 Views)
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Nov 26 2013, 03:08 AM
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Nov 25 2013, 04:41 PM
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Nov 23 2013, 12:01 PM
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Nov 23 2013, 11:30 AM
I can't get excited about Sami/Nicole scenes anymore cause Sami always gets the last word.
So true, and this is one of the major reasons I got so tired of Kristen this last run: she had the most to say no matter what she'd done and always had the last word. :shame:

In this upcoming scene with Nicole and Sami, I expect no less than the writers to have Nicole sputter while Samantha Gene "goes off on her."
And if we're lucky and they follow tradition, Sami will call Nicole a whore or slut (sarcasm here). Seeing as how Sami is so "pure".
Let's just call a spade a spade shall we? AZ's "spectacular acting" aside, Nicole IS a whore and she IS a slut. But then again, no female in Salem is as pure as the driven snow anyway, so.....
Frankly, neither woman deserves to be called a whore or a slut, as far as I'm concerned. I'd guess that at least a few of the people here have had more sexual partners than either of those two women have had (Sami, in particular, really hasn't had many sexual partners at all when you consider how long she has been on the show), and I wouldn't call any of you whores or sluts, either. And since I'm being frank, I'll add that, while I do realize that we're talking about fictional characters here, I also find it particularly ironic that most of you are in fact women yourselves and apparently have no qualms about casting these hateful labels on other women.

The only women on Days -- at least in recent memory -- who could almost acceptably be called whores are Kate, Chloe, Taylor, Billie, and Kimberly, because they were prostitutes and that's a recognized synonym for that profession, but even then, that no longer applies to any of those characters, and Chloe was forced into prostitution, so she is no more a whore for being a prostitute than Nicole is a whore for being forced to do porn as a young woman.
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sounds like Daniel is probably going to be surprised when Teresa doesn't throw him or JJ to the wolves on Monday is my guess
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Nov 25 2013, 06:41 PM
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Nov 25 2013, 06:30 PM
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Nov 25 2013, 04:51 PM
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Nov 25 2013, 04:18 PM
While I can see how more people would care about Sami if she were to be
murdered I think the problem would remain when she got back. You never
gonna like her with EJ even if she were gone for 9 months just like I will most
likley never like her with Rafe, and I'm not sure if I could like her with Lucas
either maybe with some really good storytelling I just doubt the writers can
write that good, but I do like Lucas when he is funny or snarky so maybe I
could like Lumi if Lucas could be like that all the time.
If they wrote her as an individual better and better stories for a character her age, it wouldn't matter who she's paired with. The way she's written, it's pretty much only possible to enjoy her if you like her with whoever she's with.
I'm sorry I do not understand this, stories for her age? Is it not true that 40 is like 30 nowadays? Regardsless soap operas, movie, primetime, etc. I wonder what stories would fit her age? Personally I love when she is messy and creates drama.
Stories that aren't the exact same stories she was in when she was 18. The petty fighting over children and waffling between men (which may be over now...we'll see) and accidentally killing people is for people a good decade younger than her. Health stories and older children issues and business stories that are actually onscreen are more for her age. How she's managed to never have to deal with a death to someone close to her in her age group is beyond me. And actually, that's not just a Sami issue. That's an issue with everyone in that age group. Arianna died, but she was a nothing character and wasn't romantically linked to anyone. I really think they missed the boat not killing off Austin last year, lol.
I remember hearing this rule at a writing conference specifically regarding romance - that when a couple is kept apart and has obstacles and triangles and crazy things going on during their courtship, that's fine, but if you do it once they're married, then that's dysfunctional. Soaps used to understand that - they'd throw everything at their characters while they were dating and if anything big happened after they were married, it was one character "dying" or being kidnapped or something that was outside of their control. They didn't typically break up because one of them was a big old fickle flake who cheated on the other (not romantic, rootable pairings, anyways). I think that's why weddings always felt like such a reward, because the couple had worked so hard to be together and if they were torn apart, it would be by those outside forces, not because they were selfish morons.

It stopped being cute and enjoyable/watchable a long time ago with Sami and her storylines just make her seem even more ridiculous and unlikable.

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I want to like Sami because she's a legacy character & has SO much back-story with other characters & the shit stunts she's pulled over the years. But that's just it - it's years later & she's still pulling stunts. Dislike it all you want, but I'm hoping that when her contract is up next year, AS leaves and lets the producers & writers know far enough in advance, that they can plan out a really REALLY good whodunnit for her murder. It would create some huge drama, leave EJ & Lucas as single fathers & give them a different dynamic, give her entire family something to grieve, and have the potential to draw some good ratings. From a behind-the-scenes standpoint, it might also free up the taping schedule so actors & actresses who grow tired of working around AS & her BL (among other projects) schedule wouldn't be so quick to leave - and since that's what Eileen Davidson cited as the reason she left...And no, I don't blame AS for the taping schedule, I think the network sets that up.

I know Sami has her fanbase & I get that the EJami's have been waiting YEARS (and nothing against any of them, they've waited this long for their couple to finally be together, I have to give them that) - so have the Lumi's, the Safe's etc - but there really isn't much more they can write for Sami to do that hasn't been done yet unless they write her as a more mature character & I don't think they're willing (nor particularly able) to do that.
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I'm sorry I do not understand this, stories for her age? Is it not true that 40 is like 30 nowadays? Regardsless soap operas, movie, primetime, etc. I wonder what stories would fit her age? Personally I love when she is messy and creates drama.
Stories that aren't the exact same stories she was in when she was 18. The petty fighting over children and waffling between men (which may be over now...we'll see) and accidentally killing people is for people a good decade younger than her. Health stories and older children issues and business stories that are actually onscreen are more for her age. How she's managed to never have to deal with a death to someone close to her in her age group is beyond me. And actually, that's not just a Sami issue. That's an issue with everyone in that age group. Arianna died, but she was a nothing character and wasn't romantically linked to anyone. I really think they missed the boat not killing off Austin last year, lol.
I remember hearing this rule at a writing conference specifically regarding romance - that when a couple is kept apart and has obstacles and triangles and crazy things going on during their courtship, that's fine, but if you do it once they're married, then that's dysfunctional. Soaps used to understand that - they'd throw everything at their characters while they were dating and if anything big happened after they were married, it was one character "dying" or being kidnapped or something that was outside of their control. They didn't typically break up because one of them was a big old fickle flake who cheated on the other (not romantic, rootable pairings, anyways). I think that's why weddings always felt like such a reward, because the couple had worked so hard to be together and if they were torn apart, it would be by those outside forces, not because they were selfish morons.

It stopped being cute and enjoyable/watchable a long time ago with Sami and her storylines just make her seem even more ridiculous and unlikable.

This is so true about the reward. With John & Marlena, you had waited 13 years technically, before they were legally married. And then they had John raped on his honeymoon. It's like they have no idea what to do with couples anymore. They don't get how to use character's histories to drive a story, it's just plot.

I want to like Sami. She's the biological daughter of a legendary super couple, and she was raised by another super couple, my favorite as it happens. She's the daughter of my favorite soap character ever, and she's been on almost every day continuously for the last 20 years (literally, 20 years). It'd be so much easier to just like her. But they make it impossible to enjoy her. It isn't even about her being a schemer after 20 years, that's the least of their problems with this character. It's that she's still the same character. There's no growth. Lucas is still a schemer, but he's had a little growth. Julie started out as somewhat of a "bad girl" (by 60s standards, sexual as she was), but by the 80s, she was grown up while remaining sassy, sexy, just in a grown-up way. To this day, she remains sassy because Susan Hayes knows her character. She wasn't all of a sudden dulled down, nor was she still pulling the same tricks or in the same story.

There needs to be growth for every character. Marlena wasn't the same character in the 80s as in the 70s, in the 90s as in the 80s or in the 00s as in the 90s. She grew with the times, she became a wife, a mother, a friend, a daughter, a partner, a heroine, and she didn't walk around within a few months going, "I want you, no, you, no you, no you." She was fiercely in love with the man she was with, and she wasn't fickle with who she loved. She didn't go back and forth trying to decide who she loved more between John and Roman. She desperately wanted to be Roman's perfect wife while she was in love with John. That wasn't about being fickle, that was circumstances set in motion years before, and that's why it was so beautiful to watch. It wasn't about all of a sudden destroying one couple to do a new one like they do now. There was history and passion between both couples, and all three characters remained themselves throughout. Roman was the work-obsessed detective, John was the dedicated family man (the difference between Roman and RoJohn was just that - RoJohn was more family oriented), Marlena was loyal and protective to and of both of them.

With Sami's history, I don't find her being in that situation in any way believable, at any point. I also don't find Sami to have the warmth that the show desperately needs. The show needs heroines, and Marlena, Hope, Kayla are nowhere to be found. Jennifer is on every day, but she has lost any heart she had. She's barely even a shell of her former self. There's no emotional core, a center, on this show. And it needs it.

I just miss the days when you watched every day, for the moments between your two characters that you wanted so desperately to be together. Or to see your favorite fight against your love-to-hate character.
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^^^When I was talking about someone cheating and being fickle, I was referring specifically to Sami. Marlena's one of the characters I thought of as getting a wedding as a payoff and having things destroyed by outside circumstances. John and Marlena weren't kept apart once married because they were lying selfish idiots like Ejami, but because of Stefano. Marriage used to be a big deal and characters were really committed to one another. I know that's not necessarily true now thanks to some very bad writing, but in the show's heyday, they understood how to write rootable relationships and how to let people grow and change and mature.


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Nov 26 2013, 09:44 AM
I want to like Sami because she's a legacy character & has SO much back-story with other characters & the shit stunts she's pulled over the years. But that's just it - it's years later & she's still pulling stunts. Dislike it all you want, but I'm hoping that when her contract is up next year, AS leaves and lets the producers & writers know far enough in advance, that they can plan out a really REALLY good whodunnit for her murder. It would create some huge drama, leave EJ & Lucas as single fathers & give them a different dynamic, give her entire family something to grieve, and have the potential to draw some good ratings. From a behind-the-scenes standpoint, it might also free up the taping schedule so actors & actresses who grow tired of working around AS & her BL (among other projects) schedule wouldn't be so quick to leave - and since that's what Eileen Davidson cited as the reason she left...And no, I don't blame AS for the taping schedule, I think the network sets that up.

I know Sami has her fanbase & I get that the EJami's have been waiting YEARS (and nothing against any of them, they've waited this long for their couple to finally be together, I have to give them that) - so have the Lumi's, the Safe's etc - but there really isn't much more they can write for Sami to do that hasn't been done yet unless they write her as a more mature character & I don't think they're willing (nor particularly able) to do that.
I expect NBC to extend the Days contract to at least their 50th anniversary, and I would be shocked if Alison Sweeney walked away from Days before that celebration. I will go so far as to say that the show would do whatever they have to do to keep her until then.

I don't think Eileen Davidson said that having to work around Ali's schedule was the reason she was leaving. She mentioned that the show had to work around some other actors' schedules and she wasn't going to ask for that. I would think that the people in story with Ali would be the main ones affected by having to tape around her outside projects.
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Nov 26 2013, 10:48 AM
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Nov 26 2013, 09:44 AM
I want to like Sami because she's a legacy character & has SO much back-story with other characters & the shit stunts she's pulled over the years. But that's just it - it's years later & she's still pulling stunts. Dislike it all you want, but I'm hoping that when her contract is up next year, AS leaves and lets the producers & writers know far enough in advance, that they can plan out a really REALLY good whodunnit for her murder. It would create some huge drama, leave EJ & Lucas as single fathers & give them a different dynamic, give her entire family something to grieve, and have the potential to draw some good ratings. From a behind-the-scenes standpoint, it might also free up the taping schedule so actors & actresses who grow tired of working around AS & her BL (among other projects) schedule wouldn't be so quick to leave - and since that's what Eileen Davidson cited as the reason she left...And no, I don't blame AS for the taping schedule, I think the network sets that up.

I know Sami has her fanbase & I get that the EJami's have been waiting YEARS (and nothing against any of them, they've waited this long for their couple to finally be together, I have to give them that) - so have the Lumi's, the Safe's etc - but there really isn't much more they can write for Sami to do that hasn't been done yet unless they write her as a more mature character & I don't think they're willing (nor particularly able) to do that.
I expect NBC to extend the Days contract to at least their 50th anniversary, and I would be shocked if Alison Sweeney walked away from Days before that celebration. I will go so far as to say that the show would do whatever they have to do to keep her until then.

I don't think Eileen Davidson said that having to work around Ali's schedule was the reason she was leaving. She mentioned that the show had to work around some other actors' schedules and she wasn't going to ask for that. I would think that the people in story with Ali would be the main ones affected by having to tape around her outside projects.
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Nov 26 2013, 10:56 AM
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Nov 26 2013, 10:48 AM
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Nov 26 2013, 09:44 AM
I want to like Sami because she's a legacy character & has SO much back-story with other characters & the shit stunts she's pulled over the years. But that's just it - it's years later & she's still pulling stunts. Dislike it all you want, but I'm hoping that when her contract is up next year, AS leaves and lets the producers & writers know far enough in advance, that they can plan out a really REALLY good whodunnit for her murder. It would create some huge drama, leave EJ & Lucas as single fathers & give them a different dynamic, give her entire family something to grieve, and have the potential to draw some good ratings. From a behind-the-scenes standpoint, it might also free up the taping schedule so actors & actresses who grow tired of working around AS & her BL (among other projects) schedule wouldn't be so quick to leave - and since that's what Eileen Davidson cited as the reason she left...And no, I don't blame AS for the taping schedule, I think the network sets that up.

I know Sami has her fanbase & I get that the EJami's have been waiting YEARS (and nothing against any of them, they've waited this long for their couple to finally be together, I have to give them that) - so have the Lumi's, the Safe's etc - but there really isn't much more they can write for Sami to do that hasn't been done yet unless they write her as a more mature character & I don't think they're willing (nor particularly able) to do that.
I expect NBC to extend the Days contract to at least their 50th anniversary, and I would be shocked if Alison Sweeney walked away from Days before that celebration. I will go so far as to say that the show would do whatever they have to do to keep her until then.

I don't think Eileen Davidson said that having to work around Ali's schedule was the reason she was leaving. She mentioned that the show had to work around some other actors' schedules and she wasn't going to ask for that. I would think that the people in story with Ali would be the main ones affected by having to tape around her outside projects.
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^^^When I was talking about someone cheating and being fickle, I was referring specifically to Sami. Marlena's one of the characters I thought of as getting a wedding as a payoff and having things destroyed by outside circumstances. John and Marlena weren't kept apart once married because they were lying selfish idiots like Ejami, but because of Stefano. Marriage used to be a big deal and characters were really committed to one another. I know that's not necessarily true now thanks to some very bad writing, but in the show's heyday, they understood how to write rootable relationships and how to let people grow and change and mature.


That's very true. It's what I loved about RoJohn and Marlena in 1986. Marriage was a big deal, it felt like it was planned and wished for, and you longed to see the dress and the vows. Everybody was there, there was a build up to it. They even had a rehearsal/night before dinner! And a singer. It felt like it mattered to the show. And then when they were married, they weren't all of a sudden different people. Marlena still disagreed and fought with him, she didn't cower where she hadn't before, and when they had trouble, it wasn't cheating. Because these characters LOVED each other. They loved only each other, there was no ifs or buts, they wanted the wedding and the marriage. They were committed.
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Nov 26 2013, 10:56 AM
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Nov 26 2013, 10:48 AM
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Nov 26 2013, 09:44 AM
I want to like Sami because she's a legacy character & has SO much back-story with other characters & the shit stunts she's pulled over the years. But that's just it - it's years later & she's still pulling stunts. Dislike it all you want, but I'm hoping that when her contract is up next year, AS leaves and lets the producers & writers know far enough in advance, that they can plan out a really REALLY good whodunnit for her murder. It would create some huge drama, leave EJ & Lucas as single fathers & give them a different dynamic, give her entire family something to grieve, and have the potential to draw some good ratings. From a behind-the-scenes standpoint, it might also free up the taping schedule so actors & actresses who grow tired of working around AS & her BL (among other projects) schedule wouldn't be so quick to leave - and since that's what Eileen Davidson cited as the reason she left...And no, I don't blame AS for the taping schedule, I think the network sets that up.

I know Sami has her fanbase & I get that the EJami's have been waiting YEARS (and nothing against any of them, they've waited this long for their couple to finally be together, I have to give them that) - so have the Lumi's, the Safe's etc - but there really isn't much more they can write for Sami to do that hasn't been done yet unless they write her as a more mature character & I don't think they're willing (nor particularly able) to do that.
I expect NBC to extend the Days contract to at least their 50th anniversary, and I would be shocked if Alison Sweeney walked away from Days before that celebration. I will go so far as to say that the show would do whatever they have to do to keep her until then.

I don't think Eileen Davidson said that having to work around Ali's schedule was the reason she was leaving. She mentioned that the show had to work around some other actors' schedules and she wasn't going to ask for that. I would think that the people in story with Ali would be the main ones affected by having to tape around her outside projects.
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I actually don't have to pretend. I don't think she'll leave but it won't have anything to do with Days trying to keep her. Days will have very little to do with it. ;)
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sounds like Daniel is probably going to be surprised when Teresa doesn't throw him or JJ to the wolves on Monday is my guess
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^^^When I was talking about someone cheating and being fickle, I was referring specifically to Sami. Marlena's one of the characters I thought of as getting a wedding as a payoff and having things destroyed by outside circumstances. John and Marlena weren't kept apart once married because they were lying selfish idiots like Ejami, but because of Stefano. Marriage used to be a big deal and characters were really committed to one another. I know that's not necessarily true now thanks to some very bad writing, but in the show's heyday, they understood how to write rootable relationships and how to let people grow and change and mature.



I do think Sami has been to fickle and going to much between men like her relationships havenīt matters, and I do wish that they written EJ to be her one true love without there being any doubts about that. I do think marriages should been something but in the same time I think super couples can become boring if they are to stable I need there to be drama and excitement, but with Jarlena and Bope I was never worried that they wouldnīt find their way back togeher or that someone would come between them which made them boring to me. I was more in to their childrenīs relationships Shelle and Phloe all though they were also more my age group but there was also more drama with them. I also like Ridge and Brooke and Ridge and Taylor on B&B but once Ridge and Taylor become married they also become rather boring there wasnīt much happening with them.

I do love Ejami and wants them to get married since it feel I waited quite a long time for it, but in the same time I worried that they might become a boring old married couple. It possible that there comes a time when I get tired of Ejami and some other story for EJ would become more interesting. I would think Sami will get phased back once her little kids become teenagers and the next generation to take over the show. I think itīs possible to write interesting storyline for her kids as teenagers, but I donīt know if I would be interesting in only her kids without her she needs to be there as their mother. Iīm not interested in only teenagers since they are not my age group.
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No, Eileen Davidson had the grace to not specifically name names about who's schedule the show is set around - and that's not Ali's fault nor doing. Will they extend her contract? Who's to say - but unless they are willing & able to make her character more mature & change her to suit her age like they did with Marlena, Julie, etc, and have her grow as a character, she's going to be the same painful-to-watch cartoon she's been for too long now.
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Nov 26 2013, 12:45 PM
No, Eileen Davidson had the grace to not specifically name names about who's schedule the show is set around - and that's not Ali's fault nor doing. Will they extend her contract? Who's to say - but unless they are willing & able to make her character more mature & change her to suit her age like they did with Marlena, Julie, etc, and have her grow as a character, she's going to be the same painful-to-watch cartoon she's been for too long now.
She was obviously talking about Ali but she didn't say anything about that being why she left.
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Holy Shit. This was the best episode of Days I've seen in YEARS.
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Nov 26 2013, 01:48 PM
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Nov 26 2013, 12:45 PM
No, Eileen Davidson had the grace to not specifically name names about who's schedule the show is set around - and that's not Ali's fault nor doing. Will they extend her contract? Who's to say - but unless they are willing & able to make her character more mature & change her to suit her age like they did with Marlena, Julie, etc, and have her grow as a character, she's going to be the same painful-to-watch cartoon she's been for too long now.
She was obviously talking about Ali but she didn't say anything about that being why she left.
She could've also been talking about Kristian, though to a much lesser degree. Kristian's non-Days schedule consists of 3-4 trips to Toronto & a handful of trips to christmas markets or other expos. Of course, given that Kristian's guarantee is lower, it's probably easier to work around her 5 or 6 "no Thurs/Fri this week"s than Ali's constant "must be done by ___"/"cannot come in until _____"/etc to shoot BL challenges & weigh-ins.
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No, Eileen Davidson had the grace to not specifically name names about who's schedule the show is set around - and that's not Ali's fault nor doing. Will they extend her contract? Who's to say - but unless they are willing & able to make her character more mature & change her to suit her age like they did with Marlena, Julie, etc, and have her grow as a character, she's going to be the same painful-to-watch cartoon she's been for too long now.
She was obviously talking about Ali but she didn't say anything about that being why she left.
She could've also been talking about Kristian, though to a much lesser degree. Kristian's non-Days schedule consists of 3-4 trips to Toronto & a handful of trips to christmas markets or other expos. Of course, given that Kristian's guarantee is lower, it's probably easier to work around her 5 or 6 "no Thurs/Fri this week"s than Ali's constant "must be done by ___"/"cannot come in until _____"/etc to shoot BL challenges & weigh-ins.
because there were so many Kristen / Hope scenes to fit into the schedule?

Although I guess shooting around Hope's 10 minute a week pop up appearances might have been tough.
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Nov 26 2013, 12:45 PM
No, Eileen Davidson had the grace to not specifically name names about who's schedule the show is set around - and that's not Ali's fault nor doing. Will they extend her contract? Who's to say - but unless they are willing & able to make her character more mature & change her to suit her age like they did with Marlena, Julie, etc, and have her grow as a character, she's going to be the same painful-to-watch cartoon she's been for too long now.
She was obviously talking about Ali but she didn't say anything about that being why she left.
She could've also been talking about Kristian, though to a much lesser degree. Kristian's non-Days schedule consists of 3-4 trips to Toronto & a handful of trips to christmas markets or other expos. Of course, given that Kristian's guarantee is lower, it's probably easier to work around her 5 or 6 "no Thurs/Fri this week"s than Ali's constant "must be done by ___"/"cannot come in until _____"/etc to shoot BL challenges & weigh-ins.
because there were so many Kristen / Hope scenes to fit into the schedule?

Although I guess shooting around Hope's 10 minute a week pop up appearances might have been tough.
But the same is true of Sami. The show was never exactly overflowing with scenes between Kristen and Sami, either. Alison Sweeney's schedule should not have affected Eileen Davidson's schedule much at all. James Scott's schedule, sure. But Eileen's? Kristen was in bed with Brady most of the time*. I doubt that Alison needed to be on-set for that to occur.

Besides, my understanding was that Eileen was more concerned about her taping schedule -- i.e., that she became one of the leading characters on the show from day one of her return and stayed that way for an entire year (and probably would have continued to experience that for the foreseeable future if she had chosen to remain on the show). She was saying that she wanted a less hectic schedule. Any allusion to Alison's schedule was just to explain that, while Eileen was aware that the show was willing to work around certain actors' schedules and she could have perhaps made such a request (and likely would have had that request granted), she didn't feel comfortable making that sort of request (perhaps because she knew how it would affect her costars just like it had affected Alison's costars) just so that she would have a more manageable workload.

But I haven't necessarily read every single interview that Eileen has given about the subject, so my interpretation of the situation could be wrong, I suppose.

*This is clearly an exaggeration for effect. The point is nevertheless the same.
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concerned
Nov 26 2013, 05:06 PM
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Nov 26 2013, 01:48 PM
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Nov 26 2013, 12:45 PM
No, Eileen Davidson had the grace to not specifically name names about who's schedule the show is set around - and that's not Ali's fault nor doing. Will they extend her contract? Who's to say - but unless they are willing & able to make her character more mature & change her to suit her age like they did with Marlena, Julie, etc, and have her grow as a character, she's going to be the same painful-to-watch cartoon she's been for too long now.
She was obviously talking about Ali but she didn't say anything about that being why she left.
She could've also been talking about Kristian, though to a much lesser degree. Kristian's non-Days schedule consists of 3-4 trips to Toronto & a handful of trips to christmas markets or other expos. Of course, given that Kristian's guarantee is lower, it's probably easier to work around her 5 or 6 "no Thurs/Fri this week"s than Ali's constant "must be done by ___"/"cannot come in until _____"/etc to shoot BL challenges & weigh-ins.
because there were so many Kristen / Hope scenes to fit into the schedule?

Although I guess shooting around Hope's 10 minute a week pop up appearances might have been tough.
well, Kristian was at the Nutcracker Market this year for all 4 days, so any Hope scenes had to be shot on the Monday or the Tuesday (since she flew out on Wednesday to be there all day Thursday). And she's making another trip to Toronto in December. She also made a trip to Toronto back in September, around the time her story was starting. Even if she doesn't have a story she's shooting, the scenes she's in aren't just her. Other people have to be available around, so anyone's schedule always has to be taken into consideration. It's much easier to schedule around Kristian's few non-Days things than Ali's, but it doesn't mean that there's no work that needs to be done.

ETA: I think Eileen was making a general statement about working around schedules. It wasn't about her scenes with these people in particular. If, for example, there was a Sami-heavy AND Kristen-heavy week that had to be taped & Ali could only shoot on Mon, Tues, & Thurs, then all her scenes would have to be shot on those days, & that could mean that most of the Kristen scenes would be shot on Wed & Fri, since those days allow the most time to devote to her scenes. Unfortunately, that also means that Eileen has to have more material prepared for those few days than she would if she had been scheduled to come in every day. As I said above, having to schedule around one person's non-Days events/jobs/etc impacts other people's schedules as well.
Edited by Supergirlx2, Nov 26 2013, 05:34 PM.
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