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9/25/06 - 9/29/06
GRRRRRR! Can you guess I'm not happy again this
week? Well, even that is a mild way to put it, because I am sooooo
upset with the writers I could blow steam out my ears. They have
totally ruined yet another couple on this show, and this one has really
crossed the line. I'm talking about what they've done to Evian.
I could not believe the words that came out of Julian's
mouth this week. Now, I have to say at this point I do understand
where he's coming from, and why, but for goodness sake, did they have to
make him so vulgar and crass while they were at it? They have
assassinated his character for all time, and I don't think there's any way
he can ever be put back together again. Humpty Dumpty has nothing on
Julian Crane once JER and the writers got through with him.
Ok, so they wanted to break up Evian, and they wanted
Julian to take over Alistair's spot, since they just had to get rid of
him. I understand that, although I totally don't agree with it, but
to do it in the way they have? There was absolutely no need for that
whatsoever, and I really am having the worst thoughts about these people
at this point. I mean, I'm wondering just what it would take to ship
them all over to the heart of Baghdad tomorrow, you know?
All right, that's not really nice, I guess, but neither
are they, and they really deserve to be drop kicked over there and land on
top of all those "lost" WMD's they were supposed to have.
How on earth could they do this to one of the best couples on TV, and one
of the most decent, loving, romantic, and endearing characters? It's
vile, cruel, and the worst idea in the history of soaps, and that's saying
a lot. I mean, someone had the idea to hire JER as head writer,
right? Ok, maybe that one IS the worst idea, but what they did to
Evian is at least second worst.
Eve's need to ignore Julian in favor of caring for TC was
confusing and nonsensical in and of itself, and I totally agree with
Julian on that point. I understand how it affected him to have the
woman he loves and dotes on seemingly turn her back on him to devote all
her time to taking care of the man who disrespected her, tried to get her
sent to jail for life, and called her every vile name in the book. I
do. And I don't blame him for being upset and even becoming angry
and combative towards her, but what he did this week goes beyond he bounds
of decency, and is just so not Julian that it just seems to me to be a
hatchet job on one of our most beloved characters.
Eve walked in to Julian's office to try to salvage their
relationship and found him getting it on with Valerie, of all people,
right there on his desk. That was horrible, and she was right to be
upset. But once he saw how upset she was, how hurt, and heard that
she'd come back to try to salvage their love, he apologized, explained
himself, and begged her for another chance. She obliged, and they
ended up making love on that same desk (the ICK factor there was off the
scale at that point!), and it seemed all would be well with them after all
Then all heck broke loose! In the warm afterglow of
their lovemaking, Julian began making plans for them to live happily ever
after, thrilled that he had the woman he adores back and his life back on
track, but then Eve opened her mouth and ruined it all once again.
She simply refuses to see that giving TC all her time and leaving Julian
to fend for himself simply won't work, and she even tried to blame him for
being angry about it. Now, Julian hired the best doctors and nurses
money could buy to take care of the man, even tho he's done nothing but
denigrate Julian since he's known him, and yet Eve can't leave him in
their more than capable hands? Give me a break!
I totally understand Julian's side in this, totally.
As he said, if he's the most important thing in her life, why is he always
last behind TC, the girls, and her patients? It makes no
sense. She's always first in his heart, his thoughts, and his every
day life, and it's only fair that he be first in hers, but he isn't.
And she's so self-centered she can't see that. I know, a lot of
people will see HIM as being the self-centered one, and I understand why,
since he's been raving about what she's doing to him, but after what TC
put both of them through, putting him at the top of her list and leaving
Julian in fourth place, at best, is just wrong, and Julian has a right to
complain about it.
What he should never have done is call her a whore.
As she said, TC, her girls, her aunt, her sister, a lot of people have
called her that, but for him to do it is just wrong. I know it was
just from his pain, but it doesn't make it any easier to hear. I
understand he was just striking out blindly, trying to hurt her as badly
as she'd hurt him, but that was way out of line, and I can't believe any
man would say those things, no matter what he's angry at. This is
another classic example of how unrealistic JER and the writers are when it
comes to writing about people's lives. They really need to run with
a different crowd if they truly believe that's the way someone like Julian
I honestly do believe they are simply trying to get the
fans to hate all the characters so much we won't miss them when the show
is cancelled. It seems they've been working toward getting it
cancelled for several years now, and it will probably happen after this
year is up. I have just one thing to say: Days.
Remember how Days' ratings went down after the put JER in
charge of writing for them, too? They couldn't have sunk any lower
if they'd had a ton of rocks tied around their necks. Now, with JER
gone and his stories working their way out of the system, it looks like
the ratings are heading up again. So my question is, why don't they
get JER off Passions, too? Can you imagine how this show would shoot
up in the polls if he were gone and someone who knows good soap writing took over?
It would be wonderful! I realize it will probably never
happen, but I still like to dream sometimes, so that's what I'm doing from
here on out. I'm sending thoughts to TPTB to ask them to get a new
writer for he show, and I hope all of you will join me. Maybe we can
send enough vibes to get the job done, but even if it doesn't work, at
least we will be doing something, right?
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