I have to give Ron credit- I have been expecting him to revisit this storyline. But the way it has begun, focusing on Doug was really a surprise. A great one. I love that they appear to still be working regularly, so that means they are still an important part of the story.
You always do this, and it goes nowhere productive when you do. No one was talking about the Carey's, Ryan or Babe and your post is an over reaction that is unneeded but predictable. Literally no one was arguing that Erica wasn't a beloved character on the show. Literally no one has said that in the three pages we have in this discussion. No one said that Erica dismantled the show either, so again where is this coming from?
Regardless of your thoughts on Sonny Corinthois, whenever he was on screen the show tilted to something that was sort of unrecognizable in an effort to deflect or protect him, and Erica often was in an entirely different universe when her stories were playing out similar to the armor that you would experience for a Stefano, Victor or Todd sort of story. That is all anyone was saying. AMC's writing concerning Erica could have been better handled if they had taken some notes on how OLTL wrote Viki during the same time period in her front burner stories.
If you hate Ryan, the Carey's and Babe that's great, I guess (?) not sure what they have to do with Erica's stories being teflon where nothing bad could ever happen to her.
I actually thought Sonny’s reaction was true to him. I can’t wait to see what complications arise from all this. Especially with Nina. Watros has done the unimaginable- she made Nina interesting without going full Annie. I still hope we get that down the road though…