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M. Fairman: The Van Hansis Interview

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Fairman said: "Recently, I interviewed ATWT’s head writer, Jean Passanante, and she spoke about the introduction of Reid to the Oakdale canvas as a spoiler for Nuke, and how she was shocked by the response from a good portion of the fans. She said, “We are getting positive feedback for Luke and Reid. And who would’ve imagined we could bring anyone between Luke and Noah? You never know. I thought people would yell, ‘You can’t do that.’ But it’s been great!”

Well, Jean, if you had written Noah such that he hadn't backed away from Luke every single chance he got, maybe you would have had the kind of problems you anticipated with someone coming between Luke and Noah. It was such an improvement to see Luke in a truly viable relationship, how could anyone have preferred Luke staying with Noah?

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Oh, they most certainly are "rubbed the wrong way" by Van's comments, but then again, he ALWAYS seems to (in their minds) say the wrong thing in the press about the storylines that he's in. He's not like Jake, in which he placates the Nuke fanbase with sayings like "singular heart" and that "the fans are owed a happy ending".

Most of the die-hard Nukies absolutely hate that Reid's involved with Luke (and Noah) and the last months. They consider him to be a "newbie that's taking screentime away from the other veterans". Yet, Luke (and Noah) and their storyline has been given new life and blood with Reid's introduction.

Sucks to be them (Nukies) during these last couple of months.

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