Don't get me wrong, I actually don't want to see any of the OGs go. But there does seem to be a growing groundswell of 'get rid of them' on social media. We forget, perhaps, the ability of Luann, Ramona and Sonja to reinvent themselves during the HeatherCaroleAviva years. They went on a journey with their changing lives and relationships, and so did we.
If that Daily Mail article was anything to go by, Eboni has had quite an interesting life in the Manhattan firmament -- Fox News, the Roger Ailes years. A possible Republican voter who may have switched allegiance. Lawyer. Girlfriend of a mega-rich divorced banker who has an estate in New Jersey (the apartment she was living in on the show was part of the Four Seasons and possibly financed by him). This is all juicy (to me), and in a non-pandemic environment might have come out on the show.
My own personal judgment is still out on Leah's contribution (she's not my fave, tbh), but I can see that people here are sick to death of her and that may be reason enough to let her go.
BH *REALLY* lucked out with the Fall of the House of Girardi. It could have been curtains for BH's ratings if we had to face yet another season of scripted BS. (The influence of Erika in pushing a template of glam-squadded, empty-talking, scripted fakery has been so damaging to BH and the other franchises generally IMO). The controversy over Crystal's ugly leather pants would not have sustained 18 episodes.
Is Luann due for a Europe-based run in with the Swiss Police? Could she hit West Palm Beach for another tour of the city jail? Will Ramona be at Mar-a-Lago the day the feds (with body cam) show up to arrest the crime fam'bly? One can only hope.
I've been reading during many years Cruz and Eden fan comments, well also Santa Barbara fan comments in general, on YouTube episodes, Facebook and insta fanpages, boards. And I have always felt the fans of this couple and also sb fans in general are really more Marcy Walker fans than A Martinez fans. They liked better Eden than Cruz. When they are separated (like in Utah, Robert Barr Nikki, Kirk Santana and other stories) they enjoy Eden by far.
This is also my opinion. I enjoy a lot more the Eden scenes than the Cruz scenes.
Cruz is more boring, righteous, and perfect and Eden is more "crazy", impulsive, troubled, irrational character like her mother Sophia, Mason or Kelly… So that makes Eden more interesting than Cruz.
All of this makes me think the show would have work a lot better with Eden sans Cruz that with Cruz sans Eden. Also Eden has better attachments with her family. Marcy scenes with Lane Davies, Todd McKee, Jed and Judith, Robin Wright, Carrington Garland…) are a lot better than A Martinez scenes with his people (either family or other characters like Pearl, Cain…)
But we will never know.
I only saw this ringer's post bc it was in the posts ticker on the right hand side of the main board, since he's already on Ignore. I regret to inform them I have not been to DL in almost a decade. Sorry, champ.