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I've never FFed an episode as much as I did today. Everything is Ben Ben Ben. I can't watch it. If tomorrow is just the wedding, I'll probably skip straight to the cliffhanger.

I did enjoy Chanel wearing a blindfold so she wouldn't see Eli naked again.

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The minute they announced Ciara would be back again I knew they'd give Ben/Ciara the pre-Olympics pre-cliffhanger. Which is a huge groan for me.
Are we on this forum so out-of-step with the overall fandom on this?

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36 minutes ago, FrenchBug82 said:

The minute they announced Ciara would be back again I knew they'd give Ben/Ciara the pre-Olympics pre-cliffhanger. Which is a huge groan for me.
Are we on this forum so out-of-step with the overall fandom on this?

They seem to have a large following on twitter and facebook, but I don't think it's an unpopular opinion for people with taste lol.  The problem is they got a lot of good press initially and even I was mildly intrigued by their initial chemistry (which I do think RSW/VK have), but it's been taken about 1000 levels too far. 

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I can only imagine that most Ben/Ciara fans are newer viewers who never watched Ciara before she was with Ben. Right? I can't imagine that anyone who watched her grow up on the show wants to see her be reduced to propping a serial killer. 

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5 minutes ago, AlexElizabeth said:

I can only imagine that most Ben/Ciara fans are newer viewers who never watched Ciara before she was with Ben. Right? I can't imagine that anyone who watched her grow up on the show wants to see her be reduced to propping a serial killer. 

I don't want to caricature but based on the quality of the vocabulary and grammar of the Ben/Ciara fan comments I see on YT, I'd reckon they are mostly younger viewers.

Which is why I am torn. I dislike them too and want Ben off but on the other hand I understand why the show would want to cater to the rare younger fans they have

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Thinking back to the Salem Strangler story...had it taken place recently,Jake would have been forgiven by everyone because he really wasn't responsible.You see he had a brain tumor and and felt neglected as a child.

Chris would feel responsible and Marlena would make a point of forgiving him for murdering her sister.

Jessica would feel torn - although Joshua is great, he really isn't seeing the pain Jake is experiencing. Alice advises her granddaughter to be there for Jake.

After his operation for the tumor he doesn't remember being a killer so it's decided he can't be tried for those crimes he committed...

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I'm pretty sure the Olympics cliffhanger won't be *only* Ben/Ciara/Theo.  

Something else will happen Thursday, I think ... I assume? there will be a reveal with EJ finally reading the letter from Kristen?

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16 hours ago, DynamiteKiddo said:

I'm actually shocked that RC "allowed" Chad a pov on Ben last week.  (I know, I know.  It was ultimately done to drum up sympathy for Ben when Chad was gloating to him about Theo.  But that's not the effect it had on me.)  RC has obviously had a super hard time reconciling the Ben/Chabby problem, so he's very purposefully separated them (except when Chad let Ben escape last year and when Abby was drugged and CRAZY lol).  Maybe this works for some people . . . but all it does for me is illuminate how stupid a concept this Ben as a herovictim thing is.  You have all these people who love Abby and go on and on about her, but they're either down for Ben or they just IGNORE the elephant in the room (Ben at Jenn's house for Christmas last year was particularly rich).  Honestly, if the character was a black sheep or allowed to teeter on the edge, he might work in a dark, psycho, pariah way . . . but soaps always get this wrong with the leading man who's dark with criminal and/or psychotic tendencies.  And that's a fine role--that character CAN have pov, but it's always blundered.

Even though I hate Cin are obviously gonna get the Olympic cliffhanger, I can't say I'm not down for the theater of this wedding.  I still really wish Kyler Pettis was playing Theo!!!  And I hate that Theo always gets cast aside, too.

So true.  But they have such great comedic, sparring chemistry!  Lol.  But BD & AZ really excel at that kind of material.

I loved loved loved Chad getting to be smug towards Ben. It's just ridiculous that he and Abby are essentially the only two people in town that can hate Ben because Ciara browbeat the rest of town into submission until they were all convinced that Ben is the greatest former serial killer on the planet.

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On 7/20/2021 at 10:33 PM, carolineg said:

I want to say you are right about something going on between JS and AZ, but I can't think of what.  I don't think it was an affair situation, but something about being inappropriate with her.  But she was harassed by our former president so I assume she got over it.  

The show always was laser focused on EJami when they both did awful things to one another.  So weird, but I am not sure what still stands with their past and what has been whitewashed.  I mean, John should never be in a room with him because of EVERYTHING and he let EJ stay in his house and they seem fine. 

 

Yeah, exactly. EJ shouldn't even be welcomed in any room. The writing was always all over the place with Scott's EJ. It's why I could never fully invest. He's bad, no he's really not, yes he is, now he's dead. I enjoyed him with Nicole, Abby ... Sami as his soulmate just never worked for me (especially the rape which never should have happened). Them obsessed with each other and believing it's love? That works for me. But we'd need deeper writing for that ...

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When Bo whisked Hope away. On her wedding to Larry Welch. That was pretty cool. As Bonnie Tyler's '' Holding Out For a Hero '' played. This is just trash using history. An empty ringy dingy. Funny looking church set. Ben smiling ear to ear. As he whisked Ciara away. We aren't even going to get a cool song. Or location shoot out of this hot mess. 

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49 minutes ago, KMan101 said:

 

Yeah, exactly. EJ shouldn't even be welcomed in any room. The writing was always all over the place with Scott's EJ. It's why I could never fully invest. He's bad, no he's really not, yes he is, now he's dead. I enjoyed him with Nicole, Abby ... Sami as his soulmate just never worked for me (especially the rape which never should have happened). Them obsessed with each other and believing it's love? That works for me. But we'd need deeper writing for that ...

Yeah, I think it just changed with different writing regimes, but he did awful things to people.  Multiple people in  town.  Everything about EJ has always been a clusterf*ck right down to his SORAS ing.   I think it was mostly saved due to James Scott's charisma.  It's looks like Ron is turning nu EJ into a full on bad guy, so maybe that will work better.  I am not too worried about EJami.  They don't have much chemistry and it looks like this going to go into a Lumi as soulmates thing now. 

Will would actually be useful right now.  He can be involved in this drama and help Allie with her sexuality.  He can leave Sonny in Arizona.

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