I got my new issue of SOD today & the cover confirms what I had heard about the upcoming s/l of the death of Jake Spencer. He is hit by a car & declared brain dead. During this time frame Josslyn is diagnosed w Stage 5 (huh!!!) Kidney Cancer & needs a transplant. Gee, where is this going??? An attempt to repeat the BJ/Maxie s/l.
Here's what angers me:
1) The short-sightedness of the writers- why kill off a character who can have unbelievable s/l's ahead like finding out Jason is his dad, romances w Emma & or Josslyn, being apart of the Quartermaines, being raised a Spencer who may be the best con of them all- outdoing even Grandpa Luke, or since it is General Mobstipal, maybe wanting to join the mob. These are just a few off the top of my head.
2)Lack of originality by the writers. Redoing a grand slam s/l of the past never lives up to the original. Can't repeat Lightening in a Bottle. Plus, the show rushes through s/l's missing so many beats. So I'm supposed to believe that noone noticed that Joss is sick, let alone having Stage 5 cancer!!! Maxie was sick for some time & progressively got sicker that a transplant was the only option.
3)Killing off a Spencer/Webber/Quartermaine. Oh, that's right, all Q's must die w this current writing team.
4)TPTB trying to erase that fact that Jason is a deadbeat dad to his OWN kid but can be a father to Michael, Kristina, Molly & Morgan b/c let's face it their own parents aren't doing it.
5)Killing Jake off so a JaSam baby can come to fruition. I have no problem with a JaSam baby but that child could co-exist with Jake. Think of the s/l potential there.
6)TPTB thumbing their noses @ Liason fans by erasing all traces of their past. They have kept Liason scenes to a bare minimum for quite a while now so now they won't have to be in any scenes together. Everyone knows that Frons has a hard-on for JaSam so imagine how proud he must me about killing off thhe Liason child.
7)The writers can say that this s/l provides Emmy material for its actors. But let's get real- The Emmys are nothing more than a popularity contest & have become a joke. Just look no further than this year's pre-nom list.
8)Another child in peril/death on the show! The bus crash was just 2 months ago!
9)Why does it have to be Jake that dies? Why not the other way around & Josslyn dies? That's right- only children that have Sonny &/or Carly as a parent can live. Which begs the question- who are they going to be romantically paired w when they're older b/c they're all related to each other!!!!
10)The s/l is going to be all about Jason & Carly. Jason finds out about Jake's death first- not Lucky or Elizabeth! This was the s/l that was supposed to usher out RH so how much focus will be on her? With IR's screentime all but eliminated, can we expect Jax to be a big part of it? I guess another business trip will be calling, so he won't be there.
I can go on, but I will stop for now.
Does anyone think they will dust off Bobbie for this s/l??? Of course not which will be a shame since besides Maxie, she is the only other character on the canvas from the original s/l.
The original s/l had a long-lasting effect on the show- does anyone think this one will? How long til Carly is jumping Shawn's bones or Jason's in another shootout?
Soaps are in danger these days b/c of writers like Guza. They are creatively bankrupt so they have to repeat things. His Sweeps s/l's prove that.
Soap fans are a very passionate bunch & they want good story-telling that makes sense.
I for one hopes this s/l tanks.