Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

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Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby fadingrose » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:54 pm

Ever since Sami's announcement that was she was "retiring," it seems that the writers have scripted her as an
unlikable and even unattractive woman. She's become even more of a busy-body than before and shouting louder to just about anyone--if she's not acting not a little girl with her "pretty please" sugary-sweet attempts to get EJ to do HER dirty work. It's been too long since she's even mentioned her little ones.
And what about that hair? I happened to like the new shade, but definitely think today's (3/23) long, stringy, limp mess was horrible, especially for someone's Sami's age. Several viewers on another thread had the same criticism of Jennifer's similar hairstyle.
I am a long-term Sami fan, though not necessarily always fond of Ejami, but I don't like what the writers have done to her! Maybe the writers are trying to de-throne Sami--to minimize her fans' sadness when she's gone. I think the "sabotage" (if that's what it is) was planned by the TPTB long before WE knew we would be losing Sami this year. And the extended gap between filming and viewing allowed the "changed" Sami to appear just about the time we knew we would not have her around indefinitely.

Oh, well, however you're behaving lately, I join many, many others who will continue to admire your beauty and your acting skills....

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Re: Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby dazgonby » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:04 pm

I have felt that way also...and feel that it was a great injustice to have AS announce so far in advance that she was leaving.

She has been such an important character to this show (whether you like her or not that is a fact...so haters don't start in on that statement) that it really takes away from the shows storylines and really makes viewers not care.

The writers seem to be doing all they can to make not just Sami but all the characters not likable...really sad.

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Re: Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby stjarna » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:11 pm

I believe they are sabotaging this character and it is showing a lot in the last couple of months...and they do this with characters they want out-IMO...they put Abi in forefront with the writing and made Samantha looking silly, stupid, and overbearing. She is one very colourful character and been through so much...I don't know how this will end- but we love Samantha- I started really rooting for her when EJ came on the scene!

Go Samantha!

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Re: Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby cooper14 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:27 pm

Did Sami drop the "F" bomb today when she was talking to Kate. I replayed it several times and it sure sounded like it. Maybe her payback to the writers?

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Re: Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby miladytn » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:32 pm

It's my understanding that DOOL tapes months, 3-4 months, in advance. When did Ali announce her leaving? A month ago? So we're not yet seeing any storylines written after her announcement.

I don't like the hair change either. That stringy stuff today was awful, IMHO. And I don't remember hearing the F bomb but I flip back and forth between NBC/CBS.

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Re: Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby sonnyhat127 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:59 pm

Quote miladytn: It's my understanding that DOOL tapes months, 3-4 months, in advance. When did Ali announce her leaving? A month ago? So we're not yet seeing any storylines written after her announcement.

I don't like the hair change either. That stringy stuff today was awful, IMHO. And I don't remember hearing the F bomb but I flip back and forth between NBC/CBS.


I am sure AS told TPTB she was leaving long before they announced it to the public. Her hair and wardrobe are terrible. They are trying to make her look 18 and it ain't working.

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Re: Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby Iluvniyah » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:34 am

Quote sonnyhat127:
Quote miladytn: It's my understanding that DOOL tapes months, 3-4 months, in advance. When did Ali announce her leaving? A month ago? So we're not yet seeing any storylines written after her announcement.

I don't like the hair change either. That stringy stuff today was awful, IMHO. And I don't remember hearing the F bomb but I flip back and forth between NBC/CBS.


I am sure AS told TPTB she was leaving long before they announced it to the public. Her hair and wardrobe are terrible. They are trying to make her look 18 and it ain't working.


ITA. Ali's "public" announcement of her retirement after 21 years was undoubtedy months in the making. So the writing for her exit (if not recasted) did not begin after her Ellen DeGeneres appearance, but was already put in play by the time the show was broadcast.

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Re: Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby miladytn » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:31 pm

Thanks for the additional info. You may be right about the writing but Sami has always been unpredictable, explosive, interfering, nosey, and many other adjectives I can't think of right now, LOL. Time will tell what the writers have in store for her.

But I do agree, in general terms, that once an actor/actress announces their departure, the writing seems to go downhill.

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Re: Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby Jezebel1 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:58 pm

I was wondering the same thing about her hair and the shade keeps getting darker each week...Maybe is she who wants her hair darker. ~)

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Re: Are the writers sabotaging Sami?

Postby flightygirl » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:27 pm

The last few days she has really looked older. Most woman don't want that unless they are 16.


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