FrizFan wrote:LuvsJason2 wrote: I dont get how you can even compare them, Trip has kissed Ciara maybe once or I should say make out session, and Ben and Ciara haven't even shared a kiss... how can anyone say...that about them, I dont even like Tripp, but I do like Ben, but I want to wait and see where the writers take this.. because.... everyone remember..... Ben went nuts from Jealously before.... so there is a chance that Ben wont be around long term seeing how he goes off his rocker if and when Tripp and Ciara get together....you could see it in his eyes the other day he really wanted to beat down Tripp but kept him self cool,calm, and Collected.... and when his sister comes to town to help him maybe... she'll be here I think they said this week... Not sure... but if Ben can keep it together.. I will be for Ben and Ciara... time will tell....
Personally, I think Ben has changed. I don’t believe he’s the person he used to be. Yes, he still has issues, but he’s actively working on improving himself. He’s taking medication and going to therapy. He feels a ton of remorse for all the bad things he’s done. I know that doesn’t erase the bad things he’s done, but I do think he’s on a path to redemption.
Honestly, I really don’t think he would ever hurt Ciara. I think she’s important to him. He values her as a person. Even if he lost her completely, which I hope he never does, I think he would still try to be a good person. An utterly heartbroken person but still trying to be a good person. Like you said, he was completely jealous of Tripp when he realized what was happening with Ciara. Yet he didn’t try to hurt or murder Tripp as a result. He controlled himself. I think he will continue to do so. I think there are only 2 circumstances where he may not be able to control himself and that is if Ciara or Jordan are threatened in anyway.
Hopefully, not just how YOU "feel" that Ben has changed - to me he HAS to have changed and that needs to play out full scale, front & center, for this couple to be accepted! It's not ALL about sexual chemistry & Hope following the law by every detail while protecting her daughter! A serial killer being overlooked because a couple has sexual chemistry - REALLY? This is one of the most outlandish things I've ever seen this show do (and they done some amazing, crazy things - especially in recent years)!
I certainly recognize Ben matches better with Ciara than wooden Tripp, but with Ben's background I'm shocked that an audience is so willing to accept them simply based on "chemistry". I'd hope they ALL DEMANDED a fully shown, heavily featured redemption story for Ben before thinking this is a good thing to root for! What has happened to our society? I also know it's a soap, but story content should matter over rooting for evil over good. Hope's being painted the bad guy here while all she's worried about (officer of the law or not - she's a parent first & foremost and what about Ben's wrongdoing with the "law"?)! Is that overlooked because he's a bad guy & Hope's a good person? I'd think not! She's getting bashed and the serial killer adored!
I'm not against Ben with Ciara because they DO connect better than Tripp, but I won't invest unless he's cleared of his MANY murders, etc. That's first & foremost with me! Then Hope would come around too, but as it is presently how can she be bashed and Ben's just getting a pass? Mindboggling for sure! C'mon, writers - make this a worty sl and not a cheap, lame one again!