Welcome to Painfest 2010 everyone!
It’s been rough here in the HQ and we won’t lie – the last thing we wanted to go through is yet another turn on the misery merry-go-round with our favorite couple. But, as we do not write the show, and the ones that do have issues with giving us EJamis any type of payoff, we have to find a way to make lemonade out of all this.
If we put the pain aside, just for a moment, we can appreciate the amazing acting partnership of Alison Sweeney and James Scott. They can go into these scenes and make you feel as if you are intruding in very private conversations – and that is a tribute to their unique talent. A talent and chemistry that could give us some amazing emotional, ROMANTIC scenes. Yes, Powers that Be that’s directed at you – are you listening?
Anyway, in reviewing these clips, we did notice one recurring theme with EJami – every time they said never, what it really meant was in a few months if not sooner. By this we mean, that EJami has dealt in alot of absolutes, none of which mean a hill of beans in the end. EJ can’t stay away from Sami and Sami can’t stay away from EJ. And we can’t stay away from them – good or bad.
#5 Body & Soul
The day was late February, 2007. Sami had stormed over to EJ’s apartment, the man that she professed to be scared of. There, they had an enlightening argument about many things, including that fateful December night. EJ was determined not to let some “dime a dozen loser” like Lucas Roberts raise his child. Sami continued on her eternal quest for the “perfect” man and family life, and she has yet to accept that it doesn’t exist. The more things change, the more things stay the same.
#4 This Close
EJ and Sami had been lying to each other for weeks – Sami was still with Lucas, and EJ was hiding that he was no longer paralyzed. Things came to a head when EJ attempted to blackmail Sami into living with him and sharing his bed in exchange for not telling the police that Lucas was the one who shot him. The way that Sami leaned right in and told EJ that she would never sleep with him again (or at least not for 6 months) was hot. Even in their anger and heated exchanges, you can always feel the sexual tension between them. Dumping him out of his wheelchair to prove that he was faking was a nice little touch at the end.
#3 Love Has Everything To Do With This
Well, this one still hurts. It is so fresh, the tears on our heartstrings have barely mended. This fight was destined from the moment we found out that EJ was the mastermind behind the sydnapping. In soaps, there is one steadfast rule, big lies like this always come out, and a price is to be paid for that lie. Always. Unfortunately, this situation was no different. We loved the summer of EJami, even as we waited for the axe to fall, even knowing certain insensitive comments by an executive producer. Knowing this was coming didn’t stop it from digging a small hole in our heart. We’re still healing.
#2 He Can’t Unravel Our DNA
Now, this is an example of a compelling, well written Ejami episode, with some really sharp dialogue and great delivery by James and Ali. Sami was praying, in church, to God that she would do anything (Sami is a girl of absolutes, no doubt) if no one ever found out about the deal she made with EJ. EJ overheard, and proceeded to tell her that God may make trees, but he can’t unravel DNA. The way Sami flew at him, after saying never, once again, proved how unafraid she was of him. The tension was crackling and we were all on the edge of our seats.
#1 Grief & Anger
Well, we’ve reached the top of our list and there was no question that this fight was going to make it to the top. It was so raw, so full of rage and pain mixed together, that it was the hardest, the most uncomfortable and yet the best fight EJami have ever had. It began with a hidden pregnancy, and culminated in Baby Grace contracting meningitis and dying. Sami, looking for someone to hold her accountable for this, told EJ that the little girl he had never even seen was, in fact, his daughter. It was possibly the most painful lie ever for EJami and it certainly created many a debate between fans. The power of these scenes though is the acting and subject matter. Losing a child is the most horrific thing a parent can ever go through, and the circumstances for this loss were maximized for intense emotional anguish. We here at Rogue EJami believe that the writers trusted this incredibly hard storyline to two actors who could more than hold their own and do the material justice. It is truly no surprise that James Scott submitted these scenes, and received an Emmy nomination on the strength of them. They were that good.
Honorable Mention: Feelings for EJ
We had to add a touch of humor to these proceedings, so we include this cute fight between EJ and Sami, and the food fight that erupted between Sami and Nicole and Chloe. Everyone could see Sami’s feelings for EJ, and yet she couldn’t admit them to herself. EJ calling her on her BS was cute and seeing him covered in pie wasn’t so bad either.
Here’s our video tribute to these scenes – get a hanky, pull on your big girl panties and watch:
Well, we weren’t kidding when we said that the list was a painfest and we are still in the midst of it as EJami fans. But we are made of strong stuff. We have survived all of these fights and come out the other side. Many people, on many different occasions, have called this fight or that, the “end” of EJami. The truth is, it is never the end. Because those two always come so close, and bad things may happen, but the love and the passion and the chemistry cannot be denied. If it were a lesser couple, the fire and the intensity our fanbase has exhibited would have fanned out long ago. Forbidden Love members have a theme song called “Tubthumping” and it is so appropriate – yes, we have gotten knocked down, but we get up again, and they will NEVER keep us down.
So, if you want to see romantic, in love EJami – you know who you have to tell? The Powers That Be. Tell them loud and tell them proud they will NEVER keep us down – we will ALWAYS want EJami. Go get ‘em!
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