Someone once said on TWoP that EJ reminded her of Guy Smiley, and it’s never been more appropriate:
It is a bizarre experience watching EJ be so incredibly overjoyed now that he thinks Sami has feelings for him. Even when I was making fun of the idea of Sami giving EJ the Will to Live, I didn’t expect quite such a quick turnaround. I keep expecting EJ to jump out of bed and not only walk, but perhaps dance a little jig. It pains me a little to think of EJ being so easily hoodwinked, but then Sami was very persuasive last week. And it has worked wonders on the unequal power dynamic they have had since, well, you know when. Deluded, clueless EJ is not a flavor I want to stick around very long (EJ should not equal Shawn), but if EJ is driven to permanently sever ties with Stefano just in time to find out that Sami was fooling him all along, well, that would be some mighty good soap.
Turning to the EJami front, it’s already a study in contrasts to see Effervescent EJ go head to head with Dour Judgmental Lucas. Now, I truly have sympathy for Lucas and I think he’s getting a raw deal. But if Sami continues to confide in, and get sympathy from, EJ through this whole ordeal, that would be a thoroughly believable way to bring Sami and EJ closer together. Sami has always acted, and Lucas has nearly always let her act, like she is walking on eggshells in their relationship. If the show exploits this dynamic to drive them apart, it would be a wonderful example of using internal relationship pressure to break up a couple, instead of depending solely on soap staples like the scheming third party.
At any rate, I’m so happy that this triangle has finally moved forward, I’m ready to dance a little jig myself.