Adam’s tweet about how Neal really did deserve a happy ending made me rage. YOU WERE WRITING HIM ONE. Why did you stop!? This whole thing just reeks of network or media interference to me and I’m sorry to say that (makes me sound cynical) but seriously, this has been almost like a different show since it came back from hiatus. It started off great and has been slowly going WTH ever since The Tower. It’s like they took everything from S3A and erased it so they can do S3B. That’s not the way ONE WHOLE SEASON works on TV guys. At least with seasons 1 & 2, the stories built on top of each other but this year has been one giant mess of weirdness at times. Networks are so desperate for ratings these days and my current theory as to what happened here is that they saw what was going on in the media and with the fans, then ABC stuck their noses in and told them what they needed to do to their show in order to secure a fourth season, so they caved in to all the pressure and got rid of ‘the problem’ (aka, Neal’s whole presence on the show). This is NOT the story they were writing just a few months ago in NL. There is SUCH a difference in between how the cast was on Twitter and in articles prior to this arc and how they all are now. Part of me seriously wonders if they were told of this new show direction and aren’t happy with it (hence the severe lack of tweets in the last week…silent protest) and part of me wonders if they’ve just lost their own spark for the show after almost three years and just don’t care that much anymore. It’s so odd but I can’t shake the feeling that SOMETHING has happened behind the scenes of this show that has totally tanked everyone and changed them from the wonderful fan friendly cast that they always were to this more quiet, subdued cast that doesn’t interact much anymore. I also wonder if the hatred and vitriol in the fandom has finally worn most of them down. The most active tweeters now are the more newish members and when the others are tweeting, they aren’t saying much about the show anymore. I don’t know. Maybe I’m reaching and still annoyed by how everything went down with Neal’s episode but something just isn’t right out there and I can’t put my finger on it. No way will MRJ or anyone else say anything though because I do believe they all have enough class to not bring the show down by airing any dirty laundry, but I can’t help wondering if things are going to hit the fan during the summer hiatus and we found out some interesting stories.
BTW-My week improved in one way (Elizabeth Mitchell’s character was NOT the death on Revolution last night. WOO HOO!) but didn’t in another (my Reds game last night was rain delayed SO long that we ended up having to leave early and then my favorite player on the team hit is 1000th hit in his first at bat so I MISSED IT. BOO HOO) so I’m still waiting for the good karma and vibes to come back this week. It’s been an emotionally draining one for me and I’m kind of glad I’m going out of town this weekend. I think it will allow me some time to recharge and finally exhale after what’s been a very long week.