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01 December 2009 @ 08:51 pm
Oh, Simon/Katie ... why can't I quit you?  
Even though I read spoilers that indicated that this go-round of Paul Leyden's visit ends the Simon/Katie part of it pretty quickly, I broke down. I youtubed their first scenes. And I damn near cried. I know Paul is leaving in January; I know this. I know he won't stick around. But, oh man, there's a part of me that can't help but think of last time. They were going to do Katie/Simon, and if Paul liked it, he was likely going to sign for a longer contract, but the producers didn't realize that and so switched stories and did the ludicrous Carly/Simon story (which both actors essentially laughed about as completely ludicrous) to usher off Maura West for her pregnancy with Simon as the push for her leaving. So now he's back, only for a little bit, but watching the Simon/Katie scenes, GAH!, I can't help but wish that maybe they're gonna write Simon/Katie right again, maybe he'll stay. I don't know. I know it's crazy; I know I'm setting myself up for disappointment, but damn were they good!

Simon was so Simon and Katie was so Katie. Terri was perfection, the chemistry, the passion, the rhythm of these two actors just sprung immediately back to life. Simon acknowledging that Katie is the only person he cares about still, the fact that she's the one he's never been able to let go (in so many words). Katie saying "I was over you," which intended or not and paired with Terri's delivery absolutely read that once again, so quickly, Simon completely got under skin. Forget what Henry said for Brad in the "pros" column; Simon is, and always will be, the love of Katie's life.

Gah! This is just torture!!!
 
 
 
she was a work in progress.: Katie and Snickersdreamer_98 on December 2nd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
I've been really liking ATWT lately, especially with everything surrounding Katie dealing with Brad's death (well, I'm not too fond of the ghost thing, but it could be worse). Did you see the scenes with Katie in the hospital after Brad died? Terri was awesome.

And I haven't seen all of SKatie's history, but I really enjoyed yesterday's scenes as well, and I hope that this go around for Simon goes better than last time. The writing has improved. And even if Paul doesn't stay, I hope Simon and Katie will end up in a good place.
Arabian: Little Boy Bluearabian on December 2nd, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
I saw some of the post-Brad's death stuff. Oh, I hate the ghost stuff, partly because I want Austin Peck gone. He's such a bad actor, and to go from how brilliant Terri and Paul are, to his horrible-ness? Ugh.

I do hope that however they end them, it's a good way so that when the show is inevitably canceled in the next few years, Paul comes back and it ends with Simon and Katie together. Period.

Sweet Katie icon. I'm not even going down that road, though, I'm not. I know this will all be over very very soon.
she was a work in progress.: Henry and Katiedreamer_98 on December 2nd, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, I never liked Brad either, and I never liked him and Katie together. It felt forced to me. But the aftermath of right after his death was awesome, with Terri and Michael Park and the surrounding cast reacting to it. The ghost stuff I haven't been liking as much (except for the Henry parts), and I hope they end it soon.

Exactly. Even though I hope ATWT won't be cancelled soon, when it is cancelled, and I know it probably will be within the next 5 years, I definitely will not be happy unless Simon and Katie ride off into the sunset together.
Arabian: Feelings Journalarabian on December 2nd, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, Paul comes back enough that I just can NOT imagine that he won't come back for that. He adores Terri and the both of them loved Simon/Katie, so if he possibly can, he'll come back -- I'm sure -- to see them end up together in the end.
irlandesakirlandesak on December 11th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
It's scary how alike we are sometimes. (I say this as someone who just went through a few of your posts and who could have written a few of them for the shows I watch--like HIMYM. I too wasn't a die hard B/R shipper. I liked them enough but thought they'd be better as an end game than middle game. But I was so totally pissed about the way they were handled and then the producers comments...) Errg, I'm digressing.

I came here, a week late, to post about Simon/Katie.

I wasn't going to watch. I knew his stint was going to be short term. I'd been burned way too many times. I didn't want it to happen again but it was a perfect storm of not having a job (although that will thankfully change soon) and me having seen everything TNT has aired that I figured "why not?"

And they've been perfect. Absolutely perfect. Of course, I always think it starts out that way. Katie seeing Simon alive for the first time was about as good as soaps get. And then the next round we got one of my favorite SKatie quotes of "You only get one love of your life and we've already had ours" line from Simon to Katie. (Okay, that was a loose quote.) Of course, then things went to hell but I'll always have that.

But this time, they aren't playing Katie as torn which led to so many less than stellar character moments for both Simon and Katie in the past. They're playing Katie as grieving and unable to process the idea of moving on without the father of her child and Simon knows this. I wouldn't care how little I liked the couple or how little I thought she truly loved her spouse, she shouldn't really be processing a future relationship so soon after her husband died even if it IS Simon. So I like the way they're approaching it.

They're playing these two as they are. And as they were before Brad and before Mike. Katie feels she can be real with Simon and oddly, they more openly love one another than they were allowed to do last time. She was genuinely upset once she thought she had got him arrested and his scenes with Carly today nicely did away with that Simon/Carly thing as of little consequence while reestablishing that Simon will always love Katie.

Did you see today/Thursday? (Thursday) They referenced Malta and it made me happier than a TV show should make a person.

But Paul is leaving again and I read the spoilers about the conclusion Simon and Katie reach that sort of precedes his departure. I'm hoping they're misleading. I hope they just reach the conclusion that now is not the time. Katie has to grieve and Simon has some legal issues he needs to resolve before he can stay in Oakdale.

And now that ATWT has been canceled, I hope it does NOT make the move to Lifetime and they bring Paul back for the reunion that Paul, and especially Terri, deserve. And us too. :)

Sorry, I just wanted to talk about these two and your title went to the heart of the matter for me and I wanted to ramble. At this point, like I did during his past two returns, I'm trying to figure out when I should stop watching. It's a gamble and I need to figure out when it'll stop being joyful and start hurting.

They were going to do Katie/Simon, and if Paul liked it, he was likely going to sign for a longer contract, but the producers didn't realize that and so switched stories and did the ludicrous Carly/Simon story (which both actors essentially laughed about as completely ludicrous) to usher off Maura West for her pregnancy with Simon as the push for her leaving.

Uh what? I didn't know this. Gah. Why did I read this? This is like when I found out that they were supposedly in negotiations with Hunt Block to have him reprise the role of Craig only to have it fall through because of the financial terms. Jon L is fine by HB's Craig was an addiction for me.

P.S. Another note they're hitting really well is Henry and Simon. IIRC, they played Henry too snarky towards Simon in the past compared to where they were when he first died. It's nice to see Henry supportive of the idea of Simon and Katie as well as supportive of Simon in general while calling out Brad on his selfishness. Well played, show, well played.


Arabian: ATttD - Sorryarabian on December 12th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm completely caught up on the show. I've been watching every day. I agree, they are writing them SO RIGHT this time. *sigh* And I did see the Carly/Simon scenes, and you're absolutely right, they put that whole disaster in perspective.

Oh, that info about Paul maybe staying longer last time, Terri told me -- that was when we were still talking; it wasn't in the mags or anything.

I hope they just reach the conclusion that now is not the time. Katie has to grieve and Simon has some legal issues he needs to resolve before he can stay in Oakdale.

And now that ATWT has been canceled, I hope it does NOT make the move to Lifetime and they bring Paul back for the reunion that Paul, and especially Terri, deserve. And us too. :)


YES, A THOUSAND TIMES OVER!!!! I would love it if Paul comes back and Simon tells Katie that they were right in that what they had was over because they are different people now, but it didn't mean that they couldn't create something new and just as wonderful for the people they've become.