The old cliche' "you always hurt the one you love" comes to mind here. John Ross hurt Elena and she retaliated by hurting John Ross. If no one has ever been in that situation, my hat's off to ya , but I'll wager pretty much everybody here has been on either the hurting end or the retaliation side, or even both at some point. Rebound is a natural reflex in most issues of the heart. The fact that John Ross and Christopher are cousins is fodder for controversy, but worse things happen everyday. I still am not convinced Elena and Christopher actually take this all the way. They were both still dressed and passionately making out with a strong intent to finish what they started. I'm reserving judgment until the show comes back next season. If I see them UNDER THE SHEETS FROM THE WAIST DOWN, then that changes the whole plot for me. Until then, anything can happen.
I neither like nor dislike any of them at this point, but Christopher does not seem all that stable in any facet of his existence.
Last edited by Tatianna; 08-16-2012 at 02:15 PM. Reason: additonal comment
Not sure if it's true, but I read, I think on here, that there will be a time jump between the season finale and season 2. So it could be we won't be picking up where we left off where Christopher and Elena re concerned.
I really liked in the original series that J.R. and Bobby never had a woman in between them romantically like Elena is with John Ross and Christopher. It was always J.R. vs. Dusty with Sue Ellen or J.R. vs. Cliff with Sue Ellen, etc.
So that's more my problem with the whole thing, and that it will ruin the business so far, not that the scenario actually happened, because it's really Prime Time Soap 101 but just not classical Dallas of a woman getting between family romantically.
Elena was in love with Christopher first, and, if you think about it, probably never stopped loving him. The breakup was manipulated. It wasn't Elena or Christopher's fault. That sucks but they accepted it and tried to move on. Hell, Elena even respected Christopher and Rebecca's relationship. Then the people they ended up with lied to them. Chris and Elena are completely justified in leaving John Ross and Rebecca and reuniting with each other. And bear in mind, I don't even like Christopher. I'm actually rooting for John Ross.
There is a sort of incestuousness about the new series, a kissing cousins sort of thing. We have Rebecca and cousin Christopher, but it isn't a blood relationship and they didn't grow up together, so it doesn't really bother me. We have Elena going back and forth between cousins, which also doesn't bother me except for finding the triangle on the boring side.
They may be pushing it, but they haven't really crossed any borders, in my opinion. A little fresh blood would be welcome, though. Either that or bring back Lucy and Ray to show them how to do it properly.
I agree with what was said before: The triangle has a a bit of an "Ugh" factor.
The problem is not that Elena slept/is with Christopher now, the problem is that she probably will be switching cousins back and forth. She will definitely sleep with John Ross again, hell...it's a soap. I'm not a prude but the sleeping around within the family is rather disgusting. The SE/JR/Cliff thing was different because at least Cliff wasn't a member of the immediate family.
Granted, Lucy and Ray slept together but that was before they knew that Ray is her uncle. April slept with JR before her relationship with Bobby but it was not a constant triangle, she didn't go back to JR once she got together with Bobby. And that - no doubt about it - is what's going to happen here with John Ross/Chris/Elena and it's a tad "Yuk", IMO.
20 years later and things have not changed: Sue Ellen is still the same idiot she always was. - JROG
The rule of the dimwitted is unparalleled because there are so many of them and their votes count just as much as ours. – Albert Einstein
The Bible and the Constitution are two entirely separate documents and our country is only governed by one of them. - Sunnyhorse, CPMCoG
The puritanical righteousness in the denigration of Elena's character just because she has had a romantic/sexual relationship with both John Ross and Christopher is almost comical. I feel like I've been thrust back into the high Victorian era. Sheesh. How many women did John Ross's father bed in his time -- including his wife and his wife's sister? The double standard as regards Elena is absolutely astonishing.
However, true enough, it was well known when Jenna swapped from Bobby to Ray, but at least back in those days it wasn't a constant back & forth. She was done with Bobby unlike Elena who swaps within the same season and then back! At the same time, Bobby had the virtue to stay away from Holly Harwood because she'd been with JR. It almost even kept him from April - i'm glad he broke his rules, because I really liked Bobby with April!