Sammy Joe's Punishment

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  1. Jimmy Todd

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    When the "Krystle doppleganger" plot finally ended, Blake and Krystle both learned Sammy Joe's role in the scheme. I thought they let her off way too easy, even though she did have a change of heart at the eleventh hour and saved Blake. Imho, Blake should have let Krystle decide SJ's punishment, and would have liked to see a less saintly side of Mrs. Carrington. She could have SJ move put of the mansion, get an honest job and do some community service once a week, such as work in a shelter for homeless women. Have SJ lead an unglamorous life living on a very modest salary. Krystke would keep in touch with her, but no free rich people's food or for coats from the mansion. SJ would have to comply or go to jail.
    Ok, that might be a little boring. Instead, Blake and Krystle never find out because Adam learns of it and covers up for her. He holds ot over her head, and she is beholden to him. And Adam is a ruthless debtholder.
    Any other ideas for Sammy Joe's comeuppance?
     
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    That would have been a more interesting way to get away with it.
    And if they wanted to change Sammy Jo's personality then this would have been a good excuse, because now she's the one who needs to be saved.
    It would have been easier to digest if she had suffered a little (and a little bit more than "no fur coats for you, missy!")
     
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  3. Jimmy Todd

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    Yes, I definitely agree. Part of me wanted to see a traumatized Krystle do something different than just forgive with a slap on the wrist.
    Adam contr9 Sammy Joe has a lot of possibilities.
     
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    I've always wanted Adam -- peripherally, at least -- to be involved in Krystle's hostage situation, maybe finding out about it after the fact. Once Krystle's out of the attic, and Sammy Jo swears she just "found out" about the kidnapping by chance, perhaps Krystle can overhear Adam and Sammy Jo discuss it in some corner of the mansion (like that scene between Nick and Fallon in the library during late-Season 2, and after they exit, Krystle stands up from a wing chair no one knew she was in).

    Krystle could keep secret what she knows with the provision that Sammy Jo and Adam work for the poor or give their time at the drug center downtown. :lol:

    Later, Adam tries to implicate Alexis in the kidnapping when he's on the outs with her.

    I also don't think I'd have Joel and Rita's car found until months later, after Blake and Krystle's limo gets run off the road, and it turns out Joel and Rita's vehicle, and their remains, are only a few yards below where the Carrington limo landed, obscured by brush and foliage. That deadly Scorpio Curve, dontchya know.
     
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    This is wonderful, Snarky! If NuDynasty on CW was smart they'd hire you as a show runner:bravo1:
     
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    I dunno
    I mean, this has always just been bad writing - they just wanted to drop the plot and never speak of it again. Of course, most agree that the Rita plot wall ill-concieved but it doesn't mean that there couldn't be meaningful consequences of it. I do like the idea of Adam bailing Sammy Jo out of the situation and holding it over her head.
     
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    They sent her to Melrose Place Hell
     
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    Which one? The one from the 90s, or the reboot?
     
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    Wow, Stephanie Rogers and Danny Waleska and Claudia Whitaker and Matthew Star!

    Must be better than Melrosebud Place.
     
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    The whole resolution was absurd. In reality, SJ would have been prosecuted, whether or not Krystle wanted that. And Krystle would have disowned Sammy Jo. But that would have robbed the show of one of its better characters, so she was forgiven instead.
     
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    Were the authorities ever aware of any of it?
     
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    It's funny that at some point ABC wanted the Shapiros to apologize for Moldavia, when clearly that was the most ill-conceived and ill-executed plot from the beginning.
    But Sammy Joe did change after that--which is funny when the plot is supposed to be erased from our memories. All the tension between Krystle and Sammy Joe were gone from then on.
     
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    It is. And that's saying something. I was bored stupid by most of Melrose Place and I still have another two seasons to go. Sometimes it feels like Sunset Beach moves at a faster pace.
     
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    Yes, it all becomes a love-fest and you forget just how bitchy Sammy Jo was. I was struck by a scene I saw recently where Krystle confronts Sammy Jo at La Mirage after she testifies at Steven's custody trial for Danny. (That's a whole other kind of absurdity... but whatever) Anyways Krystle calls Sammy Jo, Samantha Josephine, and she quickly replies that nobody ever calls her by that name. Krystle answers that her mother did. Sammy Jo remarks that she's dead and she doesn't remember her, or never knew her, only the sound of her coughing. Her damn coughing! Day and night!
    Krystle, shocked, replies that Iris was very sick.

    It's instantly heartless, cold and icy. It's so quickly snapped back at Krystle. I was a little stunned by that when I saw it again the other night. A very different Sammy Jo from the one we know from season 7 on.
     
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    Exactly. One of less than a handful of characters that did grow and change, but the transformation happened because of the plot that shall not be named.
     
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