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Reviewer: mattyraincloud Signed [Report This]
Date: 23 Jun 2010 11:02:37 AM Title: The Walk to Nowhere

i enjoyed this story very much. i have always felt that jake and emily had been going nowhere even before he left town the first time. emily does not know how to love herself much less anyone else. given her family and childhood i think i can almost understand why she is the way she is. but jake or no one else should have to put up with it. i am very glad that he is finally seeing that he is a different man, not a scew up any more. he is free to walk somewhere now, hopfully to heather. thank you for sharing this story with all of us.    matty

Author's Response:

Thank you for your review, Matty!  I greatly appreciate it. :)

Emily definitely carries quite a set of difficulties with her.  She is the "tragic heroine" of the show, but I didn't find her particularly sympathetic, though I think the writers wanted me to.  My biggest problem with her character is her use of emotional blackmail.  I don't even think it was particularly a conscious effort on her part; it was probably what she had learned from her upbringing.  We saw her emotionally blackmail Roger before he left on the plane for Chicago, and we saw her do the same to Jake more than once on the show.  And the writers wanted us to root for Jake and Emily?  Pfft. 

Yes, Jake is definitely free to walk somewhere now.  You and I think alike when it comes to his direction. :)

Thank you again for taking the time to read the story and leave such a lovely and detailed review. 


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