Do I Need to Start A Petition? Whatever it Takes, Quinn Has Got To Go...


This discussion is a continuation of "Ok, I'm Just Going to Say It..." I think I'm ready to start a petition, if that's what it takes to get Quinn off the show, because she's taking it down. She and her s/l are boring, and with the show being in transition now, it can't afford that...actually, can a show ever afford to have boring characters and storylines on it? Anyways, the following is a response to totvornottotv, from the other discussion. It sums up my thoughts on why Quinn's got to go and other adjustments that need to be made on the show...quick:


I agree, totvornottotv...after watching the 5th epi, I am convinced that the Quinn s/l is bringing the show down. It's a combination of her bad acting and the writing for that s/l, which doesn't make sense. When watching it, I keep trying to understand why she won't go back to her husband, but they haven't given a good reason...she seems conflicted, like she still loves him, but wants to be free to do her own thing. I understand that in life, people don't always have good reasons for doing things, and often make bad choices, but when you're trying to drum up the viewers' interest in a new main character, you want to give people a reason to want to watch them. Whether the character is good, bad, or a mixture of both, we should be able to sympathize with them and/or be intrigued by them, and that ain't happenin' here.


Where's The Vice and Why Is She Here?

Perhaps the writers should have given the husband some sort of vice, so we could understand why she left, and warm up to the idea of her being with someone else. But they didn't, and the way she's dealt with her husband and this situation was not a good setup for a relationship with the agent. I thought I saw chemistry between the two, initially, but now the whole thing seems forced and anticlimactic. Their getting together was rushed...now they're living together? WTH? Things may have gotten a little tense at Naley's, but Haley needs her support, and her being there has also helped Jamie by raising his spirits and giving him someone else to talk to in this situation...to me, that's the only purpose she serves on the show.


Sorry, the Acting and Chemistry Ain't Cuttin' It

Maybe if the actress did a better job of drawing your interest in Quinn's character, and if she and Robert Buckley had off the wall, onscreen chemistry, this situation with them could have worked, but since none of that is the case, this s/l is essentially a dead weight to the show. I would rather see them start to explore the agent some more...I like the fact that they've written him with a little mystique, and think that investing more focus on the development of his s/l would have a better payoff. I understand why they've incorporated Alex into Brooke & Julian's s/l- to shake things up a little- but I also think they should continue to give her scenes with Clay, because I believe their interaction would be interesting. I think the actress playing Alex is a good one, because although I can't stand the character's ways, her portrayal does make the character interesting, and that is essential for a "love to hate" character. It is challenging to play the layers in a character, and I think she does that pretty well.


Brooke Is Best...Anyone Else Would Be Better

Having said that, I still don't appreciate how they seem to have relegated Brooke to the background and played up Alex...Is Brooke supposed to be support for a Julian/Alex s/l now? What the heck... I'm glad they made Millie a model, because it will be interesting to see how she and Mouth adjust to her newfound success, but other than that, it seems they're giving too much focus to the new characters, and I don't think that's a good move. I'm with you on Brooke's development- her character arc has been interesting to watch: she was fun as the bad girl, and she still is as the selfless adult, still growing and trying to find her way. I actually thought the same thing about her and Mouth, totvornottotv, back when they were in high school...also, I agree: why hasn't Brooke been included in Naley's s/l? I guess because Quinn's there, but honestly, I think it'd be better for Brooke to fill that spot because she has a bond with them and w/Jamie, so why can't she play the supportive role for them? To fill out the show more, they could also, as you said, develop Mia and her bf's characters and relationship...what's going on w/Mia on the road? Why haven't we really seen them get intimate? They could eventually bring Taylor back to shake things up a bit for Naley. I would like them to bring Chris Keller back to work with Haley and/or Mia...he was fun and he had a thing for Haley...he would be a good shake-up candidate for Naley or Mia's relationship w/her bf. The bottom line is that there are a number of things they could do to fill the show in more interesting ways...then they could send that sister away and all would be right on One Tree Hill again. Why can't TPTB see this...


Nathan & The Numbers Game

Regarding the suspicion around Nathan in this last epi, I think that girl got his number at the party when he was drunk and called it so there would be record of her number on their phone statement. She set that up the same way she slipped into Jamie's party, uninvited, and got Nathan to take a picture with her...she's framing him to get paid and/or get revenge. I'm glad they've incorporated Dan in this s/l...I'm curious to see just how he's going to deal with this skank.


So what do you fellow OTH fans think about Quinn? Keep her or kick her? What do you think of the recent Quinn/Clay hookup? Are you sticking by Nathan or are you on the fence?

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Oct 14, 2009 2:02PM EDT

I dont know why people dont like her, its not like shes my favorite character, but i like her.. im not gonna write a whole page of why i like her, i just do.. I also like the Qinn/Clay "hookup", and i think they should get together.. Im also stickin by Nathan, i dont believe he would cheat on Haley :)

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Oct 14, 2009 11:10PM EDT

Nes0, I appreciate your difference of opinion on Quinn...we'll just have to agree to disagree, though, b/c she & her s/l take away from my OTH viewing experience. I wish someone from the OTH creative team would somehow wander to this page, read my rant, and make the suggested changes. Oh well, I can dream...
I guess Quinn & Clay are essentially together, since they are now living in the same house and sleeping together...yawn. Although I hate Alex right now, I'm actually more interested in watching the drama unfold b/w her, Julian, and Brooke. Hopefully, Julian's pants and zipper will remain in the up position when around that little trollop. I agree w/you on Nathan...I don't care what the evidence appears to be, Nathan ain't a cheater. I hope that gold digger gets publicly humiliated, before it's all said and done with.

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Oct 17, 2009 3:49PM EDT

Thanks for your comment Reyanne'A...I think she's cute too, but unfortunately, cuteness doesn't make you a good actor/actress. Maybe her being there wouldn't bother me as much if she were just playing a small recurring role, or something, but it appears they're giving her a front-burner s/l and she's not pulling it off for me. Every other main character on the show- and even most of the secondary characters- infuse their character with enough heart and personality that they are interesting to watch...this is not the case with her. Just callin' it like I see it...
Oh, so they didn't sleep together? Well that's good...I guess by that time, I was so bored with it that I tuned out. I do recall her asking if she could stay there, since things were getting a little hectic at the house...even if it's temporary, she's still basically living with him.

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Oct 18, 2009 4:14PM EDT

I agree that the Quinn storyline seems forced, for me because I can't believe the whole breaking up with her husband part.
However, I find that the worst storyline is Nathans, simply because the writers have built this character up as a good person, and as the audience we have come to know that character, and taking into account the suspension of disbelief we believe in him. If he was to then go and cheat, it would be completely out of character, therefore making him no more than a two dimensional thing that writers throw about. So if he cheats, I no longer will be able to see Nathen as anything other than some random Actor, saying what a script tells him too, which I don't think is likely, or he doesn't cheat - so the storyline for me really has no suspense going for it .... just boring.

P.s wow.... wasn't expecting that to turn in to a rant like that lol

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Oct 18, 2009 6:01PM EDT

Yeah lazareth, I really hope they don't make Nathan out to be a lying cheater in this stiuation, b/c that would definitely ruin him, for me, after they've made him to be a sensitive, upstanding husband and father. If anything, I think they're trying to make it seem he may have cheated for one of a series of dramatic twists in the s/l. The fact that he really doesn't seem to remember any of it makes me wonder if the girl drugged him or something...maybe she is a straight-up psycho...do we know for a fact that she's even pregnant? A picture of an ultrasound is not proof b/c that could easily be someone else's.
As you can see, I'm all about the rants, lol...express yourself : )

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Oct 18, 2009 10:43PM EDT

starry i see you agree with me on a lot of the points i have raised i will however mention one character who annoyed me immensely chris keller seriously drove me crazy i would prefer for him to never return to the show,I always wonder why nobody ever really mentions haley in a fond way on any of the discussions or forums i feel her character has shown considerable growth and maturity throughout the series she in my eyes is a great character despite what she did from season 2 episode 13 until season 3 episode 1 or as i like to call it the forgotten era.With regards to nathan he has been developed over the course of the show from a arrogant idiot into a good man because of his relationship with haley for the writers to then decide to destroy his character in my eyes as ive mentioned previous will lead me to stop watching the show.Recently Ive been considering a few ideas on where the show could head if the show returns next season which i hope will happen unless the aforementioned thing happens i would like to share these ideas with the discussion please tell me what you think about each option.
they aren't put in any particular ordersome of these storylines are long term ideas because the show in my opinion dosent really have a end date like most shows who are governed by the title
haley has another childhaleys singing career takes off againtime jump to jamie as a freshman at tree hillbrooke and mouth get togetherrachael and mouth get togethershelley comes back into the show her character left without explanation and also the gigi storyline would have been much more interesting if it was shelley instead of gigi.l&p return or there child comes back to tree hillmouth becomes mayorskills gets married and continues on as jamies coach at tree hillhaley kills danbrooke has a child and names her peytonQUINN leaves or diesmia becomes a fulltime cast membernathans could also end up coaching jamie at tree hillif you have any other suggestions i would like to read them

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Oct 20, 2009 10:44PM EDT

Lol...Chris Keller was a trip...he was fun though. I agree that Haley is probably the reason that Nathan took a turn for the better b/c, originally, he was a wild, stuck-up, jerk. The way he was before Hales and now are like night and day, seriously, but what can you expect being Dan's son? Ok, so those are some great ideas, totvornottotv:
I like the idea of haley having another child
I guess the show looks like it's heading towards Haley's comeback
I don't want to jump to Jamie in high school, yet, unless it's a flash forward/dream sequence for one epi...I like the cute little kid Jamie b/c sometimes, he makes the show for me
Brooke and Mouth together? Hmm...nah
Rachael and Mouth get together. Yes.
I had to look up Shelly to remember who she was...yeah, they could bring her and/or Gigi to shake things up for Mouth & Millie...we haven't seen Shelly in a while, so she would definitely be a blast from the past, and since she was Mouth's first, a pretty significant one...
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really do want Lucas & Peyton to come back...you don't know what you got till it's gone, I suppose. I wonder if tptb are thinking this...
Mouth becomes mayor- Lol...why not?
Skills gets married and continues on as Jamie's coach at Tree Hill- That would seem to be where they would take the character...hopefully, Antwone Tanner will have to pay a hefty fine and do some community service for his misdeeds, and will be able to return to the show.
Haley kills Dan- LOL...why not? : ) That would be a great series ender...
Brooke has a child and names her Peyton- Aww...I think that would be sweet and I do want her to have a spur of the moment, quickie wedding & then get pregnant w/Julian's baby. I actually wish they'd bring back Sam...I liked her, and she could help Brooke beat Alex down if she gets out of hand again.
QUINN leaves or dies. YES!! If she dies, that would really have an impact on Haley , Jamie, and I suppose, on Clay, so they should do it for the dramatic effect...then her character would really have made the ultimate contribution to the show. : )
Mia becomes a full-time cast member- that'd be cool if they give her something interesting to say and do...well, I guess that's the case for all of them, isn't it?
Nathan could also end up coaching Jamie at Tree Hill- Hmm, that would be bringing it all full-circle, wouldn't it? I guess he might end up doing that if this fake paternity crap wears him out...

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Oct 22, 2009 12:26AM EDT

starry what misdeeds has antwone tanner committed?With haleys career i think the best way to manage her potential absence would be for her to tour during the season breaks so she isnt lost to the show.

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Oct 22, 2009 8:32PM EDT

Supposedly he got involved with some identity theft situation...I don't remember all the details though. Why would Haley/Joy have a potential absence? Is she jump-starting a music career for real?

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Oct 23, 2009 1:29AM EDT

starry in the show The reason i say this is because if you remember in season 2 when she was on tour her character was absent for a number of episodes the stretch of eps between season 2 episode 13 and season 3 ep 1.she had a few cameos in some of the episodes but her story wasnt covered well.Do you remember when nathan crashed the race car into the wall intentionallywhile driving with l & his uncle?

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Oct 27, 2009 2:32PM EDT

Ah, ok I remember that. I think she was actually touring w/Taylor Hilton then. Oh yeah, I remember Nathan's suicide attempt...when I saw it, I was like :O

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