Deam Casting #2
Thinking back to the past. Let's say the early 90's. What if Daphnée Duplaix Samuel (ex-Rachel, OLTL; ex-Valerie, Passions) was cast as either Wendy Reardon the character from the 90's whom had a short-term relationship with Jonah, Abe's brother. Since Daphnée can play a sinner and a saint very well she could work for this role.
As Wendy she could come to work for Abe in the Mayor's office as has his press secretary and develop feelings for him. And if we follow my idea of Abe's job being explored where he is seeking re-election and needs to prove that he is tough on crime and win an age old vendetta to bring down the Dimera's this would put Wendy in the perfect position to be Abe's supporter while he and Lexie began to fight over his need to destroy her father for political reasons and personal grudges. We would then set the course on splitting Abe and Lexie apart over Abe's re-election bid and whether his need to defend Salemite's is worth what the cost may be.
I could see Renee Jones as Lexie doing her shining acting having arguments with Abe saying things like:
INT: Mayor's Office:
Lexie: (Gets up in his face.) Oh patron saint Abe! Never does anything wrong! If you were so concerned about your constituents then why didn't you take my father down when you had the chance as commissioner!?!
Abe: Because your father knows how to get himself out of a jam. Like when he stole Bo and Hope's baby and set you up for the fall.
Lexie: (Walks over and sits on the edge of Abe's desk.) And yet you could forgive your son Brandon for sleeping with me.
Abe: Don't forget Tek and almost my brother Jonah.
Lexie: (stands up and moves closer toward Abe.) Yes, Abe you forgave me. (Looks down at the floor.) And I'm thankful of that. (Looks back up at Abe.) Just as I am thankful that god brought Theo into our lives. But you can't seem to find any forgiveness in your heart for my father.
(Abe laughs in disbelief.)
Lexie: (Upset.) Damn you ABE! (Pleading.) Can't you at least think of what this will do to me, your wife! Or what it will do to our son to loose the only grandfather he knows.
Abe: I'll be doing our son and the citizens of Salem a good thing by getting rid of the Dimera vermin. You'll come to understand it.
Lexie: (Turns away in thought.) Will I Abe? (Turns back to him.) Will I be able to wake up next to you every day and realize it was because of you that I lost my father! That you sent my brother to prison. Or better yet that you gave the trigger happy Dimera hating Bo Brady the go ahead to take 'um out dead or alive! And we both know how much joy he would get out that. (Mocking) And so he would get a medal of honor and you would win re-election and all is just peachy cherry in City Hall.
(Abe turns away from Lexie sighing frustration.)
Lexie: Ain't all that easy is it Abe. (Lexie walks toward him.) Doing what you think is right and not thinking about the consequences of your actions.
(Meanwhile, outside Abe's office Wendy approaches the door with a file and turns to open it. She cracks it but stops as she sees Abe and Lexie in a heated discussion. She peaks in while eavesdropping on their conversation.)
Abe: (Turns back to Lexie.) You know you can take this how ever you want Lex, but i'm going to do what's right for Salem and for our son.
Lexie: (Clasp her hands together while looking at them and then looks Abe directly in the eyes.) If you are determine to defy my wishes to lay off my family... Then I'm going to be forced to have to protect them.
Abe: (Concerned.) And just what are you gonna do?
Lexie: (Turns away with a cunning smirk.) Wouldn't you like to know Abe. (Turns her head toward him.) Wouldn't you like to know...
(Lexie grabs her coat and purse and heads toward the door to exit as Wendy rushes back to her desk. After Lexie is out of sight Wendy heads back to Abe's office whom is now seated at his desk head in his hands.)
Wendy: Abe, are you okay?
That is just a sampling of how I could see things moving along in my storyline idea.