Karma can be a bitch. This week as EJ (James Scott) fakes Sydney's death, devastating Rafe (Galen Gering) and Sami (Alison Sweeney). In an interview with Michael Fairman Soaps Gering discusses Rafe being on the receiving end of a child's faked death, if EJ can be redeemed, Gering's role as Crystal Chappell's brother in Venice and much more.
MICHAEL: So now, it seems as if its Karma coming back to Rafe as EJ fakes Sydney’s death this week. What can we expect as the fallout? And don’t you feel that now EJ is crossing the line to be completely irredeemable?
GALEN: Yeah, I think it’s problematic. I think James Scott (EJ) can pull it off more than most anyone out there. So, if there is anyone that can do it, it’s James. Clearly, he is a lucky bastard… his looks and his charms…. he does it all, and it’s pretty amazing. What will be interesting to see is how he does this, and if he can do it, and if there is some sort of redemption that comes from characters with a lot of guilt and regret. I worried about that when Rafe was basically guilty to a certain degree of leading the Sami character down a path of the father not knowing the child, and I was like, “Guys, I think people are going to freak out.” But, if you look at the character of Nicole, it’s the same thing. Characters have a way of getting through things if they feel guilt for the things they do. There is some sort of catharsis for people. It’s definitely very delicate and well played, though.
Can EJ be redeemed?