This thought never really occurred to me too much until I started chatting to some members of Second Chances site about this topic on Twitter.
At first I actually liked the idea of Will and Marlena having a close relationship. A common mistake they make with a lot of soap characters is not having them more involved with their family members. I appreciate that they're showing more family interaction.
However, they're trying to make it look like Will and Marlena were always close with one another, which wasn't the case. When Will was growing up, his parents were always dropping him off at the Brady Pub with his great-grandparents if they needed a sitter. I remember seeing him with his grandfather Roman, I remember seeing him with his aunts and uncles, I remember seeing him with his grandmother Kate, I even remember him going to Africa with his father to visit his grandfather Bill. I barely remember him being around Marlena and John. In fact, the only time I remember them watching him was when Lucas and Sami went on the fateful ski trip where EJ raped Sami.
I understand that not everything has to take place onscreen. I was even okay with their relationship in the beginning, but now its starting to feel like Marlena's really rubbing their relationship in Sami's face. I do agree that Sami does need to be there for her son and that she needs to figure out what's going with him, but it's not like Marlena was mother of the year.
Plus if somebody had told my mother that there was something going on with her children and refused to tell her what, she would have freaked out just like Sami did. She would have wanted to know if we were hurt, if there was something wrong, etc. I understand that Marlena was trying to steer Sami in the right direction, but can you blame Sami for overreacting?
Also, was anybody else slightly creeped out when Marlena described her grandson as "deliciously normal"?