Raison D'êtreBy Stephanie Sloane Posted: Mar 22, 2011
I had the most delightful conversation recently with DAYS newcomer Francisco St. Martin (Dario), who was so friendly and interesting during our interview. Unfortunately, I am not loving how his alter ego is being integrated into the canvas. Let's start with the fact that his whole raison d'être is to track down his sister Arianna's hit-and-run killer. You remember Arianna — the poorly fleshed-out character who was randomly killed off in October 2010 and has barely been mentioned since. You know why? Because we don't care anymore — the ship has sailed on Arianna. It was sort of a good-bye, good riddance situation when she left. (With no offense to Lindsay Hartley, who did her best to make it work!) The show has also thrown St. Martin in too quickly with Molly Burnett's Melanie. Their scenes are just too angry, too fast. I'm assuming we're going down the "I hated-her/him-at-first-and-now-it's-love" route, but frankly, it's not hooking me in yet. Let's hope there's more in store for this newbie — and for Burnett — in the weeks ahead.