By Michele Dargan

Would someone please tell me how Ross Rayburn went from this laid back sorta simple guy to a psycho abusive nut job in what seems to be seconds?

I don’t recall a character doing a 180 degree personality turnaround in such a short time.

Because last time I checked Ross (Michael Lowry) was this surfer dude living on the beach in Tahiti.

And before that, Ross spent some significant time stranded with Tea (Florencia Lozano) on that deserted island.

But, as far as I could see, there was no evidence of violence in his personality.

Au contraire!

He appeared to be understanding and even romantic towards Blair in the beginning.

Of course the writers only let that last for a nano-second before changing Ross into a raving lunatic!

First of all, there’s a lot of chemistry between Michael Lowry and Kassie DePaiva (Blair).

And I really thought they were going in the direction of putting those two together.

But no. That would have made sense.

Instead, TPTB turns Ross – in a matter of days – into a domestic batterer – nearly beating and choking Tea to death.

Then, he breaks out of jail and kidnaps the kid he’s supposed to love at gunpoint and then kidnaps Blair too…


Ross holds a gun on Blair (ABC/Lou Rocco)

Ross holds a gun on Blair (ABC/Lou Rocco)

It just doesn’t fit AT ALL!

I mean does anyone else buy this complete and utter turnaround???

And the way that things are going, I don’t think it’s going to end well for Ross.

Which is a real shame, because I think there was a lot of potential and possibilities with his character.

But THAT would take a liiiiiitle bit of creativity, some good character development and good writing!