Seven of Five wrote:
I think she was better written than Jadzia....Or kill Jadzia off in season four and let Ezri develop at a normal rate.
I don't even know what to say. I'm speechless.
And if you locked any writer in a room and asked him, he'd tell you the exact same thing.
There's a reason Jadzia was pushed to the side by season four and why so much of season seven and (as I pointed out in the other thread) the relaunch are devoted to Ezri.
Jadzia was, from a writer's perspective, a flawed character to begin with. Others have established why in the other thread much better than I could.
The fact the actress struggled with the nuanced dialog only made it worse. You'll notice Meany took up most of the expositional slack in the later years.
They made sure to get it write the second time by:
A) Making sure to add a conceptual twist and
B) Removing the technobable.