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92 March 7th, 2015 Crystal Chappell Asks: Who Should Ani End Up With In Season Five Of Venice … Gina, Lara, Or Neither Gal?

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Crystal Chappell and company are gearing up to shoot season five of the hit web series, Venice.  Today, the series released a video featuring Crystal asking fans of the show their input into what should happen next in the life of Ani played by Chappell’s longtime scene partner, Jessica Leccia!

Crystal related: “Ani has had a lot of problems, and all relatable things. We have all struggled with self-esteem, weight issues, family issues most certainly, and she is at a critical point in her life.  We hit those points, and we have to make decisions, and she needs to decide whether she is going to marry Lara (Nadia Bjorlin), or give Gina (Chappell)  another chance, or just start fresh.  I want good things for Ani and I have a very protective energy around her.   I need your help. What would you like to see happen to Ani this season? What is best for her on Venice?

So with that, watch the video with Crystal after the jump! Then let us know: Is it time for Gina and Ani to get back together once and for all? Do you think Ani could ride off into the sunset and be happy with Lara?  Should she walk away from both of these women and start fresh, perhaps with a new love, or even just be by herself for awhile? Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Petra says:

    ani should dump Lara and stay with Gina who really loves her and has not manipulated her in any way to be with her.

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    Corinne replied

    Indeed, get rid of the alcoholic!

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    Emily_fatou replied

    Lara and ani Gina hurt ani so many times

    Heather replied

    Ani and Gina need to get back together and as well the burnt letter that Laura burned ani must find out somehow what it said as it will prove even more how much Gina does love her. Love the show

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    ang replied

    as crazy as this sounds Ani need to stay with Laura and Gina will find a new love that will totally understand her and give her all she needs in life and Gina will ask her to marry her. Then Ani finds out about the letter that Laura destroyed and that she was the one to hit Gina. Laura life start to roll out of control and Ani is left alone poundering why she didn’t go with her heart all along. Eventually Ani and Gina will once again be a partner once Gina wife pass away from a illness(cancer)

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  2. San says:

    Maybe there should be new relationships for all these ladies. They would long for each other from a far and drag others into the hot mess of their lives.

    I love Lara though my heart is leaning toward Gina and Ani, and I don’t want Venice to end. Venice is like the webs version of Homeland, Nurse Jackie, or the networks How To Get Away With Murder, Scandal, The Fosters, or Empire. It’s fun to look forward to 10 or 12 weeks of tight writing and wonderful acting unfolding good stories that leave you wanting more.

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  3. Robert says:

    Gina and Ani , all the way! I loved their chemistry and the near supernatural connection they have. It wod be so cool if they did like a sub plot that they find out from Gina’s Aunt Gaia ,that Gina and Ani have had past lives together and something or someone has stopped them from having a happy ending and this life is their last chance at true happiness.

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  4. adele casoria says:

    ani loves gina and gina loves ani,they wouldn’t be happy without each other..i think ,tgina finally has gotten over her fear of being hurt again and is ready for a commitment, they are so good together

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  5. Lynne Laettner says:

    It should always be Gina and Ani. They were, are and always will be part of each other starting from Otalia. Lara is beautiful but she shouldn’t have to lie and manipulate to get Ani to be a part of her life. It all should be natural and that’s what Gina and Ani have. Everyone goes through trials and tribulations in life, but those two always manage to end up back with each other, through thick and thin. They deserve their happiness together.

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    Shane replied

    I agree! It would suck if it ends any other way

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  6. Honey says:

    I go for LARA AND ANI. The two should end up to together rather than Ani choosing Gina instead. Ani should think that it’s Lara who has been there for here after she had had messed up relationship with Gina who only dumped her (Ani) again and again. Ani can make sure that Lara would love only her and no one else but her though the only problem that Lara has is being alcoholic which just slightly hurts Ani’s feelings. So ANI, PLEASE CHOOSE LARA AND YOU’LL SURELY BE HAPPY.

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    Beverly replied

    I am with you, I like Lara and Ani
    Connection, they are so cute as
    a couple. And the chemistry they
    share is all so sweet.

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    Jeca replied

    yes, smart..

    franky replied

    I am for team Lara and Ani.
    Lara loves Ani sincerely despite her alcoholic situation. They can both overcome the problem.
    Besides the romance between them is so terrific.

    Spashley replied

    I disagree with you I the Ana and Gina belong the they have more connection and chemistry together the are soulmate I’m team Ana and Gina all the way

  7. Susan says:

    Gina and Ani should get back together

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  8. Phyllis says:

    I have been a fan from the beginning and have Always wanted Gina andvannie to have theirnhappynending. I want Annie to read Gina letter so thatvannie can finally know how much she love her

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  9. Skwyrley says:

    The end game has to be Gina and Ani. From season one that’s the way it was set up to be.

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  10. Susan says:

    Ani should be with Gina season 5 is the last season of venice the series.Will hate to see the end of a very good show it shows people about love and family

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  11. Dezirea says:

    I’ve watched from season one and at first I would have said Gina and Ani.
    However, Lara as a character captivates me. She seems so put together even when we all pretty much can assume that her life is about to crash. In spite of all the things that their relationship has been through she loves Ani and regardless of catching Ani kissing Gina right before the wedding and ignoring the fact that she was about to run away with her; I’d say that’s love.
    Lara has been good for Ani from the beginning and Lara has always been there for Ani and puts her before herself. I honestly wonder why she’s sticking around for a girl who is still not over her ex so it’s no question that she does indeed love her. I think most of all that Ani owes it to Lara and hers relationship to for now let Gina go and if Gina really does love Lara she would be a little more respectful because honestly this was not the time or place and Gina owes Ani more than this.

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    E cube replied

    I agree with you. Lara is best for Ani.
    Pls let Lara and Ani have a happy ending.

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  12. Shane says:

    Ani loves Gina In a way more intense way than she loves Lara,,, Gina hurt ani yes but she deserves a second chance, they need to make a fresh start ,because its Lara’s fault their not together she burnt Gina’s love letter… If ani had known about that she wouldn’t have accepted Lara’s proposal

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  13. Kelly says:

    GINA and her belong together!

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  14. carlie says:

    Lara and Ani belong together, I LIKE Gina but I see Ani with Lara love them together, please let them be marriage .

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    stephanie replied

    Lara and ani forever.

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    Jeca replied

    yes always

  15. WrkHrse says:

    Gina and Ani belong together. Lara is so insecure she burnt a love letter to Ani and consistently lied about her sobriety. Lara shouldn’t be with anyone until she can move past her own insecurities. By far, Lara deserves a new start but does not deserve Ani.

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  16. Beverly says:

    You, have made a valid point
    Lara does love Ani, what Gina,
    has put Ani through, a smart
    choice to do is move on, a
    toxic relationship, never get
    better, its a matter of pride,
    thinking that Ani could not
    move forward without her. A
    Person like Ani, can not be
    trusted. Ani and Lari!

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  17. Dorothy says:

    I love all your comments, but lets be honest here every relationship has to have its ups and downs and that is exactly what Anni and Gina has gone through. It suck sometimes when you know that two people are meant to be together, but things just keep on pulling them apart. It has been a very long and bumpy road for the two of them but they make each other complete and the writers should give Anni and Gina their happy ending. After all No matter what as long as the love between them is true then love should win for a change, and I believe that they do love each other…..they just need time to remember why they love each other and then slowly find their way back to each other. Sorry Lara but it the truth and there’s no reason to scheme and try to confuse Anni, in fact I believe if she did’nt burn the letter that Gina wrote to Anni it would have probably been Gina standing at the alter and not her. Please give Gina and Anni their happy ever after….Thank You.

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  18. Lisa Taylor says:

    Gina and Ani for sure.

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  19. Jeca says:

    have to be Ani and Lara, Gina lost her oportunity with her so she has to go away. I belive in new and fresh relationship.

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  20. Jan says:

    Although I love the “hot and sexy’ Lara, I want more of the “hot and steamy” that Ani & Gina bring. They have an incredible onscreen chemistry……absolutely- Ani & Gina;)

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    Jo Pham replied

    If I am Lara, I’ll give up Ani, I dont accept my bride look at two directions. If her heart still Gina, Lara should give up.

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  21. Lisa Arnone says:

    Most definitely Gina and Ani!!!

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  22. Lisa Arnone says:

    And …..Will someone PLEASE mention that beautiful letter?!

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  23. ingrid r munoz says:

    honestly i would love for Gina and Ani to be together but my understanding Ani does love Gina with her heart but she is scared of being hurt again but at the same time being with Lara can go either way because after experiencing a slap and push against the wall it cause confusing of love or hate.. Ani doesn’t deserved that but no love worth that physical or emotional pain..Ani should take time for her self before chose her infinty soulmate..love is unconditional and Gina and Ani have it but how much are they willing to give to make it work..

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  24. Jay says:

    when you love you do anything for love,so what lara did is acceptable, love & war alll the way,i will love lara & ani or if not then please find her someone worth on the show for lara ;)

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  25. Beth says:

    ANI & LARA !

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  26. Ivory says:

    Ani and Gina. But I feel there needs to be a healing process. She shouldn’t jump straight into a relationship with Gina. They should start slow, enjoy the fresh start of a second chance. They’ve both been through a great deal. Let them learn each other all over again. Rediscover what made them fall in love in the first place.

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  27. LANI ALL THE WAY says:

    LANI for PUSH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I so love Ani! —being together with Lara; and i believe there are thousands who feel the same way who could not reach out this site because they do not know there’s a question like this. Good vibes for all. :) If there’ll be a little twists, fine… but at least “LANI” is forever. :)
    I love you, Ms. Jessica! Cuddles! Hope this reaches you out! <3

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  28. Merc says:

    Ok so I’ve watched the love story unfold from season one to the interruption of the wedding. From watching I think Ani is toxic and needs to figure her stuff out. She was with Laura but was still talking and comforting Gina, not cool. You’re in a relationship with one person not the person you’re with and your ex. Yes what happened between Laura and Ani was not cool and Laura is paying for it, and Ani is healing but they are working through it. Gina dumped Ani time and time again, then when she ended up with someone she was happy with then she all of a sudden wanted Ani back. I like Ani with Laura. Laura was there for Ani giving her confidence boosts, helping her, comforting her, and staying by her side even though she knows Ani has the Gina issue. Laura and Ani all the way. They have great chemistry, I don’t think I would watch anymore if Laura was not on the show anymore. She is so captivating.

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    Suz replied

    It always feels great being in love with someone but that person (Gina) we love is not always meant to be the one to be in a relationship with. Ani should cherish the time and remain friends with Gina seeking someone that loves being in love with her. Everyone has flaws but it’s phenomenal to see recovery through each struggle so Lara may deserve another chance once she tells all. Wouldn’t close the door to other possibilities.

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  29. Angie says:

    Gina and Ani please!!! Its time for them to be happy together starting fresh. Lara is a mess and manipulated Ani by burning the letter or Ani would have ran back to Gina then. Their love is deep and most people never get that. Its time for them now

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  30. believer says:

    I think Ani needs a break from both of them Gina not trustworthy and Lara is insecure. Gina needs to prove herself to Ani . Ani needs to find out what she’s really wanting in a relationship, she shouldn’t have to work so for it. she did with both relationships. In the end i think it should be Gina and Ani . i would be disappointed if it ended any other way.

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  31. Ks says:

    I think ani should take a break from both women and she should focus on herself find out what she likes and woman and maybe for the new road she meet someone Jean and perhaps growing up ready to be with her I make a solid commitmen

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  32. Sco4piousloyalty says:

    Honestly I believe in true love as well as second chances
    and change but separating that kind of love would be devastating
    to watch but also a crazy twist. And the other incredible twist
    would be ani find out all about Lara after they were married.
    And her desperately trying to find gina before it’s too late but
    hey that’s just me I write but I’m not an Emmy award-winning author
    LOL…

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  33. nicki says:

    LARA AND ANI SHOULD BE TOGETHER! such a great couple

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    allonsy replied

    AGREED

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  34. allonsy says:

    i want lara and ani to be together gina broke anis heart so many times and she left her ani deserves someone like lara witch is so much better then gina

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  35. Nancy Lucas says:

    Gina a nd Ani all the way! Waited a long time for their happy ending, ever since Otalia! Lara just doesn’t cut it with Ani, so please don’t let all your Otalia fans down!

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  36. Alex alen says:

    Ani and Gina all the way.! I love there chemistry.

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  37. Liz says:

    I can’t stand the way Gina continues to hurt Ani, and while Lara is not perfect she should stay with her. She deserves a true love albeit not always perfect but one of respect mutual adoration support and that’s true. We all have our demons and this whole Gina mess has been horrible on Lara. I get why she’s stuck in her dark place. Ani is Laras perfect whole and vice versa. She doesn’t need Gina who sleeps around and uses people for het benefit. Sucks she realized too late that she had a good thing going with ani and effd it up but it’s not fair to destroy Ani again bye running get chance at happiness with Lara

    Worst case let Ani start fresh.

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    Bev replied

    I like your comment. Right to the point

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  38. Vizio says:

    Gina and Ani, should be your final love ending story… Happy ever after!
    Unless we dont want the series to end…i dont…. Sl make their love strengthen from a distant…this keeps us all watching! Just love the series! Keep us satisfied with bits of pieces of what could be with Gina And Ani….

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  39. frankie says:

    Gina and Ani

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  40. Nikki says:

    Ani should give Gina another try. Gina has never lied to Ani and Lara has. Plus, Ani still loves Gina. Ani doesn’t really trust Lara.

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  41. Julie says:

    Lara and Ani for sure! Great couple! But..if you will..you could have Ani choose Gina..and then have Ani realize she has made the biggest mistake of her life..begging Lara to take her back after she realises that Gina only wanted her to win and breakes Ani’s heart yet again. ( Gina only wants what she can not have )

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  42. Danpir says:

    Gina and Ani!!!-The only couple that has onscreen chemistry. Lara is simple only wrong and an alcoholic. Plus I don’t feel any chemistry between Lara and Ani. Most of us are watching this for finally experiencing a happy ending between Ani and Gina! The writers want that to happen als well. At least that’s what I saw…And of course Ani needs to learn the truth about Lara’s dishonesty (letter, hit-and-run, lies, etc.). She needs to learn about Gina’s attempts to fight for her love and Lara’s failures. But only after she decided to not marry Lara

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  43. lu says:

    Ani tiene que quedarse con Gina, porque el verdadero amor no olvidamos.

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  44. Lily says:

    I vote for Ani and Gina! Her relationship with Lara is about safety more than anything. Gina is her true love and love is hard sometimes but when you give into it, it is amazing.

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  45. Rachael H says:

    I believe that LARA and ANI should definitely be endgame. I believe that LARA will always love Ani and not leave her or hurt her like Gina did. LARA and Ani have amazing chemistry, I just don’t see it with Gina, don’t see them having a great future.

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  46. Trulov says:

    I would Love… Love to see Lara and Ani make it to the end. Please don’t punish Lara by ending her relationship just because she is a hot mess right now. Instead prove that the love Lara and Ani have for each other is enough to make them last a lifetime. Let love prevail finally!!! Sorry Gina, the past has passed…

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  47. Mylene says:

    Gina and ani forever

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  48. Eva says:

    Lara and Ani

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  49. Jeanie Borchelt says:

    Defintely Gina and Ani together! Lara was deceitful and hid too many things from Ani! Lara is like the Countess in the Sound of Music hiding a letter from the Captain! Please,please let it be Ani and Gina. They have real life chemistry. Lara needs to grow up and go to AA!

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  50. Terri says:

    Gina and Ani. Will be real unhappy if it doesn’t end that way. But only if Gina treats her well and respects and truly cherishes the relationship. I really liked the balance of the Otalia relationship. They both had different strengths and were great together.

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  51. Diana says:

    Gina and Ani will be sensational ,true love should never die!!They are great toghether this should not be lost.

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  52. Alona says:

    ANI & LARA all the way!!! So much love & chemistry, and a start of a new beginning. <3

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  53. Ale says:

    Ani deve dar mais uma chance para Gina.Pois Lara mesmo amando Ani, não foi totalmente verdadeira. E um relacionamento com mentiras não dá certo. Gina mesmo com seus medos sempre foi verdadeira , mas nunca negou seu amor por Ani.Quem ama verdadeiramente quer ver o outro feliz!

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  54. Katharina says:

    Ani and Lara… Lara’s an alcoholic okay yes but she’s trying,
    Them together as a couple looks so hot and it comes across so real, I like
    Gina but her and Ani are just not meant for each other:)

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  55. Pat Wiley says:

    Get Gina and Annie together already! They belong together. Their love is deep and beautiful. The way it should be. To not end up together would be a tragedy all the struggles would be for nothing if they did not end up together.

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  56. CarolynAnnKate says:

    Gina and Ani…they have a history and Ani is only moving forward with Lara because of Lara’s deceit in hiding the letter. Gina was scared but now she is committed to moving forward in trusting Ani and allowing herself to be vulnerable, which is far from easy.

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  57. Thu Nguyen says:

    Please let Ani and Lara together…please let them have a happy ending. Ani and Lara should be together. <3

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  58. Ana says:

    I love Venice The Series, thanks for these 4 seasons. I am from Costa Rica and I also think Ani & Lara should be together. I am sure that Ani marrying Lara will help Lara a lot with her drinking issues.
    Gina needs to get focused on being able to commit to someone and decide. She needs to let go on Ani and let her to be happy with whom really have decided to commit to her. Gina is getting another chance to fix things with her daughter and I think from the lesson of loosing Ani she has to learn to start over and be serious in a relationship. I really hated Gina being in the middle of Lara and Ani’s relationship, it made Ani go through a big turnmoil.
    Can’t wait for season 5 and sad to know it will be the last one.
    Regards to all the crew from Venice The series! :-)

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  59. Samantha says:

    I love the show! I miss it! The talent is amazing! When I began watching I thought Gina was the troubled soul- but maybe it is Ani. Ani is desperate for Gina’s commitment and as far as she knows, she never had it. The plot with the letter, the car accident, and drinking made me want more. Whatever is written, I’m sure you’ll convince me it is best— I want to see Ani loved.

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  60. Nora says:

    Lara and ani all the way!!!

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  61. sakshi says:

    lara will be a good pair of ani..

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  62. Teresa says:

    If in fact, this is the Final season for Venice, it should be Gina and Ani. I was watching ‘Guiding Light’ when Olivia and Natalia’s love began. And after all the struggles they went through to finally make it to each other, the show ends…and leaves us in wonder.
    Then you created ‘Venice’ and brought ‘Otalia’. There is no doubt, after all these years, that (Olivia and Natalia) Gina and Ani, with everything they’ve been through, never stopped loving each other. A love so deep, deserves a Happy Ending. May the Venice sunset, from here on, be theirs forever…

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  63. Joe says:

    If it is at all real she picks Lara

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  64. Davaline Atwell says:

    Lara is the Best thing for Ani

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  65. Nancy says:

    Gina and Ani FOREVER! It is the real thing, a bona fide and genuine love. They have such irresistible and flaming chemistry and love between them! With the passing seasons, Gina has emotionally matured up learned what is really important in love. Now it is time to bring them back together for Ani to receive the true commitment she was looking for in Gina before.

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  66. Heather says:

    There has never been as beautiful and enduring a love story on television as that of ‘Otalia’ then when that ended we had ‘Giani’. It is evident that their’ love is real because it has been patient and kind, it has endured, it has never sought or thought evil, and it has never failed despite all they have been through. These two have always had faith in each other, hopes for the best and never loving e

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  67. Heather says:

    These two have always had faith in each other, hoped for the best and never fell out of love. Of faith, hope and love the greatest of the three is love, and they obviously have it. Love conquers all.

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  68. Heather says:

    There has never been as beautiful and enduring a love story on television as that of ‘Otalia’ then when that ended we had ‘Giani’. Their love is kind, it has never sought or thought evil, it has not been selfish, they haeve always believed in each other and by some miracle have known and been there when one needed the other. It is not often we find that connection to another human being, so when we do we should hold onto it with all we have. GIANI has that and we have to let it end that way just like OTALIA did.

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  69. Viola says:

    Love the chemistry between Lara and Ani but Ani isn’t totally happy with her….it is obvious she still wants Gina….Gina and Ani need a second chance to have their relationship flourish on screen, especially after the frustration these two women and fans endured on Guiding Light because they were not allowed any on screen intimacy other than that “Jane-Jane’ kiss…it would be nice to have Ani be alone for a little and allow tension to build between them instead of having Ani give in so quickly, even though it’s clearly what she wants.

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  70. C_L_Stewart54 says:

    Ani & Lara should be together, Gina doesn’t deserve Ani’s love.

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  71. erwinaSE says:

    Gina and Ani should be together!!!

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  72. adele casoria says:

    lara is desperate an alcoholic,a liar, she hid gina’s letter.she also hit and ran the scene of an accident ,not knowing if she killed a person .if she really loved ani she would have really gone to AA and tried to get clean ,instead she continued to drink ,got abusive ,gave ani a black eye .ani is a good person ,i don’t think she deserves the life lara would give her

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  73. Ann says:

    A ni and Gina ,their chemistery togeather is better than anything I have ever seen and without a doubth they are soul mates

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  74. jane says:

    ani and gina

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  75. Danielle says:

    Ani and Gina all the way. Such a beautiful couple in everything they do .

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  76. amparo says:

    i read all the opinion, suggestion.And i watched the whole series, i think the character of ani you can see her action she is inlove init to gina until the end of the series 4, so for me ani and gina the chemistry of this two char. is amazing, you know if you love that person you can fight it, no matter what.

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