I'm not clear what you're referring to exactly. The only thing I can think of is that "Watched" is a link in only one of the cases, though the behavior with in the RM was intentional and is arguably more correct. Either approach is totally valid though.
I don't really understand what you're reporting exactly. The navigation structure is different between these two, so a different HTML structure is needed. The latter is how the "link" is displayed when the entire thing opens a single menu.
You will need to handle these HTML differences with whatever customizations you're doing.