The Greatest AMC Story
I don't know how anyone can dislike the baby switch storyline on AMC. What
does a good soap story have to have? Many secrets, and twists and turns.
It should involve many different characters, both established and new
characters, of different generations. It should last for months and have
consequences that may last for years. It should be riveting and make you
wonder what's going to happen next. This one has it all.
The actors have really been the best thing about the story. Everyone does
a great job. Even the "bad guys" like Paul, Krystal, and Babe, make you
feel sympathy for them. I love how the story involves not only new
characters like them, but also Tad, Adam, Liza, and David. It not only
involves young people like J.R. and Bianca, but people over 30. I am
really enjoying how each week seems to have a new twist.
How can you not like it? What will happen with all of these people? Aside
from the ones mentioned, it also involves, by extensions, Erica, Brooke,
Maggie, Jamie, and Kendall. David just found out the truth (great how one
person keeps finding out, slowly, every few weeks) so he wants to tell it,
but now he is also finding out that Babe is his daughter. How can he help
Bianca, whom he's treated like a daughter, without hurting the woman who
really is his daughter? Not only will Babe be very angry for telling her
secret, but Krystal has threatened to leave town with Babe. David's
already lost one daughter, and now he is faced with losing another. He
already got cheated out of seeing her grow up.
What will the fall out be when the secrets start to come out? First will
be the secret about Bess really being Miranda. Everyone will be angry at
Krystal and Babe (not to mention Paul!). Will Tad be able to forgive
Krystal, with whom he may already be in love? Will Krystal turn to David,
the father of her child? It already looks like Liza is leaving the show,
which is a shame. I would have liked to see Liza and David get together.
Bianca will have her baby back, and it looks like she'll also have Maggie.
Let's hope they can be happy for a little while. Bianca is pretty
forgiving, but will she be able to forgive Babe? After all, not only will
she have her baby back, but she'll think that Babe's baby is dead, and she
knows what that suffering is like. I hate to see their friendship
J.R. will surely be angry at Babe (he already is), and she will be angry
with him if she finds out what he's been up to. Will their marriage end
completely? Will Jamie be there to comfort her (since he so clearly still
loves her)? When they eventually find out that their real son is still
alive, will that mend their marriage, or will it make things worse
(because we know that Paul may have been lying about the baby's
paternity--Jamie could still be the father!)? The writers will have to
decide at some point. Or, Babe will decide to stay with Jamie, but J.R.,
having come to his senses, will work hard to win her back. Maybe she will
even divorce J.R. and marry Jamie, only to cheat on Jamie with J.R.! Only
time will tell.
Erica will be happy to see that Bianca's baby didn't die, after she goes
through rehab. Will she be able to finally accept Miranda? And I can't
wait to see the scene where Erica tears into Krystal for her part in
making Bianca suffer! So much for that burgeoning friendship.
People will have a lot of sympathy for the Chandlers when they find out
that Bess is Miranda. Adam will have lost a grandchild. Will Brooke feel
so bad that she takes him back? And what will Mary do then? I'm sure there
will be many tears, and a memorial service, for the baby. Adam will feel
so vindicated in his opinion of Babe and Krystal. But then things will all
turn again when they get their son back. Will Adam have to kiss up to Babe
and Krystal then in order to see his grandson? If it is his grandson and
And, oh, my goodness! I just realized, David will now be RELATED to either
Adam or Tad, depending on who the baby's father is. Either way, it's not
going to make any of them happy.
I think that the people who don't like this story are just feeling that
Bianca, as a lesbian, should have some happiness. They felt cheated that
she didn't have a good romance with Lena and then she was raped. Don't
forget, Bianca is a true soap heroine. Like Erica before her, she has to
go through all sorts of trials and tribulations. That's what happens on
soaps. The heroine has to have problems with love, with having children,
with alcoholism or drugs (in her case bulimia), with having sudden
illnesses or disabilities, or accidents, or having someone kidnap them.
That's the way it works. And it's good because it makes us feel sympathy
for them and cheer them on, and it gives the actress a meaty role to play.
Eden Riegel has been brilliant. It wasn't too long ago that her contract
was going to be up and they were saying she might leave, so it's a good
thing she got such good stories to keep her around!
I hope, too, that Bianca should have a good relationship with Maggie (and
this time we want to see more touching and kissing!). She should be happy
for a while, raising her baby. But we don't want to see that go on too
long because it would be BORING!! A few months, at most...
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