And BOOM Goes the... Oh, This Again.
Oh Todd, you big dumb lug. Every time you are given the chance to make a choice, you make the wrong one.
First of all, I love this adorable alien-baby they've got playing Sam's son.
And I have no idea what's coming (and for the love of god, don't tell me about spoilers in the comments please!), but this is a highly recognizable little fellow. A lot of babies look alike, sure, but I don't think Sam could very easily be convinced that another kid is this kid. (Of course, maybe she won't want to look? And maybe Téa won't notice that her son hasn't got a trace of Latino in him?)
Now, adorable as this little baby "actor" was, it was kind of hilarious how jarring it was when they would switch back and forth between the real baby and the prop baby.
Less hilarious and totally utterly morbid and something they should have fixed?
Fake prop baby? "Dead baby?" (I put that in quotes because this is a soap and there's always a way this baby can still be alive and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let it still be alive for crap's sake because this is like the fortieth dead kid on ABC soaps in the past 14 months.) Uh, tuck the freaking leg in. That is some morbid shit. Nobody wants to see that. We know it's just a prop, but good lord. Please be soapy and not outright macabre, thanks. It reminds me of the prop baby on OLTL when Tess had Chloe and Bess drove the baby to the hospital and they just kept showing little parts of the prop dead baby's head. KEEP IT IN THE DAMN BLANKET, PEOPLE. We WANT to suspend our disbelief here! Come on now.
Also, who stands there and exposits for a half hour while they're holding a dead baby? Come on now.
Also, I know it's not fair after watching a genre every day for three decades to expect storylines not to be recycled over and over again, but AMC just did the "happens to find a baby to scoop up and give to mother because other kid is dead" baby switch story! It was like one of their two major stories that wrapped up the damn series! Come on now.
Although to be fair (and I enjoy Téa and I adore Florencia Lozano, don't get me wrong), if Téa were screeching and howling at me like that, I might just tell her whatever she wants to hear, too. And also to be fair, Todd's been in the business of messing with babies before and not feeling guilty about telling a mother that her child was dead -- and he loved that woman. And his only remorse for that came when he realized that the child was his, not when he got some sort of empathic clarity. (After all, I did suggest last year that Todd should really have a beer with Sonny "I wouldn't have shot him if I'd known he was my son!" Corinthos, with that kind of logic.)
But for serious, y'all. What must Kelly Monaco think when she gets her scripts? I definitely prefer this kind of story for Sam rather than her usual support-for-Jason role that she's been relegated to for years, but I imagine Ms. Monaco gets her scripts and prays that she has some cheesy scene with Spinelli at their P.I. agency or a nice scene chilling with the other Davis girls.
I can't even get into how giant a prick Jason is being -- he yells at John for saving his pregnant wife's life, and then he yells at John for delivering his pregnant wife's baby. What the hell will it take for Jason to offer up a reluctant, "Oh, thanks." And he seems to feel nothing about the fact that his thugs beat the crap out of John, thus eliminating Sam's assistance and ride to the damn hospital. I really hope they bring on some character who is just awful in every way so that I can be a Jason-and-awful-woman-in-every-way 'shipper since that's the only kind of woman I'd want stuck with that jackass at this point. He's related to Heather, so I guess that leaves Kristina?
Speaking of Heather, one awesome thing that has come out of this whole thing? Robin Mattson and Roger Howarth having scenes together.
Todd's the very opposite of a saint, but he is really dealing with the devil here. I hate what Todd's doing, but I love that it means these two will likely have more scenes together! Robin Mattson really just gets better by the day.