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.