It’s unfortunate that a phenomenal actor like William DeVry, who was a significant part of the BnB’s success winning it’s first and only ‘Best Drama’ Emmy, will no longer be a part of the show! There are so many unexplored storylines involving Storm – including finding out where he’s been all this time and what he’s been doing. We know that he saved Donna, once, when she was sexually harassed while working in San Francisco. We knew virtually nothing else about a character who was such an integral part of the Logan family’s life during the early days of this soap. I’ve thought about how the writers COULD bring William DeVry back… as Storm’s twin!
(I KNOW, I KNOW, the writers just offered the Owen’s twin storyline. It, however, was weak and I’m willing to pretend it NEVER happened. Heck, I didn’t even see ‘Casper’ and I yawned about the character showing up when I read about him).
What if, during a family vacation in Paris, Beth Logan keeps mentioning how both babies were crying the day that Storm was born. Everyone would think it’s just Beth’s AD causing her to remember things that didn’t happen, or that she’s just confused about the babies in the nursery. She’s insistent that she heard two babies cry when Storm was born. All would think that she was slipping, especially since she doesn’t mention hearing two babies cry when she’s lucid.
As a former physician, Bridget starts to realize that these memories appear to be real. Beth was never told she was carrying twins, and was given only one baby when she woke up. Because fathers weren’t usually in the delivery room at the time, Stephen never knew there was another child, either. Shortly after they realize Beth’s memories are real, they all find out that the OB/GYN who delivered Storm is arrested for selling infants on the black market, something he’s been doing for over 40 years.
Let’s make this a HUGE storyline. We can use it as a crossover!
Soaps are known for indulging impossible odds, so what if this storyline becomes a YnR/BB crossover that solves TWO mysteries? Veteran YnR viewers will remember the BnB’s Darlene Conley’s role as Rose DeVille many years ago. She was the baby broker who stole Nina Chancellor’s child after she changed her mind about giving her baby up for adoption. Phillip has a slightly older sister out there somewhere. It’s time for him to meet her.
Why not tie the two shows together when we find out that the doctor who delivered Nina’s child is the same who delivered the Logan boys ? In fact, it’s because Nina’s daughter traced her family history that she found out she was a stolen child. Her parents knew they paid for her, they just never knew she was stolen. They thought it was a privately arranged adoption. This storyline brings new complexities to relationships on the YnR AND the BnB.
Regarding the BnB: The Logans would have to adjust to a brother they never knew, one who has the face of the brother who’s tragically taken his own life.
Katie’s trauma over having Storm’s heart starts up again – the guilt. He took his life to save hers. Bill is there to help her through it. She won’t get too involved with her new ‘big brother’ because it’s too painful. She remains focused on her relationship with Dollar Bill.
Beth gets to be reunited with the son she never knew she had before the AD progresses.
Stephen swears to be a better father to (NuNotStorm) than he was to Storm.
Bridget, Brooke, and Donna have a hard time connecting to the new family member… they don’t believe it’s possible that he’s really Storm’s twin and decide to investigate him. They find out that he is a Logan, but they also find out a number of other things about him that put everyone at risk… but what ARE his secrets? (Let’s leave that one for the writers)
As for Donna, what happens if she ends up connecting with Marcus’ father because he knew Storm as a friend, and understands even better than Eric why this is all so hard for her. What if the doctor who delivered Storm delivered all of Beth’s children, and even Donna’s son Marcus? Could NuNotStorm be connected to the Logan family in a way that even HE didn’t know about?… I think you see where I’m going!
C’mon BnB writers, go for broke! You wouldn’t need to do another (critically panned) back-from-the-dead storyline that damages the integrity and reputation of your show. Give us a little intrigue, a crossover with the YnR , and bring back one of the best things to happen to the BnB in quite a while. As an aside, once LK’s stint at ATWT is over, Felicia Forrester will need something to do… and getting to know the show’s new bad boy wouldn’t hurt!