I was on ‘Babe’ overload about ten minutes after the character arrived. Every day after that was slow and painful torture. I won’t say that I ‘celebrated’ her death, let me just say that I didn’t mourn the charcter’s passing and it was mere coincidence that I was eating chocolate and drinking my favorite tea during Babe’s death scenes.
I thought I would finally get MY AMC back, with Babe gone. That AMC characters spent MONTHS after the death of St. Babe trying to convince the audience that she was a gift from the soapgods raised my hackles, but I took it in stride. St. Babe was DEAD, I wouldn’t have to worry about hearing her name for too much longer… or so I thought.
In walks Shadow-of-Babe. You know her as “Marissa”. I think of her as the bane of my existence. It’s not the fault of the actress. Brittany Allen is quite a find for AMC and would be a joy in any other role – for me at least. The trouble stems from the fact that fans like me will now have to keep flipping the channel every time we hear a new reference to ‘Babe’ or see Marissa’s face… And then there are the Babe related questions: “Why was she chosen to stay? Why did you love her and not me? Was I not pretty enough? Did I cry too much?” (Ok, I’ll admit I stuck around long enough to hear that little confrontation and almost felt bad for Marissa). Outside of that one scene, I just don’t care to hear ANY of it. I don’t wnat to see an angry Marissa, or a young woman with low self-esteem because her twin was so beautiful, brilliant, and beloved… BULL.
I have no doubt that with these series of confrontations between Shadow-of-Babe and Krystal, we’ll be asked to re-live the ‘Tales of Babe the Magnificent’. We’ll have to hear on a daily basis how kind and loving she was. Angels will sing and the heavens will open. While that’s happening? My belly will be sore from relieving itself of its contents. My head will be sore knowing that there is no relief from this storyline.
Maybe it’s already aired, I can’t tell you because I refuse to watch Shadow-of-Babe and Krystal, but it’s doubtful that Marissa will be treated to the “Tales of Babe the Loser’… the woman who had a one night stand in short order of coming home to her husband’s family, the woman who thought she might have been pregnant by her husband’s brother, the woman who knew she’d been raising her best friend’s child – a stolen child – and kept the secret, the woman who cheated though she’d been forgiven for cheating before… ARGH… Just typing that makes me want to throw shoes at the screen, again.
I just find it hard to believe that Krsystal missed Babe terribly, and never thought to tell anyone about Marissa.
I refuse to believe that she left Tad AND David in the dark.
I refuse to believe that the writers think that of all the AMC characters fans would care about if they returned (HUH HEM… Brooke English) that they believed that we would give a wit about yet ANOTHER child for David and Krystal. Apparently, fans’ ferverent disgust over David and Krystal’s attempts to raise ‘Little A’ (David more than Krystal) looked more like ‘extreme interest’ to the writers so they decided up the ante and give them another adult daughter -also involved with JR.
There’s so much I WANT to see happen on AMC… Unfortunately, NONE of it will happen because the writers seem to have decided that killing Babe off was a mistake and they had to ‘start over’ with the Shadow-of-Babe. What IS it with ABC soaps? First Emily-Rebecca (Remily), now Babe-Marissa (Bissa)? Could things get worse!??! (Yeah, rhetorical question… given what’s happening, I know that things CAN and WILL get worse). At least this one isn’t an identical twin as in the Remily case.
Sorry writers but I can’t stick around waiting for the other shoe to drop. AMC is more OFF than ON my viewing schedule, for now at leastt.