So Long Babe, Don’t Let The Door Hit You On the Way Out




There comes a time in every soap viewer’s life when, if they’ve just hung in there long enough, they have outlasted a character they find absolutely loathsome. Well get out the Chandler crystal, raid the Cortlandt’s wine cellar and pop open Erica’s best bottle of champagne because the day many fans have dreamed of is almost upon us. The demise of Babe Carey Chandler.

I want to make clear that this has nothing to do with Alexa Havins or Amanda Baker but everything to do with the character of Babe. Even though Babe was reviled by many, it was Havins who made the character watchable and while I maintain that Babe should have been written off after Havins’ departure, this tornado has given Baker the opportunity to do her best work to date.

That having been said, I will not shed a single tear once Babe is gone. What’s more, the celebration of Babe’s demise is only made sweeter by the fact that, if written well, this should provide an awesome storyline for Jacob Young’s JR Chandler. Imagine the possibilities. Obviously, alcohol will be a factor of JR’s storyline, but once we get past that, imagine a storyline where JR raises Little A as a single father while a woman falls in love with him, but he can’t see past his grief and his son. Imagine a drunken one-night-stand with JR and Greenlee. Imagine a story of JR’s revenge on his father for forcing him and Babe to return to Pine Valley. Imagine the possibility that Babe’s death might help to start rebuilding the connection that JR and Bianca once had. Imagine the possibility of JR taking his wrath out on Zach and the renewal of the discarded rivalry. Imagine the fantasy of having Skye (Robin Christopher) return to Pine Valley and the powerhouse sibling story that could be told of Skye and JR.

So long Babe. The clouds are clearing. A new day is dawning and it’s fresh with possibilities of a Pine Valley without you.

14 Responses

  1. Avatar of season1217
    season1217

    HA! HA! HA! The day I dreamed of has finally arrived. I can’t stop smiling.:D

    And I’m glad they didn’t write the character off after Alexa’s departure because they wouldn’t have killed her then.

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    season1217

    I’ve said this fifty million times and I’m going to say it again. BIANCA BETTER NOT CRY! It’s one thing to get knocked up by your brother-in-law, it’s quite another to mourn a slut who stole your baby!

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    season1217

    “Erica stole Maria’s baby and they didn’t drop a house on her!”

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    That’s because bitches don’t die, they multiply! And Erica is a special class of slut. She’s a superslut.
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  4. Avatar of dellygrim
    dellygrim

    I liked Baker’s Babe better than Havins. They both had terrible writing though. I won’t miss her at all. I’ll miss David having a child but maybe they’ll find him another one. I hope Krystal leaves town in grief very soon. Hell she can leave town tickled pink for all I care but it’s definitely a case of one down one to go as far as I’m concerned.

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    season1217

    I would like it if Babe turned out not to be David’s but it will be interesting to see Adam and David as grandparents to the same child. That’ll be fun to watch.

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    THEBEST

    I felt myself feeling sorry for Babe yesterday, or was it Amanda Baker???
    Bobbie Eakes & Jacob Young will be your showing their asses with this story. I can’t wait for the repercussions. JR blaming Adam for everything, David wanting revenge (I don’t know how you will get revenge on a tornado, but okay.), the end of Tad & Krystal’s marriage. I’m finally excited over AMC again. Please, Mr. Pratt, just give me my Dixie Cooney & Brooke English… :)

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    elle

    well, I’m sorry to see her go. I liked what she did with the character, and frankly if AH had some of Amanda’s qualities, I might have been able to tolerate her version. I’m a JR/Babe fan, I was hoping Pratt would allow them to work, and I feel ripped off. but, I have to agree, if this is handled properly, Jacob will have excellent material. But again, I can’t help wishing that it was another character and JR/Babe still had story.

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