Anyone who has ever listened to an episode of the CBS & Days Daytime Confidential Podcast knows that I am an ardent fan of the Young and Restless' Gloria Baldwin Fisher Abbot Bardwell Bardwell.
I've defended her for almost everything imaginable and have been able to rationalize even worst of Gloria's antics in her defense. However, even I a "Gloria lover" must draw the line at the possibility of TPTB having her adopt a helpless baby or young child as they hinted at on today's (2/23/08) show.
Adopting a baby is not atonement for past misdeeds (though I'm sure in Gloria's mind it may be). Adopting a child is a seriously important decision. You don't just adopt a baby or child from an adoption agency like Paris Hilton picks out her latest Chihuahua at the nearest pound. What is Y&R thinking?
I guess it comes down to this. I don't have a problem Gloria trying to do good and make up for past deeds. We all know its not going to last. In fact I predict within 6 months (though it will probably be much sooner) she'll be back to her bad behavior. However, to get a helpless child involved crosses the line.
We've all seen how Michael and Kevin turned out under Gloria's mothering. It has taken both sons a very long time to get on the "straight and narrow" (as much as a Baldwin/Fisher can be on the "straight and narrow"). Can you imagine the hack job Gloria would do on the poor child's psyche by the age of three? And we thought Cassie's son on Guiding Light was evil incarnate, can you imagine how this child could turn out? It would bring down the apocalypse on Genoa City.