: Great minds think alike because I was just going to start a thread to discuss the custody outcome.
I to, think this was a good decision. Neither Lulu and Dante nor Maxie really deserve to raise the baby. Giving the baby at least temporarily to Spinelli who was not duplicitous at all was really in her best interest. He will love her and take care of her...he does need to move out of his office though. He can't live where Maxie lives because she can't see the baby.
Maxie kind of does deserve some severe consequences for her decisions. Even though in her head she was being unselfish, she was kind of being a coward. She could have just said, I'm sorry I miscarried your baby. I get why she did it, but it was wrong and did great harm. And in a real court it might have been interpreted that she did not want her baby. You never know.
Lulu is just crazy. I understand she was hurt, but the pot calling the kettle black was not the way to go. And lying on the stand sealed her fate. She just showed the judge that if he even gave Lante temporary custody so that Maxie had a chance to prove she was fit to parent, that she was a flight risk with the baby....um she did go right to the hotel to run off with the baby after the decision. And it is her fault that surrogacy is her only option to have a child. Lying on an adoption application is a deal breaker. I suppose they could do a private adoption, but not without that information coming into play.
I hope Ben is Lante's baby but will Britt who is the legal parent who was also deceptive going to have a chance to fight to keep him .....good lord please do not let there be ANOTHER custody hearing. I think she will just willingly hand him over to save her relationship with Nic. What Nic will do when he finds out she knew about Maxie's lie is another story...and he might not be so understanding if he knows she stole an embryo. I think she does not know the baby belongs to Lante. I think it was all Mommy Dearest.
I hope in the long run Maxie does get to be a part of her child's life. That child needs at least ONE parent who can speak regular English. That, and I can not stand Ellie. She lied to...she could have spoken up a long ago and didn't.
I think she is threatened by Maxie and down deep she knows that Spinelli really does love Maxie and she gave him a child something she did not want to do. Well she did only say she would just to keep him...good thing for her she dodged that bullet. I really can't stand her and I hope she does not become an intricate part of the babies life. And I bet Spinelli will want Maxie involved eventually and that he will change her name. He might be gracious enough to let Lante be involved in her life...hey maybe THEY can be the Godparents.
I agree with everything (as i usually do from you) but I don't blame Ellie on this. Yes she was being selfish about not telling but when the time was right, even knowing she'd lose Spin, she told the truth. Lets not forget that Spin lied as well and would have continued to, that we know of, had Maxie not spoken up. This IS ALL Maxie's fault. No Ellie never wanted kids but neither did Sonny before Michael and as we know, he has the strongest swimmers in PC and has used them to great lengths with great success (not necessarily the kids but the swimmers).
I hope they make Spin finally grow up and stop with the silly talk. I too hope she changes the baby's name and Sonny BETTER NOT come to him, stick his nose in and be mean to him.
Btw, it's funny how a two month old can sit up, as well as chew on crackers, or whatever they were. Not great casting I'd say.