Quote Ari1: Today's US show just reiterated to me that this whole baby con storyline has been about Adam getting his karma for past deeds so he can be redeemed. Adam even said to Jack that karma was at his doorstep. Because of the way he treated Sharon and Chelsea, neither will vouch for him as a character witness. Chloe, (who deserves some karma herself,) was talking about all the bad things Adam had done in the past including stealing a baby. She said he deserved jail time because of his past crimes. Adam was even ready to cut his loses and split town. All of Adam's dialogue from the past few shows have been about how he's made mistakes and how he won't get a chance to make up for them. Of course, we know he will get a second chance. His family is just waiting for him to come rescue them from the poor house.
I just don't understand how people on other threads can't see that this whole baby con is about karma for Adam stealing Sharon's child. The first thing the writers did when they came in was to kill the Chadam baby as karma for Ashley's miscarriage. Adam even said at the time he felt it was karma. Then he helps a mentally ill Sharon to make up for the fact that he drove Ashley crazy. Now his baby is being given to someone else to make up for the fact that he gave Sharon's baby to someone else. The problem is that this storyline took too long bc a pregnancy lasts 9 months and the characters all had to be dumbed down. So while Adam was paying for giving Sharon's baby to someone else, he had to stay away from Chelsea and his baby. Adam then got the chance to make up for stealing his father's company from him by giving it back to him. During this time he has had lots of time to reflect how important his family is to him and how nothing he accomplishes at NE will be worth it unless he has his family to share it with him. He got accused of rape as payback for how he used Sharon and toyed with her feelings. Now he has paid enough and will finally get that Norman Rockwell family he wanted all along with Chelsea.
I agree the writing for this story has been poor at times especially when it came to Chelsea, but she was playing a supporting role in Adam's redemption. By saving him from the rape charges, she's showing that she still loves him. Now he has a chance to rewrite history with chelsea.
Some people are just simpletons or just have too much biased for certain characters and couples that they do not look or even try to look at things objectively.
I was reading a post on another board, by someone saying that Shadam did not need any lines or storylines to make them a great couple. Well, Shadam was the product of plot driven stuff whether it be the kidnapping of Faith, the Skye Murder/Missing Mystery and Sharon's Convictions, Victor's shenanigans, the return to Kansas with Adam being blind, etc. Plot driven stuff, sex scenes, and wacky dialogue made up the bulk of that relationship.
Chadam was actually the story based more on the couple itself, vs. being tied to plot driven storylines or being the product of such storylines.
I let ignorance upset too much, instead of just laughing at it.