A good soap story takes months, even years to tell. Imagine if the entire eight years that Victor was Todd on OLTL, fans had known that Todd was alive and being held prisoner. Where’s the (pardon the expression) journey? That would be like reading the end of the book first!
Consider the reveal that GH’s Duke was really Faison under that mask. Some fans went mental when “Duke” killed Jason, which wasn’t the story GH was telling at all. The smart ones watched the show, picked up on the clues GH was putting down (why is “Duke” smoking?), and even guessed it was Faison before he revealed himself to Robin in that stunning cliffhanger. Anyone who says they stopped watching because “Duke” would never kill Jason missed the whole story. Where’s the fun in that?
I would say the same thing to anyone complaining about the vampire story on GH. Are you sure that’s what it is? Because I’m not. Just take a stab at watching the show, sniff out the clues, and enjoy the bloody story. Ha!
The same goes for Nikki hiding her illness from Victor on Y&R, Kristen’s uphill climb to the altar with Brady on DAYS, and Steffy’s secret pregnancy on B&B. Do you really want to know now that Steffy will give birth in a gondola in seven months? (Okay, I made that up… but that would be funny.)
Since Tainted Dreams is a show-within-a-show, there will be two sets of storylines going on: The one being filmed, and the one behind the scenes. Both will focus on the journey, not the destination, like all good soap operas.
Because if the stories ever truly get resolved, the show is over – and nobody wants that!