Why does this storyline continue to play out?
I have yet to meet a person on social media who loves the surrogacy storyline, and here we are, a year later, and it’s still going on. This story has consistently offended viewers from the start, which is a big issue, and it’s also caused many to hate the characters in the story.
A bone to pick with Devon
I love Devon, but I have a bone to pick with him, and I’m not even one of the viewers hating on him right now for what they see as insinuating himself into Abby’s baby’s life.
I’m glad someone else sees it that way. I think the story is boring, but IDK what’s so horrible about him wanting to bond with a baby that’s half him.
— Sixxers😈🔥 (@sixxers) March 9, 2022
I never thought the surrogacy with Devon donating sperm was a good idea to begin with. We all knew how this was going to end. Badly.
Still, my unpopular opinion is that I still like Devon. I respect him. I like him with Amanda, and since Abby and Chance appear to be alright with the custody agreement, I am too. This doesn’t mean I haven’t had my own issues with him initially wanting custody.
Most hate it. Most argue that the baby is Abby and Chance’s and they’re not wrong. Many are tired of him pushing for more.
Boundaries, Devon doesn’t care about boundaries. He just keeps pushing. Not happy to be donor, beloved Godparent, trusted family friend, his selfishness is outrageous.
— Debbylu2u💙💛🙏 (@Debbylu2u) March 12, 2022
Some have commented that this is no surprise since Devon is all about family.
My biggest gripe is that (broken record) Devon would never give up his child under any circumstances. His childhood and loss of unborn child don’t allow for it.
— Ben hearts Betty White forever (@BenVotesBlue) March 9, 2022
But I already ranted and raved at length about this Y&R surrogacy storyline in several opinion pieces since 2021 so I won’t repeat it all but this is what I said back in December:
“I love Devon but he is a sperm donor who signed away his rights to a baby, who now claims that he now wants shared custody not because of how miserable Abby and Chance seem to be at parenting but because he’s attached to Dominic. A big part of me wonders if the baby whisperer is lying to Abby and to himself about the real reasons behind wanting custody.”
Fast forward to March and Amanda’s just now cluing into that possibility, yet Devon’s denying that he wants sole custody. Where. Is. This. Story. Going? Please, put us out of our mystery.
Give us new storylines and back burner this one. We can still hear about the Kumbaya Crew’s surrogacy issues from time to time, but let us move on.
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What would be acceptable to keep the story going
Let the grandparents on both sides weigh in on this and make some of them argue about it. Give us the real drama.
Matt’s idea of having Chance and Amanda becoming jealous and questioning their relationships. I’d even go as far as to have them get a little too close for comfort.
Not cheating exactly, but finding comfort in someone else when they’re really searching for that comfort from their spouse.
It happens all the time. If people recognize it fast enough, they can actually stop themselves from cheating. I’ve never seen this in a soap (doesn’t mean it didn’t happen) but I’d like to.
This is what the dialogue should be about. How Abby and Devon went from contractual arrangement to co-parents. Chance and Amanda should be jealous and questioning their relationships. DRAMA 🎭
— Matthew Farris (@mattFarris) March 9, 2022
The show had Mariah going a little “lulu” over Dominic but Devon being a man gets to have shared custody? I’m not saying that it’s misogynistic but to me, as a woman, it feels offensive.
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