The most difficult task of writing for a daytime drama seem as though they are twofold:
- 90% of the characters are protagonist good people for whom the viewer roots;
- No foul language allowed.
Take this episode, for example. Every character is a truly good person. That’s tough to write for, but in 2020, who needs another antagonistic ‘heavy’? Who would not want to be a member of the Spencer, Forrester or Logan families, where each character, Quinn included, is supportive of others?
In his battle to win Hope Logan’s love, Thomas Forrester is using his son Douglas and his coworker Zoe in selfish, entitled and manipulative ways.
Surprisingly enough: the friend of Thomas, Vinny, is a good man who knows that Thomas using his child, Douglas, while additionally using another person’s feelings, the graceful Zoe, to “win” the love of somebody who probably doesn’t even love you anyway, in this case Hope Logan, is wrong. A good friend tells the person doing the wrong thing to stop it, risking the friendship itself for the advantage of a child and a lied-to love interest.