Could Adam's kidnapping be that pivotal moment which set in motion a sequence of events that lead to Blake and Alexis' divorce and therefore laid the groundwork for what would come to be the whole premise of the show? Most marriages would struggle to survive such a shattering event, and both mother and father would forever be haunted by the mystery of what happened to their first born child. And did this event define who Blake and Alexis would become? Did the anger and rage each one was prone to stem from the pain of losing a child? Alexis, the original 'empty armed Madonna', all cried out and hardened by this cruel blow that life had dealt her. And Blake, throwing himself into his work to distract himself from the pain and uncertainty of never knowing what happened to Adam. Each one tormented and unable to let the other one in, the distance between them growing as the months went by. Blake found solace in building an empire, Alexis in the arms of Roger Grimes. Of course I'm not suggesting the powers that be on the show gave it that much thought, or attributed the end of Blake and Alexis marriage, or anything about their characters to this event, as the character of Adam probably wasn't even conceived until near the end of season 2. And of course soap characters tend to bounce back from tragedy so much better than ordinary folk, just in time for the next one. But I think one could make a good argument that his kidnapping set the whole story in motion. Could it really all have begun with Adam?