Melissa's Unlikely Pregnancy

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  1. Grant Jennings

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    Melissa Daniels is pushing 50 (Kelly Rutherford is 49), menopause is probably just around the corner. Melissa and her husband Paul are estranged and the one time she bedded Steven (not counting back when he was a teenager) she conceives a child. With DNA testing so prevalent I doubt she would try to pass off another man's child as Steven's but the whole things smells fishy to me.

    Did Melissa require some help in getting pregnant? Did she take fertility drugs? Was there time to take fertility drugs prior to her rendezvous with Steven?

    Call me crazy but I wonder if she did the following:
    Used her diaphragm during sex without using a spermicide, collected Steven's semen and went to a fertility specialist and had the doctor extract her eggs and perform in vitro fertilization.

    I know this is a stretch but maybe she's hard up for money and thinks a Carrington baby is the solution to her problems. Maybe she's bat guano crazy and thinks she and Steven have a future together and a baby will bring them together.
     
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    Based on Alexis' hint to Sam, they are working on Melissa having a plan. The question is, will they use it for good drama, or be disposed of it and her by episode 4?
     
  3. Ked

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    Yes.
     
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    Do we know how old Melissa is? The actress is 49, but her character could easily be 5 years younger.
    But there is definitely something unethical or even criminal coming up in that storyline. No soap pregnancy ever goes smoothly on a soap. If she miscarries because of something Alexis and Sam do, I think that will really be an obstacle in Sam's and Steven's relationship.
     
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    This plot has barely kicked off, so I don't have much idea on where it will go. I'll be surprised if she is not the one who ends up in a "tragic horse accident," but if this ends her pregnancy it will likely also mean Melissa won't stick around afterwards, since she has no real link to the show without the baby.

    As for her age, the show might simply decide to ignore the actress's age and move forward. There is a character currently on General Hospital (Nina) played by an actress who is also 50-52 years old, but seemingly clueless as to why she can't conceive. The OB-GYN's have all these compassionate explanations about why she can't--while no one seems willing to say out loud that it is obvious that she should be in menopause. Yes, late-in-life pregnancies make for wonderful soap stories, but it's not as common (and actually somewhat dangerous) when you're 50+. Dynasty might simply be expecting viewers not to notice Melissa's age just as we're not supposed to notice Nina's on GH.

    I guess Alexis is always looking out for people trying to scam money out of Blake, since it might cut into the fortune that she's trying to scam out of Blake. "Line forms behind me, bitches!"
     
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    I know that Melissa's pregnancy may seem unlikely to a lot of people but it's not impossible. It can and has happened in real life and also on T.V. One of the most famous legacy characters on Days Of Our Lives, Hope Williams, was a result of a late in life pregnancy that occurred while her mother was going through a life-threatening cancer battle. I think stories of late in life motherhood should happen more often on T.V. just to show that just because you're of a certain age that doesn't automatically mean you shouldn't become a mother. It may be often challenging but it's doable. I would also say that I'd like to see Dynasty do a storyline where a woman is pregnant and has cancer at the same time, but I doubt they can even do it justice.
     
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    My grandmother gave birth to my mother at age 47. Natural conception, no pills or aid or whatever. Some women don't hit menopause until after 55.
    I think between 49-52 is the most common.

    However........ how do we know that Steven is the father? I do hope that he is and that the baby lives. Little Danny Carrington.
     
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    I'm intrigued that Melissa's last name (her married name) is Daniels, is this intended as a reference to "Danny"? Though Danny was actually Steven Daniel Carrington Jr. and it was just a coincidence that his grandfather was also named Daniel.
     
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    Oh right, Melissa Daniels.
    If that kid lives, it will be a boy for sure, and he will be named Daniel Carrington. Anything else would surprise me. Her last name as the kid's first name while staying true to the original series. Melissa is the surrogate Sammy Jo. The Heather Locklear of CW Dynasty. :D
     
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    With the fights between fallon, and blake< idon't see hernaming her irst bron Little blake, whoever the father is.

    but it's clever what they'redoing to make danny carrington.
     
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    Somehow I don't see motherhood in the near future for Fallon. Cristal Jennings is likely to get pregnant before Fallon, IMO. Crystina Carrington?
     
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    The new Cristina may get better development, then the original
     
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    I wonder if Cristal and Blake would name their child Celia?
     
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    That might be a little too awkward and ghoulish.
     
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    Ehhh... I really don't see Crystal getting pregnant before Fallon. I think it's more likely that Fallon will become pregnant before her since they might be dragging out the Blake/Crystal romance for a little while longer before they even settle down and have a family. I've been predicting that she was going to get knocked up since late last season. In fact, assuming that Michael will be sticking around beyond this season, they might increase the stakes of this love triangle by having Fallon sleep with Liam and Michael at the same time and when she gets pregnant she's going to wonder who the real father is. Whoever the real father ends up being is going to be the one that Fallon will be with for the rest of the show's run
     
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    But it isn't her last name...technically, they'd be naming the baby after the mother's ex-husband.:confuse:
     
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    After the mother's ex-husband's surname. ^^
     
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    She's still a Daniels until she changes her name.
     
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    Yes, but there is obviously some bad blood between the Senator and his soon-to-be ex-wife, so it doesn't make sense that she would name the baby after him unless she were trying to curry favor with him. Which she obviously is not; she's insisting the baby is Steven's, and getting a divorce from the Senator. It might not be Steven's or the Senator's, but there would not be much of a story if there weren't mysteries left to unfold.

    Of course it would be a fiasco if Senator and Melissa reunited, since the kid would then be named Daniel Daniels. :eek:
     
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    I thought of a possible explanation: Melissa dies in child birth, and Steven and Sam decide to name the child Daniel in honor of her, because they don't know her maiden name? Course a search would provide her maiden name, so maybe not...
     

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