The story sucked from the beginning, but OLTL's trite saga of Blair and Patrick conceiving a child during their brief fling (which caused endless angst for Marty and Todd) had a hideously ugly ending thanks to the new headwriting team. Blair's cousin Kelly wasn't looking where she was going and hit Blair and Patrick's car as they were driving from the hospital. Blair lost the baby, and then had several strokes, resulting in months of being comatose. Somehow the show decided the best story to tell was to have Todd pay his lawyer Tea big money to marry him so that he could get sole custody of Starr, his daughter with Blair, while she was near-death in the hospital. Tea was immediately written as mother of the year, instead of the prostitute she basically was at that time. The show was so scared of viewers not fawning over Tea that they even had Blair inexplicably make racist remarks to try to get viewers to pity her.
Meanwhile, Kelly faced zero blame for what she'd done, even after she covered up the crime. Everyone - literally everyone - told her what a special angel she was as Gina Tognoni struggled to make crybaby faces. The only one who didn't pity her was Blair, who was written as a bitch for not immediately forgiving - from her hospital bed, still recovering from a second stroke and not even able to properly walk - Kelly for being a reckless driver.
The story was heinous beyond words, and a real black mark on the show.
Edited by CarlD2, 02 January 2013 - 12:16 PM.