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40 minutes ago, carolineg said:

 

Literally no chemistry.  DH isn't even trying.  But from clips I thought JT's Chris and her had some chemistry?  I think JT used to be a lot more charming.  

 

Well his face certainly used to move.

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Rachel on AW takes the cake in my opinion on this. Mid-50s at least...she was pregnant with TWINS while also having a possible cancerous tumor in her uterus that couldn't be operated on because it would kill the twins. Then, she gave birth to the babies by cesarean section with no pain killers on top of a coffee table in the middle of a hurricane. The twins were delivered by Dr. Shane Roberts who had previously been Bobby Reno, race car driver. It was all downright comical! And then once she had the twins they were barely mentioned or seen.

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Also- women with money have later in life babies quite a bit.  They can afford the health costs and support raising their children.  I mean, Janet Jackson was close to 50 when she had her child.

Just now, pdm1974 said:

Rachel on AW takes the cake in my opinion on this. Mid-50s at least...she was pregnant with TWINS while also having a possible cancerous tumor in her uterus that couldn't be operated on because it would kill the twins. Then, she gave birth to the babies by cesarean section with no pain killers on top of a coffee table in the middle of a hurricane. The twins were delivered by Dr. Shane Roberts who had previously been Bobby Reno, race car driver. It was all downright comical! And then once she had the twins they were barely mentioned or seen.

Wha?  This happened that late in the show’s run?  That is a lot to get past.

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39 minutes ago, soapfan770 said:


I think it was although a few years later Sally was trying to get pregnant again with Jack Hamilton’s baby so that was definitely pushing it lol.

Exactly! I could sorta kinda buy the CJ pregnancy if Sally was late 40's in the story. But, when she was trying to get pregnant by Jack....that ship had long sailed!!

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1 minute ago, titan1978 said:

 


Also- women with money have later in life babies quite a bit.  They can afford the health costs and support raising their children.  I mean, Janet Jackson was close to 50 when she had her child.

Wha?  This happened that late in the show’s run?  That is a lot to get past.

It was in the last couple of years of the show. I could have maybe bought one baby minus the cancer and hurricane birth. Her son Jamie had to be pushing 40 himself.

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49 minutes ago, SoapDope said:

Wasn't Ashley about 40/45 on Y&R

Kim & Bob having Chris on ATWT pushed it a bit.

How old was Addie on Days when she had Hope ? 

 

 

Addie was supposed to be 50ish.  She thought she was starting menopause when she had her first pregnancy symptoms.  I’d be surprised if any soap character would mention menopause these days.

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45 minutes ago, SoapDope said:

Wasn't Ashley about 40/45 on Y&R

Y&R established Ashley's age close to ED's so Ashley would have been 40/41 in 2000 when Abby was born, 43/44 in 2003 when baby Robert died, and 49/50 in 2009 when she miscarried.

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8 minutes ago, jam6242 said:

Addie was supposed to be 50ish.  She thought she was starting menopause when she had her first pregnancy symptoms.  I’d be surprised if any soap character would mention menopause these days.

Was Addie older than Doug?

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12 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

Who knows? Lyla's age was messed up from the beginning. I keep forgetting that she and Bob were once engaged because they looked to be in completely different age groups, yet Bob sometimes did date younger before he married Kim.  People were constantly remarking on how she didn't look old enough to have children Margo and Craig's ages (not to mention Cricket, right?).  Craig once complained that Casey was younger than him when he first found out about Casey and Lyla.

Physically, Lyla looked as if she really should have had a kid just in Andy and Paul's age group but props to Anne Sward for pulling it off. She really had convincing mother/child bonds with HBS/Margo and Scott Bryce/Craig and somehow, it was only when she went into labor that I began to think about the possible risk factor of her pregnancy with Katie, and even then, it was more about Casey's disability and Lyla possibly being without him in delivery than her age or the factor of something going wrong 

So, in other words, age didn't really exist for Lyla, lol.


Sward did a really great job with it, although I think what helped was too was she wasn’t much older in real life than those playing her kids (Patricia Bruder much lol?) and don’t know how old any of them were maybe they all stayed in that ageless vortex Tom Hughes was in LOL. I’ll assume Lyla was her in late 40’s while all the kids were in their late 20’s; although going back to Lyla’s earlier days I think the was mentioned her sister Maggie was suppose to be much younger since Maggie had a relationship with Tom. Sheesh!
 

Interestingly a few years later the show would go down the surrogate route with Emily for Larry and Susan to have Allison as Susan was indeed post-menopause by that point.

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18 minutes ago, pdm1974 said:

Exactly! I could sorta kinda buy the CJ pregnancy if Sally was late 40's in the story. But, when she was trying to get pregnant by Jack....that ship had long sailed!!

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It was in the last couple of years of the show. I could have maybe bought one baby minus the cancer and hurricane birth. Her son Jamie had to be pushing 40 himself.

 

Yes, it happened in summer 1997. A few weeks later, the babies were baptized in Victoria Wyndham's 25th anniversary tribute episode.

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I thought Sue Ellen and J.R. on Dallas looked too old to have a child the age of John Ross. Linda Gray and Larry Hagman had teenage children in real life at the time (1978-79).

Valene on Knots Landing giving birth to the Baaaaaabies in her 40's.

 

 

 

 

 

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I swear I will never understand the fascination soaps had/have with reproducing, especially "late in the game." What was the purpose of 50ish Rachel giving birth especially when everyone knew AW was running on fumes? She already had 3 kids they could give storylines to, plus the show had aged Amanda's daughter, hadn't it? Was there nothing else they could have Rachel do? It just shows how lazy soaps have been for years. 

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17 hours ago, carolineg said:

 

yes Addie was older than Doug.  It was definitely a cougar relationship lol

Was that unheard of for Daytime at the time? It’s interesting that she was older than Doug, and Doug had quite a few years on Julie. I’d love to see this triangle.

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I hated Reva’s post-menopausal baby for a lot of reasons, 1) the menopause story had been huge storyline in 2005-06 as part of Reva’s character development and earned KZ her Emmy 2) the baby was Jeffrey’s (eww) 3) it was also part of a weird cancer recurrence arc that made no sense. That baby was unneeded and how weird for the show to end by insinuating Josh became his dad.

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