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The Ultimate Sacrifice: OLTL

As of Friday's episode of OLTL it is inevitable that Marcie is going to offer Starr the chance to raise her own child. I am so glad that this storyline was written in a way that allows Marcie to make a decision about who should raise baby Hope, rather than having another child taken away from her. Marcie is not a selfish person and there is no way she could have ever formed a close bond with any baby knowing that the biological mother was having doubts about giving her up. I am also pleased with the maturity that Starr projected in honoring her promise to let Marcie raise Hope, rather than letting her down by changing her mind at the last minute. It would have been difficult to root for either one of these characters if they had each chosen to go against their nature and put their own needs above Hope's welfare. Marcie's selflessness in realizing where Hope belonged, despite the pain she has suffered from wanting a child for so long proved that she will indeed be a great mother someday. Starr's selflessness in wanting what was best for her baby despite the fact that she wanted to raise her proved that she was mature beyond her years and had the potential to be a great mother. I do wish that before Michael and Marcie's departure from the show we could have seen Marcie find the happiness she deserves by being able to finally adopt a child. Perhaps once they leave town they will finally be able to do just that. I hope that the show writes something in where perhaps Michael sends a letter to John telling him how he and Marcie are doing and informing him that they have been able to adopt. Let's just hope that if Marcie ever does try to adopt again the child is outside of Todd Manning's gene pool for once.

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