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Oct 12 2009, 03:55 PM
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If Nicole was all that concerned about EJ raising his own child - why not simply tell him when she found out that Sami was carrying his baby? Why break her promise to Mia (and Grace)? She could have carried on with her own deception (as wrong as it was) and still enabled EJ to know about and be involved in the life of the daughter he shares with Sami. But instead, she switched the babies because she did not want Sami and EJ to have another link - another tie to bind them. There is just no way to realistically spin the baby switch to make Nicole come out looking like a sainted mother or doting wife. No matter how distraught she was after her miscarriage - it doesn't excuse strapping on pregnancy padding and spinning lie after lie in order to hang on to her desperate desire to have a baby or be a mother. The fact that she went even that far is hard to defend - but then add the additional layers of promising Mia that she would love and care for Grace, only to have her immediately dump her on a woman that many maintain she believes did not want the baby. People skewer Sami left and right for leaving the baby at the convent so she could cover her lie to EJ - but what Nicole did to Grace was far worse than that. And what she's doing to Sydney now is nearly as bad.
And I don't believe the writers ever established that Nicole's reason to keep the truth about Sydney from Sami and EJ after Grace died had anything to do with protecting EJ from losing custody. I know Stefano threatened that at one point - but how that might have turned out would have been anybody's guess. And the fact is, if Nicole had simply told EJ the truth she could have spared him from grieving over a daughter that wasn't really his and chances are, as hurt and angry as he was with Sami at the time, he might have continued to lie about Sydney being Sami's daughter. So there was no real threat that EJ would lose Johnny and Sydney - certainly no more then than now.
It wasn't Stefano that was threatening it. Stefano explained to Nicole in the hospital chapel after Grace died that SAMI could use the switch in a custody hearing against EJ for full custody of Johnny and Sydney.
Sami let Grace die without telling EJ that he was the father of her daughter. She had fully intended to raise that child with Rafe and NEVER tell EJ the truth so had Nicole told Sami that Sydney was her child it is highly probable that Sami and Rafe would have done all they could to secure full custody of Sydney and Johnny and cut EJ out completely.
But that is not what I said. I said that if Nicole simply told EJ the truth - that Sydney was his biological daughter with Sami, not her - there would have been little chance that EJ would lose Sydney in a custody suit with Sami. Why would he? Particularly if he chose to support Nicole's lie and not tell Sami the truth - she would have been none the wiser.
Instead, Nicole continued her lie for fear of what EJ's reaction would be to it and her - and instead stood quietly by as his he was ripped apart by grief over a child that she knew wasn't his. She put neither Sydney nor EJ first in that instance - nor in the present one.
It has always been all about Nicole.
Oddly enough I do agree with you to some extent. I think that Nicole should have come forward not only after finding out that Sami was hiding her pregnancy but also back when she miscarried their baby. But that is neither here nor there isn't it? Had Nicole come forward from the beginning there wouldn't be a story would there? Except for maybe the story of Sami and Rafe raising EJ's child together.
Stefano's point wasn't that EJ would lose his child immediately. His point was that if the truth ever came out that he was a party to the switch he would stand to lose both of his children and that it was better for EJ if he never new. Stefano, at that time, didn't give a rat's ass about Nicole's welfare. Stefano was looking out for the best interests of his son and grandchildren.
I'm not normally a fan of plot driven story lines but this one has been made to be great by the excellent performances by the majority of the principal players James Scott, Arianne Zucker, Joeseph Mascolo and those adorable twins that portray little Sydney.