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BEST USE OF A DISASTER


THE SINKING OF THE VALETTA, AS THE WORLD TURNS


ATWT obviously didn't spend what SUNSET BEACH did on its disaster, but they achieved something much more enduring when the Valetta went down: great story.

Aside from the instant gratification of visits by old faves Penny and Ellen, the party showcased a hurt and vengeful David's last hurrah in Oakdale society when he cruelly jilted Molly at the altar before supposedly going down with the ship. Also that night: Holden gave the first indication of the lengths he would go to to protect his family...Emily stepped up her plan to win Tom...Margo and Eddie were thrown together one last time...Camille and Brad got stranded and solidified their bond...And James and Lucinda forged a tentative new "friendship". In fact, the events of that one evening resonate in every storyline playing today - now that's planning ahead.

The shipwreck may not have looked like that other one, but it served the story, which is all that really matters. On daytime, the effects are only special when backed by compelling drama.
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