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|WLS: Mary Beth Evans Taping Again on 9/22|
|Topic Started: Sep 8 2011, 08:01 PM (7,322 Views)|
|Kyrai||Sep 11 2011, 07:05 AM Post #121|
The hospital used to support stories so well. If they had something like a specialty care wing for something like cardiac care, cancer, transplantation, etc, they could have sub-stories that affect doctors or others in Salem's lives. Younger characters can have jobs at the hospital and be affected/shaped by what they see. Hospital fundraisers can be great social events, carnivals, dinners, dances, etc, and funding itself can be a part of stories.
It could also be something of an audience test area. If a character involved in a mini-story seems to strike a cord with the audience, they could be brought back for another story, see what develops. I think of the Roger Lombard story in 1992 that led to so many stories. I never thought a drunk driver story would go so many places or that I could ever end up liking the character. I certainly loved the Pit story.
I agree I wouldn't want the show to revolve around it, but it used to be a firmly established area of the show, and it seems to have fallen by the wayside since Tom died, only brought in when a story needs it, with minimal hospital interaction, social activity. Unless things have changed while I was away.
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