Wow it was REALLY nice to see Hope( SC) back , even in flashbacks....Just think of all the sceens that had to be reshot cause CE isn't on the canvas anymore. But it let you compare how the 2 actors play(ed) the role, and their different takes ...It was jarring to see MM's Adum playing agianst Bianca er NuHeather..VB nailed that role (and was more interesting, not whiney)...I thought is was interesting to have Victor & Nikki discussing Adum & Hope....Nikki wasn't Hope's biggest fan, but she has/had a begrudging respect for her...Funny how TGVN wants to blame himself for the way that Adum acts now. Does Victor really think that if he'd played a bigger role in Adum's life..he'd have turned out just like Vicki & Nick? Or better? I'm glad he didn't try to blame Hope for how Adum turned out, this was what HOPE wanted & why she didn't want Victor to know Adum .. Maybe that along with the fact that Hope wanted him (Adum) to lead the simple life, instead of being caught up in the Newman madness. But you do have to give it to the stache, with Hope he respected her & her wishes more than any other woman...maybe even Nikki. He could've easily just taken Adum away from Hope legally, (partially because of her blindless) but back then TGVN had a heart, his own..( and Hope made him " almost" human..LOL), and wouldn't hurt Hope that way. But it seems from the way that MM (and CE for awhile) were playing it that Adum is just paying the great man back for not being in his life, lying to him, and any other thing that he could think of....Cut to the trial.....Then to have Adum get off the hook for all of his crimes, and to have Victor tell everyone to ignore Adum,....We'll see howwell THAT goes. (though it's been done to death, and looks like she9 HOPE) WILL come to him in a dream afteral & just MAYBE lscare the hell out of him, and tell him to stop acting so badly to say the least... But it's clear that Adum is a chip off the old stache....Teflon Adum, nothing sticks to him, except Sharon....LOL Wish they had showed some of Hope's scenes with Jack as well, she brought out the BETTER in him as well. Shows how much this character is missed and needed on the canvas....Hope was just a good,... no a great person...and she improved the lives she touched. Don't see that all that much on the canvas anymore....And is all of this part of Adum's impending redemption? Making him look like he is a victum of his circumstances?