I don't understand how MB & SJB aren't bored to tears, playing this relationship. They are simply repeating everything they did almost 10 years ago. The set up's the same. Sonny & Carly hated each other. Sonny & Claudia hate each other. Carly was tied to a man she despised (AJ). Claudia was also tied to a man she despises (her father). Sonny & Carly did not marry for love (the first time). Sonny & Claudia did not marry for love either. Sonny was with Carly because she was pregnant with his child. He's with Claudia for the same reason. Carly's miscarriage was the beginning of Sonny & Carly's love affair. Now, if this story goes according to the pattern, Claudia's miscarriage will be the beginning of Sonny & Claudia's love affair (ugh!). It already shows all the signs of being as tempestuous as Sonny & Carly were & hitting all the same potholes.
I sincerely hope I am wrong about this because Sonny & Carly were boring on a good day & irritating most days. While I think Sonny deserves to be stuck with that shreiking shrew, I don't think the viewers deserve that. The writers went through alot of hoops trying to differentiate Claudia from SJB's original role of Carly. To recreate that story substituting Claudia is not only a disservice to the audience (which it appears the show could care less about), but it's also a disservice to MB & SJB, as well. These are 2 very talented actors & are quite capable of creating a new relationship & don't deserve to be stuck in a tacky remake of another of Sonny's misguided relationships.