Thereís a new villainess in town, and her name is Beth
Despite however I may feel about this current storyline that has Beth
playing the captor (and Iíll get to that in a moment, trust me), Iím glad
that the writers have finally decided to use some of their recurring or
background characters. For months it seems that we see some of the same
residents of Springfield over and over again, day after day on our TV sets
ad nauseum. (Ahem, Harley, Cassie, and Mallet!) It brought a smile to my
face to see Beth Chamberlain being used once more, as more than a mere
afterthought in town.
That being said, there are so many ways that the powers that be could
improve this storyline. Show us some flashbacks! Perhaps a fight with Alan,
something to do with the whole Professor Blackburn saga, or even have her
take from her experiences in captivity when she was married to Edmund. Donít
make her a two bit wannabe bad girl. Give us the whole enchilada! Make us
want to hate her!
Showing Beth as a captor one moment, and then caring for Phillipís children
the next makes me wonder if sheís really changed all that much. Perhaps she
is merely the indecisive, soft hearted, blonde bimbo that everyone in
Springfield always thought she was.
There is plenty of room for this storyline (and Beth as a character) to
grow, expand and get viewers to tune back in. Now, letís see what they do
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