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I have only watched Ep 1 and already I am annoyed at the implausibility of the plot. The cops wife has to go to Britain for some absolutely trivial reason and she has to leave the baby with him - why? She is breast-feeding so why not take the child with her? So there is a massive storm - rain is hurling down - it is gale force winds - so what does cop do - he decides to travel for miles with his mate and the baby in a car in atrocious weather conditions. In the real world any woman would say - "Hey - you aren't taking a baby out on a night like this - she can stay here" - but no - his friend's wife waves them off happily from the door. Once on board the cop decides he is sea-sick - so instead of doing the obvious thing - ie. ask his friend to look after the baby in the safe warm interior of the ferry - oh no - he decides to take the child out into the storm tossed freezing deck - and then he decides to leave her outside whilst he pukes up in the toilet. Gee - what a good call - and this guy is a cop investigating the disappearance of another child from a school yard - though how that happened is a mystery because the child was only eleven months old. So now he is going frantic - instead of going immediately to the Captain and locking down the ferry he goes running hysterically off to where the cars are and tries to stop them leaving. This guy should leave the police force forthwith - and his wife should leave him too. I don't know whether I will continue to watch this - it has already irritated me beyond measure.

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@strangebedfellows said:

I have only watched Ep 1 and already I am annoyed at the implausibility of the plot. The cops wife has to go to Britain for some absolutely trivial reason and she has to leave the baby with him - why? She is breast-feeding so why not take the child with her? So there is a massive storm - rain is hurling down - it is gale force winds - so what does cop do - he decides to travel for miles with his mate and the baby in a car in atrocious weather conditions. In the real world any woman would say - "Hey - you aren't taking a baby out on a night like this - she can stay here" - but no - his friend's wife waves them off happily from the door. Once on board the cop decides he is sea-sick - so instead of doing the obvious thing - ie. ask his friend to look after the baby in the safe warm interior of the ferry - oh no - he decides to take the child out into the storm tossed freezing deck - and then he decides to leave her outside whilst he pukes up in the toilet. Gee - what a good call - and this guy is a cop investigating the disappearance of another child from a school yard - though how that happened is a mystery because the child was only eleven months old. So now he is going frantic - instead of going immediately to the Captain and locking down the ferry he goes running hysterically off to where the cars are and tries to stop them leaving. This guy should leave the police force forthwith - and his wife should leave him too. I don't know whether I will continue to watch this - it has already irritated me beyond measure.

I thought this was excellent, but those points didn't even reach my top 3 far fetched elements. The mother could simply either be very career minded (not unusual) or very confident in her husband's abilities as a father backed up by the forthcoming childcare.

The bit on the ferry is harder to believe, but it is hard to think lucidly when you are about to vomit and the hysterical response to the baby going missing isn't beyond belief. It was a but daft that things weren't investigated on the ferry by the authorities, particularly as Rolf could flash his police badge.

I persevered with this and I actually quite enjoyed it by the time it ended. I thought the villain was somewhat implausible - especially when he said something like "we did it with the best of intentions" - as if stealing babies from unwilling mothers was doing them both a favour - and I guess the fee was just a bonus then. Rolf's final decision was somewhat questionable inasmuch as did he have the right to make that decision alone without the mother (his ex-wife) knowing. I guess that's why they made her pregnant as some sort of compensation. It was a terrible predicament to be in. I still think the child had a right to know who her real parents were. He was left with nothing - I thought it would have been nice for him to explain to Julieta that he was the father and that he wouldn't challenge her for the child if she allowed them to spend some time together as Mummy's friend. I just like happier endings !!!

Yes, I thought the same about the ending, but it was explained to me that the ex-wife might have insisted on regaining custody of the child if Rolf explained to Julieta that he was the father and offered assistance and he obviously felt that would be traumatic for the child (who was clearly growing up happy and loved).

I think the only way out of it would be to have a hypothetical discussion with the ex-wife about what would she do if the kid was of identified and was well cared for. If she insisted she would want custody then he would have to keep quiet. I'd imagine his hands will be forced by his colleagues who saw him try to obtain a DNA sample given he said he had found his daughter. I think 'Poor Rolf' was a fitting sentiment for the end of the series, but at least he could strongly suspect that his negligence hadn't led to his daughters death.

And yes, the male childsnatcher was of course talkng nonsense to try and justify his deeds.

I was in the similar mindset to stop watching this after this first episode, purely based on Rolf leaving his newborn in a buggy on an open deck of a ferry during stormy weather. I mean, even the most inept and stupidest parent would not do that. On top of that, his partner Neel seemed to survive so many attacks.

But I'm glad I stuck with it because it was actually really good and thought-provoking. In terms of the ending, that was really unfair to his ex-wife what he did. I understand the opening scene of the last episode showed how horrible it is for a child to be taken away from the mother they've always known that's not their biological one, but it is his ex-wife's right that she knew too. Toughie, but that's why I liked the show as it made you think.

As for the reasonings behind the kidnappings, I felt the show could've pushed the questions on that harder. They touched on it with how adopted kids can have a better life in a loving family rather than a broken home, but they never really explored that to justify the means of "Bliss".

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