Sometimes the producer manipulation backfires. I think Danny Gokley's dead wife on AI is a perfect example. What they are doing with Maks is another. He did not look at all happy last night about what was being done. Hope was clearly clued in as was Derek. She didn't look surprised and she is not a good actor. It it wasn't planned, she'd have shown it on her face. She knew what was going to happen. It was staged. Why is anybody's guess.