I hadn't watched the show in a while and WOW, I really see what you guys are talking about with Kirsten Storms. She looks awful. Part of it is the hair (what the hell is going on with the two tone hair and the weird bangs?) and the BAAAD makeup, but she also looks truly ill. IIRC, she did have issues with an eating disorder many years ago, so maybe the stress in her personal life is bringing those problems back She's always been tiny, but now her face looks so gaunt. I really hope someone can step in and help her get the help she needs. I don't think she's the greatest actress in the world, but I like her as Maxie and, well, I just like her. She's one of those people I root for.
I remember watching Kirsten on Dirty Soap and feeling so sad for her. She didn't seem to have much in the way of family support beyond her brother and SIL and didn't seem to have a lot of friends. She seemed very lonely.
So let me get this straight - Charlotte (?) loves every freaking person in the world, including creepy Nina, but when her actual (very sweet) birth mother appears and wants to have a relationship with her, she turns into Children of the Corn? Lazy writing, IMO.