What are we really expecting from Laura's return? Will she be inserted into the mob storyline, or just be a sounding board for her children? Everytime they bring her back the memory of the days of "Luke and Laura" fade farther and farther into the background and she just becomes a plot device to advance some other characters story. I'm afraid the days of the true romance that Luke and Laura were known for are over for good and have been replaced with violence and angst ridden love stories. Oh Laura, I hope you can come home again and bring with you a little of the past that is missing in the stories of today.