I watch this episode and I just can not believe how quickly Fox let it die. There was unbelievable amounts of tension from all sides. The kidnapping, the pressure from the parents of the young loves. So much tension! It makes for some great drama.
I don't know why this show is classified as a soap (or at least this is implied, its reruns and unaired episodes appearing on SoapNet.) It really does not have much in common with a traditional soap opera. IT examines much larger issues- politics, pornography, power struggle in a family, wealth vs (not exactly poverty, but more of a middle class backround), the law vs the citizens, teenage sexuality.
The pilot is a very good begginning. I just wish the show had gotten more of a chance!