Maggie Replacing Alice

I just watched the episode where Maggie was making pies for the homeless shelter.  It seems that Maggie is definitely becoming the new Alice.  Except, of course, Alice made donuts.  Makes me feel old to see the once glamorous Maggie becoming the matriarch.  Not that she still isn' t beautiful...because Maggie is still lovely. But her role on Days is evolving.  She has taken in the lost and lonely...and is doleing out wise advice to troubled girls.  I wish they would bring Mickey back and make them a loving couple like Tom and Alice.  If she is replacing Alice, the least they could do is make her husband available for moral support!