One Life To Live Weekly Blog!
Kelly and Rex as a couple? (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for September 6 – 10:
It was another short week in Llanview but things tied in nicely, especially since some secrets were finally revealed! Let’s take a look at things together and please be sure to leave me your thoughts too…
We are family.
I know Kelly and Blair will never be pals but it was nice seeing them come together as cousins. Kelly was there to comfort Blair and Blair gave Kelly the closure she needed in regards to her mother’s death. Blair and Todd had their moment of support and who could forget the image of little sassy Jack comforting Dani and taking her into his arms. Say what you want about the Manning/Cramer clan but one thing’s for sure… They’re always there for each other. Let’s just hope Ross doesn’t come in and tear Dani and Todd apart. Even though I know Dani would be happy to see Ross I think she’d be a little upset if she had to leave Todd if it turns out Eli fixed it so Ross was now her legal guardian.
Please help me, Dr. Saybrooke.
Todd sought out comfort in the form of his victim. I like how the writers have maintained the relationship between Todd and Marty. They’ve been pulled together through different tragedies and anytime Todd goes to someone for help is always a plus in my book. It gives his character the depth needed to maintain Todd’s bad boy image while shedding some light on the little boy who was lost so many years ago at the hands of Peter Manning. Todd wasn’t the only one looking for something from Marty this week. It is clear that the guilt surrounding Tea is consuming Greg. I loved the look of shock when Greg walked into Tea’s Hospice room… Hang on to your hats, folks, Monday is going to bring us a big reveal!
I hope you brought me a shiny red apple!
Props to the writers for slowly redeeming Ford in my eyes. Well, redeeming may be the wrong word but the way they are making him fight for Langston, who’s standing tall against her desire for him, is great. If Ford’s conning her again he’s really going overboard trying to do it. I like the fact that Langston isn’t backing down but I bet if Ford threw in the towel and walked away from her she’d rush right after him like a little puppy dog. Oh the joys of the chase! Speaking of the chase… Cole is still trying to make things right with Starr. He’s definitely threatened by James’ presence in her life. I liked how he approached James man to man with his ‘request’. And I love how James retaliated with his own warning… for Cole to concentrate on Starr, not him, before he loses her! James may try to oblige Cole by staying away from Starr but I don’t think he’ll succeed. Nor do I want James to!
Mom, this is Rex. He believed us.
Call me crazy for saying this but is anyone else feeling the vibe between Kelly and Rex? All of these instances of Kelly finding Rex half naked would lead us to believe the writers are pushing for something more than a work relationship for these two. When the teaser about Rex and Kelly growing closer first reached my desk I immediately rolled my eyes. However, now that things seem so forced between Rex and Gigi I think I'm opening up to the idea of something more possibly developing between Rex and Kelly.
No one could ever take him away from me.
My heart broke for poor Brody. He's always been such a strong force in Jessica's life. When he talked about how good it felt to know no one could take away his and Jessica's baby I saw a glimpse of the man Brody used to be. And when he found out her baby might not be his the Navy Seal in him came out in full, which led him to attack Ford. It was as though he was right back up on Llantano Mountain again, holding a gun and refusing to allow anyone to take away his child like he did with Shane. The question now is should Brody marry Jessica knowing that he might not be the father of her baby? Vote your thoughts in my new Brody and Jessica Marriage Poll. I remember a time when fans couldn't wait for Jessica to reemerge while under Tess' spell in order to redeem the character… Frankly I think we need Tess to return to give this character something to like again.
One mistake could end it all for good.
On a final note… as happy as I was for a John/Natalie reunion I'm beginning to quickly get annoyed with all of the unhappiness Natalie is carrying around. I can appreciate that she's overcome with fear that her baby may not be John's but really… I'm not sure if this couple can last through this type of stress a second time around.
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- Amy Mistretta