The beginning to the end? (Soaps.com)

Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for September 13 – 17:

This week brought us two major reveals. Were there any of you who thought Eli had really died? Let’s start off with the latest Daytime ‘back from the dead’ plot then move on to the rest of Llanview. I must warn you, I had plenty to rant about this week…

You were expecting someone else?
Well, it was no surprise to me that Eli was alive. To Greg, maybe, but I had a feeling we hadn’t seen the last of the evil mastermind. I found the show’s play by play of how Ross helped Eli get out of the fire to be a little unbelievable, especially since John and Blair had been watching ‘Eli’ burn. Maybe it’s still nuRoss who’s clouding my perception. I’m so disappointed that this storyline is no longer of interest to me due to the lack of familiarity with the character. Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware that recasts are a normal part of Daytime. I just can’t get into this one or the storyline surrounding it. What a shame… It also wasn’t a surprise that Tea is still alive. Greg almost slipped up to Eli during Wednesday’s episode when he was trying to defend his part in ‘deceiving Tea’. I think Eli told Greg to get rid of Tea for good. Even though Greg was backed into a corner in order to protect his family, I knew he didn’t have it in him to kill Tea. Protecting his family or not, Greg won’t get off the hook easily when everyone finds out Tea is still alive.

I’m her dad.
How inconvenient for Todd that the second Dani was going to try out calling him dad Ross appeared and was on the receiving end of that word? I used to love the father/daughter connection between Dani and Ross but again, with the recast, this is another big disappointment. Frankly, the sooner Ross is arrested and stashed away in prison the better. He’s no match for Todd and I don’t think Dani is going to be as willing to give Todd up as Ross may think.

Cry me a river.
I am so over this whole Jessica and Brody debacle that I almost can’t wait for Bree Williamson to head out on maternity leave so we don’t have to be subjected to Jessica’s issues any longer. Brody’s scenes were heartfelt. Some think he was acting like a hypocrite due to his fling with Natalie. He was, to some extent, but there is no doubt in my mind that he loves Jessica and wants all of this mess to work out the way it was meant to.