One Life To Live Weekly Blog!
Todd opened up. (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for November 29 – December 3:
Wow, did the week start off with a bang or what? From Eddie ‘charming’ Nora to Clint backing Inez into a corner and everything that developed since! However, I want to start off on a mellow note and touch base on the newcomers in town. Let’s take a look…
The mile high club.
Boy, if only Joey had been onboard that plane back to Llanview things really would’ve started out interesting! I loved seeing Terri (Aubrey) back onscreen and was surprised how much I really responded to Joey, who’s a character I’ve never really been fond of. What’re your thoughts? Vote in my NuJoey Poll. However, Joey’s always allowed people to walk all over him. I still see that in him and worry, especially after Aubrey’s mysterious phone calls. I pray this isn’t another ‘let’s scam a Buchanan’ storyline. If it is, I’d like to see Kelly be the one to blow Aubrey’s plan out of the water.
Principal’s office in Statesville?
The way the authorities at Statesville treat in-house fighting, one would think it was ran more like a high school than a prison. Since when does the warden, or whoever, call an inmate’s mother and girlfriend to report a fight?
Deciding to wait.
I can’t tell you how happy I was that Nate and Dani decided not to have sex. Could you imagine Eddie walking in on that? He’s already creeping out half of Llanview, and I would’ve cringed had he laid eyes on Dani during such an intimate moment.
Clint’s gift that keeps on giving…
I never thought there would be a more ruthless Buchanan than Asa, but Clint’s beat him by a long shot. He’s a true master manipulator and has lined all of his ducks in a row. I think what worries me most is the fact that Clint doesn’t care what happens to those who are at the end of his revenge plot. And frankly, he’s a bit old to be acting like a wounded child. I’m irked by Inez’s decision to go along with Clint. Even though Nora doesn’t trust her, Inez could’ve went to Bo and told him the truth. He would’ve helped. Hell, he might have even convinced Nora to help Inez convince Clint she was doing what he asked. However, now that Bo made the crack about ‘not being the one who cheats’, in reference to Nora cheating on him with Sam Rappaport, I think things are really going to go downhill, not to mention that Eddie’s abducted Nora. After listening to all of Eddie’s sexual innuendos, I’m really frightened for Nora and cringe at the thought of another possible rape storyline resulting from this.
Setting the stage for a murder?
Wednesday’s episode had half of Llanview vowing to either kill or get rid of Eddie. If memory serves me correctly, this is the writers’ obvious way of setting the stage for a murder. Blah! If I was a betting woman, I’d say Eddie’s days are numbered and we’re going to be left facing months of ‘whodunit’ scenarios.
I knew this kid once…
I think my favorite scene of the week was between Todd and James. Todd barreled into the mansion and immediately started badmouthing James and Nate. James stood up for his brother and even ignored Todd's smartass comment about Starr shooting him. However, once Todd heard Eddie caused the bruise on James' face, he softened and remembered how it was to be abused by a father. My point is, whenever Todd shows affection and understanding without expecting something in return is a good day for me in Llanview.
I got tired of waiting so I grabbed my own.
Did anyone else think John holding a baby was initially supposed be another one of Natalie's hallucinations? I feel for fans who have begged the writers to give viewers a happier, more domesticated John and Natalie. Did you ever think you'd see the day when John would be gushing over babies and talking marriage? I think the real question is… How long will Jolie be this happy? It looks like Marty's given them a bit more time by having second thoughts about blowing Natalie's lie out of the womb. Oh Marty, either BLEEP or get off the pot! On a side note: I take back my comment about Todd overstepping in regards to the restraining order. After seeing Marty lash out at Starr like a lunatic, Todd knew exactly what he was doing!
The mother of my son.
I don't think I've ever had a beef with Charlie but he's slowly working my last nerve. It's one thing to want to be there for Rex, but something else entirely to be so overprotective of Echo and risk hurting Viki, who has stood by him through more than the normal woman would. Now that Dorian spied Echo and Charlie in a lip lock, you can bet it won't be long before Viki hears about it. At the risk of another repeat storyline, I have to admit, I wouldn't mind seeing one of Viki's alters emerging to straighten up Charlie and Echo.
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- Amy Mistretta