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Brother of the year? Not! (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for January 3 – 7:
It’s a whole new year and we finally got back into a normal full week’s worth of episodes. Llanview left 2010 with a lot of dragged out storylines to be wrapped up and entered 2011 with the promise of suspense, drama and torn feelings. I just hope these storylines come to end soon, so we can have some fresh ones hit the canvas. Let’s take a look…
Have a seat… David’s back!
I loved how the writers revisited David’s hemorrhoid commercial for “Have A Seat” as a way to introduce him back into the fold. Tuesday’s episode was a treat! After that commercial circulated throughout Llanview, it had Rex feeling guilty, Gigi wondering if Rex was worried about hemorrhoids, Bo feeling disappointed in David, and Dorian sighing over what her love life has become. Brilliant! And David in the Moroccan prison talking to a chalk outline of Dorian on the wall, priceless. Clint may think he’s won this hand, but I bet David will be out soon and ready to seek revenge on those who wronged him.
Twins in unison.
Is it not bad enough that Jessica and Natalie got pregnant at the same time, and could be sharing the same baby daddy, they had to go into labor together too? Early, mind you. Well, Jessica technically didn’t go into labor but the pains she experienced led to her debating whether or not to have an emergency C-section. I’d love to blame Marty for all of this, given her impromptu arrival at John and Natalie’s wedding, but I think blame is best aimed at the writers. Enough with the wonder twin powers please.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to the Buchanan Lodge we go!
I was happy to see Natalie bring Marty up to the Buchanan Lodge in an attempt to keep her away from John with hopes of telling him her secret herself. Too bad Marty didn’t expire from the bump on her head… Natalie could’ve buried her up on Llantano Mountain along with a few of Asa’s enemies, I’m sure! This storyline is too predictable. I can see it now… Marty is going to have to help Natalie give birth. If this happens, what a pity it’ll be that the first thing this little one sees is Marty’s crazy mug.
You promised the job wouldn’t come between us.
Okay, so now we know that Cutter and Aubrey are working a job. As to what their angle is, that’s still to be determined. After seeing a little more of Cutter, and his interactions with Aubrey, do you think he’s up to something more than even Aubrey doesn’t know about? Vote in my Poll: Thoughts On Cutter to give me your take.
What are brothers for?
Well, if it's a brother like Clint, I'd rather pass, thank you! Clint made me sick how he was laying all of the brotherly love so thick on Bo. We've had some pretty big villains hit Llanview in the past but Clint's right up there in the top ten. The only difference between Clint and, say, Mitch Laurence, Eli Clarke, Bruce Bartlett, and Tate Harmon, to name a small few, is that Clint's a long-term, well respected Llanview resident. He may not have committed murder or displayed crazy psycho traits but he's done worse… preyed on his family for self-gratification. I truly don't know how he's going to be redeemed once all of his wrongdoings come out. Nora may not be ready to forgive Bo, but it's a good thing a light bulb went off in Bo's head about the possibility that Inez lied to him, even if Rex was the one to light the spark. I can tell you this… Bo's going to start figuring things out, which will lead him straight back to Clint. The question is will Clint be able to talk his way out of the mess he's created?
Body pillows for sale!
I'm still not sure if we know for certain that Layla cheated on Cris. However, I hope he moves on. His character has been boring as of late and the last thing we need is to waste Cris by having him brooding and mooding over what Layla is or isn't doing in Paris. Though they are hot together, I like Cris and Blair better as Bffs and look forward to them investigating the source of the painting found in Eli's box. I couldn't help but snicker when Dorian asked Blair if she had a pillow person under her covers! If there's a retailer selling body pillows to replicate Cristian Vega, I can bet a few of you would want those product details!
The mystery continues…
Suspicion in Eddie's murder is turning off of Nate and onto Inez. I really think that Nate thinks Inez killed Eddie. But still, it's all too obvious. We will be finding out soon who the real killer is, but if the writers make Inez the murderer, I think they've missed the boat on this one. Having Nora as Eddie's killer would definitely make for a better storyline.
If you love someone set them free.
We all know how the old saying goes, which is where I think James is going on leading Starr to believe he wants to start dating. He clearly thinks Starr wants to remain loyal to Cole and in turn is trying to help her. I'm okay with this angle, as the tension and feelings between them will only flourish and make for more dramatic scenes when they finally throw caution to the wind.
I'll see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week."
- Amy Mistretta