One Life To Live Weekly Blog!
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Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for January 10 – 14:
Before I get into my thoughts, I have to say it was a nice touch watching Kelly question the familiarity of the author of that book in The Palace gift shop. Nathan Fillion, who is well-known for his past longtime role as Joey, stated back in December that he’d love to appear in Llanview and cross paths with nuJoey. I have to wonder if the jacket cover spotting of ‘the author’ is setting the stage for this to happen.
“I’m so embarrassed…”
… As you should be, Joey, for being so gullible. Remember before Joey returned I admitted I had never been a fan of the character but said I’d give nuJoey a shot? Well, I have and I still think the character is weak and unlikable. It’s about time Kelly got the ammunition she needed to blow Aubrey out of the water. Too bad she didn’t get the reaction she’d hoped for out of Joey. It was clear the poor sap had some doubts about Aubrey, even while he defended her to Kelly, but little did he know Aubrey had been getting it on with Cutter at the same time, who Joey is now to believe is Aubrey’s brother. During a live Good Morning America appearance the actor stated his character’s name was Cutter Wentworth… Was it a slip or just a way to pull off the whole brother/sister scam? I’m betting these two are married.
“My name is Dorian and I enjoy an occasional glass of wine.”
Not exactly what most say at an AA meeting but it was an admission all the same. If there’s one thing we can say about Dorian, she sure does know how to talk her way out of a hole! Though I want Echo’s lies to be revealed, I’m enjoying watching the lengths Dorian’s willing to go to in the name of preventing Viki from looking like a fool like David unintentionally reflected upon her. That’s about the only thing I’m enjoying in this storyline. I’m not feeling pulled toward Rex and Charlie as father/son, maybe it’s because I know they aren’t, and Echo, well, I’m not sure I’m invested in her either. In fact, this storyline gets a big B for boring from me.
Captured in time.
Why did Eli have the painting? The mystery will begin to unfold very soon as Cris and Blair head out on a journey to locate the artist, who’s going to be played by the one and only Ted King (Port Charles’ ex-Lorenzo/Luiz)! I’d love to dish the juicy details but I’m sworn to secrecy – for now. However, I did add a few details for those who read the spoilers. Until then, please vote in my Poll: The Painting of Blair to let me know your theories on why Eli had it in his possession.
It's a boy!
Not only was one baby boy born into the Llanview craziness but there were two. Cousins in fact, maybe even half siblings if we're to believe Brody is really the father of both babies. While I'm all for going goo-goo gaa-gaa over a cute new baby, I found myself saying, "Coo coo for cocoa puffs," when Marty claimed Natalie's baby was her and John's. I'm happy for Jessica and Brody and hope with the new addition to their family I'll be more inclined to like them again as a couple. I was kind of hoping we'd see Ford's reaction to the birth. I liked the new set of emotions we were privy to that came with his almost disappointment that he wasn't Jessica's baby's father. Diversity in a character who was recently so one-sided speaks volumes. I hope the writers keep this up where Ford is concerned. Back to the happy parents… As long as Jessica doesn't have any health problems, and that little detail that Brody slept with her sister and is believed to be the father of Natalie's baby doesn't come out, I think we could see a long happy future for the twins and their men. Unfortunately, that's only wishful thinking, as things don't fall into place so easily in soapland. Oh, and we can't forget Marty's accusations or the way she was eyeing little baby McBain. Please writers, do not go there with another kidnapping or baby switching storyline! It was nice seeing Roxy this week, even though she was duped by Marty.
Lingering manipulations and whodunits.
I was happy that Nora confronted Clint for interfering in Bo's decision to stay quiet about the non-affair… if only she knew just how much Clint has been manipulating her life, as well as Matthew's. Matthew, on the other hand, I felt should have come clean completely with the fact that Clint planted the seed of doubt in his head about his parents' infidelities. I want all of this madness to stop, so I'm going to step out on a limb here and hope that Inez comes forward and reveals everything that's been going on. I still don't think she murdered Eddie. No way would she let Nate cover for her and frankly, I don't think she knows for sure who killed her ex. I have a feeling we're right back at square one and no closer to the real culprit. On a side note... Props to Theo for even giving Todd the time of day!
If you missed my chat with the actor who's set to play a newly aged Jack Manning read Soaps.com Interviews The New Jack Manning, Andrew Trischitta to find out what he had to say!
I'll see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week."
- Amy Mistretta