One Life To Live Weekly Blog
Marty's cryptic visit. (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for March 28 – April 1:
Guest stars, arrests and returns, oh my… The week didn’t start off very hot but progressed and unfolded into a drama filled mess. Let’s take a look at how everything went down then be sure to leave me your own thoughts before you head out for the weekend.
Kassandra Kavanaugh With Two Ks.
I think the Ks would’ve been better suited if the director had hollered out, “Kut! Kut!” a few more times before Monday’s episode was taped. I’m a big fan of the Kardashians, especially Kourtney, but I think it’s best if we keep reality and Daytime TV separate. Just sayin’…
An out of control Kardashian wannabe.
Thank God Tess returned to reclaim Jessica’s body. I see the little vacation inside her own head didn’t do anything for the level of annoyance Jessica causes me. Who the heck did she think she was to suggest she and Brody strip Ryder from Ford and go live happily ever after? Ford proved how desperate he is to stay in his son’s life by bringing Tess back. His quick thinking made for a great scene, not to mention proof that this character has matured.
Tuc Watkins, the hack, not to play David Vickers.
I loved the special shout out to the actor who plays David. It was hysterical when Viki and Dorian asked David if the Hollywood producer wanted Tuc Watkins to play David in the new film about his life and equally funny to hear David object with, “He’s a hack!” These little touches of comedy go a long way and were surely needed to get through Monday’s episode.
Hold The Pepperoni.
After Rex delivered that evidence to Bo, I think it’s safe to say Bo will be happy to treat Rex to a Rodi’s pizza and let him order any toppings he’d like. Bo also had me rolling when he explained to Clint how they’d found the proof against him by saying, “Bet you never thought you’d end up in a XXX movie.” All kidding aside, I don’t believe for one second that Matthew killed Eddie, even though that’s what Clint was made to think. I’m still placing bets that Nora did it. Matthew went to the Minute Man Motel, saw Nora kill Eddie, went to Clint claiming he did it and asked his uncle to cover for him – since he knew Clint would never cover for Nora. It’ll be interesting to see how my theory pans out.
The cuckoo left her nest.
I was surprised that John had a hand in Marty's release from St. Ann's. All of the aimless sex with Kelly, and seeing Brody and Natalie supporting each other all of the time, must be clouding his judgment. Considering the head writer ruined her character a longtime ago, it's no surprise they let Susan Haskell go. As I predicted, it was clear Marty was going to tell Natalie and Brody that she switched Liam's paternity test results. Let's just hope she informs John that he's really Liam's father before any more damage is caused, such as Natalie and Brody getting closer. Would you like something more to develop between Natalie and Brody? Please vote in my Poll: Brody and Natalie to let me know.
I hate you all.
The scenes surrounding Shane this week had my heart wrenching with pain. As a parent, watching Shane belittled in such a way really hit me to the core. I couldn't imagine any child, let alone my own, going through something like this and only pray for resolve in our society. Next week's scenes are going to really rock a lot of people close to the storyline, as well as others who have dealt with something of this magnitude in their own lives. I can understand Blair's need to believe her son would never do something like this, but I promise you she's going to get a huge wake-up call very soon and be devastated by its affects. Echo, shame on you. She should have come forward and told Rex what was going on with his son the second she found out.
MyFace strikes again.
While I hadn't seen the need to bring more characters on the canvas, I'm intrigued with what's behind James and Deanna's past. Sure, they are young and were even younger when their romance took place. However, there are clearly lingering feelings between James and Deanna, and I can't wait to see where Starr fits into all of this down the road. I like how Tess planted herself into the mess and tried manipulating Deanna into thinking Ryder was Starr and James' kid. It just proves that Tess in Llanview is so much more exciting than Jessica wallowing around in a funk. Now that Deanna knows the truth and has reminded James of what they once had, let the games begin.
Who's chuckling now?
It's about time Viki found out about Chuckles and Echo. I hate that Viki has to deal with this pain during a time when she's fighting to keep her family together. However, she's too strong a character to be running around for months on end unaware of what two of the most despicable Llanview residents having been doing behind her back.
I'll see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week."
- Amy Mistretta