One Life To Live Weekly Blog
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Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for May 2 – 6:
This week brought us one of the fastest divorces and new marriages Llanview has seen in quite some time. We had another attempt at seduction, a new arrest, and more bullying. Let’s take a look…
I didn’t do it, I swear.
What a little liar Jack is. Granted, he didn’t post the bullying messages himself but egged Brad on to continue posting more. Todd’s message to Jack was compelling and the scene where the Mannings and Morascos finally all came face to face was filled with tension. I might have been able to forgive Jack if he was truly sorry. However, to have every intent on continuing to bully Shane after what his father told him, not to mention Shane’s attempted suicide, Jack needs serious help.
A little therapy, anyone?
Loved the family therapy session and how Gigi and Rex admitted to taking Shane’s tape and hiring the thugs to send Jack a message. Shane also proved to be perusing this time to reveal that he checked his MyFace and saw that the bullying hadn’t stopped. Therapy is doing well for these characters. Dr. Buhari might want to seek out some herself, in regards to holding on to Marty’s secret, before it’s too late.
He tried to kill me.
I have no doubt that Todd saw Tomas in the window during the shooting. Initially, I didn’t think he shot Todd. Now, I’m not so sure. I loved how Todd called John to let him know he’d come back to the living and asked him to bring his cuffs and do his job. They’ve never tried to hide their hatred toward each other, but on some level John and Todd have always shared a mutual respect. This encrypted classified file that the CIA has on Tomas, as well as the one they have on Todd, seems to hold all of the secrets. If you mix in the strange calls Todd has been getting, you can bet everyone close to Todd is in for one hell of a revelation. Who do you think is calling Todd? Vote in my Poll: Who’s Calling Todd to let me know. We’ll first see Roger Howarth back next Friday the 13th, which couldn’t be more appropriate for one of Llanview’s biggest villains. If the rumors I’m hearing about who he’ll end up being are true, we’re never going to look at Todd Manning the same. Visit T.M.’s character profile for more of my theories.
Tess and Cutter were pushed to their limits and what a delicious explosive combination these two make. Tess' divorce/shotgun wedding was a bit over the top, but that's the joy of Daytime….anything's possible. If I were Aubrey, I'd be terrified of being exposed. If I were Ford, well, I'd be afraid of suffering permanent brain damage after the repeated smack-downs he's received since coming to Llanview. However, the way Ford's character has evolved. No one can deny the love he has for Ryder.
Okay, I won't listen.
Come on, are you kidding me? Natalie is a strong, outspoken character, and it's hard to believe she'd agree not to listen to Marty's session tape the first time she had it in her hands. She's known Rex all her life and confided in Gigi about her baby's paternity from the get go. Natalie shouldn't have had any trouble putting these two in their place and insisting on listening to Marty's tape. Next week is going to lead all of the characters involved in a race to either expose or hide the truth, and one of them won't come out of this alive.
I can understand Bo trying to appear as though he doesn't care that Clint's dying, but we all know different. Bo's a good guy. Of course he cares. If this is how the head writer plans to end Clint's run with the show, I guess it would make sense to have Viki there by his side. I didn't want them back together, but since they've always been such an integral part of Llanview the possibility would be well suited.
Chuckles, come back!
It's about time Echo got her just deserts. I just hope Charlie doesn't have the nerve to ask Viki for another chance.
In an attempt to touch base on the cancellation of our ABC soaps each week… Fans are doing anything and everything they can to get "One Life To Live" and "All My Children" on another network. While I totally understand this act, Brian Frons isn't budging and has stated in interviews that he can't imagine any of his beloved ABC characters on another network. Is this selfish of him? I think so, considering he made the decision to cancel the shows. Should we fault other networks for not picking them up? No, we can't expect them to pick up costs when they have had to let go of their own CBS and NBC soaps to compensate their budgets. Should we still be devastated? Yes, I am. However, allowing ourselves to enjoy the time we have left is what we need to do.
I wish you and yours a very Happy Mother's Day and will see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week."
- Amy Mistretta