One Life To Live Weekly Blog
Kelly barely beats death. (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for May 9 – 13:
This week was jam-packed full of excitement, one of the biggest Sweeps’ periods to date! Natalie’s life hung in the balance, as did Kelly’s, Liam was kidnapped, Jess became Wess, and an infamous face from the past appeared. Let’s take a look…
…On Friday the 13th no less. It’s clear someone has been keeping the man with Todd’s old face, including the scar, against his will. Has it always been the case? I’m not sure but can bet fans will be sitting on the edge of their seats as this storyline unfolds. Don’t be surprised if ABC carries this one out until the very end. Though Tomas clearly knows more than he’s saying about Todd, I’m not sure he has any idea who the real Todd Manning is. Do you?
The latest unfaithful Mrs. Buchanan.
It’s about time Cutter took charge and knocked Aubrey down a few pegs. The look on her face when he stormed into the Buchanan mansion and told Joey he’d been after his family’s fortune all along was priceless. I’m not surprised Cutter didn’t rat out Aubrey to Joey. If he had he would’ve gotten nothing. However, it’s neither here nor there because there is a God in Llanview… I’m so happy Clint told Joey the truth about Aubrey and Cutter. Clint convincing Joey to stay quiet about Aubrey’s unfaithfulness and intent to team up with Cutter to rob the family blind may just give Joey some depth, finally. Though I don’t have much confidence that Joey can pull off the masquerade, I pray he does and look forward to the tension-filled scenes between him and the latest unfaithful Mrs. Buchanan. This could be the one storyline that finally wins me over in regards to this character. Not to mention a twist in the road that could lead Joey straight back to Kelly.
Jess, the mess, turns into Wess.
Hello, Wess! Some say Jessica created this new alter as a way to push Brody away. Technically, as the host, only Jessica could develop a new personality, but I’d like to think that somewhere deep inside Jessica’s mind Tess created this new alter as a way to ignore the feelings she has for Ford. Whatever the case, even though they’re trying to deny them, I’m digging Ford and Tess’ feelings for each other and could even see them falling in love. They remind me of Tess and Nash. Only thing is, it could never last since Jessica is bound to return. With that being said, though Jessica ended up falling for Nash, and him for her, I hope the head writer doesn’t try to repeat history between Jessica and Ford. With only eight months left in Llanview, we deserve more than a recycled storyline involving the same character. Were you happy to see Jessica’s new alter? Let me know through my Poll: What A Mess, Wess? The highlight of Wess’ appearance had to be watching Jessica’s body hitting on the ladies in Llanview. What a total mind-boggling trip for those onlookers who didn’t realize she’d become a man.
Marty's "Fatal Attraction."
Finally Natalie found out that all this time John was the father of Liam. I was waiting on pins and needles for Natalie to confront Marty and deal with what she'd done. However, so many strange events took place up until the dreadful fall over the edge of the Angels Square Hotel. Brody and Natalie's passionate kiss seemed a bit random… I didn't see the point of it. Kelly and John talking about the possibility of their rebound sex turning into something real… I guess that could happen. Marty turning all "Fatal Attraction" on Kelly… No big surprise, total psycho. After what Marty did to Kelly, and considering the actress is set to leave the show before its end, I wouldn't have been upset had Natalie let Marty go over the edge instead of trying to save her and in turn plummeting to the ground herself. And what the hell was Natalie thinking in bringing Liam to the roof? Now we have another kidnapping on our hands, which equals boring in my book. One thing is clear. John can deny his feelings for Natalie all he wants but the fear and love in his eyes when he found her lying on the ground proved otherwise.
Hasta la vista, Charlie.
Too bad Echo didn't follow him out of Llanview. I have no interest in her threats to get revenge on Viki and Dorian. Frankly, she has some nerve, considering she stole Viki's man once again. I will say, Viki and Charlie's goodbye was filled with emotion, and I loved the touch of having Charlie go back to Paris, Texas where he and Viki first met and fell in love.
In case you missed the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations find out which Llanview stars made the cut, as well as the show's technical nominations. While I'm very happy for all of the Llanview nominations, I hope Bree Williamson (Jessica) will win as supporting actress. She's had so many amazing storylines over the years, and with the show's cancellation, I hope she can walk away with a win.
I'll see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week."
- Amy Mistretta