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Deanna: Stay or go away? (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for May 16 – 20:
This week had Todd backed into a corner, the race was on to find Marty, we found out that Matthew and Destiny are no longer virgins, and a little fast food was thrown into the mix. Let’s take a look…
Fast food at its best.
Llanview’s weenie found himself a pal this week – hamburger Patty. The old Ford would’ve delved into this hamburger’s fixings, but the new Ford only wanted a bit of pro bono information from his fellow fast food worker. Nice funny touch. The only thing that would’ve made the scene more comical, aside from James’ relishing jabs, would’ve been Tess and her response to seeing Bobby wrapped up in a bun again. Love it when she calls him her big weenie!
The birds and the bees.
I’m not disappointed that the show had Destiny and Matthew lose their virginity to each other off screen. Sex scenes at that age can appear awkward, and it’s just not necessary to show them. Frankly, this turn of events wasn’t really needed, but it’ll make Matthew and Destiny’s bond stronger in the coming weeks when she’s forced to defend the boy she’s been head over heels for since the first day they met. How do feel about Matthew and Destiny becoming a couple? Share your thoughts with me through my Poll: Matthew and Destiny.
Eddie’s murder strikes one last fuse.
You’d think with Blanca running around Llanview threatening to expose Matthew, as well as Nate laying him out flat for allowing him to take the fall for Eddie’s murder, Matthew’s life couldn’t get any worse. Well fans, it will. Very soon we could be seeing the head writer taking a page from a past “The Young And The Restless” storyline. In the latest Weekly Video Promo: Matthew’s Condition Is Very Grave we learned that Matthew collapses unexpectedly and could very well die as a result of his condition. This will leave Nate blaming himself and many wondering if Matthew’s heart will be the key to saving Clint’s life. Eddie Alderson has had a great, lengthy run with the show, so I’m not opposed to it if this is how the storyline pans out. This will lay the platform for a ton of emotions to encompass those who are still trying to deal with the crimes Clint has committed. Unlike the Genoa City storyline, which involved two major families, this will cause turmoil within one family that is already at risk of being broken forever.
Unless Deanna is going to be used to break up Starr and James, or turn up as the daughter of someone well-known to Llanview, she's not needed in the current storylines. These back and forth scenes with the Manning sisters fighting their jealousies over finding Deanna with their men are getting old. The only way Deanna would become of interest to me is if she somehow ended up being related to the Evans clan. Destiny could use an older sister right about now.
All aboard the train to Martyland.
I about spit out my coffee during Marty's heart to heart with Liam. We just hit Spring yet she plans to leave and bring him back to Llanview right before Christmas and claim to have found him in the snow? Thoughts like this only occur in Martyland. I can see her now, dressed in red, little Liam in green, mingling with the Christmas carolers in Angels Square, looking for John in order to deliver his gift. "John," Marty gasps. "Remember Liam, the baby who went missing seven months ago? I found him in the snow next to the dumpster in the alley outside of Rodi's." I was rolling when Rick offered her a future job in porn. Only thing is, she'd probably turn his next production into a snuff film with Rick as the first dead character.
Will the real Todd Manning please stand up?
It'll be a while before we find out who the real Todd Manning is. Even though the man with Todd's old face (Roger) knows who he is, the show chose to make Tuesday a cliffhanger Friday by not letting viewers hear him say his name. The obvious choice would be to make Roger the real Todd. Will the show go with the obvious? I don't see how else they can explain it, considering Trevor's Todd has the face of Walker, who supposedly was killed. Todd returned with Walker's face after sustaining too much damage to his old face. This is how the show explained the recast. Unless Roger's current character isn't Todd and was simply given Todd's old face, scar and all, and Trevor, who has Walker's face is really Todd, as we've all been made to believe, then I don't know what else to think. Wow, all that made my head spin and makes about as much sense as what we've been given to go on. Todd's been backed into a corner and assumes Tomas is aware of his secrets. There's no telling how far Todd will go to try to keep them hidden.
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I'll see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week."
- Amy Mistretta