One Life To Live Weekly Blog
Roxy pulls out all of the stops. (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for May 23 – 27:
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more twisted in Llanview, they did. Bo and Nora feared for Matthew’s life, Tomas wrangled his way into the Manning Estate, and forget about Tess and Wess… say hello to Bess. Let’s take a look.
Jess, Tess, Wess and then there was Bess.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Bess nor will it be the last. She, as is Viki’s alter Jean, is the voice of reason within Jessica’s head. Given the length of time Jessica’s been MIA, and Tess’ reactions toward Ford, I have my doubts about Jessica and Brody getting their happily ever after. Could we be heading toward a Jessica/Ford pairing, like I predicted a few weeks ago?
The ones they’ve loved all along.
John and Kelly had a bittersweet goodbye. Though their sex scenes were hot and full of energy, there’s still a need to carry on the storyline and reunite them with, like Kelly said, the one’s they’ve loved all along. However, now that Joey can’t up and leave Aubrey like he wants to, for the sake of Ryder, it wouldn’t be a shock if Kelly hit John up for a few more future sessions of rebound sex while dealing with thoughts of Joey under the same roof as Aubrey. Speaking of the Buchanan Mansion roof…
Cutter in a smoking jacket.
Cutter rolling in the deed to the Buchanan Mansion as a stipulation to having Tess committed… What a whopper of a demand and a bold move to boot. I can see him now, Hugh Hefner Jr. waltzing around in one of Asa’s old smoking jackets, ordering Nigel to bring him a pipe.
Hanging in the balance.
Bo and Nora have to be the unluckiest parents in the universe. Not only were they scared to death over the truth about Eddie’s murder coming out, now they’re left to face a more devastating truth… That their son could very well die. The show is leading us to believe that we’re going to be in for another savior storyline involving Clint and Matthew. However, events in Llanview can turn on a dime and make the obvious outcome not so obvious at all. Let me know how you think things will pan out by voting in my Poll: Matthew’s Condition. Knowing that the bullying between Jack and Shane is going to continue, with tragic results, don’t be surprised if a twist somehow involves one of them.
Stuck between a Buchanan secret and the boy she loves.
What’s with the young kids in Llanview always having such adult problems? I’m not sure what I’d do in Dani’s position. Nate’s her boyfriend. She should be loyal to him. However, Matthew’s secret is huge, and Dani doesn’t want to be responsible for sending him to prison. Given that Nate already knows the truth, and thinks Dani betrayed him to protect Matthew, I can see Nate and Deanna growing closer over this latest mess.
Have no fear, Roxy's here.
Props to Head Writer Ron Carlivati for acknowledging Roxy's need to help in the search for Liam. It was fitting for her to bring in a psychic and a treat to see Madame Delphina again. Roxy got more bang for her buck in finding out about Brody and Natalie's kiss. Now someone needs to spot Roxy a twenty so she doesn't open her pie-hole to John about it.
I am Todd.
In the latest One Life to Live Weekly Video Promo: I Am Todd, we see Roger claiming to be Todd, and Trevor's Todd worried about losing his wife and daughter. It shows Tea and Starr. What about Todd's other kids: Jack, Dani and Sam? Jack was very little during Todd's face-change, Dani wasn't around, Sam is definitely the son of Trevor's Todd, who was raped by Margaret, but Starr… She had a strong bond with Roger's Todd. Is that why the current Todd is worried about losing her? So, who's the real Todd Manning? Then again, the video editors could simply be hard at work trying to find ways to baffle our minds - like in a previous weekly promo where they had John telling Natalie how much he loves her and never intends to leave her again. That never played out, not yet anyway.
Partners in crime.
Todd and Tomas being forced to work together with the sole purpose of keeping their secrets make for some great scenes. These are two very strong characters with a lot to lose. We can see through their fake smiles and know deep down they'd like nothing more than to kill each other. It'll be fun to watch how far they'll go during their desperate charade - and how it involves the man with the scar who claims to be Todd. Not to mention their new quest to rid Llanview of Marty, which only makes this more intriguing.
Love in the afternoon.
Tension, deceit, secrets, lies… I could go on forever on what makes a good soap. However, one big element is a little love in the afternoon, which was lacking this week. Sure, we witnessed Tomas and Blair almost doing the deed, and James and Starr wanting to, but couldn't at least one couple get lucky this week? So many interruptions… Hasn't anyone in Llanview heard of turning off their cells?
If you'd like to know my thoughts on Brian Frons' latest excuse for the cancellations visit Brian Frons Wrongfully Speaks For Baby Boomers Regarding Cancellations.
I'm off to plan for a huge BBQ... For those who celebrate, have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend, and I'll see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week."
- Amy Mistretta