One Life To Live Weekly Blog
More missing evidence. (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for July 18 – 22:
The tale of two Todd’s ignited this week. Was the confrontation between Todd and T.M. all that you anticipated? It was for me. I hope we’re given equally compelling scenes until this plays out on the road to discovering who the real Todd Manning is. There were other things that also piqued my interest, some not so much. Let’s take a look…
I am Todd Manning.
As someone who’s watched this show for thirty years, there haven’t been many scenes that can compare to the level of excitement, tension and desperation that filled the ones between T.M. and Todd. I was pretty stuck in my belief that Trevor St. John should turn out to be the real Todd Manning, considering Roger decided to leave the popular role so many years ago. It took me a long time to accept Trevor in the role. Upon hearing of Roger’s comeback, though I’ve always been a fan, I adamantly objected to him returning to his original role. At this point, after being sucked into some amazing scenes this week, I don’t care who the real Todd turns out to be. I mean that in a good way. This storyline could go so many different ways. Seeing Roger and Trevor go toe to toe, I’m having too much fun being entertained to play favorites anymore. Both men appear to think there are the real Todd Manning, and now that John’s seen T.M. for himself… Get ready because during the week of August 1 John will finally reveal to everyone who the real Todd Manning is.
“As long as Dani doesn’t find out.”
Deanna and Nate did the deed, and now Dani’s bound to come across “Hold The Diploma” on someone’s computer screen or by a more public means. Though she most likely doesn’t watch porn, I can picture her catching Roxy, David, or even Jack stumbling upon it. After having to sit through weeks of dealing with Nate and Deanna’s ‘Rick dilemma’ it would only be right to let Dani in on it too. Nate and Deanna don’t get any sympathy from me. There were plenty of other ways for them to deal with their issues. Deanna could’ve appealed to a handful of adults for help in finding her mother. Nate, well, he could’ve just told the truth. How stupid of them to think changing their names to China Moon and Buster Ridge would keep their involvement in the porn a secret.
Bored out of my head.
Kelly and Joey have been tip-toeing around their feelings ever since they returned to Llanview. Now that they’ve finally reconnected, it’s time for them to head back to London or anywhere that isn’t Llanview. There’s nothing exciting left for them in town, storyline-wise, and they’ve been exhausted beyond tolerable anymore. Do you feel the same or is there someone else you’d like to leave pronto? Let me know through my Poll: Hasta La Vista Llanview.
You are Liam's father, not Brody Lovett.
Vimal grew a pair this week and left proof on John's desk that Liam is his son. I knew the second he put the confession on paper that we'd be in for another 'steal the evidence' storyline in order to keep John in the dark. Go figure, Brody was behind the stealing and managed to keep Vimal quiet for a bit longer. This only means more dragged out scenes that are clouding what was supposed to be a huge turn in the road toward John and Natalie's reunion. My interest is only hanging on by a thread.
Mr. and Mrs. Patel.
I started to think Vimal's parents would never show up in Llanview. I didn't see the point but at least I won't have to see that spoiler on my page anymore.
Webbed to a wall.
Sam is so darn cute I just want to take this kid home! He possesses that little bit of cockiness from Todd but with a bit more respect than Jack portrays. Incorporating such silliness into a storyline is something I usual shun away from, but Sam as Spider Man, rescuing Aunt Dorian, was awesome. Too bad they didn't leave Echo webbed to the wall for a little longer with duct tape over her big, obnoxious mouth.
Not feeling Rex.
Rex's new attitude is definitely understandable. Only thing is, I'm not feeling it. His actions, trying to be this hard ass out to destroy anyone in his path, seem forced and so unlike the character. I cringed when he put Bo on the spot in front of David and Dorian. Rex is bound to need some help, or guidance, during his quest for revenge. Look for Gigi to return in the beginning of August, which will cause others to wonder if Rex is losing his mind. He just might be…
Get ready for the premiere of "Vicker Man" next week, which will be full of surprises, and I'll see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week."
- Amy Mistretta