One Life To Live Weekly Blog
We know Tina is anything but stable, but her and Cord making love in the Buchanan Stables reignited their spark and changed them both for the better. Cord can't be blamed for doubting Tina's sincerity. Who wasn't shocked by Tina turning Victor's assets away in the name of love? The way Tina gently touched the side of Todd's face when 'returning everything he lost' was sweet, and I've never doubted her and Cord's connection - only Tina's loyalty. Despite what Tina said, it's hard to believe that she initially returned to Llanview to help Viki. What was once all about Victor's money is now about love… It was a nice, unexpected touch on Tina and Cord's history.
Always a groomsmen, never a groom.
We can't count John's marriage to Blair, considering it was staged at the time to help her keep the kids. He almost made it to the altar once with his deceased fiancee Caitlin, as well as Natalie. Though Brody gave him a warning, John better put a stop to this disaster of a wedding before the 'I dos' are exchanged.
Eenie meenie miney mo.
Blair did herself a good service by finally admitting that she's torn between Todd and Tomas. Though her past with Todd was at times toxic, she's never really had much luck with other men when it came to romance and always reflected back on her history with Todd. Every time we think someone's a good fit for Blair, they either aren't or turn out to be a psycho in disguise. Tomas brings with him the baggage of his past crimes, and appears to sincerely love Blair, but somehow love is never enough in Daytime. It's all about the drama created from outside forces, in this case, her undeniable, unforgettable connection to the father of her children. Who do you want to see Blair be with? Vote on whether Blair should be with Todd or Tomas.
What a hoot it would be if Stigi turned out to be Gigi, who changed her face back to who she's been told she is - Stacy? What a whooper of a twist that would be! While having Gigi back in the fold would be amazing for Rex and Shane, Crystal Hunt back as Stacy would unleash the total opposite reaction.
Funniest lines of the week:
Tina to Cord in response to seeing Gigi's photo: "That's the dead girl!"
After seeing the mummy's bare chest, Aubrey calls out, "Wait, I know those nipples!"
Final weekly evaluation.
All-in-all the show seems a bit stale lately with the same storyline dilemmas surrounding Stigi and everything Todd consuming Llanview. We are coming upon the studio's last ABC taping date, and I'm looking forward to the returns that will lead us into the wrap-up, with the anticipation of what's to come with Prospect Park in January 2012. If you missed all of the big return announcements this week be sure to view our One Life To Live Comings And Goings and let me know who you're most looking forward to seeing in Llanview again.
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- Amy Mistretta
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for October 31 – November 4:
The week started off and continued with a fun tribute to Halloween, which was entertaining and played off some of the front burner storylines. Seeing everyone in costume and celebrating made for a festive Monday, with little Sam just getting cuter with each episode! Then the costumes came off and brought us right back to the reality that is Llanview – in turmoil. Let’s take a look…
Halloween engagement party.
Cutter flipping around on the floor while Aubrey unraveled his mummy costume was a hoot. She was on to something when turning Natalie and Brody’s engagement party into a Halloween bash, even though the couple in question stood out like a sore thumb. Maybe that was their intention. There’s a lot to be said about a guy in uniform, but throwing Natalie in with a matching one made them appear almost cartoonish.
Just when we thought there were enough teens running around town, experiencing adult issues, one more was added to the mix. If Neela is anything like her brother Vimal, or his wife Rama, she may win viewers over. On the other hand, considering she’s taking up company with Jack, Neela might not have a chance. Jack needs a friend, and watching a relationship develop between him and Neela is far better than listening to Brad’s cocky attitude. Oops, I almost forgot that Brad’s in jail. See what I mean… kids in an adult world.
Something of Victor left behind?
Tea becoming pregnant with Victor’s child would be a welcome development. Unexpected pregnancies go hand-in-hand with Daytime, and this is one that could work. Destiny’s, not so much. It’s a personal preference, mine not being another teen pregnancy storyline.
Back from the depths of the Llantano River.
Yet again, Irene lied and Louie reappeared – alive. Though Todd had hoped the gun he’d given Louie would clear him, now he’s fighting to keep it from John. I still don’t believe that it’s the murder weapon. If it is, Todd isn’t the one who shot his brother. Irene could still turn out to be the killer, but with Mitch set to return it could make sense that he’d been working with Irene all along and either killed Victor himself or had someone else do it. Maybe even Allison Perkins.