One Life To Live Weekly Blog
Star-crossed lovers/acting divorcees? (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for December 12 – 16:
Paris, Texas continued to bring excitement, as well as a familiar face back to the canvas. Both feelings of ‘enough already’ and ‘oh, what could’ve been’ erupted in my mind, along with other thoughts of irritation and uncertainty that carried on throughout the week. Let’s take a look…
Charlie B. and Viki D.
Seeing Charlie and Viki face to face again, in the place where they met and fell in love, only reminded me of how badly Ron Carlivati ruined his character. These two had something special and overcame many obstacles. In the beginning, Charlie and Viki were equivalent to Ben and Viki. To see them come full circle this way made for such an emotional scene, which delivered so much more than the ‘hide and seek’ goings on between Gigi, Cutter, Rex and Shane at the Bon Jour Café. It’s admirable that Charlie urged Viki to give Clint another shot, but Clint needs to prove that he’s over his stripper fetish. At this point in his life, it shouldn’t be a tough decision. Soaps.com poster “jumps” made a good point, “This whole Clint and his women storyline is utterly stupid. Let’s say he picks Kimmy. Where would they live? Not at Llanfair, I can tell you that. Not at Asa’s, unless he kicks Rex and Shane out and gets a judge to agree to it. Remember, the man is under house-arrest at Llanfair.” Not to mention, Clint shares a huge past with and shares children with Viki, who he’s admitted to falling for all over again. Either crap or get off the pot… We don’t have time for these trivial dilemmas. Hell, if Clint picks Kimmy, maybe there’s an open room at the Minute Man Motel or an empty jail cell they can share.
Christmas in Llanview.
Angels Square, another of my favorite meeting places, was filled with action. Shaun giving up the biggest tree in the lot to Ford in exchange for his and Jessica’s signatures on the “Save Fraternity Row” petition showed exactly what some will give up to save a show they love… even though it was a small price to pay for those two precious signatures. Aubrey gushing over Rex equals snore-fest. Rama rolling up her sleeves and attacking Kim was true soap goodness. Too bad we didn’t get to witness the fight. However, the best holiday scene was the interactions between Jessica and Natalie. These two have overcome so much over the years and to watch their relationship thawing out just a tad was heartwarming.
If it's not John giving mixed signals, it's Natalie. Why are two characters who were once so damn hot together being written like a couple of divorcees trying to balance a love/hate relationship over their son? "Gizdit" stated, "Since they [Michael Easton and Melissa Archer] were both going to be moving on to Prospect Park's show I bet that storyline doesn't get resolved." Unless John and Natalie come to terms and admit their love for one another 'like yesterday' a Jolie reunion won't even be worth the wait we've so patiently endured. On a side note, too bad John and Tea never hooked up. They have great chemistry. It's kind of a shame Ron Carlivati never dabbled in that over the years.
The Boy With The Chipmunk Tattoo.
David equals good comedy. We never know what role he'll take on next and laugh with anticipation as he delivers hysterical dialogue. It was surprising to hear David knows what it's like to be a teenage dad. Hopefully that mystery won't be left untold. "Diana8254" stated, "I never would have guessed that David got his girlfriend pregnant when they were teenagers. What a good storyline that would be to find the child. Maybe it is Deanna (James' old girlfriend)." With all of the women David's taken to bed, you never know…
Destiny has every right to be scared and worried about where Matthew will fit into their baby's life. However, Matthew just woke up from a coma and has been hit with a ton of grownup decisions. It's understandable that this kid feels uncertainty and a whole lot of pressure in regards to his future. Everyone needs to take a step back. Nora was right... If both kids had thought of using protection none of this would be an issue.
In need of a parenting class?
Todd using his knowledge that Jack started the fire to get into his good graces may not be moral, but it's true to character. Considering too many characters have been ruined due to outrageous trait change-ups, this works. How do you think Todd should handle Jack? Though Victor's gone, he's still very much alive in current storylines. Read my Trevor St. John Interview to hear what he thought about being written off through a murder mystery.
Quest to save "Fraternity Row."
Roxy pulled out all of the stops to save her favorite soap opera. Come Monday, Roxy wakes up closer to Fraternity Row than she could ever imagine. Some fans may find this special episode to be a treat but others are already not looking forward to it. "Carolae" voiced, "Sounds like another fast forward day... What a waste of time when this show will be soon off the air. They are trying to squeeze too much in such a short period of time. Spend more time reality-wise on the storylines that we want to see finished... not what "might" be. One would think this whole show revolved around dingbat Roxy... It doesn't." Not everyone feels that way, "days4ever2" retorted, "Roxy is the best and she is fast becoming one of my all time fave characters. I wish they would have used her this much before. She has the best one-liners and classic lines. I am going to miss her and the rest of the characters so much." Roxy's one-liners are to die for and bringing David into the mix has only made this storyline better. Speaking of which…
Funniest lines of the week:
Roxy to Destiny: "At least you know who your baby daddy is."
David to Matthew: "Welcome home little, Bro! It's so good to see you again, vertical."
Roxy to David: "Franco James did "Southwest General."
Starr to Todd: "Rick is already in traction, violence isn't the answer."
Blair to Dani (in regards to Tomas): "It's like Eli all over again."
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- Amy Mistretta