One Life To Live Weekly Blog
Jack faced his guilt. (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for December 19 – 23:
The week started off in the depths of Roxy’s mind but progressed into some pretty exciting turning points. It’s still so hard to believe that we are only weeks away from the end, so let’s take a look at what stood out together and savor the remaining moments…
“The greatest show of all-time and I’m the star.”
At this point, we can’t blame anyone at the show for delegating a whole episode to the cancellation of the soap within our soap. This episode was meant to reflect the way we are feeling as fans over “One Life To Live’s” cancellation. The ending with David and Roxy walking away from the darkened “Fraternity Row” studio made what’s ahead even more of a reality. Soaps.com poster “LeaveNatalone” stated of Monday’s episode, “This sounds like a waste of time. You only have about a month left. Tie up storylines stop wasting time!” Unfortunately, all final scenes have been taped and we are left to simply watch them unfold. Back when the cameras shot the last ABC scenes, everyone believed that the show was moving online. There wasn’t a rush to tie up any storyline. Whether we get our specific end wishes or not, in our Jerry verDorn Interview (Clint) he promised, “It’s not really a cliffhanger. It’s open ended and it’s very upbeat and positive. Several huge, years long stories are resolved in the last week. It’s a very, very clever ending. Vote to let me know if you enjoyed watching Roxy In Fraternity Row.
Don’t give up.
Well, it’s about time Rex and Gigi came face to face. Adding Professor Del Fina in the buildup scenes at the Bon Jour Café was a nice touch and having him urge Cutter to do the right thing and being there to try to help Gigi remember was even better. It played on Gigi and Rex’s history together. Rex’s kiss was what brought Gigi’s memories flooding back… The whole scene gave me chills! “bruceyboy” stated, “Well how nice to see the Gigi/Rex thing come to an end … but I gotta tell you, few, if any of the viewers, care at this point whether John and Natalie get together.” Speaking of which…
The big waiting game.
Can someone please lock John and Natalie up in a closet, the evidence room or the backroom at Rodi’s so these two can get their issues out into the open? There’s a lot to be said about overkill, and every scene revolving around John and Natalie is a prime example.
Finally Jack has openly admitted how hard it's been living with the guilt of what he did. Too bad Neela had to get involved in Jack's demise. She's a nice girl and really had true feelings for Jack. "lucetta" thinks Jack will still have a lot of guilt to face and stated, "Even when the truth comes out and Gigi is alive, he still should have feelings of guilt in almost seeing that Shane almost killed himself." No matter what consequences he'll have to face, Jack needs to face everything he's done, and who he's hurt, in order to have any shot at a mentally stable future. And being a Manning, that's hard enough to do as it is.
Remembering those we lost.
Dani finding the gifts Victor had purchased for them before he died was heartbreaking but an added treat all the same. Though it's hard to believe that Victor started his Christmas shopping so early, especially with all that was going on during the last few months of his life, Tea, Dani and everyone needed his 'message from beyond'. Tea's going to have some hard days ahead of her, trying to keep what she believes about Todd to herself, but the emotions shown through her scenes are worth it.
The last Christmas in Llanview.
This Christmas in Llanview was extra hard to face. It'll be the last time we get to see families come together, drift apart and new love blossom over the holidays. One thing's for sure, we will never forget the many gatherings over the years and how they touched our lives.
Take a look back at Llanview in 1989, which features some old ABC Daytime holiday promos, Max and Megan exchanging looks, with Tina and Gabriella watching from the sidelines. Asa rants at Renee about Roger Gordon's presence near Viki. Clint holds a young Jessica with Joey and Kevin nearby. Bo says goodbye to Delilah, and so much more…
Find out what one Llanview actor had to say about his holiday plans through our Soap Opera Holiday Interview.
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Here's wishing you all a very safe and happy holiday season! Considering Christmas falls on a Sunday, there won't be a new episode on Monday, but I'll see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of my "One Life In A Week."
- Amy Mistretta