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“One Life in a Week!” (Sept. 29-Oct. 3)

This week on One Life to Live started out with a bang – literally! We were able to witness the results of Brody’s lingering guilt from the war, see an old friend arrive back in Llanview, and cheer on Rex during a very wild and wacky game show! Heck, you can’t say that happens everyday in Llanview! I hope you enjoy my thoughts this week, and I welcome any agreement – or disagreement – in the form of your comments below!

Shooting on Llantano Mountain!

“Please tell me he’s alive!” Gigi cried to Bo… Llantano Mountain hasn’t seen that much excitement since – I don’t remember when! Mark Lawson’s (Brody) performance is to be commended, as so many of our men and women are suffering from this very real posttraumatic stress disorder. With that being said, back to Llanview… We had a lot of people very upset with Shane this week, but in the boy’s defense, this kid has been through so much, and I’m sure he realizes that he can get away with his smart mouth comments at this point. Or maybe it’s not intentional at all, maybe Shane’s actions are a result of growing up his whole life without a father – just to have him snatched away after finally being reunited with who he was told was his dad? I tend to go with the latter explanation.

Rex is lost in his own mind… Let’s play “Who Wants to Be Shane Morasco’s Father?”

“Can I get a help-line here?” Rex asks Colin in confusion… What a trip this was! While many of you weren’t too fond of this little inner storyline twist, I loved it! It was so nice to see Colin and Jen again and to watch how Rex’s answers coincided with his condition on the operating table. However, what really had me rolling was the options of who could be Rex’s father! The obvious one being Mitch, but Snoop… David Vickers the dog… RJ? In the end, I knew love would conquer all with Rex waking up, but to find Adriana at the end of his bed, who is now stepping in to play the dutiful wife… Well, I guess you can tell where I want this storyline to go – Rex, Gigi and Shane riding off into the sunset with Roxy clamoring behind, “Wait for me!” On a personal note, I adore Melissa Fumero (Adriana) and wish she wasn’t leaving the show.

Gigi finally tells Shane the truth!

“Brody is not your father. Your honest to God father is Rex,” Gigi says, stopping Shane in his tracks… Again, yes, Shane has had quite the potty mouth this week, but I feel for this boy and all he’s been through in such a short amount of time. One thing I can say about his little chat with his mom, regarding his parentage, I finally saw that protectiveness and love in Shane’s eye – for Gigi – as he watched her cry in heartache. And to see Bo have a heart-to-heart with Shane, when in turn he was reliving his own ordeal with Matthew, was very touching!