One Life to Live Weekly Blog!
Cole is left out - again! (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s
“One Life in a Week!” (December 8 – 12)
It’s getting colder and colder, and more hectic with the holidays around the corner, and the drama in Llanview is just as booming! Thank you for making my thoughts one of your Friday stops before heading out for the weekend! Let’s get to it and see what my take on Llanview was this week!
Brody and Jessica bond at St. Ann’s!
“She said if I helped her she’d make it worth my while – and she might have said something about my… body,” Brody told Jessica about his experience with Tess… I absolutely love these two together! Not only do they have so much immediate chemistry, they understand each other’s demons – the making of the next super couple if you ask me! Even though Bess made the baby switch, I’m going to feel so bad for Jessica when she realizes the truth – and the fact that she never got to say goodbye to her baby… very sad. On another note, it’s nice to watch the Balsom/Morasco family bond as well – comically over those ever-so popular photo Christmas cards!
Bree: The next casualty of Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome!
And I like it! What a cutie this new little Bree is, played by Stephanie Schmahl, whose mom told me that this was her very first audition – and role! I think the show’s decision to recast was a good one, given the addition of the new baby and all, even if the baby really isn’t a Brennan!
Marty is consumed with revenge – And Office Max could’ve made a fortune on her printing project!
“I finally got what I need, so I can do what I have to do,” Marty made a personal vow to herself… Okay, we all get that Marty is the perfect example of a woman scorned. However, along with the need for revenge, Marty is showing us that she’s also fighting a more in-depth emotion – love! No matter what the circumstances are, I have to say, I’m betting that Todd and Marty will overcome even the wildest of odds and come together! It was nice to see Andrew again, and who better to give Marty a glimpse into her past than the man she tried to scorn herself so many years ago – who later became her good friend!
In light of Marty hearing more about her past from Andrew, I thought it was only appropriate to show a video of Marty back in the day. Sit back while we open the soap vault and revisit another time when Todd (previously played by Roger Howarth) tried to help Marty… Has there always been a hidden love/hate relationship between these two? You be the judge!
Tea returns for some probono work!
“From what I’m reading your face is the only thing that has changed,” Tea said to Todd… Welcome back Tea! This is a character that although I always thought she should have had more of a backbone when it came to Todd, I really enjoyed in the day! However, watching her returning scenes made me feel as though we had gone back through time… Her defending Todd, the Vegas being upset about it, and so on and so forth…
My funniest quote of the week has to go to Todd! When Tea asked about his marriage to Blair, Todd replied, “She got the Delgado deal… five million dollars!”
Baby Hope Manning McBain is laid to rest…
"That was the saddest thing I'd ever seen," Langston cried to Dorian who agreed, "It's always hard when you have to bury a child…" Umm, am I the only person who is irritated that no one had the courtesy to add Thornhart to the baby's name on the service announcement? I mean, we all know the drill, Marcie was supposed to adopt the baby, and blah, blah, blah, but as a last respect to Cole - who is grieving too - don't you think Starr and Marcie could have had the decency to add his last name in there somewhere? I normally don't get ticked off at these types of things, but geezzz… I just hope when the truth comes out that their baby is really alive that Cole takes a stand and fights for his child - no matter what Starr or Marcie think!
John picks Blair and expresses his feelings!
"What are you saying? Do you want to walk away from this because I sure as hell don't," John said to Blair… Well, I'll be! This is the first time in all the time John has been on the show that he's really expressed himself so thoroughly! However, I have a strong feeling that no matter how great the sex is with Blair, John will not be able to get Marty out of his head - Only he knows why because I just don't get it…
Viki and Charlie swap spit - and AA chips!
"I would so like it if we could try again," Viki confessed to Charlie… Well, it's about darn time! It's not very often that we get two loves of a lifetime, and Viki has definitely found hers. Yes, I know, she has had a few loves, but I never thought any would come close to hers and Ben's. Charlie, in my eyes, is a very close second!
Vanessa kisses Cris then flaunts herself during a Christmas special…
"Please forgive me. I should've never done that. I just wanted to kiss you once before I left," Vanessa cried her crocodile tears to Cris… I can already see where this whole mess is going, and I don't like it! We all know that Sarah is leaving town, so where does this leave Cris? I'll tell you, though this is just my assumption, he'll end up going through with Vanessa's marriage proposal! However, with Ray coming back on the scene soon, let's hope he's able to prove his accusations against Vanessa in time to stop it!
Again, thanks for stopping by and please don't forget to leave me a little comment with your thoughts on the show's storylines! Best of all, we can agree, or disagree, and it's always in fun! Don't forget to let your voice be heard and vote in my new poll before you leave - I couldn't help posting this one… The name issue is still bothering me!
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- Amy Mistretta