Riff to the Raff. (TOLN/Hulu)

Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for May 6 – 9:

The lack of John McBain’s presence in Llanview is in the air. David’s still rocking the great one-liners, lovin’ them all. Clint gave Matthew some long overdue advice. And the ‘RiffRaff’ that blew into town brought back a few 80s memories. Let’s break the week down…

The Real Housewives Of Llanview.
One of the highlights of watching the show has always been the pure enjoyment of David’s dialogue. It’s nice to see David’s dream of having a successful reality television series carried out in the reboot. He had a point in telling Todd he would be a great asset to “The Real Housewives Of Llanview,” as could so many others – including David’s wife who’s been married more times than we can keep track.

Behind the hidden cameras.
Tea’s house is bugged with a hidden camera, as is Shelter and Llanfair. It’s becoming clear that someone behind the scenes is most likely monitoring Victor and Todd’s family’s every move. Todd ruined Victor’s life – at the hands of their mother’s brainwashing – so it wouldn’t be a big shocker if someone was brainwashing Victor to do the same to his brother or if Victor was actually an imposter… No matter how many times they shake on a truce. In Llanview payback has always been a bitch.

A John recast is in order.
John would have never left Liam and is no longer with another woman in Port Charles like Natalie pointed out to Nora, so the character needs to be recast. Not necessarily so McBain can reunite with Natalie (They never got it right so keep the past in the past.) but rather to keep his Llanview presence intact. John was a big force in town and was mixed up in numerous storylines throughout the years. If the show can recast Matthew and Destiny they can surely do the same for John. If we can’t have John back on the force we need a good side-kick for Bo. Natalie sleeping at her desk at the station isn’t going to cut it. Read what Soaps.com posters are saying about a John McBain recast. I like poster ‘Axl Rose’s’ suggestion: Grayson McCouch (ex-Dusty Donovan, “ATWT”).

Coming to terms with today’s digital world.
Viki to Clint in regard to The Banner: “The paper’s in such trouble. Maybe I was just too slow to join the digital revolution.”