Natalie's had it with the excuses! (Soaps.com)

Welcome to Amy’s
“One Life in a Week!” (January 19 – 23)

Here we are again, ready to tear apart the past week in Llanview, and I want to thank you all for stopping by to do so with me! Though the show was pre-empted on Tuesday, there was plenty that still took place, so let’s get to it!

Marty kisses John – and Blair sees them!

“No, I’m not going to do that,” John told Blair when she asked him to kick Marty out of Rodi’s… While I understand why John didn’t throw Marty out, she should be darn lucky that Blair didn’t knock her out – like the old Blair would have done – for running her mouth like she did! If Marty wants to revert to her party girl days, so be it, but please writers, please stop throwing this unbecoming attitude of hers at us!

Todd hugs Blair, and she gives him his kids!

“If you want me to beg you, I’ll beg you, please,” Todd said, to which Blair finally replied, “I’ll go get them…” This scene couldn’t have worked any better! We were able to see both Blair’s reluctance and her remaining feelings for Todd as a father shine through at once. Seeing Todd with Jack and Sam, I’m convinced that the show must redeem Todd so he can move on from this madness with Marty and get back to being the great dad he’s always tried – and I stress tried – to be!

Starr covers for Cole!

“What happens if I decide to do it anyway?” Cole asked in regards to his drug use, leaving Starr to reply, “Then I’ll have to accept it…” I must say, I think the days of Starr being a young girl are totally over. She has grown up so much from the experience of being a young mother, who lost her child, and I think the writers have done an excellent job with this! It would be so easy to allow her character to go back to being a kid again, but portraying Starr in this light sends a message that what she went through was real – and not something any teenage girl should take lightly. Though we are going from one controversial storyline (teenage pregnancy) to another (teenage drug use), I think it’s a great way to reach kids – or the parents who are dealing with this type of situation.

Nora and Bo find themselves in the principal’s office!

“Someone’s dealing drugs,” Bo said to the principal. “And I want to know what you’re going to do about it…” Though Nora begged Bo to take it easy on Matthew, it was definitely their civic duty to go to the principal with this information – and best that they didn’t forced Matthew to go as well. I like Matthew’s storyline, as a rebellious teen, as he hasn’t really had one all his own since he came on the show in 2001.