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Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for June 18 and 20:

The writers kept it real, which landed them a big ‘A’ in my weekly report, as well as for writing a character who has quickly become one of my favorites, and for the ‘mirror mirror on the wall Clint’s not the fairest of them all’ revelation. Storylines are heading in the right direction. Let’s break it down…

Jeffrey to the rescue.
It can’t be stressed enough how having a character who has a bit of mystery yet is warm, funny and cares about others is needed in soap operas. Jeffrey has all of those elements, which can be incorporated into so many lives. Not only is he a means of support for Destiny, they have great chemistry and could easily transition into being a couple. Sure, it would cause some insecurity with Matthew where Drew is concerned but so be it. Then there’s Jeffrey’s relationship with Viki and his job as a freelancer at The Banner… He could have made a name for himself by blowing the Pellegrino Fund story out of the water, but he didn’t. He cares about Viki, wanted her to know about it first, and took the chance that the story would be scooped by another reporter in order to tell her. Life’s all about taking chances, and liking Jeffrey and all he stands for makes it easy to invest in this character.