Another dead body. (TOLN/Hulu)

Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for June 25 and 27:

The show stepped it up this week and brought in new mysterious characters and embarked on a controversial storyline that had me hooked from the get go. Let’s break it down…

Hot for teacher.
It’s not what most would necessarily relate to as ‘love in the afternoon’ for their favorite soap operas, but older women preying on younger boys, and vice versa, is a very real issue. Whether or not Jack’s teacher really knew who he was or is as shocked as Jack, the writers have really hit the mark in deciding to tell the story of Jack and his older summer school teacher. Talk about a PSA! He’s a healthy teenage boy, she’s what one would call a hot teacher, and the combination of these two hitting the sheets opens doors for many reactions. The one that will probably be the most explosive, should it come out, will be Mama Bear Blair’s. She’s going to flip her lid! It might be grasping at straws, but could Kate be working for whoever is after Todd’s family? If she is she has a sure foot in with controlling Jack. Sure, he heard Blair’s ‘stranger danger’ warning but what teenage boy with raging hormones would stop to think a sexy, older woman would be taking anything more from him than sex? We see this in the news all of the time, and while sometimes the guilty party goes to jail, other times they don’t. Let’s hope the writers do this storyline justice and not carry it out as simply ‘forbidden love’.

Jeffrey strikes again.
Every reporter knows you have to take the bull by the horns in order to uncover a story, and Jeffrey did just that by luring Michelle back into Matthew’s orbit. Not only because Jeffrey wants to know her story, Matthew has a right to, and viewers want to know as well. We only got a glimpse of her so far, so it’s too soon to tell if she’s simply a girl who has the hots for Matthew or someone with stalker tendencies.