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Another John and Natalie pairing? (Soaps.com)
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“One Life in a Week!” (September 28 – October 2)
If I have to see Tea cry one more time I think I’m going to upchuck all over my keyboard! Though the actress does a remarkable job at making the scenes real, I’m just so sick of the crying – that’s all Tea does! I, for one, am glad that the truth is all coming out – and that Tea and Ross finally came face to face – but the best is yet to come, as we are about to find out, as will Blair, what Tea’s really hiding – and I don’t mean that her real name is Mrs. Ross Rayburn. Speaking of my favorite unemployed surfer, Ross and Blair’s scenes were amazing this week! It was a nice change to see the different backdrop, with them racing through the water after Ross forced Blair onto the boat. In case you’re wondering where the show shot the scenes, Kassie (Blair) spilled the details to me – to pass along to you!
Here we go round the mulberry bush… Watching Kim and Stacy’s scenes make me feel as though I’m back in pre-school again. Wait a minute, did I even go to preschool? Anyway, these two have been well out of high school for some time now, and it’s ridiculous that they are resorting to this childish banter to break Gigi and Rex up – but even more importantly, what the heck has happened to Rex? He’s gone from a rebellious adolescent to a responsible business owner/new father to a total sap. It’s one thing to agree to be there for Stacy, where the baby is concerned, throughout the pregnancy, but to pay for Kim’s unlimited tab at Ultraviolet and to allow himself to be pulled into their games is utterly out of character and, again, totally ridiculous… Oh where oh where has my little Rex gone, oh where oh where can he be? Yeah, I must have gone to pre-school… and with Kim pulling naïve Schuyler, and a suddenly jealous Gigi, into the game of cat and mouse, a few more nursery songs come to mind, but I’m a writer, not a singer, so I’ll carry on with my Llanview thoughts…
I’m a huge fan of the show bringing musical guests to Llanview, which would only make sense since Llanview has two great clubs and one tavern, as I like to think of Rodi’s as – I just wish John would get on the ball and have someone rockin’ play there… I heard Creed is making a comeback! Listening to Lionel Richie brought me back to my old stomping grounds – the 80’s – and had me remembering some of his hits that made it big throughout that decade. I was disappointed that the show didn’t use him more in the episode – they have with others in the past, and Lionel is a true musical icon!
Okay, so Langston and Markko were working on a project for school one minute then making love in the next… Since we were the only ones to realize that Markko and Langston never shut off the camera before hitting the couch, we can pretty much guess that Markko’s teacher is going to get a lot more than they asked for in regards to the college video project Langston helped him with. This is a fun storyline, even if it’s, again, a predictable one – I guessed this was going to happen the second Markko said ‘video project’ and the words ‘opps, the camera is still on’ never left Markko’s mouth.
I received official word this week that the role of Jared Banks was being written out of the show, and his portrayer, John Brotherton, was indeed leaving New York and moving back to Los Angeles… I'm not happy about the decision at all, and it was sudden for many… Not that this is a spoiler, but with the turn of storyline events, and the fact that Jared is connected to the stalker, we have to wonder if Jared has never been sincere in his change from conman to respectable son/businessman/husband, or could it be this will be a case of Jared's past sneaking up on him and turning his life upside down - forever? While I feel the show is losing a great talent, I do want to wish John all the best. On the upside of things, as there always is one, I wouldn't mind seeing more John and Natalie interaction - even though these two never really made it work as a couple. If this is the road the storyline is going to take, with more sexual tension filled John and Natalie scenes of the past, I'm not sure how the writers would justify it, especially now that John and Marty have appeared to get back on track. However, John and Natalie were hot together, so I would welcome revisiting some of those old times.
I feel bad for Matthew, after all he went through in order to finally have the surgery, but I can also understand Greg's feelings of not wanting to take the chance on Matthew, especially with all the doubts surrounding his abilities after what happened to Shaun. There's bound to be more heartache surrounding this storyline, but if it pulls Nora and Bo back together, then I'm all for it.
For months it's seemed that Cris has been hiding his feelings for Layla, and I'm glad that Fish finally called him out on it. I'm not sure I'm ready for a Cris and Layla pairing, and I never liked him with Evangeline, so that isn't why (at this point, they just don't click for me), but it is nice seeing the guys dishing out advice to each other - and seeing Fish finally tell Kyle how he feels about him.
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On the show deciding to write out the role of Jared…(survey software)
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- Amy Mistretta