One Life to Live Weekly Blog!
Matthew and Dani say goodbye! (Soaps.com)
Welcome to Amy’s
“One Life in a Week!” (November 16 – 20)
Emotions exploded throughout the show this week, and though there were a few happy moments, most were filled with sadness. Let’s take a look at what stood out for me and see where your own thoughts fall into place with mine – agree, disagree… I want to hear them all!
I was so sad to see the finality of John Brotherton’s (Jared Banks) two year run on the show, and the depths of sadness that came from Natalie, as well as Charlie, but the scenes that were filled with the most intensity this week, for me, were the ones from the Napa vineyard – Charlie almost strangling Mitch, Mitch taunting John (not in that order), and John at the end of his rope, almost putting a bullet in Mitch’s sick head. I can already see where the writers are going to take this, and it reminds me of John from the old days – a man consumed with many haunting demons. Though fans often wonder if it’s possible for John to ever be happy, me included, I’m beginning to think that’s just not in the cards for this character. John’s at his best when he’s playing the introverted hero, which ultimately promises his fans a high-strung, sexually-tension filled storyline to come – and I’m guessing this will bring him back to Natalie’s bed – or more appropriate, Natalie to his.
While Rex is having a hard time coming to terms with his parentage, Stacy and Kim, and her latest ploy to become the next Mrs. Clint Buchanan, are sure to play out big after Nora confesses that she and Bo are planning to reunite. Like I said before, I think Clint may very well latch onto Kim, who, by the way, cracked me up when I heard that she’d blackmailed many business-type husbands, who she’d lap-danced for, into giving her a reference for her fake resume. I used to think that Clint always belonged with Viki, but I hope that the show doesn’t take us there again, as Viki has proved to be Charlie’s soulmate – and he hers. Nora and Bo, thankfully, still have great chemistry together, so I couldn’t be happier that these two have finally given in to their feelings. When the dust settles, if someone doesn’t kill Mitch first, Rex, Jessica, Roxy, Dorian, Viki – the list goes on and on – are going to have their hands full with his presence in Llanview… and I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitch uses Kim and Stacy to his advantage – as well as some other unsuspecting people!
On Stacy and Kim getting caught with the pregnancy pad… The only thing I have to say is – please let this open Schuyler’s eyes to the fact that there’s more behind Stacy’s pregnancy than she’s letting on! Unfortunately… I’ll tease you and also say that Kim and Stacy aren’t done scamming those around them…
Matthew finally, and successfully, made it through his surgery - thanks to Greg - and I'm looking forward to seeing him recover. The question is going to be, which girl will have the biggest place in his life during it: Destiny, someone who has always stood by him, or Dani, a girl who related to Matthew's family circumstances and made it possible for him to get to Seattle in time to have the surgery? Though I hope Destiny and Matthew remain best friends, because, really, if she wouldn't have contacted her hotshot brother, Dr. Greg, in the first place, none of this would be possible, but I think Dani is a better suited match for Matthew. It appears Shaun isn't going to be the only heartbroken Evans in town, but seriously, and though we can't help who we fall in love with, Shaun and Destiny allowed themselves to fall head over heels with too many expectations from the other parties - in this case Rachel and Matthew.
How about that scene with Todd and Dani asking each other, "Who the hell are you?" Too funny! I must say, from someone who always thought Todd and Blair belonged together, I'm a bit taken back by how much Todd loves Tea - and is trying to push Blair away, which, this time, has nothing to do with any ulterior motives. Todd's feelings are completely sincere, but no matter how much he's trying to change, unless this new Todd we are seeing is for real, I doubt Todd will be able to forgive Tea for keeping his daughter away from him for so many years - and for passing her off as Ross'! Speaking of Ross… he's really reached his emotional limit, which proved my point when he attacked Tea. In a perfect soap world, now that I've had to accept that Todd can't give his all to Blair, I'd like to see Ross be there for Blair, and vice versa, and have him stay in Llanview for months to come - but I just don't think I'm going to get my wish.
I'm not quite sure how Markko, and everyone around him, determined him to be the one deciding vote that lost the election for Dorian. Granted, if Markko would have voted for her, she would have won, but really, how can we be sure? Someone else could have fallen into the same circumstance, promised to vote for Dorian but, in the end, gave their vote to Viki. All and all, the logic was way off base to me, especially since Markko was clearly not the last person to enter the Llanview voting booth on Election Day.
Although next week will be a short one, with only three episodes, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday Pre-Empts, there will be plenty more drama to be had including confessions, confrontations and a huge realization for one Llanview resident! By the way, for all of you Layla/Cris fans, if you haven't heard, Tika Sumpter has just re-signed with the show, so you can bet we'll be seeing more of this couple in the future!
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Again, with the holidays next week, my blog won't be posted on Friday, but rather on Wednesday, so I'll see you then for a half of a week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week!"
- Amy Mistretta