Credit: Consumed with emotion. (

Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for May 3 – 7:

Tea received some pretty bad news this week. I’m looking forward to this very realistic storyline and all that it will bring. In the end, I hope it doesn’t mean an exit for Florencia Lozano. Please take a moment to let us know your feelings about this storyline through our Tea’s Diagnosis Poll. I’m really excited about Blair’s recent empathy for Tea. Believe it or not, sometimes it’s possible that even your worst enemy can be of more comfort to you than those you love. I think with Blair Tea will be able to let all of her feelings show without the added burden of hurting her family by doing so in front of them.

Not Your Average Father of the Year.
I enjoyed Todd and Dani’s emotional scene in his hospital room. Even though Todd managed to bash Tea for the way she raised Dani he professed to always be there for his daughter. I know Todd is a great villain but some of my favorite Todd moments are watching him as a caring father. Even if he tends to go over the edge in an attempt to be one. Speaking of going over the edge, Cole did just that. I was glad that the judge didn’t let him off the hook so easily. Bottom line, he almost killed Todd and in society that’s a big no-no. I know, Todd’s gotten away with worse, but I want to see Cole have to fight to reclaim his life. Realistic touches in storylines go a long way with me.

Family Loyalty.
I’m glad Kelly and Blair have finally reached a truce but hadn’t they reached one in the past as well? It’s neither here nor there. I have a feeling these two will always have a rift between them but when it comes to the Cramer women they are always there for each other no matter what. Onto Kelly and Reed’s relationship… It’s clear these two shared a major attraction back in London. However, I’m not buying the fact that Reed is just simply smitten with Kelly. I think Reed holds a much deeper secret. One that involves the mystery surrounding Melinda’s death. Only time will tell…