One Life to Live Weekly Blog!
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Welcome to Amy’s “One Life in a Week” for June 21 – 25:
This week was filled with a slew of lies. Ford lied, Hannah lied, Starr lied… Who didn’t lie? Let’s look through the goings on in Llanview together and analyze what went down…
Trading In His Pitch Fork For Half Of A Halo.
Finally Dani admitted to Tea that it’s possible Todd isn’t all that bad. The scenes surrounding Tea’s fight to survive as well as her fear of breaking the news to Dani brought me to tears. Tea and Todd work as a couple. Todd as Dani’s father… It works too. It’s nice to see Todd put Dani in her place and not tiptoe around the girl trying to make her believe in him anymore. This only shows his first priority is Tea. So is that why he went and kissed Kelly? To halt her suspicions in regards to his somber mood? Classic Todd Manning! He was right about one thing though… Kelly kissed him back. What was with that?
The $64,000 Question: Who Attacked Ford?
I thought for sure Hannah was the one who tried to kill Ford. It was obvious Ford was working with Todd to make sure Hannah goes down for the crime. My guess is Ford’s bank account just surpassed his teaching wage ten times over. What about the blood John found on Hannah’s sweater? Planted as well? Possibly. On the flipside, if Hannah didn’t do it who did? The writers have done a great job with this mystery. While I brushed aside Jessica’s doubts about having been involved I have to wonder if she did snap and try to bash Ford’s head in. [Too bad the beating didn’t give Ford an attitude adjustment!] If this ends up being the case we all know Jessica won’t get in any trouble for it and the beating will just be added to the long list of her mentally excused crimes. I touched base on this a few weeks ago and I have to wonder if I’m the only who feels as though Jessica will never be back to her normal self. Be sure to vote your thoughts in our Jessica’s Demeanor Poll.
Friends With Benefits.
One thing’s for sure I’m getting a bit sick of Natalie dwelling on her night with Brody. She finally has John back, Brody isn’t thinking twice about it yet she isn’t able to handle the guilt of sleeping with Jessica’s man. I think it’s out of character to have her acting this way at this point in the game. Sure she feels guilty but either confess or get over it already.
Is There A Starr Without A Cole? Do I Even Care?
By now everyone should know that Brandon Buddy is leaving One Life to Live. Or so we thought [psst, be sure to vote your theory in the link above]. The actor claimed his twitter page was hacked and that what was tweeted wasn't true. Apparently Cole is now here to stay. At first I was upset to hear the news of his departure. I didn't want to see Brandon leave but mostly wondered what this would mean for the dynamic the writers have worked so hard to bring to the couple of Starr and Cole. I've been hooked on James since his arrival and the immediate chemistry between him and Starr. If Cole were ever to leave Llanview I think there is definitely room for a new romance between James and Starr. I like how they both connected over having to deal with an abusive father, not to mention fighting for their lives. Some think it's out of character for Starr to rush off with a stranger. I don't necessarily agree, as things happened fast, but I do think she should've tried to call Todd for help. Whether Starr is being rash or not I would rather watch her steal cars than have her be a homebody [not to minimize her responsibility as a young mother]. If the storyline went that way it would bore viewers to pieces and be detrimental for the character's need on the show. I'm glad Cole came to his senses and didn't sleep with Hannah. Like I said last week I want to see him fight for Starr. Maybe then we can finally decide if they can make a go of it as a real couple without allowing outside forces to take them down so quickly. I want the writers to make me care about them again because in reality it's up to them anyway!
Bring On The Rotisserie Chicken!
I'm a bit miffed over Charlie's jealously of David. When he found David sunbathing at Llanfair he whined to Viki about David being butt naked and oiled up like a rotisserie chicken. [Join me for dinner, anyone?] While I laughed out loud I'm wondering why the writers would make Charlie act out like this. He knows he's married to the most loyal woman in town. It just doesn't make sense. Maybe it's to counter the way Viki feels about Charlie working with Dorian. Wouldn't these types of emotions be better aimed toward the teen scene? Maybe not… sometimes even the teens act older than the adults in Llanview [Minus Matthew who's acting like a spoiled rich brat!]. Speaking of which the skies opened when Langston finally realized Ford never loved her and never would. She did the adult thing by cutting her losses and walking away. Better late than never.
I'll see you back here next Friday for another week's worth of Amy's "One Life In A Week!"
- Amy Mistretta