By Michele Dargan
I knew it!!!
What seems now to be eons ago, I predicted that Mitch Laurence was Rex’s daddy.
And FINALLY the big reveal on One Life To Live yesterday!
(Unless, of course, there’s some kind of twist that we don’t know about).
Actually, the twist in the backstory is that Rex grew up thinking he was Natalie’s brother and several years ago discovered that Natalie was, in fact, a Buchanan.
Natalie was actually Jessica’s twin, but they never knew each other because Mitch had stolen Natalie at birth and gave her to Roxy Balsom (Rex’s mother) to raise.
Not only that, but in a HUGE history rewrite (and not a very popular one) Mitch raped Viki and fathered Jessica; while Clint fathered Natalie. (Using that very rare phenomenon that a woman can have twins fathered by two men).
Which now makes Jessica and Rex – brother and sister.
Roscoe Born’s portrayal of Mitch is one of THE most evil characters in soap opera history.
The guy is scary evil!
He creeped me out back in the day when he was that cult leader.
And with every OLTL return, he has become more and more evil.
Remember when he camethisclose to cutting Natalie’s heart out to give it to her grandfather, Victor Lord (also no stranger to evil).
Mitch’s appearance yesterday was chilling.
And that’s just the beginning.
Check out the SoapNET preview below.
Warning: not for the faint of heart.