It was wonderful watching the mature, rather low-key closure between Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) and Adriana (Melissa Fumero) on One Life to Live.
As a fan of the couple, I appreciated that the show provided a respectful stopping point for two people who were once so in love.
Obviously Adriana changed a lot since she and Rex first became friends and eventually lovers.
But their parting conversation this week reminded me of why I started rooting for them long ago: Their foundation of friendship.
The mature dialogue they were able to share was touching, especially considering all the hurt, lies and maneuvering (mostly on Adriana’s part) that doomed the relationship. (Check out some of their conversation below.)

It’s evident that Rex and Adriana still care and want what’s best for each other. Adriana just happens to think she’s what’s best for Rex. But hey … you can’t blame a girl for trying.
As Adriana becomes more controlling and Dorian-like, she moves farther and farther away from the woman Rex fell in love with.
It was extra nice, then, to see a glimpse of that classy, mature woman again as she agreed to let Rex go.
Of course, this is a soap, so someday she’ll probably be back to lay claim to him once more.
But for now I have a sweet memory of two people calmly deciding to part ways.
That’s rather unique in daytime, don’t ya think?

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One thought on “Closure good for OLTL’s Rex, Adriana

  1. Sharona
    October 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Adrianna turned into a Class A bitch and Rex doesn’t deserve that..the gigi storyline is much more palatable to hit the nail on the head when you compared adrianna to dorian, the resemblance is scary….or maybe she has developed the same disorder victoria lord and jessica have..I find no purpose for two dorians on that show…I really enjoyed your take on this…sharona