Oh what a week on One Life To Live!
Let’s recap, shall we?
Marty dies in a fiery van explosion in Ireland as her son, Cole, and boyfriend, John McBain, watch.
After coming back to Llanview, Cole overhears McBain (Michael Easton) talking to FBI agent Ramsey and discovers that Ramsey shot the tires of the van that he and his mother were in, causing it to go off the road and ultimately explode.
Cole, who’s out of control in a rage, gets Ramsey’s gun and threatens to shoot him, but, instead, accidentally shoots Miles Laurence (David Chisum) in the chest.
Miles falls into the river and McBain struggles to find him, ultimately rescuing the man whom he hates.
Now, Miles is in the hospital, hanging onto life by a thread.
Cole is in hiding from the police.
And McBain tells Bo that he was the one who shot Miles.
First of all, the scenes where Cole (Brandon Buddy) had the gun trained on Ramsey were so powerful….I mean, you could just see the rage all over his face and through his body language. It was intense realization that this man had caused the death of his mother.
Buddy has been superb throughout the week in his emotional reaction to his mother’s death and the realization that he’s an orphan. (His father was already dead.)
I particularly enjoyed his scenes Wednesday with Brittany Underwood, who plays Langston.
Both of Langston’s parents had died more than a year ago – and she never told anyone until recently, when Dorian discovered the truth.
Now Langston and Cole have a common bond.
And their scenes together on Wednesday were so poignant.
After all, Langston has been there.
She knows how he’s feeling.
These two young actors were wonderful together as Langston tried to comfort Cole in his grief.
The intense pain.
The raw emotion.
Cole: How long do you feel like this? How long do you feel bad?
Langston: I haven’t stopped feeling bad. But it’s been over a year now and finally I don’t always wake up in the middle of the night and cry – only once in awhile. I can laugh again and think about the future.
So what’s in store for Cole’s future?
Not only is he dealing with his mother’s death, but now he has the guilt from shooting Miles.
Will he be prosecuted for the shooting or will McBain continue to take the blame?

2 Responses to “Langston and Cole: One Life To Live’s Orphans”

  1. The acting of these two were fantastic during those scenes. I really felt for both of them. I sense an “Oustanding Younger Actor” nomination for both of them in 2008! They definitely deserve it.
    I’m thinking that Miles will drop the charges to make up for what he did to Marty when she was alive. Maybe that will help to make him more likeable to some.
    But otherwise, I’ve been loving the material & acting of OLTL’s younger set.
    And dare I say, I liked Langston & Cole together as a future couple!

  2. Kimi,
    I think we’re both on the same wave length…These two have put in some really powerful performances of late – and together they were fantastic! Langston and Cole together – yeah, I like them together, but I don’t think that fans would go for Langston stabbing her best friend in the back…but I do like them together…As far as your Miles prediction, that seems on track.