Have soap opera storylines always dragged on for what seems to be FOR-EVER??
I know it seems like a rhetorical question – because, historically, that is sort of the nature of the beast.
It seems like these days, soap storylines r-e-a-l-l-y d-r-a-g on much l-o-n-g-e-r than I remember from, say, the 70’s or 80’s.
At least as far as I can recollect.
Case in point.
The baby swap storyline on One Life To Live, where Bess, Jess’s alter, switched Jess’s stillborn baby with Starr’s live one.
I thought (for a fleeting moment) that when Natalie and Jared discovered the truth, they would spill what they know and everything would be right with the world.
But, no-o-o-o-o.
So I ask…..How LONG will this go on?
Judging from the photo below, it looks like at least until the christening.
If I remember correctly – going back a few years – there was that crossover baby swap storyline on OLTL and AMC when Paul Cramer stole Babe’s son on AMC and transported him to OLTL and gave the baby to his sister Kelly so that she could pass him off as her own.
And she did for about a year as I remember.
Oh how I hope this doesn’t go on that long.
And then there’s the matter of Stacy passing herself off as Shane’s bone marrow donor, blackmailing Gigi to break up with Rex and making Roxy go along with the aforementioned blackmail or she will reveal the identity of Rex’s father.
HOW long has the “Who’s Rex’s Daddy?” storyline been going on, anyway?
So long that I can’t remember when it started. When will that reveal happen? It doesn’t seem like anytime in the near future.
And if his father is Mitch Laurence then I’m really not looking forward to the havoc that revelation will wreak.
I hate to say it, but I knew that when we left Gigi (Farah Fath) on Friday – supposedly getting ready to spill her guts to Jessica about her secret with Rex secretly listening in – that something would stop her from confessing the truth.
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Rex eavesdropping
But, on some level, as I was listening to her Monday getting almost to the point of no return, I was hoping that I was wrong, because I so want the secret of Stacy’s blackmail to come out.
(Me and everybody else on the planet!)
So, yeah, I was distressed to say the least when Rex burst into the kitchen before Gigi could get to the truth.
And what really ticked me off that he was defending Stacy!
Ugh! I can see where this is going!
Even though this storyline hasn’t really been on our screens very long, it seems like an ETERNITY because I so can’t stand Stacy.
Please OLTL writers…..release us from this misery and get Rex and Gigi back together ASAP and expose Stacy for who – and what she is!
Unfortunately, I have a feeling, this isn’t happening anytime soon…..

6 thoughts on “OLTL Storylines That Need to Move On

  1. Kimi
    April 14, 2009 at 11:25 am

    OMG I was waiting for Gigi to say it, then Rex interrupted & I knew then this wasn’t gonna end anytime soon & I don’t what the future holds.
    Same for “Chloe” when Nat/Jared burned the evidence. Given Nat’s upbringing I don’t know how she could be a part of this. Do they think ANYBODY is gonna be like “Oh, we understand” when this comes out? Even if by some miracle everyone else understands, we know Todd won’t & he’ll make their lives hell.
    I could even understand better if Nat would just say straight up she’s scared Tess will come back out & kill her & this is the only way to keep Tess away. Nat/Jared’s actions are pretty much guaranteeing a visit from Tess in the future.
    I’ll bet money at this point these 2 stories won’t be come to a head til November sweeps.

  2. Kimi
    April 14, 2009 at 11:31 am

    The above should’ve read: “I don

  3. Michele
    April 14, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Kimi,
    You would have thought that Jared/Nat learned their lesson w/the last Big Secret that blew up in their faces!
    Good point about Todd wreaking vengeance…
    And I was thinking the exact same thing: ‘why aren’t they talking to Viki?’
    The answer is: then the s/l wouldn’t drag on like the writers want it to!
    And, yeah, you’re probably right on the Nov. sweeps timing…

  4. Kimi
    April 15, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Suddenly it seems like it’s gonna be a real looooooonnnnngggg summer LOL

    June 18, 2009 at 3:01 pm