By Michele Dargan
Would someone please tell me what is in the watercooler at the One Life To Live studios?
More specifically….the writers’ watercooler?
Does it seem odd to anyone else that the OLTL writers’ seem to be making a habit of having a seemingly non-violent person go from a calm, reasonable person to a raging maniac in about five seconds?
Schulyer Joplin (Scott Clifton) the most recent case in point.
Granted, he did lose everything….Gigi, the baby and then finding out that Mitch was his father.
But there was no evidence at all they he was a) crazy or b) had violent tendencies.
And in a matter of a Big Apple minute, the guy kidnaps Gigi, holds her captive at gunpoint and then aims to shoot Rex, but instead shoots Bo.
Take a look at the way Schuyler goes totally off the deep end with Gigi.
That’s all I can say about what they’ve done to the character.
Then, afterward, Schuyler somehow regains rational thinking when talking with Roxy (Ilene Kristen).
Kind of inconsistent, wouldn’t you say?
This same modus operandi happened with Ross Rayburn (Michael Lowry) just a few short months ago, remember? He went from a laid-back surfer dude to a psycho nut job.
I wrote about it then, marveling at the ridiculousness of it.
It was just a vehicle to get Ross off the show and pair Todd with Tea. But, really, couldn’t they have thought of something that wasn’t so ridiculous?
Now we see the same thing happen to Schuyler.
Unfortunately, we know Scott Clifton has been let go from the show.
So the question is will Schuyler be killed off or sent to St. Ann’s or to Statesville?
And the sad thing is that Roxy will once again be left alone.