One Life To Live has been so captivating and so action-packed over the past two weeks – I don’t know where to begin – it’s been that good!
On Friday, I wrote about Blair finally standing up to Todd and Todd beginning to get his comeuppance. (See blog below).
There was so much more to be said….However, writing when you’re jet-lagged is never a good combination and I was exhausted.
I had just returned from a week in Ireland – and kudos to Kara for her brilliant musings and for carrying the blog single-handedly in my absence.
And, of course I get back and begin to watch all the back eppys of OLTL – and each one better than the next!
So here goes – although late I feel the need to discuss.
First of all – there was Rex and Adriana’s wedding and “the punch heard ’round the world’ – not to mention the appearance by Brody.
A video is worth a thousand words. Watch below for all the fireworks.

There were lots of really good performances and side scenes leading up to the Bridezilla moment by Adriana (Melissa Fumero) – especially when it looked like Rex (John Paul Lavoisier) wasn’t going to show.
In addition to Fumero and Lavoisier being at their best – there were many other enjoyable, wonderful performances.
Loved the scenes with Talia (BethAnn Bonner) and Antonio (Kamar de los Reyes) sneaking off to be together and the priest finding them in a lip-lock in church.
And then there was Robert S. Woods as Bo trying to keep everything together in the face of impending disaster…Woods always delivers.
It was fun watching the many mood changes of Dorian (Robin Strasser) when at first she thought her plan to stop the wedding had worked – and then watching her as she realized it didn’t.
Kathy Brier is consistently good as Marcie McBain, and I particularly liked her scenes with Gigi (Farah Fath) as she tried to convince Gigi to tell Rex the truth – that he is Shane’s father.
And how about after the wedding – the Bo and Lindsay kiss? Finally!
But that was followed by the Bo/Lindsay and Nora/Clint confrontation, where Bo learned that Lindsay (Catherine Hickland) had fed Clint (Jerry Ver Dorn) the negative info about BE’s enemies.
Also good stuff!
Will Bo and Lindsay survive a second chance?
Or will Nora (Hillary B.Smith) get the revenge she so wants?
Some of the funniest and most entertaining scenes revolved around – who else, but David Vickers, Llanview’s most lovable scoundrel.
With Natalie (Melissa Archer), Jared (John Brotherton) and Nigel (Peter Bartlett) desperately trying to keep secret that Jared is not a Buchanan from the rest of the family, Vickers (Tuc Watkins) finds out the secret and – what else – blackmails them.
What Vickers doesn’t know is that he is the lost Buch heir.
To keep him quiet for awhile, Jared clocks Vickers on the head with a glass and carts him out to the stable to hide him until they figure out a plan.
Some really funny scenes in the living room, before Jared and Nigel are able to get Vickers to the barn.
Clint and Nora enter the room, with Vickers stowed behind the couch.
This is really funny! Check out when Nora sits on the couch and Vicker’s hand appears next to her! The comedic sides from all of the actors really shines in these scenes.

More good scenes with Natalie bringing breakfast to a hog-tied Vickers.
Even Whiskey weighs in on the scene.
Check out Whiskey’s ears as the horse looks at Vickers and tries to figure out what the heck he’s doing in her territory. Being a horse person and having owned horses, I know how funny horses can be with their expressions.

I think some of my favorite Melissa Archer scenes occurred in the barn as she tries to hide Vickers from Clint. She puts a horse blanket around the bound and gagged Vickers and puts him next to Whiskey. Then Natalie tap dances with words as she discourages Clint from going for a ride on the mare.

And there’s so much more going on….What about the jewel heist from Lindsay’s gallery? Will Ramsey finally get his due?
And then there’s Dorian….drugging Charlie (Brian Kerwin) and then pouring alcohol down the recovering alcoholic’s throat? I’m really not liking that twist, particularly because it’s going to bring Viki (Erika Slezak) heartache.
I guess we’ll have to tune in this week to see.

YAY!
The Paris, Texas crew is back – with David Vickers!!
Double YAY!
Everyone loves Tuc Watkins as David Vickers – because he’s just so darn funny.
And entertaining!
And he never fails to put the pizzazz in One Life To Live.
Coupled with the comedic talents of Moe Stubbs (John Rue ) and Noelle Ortiz (January LaVoy), David Vickers shines as a bus boy at the Bon Jour Cafe.

And then Vickers proceeds to tell us how he ended up at the Bon Jour, which goes from funny to funnier!

In my opinion, the Paris, Texas storyline was the most entertaining thing to come to OLTL in years.
And trust me, I’ve been watching OLTL for 35-and-change years.
I started watching back when I was in high school in good old Trumbull, CT….
Which brings me to my “small world” story.
LaVoy grew up in Trumbull, too.
Small world!
And her first acting gig was at a local community theatre called the Polka Dot Playhouse in Bridgeport, CT.
Just so happens that I did some acting there too – back in the day after graduating from college.
Really small world!
I have always like Noelle, especially when it became apparent that she and Moe had feelings for each other…..They are just so cute together!
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Noelle
And I also loved her loyalty to Viki and to Gigi during the hostage situation at the Bon Jour. Noelle took care of Shane when Gigi was arrested for aiding and abetting Marcie.
Loyalty is an important trait that seems to be lacking in today’s society.
But Noelle – she is loyal.
And now that I’ve discovered that her portrayer and I are from the same hometown and have trod the same boards – well, I’m even more fond of her.
Getting back to Vickers and the Bon Jour….I can’t wait to see today’s eppy.
Especially since Friday’s cliffhanger ended with Vickers spotting Natalie and Jared kissing!
It’s particularly scandalous because Jared is masquerading as her uncle – and a Buchanan heir.
You see, Jared and Natalie know the big secret – that Vickers is, in fact, the long, lost Buchanan.
Not Jared.
So, I’m thinking, the secret is thisclose to coming out.