By Michele Dargan

It’s pretty sad when the only thing I like about a soap is the opening theme song.

Yes sireeeee.

I loved hearing the OLTL opening theme song – sung with the words – for those three days of the musical.

Each day the song was performed by different singers – one day it was sung by Kassie DePaiva (Blair) who has a beautiful voice.

And – I think Tuesday – the opening theme was from the late 1980’s sung by Peabo Bryson.

[NOTE: I later found out that it was Mark Lawson (Brody) who sang Tuesday’s theme song – and HUGE KUDOS to him….To me, he sounded just like Peabo Bryson!]

They didn’t use the 80’s photos, of course.

Does anyone know the reason why they would use that theme song for three days and then revert back?

I don’t know why…But I will say that it was comforting….comforting because it made me think of the good old days of OLTL.

Ah yes….The 80’s…when the storylines and writing were still good.

Sad it’s come to this…..

I’ve already blogged about the hot mess of the three-day musical fiasco.

Lots of fast forwarding for me on those days.

As far as I’m concerned, the only good things to come out of that musical are seeing Brody (Mark Lawson) in his dress whites

And having Markko (Jason Tam) FINALLY discover the awful truth about Langston cheating on him with that low-life Ford.

THAT is another one of those storylines – like GH’s Liz cheating on Lucky with Nikolas – that went on way too long!

Oh, yeah….I loved when Markko slugged Ford. Now THAT was good!

And, judging by the previews, OLTL isn’t getting better any time soon…..

Natalie and Brody getting drunk and sleeping together?????

It looks like that will happen today.

Of course, Jessica will regain her memory and John will tell Natalie he wants her back…AND Nat and Brody will have THIS big secret…

Not good, since I like both couples and, of course, they’re being ruined.

Why is it that everyone on OLTL jumps into bed with the first available body when they get upset?

Everyone wants good drama.

But gratuitous sex is insulting to the fans and ruins the crediblity of good characters.

By Michele Dargan

 I knew it!!!

What seems now to be eons ago, I predicted that Mitch Laurence was Rex’s daddy.

And FINALLY the big reveal on One Life To Live yesterday!

(Unless, of course, there’s some kind of twist that we don’t know about).

Actually, the twist in the backstory is that Rex grew up thinking he was Natalie’s brother and several years ago discovered that Natalie was, in fact, a Buchanan.

Natalie was actually Jessica’s twin, but they never knew each other because Mitch had stolen Natalie at birth and gave her to Roxy Balsom (Rex’s mother) to raise.

Not only that, but in a HUGE history rewrite (and not a very popular one) Mitch raped Viki and fathered Jessica; while Clint fathered Natalie. (Using that very rare phenomenon that a woman can have twins fathered by two men).

Which now makes Jessica and Rex – brother and sister.

Mitch Laurence

Mitch Laurence

Roscoe Born’s portrayal of Mitch is one of THE most evil characters in soap opera history.

The guy is scary evil!

He creeped me out back in the day when he was that cult leader.

And with every OLTL return, he has become more and more evil.

Remember when he camethisclose to cutting Natalie’s heart out to give it to her grandfather, Victor Lord (also no stranger to evil).

Mitch’s appearance yesterday was chilling.

And that’s just the beginning.

Check out the SoapNET preview below.

Warning: not for the faint of heart.

By Michele Dargan

Were you all wiping your eyes after watching Tuesday’s One Life To Live?

Soooo many good performances……

Where to start….

First of all, Mark Lawson, as Brody, was phenomenal throughout the past few days…particularly on Tuesday when he was talking to Jessica (Bree Williamson) about how he wants a family with her.

He was crying…..she was crying……I was crying….

I tell ya, Lawson and Williamson together are dynamic.

But most of all they make us really feel what they are feeling.

I have to say that I was a liiiiitle nervous that Tess or Bess would emerge to “rescue” Jess from an emotional situation. Jess was looking a bit unhinged there for a few minutes, but so far – and hopefully – she will remain integrated.

And more kudos to Lawson on his action scenes in the warehouse – gripping!

Certainly the saddest event of Tuesday – and the most shocking – was the news that Shaun (Sean Ringgold) is comatose from the effects of the brain surgery to remove a bullet fragment.

To complicate matters (and in soaps everything is complicated) his brother Greg (Terrell Tilford) performed the surgery, being the best and most qualified in Llanview Hospital.

When Greg had to tell his parents and Destiny that Shaun was not waking up……so moving.

Tilford really showed his depth with those scenes – and then in his later scenes when he totally broke down…..He has shown such a transformation of his character over the past few weeks…..

And Tuesday, Greg experienced a 180 degree turnaround from the cocky, self-absorbed doctor who stepped into Llanview a few months ago.

Daphne Duplaix as Rachel also delivered such good performances over the past few weeks as she wrestled with her feelings about Greg and Shaun, culminating in the realization of Shaun’s fate and Greg’s feelings of guilt.

Duplaix is a very real actress who makes you believe what she is saying and feeling.

Another really good performance from the younger set – Shenell Edmonds as Destiny.

She totally broke my heart when Destiny realized that Shaun was not waking up.

Here are some of the better scenes of Tuesday’s OLTL, including Jess and Brody towards the end.

On the up side: Starr, Hope and Cole were reunited.

Kristin Alderson has been incredible throughout the whole hostage thing and Brandon Buddy has been wonderful in the undercover storyline.

So for all you Sole fans out there, here’s a compilation of their scenes in the video below.

And be sure to check out the montage at the end of the video, which puts to music an overview of all the characters highlights from Tuesday’s eppy.