Well it’s about damn time, Blair!
I have been waiting – impatiently I might add – for Blair to take control, stand up to Todd and fight for Starr’s rights on One Life To Live.
I waited while she allowed Todd to beat up teenagers Markko and Cole and terrorize young Langston.
I waited while she sat passively by as Todd made Starr a prisoner in her own home.
And finally, FINALLY, Blair snapped out of it after watching Todd cause Starr to tumble down a flight of stairs.
And Kassie DePaiva as Blair did not disappoint.
DePaiva ran the gamut of emotions beautifully.
From the scenes when she found out 16-year-old Starr (Kristen Alderson) was pregnant, Blair went from tender moments with Starr to fierce and protective in taking a stand for her daughter against Todd (Trevor St. John).
What was most surprising to me was the scene in the hospital when Todd starts roughing up Cole and the police come.
Todd immediately looks at John McBain (Michael Easton) and blames him for calling the police.
But Blair stops Todd in his tracks, telling him it was she who called them.
Check out these scenes.

You gotta love it!

Why is it that when Antonio Vega finds happiness on One Life To Live it only lasts about five minutes?
I was really liking the fact that he and Talia Sahid finally got together – and now I’m really hating the fact that he is getting all angry and jealous over Talia’s working relationship with John McBain (Michael Easton).
Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE John McBain….And, yeah, he hasn’t found happiness either.
In fact, quite the opposite. McBain has ended up with heartache from any of his relationships. But that’s a topic for another day.
For the most part, I’ve liked what Ron Carlivati has done with the soap since taking over the head writing duties last fall.
But I’m HATING the way he is making Antonio angry again.
Antonio and Talia
Antonio (Kamar de los Reyes) has a gentle and kind side to him, particularly towards his daughter, Jamie.
So why, after Antonio survived that awful Jessica/Nash cheating fiasco and finally gets together with Talia (BethAnn Bonner) is he reverting back to that nasty Santi anger.
And, of course, that wacko, dirty police commissioner Lee Ramsey (Hunt Block) is behind all of this nonsense.
Ramsey is the new Spencer Truman.
I say, get rid of Ramsey!
Check out this video of Antonio confronting Talia in the police station.

I implore you, Ron, please give Antonio and Talia a chance.
Give us back the nice Antonio!

The Rage of Todd Manning – Part II
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse….
Picking up from yesterday’s One Life To Live blog, when Todd slapped around teenager, Markko, in order to find out where his daughter, Starr, went with her boyfriend, Cole.
Well THAT was only the tip of the iceberg!
Wednesday was just way too intense
Where do I begin?
OK. I’m beginning at the end.
Because THAT was my favorite part.
When my absolute FAVE character, John McBain, pounds on the door of La Boule.
Todd answers the door and McBain decks Todd, knocking him to the floor!
“Touch the kid again and I’ll kill you,” McBain said.
Yeah, I really like Michael Easton portraying the veteran cop, McBain.
Getting back to Todd, he roughs up Markko so that Langston, Starr’s best friend, will tell Todd where Starr and Cole went – and she does.
The two lovebirds went to Langston’s vacant house to make love for the first time….
At least it was supposed to be the first time….but before they got to it, Todd (Trevor St. John) burst into the bedroom and began beating and kicking Cole (Brandon Buddy).
Starr (Kristen Alderson) is screaming and crying for him to stop.
It was really hard to watch.
Let’s keep in mind this is a man assaulting a teenager.
And I don’t mean a few slaps – it was an out and out assault.
Then Blair (Kassie DePaiva) bursts in and tries to step in. She finally separates Todd from Cole and tells Cole to run.
Starr is devastated by her father’s actions.
The scenes of the aftermath between mother and daughter were so real and so raw. Kudos to both Kassie and Kristen for giving us some powerful performances.
When Todd, Blair and Starr get back home, Todd insisted that Cole raped Starr.
It seems like he is having some kind of flashbacks to his rape of Marty – who happens to be Cole’s deceased mother.
Yes, it was Cole’s mother, Marty Saybrooke, who Todd raped 20-plus years earlier.
So, I ask, has Todd totally lost it?
Is he having some sort of psychological episode where he has broken from reality?
Or, is he simply psycho?
You decide.