By Michele

I CAN’T WAIT for today’s One Life To Live!!!

How many times have I said THAT in the past few months???

Ummmmm…..let me see……NONE!

But last week’s lead up to Bo and Nora’s wedding was pure fun – and, might I add, GENIUS on the part of the writers.

Showcasing the talents of Robert S. Woods as Bo and Hillary B. Smith as Nora are looooooong overdue!

Here’s an interview with Smith and Woods – courtesy of ABC.

They are so great together, eh?

And I LOVE the fact that they have them wearing the same clothes from their first wedding 15 years earlier.

Using Smith’s comic talents headlining the “everything that can go wrong will” storyline was brilliant….the damaged eye, the broken tooth, the lame leg, the burnt wedding dress and, the topper – the green hair – was too funny!!

Hillary B. Smith as Nora on OLTL. (ABC/Heidi Gutman)

But it was really Smith’s facial expressions – especially the lisp from the broken tooth – that made those scenes so hysterical.

I also give huge kudos to the ensemble at Foxy Roxy’s (Roxy, Natalie, Jessica, Gigi and Viki) and their reactions to the escalating mayhem!

The looks on their faces – PRICELESS!

Farah Fath (Gigi), Melissa Archer (Natalie), Ilene Kristen (Roxy), Hillary B. Smith (Nora) and Erika Slezak (Viki). (ABC/Heidi Gutman)

Erika Slezak as Viki – ALWAYS brings everything she has to her scenes, whether it’s high drama or lighthearted comedy.

It added so much to have the always-stoic Viki trying her best to stay positive, while everything was going from bad to worse. Viki’s calm and reasurring words were h}morously contrasted against the “Oh Sh**” look on her face.

I really liked the scenes where Natalie (Melissa Archer) and Roxy (Ilene Kristen) were mixing up the hair potion like two mad scientists.

Melissa Archer (Natalie) and Ilene Kristen (Roxy) as mad scientists. (ABC/Heidi Gutman)

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It was a welcome – and much needed – change from the dark tone that has permeated OLTL in the preceeding months.

But let’s stay focused on the positive, shall we?

The other emerging comedy surrounded Bo at the church – with the missing minister and the skunk in the church. Fallout from the skunk included the destroyed flowers and tuxedo as well as skunk spray on Bo.

The scenes with Bo sitting in the tomato juice bath were great…..suffice it to say Woods’ expressions and line delivery was perfect!

Once again, the ensemble of John (Michael Easton), Rex (Jean-Paul Lavoisier), Brody (Mark Lawson) and Matthew (Eddie Alderson) were incredible in their reactions to the entire debacle.

And the piece de resistance? The addition of Bo’s newly discovered son – David Vickers Buchanan (Tuc Watkins) – to the mix.

I really like the rapport between them as “Pa” and son as well as the budding friendship with David and Matthew (Eddie Alderson) – or as they refer to each other….Big Brother and Little Brother.

There are no words to sufficiently express the amazing comedic element that Watkins brings to his scenes. It’s something that can’t be taught and is just inherent in his performances.

I loved the whole Cuban cigar schtick… each cop who entered the room, David offered up an illegal Cuban cigar…..

And did ya know it’s illegal to smoke in a church???? So Funny!

The juxtaposed toasts of Natalie and John was brilliant as was the clips from Bo and Nora’s first wedding…..Loved it!

I also liked the side drama of John and Kelly (Gina Tognoni) trying to get Blair (Kassie DePaiva) to sing at the wedding as a second choice, despite Blair’s glaringly missing invite to the big event.

I’ve always liked the chemisty between Easton and DePaiva and was disappointed when their short-lived romance never fully blossomed. I also think Easton and Tognoni have great chemistry, while working feverishly to find the killer of Kelly’s mother.

Needless to say, the three of them onscreen together made for some fun scenes.

In anticipation of today’s wedding, I ask: Who will perform the ceremony?

Can’t WAIT to find out!

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.

I’ve been having this love/hate relationship with One Life To Live lately.
First of all, there’s been WAY too much sadness and doom and gloom,…i.e. Wes killed, Blair stabbed, Matthew paralyzed, Cole arrested and hooked on drugs.
Then there’s poor Shane fighting Leukemia.
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It doesn’t get much sadder than that.
And let’s not forget Starr and Cole thinking that their baby is dead, when, in reality, Bess switched Jess’s dead baby with Starr’s live one. So Starr’s baby, Hope, is living under her nose as Jess’s baby Chloe….Whew!
Although….Now Jared and Natalie know the truth, so it will definitely come out. The question is – how long will it take for them to spill. I really, really like them both – separately and together.
Then, to top it all off, there’s the despicable Stacy Morasco, who would let her nephew die if she doesn’t get what she wants – namely Rex!
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She is leveraging Shane’s life against Gigi’s willingness to give up Rex.
Stacy is one cold, evil bee-otch!
What I can’t figure out is how she will donate her bone marrow, when, in fact, it’s the mysterious comatose man – aka Rex’s father – who is really the match.
Another hmmm.
btw, I’m going out on a limb about Rex’s father.
l think it’s Mitch Laurence.
I mean, who else could be so evil that Roxy wouldn’t want Rex to know…..
Yeah. In my book, it has to be Mitch, who’s supposedly dead.
On the upside of things, I’m liking the Brody-Jessica pairing! Mark Lawson and Bree Williamson are great together and I would like to see more of that….
But I’m wondering – judging from the previews – if Brody will swoop in to rescue Gigi from her diabolical sister and put his relationship with Jess in jeopardy….hmm. Hope not!
Then again, Jess/Tess/Bess, has a whole set of issues to deal with…
Can you say integration?
But, for me, Friday’s ending made my whole week.
I Love the fact that Tea is switching sides against Todd. Love It!
And I particularly loved the surprise ending in court, when John McBain (Michael Easton) stood up [dramatic pause] and said he was Blair’s new husband.
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Oooo La La!
This presents a whole new realm of possibilities, that I, for one, am looking forward to.
Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride!