By Michele Dargan

You’ve all gotten to know Silas Kain through his always astute assessments of our favorite soap operas and the entire genre in general.

What you may not know is that Silas is the host of “Lathered Up” a BlogTalkRadio Show dedicated to topical interviews and issues related to all things soap opera.

Well, Silas scored the Hat Trick of Daytime in the month of January, interviewing three of the most beloved, respected and exciting actresses ever to step foot in Llanview – Catherine Hickland (Lindsay), Hillary B. Smith (Nora) and Ilene Kristen (Roxy).

If you haven’t listened to these interviews, I am posting the links to all three interviews here, where you can listen the in-depth discussions about their characters and what they have going on outside of One Life To Live.

Click here to listen to Catherine Hickland: Daytime Legend and Renaissance Woman

Catherine Hickland

Click here to listen to The Incredible Ilene Kristen

Ilene Kristen

Click here to listen to Hillary B. Smith discuss her new web project “Fumbling Thru the Pieces.”

Hillary B. Smith

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.