One Life to Live: Paging Marcy Walker!!!



There aren’t enough words in the search engine at Dictionary.com to describe how excited I am about A Martinez (ex-Cruz Castillo), one half of my all-time favorite soap supercouple (sorry Bo and Hope, you guys are a close, close second! Bring on Roberta to sing "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" and we’ll talk!) coming to One Life to Live as Ray Montez.

I know a lot of fans are worried One Life is getting a little too cast heavy but there’s always room for one more, especially a Soap God sent down from Mount Soap-O-lympus like Martinez. Now if the dynamic duo that is Frank and Ron can some how lure Marcy Walker (ex-Eden Capwell Castillo, SB; ex-Liza Colby, All My Children) to Llanview, even for just a brief Sweeps storyline, I can die a happy man. Well, only if I can come back to life on a pier in three to five years and have Drake Hogestyn spy me out of the corner of his cocked eye and gasp "J?"

I can’t tell you how much fan fic I have written about A and Marcy reuniting. No really, I can’t, there are court documents prohibiting it.

I so hoped A’s woefully underutilized General Hospital character Roy Di Luca would have made his way over to Pine Valley. He could have been a brother to Mama Santos. Or Adam could have hired the ex-mob baddie to dig up dirt on Liza during the custody fight for the Screech-o-Monster that is Colby.

I would have taken anything  just to have a Cruz and Eden reunion on my screen. Sorry, I’ve been a bit depressed, clinically so, ever since my then-VCR zapped my Santa Barbara montage tape circa 1998. The role of VCR is now being played by DVD player, anyway, You Tube is great, but I don’t speak Frenchican and most of the SB episodes are in other languages, proving what a monster hit this show was internationally.

Okay, so I am rambling and scrambling and being so very hypocritical since I have been pooing all over the upcoming Gush reunion set for AMC, but let’s face it, Gush was no Cruz and Eden, now Pharley could have been a contender! Dear God in heaven I’ve taken to squish names. The Devil is SO busy! 

Enjoy the above classic Cruz and Eden montage set to their song "The Change In Me Is You"  from Santa Barbara from Angellicalily while I search for my smelling salts! Now if you have only been watching soaps for the past decade or so (and you know  who you are!) what you are about to see is a "supercouple". They are rare and endangered species that must now be kept locked away at a special, top secret commune away from deranged scribes with penchants for death-by-pancakes or more than five heart transplant stories on one soap. Salutations!

25 Responses

  1. Avatar of Danielle
    Danielle

    I am not sure Marcy Walker will walk on to any soap. Although I never watched Eden and Cruz, I will take your word that they were good together. I much prefer to see her over at AMC where she needs to break up Tad & Krystal and get into the good graces of her daughter and the Hubbards!

  2. Avatar of Chrystie-Delancey
    Chrystie-Delancey

    I absolutely adored Cruz and Eden. I would rush home after school to watch Santa Barbara.

    Anyone remember when they were running through the sharks at the aquarium? That creeped me out. They did so many location shoots for that show. I just loved everyone. CC and Sophia – everybody.

    Marcy lives in Connecticut, I believe, so it wouldn’t be that hard to get her to come over to New York.

  3. Avatar of Desertrose
    Desertrose

    Love this montage!!! Only got to watch SB from time to time but I remember Eden & Cruz & always tried to catch them. SB was such a cool show. I don’t understand why the good shows are all gone…*sniff*

    I miss big hair & shoulderpads- ok maybe not the shoulderpads but man, can I ever do BIG HAIR! LOL

    I wonder if Marcy Walker would ever come back….thought I heard that she was open to AMC…or maybe that was just my wishful thinking…but now, with A at OLTL, that’d be SO cool to have her on!

  4. Avatar of Tina
    Tina

    You know Jamey, sometimes you disappoint me!!!! You know that if they brought Marcy Walker to OLTL it would only get screwed up and then the Marcy/A pairing would be no more. I’ll keep my Cruz and Eden memories and content myself with that.

  5. Avatar of jpp1975
    jpp1975

    I loooooved Santa Barbara. My favorite storyline (when I was 12 or so) was when Robert Barr arrived as Eden’s long-lost love that she conveniently forgot due to short-term amnesia. (At least that’s what I remember.) I think that’s still my favorite triangle of all-time. I don’t think I can ever totally accept A Martinez, Marcy Walker, or Roscoe Born in any other roles. The greatness of Santa Barbara ruined them for me.

  6. Avatar of elbugten
    elbugten

    I have to agree that Cruz and Eden were one of the greatest super couples ever. I think every possible thing happened to them: amnesia, being presumed dead, shark attacks, rape, split personalities, and yet they still always managed to find their way back to each other. Sigh. I almost have to agree with Tina that I don’t think anyone could recapture their story. I also think that there’s way too much going on on OLTL right now for them to bring Marcy Walker on to try. ITA that AMC could’ve used a Marcy/A reunion more. Pine Valley desperately needs some love in the afternoon, as does General Mobsters, for that matter.

  7. Avatar of Chrystie-Delancey
    Chrystie-Delancey

    jpp1975, I agree about Robert Barr and his twin. That story was really good. I also liked when they threw Flame and Kelly in the mix.

    I think what was so great about Santa Barbara, for me, was that it was the first soap that I watched from beginning to end because I was growing up at the time. All the others: AMC, GH, Y&R, OLTL, DAYS, etc., that I either watch or view from time to time, have been on YEARS before my time. I also tried to get into that one, what was it, Sunset Beach? But that didn’t hold my interest. It just was not of the same calibre as Santa Barbara.

    I have to stop. If I get to nostalgic for this show I will just cry. :-(

  8. Avatar of Chrystie-Delancey
    Chrystie-Delancey

    Oh season1217, hopefully Soapnet will re-run it some day or Sony will go and put it on DVD (I work for them and we have the rights to do it – why they haven’t exercised it, I don’t know).

    It really was a good show. They did a lot of location shots and they had really good talent. Robin Wright-Penn got her start as Kelly Capwell too.

    I really miss the core families of the Capwells and the Lockridges. And there were so many others that went on to do other things: Costance Marie (George Lopez Show); Missy Reeves (DAYS); Vincent Irizarry; Nancy Grahn; Robin Mattson; Sydney Penny; Eric Close (Without a Trace), just to name a few.

  9. Avatar of daisyclover1938
    daisyclover1938

    Uh Oh Chrystie-Delancey, you may regret letting us know that Sony has the rights to the show. I’m seeing a “Bring Santa Barbara to DVD” campaign somewhere in the near future ;)

    BTW, does anyone find it cruel that Jamey teases us with mentions of his Fan Fic, knowing that we’d all LOVE to read it?? SPILL JAMEY, where do you post your Fan Fic?! :)

  10. Avatar of Chrystie-Delancey
    Chrystie-Delancey

    There is actually a website that has all the information about who owns it. I just confirmed it. I don’t know why we haven’t put it on DVD. I wish we would.

    Anyway, this girl Lisa who has the site is doing her best to talk to the executives of various corporations to get it done. Here is a link to her site to see all the work she has done: http://www.lisa071573.com/SBonTV.html

  11. Avatar of daisyclover1938
    daisyclover1938

    Thanks Chrystie-Delancey!! I’ll check it out. I’ve always heard that the issue w/ re-airing SB is the music rights (same reason only certain years of Ryan’s Hope air on SoapNet)… I also wonder if that’s an issue with Search For Tomorrow, because sometimes I’ll watch episodes on AOL and they played a lot of popular music

  12. Avatar of Chrystie-Delancey
    Chrystie-Delancey

    You are probably right daisyclover. Just like the reason WKRP has not received a proper DVD either. They put out the first season, but took away all the music they didn’t have the rights to and replaced it with something else. It’s just not the same.

    Too many good shows used others’ music and didn’t secure the rights for the new media at that time. It is too much trouble to go back and re-negotiate it now.

  13. Avatar of EricasEvilTwin
    EricasEvilTwin

    Count me as one of those folks worried about the cast being top heavy. I love AE coming back, but I couldnt really totally jump for joy because I knew in my heart her return would be the end for Catherine Hickland. I dont want to see anyone added until RonC gets her OUT of jail. FREE LINDSEY!!! :0)

  14. Avatar of Jamey Giddens
    Jamey Giddens

    I am not sure Marcy Walker will walk on to any soap. Although I never watched Eden and Cruz, I will take your word that they were good together. I much prefer to see her over at AMC where she needs to break up Tad & Krystal and get into the good graces of her daughter and the Hubbards!
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    She can do all that too…right after she crimps and teases her hair like she did in the 80′s, puts on a big, poofy dress with sequins and shoulder pads and reunites with Cruz (I mean Ray!) set to classic pop ballads! And can Jed Allan, Lane Davis, Robin Mattson, Nancy Lee Grahn and Justin Deas all guest star? Hey, I’m not asking for much! They’re already back in time over there! LOL

  15. Avatar of Danielle
    Danielle

    She can do all that too…right after she crimps and teases her hair like she did in the 80′s, puts on a big, poofy dress with sequins and shoulder pads and reunites with Cruz (I mean Ray!) set to classic pop ballads! And can Jed Allan, Lane Davis, Robin Mattson, Nancy Lee Grahn and Justin Deas all guest star? Hey, I’m not asking for much! They’re already back in time over there! LOL

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    Well if you can make it happen I will crimp and tease my hair, put on my old prom dress from 1988 and slow dance by myself to a Loverboy ballad!!!:) 

  16. Avatar of Jamey Giddens
    Jamey Giddens

    Pine Valley desperately needs some love in the afternoon, as does General Mobsters, for that matter.
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    LMAO as much as I love GH and my mobsters I ge a chuckle out of that nickname everytime!

  17. Avatar of elbugten
    elbugten

    :D Thanks Jamey. I can’t see calling it General Hospital anymore since nothing ever happens at the hospital.

    BTW, I forgot to add paralyzed, kidnapped, and forgotten first wife and child to Cruz and Eden’s list of calamities.

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