One Life to Live Recap

Sorry to all who have been wondering where I was. My son was in the hospital, but he is ok now, so I am back.

Friday’s episode was pretty decent. I had been expecting more from a couple of different scenes, but overall, it was still good. Let’s get to it.

First the Brody going after Mitch story was dumb. Brody has been around McBain and the Buchanan family since Mitch came back. Has he not learned from any of them, that Mitch anticipates reaction and that’s how he gets his way. Mitch knew that Jessica wouldn’t come to the docks, that’s why he insulted Brody in the letter, to goad him to come more. I am happy that Mitch’s plan didn’t completely work out, as Brody got away. However, arresting John, again, is getting old.

ADD Moment: Whoever plays Stan Lowell does a fantastic job, I really believe him as a sleazy puppet. I hate the character about as much as I love the evil grandeur Roscoe Born plays as Mitch.

Next was the Jessica and Viki scenes at Llanfair. I was excited for a split second at the beginning of the episode when it looked like Viki was mad enough to spit nails, but then she went over into depressed and then into mom modes. I have been watching for over a year and have never seen Viki more perturbed than with Dorian. I know that she is amazing at playing angry, as I have seen the YouTube videos when she chews out David Vickers. I hope that she gets to do that to Dorian soon, like when she finds out what Dorian tried to get Charlie to do.

Jessica, on the other hand, was her frantic and annoying self. I like her when she is happy, but when she is worried or sad, I find her hard to deal with and I am never sure if it is the writing or Bree Williamson. Whatever the case, I have a hard time believing that Stacy is tougher than Jessica. How could that nurse overpower Jessica, who looks like she could take Stacy out, when Stacy was able to stick the nurse instead of herself?

Todd and Tea trying to find Daniella was definitely not as interesting as it has been in the past, but it was still good. The argument with Lowell was funny, but ultimately useless. The only thing that came out of that scene for me was the ending when they said they loved each other.

Langston, Markko and Ford were actually okay. I liked that Ford finally stopped beating around the bush and came on to her, now that she’s legal. I liked that Langston was so flustered that she didn’t know what to say to him. Markko is still jealous and clueless, but with the kiss happening by the bathroom, hopefully he’ll figure it out soon. Do you think that Markko will walk over and see them or will Langston pull away and slap Ford? Or both?

The best of the day for me was the newly discovered sisters, Daniella and Starr. Having Matthew tell her was interesting to me, but worked out great. I liked that Starr had no clue what to do in a couple of different spots. In a storyline like this, which is fairly unrealistic in real life, that was written and acted really realistically. Can you imagine being Cole, while Dani was describing the rape? Brandon Buddy played the controlled anger perfectly. I think he stole a few scenes today. In the next to the last scene, where Starr was describing to Dani the good that Todd has in him, Cole was sitting behind her, rolling his eyes. I laughed very hard when I saw that. I am glad that by the end of today, Dani at least was acting like she was happy to have a sister, and was excited to meet her niece.

6 Responses

  1. Profile photo of maxsmom

    Agreed on Brody, who I love, I hate when in order to make one character, Mitch, look good, the other characters, and I would place John along with Brody, have to look stupid, if Jessica knew Brody would go after Mitch, shouldn’t they have assumed Mitch would figure it out as well.

    I am also tired of rich folks who have no security or staff, how exactly did Nurse Charles get on the property, why didn’t anyone including Viki who couldn’t have gotten very far, hear Jessica, and when will the Lord/Buchanans start locking that door?

    Am I a fuddy duddy? I don’t care about Langston, Markko, or Ford. The overuse of Starr and Cole wears on my nerves and while I love Destiny, and would like to see a genuine triange with Matthew and Dani, I am not optimistic. Did I love Jenny and Greg and Jessie and Angie because I was a teen or because they were well written stories?  As for the sisters, if their relationship is going to consist of Starr as an apologist for Todd, I am not interested.

  2. Profile photo of liason4real

    Scooter,,,,I’m glad your son is okay.

    Jessica is twice Stacy’s size and should have knocked Nurse Charles out!

    Brod/John – Plot points

    Dani/Starr – Excellent scenes! 

    Cole good work by the actor.

    Yes, Friday’s show was little tame except for the sister/sister scenes. 

    I can’t wait for the Viki/Dorian scenes as they pertain to Charlie trying to kill Mitch.

  3. Profile photo of troymcclure

    Was Cole really rolling his eyes???  I kept hoping he would but I never saw him do it which dissapointed me greatly.  I thought his reaction was great when Dani went on and on and Marty being raped.
    I agree with Dani but at the same time I wished Starr would’ve had some sort of reaction, I miss scheming bratty starr, she is too boring now.

    I’m sorry but I think Langston ad Ford are super duper hot.

    Why didn’t Jessica scream?  She just stood there.

    I’m glad your boy is ok, Scooter

  4. Profile photo of BetseyD

    I was thinking the exact same thing – why in Hell didn’t Jessica Scream Bloody Murder?!?  If it was me, the county would have heard the screaming!

    So contrived!!!

  5. Profile photo of LizBeth

    I’m right there with you about Jessica, she is a such well blanket, you mean to tell me she couldn’t fight off that middle aged woman?  Here we go again with another someones gotta save Jessica storyline, I hate weak women.  I think I’m gonna fast forward most of the upcoming "Save Jessica" storyline, I just cant take her.

    BTW – I’m glad your son is okay.

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