How Will Viki Save The Banner on One Life to Live?

Wednesday’s episode opened with Dorian (Robin Strasser) watching a video of herself resigning as the senator from Pennsylvania. She started talking to herself, and said she didn’t approve of the message. Then, she pulled off her wig.

Hurricane Dani (Kelley Missal) burst into Matthew (Robert Gorrie) and Jeffrey’s (Corbin Bleu) apartment, and proceeded to give herself a tour. When she discovered they had a third bedroom, she suggested it would be perfect for her to move in.  I have to say, I like this version of Dani much better than the one pre-TOLN.

A hidden camera recorded Viki (Erika Slezak) and Clint (Jerry verDorn) discussing how much trouble The Banner is in financially. Clint told Viki if she wanted The Banner to flourish, she needed to start firing people. Later, Viki called Jeffrey and told him she couldn’t offer him a permanent position. However, she would like for him to continue to freelance for her. She would completely understand if he found a permanent job at another publication. 

Todd (Roger Howarth) survived the poisoning attempt, because he showed up at Victor’s (Trevor St. John) door and told his brother he wanted to talk.  Todd wanted them to pretend to like each other for Jack’s (Andrew Trischitta) sake. They eventually agreed to a truce. After Todd left, Victor went to visit Jack and Sam at Blair’s house.

Clint ran into Natalie (Melissa Archer) and Destiny (Laura Harrier) with their children. Matthew walked in, and just sort of watched silently. When Matthew and Clint left, Clint told Matthew it was time to man up about his child.

Clint returned home, where he and Viki were given some bad news. If Viki moved as much money as is needed to The Banner from her personal funds, she would be insolvent in six months. Clint offered to give her the funds, but Viki couldn’t let him do that.  Just as Viki was reeling from the news, Jeffrey called and told her he would still freelance for her.

Meanwhile, Dorian looked over a file called the Pellegrino Fund. Now, I haven’t read any spoilers, but I had to wonder if the Pellegrino Fund, with Dorian at the helm, would end up being The Banner’s lifesaver.

Wednesday’s episode ended with Todd drinking more of the poisoned alcohol.

8 Responses

  1. Profile photo of wiggum

    I still don’t like how unaffected everyone seems that Victor is back. Sam almost seemed annoyed that Victor interrupted their game! I’m glad Victor and Blair talked though!

  2. Profile photo of giogio

    The Pellegrino fund. Didnt catch that. Im too busy being nosey looking at what the houses and props look like. Thats a good point Luke. I didnt like Clint telling her he’d give her the money and she could pay him back. Where’s marriage? He’s a gazillionaire. She may have to go back with Todd or Victor. Everyone looks great. Robin Strasser looks beautiful.

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    If you saw today’s episode then you know Dorian is going to use the Pellegrino fund to bankrupt Viki and get her revenge. She may end up bankrupting Clint as well.

    Did anyone else notice Clint’s mistake when yelling at Matthew? He said Drew is Bo’s grandson, Clint’s great-nephew and Asa’s great-great grandson. Unless I”m miscounting Drew is just Asa’s great grandson…father, son, grandson, great-grandson.

    Kinda like the error on the first episode of AMC when Angie was talking about missing Lucy, then said she couldn’t blame Lucy for taking the job out of state. Um, Lucy is just 5 years old. I do believe she was supposed to say Mya, Lucy’s mama took the job.

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    Ugh… I can’t stand when the rich go poor on soaps. It’s not drama to watch the ones WITH now be without. PLUS its dated because I can’t believe that Vikki would only have money in the bank and not in many diversified accounts and stocks and bonds and trusts.

    The same with Clint.

    As much as I want Dorian to get revenge, I’d prefer to see her do something a little more original than discover an old file and remember she always had the power to destroy Vikki all these years aith Clint being collateral.

    Even though he flubbed the line with too many GREATS I was very pleased to see him take such a hard stance on Matt for being an absentee dad! It should have been addressed last week but this week was good.

    And am I wrong or is it acting, but the actress playing dani is very hyperactive and edgy.

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    What confused me, and possibly Slezak’s interp saved this line, was her dedication to “father’s legacy” and how fondly she spoke to Todd of preserving it. And even though Slezak used the gravity of the past to preface the line, I couldn’t get over the fact that she would say this in respects to a father who raped her.

    I totally agree with previous posts that suspect that Dorian’s setting Viki and possibly Clint up for financial ruin – and it’s very compelling. I think Dorian will proove successful and to stick it to Viki she will buy Llanfair mansion to settle and old grudge.

    Something I’ve noticed – I like how the Banner set looks like the Banner of yesteryear; and Llanfair even does too – I’m talking late 70’s, early 80’s.

  6. Profile photo of SoapyBitch

    The Dorian set-up reminds me of Revenge (back when it was good). I like it and it’s somewhat believeable given her former Senator status. As long as they stop mentioning black sites because I feel completely dumb. I’m like what what?

  7. Profile photo of marknsprmo

    All I gotta say is the best part of this episode was Jeffrey walking around the apartment in his boxer briefs. That boy was smokin’. Anyway I like him because he seems like a solid kid with some integrity. Unlike his two roomies. They seem like spoiled brats. I want to slap both of them.
    I like that Dorian exposed that stupid wig quickly. It was like a big furry spider crawled up on her head. Is it really that easy to convince people to do insider trading? For someone smart enough to screw Vicki in the back that easily, she sure did some stupid things in Washington…..

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    Amen to the New Dani. She’s light years more interesting in the current incarnation. Kinda loving the show, kinda waiting for its footing to solidify. Either way, very happy to have it back…..

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