Wishful Casting: Victoria Wyndham as One Life to Live's Irene Manning

Spoilers, rumors and spumors persist that The Tale of Two Todds on One Life to Live could ultimately be solved by the character of Irene Manning, Viki's (Erika Slezak) former BFF, who bore her daddy a couple of n'er-do-wells in Tina (Andrea Evans) and Todd (Roger Howarth and/or Trevor St. John).


I know what you're thinking, "Isn't Irene Manning dead?" Well now just when has that ever prevented someone from coming back on a soap? Maybe David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) crossed over to save her from All My Children? Or perhaps Megatron stabbed her in the heart with the Blood of Unicron aka Dark Energon, like he did for Cliffjumper on Transformers: Prime? You see Dark Energon has the power to bring back the dead. Wait...what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, Irene Manning. 

So if Irene is in fact alive and headed back to Llanview for some 'splaining about why the Two Todds have matching DNA, I think the role should be played by soap legend Victoria Wyndham (ex-Rachel, Another World). Can't you just see the fiery Wyndham blowing down wind off Llantano Mountain like a blustery tornado? 

With Robin Strasser (Dorian) leaving OLTL early, Viki is going to need someone to shred sets with, and I say Wyndham is the right lass for the job. After all, she did replace Strasser in the role of Rachel Davis all those years ago on AW. Let's see if lightening can strike twice!

Just in case you need a reminder of the awesomness of Wyndham, check out the clip below where Wyndham's Rachel Cory knocks Carmen Duncan's (Iris) head off her neck by the sheer force of her dialogue execution.