There are four silver linings, actually:
1. David Vickers: this one is self-explanatory for OLTL viewers. David is daytime’s only ‘can’t fail’ character thanks to his portrayer, Tuc Watkins. Can you name one boring storyline Vickers was involved in? I can’t.
Add Viki Davidson to the mix and it gets even better. David is the less psychotic but equally pathological baby brother Todd should have been to Viki. Theirs is the best non-sexual chemistry in daytime.
2. Brody: Unlike GH’s shameful Iraq-veteran-turned- sociopath plot with Logan Hayes, OLTL’s writers are handling Brody’s PTSD story with amazing sensitivity. He’s a good man who had a horrific experience but still has the love and support of those who know him. Nice character development – rare in contemporary daytime. The writers deserve credit for this one.
3. Bess/Tess/Jessica: The writers are SO playing this for camp! Where can I get a pair of those black glasses Bess wears? Apparently you get a free alter with purchase! Glasses on: Bess takes over…glasses off: Bess gone! You know what be freakin’ awesome? If there was no Bess, and Jess has been intentionally fooling everyone to hang on to ‘her’ baby, out of grief of course. More awesome? Tess is throwing Jess offguard by petending to be ‘Bess’ to keep her from thinking about Chloe’s birth.. Twisted.
4. Tea Delgado…oh how she rocks! The show should display subtitles, every time she’s on screen. She’s that good:
– Tea Delgado: Esquire/American Badass
– The devil may wear Prada but Delgado wears Dolce!
– Delgado: She ain’t here to make friends…unless she’s using you
– Delgado, handing your ass back to you one underhanded move at a time…
All of the above four silver linings take the sting off of the rest of the show – a little.