While all of daytime has me rolling my eyes lately, OLTL – in particular wins the ‘shut your pie hole’ awards.
Jared wants to tell the truth because it’s the right thing to do? While I can appreciate the fact that even JARED sees the irony in his statement about what’s morally appropriate, it still galls me that he’s shown little concern for how the news of the real Chloe’s death will impact Jessica. Nat wants to protect Jess and now feels sorry for her? Both of you, SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE! This whole mess got started because Nat wanted to stick it Jess and Jared wanted to help her. I’m sickened at the thought that Jess will lose Chloe after losing Nash – both lost because of Jared and Natalie. IF ONLY there was some way to make that child hers. If not? It’s time to bring Tess back and let her finish what she started! It’s time for Jared and Natalie to go.
As if causing Jess even MORE grief wasn’t bad enough, what about the pain Jared and Natalie are causing ME!??! I’ve struggled hard to accept the new ‘grown up’ role for Starr Manning – I have. The problem is that it’s just not working for me. I don’t know how you feel, OLTL fans, but this new set of storylines does NOT play to Kristen Anderson’s strengths. I think the writers moved Starr into pseudo-adulthood too soon. The emotional scenes appear forced and far too artificial for me to connect to. Starr’s scenes with ‘Chloe’ make me cringe. The thought of more scenes of “Starr” and whining Marcee McBain locked in a custody battle over Hope (we’ve lost Hope, we need Hope, our Hope is gone – UGH) makes me want to set my television on fire. Damn you, Jared and Natalie, damn you!
Nora vowing to take down Cole? I’ve officially had my fill of Nora “the ethically flexible D.A.” The truth is that I was done with her years ago, during the fights with Lindsey and the affair with Sam when she passed ‘Sam’s child’ off as Bo’s. (Apparently no one knows how to perform in vitro in Llanview. They’re GREAT at trauma medicine since it’s the only thing docs in Llanview ever practice.) Had it been someone else’s child, Nora would have most likely been fighting to get Cole into drug and alcohol treatment, family counseling to reunite him with his mother, and had him doing community service by talking to high school kids about drug use. She’d have railed at the system for letting a villain like Todd go free while a young man who made a horrible mistake is being severely punished. She MIGHT have even quit her job in protest and defended Cole, herself, if the D.A.’s office chose to press charges.
She’s always been ‘flexible’ when it comes to helping her pals and granting them the grace and mercy of the courts. Intimidating a teenage boy and making him feel as if he should be buried UNDER the prison for his actions? Bite me. Does Cole deserve jail time? Sure. He chose to take drugs and get behind the wheel of a car disregarding the possible harm to others. Does he deserve Nora’s disdain? Sure! But just ONCE I’d like to see the self-righteous Nora Buchanan choose to exercise discretion and say nothing. Nora? SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE!
BTW, SoapNet is linking to this appearance by Kristen Alderson and Brandon Buddy on the Tyra Banks show. The OLTL actors demonstrate different aspects of teen dating violence:
Ray Montez now faults Todd because Tea didn’t work fast enough to get him out of prison… REALLY? REALLY? Buddy, SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE! Is there some right of passage for Llanview residents that states that they MUST have conflict with Todd, of any sort regardless of how ridiculous it is, before the other Llanview citizens will play nice with them? Ray could have hired another attorney. He could be angry at Tea, alone. OR he could have realized that Tea wasn’t capable of moving any faster because his daughter didn’t know her well enough to open up to her. The idea that Ray now hates Todd inspires me… to YAWN. There’s far too much for this guy to do onscreen instead of going after Todd Manning over something so trivial.
Stacy Morasco, a potentially fabulous character and a throwback to what a TRUE bad girl should be… so I guess it makes sense that the writers made her a cartoon villain in record time. WHO takes a completely fabulous gift like Crystal Hunt, sees the awesome mess she’s able create onscreen through Stacy, and turns her into one of the most unlikable characters in daytime?
Stacy tells Gigi that she deserves to have Rex because she’s a million times hotter/way hotter? Juvenile, but HILARIOUS that it’s her meter for determing what ‘love’ is. God bless gorgeous Farah Fath for not slapping the writers when she read that script. If the writer who added that line isn’t on crack, I don’t know how else to explain that comment. With true ABC sensitivity to women, I thought the line might be followed up with “and I’m the REAL Gigi”. It was an awful thing to do to Fath.
As for Stacy, there’s no ‘love to hate’ left for a character who tells her grieving sister that she either has to give up the man she loves, the father of her child, or watch her child succumb to leukemia… SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE, Stacy, you whack job. What could have beeen ‘love to hate’ has just turned into utter disgust. What were the writers THINKING? If Crystal Hunt can pull the writers’ fat out of the fire after this blackmail plot, it will be a miracle. The whole scene was ugly from start to finish!