There’s so much I love about this show (see below). Then there’s the Todd/Marty rape-is-romance storyline. Why the writers won’t just cut their losses and drop the Manning pursuit is beyond me. Are they sending Todd to prison or is this another exercise in futility?
What can they do that will make up for the creepiness of having Todd sleep with Marty while she was amnesic and couldn’t remember the earlier rape or the months of torture and threats after? He was NOT a repentant rapist at that time, to be sure. He was actually quite vicious in the way he followed her around town, grabbing her, threatening to hurt her again, threatening to hurt anyone who tried to protect her.
OLTL writers, you are NOT going to make me feel sorry for Todd by having Antonio behave like a prick and falsely accuse him of the attempted rape of Lee Halpern/Janet Ketring. New Todd rules? When he does rape someone, he goes free. When he doesn’t rape a woman, he ends up in court or being harassed by the police. You’ve sunk to a new low.
By the way, why are Talia and Tonio allowed to work together? Come on, writers, we all remember that Bo has had to reprimand Tonio more than once, now he’s letting Tonio work with the person who is most likely to let him have a free reign? Clearly the man needs a partner who reminds him that being a cop is not about nursing his grudges or trying to be a superhero. Any guesses as to whether one of Antonio’s stupid moves helps Todd go free, again?
Why couldn’t the writers just leave Todd’s redemption alone?
David, Dorian, and enlightenment!
Oh Dorian! Could David be setting you up? Is it possible that he already knows he’s a Buchanan heir? Will David have the last laugh by taking control of the Buchanan fortune and leaving Dorian penniless? She did everything she could to make him miserable the last time around. She kept HIM penniless and powerless. Wouldn’t that be a fantastic twist? I buy David’s transformation about as much as I’d buy Roxy as the president of the local Mensa chapter, soapgod love ‘er!
Dear Melissa Archer.
You’re a great beauty, a marvelous actor, and probably one of the most fan-friendly celebs around. So what’s going on backstage? The hair department loves you – obviously. The wardrobe department? Not so much. Whatever you’ve done to offend them (walked off with the last bottled water, accidently crushed a car bumper, forgot to invite wardrobe to your last big party)… don’t do it again! When everyone goes home for the night, steal that goshawfulmakesmyeyesbleed blue sweater and burn it. While you’re at it, grab “Tea’s” grey coat, “TessBessica’s” institutional chic lounge wear, “Brody’s” gray t-shirt and sweats, John’s black shirts/pants/socks/shoes/belts/coats/t-shirts/ and burn those too.
Wait, maybe you haven’t offended the wardrobe department, maybe ABC should pony up the cash and pay for a shopping spree!