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OLTL Final Recap – Jan 9 – Jan 13th

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We hear three women’s voiceover, reminding us of the latest events in Llanview: Ford and Cole on the brink of death; Troy trying to save Bo’s life while Nora watches; Clint suffering a heart attack as he tries to help Viki, who has been shot. Finally we see the three women, who are wearing white dresses and standing in a white room: Megan (Viki’s eldest daughter), Gabrielle (Bo’s former fiancée, Al’s mother) and Luna (resident advice giver, model for the Angel Square statue).

In the old church John and Natalie break from their kiss to see if Mitch is still alive. As John leans down to check Mitch’s pulse, Mitch’s hand grabs John’s throat! Suddenly shots ring out. Mitch falls and John looks up to see Natalie holding the other gun, smoke rising from it. She glares at Mitch’s body. Shaky Natalie tells John she is glad she was the one who killed Mitch; seems fitting since he killed Jared. Natalie then calls Jessica to tell her that Mitch is dead and promises to head home to check on Viki and Clint.

Luna is the first angel to come to Llanview. She brings Cole to the white room (the place between Heaven and Hell, otherwise known as the original title of this show). Cole stares at Luna; she looks familiar. Hey, he recognizes her as the angel in Angel Square, made after she was killed! Luna confirms; she was also a good friend of his mother’s. Cole tries to process what is happening to him and comes to the conclusion that Starr is better off without him. All he has done is mess up her life! Cole tries to run through the gates of Heaven, but Luna stops him. He can’t go in there unless he is ready! She urges Cole to listen and sure enough, he hears Starr back on Earth. It appears that the doctors have given up on Cole, so Starr fiercely urges Cole to fight. This is the fight of his life! He needs to hang on for Hope — and for her! Starr sobs that she never stopped loving Cole and will continue forever. (Unfortunately, James chooses that moment to stick his head in the room and has heard everything.) Cole realizes he needs to return to Earth for his family and gets ready to depart.

Gabrielle flies down to the cabin where Bo mutters her name. Be grabs Gabrielle’s hand as Troy tells Nora that he did his best, but Bo is gone. He can’t find a pulse! When Nora refuses to believe him, Troy walks out. If Nora won’t love him, then there is no reason for him to stay. Alone, Nora calls out to Bo. Gabrielle takes Bo to Heaven where she tells him that his life is over now and is here to guide him to his next one. Bo sits. He thought he had more time to get things settled and say good-bye. Gabrielle understands, but says that it’s Bo time to go. Besides, this could be the beginning of their life together — the chance they never got! Gabrielle dances around and leaps into Bo’s arms. They can pick up where they left off! Bo sadly reminds Gabrielle that he loves Nora, but Gabrielle says that Nora will be here when it’s her time. Bo looks tempted as Gabrielle coaxes him to walk through Heaven’s doors with her. However, before he can take a step, he hears Nora’s sobbing. Bo gently tells Gabrielle that Nora is the love of his life (ouch) and walks through another set of doors where he finds himself lying on the floor of the cabin. He opens his eyes, much to Nora’s relief.

Megan heads to Llanfair where she takes her mother’s hand. Viki beams at her daughter and hugs her as they are transported to Heaven. Viki looks around, worried about Clint, but Megan assures her that someone will take care of him. Viki is also worried about Jessica and Natalie. Megan says that Natalie is fine, but Jessica is in pain. Viki sits; she is so tired, but she perks up when she remembers that Allison said something about Jessica and Natalie. She has to find out if what Allison said was true, but she doesn’t have the strength to move! Viki lies down as Megan assures her that it’s okay to let go. At the hospital Jessica and James watch anxiously as the doctors work on Ford. A hooded figure leans down to carry Ford out of his body and takes him to a dark room where he lays him on a wooden slab. A voice urges Ford to wake up: it’s Eddie, his not-so-dearly departed father! Groggy Ford wakes up and looks around the room. He has to get back to Jessica! Eddie gleefully breaks the bad news: Ford is in Hell (cue the fire) because he raped Jessica! Ford insists he has been trying to make amends for that. Jessica forgave him! Eddie smirks and leads Ford to the fire, but Ford pushes Eddie in instead. He runs to another door, screaming for help. He finds Cole and Luna; will they help him?

Clint wakes up in a dark room with red lights. A door bursts open and … Stacy enters! She plants her hands on her hips. She wants her damn heart back! Clint is confused; why doesn’t she look like Gigi and where are they? Stacy says they make you wear your real face here and confirms they are in Hell — with stripper poles and red sequined dresses. Indignant Clint refuses to believe he is in Hell, but Stacy reminds him all of his recent misdeeds. She points to the Gates of Hell. There is only one place for him to go and it’s that way! Clint insists on returning home to make amends. He finds another door and opens it to find Viki with Megan. He stops Viki just as Viki is about to join Megan permanently in Heaven. Viki turns around and runs into Clint’s arms. Natalie and John return to Llanfair where they find Viki and Clint unconscious on the floor. They immediately call for help and perform CPR. Natalie struggles to stay calm as she realizes that she can’t find Viki’s pulse. The paramedics arrive and things look bleak, but suddenly Clint and Viki open their eyes to look lovingly at each other.

Mitch wakes up to find a bright light shining on him. Two hooded figures approach and grab him. Mitch excitedly asks if they are couriers from God, but they throw back their hoods to reveal Eddie and Stacy. As they drag Mitch away, Stacy chirps, “By the way, Jessica isn’t your daughter!” Horrified Mitch screams. Back in Heaven Megan, Gabrielle and Luna check in with one another. Megan and Gabrielle reveal their charges went back to the land of the living while Luna admits she has a problem. At the hospital, Starr finds James and Jessica in the waiting area. Blair and Todd hug Starr as James acts awkwardly around her. Doctors arrive to update them on Cole and Ford as we hear Luna say she could only save one of her charges.

It’s the next morning and Starr weeps over The Sun’s headline: RIP, Cole Thornhart. Todd enters to lay a hand on Starr’s shoulder. Starr’s face crumbles into tears as she hugs her dad. The doorbell rings and it’s Danielle, who has come to give her condolences. She can’t believe Hannah killed Cole! Starr looks at Todd as she reveals that Cole is alive! Todd chastises Starr; this was supposed to be a secret. Starr insists on telling her sister, so Todd leaves, (without hugging Danielle), allowing Starr to explain. She flashbacks to last night in the hospital where she told her parents that Cole survived and they have to help him reunite with his parents. Blair felt Cole needed to finish his prison sentence, but Todd understood, especially when he can walk free after killing Irene (and Victor). So Todd arranges to fake Cole’s death and reunite him with Marty and Patrick, using his CIA connections, but the downside is that Cole can never see Hope or Starr again. Starr tells Danielle about her emotional farewell with the love of her life. She admits that she hopes to see Cole someday because she still loves him. Danielle has to ask: where does this leave Starr and James?

At Llanfair Jessica sits with Ryder as she looks at Ford’s photo in The Banner. She tells Ryder that his daddy isn’t coming home. She remembers the night before when the doctor gave her and James the bad news. Poor Jessica; yet another one of her children’s fathers are gone. Across town James sees Cole’s photo in the newspaper and throws it, angry that Starr still loves Cole. Later Nate arrives and hugs James. He says that their mom is making arrangements for Ford’s funeral. Nate regrets the time he lost with Ford while James reflects on how well Ford took care of him. Nate wonders why James was already at the hospital when Ford was brought in. James explains he came to check on Starr and Cole. He ended up hearing that Starr still loved Cole, which means it’s over between them. Starr and Danielle head to the Fords’ apartment to comfort Nate and James. Nate and Danielle immediately leave to help Inez with Ford’s funeral arrangements while James cuts to the chase with Starr. They are over; he heard her last night with Cole.

John wheels Clint into Viki’s hospital room to see her and Natalie. They are sorry that Ford and Cole are dead, but relieved that Mitch is finally gone. John asks about Allison. Why did she come to Llanfair? It would help him track Allison if they knew what she was thinking. Clint scoffs; Allison had a lot of crazy talk. Viki confirms. However, as soon as John and Natalie leave the room, her parents acknowledge that they fully remember what Allison said: Jessica is Clint’s daughter. It turns out they want to re-test Clint and Jessica’s DNA before saying anything. Clint knows just the man to help them: Vimal! Later Vimal arrives and Clint asks him to run — a legit — DNA test, even though Vimal no longer works for Buchanan Enterprises. Vimal reluctantly agrees and is shocked when Clint hands him a check. Vimal also agrees to keep the upmost discretion and jokes that he will compare Clint’s DNA to Natalie. When Clint and Viki protest, Vimal smiles. Of course he meant Jessica. In the hallway Natalie turns to John. About that kiss last night … they still need to talk. But he needs to work and she needs to tend to Jessica. John smiles with the promise that they will get together later and leaves. Blair is also at the hospital remembering Cole when Tea finds her. Tea offers her condolences. She bristles when Blair says how good Todd has been. Blair notices Tea’s face and asks what Tea’s problem is. Blair confesses that she and Todd are getting closer. Displeased Tea asks about Tomas. Has Blair given up on him? She is about to tell Blair the truth about Todd and Tomas when Todd interrupts. Tea loses her nerve and apologizes to Todd for her recent behavior. Tea runs off as Todd questions Tea’s apology.

John bumps into Tea before she leaves the hospital. Tea berates herself. She almost told Blair that Todd killed Victor! John is thankful she didn’t but says he is closer to arresting Todd. He pulls Todd’s phone out of his pocket, having arranged for someone to take it while Todd thinks he lost it. John had a forensics tech pull some data off of it in order to locate Tomas and gives it to Tea to drop the phone off at lost and found. Natalie returns home to comfort Jessica, who says she wishes she had been there to see Mitch die. Natalie fills Jessica in on Allison shooting Viki, etc., which makes Jessica believe Allison had an agenda. After Ryder goes down for a nap, Jessica heads to the hospital to see her parents. She is grateful for Ford’s intervention with Mitch and says that Clint will always be the only father she ever needs — and grandfather to Ryder. Meanwhile Natalie heads out, hoping to talk to John. John returns home to find her sitting on his couch.

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At Ford’s apartment James tells Starr that they are over. Stunned Starr refuses to accept this. James blinks back tears as he reveals that he overheard Starr confess her love for Cole. Starr explains that she only said that to Cole because he is Hope’s father, but James knows better. He knows Starr cares for him, but that she will never love him as much as she loves Cole. Starr bursts into tears; James is right. She is so sorry! James understands, but says that he doesn’t want to spend the next few years being second best. They need a clean break and he will never forget her … Twinkle. Starr weeps that she will never forget him and runs out.

Starr returns to La Boulaie where Rick jumps out of the bushes, scaring her. He has some great news for her! We don’t hear the news, only Rick assuring Starr that this is the real deal. He wants her to sleep on it and give him an answer tomorrow morning. Time to start the next chapter in her life! At the hospital Nora gets off the phone with Rex, having told him that Bo is recovering nicely. Nora hugs Bo as she tells him the whole town is rooting for him. Matthew enters. He apologizes for not being here to save Nora from Troy, but Nora is relieved that Matthew was far away from the chaos. Vivian escorts Destiny to the waiting area after her check-up. Shaun is happy to hear that Destiny and the baby are doing well, but is angry that Matthew ran out on his little sister. Destiny leaves Vivian and Shaun to visit Bo. She enters with flowers, but stops when she sees Matthew. Matthew explains he returned for his parents. Destiny sighs; who else would he come back for? Certainly not her and the baby! She proceeds to ignore Matthew and has a pleasant visit with Bo and Nora. As Destiny turns to leave, Matthew stops her. He is sorry about their fight and for hurting her feelings. Destiny cuts to the chase. Is he going to accept this baby or not? Matthew admits he isn’t ready, so Destiny rips into him. She wasn’t ready either, but the baby is coming. Everyone stepped up to help her, except him: Shaun is going to be her Lamaze coach; Danielle volunteered to babysit; and Nora and Bo set up a nursery and helped her with her college applications. So if Matthew doesn’t want to raise this child, fine, because she can raise the child without him! As Nora holds Bo’s hand, looking pained, Destiny storms out. A strange girl asks if Destiny is okay, but Destiny runs away.

Back in the waiting area Vivian and Shaun talk about Shaun’s proposal. Angry Vivian asks why Shaun proposed when he knew Vivian didn’t want to get married. She loves Shaun, but refuses to make it official. Shaun explains that he wants a family, but realizes they want different things. He kisses her cheek. Good luck, Viv. He will miss her! At the Buchanan mansion Gigi teases Rex; he can’t call her Morasco anymore since her last name is now Balsom! Roxy barges in to announce that she is hosting a party to commemorate the last episode of Fraternity Row. She opens her huge purple bag that holds decorations and costumes; the guests must come as their favorite character. She will be Lorraine, of course, and hopes that Natalie and John will be Brandon and Brianna because they are star-crossed lovers just like Natty and Johnny! In the foyer, Shane sorts through the mail and finds something addressed to him, marked urgent. He shows it to his parents; it’s an acceptance letter to a prestigious art school in London! Shane can’t believe it. They offered him a scholarship, too! But wait, he didn’t apply! With proud tears in her eyes, Gigi admits that she sent Shane’s portfolio in on his behalf before her accident. Shane is thrilled, but he refuses to leave Llanview now that Gigi is back. Gigi says that Shane has grown so much since her accident and encourages him to attend the school. Besides, they could relocate to London with him!

Jack is surprised to see Neela at his front door. She wants to apologize for turning him in to the police and explains she did it for Shane. Neela was worried for him! However, she still cares about Jack. When Neela arrived in America, she had hoped to find the boy of her dreams. And she did, only he is better than her fantasy because he is flawed; he is a real person. Anyway, Neela wanted to tell Jack that and leaves Jack looking both upset and thoughtful. John returns home to find Natalie and Liam waiting for him. Happy he picks Liam up as Natalie explains Jessica encouraged her to talk to John. How about they finally have that talk they’ve been meaning to have — but after John puts Liam down for a nap. John also asks Natalie to turn both their phones off so they won’t be interrupted. Later John joins Natalie in the living room where Natalie awkwardly says what she has been longing to tell him. She admits she was at Rodi’s when John told Roxy that he didn’t love Natalie anymore. However, she soon learned that John lied, but instead of confronting John with the truth, she got angry that John didn’t stop her from marrying Brody. John looks at Natalie amused; when she said she wanted to talk, he didn’t realize she was going to yell at him! Natalie insists she has a reason to be mad; she needs to know that John is going to fight for her — for them. John looks up at Natalie. She doesn’t know that by now? Natalie knows, but admits she was afraid to talk to John because she feared he wouldn’t be able to forgive her for lying to him. John concedes he was hurt; he handled that badly and would do everything differently if he could. John admits he did things to hurt Natalie and isn’t proud of his actions. He definitely forgives Natalie, but can she forgive him? Stunned Natalie says of course she can. John says everything is behind them now; does she still want him? Natalie responds with an enthusiastic “yes” and kisses John. The kiss heats up and they begin to make love. (Hope they don’t wake the baby!) Afterwards John looks at Natalie with tears in his eyes. He can’t promise their life will be perfect, but Natalie says she doesn’t want that. All she wants is to raise their son together. John has something to say and takes a deep breath. He loves her! Natalie smiles. She loves him, too!

At Llanfair Viki has put together a shrine to Fraternity Row, whose last episode airs today. The shrine consists of a photo of Megan, who was once the star of the show, The Banner’s headlines and Megan’s Daisy award. As Clint joins Viki to watch the Blanca Morales’ tribute show, airing before Fraternity Row’s last episode, Rex, Gigi and Shane arrive to announce they are leaving moving to London today. Clint immediately offers them rooms at the Buchanan Compound and some money. He also asks for a hug. Rex admits it would be weird, but does it anyway. Natalie and John wake up happy in each other’s arms. They reassure each other that all is forgiven and they are ready to move forward. Natalie gets dressed and invites John to watch Fraternity Row with her at Llanfair, but John isn’t interested. However, he looks forward to Natalie and Liam returning home to him tonight.

Matthew and Nora bring Bo home, where they find David facedown, crying on Bo’s desk with The Sun’s headlines, “Fraternity Row, Don’t Go!” David holds up the Hollywood Prospects, which pans his latest movie, “The Boy with the Chipmunk Tattoo.” He moans that his life is ruined. Why isn’t his agent returning his calls? Why did the maître d at the Palace seat him by the bathroom? Why did Judith Light snub him at the Fraternity Row wrap party? This is all because he didn’t save Fraternity Row! Bo comforts David, saying he thinks that David’s movie will probably be seen as a cult classic. Matthew offers to go with David to face Dorian in Washington, D.C., but both Nora and Bo refuse to let him leave. He needs to stay in Llanview to accept responsibility for getting Destiny pregnant!

At the Buchanan mansion Roxy, Nigel, Destiny and Shaun have gathered to honor the end of Fraternity Row. Roxy, who is the only one dressed in character, sadly tells her friends that Rex, Gigi and Shane are leaving today. Nigel comforts Roxy. After they say good-bye to the show, they will help her bid farewell to Rex. Later Vivian arrives and has an awkward run-in with Shaun. Vimal and Rama coo over Destiny’s pregnancy glow (with Rama wishing she were pregnant) while Roxy thanks Mr. Evans for watching out for Schuyler during the prison break. Mr. Evans says that Schuyler was a hero; he helped Greg take care of the injured prisoners. He and Roxy agree that both their sons have made horrible mistakes, but they are good people.

At La Boulaie Todd gets on the phone with Baker to tell him that he has to move Tomas today. Tea and John may be onto him! Todd rejoins the family to watch Fraternity Row when Starr enters. She drops a huge bomb on them: she is moving to Los Angeles to record an album! Langston and Markko have offered her and Hope a place to stay. Everyone is stunned. Sam asks why Starr doesn’t love them anymore. Danielle tearfully congratulates her sister. Blair asks about school, to which Starr says she can return for school, but this is her chance to follow her dreams. Todd bluntly says that Starr doesn’t have his support; she will move over his dead body! He has missed so much of her life. There is no way she is running out on him now! Starr tearfully says this was a very difficult choice — and she has had to do some very hard things — but she needs to stand on her own. Blair hugs Starr. Her daughter is right.

At an undisclosed location, Tomas listens as Baker makes the arrangements to move him. Tomas snarks that someone must be onto Todd, but Baker replies that they have to move Tomas and for Tomas to stay quiet. Fraternity Row is on and he wants to watch. The Blanca Morales’ show begins. Her first guest is Agnes Dixon, the creator of Fraternity Row. She praises the show’s ability to bring people together. She especially loves the drama and the campiness; one day the characters could be involved in AIDS awareness and the next day, they would be talking to angels in Heaven. Blanca’s next guest is Viki, who talked about Megan’s time on the show. Viki compliments the fans, who often stop her on the street to ask about Megan. Viki admits she loves to ask people how they became fans of the show. Often they were stay-at-home parents or started watching because their mom did or they were college students. As Viki talks, we see her with her family (Natalie holding Liam and Jessica holding Ryder) watching at Llanfair. Then we see the group at the Buchanan mansion, the Mannings/Delgados at La Boulaie, and then Bo with Nora and their sons. Viki surmises that is what soap operas are about: families.

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Fraternity Row begins. Everyone watches, even Tomas and Baker! Unlike weepy Vimal and emotional Roxy, Baker barely has time to register what he sees because he is hit from behind by John! Apparently John’s tech guys were able to locate Tomas thanks to the chip in Todd’s phone. Elsewhere, everyone watches the end of Fraternity Row with their mouths hanging open. Vimal sums it up best: “That is one nutty Fraternity!” Biggest shocker was that Lorraine was a man!

Bo and Nora head to the mansion to say good-bye to Rex, Gigi and Shane, leaving Matthew at home with David. Matthew admits he didn’t want to go and see Destiny. David has some tough love for Matthew; he better man up and take responsibility for his actions! Is he really going to let his child down like this? This isn’t the Buchanan way! At the Buchanan mansion Shaun has a change of heart. He realizes that if Derwood can accept Lorraine as a man, he can accept Vivian as she is, too. They kiss, much to Mr. and Mrs. Evans’ delight. Rex plays upon Roxy’s emotions to get her to give them her blessing. Meanwhile Vimal gets the results of Jessica’s test and heads out.

At Llanfair, Natalie and Jessica tease their dad when they catch him crying. Clint insists his tears of happiness are from seeing how wonderful his family is — and that his story is just beginning. He puts his arms around his daughters and looks lovingly at Viki.  At La Boulaie the family reacts to the end of Fraternity Row. Little Sam innocently asks what a sex change is. Todd makes one last attempt to get Starr to stay, but eventually he lets her go. Starr hugs her family (Addie, Sam, Jack, Danielle, Tea and her parents), and rushes out the door with Hope in her arms. Later Blair looks at photos of Starr with Todd. She praises him for letting Starr go in a mature fashion and realizes there is nothing holding her back from being with him. Blair takes Todd’s hand. If he wants her, she is his. Thrilled Todd kisses her.  Natalie, Bo and Nora arrive to say good-bye to Rex, Gigi and Shane. Bo goes over to Rex to say Llanview will be worse off without him. They go into a slo-mo hug with Roxy and Natalie partially chasing Rex half-way down the driveway. Back inside Bo looks at a photo of Asa as Destiny trembles. Her water just broke! Vimal arrives at Llanfair with the results of Jessica’s paternity test. He gives it to Clint and leaves. Tea arrives at John’s place to get a very big surprise: her brother, Tomas! She rushes into his arms to give him a hug.

“One Life to Live’s” last episode begins with a voiceover. We hear Allison Perkins talking to an unseen person as she describes the good citizens of Llanview, starting with Viki. As we see the outside of Llanfair and then various photos of Viki with her family, Allison pretty much says this is the story of Viki: all her loves and losses, triumphs, etc. Inside Llanfair Clint and Viki prepare to open the results of Jessica’s paternity test. Before he can open it, Clint has something to tell Viki. She has always been his rock.

Allison continues to narrate as Jessica sits in the foyer looking at a photo of Ford and Ryder. Natalie returns home and Jessica is surprised she isn’t with John. Allison’s narration then shifts to the brooding detective, who quickly ushers Tea into his apartment so she can be reunited with her brother, Tomas. Tea flies into Tomas’s arms. She thought she was never going to see him again! Tomas wants to see Blair to let he know he is all right, but John and Tea stop him. Blair has no idea what Todd is the one who killed Victor! Furious Tomas declares Blair could have kept the secret, but Tea didn’t want to compromise the investigation. Blair has been getting close to Todd. Tomas wants to march over to La Boulaie right now, but John orders him to sit tight. They need to do this by the book! While John gets the arrest warrant, Tomas paces impatiently. He can’t wait until Todd gets what is coming to him! Meanwhile, Blair and Todd kiss passionately as they stumble towards Blair’s bed. Blair unbuttons Todd’s shirt, but he stops her. He can’t do this! Confused Blair accuses Todd of pushing her away. Todd stands by the window. When he was away, all he wanted was to return to Blair and their kids. Now here he is — and it’s all he ever wanted, but he fears it will disappear, just like last time. Blair reminds him there are no guarantees in life. She tells Todd that there is no one she trusts more right now. This is enough to convince Todd to kiss her and they fall onto the bed to make love. Afterwards Todd asks Blair to sing to him. Blair asks if Todd still fears he will lose her because guess what: she loves him! Unfortunately their newfound happiness is cut short when John bursts in to arrest Todd for the murder of Victor Lord, Jr.!

Starr and Hope arrive at Langston and Markko’s apartment in California. Langston and Markko envelope her into a long hug. Welcome to LA! Starr gets Hope down for a nap and rejoins her friends in the living room where she spies a photo album filled with photos of her, Langston, Markko — and Cole. Langston apologizes for leaving it out, but Starr says it’s okay. Actually she has something to tell them: Cole is alive! Both Markko and Langston are thrilled, even though Starr admits it’s strange to think she may never see him again. Markko leaves the room to take a phone call, allowing Langston and Starr to talk about Ford’s death. Later there is a knock on the door. A tall man announces that Todd sent him. He says that Todd arranged for a body guard and steps aside to reveal…Cole! Stunned Starr stares at Cole as Cole explains he is her new body guard. Nice to meet you, Ms. Manning! Later Cole explains that he saw his parents, but he wanted to be with the family he created with Starr. As Cole kisses Starr, Langston and Markko watch joyfully.

At the Buchanan mansion Destiny announces her water just broke. Vivian immediately comes to Destiny’s aid as her parents and Nora and Bo discuss taking her to the hospital. Vivian sits Destiny down and covers her with a blanket. She announces the baby is coming — now! Shaun looks both horrified and delighted as Destiny shakes her head. No! Not now! Not like this! Vivian assures Destiny that she will be all right and orders Shaun, Nigel and Mr. Evans to grab clean towels, boiling water, soap, and shoelaces. Matthew arrives just in time to hear Nigel ask, “What else do you need for the birth?” Nora grabs Matthew and calmly tells him that Destiny is in labor. Matthew pushes past his mom to sit by Destiny’s side. Destiny looks up at him. She is scared! Matthew nods. He is, too, but he is here now. In between contractions and pushes, Destiny questions Matthew’s presence; what changed his mind? Matthew assures Destiny that she — and this baby — are important to him. Destiny gives one last push and the baby arrives. It’s a boy! Everyone coos as Vivian places the baby in Destiny’s arms. Destiny notes the child has the Buchanan chin. Bo excitedly calls David to thank him for making Matthew see the light. Nora asks if the kids have a name. Destiny confesses she thought they were having a girl. Bo jokingly suggests David, but that gives Matthew an idea. How about naming his son after his other brother, Drew? Destiny agrees as Matthew wishes Drew a happy birthday with tears rolling down his face.

Roxy returns to the mansion where she excitedly greets the new baby. Nora and Bo beam at each other. They can’t believe they became grandparents! Bo goes to get the car to bring baby Drew to the hospital, but he stops to tearfully tell Nora, “I love you, Red!”

Allison continues telling the story of Viki and her daughters as she holds up a screenplay, titled, “One Life to Live, Final Draft.” At Llanfair Jessica laments all the damage Mitch has done, but Natalie says that he isn’t her father. Clint is and always will be! Jessica nods; and Natalie is part of the family, no matter what Jessica has said in the past. Inside Viki opens the envelope and looks up at Clint. She gasps. Before we can hear whether Jessica is Clint’s daughter or not, the twins enter. What’s going on? Viki trembles as she says that Clint has something to tell Jessica — and it affects Natalie as well. Scared Jessica listens as Clint reveals that Allison had lied to Mitch. She claims that Jessica is Clint’s daughter, not Mitch’s. Jessica can barely dare to believe, but Clint shows her the DNA test. He says that she was and always will be his daughter, but it’s awfully nice to know it’s official. Jessica chokes out one word, “Daddy!” and falls into his arms as Natalie and Viki hug each other. Jessica bursts into tears as she realizes Mitch no longer has any hold on her life. Her kids are totally free of him! Natalie shyly says this means they really are twins. Jessica beams at her; she never admitted this before, but finding Natalie was the best thing that ever happened to her. Natalie rushes to call Rex, who is finally, officially related to Jessica. The doorbell rings and Jessica is surprised to see Brody. Brody explains he stopped by to give Jessica his condolences about Ford–and offers his friendship to Jessica. Jessica thanks him and looks contemplative as she shuts the door. Back inside the library Clint announces he doesn’t want to waste any more time. He takes Viki’s hand, gets down on one knee and proposes! Will Viki marry him? Viki bursts into tears and laughter as she nods.

Back at Allison’s room, she drops the screenplay on the floor, upset that she hasn’t heard from any producers yet. She continues to read her screenplay to her unseen friend, saying some of the good folks of Llanview have happy endings and some will have to wait a little longer. And some will pay for their crimes. She throws the screenplay at the person in the bed. As he should know, things aren’t what they appear! We finally see who Allison’s friend is — and it’s Victor, bound and gagged!

 

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Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

So hard to believe there will be no more OLTL. Sure it wont really sink in until tomorrow at 1pm when it isn’t on! Of course I will Not be watching ABC at that time!

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However, the best  and most entertaining moment on soaps last week was when Britt arrived in her lab coat to GH and revealed to both Felix and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) that she had worked hard enough to be able to get her medical license restored … and that Monica (Leslie Charleson) brought her on with a provisional acceptance as a temporary replacement for Dr. Kim Nero as an OBGYN for the hospital. Felix says give it two weeks and she will do something to mess things up.

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Just then, in our favorite scene of the week, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West) happen by, and when Britt, who is Nik’s ex, sees him she saunters over to him and slaps him hard across the face and spits out, “That’s for Spencer.”  She goes on to berate him for how he hurt his son; by letting him believe that his father was dead for three years!  Britt tells Nikolas it would serve him right if Spencer knew spoke to him again.

Next, Elizabeth chimes in and tells Britt to stop acting all high and mighty.  Britt fires back that she is not surprised that Liz, another one of Nik’s ex’s, would defend him.  Britt says, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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The Triumphant Return of Kelly Thiebaud As GH's Dr. Britt Westbourne

Scene after scene, Kelly Thiebaud has lit up the screen and put the “feisty” back onto the ABC soap opera.  As an actress, Kelly can go from the heavy drama, to the comedic, to the sexy, all with ease.

In the March 30th issue of Soap Opera Digest, Thiebaud said of her return:  “Frank Valentini reached out to me the beginning of the year and mentioned that the writers wanted to bring me back for a bit.  I said,’Of course, I will,  I would love nothing more than that!”‘ I just really connect with Britt and have a blast playing her.”

So let us know, have you been enjoying the return of Kelly as Dr. Britt Westbourne, thus far? What do you think Britt is up to? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Breaks Three Years of Sobriety, Carly Locks Up Nelle, Nikolas & Liz Continue to Reconnect

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, after downing a drink at a bar, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) held off on a second one, but unfortunately and sadly lost her sobriety of three years.  When she called people in her life to come get her out of the bar and home,  no one was available, so she called none other than her ex Julian (William deVry).

And it was Julian to the rescue, who also took the legal eagle to an AA meeting. The car ride between them was not all pleasant, especially when Alexis went down memory lane for a moment and recalled when Julian held a knife at her throat.  After the fallout with Neil (Joe Flanagan), she wondered why she ruins all her relationships … consistently.

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Elsewhere. Michael (Chad Duell) is trying to get Nelle (Chloe Lanier) to sign and authorize the heart defect surgery on Wiley.  Michael said they  need both parents signature on the consent forms and Nelle is refusing to sign.  When Carly (Laura Wright) finds out she is ready to handle Nelle and goes up on the hospital rooftop to confront her.   Once there, she tells Nelle this is her chance to get people over to her side by signing the consent to let her son have the surgery he needs.  Carly also tells her that Wiley is her leverage.  If she lets her son die, she has nothing to hold over everybody.  And still, after all of that, Nelle refuses to sign.  So, resourceful Carly locks Nelle in and up on the roof so she can’t leave!  Will Nelle come to her senses for a few seconds and sign the papers?  Previously, Nelle told Michael her kidney surgery basically ruined her life, so she does not want to do the same thing to their son.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) is worried about Cameron (William Lipton) and so she sets him up with a therapy session with Neil.  Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) happens by the hospital after getting Ava (Maura West) squared away with Franco (Roger Howarth) for his portrait painting of her in the art room.  He runs into Liz and she shares her concerns for Cameron, and how familiar it is to he,r and how traumatized he must be – having two incidents where he was basically kidnapped within a years time.  She bring up how when she was raped when she was younger that Emily, Lucky and Nikolas were there for her.  Are Nikolas and Liz growing closer again?  Are Ava and Franco?

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Breaks Three Years of Sobriety, Carly Locks Up Nelle, Nikolas & Liz Continue to Reconnect

And … leave it to Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) to get what she wants …. and what she wants is to hit the hay with Julian, after Julian hit her up late after dropping off Alexis.  Is he on the rebound from his car talk with Alexis? Or, is she just so into Britt for some fun?

So, were you upset that Alexis drank? Do you like Britt and Julian hooking-up? Will Carly get Nelle to sign the consent forms  for Wiley’s surgery? And, are you intrigued by a redux of a Liz and Nikolas romance? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Brooke Faces The Wrath Of Everyone After Her Kiss With Bill Is Seen By All

Oh Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang)! How were you going to explain away this one?  On Friday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, surrounded by the people she loves, and her arch nemesis Quinn (Rena Sofer), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) recommitment soiree’ goes bust, when Ridge and company get an eyeful on Ridge’s iPad during his picture montage of his time with Brooke, only sequestered within it, thanks to Quinn, is the footage of Bill (Don Diamont) and Brooke’s recent kiss!

Now, the fallout begins! As Ridge and Katie (Heather Tom) are besides themselves with hurt and betrayal as it appears that Bill and Brooke once again could not keep their hands and lips off of each other.

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Ridge has had it, and in no uncertain terms, smashes the iPad in defiance of the memories he shared with Brooke , and then after Bill opens his mouth to try to explain how Brooke needed comforting over Thomas (Matt Atkinson), especially since Ridge never believed her about his son, Ridge then hauls off and punches the guy.

Katie can’t believe it either!  She thought this was buried once and for all between them, but then she realizes she feels once again gullible to her sister’s seemingly endless attraction to the man she loves, Bill!

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Quinn is loving every minute of this, and meanwhile at Shauna’s, Flo (Katrina Bowden) and Shauna (Denise Richards) are discussing why Shauna is leaving town, which stems from her loving Ridge, and not being able to be with him; even though she knows that Brooke’s world can come tumbling down with that videotape of that kiss with Bill.  Might she still have her shot at love with Ridge?

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Back at the party, Brooke tries to explain to all and mostly to Ridge and Katie, how the kiss happened, and how it did not mean anything, and that she was in a vulnerable place after Thomas had just left.  So, Bill came in to comfort her.  But no matter how hard she tried, and through her tears and through her pleas that she loves Ridge and her sister, Ridge is  now ready to walk out on Brooke for good, and Katie is disgusted.

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In this episode, B&B stalwart, Katherine Kelly Lang delivered a great performance of a woman who knows she did wrong, tries to explain it away and rationalize what happened; when nothing good could possibly come out of it for her.  Open, vulnerable, honest Brooke lays it all on the line, but who is going to easily forgive her for this?

After the episode aired, B&B and CBS Daytime released the promo for next week’s episodes, which show that Ridge does wind up at Shauna’s. (Check it out below) Now, what will happen between them and is Bridge finally over?

In the comment section, let us know what you thought about today’s episode and what happened to Brooke during the party after her secret kiss with Bill was revealed!

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