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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.

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.

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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After what seemed to be lovely date taking a helicopter ride together, tension mounted when they sat down for dinner afterwards when the conversation turned to sex.  And as viewers know, Luke P. is deeply religious.  In the conversation, Luke revealed that although he’s not a virgin (which he has talked about his life of “sin” in his younger days) he’s been abstinent for four years and has plans to wait until marriage to have sex again … and he expects the same would hold true for Hannah.

He goes on to further stick his foot in his mouth by expressing to the Alabama beauty queen: “I am very confident that were on the same page with our morals and I just want to hear it from your mouth.  I’ve heard people proclaim their faith, but yet they’ve said things like, ‘I’m excited for Fantasy Suites, I want to explore this relationship on a sexually intimate level and that’s what I’m looking forward to.’  And to me, that’s like, ‘Whoa (and the ‘whoa’ he said multiple times) excuse me?’  I don’t believe that’s something you should be doing … and I just want to make sure that you’re not going to be sexually intimate with the other relationships here.”  Luke continues on to Hannah, “I totally have all the trust in the world for you … but at the same time I just want to make sure we’re on the same page.  If you told me you’re going to have sex … or you had sex with one or multiple of these guys I would be wanting to go home 100 percent.”

Finally, Hannah pushes back with: “Some of the things you said, I don’t agree with at all.  And honestly, I’m  mad because the way that you just said that is like, why do you have the right to do that because you’re not my husband and you’re not … ”

At a loss for words, she then adds: “I get when you care for somebody that you don’t want to think about somebody being intimate with another person. But guess what?  Sex might be a sin out of marriage, pride is a sin, too, and I feel like this is a pride thing. I’m a grown woman, and I can make my own decisions, and I’m not strapped to a man right now.”

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But then, Luke makes a major “slip-up” when Luke referred to Hannah having sex as a “slip-up” that he could forgive!  Hannah fired back, “I don’t slip up.”  Hannah finally looks like she has had her epiphany, which was helped along by Jed standing his ground with her on the previous date, telling her he does not want to see her wind up with a man like Luke.  ‘The Bachelorette’ then leaves Luke devastated: “I have cried,  I have struggled, I have screamed, I have made decisions that have kept me up at night,”

She says all of that revolving Luke staying in the competition against all the warning of the other guys: “There have been so many times that I have wanted to say I am done with you, but my heart has just not allowed me to let you go.  I prayed so much for clarity and I feel like I have finally gotten clarity on you. I do not want you to be my husband.”   She wants Luke up and Adam and into the car to get him away from her as fast as possible.  In true Luke fashion, he stalls, saying Hannah owes him a minute to share his heart.  That ticks Hannah off even more.  She tells him she does not owe him anything at this point.  When he still will not get into the car; Hannah pulled out her final ammo: “I have had sex, and guess what? Jesus still love me.  From obviously how you feel, me f**ing in a windmill, you probably want to leave. And my husband would never say what you said to me.”

After a weird reaction of “What?” Luke then awkwardly asks Hannah to pray with him before getting in the car.  Hannah refuses, flips him the bird and he is a-goner.  Problem is: it looks like Luke P returns before the final rose is handed out to try to win Hannah back one last time in the preview of what’s coming up o the series at the end of Monday’s episode.

However, a Twitter war erupted between the two during the airing of the episode last night, which included this:

As for the rest of the Fantasy Suite dates.  Pilot Peter finally uttered the words “I love you” to Hannah, but barely could get it out.  Tyler is told by Hannah that when they go to the Fantasy Suite she does not want to have sex with him, because they need to bond more than just the physical, so apparently they had a lovely night of cuddling.  And as for Jed, his relationship with Hannah looked to implode over Luke, but Hannah came around and it looks like these two wound up with a great night in the Fantasy Suite, but who knows how Hannah will play the remainder of this out!

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So, what did you think of the sex and religion talk between Luke P. and Hannah that sent him home? Who do you think is the front-runner for Hannah’s heart now? Comment below.

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THE BACHELORETTE: During ‘Hometowns’ Jed’s Family Takes A Wrecking Ball To His Relationship With Hannah

Maybe everyone should think twice about bringing a potential suitor home to meet the folks and the siblings?  That’s what Jed and Hannah were probably feeling after that debacle of a hometown on Monday night’s pivotal episode of The Bachelorette.

After having great meet the family moments with Peter and Tyler, and even with Luke (will get back to that in a moment). Hannah probably would never expect to have a family of naysayers thrown at her when she comes to Knoxville with Jed, who at that point had been considered one of the front-runners to win the final rose.  Before they meet Jed’s family, they go record a song together that they co-write on the spot ! The song is supposed to represent their relationship and talks about cobblestone streets within the lyrics  Is this song going to come out on Spotify before we know it?  To add more drama to the moment, Jed says he cannot contain it any longer and confesses that he loves her.  Hannah seems moved.

Now when we get to the family hometown – Jed’s mother makes an odd toast about “sticking to your truth.”  Later, things get very tense and awkward when Hannah speaks with Jed’s mom alone, and tells her that she told Jed that she is falling in love with him  “Do you say that to all of them?” Jed’s mom quipped.

When talk turns to his music career both Jed’s sister, and mother told Hannah that Jed is really only about his music carer, and she might want to run the other way.  There may not be room in his life for her and his music.   Then, there is this whole other side story of Jed’s other girlfriend (Haley Stevens) no one is mentioning.  Following the evening with Jed’s family, Hannah is confused, not knowing what to do, but clearly has opened her eyes that she might be second fiddle in Jed’s life.

Previously, when Hannah met Luke’s family and friends, she saw how religious and how important, really important, his faith was to him, and how everyone loved him.  But, Hannah expressed what happened to Luke’s family with the other guys in the house. and how they hated on Luke throughout the entire competition.  She didn’t quite get the answers she was hoping for, except, that when Luke knows he is wrong about something he quickly fixes it.

When it is time for the rose ceremony, Hannah is supposed to kick one guy to the curb. She gives roses to Peter and Tyler.  Then has a mini-meltdown.  Then goes back in and can’t give a rose to either Jed or Luke,   She says she needs more time with everyone so everyone is staying and getting a rose.  Jed is pissed that he was almost tossed out when it was between him and Luke … and is very concerned what this means for his relationship with Hannah.  Will he stay or quit the show next week?

In an Instagram post telling viewers to back-off his family and more following the airing of last night’s episode, Jed related:  “Hi y’all. Several of you have reached out with messages and questions.  Please know I’m not able to answer right now, but as soon as I’m able to, I will. Until then, I ask that you please understand how much the actions being taken towards myself, my family, the men on the show, and above all, Hannah, are affecting all of our mental and physical health. It goes beyond what is said online. Threatening letters and phone calls have been sent to our homes. My parents and sister are being verbally attacked in public. I beg you to remember what seems like a harmless action is damaging to real people. I want to thank all of you who have reached out or reserved judgement until I am able to speak openly and I can only ask for your patience and kindness until then.”

So, will it be Peter vs. Tyler for the final rose, or are Jed and Luke (who looks like he gets kicked to the curb in next week’s promo) going to be there in the end for the heart of Hannah? Comment below on all The Bachelorette drama.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Kim Drugs Drew, Hayden Returns, Liesl Overboard As Secrets Mount

In a Monday’s installment of ABC’s General Hospital, the series left viewers with three major cliffhangers and the week has just started.  All of the action and the drama centered around the long-awaited wedding reception of Franco (Roger Howarth) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst).

As everyone gathered at the ‘Haunted Star’ for the celebration, many of the guests are on edge, and one is schnockered.  When Kim (Tamara Braun) arrives with Julian (William deVry), Drew is speaking to Terry (Cassandra James).  With a moment alone, Drew asks Julian how Kim is doing.  He tells Drew to take a closer look, meaning she is not doing well at all since Oscar’s death.  Later, when a conversation ensues between Kim and Drew, he reassures her that even though Oscar is gone, they will always be family. Kim wonders if that means it’s still possible for them to have another child together.  Drew tells her he cannot do that right now.  That sets the stage for the shocker of the episode that has had fans tweeting since it aired.

When the fuses apparently blow and the lights go out on the ‘Haunted Star”, Kim and Drew go to locate it, and once at the fuse box, Kim stabs Drew with a syringe.  Then, Kim knows exactly how to turn the fuse box back on, and we see Drew blindsided by Kim’s action.  Has GH made Kim unhinged?  Does this mean that she is going to rape Drew?

Elsewhere, Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) is drunk.  She has many secrets that could ruin several lives of the citizens of Port Charles at the reception. She tells Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) that Brad (Parry Shen) and Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) relationship is going to hit the skids.  Brad overhears this!  Add to that, Liesl gets Nina (Cynthia Watros) to introduce her to Jax  (Ingo Rademacher) and starts asking him if he’s heard from his brother, Jerry. She informs Jax that they go way back to the Helena Cassadine days.  Franco (Roger Howarth) comes to get a drunken Liesl and she breaks down in front of him about how lonely she is and all the secrets she knows about Wiley, Brad, Lucas, and Wiley’s real father.  We see someone else eavesdropping on their conversation.   As the episode comes to it’s conclusion, Liesl is pushed overboard.  But who did it? Brad, Valentin, someone else?

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Throughout the episode, guest star, Veronica Cartwright plays psychic, Sibley Gamble, who is hired by Ava (Maura West) to reconnect her to her late daughter, Kiki.  But in the process, Sibley drops bombshells at those at the Metro Court … and at the wedding reception.  She tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) she has a cryptic message from Madeline Reeves revolving around tweezers. She tells Franco he won’t be feeling himself soon and she warns Finn (Michael Easton) that he’ll still have more women in his life than he can handle.  And ,,, wouldn’t you know? Who should arrive at the reception … Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig)!

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As for the backdrop – the wedding reception – Liz and Franco had their romantic dip, Liz’s sons: Cameron (William Lipton), Jake (Hudson West), and Aiden (Jason David) performed an adorable song for their mom and step-dad, and Terry caught the bouquet! Will they give the good doctor a love interest?  If so, who might it be?

So, what did you think about Kim drugging Drew? Who pushed Liesl overboard? What trouble will Hayden cause?  Share your theories via the comment section below.

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