One Life to Live Update Friday 1/13/12
Pictures by Juanita
A copy of the Banner is at the door of Llanfair. It has a picture of Viki on the
front page with the caption VICTORIA LORD RECOVERING -- OK After Gunshot Wound.
Allison says, “Once upon a time there was a woman named Victoria Lord Riley Burke Riley Buchanan Buchanan Carpenter Davidson Banks.”
The camera pans across old pictures of Viki with members of her family. Allison says, “She was the heiress to a vast publishing fortune, but even greater in number were all the people she loved, her family and the town she called home, Llanview.”
In the parlor at Llanfair, Clint hands Viki an envelope and asks her if she wants to do the honors. She says they are his results. He tells her that once they open it, they will know if Allison was telling the truth and if Jessica is really his daughter. She asks him if he is sure he wants to do this.
Allison says, “Victoria herself had five children who all grew up to have stories of their own. The youngest were beautiful twin daughters as different as the colors of their hair. Jessica, the fair maiden, who somehow always managed to rescue herself and Natalie, whose fiery temper could sometimes scare away the people she loved.
Jessica sits on the chair at the bottom of the stairs, staring at a picture of Ford with Riley. Natalie comes in and asks her if she is ok. Jessica says she is fine and asks Nat if she should not be with John.
Allison says, “Like the dashing detective, John McBain, a hero whose tragic past drives his endless quest for justice.
Téa hugs Tomás at John McBain’s apartment and says she thought she would never see him again. She asks if he is all right. He tells her he will be a lot better when Todd pays for what he did.
Allison says, “And let’s not forget Victoria’s brother, Todd. His past hurts everyone he cares about, including his true love, Blair.”
Todd and Blair grapple with each other in Blair’s bedroom. She asks him what his hurry is and says she isn’t going anywhere.
Allison says, “And his eldest daughter, Starr. She's about to turn a new page herself.”
Starr, carrying Hope, knocks on an apartment door. Langston opens the door. Starr, Langston, and Markko engage in a group hug.
Allison says, “Victoria's path has long been entwined with that of the mega-rich Buchanans, beginning with Clint, the father of her children.”
At Llanfair, Viki tells Clint that regardless of what the results say, he will always be Jessie’s father.
Allison says. “Well, most of them. And then there's Clint’s brother, Bo Buchanan, who has long sacrificed his own gain to protect the people he loves.”
At the Buchanan mansion, Destiny frantically asks her parents to bring the car around because she thinks her water just broke. Vivian asks her if she is having any pain or contractions. Destiny says she is about to have her baby.
At Llanfair, Clint tells Viki he has to thank her before he opens the envelope for being his rock all these years, even when he couldn’t stand her. She tells him he hasn’t always been a picnic either.
Allison says, “This is the story of Victoria’s life, one she lived with love, laughter, tears, joy, sorrow, anger, betrayal, and forgiveness.
Allison Perkins is in her bedroom holding a manuscript. She says, “And maybe just a few surprises.” She puts on her glasses and opens the manuscript called “One Life to Live by Allison Perkins.” Directing her attention to an unseen person she asks, “So, shall we?”
At Langston and Markko’s apartment, Starr comes out from a bedroom and observes that she could hear the ocean in there. She says Hope is out like a light. Markko says the same thing happens when he flies. Langston marvels at Starr being there after only a couple of hours. Starr wonders why she didn’t visit sooner. Markko says he thinks Langston had been wondering the same thing. Langston says the only thing that matters is that she is there now. Starr thanks them for letting her and Hope stay with them. Markko tells her that when her album is released, they can say they knew her when. Langston says they are happy she is in Los Angeles. Starr says she is glad they are, because her parents aren’t.
In Blair’s bedroom, Blair and Todd are kissing and undressing each other. He pulls away from her. She asks why he is stopping. He tells her that he can’t do this.
At John McBain’s apartment, Téa tells Tomás that she has been wanting to strangle Todd herself. Tomás says he would pay to see that. John tells him to get in line. Tomás tells John that he wants to be there when John arrests Todd. John says that isn’t possible. Tomás says Todd kept in him a cage for weeks, put a gun to his head, and made him confess to a murder that he did not commit. He says he just wants to tell Blair that he loves her. He recalls the look on Blair’s face and asks if John knows what that is like.
At John McBain’s apartment, Tomás asks Téa why Blair doesn’t know the truth. Téa
reveals that it was difficult to conceal the truth from Blair but they were
afraid that if Todd figured out that Blair was on to him, he would leave town.
Tomás asks if they couldn’t trust Blair to keep a secret. Téa says Blair has
been known to talk. She reluctantly adds that Todd and Blair have become closer
in Tomás’s absence. Tomás makes his way to the door saying he is going to settle
the score with Todd. John asks him not to do that.
In Blair’s bedroom, Todd confirms that he is pushing her away. He asks who chose her horrible curtains. Blair asks him to tell her. he asks her if she remembers when she showed up at the airport and tried to stop him from going to Ireland. He recalls that she said she finally had everything she wanted but the problem was… Blair interjects, that you could lose everything. Todd tells her that while he was away all he needed was to get back to her and the kids, and now he is here. She assures him that he will not lose her. he recalls saying the same thing to her before being shot in the back and shoved into the back of a car. She tells him they already concluded that there are no guarantees. He says guarantees would make things easier. She tells him he wouldn’t trust people or get hurt. He tells her that people are unreliable and do stupid things. He admits that he does stupid things every day. She tells him that he doesn’t trust anyone more than him, so if there is a reason that they shouldn’t have sex, he should tell her.
In the parlor at Llanfair, Viki tells Jessie that Clint has something to tell her. She says it affects Natalie too. Natalie doesn’t like the sound of that. Jessica asks Clint what it is. He tells her that Allison Perkins said she had been lying to Mitch for a long time. That doesn’t surprise Natalie. Clint says Allison said Jessica is his biological daughter so he had a DNA test. He asks Jessie to realize that whatever the results say, she was always and will always be his daughter. He hands her the results and tells her it is nice to know that it is official. Jessica hugs Clint. Everybody cries. Clint winks at Viki.
At the Buchanan mansion, Destiny screams with another strong contraction. She says she can’t believe Matthew is really there. He asks her where else he would be. Vivian tells Destiny to push with the next contraction. Matthew asks Destiny if she couldn’t ask the baby to wait until she got to the hospital. Destiny tells him to try telling the baby to wait. Destiny screams, cries, and pushes. She says she wants to go home and do this tomorrow. Matthew tells her that they are both here now and are doing it together. Destiny says he ran away because he didn’t want the baby. He tells her that he was scared. She asks why he is there. He tells her that his brother told him he has to be there for the ones he cares about the most, and that is Destiny and the baby. Vivian tells Destiny to push as hard as she can. Destiny pushes and screams. Shaun looks on in horror. Vivian wraps the baby and tells Destiny to say hello to her son. Vivian introduces the baby to everyone one by one.
In Allison’s bedroom, she says to her unseen audience that she doesn’t
understand why she hasn’t heard from any producers yet. She opines that with
“Fraternity Row” gone, people will want something with twists and turns. She
says the next part about Starr Manning will pique his interest. She says. “A
girl in love with the son of the woman her father raped? Now, that's drama.”
At Markko and Langston’s apartment in Los Angeles, Markko’s cell phone rings and he excuses himself from the room. Langston tells Starr she is glad that Cole is alive and ok. She says its horrible worrying about someone you love. Starr tells her that they can talk about Ford. Langston says she doesn’t know what to say. She says her feelings for him were real but they weren’t right for each other. She says she is glad he found a family in Jessica and Ryder. Starr says Ford was a good father. Langston says that knowing Ford will live on through his son makes it a little better.
At the Buchanan mansion, Vivian hands the baby to Destiny. Destiny wonders who Matthew thinks the baby looks like. Matthew says he thought all babies looked alike. Destiny thinks the baby inherited the Buchanan chin. Mrs. Evans thinks he looks distinguished. Mr. Evans wonders what if he had been a girl. Nigel reckons she would have looked distinguished.
Bo calls David and tells him that Destiny had her baby and that it is a boy. David wonders if they plan to call him David. Bo says he will ask them. Bo says he heard David is responsible for convincing Matthew to step up and that it is a big deal. he says it is the greatest thing David has ever done for the family and that it means the World to him.
Bo asks Matthew how he is feeling. Matthew thinks he is in over his head. Bo tells him that he is not in this alone. Mr. Evans says they are all one big family now. Nora asks what they are going to name him.
At Llanfair, Viki says this is turning out to be an especially wonderful day. Jessica apologizes for her tears. She says it isn’t as if Clint weren’t always her father, but now Mitch isn’t a part of her or her kids’ lives and Bree and Ryder’s are Clint’s grandchildren. Clint says they always were. Natalie observes that she and Jessica are really twins, like it or not. Jessica says she likes it. She confesses that finding Natalie was the best thing that ever happened to her. Natalie concurs. They hug and cry.
At Langston and Markko’s apartment, Markko returns to the room and says the call was from his manager who has been pushing him to direct a comedy.
Starr answers a knock on the door. A man in a suit asks for Starr Manning. She confirms that it is she. He tells her that her father sent him. Starr asks him if her father seriously thinks he can drag her back to Llanview. The man says Starr is free to go wherever she wants as long as she is with her bodyguard. She apologizes for his coming all this way, but says there is no need. He informs her that he is not the bodyguard and brings forth the actual bodyguard. Cole says, “Nice to meet you Ms. Manning.”
In Blair’s bedroom, she tells Todd that she knows he is scared but they don’t know what will happen tomorrow, but she thinks it is worth finding out.
At John McBain’s apartment, Tomás slams the door closed and asks Téa if John expects him to sit there and do nothing. Téa says they don’t have a warrant yet and Tomás might compromise the investigation if he goes over to La Boulaie. Tomás concludes that he is expected to sit there while the man who murdered Téa’s husband is deceiving Blair. Téa says they don’t have a choice. Tomás reminds her that he isn’t a civilian; he is a trained operative that took people out for a living. Téa says his feelings for Blair are causing him not to think clearly. She concludes that Tomás intends to make Todd disappear. She asks him if Blair would want that. She tells him that the only thing they can do is wait.
Todd and Blair resume kissing on her bed.
In Allison’s bedroom, she looks at the manuscript and continues reading, "Victoria and Clint had just been told by the genius Allison Perkins that the beloved Jessica was not Mitch’s daughter after all." She says to the unseen person that she doesn’t know what Viki and Clint did with that bombshell, but she will leave it for the sequel.
At Llanfair, Natalie says she has to tell Rex and that he will be excited to have another sister. Jessica amusedly observes that he might not believe them since this is the third time they have thought they were related. Natalie says the third time is the charm. Natalie leaves the room. Viki tells Clint and Viki that they are the best parents in the World. Clint says it is easy when you have the best kids. The doorbell rings. Jessica goes to answer it. Clint asks Viki if it gets better than this. Viki doubts it.
Jessica opens the door to Brody.
At the Buchanan mansion, Matthew says he hadn’t thought of any names. He asks Destiny if she has. She says, “Yolanda.” She thought they were having a girl. Bo suggests David. He says he told David that he would ask since David thought Matthew might want to name his son after his brother. Matthew says that isn’t a bad idea, except he was thinking of naming after his other brother, Drew. Bo gets all choked up and says he thinks Drew would be a fine name. Nora cries. Matthew cries too and asks Destiny what she thinks. She says she thinks the baby likes it. Matthew says, “Happy birth day, Drew.”
John returns to his apartment and announces that they have the warrant. Tomás says, “Let’s do this.” John says Tomás is not doing anything; they are going by the book. Tomás asks if it is the same book that keeps letting Todd get away with murder. Téa implores Tomás to let John do his job. She says the sooner he does, the sooner Blair will know the truth.
Blair nestles her face into Todd’s bare chest in her bed. He asks if she will do something for her. She asks, “Again?” he says not that, well maybe that too, but will she sing for him. She asks him if he wants that sappy Nat King Cole song. He says it isn’t sappy. She says it is. He says she has a pretty voice. She looks at him and asks him if he still thinks he is going to lose her. He says it has always been him and her. He tells her he loves her. She says she loves him too.
Roxy goes to the Buchanan mansion to see the baby. Nora says to Bo, Another generation of Buchanans, some things never change. He asks her how she can say that on the day they became grandparents. She tells him to bite his tongue and observes that life flies by. Bo says that is why they always have to pay attention. He says he is going to bring the car around so they can get Drew to the hospital. Bo takes a few steps toward the door, stops, turns around, and tearfully tells Nora that he loves her. She goes over to him, tells him she loves him, and they kiss like teenagers.
Allison narrates, “The story of Llanview is ending one chapter while beginning another.”
At Llanfair, Jessica lets Brody in asks him what he is doing there. He tells her not to worry; he was released from St Anne’s yesterday. She says she is glad he is better. He says he wanted to tell her he is sorry about Ford. She thanks him and asks him what is next for him. he says there may be some work for him back in the Navy special forces. She tells him to take care of himself. He tells her that he wants her to know that he will be there if she ever needs anything. He says he knows things have been rough between them and it has been a while since they were a couple but he still cares about her and nothing will change that. She thanks him again. He says he has to go. She thanks him for stopping by.
Allison narrates, “For some, there is still a long way before the happily ever after; For others, it's right around the corner.”
In the parlor at Llanfair, Clint holds Viki’s hand and tells her that he nearly lost everything in the past few days. She says she almost did too. He says it made him realize that if one of them had died, he would have been a fool because he wasted too much time. He says he won’t do that anymore. He drops down to one knee and asks her to marry him.
At Langston and Markko’s apartment, Starr says she can’t believe Cole is there. Langston is surprised to see Cole and runs over to hug him. Markko tells her to take it easy as Cole was shot. Langston releases her grip and Markko takes his turn hugging his friend. Cole tells him that he is ok and that it is great to see them. Markko says that an hour ago they thought he was dead. Starr says she thought he was with his parents and wonders why he isn’t with his family now. he tells her that she and Hope are his family if that is what she wants. Starr sobs that it is all she ever wanted. They kiss.
Allison narrates, “Some are starting new families. Some will finally find justice.” ‘
Tomás has a tantrum, kicking things over in John’s apartment. Téa tells him to take it easy in Spanish. She puts her arm around her brother and says it will be over soon. He says Todd Manning will finally get what is coming to him.
Todd and Blair bask in the afterglow in her bed. She asks him what he will do for an encore. He supposes he will have to sing her a song, but he doesn’t know any.
Allison narrates, “And some will pay for their crimes.”
The door to Blair’s bedroom bursts open and an officer barks, “LPD, freeze!” Startled, Blair and Todd sit up. Blair, covering herself with the sheets responds, “What the hell?” John comes in behind the officer and says sorry but they knocked on the door repeatedly. He announces that Todd is under arrest for the murder of Victor Lord, Jr. Blair looks at Todd for an explanation.
In Allison’s bedroom, she asks her unseen guest why spoil what happens next. She says of all people, he should know things are rarely what they appear. She throws the manuscript and it scatters all over the bed on top of her guest who is revealed to be bound and gagged Victor Lord, Jr.
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