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168 February 23rd, 2011 OLTL’s Ron Carlivati addresses Todd Manning situation!

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One Life to Live’s head writer, Ron Carlivati addressed the ongoing rumors and reports if a Todd Manning switcheroo might be in play that could in turn bring the original Todd Manning, Roger Howarth back to the Llanview canvas. Carlivati did admit that their have been multiple on-screen teases.

Carlivati hinted to Soap Opera Digest the following,  “We know that Todd has a different face and that’s an established part of the story. We’re playing on that history and use it in the mystery that we started to tell with Blair and Tomas. The savvy viewer will notice. So it opens up a lot of questions and possibilities. There is definitely an element of the mystery that is connected to the way Todd used to look.”

Now, add to that that it appears from some circulating reports that Trevor St. John’s (Current Todd) contract may be up for renewal in April, what could this all mean?

So would you like to see Roger back as Todd and Trevor to stay as another character? Or, would you like Trevor to be Todd and this is all just a red-herring by the show to make you think that Roger Howarth is coming back? Let us know.

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  1. vicki H. says:

    I’ve been waiting 7 years for Roger to return to OLTL. I also believe he is in fact returning & will probably be seen in the next few months. May sweeps? Welcome Home Roger!

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    Colleen replied

    Trevor’s ‘Todd’ actually offends me. Todd was such a remarkable character and he is now unrecognizable. Please, for the love of the show, bring Roger back as Todd Manning as soon as possible!!!!!!

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    Pat B replied

    No way, I never liked Todd until Trevor took over the role! Roger is a good actor but Trevor give’s the role much more of an edge!

    Melissa replied

    Colleen I’m with you – I never accepted TSJ as Todd – he is Mitch’s brother playing a part, an imposter…. WELCOME HOME ROGER, your back where you belong!

    Mary replied

    Things arn’t looking good for Roger right bow, but I really wanted him back as Todd.

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    Jamie replied

    I was very excited to see the orig. Todd (RH) come back to Llanview! I do love TSJ but I am partial to the orig.. I am really hoping that RH’s Todd is the real one. TSJ did not renew his contract~ and I am hoping there isn’t yet another twist that would prove that neither of them is the real Todd. I also can’t wait till Andrea Evans return in Sept. to reprise Tina and the orig. Cord will be back!! At least OLTL is not bringing every dead char. back to life just for the end Date on ABC like AMC is~ cause right now I am not liking that whole storyline. But have to say I would much rather see Thorston as Zach instead of reprising Patrick~ if I had to hear Brown Penny Brown Penny one more time~ I would have gagged!! But I am hoping it is RW I have missed him since he left 8 yrs ago!! TSJ did do a really good job but I m hoping for the orig. TSJ is better looking though I will give ya that

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    Jamie replied

    RH is what I meant

    Catherine replied

    All I have to say is…my heart is pounding again. I luv u Todd..always have.. nice to see your sexiness again….mmm..mmm…mmm……..mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  2. nan says:

    NOOOOOOOOO I never liked him.I love Travor in this role

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  3. Tony says:

    one name……Roger Howarth….period.

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  4. Tony says:

    by the way anyone that says Trevor St John is Todd…..how boring has that character become……please…..don’t blame it on writing …..it’s the actor….Roger please come back….you are the one and only Todd….Prince of Darkness….

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    shawnda replied

    yesssss

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  5. Tony says:

    ome more point….Trevor St John made Todd his own…..WTF????…..yeah made him into a character that should have been let go a long time ago….Roger made Todd Manning…..period………..lots of periods….lol…..please OLTL bring him back.!!!

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    vicki H. replied

    If TSJ was frat boy 1, he’d have gone off to jail with Zack & Powell, end of story. Yeah, he’s made the character his own alright, but Todd Manning he’ll never be.

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    Melissa replied

    thats right! frat boy would have been long gone if it werent for Roger he brought the character to life he is the best and always be the one and only TODD, you TSJ fans obvisouly have never seen Roger from the beginning

  6. lynn malone says:

    I hope Trevor stays as Todd.I really like him and think he does a great job as Todd.

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    SHANNON replied

    HE IS GOOD AT PLAYING TODD I GOT USED TO HIM. BUT ROGER IS THE ONE AND ONLY TODD. I HOPE HE STAYS, BUT I THINK THERES MORE TO THIS TODD STORY. I ALSO THINK JOHN NEEDS TO FIND OUT HE IS THE FATHER.

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  7. AustraAtslega says:

    Please never bring RH back. I was watching when he quit. He dissed all his fans and the character Todd. Now that he is out of a job Todd doesn’t look so bad. Keep him away. I will be disgusted if that ungrateful boor comes back.

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    vicki H. replied

    Why does TSJ’s fanbase need to LIE about ROGER?

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    sophielane98 replied

    My point exactly Vicki H., they haven’t seen R’s Todd Manning, if they did they would love R’s protrayal (sp?) of him. Obviously they know not what they speak!!!

    sophielane98 replied

    Girl, you haven’t seen what Todd can really be like. Trevor doesn’t have a clue how to be Todd Manning, RH made the role and only HE can play it. Once you have watched RH in this role then you will wonder What The Heck , Trevor is sooo not Todd Manning, he doesn’t know the history, the boy can not act his way out of a paper bag! Roger Rules, and he rules that role. TSJ, give me a freaking break!!!

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    Chip replied

    You may be a rabid RH supporter, but TSJ is a brilliant actor.

    Rallen replied

    you have no idea what your’re talking about..you may like RH better but trevor is an amazing actor and is probably one of the best on the show! so dont insult trevor like that. And yes trevor does know ow to play todd manning, hes been doin for the past 8 years. “the boy can not act his way out of a paper bag” haha i would love to see you act better than trevor st. john.

    SHANNON replied

    EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAID

    Rallen replied

    ugh dont insult roger either. hes bbrillinat as well

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  8. andrea R. says:

    I like Roger but I love the way Trevor plays Todd and he is also a better actor. Roger hated the character of Todd, why would he want to come back?

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    vicki H. replied

    Another LIAR.

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    sophielane98 replied

    AMEN Vicki, Roger did NOT HATE Todd Manning, had you only listened to what really happened then you would know the truth. So many of TSJ fans don’t know the truth and that is what they want to see, they want to continue to stay blind.

    Inez replied

    Okay, Roger DID NOT hate the character of Todd. Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Yeah, uh-huh, he hated playing the character so much that he understood the character to a T.O.D.D. Really, stating that he hated a character he CREATED and understood like no other, unless you have an exact quote from Roger himself or proof of him saying such a thing, that remark is truly unnecessary and in fact, slanderous.

    So I apologize, but to those of us who understand the character of Todd from the get-go, his incarnation, his love for Blair, his complexities, his fears, his insane childhood with a father like Victor Lord, Roger Howarth IS Todd Manning and always will be.

    Chip replied

    Hold on a second with the name calling! The soap press was hot with stories about Howarth’s “Bad boy behavior” during his time on OLTL. Some reports even indicated that his fellow actors were not fond of working with him. I remember those stories very well.

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    vicki H. replied

    And the lies keep coming. Is that why the co-stars he worked with at the time want him back on OLTL? I have PROOF if you want to read for yourself. Some of you can’t tell the difference between the actor & the characters.

    Chip replied

    Geez, Vicki…take a chill pill! It’s a freakin’ soap opera, not world peace!!!!

    vicki H. replied

    YOU & others are making up lies about a REAL person. Why don’t you take your own advice. CHILL.

    Chip replied

    No, I am NOT “making up lies about a real person.” The articles that I read in the soap press CLEARLY indicated that Howarth was often “difficult” and not well-liked by some of his co-stars. One actress even said she likes St. John much better because at least he doesn’t mind touching her, unlike the former Todd (Howarth).

    Rose replied

    The reason I started to watch OLTL was because of the current Todd Manning ( Trevor) He make the show so interesting. Before Trevor, I thought the show was boring. I hope they keep the current Todd. Maybe the writer could have both Todd on the show as brothers.

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    SHANNON replied

    YA ROGER AS TODD AND TREVOR THE BROTHER OF TODD

  9. Sandy says:

    I LOVE Roger with a passion,,but after all this time I also LOVE Trevor,,I say bring Roger on and keep Trevor,,both would kick the show off the hook with their combined talents,,,not to mention how many lives it would effect and the story lines that would come just from that. Bring it on OLTL,,,your doing great so far so lets do it <3

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    sophielane98 replied

    FINALLY, PRAISE THE LORD, someone who can see the real deal. Trevor can stay and be who he was hired to play in the first place, WALKER Lawrence. The two of them would be awesome!

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  10. Moshi says:

    Please bring Roger Howarth back to OLTL. The sooner the better.

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  11. Jardo says:

    To be honest, I’m sick of the charcter of Todd. PERIOD! I couldn’t care less about either one of them and wish they would both vanish into the sunset! If I had to make a choice, I would prefer TSJ because he has played the character much longer. I no longer see RH as Todd because he has been away from the character too long. And the whole “changing faces” thing just won’t get it with me because OLTL already has so many “stupid” storylines, that would just be yet another one that would be so “over the top” it would be ridiculous! If they want to bring back some “quality” characters, then bring back KISH! They were the best couple OLTL has had on the show in years!!!

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  12. Jessica says:

    I have been waiting for RH to return since he left, he brings so much more to the role. Bring back the REAL TODD!!!!

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  13. Lori says:

    Trevor IS Todd. He has made the role his own, and his Todd is a much more layered character. Howarth walked away from the role because he didn’t like the character. Now that St John has to some extent humanized Todd, it’s not right to bring the original actor back. We watch these shows because we invest in the characters. If a good story can be told with both actors on the canvas, so be it. But don’t turn St John’s version of Todd into a “seat warmer” until Howarth decided to come back.

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  14. Sunny says:

    RH walked away from the role when they tried to make Todd into a romantic lead and floated the idea of hooking him up with Marty. While TSJ has done a great job, he and the writers have turned Todd into a conceited, self-absorbed asshat who thinks he has no culpability in all the evil things he has done.
    I want RH to come back, but I do think that TSJ should stick around.

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    Inez replied

    Agreed!

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    vicki H. replied

    Some can’t understand the difference. TSJ is fine, but not as Todd. He has totally wiped out everything there was to the character & made him an ordinary soap character, you know like the dozen other bad boys of daytime. I want TODD back & only Roger could do that.

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  15. B.J. Reese says:

    I hated to see Howarth leave OLTL back when, but now that I’ve watched TSJ this long, I do NOT want RH back as Todd.

    If they’ve got the money to waste on RH to add him to the cast [and I suspect they don't], that’s OK. I just really do not want another switch.

    B.J.

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  16. Sandy says:

    I’ve read alot of posts on this subject and there are alot of viewers that only know Trevors version of Todd. Alot of them I’ve read is judging how Roger was as Todd by that last repeat episode. I’ve been a OLTL fan way back when Vickie was a teen and I seen Todd from beginning to now,,Rogers Todd is not just a dark figure,,if you could watch him like I did his character of Todd was growing and changing as well just like we’ve watched Trevors version grow and change, he had alot of sides to him,,ranging from out of hand evil right down to very sensitive and gentle. Rogers Todd could be so many things. Rogers Todd of course was darker and more guarded because when he had the role Todd was still young and angry and trying to control the rage inside. He was extremly abused and he abused his own self more by self sabitage and pushing away anyone who tried to show him otherwise. Unlike his sister Vickie he didn’t have split personalities to hide his pain behind,,he had to deal with it. It would be so much better if we didn’t judge one against the other because their both great and see the possiblities of having both of these actors bringing it to the show and bringing back the wow factor we’re all wanting. I love them both, truly I do and I get very exciited thinking about what these two masterminds can do to give this show what it needs to take the lead and make it so you don’t want to miss a single show.

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    Dorothy replied

    Miss Sandy you are absolutely on the money ,honey! Like you I have watch this show since before the Todd character began. Roger H had this side of him that was dark and sexy at the same time. Roger made this into a person that you wanted to hate so much but could not because he had this gentle vulnerable side that you just felt so sorry for him and for gave him all his transgression. And then bam he would do something else so vile and destructive and you would not see it coming sometimes. And was sexy doing it too. Now Trevor made this Todd character his own. He is a good actor but is not a Todd Manning. I would love to see these to actors go at it with each other. It will be amazing to see what they can pull off each other.
    But if I had to chose then Roger H is my man for the character Todd.

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  17. Saher M says:

    No, let TSJ stay on. I’ve grown to like him as the character who is Todd Manning, and the change of the actor was already explained with the history of OLTL and all that. Don’t do this Ron, it’s an insult to me.

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    Tony replied

    your kidding….

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    Saher M replied

    I am completely serious.

  18. Chip says:

    Trevor St. John is a brilliant actor and does a great job playing the role of Todd Manning. Years ago, there were many reports of Roger Howarth’s “bad boy behavior” on the set of OLTL. Some even indicated that his fellow actors were not very fond of him. I have been a OLTL fan for many years and I will be most unhappy if St. John is booted in favor of Howarth. (If TSJ chooses to leave, that’s a different story…)

    We all know that soaps regularly rewrite history, but in the years that TSJ has been walking in Todd’s shoes, the character has taken numerous blood tests and paternity tests, so trying to convince viewers that “Todd” has not been “Todd” since TSJ took over the role is insulting to my/our intelligence!

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    vicki H. replied

    1st off, there were never any blood test taken. There was no dna test either. Tea SAID she took the dna from a brush.

    I guess you weren’t watching when Viki gave birth to 1 daughter? I was & look what happened there? If ABC wants RH back & he agrees it doesn’t matter what you or I saw happen. I also saw Jack as a baby before Dani was conceived. I guess that didn’t insult your intelligence. if you really were watching all the rewrites in OLTL history over the years you wouldn’t feel so insulted by any of this.

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    Chip replied

    Vicki, FYI, yes, I have watched OLTL since its premiere back in the 60′s…and yes, some of the rewrites of history have been jarring, like how many times can Victor Lord die. BUT just as much as YOU want Howarth back, some loyal fans DO NOT WANT HIM BACK as Todd. We are perfectly happy with Mr. St. John.

    Rallen replied

    Yea exactly Tea said she did a dna test on dani and todd….thts does mean something….and so what if it was from a brush??

  19. vicki H. says:

    I’ve been watching since Sadie worked at the hospital, around 68-69. There’s just as many LOYAL OLTL fans who have continued to watch OLTL over the years who want RH back. Are we in some kind of contest here? You spoke of insulting your intelligence, that’s what I responded too. I don’t care if you like RH or not. Not everyone does. Just like NOT EVERYONE likes Mr St. John.

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    Inez replied

    Agreed, vicki H! Don’t know why some folks just can’t live and let live. Some of us are HAPPIER with RH in the role of Todd. To us, he is STILL Todd Manning. TSJ is a fine actor, but he’s not MY favorite Todd. Too many reasons as to why he doesn’t work for me to get into here. Bottom line, TSJ’s Todd works for others, fine, great for them. But it doesn’t work for me, never has, and that’s NOT a crime. It’s an opinion, and others don’t have to agree.

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    vicki H. replied

    His fans are making it worse for him. There’s so much hatred for a man they don’t even know.

    Jennifer Figueroa replied

    I agree with you whole-heartedly….I am a huge fan of the Old Todd…some people have to get over it, of course Trevor St John is a fine actor, but he is NOT the Real Todd Manning!!!!!

  20. Connie Thane says:

    I hope Roger Howarth does not come back. I have watched One Life to live as song as it has been on the air, and I never liked Todd until Trevor St. James took over the part. Howarth was such a one-dimensional actor. I can’t imagine why anyone woul dthink his return woul dhelp the show.

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    Rallen replied

    okay look i like trevor better too, but Roger’s todd was not one dimensional

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    Tony replied

    Roger one dimensional……are you alright????….Trevor St John is the one and only boring one dimensional actor on daytime…Roger was and always will be the prince of darkness TODD MANNING

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  21. Heidi says:

    Trevor St John is one of the best actors on daytime! Please keep Trevor as Todd!

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  22. Rallen says:

    Okay i am a loyal TSJ supporter and let me tell you i am outraged by both the RH supporters and the TSJs for bashing the other actor personally!!!!!!! who the hell are you to go around talking shit about an actor’s personality when you dont know a thing about them? have you met them? i doubt it? even if you have i doubt you know him ell enough to be talking that way about him. Now about tsj being a fake todd: that is an insult, a spit in the face, to trevor and all the hard work he has put in to the character f todd all these years. Like everything hes done doesnt matter. I have seen RH act before tons of times as Todd and let me tell you ive been left speechless sometimes by the way he portrays him. But so does TSJ at times. But TSJ is todd now. he has made the character his own just like roger did. How is it fair to boot TSJ just so Roger (who left the role on his own free will) can come back (if thats even the case)? its not. Besides there is too much evidence proving that the todd we know now is the real thing: The DNA test with dani, The memories of raping marty that only todd would have, the way he could recognize Powell’s voice like he did when Powell called todd after drugging him, he memories we saw todd going through when he was being executed, and the way he knew everything about starr when he first came back as walker. i could go on and on. Now ill admit that ever since the Tarty s/l back in 2008, Todd’s character hasnt been the most interesting to watch. I meen yes hes funny but other than that (and i cannot believe i am saying this) his character has been a little boring. Myself and the rest of the viewers want to see Todd do something dark. and I dont meen bullying teenagers around or making empty threats. i meen we wanna see something “orginal” from todd. You know something classic. somethig that only todd would do. Him keeping marty from everyone else, that is something orriginal. that is something dark. and that is that is a unique storyline. and act/scheme that only todd manning would pull. See the thing we love about todd manning (whether you know it or not) is that he does unspeakable things. bad/evil things. but somehow in the end hes able to at least semi-reedeem himself. And Mr. Trevor St. John is more than capable of pulling something like that off (hes proven it over and over again) it is just the suckish writing that is holding him back.

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    hmm replied

    Despite the fact, that this block of writing needs paragraphs, I think this was a good read.

    I too like Todd for the heinous things he’s done. Nothing’s more entertaining than Todd doing something completely evil. But I also loved the guilt and anguish he felt after he did those things. I miss how he would speak to the audience with a look or a sigh. I miss the monologues. He used to speak to the audience a lot all by himself with tons of words that gave an insight to who he was. Todd knew himelf. He was self-actualized.

    I also miss his silence – how he wouldn’t say a word and that would speak volumes. How he used to sit sprawled out and thinking. Then he’d get an idea and bounce up. Scaring me half to death with his sudden movement. I miss the torture and angst. Wanting love and wanting to reciprocate it but couldn’t. Something always held him back.

    Nothing’s worst than a happy Todd. This character does not deserve that. Happiness is really below Todd. He deserves to have misery as his company. Now, if he were real, I would want him to find some peace in the end.

    What is fascinating about Todd is what he does is an attempt to find that peace whether it hurts others or not. His self-loathing and self-hatred is to extinguish it.

    TSJ has made Todd his own but somehow Thomas Todd Manning seems more like a stranger to me. RH’s Todd never was. It’s like when you grow up with someone and they move away and he or she comes back but it’s just not the same. : (

    I want TSJ on the show but just not as Todd. No amount of quality writing that the writers could ever muster up could help with that. I’ve tried to accept him as Todd for two years in the beginning. I wish my friend would come on home and it be the same as if he never left.

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    Inez replied

    BAM! You just hit the nail on the head. It’s the reason why RH said he didn’t want a happy Todd. After all he’s done, and been through, he said he didn’t think that Todd deserved it.

    Great post! :-)

    Tony replied

    Trevor= Walker….Roger= Todd……all set……

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    Josie replied

    I would love to see the original Todd back. He is a very good looking guy and the Todd now is not that cute. I thought the way he interacted with Starr was great and the current Todd never acted with her in the same way. I remember reading articles about the original Todd and from what I remember he had issues about the “rape” scene and the repercussions that came from people , in public, hating him. I agree with others to keep the current Todd, but I would LOVE to see the old Todd back. I also think that the original Todd would have been much better when he was in that cabin with that crazy girl that the youngest kid came from. Forgot their names. AND the story line now with aging Jack and making him be a bully (and the Tomas story [and that guy is cute and a good evil guy] will be a great way to bring in Todd and have him shake things up. BTW I also love Tess and think that the Hot Todd would be hilarious with her antics.

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    truemanningfan replied

    TSJ made an original edgy amazing complex 3 dimensional charater into the most boring corniest lamest wimp on day time television. Thank god RH is returning to OLTL to show you who is the true TODD MANNING!

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  23. dianne Wunderle says:

    Trevor forever.

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  24. nicsmemaeof7 says:

    I HOPE THEY KEEP THIS TODD AS TODD AND NOT HAVE THE OTHER GUY COME BACK !!!!!

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  25. babette says:

    I like Trevor St John as an actor, and his portrayal of Todd Manning.

    But I’m getting worried that the writers have taken a sudden turn in the way they’re writing his character — he’s getting mean & violent again; I liked it when he was happy with Tea, and getting to know Danni. He was also very funny when he got drunk with Vimal at the bar.

    I remember the other actor, who originally played Todd, because I watched the show back then.

    But I think a storyline with two Todds would be a bit bizarre.

    Hope TSJ & OLTL can come to terms on his contract!

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  26. Jeffrey Moree says:

    I don’t think they should bring back the original todd as todd it would anger some loyal fans to where they wouldn’t watch anymore…

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    hmm replied

    That’s nothing new. That’s what happened when TM was recasted too.

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    Inez replied

    Agreed. They just did the same thing on GH when they kicked GV to the curb in favor of JJ as the Original Cowboy, Lucky Spencer. Fans were outraged, but it more so had to do with HOW it was all handled behind the scenes. I don’t think that OLTL has any intention of getting rid of TSJ. If he chooses to leave on his own accord, that’s one thing. Rumors had been abound in regards to that for months, long before RH and Todd talk surfaced, so I don’t see this show in particular just chucking him altogether in favor of the original. I think it’s a savvy storyline. Not to mention, yes, people may tune out, but more people have admittedly tuned in for that very same reason. Former fans of the show are curious to see where this is going. IMHO, no matter how people feel on the matter, it’s working in OLTL’s favor because people can’t stop talking about it. It’s word of mouth PR.

    Tony replied

    ha ha…..loyal fan base…..Roger comes back as Todd and you have this generation and last that will watch…

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    hmm replied

    Wish there was a love button for this. <3

  27. todd says:

    I’m all for RH to return if it helps lure loyal viewers. I was upset that he left the show several times before and wasn’t loyal. Since then, I have grown to love TSJ in the role. I don’t want him to be replaced. I trust the writers can fit both gifted actors on the canvas. Start the fireworks.

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  28. Liz says:

    While I agree that Roger Howarth is the BEST Todd Manning, Trevor St.John has grown on me,and has added a more likeable quality to Todd. Had Roger come back years ago, I would have been ecstatic, but I would hate to see Trevor leave now. I also don’t think that Roger is really into the Todd role. He has left the show time and time again. What is to stop him from leaving again? He will just disappoint Todd Manning fans again.

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  29. Gail says:

    Roger Howarth is Todd Manning. TSJ playing at the role is like ripping out the heart and soul of the once iconic character. Yes, I do believe RH is on his way back and it’s about time! I will return to OLTL when that happens.

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    hmm replied

    “…ripping out the heart and soul of the once iconic character.”

    That is what upsets me the most.

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    Tony replied

    Amen sister!

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  30. Tony says:

    Trevor St John= Walker……Roger Howarth= TODD MANNING……simple enough….especially in the world of soaps…..Welcome back Roger!

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  31. Renee says:

    Keep the current Todd…. He is an incredible actor and one of the reasons I continue to watch OLTL. :)

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    Tony replied

    lol…..

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    kellyirons replied

    Like most posters, I say there is room for both. The “Dead Man Walking”episodes with tsj were mesmerizing. That’s when I really started accepting him as NuTodd. However, noone playes DarkTodd like Howarth. I think Roger Howarth would make a wonderful Barnabas Collins if DS were stilll around, anyway getting off subject. I always wanted to see RH go up against Tony Geary too, so GH with Howarth…well there’s a thought. I guess it is obvious I love the actor’s work. Thanks for reading

  32. Amanda says:

    Keep Trevor St. John as Todd ! ! ! He is one of the main reasons i watch the show.

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  33. Katherine says:

    If the current Todd is replaced it will ruin the storylines with his children. If Roger is brought back make him someone else. Or at least let TSJ keep being Dani’s father and let him have a good story like amnesia or brainwashing or something so he thinks he is Todd.

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    Tony replied

    this is soaps……

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  34. Rita Walker says:

    I LOVE TREVOR ST. JOHN AS TODD MANNING,SO DO THE NURSES I WORK WITH AND WE PROBABLY WOULD NOT WATCH ONE LIFE TO LIVE AS MUCH OR AT ALL IF HE LEFT THE STORY. RITA WALKER

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  35. Rita Walker says:

    TREVOR ST. JOHN,NATILIE,JOHN,JESSICA HER NEW HUSBAND FORD AND TAYA TODD WIFE ARE THE BEST

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  36. Jerry says:

    I think they will bring back the old Todd as a twin brother. Which will really turn heads for those that love the new Todd and can’t forget the images that come to their minds when they look at the old Todd’s face. I know it would be AWWWWKKKKKWAAAARD for both Blair, Starr, Tea, Viki, Marty, and Dorian. I think it could work.

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  37. Paula says:

    Keep TREVOR AND BRING ROGER BACK!!

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  38. Jennifer Figueroa says:

    My son and I will be ecstatic if the Old Todd returns….My son was 4 when he started to watch, and Todd is his favorite…He never forgot the old Todd!!!!!Boy will this make our YEAR or what? !!!!!!!

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  39. Sonja says:

    Trevor’s take on Todd Manning actually upsets me. There is nothing Toddlike about him, and compared to Roger… the guy just can’t act (that or he just doesn’t care anymore).

    I really believe Roger is on his way back, and I can’t wait! :D

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    Tony replied

    Sonja….couldn’t agree more……

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    reno rozay replied

    Sonja you are so right nothing about him makes you say Todd manning he should of study the character

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    laydpynk.com replied

    VERY TRUE…TREVOR IS OKAY AND I DONT MIND IF HE STAYS BUT ROGER NEEDS TO COME BACK ASAP

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  40. Kim says:

    ROGER!! I cannot BELIEVE the wait for THE REAL THING is POSSBILY FINALLY OVER! Adore him, always will, always have.

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  41. Clairese Hoag says:

    I like the idea of Roger Howart returning as Todd Manning, but keep Trevor St John as an imposter. I want both them Bad Boys.

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  42. divadaisy says:

    Roger Howarth is, was, and always will be the only Todd Manning. I have no issue with TSJ beyond the role of Todd. I’d have no problem with him staying as some other character. It would actually open up a world of story. But Todd he will never be. He’s ‘A’ Todd, not ‘THE’ Todd.

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    Kim replied

    100% correct! The Man is on his way and I just cannot wait. THE TODD. THE REAL THING!!!

    TSJ can really make a name for himself playing this other character who was somehow victimized into taking Todd’s life. Everyone can pity him and stand by him. It just was not his fault! :D

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    laydpynk.com replied

    VERY WELL SAID! I COULDNT AGREE WITH U MORE

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  43. MEG says:

    Trevor is the only Todd ,He has surpassed RH Todd by far,Trevor is why I became A FAN OF OLTL.I would only accept RH IF HE WERE TO PLAY SOMEONE ELSE.BUT TREVOR IS THE ONLY TODD. everything with his kids would be ruined.I ALREADY HATED WHAT WAS DONE TO STARR N TODD B/C OF COLE.WHOM I HATED.RON, JEAN FRANK N BRIAN . PLEASE KEEP TREVOR AS TODD THANK YOU

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    truemanningfan replied

    Meg, are you serious? TSJ’s Todd is soooooooooooooo boring. He’s never been able to touch RH’s edge, darkness, complexity, humor, torment,vulerability, and coolness that was Todd!!!! You need to youtube the real Todd, that you won’t sound so ignorant.

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    MEG replied

    I have checked RH OUT ON YOU TUBE AND SAW WHY I BECAME A FAN AFTER HE LEFT ,RH DISGUSTED ME WHEN HE WAS KISSING TEA BORED ME WITH BLAIR AND HE WAS JUST ANOTHER CHILD WITH STARR .TREVOR ST JOHN IS FAR FROM BORING!AND I WON’T BEND DOWN TO YOUR BEHAVIOR

    truemanningfan replied

    You’re right when you said TSJ is far from boring, He’s beyond boring. He took an edgy complex charater and made him into wimp! There’s a reason why RH won an emmy for his portrayal of the REAL TODD MANNING! There’s no real debt to TSJ’s Todd. He plays him like a chump. You tube Todd Manning 345. It’s a scene with Todd and Marty. RH shows us why Todd is best thing to happen to OLTL! If you still can’t see it, then forget you!

  44. reno rozay says:

    trevor is a good actor but he’s no todd manning roger on the other hand embodies the role of todd manning trevor makes todd manning very comedic where roger makes todd manning very dark I pray that roger comes back

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    Tony replied

    Reno agree with you 100%

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    laydpynk.com replied

    DEF AGREE!

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  45. Tony says:

    I watch you tube more of OLTL because of Roger then I watch OLTL on tv…..bring him back….enough waiting….lol…..seriously ABC you need to make an announcement soon…..no need to get rid of TSJ….just make him Walker….

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  46. Tony says:

    people go to you tube and search….todd manning part507……says it all….powerful performances not just from Roger but Kassie…..they were awesome together….and that Todd (Roger) theme music….OMG…chills.

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  47. Tony says:

    Roger Howarth= Todd Manning………listen to the theme music…….TSJ= boring as hell……even the music sucks….

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  48. Tony says:

    Erica= as even said Todd+Roger …..enough said people.

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  49. Tony says:

    Just heard……Roger is back for May sweeps….can only wish…….

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  50. eileen c says:

    Roger Howarth is a good actor but Trevor St. John brings something different to Todd Manning. You want to like him and hate him at the same time. As much as I liked Roger Howarth, I don’t think he could ever make you feel sorry for him. It took a little while for the nu-Todd to grow on me but I hope he stays. .

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  51. Kaydee says:

    I would love to see Roger Howarth return, and I would love for him to be Todd, but I would like RH’s Todd to be paired up with Blair. TSJ’s Todd blends better with Tea.I’ve been watching OLTL since the early ’80′s, and I hate how they have desocrated Todd’s character, escalating his dark side to the point where Todd will stop at nothing, not even attacking children because he didn’t like something that took place.

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  52. Indira says:

    I love but Todd’s but I think it would be completely stupid to bring the old Todd back as Todd Manning. I thing St.John brings a new meaning to Todd as he grew and loved since his abusive father. The father role is at its best with his love Tea, and past love Blair… I SWEAR FOR GOD, IF YOU DO THAT, I WOULD STOP WATCHING MY FAVORITE SOAP WHICH IS ONE LIFE TO LIVE AND GENERAL HOSPITAL, MORE SO ONE LIFE BECAUSE OF TODD AND TEA. I say bring back Roger Howarth as a different charecter with the old Todd’s face and turn that into a big drama story line, WHO IS THE REAL TODD, BUT MAKE SURE ST. JOHN STAYS THE REAL TODD MANNING, BECAUSE HE HAS MADE THAT CHARECTER PERFECT… I LOVED ROGER HOWARTH AND ST. JOHN WON MY LOVE AND INTEREST…

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  53. jenraulerson says:

    Hate the old ugly Todd, love the new one and the present Todd is the reason I love OLTL. Blair is such a slut that the present Todd moved one. She just wants the old one back so she can wet her pants. The new Todd is so hot. The one from the past, no way.

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    Inez replied

    wow…

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  54. Teresa says:

    no you should leave trevor alone and bring roger back as the more evil twin, if thats even possible.

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  55. Joe E. says:

    Brian Frons need only look at this thread (and the OLTL Viewers Channel) if he’s even THINKING about cancelling OLTL… let alone AMC. We are a very vocal group of fans, DAMMIT, keep the shows on air!!!!!

    Thank you. :)

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  56. melissa says:

    I loove trevor st.john and will be soo sad to see him go. he is a terrific actor. An with him being todd i cant imagine roger commng bak or trev playong any other part but todd..do not switch parts!!

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  57. michelle says:

    OLTL absolutely has to put RH back in as Todd Manning. He created that role and no one else can play it but him. Jump to AMC – fans did the same thing with Greenlee…Sabine Singh made the role her own but she could NEVER be Greenlee Smythe the way Rebecca Budig is….that’s HER role. Even while Roger Howarth has been Paul at his other soap, fans will NEVER forget he is just made to be bad boy bastard son of Victor Lord—the ONE, the ONLY love of Blair’s life TODD MANNING! I have been praying my heart out almost 8yrs now for his return to OLTL….Hoping his return will bring One Life’s ratings back up!!

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  58. Christine says:

    I love BOTH Todd’s, so I say it should be that Todd (Roger ) paid this Todd to pretend to be him because for whatever reason he couldn’t handle his life, blah, blah, blah. But I think it would open soo many new story lines. Tea being in love with the Todd now, but she still loves the original Todd. Blair still being in love with the original Todd, plus the kids loving both men as their father………it would be a great twist!!!

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  59. laydpynk.com says:

    omg BRING ROGER BACK!!! I LOVE HIM AS TODD MANNING. PLEASE BRING HIM BACK. Trevor can stay as another character but ROGER be todd manning again and be with blair =)

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  60. kayla says:

    It doesn’t matter, the show is cancelled anyway.

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  61. K. Harris says:

    I would like Tevor St.John to stay on the show. I have been watching One Life To Live for 25 years. Todd is the most entertaining and complex character on the show.

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  62. Margi says:

    I stopped watching OLTL when Todd came back with a new face, I never bought the storyline, Todd was told the scar could not be removed, but suddenly, Todd comes back not only with a new face, but even a different eye color, I haven’t watched OLTL since. I always told a story to others my theory which was Roger would be back one day, as Todd and it will be learned that Nu-Todd is an imposter, possibly holding the real Todd hostage, learned all about him in order to take over his life. From what it appears, my theory may be coming true, I will watch OLTL to see if this plays out just as I always believed it will,

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  63. truemanningfan says:

    TSJ’s Todd is a pussy. RH’s Todd is the one and only true Todd. If you don’t believe me, check out old Todd clips from youtube. You’ll see why Todd was such a badass!!!!

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    MEG replied

    TREVORS TODD GREW UP ,ROGERS STAYED 14 WHEN HIS FATHER RAPED ,HIM ,I DO NOT WANT THAT CHILDISH TODD!

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    truemanningfan replied

    Trevor’s Todd acts like nothing bad ever happen to him and even worse, there’s no torment in his soul, no pain in his eyes, no darkness that exudes from his pores. To turn Todd into a romantic lead defeats the whole purpose of the charater. The real Todd hates himself for what he did to Marty. That self hatred and the torment of his childhood is always there like his scar. As a viewer, we no longer feel empathy for the new Todd. TSJ’s Todd is a jerk because he wants to be a jerk. RH’s Todd is a basterd because he has nothing but contempt for himself and all the people he feels that wrong him. Bone up on your history if you’re going defend an ok actor’s crappy protrayal on a brilliant charater.

  64. MEG says:

    ROGER NEEDS TO BE THE TWIN EVIL OR CIA AGENT BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE TODD ,TREVOR MARSHALL ST JOHN

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  65. shelonda says:

    i think the old todd should come back as himself the new todd should have taken ova todd life somehow and is a fake

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  66. Gerry says:

    OK, so which kids go with which Tood???

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    smitty replied

    Sam belongs to the new Todd and the three older children belong to the old Todd (Roger).

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  67. dolores bright says:

    If he’s got the scar he’s Todd! Obviously!!!! I couldn’t be more pleased he’s back where he belongs!

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  68. Love Trevor says:

    Ok. I have been watching this show since elementary school summer vacation. I can miss a few episodes and still follow the story line. Through out the years the story the plot has thickened, taken twists and turns and at times been on thin ice. OLTL has always recovered nicely with their script. I did like the old Todd with his pain and heartache, Roger did an excellent job portraying an abused and vindictive SOB, but hands down Trevor St. John is HOT, HAUTE, HAWT. Trevor owns this role as Todd he brought another side to this character. He made Todd and Tea sizzle in a romantic relationship. Something Roger was unable to capture, maybe it was Roger’s boyish charm. Trevor makes Todd a sex symbol, he is the bad boy with a compassionate twist. I think Roger shouldnt return as Todd, I would love for them to make him a Walker Lawrence or someone completely new. They rotate characters so much, but I would be bored with Roger as Todd. They did something right when they picked Trevor, I look forward to his character. His strength, power, love for his children all were captured through Trevor including his humility. So happy they got a real mature man to play this role. Way to go Trevor!! Todd Manning’s character makes the show Trevor’s presence gives it staying power.

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  69. Tig says:

    Welcome back RH! It’s about time. Now can Max, and Tina come back too?

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  70. JUlES says:

    This whole thing reminds me of the movie Face Off with Cage and Travolta. I think that TSJ is Todd with Walker’s face and RH is Walker with Todds old face…right down to the scar. SInce Tomas is soo gifted at everything(fighting,music,art) maybe he somehow helped with the surgery…maybe the he had Blairs wedding photo because he needed the picture of Todd as a reference.
    I’m a fan of both actors….so whatever happens..I’ll be watching til the end :(

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  71. levita brown says:

    Elated to see roger h. Return as todd! I have been patiently waiting on this for years! Yipeee!

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  72. Kelly says:

    First off I am curious to see how this story line plays out. I have watched for many years so trust that I know BOTH Todd’s well. I would like TSJ to stay Todd, he has made the character who he is and I LOVE IT! He does not bore me what-so-ever! I think it is a HUGE slap in the face for RH to be Todd Manning. I dont know why he left the role as Todd Manning but he did, and he gave up his right to be him that day. I feel frustrated that now that his soap is over, OLTL looks good to him now. I also heard/read that if OLTL wasnt cancelling, RH would NOT be coming back as he did NOT want a never ending story line. It’s disrespectul to you guys (HIS FANS). My problem lies more with the writers and producers and how disrespectul it will be to TSJ if they do make RH Todd. Either way I just hope the story plays out well and OLTL goes out with a bang. They have been killing it latley.

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  73. K. Harris says:

    I really like Trevor St. John as Todd. It would be interesting if they both stayed on the show somehow?

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  74. Love Roger says:

    I have been watching this show for over 10 years and the ONLY person that can make TODD MANNING come alive is ROGER HOWARTH! I recall when Roger first began on the show. The switch from RH to TSJ wasn’t a good match! If you just bring Roger back to be another character you would be disappointing true OLTL fans and it would be a waste of everyone’s time!!!! If you are going to bring back RH he CAN NOT come back as any one else other than the REAL TODD MANNING! Trevor St.John should be the imposter that kidnapped Roger 8 years ago to steal his life. TSJ should stay on the show but NOT as the REAL Todd Manning! So please do not waste our time and bring Roger back as someone else he deserve his title back-”The Real Todd Manning”-APPLAUSE

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  75. mel says:

    I don’t care which one is todd. I just don’t want to see todd and blair together again regardless. These two have always put me to sleep. If they plan on putting them back together, I can go ahead and stop watching prior to cancellation.

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  76. Dorothy says:

    I thinks that it’s great that Roger H is coming back, I believe that he is the better Todd. I have been watching this show before the Todd character began.Roger brings something dark and sexy when he portrays Todd. He is very vile and dangerous. One minute you want to hate him, then the next you want to for give him because he can be so gentle and vulnerable. Then bam he would do something else so vile that you hate him all over again.But don’t get rid of Trevor St. John. Let see what these two wonderful actors can pull off of each other. I think that it can be great for the show make it existing and dangerous and having John McBain and Bo deal with these two will be incredible. I can’t wait.

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  77. RG says:

    I’m a long time OLTL fan and remember when Roger was transformed from regular fratboy into Todd Manning. Roer is an amazing actor and made Todd a character you love to hate. It is well documented that Roger wasn’t a big fan of the Todd character due to his rapist background and chose not to continue on in the role. That’s whay Trevor was casted in the role. Now while I’m a HUGE fan of Roger’s, I think Trevor has taken the ball and ran with it. Trevor brought a new dimension to Todd and I think he’s a great actor also. Trevor has grown on me as Todd and one of the reasons why I still watch OLTL. I hope the show keeps both guys. I don’t want to see a Roman Brady/John Black situation happen like on Days. Ideally, I’d like to see Trevor remain as Todd and Roger will either be Todd’s long lost twin brother surgically given the scar and fed his memories or some henchmen given surgery to look like old Todd. Just because an original returns to a show doesn’t mean they have to take over their original role. Sarah Brown returned to GH, but didn’t come back as Carly and it still worked

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    smitty replied

    Yes thats true, but the original Todd will always be the only Todd for OLTL. Nobody and I mean nobody can play Todd like Roger.

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  78. alma says:

    I fell in love with trevor’s TODD. I saw roger’s and he is a great actor but the only reason I stay tuned is for Trevor now if he is gone saying goodbye to OLTL will not be as hard as I thought…..

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  79. Tamra H. says:

    I became sick of soap operas years ago, and after Roger Howarth left the show there was no way I was watching OLTL any more and I eventually stopped watching them all. When a friend of mine was over my house, she was watching OLTL and said that the real Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) was coming back, and she began explaining the story to me, I became intrested. Once I saw the real Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) I became hooked and have been watching it everyday since I saw him back on the show. As long as he is back for good I will continue to watch the show on the air and online (I love him so much) there is no question nobody can play Todd like (Roger Howarth)!

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  80. smitty says:

    I personally, am glad the real Todd is coming back. No one plays Todd like the original one. I welcome him back with open arms. Keep the other guy though as another character.

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  81. pumpkindoo says:

    I like to see Roger Howarth Back as Todd He Is so much better as Todd Then Trevor is so Yes I Rather see Roger Back as Todd…

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  82. Cindy says:

    Let Rogar Horwith be Todd again

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  83. Cindy says:

    It,s ironic but when they were going to execute Todd( Trever) in prison I said I would,nt watch the show(oltl) again but in the short time Roger has come back I love him and He,s so passionate about being Todd and his life stolen.
    The interaction with Sam even tho he,s not his son you know he would never do anything to harm him. Something is definately going on with Todd and Tomas. This is the most smoking storyline right now. I would like them both to stay.Why would they go to the trouble to surgicaly put the old todd face on Rogar? he remembers to much.Keep Rogar as Todd and bring out the mystery of the two Todds.

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  84. MotownMusicLvr says:

    I like Roger but prefer Trevor as Todd. Love me some Trevor! Sam is one adorable little boy! I just love him! Jack is a jerk telling Blair that Sam isn’t her son. At least the jerk had the nerve to tell her he was sorry. He is going to be like Scott Peterson in the Lacy Peterson murders in CA. He is a sociopath.

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  85. Sherry says:

    They need to bring back Evangeline to calm Todd down. That will also send the ratings through the roof! Bring back Evangeline!!!!!!!!!

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  86. Sherry says:

    Trevor/Todd, has more of an edge! Please keep Trevor!!!!!! Put back Todd and Evangeline That was the HOTTEST ever on daytime soaps!!!!!!!

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    briana replied

    I LOVE tangie. I wish they had bought her back in some way before TSJ left. They would have been such an awesome super couple!

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  87. Jamieson says:

    This is like the argument, who is the better joker, Nicholson or Ledger? I think most would agree Ledger? I think Heath did a much better job than Jack. I mean Jack Nicolson did a great job, but Heath Ledger took the role and made it his own. That is exactly what Trevor St John did. Roger is a good actor, but the REAL Todd Manning is Trevor St John. He has taken the role of Todd and has made it his own. He took what the writers gave him and made it unique. If Trevor isn’t the REAL Todd, I’d probably stop watching the show. Yeah, I like the other actors and all and I think the show is great. But I’m more of a Todd Manning/Trevor St John fan, rather than a OLTL fan. They could do a spinn off of OLTL about Todd Manning starring Trevor St John and that would be way better than OLTL, I think. A show all about Todd Manning and his life, using St John as Todd!

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  88. Joan Hofmann says:

    I would like to see Treavor St. John stay as Todd Manning.

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  89. London says:

    NO ONE i mean NO ONE can play the TODD MANNING better than THE ORIGINAL

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  90. nancy nicholson says:

    Don’t screw this up give us the right Todd the old Todd back. We follow him not the show!!!!

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  91. Jared says:

    Starr summed it up when she told Jack that this man (the one with the line on his face) looks, acts and talks like the man who raised her. For me, the differences in the two Todds aren’t so subtle anymore, now that we are watching both men on screen. Don’t get me wrong because I thing both actors are brilliant. However, TSJ’s Todd acts like a man desperate to prove he is really Todd Manning, though I get the impression that he is lost and scared and may feel deep down that he man not be Todd Manning after all. RH’s Todd, meanwhile, behaves like a man desperate to reclaim his life and get those he loves to believe in him, no matter how incredible the circumstance. TSJ’s Todd is overtly combative and cranky; RH’s Todd is sweetly vulnerable, belying the turmoil and danger that has always lurked underneath the surface.

    I keep going back and forth myself, but my gut tells me that RH’s Todd is really Todd Manning, and somehow TSJ’s Todd is an unwitting victim who is about to lose everything and everyone he thought belonged to him. This, though unbelievable in real life, is good soap, so I don’t feel a need to choose a RH or a TSJ camp, because that isn’t what this is about. It’s about awesome acting by the cast and topnotch storytelling by RC, who has mixed up the whole dynamic of this show, posing the question: how would these people behave if everything they believed in for 8 whole years wasn’t necessarily true.

    I absolutely adore TSJ, and I believe he has been the BEST actor on daytime for the last 8 years, years we were so fortunate to watch him perform on our favorite show. If he turns out not to be Todd Manning, I just wish that he weren’t leaving the show so that we could watch the aftermath and fallout, because I know TSJ would bring IT on. Meanwhile, I’m thrilled RH is back, and he is mesmerizing me with his original portrayal of Todd Manning. Anyway, I’m just happy all around, because like I said, this good soap, and I’m so grateful that ONE LIFE TO LIVE didn’t roll over and die when those idiots at abc cancelled the show; instead, FV and RC are treating us to the best soap of the new century.

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  92. margaret says:

    I would love Roger to be Todd, and Trevor could remain as another character, however, that woould cause a big problem for Blair and kids.. Hard to accept him really staying on , but than agin it is a soap. Like Trevor and whatever happens I wish him the best so sorry the soaps are coming to an end. I for one will miss them.

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  93. Ronnie D says:

    TSJ is to me the real Todd Manning. He gives the character an edge the RH could never bring. He plays the part as to much of a wussy and TSJ plays it the way is should have been played him being Victor Lord’s son and all. Victor did whatever he wanted and so does TSJ as Tod Manning.

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  94. liz says:

    one Luke Spencer – Tony
    one J R Ewing- Larry
    one Victor Newman – Eric
    and
    one Todd Manning – Roger

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  95. Nick says:

    I am a huge trevor fan. I love how much of a dick he is to everyone and I think he’s a great actor but the bottom line is Roger is back to stay till the show ends it’s already final that Trevor is leaving. I guarantee he ends up on general hospital. That show needs a new villain to go up against sonny and be a major character. I can’t make any judgement about Roger because I’ve only really known Trevor as Todd but we find out this week the truth

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  96. Lisa Thomas says:

    Would LOVE to see Trevor St. John back even as Victor Jr.!

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