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65 May 1st, 2013 What Did You Think Of Today’s Third Episode Of One Life to Live?

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The drama continued on the third installment of the revival of One Life to Live on Hulu and iTunes today!  Dani (Kelley Missal) got the shock of her life when she saw Victor Jr. (Trevor St. John) was very much alive!  Todd (Roger Howarth) took Dani to task for turning to drugs, to which she in parts admits to him that it his fault along with Tea’s (Florencia Lozano)!

What was great about the episode is that in the writing the show they recognized Todd’s part in the baby-switch on General Hospital as well as Alison Perkins holding Victor Jr. hostage,  However, thus far viewers got limited answers as to what happened, as to how he got away in Victor Jr.’s first exchange with his sister Viki (Erika Slezak)!

Dorian (Robin Strasser) and Viki’s rivalry is coming on strong with the political scandal Dorian got herself involved in and Viki running “The Banner” and letting the American public in in on the wrong-doings in Washington!

If you have not seen today’s episode of One Life to Live watch it after the jump! Let us know what was your favorite part of the story?

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  1. Jeffrey Jonas Moree says:

    Well i think it is good. I love love it when Dorian is peed off speaking in french!

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    Kristy replied

    me too! lol!

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    robincarrol mayflower replied

    I missed Dorian so much.

  2. Debbie says:

    I love it. I have enjoyed every moment of all three episodes. It’s like having you long lost family return home.

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    Kristy replied

    ICAM!!!

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    susan M. replied

    Triple DITTO!

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  3. Torrey says:

    I love OLTL but I’m feeling like they are moving things too fast. I don’t want all the answers in the first week. Give me some mystery and intrigue. AMC is firing on all cylinders right now, and they are moving their story along at the right pace. I didn’t like how no one seemed shocked about Victor’s return, and although I love Dorian, this scandal at the Senate is really not gaining my interest. It’s going to be harder for OLTL because they were at the top of their game, when they went off the air, so the fans (myself included) have higher expectations. My advice….slow it down and give the fans something to look forward to.

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    Cr8z13 replied

    What would you call Dani’s reaction if not “shocked”?

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    Torrey replied

    And what would you call Viki’s response or Jack or everyone else in the town? Victor affecting just about everyone on the show, and his reappearance seemed to just be glossed over, is all I’m saying. Usually when someone comes back from the dead on a soap, you get more of a reaction than was given. I mean Todd & Blair’s conversation the other day sums it up. Blair: “I know you want to kill him.” Todd: “I thought I already did.” I mean, what the hell is that? OLTL is better than that!! Like I said, I’m a die hard fan, and will never stop giving my support for this show, but I just think that this particular story should be handled a little differently. I could have gone with Victor creeping around for a few days and let the big cliffhanger reveal come on Thursday, since the programming is now M-Th.

    Kristy replied

    I would like more of a reaction to Vic’s return too. I screamed out loud at the end of the first episode and again in the second when Vic stormed out to get between Todd and Tea, but the moment was too fleeting for me… I am struggling w/the pace of the show, but LOVE having my OLTL back. It’s like visiting w/old friends.

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    Torrey replied

    That’s exactly how I feel.

    Tthree replied

    Interesting Torrey, that’s one of the things that I’m liking about this 30 min format. They are getting to the story. I feel like the whole Creeping around for days instead of getting to it, is one of the Soap Cliche’s that started to annoy me and many others for so many years. Plus we dont know the whole story yet. Victor hasnt said too much yet on his capture or his escape. Thats the story I want to know. And they haven’t tipped their hand on that yet. I think this reboot is about re-inventing the wheel and not repeating all the tired and true cliche’s that Soaps have become known for. I mean how many times in the past when people creeped around for days did we the audience lose interest because it went on for so long. Plus to me, Victor truly wanted to get back to his family which is the human thing to do, not hide around corners for days staring at the people you really wanna be with. I personally think this 30 min format is good because there wont be time to just linger or have filler scenes. Plus I think after seeing Danni’s “Shock” I’m happy everyone played their beats more reserved than over the top.

    kim replied

    I agree Torrey…these shows are interesting but isnt moving slow enough and feels like there isnt much to look 4ward to. I still plan to watch and give it a chance too improve but only for awile. It seems the writers care more about how many ‘s..ts’ and other things they can get away with now that its online. I could let some of it pass if the drama picks up! I miss Ron C. writing this!

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    Torrey replied

    That’s my point….and don’t get me wrong Tthree, I’m not wanting months and months of Victor creeping around town unbeknownst to everyone in town, but I’m saying it all just felt a little rushed to me….and I don’t need over the top reactions, but there seemed to be little to no reaction from the rest of the cast. I do also feel like OLTL says shit a lot more than AMC does….I don’t want it to be gratuitous cursing, just because you can do it now. And I can go several days without seeing the club Shelter. Focus more on story and less on club scenes. But I still love OLTL and will continue to support it. I just want the best storytelling possible, because a year from now I don’t want us going through possible cancellation problems.

  4. Shelley says:

    I loved it!!!!! Roger and Trevor are awesome. Everyone is wonderful ,been watching since 2nd grade and so happy they are back !!!

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  5. Edwin says:

    Very good TSJ and TW were both great. Dani just doesn’t feel like Dani I know she’s changed but idk she just doesn’t seem like Dani at all Kelley Missal is doing great but she’s playing Dani’s voice too deep. I already hate the new Matthew as a character and an actor. Viki is amazing and I am loving the new theme more and more every episode.

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    Kristy replied

    The theme song is great!! Love every minute of Vicki!! She is awesome! Struggling a little w/the new Matthew… giving it some time…

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    susan M. replied

    Enjoyed every minute of Viki also!

  6. CJ says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMC was SO good today! Even the young, new actors are great. The guy playing Petey is a natural. I, honestly, like AMC 2.0 better than the last decade of AMC 1.0. I also think OLTL is great. I appreciate that answers to viewer questions are being answered quickly, as storylines move forward. People have to remember that the internet attracts “binge watchers”. Shows have to engage, and move forward, in order to keep binge watchers hooked. I think Prospect Park has done an excellent job, thus far.

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    Tthree replied

    Wow, I totally agree with you. So many people keep saying they wont it slowed down, and thats what had me tuning out. I like beats and pacing playing out naturally, but I also hated things being dragged out too. This is a new format, and I can see they are adapting to a new generation. I think its gonna be hard for people to accept. Soaps always went through a generation change for so many years. From the early years on Radio to TV when it was about families and having a cup of coffee, then from the 60′s to 70′s when Women’s rights and taboo’s were becoming hot topics, then from the 70′s to 80′s when Escapism, adventure, and Supercouples became the rage, then the 90′s where it became all about Social Issues like Aids, Cancer, and just simple Human love stories. But then we got stuck in the early 2000′s and no one evolved. Every soap just kept telling the same stores over and over, which to me came from mismanagement and no one taking a chance and remembering to tell stories that were relevant to our generation like all the past era’s of soaps. I always felt if Soap writers just read the current newspapers like Agnes or Douglas did to see what was going on in the world they wouldn’t have a problem engaging us and staying relevant.

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  7. Darcy says:

    So far the best one! LOVED Todd and Vicki scenes…like old times. Loved Roger bringing back the good ole Todd…..banging the coffee carafe…spitting it out. Classic Todd/Roger!

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    Kristy replied

    ICAM! Loved those scenes!! :D

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    kim replied

    Viki and Todd scenes are the best part of it!

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  8. Karen says:

    Love Bo and Nora!! They are still my all time number one couple and I am so happy to see them happy like they used to be!! Go Bo and Nora!! (I am even digging the “new” Matthew – he seems to really gel with his folks!)

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  9. emlons says:

    Loved it. My favorite storylines involves Tea,Victor,Todd,Dani,Sam and Blair. My only concern is that since they have been the main focus this week, that next week they will be reduced quite a bit. The good thing is since it is a smaller cast there is more chances to see your favorite characters/actors (I hope)

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  10. scott says:

    I lov the oltl stories and pace

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  11. Mary says:

    I Have been really liking it, wish it was still on TV

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  12. Avidreader72 says:

    Loved it! I think it is great and I am extremely pleased with the pacing of the show. I also watch AMC and while I enjoy it, so far the pace seems a little slower.

    OLTL is just getting started so I cannot wait to see what they have up in store for us.

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  13. David says:

    The only strong reaction to Victor back from the dead was Dani’s which was great. Why everyone else was so blase was just sloppy writing. ove watching Bob Woods and Hilary Smith’s grand chemistry. I would love if they would hire Pat Elliot to come back as Renee. She went missing long before the show left the air. Also we need to see Roxy! Glad Nigel is back, who else can run the Buchanan household?

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    SoapFan replied

    I agree with you. Day 2 had most everyone looking blase by Victor’s appearance and day 3 has Vicki speaking with him two minutes, if that, before excusing herself. I found that completely out of character. Her presumed dead brother had returned after a year. Totally unbelievable for Vicki to leave like that unless someone was hurt or ill, and neither was the case. At first I thought it was sloppy editing, now I’m convinced it is poor writing. And before I hear that it is still early, AMC isn’t having these same issues. They’re doing it right with a big emotional payoff. Don’t bother telling me not to watch – I already have. I will continue with AMC and GH – shows with lots of emotional payoff. I actually found GH’S writing of OLTL characters more consistent and riveting. Why is TOLN suing ABC, again? They wrote a much better story IMHO.

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  14. Llanviewer717 says:

    Loved it. Dani’s reaction to seeing Victor was great. And I loved her answer to Todd, “I wanted to punch you but I was too wasted to drive to Port Charles.” Loved the Nora and Matthew and the Nora and Bo scenes too. I am so happy all these wonderful characters are back.

    I found myself humming the new theme song too. I’m liking it more very day.

    AMC appears to be moving slower than OLTL which I also like. I didn’t watch it before so whatever they do is new and interesting to me. I like that theme song also.

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  15. jeff says:

    I give one life to live and all my children one year to last. it will be cancelled. 30 Minutes monday to thursday is not enough. a stupid recap on friday. We need roxy jessica starr and john back. i do like the new opening of what life to live. expand the show to one hour or it will be cancelled.

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    Tsuds replied

    AGREE!!! Budget cuts will start coming in 6 months and then one will go and the other will go.. GH was great today!

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    Kristy replied

    I would LOVE to have Roxy back! Love her!… I hope it’s on for years to come!!!

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    susan M. replied

    I disagree on your comment about OLTL & AMC . Giving them one year & it will be
    cancelled. Us soap fans went threw a lot to get our beloved soaps back for a little over a year. I am happy their are back. 30 mins. whatever it is better than nothing at all.

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    Anthony replied

    Susan I agree with you disagreeing with jeff. How could one even say they will be cancelled in a year if they don’t go any hour!! BS!! Trying to do an hour is part of what doomed PP in the first place. The 30min 4days a week is an intelligent move. This is a new approach to soaps. Just enjoy! Like so many, I am just happy to see the Llanview gang back. Naysayers – please quit griping and putting negative thoughts out. If you don’t like it – don’t watch.

    kim replied

    Do what i do…watch two episodes back to back…seems better that way…the storyline needs improvement but im going to give it a chance first b4 i decide anything more about it. Both reboots have there good moments and bad like all soaps. However, i dont feel as addicted to them at the moment but that could change,and if not and i stop watching i still hope they succeed for those who enjoy them. Still prefer it on tv!

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    Tthree replied

    You do realize they are operating on half the budget. On ABC each episode cost 175,000 to produce. Now they only have 80,000 to work with per episode. They can’t afford all those people on half the budget. But I’m happy its a 30 min format, cause it lends itself to tighter storytelling and less bloated cast and filler.

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  16. Wendy L says:

    Loved it! I actually think both soaps are a ping up quickly.

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  17. Terry says:

    Just watched the first episode of OLT:L. SO disappointing. It doesn’t seem like Llanview and has a split personality. I liked the original OLTL music scenes, but this is TOO much. There is too much glitz and not enough soap opera. Also, the angles/filming are strange and it does not play well on the web. The sound is poor and is not synchronized with the movement — and both the sound and movement are disjointed. This doesn’t show well on the computer and it gives me a headache. I want to see it on the TV. It was great to see Viki, Dorian, David, Bo, Nora, and Blair again. Please, writers and producers, get rid of the glitzy music scenarios (and keep the music) and bring back the soap opera in it.

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    Bonnie replied

    I suggest watching the subsequent episodes before making a final judgment. Each episode keeps getting better.

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    susan M. replied

    I agree! I have really enjoyed the first 3 episodes!

    Kelly replied

    I have watched all of them and I have to admit, I am agreeing with Terry. There is a lot of things wrong. I just hope they can course correct before they start losing viewers (and not gain any new ones). Remember, they have to maintain 500,000 views a day. Will be curious to see if they can keep up the momentum in the coming weeks.

    kim replied

    I agree with you…i love computers but i prefer tv viewing better. Lets give it a chance…im not 100% into it but waiting this long for its return im giving it a chance for improvement to see if ill continue or not. PP sueing ABC over storylines the latter used for its OLTL no longer matters to me …it seems to have helped, not hurt, OLTLs reboot!

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    kim replied

    its oltl characters on gh

    Llanviewer717 replied

    You may want to check your internet connection and/or your computer. I watch via a DSL connection, which is not supposed to be as good as a cable connection, on a iMac and laptop PC. Sound and movement were not disjointed on either. The picture quality is excellent. I was concerned about frequent pauses for buffering and have experience none using either computer.

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  18. rebecca says:

    So far I’m just disappointed in the entire OLTL reboot. None of the characters seem like their former selves; I can only reiterate what I’ve written before and what some of the others have written…that the lack of reaction to “Victor’s” return was so beyond disappointing and stupid…that’s the only way I can say it…stupid. Vicki, who was the “core” of the ABC version…the smart, savvy yet maternal figure, didn’t react at all the first day Victor reappeared. When she finally did she has a casual converation like, “heard you were back, heard Alision had you….glad you’re back. I have to run to an important meetng, I’ll see you soon.” I mean…COME ON!!!! I don’t know if the actors are afraid to rock the new boat but I cannot believe that they don’t recognize how empty the scenes have been. And Blair? She slept with Victor/Todd…she was close to him, cared for him…the bond was formed even if it turned out he wasn’t THE Todd, the love of her life. There was still a close friendship. And so far, nothing! Barely a reaction other than what it means to her son to have Victor back. It’s ludicrous.

    I watch General Hospital…I’ve seen Roger/Todd…Kristen/Starr…and Michael/McBain…the occasional visits on GH by Blair and Tea…so it’s not like I felt such a huge absence of OLTL while it was off. Watching these characters live on with GH was good. I also look at Twitter occasionally so I’ve read some of the comments, (which I’m sure many of you have as well) by Kassie and Robin, etc…so I didn’t “miss” the show as much as I might have had some of them not crossed over to Gh or they just disappeared.
    That’s not to say I wasn’t looking forward to the online reboot. I was…very much so. But I was looking forward to seeing much of the original show…for me…at this point, it doesn’t have ths same vibe.
    I also resent the whole…trying to reach a younger audience thing. If PP was reviving/continuing OLTL, then in my opinion it should have continued as much true to form as possible…bringing more viewers on thru marketing…big music names for the club scene…something that would broaden the audience but not at the expense of continuity and realism…I mean please…it seems so contrived. The word shite is thrown around about three times per episode…it just sounds forced and all I keep thinking is…”the writers think this will bring in a younger demographic, let’s throw in another.” It just sounds forced.

    I think some viewers are just so thrilled to see the familiar faces again thet the lack of quality doesn’t even seem to matter. I’m hanging in there to support the show, the genre, and as I also said before I do hope it improves. As it stands now I just find myself shaking my head with disbelief that this is the best the writers could come up with.

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    the_trouble_with_the_truth replied

    I love it , i love the cussing, it makes it feel real. i said shit ten times yesterday, and called a co worker an ass hole! not everyone is prim and propper all the time. I love everything about the new OLTL! I guess I am in the younger demo they are looking for, so they did their job and got be hooked.

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    rebecca replied

    @trouble…LOL…”cussing” is not a young or older thing…some people do; some don’t. I’m not bragging…but I do. Espcecially when I’m pissed! But that doesn’t make televsion, film or a good read. If that’s all it takes to grab you then … well…’nuff said.

    John replied

    The problem with OLTL right now is the writing. A lot of the characters don’t sound like themselves anymore, especially Dorian and David. I think they had to rush the reintroduction of VIctor because they won’t have Roger Howarth for long and Victor is the device to get him to leave the show.

    AMC’s writing is better, but the cast is too gutted to make it seem like Pine Valley right now. The new kids are good, but having Opal and DIxiw and David as the core of the new show is troubling.

    I’ll continue to watch both, because I know they’ll improve. Didn’t OLTL fire it’s writing team already? SO they knew there was a problem.

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    Glen replied

    I agree re: the profanity. It really is gratuitous. I like my soap characters to be witty and articulate. This kind of “realistic” language doesn’t enhance the shows. If anything, it gives them an air of crudity that wasn’t there before. And yes, it does seem like it’s being used for shock value. Where is the cut off point, btw? Will we start hearing characters refer to each other as MFers, etc? Ugh. If the stories, performers and characters are compelling enough, these sort of lazy, puerile devices just aren’t necessary.

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    kim replied

    I agree with you totally! Im not that old and the overuse of some words like s..t is more of a turn off to me. I want good well written stories to keep me hooked…not too much swearing and sex scenes…

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    Kelly replied

    I so agreee – especially in your last paragraph. Will be curious to see how the #s hold after the curiousity factor fades AND if they actually get new viewers. I would have preferred a brand new soap than what they have given us so far.

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  19. su0000 says:

    LOVE OL !!
    suspense, suspense, thrills, love, sex, music, drama, secrets, mysteries.
    Happy, sad, revenge, schemes, reuniting, and David Vkkers..

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  20. Holly says:

    Loved it! I think Dani so far has been the only character to have a realistic reaction to seeing Victor alive!

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  21. Nancy says:

    I’m happy to say I’m hooked on OLTL again.

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  22. Tony M says:

    I am loving it!! I liked the scenes with RH and TSJ. I liked the way Victor slammed the door in Todd’s face and said leave my family alone, that was great!!!!!!

    For some reason I am not feeling Dorian and David this time around, seems like some spark died. I still enjoy seeing Tuc on the show and of course who does not love RS.

    Viki needs Jessica back, hope she does come back in the form of BW and not a re-cast.

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  23. loveloveTSJ says:

    I think the whole new format is exactly that, all new. Although some of the characters are the same, a lot of time has passed and people change. Although Destiny seems to have changed a lot! I think its different with the music as well. I love the new Matthew over the old so good improvement there.

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  24. west vorgina fan says:

    Patience, patience, patience–for a show that is looking for (and needs) younger viewers to survive, I think they are striking a nice balance of vets, vets interacting with the youngsters and the young crowd itself. Remember, when we first got to know vicki she was not long out of college (and with AMC tara, erica, phil and chuck were front and center from day one).
    Lack of reaction to victor was a little weird and I hope they have some breakthrough with the two todds actually working together to protect their families–would be interesting to dig into some flashbacks of how they have both been brainwashed into channeling a natural resentment they would have for having contributed to stealing each other’s lives (Todd looked awful programmed when he shot Victor with whatever coma inducing stuff that fake victor’s death). We need Irene to swoop in and have a convaluted explanation of how both she and Victor were not killed, how Todd was programmed to sweep them off the canvas etc. Yes, that was one of the most ridiculous weeks in soaps of all time–and it was the best soapy fun I’ve had since Vicki’s first visit to heaven or all the way back to the original Dark Shadows. Maybe we can find out that Irene has been slipping them all don’t react pills except that Dani’s got pumped out with her oxi.
    But they are trying and we are going to have to get used to some changes with the net and I think we should hold out for at least six months (with contructive suggestions of what we’d like to see) before getting too bitchy–I find the pace welcome–GH feels a little slow……in comparison

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  25. Bryon B says:

    I enjoyed it. I thought the reactions were a little better this episode regarding Victor being alive. Even though the storylines were somewhat destroyed on GH, I do like how they are integrating the storylines into the new OLTL quite nicely. They didn’t miss a beat, though I do remember Tea stating that Dani was away in college, now on the new OLTL, I guess she took a trip to London,not sure if she’s in school. I have to get use to the fast pace of the storylines and have to remind myself that it’s only 30 minutes. I’m looking forward to future episodes and further explanation on how Victor was kidnapped with Alison Perkins and who she was working with. What’s the meaning behind the tatoo? So many questions, but I’m sure the writers will do an excellent job explaining the storyline. Very grateful that it’s back and love the picture quality and the design of the new sets. Great job Prospect Park. Looking forward to more OLTL 2.0 episodes.

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  26. robincarrol mayflower says:

    OLTL is back from the dead without missing a beat. It’s so great to have this wonderfull soap back.

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  27. Christy says:

    I haven’t watched it (#3) yet… probably won’t watch today’s either… not until the weekend. But I haven’t watched GH for a few days either! ha! I’ve been watching OLTL from 2008 and I’m more hooked on those storylines than the newer ones… I’ve got iTunes downloading the new OLTL episodes, so I’ll get caught up here one of these days.

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  28. Michael says:

    I loved it! The return of the show is amazing!

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  29. DeborahL says:

    I don’t pretend to know the ins and outs of this lawsuit PP has with ABC, but in watching the new episodes of OLTL, it appears that the writers are using some storyline content from the writers of GH (i.e Tea’s baby’s death). GH seems to be okay with that..which makes me think that PP is the “petty” one in this case…just a thought.

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  30. K. K. Nelson says:

    I think it’s great that finally Victor has reappeared and that opens up the major
    storylines for the Todd and Victor drama. Please keep them both there, battling for the wealth and the children, just as the Vicky and Dorian battles continue. I hope
    Victor and Tea do have another baby and I hope Todd starts to grow up some
    and you guys cut him some slack. Love the show, KK

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