A Quick Heads-Up For The "New" Guy
One of the weirdest, creepiest, but also most awesome conversations ever happened on today's One Life to Live. How can I say that about a conversation in which men were bickering over which one of them committed a gang rape -- both of them trying to claim guilt. I feel really dirty right now.
RHTodd: It's something that I wish I could deny. I raped Marty Saybrooke.
RHTodd: It's not something I can forget. And Viki said it best, it's affected every relationship that I've had from then on.
TSJTodd: (chuckles)... this guy's talking about. I know what I did, I'm not proud of it, but I remember distinctly locking Marty in the room at the KAD house. I also know that I've hated myself ever since that moment and I've done everything I could to make it up to her.
Blair: Yeah, including tricking her into falling in love with you.
RHTodd: What was that?
TSJTodd: Nothing, just --
Blair: It's true. Marty and Todd had a relationship.
RHTodd: They had a what?
Blair: Yeah and, uh, this house was actually their little love shack.
RHTodd: This guy has a relationship with Marty Saybrooke and none of you figured out that he wasn't me? It didn't occur to you that that might not be something that I would do?
TSJTodd: You don't know anything about it, dude. She had amnesia, she didn't know who I was.
John: She didn't know she was falling in love with her rapist.
RHTodd: Okay, well that explains Marty's thinking, what's your excuse?
TSJTodd: I don't have to explain myself to you.
RHTodd: You need to explain yourself to them.
TSJTodd: Well, I was getting a second chance. I thought that if Marty could see something good in me that I could redeem --
RHTodd: Are you kidding? (to the others) You know me. You know me. He sets up a love shack with Marty Saybrooke, that should be your first clue...that this guy is a complete fraud.
I don't even care which Todd they decide is the Real Todd, I just thank RHTodd for that. And just loved the looks of shame on everyone's faces (that said, they'd accepted him as Todd for years before that so his identity wasn't really up in the air then and, in fact, TSJTodd actually had years of a familiar attitude toward Marty that included a great deal of soul-searching upon her "death" that matched up quite well with the man they'd known... and then).
Anyway, eventually John stupidly spread out reading the test results by several minutes, first revealing RHTodd as the Real Todd Manning, which led to the cutest reaction I've ever seen from Viki about anything ever:
(How could anyone not love that woman?!) It also led to TSJTodd air-quoting "sis" when speaking to Viki, and I confess I'm kind of enjoying how St. John is just embracing his most hated choice ever by throwing in lots of extra air quotes everywhere in Todd's ugliest moments, his most desperate moments. I still have no idea where this is all going or what the explanations will be, but it's just fascinating to watch the actors play this out. Now we have both of them testing positive for Todd Manning (I'm going to word it that way because, let's face it, it's a bit of a disease) and I simply have no clue what's going on and I kind of love it. Know what else I love? Dani has been on practically all these Two Todds episodes and doesn't know a single thing about it. Doesn't it seem like someone might want to give her the FYI?
Destiny out (of reasons not to talk to her parents now that she needs a parental John Hancock the abortion she's allegedly getting -- and I'll eat my hat if she does)!