Skip to main content

OLTL's Baby Switch

I will admit that I am not a loyal viewer of One Life to Live. I know very little about the characters and even less about their background. And I rarely have a chance to watch it in its entirety, but I have been following a few of the story lines in bits and pieces along the way. This baby switch story captivated my attention months ago, primarily because it correlated with Marty's return, another storyline I somehow became interested in. Last week Jessica finally learned that the baby she (and her alter egos) had been taking care of for months was not actually hers, but Starr's. It was difficult to hold back the tears as Jessica discovered that the baby she had given birth to had died, prompting Bess, one of her personalities to switch her baby with the baby Starr had just given birth to. This was a bittersweet revelation in more ways than one. First of all Starr and Cole were elated to find out that the baby they thought had died months ago was in fact alive, but then came the reality that they had already promised to let Michael and Marcie adopt her. One could easily see that Starr was having second thoughts about giving up her baby. As I watched I was torn between who should have baby Hope, Starr or Marcie? Marcie clearly deserves some happiness. She has wanted a baby for so long and after what she had to go through with her last adoption in having to give him up, she should not have to suffer another loss like that.

From what I am hearing and observing it sounds like after Starr reluctantly signs the adoption papers, Marcie realizes how conflicted Starr is and makes the ultimate sacrifice to give Hope back to Starr. I think this was probably the only way this story line could have ended. It is difficult to see Jessica have to give up a baby she thought was hers after losing Nash last year, even if she was technically responsible for switching the babies. The fact that she still has Brody and her other daughter close by, however, does provide reassurance that she will somehow be able to integrate her personalities and live a normal life. It would have been difficult to see Starr and Cole try to move on without their baby, but it would have been equally difficult to see Marcie cope with another missed opportunity to be a mother. At least if the story line plays out like I think it will Marcie will make the decision to give the baby up herself, instead of having her taken away. This seems like the most likely ending because the Marcie and Michael characters are apparently leaving town and will be off the canvas for the foreseeable future.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Could Guiding Light Alum Stephanie Gatschet Be Looking to Return to Daytime?

I stumbled upon something interesting while scrolling through Instagram last night. It was a comment posted in response to a General Hospital video. The video was reposted by actress Laura Wright (Carly, GH; ex-Cassie,GL). The response came from actress Stephanie Gatschet.

You may recall that in addition to playing Madison North on All My Children, Gatschet played Cassie's daughter, Tammy, on Guiding Light.

Gatschet's comment to Wright was "I miss creating melodrama...keep an eye out for a good role for little ol' me. I wanna play!"  (Check out the screenshot below)



So could Gatschet be eyeing a return to daytime? How cool would it be to see her starring opposite Laura Wright again?

Gatschet most recently starred in the web series Misguided.

Carolyn Hennesy Appears in New Fitz and the Tantrums Music Video!

GH fave Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) has just added music video star to her resume! The actress appears in the video for the song "Fool" by pop group Fitz and the Tantrums. 
To learn more about Fitz and the Tantrums, visit their website at http://www.fitzandthetantrums.com
See the video for "Fool" starring Carolyn Hennesy below:





GL Alum Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Music Video!

UPDATE: Morgan Englund's Indiegogo campaign is now 76% funded. To meet his goal, $2,418 will need to be donated by June 2nd. 

To hear Morgan talk about his song Homeward Bound, be sure to check out my interview with him from last week at https://youtu.be/5Dyq4Tc7H-Y

Guiding Light alum Morgan Englund (Dylan Lewis) has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund a music video for a song he wrote called "Homeward Bound (A Firefighter's Song)", a fitting title and song for the actor who has worked as both a firefighter and paramedic. 

Englund is hoping to raise $10,000 for the creation of the video, which will be directed by Andrea Shreeman. So far $3,199 has been donated to the campaign with a month left to go. Numerous perks are up for grabs for those wishing to contribute to the video's funding. $5 will get you a thank you shout out on social media from Englund, while the biggest perk, at $1500, will earn you an executive producer credit and a VIP visit to the set. 


F…