Tuesday, January 30, 2007


One Life to Live's doctor Spencer Truman is dead. Murdered. The list of Llanview residents who wanted him done in is varied and long...so whodunnit?

Immediate circumstantial evidence all points to Rex Balsom. When LVPD commissioner Bo Buchanan and his right hand man detective Antonio Vega arrived at the crime scene, Rex is seen holding a pair of bloodstained scissors in his bare hand, standing over the doc's body. At the crime scene, Rex is questioned briefly [without benefit of legal council] and he is fingerprinted. That not withstanding Rex has not been told he is under arrest and to my recollection he was not mirandized. Even so i don't think it's a good idea to talk to the cops without a lawyer when you've been found over a dead body. Also Rex is a licensed PI, so why would he touch anything at a crime scene before the police arrived?

Prior to being bumped off, the menacing doctor murdered his attorney, drugged the guard who had been stationed outside his hospital room, and made his way to the hospital room where the object of his obsession, Blair Kramer was recuperating. Then he proceeded to drug Blair, and was about to sexually assault her, when he was stabbed multiple times with a scissors.

Visitors to this site know i like to theorize about characters doing what and why. So here's my theory as to which denizen of Llanview done the deed. Jack Manning. 'But he's just a little boy' i hear some of you saying. Yeah, a little boy who felt betrayed by doctor Truman. Publicly stated he hated him and wished him dead. The latex gloved silhouetted hand of the murderer was small, too small to be a man's or by my reckoning a woman's. Also even though his dad had already tucked him in for the night, he could have snuck out of the penthouse [something he and his sister Star have been known to do via the service entrance] to see his mother. Walking in and seeing his mother about to be assaulted by someone he hates---motive. He's at the hospital: scissors would be available---means. His mother's assailant was kneeling on a bed: that negates the height advantage an adult would have over a child---opportunity. Also if Rex witnessed the murder, it would be a natural inclination for him to want to protect Jack. He would not feel that he was endangering himself, since ultimately the evidence against him while strong is circumstantial.

That's my theory and i'm sticking to it. i'm going to miss doctor Truman though. Even though he was a monster, he was very easy on the eyes.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Going, Going, Gone

Spoiler Alerts!

tsk, tsk, tsk...looks like the beancounters are being pennywise and pound foolish if they think these cast cuts are a savvy move.

General Hospital's Stuart Damon is being written out of the show!
read the dish here : soapcentral.com

All My Children's Cady McClain is being written out of the show!
read the dish here: soapcentral.com

All My Children's Julia Barr is no longer a resident of Pine Valley!
read the dish here: soapcentral.com


Is it just me, or do the All My Children scripts mention the name of the character Spike an inordinate number of times. Even when the character is not the focal point of the plot/scene, his name is said ad nauseum. For the uninitiated, Spike is the offspring of Kendall Hart and Ryan Lavery. Kendall in a rare moment of selflessness volunteered to be a surrogate mother when it became clear that Ryan's [now ex] wife Greenlee would be unable to carry full term. But there was a bit of monkeybusiness when the [now late] Doc Greg Madden performed the procedure and took it upon himself to use Kendall's ovum over Greenlee's. But i digress.

Spike is a cute little guy, but apparently the AMC writers think because he has not yet fully mastered his language skills, the viewers will have short term memory loss as far as his name is concerned. Or could it be that the little tyke's contract requires that his name be constantly mentioned until he can speak for himself. i didn't actually count how many times [i plan to next episode i catch] but i would estimate the ep that aired today mentioned the character's name not fewer than 8 times within 15 seconds. [paraphrasing here]'I love Spike. I really miss Spike. I wonder what Spike is doing right now. I think i'll buy a new toy for Spike. Isn't Spike sweet. Spike is so cute. Spike is such a good baby. Spike smiled at me today.'

You get the idea. Sure wish the writers would. On the other hand those scenes would make for a great drinking game. Whenever someone says "Spike", you have to do a shot. i predict a rise in tequila sales.