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Reflections by Jill - A Weekly Commentary for OLTL for October 26, 2009

REFLECTIONS BY JILL - October 26, 2009

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Reflections by Jill - A Weekly Commentary for OLTL for October 26, 2009

Tea Delgado

Copyright by ABC Daytime, 2009
Tea runs into Rachel at the hospital and Rachel realizes that Tea needs someone to talk to. Tea reveals the truth to Rachel about her daughter, as well as the truth about the fact that she wanted to tell Todd but just couldn’t find the right time after she got proof with DNA that he was really her child’s father. Tea knows, as do we all, that Todd is a raving sociopath, especially when it comes to his kids and people keeping them from him. Tea will suffer for keeping this secret and so will Blair, since she knows better than anybody what Todd does to people who screw with his kids. I did have to laugh when Tea was telling Rachel what a good, sweet girl her daughter is and Rachel asked, “Are you sure she’s Todd’s child?”

Well, it was bound to happen. Cristian and Layla are heading into that romantic hurricane and have finally admitted that they do have an attraction for each other. Cristian makes the first move and kisses Layla and she returns the sentiment but then tells him that they cannot go forward in a relationship because it feels like a betrayal of her sister Evangeline who was in love with Cristian. Do we care where these two are going? Me, not so much.

I have to say that I feel terrible for Matthew these days. Sure, he is only 15 years old, but he is at the mercy of his parents’ fear and although I understand Bo and Nora’s fear about Matthew having surgery, I think they have gone to ridiculous extremes. Not only did they deceive him and haul him off to London to keep him from having surgery, but they have now sent him the very same night to a boarding school. Are they for real? Poor Matthew can’t even have his phone to call his friend Destiny, who would at least give him a sympathetic ear. It’s bad enough that they have taken him to London against his will, but being in a wheelchair makes Matthew all the more helpless to do anything about his situation. I had a lot of compassion for both sides in this storyline, but I think Bo and Nora have gone too far. They even start to feel guilty, especially Nora who has a hard time having Matthew hate her and Bo so much. She questions whether or not they did the right thing and Bo told her they had no choice. And now Shaun has awakened from his coma and Nora and Bo don’t even want Matthew to know that because they figure he’ll want to go back and can now convince Greg to do the surgery.

It was nice to see Kevin again, although I don’t think we’ll see much of him. He did try to explain to Matthew that he knows how Bo feels because they have both lost sons and Bo doesn’t want to go through that again, but Matthew tells him that if he doesn’t have the surgery, Bo will lose him anyway.

Kevin escorts Matthew to his new school where he meets his new roommate, Tom. Tom is an American kid who has trouble written all over him and the first thing he does is agree to find Matthew a phone so he can call Destiny. What a coincidence, the phone Tom “borrows” belongs to none other than a girl named Danielle Rayburn, who just happens to be Tea’s daughter. So now we have a mini Llanview drama across the pond. I wonder how long it will take Matthew to tell Danielle about his great lawyer (her mother).

In the few minutes that Matthew had Danielle’s phone, he managed to call Destiny but got cut off. Destiny is with David and wants him to do something about finding out where Matthew is. All David has to do is look at Destiny’s phone and he knows that the call came from London.

And back at the hospital, the Evans family is celebrating Shaun’s recovery. Sure, Brother Greg is glad he has come out of the coma, but coincidentally, he and Rachel were in the middle of tearing each other’s clothes off when Destiny called to give them the good news about Shaun. Greg’s selfish streak came out in full force when Shaun’s mother made a comment about Shaun and Rachel and Greg said, “Well, they’re not engaged.” Gee, that’s the way to be subtle about your attraction to the girl your brother loves. This is not the first time that Shaun got a clue that Greg had a thing for Rachel and it sure didn’t get by Greg’s mama that he had his own a agenda.

Mama Evans got an eyeful of Greg and Rachel talking in the hallway and when she got him alone, she stepped right in and slapped his face, telling him, “You back off your brother’s girlfriend.” Even when Greg tried to explain to his mother that Rachel doesn’t love Shaun, she told him, “Shaun loves Rachel so no matter what, you can’t have her.” Oh, Mama Evans, I so totally agree with you.

We can’t let a week go by without talking about the upcoming gay wedding in Llanview. Dorian is just being ridiculous and even though her family thinks she has more than a few screws loose, she doesn’t care. She isn’t even moved by her talk with David where they both had to admit that they still had feelings for each other and David made her see just how much she likes men, namely him.

So they’re going to stage a mass gay wedding with Dorian and Amelia leading the parade and Nick has decided that he and Kyle should jump on the bandwagon. I don’t know about you, but I find Nick to be a very creepy guy. He’s just a bit too much on the extremist, psycho side for me and I was even more convinced when he got down on one knee in front of Kyle in the diner and asked him to marry him along with the other zillions of couples. I thought Kyle had more sense and even though he had serious doubts because of how little time he and Nick have known each other, he finally agreed to go through with it. Hey, I can see wanting to marry the person you love no matter what their gender, but this group wedding fiasco is just making a mockery of the whole issue. And just as Kyle accepted Nick’s smarmy proposal, poor Oliver walks in and witnesses the whole thing. It was bad enough that he was suspended from the force for being accused of using excessive force in arresting Ross at the hospital, but Oliver really wants a second chance with Kyle and Kyle just keeps telling him that he’s over him and couldn’t be expected to wait around for him forever.

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