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Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuck Is Out And Torpey Is In
Jessica Tuck who played Megan Gordon from 1988 to 1992 will not be returning to One Life To Live for the 40th anniversary extravaganza. She was supposed to appear in an upcoming Heaven sequence after Viki Buchanan gets into a car wreck.
However the powers that be will simply replace her with another Megan, Megan the late granddaughter of Viki. She was the stillborn daughter of Jessica Buchanan and Will Rapport. The fun part is she will be played by former Jessica portrayer Erin Torpey who played the role from 1990 until 2003.
It will be fun to see Torpey back albeit temporarily and this is an ingenious way of dealing with Tuck's departure. I haven't been watching One Life To Live for awhile but may just tune back in for this. Other actors returning for the anniversary are Phil Carey (Asa), Mark Derwin (Ben) and Stephen Markle (Mel).
The Heaven storyline won't be the only crazy storyline in the show's future. Tina will be forced by Carlo Hesser to watch her daughter go down the Iguazú Falls, her character was presumed dead after going down those same 'falls in the early 80's. Both John Loprieno will be retuning for this storyline as well.
And Bo and Rex will be struck by lightning and transplanted back in 1968 (the year the show debuted) and find themselves taking over the roles of Asa and a younger Bo.
I don't know if this will be the lamest idea that One Life To Live has had or the most creative. But it definitely has me interested in getting back into the show just to see how it turns out.