One Life To Live Recaps
OLTL Week of July 5, 2010
Today was a rebroadcast of the May 24 episode — John stops Natalie at the airport and Jessica tells Brody she has her memories back.
Eli showed up at Ford's door -- the two had been in cahoots to frame Hannah. Eli had been the one who beat up Ford, and he wanted to make sure no one found out. The smart thing to do would be to finish off Ford, figured Eli. "I know who you really are," Ford said, and revealed that Eli was really Bennett Thompson. If something were to happen to him, The Sun would learn all about Eli being Bennett, said blackmailing Ford. Blair walked in and wanted to know what was going on. After Ford left, she told Eli she wasn't ready to get married again. Eli understood that she needed time and they headed out to watch the fireworks.
When Kelly told Blair that Eli proposed to her, Kelly said it was stupid that Blair hadn't said yes immediately. Blair reminded her cousin that Todd would always care about her. The only man she was interested in at the moment was Bennett Thompson, said Kelly.
Jessica began to tell Brody the truth about her night with Ford. She explained that prom night was the night she was supposed to lose her virginity to Cristian, but when she went to Cris' apartment she found Ford was there. Brody listened intently, growing angry when he learned about Jessica and Ford in bed together. "So you had sex with him?" Brody asked bluntly. Through tears, Jessica insisted nothing had happened, that she had shoved him off of her. "You are not mad?" she wept. Brody thought that Ford should feel bad, not her. "You have nothing to be ashamed of," he assured her. As Jessica said she felt like a horrible person, Brody flashed back to having sex with Natalie. As he began to tell Jessica about his night with Natalie, Ford walked by and Brody went after him. "Nothing happened. I pushed him off me," Jessica cried. Brody let Ford go and Jessica fell into his arms.
Hannah said she knew who pushed Marty down the stairs. John and Natalie continued to question Hannah as Cole listened. Cole didn't believe anything that Hannah said. Hannah swore she wasn't lying -- she really knew who pushed Marty. John refused to make a deal with her. Hannah called Eli and asked him to be her lawyer; he said yes.
In the barn, Bull pointed a gun at James while Nate was tied up in the back. Dani found Nate and began to untie him. Outside, Starr ran into Todd, who was about to go in with the cash. Starr was surprised to learn that Todd was there for Dani and Nate, not her and James. Todd was confused about why Starr was there. Starr told him it was dangerous and said Todd had better leave. Instead, Todd entered the barn to find Bull pointing the gun at him. Todd could take Nate but James was staying with him, insisted Bull. Starr barged in and said she wanted James be freed as well. Bull asked for the money, but Todd wanted to see Nate first. Nate crept up behind Bull and began whacking him over the head with a shovel. A gun went off and the lights went out. Starr shot Bull dead, then James collapsed -- he had also been shot.
At the country club, Rex admitted that he had once broken into the club with Stacy. Gigi said she had seen Sierra Rose recently and missed Stacy. Kelly interrupted them to ask if Rex had had any luck finding Bennett Thompson. Gigi wondered if Rex missed being bad boy Balsom. He said no, reminding her that he was with her and that was what matters.
Viki, Charlie and David enjoyed the fireworks. "Sex for the eyes," David said with a smile. Charlie and Viki wanted to be alone but they couldn't shake David. Dorian crashed the threesome to congratulate Charlie on getting the grant. Insisting she had no interest in David, Dorian referred to herself as Charles' muse. Viki confirmed that she was hiring David as the style reporter at her newspaper. Dorian laughed; David admitted he felt humiliated by. Viki and Charlie giggled from afar, then Charlie suggested they play cupid for David and Dorian.
In the barn, Todd shot Bull and Starr accidentally shot James. Todd checked on Dani and Nate as Starr wept hysterically over the shot James. Todd was angry with Dani, who'd hidden in the trunk of his car. Dani reminded Todd that nothing had happened to her and Téa could see her graduate and have kids. Todd grew silent. Nate thanked Todd for helping him, but Todd wasn't interested in hearing about what Nate felt. Todd wanted to call Téa. Dani promised to tell Téa how amazing Todd had been, and explained to Nate that she called her father -- instead of his mother -- for the money because Todd was used to being in situations like this.
Blair found Téa unconscious her hotel room floor, and yelled for an ambulance. Greg told Blair that Téa's collapse had nothing to do with the cancer --she was probably just dehydrated. Téa asked Blair to call Todd, who rushed to her side. Greg put her on antibiotics and promised she'd bounce back. Todd asked if the tumor was shrinking. Unfortunately not, Greg said.
James was rushed to the hospital. Starr was hysterical at the thought that she might have killed him. Blair ran into her daughter at the hospital, and Starr admitted that she had shot someone by accident. Wondering who James was, Blair was stunned that Todd was also involved. Dani confirmed the story. Starr asked the doctor about James' condition. "That bullet did a lot of damage," the doctor said. When Greg showed up and mentioned Téa's condition, Dani realized her mother was in the hospital, too. She demanded to know what was going on, then charged into Téa's room and asked if this was about the headaches Téa had been getting. "You are going to be okay, right?" Dani asked. When Téa didn't answer, Dani asked if it was serious. "Dani, there is something you need to know," Téa said softly.
As James was rolled into surgery, Starr made him promise he'd be okay.
Rex packed a case with wine and cheese to enjoy with Gigi in the cabana. As they talked about past Fourth of Julys, Rex and Gigi remembered the first time they had ever made love -- on a Fourth of July. Gigi wondered if that was why Rex had brought her to the cabana. Rex admitted that he was wooing her. The couple played a game of Go Fish, then started to kiss.
Starr kept beating herself up for shooting James. She worried when she learned that James would be in the OR for several hours. Blair demanded to know exactly happened at the barn with Bull, Todd, Dani, James and Nate. Ford rushed into the waiting room and Starr admitted that she had shot James. "I was trying to save my dad," she explained. "I don't know what to believe except that you shot my brother," Ford said, wondering if Starr had shot James to get back at him for sleeping with Langston. Ford was upset to learn that James had stolen from their father, but certain that James was tough enough to face "whatever's happening in there [the OR]."
Jessica told Kelly that she confessed to Brody that she almost slept with Ford. Kelly said she was very proud of Jessica for telling him the truth. Jessica remained convinced that she had not had sex with Ford and was pretty sure that Ford wouldn't lie about something like that. Kelly wasn't so sure. Blair asked Kelly what was up between her and Todd. "Todd kissed me and I can't stop thinking about it," Kelly coyly admitted. Jessica asked for details. "I don't think that Todd has the hots for me," Kelly said. "Do you have feelings for Todd?" Jessica asked her friend.
Brody warned Ford to stay away from Jessica, or else. Ford understood. Then he got a call from Starr, who told him that his brother James was in the hospital and had been shot. "I'll be right there," Ford said as he rushed off.
Blair called Eli, who was at the police department waiting for Hannah, and told him about Tea's setback. Do not to say another word to the police, Eli ordered Hannah. Later, Blair left Eli a message saying she was ready to talk about his marriage proposal.
Cole apologized to John for running off with Hannah, saying he was ready to be locked up again "for jumping bail." After Cole admitted to Marty he had been with Hannah, Marty approached Hannah and demanded to know who pushed her down the stairs. "We deserve to know the truth now," she screamed. Eli reminded them that his client didn't have to say anything. "It wasn't me and it wasn't Todd Manning," Hannah declared, then asked for immunity. John said that would be up to the DA. They'd never know who pushed Marty if Hannah was locked up for beating up Ford, Hannah pointed out.
Eli reminded Hannah that Ford's blood was on the sweater found in her dorm room. Someone was trying to set her up, insisted Hannah, reminding Eli that he's known all along that Todd didn't push Marty down those stairs. "You are the one I saw pushing Dr. Saybrooke down the stairs," she accused.
As Téa began to tell Dani about her illness, Blair prevented Nate from interrupting. Nate assured Blair he would be there for Dani, just like he was there for her when she saw Cole beat up Todd. "She's the best friend I ever had," Nate said. Todd was there when Téa told her daughter she had an inoperable brain tumor. "Somebody made a mistake," Dani cried. When Dani said she was upset that she wasn't told sooner, Todd said he had just learned, too. Téa explained that this was why she needed Todd in her life, and Todd promised he'd always be there for Dani. "Honey, I don't want to, but I'm going to die," Téa said gently. Dani ran out, with Todd and Nate following. Blair entered Téa's room. Téa wept in her arms. Blair promised to do everything in her power to make sure that Dani was a part of Todd's life and be a part of "our family."
In the park Nate ran into Todd, who condescendingly referred to him as Skippy. Nate apologized for everything and asked Todd to let him find Dani. "Trust me, Mr. Manning," Nate said. Todd returned to Tea's hospital room and assured Tea that Dani would be okay because "she's your daughter," while Dani found Nate in the park.
Starr apologized to again to Ford for shooting James. Ford regretted not being there for his brother when he needed him. Starr came face to face with Cole in the waiting room.
Matthew got worked up telling David that he “got Nate and Dani killed.” Matthew explained that he was jealous of Dani and Nate, and figured he’s better tell his parents about what he had done. Hold on, advised David. “And break their hearts...so you can feel better for a minute and a half?”
Nate asked Dani what happened at the hospital. “My mother’s in the hospital and she’s dying,” Dani yelled, then began weeping hysterically over how mean she’d been to her mom. Nate told Dani that a worried Todd had been looking for her. Nate texted Todd and told him that Dani was with him. Nate comforted Dani, who was upset she hadn’t seen the signs that her mother was sick. “She didn’t want you to see it,” Nate assured her. Dani panicked at the thought of losing her mom and having Todd in jail, then worried Ross might want to take her back to Tahiti.
Todd tried to comfort Tea, who warned him Dani wasn’t very good at handling bad news. Todd thought Dani handled leaving Tahiti pretty well. Tea thought it was interesting that Todd trusted Nate to go find Dani. “I’m never going to trust my daughters’ boyfriends,” Todd announced. As Tea wept over everything she was going to miss with Dani, Todd assured her that Tea was not abandoning her. Tea started talking about Ross, and Todd shared that Dani had already come to him for help. “Why did she need help?” Tea asked . Todd recounted the story of Dani hiding in Todd’s trunk. “She is so like you,” Tea sighed. “Starr’s okay, but she’s the one who shot James,” Todd revealed to a horrified Tea was horrified.
Hannah told Eli that she saw him push Marty down the steps. Hannah would go down for the assault on Marty, Eli said, and laughed when she said he would pay. “Your word against mine,” Eli shrugged. Eli admitted that he didn’t like Todd Manning very much and was glad she’d blamed Todd for the staircase incident. Hannah figured out that Eli got Ford to accuse Hannah of beating him up. “It was you. You attacked Ford,” Hannah accused. Eli reviewed the evidence against Hannah, but Hannah thought John McBain would believe her. Eli held the door shut when Hannah tried to leave. “What do you think I’ll do to you if you turn me in?” Eli said menacingly.
Cole took Starr in his arms. Starr assured him she was fine, then began to explain what happened when she was gone. “All I can think about was keeping you and Hope safe,” Starr said. Cole asked about James and said Hannah had hinted that Starr and James were hooking up. “That girl is evil,” glared Starr. “Hannah did a number on me,” Cole admitted, then told Starr that Hannah had lied about Todd pushing Marty. “Everything I did...was because of Hannah and that she lied. I’m sorry that I didn’t believe you. You were right — she was trying to tear us apart and it almost worked,” he added. Starr jumped up when a nurse came into the room. “What’s going on?” Cole asked, noting that Starr seemed very concerned about James. Starr assured Cole that she didn’t sleep with James but she did want to make sure that he was okay...because she had shot him. The nurse came back and Starr asked if James had made it.
After Layla and Cristian arrived in Silver Spring, Maryland, Layla blurted the news of their engagement to Mrs. Williamson. Mrs. Williamson blamed Cris for putting Evangeline in a coma. Layla asked for her mother’s blessing, and Cristian promised to be good to Layla. “Fine. You have my blessing,” Mrs. Williamson said. “Evangeline is gone,” Mrs. Williamson said somberly. Cris and Layla went to see Evangeline in the hospital, where she was hooked up to machines.