Q: On All My Children, I missed how Brooke ended up having a baby fathered by Tad Martin. Can you give me a brief history of their relationship? Chris
will try to make it brief, but sometimes it takes a full explanation to
completely cover these relationships.
In 1990, Tad Martin and Dixie Cooney were married, but as befalls many
couples on the soaps, they began having problems.
The biggest problem being Dixie’s Uncle Palmer Cortlandt.
He was against the marriage from the beginning and Tad knew that if they
did not distance themselves from him, he would eventually succeed in breaking
told Dixie he had decided they should move away from Pine Valley, in order to
save their marriage. Dixie, feeling a bond with her uncle and Pine Valley,
refused to go. With a little time
Palmer was able to come between them. Dixie
went so far as to have divorce papers delivered to Tad.
When he was faced with this, he was so shaken up that he felt he needed
to turn to someone for support. He
went to Brooke, whom he had been spending a lot of time with, as they worked
together. This also led to their
months passed and Brooke found herself pregnant with Tad’s child. The doctors told her that the pregnancy would have to be
terminated because it was ectopic (the baby had developed outside the uterus, in
the abdominal cavity). Not wanting
to lose her baby she went a little crazy and ran away.
Edmund talked her into coming back to Pine Valley, where the doctors
terminated her pregnancy to save her life.
time passed she forged a good relationship with both Tad and Dixie and they
remain close friends.
Q: Please give the marital histories of Bo and Asa on One Life To Live. I think they give the AMC characters a run for their money! Chris
Buchanan far surpasses even Erika Kane on AMC when it comes to reciting the
His first wife was Olympia Ralston, whom Asa held captive in a mansion in Llanview. She divorced him and supposedly died in 1981. He then married Samantha Vernon in June of ’81; then came Delilah Ralston in February of ’83; Becky Lee Abbott in July of ’83; Renee Divine in November of ’85; Pamela Oliver Stuart in January of ‘86; Blair Daimler in June of ’92; Alex Olanov in March of ’96, and finally Renee again in May of ’99. Makes you wonder why such a “sweet” guy couldn’t hold on to a wife!
first married Delilah Ralston in 1983 (remember she was also married to Asa the
same year!). In 1986 he married
Didi O’Neill, who passed away in 1988; then Sarah Gordon in 1990, but she was
later presumed dead in a plane crash; next came Cassie Callison.
They divorced because his last wife, Sarah returned, after surviving the
crash; and finally in 1995 he married Nora Hanen Gannon, whom he divorced in
Q: I’m trying to find out the name of the artist who sang “You Belong To Me” on One Life To Live. I believe it was Friday, August 16, 1999. It was the episode that Sam left the house and Nora sat on the couch in amazement that “she had room in her heart for another man”. In the same episode Bo danced with Grace and I think Viki and Ben made love. I love that version of the song and really want to hear it again. Any help? Judy G.
A: An EOS reader sent in the answer to this question. She writes, "This answer is for Judy G. who wanted to know who performed the song "You Belong to Me " on OLTL. It was Johnny Mathis and you can find it on his album titled "In The Still Of The Night". Enjoy. And yes that was an amazing scene linking those characters together." Our thanks to Margaret H!
Q: I have just recently started watching OLTL and would like to ask you a couple of questions. Please tell me Todd’s background and how he is Viki’s brother? Also, how did Viki become a Buchanan? Lana D.
Manning who is excellently played by Roger Howarth, made his first appearance in
Llanview in the spring of 1993, where he attended college and played football.
He was accused of raping troubled Marty Saybrooke.
The trial that followed this event, his time spent in prison, his escape,
and other events brought to light Todd’s sad and troubled past.
his father, Peter Manning, died in 1994, Todd was left with nothing of his
father’s wealth, except for a chain, a locket and a key.
While reading some old letters from his mother, Irene, Todd discovered
that he was not Peter’s biological son. He
had been adopted. It soon came out
that he was actually the result of an affair his mother had with Victor Lord.
He was now the legal heir to Victor’s 30 million dollar fortune!
married Blair Daimler, bought Dorian Lord’s (Victors’ widow) newspaper,
which he renamed “The Sun”, and hired a number of
staff who had been working for “The Banner”, owned by Viki.
was during 1998 that the terrible abuse Todd had suffered under the hands of
Peter Manning became known. Peter
had never truly loved his adopted son and had sexually raped and abused him as a
Viki was going through her multiple personality disorder. One of her personalities, known as “Tori”, put a pillow
over her father’s face and suffocated him when she was younger.
All this was hidden in Viki’s subconscious, as the only way for her to
protect herself from the horrible truth all those years.
Viki too had been a victim of rape and sexual abuse by her father.
time Todd and Viki, after discovering they were sister and brother, grew closer,
despite Todd’s strange behavior.
answer your last question, Viki became a Buchanan in 1982 when she married
Clint. They divorced and remarried
in 1986. Finally after growing
farther and farther apart they later divorced a second time.
Viki and Clint both care very deeply for one another to this day, but
there seems to be too much water under the bridge for them to see their way back
to each other.
Q: What ever happened to the actress Lilly Melgar of GH? Is she still acting? Does GH have any plans to bring her character back on the show? I hope they do, “Sonny and Lily” was my favorite couple. Xitaki
Rivera, who was played by Lilly Melgar, died in 1994, the victim of a car bomb
explosion,(planned by her own father) which was meant for her new husband Sonny
Corinthos. Chances for her coming
back anytime soon are slim to none as she died instantly in front of witnesses
and was probably blown to bits.
While she was
acting on GH, Lilly also hosted a
Spanish language TV show called “Moda”, which translated means
“fashion”. There is no information currently available to this writer,
whether or not she is still acting at the present time.
A bit of interesting information for those of you who remember Juan her son, when Lilly and Miguel Morez, Juan’s biological father, went to find him in Puerto Rico: At the time (1994) Juan was a mere baby of six. Now it is the year 2000, and Juan in all honestly should only be 12! Makes one wonder…..
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