Simply put, One Life to Live has become the soap opera to watch under new head writer Ron Carlivati.
Great plots are colliding, laughs are abundant, and the show's many beloved veterans are once again raising hell. Case in point: Thanksgiving week, Dorian (Robin Strasser, pictured) catches her man, Clint, in a lip-lock with Nora and retaliates by hitting the sack with her ex-beau David, who just got married to Alex.
"Dorian assumes Clint and Nora are having a torrid affair when this is actually their first kiss," Carlivati says. "What Dorian doesn't know — because she ran when she saw the kiss — is that Clint and Nora pulled out of it and said, 'What are we doing?' Clint still loves Dorian."
But it may be too late.
The chain reaction continues when Clint (Jerry ver Dorn) finds Dorian in bed with David and threatens to blow the guy's head off with a shotgun. Meanwhile, Nigel the butler has kidnapped Alex to keep Clint from finding out that David is his long-lost brother.
Next month Carlivati will goose up the all-female Cramer clan by springing Dorian's sister Addie from the insane asylum. She'll make a surprise return for Christmas and — to everyone's shock — will seem perfectly normal. Of course, this will throw control-freak Dorian for a loop.
We can't wait.