A Family Affair on One Life to Live

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As part of One Life to Live's 40th anniversary special, Robert S. Woods (pictured, Bo Buchanan) will be joined by his real-life wife Loyita and son Tanner for the show’s anniversary story line, beginning July 21.

Here's how the angle will be set up (warning: One Life to Live spoilers ahead!):

Woods’ wife and son make their appearances after Bo and Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) are hit by lightning and wake up in 1968, the same year that One Life to Live went on the air. And another, confusing catch:

Bo has somehow become his father Asa (formerly played by Phil Carey), and Rex is Bo.

''I don't have to mimic Philly or try to be him,'' Woods says of his former on-screen dad. ''Everybody sees me as Asa except the audience and J.P., so we have asides to one another.''

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