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OLTL: SOAPNet August Preview


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You know, sometimes we just don't know how the citizens of Llanview do it. To put up with the summer heat of August AND all the drama that's coming their way? Troopers, the whole lot of them! This August gets cooking pretty quickly -- and before it's all said and done, we'll have enough romance, betrayal, and even death to propel us well through the fall.

For starters, this Eli Clarke/Bennett Thompson stuff is just bananas. And all the really big secrets haven't even come out yet! But we're getting ahead of ourselves. This month, Kelly tells Blair that she thinks Eli is a killer ... but of course, Blair won't believe her. It's Kelly, for one thing -- odds are, it will probably make Blair even more determined to marry Eli. But it also plants an idea in Blair's head. So while Eli is trying to fast-track the wedding and whisk Blair to get hitched, Blair starts to get curious. Unfortunately, Blair's curiosity could get her killed.

But that's not the only danger the former Bennett Thompson poses. John, Rex, and Kelly are all hot on his trail, and they finally figure out that the two keys to nailing Eli are Hannah and Ford. But the most shocking revelation is to come: get ready to find out that Eli has a secret accomplice in Llanview. And they've cooked up a scheme that you SO did not see coming.

Over in Tea Land, our favorite lady lawyer is planning on living her last days to the fullest. She and Todd get married -- for love, this time! You can bet the emotions will be running wild, including one shocking statement from the bride. But it's soon back to reality, and Tea is left to make plans for the end of her life. She's got to say her goodbyes -- to Todd, to Danielle, and one rather memorable one to Blair. Tea wants to slip away and die alone; needless to say, Todd and Dani are NOT down with this particular idea. But who can stop Tea Delgado when she's got her mind set on something? Will Todd (and let's face it, Danielle) actually let her say goodbye? This may be just the thing to bring father and daughter closer, though ... though at what cost?

Meanwhile, Natalie faces the hard choice of what to do about her pregnancy. Her sister, Jessica, faces a different kind of hard choice: She finds out that Ford isn't quite so certain that he's not her baby's father. Which leaves Jess with all sorts of things to worry about. Including a risk to the health of her baby. As for Brody, he's stuck in the middle -- especially when he finds out Natalie got pregnant! Can this stand-up guy handle keeping secrets?

Cole's decision to stand by Hannah and Starr's interest in James continue to drive a wedge between the couple. Starr and Cole both insist their relationship is solid, but Cole's spending a lot of time trying to get to the bottom of Hannah's dilemma. And Starr gets awfully jealous when James decides to ask another Llanview resident out on a date. Also, look for the Ford brothers to learn more and more about their (semi-secret) mom, Inez. It's taking all she has not to tell James the truth that she's his mom. How much longer can she stay silent?

Finally, David and Dorian's dance of denial continues this month -- and probably stretches believability as far as it can go. How long before these two finally admit what everybody else knows? Actually, not very much longer. August is for lovers, at least if your name is David or Dorian.

All this, PLUS: Inez gets a job working for Bo; Nora gets a stern warning; Clint wants revenge; Viki gets wrapped in Dorian's life in a way that's unexpected (trust); and David Vickers ends up in some dangerous crosshairs.

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Who could Eli/Bennett be working with? hmm

I think it's Greg. The rumors about Greg lying about Tea's condition are growing stronger. Supposedly, Eli is blackmailing him into doing it. It is a stupid twist, and makes all of this story pointless. The only thing I hope we get out of it, is that Blair and Tea remain friends.

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If it does turn out to be Greg and he loses his license and is shamed out of town without so much as a scene with his parents and brother (Destiny talking about it later does NOT count) I will be very upset. I am prepared to be upset.

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I think it's Greg. The rumors about Greg lying about Tea's condition are growing stronger. Supposedly, Eli is blackmailing him into doing it. It is a stupid twist, and makes all of this story pointless. The only thing I hope we get out of it, is that Blair and Tea remain friends.

The story had a point, to try to manipulate viewers into loving Tea after she spent months bellowing about a kayak-killer and shrieking about her wooden, dull daughter. Their main priority is to prop her and her endless love with Todd. If they have to make Blair hate her in order to further deify Tea, they'll do that too.

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If it does turn out to be Greg and he loses his license and is shamed out of town without so much as a scene with his parents and brother (Destiny talking about it later does NOT count) I will be very upset. I am prepared to be upset.

You're going to be upset. LOL, no way will they bother giving him any sort of goodbye. I am ready for him to leave though. Completely useless since Rachel left.

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[Over in Tea Land, our favorite lady lawyer is planning on living her last days to the fullest. She and Todd get married -- for love, this time! You can bet the emotions will be running wild, including one shocking statement from the bride. But it's soon back to reality, and Tea is left to make plans for the end of her life. She's got to say her goodbyes -- to Todd, to Danielle, and one rather memorable one to Blair. Tea wants to slip away and die alone; needless to say, Todd and Dani are NOT down with this particular idea. But who can stop Tea Delgado when she's got her mind set on something? Will Todd (and let's face it, Danielle) actually let her say goodbye? This may be just the thing to bring father and daughter closer, though ... though at what cost?

Not my favorite lady lawyer.....

Todd doesn't know what love is, he's in love with himself too much to love anyone else. Todd and Tea are so contrived. Todd falls in and out of love as much as Ryan on AMC does

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Could Eli's accomplice be his brother? It's possible he's been in Llanview this whole time. The problem I have with Greg is that it would make sense for Eli to blackmail him and have him convince Tea she is dying. However, she received a second opinion. Then there are all of the lab technicians everytime she goes in for Chemo. Plus, how are they going to explain her fainting spells, memory loss, etc.? It's just too unbelievable to think Greg could have manufactured all of it. Especially with Tea and Todd; they're not that dumb. Having said all of that, I wouldn't put it past the writers of OLTL.

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Could Eli's accomplice be his brother? It's possible he's been in Llanview this whole time. The problem I have with Greg is that it would make sense for Eli to blackmail him and have him convince Tea she is dying. However, she received a second opinion. Then there are all of the lab technicians everytime she goes in for Chemo. Plus, how are they going to explain her fainting spells, memory loss, etc.? It's just too unbelievable to think Greg could have manufactured all of it. Especially with Tea and Todd; they're not that dumb. Having said all of that, I wouldn't put it past the writers of OLTL.

It could be that the "medication" she's on is making her sick and causing her symptoms- Greg seemed to "know" that other day that Tea was lying about missing a dose (because he could possibly know that it would actually cause her to get better, not worse). An "accomplice" though makes it seem like they're working together for common reasons, not that someone was blackmailed into helping Eli. So...

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