Tanya O'Debra

...a haven for tender artistic feelings... ...a refuge for tears to be shead... ...poetry... ...suicide...

Monday, June 27, 2005

...you are full of it. and i'm not talking about botox...

I would hold the hand of the one who could lead me places
And kiss the lips of the one who could sing so sweet.
And I would fly on the wings of the bird
I knew, it would take me highest.

Breathe in, breathe out.
You keep me alive.
You are the fire burning inside of me.
You are my passion for life.

Passions

Best theme song ever. And yes, the title of this post is yet another delicious quote from the greatest soap opera living or dead, Passions. Those words were spoken by Teresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, sister of Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, who we all remember is struggling to get his son back from the evil grips of his murderous ex-girlfriend, Beth Wallace, who is aided by Harmony's richest citizen and recognized town villain, Allister Crane. But we'll talk about Luis' stuggle later.

Once, long ago, Teresa Lopez-Fitzgerald was on top of the world. She had a loving family and a devoted fiance, Ethan Crane, son of Julien Crane. But good things never last long in Harmony. You see, long ago, Julien Crane was not the benevolent millionaire that he is now. He was bitter and evil, just like his father, Allister. And just like his father, if he saw budding happiness, he had to squash it before it could fully bloom. That is why Julien got Teresa so drunk that she didn't kow what was happening so that she would mistake Julien for her fiance, Ethan, and marry Julien instead! On their wedding night, Julien took Teresa's cherished virginity, and they conceived a child. Teresa was desperate with rage when she discovered what she had done, and she filed for an annullment, which was granted to her. But Ethan was so furious that Teresa had married his father that he could not take Teresa back, and he began to date Gwen Hotchkiss, daughter of the scheming gold digger, Rebecca Hotchkiss, who was soon to become Julien's new wife. Though Ethan still loved Teresa, he was too disgusted with the idea of Teresa sleeping with his father. But was Ethan really Julien's son? Of course not! Ivy Winthrope, Ethan's mother and Julien's ex-wife has been in love with Officer Sam Bennet for decades. And the embarrassing secret of Ivy and Sam's affair and love child had been well kept for just as long. Fortunately for Teresa, secrets in Harmony have roughly a thirty year time limit before they are exposed. And those thirty years were now up. Even though Teresa had discovered Ivy and Sam's secret, she had planned to remain tight lipped as not to ruin Ethan's life by robbing him of the Crane fortune. But with a scheming mother comes a scheming daughter, and Gwen and Rebecca found the information on Teresa's computer and emailed it to the tabloids, blaming the leak onTeresa and sealing Gwen's fate as Ethan's bride.

Rebecca Hotchkiss will stop at nothing to ensure that poor Teresa's life is a living hell. Why should she? She's worked so hard to secure hers and her daughter's places as the wives of two of the wealthiest men in Harmony. And now that her little Gwenny was pregnant with Ethan's child, that future seemed more secure than ever.

Okay really long story short, Gwen lost the baby, so they decided to let Teresa carry their embrio, but Teresa donned a blond wig to fool Ethan into thinking that he was sleeping with Gwen. Gwen's baby didn't take, but Teresa's did, and when Gwen found out that she was not the baby's mother, she stabbed Teresa in the back with a scalpel, leaving her paralyzed for several weeks. Gwen spent a couple days in jail where she went crazy, and then she escaped and kidnapped Jane and took her to the Allister's secret lair on a secret island. Ethan and Teresa rescued baby Jane, but then Ethan and Gwen got back together and got custody of Jane, plus they already had custody of little Ethan because Rebecca and Julien turned him over to their care. Basically, Gwen tried to murder Teresa, and instead of getting punished in any way, she got everything that she wanted. Because attempted murder is not really a crime in Harmony.

Now that we are up to speed on that story line, here is what happened on today's episode. Rebecca told Teresa to "Go back to Guacamoleville!" Then Teresa threatened to kill her in order to get her baby back. Then Rebecca threw herself down the stairs to frame Teresa!

Back to Luis and Sheridan. Beth and little Marty are so close to escaping, but everyone is on to them, so Allister has decoy Beths and Martys running around the Crane property to fool everyone who is hunting for Beth. Allister hid the real Beth and Marty behind a trick wall. Just as Beth and Marty were about to make their real escape, Sheridan found them and threatened to kill Beth. Sheridan is no stranger to murder. In fact, that angelic blond sweetie killed her Aunt Rachel when she was only seven years old! But she doesn't know about it. Yet. Don't worry, Allister's been hiding Rachel's body in the moseleum under the gazebo for all these years. It looks like Sheridan's thirty years of secrecy are just about over!

Here is this week's quote from Fancy Crane, the Paris Hilton of Harmony:
"You are just like other poor people. You hate rich people because they aren't poor like you."

Stay tuned for more next week!

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