One Life to Live

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  • Premiering on July 1968, One Life to Live has followed the lives of the fictional city of Llanview, P.A. for over forty years. Originally the focus of the show was on the wealthy Lord family and the "normal" Woleks and Rileys. Although the Lord family remains very much a part of the show, the focus has moved to the Buchanans, Rappaports, Gannons, Holdens and Cramers, among others. Over the years One Life to Live has featured stories on interracial couples, personality disorders, drug addiction, gang violence, cultism, rape, time travel and even out of body experiences. Located only a short distance away from Pine Valley, there have been many crossovers over the years between One Life to Live (Llanview) and All My Children (Pine Valley), including a 2004 baby switch story that has spanned most of the year, and involved One Life to Live's Cramers and Buchanans and All My Children's Chandlers, Kanes and Martins. Following its cancellation on ABC, the show was originally intended to move on to an on-line network, but the plans for that were scrapped until early 2013, when the show was finally revived. Due to a lawsuit with ABC which was filed back in September that lead to Prospect Park to cancel both All My Children and One Life to Live.moreless

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  • S 45 : Ep 40

    Ep. #11145

    Aired 8/19/13

  • S 45 : Ep 39

    Ep. #11144

    Aired 8/19/13

  • S 45 : Ep 38

    Ep. #11143

    Aired 8/12/13

  • S 45 : Ep 37

    Ep. #11142

    Aired 8/12/13

  • S 45 : Ep 36

    Ep. #11141

    Aired 8/5/13

  • Cast & Crew
  • Erika Slezak

    Viki Lord [3] (1971-2012, 2013)

  • Robert Woods

    Bo Buchanan (1979-1986, 1988-2012, 2013)

  • Robin Strasser

    Dorian Cramer Lord [3] (1979-1987, 1993-2000, 2003-2011, 2013)

  • Hillary Bailey Smith

    Nora Hanen Buchanan (1992-2012, 2013)

  • Kassie DePaiva

    Blair Cramer [2] (1993-2012, 2013)

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  • Quotes (195)

    • Dorian: That is not a marriage. It is a joke, it is a sham and I'm going to do everything I can to get my sister free from that... Clint: Leech. Bloodsucker. Gigolo. Nora: Moocher. Clint: Ponger. Nora: Wallet-licker.

    • Langston: I need you, Mr. Vickers. David: Really? For what? Langston: Homework. I bet you know all about trigonometric functions. David: Sweetie, when I was in high school, I majored in hooky.

    • David: You know what I like about you? You were protecting Dorian. Langston: You know what I like about you? Nothing. (slams door) David: The young. So cold.

    • Langston (purring): Were you going for a swim? David: Was it the swim trunks or towel that gave it away?

    • Board Member: We'd like to thank you for your extremely generous contribution towards the new ICU wing. Todd Manning: Um, no problem. I really just wanna give back to uh, to all the people in the hospital who worked so tirelessly and selflessly to save my life and I would like nothing more than to be able to pay Truman back for everything he did to me.

    • Spencer Truman: Hey, I guess I'm a little early for the board meeting. Nurse: (reading the paper) I don't believe this Dr. Truman. I don't believe you'd ever do something like this. Todd Manning: (walks up on the two) No, that's just a trifle. He's capable of more than that, like getting away with murder.

    • (Starr enters carrying a copy of The Sun with the story about Dr. Spencer Truman.) Starr Manning: You're such a liar, Mom. There's nothing in the newspaper? And she's the one who determines who I can and cannot hang out with. (shows the paper to Dorian) But why shouldn't she? She just has such a great talent in judging character.

    • Bo: Why are there more horses' asses in this world than horses?

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    Notes (115)

    • Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King) first airs in the role of Jeffrey King. Robert Gorrie and Laura Harrier take over the role of Matthew Buchanan and Destiny Evans, respectively.

    • Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Roger Howarth (Todd Manning), Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth), Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado), Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning), Erika Slezak (Viki Lord), Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning), Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers), Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan), Hilary Bailey Smith (Nora Buchanan), Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord) and Trevor St. John (Victor Lord) return in their respective roles.¬†Shenaz Treasury (Rama Patel) is now also on contract.

    • No cast or crew credits were shown during this episode.

    • This special anniversary show did not air on the anniversary due to pre-emptions.

    • An earlier theme song from the series was used as the opening for this special episode.

    • "Hello, I Love You" by The Doors plays during the first scene in 1968.

    • Shane McRae is temporarily replacing David Tom in the role of Paul Cramer. Tom took personal leave for a short period of time. McRae appeared in a total of three episodes.

    • Although he is the central character of this episode, Asa's face or body doesn't appear in this episode. Months before this episode aired, Phil Carey left the show due to a disagreement with the show producers and refused to return on a recurring basis.

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    Trivia (10)

    • Although Jessica's middle name has always been Lynn in the past, today it was stated to be Eugenia.

    • This is actually a goof. In the scene right before Tess slips into bed with the still unconscious Nash, the Doctor standing over the bed and checking the chart is actually Dr. Michael McBain. This would not be possible because Nash and Tess are in a hospital in Napa Valley and Dr. McBain is in Llanview. Earlier (that evening) Tess had tricked Asa into letting her use the jet in order to fly to Napa to be with Nash. Unless she took Dr. McBain with her, he would still be in Llanview.

    • Paige reveals that the son she gave up for adoption was born on December 26, 1979.

    • During one of Starr's scenes she says "loosing" instead of "losing."

    • Marcie's father has never been issued a first name on-screen, only in the ending credits. In his previous appearance he was listed as Ralph Walsh, but in this appearance and future appearances, he was listed as Charlie Walsh. The official website states that Marcie's father's name is Ralph.

    • On Days of our Lives in 2004, Farah Fath's character Mimi Lockhart told her boyfriend Rex that she had an abortion, apparently he was listening to his ipod at the time and didn't hear her.

    • Antonio accuses RJ of stealing money from him, wouldn't he figure it out when RJ said I didn't take any money out of your bank. Antonio should of known RJ was telling the truth because Jessica got his money from Antonio's credit card!

    • When Paul Satterfield is speaking in character to Phil Carey in his hospital bed, he intends to refer to the character of David Vickers. However, instead of saying the name 'David', he actually says the name 'Tuc', which is the name of the actor playing David Vickers, Tuc Watkins.

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    Allusions (29)

    • Bo Buchanan: Ah, that's okay Yoko. When Yoko Ono began to date the late John Lennon the band broke up shortly thereafter. It's been debated for years that she was the cause of this.

    • Lindsay Rappaport: You just chase it with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. A reference to the line made famous by the character Hannibal Lecter in the movie The Silence of the Lambs starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, who both won Oscars for their roles.

    • The title of this episode is a reference to the song of the same name by Led Zeppelin.

    • The Blair Snitch Project is an allusion to the movie, The Blair Witch Project which was released in 1999.

    • Rex: This is a bad dream, right? Like the shower scene in Dallas? This is a nod to the famous shower scene in Dallas where Patrick Duffy reappears as Bobby Ewing and makes the entire Season 7 a dream.

    • Baby and the Tramp is an allusion to the animated Disney film, Lady and the Tramp.

    • Everybody Loves Rayburn is an allusion to the TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond, starring Ray Romano.

    • The episode title, Crank That Soldier Boy, is the Grammy nominated debut single by American rapper Soulja Boy from his debut album

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  • Fan Reviews (52)
  • One life to live....

    By PaulDeCroix, Jul 30, 2014

  • Fate to be determined

    By Adam_Dicy, Nov 07, 2013

  • Great cast, great story, great show!

    By snattylight, Sep 19, 2013

  • Sooo glad its back!

    By ghostkd47, May 11, 2013


    By doshi64, May 05, 2013