“One Life” Returns to Mendorra
Soap revisits past
Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:54 PM| By Scotty Gore
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Head Writer Ron Carlivati brings another piece of Llanview history to life.
Following weeks of speculation, Soap Opera Network can now confirm that “One Life to Live” plans to resurrect the fictional European principality of Mendorra. The official word comes not from the daytime drama itself, but from the website of actor Jason Howland, who has previously appeared on “OLTL” as Boo, one half of Roxy Balsom’s poker buddies. On his website, Howland mentions that he recently taped an episode for the ABC sudser, in which he portrayed Mr. Caldwell, a museum curator from Mendorra. The episode, which was taped last month, is expected to air later this month.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Mendorra played a prominent role in several “OLTL” storylines. First, there was Tina Robert’s unquenchable determination to gain possession of the fictional nation’s crown jewels. Then there was Megan Harrison who was at one time involved with the Mendorran crown prince. After saving her life, he ended up permantetly blinded. As a result, Bo, Sarah, and Megan returned with him to Mendorra, where they bumped into Cassie Callison and her mother Dorian Lord, who had become Mendorra’s ambassador. And then there was the wedding of Sarah and Bo, while disguised as Prince Raymond.
This go around, Llanview Police Commissioner Lee Ramsey devises a plan to steal the Mendorran Crown Jewels, which are on display at Lindsay Rappaport’s art gallery. He confides his plan to Antonio, and let’s it slip that he plans to frame Talia for the heist. It has also been speculated that this is only the beginning of a much larger storyline that may also involve more of Llanview, including Tina Roberts, upon Andrea Evans’ return to the role in June. Look for these scenes to air beginning May 21st.
Pictured: Hunt Block courtesy CBS
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