SOAPnet's OLTL Marathon Features Karen Wolek Confession, Tina Down the 'Falls, Time Travel
To commemorate One Life to Live‘s 43-year-run, which comes to an end on Friday, Jan. 13, SOAPnet will spend New Year’s Day running a 14-hour marathon of episodes including some real oldies-but-goodies (meaning yes to Tina plunging over the Iguazu Falls but no Eterna jumpsuits).
The cabler’s playlist is as follows; give it a read, then tell us which episodes you’re most excited to revisit and/or single out any memorable-yet-MIA hour you feel should have made the cut.
Sunday, January 1
10 am EST | On the witness stand, Karen Wolek (played by Judith Light) stuns everyone by admitting that she was a prostitute (original air date 3/6/79).
11 am | In Argentina, the boat Tina was on goes over the waterfall. Distraught Cord takes out his anger on Max. Kate feels it’s her fault; Gabrielle tells Max that she can get along just fine without him. (OAD 3/9/87).
Noon | The Buchanan clan goes back in time to the old west for Clint and Ginny’s wedding; Asa and Cord can’t figure out why pictures of Bo are missing (OAD 5/13/88).
1 pm | Jake is devastated as Megan dies in his arms (OAD 2/7/92).
2 pm | OLTL’s 25th Anniversary show: Viki and Dorian are locked together in a secret room; In the hospital, Tina sits by Cord’s bedside and reminisces about their history; Luna is adamant that Max is alive (OAD 7/15/93).
3 pm | Viki leaves her wedding and walks in on Dorian’s affair with Joey; Powell holds Todd at gunpoint; David asks Tina to accept his proposal and secretly marry him (OAD 11/28/94).
4 pm | Todd and Blair are married and celebrate with a private wedding reception; Marty and Patrick sleep together; Kelly asks Joey to help her lose her virginity (OAD 11/14/95).
5 pm | Viki realizes that she (or, rather, Tori) killed Victor Lord, while Dorian is arrested for his murder (OAD 12/8/95).
6 pm | All of Asa’s wives* turn out for his “funeral.” Adjusting to the news that she’s a Buchanan, Natalie makes an angry appearance at the service (OAD 11/16/01). *Watch for a subtle-yet-classic Mia Korf nod.
7 pm | One of the show’s live episodes: Niki is desperate to get out of Viki’s marriage to Ben; Blair confronts Todd for lying to her that her baby died; Natalie warns Jen about Al. Angry Al tells Max he wants nothing to do with him; Antonio defends Keri to his mother re: her financial issues (OAD 5/14/02).
8 pm | In the hospital after being rescued from the pit, Natalie shares her feelings with John; Jess tries to tell Nash that she’s not Tess, but Tess takes over; Rex thanks Evangeline for saving Natalie (OAD 8/22/05).
9 pm | As he awaits his execution, an emotional Todd gives final goodbyes to his loves ones. Meanwhile, John has the evidence to prove Todd innocent, but can he get to the prison in time? Antonio pleads with Tess, as he tries to get through to Jessica (OAD 5/29/06).
10 pm | After Starr gives birth to Hope, she bonds with Blair and Marcie; Todd decides not to steal the baby, but Bess does instead; Viki saves Natalie and Jared from the bomb in the secret room; John reveals to Marty that it was Todd who raped her (OAD 11/10/08).
11 pm | In front of friends and family, Bo and Nora are married by David (OAD June 7, 2010).