Todd and Blair In The Press
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October - 2012
SID: Nothing says, "Let's Make Out!" like an almost confession of murder.
On New Year's Eve, ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Todd found Blair in the backyard with a large candle prepared to do what she referred to as "a little ritual burning." He was confused, so she explained. "I figure we better start the new year fresh, " she said "At least, I'm going to. I'm gonna just get rid of all the guilt from last year, and this is how it works." She wrote "Trusting the wrong man" on a small piece of paper, then held it atop the candle flame until it caught fire and disappeared into ash. "See?" she smiled. "Out of my life, like it never even happened. Care to join me?" Blair did another one for all the times she couldn't keep her big mouth shut, while Todd scribbled away frantically against the door. She wanted to know what he was writing, arguing that was part of the way it's done, but he reminded her that he always plays by his own rules. Of course the reason he wanted to keep his note a secret was because he had written, "Killing Victor".
and "Framing Tomas" as the regrets he wanted to let go of! After his note burned up. Blair asked if he felt any better, and he smiled as he admitted he did. They locked eyes and drew closer, leaning in for a kiss, but before their lips could meet, the power suddenly went out, pulling them out of the moment. Todd finished burning his note to make sure there was no evidence left and Blair took note that the whole town seemed to be in the dark. "Should we... Should we talk about... uh, what just happened?" Todd asked. "There's ... there's nothing to talk about," she stammered. "It was ... it was... um... it was ... a moment." "I think it was a lot more than that." he said, gently stroking the side of her face with his finger tips. She asked what he was doing, and Todd replied, "What I should've done at midnight as he swept her into his arms for a passionate kiss -One that literally made her weak in the knees.
Otober - 2012
|SOD Chose Roger Howarth as Performer of the Week|
“Howarth expressed Manning's devilish charm with a sly grin and tender glances as he and Blair rehashed their past. Throughout these scenes, Howarth tempered Todd's acerbic wit with a surprising sweetness that offered a glimpse into his flawed alter's heart -- and made us love them both even more. When Todd came to after Blair removed the bullet from his shoulder, his cold and distant demeanor gave way to fever vulnerability and paranoia... Roger Howarth displayed his alter's delightfully delirious side as he playfully bickered and reminisced with his ex (and impromptu nurse) in scenes that were funny, sentimental and oozing with sexual tension. The endearing, flirtatious moment, fraught with decades of pain and joy, exposed Todd's lingering feelings for her. Howarth softened his alter's gaze and the sexual tension was palpable."
October - 2012
SID: Standout Scenes - Blair Saves Todd's Life!
October - 2012
SOD - Thumbs Up - Todd and Blair
SOD Digest Fall Previews
"Blair and Todd have a very interesting relationship they should rekindle" Megan McTavish, OLTL Head Writer
OLTL RATINGS ARE UP (from SOD)
SOAP OPERA'S GREATEST MOMENT'S- "FUTURE MOMENTS"
When they first got together, Blair and Todd appeared to be perfectly matched, as they considered themselves both losers. They wed, had a daughter and divorced. Todd went off with Tea, Blair married Max...and things looked quiet. Now Todd's back without Tea, and Blair is plotting revenge against Max for his infidelity with Skye.
Soaps In Depth (November 2000)
Soap Opera Update (October 2000)
''Todd wants what he wants, and he wants Blair and his family. In as much as Todd defines the word, he deeply loves Blair and his daughter, Starr. What he might do to anyone who gets in the way of that - Skye or Max - watch out."
"...But have Todd's actions jeopardized his chances of remarrying Blair? Probably not, reveals McTavish. ''The question is where, when and how it will come off. What they have is not rational, ordinary, or gentle. But it's real and romantic, and I think it's going to be for a good long time.''
Soap Opera Digest-March 13th, 2001
Thumbs Up! And Down! -Thumbs Up! - OLTL: The Third Time Around
Soap Opera Update- March 27, 2001
Soap Opera Digest- April 24th, 2001
SID - Daytime's Most Romantic Weddings - OLTL - Todd & Blair Manning,
- United We Stand -
"Blair and Todd looked so much in love the night they were married.
Todd arranged for the gold decorations."
Already having wed and divorced for the wrong reasons, Todd and Blair vowed that this time, things would be different. And so, clad in her grandmother's antique gown, Blair became Mrs. Manning, this time for the right reasons. She and Todd would celebrate their love with a family and friends at the Palace Hotel. But, noted Todd to his bride, "I've got to share you with everyone else for the rest of my life. Tonight, I'm keeping you for myself." Runners Up - 1) Bo & Nora Buchanan, 2) Viki & Ben Davidson
Soap Opera Update- Dec 4th, 2001
Soap Opera Digest- Nov 2001
SOD Mailbag- Feeling the Love
Soap Opera Digest- Nov. 2001
|Soap Opera Update- Dec 4th, 2001|
Best Couple (Runner-Up)- Todd & Blair, OLTL
Lies. Lies. Lies. That's all Todd and Blair ever give each other- oh, except for heartache and misery. Yet, these two are one of the best couples on daytime television. Go figure! And in Llanview, only their daughter Starr seems to see that they are made for each other. As we go to press, all of their secrets are out in the open, and even though they're pretty big ones, Todd and Blair are able to put the past behind them and finally get married!
Soap Opera Digest- Dec 11th, 2001
SID- Soaps Most Romantic Couples -
OLTL - Tender Trap - When Llanview's local pariahs, Todd and Blair, first hooked up, their neighbors didn't know whether to be terrified (of what plot they might hatch) or relieved (that they were off the market). As it happened, either reaction would have been fitting. In the years that followed, the on-again/off-again couple schemed as foreplay, wreaking havoc on their hometown, but always saving the cruelest tricks for each other. By now, no doubt can remain that their love is mutual and powerful. The only question is, will they ever be able to channel their feelings in a way that doesn't leave a path of destruction in their wake?
SID's Daytimes Most Romantic Moments- OLTL
Blair certainly has been showing Todd how happy she is married to him, and she's been doing it in quite the unusual way. The night Blair asked Todd to meet her at Rodi's turned out to be a surprising night for Todd. Blair told him they were celebrating- and what they were celebrating was the first night they met in that very place.