January 13th, 2012
05:33 PM ET
Editor's Note: This post contains some spoilers for the January 13 episode of ABC's "One Life to Live."
Friday's series finale for long-running soap "One Life to Live" was likely doubly bitter for fans, since they know that the show won't get to shift online as previously hoped. Company Prospect Park announced in November that it couldn't carry on the legacy of either "OLTL," or its fellow deceased soap, "All My Children," on the Web.
And so after 43 years, "OLTL" signed off for good from ABC on Friday. While there was a cliffhanger involved, it wasn't, as TV Line points out, anywhere near the gun firing that brought "All My Children" to a close. (Although at that point, fans were expecting to be able to pick up with the series when it moved online.)
Instead, "OLTL" went for "a bevy of heartwarming moments" to bring the soap to a close, including the paternity of Jessica and the birth of Destiny's son.
But it wouldn't be a soap without a final twist at the end: As Todd and Blair shared an intimate moment, in comes John McBain to arrest Todd for Victor Lord Jr.'s murder...who, it turns out, is still alive.
The Orlando Sentinel wasn't as impressed with this turn, saying it was a "letdown" and a "disappointing and abrupt departure for a daytime favorite."
(However, the show isn't over for a few members of the cast: Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson will continue their roles on ABC's "General Hospital.")
What did you think of the way "One Life to Live" made its exit?
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