For someone who started watching Guiding Light in the early 90's it is such a treat to see bad girl Christina "Blake" Marler (Liz Kiefer) back and sharing screen time with John Driscoll's Coop!
So far the storyline has corporate shark-turned-romance novelist Blake helping her one time best pal Harley's little brother with his budding writing career. But is it just us, or is Blake flirting with the young Shakespeare-in-training in those scenes?
This storyline definitely reminds us of the Blake of yesteryear. The woman made an artform out of screwing around on the love of her life Ross with the likes of Alan-Michael, Rick and even Ross's own half brother Ben (Hunt Block), while never letting us forget that it was always Ross who was Blake's soulmate. Ever since GL made the rash decision to let the wonderful Jerry Ver Dorn (ex-Ross, GL/Clint, One Life to Live) go, Blake has barely been used.
What better way to get Blake back in the action than by putting her in a story that ties to her rich history (both her publishing career and her connection to the Coopers) and letting her test the chemical waters with Coop? But what does this mean for Coop's blossoming relationship with Ashlee (Caitlin Van Zandt)? Will sultry older woman Blake make Ashlee even more insecure, or will Coop resist temptation by keeping it strictly business with Blake and stay true to Ashlee? Welcome home Mrs. Robinson, er Marler!