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Susan Haskell’s performance in the groundbreaking rape of Marty Saybrooke storyline on One Life To Live earns her an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series in 1994. Also includes opening performance by Tonja Walker (Alex Olanov), Susan Lucci’s introduction (she was the host that year), and Oprah Winfrey’s win for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

As One Life To Live draws to a close after 43 years on ABC, I will be posting videos from the show’s rich history every day this week.

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Marty Saybrooke (Susan Haskell in an Emmy-winning performance) is gang-raped by Todd Manning (Roger Howarth), Zach Rosen (Josh Phillip Weinstein), and Powell Lord III (Sean Moynihan) in 1993.

As One Life To Live draws to a close after 43 years on ABC, I will be posting videos from the show’s rich history every day this week.

I watched today's episode of OLTL on YouTube...

It was great, of course. More surprise returns, and another great cliffhanger, with only four episodes left.

But then I stumbled upon some older early 90s clips of episodes. First, Billy Douglas coming out to Andrew Carpenter. So emotional! It was so well done, especially for a teen character to come out as gay on a soap opera so long ago?! Kudos to you, Ryan Phillippe.

Marty was involved, as she eavesdropped on the talk after being rejected by Andrew, and if I know the story well enough from reading about it, she ends up telling Billy’s parents that Andrew’s molesting him or something. So fucked up. Apparently, Marty was vindictive bitch when she was first on the show, nothing like the Dr. Marty Saybrooke I know of from the past decade.

But from there, I watched the entire Spring Fling set of scenes, when Marty is gang raped by Todd and some other clowns. THAT was intense. How the hell was Todd ever redeemed in the eyes of the audience after this? He willingly intended to rape Marty, to hurt and embarrass her, merely because she caused him to fail a test in college?! That’s insane! The entire thing was very well done, Roger Howarth and Susan Haskell more than deserved the awards they earned for that storyline.

Now I’m in a gloomy mood after watching that. -_-