I've been watching to see the OLTL folks come on---so far have seen Starr, John, Blair and Todd, with Tomas referred to when Blair calls him to explain what's going on. And of course very brief appearance by Cole and Hope before they die (or are assumed dead, going off a cliff, car bursts into flames, but no reports of bodies yet). I think only Starr and John are staying long term though. Although Todd has made a lot of threats to Sonny and Carly and Blair bonded over their bad choices in husbands the police are presumably taking Todd back to Llanview now, and he won't be out on bail again since he jumped bail. I assume Starr will stay around to testify about what happened at the crash; maybe Blair will stay for a while to keep her company, but both Blair and Todd have obligations back in Llanview. Of course so does John--wife, kid. Maybe Victor will suddenly turn up alive and Todd will be released, although he did actually shoot Victor, no? Surely that means some prison time? Or was it in self defense? I didn't see that. John also says that he felt very "paternally" towards Cole, to further tie him into the story. And clearly we are being given "history" between Sonny and John from John's FBI days when he was into crime lord destruction and failed to bring Sonny down.
I was very disappointed in how Robert acted....frankly nuts and way too smiley and gleeful about rushing off to save his son. The big smiles were just weird. I know he's meant to be very stressed by Robin's death, but it was just weird. He was barely there.
OK here's a real possible spoiler from SOD....Click to see Spoiler:apparently there will be a twist akin to seeing Victor alive at the end of OLTL. I'm guessing that means that at least one of the current presumed dead people really isn't. Now that could be a shot of Robin in a clinic getting some experimental treatment or Hope wandering through the woods and being taken in by a kindly hermit...or Cole turning up just as Starr gets involved with Sonny's kid... who knows.