How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus


Y&R PreVUE Week of February 4 Edition

A quest for power…
Thursday, January 31, 2007 7:55 PM | By Venus Stone

( — Just how much trust can you give a man you might not know?


Kevin and Jana plot to bring Jeffrey down. Katherine lets Amber know that she’s going to start writing the memoirs of her life. JT and Victoria prepare to get married. Gloria buys crappy decor to make Sharon and Jack feel uncomfortable with living in the mansion. Victor gives Neil Nick’s old job. Amber and Daniel have a party but wind up between the sheets.


Colleen begins to see red when she notices the close bond between Heather and Adrian. Victor decides to head out of town to see a past love. Victor gives Jill an earful about how Nikki’s being in control of Jabot will ruin her. Nikki asks David if he’ll accept a position at Jabot as the new Chief Operations Office, to which he immediately accepts.

Pictured: Vincent Irizarry courtesy ABC

DAYS PreVUE: Week of February 4 Edition

A Reunion and a Farewell…
Thursday, January 31, 2008 6:54 PM | By Venus Stone

( — A brother is reunited with his sister; while John continues to fight his inner demons…


Lexie gives Kayla the news that she is going to have a baby. The autopsy results on Ford are turned in to Roman. Billie gets a job offer from Victor, which she accepts. Chelsea feels that she is losing her friends Lucas lets Sami know that he will be headed for prison. Chloe asks Philip if he meant what he said about making peace with Shawn. Stephanie and Max share a kiss.


In Ireland, John requests that he have a moment alone with Colleen. Grandpa Shawn is reunited with his sister. Alone, Belle and Shawn discuss their future together. John’s mission to take care of Colleen is halted after she reveals that he’s her son. Colleen tells Grandpa Shawn that she doesn’t have much time to live. Patch and Kayla find Bo and insist that he tells Hope the truth about his illness. John contemplates taking his life. Colleen requests the Brady family to surround her as she prepares to say good-bye. John has a hard time getting a grip on his emotions. Meanwhile, Steve sees a mysterious woman and instantly recognizes her.

Pictured: Peter Reckell courtesy NBC

My View of Llanview: January 30 Edition

“One Life,” Many Issues
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 5:40 PM| By Scotty Gore

( — A look back at how “One Life to Live” handled social issues in the past.

Hello all. Hope life is treating everyone well. I am now off and running with my student teaching at my local middle school. Thus far it has been it has been rather interesting. I’m finally starting to learn all the students’ names, which is a big help. Student teaching can be tons of fun, but it is also very labor intensive. I have lesson plans to write, assignments to grade, and chapters to review for tomorrow’s social studies classes. So, due to my somewhat overwhelming workload at the moment, I have decided to go a slightly different route with this edition of the column. Since it’s been awhile since we’ve done this, I felt that it would be an appropriate time to do it again. And so now it’s time for “A Blast From the Past!”

This go around we are powering up “One Life to Live” time machine and transporting ourselves back nearly thirty three years to a time when disco, large hair, and bellbottoms were considered cool and groovy. That’s right, we’re going back in time to 1975 to revisit an article highlighting “OLTL’s” emphasis on topical issues ranging from drug abuse to sexually transmitted disease and the Vietnam War.

It was on March 23, 1975 when this article, entitled “There’s a schism in the world of the Grand Old Soap Opera: Life can be beautiful/relevant” appeared in the New York Times. Written by Anthony Astrachan, this article focused on how soap’s were changing their format in order to tackle many relevant issues. I have chosen to only include excerpts of the article which feature “OLTL,” due to the fact that since is a column centered around that soap and not “As the World Turns,” “Another World,” or “All My Children,” which were also discussed in the article.

Cathy Craig was a teen-ager who experimented with drugs and was cured of her incipient habit at Odyssey House. She went on to become a reporter for her hometown newspaper, the Llanview Banner, and wrote a nationally syndicated article telling nice people what to do when they get venereal disease. She turned some of her newspaper experiences into a best-selling book of short stories that won feminist praise. She has borne a child without a husband but is enthusiastic about being a “single parent” rather than an “unmarried mother.” On a national television talk show, she looked meaningfully down at her bulging belly and asked the interviewer, Melba Tolliver, to call her “Ms.”

Cathy Craig is not a real-life feminist but a character in a soap opera, ABC’s “One Life to Live.” It’s recipe for dramatic entertainment includes a large dose of realism, ranging from real-life drug treatment centers like Odyssey House to real-life television personalities like Melba Tolliver. It makes quite a contrast with the classical canon of daytime television drama embodied in CBS’s “As the World Turns.”

… The contrast between the two programs shows what James Thurber once alled “Soapland,” like American society as a whole, is torn between the need to keep up with changing realities and the desire to stick to tried-and-true formulas that have never expressed reality – to tell it like it isn’t. The search for relevance has led daytime drama to deal with social issues like drugs, venereal disease and the Vietnam war, to take feminist positions on questions like abortion and women working, and to bring blacks and ethnics into the WASP population of Soapland.

…”One Life to Live,” which seems the most consistently innovative soap opera, has a recurring feminist story line in the adventures of Cathy Craig. Dorrie Kavanaugh, who plays Cathy, feels that the program has not gone far enough, even though she regards it as the best on the air from the feminist viewpoint. She says the best script she has been given was her childbirth sequence, alone in a snowbound resort cottage with a male newspaper colleague. When he sees her in pain, he says, “Be a brave girl.” Between deep contractions, she replies indignantly, “Don’t call me a girl! I’m a woman.”

Miss Kavanaugh is only half pleased that Cathy could go to bed with another male character, Joe Riley, without being in love with him. “Before, we couldn’t say ‘Yes,’ now we can’t say ‘No,’” she commented. “That has nothing to do with human liberation. I play a character as though she’s liberated, but she’s 28, she lives with her parents, she went to bed with a man once in her life and got pregnant – is that so liberated?”

…Racial attitudes are also changing, a dozen years after the peak of the civil rights movement. Many programs have one or two black characters to put the networks’ employment of actors in compliance with the Federal law. “One Life to Live” has gone one step further by making its black characters really important in the story line. Ed Hall, a black police lieutenant, has been written out temporarily because the actor who played him, Al Freeman Jr., went to Hollywood. He will be replaced. Ellen Holly, who plays his wife, likes the Ed Hall role because it calls for a black that comes on like Carey Grant instead of the macho gangsters – like Superfly – who have become models for black children. Miss Holly has been described as a mixture of three racial strains, and there was no doubt that she could pass for white when the story called for it. In the process of deciding to admit she was black, she had romantic involvements that required her to kiss first a white man and then a black, making a Southern red-neck equally indignant about both when he wrote in to protest. Usually, daytime drama shows only two or three blacks in an all-white world, and their problems tend to be classified as human rather than racial. The amount of realism remains a matter of dispute.

“One Life to Live” also tries for a greater degree of realism in having an important set of characters that are both blue-collar and ethnic, whereas most soap operas merely drop in an occasional Italian or Jewish name to add what is thought to be a desirable touch of the exotic. “One Life” also had a Jewish- Christian marriage (until the Jewish husband “died”) with one-liners about Christmas and Hanukkah.

The blue-collar couple on this program also provide something else that is a rarity in the old- fashioned kind of soap-opera humor. It tends toward slapstick, as in a scene in which they test a waterbed when they set out to buy furniture for their new home. But even the middle-class WASPs in “One Life” are capable of wit by Soapland standards. Joe Riley is painting the carriage house that he and Victoria Lord Riley Burke Riley are remodeling. When Viki applauds his work, Joe says, “Michelangelo, eat your heart out!” She deadpans, “I thought he only did ceilings.”

“One Life to Live” and “All My Children” were both created by a woman who cheerfully takes credit for much of daytime drama’s new willingness to face social issues – Agnes Eckhardt Nixon.

…Mrs. Nixon likes to introduce into the soaps not only such relevant issues but scenes and people from real life. One of her favorites was the Odyssey House sequence in which Cathy Craig went for her drug cure on “One Life to Live.” Doris Quinlan, the producer of “One Life,” still speaks proudly of that story. The show spent five days on location at the real Odyssey House in 1970. The cameras shot Cathy with the black and Puerto Rican youths there, and the writers spread the footage over a summer’s worth of episodes intended to deliver the message to young people home from school or college. Actors on the show speak of the excitement in the fan mail of that period, and the ratings went up slightly. (Ratings have actually gone down when other soaps showed less realistic drug sequences.) Amy Levitt, who then played Cathy, says the management thought the Odyssey House youngsters interfered with the entertainment values of the show. She resented what she regarded as a diversion of the story from the ghetto kids to a blue-eyed blond hero with whom Cathy was made to fall in love. Miss Quinlan says, however, the sequence lasted its natural life, ending at the same time as the summer and the Odyssey House footage.

A venereal-disease sequence followed some time later. Dr. Larry Wolek spoke on the subject at Llanview High, which made it only natural for Cathy, his step niece, to write an article on the subject for The Banner. Mrs. Nixon wrote the “article” herself from research with William D. Schwartz of the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service in Atlanta. Mrs. Nixon says that more than six thousand people wrote to ABC for copies of the article – an enormous response, especially considering the fact that “One Life” subordinated the V.D. theme to the continuing, disease-free romances that are the living matter of all soap operas.

Moving back to the present, I have to give “OLTL” an A+ for its use of history and past characters and cast members. Since last summer, Tuc Watkins (David Vickers), Tonja Walker (Alex Olanov), John Loprieno (Cord Roberts), Dan Gauthier (Kevin Buchanan), Nathan Fillion (Joey Buchanan), James DePaiva (Max Holden), Christine Jones (Pamela Stuart), Ann Hamilton (Aunt Corrine Balsom), Tari Signor (Margaret Cochran), and Barbara Garrick (Allison Perkins), have all returned for short
guest stints in Llanview. Now if we could only get these people back either recurring or on contract: Thom Christopher, Michael Storm, Laura Koffman, Wortham Krimmer, and Andrea Evans. Do you realize that it has been ten years since the character of Tina Roberts has been seen on “OLTL?” I say it’s way past time that we bring Viki’s baby sister back home to Llanview.

And, saving the best for last, it’s time to take a quick look at some of the plotlines coming up on “OLTL” a couple of weeks down the road. On the run with two nuns, a psychopath finds what she’s looking for at a dead man’s grave. One new couple have a difficult time focusing on their jobs. A pair of newly independent souls attend a ball together. An overzealous individual is anxious to get his/her hands on someone else’s secret. And someone is in for the shock of his or her life.

Well, that’s all for this edition of the column. I wish I had more time to write an in-depth analysis of the current state of my favorite soap, but alas I’m afraid I just don’t have the time at the moment. But there’s always next time. Since we won’t meet again until February’s most cherished holiday, I hope everyone finds love this Valentine’s Day. And if any of you ladies are single, I’m in the book. I’ll be awaiting your calls. Hahaha Take care everyone, and I’ll see you again on February 15th.

And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live” …..

Pictured: My View of Llanview courtesy Matt Smith/Soap Opera Network

GL PreVUE: Week of February 4 Edition

A costly mistake…
Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:32 PM | By Venus Stone

( — Desperate women do desperate things all for a man’s attention…


Lizzie wants to have the family she was robbed of. Bill swears Ava to secrecy about Sara and Jon being alive. With Nat and Gus’s wedding underway, Olivia’s meddling pushes Nat to her breaking point. Cassie continues to turn a blind eye to the evil side of Will. RJ gives Josh a reason to be worried about Will. Ashlee shows the Coopers just how good she is in the game of poker.


After kissing Mallet, Marina admits that her spontaneous actions are because of Cyrus. When Frank comes in their direction, the two of them quickly cover, then realize that what happened was a mistake. Dinah finds Mallet and shares her news that she received from the doctor about her health. When Harley tells Ccyrus that she doesn’t want him to leave her, he pulls her into a kiss. The two start to undress when Dinah walks in on them. Later on Cyrus runs into Marina, who begs him not to leave. As she’s about to kiss him, his phone rings. At the Coope family poker game, Marina comes with Cyrus in tow. During the game, Harley and Marina swap hinting barbs at one another. Cyrus buys plane tickets to France and asks Marina to go with him; she excitedly accepts Dinah points out that Cyrus obviously wants to be with Harley, not Marina. When Harley walks in on their going away party, she and Cyrus instantly lock eyes. Mallet gets a call regarding a disturbance and sets out to go but Marina insists on taking his place. When Cyrus gets alone with Harley, she tells him that he needs to be with the woman he wants to be with; he tells her he is. Marina, who is at the scene of the disturbance, tries calling Mallet, but Dinah purposely turns his phone off in order to talk to him about starting over. Meanwhile, as Harley and Cyrus give in to their desires and make love, Marina is knocked out cold.

Pictured: Mandy Bruno courtesy Robert Milazzo PGP

The Plot Thickens…
Friday, February 1, 2008 1:12 AM | By Angela Rosa

( – Ryan’s brain injury turns Pine Valley’s messy quadrangle into an even messier sextet.


Angie has a life-saving epiphany as Jesse prays for their son’s life at his own grave. Jesse makes a plea to Tad. Jesse’s mind struggles to overcome his heart when he sees Angie approaching Tad’s car. The government freezes one of Erica’s financial accounts. Tad sends Aidan out on a mission to get him the answers that Jesse won’t give him. Jesse privately recalls the night of his “death.” Knocked unconscious after coming to a battered woman’s aid, Jesse is rushed to the hospital where Angie just happens to be on duty.


As Ryan’s behavior leaves Kendall befuddled, Annie clues Zach in to the fact that Ryan can’t remember the last four years of his life and believes he and Kendall are engaged. Zach’s news about Ryan’s memory backtrack prompts Greenlee to remind her pal that his wife and her ex-husband share a powerful connection. After convincing a reluctant Kendall to go to the launch party for “Charm,” Greenlee recaps her, Kendall and Ryan’s history to Zach who listens on intently. Meanwhile, Ryan looks to Kendall for answers and is stunned to learn that they share a son. Kendall explains to a lovelorn Ryan that his friendship with Greenlee was the beginning of the end of their relationship. Greenlee and Aidan make time for romance. Annie’s hopeful determination turns into devastation when Ryan confesses to her that he feels nothing for her. Zach convinces Kendall to attend her first book signing and as the fates would have it Kendall ends up on the same flight as Aidan. Ryan questions Greenlee about their past. Zach offers to help a distressed Annie in any way he can until Ryan regains his memory. Believing it’s truly best if Zach and Greenlee never learn about their trangression, Aidan implores Kendall to let go of the guilt she feels.

D2D PreVUE’s for the week of February 11

Monday: Ryan is mesmerized when he meets Spike for the “first” time. Kendall fears she’s pregnant.

Tuesday: Angie can’t shake the feeling that Jesse is alive. Sparks fly when Erica meets Samuel Woods.

Wednesday: Ryan and Annie try to get to know each other again. Jesse hides as Angie arrives at Tad’s door.

Thursday: A shocked Krystal meets Jesse. The women of Fusion prepare for the Go Red Fashion Show.

Friday: Ryan accuses Zach of stealing his life. Angie and Jesse finally come face to face.

Pictured: Aiden Turner courtesy ABC

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 5:24 PM PST | By Errol Lewis

( — Despite rumors circulating around the net that ABC Daytime’s “General Hospital” is getting a new opening sequence, Soap Opera Network can confirm that those reports are untrue.

For weeks message boards have been abuzz that “General Hospital” would be getting a new opening as the show began adding new characters to its roster nearly moments after dropping others from contract. However, according to a “GH” representative, there are “no immediate plans to change the opening.”

It is understood that the confusion could be related to the fact that “GH” and the other ABC Daytime dramas have recently begun showing new mid-show and post-show bumpers. The last time new bumpers appeared on the network was when each show respectively debuted their current opening sequences in 2004.


Yeniffer Behrens debuts as a recast Marianna on Wednesday, February 13 (see story).

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    Casting updates
    Saturday, January 26, 2008 1:18 PM | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” casting shake-ups.

    Fans can expect to see even less of Vincent Jones in recent months, as word comes that “OLTL” has released African-American actor Tobias Truvillion from his contract, and placed him on recurring status with the soap. Truvillion originated the role of con man Vincent Jones in April of 2006. However, after receiving a decent amount of airtime following his “OLTL” debut, he was placed on the backburner and seldom used by the soap in recent months. It is speculated that Truvillion and “OLTL” will part company by April.

    Prior to his stint on “OLTL,” the thirty three year old Truvillion appeared on shows such as “Law and Order: SVU.” In 2007 he appeared in the film “Blackout.” No word yet on what this means for his onscreen girlfriend and co-star Tika Sumpter, who portrays Layla Williamson.

    In related contract news, Robin Strasser, whose contract with “One Life to Live” was set to expire next month, has reportedly inked out a deal to keep her in Llanview for at least another twelve months. Strasser has portrayed the stubborn, vengeful Dorian Cramer Lord on and off since becoming the fourth actress to step into the role in 1979. She would leave the show in 1987, prompting Elaine Princi to take over the role of Dorian until Strasser’s return to Llanview in 1993; the actress would leave again in 2000. Strasser’s latest stint in Llanview began in 2003. That same yera she also appeared in a handful of episodes of “All My Children” as Dorian.

    Strasser began her soap career as Iris Ocasek on “The Secret Storm” from 1964-1966. Next she joined “Another World” as Rachel Davis Matthews from 1967-1971, and again in 1972. In 1970, she also appeared as Rachel on the “AW” spin-off “Somerset.” From 1976-1979 she appeared on “All My Children” as Dr. Christina Karras Martin. And from 2001-2002 she had a recurring role on “Passions” as a 300-year-old witch named Hecuba. Additionally, Strasser appeared as Dianne Kirkwood on the primetime soap “Knot’s Landing” from 1989-1990. Strasser’s numerous other acting credits include guest appearances on programs such as “Murphy Brown,” “Coach,” “Dear John…,” “Dharma and Greg,” “MacGyver,” and “Highway to Heaven.”

    In 1982, Strasser won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama for her portrayal of Dorian Cramer Lord; she was also nominated for the award in 1981, 1983, and 1985. Also, Strasser has received Soap Opera Digest Awards for the role of Dorian in various categories in 1986, 1988, 1994, 1995, and 2005. In 1996 she nabbed a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Leading Actress. And in 2001 she earned a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Scene Stealer for her work as Hecuba on “Passions.”

    Strasser has become one of “OLTL’s” longest running current cast members, behind only Erika Slezak (Viki Davidson) and Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan).

    In other news…

    Kevin O’Rourke has been cast in the recurring role of Mayor Lowell, Llanview’s latest top public official. O’Rourke first airs on February 13th, when the Mayor accompanies Dorian Lord to the Go Red ball.

    Former “As the World Turns” star Joanna Rhinehart has been tapped to play the recurring role of Sister Caroline, a nun as St. Ann’s, beginning February 7th. Rhinehart portrayed Jessica Griffin on “ATWT” from 1995-1999.

    Pictured: Tobias Truvillion courtesy Donna Svennevik/ABC

    Critical Moments
    Saturday, January 26, 2008 7:55 PM | By Angela Rosa

    ( — While Angie struggles to save two lives, Jesse struggles to stay hidden at Pine Valley Hospital.


    JR realizes how much Adam cares about him but continues to plot to unearth his father’s secrets as he recognizes that Adam will never get over his vendetta against Tad. An equally faithless Adam gives his son a “family heirloom” which is merely a listening device. Erica orders Val to find a previous correspondence concerning her finances. A desperate Richie manipulates Emma into wanting to be a donor for him. Erica’s fire to book Samuel Woods, a charismatic politician who vows to make the rich and powerful pay for their crimes, only intensifies when he rejects her invitation to appear on her show. Adam is both hurt and infuriated as he listens in on JR and Krystal’s meeting. Annie is alarmed when she realizes that Ryan doesn’t rememeber her or Emma…or anything else from the last four years of his life.


    An exhausted Angie assumes Frankie was hallucinating when he tells her about seeing his father. Zach, Kendall, Aidan and Jack sit vigil for Greenlee whose condition takes a turn for the worse. Tad tries to bolster Angie’s spirits. Angie prays to Jesse to see Frankie through after administering the experimental treatment to their son. Frankie goes into cardiac arrest. Angie and her team remain baffled on how to treat Frankie and Greenlee’s illness without killing them. Angie informs Jack and Aidan that the potentially deadly antidote is Greenlee’s only chance of survival. Zach supports Greenlee as she’s faced with the life and death decision of whether to proceed with the treatment. A stoic Angie insists to Joe that she’s up to the task of treating her own son but then breaks down in his arms. Greenlee is moved when Kendall brings Spike to see her before she undergoes the potentially deadly treatment. Greenlee’s condition takes a swift turn for the worse after Angie administers the antidote. Jesse barely escapes being caught by Angie as he watches over Frankie. Her condition deteriorating, Greenlee has an out of body experience in which she encounters Erica, Aidan, Zach, Jack and Kendall. Angie jumps into action to save Greenlee. Tad sees Jesse while sitting vigil by Frankie’s bedside.

    D2D PreVUE’s for the week of February 4

    Monday: Kendall is bewildered by Ryan’s behavior. Tad comes face to face with Jesse.

    Tuesday: Greenlee is on the road to recovery. Jesse leaves Tad with more questions than answers.

    Wednesday: Ryan can’t shake his feelings of love for Kendall. Adam continues to spy on JR.

    Thursday: Tad investigates Jesse’s return from the dead. Ryan’s blunt honesty leaves Annie devestated.

    Friday: Greenlee takes Ryan on a trip down memory lane. Jesse and Angie are on a collision course.

    Pictured: Michael E. Knight courtesy ABC

    DAYS PreVUE: Week of January 28 Edition

    Someone all too familiar…
    Thursday, January 24, 2008 9:55 PM | By Venus Stone

    ( — As one person can no longer run from the truth, others get closer to discovering the truth about the past…


    Hope let’s Roman know that she’s rejoining the police force. Shawn, Belle, Philip and Chloe set out to find Claire on their own.Adrienne bids farewell to Steve and Kayla. Tony’s business announcement isn’t what Anna was expecting to hear. Chelsea comes forward and tells Crawford Decker the truth about his son. Lexie learns she has been appointed the new Chief of Staff. Roman reveals that the D.A. is being pressured to have Chelsea arrested.


    Marlena takes Stefano’s life in her own hands as she injects a drug to put him in a catatonic state. John wants Marlena’s help in getting him to Ireland. Marlena doctors Stefano’s test results. Roman has questions for Marlena about Stefano’s stroke. EJ tells Sami the are no longer in danger, thanks to Stefano’s health. Meanwhile, in Ireland with John, Marlena is stunned to find someone very familiar to her.

    Pictured: Drake Hogestyn courtesy NBC

    OLTL PreVUE: Week of January 28 Edition

    A web of lies
    Thursday, January 24, 2008 8:47 PM | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.


    Allison Perkins begins to taunt Jessica at St. Ann’s, while claiming to know a secret about her family. Jessica’s attitude causes Nash to believe that she has something up her sleeve. While visiting Buchanan Enterprises to beg Jared for another chance, Charlie nearly runs into Viki. Aunt Corrine tries to stonewall Rex. Addie believes she recognizes Miles, and later they learn that they have a great deal in common. Nora thinks Bo holds a grudge over their failed marriage. Starr is oblivious to the fact that Langston and Cole are planning a surprise party for her. Rex receives Natalie’s help, and is shocked to see Gigi at the Angel Square Hotel. Rex uncovers an envelope in Roxy’s desk. Lindsay promises Clint that her breakdown was real. Starr admits to Blair that she’s jealous of Cole and Langston’s budding friendship. Nora’s comment about his being able to forgive Lindsay but not her leaves Bo speechless. Roxy spins a lie to Rex that Charlie is his father to throw him off the trail. Antonio finds a creative way to spend time with Talia. Dorian comes up with a plan concerning Charlie and Jared. When Charlie denies being his father, Rex seeks advice from Bo. Addie’s new personality shocks Viki. Charlie and Viki are reunited. Dorian issues Jared an ultimatum. Adriana bumps into Gigi and Shane. Renee stops Clint and Nora from tossing Jared out of the mansion.


    Todd refuses to adhere to Blair’s suggestion that he and Sam move back to the penthouse, and tells Blair he wants a real marriage. Although hesitant at first, Blair can’t deny her feelings. Blair and Todd wake up after making love only to be interrupted by Addie. Todd is floored by the ‘new’ Addie, who warns him not to hurt Blair. Antonio brings Marcie back to Llanview, and gives her and Michael a few moments alone. Marcie appears ready to accept her punishment. Nora makes it clear to Marcie that she is forced to throw the book at her. John welcomes Gigi and Shane into his apartment. John blackmails Todd into helping Marcie. Roxy’s arrival thwarts Ramsey’s plan. As Ramsey tells Todd that Gigi is a threat, Roxy
    gets to know Shane. Gigi dodges Rex’s questions. Running out of options, Ramsey tells Todd that Gigi and Shane need to be eliminated. Charlie helps Blair with Sam. Blair is horrified to see Todd and Ramsey together. Michael encounters Gigi and Shane again. Gigi tells John that Rex was her high school sweetheart, and is sympathetic to learn of John’s recent loss and Ramsey’s role in Marty’s death.

    D2D PreVUE’s for the week of February 4

    Monday: Viki and Charlie are ecstatic to be reunited.

    Tuesday: Adriana wonders if Rex has a son; Natalie learns of Jessica’s encounter with Allison.

    Wednesday: Dorian and Viki are named co-hosts of the “Go Red” Ball.

    Thursday: Todd is on the brink of murder; Rex learns Gigi has a son.

    Friday: Natalie breaks Jessica and Allison out of St. Ann’s, and the trio go on the run.

    Pictured: John-Paul Lavoisier courtesy Donna Svennevik/ABC

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