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‘AMC’s’ Latest Casting News

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:20 PM EST | By Angela Rosa



(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Who’s coming? Who’s staying? Who’s going?

Who’s Coming?

  • McKenzie Westmore has joined the cast of “All My Children.”

    The 31-year old actress is best known for her role on the cancelled daytime drama “Passions.” Westmore played Sheridan Crane, one half of “Passions” first super couple, Sheridan and Luis (Galen Gering), from the drama’s inception in 1999 until it’s cancellation in 2008. On the change of venue from the very fanciful “Passions” to the more serious “AMC, the actress chuckles, “no witches or demons this time around … but I will be with Annie.” Westmore will be playing crazy Annie Lavery’s (Melissa Claire Egan) psychiatrist, Dr. Sinclair, in Pine Valley’s famed mental institution Oak Haven.

    In the latest edition of Soap Opera Digest, a delighted Westmore reports that she was planning to come to the City for the holidays but then things fell into place and it turned into a “working vacation.” Although the role is just recurring (through March 2009), Dr. Sinclair is slated for romance – likely in the form of either Aidan Devane (Aiden Turner) or Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison). Westmore begins airing on Friday, December 12.

  • Frunk Runyeon premieres in the recurring role of Forrest William’s, the disapproving father of Bianca’s (Eden Riegel) fiancé Reese (Tamara Braun), on Monday, December 15.

Who’s Staying?

  • Following reportedly rough negotiations, Michael E. Knight has re-signed with “AMC.” The recipient of three Daytime Emmy’s joined the cast of the ABC soap as the charming cad Thaddeus “Tad” Martin in 1982. Knight departed in 1986 but would return in 1988 when he would become one half of one of “AMC’s” most notable super couples ever, Tad and Dixie (Cady McClain). The actor departed again in 1990 but with much fanfare would return to the soap for keeps in 1992.
  • Knight’s co-star Walt Willey has also re-signed with the show. Willey has been on the cast of “AMC” as legal eagle, and on-again, off-again paramour of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), Jackson Montgomery since 1987.
  • As previously reported, Alicia Minshew (who plays the popular Kendall Hart Slater) has also re-signed with the ABC soap. The actress, who married long-time boyfriend Richie Herschenfeld late last month, is currently enjoying a long vacation.

Who’s Going?

  • Rebecca Budig has confirmed that she will not take up her option to stay on “AMC” for an additional year. The actress joined the cast of the soap in 1999 as Greenlee Smythe. Budig would take her leave from the show in 2005 to try prime-time but returned during the 2007 writer’s strike. Budig will air until early spring 2009; there are no plans to recast the character.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


  • All My Children
  • Rebecca Budig
  • Alicia Minshew
  • Michael E. Knight
  • Frank Runyeon
  • McKenzie Westmore
  • Walt Willey


    OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 17 Edition

    Monday, November 17, 2008 9:40 AM | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One day at a time.

    THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

    Natalie reunites with loved ones, Tess makes a shocking claim, Todd dreams of a future that will never be, Bess and Jess chat, Charlie is advised by Roxy, John outsmarts Mayor Lowell,
    Nora is disgusted by Todd’s tryst with Marty, Starr is confronted with her father’s plans for her baby, and Dorian places Dr. Joplin on the hot seat.

    The Inside Story: That’s Not My Baby!

    Natalie has an emotional reunion with Rex and Roxy. Clint informs Jessica of exactly what Tess did to Natalie and Jared. Feeling remorseful, Jessica asks Natalie and Jared to come see her.
    Jessica is unsure how they can forgive her when she isn’t able to forgive them. Meanwhile, in Jessica’s conscience, Tess begs Bess to let her out to make sure the baby is okay. With reservations, Bess decides to allow Tess to return. With Tess briefly in control once more, Jessica retreats further into her mind, where she meets Bess for the first time. Meanwhile, Tess forges a deal with Viki, which allows her to see the baby. However, Tess quickly becomes hysterical and claims it is not the baby she gave birth to. Afterward, Jessica returns and shares some terrifying news with Viki. Charlie takes Roxy’s advice. Jessica and Viki dismiss Tess’ claims about the baby. Viki is grateful to have Charlie to lean on. Jessica understands she needs professional help.

    A Closer Look: Broken Hearts, Broken Dreams

    Blair and Nora are shocked by the news that Marty is alive, and staying at Todd’s of her own free will. Furthermore, Blair is absolutely disgusted to learn that Todd and Marty slept together and that he planned to raise Starr’s baby. Meanwhile, Cole is floored to see a clueless Marty at the hosptial. Nora advises Cole against seeking his own justice against Todd. Badly roughed up, Todd contemplates what might have been with Marty. Nora is petrified to learn that Marty and Todd had unprotected sex. Cole confronts Todd over his latest actions, and informs him that Starr’s baby passed away. Afterward, Blair lashes out at Todd. Meanwhile, Marty ingests the “morning after” pill to make absolutely certain that there will be no lasting ramifications of her one night stand with Todd.
    As a despondent Marty prepares to leave with Nora and Cole, she bumps into Todd, whom she angrily confronts. Nora shakes her head as Todd tries to explain himself. Marty marches off as Todd proclaims his love for her. Starr learns of her daddy’s plan for her baby. Langston comforts Starr as Michael comforts Marcie. Dorian asks a nervous Dr. Joplin why there is no record of Starr’s baby being in the NICU. John surprises Mayor Lowell, and is proclaimed a hero by the press. Cole uses old family photos in an attempt to help Marty jog her memory. Blair declares that her feud with Marty is a thing of the past. John is tired of playing by Mayor Lowell’s rules and resigns from the LPD. Bo is dismayed by John’s decision. Dorian questions what Marty’s return will mean for John and Blair’s relationship. Blair, meanwhile, stops by the police station, only to find John gone. Cole upsets Marty. And Todd is haunted by what he has done.

    What to Watch

    • Brody informs Wes that he will likely spend a long time in prison.
    • Wes pays Rex and Gigi a visit.
    • Wes asks Rex to take action to prevent Brody from going to prison.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF November 24, 2008

    • Monday: Marty realizes just how much she has lost; Rex comes to Brody’s aid; Antonio, Talia, and Jamie spend some quality time together.

    • Tuesday: Jessica leaves for St. Ann’s; Tina makes a difficult decision; Sarah finds Vanessa in Cristian’s arms.

    • Wednesday: Jessica and Brody bump into each other at St. Ann’s; Viki rails against Victor Lord’s painful legacy; Charlie has a surprise for Viki; Rex and Shane bond..

    • Thursday: Encore of 09/22/08 episode–Brody refuses to give up Shane; Natalie is under an unsuspecting Jared’s nose; Marty reassures Todd of her feelings.

    • Friday: Pre-empted.



    GL PreVUE: Week of November 17 Edition

    Saturday, November 15, 2008 6:15 PM | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

    THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

    Mallet and Marina continue to argue over Dinah. Josh insists on taking Reva to the hospital after she faints. Reva and Josh receive good news about the baby. Josh quietly leaves after Jeffrey arrives on the scene. Rick tells Jeffrey that he needs to take Reva to the oncologist. A scared Reva goes in for the MRI. The pager from the oncologist goes off just as Reva makes a firm decision about her future. Marah tells Josh that Shayne is a changed man.

    A Closer Look: Going to the Chapel…

    Christina reconsiders her harsh assessment of Remy after a chat with Mel. Remy accepts Christina’s apology. Mallet’s joke takes a serious turns when he insists that he and Marina make it legal and get married. Mallet grabs Remy, to be a witness, who in turn drags Christina along on the groups search for an all-night chapel. The foursome share some drinks before heading to the chapel. Marina and Mallet have a change of heart. Christina and Remy, tipsy from the drinks, stumble back to the casino after losing track of Mallet and Marina. The next morning, Remy and Christina wake up in a hotel room with major hangovers and no memory of the previous evening. The duo is shocked when a bellhop shows up at their door to congratulate them on their wedding. Christina gets sick to her stomach after viewing evidence of the bellhops claim. Christina and Remy find themselves enjoying their predicament despite themselves.

    The Inside Story: The Truth Hurts

    After leaving the key at the Copper house for Daisy, Grady heads out to plant a duplicate jacket to the one in the surveillance video in Bill’s things. Frank informs Billy and Vanessa that all the evidence and motives points to Bill’s guilt in the kidnapping. Cyrus urges Grady to stop what he’s doing but ends up making a move to protect his brother. Billy and Vanessa both begin to consider the legitimacy of Frank’s claim much to Lizzie’s chagrin. Frank shows Lizzie and Alan the surveillance video of the kidnapper breaking into the van. Lizzie is aghast when she finds a jacket similar to the kidnappers’ in Bill’s thing. Frank and Alan walk in to the room just as Lizzie is set to light the jacket on fire. Daisy and Grady listen to Ashlee’s video blog of Rafe explaining how Grady is the reason he’s in prison. Grady manages to turn the situation to his favor. Ashlee finds a menacing Grady waiting for her in her car.




    AMC PreVUE: Week of November 17 Edition

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Casualties.

    THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

    Colby figures out the truth about Brot who reels as he witnesses the growing affection between Jake and Taylor. Frankie reaches out to Natalia who is crushed by her mother’s decision. Angie makes Rebecca and Natalia a magnanimous offer. On the eve of Gabrielle’s christening, Zach, Bianca and Reese remember the night in France when Zach agreed to be their donor. Ian’s presence invokes thoughts of Kendall who later reacts to the sound of Spike’s voice. Greenlee and Erica face off at Fusion. Jesse and Rebecca’s closeness leaves Angie out in the cold. Pete’s jealousy flares when he spots Colby with Brot.

    A Closer Look: We All Fall Down…

    Desperate to keep her plot going, Annie pulls out a gun on Di and a scuffle ensues. Aidan, Greenlee and Ryan arrive on the scene. Aidan throws himself in front of Greenlee and Annie just as a bleeding Di grabs the gun to retaliate. A detained Ryan and Annie are desperate to get to Emma. Aidan falls unconscious before he can reveal the truth. Jesse, Ryan and Annie realize Emma is in mortal danger. Ryan races into the burning church to get to Emma. Ryan vows to make Annie pay for everything she’s done but gets more than he bargained for when he confronts her.

    The Inside Story: …Like Toy Soldiers

    David and Amanda plot against JR. Krystal brings Little Adam to the mansion to feel closer to his mother. Amanda uses the memory of Babe to work over JR. David’s words get to Krystal. David’s plan works perfectly as JR flies into a rage upon seeing Amanda…in one of Babe’s old dresses. A depressed Krystal lashes out at Tad but finds comfort in an eager David’s arms. David is confident that Krystal will eventually be his. Adam warns JR about Amanda, who struggles with her conscience. David refuses to let Amanda out of their deal.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24, 2008

    • Monday: Aidan comes clean with Greenlee. Annie makes a desperate move when her misdeeds come to light. Angie’s emotions get the best of her.

    • Tuesday: Ryan and Greenlee wonder what Aidan’s really up to. Brot insists to Colby that Taylor is better off without him. Aidan warns Zach that Annie could be his undoing.

    • Wednesday: Jake tells Taylor how he really feels about her. Amanda tells David they’ll be playing by her rules from now on. Annie goes off the deep end.

    • Thursday: Encore presentation of the Friday, October 17 episode of “All My Children” in which twisters make landfall on Pine Valley.

    • Friday: “All My Children” is pre-empted.



    Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:28 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Aleksander puts Springfield back on the map.

    Grant Aleksander is returning to “Guiding Light” as the mega-popular Phillip Spaulding in January.

    The three-time Daytime Emmy nominee cites his close friendship with current “GL” Head Writer Jill Lorie Hurst, who began talking to him about a return late this past summer, as a main element in prompting his return. Aleksander, who has signed a long-term contract with the CBS sudser, tells Soap Opera Digest that his greatest wish is that the storyline opportunities that his return affords will “help the show stick around for a while longer.” Aleksander will find out what his story entails when he starts taping later this year but thinks whatever is coming should be fun considering that Phillip is “either the father or has been married to everybody in town;” the actor also expects his return story to be a long-arc.

    The 49 year old actor started his daytime television career on “GL” in 1982; he remained on the show until 1984. In 1986, Aleksander joined the cast of “Capitol” as DJ Phillips but would return to “GL” later that year. Citing exhaustion, Aleksander would take another leave from the sudser in 1991. He moved on to ABC’s “All My Children” in 1993 as Hayley’s naughty husband, Alec McIntyre. In 1996, Aleksander took his leave from “AMC” and rejoined the cast of “GL” for a third time. He’d remain on the show until 2004 when he was fired under a cloud of controversy.

    Phillip’s daughter is sticking around, too. SOD reports that Marcy Rylan (who plays Phillip’s daughter, Lizzie) has re-upped with the show. The specifics of Rylan’s contract have not been revealed; she has played the role of Lizzie Spaulding since 2006.

    “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS.


    • Guiding Light
    • Grant Aleksander
    • Phillip Spaulding
    • Marcy Rylan
    • Lizzie Spaulding


      Monday, November 10, 2008 11:56 PM | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – The trouble with love.

      THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

      Josh explains to Blake that he doesn’t believe that Jeffrey is the man for Reva or her unborn child. Reva and Josh discover that they’ll be neighbors while Jeffrey is off on a job interview in D.C. Natalia makes a major sacrifice in order to ensure Rafe’s well-being. Remy hides his high M-CAT score from Christina who didn’t fare nearly as well. Ashlee introduces a stressed out Beth to her new mentor – Coop. Buzz and Ashlee tease Coop about chemistry with Beth. Later, Beth and Coop head to the same room at the Beacon where things immediate ignite between the duo once behind closed doors.

      A Closer Look: No Rest for the Wicked

      Grady assures Alan that he’s up to his challenge. Cyrus questions if Grady is ready for the ramifications should Daisy figure out the truth. Frank shows Lizzie and Alan evidence that seems to implicate Bill in the kidnapping. A disbelieving Lizzie listens as Frank gives reason to the possibility of Bill being the guilty party. Confident of Bill’s innocence, Lizzie allows Frank to search the house but soon makes an alarming discovery herself. Lizzie shows Alan and Frank the magazine with the cut-out letters. Daisy ignores Ashlee’s protests and agrees to give Grady another chance. Grady, meanwhile, informs Alan that Dinah was his partner in crime. Beth later points out to Alan that things seem to be working out just perfectly for him considering his hatred of Bill. Lizzie pleads with Bill to wake up. Ashlee finds Grady going through files in Dinah’s office and inadvertently lets it slip that Daisy is in love with him. Grady grabs Ashlee in an attempt to get her to spill more just as Daisy walks in.




      ATWT PreVUE: Week of November 10 Edition

      Recreating the past…
      Monday, November 10, 2008 10:16 AM | By Venus Stone

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Can a total stranger become someone you want them to be?

      THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

      Charges are dropped against Brad and Katie realizes that it’s because both evidence and Spencer’s body went missing. Margo hauls both Vienna and Henry in for questioning, telling them they are both accused of swiping the evidence. Katie wants to celebrate Brad’s freedom at the Lakeview but Brad wants to spend a quiet night at home instead. Henry and Katie both assume that the other took the evidence but learn someone else must have. Katie become worried that the person who emailed her is going to call her on his favor soon. Janet is asked to watch Sage when Jack gets a call to come back to the police station. The minute they are alone, Janet heads for the closet and is immediately locked in. Janet demads Sage let her out but Sage says the only way she will do so is if she calls off her marriage to her father. When Janet refuses, Sage takes the next approach by calling Carly to report that Janet slapped her. Once Jack arrives, Janet is let out of the closet. Carly and Jack later have an argument and Carly says that the only way Jack will see Sage is if Janet is not around.

      Luke and Noah continue to fight due to Luke’s dishonesty in the election. Casey and Alison meanwhile learn that there is going to be a full investigation at the school about the election. Alison become furious to learn that Casey helped stuff the ballot box. Luke gets a call from the dean and once there, he realizes that the dean has also called Noah. He quickly asks Noah not to tell the truth about the campaign but Noah tells him he’s not about to do that for him. Later that day, Luke sees Noah and the dean together and begins to worry. It becomes clear that Luke has been expelled from school, a matter that infuriates Lily. Luke is angry that Noah told the dean the truth and the two of them decide that perhaps it’s time to have some time away from one another.

      THE ‘GHOST’ OF JENNIFER MUNSON

      Interested in learning more about his connection to Josie, Dusty tells Josie more about Jennifer, including the fact that she was a fashion designer. Josie immediately thinks that to be creepy. Dusty soon asks her if she is up for meeting someone and makes a call to Barbara to meet him at the Lakeview. When Barbara arrives they have an emotional reunion. He tells her he has someone he’d like her to meet but before he can get Josie, he’s called away on a business matter. Alone in the lounge, Barbara comes face-to-face with Josie, who’s come into the lounge. Josie startles Barbara when she says they must know one another. Dusty returns and Barabara tells him that although they would all like to re-create the image of Jennifer, it’s impossible to do. On the other side of town, Paul voices his concerns to Meg about Dusty’s attachment to Josie. Meg and Paul both decide to take Barbara to dinner and warn her. It’s too late however when they arrive in the lounge to see Barbara with Dusty and Josie. Paul instantly attacks Josie for being a fraud. Barbara becomes upset when Dusty defends Josie and leaves the Lakeview. Meg takes an upset Paul home and after he admits that his sins against Jennifer are coming back to haunt him, Meg decides to stay to keep him company. They soon find themselves making love.

      After Dusty finds Josie, she questions why everyone is so wigged out about her. He shows her a photograph of Jennifer and Josie tells him she can’t be his deceased wife. Emily laters sees Dusty and tries in vain to convince him that Josie is simply using him. Dusty adds insult to Emily by telling her that romance is not in the cards for them any longer. Barbara sees Josie while shopping and talks about needing help for her Trunk show at Fashions. Although wary of the girl, Barbara accepts Josie’s offer to help her. When Josie speaks kind words after seeing a picture of Hal, Barbara instantly becomes touched She offers a dress to her, which Josie accepts. Dusty, seeing Josie in the dress, and realizing how much she looks like Jennifer. pulls her into a serious kiss.

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      OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 10 Edition

      Thursday, November 6, 2008 11:58 PM | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Mind games.

      THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

      Viki and Charlie rush to save Natalie and Jared; Tina is forced to face the music; Starr and her loved ones grieve for her “dead” baby; Marty discovers the sick, twisted truth about Todd; John enacts his own revenge; and Tess’ reign of terror comes to an end as Jessica re-emerges.

      The Inside Story: Secrets See The Light Of Day

      Viki and Charlie race against the clock to save Natalie and Jared. Starr, Blair, and Marcie receive the devastating news that the baby is dead. Charlie puts his life on the line to save his loved ones. Natalie and Clint’s reunion becomes emotional. Todd realizes that it’s too late to back out of the scheme he has already put in motion, when Bess decides to handle things her way. However, Todd’s sudden change of heart is welcome news to Janet and Dr. Joplin. Meanwhile, Bess takes Starr’s baby back to the vineyard, explaining to the infant that she only did what she had to do. Viki realizes Tess is likely at the cottage. Viki and Clint locate Jessica, who convinces them she is no longer Tess. As they prepare to escort Jessica and the baby to the hospital, she is devastated to learn that Tess has been out for months, and saddened that she cannot remember giving birth. Dr. Joplin makes a gruesome discovery. Tina informs Cain that she has known for weeks that Natalie and Jared were in danger. Tina declines Cain’s offer to run away together, deciding instead to face the consequences of her actions. Starr, Cole, Marcie, and Michael all grieve for the baby they think is dead. Tina bumps into Jared and Natalie. Clint and Viki reassure Jessica that she will get the help she needs. Natalie and Jared don’t buy Tina’s explanation. Jessica has a nightmare. Natalie issues Tina an ultimatum. Viki is devastated to learn of Tina’s actions. And Natalie and Jared can’t keep their hands off one another.

      A Closer Look: You Can’t The Handle The Truth

      John is floored by Marty’s reaction when the two come face-to-face. While trying to make her wake up and smell the coffee, John realizes the lengths Todd went to in order to keep Marty in the dark. As John tries to shock Marty back into reality, Todd walks into the room. Marty holds John at gunpoint, while John aims his gun at Todd. At first Marty isn’t sure which one of the men is being honest, however, she begins to piece together the truth when John reminds her that she is a “good mother.” Shortly thereafter, Marty is disgusted and horrified at the depth of lies Todd fed her, especially about the rape. Todd tries to defend himself by claiming to be a changed man, however neither Marty nor John believe him. Afterward, John beats Todd to a pulp after learning he slept with Marty. John convinces Marty not to take matters into her own hands as far as Todd is concerned. Antonio arrests John for assaulting Todd. Cole and Marty each head for the hospital.

      What to Watch

      • Cristian and Sarah find the loft crowded when Vanessa and Lola move in.
      • Bo thinks John finally snapped.
      • Antonio and Talia are shocked by what they find at Todd’s home.
      • Blair spots a handcuffed John at the police station.
      • Starr and Marcie are in mourning.
      • Cole and Michael lean on each other.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF November 18, 2008

      • Monday: Blair and Nora are shocked to learn about Todd and Marty; Cole’s joy is short-lived; Todd dreams of what might have been.
      • Tuesday: Cole and Blair unleash their anger on Todd; Marty makes certain her one night stand has no repercussions; John ponders his relationship with Blair; Jessica learns what Tess did to Natalie and Jared.
      • Wednesday: Marty confronts Todd; Starr learns what her father did to Marty; Dorian puts Dr. Joplin on the hot seat; Bess makes a tough decision.
      • Thursday: Jessica “meets” Bess for the first time; Tess makes a discovery about the baby; John is a hero; Marty can’t remember her own son.

      • Friday: John makes a decision about his career; Cole’s efforts upset Marty; Todd takes a long, hard look in the mirror; Viki and Jessica dismiss Tess’ claim.



      A Soldier’s Story

      Wednesday, November 5, 2008 10:03 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Can Taylor handle the truth?

      As Soap Opera Network previously reported, the role of Taylor’s not so dead fiancé has been cast. Iraq war veteran JR Martinez has been cast in the role of Brot Monroe.

      “All My Children” put out a casting call for a real-life war veteran to take on the role of Taylor Thompson’s (played by Beth Ehlers) fiancé in September. As pre-scripted from the beginning, the storyline involves Brot having led Taylor to believe he was dead due to the severity of the injury he acquired in Iraq. Brot’s injury depended on who “AMC” ultimately cast in the role; 25 year old JR Martinez is a burn victim.

      Soon after arriving for his tour of duty in Iraq, in April of 2003, JR Martinez was severely burned when the Humvee he was driving hit a landmine. More than 40 percent of Martinez’s body was burned in the accident and he would undergo 32 surgeries in the three years that followed. Martinez now serves as the national spokesperson for the Coalition to Salute America’s Hero’s, a coalition that promotes the support of programs that aim to help wounded service members.

      Martinez first airs on Friday, November 7 and for his first few weeks will air predominantly with Colby Chandler (Brianne Moncrief) and Frankie Hubbard (Cornelis Smith Jr.). On Thursday, November 6, Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight) follows the lead on who has hired him to investigate Taylor to a VA Hospital. In the same episode “AMC” will follow in the footsteps of their 2007 transgender storyline and show us a group of real-life Iraq war veterans discussing their journeys in unscripted scenes.

      “All My Children” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


      • All My Children
      • AMC
      • Beth Ehlers
      • Taylor
      • JR Martinez
      • Brot Monroe


        Wednesday, November 5, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Wicked games.

        THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

        David and Tad clash over Krystal. Jesse presses Angie to be honest with him. Erica accepts Adam’s invitation. David presents Amanda an offer she can’t refuse in exchange for her doing his devious bidding. Jesse and Frankie clear the air. Bianca and Reese make a decision about their future. Reese offers Zach her assistance. Pete spills his heart out to Colby. Bianca questions why Reese wasn’t truthful with her. Amanda’s tactics please neither JR or David.

        A Closer Look: Road Blocks

        Ryan figures out where Annie is being held. Aidan violently restrains Ryan when he refuses to do things his way and stay put. Greenlee finds Ryan tied up. Aidan meets with Annie and the pair recount how they got to the place they are now. Annie takes Ryan on a dangerous wild goose chase for their daughter. Aidan goes on alert when Ryan shares his suspicions about Annie. Greenlee takes notice of Aidan’s strange behavior. Ryan grows more suspect of Annie, who runs into a major roadblock in her game.

        The Inside Story: Hide and Seek

        Taylor continues to let her guard down around Jake who gives her a private physical therapy lesson. Jake and Taylor are ecstatic when she starts to regain some feelings in her legs. Frankie and Brot (J.R. Martinez) have an emotional confrontation. Jake and Taylor’s bond grows as he pushes her to her limits. Brot’s heart breaks as he spies Jake and Taylor’s closeness. Frankie struggles with whether or not to tell Taylor the truth. Colby discovers an injured Brot. Jake plans a romantic surprise for Taylor.

        What to Watch

        • Look for “All My Children” creator Agnes Nixon to make a special appearance as a helpful ghost from Pine Valley’s past on the 10,000th episode of the ABC daytime drama on Wednesday, November 12.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 2008

        • Monday: Annie’s scheme spins out of her control. Brot witnesses Jake and Taylor closeness. David and Amanda plot against JR.
        • Tuesday: Ryan and Annie are in a race against time in their search for Emma. Colby urges Brot to let Taylor know he’s alive. Amanda invokes memories of Babe in her efforts to manipulate JR.
        • Wednesday: Ryan grows certain that Annie’s been up to no good. Adam enlists Pete to spy on Erica for him. Colby offers to let Brot hide out at the mansion.
        • Thursday: Bianca reaches out to Reese’s parents. Amanda’s latest stunt pushes JR over the edge. Krystal turns to David for comfort.

        • Friday: Ryan confronts Annie with his suspicions. David refuses to let Amanda out of the deal they made. Greenlee clashes with Erica at Fusion.









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