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Over and Out on ‘AMC’

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 4:59 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

( — Now you seem them, now you don’t.

“All My Children” just continues to break new ground. Immediately following daytime television’s first same-sex marriage between Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel) and Reese Williams (Tamara Braun), you may get a front seat to daytime television’s first same-sex marriage annulment. Is the ABC drama also aiming to beat the record for shortest daytime marriage on record?

Eden Riegel exits from the role of Bianca Montgomery on Tuesday, February 24. Riegel returned to “AMC” on October 17, 2008 with a four-month contract. This will be Riegel’s eighth departure from the show. The Emmy-winning actress started in the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) youngest child in the summer of 2000.

An embittered Reese will stick around Pine Valley for a while longer.

Dr. Sinclair’s misdeeds will come to light in the not too distant future. McKenzie Westmore’s bitter and vengeful character seems to vanish after getting a taste of her own medicine on Thursday, February 19. Is the not so nice doctor gone for good? Possibly; although the latest issue of ABC Soaps In Depth reports that at press time the “Passions” alum was very close to extending her recurring stint with the show. The 31-year old actress began airing in the role of Annie Lavery’s (Melissa Claire Egan) psychiatrist on December 12, 2008.

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

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    AMC PreVUE: Week of February 9 Edition

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Women on the edge.


    An insecure Brot avoids getting intimate with Taylor. Tad and Krystal agree that he’ll keep the house and she’ll hold on to the Comeback property. Krystal tells Tad why she didn’t rat him out to David. News of Rebecca’s death spreads at Jesse’s surprise party on Tuesday, February 10. Jesse helps Natalia mourn her mother. Angie and Krystal make up. David gives Krystal a ring. JR and Amanda continue to grow closer. On Friday, February 13, Tad urges his step-son not to rush into marriage. Amanda assures Frankie that she didn’t fill JR in on his malpractice.

    The Inside Story: Alliances
    Ryan is surprised to find “Mr. Stone” at Oak Haven on Monday, February 9. Aidan and Ryan realize that they share the same concerns. Ryan manages to hide before Sinclair finds him with Aidan. Aidan and Ryan agree to work together to get the goods on Sinclair and to get Annie the help she needs. Ryan talks his way out of a close call with Sinclair by badmouthing Annie and defending Richie. Before leaving, Ryan tells Aidan that he found out that the missing years in Sinclair’s records match the time when Richie was in prison. Aidan phones Ryan after hacking into Sinclair’s computer and finding a letter from a Chicago prison admonishing her for improper conduct with an inmate. Sinclair breaks Annie down with a recording of her earlier conversation with Ryan. Aidan tries to hide his concern when Sinclair confronts him with Annie’s taped confession. Sinclair uses Aidan’s departure to further dig into Annie. Greenlee becomes upset after learning that Ryan, Aidan and Tad have been trying to help Annie, who with the help of an unlocked door walks right out of Oak Haven, again. Sinclair agrees to give Aidan 24-hours to find Annie after he threatens to expose her connection to Richie.

    A Closer Look: Damages
    The tension is thick between Reese and Bianca as the reality of their decision begins to seep in. Erica and Greenlee share their concerns for Kendall. Greenlee tries to get Kendall to open up to her. Zach accuses Kendall of punishing him for fathering Gabrielle. Kendall wonders why Zach went ahead and made the choice to father the child knowing that she wouldn’t have wanted him to. On the dawn of the double wedding, Mrs. Slater informs her husband that she has no intention of going to Bianca’s wedding to watch him carry Gabrielle down the aisle – which poses a problem for Bianca who refuses to get married without Kendall there. Kendall tells Bianca she’ll go to her wedding under the condition that she, Reese and Gabrielle leave town following it; elsewhere, Zach suggests the same to Reese. Zach and Kendall discuss the details of their conversations with the brides-to-be. Kendall’s vitriol intensifies at the rehearsal dinner and ends in a scathing toast on Thursday, February 12. Alone, a tipsy Reese tells Zach that she can’t continue denying her feelings for him and draws him into a kiss, which Ryan sees.

    What to Watch: Cliffhangers
    Ryan accuses Zach of having an affair with Reese. Kendall, meanwhile, overhears Reese and Bianca telling a happy Erica that they’ve decided to stay in town after all. Zach jumps in Kendall’s car as she storms off, driving recklessly in her anger. Ryan tells Greenlee about Reese’s indiscretion and convinces Greenlee to postpone their wedding. Greenlee takes off after Zach and ends up on a collision course with Kendall. Fresh from knocking out Aidan, a gun-toting Annie stops Ryan in his tracks. Meanwhile, in the chapel, Reese and Bianca begin reciting their vows.

    All My Children News and Headlines:


    • Monday: Ryan drops a bombshell on Kendall. Greenlee’s life is in jeopardy. Annie experiences a breakthrough.
    • Tuesday: Greenlee’s loved ones fear the worst. Bianca orders Reese to stay away from her. David reminds Amanda that he has her under his thumb.
    • Wednesday: Ryan threatens to destroy Zach. Annie pushes Sinclair too far. Bianca confronts Reese about kissing Zach.
    • Thursday: Annie finds a savior in Aidan. Bianca tells Reese they’re through. Reese blames Ryan for ruining her life.
    • Friday: Bianca wonders about the state of Zach and Kendall’s marriage. Ryan warns Erica he’s going to make Zach pay. Kendall refuses to help Bianca.

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

    OLTL PreVUE: Week of February 2 Edition

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 2:22 PM EST | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Murder in Llanview.


    Tea takes the rap for Todd; Natalie and Jessica bicker; Nora stuns the courtroom; Wes’ actions cast a suspicious shadow; Cole catches Matthew in the act; and
    Viki gives David some nuggets of wisdom.

    The Inside Story: Someone Has Blood On Their Hands

    Todd protests his innocence to Tea, who goes to great lengths in order to protect her client. Wes reveals details about his grudge against Lee to Marty’s sympathetic ear.
    Antonio and Talia are suspicious ot Tea’s claim. Wes and Marty have a tender moment. Tea claims she acted in self-denfense. Wes believes that Marty is thinking of another.
    Blair observes John’s subtle actions. Jack thanks Starr for keeping their daddy out of prison. Schuyler realizes that he and Starr share a common plight. Tea’s plan goes off
    without a hitch. Cole and Starr remain distant. Following the judge’s suprise verdict, Nora demands Starr be placed under arrest. Marty and Wes hear news that Lee has been
    murdered. Todd pours out his heart while apologizing to Starr and Marty. John gives Marty a shoulder to lean on. Blair unleahes her anger on Tea. Marty has conflicting feelings
    toward John. Blair and Marty butt heads. John asks Fish to dig up dirt on Wes. Antonio and Talia’s conversation about Lee’s murder has Wes’ attention. Schuyler destroys the
    letter from his mother, and is probed by John.

    A Closer Look: Teenage Angst

    Cole talks to Markko about using drugs, who voices his concern. Langston is angry that Starr lied to save Todd. Starr attempts to defend her actions to Langston, who
    stands her ground. Starr contacts Schuyler, looking for a friend to talk to. Cole snatches Matthew’s joint just as he is about to light up. Renee brings a halt to Cole’s threat to
    expose Matthew’s drug use. Cole swallows another pill in front of Starr.

    What to Watch

    • Rex clues Clint in on Dorian’s latest scheme
    • Viki just wants David to be happy.
    • David seeks advice from Viki.
    • Dorian bites her tounge as Moe announces his intent to rename her mansion.
    • Rex may be too late to save David.
    • Natalie thinks she is more of a mother to Chloe then Jessica.
    • Jessica warns Natalie to back off.
    • Gigi and Rex leave for Las Vegas to stop Dorian.
    • Jessica has a memory of the night Chloe was born.
    • Tea informs Ray that all is going according to plan.
    • Lola overhears Tea mentioning her name.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF February 9, 2009

    • Monday: Rex and Gigi are being watched; John’s suspicions of Wes grows; Tea is honest with Lola.

    • Tuesday: Viki spots trouble in the near future; Matthew is forced to announce Cole’s drug use; Rex and Gigi are being spied upon.

    • Wednesday: Jessica feels no connection to Chloe; Rex and Gigi’s mystery woman displays her interest in them; Viki urges Natale and Jessica to make peace, not war.

    • Thursday: The Go Red Ball is full of unexpected surprises; Marty and Wes are party crashers; Gigi receives a shock.

    • Friday: The dance floor is full of strange couples at the Ball; David demands the truth from Dorian; Wes accuses Marty of toying with John’s emotions.

    ‘AMC’s’ Mortality Count

    Sunday, February 1, 2009 11:49 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Who’s not going to wait to die another day in Pine Valley?

    Soap death comes in sets of…six? Babe (Amanda Baker), Di (Heather Kenzie), Myrtle (Eileen Herlie) and Josh (Colin Egglesfield) are about to get some company (that’s a spoiler alert for those of you that enjoy being surprised).

    Laura Koffman is out as Rebecca. Jesse Hubbard’s (Darnell Williams) surprise ex-wife’s brain tumor isn’t as stabilized as everybody thought. Jesse and Natalia (Shannon Kane) will deal with Rebecca’s sudden death during the week of February 9. Koffman first appeared on “AMC” in the recurring role of Rebecca on October 28, 2008.

    Wait just a minute! Don’t put your best black outfits away quite yet.

    Before Rebecca’s (off-screen, of course) funeral can even be arranged, Greenlee Smythe finds herself in great peril when she takes off on her motorcycle into an extremely volatile situation. Rebecca Budig finished taping at “AMC” this past week. Unlike the aforementioned five, Ms. Smythe is expected to face one of those rather ambiguous deaths – remember Leo’s (Josh Duhamel) exit? Although Budig’s Greenlee disappears during the week of February 16, sources close to Soap Opera Network report that come March “AMC” fans can expect one more sighting of one of Pine Valley’s favorite vixens.

    Budig made the decision to return to “AMC” for one year during the crippling 2007 Writers’ Strike. In January 2008, the Emmy-nominated actress replaced Sabine Singh who was unceremoniously bounced from the role of the cosmetics mogul after approximately nine months of service. Budig originated the role of Greenlee Smythe in August 1999 and remained in the role until November 2005.

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