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‘One Life’ Summer Casting Notes

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:35 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we prepare to head into the lazy days of summer, here are a few casting tidbits for “One Life to Live.”

Is Tuc Watkins headed back to Llanview for another of his signature brief stints as David Vickers Buchanan on the ABC soap?  While not yet confirmed by either the soap or the network, several media outlets are reporting that the popular daytime actor will show up in Llanview at some point this summer and will interact with several familiar Llanview residents.  Among them are paw Bo (Robert S. Woods), little brother Matthew (Eddie Alderson), former stepmother Nora (Hillary B. Smith), best friend Viki (Erika Slezak), and estranged wife Dorian (Robin Strasser), each in their respective storylines.  Hmmm…wonder if that means he will also interact with uncle Clint (Jerry VerDorn), step-grandmother Renee (Patricia Elliott), and trusted family servant Nigel (Peter Bartlett)?  SON will keep you posted on the details. 

A first airdate has been announced for Catherine Hickland‘s return to “One Life to Live.”  Look for Hickland’s on-air persona Lindsay Rappaport to potentially throw a monkey wrench into Clint and Nora’s engagment beginning Friday, June 9th, according to Toby Goldstein of Tribune Media Sevice’s The Soap Scene. On her Twitter page, Hickland alerted fans last Friday that she was “Back in New York City! Just read the scripts for ONE LIFE TO LIVE for next week. My scripts are GOOD! Hallelujah!” The actress also commented that it will be difficult for Lindasy to cause too much trouble considering that she was still incarcerated in Statesville Prison, and that she would be posting her upcoming “OLTL” airdates as soon as they were available. 

With the baby Chloe/Hope storyline beginning to draw to a close, viewers may be left wondering what the future holds for Tess, Maddie, and Molly Sullivan, the triplets who portray Starr Manning’s (Kristen Alderson) adorable baby girl.  Well wonder no more.  Alderson posted a picture Tuesday on her Twitter page of her holding one of the three infants who portray her alter ego’s daughter.  Since “OLTL” regularly tapes approximately 4-6 weeks in advance, look for these scenes sometime in July.  In addition, Alderson also used her Twitter page to dispel rumors that she may soon be leaving Llanview by commenting that she was “def. not leaving one life. they would have to throw me out haha”

TVGuide Canada is reporting that “a major star from the past will be returning to the soap ['OLTL'] this fall.”

Dayplayer soap actor Matt Drago will be popping up again soon in Llanview.  The actor, whose previous appearance in the fictional soap town was as a Rodi’s parton, proves that he likes variety by taping scenes as a Buenos Dias Cafe Patron for episode #10,469, which should air around July 1st.  Earlier this year Drago portrayed a Company Patron in two episodes of “Guiding Light,” and a Boyfriend in a 2005 episode of “As the World Turns.” 

Erin Torpey (ex-Jessica Buchanan) married finance Hamilton von Watts (of the TBS comedy “10 Items of Less”) on April 18th on a California beach in front of the Malibu Beach Inn.  To see exclusive photos from before, during, and after the ceremony, click here.  

And Renee Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline Williamson) gave birth to her first child, a son named Benjamin, on May 19th. According to a family spokesperson, “Both mom and baby are doing great. Their family is overjoyed, and they are praising God for this perfect miracle. Renee thanks all of you for your support and constant encouragement. In lieu of cards or gifts, she asks for your continued prayers and well wishes. They truly work wonders because Benjamin is a dream come true!”

In other news…

Several new casting calls have been released in recent days for “One Life to Live.”  Among them is one for the role of “Ford.”  Remember that the soap frequently switches character names in these scripts to confuse viewers.  As the scene opens, “Ford apparently plants herself on “Nancy’s” doorstep with a camera crew, prompting Nancy to ask if ther are on the air at that very moment. Ford informs Nancy that she hopes that they can do a reality show together called “The Real Ladies of Llanview,” which does not appear to be greenlighted as of yet by the network.  Nancy, however, has no idea what exactly Ford is talking about.  After confronting her, Ford tells her that a pilot for the show is being filmed, and that the network has decided to go live for the season finale.  Ford goes on to tell Nancy that she wants to make her the star of the show.  Having her doubts however, Nancy accuses Ford of only wanting to exploit her and her family for her own benefit.  Ford assures her that it will be nothing more than a camera crew following Nancy and her family around and recording their everyday activities.  Nancy fires back that she will not allow her family to become a laughingstock and that the concept has the network’s fingerprints all over it.  Afterward, she abruptly kicks Ford to the curb as the scene draws to a close. 

Other recently released audition scripts include a “Rabbi,” who may or may not be marrying Nora and Clint; “Elijah Kent,” who is a new Llanview lawyer, and for the role of “Summer.”  SON will bring you more details of these casting calls as they become available. 

And, in things that make you go hmmm…, here are a few Twitter Tweets from the “OLTL” cast.  On May 29th, Kassie DePaiva reported that she was “Working at Oltl… Doing fun Manning mania.” Also, she announced that ABC Daytime will be in Nashville later this month at the hosting a Block Party on the same day that the “Divas of Daytime TV” (DePaiva, along with Bobbie Eakes and Kathy Brier) will performing at the CMA MusicFest.  And that she shot new SOAPnet promos on May 20th, and filmed on May 15th and 20th. 

Scott Clifton tweeted that he filmed some shirtless scenes on May 21st, and on May 14th that “I’m being taken downtown in a fancy Lincoln for a “music video” promo for ABC. I have to sing a Grease song. I WILL suck at this.”

And Daphnée Duplaix revealed in a message to a fan on her Facebook page that “OLTL” had recently shot footage of her (and presumably other recently added contract cast members) for an updated opening sequence that she stated should air sometime later this month. 

“One Life to Live” airs weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion: ‘One Life’ Summer Casting Notes



OLTL Recap: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:58 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 2, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Mother Knows Bess”

Bess feels the walls closing in on her when a fleet of cops, along with Bo, Viki and Clint arrive at the Brennan’s. After fleeing up the stairs and locking herself in a bedroom with Hope, Bess is confronted by Tess. Wanting to try and protect a fragile Jessica as much as possible, Viki formulates a radical plan in the hopes she’ll be able to get through to Bess. Natalie and Jared explain what’s going on to a confused Phil and Cindy, who are bolstered by the fact they really do have a grandchild when Natalie tells them about Bree.

Starr tries to tell Langston how she feels about the baby. Meanwhile, Cole admits to Markko he wants to keep the baby but won’t ask Starr to go back on her promise to Marcie. Starr wonders to Langston what the future holds for her and Cole. Cole tells Markko he wants to be with Starr no matter what she decides about the baby. Starr is relieved when Cole shows up.

Rachel questions Nora’s motives for accepting Clint’s proposal.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Jessica returns. 
  • Schuyler and Kyle square off.
  • Layla and Cristian look for another roommate.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:35 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — This fall, as American soap fans continue to get their daily dose of Llanview happenings, our neighbors to the north won’t be so lucky, as Canada’s CTVglobemedia network announces plans to stop airing “One Life to Live.” 

The formal announcement came earlier this afternoon by CTVglobemedia as the network unveiled its upcoming daytime fall schedules for its CTV and ‘A ‘ channels.  Taking the place of “One Life to Live” on the ‘A’ Network at 2:00 pm will be reruns of the popular American primetime hospital drama “ER,” which wrapped up its fifteen year run last month.   The medical sudser will be sandwhiched between “All My Children,” which will remain in it’s current spot at 1:00 pm, and “General Hospital,”  which will move from CTV to ‘A’ and air at 3:00 pm.   CTV, meanwhile, will become a one soap network, with only “The Bold and the Beautiful” airing on its daytime line-up. 

The release goes on to remind viewers that all scheduling times announced are for the Toronto market, and that other markets will be released at a later date.  And “One Life to Live’s” Canadian fans are reminded that they can still catch their favorite soap on the ABC Network feed. 

The move comes in a time of economic recession when many television networks and sitcoms are being forced to slash budgets and find new sources of revenue in order to continue to exist.  CTV, like its American counterparts, is no exception.  The decision to cancel “One Life to Live” appears strictly financial, as viewership for the soap has apparently dropped below what the Canadian broadcaster considers an acceptable level, causing the network to lose money on the show, and leading to its removal from the schedule.  While many pundits claim that the move is “not a big deal” since many Canadians are able to receive signals from most American broadcast networks (ABC included), the move does have some long-ranging ramafications.  ABC and parent company Disney, for example, are set to lose some international licensing revenue as a result of the cancellation.  Regardless, “One Life to Live” will continue to air on the ABC Daytime line-up in the same time slot it has held for more than thirty years.  Even so, the announcement comes as little comfort to American soap fans whose memories are still fresh from the fallout surrounding the cancellation of the long-running daytime drama “Guiding Light” by CBS back in April, and how easily their favorite soap could be the next to go in a rapidly decaying daytime genre.     

Soap Opera Network will continue to follow this story and bring you more details as they develop. 

“One Life to Live” airs weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion: Breaking News: Canadian Network CTV Cancels ‘OLTL’



Tuesday, June 2, 2009 6:02 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap -Tuesday, June 2, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Marissa tells Scott she knows who Stuart’s killer is: her father, David.

Marissa calls Krystal for help when she finds David drunk and out of control. A drunken David begs Krystal to come back to him. The doctor roughly grabs Krystal when she insists they’re through and violently tries to push her wedding ring back on her finger. Scott punches David in the face when he arrives on the scene.

Zach tells D.A. Henry North that his confession was false but maintains his ex-wife’s innocence. Zach is released from prison. Ryan suggests that Zach marry Kendall so that he doesn’t have to testify against her.

Pete and Colby commiserate over their parents dysfunctional relationships.

Having learned Liza slept with Zach, Erica becomes even more convinced that the lawyer is Stuart’s real killer. Colby catches Erica snooping in Liza’s room at the Yacht Club.

On the Next All My Children…

  • A former relationship takes an unexpected turn.
  • Colby accuses Liza of being a cold blooded killer.
  • Jake comes up with a plan.

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




Tuesday, June 2, 2009 6:01 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 2, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Michael changes his mind about going to live with Sonny after Morgan asks him to come back home with him, Carly and Jax.

Jason doesn’t play the incriminating recording of Claudia for Sonny although he does make it clear he thinks Claudia is capable of anything, including being involved in Michael’s shooting. Johnny warns Claudia that Jason has a tape recorded conversation of her ordering the hit on Jerry. Claudia grows uneasy when a drowsy Michael reveals he’s starting to remember snippets of her hospital visits to him.

Lucky can’t let go of his anger towards Luke. Holly defends Luke to an unforgiving Lucky. After a talk with Lulu, Ethan sees Holly in a different light and embraces her. Holly and Luke share a bittersweet goodbye.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Claudia is determined to keep Michael close by.
  • Elizabeth is certain Rebecca is up to something.
  • Michael takes his anger out at Robin.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




Texas Woman Takes Cue from Soap

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 1:35 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

alt(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A Texas mother’s real life baby drama shares eerie similarities with a recent storyline on “One Life to Live.”

In 2002, “One Life to Live” revealed a shocking plot twist — that Natalie Balsom and Jessica Buchanan were Viki Davidson’s twin daughters separated at birth.  To make the storyline even more convoluted, DNA confirmed that both girls had been fathered by different men, and that Viki could only recall giving birth to Jessica. 

To explain this bizarre turn of events, “OLTL” revealed that Viki’s sworn enemy (cult leader) Mitch Laurence, had drugged and raped her around the same time that she had convienced a child with husband Clint Buchanan.  For the next eight months, Viki unknowingly carried fraternal twin girls. When she went into labor, a sedated Viki still did not realize that she was carrying twins.  Her physican, Dr. Balsom (wife of Roxy, supposed father of Rex), kidnapped Natalie (fathered by Clint) on Mitch’s orders, so his daugther Jessica could grow up with the wealth, power, and presitage of being a Lord and a Buchanan.  Natalie, meanwhile, was subjected to a horrible life with mother-from-hell Roxy Balsom, and did not learn of her true paternity until reaching adulthood, at which time she attempted to con her newfound family members.   

But what appeared to be an absurd soap plot has turned into a real-life tale for a Texas mother.  In June 2008, Mia Washington gave birth to a set of healthy twin boys.  For the first few months, all seemed perfectly normal for the happy family.  That is until Washington began to notice that her twin boys facial features were anything but identical. 

In an attempt to clear up her confusion, the Dallas mother had a local lab run DNA tests on both her babies, and was shocked to learn that there was only a 0.001% chance that the twins could have the same biological father. “I have twins who have different dads,” the mom told the Daily Mail. “Out of all the people in America and all the people in the world, this had to happen to me.”

But how did it happen exactly?  Turns out that Washington cheated with a man named James Harrison.  The one-night stand left the Texas mum with a permanent reminder of her adulterous ways.  Son Jordan is the son of James, while Justin, the other twin, was fathered by an as yet unidentifed male. 

Doctors say that, while it is extremely rare, incidents such as this one have been known to occur.  According to Dr. Joseph Finkelstein, a Manhattan obstetrician and gynecologist,for something such as this to happen, the indiscretion would have to occur within one to two days and that “Once the egg is released and gets fertilized, the system shuts down, so although it technically could happen, it would have to happen in two days or less.” He goes on to say that the possibility of a woman having twins without any type of medical intervention, such as fertility drugs, is about 1 in 100.  In the case of Washington, since both babies were fathered by different men, there was never a health threat. 

“It’s not a baby issue since they had different placentas,” Finkelstein explains. “The two babies are totally separate entities. Babies can have different blood types even if they have the same father.” “It’s very crazy, most people don’t believe it can happen but it really can,” Genny Thibodeaux, from the Clear Diagnostics DNA Lab, told the Mail.

The Texas mother’s husband James Washington says he plans on raising both boys as if they were his own.  Additionaly, the couple has plans of telling the kids the bizarre tale when they grow old enough to grasp the situation. And the couple will welcome baby number three into the family this fall, as Washington is pregnant again (hopefully, she has learned her lesson this go around). 

The mother tells the Daily Mail that, “Five months ago we found out that I was pregnant again and our new baby is due to arrive in the autumn.  Right now I’m fully committed to taking care of my family and making sure their needs are met. I can guarantee there’ll be no questions raised this time around.”

Dr. Finkelstein points out just how different twins can become in appearance, even if they have the same  biological father.  In the movie ‘Twins’, you have Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito,” he says. “Think about how different those two look.”

So don’t be so quick to write off seemingly impossible soap plots in the future.  It’s often been noted that art imitates life, so who knows — they just may have at least a grain of truth in them after all. 

To read the full article, click here.


Discussion: Texas Mother Takes Cue from Soap



Tuesday, June 2, 2009 12:27 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former ABC soap star Forbes March joins the cast of “As the World Turns” in an unexpected new role.

Best known for the roles of Scott Chandler on “All My Children” and Nash Brennan on sister soap “One Life to Live,” the seasoned 36-year-old British-Canadian March is no stranger to soap fans. 

Nonetheless, viewers were shocked by the announcement that the actor was taking up residency in Oakdale as Mason, the homosexual college advisor to Noah Mayer (Jake Silbermann).  Despite the fact the Mason will be revealed to be gay, the show assures fans that the new character will not come between Noah and boyfriend Luke Synder (Van Hansis). 

March recently told TV Guide Canada that “I am interested in characters who will demand I look at the world through someone else’s eyes and fight for their point of view; so a gay character was interesting to me. I am not phobic of really anything and I certainly am not homophobic. From a Christian point of view, God is love and if you don’t love your fellow man, then you don’t love God. I do not find hate or intolerance, self-righteousness or a lack of humility or compassion to be consistent with my understanding of our philosophy. From a secular point of view, gimme a break! To be homophobic should be as embarrassing as any other ignorant and hateful fear and I hope we are close to that time. I am an actor and I tell stories and love is love.”

It is said that Mason will portray a college professor at Oakdale University, and will help Noah create a documentary involving his presumed dead father.  Look for March to first air on July 14th.

“As the World Turns” airs weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.


Discussion: March ‘Comes Out’ for ‘World Turns’



My View of Llanview: May 30 Edition

Monday, June 1, 2009 11:44 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One step forward, two steps back.

In the weeks since my last column, where I accused “One Life to Live” of no longer even attempting to produce a good daytime drama, the soap has begun to show signs of life.  However, it remains a long way away from a full and complete recovery. 

“OLTL” has become like a horrible car accident in the past few months.  No matter how bad it gets, you just can’t seem to avoid sneaking a peak.  You know you shouldn’t look, but the little voice in the back of your head says otherwise.  Much the same way that someone telling you not to do something, makes you want to do the forbidden thing even more.  Curiosity is a dangerous thing.  Then again, so using the words common sense and Llanview in the same sentence. 

In a town where an alternate personality can always find a pair of glasses in a pinch, a suspended high school science teacher can keep a bag of his ex-girlfriend’s blood in his refrigerator, and a stripper can have her old boss punch her in the face on purpose to gain the sympathy of the man she loves from afar, common sense is the least of the many worries weighing heavily on the minds of the viewers. 

However, despite the sheer idiocy of it all, signs of life are beginning to ever so slowly creep their way back into Llanview.  But, much like the time it takes for a seedling to develop into a mature plant, “OLTL” isn’t going to a 180 overnight.  So before you break out the bubbly and sign the get well cards, take a deep breath, kick off your shoes, and have a nap.  There’ll be plenty of time for celebration when the soap finally gets off life support.   

In the meantime, keep watching “OLTL” with one eye open and the other on the computer or reading the newspaper like I do.  Although that is a step up from a month ago when I mainly used the show for background noise as I worked around the house.  The reason for my slowly increasing interests is a small, but noticable improvement with the overall quality of the show. 

For example, I am honestly enjoying these location shots.  It gives the show a hint of realism that artificial turf, plastic turf, and fake sunlight does not.  I also like the balance between the outdoor shots and the indoor scenes with the various sets. My hope is that “OLTL” will start incorporating more location footage into future episodes.  Just as long as they don’t overdo it, and go the “Guiding Light” route, where it encompasses the entire show.  Too much of a good thing is never good. 

Another sign of life in Llanview lately has been more of the vets, especially Viki.  Granted, she has been little more than a prop during this baby Hope storyline, but still she is getting more airtime.  Without getting into the heated debate over whether or not increased airtime is worth making the character into a prop for other characters and storylines, is another topic for another column. For now, I think we should all be happy that we are getting to see more of Erika Slezak and Viki Davidson on our television screens. I know I will. 

And lastly, a few select characters continue to be bright spots even in the sorriest of storylines such as Markko and Langston.  It made me proud that “One Life” alsways to make it a point to showcase just how much more responsible they are in comparison to Starr and Cole.  I continue to be impressed by how the show is handling their relationship, especially when Dorian called Langston to warn her not to use the condoms she had given her (thanks to Lola’s meddling), before she and Markko had done the deed.  When I first read the previews for that particular storyline, I was concerned that the soap was penning another teen pregnancy storyline.  Forunatley, I was pleasently surprised when “OLTL” did the responsible thing.  It is now wonder that Markko and Langston continue to be the teen couple of choice for many “One Life” fans.  Now if only the rest of Llanview had the scene and responsibility displayed by these two characters, we would have the top rated soap on daytime television, instead of hovering near the bottom of the pack, slightly above the recently canceled “Guiding Light.” 

So, yes, “One Life to Live” is beginning to show some signs of life, even though it remains in critical condition.  There remains much that is wrong with Llanview in 2009, however I believe that (hopefully), the show is slowly starting to rise from the ashes and is no longer scrapping the bottom of the barrel.  Then again, perhaps it is just my bias and loyalty to a show I have watched since childhood that is blurring the line between fandom and journalistic integrity.  Either way, I stand by my statment that “OLTL” is slowly (very, very slowly) getting better. 

For those of you unable to figure out the answers to the trivia questions from my last column, here they are (correct answers in bold): Question #1: In 1980, Dr. Ivan Kipling harbored a secret so disgusting that he was willing to kill to keep it buried. Was it a) he was a Nazi war criminal, b) he frequented prostitutes, c) he had never gone to medical school, or d) he performed experimental surgery on homeless men. Question #2: Back in 1969 who or what interrupted Viki Lord and Joe Riley’s first trip down the aisle? Was it a) a fight that broke out, b) the emergence of Niki Smith, c) Victor Lord suffering a heart attack, or d) a confrontation with Dorian Lord, who claimed to be Joe’s first wife. Question #3: Two years later, in 1971, with Joe Riley presumed dead, Viki first met the man that would become her next husband, Steve Burke. But where did the two future lovebirds meet? a) her father hired him to be her bodyguard, b) she accidentally ran him down with her car, c) he became her new editor at The Banner, or d) she had interviewed him for a story about political corruption. And Question #4: Convicted rapist Todd Manning suddenly found himself pardoned for his crimes in 1994. But why? Was it because a) Blair Cramer seduced the governor into pardoning him, b) Larry Wolek discovered a brain tumor that made Todd not criminally responsible for his crimes, c) Todd rescued Marty Saybrooke, CJ Roberts, and Jessica Buchanan from a car accident, or d) Todd agreed to testify against mob boss Carlo Hesser.

Hope you enjoyed those questions, and that they didn’t prove too difficult for you. Now time for this week’s trivia challenge: Question #1:  Dorian Cramer had her sister Melinda institutionalized in 1974 for what reason?  a) Melinda had tried to kill herself, b) Melinda tried to kill Dorian and her boyfriend Mark, c) Dorian was jealous of Mark’s interest in Melinda, or d) Melinda had become a heroin addict.  Question #2:  One year earlier, in 1973, Meredith Lord died of a cerebral hemorrhage.  But what caused the injury that led to her death?  Was it a) She was thrown from a horse, b) Niki Smith hit her over the head with a statue, c) She fell down a flight of stairs while arguing with her father, or d) She fell while escaping from criminals who had taken her hostage.  Question #3: In 1984, the O’Neil sisters invaded Llanview.  But which of the following was not one of the sisters?  a) Alice, b) Joy, c) Connie, or d) Didi.  And Question #4: What natural disaster hit Llanview just as Micheal McBain and Marcie Walsh were tying the knot?  a) avalanche, b) tornado, c) earthquake, or d) flood.   I’ll have the answers in the June 15th edition of the column. But if you are stumped and can’t wait, you may want to consult a copy of The One Life to Live 40th Anniversary Trivia Book by Gerry Waggett. Just a suggestion…. but one you might find useful.

Well that’s a wrap on another edition of the column. Until we meet again in two weeks, stay safe and healthy, and live your ‘one life’ to the fullest.   

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


“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion: My View of Llanview: May 30 Edition



OLTL Recap: Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009 7:06 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, June 1, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot”

Brody urges Jessica to fight Bess.  Brody has his work cut out for him when Bess manages to get Phil and Cindy on her side.  Thinking Brody is a danger to “Jessica” and the baby, Cindy clobbers him over the head.  Seeing Brody in distress causes Jessica to emerge but Bess soon regains control.  Bess finds the police closing in as she attempts to flee with Hope.

Starr tells Todd that she’s stopped hating him.  Starr, Blair, Todd, Cole, and Marcie have conflcted feelings about what’s going to happen once Hope comes home.  John gives Marty a shoulder to lean on when she wishes she knew how to help Cole. 

Rex jumps to the wrong conclusion when he sees Gigi with Schuyler.  A calculating Stacy hands the money over to Stan, but not before she has him punch her in the face so as to gain Rex’s sympathies when he sees her bruises.  Stacy’s confident she’s getting closer to getting everything she wants when Rex plays right into her hands.  Schuyler and Gigi’s plan to expose Stacy’s lies hit a snag when they discover her blood sample missing.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Bess barricades herself and the baby. 
  • Viki formulates a dangerous plan. 
  • Rachel gets all up in her mother’s business.   

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




Monday, May 1, 2009 6:02 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, June 1, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Krystal shows up at Tad’s after walking out on David. Tad proves to be a good friend when he welcomes Krystal home and invites her to stay at the house for a while. David, hurting from Krystal leaving him, tries to explain his behavior to Amanda.

Liza wants Jake to promise that he won’t try to take Amanda’s baby back once he gives it to her. Jake comes up with a plan while surfing adoption websites.

Colby is stunned when she overhears Jake and Liza talking and learns that Jake, not Adam, was supposed to have been her father. Colby confronts Adam. Liza pales when she arrives to hear that Colby knows the truth. Adam and Liza explain a bit of their complicated history to Colby, who gains a new understanding of her parents. Colby forgives Liza for keeping the truth from her.

Kendall is released on bail. Jesse pushes Zach to admit that he’s lying to protect Kendall. Zach sticks to his story. Kendall visits Zach in prison, where they both come to the realization that the other didn’t murder Stuart.

On the Next All My Children…

  • A surprising proposition is devised in regards to the murder investigation.
  • Suspicions grow towards Liza’s guilt.
  • Scott is in a turmoil.

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










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