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OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of April 5 Edition

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Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of April 5, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #10657) — Schuyler loses control; Bo plays the hero. (Rated: TVPG V)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10658) — Jessica and Natalie spar; Layla and Cristian remain at odds over Jessica. (Rated: TVPG V)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10659) — Starr has a chat with Ford; Langston feels guilty while with Markko. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10660) — Todd has some information for Kelly; Marty presses John to help Kelly. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday: (Episode #10661) — Bo’s actions take Nora by surprise; Clint and Bo make up. (Rated: TVPG)

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

Passanante Joins ‘OLTL’ Writing Staff

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Friday, April 2, 2010 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “As the World Turns” Head Writer Jean Passanante returns to her Llanview roots. 

Soap Opera Network‘s Xavier Toups broke the news that the scribe would soon be re-joining the “One Life to Live” writing staff earlier this week.  Now is confirming the report.  Passanante is expected to make the move from Oakdale to Llanview sometime later this year when the recently cancelled “ATWT” wraps production this summer. 

Head Writer of “As the World Turns” since 2005 (and Co-Head Writer from 2001 to 2005 and 2009-10), Passanante got her start in daytime as an associate head writer on “One Life to Live” in 1993.  She remained at the soap for the next five years (including a stint as Co-Head Writer with Peggy Sloane from 1996-97).  After leaving “OLTL,” she became the Co-Head Writer of “Another World” from 1998-99.  Then she moved to “All My Children,” and served as Co-Head Writer (and later briefly as sole Head Writer) from 1999-2001, before ending up on “As the World Turns.”

As a member of the writing teams of four different soaps in the past two decades, Passanante and her fellow scribes have been nominated for several Daytime Emmy and WGA Awards (several of which they one) over the years.     

During her previous stint on “OLTL,” Passanante worked alongside current Head Writer Ron Carlivati, who was a writer’s assitant on the soap from 1996-98 before being elevated to Script Writer.  Passanante will serve as an Associate Head Writer, however, Carlivati is expected to retain his current position. 

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

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Friday, April 2, 2010 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — A backstage look at the new and improved “One Life to Live.”


Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) and Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde Cramer) take fans behind the scenes at their new studios in New York City in the latest edition of “More Life to Live.”  From their dressing room, to the hair and make-up area, to the studio floor, they provide a glimpse at the show’s new home. 

You can view the video clip by clicking here.

Next Week on One Life to Live…

  • Bo fights for his life.
  • Roxy learns the identity of her real son.
  • Danielle and Destiny compete for the lead in the musical.
  • Gigi has a decision to make.
  • Fish takes his daughter home.
  • Kelly asks John to help investigate her mother’s death.
  • Starr hates keeping Langston’s secret.
  • The custody hearing for Sierra Rose begins.

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

OLTL Recap: Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday, Arpil 2, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, April 2, 2010.


Schuyler takes Gigi to Viki’s cabin under the ruse that Sierra Rose is there. Gigi begins to grow uncomfortable when Schuyler tries to convince her they can still have a future together. Schuyler prevents an upset Gigi from leaving the cabin by pulling a gun on her. Bo and Rex are anxious to find Gigi and Schuyler.

Allison taunts Roxy, saying the baby boy she gave birth to didn’t die.

Natalie hides her hurt when she learns Marty is going to be moving in with John and reasserts her commitment to stay away from him.

Kelly questions Allison about Melinda’s death.

Markko asks Cole to find out from Starr what Langston is keeping from him.

Kim vows to get revenge on David after he forces her to walk out on Clint.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Schuyler goes off the deep end.
  • Allison has news for Roxy.
  • Natalie confides in Cristian.

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Friday, April 2, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, April 2, 2010.


Greenlee’s determined to find out everything about her accident. Any progress Jack and Erica made in rebuilding their relationship is shattered when Jack insists Greenlee needs to know that Kendall’s the one who caused her accident and drove her off the road on that fateful day. David admits to Liza that Kendall caused Greenlee’s accident.

Tad’s frustrated by his inability to connect with Damon, who angrily takes off after feeling pressured at the hospital. Damon drives recklessly with Colby in the car beside him.

Adam makes Brooke uncomfortable when he admits he’s come to rely on her.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Greenlee wants the truth.
  • JR’s setting Annie up for a fall.
  • David will protect Greenlee at any cost.

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

Friday, April 2, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, April 2, 2010.


Sonny, Jason and Carly face the fact that Sonny is perilously close to being convicted. Maxie is forced to testify from the hospital and inadvertently ends up dragging Michael’s name into the fray. Michael’s determined to get to Port Charles after Kristina tells him things are looking bad for Sonny.

Kiefer panics after being questioned by Lucky and Dante and heads to the lake house. Alexis sees Kiefer run out of the house and is shocked by what she finds inside.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Sonny orders Jason to kill Ethan.
  • Maxie holds her own with Claire.
  • Alexis sets a series of events in motion.

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

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Friday, April 2, 2010 3:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — Amanda Setton’s final airdate, two new roles are cast, a familiar face returns, and other minor casting news in this edition of Llanview Casting Gossip.

Amanda Setton‘s days in Llanview as the pole dancer turned millionaire wife Kim Andrews come to an end on Friday, April 2nd.  Setton recently turned down a pay raise and a new contract in favor of exploring other options outside of “One Life to Live.” 

Gavin Alexander Hammon has been cast in the role of Reed, who will interact with Kelly Cramer beginning Friday, April 30th.  Reed is described as “a sexy, good looking suave financial hot shot, and is self assured, charming and confident.”  To read a summary of the audition script, click here.  The role is ‘heavey recurring.’

Lenny Platt debuts as Nate, the boy cast as Cole Thornhart in Langston’s high school musical, on Monday, April 12th. 

Michael Lowry will return as Ross Rayburn later this month, and will “be Todd’s worst nightmare,” according to Soap Opera Weekly.

Matthew Jared will play a Rodi’s Bartendar on Tuesday, April 6th. 

Mellini Kantayya returns as a Nurse on Thursday, April 29th. 

Daniel Passaro recently began the recurring role of Llanview High’s drama teacher Mr. G. 

In other news…

Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted on Tuesday that ”  I read the three episode musical for One Life today. It’s AMAZING, I can’t wait to film it! You guys are gonna love it <3.”

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

OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 5 Edition

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Friday, April 2, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

( — In the line of duty.


Destiny and Danielle battle for the lead in the upcoming school musical, but later put aside their differences to support Matthew. Cole is relived when Hannah agrees to talk to Marty. Starr confronts Ford on Wednesday, April 7. Langston resists the urge to hook up with with her new lover. Alone with Markko, however, she continues to feel guilty. Starr isn’t happy with keeping Langston’s secret, and is stunned by her decision to break up with Markko. And Destiny, Danielle, and Matthew learn who has been cast in the musical on Friday, April 9. Elsewhere in Llanview, Allison continues to torment Roxy, telling her that her baby didn’t die after all. Kyle and Fish return home with Sierra Rose, and wonder if Gigi will still pursue custody. Kyle gives Fish his support. Roxy is upset to learn that Sierra Rose is not her granddaughter after all. Gigi is glad that Sierra Rose is safe, but isn’t sure what to do next.

The Inside Story: Heroic Actions

Schuyler holds Gigi at gunpoint on Monday, Apri 5, and begs her to take him back. Gigi, however, informs him that their is nothing left between them. Meanwhile, Rex and Bo realize where they are and speed off toward Viki’s cabin. Later, with Rex outside the door, Gigi screams for fear that Schuyler might commit suicide. After bursting into the cabin, Bo manages to stop Rex from beating Schuyler to a pulp. On Tuesday, April 6, Bo takes a bullet for Rex when Schuyler fires his gun. After receiving the news from Gigi, Nora and Matthew head for the hospital. Téa makes her way to the police station after hearing of Schuyler’s arrest. Greg springs into action when Bo’s condition becomes critical. By Wednesday, April 7, Rex explains to Nora how Bo saved his life, as Greg works against the clock to keep Bo alive. Nora, Matthew, and Rex share a tender moment with Bo as he is being taken off to surgery. Roxy vows to stand by Schuyler after talking to him at the police station. Although his condition remains critical, Bo makes it through surgery on Thursday, April 8. Clint forgives Bo, and begs him to hold on. Matthew and Nora urge Bo to fight for his life. Natalie and Rex say a prayer for Bo, who finally opens his eyes while Nora is at his bedside. Roxy shocks Rex and Gigi with the news that Schuyler is her son. Téa wants Schuyler to plead insanity. Bo’s family and friends receive good news concerning his condition on Friday, April 9. Clint tells Bo they will always be brothers.  Schuyler takes responsibility for his actions.

A Closer Look: Sibling Rivalry

Jessica lets Natalie know that she thinks she is taking her anger about John out on her and Cristian on Monday, April 5. Afterward, Natalie confesses to Cristian that she often wonders what might have been with John if Marty and the baby hadn’t gotten in the way. On Tuesday, April 6, the sisters continue to be at odd’s with one another when Jessica asserts that she and Cris aren’t over. Although they make up, Layla becomes angry after Cris admits to spending time with Jessica. Marty reassures Cole that all is well when he learns that she has been admitted to the hospital. Kelly decides to ask John to look into her mother’s death. Todd is none to pleased to discover that John is on the case. Marty presses John to help Kelly, telling him that she will be fine. Kelly calls Todd’s bluff when she chooses John’s help over his. By Friday, April 9, Kelly won’t let John go to California without her.

One Life to Live News and Headlines:


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Friday, April 2, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

( — Crashing cars.


Madison bristles when Ryan confronts her about her gambling. On Wednesday, April 7, Krystal confronts David over his disinterest in Marissa. Somebody is taking an intense interest in Amanda. Adam refuses to leave a recovering Brooke’s side on Tuesday, April 6. Annie impulsively embraces JR after he offers to take his father’s place and accompany her to Washington. Colby points out to JR that his plan to seduce Annie is a recipe for disaster. In Washington, JR subtly moves in on a flustered Annie after she discovers that Adam blatantly lied to her. Brooke is touched by Adam’s gesture. JR is unsettled to realize that Annie isn’t the only one falling victim to his plot on Friday, April 9. Will JR and Annie give in to temptation?

The Inside Story: Sudden Impact
Greenlee is left with more questions after turning to Jack and Erica for answers. David tells Liza why he won’t allow her to build his case around Kendall’s culpability in Greenlee’s accident. Greenlee is stunned to realize that Kendall doesn’t know she’s alive on Tuesday, April 6. Greenlee learns that David is planning to plead out his case. Liza admits to Greenlee that there was another driver involved in her accident. Erica insists to Ryan that Greenlee will accuse Kendall of deliberately running her of the road if they tell her the truth. Natalia and Greenlee discover that the official report on Greenlee’s accident has been sealed. On Wednesday, April 7, the pair find a clue to Kendall’s location while searching through Erica’s computer. David grows suspicious when Greenlee has a sudden change of heart. Erica races to get to Kendall after realizing Greenlee may have discovered her location. Kendall can’t believe her eyes when Greenlee shows up at her door. Erica tries to explain her actions to Kendall before reluctantly leaving her and Greenlee alone to talk on Friday, April 9.

A Closer Look: Spinning Out
On Monday, April 5, Tad, Liza and Adam converge at the hospital after learning that Colby and Damon were in a car accident. The parents are told that Colby will be fine but Damon needs some minor surgery. Adam is shaken to the core when he realizes Brooke was the driver of the car Damon hit and is in serious condition. Jesse finds proof that Damon was sending a text message at the time of the accident. Tad and Angie ponder how to get through to Damon. Liza warns Tad to keep Damon away from Colby. Damon’s admission hits an emotional cord with Brooke on Wednesday, April 7. On Thursday, April 8, Angie reveals to Tad the item from her past that’s drawing her to Damon’s side. Tad and Damon are hopeful after talking to Damon’s probation officer. Liza schemes to make sure Damon lands in prison and far away from Colby.

All My Children News and Headlines:


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Friday, April 2, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

( — Hit and run.


On Monday, April 5, despite his clash with a demanding Edward, Steve offers Maya an internship at the hospital. Olivia is caught off guard by Johnny’s suggestion on Wednesday, April 7. Elizabeth refuses to heed Steve’s advice. Spinelli confirms Maxie’s suspicions about Michael. Sonny puts his fate in Carly. Jax and Carly share a brief moment. Claire’s decision to target the other Corinthos son, Morgan, invokes several strong reactions on Friday, April 9.

The Inside Story: What I’ve Done
On Monday, April 5, Alexis keeps on driving after hitting Kiefer with her car while rushing a barely conscious Kristina to the hospital. Jason, meanwhile, heads to the Haunted Star with a gun after Sonny orders him to kill Ethan. At the hospital, Kristina admits to Dante, Sonny and Alexis that Kiefer was the one who beat her. Sam and Molly call for help after finding Kiefer on the side of the road. Jason assures Sam he had nothing to do with Kiefer’s predicament after filling her in on Kristina’s confession. Alexis is hit with what she’s done. Kiefer’s condition deteriorates. Ethan relief is short-lived. Luke’s anger rises when he realizes that Lucky now suspects Ethan of running Kiefer down. On Wednesday, April 7, Kiefer’s incensed parents arrive at G.H. Evidence leads to Ethan’s arrest. Alexis confides in Diane who tells her that she has to tell the truth immediately if she intends to confess at all. Ethan bristles when Kristina asks him if he ran over Kiefer. Jason asks Spinelli to look into his suspicions about Alexis. Alexis tells Sam what she’s done on Friday, April 9. Sam insists to Alexis that she can’t confess. Alexis goes to see Mac.

A Closer Look: I Hate You
Dante spits Sonny’s gratitude for helping Kristina back in his face. Sonny bristles as Dante tells him in no uncertain terms that he is completely delusional if he truly believes he’s a good father on Tuesday, April 6. Sonny insists Olivia is to blame her for his disastrous relationship with Dante. Fed up with his accusations against Olivia, Dante shuts Sonny up with his fist. Dante tells Olivia he understands why she felt she had to lie to him about his father and forgives her. Lulu’s discomfort rises when Dante credits Olivia for not aborting him on Wednesday, April 7. Luke and Lulu butt heads over her involvement with Dante.

General Hospital News and Headlines:


  • Jason prepares to sacrifice himself for Sonny despite the objections of the women in his life. (Soap Opera Digest)

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “GH” also airs online at and can be accessed 24/7.

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