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‘One Life’ April Casting Odds & Ends

'One Life' April Casting Odds & Ends

( — “One Life to Live” issues a new casting call and other casting tidbits.

The new audition script is for the role of “Patty.” The scene opens in “Alan’s” apartment with him introducing her to his brother “Jeff,” referring to her a friend from work. Jeff thinks the name Patty suits her, since she works at a fast food restaurant, which causes Patty to laugh a little. Alan reveals that Patty is currently enrolled in law school and has a bunch a student loans to pay off. Jeff excuses himself to get cleaned up, saying “Jamie” may be stopping by later. Patty offers to take Alan back to her place for a quiet chat, but Alan says they’re okay where they are.

Alan asks Patty her professional opinion on whether a single father would have a realistic chance of gaining custody of his child, even if the child was living with the mother’s family. Patty responds that a parent’s rights outweigh those of other relatives. Changing the subject, she says that she wishes she would have brought over a change of clothes, so she could take off her hamburger costume. Alan says she can wear one of his t-shirts and a pair of sweatpants. Feeling frisky, Patty asks Alan to help her get out of her costume. Alan, however, says he wants to talk more about his custody case. Feeling defensive, Patty says she is aware of his reputation and was hoping they could fool around a little. As the scene ends, Alan says he’s sorry, but that he has no interest in her romantically.

While the names in the script have been changed, it seems fairly safe to assume that “Alan” is Ford, “Jeff” is James, and “Jamie” is Starr, and that this is involving Ford continuing to pursue custody of Ryder.

In other news…

Tamela Aldridge first aired as Dr. Sabrina Buhari (the doctor who talked with Shane) on Thursday, April 7. The new doctor will be seen with several different characters in the coming weeks. In the same episode, Angela Lin appeared as the Nurse who consoled Gigi when she broke down over Shane.

Don Guillory was first seen as Llanview High School Vice Principal St. Clair on Wednesday, April 6.

Austin Peck‘s sleazy porn producer character Rick has been given the last name of Powers.

Anthony Grasso has posted a picture of himself in his Llanview Hospital scrubs on his blog, and says that he “Just did 3 days on ABC’s ‘One Life To Live’ playing my recurring doctor. Thankfully, people are dying all over Llanview!!! Air Dates are March 18th, April 29th and May 2nd!”

Sophia Thomas comments that she was “Shooting March 30th and has intentions to be the best nurse they’ve ever had on the show! :) Update: Successfully shot her Llanview Nurse appearance 3/30/11 & the episode airs 6/10/11!!”

Andre Blake debuts in the recurring role of Dr. Campbell on Wednesday, May 11. Click here to read a summary of the audition script for the role. In that same episode, Rob Yang will play Dr. Degroff, Nicole Salisbury will portray a Nurse, and Mellini Kantayya returns as an ER Nurse #1.

Connie Renda, who first aired as a neonatal nurse at Llanview Hospital in January, recently taped another episode to air in the coming weeks.  In an update, she states that she was just called to the studios yet again to tape more scenes, posting on her website that “I went back in to ‘One Live to Live’ for a second time this month!  They are in need of some nurses…lots of people in the hospital lately.”

Christopher Pollard appeared in a Under 5 role on Friday, April 1.

Timothy Parker recently booked several episodes in an Under 5 role on “OLTL.”

Brittany Underwood (Langston) has posted a new Youtube video with co-star Kristen Alderson (Starr). Underwood also says that Jason Tam (Markko)’s brief return to Llanview on Monday will only last into Tuesday, April 12.

Check out the neat illustration of Blair and Starr on Kassie DePaiva‘s Facebook page.

It appears as if Shenaz Treasuryvala (Rama) has shortened her name to Shenaz Treasury for acting purposes.

Hillary B. Smith (Nora) has more praise for her young co-star (and onscreen son) Eddie Alderson (Matthew) tweetingGood Morning, My Tweets. How awesome was Eddie Alderson?? He broke my heart!!!! We just held each other between scenes. I wouldn’t let go! Wow! So great when the people you work with are knocking it out of the park! Emmy, schmemmy! He has the work to show for it. So proud of him. Our show is rocking!!!!! Clint certainly started it, right? It’s like he pulled the trigger himself! Clint certainly started it, right? It’s like he pulled the trigger himself! The story just keeps unfolding. Hope you all have been enjoying ‘OLTL.’ Eddie is awesome, right?”

And click here to see a few new pictures from the behind-the-scenes party celebrating Erika Slezak‘s (Viki) 40 anniversary with “One Life to Live” back on March 17.

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  • Kassie DePaiva
  • Erika Slezak
  • Kristen Alderson
  • Jason Tam
  • Hillary B. Smith
  • Brittany Underwood
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  • Mellini Kantayya
  • Eddie Alderson
  • Shenaz Treasuryvala
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  • Casting Call
  • Comings & Goings
  • Connie Renda
  • Tamela Aldridge
  • Angela Lin
  • Don Guillory
  • Andre Blake
  • Rob Yang
  • Nicole Salisbury
  • Shenaz Treasury
  • Anthony Grasso
  • Sophia Thomas

    'One Life to Live' Casting the 'Reel' Dorian Lord

    ( — For nearly three decades, Robin Strasser has played the role of Llanview’s feisty, villainous, over-dramatic Dorian Lord.  However, late last week, the show put out a new casting call for the role.  But there’s no cause for concern.  While Stasser will remain the “real” Dorian, “One Life to Live” is looking to cast the character’s “reel” life counterpart for David’s (Tuc Watkins) upcoming movie “Vicker Man.”

    According to the casting breakdown, the show is looking for a Caucasian woman in her 40s or 50s for the recurring role of “Ionia,” who is described as a “beautiful, sexy, and confident actress hired to play Dorian Lord in a major movie.”

    Who do you think should play Dorian, David, and the rest of the Buchanan clan in “Vicker Man?”  Here’s your chance to sound off.

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    • Tuc Watkins
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      Y&R PreVUE: Week of April 11 Edition

      ( — A look at what's happening on "The Young and the Restless" during the week of April 11, 2011.


      Kay plants the seed of mistrust in Victoria when it comes to Tucker, Monday, April 11. Chloe and Gloria remain in hot water but are stunned by who wants to help them out. Thursday, April 14 Victor remains suspicious of Diane, which escalates on Friday, April 15 when the two share some heated words.

      The Inside Story: More than Just Wedding Day Jitters
      Sofia and Malcolm's wedding day has come. Olivia and Nate arrive back home to be a part of the wedding day festivities. While Malcolm can't wait to be married to Sofia, she, however begins to have wedding day jitters. Knowing that she can't stop thinking about her night with Neil, she does her best to convince herself that Malcolm is the only one she wants to be with. As a gift to Sofia, Lily helps her get dressed, giving the nervous bride a hair clip that once belonged to Drucilla. Lily kindly makes the suggestion that Sofia have Neil walk her down the aisle. Sofia quickly tells her that it would be too awkward to have him do that. Meanwhile, Malcolm aks Neil if he'd be willing to go to Sofia with a special bouquet of flowers. When he arrives, the two share in a little flirty conversation. Neil once again asks his soon-to-be sister-in-law if she truly wants to go through with marrying Malcolm. After he departs, Tucker arrives to see the lovely bride. He too asks Sofia the same question that Neil had. Not wanting to back out of the wedding, a determined Sofia is more than ready to marry Malcolm. The two share in a beautiful wedding with family and friends, but Sofia instantly gets hit with a pang of jealousy at the sight of Leslie on Neil's arm. Things don't go well for Sofia when she begins to feel a wave of nausea during Malcolm's toast. With the wedding reception dying down, Sofia and Malcolm head off to their honeymoon suite. The first chance she gets, Sofia heads out to the pharmacy to get a pregnacy test and takes it, nervously awaiting the results.

      A Closer: Sharon's On the Run…Again
      A frightened Sharon flees the courthouse and gets to her car to find items to help hide her identity. She quickly drives off until she reaches a gas station. There, she quickly dyes her hair, changing her from a blonde to a brunette. She nervously heads to the one place and person she hopes will understand her: her mother, Doris. Seeing that she isn't home, Sharon awaits her arrival. When Doris does come back home, she's furious to see that Sharon has resorted to fleeing. She instantly wants to call the police to turn her daughter in. Sharon begs her mother to understand what she is going through. Unfortunately, all Sharon gets is harsh words. Realizing that she is truly alone without support, an even more unstable Sharon takes off again. Wanting somoene by her side, Sharon calls Adam and begs him to come be with her in Arizona. Adam, begins to worry about Sharon's stablilty while on her own. As for Sharon, she starts to convince herself that everyone is better off with her out of their lives. She starts writing good-bye letters to those she loves. Taking off in her car again, Sharon drives off to parts unknown.

      What To Watch

      • Monday, April 11 Adam sends Nick and Phyllis on a wild goose chase
      • Tuesday, April 12 Kevin asks Heather for her help
      • Wednesday, April 13 Jana faces a confrontation from Billy and Kevin
      • Thursday, April 14 Phyllis and Nick learned they've been played
      • Friday, April 15 Sharon gets carjacked

      The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

      • Angela Alvarado plays Judge Irene Salazar on Monday, April 4, Tuesday, April 5, and Friday, April 8
      • Tom Jourdan plays a reporter on Monday, April 11
      • Jonell Kennedy plays a detective on Tuesday, April 12
      • Tonya Lee Williams returns as Olivia Winters on Wednesday, April 13
        Walter Fauntleroy returns as Nathan Hastings on Wednesday, April 13
      • Marty Lodge plays a minister on Wednesday, April 13
      • Adrian Alvarado plays a patrolman Wednesday, April 13
      • Sandra Luesse plays as a sexy lady Friday, April 15

      Y&R ALERTS: WEEK OF April 18, 2011

      • It's a "Who's the Daddy" when Sofia's test comes back positive
      • Billy becomes rattled as Jana nears closer to the truth
      • A stranger comes to the aid of Sharon


      • Jack puts plotting and scheming against Victor front and center
      • Jana's continuous probing spells trouble for Billy and Victoria
      • Olivia gets tangled in the love triangle of Malcolm, Sofia and Neil
      • Ashley and Tucker take to hiring a wedding planner
      • The loss of Cassie continues to plaque Sharon
      • Sharon's loved ones continue to worry about her whereabouts
      • Cane’s presence continues to be felt by Lily
      • Cane's mother comes to town
      • Victor’s marriage to Diane is on shaky ground
      • Victor is greatly naïve thinking that he’s truly pulled Nick from Diane
      • A veterinarian named Sam Gibson finds himself crossing paths with Sharon
      • Victor fumes when Adam manages to find himself in a position of power
      • Things begin to fall apart between Sharon and Adam
      • Nikki's drinking continues to spiral out of control
      • Nikki gets someone new in her life to Victor's chagrin
      • Noah comes home and Eden's not too far behind
      • Sam's presence in Sharon's life could be some competition for Adam
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        Y&R Recap: Friday, April 8, 2011

        Y&R Recap: Friday, April 8, 2011

        ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Friday, April 8, 2011.


        Sharon believes that because the jury has come back with a quick verdict, they may see her innocent. Adam, however, stresses that he wants her to prepare to run away if they find her guilty. Sharon refuses to run.

        Everyone in Genoa City seems to be awaiting the news on Sharon's verdict. Noah tells Nick that he had harsh words for his mother. Nick asks him if he is going to be there when the verdict is read. At the Newman ranch, Victor is watching the verdict announcement while he waits for Michael to arrive to take care of more IPO business.

        Phyllis is still working hard to get the proof about Skye and Sharon. She heads to the courthouse and meets up with Jack. Jack asks if she has anything to help Sharon. Phyllis tells him that she's still waiting to get the word. When they walk into the courtroom, Phyllis notices Noah there. Nick tells her that he's upset about his mom. She offers to talk to him. Noah shares his disgust with the likes of Adam and Victor, and admits that his family embarrasses him.

        Adam walks in with Vance. Billy is the first to ask if he would like to make a comment. Adam tells him he has nothing to say. Billy shoots back that maybe if he split and stayed gone, everyone would be very happy. The minute the officer brings Sharon out, Nick goes over to comfort her. She asks why he didn't bring Faith. Nick tells her that he didn't think she should be there with all of the press.

        Katherine lectures Nikki about not being there to lend support to Victor. Nikki argues that Victor created this mess on his own and that the only one that should be comforting him is Diane. Katherine laughs it off, telling her friend that Nikki is who Victor needs by his side.

        The judge enters and the verdict is set to be read. As it is being read, Sharon, along with everyone in the courtroom, and through Genoa City watching the news broadcast, are shocked to hear that they have found her guilty. When Sharon falls apart, Vance tells the judge that she is ill. The judge orders the officer to escort her to the rest room to collect herself.

        A devastated Victor requests that Michael handle Sharon's appeal. Michael tells him that they need to discuss something else more important. When Diane has left the house, Michael informs Victor that he was summoned by Tucker to meet with him. Victor smugly tells his lawyer to entertain him with anything he wants: with interest. Meanwhile, Katherine receives word about Tucker's buying Adam's stock. When she sees Tucker approaching her with a cocky smile, she orders him to wipe it off his face.

        Nick and Diane have words with one another. She offers her sympathy in regards to Sharon's verdict. She also shares information that Victor wants Michael to do an appeal for Sharon. An irritated Nick tells her to stop throwing Victor's name in his face. Nick storms off and Jack appears wanting to know what is going on. Diane covers by telling Jack that she simply wants to get along with the Newman children. Jack doesn't buy it.

        Nikki shows up at the Newman ranch. Victor is less than pleased to see her and tells her that if she's coming there to pass judgement on him for what has happened to Sharon, she can save her breath. Rather than give Victor a piece of her mind, Nikki tells Victor that she understands that he did what he could for Sharon, but knows that he will do better not only for Sharon, but for the rest of his family. Victor softens at her words and admits that he doesn't know what has happened to his family but he will do whatever to make it right; starting with Sharon.

        Michael wants to know why Tucker wasted his time calling him to his office. Tucker informs Michael that he bought Adam's stock and wants Victor to give him more of his stock. Michael laughs in his face and tells him to not bother trying to get Victor to do what he wants because it will never happen. As for Katherine, she makes a call to blow the whistle on Tucker's business tactics.

        Phyllis informs Billy that she just got word from Malcolm that his friend may have found the proof that they need to clear Sharon. As for Sharon, she knocks out the guard and works on loosening the bars of the rest room window. Once they are loose, she makes her escape.

        On the Next The Young and the Restless…

        • Victoria sticks her nose in Adam's business.
        • Sharon focuses on changing her look.
        • Phyllis focuses on getting her hot story.
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          'One Life' Puts Erika Slezak in an Alternate State of Mind

          ( — Viki’s (Erika Slezak) life is about to go from bad to worse as Tess (Bree Williamson) continues to sabotage her efforts to gain custody of Jessica’s baby. But when her plan to expose Viki’s cheating husband proves not to be enough to stop her, Tess is forced to take drastic action, which results in her “mother” Niki Smith coming out to play.

          Deciding to kick Viki while she’s down and out to ensure that she get her hands on Ryder’s trust fund money, Tess pay her a visit on Monday, April 18, and the two quickly get into an argument. In the heat of the moment, Tess manages to rattle Viki’s cage to point that Niki is able to take gain control of Viki’s overwrought state of mind. With Niki now in control, Tess suggests they team up to get what they want. Sounds like a disaster just waiting to happen, especially considering what happened the last time the pair partnered up. Like mother, like daughter after all. But that’s not all…could one (or more) of Viki’s other five alternate personalities be making another appearance as well? Stay tuned to find out!

          So what’s next for the unlikely duo? Williamson hinted in an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” in March that Jessica may be getting a new alter later this spring. Also, the Suds Report claims that “OLTL” is looking to cast a Viki body double, saying the show is searching for an actress with “Short hair. Height: 5’6”. Estimated Weight: 145 lbs. Top Size: 12. Bottom Size: 10. (recurring). Note: Strong actress needed. Will not affect possible role on the show.”

          This is the first time Niki Smith has appeared since the fall of 2008, when Tess conjured up an image of her while giving birth to her stillborn daughter Chloe, at which time, Jessica’s “gatekeeper” personality Bess took control.

          Look for Viki’s troubles to come to a head in a special episode on Wednesday, April 27 (previously reported as April 26).

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          • Erika Slezak
          • Bree Williamson
          • The Wendy Williams Show
          • The Suds Report

            Video: 'Chelsea Lately' Takes on 'One Life to Live'

            ( — Late night comedian Chelsea Handler takes aim at “One Life to Live’s” cougar storyline involving Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser) and David Vickers Buchanan (Tuc Watkins) on her E! talk show, saying the show has “gone to far” with the plot twist.

            But don’t take our word for it. Check out the clip below from the April 7 episode of her show “Chelsea Lately.”

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            • Tuc Watkins
            • Robin Strasser
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              AMC Recap: Friday, April 8, 2011

              ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, April 8, 2011.

              IT HAPPENED TODAY…

              Ryan shows up at Kendall’s and she fills him in on everything that’s been going on. Ryan wonders why Ricky would tell her not to overreact about an intruder. Griffin is unsuccessful in trying to revive Diana and when the cops show up he tries to explain to no avail. As Tad informs him of the drug investigation, Jesse gets a call about the dead body in Griffin’s room. Jesse goes to the station while Tad leaves to finds Cara; after informing her of what’s going on and they head down to the station together. Ricky goes to Griffin’s hotel room and questions cops about the crime scene. Initially they deflect until Ricky asks to perform the last rites. While doing so he whispers to Diana that he will never forget this. Down at the station Griffin tells them what he knows about Diana. Ryan and Kendall show up and when Kendall says that Diana worked for the casinos Griffin’s shocked. He explains what he’s been doing with his investigation and who Diana is. Kendall’s upset because she had no idea about this investigation and Griffin thinks someone might be setting him up. Kendall thinks if Zach was murdered that changes everything. Both Griffin and Kendall are even more surprised when Jesse says they found two tickets to Tahiti under Griffin and Diana’s name along with drugs and cash stashed in his hotel room. Clearly uncomfortable upon hearing that, Kendall admits that Griffin told her he was taking drugs from the hospital.

              Jake balks at Cara’s suggestion that Lucy may not be the baby Angie gave birth to. Cara and Jake discuss Jesse’s reaction to the disturbed mother and Angie’s description of her labor. Angie asks Jake who Lucy resembles. Angie tells Jake about her chat with David. Jake is wary of David’s offer. Maya backs out of telling her story to Brot. A hopeless Maya returns to her aunt’s home.

              On the Next All My Children…

              • Bad karma seems to be surrounding Jackson and Erica’s wedding.
              • Kendall opens up to Ricky.
              • Asher gets himself in trouble and needs Caleb’s help.


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                OLTL Recap: Friday, April 8, 2011

                OLTL Recap: Friday, April 8, 2011

                ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, April 8, 2011.

                IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                Dorian and David return to Llanview with news of tumult on the set of Vicker Man: The David Vickers Story. Together they press Langston to take over scriptwriting duties on the film, which they’re now producing themselves.

                Tess and Ford share a close moment; so do Natalie and Brody.

                Kelly looks for a scoop from John, but gets a kiss instead and Marty walks in on it. Marty needles John and Natalie about their futures apart. Natalie discovers that John keeps a copy of Liam’s sonogram.

                Aubrey enlists Rama to distract Joey while she regroups with Cutter. Rama and Cristian reconnect. Rama blurts out that Vimal’s imprisonment is her doing. Aubrey begins to glean Joey’s jealousy regarding John and Kelly.

                Brody and Ford cross swords over Tess. Tess meets up with Cutter in the steam room and they kiss.

                On the Next One Life to Live…

                • Ford confronts Cutter.
                • Natalie returns John’s ring.
                • Markko returns to Llanview.
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                  GH Recap: Friday, April 8, 2011

                  ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, April 8, 2011.

                  IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                  Nikolas finds Luke trashing the Haunted Star. Lucky buries himself in police work, but loses it in front of Jason when they start to discuss parenthood. Fighting grief, Lucky suggests he and Siobhan get married right away. Carly is desperate to find a way to help Jason through his grief. Carly goes to Sam and tries to convince her to give Jason a baby.

                  Brenda and Carly clash – it’s a nasty fight as each lobs insults about who is the worse mother. Jason takes charge of protecting Lucian. Sonny tells Brenda he thinks they should have a DNA test run on Lucian.

                  On the Next General Hospital…

                  • Lucky tries to recruit Lulu’s help to save their father.
                  • Sam finds herself reconsidering having a baby.
                  • Lucky and Jason have a heart ro heart over Jake and his death.


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                    AMC PreVUE: Week of April 11 Edition

                    ( — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of April 11, 2011.

                    THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

                    Asher loses it when he sees a guy hitting on Colby. Maya convinces JR to give her a job. JR questions Asher’s connection to Maya. Maya tells Frankie her story on Tuesday, April 12. Angie encourages Jesse as he struggles to hold it together. JR give Marissa a meaningful gift. Marissa heads to St. Barts to personally deliver Bianca the news she’s been waiting for on Thursday, April 14. On Friday, April 15, Emma commiserates with Greenlee; unfortunately, it’s on the topic of having an evil step-mother. Amanda’s insecurities begin to rub off on Tad.

                    The Inside Story: Not So Lucky Number…?
                    On Monday, April 11, Jack & Erica dismiss the bad omens following them as their wedding day quickly approaches. Caleb is on a mission. Kendall encourages an unsure Erica to talk to Ricky. Erica deletes Caleb’s phone message. Krystal confesses her true feelings after Tad picks up on her disappointment about the impending nuptials. In St. Barts, Caleb manages to get Erica to himself and pours out his heart on Wednesday, April 13. Erica remembers times between her & Caleb and her & Jackson. Caleb waits at the airport for Erica’s decision. On Thursday, April 14, Erica is suddenly assailed as she appears ready to meet Jack at their wedding rehearsal. Jack, Kendall & Bianca search for Erica. Erica’s sudden disappearance prompts much speculation. Greenlee & Kendall get into it over the situation. Caleb insists to Jack that he doesn’t know where Erica is. Kendall ponders the possibility the casino owners went after her mother. Erica, meanwhile, demands her captor reveal his/her identity.

                    A Closer Look: Battle Scars
                    Griffin lashes out at Kendall. Ricky uses the situation to make ground. Iris blasts Jesse over coddling their murder suspect. Tad obliges when Griffin asks him to stop Cara from getting further involved in the dangerous situation he’s gotten himself into. Jack expresses his gratitude to Ricky for being there for his girls. Griffin worries that the casino associates will go after Kendall as he’s held without bail. Ricky tries to get Kendall’s mind off Griffin. On Wednesday, April 13, Jack realizes Ricky has feelings for Kendall. Ricky orders Griffin’s murder. Cara finds her bleeding brother. Despite Ricky’s insistence, Kendall continues to struggle with her doubts about Griffin’s guilt on Friday, April 15. Ricky tags along when Kendall decides to head back home after learning about the stabbing.

                    All My Children News and Headlines:

                    AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 18, 2011

                    • Angie confronts Jesse about his strange behavior around their baby girl.
                    • The Hubbard men have a difficult time accepting Angie’s decision concerning David.
                    • Kendall takes action as she puts together the pieces about Ricky’s true identity.
                    • Tad comes to Cara’s rescue after she ends up in an ambush.
                    • Will a close-call with danger prompt Emma to re-evaluate her behavior?
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