(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On the last Monday of every May, a date officially known as Memorial Day, the people of the United States of America remember and celebrate U.S. soldiers who died while in military service. Over the past several years, ABC Daytime has rested new programming on Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer – and aired encore presentations in their place. Despite two of the three ABC soaps set to cease production in the next several months, 2011 will be no different.
- “All My Children” will air an episode originally aired on October 17, 2008. Zach barely cheats death when his car is swept up in the tornado. After making it back to the now destroyed beach house, Zach makes a surprising discovery as he frantically searches for a missing Kendall. Ryan and Greenlee take shelter in a shed. Aidan fears the worst when he finds the gazebo demolished but soon spots Greenlee and Ryan together in the shed and can’t help but notice the connection between them. Aidan survives another twister roaring through the area but sees that the shed is now nothing but rubble. At the Comeback, JR and Babe decide to stage an impromptu wedding to entertain the scared kids. Tragedy strikes when a tornado rips through the Comeback. A wall of fallen rocks block Adam and Erica’s escape from the tunnels as their air supply begins to dwindle. Colby comes to Pete’s aide when the terrace door is blown in by the storm. Annie desperately searches for Emma.
- “One Life to Live” will air an episode that originally aired on April 15, 2011. Dorian sees Access Llanview and gets whipped into a frenzy that charges against Clint have been dropped. Bo confronts Clint. Phyllis, on TV, says she’s about to drop a Buchanan bombshell. Clint goes to Rex to find out how Shane is doing but they end up in a huge fight with Rex resenting Clint’s suddenly caring when he did so much to reject Rex. Clint is horrified to learn Shane tried to commit suicide. Cristian visits Natalie to let her know that Marty is still carrying around her DNA test results. She tells Cris about her ending things officially with John. Phyllis mentions Cristian was seen with Rama at the prison. Marty asks John if he could change things and it turned out the baby was really his, would he forgive Natalie? Rama and Nigel indulge together in their mutual love of Phyllis Rose. But Rama is horrified when the item about her and Cristian airs.
- “General Hospital” will air an episode that originally aired on February 25, 2011. In the aftermath of the explosion following Sonny and Brenda’s wedding, everyone is reeling from what just happened. Sonny, Robin, Edward and Jax are beside themselves with grief, anger and hock believing Brenda has been killed. Ethan ushers Kristina, Molly and Morgan home away from danger. Michael is the only one who can calm his father down. Jason worries that the Balkan’s intentions don’t add up. Jason gets a call from Franco and Sonny discovers that the body is not who they think it is. Lulu arrives outside of the Archer Pavilion to comfort Dante after the tragedy, despite her feelings of betrayal.
- All My Children
- One Life to Live
- General Hospital
- Memorial Day