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OLTL Recap: Friday, November 11, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, November 11, 2011.


Nora finds Bo in the church, praying for Matthew. They share a private moment realizing how much has happened since they were in this church, getting married, a little more than a year ago. They are grieving for their son’s condition but not giving up hope, and finding reason to look forward to the future in their grandchild and their love for each other. They dance, and Rex sees them, wistfully.

Shaun and Vivian have a drink at Ultra Violet and Vivian reveals she’s not interested in getting married. At the church Roxy asks them when they will be tying the knot.

Natalie comes home to Tina and the dog, and Natalie is upset about John. Tina tells Natalie that she doesn’t have to get married to Brody. The dog escapes and Tina panics. Natalie tells her it’s okay, go get your dog back.

Roxy tells John him he’s going to lose out on his last chance to win Natalie. Meanwhile Jessica tells Ford about her run-ins with Natalie and Brody.

Cord comes in on Brody, saying he has to find that paternity test and mentioning the little “mongrel” who took it. Brody covers, and Cord assumes it’s nervousness.

Clint has a nice bonding moment with Rex, asking him to walk Natalie down the aisle since Clint didn’t get a dispensation to do it. But then Viki reads an important letter from Dorian. Viki and Clint have a nice moment before the wedding.

Natalie arrives, and the wedding begins, without Tina.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Roxy can’t hold her peace.
  • Tina crashes the wedding.
  • John says good-bye to Liam.

GH Recap: Friday, November 11, 2011


( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, November 11, 2011.


Jason and Sam arrive home in Port Charles.

Olivia gets introduced to Maggie, a woman from Steve’s past in Memphis.

Carly draws out more stories from Shawn’s past on Veteran’s Day.

Confused and dejected, Lucky believes he made it all up himself. But while Lucky sleeps, he gets another visitor.

Elizabeth continues on a downward spiral as Matt tries hard to save her. Elizabeth gets an unplanned visit from Jason just as Matt arrives.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Mac questions Patrick and Robin.
  • Lucky gets a churchyard message.
  • Sonny and Luke have a deep heart to heart.

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( — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of November 14, 2011.


On Monday, November 14, Maggie gets comfortable with her surroundings. Spinelli senses something is off with Sam on Tuesday, November 15. Jason snaps when Sonny questions him about Franco. Sam and Jason continue struggle as the hitman makes it his mission to track down Franco. Maxie receives a familiar gift. Maxie has a proposition for Matt. Ethan questions Alexis after several more odd occurrences at Wyndemere. Multiple people lurk the halls of the dark castle on Friday, November 18. Michael tells Carly what his condition is for attending her Thanksgiving feast. Sonny tells Alexis what he wants from her. Sonny makes a big decision after another argument with Carly.

The Inside Story: Tortured Souls
Delirious with fever, Elizabeth insists to a visiting Jason that their son is still alive as Matt and Monica look on. Meanwhile, one of Elizabeth’s other children, Aiden, gets a visit from his grandfather. Luke receives an urgent call from Lucky. Lulu and Tracy fear the worst when they realize Luke and Aiden are missing. Luke has a thought provoking conversation … with himself on Wednesday, November 16. Will it distract him from the figurative and literal road ahead? Lucky boards a plane back to the states. Tracy and Lulu are shocked when they learn what Lucky requested of Luke. On Thursday, November 17, Steve, Monica, Robin and Maggie grow concerned after examining Aiden. Maggie has Aiden’s diagnosis. Tracy confronts Luke after he suffers a setback.

A Closer Look: True Crimes
Mac questions Robin and Patrick about the last time they saw Lisa. Dante steps in after finding Delores questioning his mother about Lisa. Sonny and Luke discuss the relationship between Dante and Lulu. Meanwhile, Dante returns home where he ends up leveling his frustrated and wary fiance with his announcement about the murder investigation. Steve and Matt discuss Lisa. Patrick confronts Anthony and Johnny about the part they played in the whole Lisa debacle. Dante arrives and observes the dynamic between the Zacchara men. On Friday, November 18, incriminating evidence is found against a suspect in the Lisa Niles murder investigation.


  • Sonny has a surprise for Kate.
  • Things take an interesting turn when Delores pays the Zacchara men a visit.
  • Jason freaks out.
  • The annual Quartermaine Thanksgiving feast.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 14 Edition

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( — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of November 14, 2011.


Jessica expresses her guilt about keeping Natalie in the dark about Liam to Ford. On Tuesday, November 15, they realize they are falling for one another and give into their true feelings. Elsewhere in Llanview, Blair overhears Tomas talking to Calmar on the phone. By Friday, November 18, Todd and Baker put their plan in motion. Tomas and Téa are happy for each another. And later Tomas encounters someone unexpected. Also, Rama and Vimal talk to the police about the fire at The Sun, Neela urges Jack to turn himself in, and a beloved couple gets married in an impromptu ceremony on Tuesday, November 15.

The Inside Story: I Do?
Roxy is unable to hold her tongue at Natalie and Brody’s wedding on Monday, November 14. Natalie remembers what Jessica told her. At Llanfair, Tina searches for doggie David Vickers, and makes an interesting find. Later, she crashes the wedding with her discovery. Will Natalie and Brody still tie the knot? John encounters Nigel when he arrives at Llanfair to tell Liam good-bye. On Tuesday, November 15, Natalie arrives at a decision. John finally learns the truth. Brody takes drastic action as his world crumbles around him. Natalie and John’s happiness is short-lived however, as they are forced to act fast to save their son. And Jessica, Ford, Viki, Clint, Shane, Nigel, and Roxy come together as a family to rally around John and Natalie on Thursday, November 17.

A Closer Look: Letting Go of the Past
Cutter locates Stacy at airport just as she is about to buy a plane ticket to Brazil on Monday, November 14. Cutter is moved when says she wants her old life back, and persuades her to let him go with with her to see Dr. Fascinella. Later, Cutter bumps into Rex, who briefly locks eyes with Stacy. By Wednesday, November 16, Cutter talks Stacy into staying on the plane, and opens up about his past. Meanwhile, Rex discovers information about Cutter’s lady friend, and buys a plane ticket. Aubrey worries about Rex, and goes with him to Rio. At the same time. Cutter encounters a familiar face while at the doctor’s office. Rex confides in Aubrey, and the pair soon arrive at the same office on Friday, November 18.


  • John and Natalie have a run-in with Brody.
  • Todd goes to great lengths to get what he wants.
  • Rex encounters Alex Olanov while in Rio.
  • Bo and Nora spend Thanksgiving with Matthew.
  • Someone in Llanview dies.

Share Your Favorite ‘OLTL’ Memories

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( — Have fond memories of a particular character, storyline, or episode from “One Life to Live’s” 43 year run on ABC? If so, here is your chance to sound off and share your favorite Llanview moments with your fellow soap fans.

The official “One Life” Facebook page is asking fans to take a trip down memory lane by sharing what you consider as being some of the show’s most memorable moments.

Perhaps it was Karen Wolek breaking down on the witness stand while admitting to be a hooker, or the underground city of Eterna, or Viki’s battle with D.I.D, or even the infamous ‘Trading Places’ episode from 2001.

Whatever your fondest memories of Llanview and its inhabitants, it’s time to sound off!

John Loprieno

( — John Loprieno who, alongside co-star Andrea Evans, recently reprised their roles as Llanview’s former supercouple Cord and Tina Roberts on “One Life to Live,” talks about his return to the show and what the future holds for both him and Cord.

In a new interview with the Ventura County (California) Star, Loprieno comments that when he was asked to come back to the show before it ends production on its ABC run on November 18, he jumped at the chance. “I said, ‘Yes, it would be fun to see everyone and say goodbye,” he reveals.

Unlike his other returns in recent years, which the actors says “More often than not, [were] either for a wedding or a funeral, and I would sit in the back, and they would kind of pan the camera across me” and only lasted a couple of episodes, his most recent stint has proven somewhat more involved.

“It turned out to be a much bigger cameo than I thought it would be. It was fun. It was great to see everybody and work with (actress) Andrea Evans again,” he states in the interview. Since October, Loprieno states that he has already taped 13 episodes, traveling to “One Life to Live’s” New York City studios from his home in California, where he also teaches acting at Moorpark College. He also will be directing auditions for the school’s rendition of the musical “Chicago,” which he will direct, and has several writing projects currently in the works.

As for his future with “OLTL” when the show switches production from ABC to Prospect Park in the near future, Loprieno says that he is open to the possibility of returning to Llanview once again, stating “It will be interesting to see how it evolves. There were a couple of people who asked me if I’d be interested in going back on, and I said, ‘Hey you never know.’ Sure, depending on the circumstances and my school schedule.”

In the meantime, Loprieno assures “One Life” fans that “Cord and Tina fans will be happy,” with the way the show wraps up the characters latest storyline.

Click here to read the full interview.

Report: St. John to Return to ‘OLTL’

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( — Even though his character recently wound up on the wrong end of a gun, Trevor St. John is reportedly returning to “One Life to Live” to make one last appearance before the show wraps production on its television run next Friday.

According to Daytime Confidential, St. John, who left “OLTL” in late August when his character Victor Lord Jr. was murdered only weeks after realizing his true identity following eight years of mistakenly believing he was his twin brother Todd Manning (Roger Howarth), will “make some kind of a return appearance to ‘One Life to Live’ before the show goes off the ABC airwaves [in January].”

It remains unclear how Victor will return to the canvas (in the flesh, as a spirit, or figment of someone’s overactive imagination), or when St. John’s next airdate might be.

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( — With only one week left to go until production on its ABC Daytime run is finished, the list of former “One Life to Live” cast members returning to Llanview continues to grow.

Among those rumored to be making their final appearances on the soap before it moves to Prospect Park are Jessica Tuck (Megan), Roscoe Born (Mitch), Susan Batten (Luna), Barbara Garrick (Allison), Ty Treadway (Colin/Troy), and Meghann Fahy (Hannah), many of which were spotted by fans entering and exiting the show’s studios in recent weeks.

Those listed above are in addition to the previously confirmed returns of Catherine Hickland (Lindsay), Fiona Hutchison (Gabrielle), Tonja Walker (Alex), January LaVoy (Noelle), John Rue (Moe), Tuc Watkins (David), and Brian Kerwin (Charlie). Kate Miller is also reportedly coming back for a few episodes as Brody’s (Mark Lawson) sister Nadine Lovett. And, as we previously reported, “OLTL” creator Agnes Nixon will tape scenes on November 17, that will air during the week of January 9. Nixon will play Agnes Dixon, the creator of “One Life’s” infamous soap-within-a-soap “Fraternity Row,” and will be interviewed by Blanca Morales (Carolina Bermudez).

On a related note, Mellini Kantayya, who has played a recurring dayplayer nurse over the years, will also be back in the show’s final weeks. The actress tells that “These last times shooting are bittersweet. I’m sad to see the show go, but I really feel lucky that they’ve had me on so often during the years. I’ve met and worked with so many talented people. It’s been a truly wonderful experience.” Kantayya will tape her final scenes on November 11 and 15.

However, it appears as if two at least three  of “One Life to Live’s” most memorable characters won’t be coming home to Llanview for the show’s ABC finale. Judith Light, who played housewife turned hooker Karen Wolek from 1977-83, is reportedly not reprising her role, despite earlier rumors to the contrary.

James DePaiva, who portrayed Max Holden from 1987-90 and  from 1991-2003 (and again briefly in 2007), is also not returning. In an interview with TvLine, the actor’s wife and former co-star Kassie DePaiva (Blair), revealed that the show had not approached her husband about returning to the show. “I’m really shocked that they didn’t bring Max back. Jim DePaiva made a huge contribution to the show, and I don’t know if it was intentional, the snubbing… but it doesn’t take [his contributions] away. Women of my generation still think he’s hot, and I’m married to him so I’m the luckiest one here!” DePaiva also talks about the future of Blair and how she hopes that she will reunite with Todd (Roger Howarth). Click here to read the full interview.

And Robin Strasser, who left “OLTL” in August after playing Dorian Lord off and on for nearly thirty years, tweeted earlier this week that “I have NOT declined numerous offers to return. September, I was asked to do 3 shows, I’d just gotten out of hospital. Looked like a wreck.” Strasser also reveals that she has not been approached by Prospect Park about returning yet either.

In addition, Crystal Chappell, who played Maggie Carpenter on “One Life to Live” from 1995-97 is also not returning, despite being spotted outside the show’s studios last week. According to Soap Opera Digest, Chappell “was just visiting good friend (and ‘Venice’ co-star) Hillary B. Smith (Nora). Chappell was in New York for a few days and was sharing Smith’s Manhattan hotel room for some much-needed girl time.”

OLTL Recap: Thursday, November 10, 2011

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( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, November 10, 2011.


Todd eavesdrops as Blair tells Tomas she won’t wait around for Todd to change, because he never will. And she won’t blow a shot at something real with a good man – Tomas. They go upstairs, leaving Todd to stress about what to do next. He receives another visit from Irene, who makes a case for Tomas’s murder. Todd considers this course of action while Blair and Tomas make love for the first time upstairs.

Natalie and John have a heart-to-heart. Jessica searches for the DNA test when Brody stops by to pick up Cord for the wedding. At EOD Brody conducts his own search for the missing test while Jessica seeks comfort from Ford.

At Todd’s office, Rama goes to bat for Neela with Vimal, unaware that Jack has set a fire outside. Elsewhere, Jack finds out from Neela that Vimal and Rama are at the Sun.

Rick gathers the kids for a viewing of Starr’s music video, which he deems a dismal failure. Rick decides to shoot a new video, and this time he’ll keep an iron fist on the creative direction. The kids do not like it but are forced to go along.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Nora and Bo have a happy moment.
  • Clint and Rex continue to bond.
  • Natalie and Brody’s wedding begins.

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( — Ratings Report for the Week of October 31 – November 4, 2011

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,252,000 (-215,000/-538,000)
2. B&B 2,966,000 (-214,000/-77,000)
3. OLTL 2,619,000 (+57,000/+251,000)
4. GH 2,393,000 (+20,000/-14,000)
5. DAYS 2,290,000 (-61,000/-136,000)

1. Y&R 3.2/11 (-.2/-.2)
2. B&B 2.3/8 (-.1/+.1)
3. OLTL 1.9/6 (same/+.2)
4. GH 1.8/5 (same/+.1)
5. DAYS 1.7/6 (same/-.1)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 827,000 (-116,000/-176,000)
2. OLTL 645,000 (-39,000/+22,000)
3. GH 628,000 (-51,000/-154,000)
4. DAYS 566,000 (-45,000/-94,000) <—– new low *
5. B&B 546,000 (-90,000/-72,000)

* Previous low: 567,000 (August 1-5, 2011)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/8 (-.2/-.2) <—– ties low
2. GH 1.0/6 (-.1/-.2)
2. OLTL 1.0/6 (-.1/+.1)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (-.1/-.1) <—– ties low
4. B&B 0.9/5 (-.1/same)

Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 61,000 (+3,000/+41,000)
2. Y&R 33,000 (-10,000/-15,000)
3. GH 22,000 (-11,000/-10,000)
4. B&B 20,000 (-15,000/-18,000)
5. DAYS 14,000 (-4,000/-18,000)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. OLTL 0.6/4 (-.1/same)
2. Y&R 0.5/4 (-.2/-.3) <—– ties low
2. DAYS 0.5/3 (-.1/-.2)
4. GH 0.4/3 (-.1/-.4) <—– ties low
5. B&B 0.3/2 (-.1/-.2) <—– ties low

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 954,000 (-55,000/-210,000)
2. B&B 644,000 (-21,000/-11,000)
3. DAYS 525,000 (-8,000/-17,000)
4. OLTL 520,000 (+52,000/+70,000)
5. GH 455,000 (+53,000/+9,000)


Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

Monday: 2.3/3,009,000
Tuesday: 2.4/3,070,000
Wednesday: 2.1/2,881,000
Thursday: 2.2/2,803,000
Friday: 2.4/3,068,000

Monday: 1.8/2,423,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,203,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,342,000
Thursday: 1.6/2,183,000
Friday: 1.7/2,298,000

Monday: 1.8/2,481,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,421,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,419,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,366,000
Friday: 1.7/2,276,000

Monday: 2.0/2,766,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,335,000
Wednesday: 1.9/2,680,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,577,000
Friday: 1.9/2,736,000

Monday: 3.4/4,441,000
Tuesday: 3.3/4,383,000
Wednesday: 3.2/4,154,000
Thursday: 3.1/4,056,000
Friday: 3.2/4,228,000


For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through November 6, 2011

1. Y&R 3.4
2. B&B 2.3
3. OLTL 2.0
4. GH 1.9
4. DAYS 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. DAYS 1.1
2. GH 1.1
2. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 1.0


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