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GH Recap: Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, September 20, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

In attempt to distract himself from Brenda, Sonny focuses his attention on Claire. Diane calls Sonny out on purposefully using Claire to comprise the prosecution.

Brenda demands Jason attend a gala as her date, testing Jason’s patience to the limit. Stepping out of the limo, Jason and Brenda face the paparazzi.

Lucky gets kidnapped by the Balkan’s men, and awakens bound in a warehouse. Dante reveals the truth to Lulu – Lucky is undercover in Ireland, drawing attention from the most dangerous man in the world. Spinelli is suspicious of Dante’s personal knowledge of the Balkan.

Jax and Carly reunite as a family, but Morgan suddenly questions whether or not he wants to move forward with the adoption.

Lisa asks a nurse to get her a high-dose prescription for tranquilizers.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Michael walks in a compromising moment with Carly and Jax.
  • Lisa medals with Robin’s HIV meds.
  • Lulu resolves to go to Ireland with or without Dante.

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




Monday, September 20, 2010 at 2:53 PM ET by Angela Rosa


Photo: Donna ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The actress who plays CBS Daytime’s most infamous villain heads to “All My Children” in an entirely different role.

An “All My Children” spokesperson confirms to Soap Opera Network that Kimberlin Brown is indeed joining the ABC  Daytime soap. Brown will be playing the Judge in David Hayward’s (Vincent Irizarry) upcoming murder trial and will begin airing on Monday, October 18.

Brown, of course, is famous in daytime for the role of Sheila Carter on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” and sister soap “The Bold and the Beautiful.” The actress starred in the popular role off and on from 1990 to 2006. The actress who excels at playing evil has also appeared on ABC’s “Port Charles,” from 1999 to 2001 as Rachel Locke, and on “One Life to Live,” from 2004 to 2005 as Dr. Paige Miller.

Brown’s role is recurring and the length of her stay on “AMC” is to be determined.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.



Monday, September 20, 2010 at 1:10 PM ET by Angela Rosa


Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The stork visits another “All My Children” cast member.

Forty-five year old Ricky Paull Goldin, who plays Dr. Jake Martin on “All My Children,” is expecting his first child with “The Rachael Ray Show” correspondent and girlfriend Gretta Monahan.

In relating news, this past Friday on Twitter, Goldin revealed he’d be appearing on “The Rachael Ray Show” in a special piece concerning first time parents. Goldin and Monahan are expected to officially announce their joyous news on the Thursday, September 23 edition of the talk-show. Monahan, who was already showing a bit of a baby bump at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas earlier this summer, is reportedly due in the not too distant future.

Goldin started his daytime career on NBC’s “Another World” as anti-hero Dean Frame in 1990, he then moved on to CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” where he played stalked Gary Dawson. In 2001, Goldin began a critically acclaimed run as detective Gus Aitoro on CBS’s “Guiding Light.” Not long after exiting that role in 2008, Goldin landed on his feet at “AMC” as one of the famous Martin brothers. Goldin’s story on “AMC” is scheduled to heat up later this fall when Jake’s past comes back to haunt him.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com. “The Rachael Ray Show” airs on syndication. Check local listings for channel and air-time.



AMC Recap: Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, September 17, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Ryan wants the cops to question him in the hopes he can remember some of what happened the night of the murder. Kendall shoots down Greenlee’s idea of framing someone else for the murder to save Ryan.

During their meeting, Caleb offers Scott a partnership against JR but Scott turns him down. Later, Scott calls Caleb and suggests they talk further regarding teaming up together. Annie questions JR’s motives for putting the spotlight on his rift with Scott. Asher gains access to Caleb’s computer and calls JR.

Marissa shares her concerns with Krystal who suggests for AJ’s sake she work with JR not against him. Marissa tells JR she believes AJ learned his bad behavior from him.

Kendall is arrested again when she caught attempting to leave the state to see Zach in NYC.

On the Next All My Children…

  • People are beginning to realize who the murderer may be.
  • Frustration grows for Angie.
  • Randi tells Madison not to let her husband rescue her anymore.

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




GH Recap: Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, September 17, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sonny and Dante bond unexpectedly over their experience of using one woman to get over another love. Sonny and Claire make love.

Carly and Jax reconcile.

Brenda refuses Jason’s protection, until she hears Carly on the other end of the phone line demanding he return home. Brenda informs Jason he will be attending a fancy gala as her date.

Robin insists on moving forward with the plan to unmask Lisa even though it requires Patrick feign romantic interest in Lisa. Lisa overhears Patrick admitting to Maxie that he is only going away for the weekend with Lisa to trick her.

Spinelli researches the Balkan. Dante stumbles upon Spinelli’s investigation and reveals he knows about the Balkan. Improvising, Lucky admits to Siobhan that Ronan has found God. The Balkan knocks at Lucky’s hotel door.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Lisa asks a nurse to get her a high-dose prescription for tranquilizers.
  • Lucky awakens bound in a warehouse.
  • Jax and Carly reunite as a family, but there is a hitch.

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




Friday, September 17, 2010 at 5:30 PM ET by Angela Rosa


Photo: TBD

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ‘All My Children’ set to add some latin flavor to their cast this fall.

ABC Soaps In Depth broke the news this afternoon that “All My Children” has hired soap alums Jordi Vilasuso and Lindsay Hartley to play new roles on the ABC Daytime soap this fall.

Emmy-winner Jordi Vilasuso has been cast in the new role of Griffin Castillo. The Cuban-American actor will debut as Griffin on Monday, November 15. Although Griffin’s introduction will be tied to Jake and Amanda Martin (Ricky Paull Goldin and Chrishell Stause), sources have indicated that the character is slated to be Kendall Hart Slater’s (Alicia Minshew) next love-interest. “AMC” and Thorsten Kaye, who plays the current love interest of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) first born daughter, have so far been unable to come to an agreement to keep the actor on the show long-term. Some of daytime’s hottest actors, including Greg Vaughan (ex-Lucky, “General Hospital”) and Austin Peck (ex-Brad, “As the World Turns;” ex-Austin, “Days of Our Lives”), auditioned for the high profile role. Vilasuso won an Outstanding Younger Leading Actor Emmy for his work on Guiding Light as the original Tony Santos, a role he played from August 2000 to August 2003. The 29-year old actor also guest-starred on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Numb3rs,” starred on the English Language soap opera “Fashion House,” and has appeared in several films.

Lindsay Hartley debuts in the role of Cara Finn on Wednesday, December 8. Cara Finn is most likely short for Carolyn Finn, the name of Dr. Martin’s ex-wife. Hartley began her career on NBC’s very popular soap opera “Passions.” The 32-year old actress played the role of the very dramatic and oft-time tearful Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald from 1999 to the show’s cancellation in 2008. Hartley’s on-screen arch-enemy on “Passions” was played by Lucci’s real-life daughter, Liza Huber. Hartley joined NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” as Arianna Hernandez in 2009 but was recently let go. The arrival of Carolyn - or a relation to the fromer Mrs. Martin - in Pine Valley is sure to stir up some trouble in the Martin marriage. Hartley is married to former Passions co-star Justin Hartley. The couple shares one child, a daughter named Isabella Justice.

Both roles are contract.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.



Friday, September 17, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa


Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of September 20, 2010.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Brot offers a friend some insight on Monday, September 20. Angie grows frustrated with her condition. On Tuesday, September 21, Tad and Liza take a step towards mending their relationship. Tad and Damon’s relationship, meanwhile, flourishes. Damon vows to prove himself to JR. Bianca and Kendall reach out to a friend. Scott and Annie are on the receiving end of JR’s ire on Wednesday, September 22. Asher manages to finagle his way out of major trouble after sneaking into Wildwind again. Caleb confronts JR about the shenanigans at Wildwind. Jesse and Tad step up to the plate to help Kendall out. Liza tells Kendall what she’s been sentenced to on Thursday, September 23. Kendall asks Zach to come home so they can work through what has happened.

The Inside Story: Free Your Mind
Ryan and Greenlee confess their tortured love for each other … to other people. Greenlee meets with Jesse at the crime scene. Jesse finds letters from David addressed to Greenlee, Amanda, Marissa and Angie. Greenlee is relieved when Jesse appears to buy her theory that David committed suicide. On Tuesday, September 21, Jesse shows Liza the latest evidence. Ryan is sure something is not right when Greenlee tells him about the discovery. Madison turns to Kendall for advice in dealing with Greenlee. Tad privately calls Greenlee on forging the letters from David after witnessing her reaction to Ryan continuing his self-investigation on Friday, September 24. Jesse brings Greenlee down to the station for questioning after finding an empty vial of digitalis in her car and receiving the lab results from David’s farewell letters.

A Closer Look: Too Close For Comfort
Randi confronts Madison after spying a close moment between her and Frankie. Madison admits to Frankie that something happened between them on the night of the party. On Tuesday, September 21, through flashback we see Frankie holding on to Madison a bit too intimately. Frankie apologizes to Madison for his behavior and the friends agree to put the incident behind them. Frankie reassure Randi of his feelings for her. Brot reprimands Natalia for stirring trouble between Frankie and Randi on Friday, September 24. Randi spies Frankie and Madison enjoying each others company. Frankie asks an uneasy Randi out on a date in an effort to smooth things over.

All My Children News and Headlines:

AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2010

  • Marissa decides to take a shocked JR to court to gain primary custody of AJ. (National Enquirer)

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.




Friday, September 17, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa


Photo: Marina Chavez/ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of September 20, 2010.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

On Monday, September 20, Jax and Carly’s happy reunion hits a minor snag courtesy of Morgan. Sonny and Claire face Diane’s ire on Tuesday, September 21. On Wednesday, September 22, Nikolas asks Maxie to work her magic on Brook Lynn. Lucky ends up all tied up. Dante tells a horrified Lulu what her brother is really up to. Lulu is determined to help Lucky despite Dante’s protest. Spinelli ponders Dante’s connection to the Balkan. Dante and Lulu come dangerously close to blowing Lucky’s cover on Thursday, September 23. Sam reaches out to Michael. On Friday, September 24, Sonny warns Michael of what he stands to lose if he chooses a life in the mob.

The Inside Story: The Bodyguard
Sonny continues to use Claire to try to forget about Brenda. In Rome, Brenda tells a discontented Jason to get ready to spend the night as her date at a fancy gala. Brenda and Jason break away from the paparazzi and appear to be bonding as they catch up. Suzanne explains the effect of Brenda’s work at ASEC to Jason. On Wednesday, September 22, Spinelli has his work cut out for him when a picture of Brenda kissing Jason on the cheek at the gala becomes hot on the internet. Jax ends up facing the fire after a none-too-pleased Carly catches sight of the photo. Sonny, meanwhile, tells Michael about the model he once loved. Brenda finds Jason and Murphy discussing her love life. Jason observes that Brenda isn’t over Sonny. Suzanne tells Jason to leave after learning he is in the mob. The Balkan’s thugs corner Brenda in her hotel room and take drastic action to get the truth from her. Jason arrives and kills the thugs. Jason rushes to get Brenda help after realizing she is overdosed on heroin on Friday, September 24.

A Closer Look: Loose Cannon
Lisa makes an unsettling move to beat Robin and Patrick at their own game on Monday, September 20. The doctor mixes Robin’s HIV medication with the high-dose tranquilizers she acquired. Robin later takes the tampered-with medication. On Wednesday, September 22, Matt tears into Patrick for his tactless behavior with Lisa. Robin fills Matt in on what’s really been going on. The effects of the drugs settle in while Robin is driving sending her careening into a wooded ditch. Patrick turns to Mac and Steve for help after discovering Robin and Emma missing. Steve finds a dead nurse in the hospital stairwell. Robin wakes up in a secluded cabin … alone with Lisa on Friday, September 24.

General Hospital News and Headlines:

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2010

  • Robin’s life is in the balance after she takes a tumble down a well. (Soap Opera Digest)

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




Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa


Photo: Donna Ward/PR Photos

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Two “All My Children” actors may be gone for good but the characters they play are apparently here to stay.

An “All My Children” spokesperson tells Soap Opera Network that Brittany Allen and Adam Mayfield are leaving the roles of Marissa Tasker and Scott Chandler later this year.

Mayfield debuted in the role of Stuart Chandler’s (David Canary) adopted son Scott on April 9, 2009. Mayfield was the forth mature actor to take on the role of Scott. Preceding Mayfield were Shane McDermott from 1995 to 1996, “ATWT” alumni Daniel Cosgrove from 1996 to 1998 and “OLTL” alumni Forbes March from 1999 to 2000. Brittany Allen debuted as David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) and Krystal Carey’s (Bobbie Eakes) daughter Marissa a few weeks after Mayfield on April 21. Allen, especially, never caught on with the audience as the good girl but oft-time dull wife of JR Chandler (Jacob Young).

Speculation (due in part to this recent blind item from Soap Opera Digest: “One sudser has plans to recast two roles in a major storyline”) is that both characters are set to be recast in an effort to infuse them and the Chandler story with a new energy. Last month a casting call went out for a young female character who some at the time suspected would turn out to be a recast for Marissa. Former Scott’s, March and Cosgrove are currently available for the picking.

SON will keep you updated as news continues to develop on this story.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.



AMC Recap: Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, September 16, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Tad grills Caleb on his time spent with Krystal.

After JR puts out a press release that could potentially be damaging to Scott, Annie declares it’s time to play hardball. Annie sets up a meeting between her, Scott and Caleb. Marissa reaffirms her allegiance to Caleb even if it pits her against JR. JR argues with Caleb. JR tries to hide from Marissa the fact AJ was involved in a fight at school but she finds out anyway and is furious he didn’t tell her.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Love is revealed in an unlikely situation.
  • Will Kendall help frame someone for the murder?
  • Asher gains access to Caleb’s computer to snoop for JR.

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










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