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GL PreVUE: Week of October 27 Edition

Sunday, October 26, 2008 12:02 AM | By Angela Rosa

( — The truth is…


Olivia gives Natalia a list of things to do, and leaves the hospital to do her webcast. Olivia tells Natalia how much she appreciates all her help. Daisy finds a badly bruised Rafe who pleads with her not to tell Natalia. Desperate to help Rafe, Daisy turns to Grady who takes bitterly to her new interest.

The Inside Story: Plot Trouble

Dinah promises Grady she’ll get him his money in exchange for returning Lizzie safely. Over Alan’s protest, Mallet helps Bill out of a jam when he explodes after running into another dead end in the search for Lizzie. Lizzie stabs into the van, which causes a leak. Dinah fails at her attempt to steal the ransom and later finds Grady reeling outside the house after a tense exchange with Lizzie. Dinah manages to sneak a cell phone with its speaker on into the house unnoticed. Dinah tells Grady that the deal is off and they need to cover their tracks. Lizzie cries out to Bill when she suddenly hears his voice coming out of the cell. Bill explodes when the call suddenly cuts off and he’s told it can’t be traced. Meanwhile, an angry Grady stomps the cell phone and approaches Lizzie with a sharp object. A troubled Dinah is poised to confess when she learns that Lizzie hasn’t been found yet. Billy tries to talk some sense into a drunken Bill. Bill finds the white van and an item that belongs to Lizzie. Bill follows the leak the van left to a factory and knocks out the masked man he finds. Bill runs into the factory screaming for Lizzie and the two are finally reunited. Bill tells Lizzie how he found her and then calls the police. Dinah is relieved when she learns that Bill didn’t see the kidnapper’s face. Grady manages to escape just as Bill is about to unmask him. Grady covers his tracks with Daisy. Bill confesses to Lizzie that he loves her and that he can’t live without her.

Friday, October 24, 2008 11:49 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

( — Who’s heading to Pine Valley in the latter section of Fall 2008?

  • Frank Runyeon has been cast in the recurring role of Forrest Williams on “All My Children.” Forrest is the disapproving father of Bianca’s (Eden Riegel) fiancé, Reese Williams (Tamara Braun).

    Runyeon is a veteran to daytime television; his defining daytime roles were on CBS’s “As the World Turns” and on NBC’s “Santa Barbara.” The 55 year old actor began his career on “ATWT” in 1980, where he played Steve Andropoulos, half of the super couple of Steve and Betsy (Meg Ryan). In 1988, Runyeon moved on to “SB” where he played Michael Donnelly until 1991. The actor has also appeared on NBC’s “Another World” and ABC’s “General Hospital.” Runyeon’s prime-time credits include guest-star stints on FOX’s “Melrose Place,” NBC’s “L.A. Law” and CBS’s “Falcon Crest.”

    Runyeon begins taping in mid-November which should bring Forrest on-screen in mid-December.

  • Heather Kenzie will take over the role of Di Henry beginning on the week of November 10. Di, the half-sister of Dixie Cooney Martin (Cady McClain), was last played by Kelli Giddish from 2005-2007. Kenzie will appear on several episodes of the ABC drama as Di finds herself mixed up in a big mess courtesy of her old friend, Annie Lavery (Melissa Claire Egan).
  • The character of Brot has been cast and will also begin airing during the week of November 10. In September, “AMC” put out a casting call for a real-life Iraq war veteran to play the role of Army Lt. Taylor Thompson’s (Beth Ehler) not-so-deceased fiancé. We’ll first see Brot in a V.A. hospital; the injured character who has allowed Taylor to believe he’s dead because of his unwillingness “to involve her in his suffering” will circle around for a while until he finally comes face-to-face with his lady love. Expect interactions with Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Colby (Brianne Moncrief), early on.
  • “AMC” creator Agnes Nixon will make an appearance on the soaps 10,000th episode on Wednesday, November 12. Agnes will play an original settler of the town of Pine Valley; Aggie the ghost (Nixon) will come to the residents of Pine Valley in their time of need following the disastrous and deadly twisters of October 2008.

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

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  • Brot

    AMC PreVUE: Week of October 27 Edition

    Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Bad never looked so good.


    Amanda realizes Jake has feelings for Taylor. Bianca surprises Erica when she tells her about Gabrielle’s father. Kendall’s condition continues to deteriorate. Angie meets Natalia’s mother, Rebecca (Laura Koffman). Joe reluctantly consents to David operating on Kendall’s heart. David coldly explains that he doesn’t believe Kendall will ever wake up. Joe tries to reassure Jake. Frankie wants nothing to do with Jesse. Rebecca collapses. Jake uses tough love to motivate Taylor. Reese (Tamara Braun) proposes to Bianca. Kendall’s finger moves slightly as Zach prays in the chapel.

    The Inside Story: Dr. Strangelove

    David blames Krystal and the Chandler men for coming between him and Babe and violently pummels JR. Despite Krystal’s best efforts, David remains intent on making JR and Adam pay. JR resists the temptation to drink. Adam and JR find Little Adam with David. JR pulls Little A away from David, who announces he’s going to sue for full custody of Babe’s son. JR threatens to kill David. Krystal, Adam and JR form a united front against David, who later leases Wildwind. David tries to goad JR into killing him at Babe’s funeral. Krystal witnesses the depth of David’s grief. JR tries his best to give his son a joyful Halloween.

    A Closer Look: Child’s Play

    A fearful Ryan rebukes Jesse’s help after the kidnapper gets wise to the secret meeting Aidan set up and leaves a chilling threat. The kidnappers’ instructions lead Ryan and Annie to a sleazy motel room, where they find Aidan already waiting for them with a video of Emma. The kidnapper demands ten million dollars for Emma’s safe return. Annie asks Greenlee to provide the funds that she and Ryan can’t come up with. Annie disappears with the bag of money before Ryan is able to plant a tracking device in it. Greenlee and Ryan find Annie at the drop off location, with a gunshot wound to her arm. Ryan dodges Jesse and takes Annie to the hospital.


    • Monday: Ryan and Annie are on the kidnapper’s trail. David vows to get vengeance for Babe’s death. Angie drops a bombshell on Natalia.
    • Tuesday: Aidan gets a clue in Emma’s kidnapping. David wants Krystal to stop JR from moving away with Little A. Jesse is floored by Angie’s news about Rebecca.
    • Wednesday: Erica is a force to be reckoned with as she take charge at Fusion. David makes a move on Amanda. Jake is determined to help Taylor walk again.
    • Thursday: Ryan, Greenlee and Aidan get a lead on Annie and Emma. David continues his subtle manipulation of Krystal. Adam gets under Jack’s skin.

    • Friday: Annie is clearly up to no good. Tad meets the mystery man who hired him to snoop on Taylor. Jesse realizes how deeply he’s hurt Natalia.

    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Love’s labor lost.


    Ryan saves Aidan from certain death. Zach and Bianca discuss her pregnancy. Fearing the end is near, Adam sings like a canary. Erica insists that Adam will live to be persecuted and begins clawing her way out when a hand suddenly breaks through the rubble and grabs her. Zach helps Bianca deliver a baby girl. Annie tries to convince Ryan that Emma really has been kidnapped. Jesse and Taylor work together to try to get the hospital generator working again. Bianca and Zach press Greenlee to stay quiet after she figures out their secret. Pete, Colby, Ryan and Annie join forces to search the Chandler tunnels for their loved ones. Ryan and Annie receive chilling news.

    The Inside Story: Primum non nocere

    Zach manages to get a lifeless Kendall breathing again. Frankie jumps into action to try and save Kendall, who arrives at the hospital in critical condition. Jake and Joe determine that Kendall is at risk for brain damage without immediate surgery. Jake’s dire warning leaves Zach with no other choice than to allow him to operate on Kendall. In the midst of surgery, Jake tries to protect Kendall when a twister suddenly hits the hospital. Jake refuses to stop the operation despite a complete power outage in the hospital. Kendall slips into a coma. Zach overhears Jake admitting to Joe that he made the wrong call in continuing Kendall’s operation. An enraged Zach lunges at Jake, accidentally sending Taylor flying down a flight of stairs in the process.

    JR is forced to put Babe at risk to save their son. Angie works frantically to try and stop Babe from bleeding to death. Krystal and JR sit vigil as Angie operates on Babe. Angie gives Babe and JR crushing news. Babe wants JR to marry her right away. Babe confesses to JR that she knows that she’s going to die. JR and Babe exchange heartbreaking declarations of love in the hospital chapel. Tad tries to console a devastated Krystal. Tad and Krystal are shocked when David arrives in the chapel. David vows vengeance.

    Although in a lot of pain, Natalia’s injuries don’t appear to be life threatening. Jesse tells Angie the truth. A reeling Angie tells Frankie that Natalia is his sister. Frankie’s hand is cut as he shields Natalia and Angie when the tornado sends shattered glass flying through the hospital. After regaining consciousness, a weak Natalia tells Angie and Frankie her story and reveals that they’re the family that her father has always loved. Frankie rips into Jesse for his lies. Jesse tries to justify his actions to Angie.


    • Monday: Erica pleads with Kendall to fight for her life and come back to her. David swears to make the Chandlers pay. Amanda realizes Jake has feelings for Taylor.
    • Tuesday: Adam warns Pete he told Erica the truth about sabotaging Bella. Emma’s kidnapper contacts Ryan and Annie. Angie comes face to face with Natalia’s mother, Rebecca.
    • Wednesday: JR threatens to kill David if he doesn’t stay away from Little A. Erica begs David to try and save Kendall’s life. Annie turns to Greenlee for help.
    • Thursday: Jake and Zach clash over Taylor and Kendall. David doesn’t have good news for Zach and Bianca. A touching and heartfelt ceremony begins.

    • Friday: David is pushed over the edge. Frankie takes his anger out on Jesse. Zach remembers good times with Kendall.

    Saturday, October 11, 2008 2:37 PM | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Captive audiences.


    Mallet and Marina take action after realizing they can’t afford the house. Jeffrey’s arrival at Towers proves to be a buzz kill for a frustrated Reva. Reva explains to Jeffrey that she needs to find a life of her own. Cassie and Cyrus vehemently deny they’re dating when confronted by RJ. Olivia accuses Natalia of only caring about Gus’ heart after Rick gives them bad news. Olivia storms off after Natalia gives her a piece of her mind. Olivia sees Natalia in a new light. Frank surprises Marina.

    The Inside Story: Hot Under the Collar

    The administrator at Mallet and Marina’s new part-time job informs them that Cassie donated the entertainment system they suspect is stolen. Mallet and Marina then find Cyrus and Cassie breaking into a car but soon realize it belongs to Cassie. Cyrus’ radar is raised after a talk with Marina. Cyrus gets to Cassie in time to prevent her from cracking. Mallet is upfront with Cyrus who is indignant about his accusation. The situation is ripe with sexual tension when Cyrus gives Cassie a private lesson on how to beat a polygraph test.

    A Closer Look: Cruel Intentions

    Dinah takes action after a disappointed Bill reveals that he was going to tell Lizzie that he loves her. Bill finds a ransom note in Lizzie’s trashed room. Dinah kisses Grady after he shows her the improved second ransom note. Daisy gives Grady back his key. Grady snaps at Daisy to leave after Lizzie manages to make a loud noise. Grady stares at the key while Lizzie discusses love. Bill realizes Lizzie isn’t faking her kidnapping. Dinah pretends to be shocked when Bill shows her the ransom note for Lizzie. Bill thanks Dinah for her friendship. Dinah adds two more zeros to the amount on Grady’s ransom note, but explains to a delighted Grady that all she truly wants is her brother back. Bill calls Dinah after receiving the second ransom note.

    Budig Says Good-bye Again

    Friday, October 10, 2008 8:40 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Aidan and Ryan’s (Aiden Turner and Cameron Mathison) favorite lady checks out.

    Rebecca Budig has elected to do what many suspected she would do from the start of her return and leave “All My Children” when her one-year contract expires in January.

    Budig, of course, plays Greenlee Smythe on “AMC.” The Emmy nominated actress originated the role on August 11, 1999 and played the role until November 30, 2005. Budig elected to return to the soap with a one year contract on the heels of the 2007-2008 writers’ strike and made her “AMC” return on January 16, 2008 as “the real Greenlee” (noting ABC’s controversial promotional onslaught for the return of the popular actress). Sabine Singh played the second incarnation of Greenlee from April 2007 until the episode before Budig’s return.

    During her two years away from “AMC,” Budig guest starred on CBS’s “CSI” and starred on a Lifetime movie titled “The Perfect Child;” she also had her hand on one or two prime-time pilots that failed to be picked up. Budig started her daytime career on CBS’s “Guiding Light,” as Michelle Bauer (1995 to 1998). The 35-year old actress is married to Bob Guiney, of ABC’s “The Bachelor” fame.

    Meanwhile, Budig’s long time co-star and friend, Alicia Minshew (who plays Kendall Hart Slater), has re-signed with the soap. Minshew has been with “AMC” since January 8, 2002. Minshew will be taking time off from the soap (two months) later this fall when she marries her long-time boyfriend, Richie Herschenfeld.

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

    • Rebecca Budig
    • Alicia Minshew

      Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:34 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

      ( — “All My Children” loses one of the greats.

      Eileen Herlie, a legend, passed away yesterday, October 8, 2008, at the age of 90.

      Herlie was born on March 8, 1918, in Glasgow, Scotland. Before starting her career on television, Herlie was an accomplished theatre and film actress. Herlie starred opposite Laurence Olivier in his 1948 film adaption of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” and later reprised her role of Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude, opposite Richard Burton on Broadway. Other plays Herlie appeared in include “The Matchmaker,” which was an early adaptation of “Hello Dolly,” and “Take Me Along,” opposite Jackie Gleason, which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical in 1960.

      Herlie made the move to television in 1976 on the ABC daytime drama “All My Children,” where she played the irreplaceable Myrtle Fargate. The talented actress earned three Daytime Emmy nominations for the role and in the years to follow briefly crossed the role over to two other ABC soaps, “Loving” and “One Life to Live.” Myrtle was the ultimate mother figure and the voice of reason for many of the personalities that passed through the fictional Pennsylvania town; Ms. Fargate also gave many of these eccentric characters a place to live with her famous boarding house and a place to shop with her famous boutique. Herlie last appeared on “AMC” on May 23, 2008.

      Eileen Herlie married once but leaves behind no children. Herlie’s beloved character, Myrtle, will be greatly missed by her fictional friends and family, and the exceptional Herlie will be greatly missed by legions of “AMC” fans, her co-stars, and of course by her friends and family. Rest in Peace, Eileen.

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

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      • Eileen Herlie

        Wednesday, October 8, 2008 4:30 PM | By Angela Rosa

        ( — The wind of change blows through Pine Valley.


        Adam forces Colby and Pete to do his bidding. Erica and Carmen have a honest and long overdue discussion on the topic of Jackson. Kendall has a change of heart after realizing Zach is helping Annie for Emma’s sake. Zach and Kendall make love. Adam gets what he wants when his subpoena forces JR, Babe and Little Adam back home. Kendall tells a disappointed Zach that she wants them to wait to have another baby. Colby warns Adam that there will be consequences if he turns on Pete. Annie fears the stalker will go after Emma. Jesse continues to deceive his family about Natalia. Adam and Erica make a surprising discovery in the Chandler tunnels.

        The Inside Story: The Pangs of Love

        Realizing the truth about her feelings for Ryan, Aidan walks out on his devastated wife. Aidan destroys the house he was building for him and Greenlee and then confronts Ryan at gun point. Greenlee confesses to Ryan that she never stopped loving him but, unable to reason with the pain they’ve caused everyone, insists that they can’t ever be together and leaves him. Greenlee confesses her dilemma to Jackson. Kendall finds a sobbing Greenlee outside of her door. Ryan spots Greenlee at “their” gazebo.

        A Closer Look: Ready, Set, Natural Disaster

        Fleeing from Adam, JR takes his family to the Comeback, where an overwhelmed Opal soon suffers a heart attack. Jesse allows Tad to take Opal to the hospital but orders everyone else to stay put. Unaware of the weather situation, Zach leaves Kendall and the boys at the beach house to run a quick errand. Ryan and Greenlee take shelter in a nearby shed as one tornado after another begins to spin through Pine Valley. Zach cheats death. JR and Babe distract the scared kids with an impromptu wedding. Tragedy strikes at the Comeback. Zach is surprised to find Bianca while frantically searching for Kendall in the rubble of the beach house. Another twister suddenly hits as Aidan spies on the intimacy between Ryan and Greenlee. Erica and Adam’s route to escape and air supply is sealed off by a collapsed wall. Colby saves Pete.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 20, 2008

        • Monday: Kendall fights for her life at the hospital. Bianca is full of unexpected surprises. JR is forced to make an impossible decision.
        • Tuesday: Jake has dire news about Kendall. Zach comes through for Bianca. Jesse shocks Angie with the truth about Natalia.
        • Wednesday: Jake warns Zach that time is running out for Kendall. Angie has surprising news for Frankie. Ryan and Annie are desperate to find a missing Emma.
        • Thursday: Babe admits to JR she knows what’s really going on. Bianca and Zach swear Greenlee to secrecy. Ryan comes to Adam and Erica’s rescue.

        • Friday: Ryan and Annie get chilling news about Emma. Angie wants the truth from Jesse. Zach blames Jake for Kendall’s condition.

        Latest ‘AMC’ Casting Tidbits

        Wednesday, October 8, 2008 12:30 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

        ( — Who’s in and who’s out this October.

        THE IN’S

        • Laura Koffman joins the cast of “All My Children” as Rebecca, the ex that Jesse Hubbard (Darnell Williams) kept himself very, very busy with during his twenty long years on the run.

          Koffman is best knows for the role of Cassie Callison, one of the famed Cramer woman, on “One Life to Live.” The actress played the role from March 1991 thru June 1999.

          A medical crisis brings Rebecca to Pine Valley, and face to face with Jesse’s current life and wife, Angie (Debbie Morgan), on Tuesday, October 28.

        • Shannon Kane joined the cast of “AMC” on Friday, October 3 as Natalia, the young woman we’ll soon discover is Jesse and Rebecca’s child. The role is contract.
        • Eden Riegel returns on Friday, October 17 as Bianca Montgomery. Riegel’s seventh return since her 2005 exit marks her second contract length comeback.
        • Also arriving in Pine Valley with a contract is Tamara Braun. Braun hits the Pine Valley scene on Thursday, October 30, as Bianca’s girlfriend, Reese Williams. Braun will bring along Bianca’s daughter, Miranda, who will continue to be played by the adorable Haley Evans.
        • Vincent Irizarry returns as Dr. David Hayward on Thursday, October 23. In the weeks that follow, we’ll find out if the vengeful and heartbroken doctor can pull himself together long enough to save the life of one of the Kane women.

        THE OUT’S

        • The speculation has been confirmed, Amanda Baker is out as Babe Carey.

          Baker began her career in daytime in nighttime, starring as Jolene Crowell in SoapNet’s first season of “General Hospital: Night Shift” in 2007. Baker’s first day on “AMC,” October 8, 2007, was the original Babe’s last day. Alexa Havins originated the role of Babe Carey in the fall of 2003.

        • Babe finally succumbs to death on Thursday, October 23, in heartbreaking scenes with her oft-time husband, JR Chandler (Jacob Young).


        • Susan Lucci’s partner on ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars,” Tony Dovolani, will make a brief appearance on an episode of the daytime drama later this month. Dovolani portrays a victim of the Pine Valley tornado.
        • Father Clarence (played by Malachy McCourt) closes out the busy casting month of October. Should the “lucky” recipient of his next visit be afraid considering the way the good father handled the Kathy situation?

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

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          AMC PreVUE: Week of October 6 Edition

          Wednesday, October 1, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa

          ( — Dealing with the consequences.


          Taylor shuts down on Jake after things get too close for comfort. Somebody is having Taylor secretly investigated. Noting the tension between the Slater’s, a concerned Ryan gives Kendall some advice. Ryan kisses Greenlee. Annie continues to insist that she’s being stalked. Natalia beseeches Jesse to visit her mother. A furious Greenlee walks out on Aidan after learning he’s been monitoring her. Erica reaches out to a reeling Adam.

          The Inside Story: Battleground

          Kendall is confronted by a groom who claims his fiancé became ill from Bella. Angie’s test confirms the groom’s angry accusation. A furious Kendall heads to Adam’s mansion where she accuses him of sabotaging Bella. Kendall is appalled when Erica defends Adam. Once alone, Erica assures Kendall that she’ll handle Adam; Adam meanwhile holds a press conference announcing that he’s suing Fusion. Pete tells Colby the truth. Adam warns Colby that Pete will pay the price if she blabs. JR and Babe decide to leave the mansion…and move to California. Babe resigns from Fusion. Kendall gets very bad news concerning Fusion. Colby makes a plea to Pete.

          A Closer Look: Entrapment

          Zach seems receptive to Annie’s request for his help in securing that she keeps Emma. Annie is confident that the psychiatrist Zach convinced her to meet will secure her custody of Emma, unaware that Zach has actually hired the doctor to gather information to use against her. The doctor assures Zach that he has enough information to make sure Annie loses custody of Emma. During their next session, an unhinged Annie digs her hole in even deeper when she makes a significant slip which a hidden Zach overhears. Zach informs Annie of just how much she stands to lose, her freedom included, if she continues to fight for Emma.

          SON ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 13, 2008

          • Monday: Greenlee confides to Kendall that her marriage is over. Kendall learns Annie’s secret. Jack finds out what Erica is really up to with Adam.
          • Tuesday: Greenlee can’t deny her true feelings any longer. Erica and Carmen have it out over Jack. Zach warns Annie not to threaten him or his family.
          • Wednesday: Zach and Kendall are back on track. Annie shares her fears about being stalked with Ryan. Taylor gets the news she’s been waiting to hear.
          • Thursday: JR is fed up with Adam’s manipulations. Opal’s premonition about an impending disaster starts to come true. Kendall urges Greenlee to stop fighting her true feelings.

          • Friday: Greenlee gives in to her feelings for Ryan. After cheating death, Zach makes a shocking discovery. Many lives are in peril as disaster strikes Pine Valley.

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