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The root of the problem
Thursday, January 17, 2008 6:50 AM | By Angela Rosa

( — Dr. Hubbard finds herself in the middle of a monumental crisis moments after stepping foot back into Pine Valley.


Colby and Dre both admit they enjoyed the kiss they shared. Ryan easily explains away calling Annie “Kendall” and the Lavery’s resume a night of lovemaking. Zach and Greenlee’s easy rapport grows as she’s able to talk sense into him upon finding him outside the bomb shelter. Her own guilt resonating within her, Kendall wonders to Aidan if Zach and Greenlee’s newfound closeness is because they slept together during their ordeal in the bomb shelter. After agreeing to Annie’s terms in exchange for her getting tested as a possible donor for him, Richie gives his sister a glimpse into his very dark mind. On a mission to collect information on Kate for Krystal, a traitorous JR pulls at Adam’s heartstrings and tells him he wants to come back home. Ryan’s dramatic mood swing alarms Annie. Jack and Erica connection is as powerful as ever.


Tad and Angie’s happy reunion is cut short when Joe calls Angie and asks her to come to the hospital immediately as Quentin’s condition is deteriorating quickly. Once at the hospital, Angie is stunned when she sees that Quentin is actually her son Frankie. Meanwhile, Zach wants to take Greenlee to the hospital after she’s hit by a sharp pain. Greenlee takes Zach’s advice and confides in Aidan that she’s scared that something is seriously wrong with her. Angie and Julia manage to stabilize Frankie. Julia alerts Angie to the fact that another patient, namely Greenlee, has the same symptoms as Frankie. Angie confronts Greenlee and Aidan and insists that Greenlee be admitted to the hospital immediately. Aidan’s discovery leads Angie to the realization that Greenlee and Frankie’s illness may be linked to Aidan’s property. Julia finds Greenlee, who has sneaked out of the hospital, with Kendall at ConFusion and demands that Greenlee return to the hospital. Greenlee begins to have trouble breathing. Zach joins Angie and Aidan as they search Aidan’s property for a clue as to what is causing the mysterious illness. Angie is upset when she sees firsthand how Frankie chose to live in the woods. Aidan finds out that Sylvester, the guy he bought the cabin from, died of the same symptoms Greenlee and Frankie have. Zach has an epiphany which might just end up saving Greenlee and Frankie. Kendall calls Jackson after Greenlee is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Meanwhile, Frankie receives a very surprising visit from his “deceased” father – Jesse.

D2D PreVUE’s for the week of January 28

Monday: Adam grows suspicious of JR.

Tuesday: Angie fears she’s risking Frankie’s life with her experimental treatment.

Wednesday: Greenlee is faced with a life or death decision.

Thursday: Jesse barely avoids being spotted by Angie.

Friday: Ryan has no memory of the last four years of his life.

Pictured: Ambyr Childers courtesy ABC

The Verge
Monday, January 14, 2007 3:30 AM | By Angela Rosa

( — Adam has an offer that Krystal can refuse – for now.


Julia arrives to free Jack and Erica from their confinement at an inopportune moment for Ms. Kane. As Richie and JR declare war over Babe, Ms. Carey faces-off with Annie and Amanda over the actions they’ve taken against her not-so-secret admirers. Zach refuses to talk to Kendall about the ordeal with Hannah but later begins to open up to his new confidante Greenlee. Kendall is taken aback by Ryan’s exuberant welcome. Aidan knocks a stubborn and very sick Quentin out in order to get him to the hospital. After linking Greenlee and Quentin’s odd symptoms, Joe calls in a specialist – Dr. Angie Hubbard! Richie’s agitation heightens as Annie tell him she hasn’t made up her mind on whether or not she’ll be tested as a possible donor for him.


A scheming Adam manages to convince Colby that he may just really want to make amends with Tad and Krystal. Colby agrees to help lure the Martin’s to her father’s surprise party. Krystal’s lukewarm response to his offer of a Hawaiian honeymoon brings a disappointed Tad to the realization that his wife is still not entirely comfortable with their marriage being real. Krystal surprises Tad with her romantic gesture. Erica knows Adam is up to something. Tad and Krystal are disturbed when they realize they’re at the Valley Inn to attend a party that Adam is hosting in their honor. Adam tells Krystal that he’ll reveal everything he knows about Kate if she comes back to him. Adam’s scheme to reclaim his former wife goes up in smoke as Krystal responds to his “offer” by renewing her wedding vows with Tad.

D2D PreVUE’s for the week of January 21

Monday: Kendall grows suspicious of Greenlee and Zach.

Tuesday: Krystal enlists JR’s help to see if Adam’s telling the truth about Kate.

Wednesday: Jack and Erica can’t hide their feelings for one another.

Thursday: Ryan’s behavior grows more and more bizarre.

Friday: Greenlee takes a turn for the worse.

Pictured: Rebecca Budig courtesy ABC

Dead Ends or New Beginnings?
Thursday, January 3, 2007 2:47 AM | By Angela Rosa

( — Will Pine Valley recover from the battle scars Ms. Nichols leaves behind?


Richie and Annie learn that Richie’s life might be saved with a bone marrow transplant. Joe schedules more tests for Greenlee who privately fears something could really be wrong. Kendall overreacts when Aidan tries to comfort her. Dre opens up to Colby as they hide out in the Chandler tunnels. Erica quickly cuts to the point with Kendall after picking up on the tension between her and Aidan. JR asks Babe to consider giving them another chance. Ryan embraces life after being released from the hospital.


After Ryan takes the bullet she meant for Kendall, an unhinged Hannah heads to Cambias where she holds Josh hostage at gunpoint. Zach and Kendall arrive at Cambias where they quickly realize something’s off. Hannah manages to get away after Zach breaks down the door to Josh’s office. Sean readily agrees to a fleeing Hannah’s provocative suggestion. Zach plans on eliminating the threat to his family by taking care of Hannah once and for all. Adam’s accusation sobers Zach. Zach asks Aidan to look after Kendall as he prepares to face-off with Hannah at the Rocks. Sean contacts Jack after realizing who the woman he slept with is. Zach challenges Hannah to get the payback she thinks she so rightly deserves but ends up feeling truly sorry for her as she tells him about the pain she suffered at the hands of Alexander. Hannah accuses Zach of rescuing every other woman is his life but never doing the same for her. Kendall races to get to Zach after Jack finally tells her what he knows.

D2D PreVUE’s for the week of January 14

Monday: Hannah finally gets what she wants from Zach.

Tuesday: Tad realizes how Krystal really feels about their marriage.

Wednesday: Rebecca Budig returns as Greenlee.

Thursday: Ryan just isn’t himself these days.

Friday: Debbi Morgan Returns as Angie. Krystal rises to Adam’s challenge.

Pictured: Thorsten Kaye courtesy ABC

New Year Resolutions!
Thursday, December 27, 2007 2:10 AM | By Angela Rosa

( — Life-changing decisions are made as Pine Valley enters a new year.


Jack concedes to a determined Erica that they will always be in each other’s lives. Though the road takes a few u-turns, Tad and Krystal finally consummate their marriage. Richie tricks Lily into giving him a lesson on how to commit the “perfect crime.” Hannah gives Adam what he wants and then bitterly ends her association with him. After sharing some family time with Babe and Little Adam, JR issues Richie a warning. Adam has an intriguing offer for JR. Hannah covers her true feelings about the outcome of Kendall’s tribulations but later makes those feelings dangerously clear.


Desperate to protect Kendall, Zach steps forward and tells a skeptical Derek that he’s the one who set Greenlee up. Derek agrees to put off questioning anyone for the time being. Zach angrily insists to Kendall that she say nothing more to Derek. Later, after kissing a sleeping Zach goodbye, Kendall goes to Derek and confesses everything. Kendall explains her actions to a furious Zach. Jack arrives at the police station intent on representing Kendall. Jack makes a moving declaration to his former step-daughter. Kendall is released on bail and goes home with Zach, who struggles to keep his temper in check. Zach’s emotions come to the surface as he’s unable to bear the thought of losing Kendall. Zach and Kendall make love. The following morning, Kendall ignores Jackson’s advice to plead to the lesser charge of diminished capacity and instead makes a full confession to the court. Greenlee steps forth and makes a heartfelt plea on Kendall’s behalf. The judge delivers the verdict.

D2D PreVUE’s for the week of January 7

Monday: Richie learns his days might not be numbered after all.

Tuesday: Zach blames himself for Hannah’s vendetta against his family.

Wednesday: Greenlee fears something might be terribly wrong with her.

Thursday: JR wants to try and rekindle things with Babe.

Friday: Kendall sees her happiness slipping away.

Pictured: Amanda Baker courtesy ABC

‘AMC’ Actress Departs


( — End of the road for Haiduk…

In the wake of the news of several shocking returns to the daytime serial, earlier this month, Soap Opera Digest reported that the industry buzz was that “All My Children” also “intended to trim multiple actors from its cast in the coming weeks.” Stacy Haiduk has been trimmed.

Haiduk makes what looks to be a permanent exit from her “AMC” role on Monday, January 14. Haiduk played the role of Hannah Nichols, mother of the deceased Ethan Cambias (James Scott) who she sired with Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye), on “AMC” for just two months last spring and returned to the contract-role on September 14.

Look for an unscrewed Hannah to make quite the scene, which includes leaving a lasting mark on Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison), as she dances to her mid-January exit.

Home Again Week!
Monday, December 24, 2007 4:00 AM | By Angela Rosa

( — Many familiar faces will return to Pine Valley in the next several weeks…

As previously reported, Debbie Morgan, Darnell Williams and Rebecca Budig will be returning to “All My Children” in January to the roles they originated.

Rebecca Budig has signed a one-year contract with the daytime drama and will begin airing on Wednesday, January 16. According to the official ABC press release pertaining to the trifecta of returns, along with carrying on her Fusion shenanigans with on-again-off-again best friend and business partner Kendall Hart Slater (Alicia Minshew), Budig’s Greenlee will also “continue to reconnect with Aidan Devane (Aiden Turner) and Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison) and build on those relationships.” To reacquaint the audience with the “real Greenlee,” as ABC is touting Ms. Budig, “AMC” will air a repeat of the May 2004 episode where Greenlee and Ryan become man and wife on Christmas day. Then on Saturday, January 12, from 2: 00 PM – 6:00 PM EST, ABC’s cable affiliate SOAPnet will air classic Greenlee episodes along with a new half-hour behind-the-scenes special. While dealing with the typical business, friendship and love-life soap-fare, expect Greenlee to also be “suddenly stricken down by a mysterious illness.” Greenlee, portrayed by Sabine Singh, will start showing sings of this mystery illness soon. The mystery illness will tie into the return of daytime’s first and most popular African American super couple.

Debbie Morgan will return to the role of Dr. Angela Baxter Hubbard on Friday, January 18 to consult on the disease that’s not only threatening to kill Ms. Smythe but also somebody very, very close to the doctor’s heart. In relationship to the return of the Hubbards, the official ABC press release tells us that “times of crises often bring loved ones together, and this case will bring about the most shocking reunion of all time.” Could this mysterious patient be somebody we’ve already been watching on “AMC” for a while? It’s quite possible. As the press release hints to, the twist of the “secret patient” will in turn bring the no-longer deceased Jesse Hubbard back to Pine Valley and Angie – we’re waiting for an explanation on that one, as well! Darnell Williams reclaims the role her originated on Friday, January 25. Both actors have signed long-term contracts with the ABC daytime drama; Morgan’s contract is for four-years. On Sunday, January 13, from 2: 00 PM – 5:30 PM EST, SOAPnet will air classic Jesse and Angie episodes along with a new half-hour behind-the-scenes special for the “AMC” super couple as well.

In other news, Eden Riegel returns as Bianca Montgomery, bringing along the adorable Haley Evans who portrays Miranda Montgomery, on December 26 and 27. Expect the seldom seen Eileen Herlie to also make a couple of appearances on Christmas week. The truly and deeply missed James Mitchell was recently called to the AMC studios to tape some scenes. If his health allowed him to come in to tape those scenes, Palmer Cortlandt will appear on an “AMC” screen near you during the week of January 14. Mitchell’s last episode of “AMC” aired on May 31, 2007.

Pictured: James Mitchell courtesy ABC

AMC PreVUE: Week of December 17 Edition

Consequential Reactions
Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:05 AM | By Angela Rosa

( — Impulse reactions may change relationships forever this week in Pine Valley.


Erica’s attempt to score points with Jack backfires. Adam informs Tad that he’ll find Kate if Tad drops the custody suit against Krystal. Amanda realizes that Adam hasn’t told JR about the DVD. Richie shows up at Babe’s doorstep after Janet plots his great escape. Annie contemplates giving Richie exactly what he wants. Adam manages to bolster Erica’s spirits. Father Clarence’s lectures to Tad and Krystal, and later Adam ultimately leads to a nasty reversal of fates.


Unable to stop the water from seeping into the bomb shelter, Zach and Greenlee realize their situation has gone from bad to hopeless. Meanwhile, Aidan’s hope for Greenlee’s survival seeps away when his latest lead ends up not only cold but frozen solid. Kendall ends up stranded with Aidan after arriving at the cabin to tell him the news of Greenlee’s innocence. Greenlee sees a different side of Zach as he opens up to her and admits that he was wrong about her. As they wait out the storm, the facts of the situation begin to weigh heavily on both Kendall and Aidan, but Kendall refuses to give up hope. Overcome by his pain, Aidan bluntly makes it clear to Kendall that there is no hope. Kendall angrily rails at Aidan as despair overtakes her. Desperately wanting to be with their loved ones one last time, Kendall and Aidan end up having sex – an action both instantly regret. Meanwhile, facing what they believe to be their certain deaths, Zach gently kisses Greenlee as each thinks about the one they truly love. While getting herself together, Kendall discovers the map for the bomb shelter. Aidan, Kendall and Quentin race to the bomb shelter where they find Zach and Greenlee near death. As Aidan tries to breathe life into Greenlee, Kendall goes to be with Zach only to have the shelter begin to collapse around them.

D2D PreVUE’s for the week of December 24

Monday: Will Aidan’s love be enough to save Greenlee?

Tuesday: Encore Presentation; 5/18/04 Episode.

Wednesday: Adam is enraged by Krystal’s actions.

Pictured: Alicia Minshew courtesy Yolanda Perez/ABC


Actress Fired After Bold Move At ABC
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 9:38 AM | By Angela Rosa

( — In news that Soap Opera Network can now report, Rebecca Budig will be returning to “All My Children” in early 2008.

Sabine Singh has been released from the contract role of Greenlee Smythe, a role she began playing on April 19. The original Greenlee, Emmy-nominated actress Rebecca Budig, will reclaim the role. Budig played the role of Greenlee Smythe from August 11, 1999 through November 28, 2005. Following her departure, Budig enjoyed guest gigs on CBS’s “CSI” and “Out of Practice,” and recently starred in a Lifetime movie of the week, “The Perfect Child.” The 34-year old actress has most recently been seen regularly cheering on her good pal Cameron Mathison, who plays Greenlee’s ex-husband Ryan Lavery on “AMC,” in the seats at ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars.”

Budig joins Darnell Williams, Debbie Morgan – and possibly Eden Riegel – in rejoining the cast of the ABC sudser in 2008 with long-term contracts. SON wishes Ms. Singh the best of luck in her future endeavors.

Pictured: Rebecca Budig courtesy Yolanda Perez/ABC

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    To Tell the Truth…or Not!
    Thursday, December 5, 2007 1:12 AM | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Tad, Adam and Amanda put their own set of rules into motion.


    As they wait for Spike to come out of the anesthesia, Ryan confesses to Kendall that he had the chance to stop Greenlee from escaping and muses about what might have been had he acted differently. Meanwhile, in the hole, Greenlee comes clean about her sins and becomes incensed when Zach refuses to do the same. Kendall reveals to Aidan that she made a pact with God and plans on confessing everything she did to Greenlee if Spike is able to hear again – a notion Aidan now feels opposition towards. Josh explains to Erica that while he believes she was justified in the actions she took against Greenlee that she’ll have to bite the bullet and apologize if she wants to repair her relationship with Jack. Joe reveals to Ryan and Kendall that Spike’s deafness was the result of a pre-existing medical condition and not the accident.


    Tad presents Krystal with papers suing her for full custody of Jenny after she refuses to abide by his demand that she not let Adam near Jenny. Meanwhile, Adam is infuriated when JR decides he rather remain in jail than live under house arrest with him. Amanda lets Adam know that she can give JR an airtight alibi for the night of Zach’s hit and run – for a price. Krystal and Tad vent to Babe and JR, respectively, about one another. Amanda emerges victorious as Adam presents her with a five million dollar check in exchange for the DVD clearing JR. Adam is thrilled when JR finally accepts his offer to get out of jail. JR makes an untimely mistake when he’s rude to Adam who then decides to keep the DVD clearing his son’s name to himself as insurance. Krystal quickly rationalizes that moving out of town with Jenny is not the right thing to do but becomes enraged when Tad informs her that taking Jenny and moving to Babe’s is also out of the question. Adam uncovers some starling information that Tad just may have a vested interest in.

    D2D PreVUE’s for the week of December 17

    Monday: Zach and Greenlee fear the end is near.

    Tuesday: Richie finds a partner in crime in Janet.

    Wednesday: Kendall and Aidan turn to each other in their time of grief.

    Pictured: Cameron Mathison courtesy Yolanda Perez/ABC

    AMC PreVUE: Week of December 3 Edition

    Lost and Not Quite Found
    Thursday, November 29, 2007 1:36 AM | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Kendall and Aidan team up.


    Greenlee is hit hard by the truths Zach dishes out to her. Adam and Krystal grow closer, as do Tad and Hannah. Lily shuts down after overhearing an evil Richie and Dr. Chambers discussing a murder plot. As Jack looks on, Julia does her best to try and uncover the source of Lily’s fear. Zach becomes emotional after losing the only photo of his family he has which leads to a moment of mutual commiseration between him and Greenlee. A captivated and amused JR watches on as Ava’s unorthodox plan to clear his name ends up getting her unceremoniously thrown out of jail. Tad’s fury is unleashed after Krystal turns to Adam when she runs into a bind with Jenny. Richie acts out when he sees Walter bonding with Annie and Emma.


    Erica and Kendall turn to Aidan and Tad for help. Aidan coldly lets Kendall know that he has absolutely no interest in helping her find her husband, but a more sympathetic Tad lets his and Aidan’s theory slip to the women. Tad promises to inform Erica if he finds out anything. Aidan fears that he’s found Greenlee when he locates a large drum buried on the property near where Zach went missing. Aidan’s fears are unfounded but his frustration grows as he’s no closer to finding Greenlee. Kendall tracks down Aidan after suffering through a nightmare in which both Zach and Greenlee die. Kendall insists to Aidan that she wants to help him in his search because she believes Zach and Greenlee are together. Aidan continues to turn his back on Kendall even after extracting a full confession from her. Kendall informs Erica that she’s not about to give up on finding her husband. Aidan has little choice but to relent when a determined Kendall gets in his face. Kendall and Aidan find further proof that Greenlee and Zach are together.

    D2D PreVUE’s for the week of December 10

    Monday: Aidan promises Kendall that he’ll find Greenlee – and therefore Zach.

    Tuesday: Tad takes drastic action to make sure Adam never gets near Jenny.

    Wednesday: Ryan has a surprising confession for Kendall.

    Pictured: David Canary courtesy Yolanda Perez/ABC

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