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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:08 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Carly holds onto the hope that Michael will wake up at any moment. Patrick tells Carly that Michael should be awake by now and reluctantly admits that if he doesn’t wake up soon, he probably never will.

Nikolas makes a date with Rebecca to join him at the Metro Court. Alexis accidentally walks in on a nearly naked Nikolas and Rebecca.

After his call to Holly is abruptly cut off, Luke and Ethan come to believe she’s in danger somewhere in Singapore and head off to rescue her. Certain that Holly is pulling a scam on Luke, Tracy decides to follow him and Ethan to Singapore.

Spinelli makes a surprising discovery about Kate.

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




Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:01 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Starr and Cole struggle with their feelings upon learning Hope’s body is being exhumed that very evening and decide to go to the prom after all in an effort to take their mind off the matter. Langston is thrilled when she sees Starr and Cole together at the prom.

Markko and Langston anticipate sleeping together for the first time. Lola fumes while watching Langston and Markko together and takes a hit of acid she got from her date Asher.

Rachel and Shaun have Asher arrested after catching him dealing drugs. Destiny admits to Matthew that her date is actually her cousin.

Matthew and Destiny clear the air and have fun at the prom together. Everyone hits the dance floor when the Pussycat Dolls perform. Natalie and Jared resign themselves to the fact that Jessica will learn the truth once Hope’s body is exhumed.

Knowing their planned wedding the next day won’t end up happening, Natalie and Jared sneak off and get married before everything hits the fan. Jessica and Brody steal some romantic time together. Nora questions Clint’s motives for proposing to her but ultimately says yes.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Stacy takes the opportunity to stick it to Gigi when she decides to be the surprise entertainment at Jared’s bachelor party at Rodi’s and does a sexy dance in front of Rex.

Bo and Clint argue about Bo’s renewed closeness with Nora. A remark from Bo results in Clint impulsively proposing to Nora.

Kyle subtly threatens Natalie, who promises to get him his blackmail money. Jared and Natalie fear the truth about Jessica’s baby will come out after they learn Starr is having Hope’s body exhumed. Jessica has a brief memory of the night she gave birth at the vineyard.

Starr helps Langston prepare for the prom. Dorian warns Markko to treat Langston right or suffer the consequences.

Lola plans on sabotaging Langston and Markko’s big night.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Carly gives Patrick the go ahead to continue Michael’s surgery.

Jason unburdens himself to a supportive Sam and both are glad they can be friends again.

Patrick gives everyone the news that Michael made it through the surgery and now the waiting period begins to see whether or not it was successful.

Ric reminds Claudia she still isn’t off the hook.

Lulu knows there’s more going on between Luke, Tracy and Ethan than she’s being let in on. Luke shares his suspicions about Tracy with Ethan. Tracy takes umbrage when she hears Luke placing a call to Holly and thinks he’s playing right into her hands.

Maxie starts to lose faith in Spinelli but tries to keep her doubts to herself. Kate is up to no good.

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




Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

At Babe’s grave, Marissa puts the pieces together after seeing that she and Babe share the same date of birth and demands answers from Krystal, who admits she sold Marissa when she was born but insists she’s always loved her.

David tells Zach that Adam knew the experimental heart valve was defective. Ian is placed on a machine to keep him alive until he’s strong enough for David to operate again. Kendall fears what Zach might do to Adam.

Adam spills the beans about Marissa to David when David seems on the verge of killing him. David confronts Krystal with the truth and could throttle her with his bare hands but Marissa arrives on the scene before things go any further.

Erica unleashes her fury on Adam when he admits he risked Ian’s life in order to save his company. Although enraged, Erica intervenes when Gayle starts to give Adam his medication.

Annie sneaks into the Chandler nursery to visit a sleeping Emma and later hides when Ryan enters.

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




Monday, May 11, 2009 9:03 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, May 11, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sensing something is seriously wrong with Ian, Zach yanks David away from Adam’s reception and drags him back to the hospital. Zach becomes more certain that Adam and David are hiding something after learning of Dr. Chappell’s suicide.

Aidan convinces Opal that her mind is playing tricks on her when she sees Annie on Ryan’s terrace. Aidan tries to talk Annie into fleeing immediately but she insists on seeing Emma. Aidan discovers that Annie is carrying a gun when her purse falls to the floor and both are unaware that her wallet has fallen under a piece of furniture inside Ryan’s loft.

After taking a fall down the stairs and hurting his shoulder, Aidan awakes to find that Annie has tied him up in the basement. Annie tells Aidan she’ll come back for him as she makes it clear she’s calling the shots now.

Erica grows suspicious of Gayle and comes to realize that she’s fallen under David’s spell. Krystal defends David when Marissa chastises him for using Little A as a bargaining chip before he agreed to perform Ian’s surgery.

Marissa later comes upon Krystal berating herself at Babe’s grave.

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




Monday, May 11, 2009 8:57 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, May 11, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Patrick works valiantly to get Michael’s heart beating again when there’s a crisis during the surgery.  Michael’s loved ones are faced with the difficult decision of whether or not they should ask Patrick to stop the operation. In the end, Carly is left to decide Michael’s fate. 

Nikolas defends Rebecca to Alexis, who comes to realize just how smitten he’s become with her. 

Luke watches closely when Tracy overreacts to Lulu cozying up to Ethan. Tracy claims she doesn’t want to see Lulu getting her heart broken again but Luke suspects she’s hiding something. Lulu tells Ethan that Luke put her up to flirting with him and wonders if he knows the reason behind it. 

After getting a little hot and heavy, Maxie and Spinelli set out to catch their culprit and are baffled when their chase eventually leads them back to the office at Crimson.

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




Monday, May 11, 2009 8:41 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, May 11, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Powell, posing as an EMT, stops Jack from calling the police after Jack finds Todd, Blair and Tea passed out in the living room. After carrying an unconscious Todd, Tea and Blair from the house, Powell leaves Rebecca to look after Jack and Sam.

Dorian hits the roof when she learns Langston plans on losing her virginity to Markko after the prom. Langston holds her ground, pointing out how responsible she and Markko have acted. Dorian sees that Langston is making mature decisions and although reluctant to do so, ultimately gives her implied blessing when she presents her with condoms to guarantee she and Markko will be responsible

Meanwhile, Markko runs into a friend of his mother’s at the drug store when he sets out to buy condoms and calls Cole for help. Cole feels guilty when he sees Matthew in his wheelchair for the first time. Cole resists the temptation to take drugs. Lola vows to get even with Langston and Markko.

Rachel convinces Matthew to go to the prom. Bo and Nora address the awkward moment when they almost kissed. After finding Bo and Nora in an embrace, Clint lets his real feelings show.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




Monday, May 11, 2009 11:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Well that was fast! Just days after it was announced that Rick Hearst would be leaving ABC’s “General Hospital”, TVGuide.com is reporting that the actor has signed on the dotted line with CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” to reprise his organic character Whipple ‘Whip’ Jones III.

Last seen in August 2002, Whip left town after divorcing Brooke Logan Forrester (Katherine Kelly Lang) once their charade of a marriage began to unfold. He is back from working abroad for Forrester International. It is understood that Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) sends for Mr. Jones as she feels he is the best person to handle a PR Campaign for Jackie M. Knowing Whip, he isn’t back in Los Angeles just to get work done.

Hearst’s first airdate on “B&B” is scheduled for Friday, July 17. His final appearance on “GH” as Ric Lansing is set to air in June, but ABC yet to confirm a last airdate.

In addition to his extensive work in daytime, Rick has appeared in a number of primetime series including The WB’s “Charmed”, FOX’s “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and USA Network’s “Pacific Blue”. In 2005, he joined an all-star soap opera cast in the Corbin Bernsen film “Carpool Guy”. The film told the story of a guy named Joel (Hearst), who finds himself stuck in life – not in traffic. He is aided by a homeless man (played by Anthony Geary, Luke Spencer “General Hospital”) that sets him on the right path. The film also starred Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy Wesley, “Days of our Lives”), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”), Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon Sharpe, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Lesli Kay (Felicia Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters, ”The Young and the Restless”).

“The Bold and the Beautiful” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.


Discussion:  Hearst Ready to Whip ‘B&B’ Back into Shape


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  • Days of our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • Katherine Kelly Lang
  • Rick Hearst
  • Susan Flannery
  • Corbin Bernsen
  • Anthony Geary
  • Patrika Darbo
  • Sharon Case
  • Sean Kanan
  • Lesli Kay
  • Kristoff St. John
  • Charmed
  • Beverly Hills
  • 90210
  • Pacific Blue
  • Carpool Guy


    Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:41 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After portraying the role of Ric Lansing on ABC’s “General Hospital” since November 2002, actor Rick Hearst is ready to say goodbye to the role that awarded him two Daytime Emmy Awards and the soap that brought him full circle.

    In April, Soap Opera Network reported that Rick had been dropped to recurring status along with co-star Megan Ward (Kate Howard). Now a month later, Hearst has decided to move on from the daytime drama series and seek new endeavors.

    While it is unclear at this time why the actor opted to leave the show, the network has confirmed that his character will leave with a bang.

    “We’re saddened for ‘GH’ fans but personally thrilled for Rick. We wish him nothing but success. Rest assured that the character of Ric Lansing will have an exit you won’t want to miss,” ABC said in a statement released via SOAPnet.com.

    Prior to his work on “GH”, Hearst starred in a number of daytime drama’s including NBC’s “Days of our Lives”, “CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “Guiding Light” and “The Young and the Restless” He won his first Daytime Emmy Award in 1991 for his role on “GL” portraying Alan-Michael Spaulding.

    His last airdate is set for June.

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


    Discussion:  Rick Hearst Bids ‘GH’ Adieu


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