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OLTL Recap: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 15, 2010.


Todd reacts in shock as Ross shows him Téa’swill, naming him as Dani’s guardian. Todd is immediately suspicious that this is part of a plan concocted by Ross and Eli. John apprehends Ross.

Eli explains why he wants Greg to alter his face to become Ross. Ross is about to get something very valuable that he wants. Renee lets John and Natalie into Eli’s Palace room in search of a DNA sample, hoping to get evidence to support John’s hunch that the burned body in Tahiti wasn’t Eli’s.

Blair finds Dorian still recovering from her humiliation at the Palace. Blair asks Dorian if they can have a post-memorial service reception at Dorian’s house.

Kelly offers Rex a job finding David Vickers. She explains about Dorian’s public meltdown and insists Dorian needs closure. Kelly and Dorian role play with Kelly acting as David and Dorian slugs her.

Bo and Nora join Clint and Inez for an uncomfortable dessert at the Palace.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Natalie tells John of her DNA find.
  • Langston sets up Ford.
  • Gigi wonders if Kelly wants Rex.

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Tika Sumpter Bids Llanview Adieu

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 1:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

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( — Nearly seven weeks after her contract with “One Life to Live” expired, Tika Sumpter makes what could be her final appearance as Layla Williamson.

Soap Opera Network first told you two months ago that Sumpter had chosen not to renew her contract with “One Life” when it expired on July 30th, choosing instead to focus on other interests, such as her budding music and film careers. Instead, she indicated that she would remain on recurring status with the show, saying that “Whenever ‘One Life’ needs me to come and stop by and do whatever they need me to do I will be there.”

Even so, Thursday (September 14th) marked the actress’ last regularly scheduled appearance on “One Life to Live,” as Layla decided to leave town and accept a high-profile modeling job in Paris and persuading her fiancé Cristian Vega (David Fumero) to extend their engagement by one year. So, barring the occasional appearance by Sumpter in the future, fans have likely seen the last of her and her character in any real capacity on “One Life to Live.”

With her departure, only two African-American actors remain on contract with “OLTL” (Terrell Tilford and Shenell Edmonds), while roughly a half dozen others are presently on recurring status with the soap. Sumpter joined “One Life” in 2005.

In other news…

Terrell Tilford (Greg) has added more airdates for his character for October, including the 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 21st and 22nd, along with November 2nd.  Also, the actor tweeted on Tuesday that we was “Heading to the workhouse…15 scenes…got my game face on…today is gonna be a tough one! But I’m ready!! Damn, today was kinda INCREDIBLE!!!”

Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted on September 11th that “I have to sing a Christmas song in November… trying to pick’s hard! It has to be upbeat, but I don’t want something too cheesy lol.” Three days later she wrote that “today’s gonna be a long day [of filming].”  She also says that “Yesterday [Sept. 14th] and today [Sept. 15th] were two very long emotionally exhausting days of work. I love my job SO much,but it’s def. gonna be a nice two days off.” 

“OLTL” script writer Scott Sickles comments on his Facebook page that fans can look for some of the most recent episodes that he helped write to air on September 15th, 23rd, and 29th, as well as October 7th, 15th, 20th, and 29th. Sickles also says that “Wow! Glad you all loved today’s episode [September 8th]. I can’t wait to see it!!! Thanks for watching. I hope you continue to enjoy the journey we have John and Natalie on, which I assure you will be filled with great twists, turns, ups and downs, and that he “would love to take credit for every word John and Natalie said on Wednesday [September 8th], but must acknowledge Katherine Schock‘s beautiful editing job as well as Michael Easton and Melissa Archer‘s spectacular acting and creative impulses. It really was a great collaboration.”

Although it seems like he’s been in a thousand episodes so far, David A. Gregory (Ford) stated that the September 9th episode marked his 100th appearance on “One Life to Live.”

And the show has released a new audition script for “Wyatt,” which appears to be a dayplayer role. The scene opens with “Mrs. Heidi Wilson” telling her cousin “Lauri” that she has hired Wyatt, a personal trainer, for her. Lauri, doesn’t sound too enthusiastic at the news, however, Heidi says that she needs someone to keep her mind off of “Thomas,” who is a bad influence on her. Lauri assures Heidi that her relationship with Thomas is strictly professional. Hoping to change her mind, Heidi orders Wyatt back into the room, where he proceeds to massage Lauri. Although she enjoys it at first, she promptly throws him out. As the scene ends, Wyatt tells Heidi that he’s tired and going to call it a day. It is speculated that “Heidi” and “Lauri” may really be either Kelly and Starr or Kelly and Langston.

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    My View of Llanview: September 15 Edition

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore

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    ( — Whatever the hell happened to the expression “Leave them wanting more?”

    So I was wracking my brain, trying to think of a topic to write about for this edition of the column, when lo and behold I came across the tacky, cheesy, God-awful, and downright embarrassing new “OLTL” promo entitled “People are Talking About the Ford brothers.” After watching it, all I can say is “Really?”

    While it does appear that most “One Life” fans are indeed talking about the Ford brothers, the words typically used are not as kind as those mentioned in the promo. In fact, it seems as if the vast majority of the “OLTL” audience, myself included, cannot stand the cardboard siblings and see no purpose what so ever that they serve by being on the show right now. So then why does the show keep promoting such drivel?

    Well apparently the show’s new core audience consists of twelve-year-old girls, which would explain why the said promo contains quotes like “They are all really cute. They kinda make you melt just watching them.” I mean, seriously, who else other than a love struck teenage girl is going to say things like that? I realize that soaps have always been geared more toward women, but this is nothing short of ridiculous and absurd. We have certainly come a long way haven’t we?

    When “One Life to Live” debuted more than four decade ago, it dealt with relevant social issues like racism, drug addiction and minorities. Today, however, it deals primarily with three young brothers who run around town with their shirts off 90% of the time, flirt with every woman they see, and couldn’t act to save their lives. But I suppose it doesn’t matter as long as some teenyboppers comment on the “OLTL” Facebook page that the brothers are hot, cute, and make you, you know “kinda want to melt” just by looking at them. It’s ratings be damned apparently.

    And, while this promo is bad enough on its own, it is even more humiliating when you realize that it is only the latest in a series of promotional gaffes by “OLTL” and ABC to try to sell the show’s fanbase on these three characters who epitomize style over substance. Let us not forget about how the latest “More Life to Live” video clip turned into a “Meet the Ford Brothers” interview, and that the latest “OLTL” photo shoot consisted solely of pictures of the brothers in various states of upper body undress. Oh, and who could forgot the new mid-show bumpers for two of the three Ford siblings, once of which features the eldest brother Robert (David A. Gregory) smiling while mugging for the camera and opening his shirt to once again showcase what lies underneath (as if it were still some sort of mystery); the other features middle brother James (Nic Robuck) working on a car (Lenny Platt plays the youngest brother Nate). And yet, some people wonder why these three were hired in the first place. Let’s just say that it likely wasn’t their acting abilities that won them their roles.

    So how do you top something as stupid as that promo? Give the brothers their own online mini-sodes? Replace Erika Slezak’s picture at the end of both openings with shots of the brothers? Or just go all out and rename the show in their honor? After seeing what show has been promoting lately, I wouldn’t put anything past them. Making these three the stars of the show, much like making 2010 the “Summer of the Teens,” is a recipe for disaster — all the ingredients have been coming together, and it’s about ready to blow up in their faces. And I wonder if there will be anyone left to pick up the pieces after it’s all over. However, at this point, I seriously doubt it.

    Anyway, moving on, congratulations to “Tmontyb,” who correctly identified last time’s mystery “OLTL” guest star as actor Tony Roberts. However, no one mentioned the full name of the character he played on the show, which was Judge “Killer” Carson.

    In case you missed the clues, here they are: This star of the big screen, who has frequently appeared as Woody Allen’s best friend in several of his movies, stopped by Llanview briefly in 1991 when, as a ‘Killer’ of a judge, he sent Gabrielle Medina off to prison for seven years for reluctantly aiding mob boss Carlo Hesser in his quest to poison Viki.

    Now it’s time to play another round of “Llanview, Who Am I?,” a new feature where you have to use the clues to figure out the identity of some mystery celebrity guest stars from “OLTL’s” past. See if you can figure it out. Good luck!!!

    In 2004 this smooth-jazz musician brought his soothing saxophone sounds to Llanview when he appeared as his himself, and performed a few of his musical numbers at R.J. Gannon’s popular nightclub Capricorn.

    So who is this mystery celebrity from the past? I’ll have the answers in the September 30th edition of My View of Llanview. And don’t forget to check out my Twitter page for all the latest “OLTL” news and information at SON.

    Now, before I wrap up this column, I’m going to look into my crystal ball and give you a quick sneak peek at a few things coming up a few weeks down the road. These are for the week of October 4th. Two brothers have a confrontation. One man is discovered near death. A person from the past is forced to make an admission. Is one man’s mind playing tricks on him? A person in a precarious position is diagnosed with a stress-related medical condition. Will one brother tattle on another? Someone with influence works to get another back on the job. And one woman wonders what secret is being kept by one half of a soon-to-be-married couple.

    Well that’s concludes yet another edition of the column. I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler fall weather.  Stay safe and well.

    And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…

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    OLTL Recap: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 14, 2010.


    Todd and Dani are rocked by Ross’s surprise arrival on their doorstep. Ross confirms that he sent the mystery text to Dani, claiming that he was coming for her. Todd presses Ross about his connection to Eli’s reign of terror and Ross insists that he was in the dark about Eli’s crimes.

    Ross produces Téa’s will which names him Dani’s guardian. Greg examines Eli and diagnoses him with a subdural hematoma.

    Kelly rousts Dorian from her self-imposed exile in her bedroom. Kelly refuses to let Dorian wallow, says her constituents need her and drags her to the Palace for a meeting with Bo and Nora. Clint tells Inez the Buchanan history where Nora is concerned. Kelly seeks out Rex and offers him a job.

    Layla suggests she and Cris extend their engagement for a year. Cris is unenthusiastic but finally is convinced that they can make a long-distance relationship work.

    Gigi confesses to Rex that her first day at college was a bust. Gigi decides to try her hand at Cris’s art class.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Todd is both shocked and suspicious.
    • John and Natalie search Eli’s room.
    • Kelly gets more than she bargained for.

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    OLTL Recap: Monday, September 13, 2010

    Monday, September 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, September 13, 2010.


    Todd reveals to Dani that he lied about Ross and they grow closer. Dani shows Todd the cryptic text message she recived.

    Jessica thinks that the question of the baby’s paternity has changed Brody’s mind about marrying her. Brody insists that won’t change how he feels about her.

     Natalie is jolted to discover that John isn’t convinced that Eli’s dead. Greg’s thrown to discover Eli in Téa’s hospice room and Eli gives him a rundown of how he masterminded his own death.

    Vivian questions Destiny and Darren about whether they practice safe sex.

    Cristian is about to turn down the grant and artist-in-residence position at Llanview when Layla stops him. Layla suggests that they both accept the jobs and commute to see each other. Cristian thinks they should get married right away.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Todd and Dani are surprised to see Ross.
    • Greg makes a diagnosis regarding Eli.
    • Kelly forces Dorian to face the world again.

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    OLTL Teasers: Week of September 13 Edition

    Monday, September 13 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

    Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

    ( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of September 13, 2010.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

    • Monday: Title Not Available — Todd and Dani grow closer after he admits that he lied to her about Ross.  Greg is shocked to find Eli at the hospice center when he returns.  Layla tells Cristian that she thinks they can make a long-distance retlationship work.  Vivian has a rather personal question for Destiny and Darren.  Jessica thinks Brody doesn’t want to marry her now that he knows the truth.  Natalie is surprised when John doubts that Eli is really dead.
    • Tuesday: Title Not Available – Ross shows up on Todd’s doorstep.  Greg checks Eli over and finds a subdural hematoma.  Kelly hires Rex to find David for Dorian.  Gigi tells Rex about her horrible first day of college.  Kelly forces Dorian to get back out among the people.  Layla asks Cristian to extend their engagement by a year.  Clint fills Inez in on the Buchanan’s history with Nora. 
    • Wednesday: Title Not Available – Todd is suspicious when Ross shows him a copy of Téa’s will.  Eli lays out his plans to Greg.  Bo and Nora share a tense dessert with Clint and Inez.  Renee allows John and Natalie to search Eli’s room.  Blair asks Dorian a favor.  Kelly and Dorian role play, with Kelly getting more than she bargined for.
    • Thursday: Title Not Available – Natalie uncovers some DNA evidence and informs John.  Brody and Jessica reaffirm their love and look toward the future.  Langston lures Ford into her trap with a kiss.  John reminds Ross that the will must still be probated.  Gigi thinks Kelly wants Rex for herself.  James promises Cole he is a man of his word.
    • Friday: Title Not Available – At Téa’s memorial service, the tension mounts between Todd and Ross.  Eli again threatens Greg.  Dani confides her feelings to Nate.  Langston gets Ford fired from his teaching job.  John and Natalie learn that Eli’s “body” is missing.  Natalie wonders how they’ll be able to prove their hunch.

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    AMC Quick Peeks: Week of September 13 Edition

    Photo: ABC

    Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

    ( — “All My Children” Quick Peeks for the Week of September 13, 2010.

    ALL MY CHILDREN: Quick Peeks

    • Monday: (Episode #10456) — Liza reaches a decision.  Marissa and Krystal want to help A.J.  Questions surface regarding Asher’s résumé. (Rated: TVPG)
    • Tuesday: (Episode #10457) — Annie discovers A.J. hiding.  Angie’s loved ones rally around her.  Caleb is questioned by Krystal about Erica. (Rated: TVPG)
    • Wednesday: (Episode #10458) — Madison hints that she knows who posioned David.  Amanda and Bianca discuss their sorrows.  Liza believes she knows who the murderer is. (Rated: TVPG)
    • Thursday: (Episode #10459) — J.R.’s press release could negatively impact Scott.  Annie schedules a meeting.  Tad interrogates Caleb regarding his time with Krystal. (Rated: TVPG)
    • Friday: (Episode #10460) — Caleb has a tempting offer for Caleb.  Annie wonders about J.R.’s true motives.  Marissa opens up to Krystal. (Rated: TVPG)

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    OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of September 13 Edition

    Photo: ABC

    Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of September 13, 2010.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peeks

    • Monday: (Episode #10768) — Todd makes an admission to Dani.  Greg finds Eli waiting for him when he returns to the hospice center.  Layla asks something of Cristian. (Rated: TVPG V)
    • Tuesday: (Episode #10769) — Ross has surprising news for Todd and Dani.  Greg makes a diagnosis while examining Eli.  Rex receives a job offer from Kelly while Gigi tells him about her bad day. (Rated: TVPG)
    • Wednesday: (Episode #10770) — Ross presents Todd with Téa’s will.  Eli clues Greg in on his plans.  Bo and Nora share dessert with Clint and Inez. (Rated: TVPG)
    • Thursday: (Episode #10771) — Natalie finds her some DNA evidence.  Brody and Jessica discuss their future together.  Langston and Ford lock lips. (Rated: TVPG S)
    • Friday: (Episode #10772) — The tension builds between Todd and Ross.  Eli puts the screws to Greg.  Dani talks to Nate. (Rated: TVPG)

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    GH Quick Peeks: Week of September 13 Edition

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    Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

    ( — “General Hospital” Quick Peeks for the Week of September 13, 2010.


    • Monday: (Episode #12140) — Brenda arrives at a decision regarding her relationship with Murphy.  Sonny and Johnny forge a truce thanks to Jason and Dante.  Ethan and Kristina share a warm moment. (Rated: TVPG L, S)
    • Tuesday: (Episode #12141) — Carly accuses Jax of thinking of Brenda while they are intimate.  Sam shares her fears with Maxie.  Johnny makes changes to his statement. (Rated: TVPG L)
    • Wednesday: (Episode #12142) — Patrick and Robin talk about their plan.  Carly and Lulu’s warnings are disregarded by Nik.  Michael is lured into a figh with Kiefer’s friend. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
    • Thursday: (Episode #12143) — Brenda remembers her past loves.  Lucky takes on a new persona.  Dante questions Michael about his time in prison. (Rated: TVPG L)
    • Friday: (Episode #12144) — Jason is invited to the gala by Brenda.  Lisa overhears Patrick make an admission to Maxie.  Jax and Carly bond. (Rated: TVPG L)

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    One Life at a Glance: September 13 Edition

    Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

    Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

    ( — At the hospice, Greg gets a shocking surprise this week on “One Life to Live.”






    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: At a Glance

    Will Todd believe Ross’ claim regarding Dani?



    • Monday:  (Episode 201041/4341/41) – Jessica worries that Brody doesn’t want to marry her.  Cristian wants to marry Layla right away.  John still has suspicions about Eli.
    • Tuesday: (Episode 201042/4342/42) – Todd presses Ross about his connections to Eli’s reign of terror.  Kelly offers Rex a job to help Dorian.  Téa’s will is revealed.
    • Wednesday: (Episode 201043/4343/43) – John apprehends Ross.  Dorian doesn’t like what she hears from Bo and Nora, and then she slugs Kelly.  John and Natalie search for DNA evidence.
    • Thursday: (Episode 201044/4344/44) – Brody may agree to keep his one-night stand with Natalie a secret.  Langston may give Ford another chance.  Natalie tells John about her DNA find.
    • Friday: (Episode 201045/4345/45) – Dani opens up to Nate.  Natalie and John get news from Tahiti about Eli.  Langston may get Ford fired from his teaching job.

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