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OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 8 Edition

Sunday, December 7, 2008 10:11 PM EST | By Scotty Gore

( — Those living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.


Viki gives Charlie a second chance; Tea vows to help Todd whether he likes it or not; Andrew presides over baby Hope’s funeral; Marty and Cole grow closer; Vaness and Cristian lock lips; Lola seeks Langston’s aide; Jessica apologizes to Brody; and Jack throws a tantrum.

The Inside Story: Second Chances

Natalie urges Viki to give Charlie a second chance. Afterward, Viki arrives at a decision and visits the Buenos Dias Cafe looking for Charlie. Excited, Charlie listens as Viki informs him that she never stopped loving him. As the snow begins to fall in Angel Square, Viki and Charlie share a kiss as they drive off into the night together. Sarah seeks Viki’s advice on her relationship with Cristian. Brody is a complete gentleman when Jessica apolgizies for Tess making a pass at him. Several Llanview citizens gather to watch the movie “Christina Comes Home for Christmas.” John and Blair watch the movie in bed. Sarah, Cristian, and Vanessa watch the flick as well, as do Brody and Jessica.

A Closer Look: Unsolited Advice

Todd is taken aback when Tea visits him in jail. As they reminisce about the past, Tea is rocked to learn that Todd truly did fall for Marty. Taking the high road, Todd turns down Tea’s offer to represent him, claiming that he is ready to pay for his actions. John surprises Blair by claiming he still wants to be with her and then kissing her. Dorian and Starr are horrified to learn of Dr. Joplin’s suicide. Cole and Starr continue to bond. Marty goes online to research Todd as she begins her quest for revenge. Starr’s friends and loved ones gather for baby Hope’s funeral. Hoping for time alone, Starr arrives at St. James early, where she encounters Andrew. A heartbroken Cole understands Marty’s decision to skip the funeral. Andrew officiates the baby’s funeral. Cole gives Marty the copy of “Jabberwocky” she gave him as a child; later he is pleasantly surprised when Marty drops by the cemetery and holds his hand. Nora urges Todd to enter a guilty plea, and is sickened when Todd once more confesses his love for Marty. Upon leaving the cemetery, Marty bumps in to Andrew at St. James. Jessica confesses to Brody that she feels as if her own daughter died, and says a prayer for baby Hope. Blair is beyond angry at Todd and deals with a fussy Jack. Marty is out for blood. John gives Cole a shoulder to lean on. Carlotta and Antonio are overjoyed to see Tea. Antonio is appalled that Tea wants to defend Todd. Todd is stuck between a rock and a hard place when Blair and Jack come to visit. John and Cole keep Marty away from the reporters at Todd’s arraignment. Nora presents a laundry list of charges against Todd, who nearly utters his plea when Tea arrives at the courthouse. Starr and Dorian have a long talk before leaving for Todd’s hearing.

What to Watch

  • Vanessa quickly apologizes to Cristian for kissing him.
  • Natalie and Jared have their hands full with Bree and Chole.
  • Rex, Gigi, and Shane mail Christmas cards with a family photo.
  • Rex and Shane make a special card for Brody.
  • Rex and Gigi make love.
  • Sarah makes her hatred of Vanessa known.
  • Lola asks Langston to hide her to avoid deportation.
  • Tea explains that Vanessa couldn’t be deported if she married an American citizen.
  • Crisitan has a proposal for Vanessa.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF December 15, 2008

  • Monday: Tea causes a ruckus in the courtroom; Brody accidentally prompts Tess to re-emerge; Rex has money problems.

  • Tuesday: Tea is a thorn in Nora’s side; Tess attempts to talk Brody into doing her dirty work; Cristian makes a shocking announcement.

  • Wednesday: Brody outsmarts Tess; Tea is on a mission; Bo brings some Christmas spirit to Angel Square.

  • Thursday: Marty and Tea go head to head; John’s interest in Marty has Blair’s attention; Moe prompts Dorian to do some soul searching.

  • Friday: Tea goes after Marty on the witness stand; Cole makes a threat on Todd’s life; Sarah confronts Cristian.

‘OLTL’ December Casting Report

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 1:15 AM EST | By Scotty Gore

( — Who’s coming? Who’s returning? Who’s going? Who’s staying?

Who’s Coming?

  • Brett Claywell joins the cast of “One Life to Live.”

    The 30-year-old actor, best known as Tim Smith on the CW’s “One Tree Hill,” joins the cast in January as a sauve high school teacher named Schuyler.

    Claywell beat out several other actors for the role, including Scott Clifton (ex-Dillon, “General Hospital”). In addition to “One Tree Hill,” Claywell has also appeared in several movies, including “20 Funerals,” “The Final Season,” “Senior Skip Day,” and “Babysitter Wanted.” Claywell also guest starred on “Dawson’s Creek.” No first airdate has been announced, however look for Claywell to debut in the contract role sometime in January.

  • “OLTL” is currently casting the contract role of Talia’s younger sister Stacy, who is decribed as a rebellious teenager.
  • Stephanie Schmahl takes over the role of Bree Brennan the week of December 8th.

Who’s Returning?

  • Tari Signor briefly returns as Margaret’s ghost when she taunts a jailed Todd Manning the week of December 15th.
  • Tonja Walker will return as Alex Olanov sometime in the next couple months after hearing of ex-husband David Vickers’ recently claimed inheritance. No first airdate has yet been announced for Walker, however her return is expected to be only short-term. Walker has portrayed Alex on and off since 1997.
  • Tuc Watkins returns as David Vickers during the week of December 22nd.
  • Phil Carey pays another visit to Llanview in spirit form in late December. Carey portrayed Asa Buchanan from 1979 until 2007; he returned earlier this year as Asa’s ghost.

Who’s Going?

  • Kamar de lose Reyes hints to ABC Soaps in Depth that he may not renew his contract with “OLTL” when it expires in January. According to de los Reyes, “I realized that after 10 years of being on ‘One Life to Live,’ Antonio is no longer the central figure that I believe he deserves to be. I realize that is not intentional on the show’s part, but over the years, he has become less and less valued. I believe that there is a cut-off point for characters…and I think it may be time to say goodbye.” De los Reyes, who has portrayed gang leader turned cop Antonio Vega on and off since 1995, goes on to mention that “We haven’t talked about what plans they have for Antonio and how they would want to see him go if I decide to leave. I consider my colleagues to be family, and I am forever grateful to the powers that be for the opportunity to be part of the best show in daytime. However, it may be time for me to say, ‘C’est la vie.’” While still in contract negotiations with the daytime drama, de los Reyes reveals that his present contract expires January 5th, which will allow him to continue to appear on screen as Antonio through at least the start of February 2009.
  • Bree Williamson is taking a month long vacation to New Zealand with her husband during this holiday season, which may possibly result in her characters (Jess, Tess, and Bess) taking a brief hiatus. However a spokesperson for “OLTL” refused to comment on how Williamson’s vacation may or may not affect her airtime.
  • Maureen Mueller exits the role of Dr. Joplin on December 5th, when the guilt-ridden Doc kills herself.

Who’s Staying?

  • Olga Merediz debuted as Sister Mary Clare, a nun at St. Ann’s, on November 26th.
  • Sean J. Cullen began portraying Dr. Levin on November 25th.
  • “One Life to LIve” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 1 Edition

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 11:22 PM EST | By Scotty Gore

( — Broken dreams, lost memories, and painful secrets.


Blessing are counted on Thanksgiving; Viki confronts Todd; Charlie brings a little piece of Paris, Texas to Llanview; Jessica begins therapy; Dr. Joplin can’t handle the guilt; Todd has an unexpected ally; Nora helps Marty make progress; Carlotta keeps the peace; Starr holds her own baby; and Dorian hires a new personal chef.

The Inside Story: Everything Old Is New Again

As Llanview celebrates Thanksgiving, Charlie surprises Viki with the new diner he built for Carlotta. Named the Buenos Dias Café, it is an exact replica of the Bon Jour Café in Paris, Texas. The surpise continues when Moe and Noelle join the celebration. Dorian’s homemade Thanksgiving dinner goes up in smoke, however the Cramer family is just happy to be together. Meanwhile, Nora’s holiday dinner also turns into a disaster as the caterer’s van has an accident on the way to the Buchanan mansion. Hungry, both families head to the Buenos Dias Café for a Thanksgiving meal. At St. Ann’s, Dr. Bonner hypnotizes Jessica to draw out Bess. After being stonewalled by Bess, Dr. Bonner speaks to Tess, who asks him what he is going to do about Jessica getting the wrong baby. Tess is certain Viki showed her the wrong baby, and bumps into Brody as she attempts to flee the scene. Bess stops Tess and allows Jessica to return. Dr. Bonner makes a promise to Jessica. Moe gives Dorian feedback on her truffle custard. Roxy gives Noelle a new hairstyle. Moe tells Noelle that he has accepted a job as Dorian’s personal chef and that the two of them are moving to Llanview.

A Closer Look: A Guilty Conscience

Blair, Starr, and Sam wish Marcie and Michael a happy Thanksgiving. Later, Starr angrily confronts Todd. Nora helps Marty cope by relating her own experience about being with someone who lied to her about who he was. Todd stumps Starr by admitting that he changed his mind about the baby when he fell in love with Marty. Dr. Joplin feels she made a major misdiagnosis while reading the autopsy report; unaware the dead baby was really Jessica’s. Dr. Joplin prepares to tell Blair, Dorian, Starr, Michael, and Marcie about her discovery. Roxy sticks her nose in John’s love life, and ponders whom he will end up with. Nora and Marty bump into John on their way out to breakfast. Dr. Joplin takes responsibility for what she thinks happened, and is consumed with guilt. Viki has a nasty showdown with Todd, who is unable to defend his actions. As she storms out, Viki warns Todd that she will never forgive him for what he’s done. Marty is in shock as John and Nora delve deeper into Todd’s misdeeds. Blair spots John and Marty sharing a laugh while at breakfast together. Starr holds Jessica’s baby, unaware it is really her own daughter. Viki comforts Starr as she breaks down about Todd and the baby. Dr. Joplin can take the guilt no longer. Todd tries to escape. Dorian adds to a tense moment between John, Blair, and Marty. Dorian defends her actions to Blair. John taunts an incarcerated Todd. Marty pushes John away, unsure of what she will do next. Cole takes Marty to visit her “grave.” Marty vows revenge. Todd has an unexpected visitor as an old ally returns to Llanview.

What to Watch

  • Shane softens towards Rex.
  • Sarah embarrasses herself in front of the Vegas.
  • Carlotta tries to keep the peace at the Vegas Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Gigi, Rex, and Shane bond.
  • Dorian offers her assistance to Vanessa and Lola.
  • Vanessa believes she and Lola will most likely be deported.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF December 8, 2008

  • Monday: Todd turns down Tea’s offer of assistance; Marty is out for blood; Viki reaches a decision concerning Charlie.

  • Tuesday: Rex and Shane grow closer; Brody soothes Jessica; Jared and Natalie are busy babysitting.

  • Wednesday: Rev. Andrew Carpenter presides over Baby Hope’s funeral; Jessica has a reaction to news of the funeral; Marty reaches out to Cole.

  • Thursday: Nora urges Todd to do the right thing; Andrew provides Marty with a glimpse into her past; Lola asks Langston to hide her.

  • Friday: Tea is determined to help Todd; Vanessa has an offer for Cristian; Nora brings down the hammer on Todd.

‘OLTL’s’ Latest Casting News

Monday, November 24, 2008 11:17 PM EST | By Scotty Gore

( — Who’s returning? Who’s staying? Who’s going? Who’s coming?

Who’s Returning?

  • Tuc Watkins returns to the cast of “One Life to Live.”

    The 42-year-old actor returns to his old stopping ground in December as lovable conman David Vickers, a role Watkins has played on and off since 1994.

    When viewers last saw David in July he had divorced Addie Cramer and let ten million dollars slip through his fingers. Next month, fans will discover just what Mr. Vickers has been up to in the five months since he left Llanview. This go around it is expected that David Vickers, who has reportedly become a Buddhist Monk, will learn that he is the late Asa Buchanan’s long lost son, much to the dismay of newfound brothers Clint and Bo. No word on the length of Watkins’ latest stint on “OLTL.”

  • Phil Carey will pay yet another otherworldly visit to Llanview as the spirit of deceased oil tycoon Asa Buchanan in early December, coinciding with Tuc Watkins’ return as David Vickers.
  • Wortham Krimmer reprises his recurring role as Rev. Andrew Carpenter on December 10th and 11th. After presiding over the funeral for Starr’s dead baby, Andrew will offer Marty Saybrooke some insight into her life before the accident.
  • Florencia Lozano brings Téa Delgado back to Llanview on December 5th when she vows to help Todd whether he likes it or not. After originating the role in 1997, Lozano left “OLTL” in 2000. She returned briefly in 2002. It is speculated that her latest stint in Llanview will last approximately five to six weeks.
  • Jeb Brown returns on December 3rd as Jessica Buchanan’s shrink Dr. Bonner.

Who’s Staying?

  • Melissa Archer recently inked a new contract with “OLTL” to remain in the role of Natalie Buchanan. Archer originated the role in 2001.
  • John Rue and January LaVoy return as Moe Stubbs and Noelle Ortiz on December 1st. The Bon Jour Cafe owner and his waitress fiancé will leave Paris, Texas behind as they pack up and move to Llanview, Pennsylvania. Look for Moe to secure employment with one of Llanview’s leading ladies.
  • Although he recently wrapped up a five week stint on “OLTL,” viewers can expect A. Martiez to resurface sometime in the near future as Langston Wilde’s uncle Ray Montez.
  • Tia Hodge will be making several more appearances throughout the upcoming holiday season as “Mel.”
  • Triplets Tess, Madeline and Molly Sullivan will continue to portray Jessica’s daughter Chloe which, in reality is Starr’s baby Hope. The triplets will also portray other babies in hospital nursery scenes.

Who’s Going?

  • Andrea Evans leaves “OLTL” on November 25th when Tina Roberts bids Llanview farewell. Evans has cited her refusal to relocate from Los Angeles to New York City for the role as her reasoning for exiting the role. Evans returned to “OLTL” in June following an eighteen-year absence from the daytime drama. According to a statment released by “OLTL,” “ABC and ‘OLTL’ were thrilled to have Andrea Evans reprise the role of Tina Lord after 18 years. Her return was made possible with the understanding that it would be short term as Ms. Evans life, family, and home are on the West Coast. ‘OLTL’ did not ask that she move across the country in order for her return to the show.” As for the future, “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini states that the door is always open for Evans to return to the soap, and that “The role of Tina is a very important part of the ‘OLTL’ canvas and when there is an opportunity to have her (Tina and Andrea) return at a future date, the show would be happy to explore it.”
  • Justis Bolding has been released from contract with “OLTL.” Bolding joined the soap as Tina and Cord Roberts’ daughter Sarah in 2007. The 25-year-old actress will last air as Sarah sometime in the coming months. No final airdate has yet been announced.
  • Christopher Cousins has left “OLTL” for the second time this year as conman Cain Rogan. He last aired in early November.

Who’s Coming?

  • Stephanie Schmahl has taken over the role of Jessica Buchanan’s toddler daughter Bree from twins Brooke and Kiley Liddell.
  • Llanview will be rocking in 2009 as the alternative band Puddle of Mudd performs at Ultra Violet. The group will perform their hit single “We Don’t Have to Look Back Now.”
  • “OLTL” pads its musical resume as yet another rock group visits Llanview. On January 21st, the Plain White T’s make a stop in town, much to the delight of their number one fan Gigi Morasco (Farah Fath). The group will be promoting their latest album, “Big Bad World,” which features the Grammy-nominated single “Hey There Delilah.” The Plain White T’s were recently featured in an episode of the hit Nickelodeon sitcom “iCarly,” entitled “iRue the Day.”

  • “OLTL” is currently in the process of casting the role of a 28-year-old male teacher, who is described as “cool,” and loved by students but hated by parents.
  • “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 24 Edition

Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:59 PM | By Scotty Gore

( — No matter how fast you run, the past can be inescapable.


Viki tries to destroy the past, Tina bids Llanview adieu, Jessica and Brody work on mending their minds, Antonio and Talia celebrate, Cole is distraught over his mother’s memory loss, Dorian urges Blair not to lose hope, Sarah gives Cristian some food for thought, and Charlie has a surprise for Viki.

Encore Presentation

On Thanksgiving Day, viewers will be treated to an encore presentation of the September 22nd, 2008 “OLTL” episode. Featured will be Rex and Gigi, who dream of becoming a family; Brody suffering a mental breakdown as he vows not to lose his hold over Shane; Jared’s unknowingly close encounter with a missing Natalie; Tina’s apology to Natalie via hidden camera; Tess torturing Natalie; and Marty reminding Todd just how much she cares about him. “OLTL,” along with the entire ABC Daytime line-up will be pre-empted on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28th.

The Inside Story: Tough Love

John visits a somber Marty, who explains to John just how afraid of him Todd made her. Meanwhile, Dorian warns Blair not to give up on John or their relationship so quickly now that Marty is back in the picture. Later, Blair visits an emotional drained John. Cole leans on Starr for support. Blair comforts John, who apologizes for his actions. Starr informs Cole of Todd’s sick, twisted plan for their baby.

A Closer Look: A Father’s Legacy

Viki, Clint, and Natalie tear up as Jessica says good-bye to her daughters and prepares to relocate to St. Ann’s. Tina prepares to leave Llanview, but not before saying farewell to Sarah. Tina gives Sarah one of doggie David Vickers’ puppies but keeps mum on the reason for her sudden departure. Remorseful, Tina eavesdrops on Viki and her family at the hospital. As she is about to make her exit, Tina pays a visit to the Lord mausoleum, where she promises herself to become a better person and make amends with Viki. Later, Viki arrives at the mausoleum, vowing to destroy Victor Lord and his tainted legacy once and for all. Using a crowbar, Viki attempts to physically destroy Victor’s remains as she curses his memory. Meanwhile, Charlie arrives and takes a vengeful Viki into his arms. While he is holding her, Viki confesses her deepest fear. Later, Charlie has a pleasant surprise for Viki in Angel Square. Jessica and Brody get acquainted after they both check into St. Ann’s.

What to Watch

  • Rex asks Bo and Nora for help in keeping Brody out of prison.
  • Brody won’t go to prison if he enters a mental institution.
  • Wes notices that Brody is having another flashback from the war.
  • Rex, Gigi, Shane, and Wes say good-bye to Brody.
  • Rex makes progress with Shane.
  • Sister Mary Clare asks Brody to say grace at St. Ann’s Thanksgiving meal.
  • Antonio celebrates his promotion with Talia as they spend quality time with Jamie.
  • Sarah confesses to Layla that she isn’t happy with her new houseguest.
  • Nora announces that Vanessa will be deported back to Columbia.
  • Sarah finds Cristian comforting Vanessa, and storms out after confronting him.
  • Langston and Lola bond.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF December 1, 2008

  • Monday: Llanview celebrates Thanksgiving; Viki is excited by Charlie’s surprise; Blair and Starr comfort Marcie and Michael.

  • Tuesday: Starr has a showdown with Todd; John’s love life quips Roxy’s interest; Dr. Joplin makes a horrifying discovery.

  • Wednesday: Tess wants answers about the baby; Viki angrily confronts Todd; John and Nora provide Marty with more information concerning Todd’s misdeeds.

  • Thursday: Marty and Blair have a tense run-in; Bess keeps Tess in check; Todd plots his escape.

  • Friday: Marty vows to see justice served; Dorian may hold the answer to Vanessa and Lola’s problems; John receives a dose of his own medicine.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 17 Edition

Monday, November 17, 2008 9:40 AM | By Scotty Gore

( — One day at a time.


Natalie reunites with loved ones, Tess makes a shocking claim, Todd dreams of a future that will never be, Bess and Jess chat, Charlie is advised by Roxy, John outsmarts Mayor Lowell,
Nora is disgusted by Todd’s tryst with Marty, Starr is confronted with her father’s plans for her baby, and Dorian places Dr. Joplin on the hot seat.

The Inside Story: That’s Not My Baby!

Natalie has an emotional reunion with Rex and Roxy. Clint informs Jessica of exactly what Tess did to Natalie and Jared. Feeling remorseful, Jessica asks Natalie and Jared to come see her.
Jessica is unsure how they can forgive her when she isn’t able to forgive them. Meanwhile, in Jessica’s conscience, Tess begs Bess to let her out to make sure the baby is okay. With reservations, Bess decides to allow Tess to return. With Tess briefly in control once more, Jessica retreats further into her mind, where she meets Bess for the first time. Meanwhile, Tess forges a deal with Viki, which allows her to see the baby. However, Tess quickly becomes hysterical and claims it is not the baby she gave birth to. Afterward, Jessica returns and shares some terrifying news with Viki. Charlie takes Roxy’s advice. Jessica and Viki dismiss Tess’ claims about the baby. Viki is grateful to have Charlie to lean on. Jessica understands she needs professional help.

A Closer Look: Broken Hearts, Broken Dreams

Blair and Nora are shocked by the news that Marty is alive, and staying at Todd’s of her own free will. Furthermore, Blair is absolutely disgusted to learn that Todd and Marty slept together and that he planned to raise Starr’s baby. Meanwhile, Cole is floored to see a clueless Marty at the hosptial. Nora advises Cole against seeking his own justice against Todd. Badly roughed up, Todd contemplates what might have been with Marty. Nora is petrified to learn that Marty and Todd had unprotected sex. Cole confronts Todd over his latest actions, and informs him that Starr’s baby passed away. Afterward, Blair lashes out at Todd. Meanwhile, Marty ingests the “morning after” pill to make absolutely certain that there will be no lasting ramifications of her one night stand with Todd.
As a despondent Marty prepares to leave with Nora and Cole, she bumps into Todd, whom she angrily confronts. Nora shakes her head as Todd tries to explain himself. Marty marches off as Todd proclaims his love for her. Starr learns of her daddy’s plan for her baby. Langston comforts Starr as Michael comforts Marcie. Dorian asks a nervous Dr. Joplin why there is no record of Starr’s baby being in the NICU. John surprises Mayor Lowell, and is proclaimed a hero by the press. Cole uses old family photos in an attempt to help Marty jog her memory. Blair declares that her feud with Marty is a thing of the past. John is tired of playing by Mayor Lowell’s rules and resigns from the LPD. Bo is dismayed by John’s decision. Dorian questions what Marty’s return will mean for John and Blair’s relationship. Blair, meanwhile, stops by the police station, only to find John gone. Cole upsets Marty. And Todd is haunted by what he has done.

What to Watch

  • Brody informs Wes that he will likely spend a long time in prison.
  • Wes pays Rex and Gigi a visit.
  • Wes asks Rex to take action to prevent Brody from going to prison.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF November 24, 2008

  • Monday: Marty realizes just how much she has lost; Rex comes to Brody’s aid; Antonio, Talia, and Jamie spend some quality time together.

  • Tuesday: Jessica leaves for St. Ann’s; Tina makes a difficult decision; Sarah finds Vanessa in Cristian’s arms.

  • Wednesday: Jessica and Brody bump into each other at St. Ann’s; Viki rails against Victor Lord’s painful legacy; Charlie has a surprise for Viki; Rex and Shane bond..

  • Thursday: Encore of 09/22/08 episode–Brody refuses to give up Shane; Natalie is under an unsuspecting Jared’s nose; Marty reassures Todd of her feelings.

  • Friday: Pre-empted.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 10 Edition

Thursday, November 6, 2008 11:58 PM | By Scotty Gore

( — Mind games.


Viki and Charlie rush to save Natalie and Jared; Tina is forced to face the music; Starr and her loved ones grieve for her “dead” baby; Marty discovers the sick, twisted truth about Todd; John enacts his own revenge; and Tess’ reign of terror comes to an end as Jessica re-emerges.

The Inside Story: Secrets See The Light Of Day

Viki and Charlie race against the clock to save Natalie and Jared. Starr, Blair, and Marcie receive the devastating news that the baby is dead. Charlie puts his life on the line to save his loved ones. Natalie and Clint’s reunion becomes emotional. Todd realizes that it’s too late to back out of the scheme he has already put in motion, when Bess decides to handle things her way. However, Todd’s sudden change of heart is welcome news to Janet and Dr. Joplin. Meanwhile, Bess takes Starr’s baby back to the vineyard, explaining to the infant that she only did what she had to do. Viki realizes Tess is likely at the cottage. Viki and Clint locate Jessica, who convinces them she is no longer Tess. As they prepare to escort Jessica and the baby to the hospital, she is devastated to learn that Tess has been out for months, and saddened that she cannot remember giving birth. Dr. Joplin makes a gruesome discovery. Tina informs Cain that she has known for weeks that Natalie and Jared were in danger. Tina declines Cain’s offer to run away together, deciding instead to face the consequences of her actions. Starr, Cole, Marcie, and Michael all grieve for the baby they think is dead. Tina bumps into Jared and Natalie. Clint and Viki reassure Jessica that she will get the help she needs. Natalie and Jared don’t buy Tina’s explanation. Jessica has a nightmare. Natalie issues Tina an ultimatum. Viki is devastated to learn of Tina’s actions. And Natalie and Jared can’t keep their hands off one another.

A Closer Look: You Can’t The Handle The Truth

John is floored by Marty’s reaction when the two come face-to-face. While trying to make her wake up and smell the coffee, John realizes the lengths Todd went to in order to keep Marty in the dark. As John tries to shock Marty back into reality, Todd walks into the room. Marty holds John at gunpoint, while John aims his gun at Todd. At first Marty isn’t sure which one of the men is being honest, however, she begins to piece together the truth when John reminds her that she is a “good mother.” Shortly thereafter, Marty is disgusted and horrified at the depth of lies Todd fed her, especially about the rape. Todd tries to defend himself by claiming to be a changed man, however neither Marty nor John believe him. Afterward, John beats Todd to a pulp after learning he slept with Marty. John convinces Marty not to take matters into her own hands as far as Todd is concerned. Antonio arrests John for assaulting Todd. Cole and Marty each head for the hospital.

What to Watch

  • Cristian and Sarah find the loft crowded when Vanessa and Lola move in.
  • Bo thinks John finally snapped.
  • Antonio and Talia are shocked by what they find at Todd’s home.
  • Blair spots a handcuffed John at the police station.
  • Starr and Marcie are in mourning.
  • Cole and Michael lean on each other.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF November 18, 2008

  • Monday: Blair and Nora are shocked to learn about Todd and Marty; Cole’s joy is short-lived; Todd dreams of what might have been.
  • Tuesday: Cole and Blair unleash their anger on Todd; Marty makes certain her one night stand has no repercussions; John ponders his relationship with Blair; Jessica learns what Tess did to Natalie and Jared.
  • Wednesday: Marty confronts Todd; Starr learns what her father did to Marty; Dorian puts Dr. Joplin on the hot seat; Bess makes a tough decision.
  • Thursday: Jessica “meets” Bess for the first time; Tess makes a discovery about the baby; John is a hero; Marty can’t remember her own son.

  • Friday: John makes a decision about his career; Cole’s efforts upset Marty; Todd takes a long, hard look in the mirror; Viki and Jessica dismiss Tess’ claim.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 3 Edition

Saturday, November 1, 2008 12:06 AM | By Scotty Gore

( — Two’s company, three’s a crowd.


A whole new side to Jessica’s personality is revealed; three mothers give birth, only two of them human; John uncovers the truth, only to be hit with a new obstacle; Todd and Marty get physical; Rex and Shane bond; and Ray’s claims fall on deaf ears.

The Inside Story: The End Is Near

Tess, while pretending to be Jessica, presents Charlie with a plausible explanation for recent events. However, as he heads for the stairs to inform Viki of her arrival, Tess knocks him unconscious. Suffering from severe abdominal pain and not realizing that Bree is with Viki, Tess makes her way toward Nash’s old cottage. Across town, Tina begs Cain to give doggie David Vickers back to her. Upon arriving at the cottage, Tess is “visited” by Niki Smith who urges her to drop her quest for revenge and rescue Natalie and Jared. Having a change of heart, Tess takes Niki’s hand. Jared and Natalie make love for what they fear may be the last time. Viki and Clint overwrought with concern for Jessica and Natalie. Tina summons the courage to stand up to Cain, and is determined to save Natalie and Jared before it is too late. Later, Tina receives a shock when doggie David Vickers goes into labor. Meanwhile, Tess is overtaken with more abdominal pains before she can leave the cottage to save Natalie and Jared. Tess gives birth all alone, with only a vision of Niki Smith to help her through. Back at Llanfair, Viki is “visited” by Jean Randolph who helps Viki realize what Tess has done with Jared and Natalie. Cain and Tina get physical after doggie David Vickers becomes a mother. Back at the cottage, Jessica’s newest alter, Bess, takes command. After she and Cain make love, Tina heads for Llanfair to make things right. Viki, Charlie, and Tina arrive at the secret room just as time is running out for Natalie and Jared.

A Closer Look: The Truth Doesn’t Always Set You Free

John is successful in getting the truth out of Keys, after tracking Todd’s former bodyguard down in Mexico. Meanwhile, Todd shows Marty a picture of Starr and Cole, but leaves out the fact that Cole is her son. At the same time, Starr and Cole continue to bond, as he escorts her to the emergency room, where Blair and Marcie soon join them. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Joplin phones Todd with the news, and urges him one last time to abandon his scheme. Refusing to back down, however, Todd orders Janet to go the hospital to assist in the delivery of Starr’s baby. Unfortunately, Todd gets a conscience when Starr surprises him with a phone call. Meanwhile, Marty is eager to start her new life with Todd, and discovers that he has bought them a new home in Taos, New Mexico. As John gets Marty’s name out of Keys, she surprises Todd by wearing one of the new outfits he bought her. John is held in contempt of court when the judge refuses to grant him a search warrant. Feeling extreme guilt and remorse, Todd confesses to Marty that she would be smart to run away from him and never return. Instead, Marty tells Todd that she’s fallen in love with him and asks him to deny that the feelings are not mutual. Meanwhile, John plots his escape and plans to “rescue” Marty. As Starr is giving birth, Dr. Joplin prays Todd will have a change of heart. At that same moment, Todd and Marty’s relationship moves to the next level. Marcie is taken aback by the change she sees in Todd, and quickly tips off Blair and Starr of his arrival at the hospital. Marty writes down her feelings for Todd in her journal. John moves heaven and earth to get to Marty.

What to Watch

  • Rex pays Brody a visit, as to Gigi and Shane.
  • Rex makes progress with Shane.
  • Gigi thanks Brody for everything, promising not abandon him in his hour of need.
  • Brody pushes Shane toward Rex.
  • Ray paints Vanessa as a compulsive liar to Antonio and Talia.
  • Ray’s claims are disregarded as he is escorted back to the Columbian prison.
  • Vanessa is released into Cristian’s custody.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF November 10, 2008

  • Monday: Marty doesn’t give John quite the reception he was hoping for; Bess throws a wrench in Todd’s change of heart plan; Charlie and Viki work desperately to free Natalie and Jared.
  • Tuesday: Starr and Marcie receive devastating news; John is appalled by the web of lies Todd fed Marty; Viki and Clint find their daughter; Bess takes matters into her own hands.
  • Wednesday: Jessica finally returns; Starr, Cole, Michael and Marcie grieve for the baby they think is dead; Tina rebuffs Cain and is confronted by Natalie and Jared.
  • Thursday: Marty realizes Todd lied to her; John beats Todd to a pulp; Jessica fears Tess may return; Natalie gives Tina an ultimatum.

  • Friday: Natalie and Jard enjoy their newfound freedom; Viki orders Tina out of her life; Bo worries John may have snapped; Cole and Marty could be on a collision course at the hospital.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 27 Edition

Thursday, October 23, 2008 3:41 PM | By Scotty Gore

( — Like mother, like daughter.


Nora presents Dorian an offer she can’t refuse, Adriana gives Rex what he’s been waiting for, Cole comes to terms with Marty’s “death,” Fish offers to aide John in his quest to find Marty,
Tess works to rid herself of Jared and Natalie permanently, Todd sprouts a conscience, and Viki arrives on Todd’s doorstep in search of Tess.

The Inside Story: Deal Or No Deal?

Clint confesses to Nora that he is sorry for stooping to Dorian’s level in order to regain control of BE. Nora, meanwhile, gives Dorian a choice—either return BE to the Buchanans or face criminal charges for hiring a hitman to kill Ray. Langston isn’t very accepting of Clint’s apology. Ray makes a shocking accusation concerning Vanessa. Antonio and Talia inform Ray that he will be returning to prison in Columbia. Langston is relieved to find Dorian at home. Cristian goes to great lengths to visit Vanessa in jail. Sarah attempts to cheer up Lola. Adriana and Dorian mend fences as she prepares to return to Paris.

A Closer Look: The Truth Is Out There

Todd’s guilt increases while babysitting Bree. At Llanfair, Natalie and Jared attempt to draw attention to themselves by starting a fire in the secret room, only to be caught by Tess. Charlie tells Viki that she’s being too hard on herself. Bo informs Viki and Charlie that he is confident Tess has returned, and that Todd has known for a long time. Meanwhile, Tess has murderous intentions as far as Natalie and Jared are concerned. Natalie and Jared belittle an indifferent Tess. Meanwhile, Viki confronts Todd about Tess. While confirming that she spent the night, Todd claims that both she and Bree have since left. However, Viki takes to the stairs after hearing Bree through the baby monitor. Viki comes close to discovering Marty. At the police station, John takes Fish up on his offer to hunt down Keys. Janet considers confessing to John, but changes her mind after seeing how happy Marty is. Cole and Nora reminisce about Marty. Tess decides that Natalie and Jared need to suffer as Nash did. However, she nearly collapses in pain as she puts her dastardly plan in motion. With Marty in hiding, Todd tries to throw Viki off track by spinning a web of lies about why Bree is staying with him. Afterward, Todd hides the truth again from Marty. Unfortunately, Viki refuses to leave until Tess returns. Cole reads his college essay “A Letter to My Mother” at Marty’s “grave.” Starr finds Cole at Marty’s grave after reading the essay, which he e-mailed her. Meanwhile, Marty has another vision of the baby boy. Fish pushes John one step closer to finding Marty. Natalie and Jared beg Tess to set them free. Todd is successful in persuading Viki to return to Llanfair with Bree. Marty’s imagination goes into overdrive. Viki waits for Charlie. Todd becomes even more remorseful when Marty asks him why she feels so connected to the baby boy. Cole tells Starr that he is finally able to accept Marty’s death.

What to Watch

  • Adriana surprises Rex by requesting a divorce.
  • Rex and Adriana regret their actions, but part on good terms.
  • Bo and Gigi bring Rex back home.
  • Roxy deeply touches Rex by her actions.
  • Roxy gives Rex a piñata of childhood memories to ease his fears of being a father to Shane.
  • Langston helps Starr prepare for the hospital and the baby’s arrival.
  • Starr is shocked when her water breaks.
  • Tina hopes Cain can again be fooled by counterfeit jewels.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF November 3, 2008

  • Monday: Charlie is caught in Tess’ web of lies; Todd shows Marty a picture of Starr and Cole; Dr. Joplin confronts Todd once more; Tina begs Cain for mercy.
  • Tuesday: Starr’s call overwhelms Todd with grief; John has a tantrum when he doesn’t get what he wants; Antonio doesn’t believe Ray’s claims about Vanessa.
  • Wednesday: Todd has second thoughts; Tess receives a “visit” from Niki Smith; Rex and Shane inch closer; Tina is shocked by doggie David Vickers.
  • Thursday: Viki’s “visit” with Jean Randolph leads to a revelation; Marty helps Todd overcome the past; John makes a bold move.

  • Friday: Todd is unable to stop what he’s already set in motion; Tina and Cain grow closer; Jessica displays a whole new side of her personality; Viki, Charlie, and Tina make a surprising discovery.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 20 Edition

Thursday, October 16, 2008 8:23 PM | By Scotty Gore

( — The power of love.


Doggie David Vickers is held for ransom, Tess gains the upper hand on Todd, Tina plays with dynamite, love brings Gigi and Rex back together, Adriana has a change of heart,
Marty has visions of the past, Ray is wounded, and Janet confronts her boss.

The Inside Story: Love Will Keep Us Together

Marcie and Gigi ask Michael where Adriana had Rex moved to. Without violating his Hippocratic oath, Michael manages to give them clues as to Rex’s whereabouts. Marcie devises a way for Gigi to see Rex. Gigi, thanks to help from Marcie and Roxy, poses as a nurse, and sneaks into La Boulaie. Meanwhile, Marcie works to distract Adriana. However, Gigi is stuck between a rock and a hard place when confronted by Shaun. Managing to talk herself out of trouble, Gigi makes her way inside as Adriana descends the staircase. Michael covers for Gigi while talking to Adriana. After making her way to his room, Gigi pleads for Rex to wake up.
Meanwhile, Brody is horrified to learn the extent of his actions. While paying his old Navy SEAL buddy a visit, Wes informs Brody that Rex is in rough shape. Matthew talks to Shane about what it was like to learn that Bo, and not Sam, was his biological father. Love proves strong medicine when the sound of Gigi’s voice brings Rex back to life. At the same time, Adriana overhears the lovebirds profess their love for one another. Later both Rex and Gigi are shocked by Adriana’s sudden change of heart.

A Closer Look: Dy-no-mite!

Janet decides to take action, and confronts Todd with what she learned about him from John. Afterward, Tess pays Uncle Todd a visit, ordering him provide her and Bree with a place to hide out. Tess gains leverage over Todd when she stumbles upon Todd’s intentions for Starr’s baby. Meanwhile, Marty has a vision of the past while reciting a verse of poetry to Bree. As Starr and Cole work toward rebuilding their friendship, he tells her of a poem that Marty would recite to him every night as a child. Later, Marty has a memory of reading the poem to a young boy, but is unable to remember whom he was. Across town, Tina receives a ransom note from Cain, claiming that he will kill doggie David Vickers if she doesn’t hand over the Mendorran Crown Jewels. After putting on her thinking cap, Tina goes to see Todd. At the same time, Bo and Viki contemplate on what to do with Tess once they track her down. Later, Viki and Charlie bump into one another. Todd has no time for Tina when she asks his advice on how to crack a safe. Jared and Natalie daydream that they are back at the Buchanan Ranch. Bo alerts John to Tess’ return, and the fact that she may be responsible for Jared and Natalie’s disappearance. Viki and Charlie worry about the harm Tess may inflict on Natalie and Jared. Tess eavesdrops when Todd asks Janet for help. Tess, realizing she’ll need money to support Bree, decides to steal the jewels for herself. However, she arrives at Llanfair just as Tina is attempting to blast open the safe with dynamite. After managing to stop Tina, Tess takes off with both the jewels and the dynamite. Cole seeks John’s help with a website marking the one year anniversary of Marty’s “death.” Todd downplays his guilt as Marty ponders if she’s ever given birth to a child of her own. Viki, Charlie, and Roxy pray for the safety of their children.

What to Watch

  • Vanessa is arrested for shooting Ray.
  • Cristian defends Vanessa to Antonio and agrees to care for Lola.
  • Ray’s condition gives Langston more time in Llanview.
  • John holds Dorian in a cell overnight after questioning her about Jackie McNaughton.
  • Langston meets her cousin Lola.
  • Antonio has his doubts about Vanessa.
  • Lola tells Langston that she hopes Ray dies.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF October 27, 2008

  • Monday: Nora presents Dorian with a deal too good to pass up; Langston has a few choice words for Clint; Ray tosses accusations at Vanessa.
  • Tuesday: Tess places her latest scheme in motion; Jared and Natalie become desperate; Rex and Gigi realize they are now free to be together.
  • Wednesday: John receives help in his quest to uncover the truth; Viki catches Todd in a lie about Tess; Langston is vocal in her support of Starr.
  • Thursday: Tess has explosive plans for Jared and Natalie; Viki refuses to leave Todd’s home until Tess returns; John is one step closer to the truth.

  • Friday: Tess doesn’t let physical pain stop her from getting revenge; Marty can’t shake a mental picture of baby Cole; Tina returns to her old ways.

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