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Latest “OLTL” Casting News

Thursday, October 9, 2008 2:28 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore



(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Who’s in and who’s out of Llanview this October.

THE IN’S

  • Robert Krimmer returns to Llanview for a couple of episodes this fall as Rev. Andrew Carpenter. Krimmer has portrayed the role off and on since 1992.
  • Rumors are circulated that his return may be tied to the potential nuptials of Todd Manning and Marty Saybrooke. No first airdate has yet been announced.

  • Christopher Cousins returns to “OLTL” on October 10th when Cain Rogan confronts Tina Roberts about the Mendorran Crown Jewels. Cain was last seen in July jumping out of an airplane with what he thought were the real jewels.
  • Erika Slezak returns on Friday, October 13 as Viki Davidson, following her annual summer vacation. Viki’s sudden return to Llanfair could spell trouble for Tess’ plan to destroy Jared and Natalie.
  • Despite the fact that her character Natalie Buchanan is currently trapped in a secret room, Melissa Archer has signed a new contract with “OLTL.” Archer joined the soap in 2001.
  • Greg Kachejian returns as Dr. Brewster on Friday, October 3rd after being assigned Rex Balsom as a patient. Look for him to also air on October 9th and 10th
  • John Rue and January LaVoy will be returning again this fall as Bon Jour Café owner Moe Stubbs and his waitress/fiancé Noelle Ortiz. Both were first seen in the fall of 2007 when Viki Davidson started a new life by working at the Paris, Texas café. Both Rue and LaVoy were spotted outside the “OLTL” studios on October 3rd.

THE OUT’S

  • The speculation has been confirmed, A. Martinez is on his way out as Llanview at end of his five-week contract with “OLTL.”
  • Martinez began his soap career as a grape picker on “Falcon Crest” in 1982. In 1984 he debuted in daytime on “Santa Barbara” as Cruz Castillo. After winning a Daytime Emmy for the role, he left “SB” in 1992. From 1999 until 2002, Martinez portrayed FBI informant Roy DiLucca. The role netted Martinez three consecutive ALMA Awards in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

    After debuting on September 10th as Langston Wilde’s uncle Ray Montez, Martinez will leave “OLTL” in late October. But will his character Ray leave town voluntarily or in a body bag?

AND EVERYTHING ELSE!

  • ESPN Fantasy Sports expert Matthew Perry, will make a brief appearance in two episodes of “OLTL” beginning November 5th. Perry portrays a jewelry appraiser named Neil.
  • Fans may recall that in February of this year, ESPN and ABC teamed up to promote their “Endless Drama” campaign by taping fantasy sequences involving “OLTL” cast members.
    Perry was such a hit at the taping with the soap’s cast and crew that he was asked back to tape an appearance on “OLTL.”

  • Gary Hilborn portrays a Llanview Airport Security Officer in a few episodes beginning October 17th when chaos erupts at the airport.
  • Orlando S. Columbus returns as Officer Greenly on November 4th. Columbus appeared in a handful of episodes of “OLTL” in 2002, and from 2004-2007.
  • Columbus has also had day player roles on “All My Children” and “As the World Turns.”

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




Soap Opera Network Celebrates Seven Years

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 11:31 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Soap Opera Network, an online magazine celebrating the world of the daytime drama, celebrates their seventh anniversary.

Launched on October 8th, 2001, Soap Opera Network, or SON, was a joint venture by two ardent soap fans, with dreams of providing accurate, reliable, and timely soap news and information to the genre’s loyal and dedicated fans. Since that time, Soap Opera Network has grown to become one of the foremost sources of soap news, previews, interviews, and ratings information on the Internet.

Based in New York City, Soap Opera Network became a division of the privately held firm Manti Incorporated in April 2005. Monthly circulation regularly surpasses 80,000 hits. Popular features include the “One Life to Live” column “My View of Llanview,” mySON TV™, a forum dedicated to online soaps and fan fiction writers, and a special section containing the latest news on your favorite primetime dramas. Popular past features include the SON Top 10 and SON Awards, celebrating the best of daytime. Earlier this year, SON became affiliated with several popular social networking websites, including MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Wikipedia.

Present SON staff includes Errol Lewis (Editor-in-Chief), Xavier Toups (Co-Founder), and staff writers Scotty Gore, Angela Rosa, and Venus Stone-Cutter.

On behalf of the staff and management of Soap Opera Network, thank you for trusting us as your number one source for soap opera news and information during the last seven years, and may the best be yet to come.



OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 13 Edition

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 5:16 PM | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The ties that bind.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Dorian and Markko bond over Langston. Ray demands Clint pay up. Doing Clint’s dirty work, Ray informs Langston they are now leaving for Columbia. Dorian orders Jackie McNaughton to carry out their agreement. Cristian contacts Antonio, but the connection is terrible. As Antonio, Talia, and Sarah make arrangements to leave for Columbia, Cristian, Vanessa, and Lola leave for Llanview. Dorian, Addie, Blair, Starr, Cole, and Markko are heartbroken over Langston’s imminent departure. Following a failed assassination attempt, Ray arrives at La Boulaie to escort Langston to the airport. Meanwhile, Clint remains confident that Dorian will cave at the last minute. Despite the fact that Clint and Nora have a difference of opinion about his plans, they soon make up. Jackie assures Dorian that everything will work out as planned. Addie tips off John and Blair about Dorian’s deal with Jackie. Langston’s loved ones say good-bye to her at the airport. Dorian has second thoughts after an encounter with “Mel.” But is it too late for her to stop the events she has already set in motion? Also, Antonio, Talia, and Sarah are floored to see Cristian at the airport with Vanessa and Lola. Renee gives Nora love advice. And all hell breaks lose at the Llanview Airport when several groups bump into one another.

The Inside Story: Misery Loves Company

Jared works in vain to break the security code and free Natalie from the secret room. Working together they discover the password, only to be confronted by Tess, who locks them both in the room together. Meanwhile, Viki’s return to Llanfair could spell trouble for Tess. At the same time, Tina is confronted by Cain who accuses of her of double-crossing him, and demands she hand over the Mendorran Crown Jewels. With her back against the wall, Tina pretends to try to open the safe, aware that Tess has changed the combination. Fortunately for Tina, however, Cain passes out after eating Tess’ drugged dip. As Jared and Natalie pray that Viki will find them, Jared is able to call Viki with his cell phone. However, the line goes dead before he can tell Viki where they are. Meanwhile, Tess and Tina hide Cain’s body from Viki, only to discover it missing a short time later. Tess overhears Bo voice his concerns about Jessica to Viki. Deciding to get out while she can, Tess leaves Llanview with Bree, leaving Jared and Natalie to fend for themselves. Tina is shocked to learn that Cain has kidnapped doggie David Vickers.

A Closer Look: Passed The Point Of No Return?

Armed with new ammunition, John interrogates Janet by threatening to reveal her secret past, if she refuses to tell him what he wants to know. John reminds Janet of how she lived in Llanview twenty years ago under the names Lee Halpern, Lee Sanders, and Carol Dennison, and begins to list her misdeeds. Meanwhile, Marty decides to start a journal detailing her blossoming feelings for Todd. Dr. Joplin gives Todd an earful by warning that, if he doesn’t drop his agenda for Starr’s baby that he’ll pass the point of no return in terms of redemption. In addition, she urges him to reconsider his plan to raise Starr’s baby, while at the same time making Starr believe her baby died. Nearby, Starr suffers abdominal pains after attending Lamaze class. After getting the call, Dr. Joplin heads to the hospital with Todd in hot pursuit. Todd becomes emotional after eavesdropping on Starr. Blair and Marcie are relieved when Starr’s pains are deemed a false alarm. Marty’s excitement grows over the prospect of raising a child. Janet only confesses to John that if someone where to be living with Todd, they’re not being held against their will.

What to Watch

  • Bo asks Adriana if Rex informed her of his last wishes.
  • Roxy and Adriana butt heads.
  • Bo threatens to use his connections to allow Gigi to see Rex.
  • Shane opens up to Gigi about his feelings for Rex and Brody.
  • Gigi figures out she may not have a legal right to see Rex, but that Shane does.
  • Adriana has Rex removed from Llanview Hospital.
  • Adriana informs Gigi that she will never see Rex again.
  • Gigi levels the playing field by punching Adriana.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF October 20, 2008

  • Monday: John demands answers from Dorian; Antonio is suspicious of Vanessa; Gigi asks Marcie to help her find Rex.
  • Tuesday: Tess gains more leverage over Todd; Bo and Viki are unsure of what to do with “Jessica” once they find her; Cain pressures Tina.
  • Wednesday: Marcie aides Gigi in sneaking into La Boulaie; Marty has a memory of her past; Viki and Charlie bond over their missing children.
  • Thursday: Michael saves Gigi from bumping into Adriana; Tina devises an explosive new scheme–literally; Brody is horrified to learn of his actions.

  • Friday: Love brings Gigi and Rex back together; Tess and Tina are at an impasse; Starr and Blair look forward to the birth of the baby.



Téa Delgado Returns to Llanview

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:23 AM CDT | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Téa Delgado returns to Llanview just when Todd Manning needs her most.

When viewers last saw Téa six years ago, she was rescued after being shipwrecked on a deserted island. But this winter she returns to town to help Todd out of his latest predicament, which will prove diffiult given Todd’s latest deplorable actions.

Florencia Lozano originated the role of no-nonsense attorney Téa Delgado in January of 1997. After leaving the role in 2000, she would briefly return again in 2002. Since leaving “OLTL,” Lozano has made guest appearances on a number of prime-time dramas including “Lipstick Jungle,” “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and most recently in the “Ugly Betty” episode “Fitting for the Enemy” (which aired October 2, 2008). In addition, she has also appeared in movies such as “Perfect Stranger,” “The Ministers,” and “Bittersweet Place.” When asked once about the possibility of returning to “OLTL,” Lozano stated, “I will never close any door, especially not a door that has been so wonderful for me to walk through.”

She has been named one of “Daytime’s Hardest Working Women” by the website About.com, and listed as one of daytime’s “Most Beautiful Women” by “Soap Opera Update” magazine.

During her stint in Llanview, Lazano’s character Téa was described as a “tough-talking, yet soft-hearted attorney.” Not long after her arrival in Llanview, Todd Manning had an irresistible proposition to the hard-nosed attorney. The offer was five million dollars if Téa would agree to be his wife. Unbeknownst to anyone else, however, the ‘wedding’ was nothing more than a business deal to help ensure Todd received custody of his daughter Starr. Todd’s motivation was based on events which transpired soon after his “return from the dead,” when he observed his ex-wife Blair having sex with Patrick Thornhart on the floor of their penthouse. Months later, Téa and Blair’s feud got so heated that Blair pushed her out a window at the Palace Restaurant. As time went by, Todd and Téa’s love/hate relationship began to take an abusive turn. On one occasion Téa hit Todd with a shovel after he punched her when Téa told him that he would probably just rape her the same way he did Marty Saybrooke.

In the end however, the pair developed genuine feelings for one another. However, luck was not on their side. As Todd struggled with the ghosts of his childhood, seeking revenge on his ex-wife Blair, and destroying the Buchanan family, Téa decided she had had enough and filed for divorce. To avoid jail time for kidnapping Téa and holding 14 people hostage, Todd faked DID by inventing several alternate personalities. As Téa began to fall in love with Todd’s “good altars,” she learned of his duplicity. Téa broke things off with Todd once more. Two years later, Téa returned to Llanview again. Reluctantly agreeing to help Todd kidnap his chidren, the two awere shipwrecked on a deserted island along with Ross, who was one of Todd’s hired hands. After a brief love triangle, Todd and Téa declared their love for one another and made love for the first time. However, Todd was still in love with Blair, which Téa soon discovered. Shortly thereafter, she ggave Todd her blessing for him to reunite with Blair and his children. Todd, meanwhile, built a raft and set sail from the island. After washing ashore in Guam, he soon returned to Llanview and rejoined his family. Téa and Ross are later rescued and promptly never heard from again.

Look for Lozano to reprise the role of Téa Delgado in December. A first airdate, along with the length of her stay, has not yet been announced.

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




My View of Llanview: October 1 Edition

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:01 PM | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — An old interview with Michael Storm.

After a nearly two month absence, I am back with my column, and hope to soon return to my in-depth discussions on the current state of “One Life to Live.” Unfortunately, sometimes in life when it rains, it pours. Such has been the case for me lately, with my schedule being extremely full and hectic. Anyhow, here is an old newspaper article about “OLTL.” Enjoy!

The following article is entitled “Michael Storm’s Wife is Expecting: Baby is 1st week of April…but please, not on April 1st!” It originally appeared in the April 1970 edition of “Daytime TV.”

“We expect our baby the first week in April,” says Michael Storm’s wife, Sally. “And I it’s not an April 1st baby. I don’t want the poor child getting joke presents the rest of his life!”

Sally says people snicker when she signs her name, Mrs. Sally Storm. They think it’s funny like Gale Storm or Tempest Storm.

“If our baby is a girl, we promise not to name her April Storm …”

“Especially if it’s a boy,” wisecracks Michael.

Michael (Dr. Larry Wolek on “One Life to Live”) and Sally are Californians and they’ve been living in a New York apartment since Michael succeeded his brother James in the Wolek role a year ago.

When James decided to go to Europe, he suggested his brother for the role. Michael had been singing with The Good Time Singers on the Andy Williams Show, but he had some drama training. So he auditioned for the part. “I was afraid,” he admits.

The writers of “One Life to Live” then eased Michael into the role by letting James become seriously injured in a fire. Then he was shown with his face swathed with bandages, and when the bandages came off, Michael emerged as the new Dr. Wolek. Simple.

Michael has calmed down. He finds playing Dr. Wolek “no problem” and the “job is fabulous!” He asks “Where else could I make so much money and still have time for Sally?”

Michael and Sally were raised as neighbors, and knew each other’s family, but hadn’t really me until about a year before they married. Michael (born in Chicago Aug. 9) moved to Pacific Palisades when he was six years old. Sally, born in Cleveland Aug. 2, moved to the same community when she was two.

They attended the same Episcopalian Church, went to the same grammar school, but didn’t really know each other. Sally recalls she was a skinny kid with braces on her teeth, and at 11, she was enduring her first big crush on an idol – who happened to be the happily-married actor Peter Graves, whom she met in a community theatre.

Sally and Michael finally met in Burbank at the NBC studios, when a mutual friend brought Sally backstage after the Andy Williams Show. As Sally recalls the event, “When I finally met Michael on purpose, he was such a nice person!” And as Michael recalls it, “It was probably raining when we met. I was impressed by her because she was so bright, and because she digs rain, and I like rain.”

“I think we got into my Jaguar and it wouldn’t start. In fact, that Jag would never start. I had bought it for $100, adding $800 in repairs, and sold it for $50.”

The Jag wouldn’t start, but Michael Storm and Sally Beall’s romance started. A year later, when Sally was on her two-week vacation from a video tape company in Hollywood, she visited Michael at Harold’s Club in Reno, Nev., where he was singing – and they decided to marry.

He didn’t actually propose, but a few weeks after they had met, they knew they were meant for each other.

“On our wedding night,” recalls Michael, “we played gin … and she won! She hasn’t beaten me in gin again – because I won’t play gin with her anymore! I play scrabble and dominoes with her, and I beat her … ”

Sally protests, “He’s the worst looser! … He cries! …”

Michael cut in, “No I don’t … I sulk!”

Every couple of weeks now, Michael joins Alan Miler (Dave Siegel), Joe Gallison (Tom Edwards) and Doris Belack (Anna Wolek) for a game of poker, and everybody has fun. But he won’t play gin with anybody, especially you-know-who.

Although both Michael and Sally are Leos, they get along fine. “If anyone says that two Leos can’t make a good marriage … well, it’s not true!” says Michael.

Sally says she’s happy being a homemaker. “I’m not a career girl. I got it out of my system. I had a responsible job, and after we married, I continued to work; but when we moved to New York, I stayed home. I’m satisfied staying home. Michael is home more than most five days a week working husbands, and we have a lot of fun staying home.”

When they were living in California, they stumbled into a business. Michael thought he’d revive a childhood hobby and collect salt-water tropical fish. He started with a 10-gallon fish tank, and then brought in more tanks for the young fish, and eventually they had 15 tanks. They thought it would be smart to buy a tropical fish store. But it turned out to be nerve wracking and not worth it, financially. So they just turned it over to an employee and headed for New York and One Life to Live.

Now they don’t bother with tropical fish, but prefer “to paint, make mobiles and plastic and electronic things.”

They have adjusted to life in New York. “The now is thrilling, “they admit. “The first time I saw snow, I just couldn’t believe it,” says Sally, who’s a beautiful brunet (five-foot-six, 120 pounds, with dark brown hair and hazel eyes.)

“The nice thing about the cold New York weather,” says Michael, “is that you’re freezing, and you rush into the nearest coffee shop and get a cup of steaming coffee, and then it revives you! Then you go out and freeze again, and warm up again. It’s great!”

They enjoy browsing among the city’s gourmet shops, but they deplore the high cost of good beef. “We miss California beef,” says Michael. “Here in New York, there are so many first-rate restaurants that they probably get the fine beef first, and let he poorer beef go into the supermarkets.”

When Michael finishes on “One Life to Live,” they probably will return to California. “I like to garden,” says Sally, “but Michael only likes to watch flowers. Both of us are accustomed to living in private houses, with space around us. I wouldn’t want to raise a child in a big city.”

Michael said, wistfully, “Maybe we’ll be rich enough some day to have a New York apartment and a Los Angeles house, and commute.”

On Feb. 21, they will celebrate their fourth anniversary.

They remember going to the Justice of the Peace in Reno, and noticing that there was a replica of a bomb right in front of the radiator. It looked like a real bomb and when it began to hiss, Michael and Sally were frozen with fright. But it was only the radiator hissing. It did provide their marriage with an “explosive” start, though!

Sally’s 2-week vacation from her job turned into a honeymoon, but they didn’t get a real honeymoon until they went to Bermuda last September for a week. They went swimming, sunning, and snorkel diving.

On the show, Michael, as Dr. Wolek, is involved with Karen Martin (played by Niki Flacks) and Meredith Lord (Lynn Benish). He has romantic scenes, and Sally admits, “I had to get used to watching him romance other girls on TV. But now it doesn’t bother me.”

Michael, a handsome six-foot-two, 170 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes, gets a lot of passionate mail from his fans. But it doesn’t bother Sally, she insists.

They have a real good relationship. “We know each other,” Sally explains. “We’re friends as well as husband and wife. In the old days, people married each other, and then learned to become friends. But nowadays, the courtship enables you to get to know a lot about each other before marriage. Marriage follows naturally out of a wonderful friendship.”

“Married people play games with each other. And I’ve tried to take the games out of our marriage. It’s better to confront your mate on a problem than to let it fester. It’s better to straighten out a misunderstanding right away, and get it over with!”

Michael and Sally’s marriage brings together two old families. Michael’s people are mostly German and French, and his great great grandfather was Edward Adolph Joseph Kashmir Mortier, Napoleon’s chief aide and also the first president of France. “He was supposed to blow up the Kremlin, but he failed,” Michael explains. “His statue stands in Paris and in the palace of the Versailles. He looked just like my father.

Sally’s ancestors are of English, Scotch and German stock and they came over on the Mayflower.

Michael’s folks were involved in show business. His father, John Storm, was an actor who quit that work when he married his Margaret, a former child actress. Father became a writer, poet, and playwright. He and Margaret co-authored the cookbook, A Treasure of Fine Desserts. Michael’s grandfather was an actor in silent movies, and his grandmother was a Flora Dora girl.

Michael’s father died in 1960, When Michael was studying at Berkeley University. His mother now lives in La Jolla Calif.; his sister Martha, a former actress, is now married and living in Cleveland; and his brother James is back in New York and living in a Greenwich Village apartment.

Sally has two sisters, both married, and one of them has babies.

Michael and Sally’s baby will be the first grandchild for Michael’s mother, and probably not the last.

Who knows? Their baby could turn out to be twins. “There are twins on my side of the family,” says Sally, mischievously.

“I’m ready for whatever comes,” he says and he means it.

Well, that’s all for this edition of the column. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the column. See you again on October 15th..

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



‘Puddle of Mudd’ Rocks Llanview

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 10:16 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Llanview, Pennsylvania will be ringing in 2009 with style, with Puddle of Mudd performing at UltraViolet.

“One Life to Live,” a daytime drama well known for landing big name musical talents like Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Timbaland, and Nelly Furtado, has added other group to its resume. Kansas City, Missouri based rock group Puddle of Mudd will make their soap debut on “OLTL” at the end of December. The group will perform the hit single “You Don’t Have to Look Back Now,” from their latest album entitled “Famous.”

The group, which was formed in 1993, has experienced a high turnover of members over the years. Current members include lead singer Wes Scantlin, bass player Doug Ardito, lead guitarist Christian Stone, and drummer Ryan Yerdon. The name originated from the 1993 Missouri River Flood, which left a ‘puddle of mud’ on the band’s practice room floor.

Puddle of Mudd has released five albums, which have sold a total of seven million copies, along with several singles that have topped the Billboard Top 100. “Control,” from the group’s third album “Come Clean,” was used as the theme song for the World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Survivor Series 2001.” “Famous,” from their album with the same title, became the theme for “WWE One Night Stand” in 2007, and was also used in the video game “WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008.” In addition, Puddle of Mudd has toured with several other rock groups, including Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, and Staind.

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




OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 6 Edition

Monday, October 6, 2008 12:46 AM | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — You can’t judge a book by its cover.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Dorian and Clint have a showdown over Langston, Vanessa paints a very different picture of Ray Montez, Dorian takes matters into her own hands, Jared realizes that looks can be deceiving, Adriana stands her ground, Rex hovers near death, two returns catch Tina off-guard, and a rapist asks his victim to become his bride.

The Inside Story: Everything Is Not What It Seems

Clint plays God by giving Dorian an ultimatum–either give up BE or lose Langston for good. Meanwhile, Langston works to sway Ray’s decision by showing him how happy she is at school and with her friends. In Columbia, Vanessa confesses to Cristian that Ray wants to murder her and her stepdaughter Lola, because the pair testified against him in the murder trial of his first wife, Lola’s mother. Vanessa begs Cristian to take them back to Llanview with him because she believes that is the last place Ray would think to look. Ray’s background unnerves Nora, and later she, Antonio, and Talia decide to pay him a little visit. Dorian hires Jackie McNaughton to “take care” of Ray. Meanwhile, Clint fumes when Nora hauls Ray in for questioning. Nora, Antonio, and Talia conclude that Ray doesn’t even know who Cristian is. In Columbia, a terrible storm delays Cristian’s return to Llanview. Starr, Langston, Cole, and Markko try to stay positive.

A Closer Look: Those Who Forget The Past Are Doomed To Repeat It

Todd dodges a bullet when Marty decides to drop her quest of revisiting her rape. In fact, she makes the decision to live for the future, instead of in the past. When Todd takes her for a drive, Marty feels free and alive. Meanwhile, John begins to suspect that Marty may indeed still be alive. Later, Todd and Marty contemplate the future, and discuss the best place to live once Starr’s baby is born. Marty is bugged by the fact that Todd still wears his wedding ring; despite the fact he claims to be over Blair. Michael becomes John’s sounding board when the cop reveals his suspicions about Marty. At the same time, Addie encourages Blair to listen to her heart. Soon afterward, John assures Blair that the feelings are mutual. Before making love, John confesses to Blair that he is working on personal case, all the while neglecting to mention that it involves Marty Saybrooke. Todd throws out his wedding band after receiving encouragement from Marty. Later Todd proposes to Marty, who quizzes Todd on his motives. Todd responds by confessing that talking about his feelings doesn’t come easy to him. John gets a break in the case. Blair is ok with John’s obsession with his first love, being a cop, and looks forward to her next rendezvous with him.

What to Watch

  • Jared talks with Bo about Jessica.
  • Tess forces Natalie to write “Jessica” a letter.
  • After reading the letter, Jared realizes Tess has returned.
  • Roxy inadvertently adds to Tina’s guilt.
  • Adriana has second thoughts about her decision.
  • Jared keeps up his charade in front of Tess.
  • Contractor Leo gives Jared an earful.
  • Marcie fails to convince Adriana to change her mind.
  • Brody is subdued after attacking a cop.
  • Roxy butts heads with Adriana.
  • Charlie comforts Gigi.
  • Tina visits the secret room, and later takes action fighting with Tess.
  • Natalie prays that Jared will uncover the truth.
  • Tina receives an unexpected visitor.
  • Bo, Adriana, Roxy, and Layla receive grim news concerning Rex’s prognosis.
  • Roxy blames Rex’s condition on Adriana.
  • Gigi remembers a happier time with Rex.
  • Gigi watches as Brody loses all sense of reality.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF October 13, 2008

  • Monday: Viki’s return could spell trouble for Tess; Cain Rogan confronts Tina at Llanfair; John threatens to expose Janet’s true identity and two decades old connection to Llanview.
  • Tuesday: Dr. Joplin implores Todd to listen to his conscience; Tess has Jared and Natalie right where she wants them; Tina and Tess work to keep Viki out of the loop.
  • Wednesday: Gigi hatches a plan to see Rex; Dorian isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty; Cristian manages to contact Sarah.
  • Thursday: Tess decides to get out of dodge; Bo shares his concern about “Jessica” with Viki; Gigi gets her revenge on Adriana; Cain kidnaps doggie David Vickers.

  • Friday: Dorian sees the error of her ways, but is it too late?; Clint has second thoughts; and all hell breaks loose at the Llanview Airport.



OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 29 Edition

Monday, September 29, 2008 12:05 AM | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty in order to get what you want.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Rex fights for his life, Adriana gives Gigi her walking papers, Dorian takes matters into her own hands, Vanessa makes a shocking confession, John receives insight from an old friend, and Michael and Marcie
long for one another.

The Inside Story: The Things We Do for Family

Addie visits Dorian in the slammer to lend her support. Starr, Langston, and Markko work on a plan to stop Ray from leaving Llanview with Langston. At the same time, Clint denies Cole’s accusations and attempts to guilt the teen into keeping mum. However, Cole immediately tells Langston, Markko, and Starr what he has learned. Dorian considers enlisting the services of Jackie McNaughton to take care of Ray. Starr, Langston, Markko, and Cole are unable to visit Dorian, but remain determined to derail Ray’s agenda. By week’s end, Dorian is out of jail. After being released she first reminds Ray that she knows he is hiding something. Afterward, she heads for the Buchanan Mansion for a showdown with Clint. Vanessa urges Cristian to help her, and claims that Ray is out to kill her.

A Closer Look: My Two Dads

Llantano Mountain serves as the backdrop as Brody flashes in and out reality while reliving his experiences fighting in Iraq. Even though his ‘father’ is arrested, Shane vows to stand beside him. Meanwhile, Bo and Gigi are clearly concerned for Rex’s life, which hangs by a thread. Later, as Bo searches for Shane, Gigi prays for Rex’s life. Shane is devastated after witnessing Brody’s state of mind while in jail. Bo finally catches up to Shane and escorts him to the hospital where Gigi is preparing to come clean. While he is on the operating table, Rex’s subconscious places him in a game show where he must atone for his past actions. Unfortunately, Rex gives the wrong answer to the most important question. Shane has a bad reaction upon learning that Rex, and not Brody, is really his father. At the same time, Rex’s family and friends gather at the hospital to give their support. Layla attempts to contact Adriana. Natalie is unable to strike a bargain with Tess, which would allow her to visit Rex at the hospital. While still in surgery, Rex’s life is on the line as he is faced with another important question. Meanwhile, Adriana arrives at Rex’s bedside. With Rex’s life in limbo, Adriana forbids Gigi from coming anywhere near her husband.

What to Watch

  • Michael watches Marcie assemble a crib.
  • Still in love with one other, Marcie and Michael remain at an impasse.
  • Jared defends Natalie to Tess.
  • Tess delights in torturing Natalie.
  • Marty researches her past with Todd’s computer.
  • Todd and Tess threaten each other.
  • Jared gets the feeling that something isn’t quite right with ‘Jessica.’
  • John’s father’s old partner Pete gives Detective McBain new insight into Todd’s ‘mystery woman.’
  • Todd urges Marty to move on as she is about to relive the past.
  • Nora’s anger consumes her after learning Dallas is now staying at the mansion.
  • Antonio and Sarah learn what John uncovered about Cristian while in Columbia.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF October 6, 2008

  • Monday: Marty decides to let the past stay buried; Dorian and Clint battle it out; Langston begs Ray to let her stay in Llanview.
  • Tuesday: Todd and Marty plan for the future; Dorian hires Jackie McNaughton to solve a problem; Clint and Nora have a difference of opinion about Ray.
  • Wednesday: John keeps a secret from Blair; Jared is on to Tess; Todd surprises Marty yet again.
  • Thursday: Marty shocks Todd; Jared learns of the secret room; Adriana stands her ground.

  • Friday: Jared desperately searches for Natalie; Rex’s condition worsens; Tina takes action.



OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 22 Edition

Monday, September 22, 2008 12:25 AM | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — You can’t handle the truth, even though it will set you free.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Brody loses touch with reality, Marty becomes a hopeless romantic, Blair uses her influence, Dorian doesn’t understand the word ‘no’, and Dallas inches closer to Clint.

The Inside Story: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose

Rex and Gigi enjoy the moment. Across town, Brody exposes his darker side. He takes off with Shane, promising to change his last name to Lovett. Brody tells Shane that Gigi wants Rex to be his daddy. Marcie comes to and alerts Gigi as to what has happened. Rex and Gigi learn that Brody is armed and dangerous. Bo joins the concerned parents in the search for Shane. Dancing around the truth, Brody tells Shane they are going to Llantano Mountain for a camping trip. Brody makes sure to bring his Navy SEAL survival gear. Meanwhile, Rex, Gigi, and Bo meet with Navy SEAL Wes Granger, who served with Brody. Brody starts to crack under pressure while teaching Shane to use a gun. Wes recounts a terrifying story. Bo gets a lead on Brody’s location. Brody flashes back to his combat days in Iraq, while becoming increasingly unstable.

A Closer Look: Temper Tantrums Seldom Work

Mary reminds Todd of how much she cares for him, and is excited at the prospect of having a baby in the house. Todd pulls back when things get hot and heavy with Marty. Starr’s principal demands she be home-schooled, which angers Blair. Cole and Markko support Starr. Blair throws her weight around in order to get what she wants. Starr and Cole bond, but remain at an impasse. Meanwhile, Dorian hits a roadblock when she attempts to speed up Langston’s adoption. Later, the judge renders a verdict between Dorian and Ray. Dorian’s tirade results in trouble. Starr, Markko, and Cole comfort Langston. Cole spots Clint with Ray. Dallas continues to be Clint’s cheerleader. Nora is none to pleased with Dallas’ new living arrangement.

What to Watch

  • Tess stops Jared from uncovering the truth.
  • Tina apologizes to Natalie.
  • Tess tempts Jared to remain at Llanfair.
  • Charlie urges Michael to give Marcie a second chance.
  • Sarah and Layla comfort Carlotta.
  • The Vegas and loved ones pray for Cristian.
  • John gets flak from the Columbian prison warden.
  • Vanessa keeps her word.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF September 29, 2008

  • Monday: Brody’s actions result in tragedy; Clint’s plan is threatened; Michael and Marcie wish things were better.
  • Tuesday: Shane learns the truth; Dorian strengthens her resolve; Tess is a happy little camper.
  • Wednesday: Rex’s life hangs in the balance while loved ones pray; Tess wants Natalie to experience what she did.
  • Thursday: Rex is damned if he does, and damned if he doesn’t; Todd confronts Tess; John wonders if Marty is alive and living with Todd.

  • Friday: Adriana orders Gigi to keep her distance; Marty researches her past; Dorian tells Ray that she’s watching him.



OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 15 Edition

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:56 PM | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Blood is thicker than water, or so they say.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Langston’s uncle Ray dampens her adoption party, Starr suffers an ironic twist of fate, John and Marty meet in their dreams, Natalie ‘breaks up’ with Jared, Dorian has a hissy fit, Nigel confesses his sins, Brody is in need of anger management, Rex and Gigi do the horizontal mambo, and Adriana receives a chilly reception.

The Inside Story: You Can’t Choose Your Relatives, Can You?

Dorian throws a party to celebrate her upcoming adoption of Langston. At the same time, Clint explains the finer points of his plan to Ray, and gloats at Dorian’s impending downfall. Later, Ray puts a dent in the celebration by crashing Dorian’s party and stating that he is Langston’s uncle. In Columbia, Carlo continues to make Cristian’s life miserable. However, he receives an unexpected visitor in Ray’s wife Vanessa, who is shocked to find Cristian in her husband’s place. After recalling his plight, Cristian is successful in convincing Vanessa to contact Antonio. Back in Llanview, Tina comforts Sarah, while Bo and John find evidence that Carlo is responsible for Cristian’s disappearance. While Dorian has her doubts about Ray, Langston quickly forms a bond with him as he recounts stories of her mother’s childhood. Clint forgives Nigel when he reveals his role in Jared’s scheme. Ray continues to carry out Clint’s scheme, but appears to have genuine feelings for his niece. John gets a tip on Cristian’s whereabouts when Jared states that he saw Mortimer Bern while at the Columbian prison. Dorian makes it clear to Ray that she is a force to be reckoned with. Ray’s offer to take Langston back to Columbia with him is met with opposition from a suspicious Dorian.

A Closer Look: “Dear John….Life Goes On, By the Time You Read These Lines, I’ll Be Gone.”

Tess squeals in delight as Natalie tearfully writes Jared a “Dear John” letter. Afterward, Natalie is forced to watch in horror via the hidden camera as Jared reads the letter stating that Natalie wants nothing more to do with him. When Jared has his doubts, Tess backs up everything Natalie stated in the letter. Bo informally questions a nervous Tina, who keeps mum for fear of Tess’ wrath. Natalie is sickened as she watches Tess try to put the moves on Jared. Things go even further downhill for Natalie when Tess explains phase two of her plan to her. Meanwhile, Jared informs John of Natalie’s letter, and claims that something isn’t quite right. Unfortunately, John arrives at a different conclusion, believing that Natalie genuinely broke up with Jared. Tess, meanwhile, gets under Todd’s skin by questioning his feelings for Marty and continues to force him to do her dirty work. And Tina, at her wit’s end, nearly confesses the truth to Jared, before managing to subtly point him in Natalie’s direction. Tess informs Natalie that she plans to make Jared fall in love with her. Roxy thinks that love will reunite Jared and Natalie.

What to Watch

  • Starr and Marcie continue to bond.
  • Todd has Dr. Joplin under his thumb.
  • Starr is terrified of the first day of school.
  • Cole reassures Matthew about starting high school.
  • Starr is the object of ridicule after giving a speech on safe sex.
  • Cole and Markko are in hot water after coming to Starr and Langston’s aide.
  • Rex demands a divorce from Adriana, and questions her involvement with Brody’s return.
  • Brody flies off the handle when Gigi wants to tell Shane the truth.
  • Rex and Gigi realize Shane will have a difficult time handling the truth.
  • Brody’s temper scares Marcie.
  • Brody won’t give up Shane without a fight.
  • Rex and Gigi make love.
  • John and Marty connect once more in their dreams.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF September 22, 2008

  • Monday: Brody begins to crack under pressure; Jared doesn’t realize just how close he is to Natalie; Marty reassures Todd about her feelings for him; Tina apologizes to Natalie.
  • Tuesday: Rex and Gigi discover that Shane has been kidnapped; Dorian faces another hurdle; Todd nearly goes too far with Marty.
  • Wednesday: Brody takes Shane for a “camping trip” on Llantano Mountain; Clint has an offer for Dallas; Blair comes through for her daughter at school; Charlie urges Michael to give Marcie a second chance.
  • Thursday: Brody nears his breaking point while teaching Shane to use a gun; Carlotta prays for her son; Dorian isn’t used to not getting what she wants.

  • Friday: Bo, Rex, and Gigi are horrified after hearing an old Navy buddy’s stories about Brody; Starr, Markko, and Cole support Langston; Cole spots Clint with Ray.









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