GH Recap: Thursday, September 22, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, September 22, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jason calms Sam down, and they go for a motorcycle ride. Jason and Sam decide to marry spontaneously at a Chinese restaurant. As Maxie troubleshoots the wedding, Franco makes his own preparations for the affair. Franco is at St. Timothy church with malicious purpose.

Lulu goes to Maxie for help, as Dante seeks similar assurance from Lucky.

As Johnny makes mysterious mob plans, Dante and Lucky discuss next moves. A gloved hand floats through Wyndemere.

On the Next General Hospital

  • What does Jason and Sam share with their family and friends?
  • Anthony makes a dangerous decision.
  • Lucky’s addiction continues to haunt him.

OLTL Alerts: Week of September 26 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of September 26, 2011.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Tina is on her way back to Llanview. Téa visits Todd in jail. Irene takes Viki by surprise during a tense confrontation.
  • Tuesday: Rex questions Natalie’s true motives. Irene puts her plan in motion. Todd receives a warning from his mother.
  • Wednesday: Natalie and Jessica have a cat fight. Cord returns to visit Clint. Todd asks Starr to do something illegal.
  • Thursday: Clint stands up for Rex. Shane remembers the night Victor was shot. Tina has something Todd wants.
  • Friday: Viki questions Natalie’s feelings about John. Irene’s actions places several lives in jeopardy. Tina makes a troublesome discovery.

GH Alerts: Week of September 26 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of September 26, 2011.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Dante tries to answer Lulu’s phone call. Someone is following Jason and Sam. Kate and Sonny discuss their past.
  • Tuesday: Olivia gets bad news. Ethan discovers a distraught Lucky. Sonny and Alexis discuss Kristina’s future.
  • Wednesday: Johnny and Anthony have a major argument. Carly tells another lie. Alexis and Kate have a heart-to-heart.
  • Thursday: Shawn covers a secret. Lucky confides in Elizabeth as he sings to Aiden. Ethan comes face to face with evil personified.
  • Friday: Carly and Shawn find themselves working together. Lucky discovers an envelope from Siobhan. Michael’s upset.

Y&R Recap: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Chloe was overcome with joy when Kevin told her that he was a match as Delia’s bone marrow donor. Kevin failed to get Chloe to remain mum about his being a match, when she shared the news with Victoria. He approached her, asking her to keep quiet, giving the excuse that he was afraid Nick would make it big news in Restless Style. While Victoria didn’t understand why Kevin would want to keep it quiet, she understood. He was on the verge of telling her the truth but Esther’s arrival prevented him. She learned of what he did and couldn’t stop thanking him.

Cane and Jill met one another at Gloworm. She was still upset about Colin leaving with Genevieve. Cane offered his sympathy for her sadness. While they were together, Cane noticed the bottle of wine Jill was drinking. It was from the Atkinson family wine cellar. Katherine’s arrival dampened things when she accused Jill of getting closer to Cane because she didn’t have Billy there. She told Cane he was no better than his father. Tired of Katherine’s meddling, as well as cruel words, Jill blasted her as being a woman that was unable to have a relationship with her own son, rather settling in on a twisted relationship with her instead.

Victor continued to keep a watchful eye of Billy, determined to make sure he stick to the deal they made. Growing frustrated, Billy snapped at him. Billy was stunned to learn that Michael, who showed up, was a participant in Victor’s little scheme. Michael admitted to arranging everything, even making sure to have hired Dr. Renner to perform the transplant. A disgusted Billy was more than ready to hightail it out of the trailer and to the hospital to expose Victor. Victor threatened to expose Billy’s secret. He went on to tell him that Chloe would keep him from Delia if she learned the truth. Billy believed that even if Victoria learned the truth, she would forgive him. When Victor left, Billy opened up his laptop, he stared at images of Victoria. He soon started to daydream of Victoria coming to the trailer. In his daydream, she told him how much she needed and missed him. He tried telling her what he did, but she didn’t let him. She begged for him to never leave. Snapping out of he daydream, a sad Billy realized that he wouldn’t be a hero.

Still trapped in the wine cellar, Colin bemoaned that Genevieve made sure to keep him fed. Gloria, in the meantime, babbled on about herself and her fabulous sons, as well as how a bookie business was being done at Gloworm. Colin chose to ignore her when she requested he share his past with her. He stumbled on to a safe during his search. Before Gloria could see it, he covered it up. After drinking more wine, Gloria passed out, leaving Colin making his way back to the safe. In the meantime, Cane showed up at the Atkinson house and headed downstairs to the wine cellar. Gloria, nor Colin heard his knock on the door.

At Tucker’s apartment, a contrite Abby told Ashley it wasn’t her intention to get her into trouble. She, however, didn’t hold back in her belief that Tucker was a murderer. A furious Ashley told Abby that when she tries her best to hurt Tucker, she is also hurting her. Tucker, meanwhile, was telling Devon to be on his guard when it comes to Katherine. She was only using him to get back at Tucker. Devon, however, didn’t take his words too seriously. Tucker left and headed back to the apartment, where he overheard Ashley and Abby’s conversation. He interrupted their conversation and blasted Abby for what she did to her own mother. He told her if she didn’t like the two of them together it was too bad. Ashley soon hopped on the bandwagon and Abby that either she accept their relationship or stay out of her life. Abby chose to walk out of the apartment. Alone together, Tucker questioned Ashley’s interrogation with Ronan, but she shared about how she was in the park the night of Diane’s murder. They each promised one another that no matter what, they wouldn’t keep things from one another.

At the hospital, Kevin learned that Michael was the one that helped Victor set up the faux donor. He told him he wanted it to be him because he knew that his heart truly belonged to Delia. Jill and Cane soon arrived, learning of Kevin being a match. Chloe wanted to celebrate her daughter having a donor. When she spotted Victoria outside Delia’s hospital room, she realized she was still trying to get in contact with Billy. She told Victoria that she had to give up on believing that Billy would do the right thing, because it only led to disappointment. She told Victoria that Billy would never be allowed back into Delia’s life. Once Chloe left, Victoria sent off the email to Billy. Back at the trailer, Billy got the email and was tempted to write back. He again had another daydream, but this time, Victoria wasn’t at all pleased to see him, telling him that he shouldn’t have returned.

At Gloworm, Abby vented to Devon about how Ashley once again chose Tucker over her. She said that as far as she was concerned she didn’t want to see her mother or be in her life. Devon lectured her, telling her that she needed Ashley in her life. He told her it was time to stop hurting her mother and take the high road.

On the Next The Young and the Restless

  • Adam takes the witness stand
  • Gloria sees the dark side in Colin
  • Avery tells Sharon to get ready to be shredded by Adam’s testimony

GH Recap: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Maxie has her hands full with wedding disasters. As Sam and Jason get visits from Edward, Monica, Elizabeth and Carly, Franco plots his return to Port Charles. Sam is in tears – can she go through with the wedding?

Dante gets much needed advice from his mother. Meanwhile, Lulu asks Ethan to help her disappear for a while.

Spinelli tries to come clean about his cyber amnesia.

Kristina credits Ethan for some good news.

Kate flashes back to Sonny’s proposal to her. Sonny goes to see Kate.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Maxie freaks out about wedding plans.
  • Dante and Lucky discuss next moves.
  • Something strange happens at Wyndemere.

AMC Recap: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

At the beginning of this episode celebrating the rich history and legacy of the Martin family, Michael E. Knight, who plays Tad Martin, dedicates the airing to the remarkable woman who played the Martin matriarch for a quarter of a century, Mary Fickett.

Joe and Ruth inform the family they’re returning to Pine Valley; Joe has been offered a consulting job at Pine Valley Hospital. The Martin family gather together at the Martin house to celebrate. Jamie arrives for the festivities. Tad and Dixie take a walk in the park and its clear there’s something on both their minds: a marriage proposal. The pair share words of love and commitment unaware the family is listening to their every word at the Martin home due to Tad’s phone snafu. Tad and Dixie return home to applause. Joe, Ruth, Tad, Dixie, Kathy, Jenny, Jamie Krystal, Opal, Jake, Amanda and Trevor gather together for the Martin family portrait.

Maria, who is in town for a consultation, treats a patient (played by Sarah Michele Gellar) who believes she is Erica Kane’s daughter. She tells Maria she recognizes her, too. Maria privately scoffs when the patient starts talking about seeing vampires. The patient asserts to Dr. Santos that she has been seeing vampires since before they became such a trend. Maria leaves the patient to the professionals. She tells Joe and Jake that as much as she’d love to come back home she and the children are settled in California. Maria leaves to take an important call from Miami.

Adam and Brooke arrive at the mansion. Adam is heartbroken to see everything packed up and is upset about JR’s current state. Babe takes the gun from JR’s hand. JR is ecstatic to see Babe and tells her everything he’s been going through without her. Knowing he’s headed for a fall, Babe tries to talk JR down. JR is devastated as Babe makes it clear she’s not one of David’s patients. He tells Babe she can’t help him because she’s “dead!” and vanishes her from his mind. JR lashes out at Adam. Adam tries to explain to JR why he had to disinherit him for his own good and apologizes for failing him as a father. He tries to convince JR to leave town so he can regroup like [Adam] did last year. JR goes upstairs to pack but becomes consumed by bitter memories of his recent encounters. He loads the gun he’s been carrying. Adam spills his regrets to Brooke, telling her he killed the one man who could save his son: Stuart. Adam suddenly hears Stuart’s voice.

Griffin tells David that the vitals of the patient are dropping despite him doing everything he can. David realizes the only way the patient can be saved is if he’s released from jail. After receiving a call, Angie arrives at the station to plead David’s case. Jesse agrees to let David go under supervision after David reveals the name of the patient and the circumstances. David, Angie, Jesse and Griffin arrive at the hospital and the patient is wheeled in. David reassures the patient, Stuart Chandler, that he’ll pull through.

On the Next All My Children

  • Through Thursday, “All My Children” will celebrate the rich history and legacy of one of Pine Valley’s favorite families including the Kane family, the Hubbard family, the Martin family and the Chandlers. The Chandler family will take center stage on Thursday’s episode. This week, the special guest appearances include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eva La Rue, David Canary, Julia Barr, Ray MacDonnell, Lee Meriwether, Justin Bruening and Alexa Havins.

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Dani shocks Todd when she visits him in jail. She demands to know if he killed Victor. He asks her a big favor. Irene interrupts, introducing herself as Dani’s grandmother. Todd makes Dani leave. At EOD, Irene puts the screws to him, demanding to know if they have a deal.

Tomas takes care of distraught Téa, apologizing for missing Victor’s funeral. Téa reminds him that he wanted her to leave Victor, and reveals that Baz is suspicious of him. Téa questions Jack’s eyewitness account.

John questions Irene who urges him to let his suspicions of her go; her son murdered her other son. After he gets rid of her, he goes to Rodi’s for a drink where Roxy wants to know more about Todd’s arrest. He refuses to engage her about that. So, instead, she suggests they talk about John and Natalie. Neither is aware that Natalie has entered. Natalie tells Rex about Brody’s proposal.

Echo’s tempted to forge Rex’s name on legal papers giving Clint back all of his money. Roxy’s horrified to learn that Kim Andrew’s has the gun that she and Echo are convinced Rex used to kill Victor. Cutter confronts Kim about the gun. Cutter sees the mystery patient. Kim begs him to let her keep the gun so that she can continue to blackmail Rex through Echo.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Roxy thinks John is lying about his feelings.
  • Blair sides with Jack out of fear of losing him.
  • Brody and Jessica remember old times.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In preparation for it’s last network presentation on Friday, September 23, “All My Children” has been spending each day of this week paying tribute to one of its core four Pine Valley families. On Wednesday, the Martin family will take center stage. Mary Fickett memorably played the Martin matriarch Ruth, wife of Dr. Joe Martin (Ray MacDonnell), for more than a quarter of a century. Wednesday’s episode will be dedicated to Fickett who passed away at the age of 83 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease on September 8, 2011.

Beginning in 1949, Fickett began a successful run in theater, television and film. The talented actress starred in her first Broadway play, “I Know My Love,” in 1949. She earned a Tony nomination in 1958 for her work on “Sunrise at Campobello.” In the 1950s, she parlayed her theater experience to television appearing on programs like Kraft Television Theater. Fickett appeared on numerous television series through the 1960s including “Bonanza” and “The Defenders.” She made her feature film debut opposite Bing Crosby in 1957 in “Man on Fire.” Fickett began her daytime career on CBS’ “The Edge of Night.” In 1970, Fickett became an original cast member of the ABC daytime drama “AMC” as Ruth Parker Brent Martin, R.N. She went on to earn two Daytime Emmy nominations for Lead Actress in that time. In 1973 she took home an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in a Daytime Drama for her work on a storyline that called for Ruth to protest the Vietnam war. The actress, who wanted to spend more time with her family, failed to come to terms with “AMC” in 1996 and then again after a short stint from 1999-2000. Fickett retired from the business in 2000 and was replaced by Lee Meriwether who took over the role after her initial exit in 1996.

Fickett was born in Buffalo, New York on May 23, 1928. She was married three times and leaves behind two children from her first marriag


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Last week, interviews released by The Hollywood Reporter had Alicia Minshew, one of ‘All My Children’s” most popular stars, directly quoted as saying she was “ready to move on” when asked about continuing with the 41-year old soap as it goes online. In the same interview, Minshew did concede she would be open to continuing with the show with a reduced schedule but that Prospect Park had yet to contact her to begin discussing terms. On Tuesday, the actress revealed to Soap Opera Digest that she is now in talks with the production company that licensed “AMC” and things are looking “really promising” for her to continue with the soap opera that put her on the map.

Talking with Digest, Minshew clarifies that she has never had any intention of just walking away from “AMC” which she feels appeared to get lost in the translation of the interview released last week. The 37-year old actress is married to a New York based restauranteur, Richie Herschenfeld, and notes at that some point she will have to return to the East Coast. The mother of a soon-to-be 2-year-old daughter, Willow, says for her it comes down to what is best for her and her family. She is hopeful something can be worked out, noting the people she is communicating with from Prospect Park “are really nice and really smart and they get it. They understand about family, which I love.”

Minshew debuted in the role of Kendall Hart in January 2002. The role was, of course, originated by Sarah Michelle Gellar from 1993 to 1995. (Gellar, who has moved on to prime-time television success, will make a brief cameo appearance on the Wednesday, September 21 episode of “AMC.”) Minshew has earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for her work as Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) oft-time rebellious first-born; a Supporting Actress nomination in 2009 and she landed in the prestigious Lead Actress category for her work in 2010. The actress reportedly recently turned down an offer to star on, as of 2012, one of the four remaining network soap operas.

Minshew is scheduled to appear with several of her co-stars on a special edition of “The View” on Friday, September 23. “AMC” last airs on ABC Daytime later that same afternoon.


Y&R Recap: Monday, September 19. 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Abby went to Victor to tell him the latest drama she created for herself. She shared with him how she wore a wire for Malloy in an effort to catch Tucker admitting he killed Diane Jenkins. She told Victor how she instead Malloy overheard her conversation with Ashley about the night she was in the park. Victor told Abby to stop confiding in others, but do so with family. He assured her he would take care of everything.

Ashley was still upset that Abby wore a microphone. Tucker asked how she responded to being found out, but Ashley shared that Abby took off before they could talk. He guessed that she was scared about something other than being lectured. He gave Ashley a heads up on Ronan trying to get in contact with her. Just then the phone rang. She told him she was going to go see him, while he kept a eye out on if Abby returned or not. When she reached the police station, Ronan played her ‘confession’ for her. He wanted to know what if she called Nick in order for him to help her get rid of Diane’s body. When she refused to answer him, he pulled the bloody rock out of drawer, placing it in her hand. He wanted to know how many times she hit Diane over the head with the rock until she was dead.

Kevin lectured Billy for sneaking out to see Delia. He warned Billy that by doing it would only make things worse for Delia, especially if he’s trying not to be found out by anyone. When Billy agreed, Kevin started to wonder what he could possibly be up to. Billy didn’t hide his frustration at not being able to see his daughter. Kevin wanted to know what Victor had on Billy, but Billy kept quiet. Back at the hospital, Chloe read to Delia, who complained of a headache. The nurse comes in to take her vitals. She has a slight fever. While Delia is resting, Chloe calls Kevin, leaving him a message.

Jill was having a drink, when she pulled out the note that Genevieve wrote. Still miffed that Colin ran off with his ex, Jill set the note on fire and tossed into the ashtray. As for Colin, he was still locked in the wine cellar with Gloria. Colin slowly learned that Genevieve purposely set him up in order to keep him and Jill apart. A tipsy Gloria babbled about how everyone seemed to focus on Jill. Both questioned the other on who would be looking for them. When Colin went over to a section of the wine cellar, he unwittingly stumbled upon a hidden craps table that lowered down. They realize that there is another hidden area. The go inside, in hopes to see if they can find a way out. Unfortunately, they come up short.

Ronan continued his interrogation, asking Ashley was there to witness Diane’s last breath after taking her life. Ashley told him that she didn’t do anything to Diane. Ronan tossed in that he’s aware that she was angry that Diane was fooling around with Tucker. It’s then that Ashley tells the detective that their conversation is done. As she was heading out, Ronan brought up how Kyle must be wondering who would hurt is mother. He then jabs her with her thinking about her daughter and how hurt she could be. The minute she walks out, he calls to have a police detail tail her. Shortly after placing the tail on Ashley, Victor arrived and told Ronan to leave his family alone. Outside of Ronan’s office, Victor received the call to let him know that the blood work for Billy came in.

Tucker shows up at the Athletic Club and takes a seat across from Jill. Jill shares that Colin took off with Genevieve. Tucker offers a little sympathy. Jill mentions how Tucker not once tried to warn her about what she was getting into when she was set to marry Colin. She bemoans how Katherine will be all over her when she learns what has happened. Tucker doesn’t mince his dislike for Katherine, calling her a ‘busybody’. During their talk, Jill lets slip that Katherine has managed to give Devon a job in the music industry. Tucker can’t believe what he is hearing. Meanwhile, Devon walked into Gloworm and spotted Abby. The minute he approached her, she started in on how she felt about Tucker. Devon changes gears and shares his news about his job.

In Billy’s trailer, Victor arrived to tell Billy that he is a match to save Delia. He then instructs Kevin to head to the hospital to inform Chloe that he matched after all. As for Chloe, she gets a visit from Ronan. She admits that if she weren’t with him in his hotel room, she might have been able to be there for her daughter sooner. She also admits that if she hadn’t fought Billy for custody, he’d still be in town and be there to help his daughter.

Outside of the police station, Ashley hurriedly rips up the photos that were taken of her and Diane, tossing them into the dumpster. While Ashley was hiding incriminating photos against her, Tucker was at Gloworm approaching Devon, curious to know about his job from Katherine.

Billy was overjoyed that he was a match for his daughter, but a cold Victor told him that once she was fully in the clear, he was to leave town. He said both Victoria and Delia would be better off without him in town at all. Meanwhile, at the hospital, Kevin gave Chloe the news that he was a ‘match’ for Delia.

Ronan returned back to the police station and was being briefed on Ashley and her whereabouts. The police officer handed him a Zip-loc bag with the shredded photographs. Back at the apartment, Abby waited for Ashley, who wanted to know if she was there to apologize.

On the Next The Young and the Restless

  • Tucker blasts Abby for her actions
  • Billy has it out with Victor
  • Kevin gets ready to confess to Victoria