GH Recap: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sam catches Jason as he practices walking down the aisle. Maxie jumps straight back into wedding preparations – without the ring (again). Franco is in his gallery, none too pleased that he never received an invitation to Jason and Sam’s wedding.

Johnny takes care of his father’s mess – and we see a new side to the mob prince. Lucky briefs Mac on the Luzetta drug case – and Siobhan’s murder, but Dante worries Lucky will incriminate himself despite Elizabeth’s support. Matt treats Elizabeth for her injuries. Maxie is twinged when she sees their closeness.

Carly and Shawn run into each other.

Kate has a heart-to-heart with Kristina, and Sonny tries to make peace with his daughter.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Maxie has her hands full with wedding disasters.
  • Dante gets some advice from his mother.
  • Spinelli tries and fails to come clean.

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Todd and Irene are face to face in their cells. She is responsible for concealing Louie and the gun that will clear him. But she’ll produce it and get him off the hook, if Todd will give her what she wants..

John admits to Bo that he thinks Jack is lying about Todd’s guilt in Victor’s murder. John runs through possible suspects, specifically Rex. Bo sticks up for him. Then John proposes another suspect.

Shane appears at the cemetery and needles Jack subtly about what it feels like to lose someone he loves. Jack tells Shane he was an eyewitness to the murder and that his father hit him on the head before going in and shooting Victor. When Jack leaves, Shane goes to Gigi’s grave and tells her that Jack is lying.

Kim diverts Rex from seeing her friend in the hospital room and comes up with a plan to prevent Rex from ever seeing the person in the bed.

Natalie gives Brody an answer to his marriage proposal making it clear that their relationship has nothing to do with John. Brody tells her he loves her.

Baz and Rick find Starr and James at Capricorn. Baz has reconsidered and wants Rick to produce their single. He works to convince her, despite James’s objections, that Rick will be a good producer. Starr feels finally that she should follow her dream and agrees to let Rick produce it.
On the Next One Life to Live

  • Dani visits Todd in jail.
  • Cutter confronts Kim.
  • John questions Irene.

‘OLTL’ Casting Two New Roles

Disney/ABC Television Group

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” issues casting calls for a pair of new minor characters.

The first script is for the recurring role of Dr. Fascinella. The script is a recycled version of the script for Dr. Pryor, which was released back in March. As you may recall, that script revolved around Bo (Robert S. Woods) and Nora (Hillary B. Smith)Buchanan finding out that their son Matthew (Eddie Alderson) was suffering from severe brain trauma. So who do you think is in need of medical assistance this time around?

The second script is for the dayplayer role of a Receptionist. The scene opens with “Ted” tells a receptionist at an office in Brazil that he has been called in to take care of a bed bug infestation. Horrified and disgusted, the woman tells him that he must be mistaken. However Ted, who claims to be from Winnipeg, tells her that he received a complaint from a woman who encountered the pests while staying at the facility recently. When he asks to speak with the doctor in charge, she tells him that Dr. Fascinella is unavailable because he is with a patient. Ted says that is okay, because the bed bug infestation was confined mainly to the reception area. As the woman screams and runs off, Ted steals some files from his desk. As the scene ends, he states that the infestation must have been a false alarm. Remember that “OLTL” often tries to throw viewers off by changing character names in these scripts.

In other news…

David A. Gregory (Ford) responded to a fan on his Facebook page asking him when “OLTL’s” last television tape date was, saying “we don’t know yet.” He also answers a question about why everyone in Llanview refers to his character only by his last name, commenting “When I first came on the show in 2009, the character was known only as Ford. When they brought the character back at the end of the year, they gave him a first name. Most people in Llandview know him as Ford. His family knows him as Robert/Bobby. My theory is he hates Bobby because it reminds him of his bad childhood and it sounds like a little kid’s name. ‘Ford’ is more mysterious, adult, and masculine.” And he previews Wednesday’s (September 21) episode of “One Life,” teasing that “Wed. on OLTL: All 3 Ford boys are back at one of their favorite places…”

Farah Fath (Gigi) tweeted Monday that it was “Back to OLTL tomorrow..cant wait for JP [John-Paul Lavoisier] to get here Wed.”

And Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted on Monday “SO MUCH FUN at work today!!! Hahaha” And then later with, “Can’t stop thinking about how fun my “job”was today.Thank u all for your support! I wouldn’t be able to do what I LOVE if it weren’t for u.”


CBS

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime Confidential reports that long-time “All My Children” casting director Judy Blye Wilson has decided to move on to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” The report indicates that Wilson had hoped to remain on the soap she has spent twenty years casting but the production company that licensed “AMC,” Prospect Park, failed to reach out to her.

Since 1991, Wilson has acted as the casting director for “AMC.” Along with other high-level executives at the soap, that means she has had an influential hand in the hiring of cast members ranging from current A-listers Sarah Michelle Gellar and Josh Duhamel to rising prime-time television and movie stars Micheal B. Jordan, Eva la Rue, Shannon Kane, Kelli Giddish and Leven Rambin. She also played a hand in discovering most of “Y&R’s” current cast – including Billy Miller, Jeff Branson and Eden Riegel (“Y&R” also recently acquired Debbi Morgan who is not a Wilson find) – and that may be part of the reason the number one soap in the U.S.A. extended the award-winning casting director an offer.

Before joining “AMC,” Wilson acted as the casting director of “Ryan’s Hope” from 1981 to 1987 and held the same position at “One Life to Live” from 1988 to 1991. She won three consecutive Daytime Emmy’s for her casting on “AMC” extending from 2001 thru 2004. She has been awarded ten Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America for her casting work on “AMC” (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). She may add another Artios Award to her shelf this November.


Prospect Park

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Late last week, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” an excited Cameron Mathison (Ryan) announced that the production company that licensed “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” from ABC this summer, Prospect Park, had started to contact actors from his show to negotiate. Today, Prospect Park revealed to the press that they have come to terms with not only Mathison but his co-star Lindsay Hartley (Cara) to continue with the 41-year old daytime drama online.

Mathison joined the cast of “AMC” in December 1997 as con-artist and resident hunk Ryan Lavery. The Emmy-nominee, “Dancing with the Stars” contestant and entertainment show correspondent remained on the show for nearly the entire time since. He took a one year break from July 2002 to July 2003 to try other things. Hartley began her daytime career on NBC Daytime’s “Passions” as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald in 1999. She remained on the show until its cancellation in 2008. In 2009, she joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” as Arianna Hernandez. The actress joined the cast of “AMC” as Dr. Cara Castillo in December 2010 after an early dismissal from “DAYS.” Hartley is married to former “Smallville” star Justin Hartley.

The deals with Mathison, Hartley and “OLTL’s” Erika Slezak (Viki), Michael Easton (John), Kassie DePaiva (Blair) and Ted King (Tomas) are not official as can be, yet. Prospect Park and the actor’s union, AFTRA, have to come to official terms before anything can be made official. It appears to be just a matter of time before that happens.

Prospect Park also announced today that they will release “AMC’s” first day of production for the 2012 season in the next few weeks. “AMC” last airs on ABC on Friday, September 23.


GH Recap: Monday, September 19, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Dante and Lulu have a moment of genuine longing over a wedding dress.

Entrapped at dinner with Anthony, Tracy is unaware that Luke is watching her. Later, Luke and Skye cross again on the Quartermaine jet.

Both Elizabeth and Maxie are separately in danger. Spinelli channels Jackal, P.I. for a heroic moment – but a mysterious someone “helps.” Meanwhile, Lucky comes to Elizabeth’s rescue, and yet his drug demons continue to haunt him.

Kate eggs Sonny on, arguing Sonny is his own worst enemy.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Franco makes a decision to return to Port Charles.
  • Sam watches Jason.
  • Johnny takes care of his father’s mess.

OLTL Recap: Monday, September 19, 2011

ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Todd is arrested and Jack reveals he’s the eyewitness. Nervous Jack is forced to lie to Todd’s face about having seen him at the crime scene. Todd calls Téa to ask for her help. Jack swears to Victor’s grave that he did what he had to do to get Victor justice. Dani tells Téa about Jack’s eyewitness account. Téa’s troubled by the information, and by Todd’s arrest.

When Brody hears about the arrest, he appears to be relieved. He and Natalie, with Liam, marvel at the turn their relationship ending up taking. Brody proposes to Natalie.

Cutter’s shocked to discover the gun is missing from Morris. Cutter threatens Kim. Echo, under pressure from Kim, tries to convince Rex to give everything back to Clint. He takes off for the hospital in Kentucky. Kim reveals to her “friend” that she has the gun Rex used to kill Victor. It’s the key to them getting everything they want. At EOD, Kim finds Rex about to discover her secret patient.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Todd has a run-in with Irene.
  • John and Bo ponder suspects.
  • Natalie gives Brody her answer.

AMC Recap: Monday, September 19, 2011

ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Colby tells a confounded Maya that she believes [Maya] is what is right for Lucy. Liza comes down hard on Maya with a clear objective to send her back to the Hubbard family. Jesse realizes Angie can really see and rejoices with his wife. Jesse takes Angie to see David. Angie thanks a thrilled David for what he’s done for her. Brot and Natalia tells Randi and Frankie they want to keep their wedding low-key considering all the loss the Hubbard family has recently faced. Jesse tells Brot and Natalia that they’re getting married at the loft and reveals that Angie will literally see every minute of it. Maya takes Lucy to Angie after Jesse reveals the good news. Angie sees Lucy for the first time. Jesse, Angie, Frankie, Randi, Natalia, Brot, Maya and Lucy gather together for a family portrait as the audience is treated to flashbacks of the rich history and legacy of the Hubbard family.

Colby reveals to Liza that Maya is going to stay with the Hubbard family … and that Angie regained her sight. Liza is overcome with emotion. Colby is impressed with the changes she sees in her mother.

Liza remains neutral on the topic of David while talking to Cara. After giving it thought, Cara goes to see David in jail. She tells David she does want him to be a part of their child’s life. David and Cara share a kiss.

David insists that Griffin take care of the remaining Project Orpheus patient that he can’t care for now. Although Griffin refuses to give him an answer, David is sure Griffin’s conscience won’t allow him to refuse his request. Cara presses Griffin to do as David asked. Griffin arrives at David’s facility but has second thoughts. He ultimately can’t turn his back on the patient.

JR is convinced David has Babe. Krystal refuses to believe it is true and insists that JR get a grip when he asserts that he and Babe will get AJ back. Marissa shoves her restraining order in JR’s face. JR threatens Marissa and makes it clear that there isn’t a piece of paper that exists that will keep him from his son. Later at the mansion, JR fondles the gun he took from Adam’s belongings as he tearfully stares at a picture of himself, Babe and AJ.

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 Kane family will take center stage on Tuesday’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.

Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Both “Days of our Lives” and “General Hospital” have added a writer to their respective staff.

David Kreizman joins the writing staff of “GH” as script writer.  Kreizman is the former Co-Head Writer of “All My Children,” “As The World Turns,” and “Guiding Light.”

“DAYS” is adding new blood to its writing staff in hiring Lacey Dyer to write scripts.  Dyer was a writers’ assistant for “DAYS” from 2010-2011.   In other “DAYS” news, script writer John Newman is exiting the show.  Newman rejoined “DAYS” for his second stint as script writer in 2008.

For discussion on these topics and more, join us in the Writers/Directors thread at the SON Community.


ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of September 19, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

On Monday, September 19, Lulu tries to resist the pull to Dante. Olivia gives Dante some advice. Lulu turns to Ethan and Maxie for help. Dante confides in Lucky. Lulu is ready to make things right with Dante. Kate has a heart to heart with Kristina after talking to Sonny. Will Kristina forgive Sonny? Kristina shares some good news with Ethan on Wednesday, September 21. Luke watches Tracy and Anthony dining together. Luke and Skye cross again. Kristina and Molly surprise Alexis. Robin and Patrick bond. Sonny has a special invitation for Kate on Friday, September 23.

The Inside Story: I Do
Maxie once again finds herself ring-less as she prepares Jason and Sam’s wedding. Sam catches Jason off-guard on Tuesday, September 20. Franco learns Jason is getting married and didn’t invite him. Jason and Sam get visits from Edward, Monica, Elizabeth and Carly. Is an emotional Sam having second thoughts? Franco plots his return to Port Charles. Maxie tries to salvage the wedding preparations but things just go from bad to worst. Maxie loses her cool. Franco prepares for the wedding. Jason calms Sam and takes her on a ride on his motorcycle. The pair decide to get married on the spot at a Chinese restaurant. The next morning. Jason and Sam prepare to announce the news to their friends and family. Franco takes “aim” as everybody celebrates at the reception.

A Closer Look: Fire
Spinelli releases his inner Jackal, P.I. to ride to Maxie’s rescue but his rescue of Maxie is not completely unaided. Lucky, meanwhile, manages to rescue Elizabeth in time. Johnny takes care of Anthony’s mess. Lucky briefs Mac on the case while Dante worries Lucky will incriminate himself. Matt treats Elizabeth much to Maxie’s chagrin. Spinelli tries to come clean to Maxie about his cyber amnesia. Johnny makes big plans on Thursday, September 22. Dante and Lucky discuss the case. Someone is shot when Dante interrupts Johnny handling business in Sonny’s warehouse. Lucky fights the urge to give in to his addiction while trying to pack up Siobhan’s belongings.

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2011

  • Dante tries to answer Lulu’s call.
  • Ethan discovers Lucky in bad shape.
  • Johnny and Anthony face off.
  • Ethan comes face to face with evil.
  • Carly and Shawn find themselves working together.