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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, August 22, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Kendall is quiet after Zach’s declaration that he is standing by David. Ryan, Greenlee and later Griffin are dumbfounded by Zach’s allegiance to David. Kendall defends Zach’s position on the matter. Greenlee tries to get through to Kendall. Griffin questions David about his new biggest fan, Zach. Zach tells David he wants to partners with him on Project Orpheus

Dixie tells Tad she feels much better and is working on building a relationship with Kathy. Cara initially pulls away from a kiss with David. David and Cara make love. Cara tells David she has no regrets about what transpired between them. Griffin interrupts the pair  as Cara’s preparing to leave. David announces to Griffin that he’s offered Cara his former research position in the Orpheus Project.  Cara apologizes to Tad for disappearing and he’s relieved to hear she is staying in PV. His relief is short-lived as Cara reveals she is going to work with David on the Orpheus project.

Liza is sickened by JR’s actions and tells him to find a new lawyer. Colby convinces Liza to give JR another chance. Marissa tells Tad that JR tried to bribe the judge for the custody hearing. Tad and Dixie show up at the mansion and want to know if JR’s been drinking. Tad assures JR that his son loves him. JR asks Dixie to help him get rid of all the alcohol in the house. We later see JR is clearly manipulating his loved ones in order to get what he wants.

On the Next All My Children

  • Krystal admits David teased that Babe might be alive.
  • Greenlee doesn’t want to see Kendall’s marriage destroyed by David.
  • David says Zach must earn his trust.

OLTL Recap: Monday, August 22, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, August 22, 2011.

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IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jack catches Todd with Dorian’s safe open, and he slips the gun into his pocket. Todd takes the gun and leaves, ready to shoot Victor.

Téa tells her husband that he’s still the man she loves. They go upstairs to make love. Someone breaks into the house with the gun.

Starr and Dani talk over the huge events in the Manning household and get into a fight about Todd vs Victor. They eventually make up.

To Rex’s surprise the stripper at the Spotted Pony is Kim, going by the name of Gigi. Rex explains about Gigi’s death, etc., and that he’s seen Gigi and consulted a psychic who led him here. She tells Rex she can’t help him. He leaves – but first sees another vision of Gigi, who tells him not to give up on her. Kim then goes to a hospital room and tells an unseen person in the bed that Rex was in town.

Ford and Jessica pull out of the kiss and Ford tries to apologize. Jessica suggests that since it’s so hard for him to deal with missing Tess, they shouldn’t see each other. He reluctantly agrees.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Aubrey gives Joey back his ring.
  • Clint seeks to honor Asa’s memory.
  • David and Dorian face a dilemma.

GH Recap: Monday, August 22, 2011

ABC

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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Before Lucky can visit Siobhan, Anthony visits her in her hospital bed. Siobhan leaves a message.

Skye harbors Jax safely and in secret. Carly faces off with Sonny for being a murderer.

Jackal, P.I., pauses over the bakery name “Luzetta’s.” What is the gumshoe onto?

On the Next General Hospital

  • Will Lucky find a message from Siobhan?
  • Sonny takes vigil in his greatest regrets at the GH chapel.
  • Maxie takes Jackal, P.I., to Georgie’s grave in hopes that will jog his true identity.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Julia Barr will bring Brooke English back to Pine Valley on Friday, September 16, which means, if the soap can take a break from exploring Dr. David Hayward’s (Vincent Irizarry) God complex in-depth, Barr will air in six episodes at the most before “All My Children” airs its series finale on ABC on Friday, September 23.

Barr initially reported she was due to tape nine episodes. Her return was most likely impacted by the 41-year old soap being picked up for continuation on the internet – and potentially cable – by production company Prospect Park. ABC Daytime Chief Brian Frons recently reported that the move meant that the last few weeks of “AMC” script had to be manipulated to apply a more ongoing and less of a finale tone.

Barr joined the cast of “AMC” in 1976 as the troubled niece of delightful socialite Phoebe Wallingford (Ruth Warrick). For thirty years, fans were spellbound as Barr took us on a journey through Brooke’s many personal and professional trials and tribulations. Barr’s most memorable work as Brooke included her numerous verbal sparring matches with Erica, her romance with Adam, and the heart-breaking death of Brooke’s baby daughter Laura. In 2006, Barr was told she could only remain on cast if she agreed to a downgrade to recurring status. She decided to exit. In 2010, Barr returned as the love of Adam Chandler’s life to usher David Canary off the canvas in top form.

As previously reported, Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) pops up with Eva La Rue (Maria) on Wednesday, September 21 and is scheduled to tape those scenes this week, according to sources. Gellar will appear as a new character; La Rue appeared in two episodes of “AMC” in July and was scheduled to appear in three more episodes before the ABC finale.

Agnes Nixon will appear on “AMC” beginning with the Wednesday, August 31 episode and continuing through Thursday, September 1. Carol Burnett (Verla) will air on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7. Leven Rambin (Lily), Alexa Havins (Babe), Justin Bruening (Jamie) and, of course, Canary’s return airdates have not been released at this time.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Thursday, July 21, ABC Soaps in Depth reported that Kelly Sullivan had been hired as a recast Kate Howard after more than a year since we last saw the character (last played by Megan Ward). Now Soap Opera Network has learned when you can catch your first glimpse of the actress.

In In Depth‘s posting they indicated that Kate “will be looking a bit different after all that time recently spent in Paris and Milan,” but that’s only half the story! Just wait until Kate comes face-to-face with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), her high school boyfriend and supposedly the loves of each other’s lives, or she was until Sonny remembered Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) at this point last year.

In addition to “GH,” Sullivan has appeared in episodes of “As The World Turns” and “One Life to Live” along with a guest-stint in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” She’ll appear in the film “333″ co-starring with “The Young and the Restless’” Camryn Grimes (ex-Cassie Newman) which is set for release in 2012.

Sullivan’s first airdate is scheduled for Monday, September 12.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Rebeka Montoya, best known for her role as Gina in the online series “Heroes: Going Postal” alongside former “GH” and “Port Charles” actor Kiko Ellsworth, is joining the cast of “General Hospital” in the recurring role of Delores Padilla.

In addition to appearing in such shows as UPN’s “Eve” and NBC’s “Las Vegas,” Montoya appeared in the 2009 NBC mini-series “The Storm” along with “GH” actress Erin Chambers (Siobhan McKenna), James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Apartment 23″), Treat Williams (“Everwood”), Marisol Nichols (“GCB: Good Christian Bitches”) and Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills, 90210″).

Montoya’s first episode is set to air on Tuesday, September 27. She began filming on Thursday, August 18.

Update 8/22/11 – 4:44 PM
Montoya’s character will be working heavily with PCPD’s finest in solving the crimes of Port Charles.


ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Monday, September 5, 2011 will mark the final Labor Day repeat airing of ABC’s canceled daytime dramas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” and likely the second to last time “General Hospital” will air one during its current 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT timeslot as Katie Couric takes over “GH’s” slot beginning in September 2012.

Since debuting re-runs several years ago, the network has been able to utilize the “AMC,” “GH” and “OLTL” repeats to help define important moments in each soaps current storylines. For “All My Children” in particular, the episode set to air is expected to set the course towards the soaps ABC series finale on Friday, September 23. Only “One Life to Live” will air an episode older than a few weeks as both “General Hospital” and “AMC” will air episodes that aired two weeks ago.

“All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will debut online in January 2012 on the as-yet-to-be named entertainment hub by production company Prospect Park.

What follows are the final labor day re-runs scheduled to air on ABC on Monday, September 5, 2011:

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All My Children (Episode # 10,678; OAD: 8/5/11)
Bianca and Kendall are surprised to find an unharmed Erica on their doorstep. Appears Erica and Janet were not the only ones to escape and Janet brings in Marian and Dixie. Dixie runs out when she hears sirens but no one is able to catch her and Erica hopes she finds Tad and JR on her own. Emma tells Ryan about the fire and asks if Annie is alright. Both are surprised to see Annie at the door and Ryan makes it clear he won’t allow her to hide out there, but she just wants to see Emma. Thorsten Kaye returns as Zach Slater.

Special Note: This episode features Leo’s (Josh Duhamel) return plus the fire at Oak Haven which brings all the crazies into town.  Tad talks to Kathy and then Dixie, Griffin pressures David regarding Orpheus info and Zach appears at the end.

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General Hospital (Episode # 12,364; OAD: 8/8/11)
Liz wakes up from the car accident and discovers Siobhan unconscious.  She finds Jason unresponsive in the other car and Carly injured.  Meanwhile Sam starts to get excited about her wedding date!  Sam gets a call from Monica.  Shawn and Jax, with Josslyn in his arms, face off, but Shawn suffers a PTSD attack.  Jackal, P.I., takes interest in Lulu, to Maxie’s chagrin.  Robin’s regime as Chief of Staff continues to wreak havoc for Patrick, Matt and Steve.  Later, Patrick and Robin get romantic but are interrupted when Patrick is called back to the hospital for an emergency.

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One Life to Live (Episode # 10,903; OAD: 4/6/11)
Natalie visits with Clint and admits she’s not over John. Blair and Starr take Jack home and make him take the Shane video off his computer. Blair admits to Starr that she hit Jack. In the aftermath of Shane’s suicide attempt, Rex and Gigi argue over what’s the right thing to do, but ultimately decide to take him to the hospital. Viki visits Todd, but instead finds Téa. Viki tells Téa that she found Charlie in bed with Echo. Téa realizes that Viki is going to give Echo a piece of her mind. Destiny tells Shaun about Shane, says she’s going to tell Matthew what happened. Shaun and Téa bond over Destiny and Danielle.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” continues to make changes on the writing staff.

Script writer Mary Sue Price, who began writing for “GH” in 1999, is leaving the show.  Joining “GH” is former “All My Children” script writer Kate Hall.  Hall wrote scripts for “AMC” from 2007-2011.   She is the daughter of soap writer Courtney Simon and Peter Simon (ex-Ed Bauer, “Guiding Light”).

Script writer Aida Croal, who’s been with “One Life To Live” since 2006, has left the show.  She joins the writing staff of “Sanctuary” which airs on Syfy.

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


AMC Teasers: Week of August 22 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of August 22, 2011.

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ALL MY CHILDREN: TEASERS

  • Monday (Episode #10690): Tad reminds J.R. that his son still looks up to him. Cara pushes David away. Zach has a big announcement to make. (Rated: TVPG D)
  • Tuesday (Episode #10691): Krystal reveals that David hinted that Babe may really be alive. Kendall doesn’t want to see Kendall’s marriage destroyed. Zach has to prove himself to David. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday (Episode #10692): Dixie struggles to remember what happened to her. Griffin promises to testify against David in court. Erica wonders who else David saved. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday (Episode #10693): David is confronted by Ryan. Cara wants to help Greenlee. Zach decides to open up his own clinic. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday (Episode #10694): Erica recalls happier times with Mike Roy. Brot pops the question to Natalia. Zach goes after Griffin. (Rated: TVPG)

OLTL Teasers: Week of August 22 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of August 22, 2011.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TEASERS

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  • Monday (Episode #10944): Dorian’s gun turns up missing. Starr and Dani argue over their father and his brother. Rex is shocked to run in to Kim. (Rated: TVPG L, S, V)
  • Tuesday (Episode #10945): Bo visits Asa’s grave. Clint risks going to jail by making a risky move. Joey and Kelly prepare to leave for London. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday (Episode #10946): Brody puts the screws to Victor. Kim and Clint have an encounter. Joey thinks Viki and Clint will reunite. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday (Episode #10947): Dorian is about to leave town. David says farewell to his family. Rex makes an interesting discovery. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday (Episode #10948): Rex is armed. More than one Llanview resident promises to settle the score with Victor. Shane asks Brody for his help. (Rated: TVPG L)