OLTL Recap: Friday, August 26, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, August 26, 2011.



Blair discovers the gun is missing from the safe. Todd and Victor argue bitterly. Bo, Téa, and Blair arrive before one of them draws a gun. Bo separates the men. Téa and Blair both reel from the Victor and Todd revelations. The women try to talk sense into the men, but we see their peacekeeping has fallen on deaf ears.

Shane asks Brody to help him make Victor and Jack pay for what they did to Gigi.

Rex is mystified to discover that Gigi’s death-date has been scratched out. Natalie arrives and he probes what it means. He sees it as a sign. Natalie tries to dissuade him from this, but he won’t budge. Bo is reluctant when Rex plans to have Gigi’s grave exhumed but ultimately agrees to go through with it in the hope that it will finally answer Rex’s questions.

The grave is exhumed and the coffin opened. Shane shows up and is horrified by what he finds. At EOD Rex arms himself with a gun. Kim stands over Gigi’s grave and makes a few cryptic comments.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Blair wants Jack to open up to her.
  • Victor asks Victor to come and see her.
  • Jessica and Natalie continue to fight.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 26, 2011.


Patrick and Matt fight over who will operate on Jason.

As a couple, Jason and Sam make an important decision. Jason’s surgery takes a bad turn.

Carly clutches as Michael takes Sonny’s side.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Several women dream of Jason.
  • Matt helps Elizabeth in a difficult situation.
  • Skye gets a surprise visit.


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 26, 2011.


Brot sets up an elaborate dinner and asks Natalia to marry him.

Erica tells Opal about her fight with Jack and Opal thinks this is exactly what David wants. Erica flashes back to memories of her and Mike Roy.

David reveals he has always admired Angie and hopes they aren’t rushed into surgery. Angie wonders if David saved his daughter Babe.

Zach wants Griffin to turn over any medical record he may have associated with Project Orpheus.

On the Next All My Children

  • Maya confides in Angie.
  • Jesse tells Angie they need to talk.
  • JR threatens Marissa.

She’s Back! Tess Lives On


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Even though Jessica Brennan (Bree Williamson) appears to be fully integrated, that doesn’t mean the end of the line for her infamous alter ego Tess. As we previously reported, fans can expect yet another visit from Llanview’s least favorite alternate personality soon. However, it may not be in quite the way you think.

With an increasingly unsympathetic Jessica maintaining control, Ford (David A. Gregory) is at his wit’s end over the loss of his beloved Tess. However, just as he is about to give up on ever getting her back on Wednesday, September 7, he conjures up a vision of Tess who urges not to give up on their love and chastises him for not fighting for her hard enough.

But will he open up to Jessica or will someone from the past interfere with his plans?  Tune in to find out. Though be forewarned, Gregory has listed his September airdates as only the 6, 7, 21, and 27.

NBC Universal

Last Friday, I had stated on my personal Twitter account that I had been hearing reports that “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” might be heading to Bravo as a part of a cable deal with Prospect Park, which is reportedly looking for a cable network to supplement costs for its online network debuting in January 2012. Although it’s taken longer than expected to get an official response from Bravo, a spokesperson has stated that “these are all just rumors.”

Disney/ABC Television Group

If you happened to be tuning into “One Life to Live” or “General Hospital” today and you lived in New York City or its surrounding areas, you may have noticed no shows! That’s because both shows were preempted by WABC, the nations most watched station and ABC’s flagship station in New York. If you don’t have SOAPnet or access to the ABC.com Full Episode Player (if you are reading this you should), then you are out of luck when it comes to viewing today’s episodes.

According to a station representative, due to coverage of Hurricane Irene, all ABC broadcasts will be preempted so the station can bring viewers wall to wall coverage of the upcoming hurricane scheduled to hit the New York/New Jersey coast by 9:00 PM Saturday evening. The station will not resume broadcasting ABC programming until an unspecified time tomorrow or until time warrants.

Today’s interruption for “One Life to Live” in particular is just the latest in a series of interruptions/preemptions that have occurred this week alone and will likely impact the series greatly when Nielsen Media Research releases ratings data covering the week of August 22-26, 2011 next week.

If you do have SOAPnet and/or access to the ABC.com Full Episode Player, “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital” will be available in their entirety as scheduled.


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of August 29, 2011.


Zach asks Kendall if she trusts him enough to keep a secret on Tuesday, August 30. David questions Cara’s motives. Cara grows concerned about Griffin. Tad tells Cara she can’t risk getting deported. Cara covers when a concerned Tad picks up on the fact she isn’t feeling well. Cara confides her fear to David. Agnes Eckhardt (Agnes Nixon) arrives at Pine Valley Hospital for treatment. JR misses AJ. On Thursday, September 1, Marissa stands up to JR and his threats after a talk with Bianca. On Friday, September 2, Opal receives a message from an old flame.

The Inside Story: Dust
Angie shares with Maya that a long time ago gave up her own baby. She recounts how Jesse forgave her and helped her find Frankie. Jesse steels himself to break Angie’s heart. Angie demands the truth from Jesse who has a hard time finding the words. Jesse finally tells Angie that their child died at birth. On Wednesday, August 31, a devastated Angie asks Jesse to tell her every detail about their baby. Jesse tells Brot he didn’t reveal his part in what went down and doesn’t plan to. Angie confronts Jesse after learning he cancelled her surgery.

A Closer Look: Dreams
David taunts about someone she loves potentially being alive consumes Erica’s every thought on Monday, August 29. Erica shows Opal a copy of the file she found in David’s office. Jackson arrives as Erica once again contemplates if Mike Roy is alive. Erica learns that her book is creating a lot of buzz and there are new opportunities arising. Agnes delivers a special message to Erica from her mother, Mona. Erica insists that Zach give her the answers David won’t.


  • Opal takes on Verla Grubbs (Carol Burnett) over a man from their past.
  • Mike Roy continues to weigh heavily on Erica’s mind.
  • Both battered, Zach and Ryan are hauled down to the police station.
  • David reveals that two of his patients are almost ready to be reintroduced to Pine Valley.
  • Cara is shocked by the results of her test.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of August 29, 2011.


Kristina and Alexis confront Sonny about what he’s done on Tuesday, August 30. Carly and Alexis get into it. Shawn gives Carly an update on the Jax front. Carly informs Sonny she’s taken steps to insure his influence in Morgan’s life is minimal. Lulu becomess upset after overhearing Dante and Lucky’s discussion. Tracy and Lulu have a heart to heart. Dante and Lulu soak in Olivia’s words of wisdom. On Wednesday, August 31, Lucky and Lulu have an emotional confrontation about his drug use. Lulu makes a decision about her future. Matt continues to prove to be a good friend to Elizabeth. Patrick gets into it with Robin … and Matt. Matt is up to something. Robin calls Patrick out on his attitude. Kristina’s emotional turmoil is the least of her problems on Thursday, September 1. Patrick gets in the middle of Sonny & Anthony with disastrous results. Sonny confront Anthony. Is Spinelli is onto Anthony?

The Inside Story: Wake-up Call
On Monday, August 29, Sam, Elizabeth, Carly and Monica all imagine their lives had Jason Morgan never replaced Jason Quartermaine. Patrick struggles to pull Jason through the surgery. Sam prays for Jason to come back to her. Maxie surprises Sam with the lost engagement ring. Jason is not allowed any visitors, which doesn’t disrupt Anthony’s plans to check on him. Sonny gets in Anthony’s way. Michael and Edward bond as they wait for word on Jason. Sam sits vigil at Jason’s bedside. It’s an emotional moment when Spinelli arrives to see Jason. Jason wakes up.

A Closer Look: Boys & Girls
Johnny confronts Skye about Anthony. Skye gets the best of Johnny. Tracy finds Skye in a sticky situation. She later becomes suspicions when Johnny comes looking for her nemesis. Kristina is crushed when she overhears a flirting Ethan dismiss his relationship with her to Skye. Anthony holds a lot more cards than Tracy is prepared to handle. Johnny puts Ethan on the job concerning a certain red head on Friday, September 2.


  • Matt and Elizabeth go on a picnic.
  • Anthony faces off with a growing list of enemies.
  • Lucky is in trouble.
  • Will Jason wake up the same man he was?

OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 29 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of August 29, 2011.


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Natalie and Jessica remain at odds. Natalie decides on a new living arrangement. Starr lets James listen to the demo tape of her and Baz singing, and later the pair share an intimate moment with one another. Bo tells Nora he would love to raise their grandchild. On Wednesday, August 31, Dani and the Evans family wait for Bo and Nora to leave the diner. Nora’s suggestion makes matters worse. Phylicia tells the Buchanans that they’ll be hearing from her attorney. Cutter inches closer to Aubrey and has an unexpected visitor on Friday, September 2. Rama gives Cristian some food for thought. Clint urges Jessica to move with her life. And later, Cristian stops by to see Jessica.

The Inside Story: Screaming Bloody Murder
Todd is armed and dangerous. Jack tries to make peace with Shane on Monday, August 29, but refuses to open up to Blair. Téa ignores Blair’s phone call, and makes plans to meet up with Victor. The Manning brothers remain at odds. Irene wants to make a deal with Victor. Brody contemplates his next move. On Tuesday, August 30, Victor brushes off both Jack and Blair’s warnings about Todd. Blair contacts Brody. Tomas wants Victor away from his loved ones. By Wednesday, August 31, the LPD investigates a shooting at Victor’s home. Jack turns up missing. Starr learns Todd has Blair’s gun. Brody acts suspicious, and has a run-in with Blanca. Brody and John cross paths. By Friday, September 2, news of the shooting spreads throughout Llanview. Viki has a few questions for Todd. And John is visited by one of the suspects in the case.

A Closer Look: Whodunit?
Victor makes a decision about Liam. Jessica is curious about what Kim is up to. Bo finally agrees to allow Gigi’s grave to be exhumed on Monday, August 29. Shane is shocked by what he sees. Rex gets a gun. Shane asks Brody for his help in settling the score with Victor and Jack. Kim visits Gigi’s grave site. Rex returns home to find Shane waiting for him on Thursday, September 1. Shane is surprised by Rex’s appearance, and father and son make excuses to one another. Both are startled when Blanca reports the shooting at Victor’s ho on live television. Meanwhile, Baz encounters a suspicious acting Tomas at the diner, and his put off by his explanation. Rex tells Natalie about digging up Gigi’s grave on Friday, September 2, but can’t seem to let go of the past. And back in Kentucky, Kim pays another visit to her comatose friend, and makes a surprising discovery.


  • Cutter’s past comes to light, and a huge secret is revealed.
  • Clint decides to help Kim in her time of need.
  • Shaun has something important to share with John.
  • Cristian and Jessica lock lips.
  • Erin Torpey returns to change someone’s life.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — If you are like most “One Life to Live” fans on the east coast, you are probably wondering what scenes you missed during the six minute “technical glitch” which caused scenes from the previous day’s episode of the soap to be aired nearly mid-day through Thursday’s episode. In case you missed the corrected airing of the episode with the missing scenes in tact on  either SOAPnet and ABC.com, Soap Opera Network is ready to show you what you missed.

The issue had been rectified in time for the Mountain and Pacific time zone broadcasts (Central time zone feeds off of the east coast feed directly) and the original episode aired as it was originally intended on SOAPnet and ABC.com.

So,whether it be Dorian’s farewell scenes with Viki, John and Natalie remembering the past, Clint and Kim getting caught up on recent events, or Brody asking Victor if he will keep his secret about Liam’s true paternity, you can see the “lost” scenes below: