On “One Life to Live” Shenell Edmonds plays Destiny Evans, a teenager who is seventeen and pregnant. That alone would be enough to scare the average teenager. But it is even worse for Destiny, considering she is estranged from her grandparents, her father is in jail, and her boyfriend recovering from severe brain injuries in a special treatment center hours away. Next month, the frightened young mother-to-be weighs her options, and has her world turned upside down yet again, thanks to forces (and people) beyond her control.
On Monday, August 8, Tonye Patano reprises her role as Destiny’s grandmother Phylicia Evans when the troubled teen confides in her and asks for her help with the matter after receiving some important information from Dr. Vivian Wright (Kearran Giovanni). Meanwhile, Matthew (Eddie Alderson) receives a special visit from his big brother David (Tuc Watkins), and the two share a little bonding time. (In June, both Patano and her onscreen husband Frankie Faison, who plays Richard Evans, were spotted leaving the studio after taping scenes).
For a time all seems well, however, what will happen when Bo (Robert S. Woods) and Nora (Hillary B. Smith) learn about their their son’s girlfriend’s little bundle of joy and how will their reaction to the news affect the relationship between their two families? And just how will big brother (er, uncle) Shaun (Sean Ringgold) handle the news of little Destiny’s pregnancy? Be sure to tune in next month to find out! It’s an event you won’t want to miss…
In other news…
Check out these photos of Andrew Trischitta (Jack) with some of his co-stars from Trevor St. John‘s (Todd) last day on the set last Friday. The shots include one of Trischitta and St. John, as well as this one of his onscreen sister Kelley Missal (Dani), and another one of them in a different pose.
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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Llanview loses a Todd, Dorian moves on to a higher calling, Kelly makes her next move, and other casting changes for the month of August.
As we previously reported, Trevor St. John (Todd) revealed on his website in June that he would be leaving “One Life to Live” when his current contract ends this summer. We now know his final tape date, which, according to Soap Opera Digest was last Friday (July 22). SOD also reports that St. John treated his fellow cast and crew mates to a catered breakfast, lunch, and snacks on set, and his onscreen daughter Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted that she had received “Gorgeous ‘thank you’ flowers from Trevor St. John… Going to MISS him around the studio. Love, love, love him.” Just a few days earlier she also commented that “Trevor made us laugh, laugh, & laugh today!”
According to reports “OLTL” has ripped a page from the headlines to help give Robin Strasser (Dorian) a proper sendoff. Apparently, Mayor Lord will be receiving an offer too good to pass up in the coming weeks when she is called to serve as a Senator after her predecessor is ousted as a result of a scandal that is eerily similar to that of real-life former Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York. Strasser, who last airs on Thursday, August 25, is reportedly leaving “One Life” as a result of back problems.
August also marks a new chapter in the life of another Cramer girl as Dorian’s niece Kelly (Gina Tognoni), who just recently reunited with her old beau Joey Buchanan (Tom Degnan), makes a decision about her future on Wednesday, August 17.
And, just because James (Nic Robuck) hasn’t been seen lately, don’t look for him to be leaving Llanview anytime soon. In fact, look for he and Starr to grow closer in the coming weeks.
In other news…
Meena Nerurkar and Harsh Nayyar play Vimal’s (Nick Choksi) parents from India.
Helmar Augustus Cooper portrayed Louie, the man who pulled the man with the scar (Roger Howarth) out of the Llantano River last Friday.
Austin Peck is still taping scenes as the sleazy porn producer Rick Powers.
Carlos Gonzalez appeared again as Officer Garcia back on Tuesday, July 19.
Look for some courtroom scenes coming up next month as Clint (Jerry verDorn) prepares to face the music for the crimes he recently confessed to. The scenes will also feature a dayplayer judge and Clint’s attorney, however, it is unclear at this time if the Buchanan patriarch hires Morgan Guthrie (Tom Zeman) to represent him, or if he gets someone else.
Kristen Alderson tweeted this picture of herself in her Starr clothes as she prepared to tape scenes on July 19 along with the tweet “All dressed and ready for Llanview! Have a great day everyone!” Later she commented that it was “Nap Time in Llanview. So Cozy..” So keep a watch out in the coming week’s for Starr’s green dress.
Is Barret Helms (Baz) not long for Llanview? Last Saturday he tweeted a fan that “It’s gonna be a while til I work again.” And on June 21 he tweeted that he had “Just finished one of the craziest 13 week periods of my life!!” It should be noted that Helms was cast on April 14, the day ABC cancelled “One Life to Live” and “All My Children.”
David A. Gregory (Ford) has also been MIA from the studios lately. The actor commented on Facebook on July 17 that “I haven’t been in to the studio this month. Going back in soon.”
Check out these adorable pictures of Andrew Trischitta (Jack) hanging out at the “OLTL” studios last week with his onscreen little brother Patrick Gibbons, Jr. (Sam). And here’s a picture of the plaque outside Trischitta’s dressing room which also lists his “roommates” Eddie Alderson (Matthew) and David A. Gregory.
And “OLTL’s” Music Director Paul S. Glass, responds to a question from a fan asking about the name of the song played in the closing montage of the June 11, 2008 episode (where Adriana left Rex for Paris), by tweeting that it was “CARMEN RIZZO ‘Next Life,’ featuring Thomas Hanreich.”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Amanda is nervous about her test results. Jake confirms she has cancer. Amanda starts immediately planning for the future, telling Jake she wants him to remarry so Trevor has a mother. Jake doesn’t want her to go there since she is going to win this fight. He’s going to be with her every step of the way and will not let her die.
After Mookie drops Maya off at the Hubbard’s, Angie gets the impression he’s controlling, like her father, and admits he made her give up her first child. Maya starts to cry and says that while Mookie is possessive they love each other. Jesse gets back the DNA test results which prove Maya is Lucy’s mother. Brot tries to calm down Jesse’s fears that Maya is there to reclaim her baby while all Jesse can think about is what will happen if Angie learns the truth. He needs Brot to find out if Maya knows Lucy is her baby. Not knowing what’s going on, Frankie reassures his father that he has nothing to worry about with Maya when Jesse asks how they met. Jesse gets an even bigger surprise when Angie tells him she’s asked Maya to move in and be their full time nanny.
Jackson’s afraid everything is spinning out of control. When Opal overhears that Erica is not allowed any visitors she tells Jackson they have to get her out of there. Jackson tells Opal the story Erica’s told about just being released from the kidnappers and she thinks it explains why they didn’t recognize Erica when she came back. David assures Kendall that he’s done with Erica and she belongs to Jackson. Kendall can’t understand how Griffin can work for David and wants to know everything. Unfortunately he can’t tell her and Kendall says she can’t be with him. Griffin understands, until he can be honest with her they don’t have a chance.
As David’s on the phone trying to find Dixie she’s out hiding in the bushes.
On the Next All My Children…
- Brot runs into Dixie and takes her to Oak Haven.
- Jesse tells Frankie he discovered something Maya hasn’t told them.
- Cara offers Amanda her support.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
The man with Todd’s original face conceals himself in John’s bedroom as Téa relays the information she gleaned from Tomas: That he is ex-CIA and, though on the scene at Todd’s shooting, was not responsible for it. In fact, he acted to save Todd. John tells Téa to leave the investigating to him.
Elsewhere, Tomas informs Todd that he was compelled to give Téa a few tidbits in the hope that it will satisfy her curiosity.
Natalie, fresh off another argument with Jessica, visits Brody. She agrees that they should move in together, but not at the Angel Square Hotel where they’ll be rubbing the relationship in John’s nose. At EOD Brody misses a call from Vimal, who may have made a decision as to whether or not he’ll keep Brody’s secret.
Viki takes note of the continuing thaw between Jessica and Ford. James advises Ford not to get any closer to Jessica.
Starr shuts down Baz’s attempt at flirtation.
On the Next One Life to Live…
- Roxy nearly encounters the man with the scar.
- Todd makes a heartfelt admission to Téa.
- Clint warns Dorian to drop the charges against Echo.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Kristina asks Johnny for a favor – fire Ethan. Kristina gets mysteriously dizzy.
Siobhan discovers Elizabeth in an emotional breakdown. Later, Elizabeth goes to Jason for comfort while Lucky and Siobhan fight over Elizabeth’s involvement in the drug case. Lucky is tempted by his old drug dealer as Siobhan and Elizabeth show down on the hospital rooftop.
Helena physically threatens Lulu.
Jason and Sam discuss their engagement and its effect on others in Port Charles.
Monica, who has discovered Jake’s true identity, interrupts Jason and Sam.
Epiphany crashes Patrick and Robin’s rendezvous, with hilarious results.
On the Next General Hospital…
- Helena eggs Nikolas on as he tries to reconcile with his sister.
- Elizabeth and Monica discuss Jake.
- Steve and Olivia make love.
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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Lea DeLaria returns as Llanview’s resident physic Madame Delphina just as one young man begins to lose his grip on reality.
Even though his fiancé is six feet under, in the coming weeks Rex Balsom (John-Paul Lavoisier) will have several visions of the love of his life from beyond the grave. But are Gigi’s (Farah Fath) spiritual visits real or merely a product of his over active imagination? That is what he sets out to prove. However, as Rex grows obsessed with trying to uncover the truth, those around him become increasingly concerned about his state of mind.
Enter Madame Delphina, who attempts to help Rex bring closure to Gigi’s death beginning Thursday, August 11. But will she succeed in contacting her spirit, or will her otherworldly dealings result in unexpected consequences for several other Llanview residents? Tune in to find out!
Delphina was last seen in June when she attempted to locate Natalie’s (Melissa Archer) missing baby Liam, at the request of Roxy Balsom (Ilene Kristen).
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Monday, July 25, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Jack startles a frantic Diane. She lied and said she had to take care of a phone call but closed the door to tell Kyle to keep quiet about his going to Switzerland. A worried Kyle wanted to know who was after her. Jack soon enters and asks Kyle if he wanted to do something together. Meanwhile, Phyllis and Nick were trying to find out for sure if Adam was sitting on the proof to clear Sharon. As they talked, Sam entered the magazine and wanted to know if it was true that Adam was deliberately hiding information.
At the jail, Sharon gushed at Adam holding her engagement ring in his hand. He told her that Noah gave it back to him when he received all her personal belongings. He wanted to know if she will marry him. When she doesn't say anything, Adam wants to know what's going on. She tells him about the deal that D.A. Walsh made. Adam tells her to call Walsh and take the deal but she refuses to do it. He tries to warn her about what it is like in the state pen. He tells her again to take the deal but do it as his bride.
Neil and Katherine meet up together for a meeting. She commented on how Sofia was still butting in on decisions she made regarding the aquisition. Sofia soon arrives and wants to know why she's being so diificult. When Katherine gets a phone call, Sofia bad mouths her to Neil. Neil tells her to cool her jets. Katherine returns and apologizes to her but Sofia continues to cool toward her.
Kyle tells Jack that he can't go with him, that he is going to his friends. An unknowing Jack tells his son to have fun. Before Jack leaves, he gives Diane a warning not to play games with him when it comes to Kyle. Diane snips for him to leave. When he does, she tries to contain her cool.
Tucker and Ashley are talking about the son he knows nothing about. He soon starts to put himself down about his character and the fact that he was with many women during that time. Tucker tells Ashley that the note he received was from an unknown woman telling him that he was a father. Ashley assures him that she loves him no matter what. He shares about about his rock star lifestyle. Tucker talks on the irony of how Katherine was never in his life, and now he's in the same position with being out of his son's life. Tucker is still upset about not knowing about his son when Sofia huffs in to complain about Katherine. Katherine, however, is having her own meeting with Jack. She is proud of the progress he's made with the new product. Jack fills her in on how odd Tucker's behavior was at the launch party. He thinks that something could be going on. Tucker, on the other hand, tells Sofia the truth about his condition and asks her if she's still by his side to give support. Sofia tells him that she is.
After coming up empty in finding the memory card at Adam's suite, Phyllis and Nick return back to the magazine. The two feel the sexual tension and immediately go at it on the desk. As Phyllis and Nick do what they do best, Sharon broke Sam's heart by telling him that she's marrying Adam. She tells him that he should go back home. Disappointed, Sam walks out and Adam gloats a bit at his expense.
At the airport, Diane spends time with Kyle before he is to head to Switzerland. She gives him a bracelet to remember her by. A teary eyed Diane kisses her son good-bye. She leaves the airport and heads to Restless Style where she gets an eyeful of Nick and Phyllis having sex.
While Sam sits at Crimson Lights, he calls to tell Piper that he is coming back home. At the jail, Adam comes in with a chaplain and they are set to get the wedding underway. Sharon shares her vows with Adam and says 'I do.' When it comes time for Adam to say his vows, he stalls. Sharon is stunned when Adam says "Do I? Actually no, I don't. How the hell could I be married to you?"
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
Phyllis and Diane go at it over Nick
Chloe and Billy bicker over Delia; again
Adam tells Sharon she betrayed him
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, July 25 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
When Cara asks how things are going between her and Griffin, Kendall admits she needs to let go of her past. Ryan catches Griffin in David’s office and questions if he’s having doubts about David. Griffin tells Ryan the Orpheus Project is a research project but doesn’t expand because he doesn’t want to risk ruining something that is bigger than all of them. Ryan warns Griffin if David’s secrets end up getting people hurt that will be on Griffin’s head. Ryan tells Kendall that Griffin knows about the Orpheus Project and could possibly be helping David control Erica. Kendall can’t believe he’d hide something from her and is disappointed that he might be working with David. Erica insists to Jack and Jesse that she is telling the truth. They listen as she details story of what has gone down over the past few months with her, David, Jane and Ben. Acting as her concerned fiance and a doctor, David plays on Jack and Jesse’s disbelief of the outrageous story. Frustrated as David continues to do what he can to discredit her, Erica ultimately stabs him. David will only Griffin to treat him. He claims all the others will die without him. Erica is sent to Oak Haven for an evaluation and runs into Janet.
Tad and Cara toast to the road that led them together and are proud of the fact that were both able to let the other put to rest their past relationships. JR talks to Dixie but in his drunken state thinks she is a figment of his imagination. He believes he would be better off dead but reconsiders when he thinks about AJ. JR thanks Dixie for the talk and stumbles away to go and find his son. Still drunk JR shows up at Krystal’s only to find that AJ is at the movies with Marissa. He takes his anger out on Krystal, claiming she wants everyone to be miserable because she couldn’t hold onto Tad, and when she tries to call Tad, JR grabs her. Realizing what he’s doing JR drops to the couch with his head in his hands. Tad shows up to help him and is startled when JR says Dixie was not happy with him and wouldn’t talk to him today.
On the Next All My Children…
- David assures Kendall that he’s done with Erica and she belongs to Jackson.
- Jesse gets back the DNA test results for Lucy.
- Amanda gets nervous about her test results.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, July 25, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Dorian walks into Todd and Baker’s argument. Baker lets her believe he’s a security expert conferring with Todd, but he gets a call informing him that the man with Todd’s original face is alive, and he exits to deal with it.
The man with Todd’s original face seeks help from John McBain. John is somewhat dubious of his story about his imprisonment but when the men are shot at, John realizes that the man with Todd’s original face is the target. John takes him to the Angel Square hotel.
Meanwhile Tomas admits to Téa he was a CIA operative but he won’t tell her anything about Todd’s involvement. Téa appears wanting to talk to John.
Baz admits to Starr that his father has been acting erratic. They move onto other subjects, including her childhood love of reptiles. Baz spontaneously kisses her.
Dani tries to make amends with Nate for distrusting him, not knowing about the porno he and Deanna made. Rick enters and almost outs Nate, wanting to give him a rough cut of the film.
Vivian ambushes Destiny at the Buenos Dias and asks if she’s pregnant. Destiny denies and runs out.
On the Next One Life to Live…
- The man with the scar overhears Téa talking to John.
- Viki notices that Ford and Jessica are growing closer.
- Natalie and Brody decide to move in with one another.