(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, July 18, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Carly, Kristina and Ethan set out to find Morgan, Molly and Josslyn. Kristina finds the children and Jax threatens Carly that he’ll erase Carly from Josslyn’s life. Brenda announces she is leaving Sonny after what he did to Jax.
Lulu struggles against Javier – but just when it looks like the worst will happen, Dante charges in and saves her from being raped. With no news of Luke, Lulu decides to set fire to the Bordello in Spencer fashion.
Kristina remains ever so set to accompany Ethan to Vegas – he’s in deep.
On the Next General Hospital…
- Find out who gets custody of Josslyn. Will it be Jax or Carly?
- Sonny remains determined not to lose Brenda.
- Lucky and Elizabeth come together for Aiden’s birthday.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Teasers for the Week of July 18, 2011.
ALL MY CHILDREN: Teasers
- Monday: (Episode #10665) — Will Ben aid Erica in her escape attempt? Maya feels close to Lucy. Marissa and Krystal have a heart-to-heart. (Rated: TVPG)
- Tuesday: (Episode #10666) — Tad gets his hands on Dixie’s diary. Griffin informs Kendall that David taught him everything he knows. Dixie gathers her strength. (Rated: TVPG)
- Wednesday: (Episode #10667) — Tad fills Cara in on his past. Frankie thinks Asher has a problem. Greenlee remembers something horrible. (Rated: TVPG)
- Thursday: (Episode #10668) — Jackson’s love for Erica gets to Jane. Kathy sees Dixie. Jane isn’t pleased with Greenlee and David’s relationship. (Rated: TVPG)
- Friday: (Episode #10669) — Erica pleads with Jane to help her. A.J. is threatened by J.R. Jackson and David argue. (Rated: TVPG V)
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers for the Week of July 18, 2011.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers
- Monday: (Episode #10973) — The two Todds meet face-to-face. Rick agrees to keep Nate’s porn debut a secret. Nora tells Destiny about the clue she found. (Rated: TV14)
- Tuesday: (Episode #10974) — John confronts Tomas. Jack confesses that someone attacked him. Viki tries to soothe David’s fears over a missing Dorian. (Rated: TVPG)
- Wednesday: (Episode #10975) — Baz questions Tomas about his connection to Todd. David and Dorian work to repair their relationship. Blair frets over Sam. (Rated: TVPG S, V)
- Thursday: (Episode #10976) — John wonders how far Rex will go to get even with Todd and Jack. Natalie and Jessica continue to bicker. Kelly and Joey hook up. (Rated: TVPG S)
- Friday: (Episode #10977) — John and Natalie are shocked by what they find. Brody orders Vimal to keep quiet. Téa demands Tomas answer her questions. (Rated: TVPG)
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Teasers for the Week of July 18, 2011.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: Teasers
- Monday: (Episode #12349) — Carly, Kristina, and Ethan search for Morgan, Molly, and Josslyn. Lulu fights with Javier, but will Dante come to her rescue? Kristina is determined to head to Las Vegas with Ethan. (Rated: TVPG L, V)
- Tuesday: (Episode #12350) — Lucky and Liz put aside their differences for Aiden’s birthday party. Custody of Josslyn is decided. Sonny vows not to loose Brenda again. (Rated: TVMA L)
- Wednesday: (Episode #12351) — Jax makes plans to leave Port Charles. Jason picks out a ring for Sam. Liz is confronted by Siobhan. (Rated: TVPG L)
- Thursday: (Episode #12352) — Jason contemplates popping the question. Jax bids his friends farewell. Sonny is left with a broken heart. (Rated: TVPG L)
- Friday: (Episode #12353) — Mac puts Lucky on a new case. Siobhan thinks about refiling her lawsuit. Robin makes things tough for Patrick, Matt, and Steve. (Rated: TVPG L)
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It appears that not even death can keep Gigi Morasco (Farah Fath) away from Llanview and her beloved Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier). Fath revealed recently that, even after her character’s demise, “I can’t say that I’m 100% done with the show.” True to her word, the actress brings Gigi back to “Life” in the coming weeks when Rex needs her the most. But is it really her spirit that is seeing, or simply a product of his grieving, overactive imagination?
When viewers last saw Gigi she was brain dead and lying in a coma after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of Jack Manning (Andrew Trischitta) and his friends Brad (Frank Dolce) and Hayley’s (Gaby Leyner) actions. Later Rex made a bargain with Clint (Jerry verDorn) to give the Buchanan family patriarch Gigi’s heart. Now with Clint on the mend, Rex is focusing his full attention on seeking revenge on Jack and his millionaire publisher father Todd Manning (Trevor St. John).
The week of August 1, Rex makes an important decision and later receives a visit from beyond the grave. However, things aren’t always what they seem, which leads Echo (Kim Zimmer) to become concerned about her son’s state of mind. But just how far will Rex go to try and prove that what he thinks he is seeing is real? And what will it mean for his family? Tune in to find out!
In other news…
Patrick Allen Cole says on website that he will be returning to “One Life to Live” in September as Rodi’s Manager/Bartender Jeff, and notes on Facebook that he will be taping the episode in August. Fans may recall that in his last two appearances on the show earlier this year, Jeff contacted Viki after finding a passed out Charlie, and shared scenes with Tomas and Téa.
Barret Helms (Baz) tweets that Monday (July 18) was a long day for him on the set, telling a fan that “I wrapped at 7:00 (pm). Long day for me. I saw u out the window but then u were gone when I went out..”
And for those speculating that Austin Peck (Rick), Terri Conn (Aubrey), and Josh Kelly (Cutter) will be leaving “One Life” in the near future, think again. The trio were still taping scenes as of July 12, when Peck tweeted that “On set ‘OLTL.’ Finished my set, now watching Aubrey and Cutter, minuteman hotel.”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, Robin Strasser (Dorian) is leaving “One Life to Live” before the show wraps up on its television run on ABC due to reports that she was contemplating having back surgery. Having taped her last scenes on Friday, June 24, we now know when Llanview’s grand dame will make her final appearance on the show.
According to TV Guide, Strasser (and presumably co-star Tuc Watkins [David], although that has not been confirmed), will last appear on screen on Thursday, August 25. Barring an unforeseen return to “One Life” once production moves to the Internet early next year, Strasser’s exit marks the end of era for the show and its fans, since Strasser has played Dorian on and off for nearly twenty-five years (1979-1987; 1993-2000; and 2003-2011).
There is some good news, however. Look for Strasser’s airtime to increase somewhat in the weeks leading up to her exit as Dorian gets caught up in quite a bit of drama. Later this month, she will be saved from Echo’s clutches by a pint-sized superhero and walk the red carpet at the premiere of David’s movie “Vicker Man.” And in August, she will share some emotional farewell scenes with her Cramer girls and her long-time frienemy Viki (Erika Slezak).
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Friday, ABC Daytime finally announced the return to the canvas that “All My Children” viewers were most anticipating since the news of the 41-year old daytime drama’s cancellation on ABC back in April. David Canary is returning to the 41-year old daytime drama as the one and only Adam Chandler. His return will coincide with the returns of long-time veterans Julia Barr, Ray MacDonnell and Lee Meriwether. The foursome will return to the Los Angeles studio to tape their scenes next month and are slated to air in approximately a handful of episodes this September.
Five-time Daytime Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actor, Canary joined the cast of “AMC” in 1983 as tycoon Adam Chandler. The male equal to Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), Adam would quickly become one of “AMC’s” most iconic characters. In 1984, Canary ushered in Adam’s better half Stuart Chandler. The 72-year old actor remained on the show until his retirement. He last aired in April 2010. Prior to his more than a quarter of a century of delighting ABC Daytime fans, Canary was best known for the role of Candy Canady in the Western series “Bonanza.” The thirteen-time Daytime Emmy nominee started his daytime career on NBC’s “Another World” as the second edition of Steve Frame.
Ten-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee, 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, the 62-year old Barr returned as the love of Adam Chandler’s life to usher Canary off the canvas in top form.
MacDonnell and Meriwether portray the husband and wife duo of Dr. Joe Martin and Ruth Martin on “AMC”. MacDonnell, who turned 83-years old this March, is one of “AMC’s” original cast members. He debuted on the ABC soap on January 5, 1970 alongside Lucci. The actor who received a Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy award in 2004 last appeared on “AMC” in January 2010. MacDonnell officially retired from the contract role in the wake of “AMC” moving production from New York to California in late 2009. Lovely as ever at 76-years-old, Meriwether, also known as Miss America 1955, debuted in the role of the Martin matriarch Ruth in 1996 taking over the role from the popular Mary Fickett. MaDonnell and Meriwether last returned to the show last March for their son Tad’s (Michael E. Knight) wedding.
Canary, Barr, MacDonnell and Merriwether join a long list of returning actors who have been asked to or requested to return to say goodbye to “AMC” before it ends its run on ABC on September 23. That list includes Cady McClain who returned as Dixie Martin on May 17. Joining her this month are Eva La Rue, Kate Collins, Melissa Claire Egan and Jennifer Bassey as, respectively, Maria Santos, Janet Green, Annie Chandler and Marian Colby. In August, look for Josh Duhamel and Thorsten Kaye to make their returns as Leo du Pres and Zach Slater, respectively. Carol Burnett and Leven Rambin will join the gang as Verla Grubbs and Lily Montgomery, respectively, in September. While fans can expect a couple of more surprise returns to be announced before all is said and done, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos will not be among the returning actors. The East-coast based duo have officially announced they will not be reprising the roles of Hayley Santos and Mateo Santos due to scheduling conflicts that could not be resolved.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Friday, July 15, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Chloe's win was bittersweet when she headed back to the Chancellor mansion with Esther and Delia. Esther gave Chloe some time alone to gather her thoughts. While sitting in the living room, Katherine entered and started to talk to Chloe about the custody case. Katherine pointed out that Chloe went for the jugular against Billy due to her own past of not having a father in her life. Chloe didn't want to hear what Katherine had to say, but Katherine was relentless. She wanted to know if Chloe was planning to eliminate Billy from Delia's life for good. Chloe admitted to her that she was going to drop the whole custody case until she discovered that Billy had resorted back to his old habits; drinking and his arrest from the night before. Katherine couldn't believe that Billy had taken a turn. Katherine realized that Chloe was genuinely worried about Billy, but Chloe sniffed that her priority was to care for Delia. When Esther returned with Delia, she started to aske about her father. Chloe lied and said that she wouldn't be able to see him because he wasn't feeling too good.
Billy arrived to see Victoria. He told her that lost the case and that he had very restricted visitations with her. She offered up sympathy but asked him if he thought he had a chance even after being arrested for solicitation. Billy was shocked that she was aware of his arrest but assured her that he didn't propsition the woman; that the officer assumed he was because he handed the woman cab fare. Victoria told him that she believed him. While Victoria was offering her support, she admitted that it was hard to see him slowly ruining his life. Billy told his wife that she should have better and she agreed. She mused that she thought they would be the one Abbott/Newman relationship that would last. Billy told her that they could if she gave him a chance to make it work. Victoria said he had a lot to prove to make that happen.
At the hospital, Tucker complimented on how good Ashley looked tonight. She wanted to keep him company. He asked if all was okay and wondered if Abby was taking the news of their marriage hard. Ashley told him that Abby wasn't aware. He offered for them to share the news together after he was released. The topic of her taking over for him once again came up and he wanted her to say yes. Ashley said that if he hadn't been in his accident, they wouldn't be worried on running his company. She said that Jack was the right fit to get things back on track but he was leery of the idea. She reassured him to give Jack a chance. Tucker soon decided that he wanted to attend the Jabot Launch party with him. Ashley however, wanted him to rest.
Lauren and Jack were seeing on the final details of the Jabot Launch party when Jill showed up, preoccupied. Lauren asked Jack to see how Jill was doing while she handled things with the press. Jack learned from Jill about Billy losing custody of Delia, as well as his arrest for solicitation. Jack wanted the lauch party to soliidfy that the Abbott family was back, but was disappointed that none of the family would be there. Meanwhile, at Gloworm, Abby ran into George an Shiva, who wanted to know if she was going to the launch party. When she said no, they told her about a "Where Are They Now?" blurb, which prompted her to go. When she got to the party, she assured Jack she would be on her best behavior.
Things were going well at the Jabot Launch party. George an Shiva commented to Lauren that the new Jabot cosmetics line was going to be the sure thing that everyone would want to have. Meanwhile, Jill was handling press, and Abby dodged questions about rehab and the whereabouts of Ashley. When Shiva and George were heading out, they offered for Abby to join them but she said she was going to be there to support her family. Meanwhile, Katherine made her way into the event and talked to Jill briefly about Billy.
Still worried that Ashley was a no-show, Jack had but no choice but to have Lauren take her place when they made their announcement of the new line. Lauren announced Jack as CEO of Jabot. Sofia soon arrived, excited to see what was going on at the launch. As all listened to Jack talk on the future of Jabot and the new line. Jack was ready to have Katherine say a few words, but her moment was stolen when Tucker and Ashley arrived, obivously ready to steal the scene, leaving Jill, Katherine and Jack all dumbfounded.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
Cane offers Billy advice
Reporters put Tucker in the hot seat at the launch party
Victoria asks Victor's advice on when to let go
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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” releases a new audition script for the contract role of “Lily” and other casting odd and ends and behind-the-scenes summer tidbits.
The scene opens with “Lily” and “Josh” at odds. He asks for an answer to the deal he proposed to her earlier. Angry, she reminds him that all he did was leave her with a lot of settlement ideas which favored his client, and tells him to go to hell. Josh responds that he would really like for them to work together on this. When she asks him why, he claims it is because they both like to win and make money. Turned off by his answer, he reminds him that he is already rich, so he doesn’t need more money. Josh fires back that he spends most of his time thinking about winning and her. Lily informs him that she is not settling the case or siding with him. As the scene ends, Lily tells Josh she has never noticed him flirting with her, and that she doesn’t even really care for him. However, Josh refuses to give up easily and tells her that she, like him, is an acquired test, and takes some time to warm up to. Remember that with these audition scripts, the show frequently changes character names to try and throw off viewers.
Look for a couple of seldom used recurring characters and actors to appear again soon:
Saundra Santiago (Carlotta) noted on Facebook on July 14 that she “Ran into Whoopi @ the ABC Studios today while shooting some scenes on ‘One Life.’ Like, I literally almost ran into her, and she was so cool. I love people from the Bronx!”
And, according to a fan who has his picture taken with several “One Life” cast members outside the studios last week, Patricia Elliott (Renee) was on the set taping scenes recently. The fan noted that “Patricia was unfortunately only at the studio to get her haircut. But, she did say that she filmed scenes with Bo last week. So hopefully we’ll see her in the upcoming weeks.” Click here to read more of his comments on meeting the stars of “One Life to Live.”
In other news…
Click here and here to see some pictures from last Friday’s “One Life to Live” 43rd Anniversary Block Party. You can also see some here.
Remember the “Nurse Judy” audition script that was released late last month? Well one of the characters mentioned in it was Dr. Lawless, who was first seen last week in scenes with Bo and Nora when he told the devastated parents that Matthew would need to be relocated to a medical facility better equipped to handle his condition. The character is played by Nathan Hinton.
Expect to see more of Mr. Baker (Jonathan Earl Peck) in the coming weeks as the ‘Tale of Two Todds’ storyline begins to heat up.
Shenaz Treasuryvala (Rama) writes on Facebook that “For all those in New York- Monday, 18th July at the AMC theatre on 42nd street at 7:30; I’m going with a lot of people from ‘OLTL’ to watch ‘DELHI BELLY’ (my latest film) in the theatre and would love to see you there.” Click here to buy your tickets.
Carlos Gonzalez, who recently played Officer Garcia, posted this picture of himself on Facebook on June 8 reading over a script before taping more scenes.
Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted last Thursday that “I can’t even tell you how many times we had to film the last two group scenes on today’s episode that aired.We laughed SO HARD..” The scenes to which is referring to were the ones involving Sam’s Spiderman-themed birthday party. On July 10 she tweeted that “We’re taping a little out of order but we’ve already filmed scenes that’ll air at the end of August.”
Lenny Platt (Nate) tells a fan who asks him about his character’s recent porn storyline by tweeting that “There’s (imo) a big comedic payoff. Stay tuned. Nate will keep doing what he does best: getting himself into trouble…” He also gives fans a link to a site to help them come up with their own porn name.
It doesn’t appear as if Barrett Helms (Baz) may be taping a headshot for the show’s opening sequence, despite the fact that he is on contract with “OLTL.” The same looks to be true of Andrew Trischitta (Jack) was well, who admits he hasn’t taped anything for the opening yet either.
Always the comedian, Bree Williamson (Jessica) talks about Jess’ bitch slap of Natalie last week saying that “About Jessica’s punch: A) Lover not a fighter. B) The only punch I’d ever give MA [Melissa Archer] has rum in it and C) I practiced on my hubby for days!”
Nick Choksi (Vimal) continues to give fans a chuckle with his latest Facebook posts (from the past several weeks) regarding his character’s onscreen antics. Click here to check them out.
“OLTL” Music Director Paul S. Glass is asking his fellow soap fans to help out singer Rachael Yamagata‘s (who appeared on the show in 2009) new project. Click here to see how you can help. He also says that “Her song ‘I’ll Find a Way’ which I used for the montage when Jenn died still haunts me! She is amazing!”
Michael Eilbaum will be credited as the director of the August 11 and 12 episodes of “OLTL.”
Gaby Leyner played Head Cheerleader Hayley, the girl with Jack and Brad, when they lured Gigi (mistakenly thinking it was Shane) to an abandoned old house on June 13 (She also appeared on March 31 and April 1). On July 12 she tweeted that “Still can’t believe I was involved in the killing of Gigi Morasco!”
Austin Peck (Rick) posted this cartoon of Kim Zimmer (Echo) from his “OLTL” dressing room wall, on his Twitter page, and this photo of some fans outside the show’s studios in honor of “One Life’s” 43rd anniversary last Friday. Peck also made several other interesting tweets recently including “Stay the f— out of my way. It’s pizza day on set!!” (on July 13), “On set ‘OLTL.’ Finished my set, now watching Aubrey (Terri Conn) and Cutter (Josh Kelly), minuteman hotel.” (on July 12), and “Going to work early tomorrow. Yaahn!!” (on July 11). And on July 8 he tweeted to Kristen Alderson (Starr) that he was “looking forward to next week…moohaha!!!”
And “OLTL” Make up artist Julia Davis tweeted on July that she was “Back to Llanview. Happy Tuesday! Humming Ledisi ‘Alright’ on set. Love this song.”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Thursday, July 14, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Victoria found herself fast asleep on Billy's couch. When she woke up she realized that he wasn't anywhere around. At the courthouse, Chloe and her lawyer were also wondering where Billy was. As for Billy; he was at the jail visitation room talking to Rafe about how he was not soliciting a prostitute. Rafe explained to him that with his arrest, it could prove costly in getting Delia.
Noah showed up at Gloworm to talk to Adam. Noah wanted to know the progress of the memory chip; hoping that it would clear Sharon's name. Adam told Noah that he didn't have any proof of clearing her name; that nothing panned out as he had hoped. Adam soon thought on his tossing the memory card in the water. Noah was crushed that Adam didn't have what he needed. When he went to go sit down, Eden, who was on the phone with Michael, spotted him and went over to talk to him. The two commented on the other not leaving Genoa City. When Noah shared the news about Adam and the memory card, Eden touched his hand and asked if there was anything she could do; Noah told her there was nothing she could do. She was slightly crushed, however, when she saw Hunter arrive and embrace Noah.
Victor showed up at Diane's suite, asking about Kyle. Diane didn't like that Victor was trying to get close to her son and pointed out that he betrayed her with the promise to take care of the SEC for her. Victor asked her what would happen to Kyle once she and Jack went to jail. After another round of bickering, Victor left. Not long after, however, Diane found Adam on the other end of her door. He wanted to know why she went to the DA. Diane quickly lied and told him that she was seeing D.A. Walsh because he still had questions for her about her involvement with the IPO scandal. The two talked on a plan on sticking it to Victor. Adam told her not to double cross him, to which she reassured him of not doing. The minute he walked out the door of her suite, she was on the phone with D.A. Walsh, wanting to know who in the office dropped the news to Adam about their talk.
At the courthouse Jill arrived asking Esther why she wasn't informed of the court case. Esther assumed that Billy had already told her. Jill soon took swipes at Chloe for making things hard for her son; but Chloe pointed out she had no regrets because Billy was showing once again that he is an irresponsible parent. The judge comes in and is ready to present his ruling. When he sees that Billy and Rafe are not there, he tells the baliff to find out what's going on. After a bit of time, the two men arrive. As they are taking their seats, the judge learns that Billy has been arrested for solicitation. He announces that with the new information, he will return with his final decision. Jill tries to have a heart-to-heart but Billy isn't interested in listening to his mother. When the judge does return, it's bad news for Billy. Chloe is granted custody of Delia. Billy vows that it isn't over and walks out.
Victoria is surprised to see Victor on her doorstep. She suddenly remembers that the two of them have a meeting together. She admitted that she was glad to be back; and Victor shared the same sentiment. A short time after, Victor received word via his phone about Billy's arrest. He pretended to show sympathy toward his daughter about the matter. A stunned Victoria asked her father to leave her alone for a bit. Victor left and was headed to the park. There, he met with the prostitute who 'hooked' up with Billy. She told him that she did her job and it was time to be rewarded. Victor handed her an evelope full of cash. While Victor was giving out the cash, Billy showed up at Victoria's. Seeing his face she knew he lost Delia. The two of them embraced.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
Lauren and Jack get ready for the Jabot Launch party
Tucker wants to announce Ashley's running of his company at the party
Chloe and Billy fight again over Delia