(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
As Brenda comforts Jax in jail, Carly questions Sonny’s methods wishing he had taken less extreme measures to win her Josslyn. Later, this quadrangle of lovers throws down outside the courthouse, and a verdict is leveled – in light of recent events Carly gains sole custody of Josslyn. Sonny remains determined not to lose Brenda, no matter how upset she is right now at him. But she screams she will never come home with him.
Jason and Sam counsel a heartbroken Molly over the concept of love – bringing the couple closer together about their future. Jason invites Sam for a rooftop dinner.
Lucky and Elizabeth come together for Aiden’s birthday – and Elizabeth graciously invites Siobhan.
On the Next General Hospital…
- Jax makes plans to leave Port Charles.
- Siobhan attacks Elizabeth for putting on an act of kindness.
- Jason picks out an engagement ring for Sam.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, July 18 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Maya gasps when she holds Lucy and Frankie asks if she’s ok and Maya explains she had the same feeling when she held her baby. Jesse questions Frankie if she can do the job and Maya assures Frankie she’ll be good with Lucy. When she holds Lucy again Maya’s much more comfortable and remembers the night she held her baby. Jesse notices her kiss Lucy on the forehead and is a little unsettled at the closeness he’s just witnessed.
Having accepted David’s proposal Jane tells Bianca and Kendall she doesn’t want to choose between them and David. Both girls agree they need to get their mother away from David. Jane’s excited about planning the wedding but David says they that cannot make it a big extravaganza. Kendall tells Griffin she’s in the middle of something that he might now want to be a part of and he promises to look into what David is doing with Erica. After leaving, Griffin calls David and demands to know why he’s marrying Erica. Erica asks Ben what the noise on the other side of the wall and he says it’s a heater. She asks him to end this now and just as he’s about to set her free, Jane arrives. Jane says she cannot give up being Erica since she is about to marry David. Jane admits she doesn’t know what to do with Erica yet. Jane is deeply affected when she listens to Erica’s memoir.
Marissa tells Krystal she’s in love and explains how unexpected it is. Krystal’s moved to tears over her daughter’s strong feelings and assumes it’s with Bianca. She immediately hugs Marissa and accepts her choice right off the bat. Marissa confesses she is comfortable with herself for the first time in a long time. Krystal can tell she really loves Bianca. Bianca finds Marissa at Krystal’s and admits her mom isn’t doing well but believes she’ll be ok because she has Marissa in her life. Krystal gives Bianca a hug and says she wants her daughter to be happy and in love and Bianca brings her both.
On the Next All My Children…
- Tad receives Dixie’s diary.
- Dixie gathers enough energy to get on her feet.
- Griffin tells Kendall about how David taught him everything he knows regarding medicine.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, July 18, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Sam’s family realizes Sam’s missing from his birthday party. They discover a groggy unmasked super hero. Todd and Tomas put aside their differences and rough him up, demanding to know what he did with Sam. The super hero explains that he was knocked out and didn’t see who did it.
Blair calls John who arrives with Natalie. They theorize that the man who took Sam must’ve been the same guy who killed Kent. For the first time Tomas hears about the murder – and that Sam identified his imaginary friend as Todd with his old face. Todd misses out on the info because the kidnapper calls and arranges to meet with him. Todd is forced to cover to Téa about the call and quickly leaves. Todd finds himself face-to-face with the man with Todd’s original face.
Before Blair calls, John and Natalie get another clue to the puzzle of the man with Todd’s original face. While investigating Sam’s disappearance, he makes it clear to incredulous Natalie that that there could very well be two Todd Mannings.
The man with Todd’s original face play pretends he and Sam are on a mission to protect themselves. He keeps Sam occupied with the gifts he stole from the party.
Dani’s knocking on Rick’s motel room door just as Deanna and Nate are about to begin filming their sex scene. Rick gets rid of Dani. Nate and Deanna do as Rick asks. Rick promises to keep Nate’s secret about having hurt Matthew, and he gives Deanna the info she needs to find her mother.
Nora tells Destiny about the possible evidence she and Bo found at their place which they think might lead them to the identity of the person who hurt Matthew. Destiny is about to tell Nora she’s pregnant when Dani interrupts.
Rama finds Vimal to congratulate him on his new job. He is tempted to tell her about the secret Todd confided in him: that Liam is John’s son.
On the Next One Life to Live…
- The man with the scar demands answers from Todd.
- Dani has a possible leads on Sam’s whereabouts.
- Dorian is rescued by a pint-sized Spiderman.
(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.