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Monday, March 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Quick Peeks for the Week of March 1, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #12004)– Sonny learns his fate at the bail hearing. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #12005) — Carly and Jax give in to their passion. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #12006) — Johnny shoots at Lucky. (Rated: TVPG L, S, V)
  • Thursday: (Episode #12007) — Jason gets a new message from Franco. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Friday: (Episode #12008) — Jason shoots Johnny! (Rated: TVPG L)

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Monday, March 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Quick Peeks for the Week of March 1, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #10321) — Ryan and Erica team up to take David down. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10322) — Greenlee and Erica face off at Fusion. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10323) — Annie makes her decision. (Rated: TVPG L)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10324) — Ryan puts his plan against David in motion. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday: (Episode #10325) — JR experiences life in heaven. (Rated: TVPG V)

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Erika Slezak Returns to ‘One Life’

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 11:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( – The six-time Daytime Emmy winner will soon be back at work after undergoing back surgery.

Slezak’s fan club president informed fans on Sunday that “We spoke with Erika to congratulate her on her [Daytime Emmy] pre-nomination. She is doing well and will return to work at the new studio on March 10. She also sends a sincere and very big thank you to all the people who have sent her such lovely get well cards.”

The actress, who plays Viki Banks,  took a medical leave from “One Life to Live” in late January to have the procedure.  Portraying the sole suriving original character in Llanview, Slezak joined the cast on March 17, 1971.  During her recent absence, the show moved into the old “All My Children” studios a few blocks away. 

In addition to her record number of Emmy wins, Slezak also shares a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Couple (from 2000) with Mark Derwin (ex-Ben Davidson).  In addition, she has also garnered a number of other accolades throughtout the years.  Slezak won the 7th Annual Daytime TV Readers Poll for Best Actress in 1977, Soap Opera Update MVP Awards for Best Actress in 1989 and 1990, and the storyline where Viki was diagnosed with breast cancer won “OLTL” the first annual CBD Sential for Health Award in 2000.

Although Slezak returns to taping at the “One Life” studios on March 10th, those scenes will likely not air until sometime in April, given the soap’s current production schedule.  Her final scenes taped before her medical leave will air on Friday, March 12th, when Viki announces to Charlie that she is leaving for London with her granddaughter Bree to visit family in the U.K.

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OLTL Teasers: Week of March 1 Edition

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of March 1, 2010.


  • Monday: “First Love, Last Love” — Jessica tells Cristian that she isn’t happy that he’s moved on with his life.  Langston gives in to Ford’s advances.  Cassie and Andrew give Dorian some devastating news.  Hannah learns more about Cole.  Allison visits Mitch in prison.  Blair reaches out to Kelly.
  • Tuesday: “Que Sierra, Sierra” – Gigi is horriifed to learn that Schuyler was going to use oxytocin on Stacy.  Gigi vows to Rex that Schuyler will never come near Sierra Rose.  Adriana offers Rex advice on his love life.  Schuyler blames Kim for Stacy’s death.  Blair tries to set up Ford.  Dorian asks Mitch is the score is now settled between the two of them.  
  • Wednesday: “Couples Resort” – Ford plays the victim to make himself look good in front of Langston.  Kim has a vision of Stacy.  Kevin and Clint discuss each other’s relationships.   Jessica feels cheated out of the last thirteen years of her life, and is angry to learn that Cristian is living with another woman.  Kelly tries to be Todd’s voice of reason.  Gigi tells Rex she wants to raise her niece. 
  • Thursday: “Rules of Engagement” — Kevin pops the question to Kelly, who has a surprising answer.   Kim tells Clint that she wants to marry him.  Charlie begs Viki to give him a second chance.  Danielle is in trouble at school.  Nora puts Dorian on the hot seat.  Natalie downplays her true feelings for John. 
  • Friday: “Auntie Up”– Jessica is being spied on.  Rex and Gigi hire Eli to help them win custody of Sierra Rose.  Schuyler prepares to face the hospital’s ethics committee.  Kyle informs Fish that he had a DNA test conducted.  Jessica announces that she is now one of Cristian’s students at Llanview High.  Clint hands Kim a pre-nup.

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OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of March 1 Edition

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of March 1, 2010.


  • Monday: (Episode #10632) — Jessica suprises Cristian; Dorian receives horrible news. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10633) — Schuyler’s actions anger Gigi; Adriana offers Rex some advice. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10634) — Ford uses Langston to get what he wants; Marty urges Brody to give Jessica space. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10635) — Kevin surprises Kelly; Clint and Kevin discuss their relationships. (Rated: TVPG)
  • Friday: (Episode #10636) — Someone is watching Jessica; Clint asks Kim to sign a pre-nup. (Rated: TVPG)

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My View of Llanview: February 28 Edition

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — Time travel and memory loss storylines lead soaps down a slippery slope due to a little thing called SORAS.

During the February sweeps, “One Life to Live” featured Mitch Laurence giving his daughter Jessica Brennan electroshock therapy, effectively wiping out her memories of the past thirteen years of her life. Now thinking it is 1997 and that she is a senior in high school, Jessica is flabbergasted to discover just how much everything has changed since she was roaming the halls of Llanview High.

Sounds intriguing doesn’t it? Not, not really….especially when you consider the fact that Llavniew has been infested with a plague in recent years and shows no signs of recovery. The name of the disease is Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome, and hardly anyone in town seems to have built up an immunity to it.

Granted I understand that “One Life to Live” is by no means alone in infecting their characters with SORAS. In fact, the soap opera genre has been using the plot device for decades with varying results. And it is likely to continue to exist for as long as daytime dramas remain on the air.

However, “OLTL” is going one step further and highlighting their own inconsistences due to SORASing by incorporating them into “back in time” storyline. What do I mean by that? Well, here is an example. A few episodes back, Marty probed Jessica’s memory by asking her what (and who) she remembered. Disturbed by her answers, Marty then asked her what year she thought it was as the cameras panned out into the hallway where Viki, Clint, and Brody were discussing Jessica’s condition. Marty leaves the room and informs them that Jess doesn’t remember anything past her senior year of high school.

If they had stopped right there with it, the timeline would have been a little more workable. Without mentioning a specific year, the writers could have tinkered with the storyline details a little and fudged a few numbers in order to make this thing perhaps somewhat salvageable.

Then came the big mistake…..someone said that Jess had lost all her memories of the past thirteen years, making it 1997 in her foggy mind. Houston we have a problem. Now the SORASing comes back to bite the writers in the butt. And, as if that weren’t bad enough, Jessica tells Marty that she didn’t know she had a son. That’s strike one. Although the viewers know that 19-year-old Cole Thornhart was not on canvas back in 1997, and was a creation of the writer’s imagination in 2006. However, on the canvas, he “supposedly” existed back them. So, if we use the soap’s current timeline (as well as logic) here, that would make Cole about six years old in 1997. So wouldn’t Jessica remember her best friend’s six-year-old son? To add further insult to injury, Jessica wasn’t actually born until 1986 so, realistically, she would have only been about nine herself at the time….even though the writers had aged the character to the point that she went from diapers to adulthood in only nine years. See where I’m going with this?

SORASing is a necessary evil on soap operas. On the old hand it toys with history and continuity. But on the other hand it is important because it allows writers to speed up the aging process to create to more dramatic storylines. After all….it is not very beneficial to allow a soap character to age naturally from birth all the way through the cycle of life. But the kiss of death is dropping in specific dates and going back in time (whether it be time travel, memory loss, or rewriting the past). Not only does it insult the viewers, but it also creates plot holes large enough for a car to fall into. 

All of this seems lost on the powers that be at “One Life to Live,” however, because this isn’t the only SORASing storyline mess they have gotten themselves into at the moment. Of course I’m referring to Todd and Téa’s suddenly teenage daughter Danielle. Passing off a fifteen-year-old as the love child of a couple were last together only seven years ago (at the time) is ridiculous, especially when it had been repeatedly referenced on the show just weeks and months before the character was first introduced last year, that it had only been SEVEN years since Todd and Téa made love while stranded on the deserted island with Ross Rayburn.

And while the subtle inside jokes the writers have occasionally snuck to the dialogue lately are at the very least a nod to the viewers that they understand their frustration, they only serve to make the show look more stupid than it has already become lately. While I did get a snicker watching Jack tell Danielle that he was expecting her to be his younger sister (and about eight-years-old), the scene left me shaking my head. There is very little on this show that actually makes sense right now. And this storyline is definitely not one of them.

Getting back to Jessica for a moment, it should be interesting to see just exactly how much artistic license the writers will take with storyline, and just how true they attempt to stay to exactly what (and who) was going on with the show back in 1997. Depending on exactly what when in that year they go back to, Jessica should remember only the following characters: Viki, Clint, Bo, Nora, Renee, Nigel, Dorian, Blair, Carlotta, Marty, Todd (which should interesting if they remember that he looks different than the last time she saw him), Kelly, David, Cristian, Tea, Rachel, Addie, and Mitch (please remind me if I am forgetting anyone here). For a refresher on the storylines from that year, click here.

I keep hoping that “One Life to Live” will start to pull itself up from its bootstraps and give me something positive to write about again. But so far it has only continued to disappoint. Perhaps the Ides of March will usher in some changes for Llanview. In the meantime, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.

What bugs you about “One Life to Live” these days? Be sure and drop me a line…I would love to hear from you, and I just might use your comments in an upcoming column.

Congrats to “Judy Moss” for correctly guessing the identity of last time’s mystery character. The answer was Dallas Jones, who was portrayed by Loyita Chapel, the wife of Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan). And their son Tanner Woods appeared at the end of the 1968 storyline (2008) in a few scenes as a young Bo. Perhaps I’m making these things too easy, ha ha.

In case you missed the clues, here they are: This woman began dating one of the Buchanan boys “across the big pond” more than a decade ago. She returned to Llanview with him shortly thereafter when he was about to become a grandfather and his “Pa” is about to marry a woman for the second time. Six years later she returns to town again when the Buchanan heir came back to help his ex-wife deal with a major issue that arose with their child. They broke up when she blamed his problems on his former spouse, and promptly headed back to London. Two years later, she came back to Llanview again, only to find her old boyfriend dating someone unexpected.

Now it’s time to play another round of “Llanview, Who Am I?,” a new feature where you have to use the clues to figure out the identity of a mystery character from “OLTL’s” past. See if you can figure it out. Good luck!!!

This conman father appeared on the canvas briefly nearly a generation ago, along with his daughter, who would eventually become romantically linked to a suave man that would a decade later pretend to be the son of someone else. When we first met them, the daughter’s old flame was visiting her native country with his new girlfriend. Eventually the woman’s crooked father, who was a drug lord, was murdered, and the girlfriend of his daughter’s former beau was presumed dead following a terrible fall.

So who is this mystery woman from the past? I’ll have the answer in the March 15th edition of “My View of Llanview.” Extra credit will be given if you tell me the identities of the man’s daughter, her ex-boyfriend, and his new squeeze. Until then make your best guesses and give me your feedback on the column. Also don’t forget to tell me what bugs you about the show these days. I love hearing from fellow “OLTL” fans. And don’t forget to check out my Twitter page for all the latest OLTL news and information at SON.

Now, before I wrap up this column, I’m going to look into my crystal ball and give you a quick sneak peek at a few things coming up a few weeks down the road. These are for the week of March 15th. Kelly is angered by Todd’s latest actions. An infant is in danger once again. Has someone lost the woman he loves forever? Two people want a certain young lady to remain in Llanview. A woman fights for the man she once loved. And two forbidden lovers can’t seem to get enough of each other.

Well that’s concludes yet another edition of the column. I hope everyone is staying safe and warm. Thank goodness spring is just around the corner, although I am more than ready for summer at this point. Thanks for reading. Take care!

And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…

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OLTL Recap: Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010 6:20 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, February 26, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY “Coming Around Again”…

Jessica calls Cristian and asks him to come see her. Cristian would give Jessica a friendly kiss on the cheek but she pulls him into a far more passionate one.

Starr suspects Langston is hiding something but she denies it. Langston confronts Ford after figuring out he came over the night before because he knew she was alone. Ford plants a steamy kiss on Langston.

Blair cautions Dorian that her confidence that Mitch is no longer a threat may be premature. Kelly and Adriana arrive at La Boulaie for Dorian’s gathering of the Cramer women. Andrew arrives at Dorian’s saying he has bad news.

Roxy’s unsettled after visiting Mitch in prison. Mitch gets a visit from one of his disciples.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Dorian is positive Mitch is at fault.
  • Jessica wants Cristian.
  • Langston gives in to Ford.

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Friday, February 26, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, February 26, 2010.


Greenlee suspects something is going on between David and Erica. David admits to Greenlee that he teamed up with Erica to try and take Fusion from her. David insists to Greenlee they they’ll work together to double-cross Erica, which she overhears. Erica is anxious to find Gayle. Jake and Ryan think they can use Gayle to destroy David and track her down as she’s about to leave town. Ryan shows up at Erica’s door when Gayle reveals Erica’s the one who brought her to town in the first place. Jake has Gayle hidden away in the turret room and is surprised when Greenlee shows up.

Annie’s jealous of the easy rapport between Brooke and Adam.

Everyone’s vastly disappointed when Miguel fails to show up in Pine Valley. JR’s condition takes a turn for the worse.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Ryan convinces Erica to team up with him to destroy David.
  • Jake fears Greenlee’s going to discover Gayle.
  • Annie learns whether or not a match for JR.

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GH Recap: Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, February 26, 2010.


Alexis joins Diane in defending Sonny. Jason, along with Sam and Spinelli, devises an elaborate and risky plan to get Sonny out of the country if his bail is revoked. Claire grills Dante on the witness stand. The judge returns to the courtroom prepared to announce Sonny’s fate. Luke’s ready to stop Lucky from interfering when he realizes Lucky would certainly try to stop Jason from helping Sonny escape. Patrick and Robin clash over her continued defense of Sonny.

Johnny tries to convince Ethan to partner with him in his mob endeavors and go up against Sonny.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Sonny learns his fate.
  • Jax warns Sonny not to ask Carly to lie for him.
  • Elizabeth tells Nikolas they can’t be together.

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OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 1 Edition

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Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

( — A period of mourning.


Langston and Ford make love. Later, after Langston tells her that she cheated on Markko, Blair sets out to expose Ford. Claiming she wants to have sex with him, Blair invites Ford over on Tuesday, March 2. Her plan backfires however, when Ford pretends to be insulted when Langston accuses him of trying to hook up with Blair. Later, Langston ends up in Ford’s bedroom when she goes to apologize. Elsewhere in Llanview, Hannah visits Cole so they can study together, and is surprised to learn that he lives with Starr and that they have a baby together. Natalie downplays her feelings for John. Kelly encounters Todd at St. James, where he decides to make a large donation to the church to try and redeem himself to Danielle. Kelly warns him, however, that you can’t buy forgiveness. Todd and Téa are summoned to Llanview High by the school principal on Wednesday, March 3, when their daughter is accused of cheating. Danielle, impressed to watch Todd stand up for her, refuses to allow Matthew to take the fall for her, and admits to stealing test answers. Todd makes a rather large donation to the school to get his daughter out of trouble.

The Inside Story: First Love

Jessica confesses to Cristian that seeing him makes her feel like they are still high school sweethearts on Monday, March 1. Cristian tries to convince her that things have changed and that he has moved on. Although she understands that she should be happy for him, Jessica admits that she’s not. On Tuesday, March 2, Jessica sneaks out of the hospital to visit Cristian, who is surprised to find his former girlfriend on his doorstep. After telling him that she feels cheated out of everything she was looking forward to back when she was eighteen, Jessica is angered to learn that Cristian and Layla are shacking up on Wednesday, March 3. Meanwhile, Marty urges Brody to give Jessica as much time and space as she needs. Nora puts Dorian in the hot seat when she threatens to press charges against her. Charlie begs Viki for a second chance. By Friday, March 5, someone is spying on Jessica, Natalie, and Viki outside Llanfair. And Cristian is floored when Jessica shows up in his classroom and announces that she is now one of his students. Across town, Andrew and Cassie break the news to the Cramer clan that Melinda passed away after suffering a heart attack in her sleep. Dorian is certain that Mitch is somehow to blame for her sister’s death. Blair calls a truce with Kelly, and begins to comfort her grieving cousin. Meanwhile, one of Mitch’s disciples visits him in prison with news of Melinda’s passing and receives further instructions from the former cult leader on Monday, March 1. Kevin returns to Llanview to be with Kelly after learning of her mother’s sudden death. And Mitch is ambiguous when Dorian asks if their debt has been settled.

A Closer Look: Baby Blues

As they continue to set vigil for Sierra Rose, Gigi is thankful for Rex’s support. When he stops by the loft for a change of clothes, Rex is surprised to find Adriana waiting for him on Tuesday, March 2. Despite her hatred of Gigi, Adriana urges Rex to patch things up with the woman he loves, because she truly believes they were meant to be together. Schuyler confesses to Gigi that he stole the oxytocin from the hospital, but swears he never used it on Stacy. Still angry, however, Gigi vows to Rex that she will never let Schuyler anywhere near the baby. Meanwhile Schuyler tears into Kim, going as far as blaming her for Stacy’s demise. By Wednesday, March 3, Gigi is deeply touched when Rex gives her the Sierra and Rose dolls that he found in Stacy’s closet. Caught up in the moment of childhood nostalgia, she tells Rex that she wants to raise her sister’s baby. At the same time, Kim has a vision of Stacy, who asks her to be a mother to Sierra Rose. Clint turns the tables on Kevin when he questions his father about his relationship with Kim, by asking him where things stand with him and Kelly. After being caught off-guard by Kevin’s marriage proposal, Kelly thinks they both need to move on with their lives. On Thursday, March 4, Kim confides in Clint that she wants to marry him because she feels that being Mrs. Clint Buchanan would make her look for respectable in the eyes of the court. Eli advises Rex and Gigi that they must go after Schuyler with everything they’ve got if they are to have a chance and winning custody of Sierra Rose. Téa counsels Schuyler as he is about to face the Llanview Hospital ethics committee. Kim informs Kyle and Fish that she plans on marrying Clint and raising Stacy’s baby. Kyle, meanwhile, cannot believe that Fish is fine with the thought of Kim raising a baby that might be his, and presents him with the DNA test he had conducted. Clint wants Kim to sign a pre-nup.

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