OLTL Recap: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY “One Way or a Mother”…

Brody gets a potential lead on Jessica’s whereabouts after having the letter Mitch sent her analyzed at the lab. Jessica finds herself Mitch’s captive in his hideout and is horrified to realize he plans on taking Stacy’s baby. Jessica is further sickened when Mitch explains she’s going to mother Stacy’s baby as her own, claiming the baby is the “chosen one.” Charlie vows to kill Mitch after learning he had Jessica kidnapped. Charlie comes face to face with Viki when he returns to Llanfair.

Schuyler passes the point of no return when he forges a requisition form and gets the oxytocin for Stacy. Brody assures Natalie that he and John already have a plan in place to break John out of jail.

Marty admits to Dr. Levin she’s concerned that John and Natalie could get back together.

Stacy insists to Fish that he isn’t the father of her baby when he questions her again.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Jessica fights a losing battle.
  • Schuyler has a few demands for Stacy.
  • Dorian hatches another plan.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



AMC Recap: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Damon’s certain Liza believes he’s guilty of the recent rash on break-ins that have happened around town but she insists she’s on his side. Bailey tries to convince Damon that Liza’s only trying to help him as she beseeches him not to run away. Colby later catches Damon in her bedroom with a bag of loot he plans on stealing. Damon protests his innocence to Colby just as Adam arrives at her door.

Adam’s plan to set Colby up with someone he deems to be a suitable candidate for marriage backfires when Colby reads him the riot act for trying to dictate who she should fall in love with.

Tad takes Krystal’s advice and makes the first move to try and make amends with Liza after their argument.

Brot challenges Natalia to put work aside and enjoy herself. Natalia can’t help but to be charmed by Brot when they encounter each other at the movies.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Greenlee suspects David is hiding something from her.
  • Colby wants answers from her new houseguest.
  • Annie wants to make her presence known.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



GH Recap: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Carly continues to make plans for Josslyn’s upcoming christening.

Jason and Spinelli take a closer look at Dominic. Jason begins to grow suspicious of Dominic after speaking to Sonny’s housekeeper. Dominic doesn’t see how he and Lulu could possibly have a relationship once Sonny’s arrested and the truth comes out. Johnny’s incredulous when Olivia admits she went to Dominic’s superiors to have him removed from Sonny’s case. Jax confides to Olivia that he’s afraid the fallout from Sonny’s arrest could tear his family apart.

Patrick sings Lisa’s praises to Steve after her successful surgery on Mike.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason and Sonny decide they need to get rid of Dominic.
  • Johnny walks out on Olivia.
  • Elizabeth has a public meltdown.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:38 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

Photo: SOAPnet

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Dahlia Salem has extra baggage coming with her when she debuts as Federal Prosecutor Claire Walsh on Wednesday, February 24 on ABC’s “General Hospital.”

Soap Opera Network has learned that actors John Burke and Dakin Matthews will be appearing that day as Everrett Dawson and Judge Carroll, respectively. According to sources, this episode kicks off a major turning point in the upcoming Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) story-arc which finds the mobster fighting for his freedom.

Viewers may remember Dakin Matthews from his numerous appearances on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” as Reverend Sikes or for his role on CBS comedy “The King of Queens” when he played Joe Heffernan.

In March look for actress Jennifer Lyons to appear as “Jennifer Biles” on the Wednesday, March 3 episode of the soap, while on the Friday, March 5 episode Carolyn Hennesy’s (Diane Miller) real-life husband, Donald Agnelli, returns as a Biker at Jake’s Bar.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet.


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    ‘AMC’ February 2010 Casting Notes

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    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 2:30 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — February promises to bring along some changes to “All My Children.”

    “All My Children” fans may start seeing some things a little differently as February sweeps in – things like sets. Many of the sets airing on the Tuesday, February 2nd episode will have a West Coast flare to them. February 2nd is the airdate of the first episode the soap taped at the Andrita Studios in Los Angeles. Executive Producer Julie Hanan Carruthers assures that while they were able to “upgrade and modernize some of [their] environments” that over ninety percent of the sets and props were shipped to L.A. and “AMC” will look familiar to the audience. Among some of the cosmetic changes accumulated from the move to Los Angeles, look for the Chandler Mansion to get a noticeable face lift, while ConFusion and Fusion will just have a little extra pop from a paint job and new light fixtures. Look for a new set or two to pop up as well, word is Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) will finally move out of her Yacht Club room and into a penthouse.

    Stuart’s mother makes her last appearance on “AMC” on Tuesday, February 2nd. Look for Damon’s (Finn Wittrock) instability as a father and his growing connection to Colby Chandler (Natalie Hall) to contribute to the character’s exit. In real life, the young actress – who debuted on “AMC” last October in the recurring role of Bailey – decided it wasn’t the right time for her to change coasts. Sofia Black-D’Elia taped her last episode of “All My Children” in New York on December 10th. Speculation is that baby Stuart will leave the Pine Valley scene with his mother.

    Walt Willey will have his most active month as Jackson Montgomery on “AMC” since July 2009. The actor is slated to appear in at least a handful of episodes beginning on the week of the 8th. Look for the Willey’s first episode back – on Monday, February 8th – to be opposite Mr. Montgomery’s true love, Erica. If everything is as it appears, fans will approve of the swift effect this meeting of the minds has on Ms. Kane’s romantic life. Look for Jackson to also tangle with his trouble-making daughter, Greenlee (Rebecca Budig). Jackson’s last appearance on “AMC” was on January 6.

    Alicia Minshew, who plays Erica’s first born Kendall, recorded a segment to air on “AMC” on Tuesday, February 9th. Minshew recorded the appearance during the soaps last week of taping at their New York studios. The popular actress and real-life new mother is currently on an extended maternity leave.

    “AMC” will get a little bit political on the week of February 15th. The Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaragosa, will appear on the Wednesday, February 17th episode of the soap. Mayor Villaragosa will play himself. The mayor will mix it up with his old acquaintance, Erica Kane, at Pine Valley hot-spot ConFusion. City Council President Eric Garcetti will mix it up with Adam Chandler (David Canary). In the segments set to air, the men will discuss some of the initiatives they are taking together to make Chandler Enterprises more environmentally friendly. Garcetti airs on Tuesday, February 16th.

    Many, many “AMC” fans are licking their chops over this long over-due casting tidbit: Julia Barr brings Brooke English back to “AMC” on Tuesday, February 23rd. The popular and acclaimed actress is back for what is reported to be a great three-month story arc. How will the current Mrs. Chandler, Annie (Melissa Claire Egan), handle the torch of adoration Mr. Chandler still has for his favorite ex-wife? Look for Brooke to reclaim top position at Tempo courtesy of Adam. While the Chandler clan may occupy most of Brooke’s time, “AMC” insiders assure that the soaps best set of frenemies ever, Erica and Brooke, will get in their fair share of sparring.

    As previously reported, all of the children of Pine Valley have been (or are in the process of being) recast due to move from New York to Los Angeles. This includes Lucy Merriam, who played the part of Emma Lavery since 2006, Alexa Gerasimovich, who played the part of Kathy Martin since 2006, Rory and Declan McTigue, whom played Adam Chandler the third since 2008. Look for the new children of “AMC” to begin airing some time in February. Will there be an overdose of SORAS (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome)? Stay Tuned.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” now also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.


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      ‘OLTL’ February Casting Highlights

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      Tuesday, January 26, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The latest casting comings and goings for “One Life to Live.”

      It appears that Robert Krimmer will be making another appearance in Llanview as Andrew Carpenter sometime in near future.  It was reported that the information was leaked by some of the “One Life to Live” cast members present at the January 7th “Cramer Women Press Luncheon,” who stated that the actor was scheduled to tape scenes the following day.  A spokesperson for the show had no comment.  When viewers last saw the good reverend, he was officiating Llanview’s mass gay nuptials.   

      Stephen Markle makes yet another ghostly appearance as Mel Hayes on Monday, February 8th, when he tries to reason with a defensive Dorian.  But is it too late to stop what she has already been put in motion? 

      Eric Nelsen tweeted earlier this evening that he “Hung out with Kristen Alderson today before my One Life to Live audition. It went really well. Good vibes!”  Kristen responded with “YAY!! love ya!” It remains to be seen exactly which role Nelsen auditioned for, although it could be for the part of “Cody.” (See below).

      Natalie Neckyfarow will play a patron at Capricorn when Snoop Dogg performs on Wednesday, February 24th.  Last summer the actress portrayed a customer at the Buenos Dias Café.

      Mellini Kantayya portrays a nurse on Friday, February 12th and Wednesday, February 17th.

      Is the new character Emile, a sauve businessman, about to make his “OLTL” debut?  Not sure…but look for a “handsome stranger” to send Kelly and Adriana glasses of champagne as the cousins get re-acquainted while dining at a Paris café on Friday, February 12th.  Remember that a casting call for the recurring role was issued late last year.

      “OLTL” has released a another new audition script, this time for the role of “Cody (FKA Darren).”  The scene opens with “Cody” telling “Kate” how wonderful her audition for the school musical was, and that they will be together a lot while working on the play. Kate sarcastically says thanks, and begins to mock Cody.  Then he tells her that they can go to “Heather’s” Sweet 16 together.  Kate agrees, but then quickly says that the musical will take up a lot of her time, and that she won’t be able to finish her big term paper if she goes to the party.  Cody doesn’t take no for an answer however, and reminds her that it will be at the country club and everything.  Instead, Kate suggests that he help her with her paper.  She goes on to say that, if he helps her, that he will be rewarded, and then proceeds to rub his cheek.  As the scene ends, Cody says he will go to the library and check out some books, and Kate thanks him. 

      Remember that, per “OLTL” policy, the names in these casting calls are frequently changed to throw off viewers.  In addition, this appears to be a recycled version of an audition script from 2007, which involved teens Henry Mackler (Jonathan Groff) and Britney Jennings (Portia Reiners).  Therefore it remains to be seen if the show is casting a similar character, or using the old script to secretly cast another role.  Although it has been RUMORED that “Cody” will be a potential love interest for Destiny.

      And “One Life” is penning another high school musical in May.  Executive Producer Frank Valentini tells TV Guide that the soap wanted to do a musical last year, but the timing wasn’t good for the characters, many of which had very little sing about.  This year’s event, like the one in 2007, is expected to center around Starr and Cole. 

      From the Twitter files…

      Bree Williamson writes (Jan. 23rd): “Snow storm in llanview = awesome tv!! Yee haw!!!!”

      Kassie DePaiva writes (Jan. 24th): “Having a great weekend in the Catskills . Watching the NFL playoffs. Working all week at Oltl.”

      Kristen Alderson tweeted (Jan. 25th): “OMG what a good episode!! Can’t wait until next week. hahah”

      Terrell Tilford teeted on January 9th that he was shooting scenes with Erika Slezak [Viki] & Jerry VerDorn [Clint] this AM! they inspire me!” Three days later he wrote that was “Shooting with Frankie Faison (as my dad) and Tonye Pitano (as my mother) tomorrow…how awesome is that!? Then with Erika & Jerry again!” Tilford also comments that he had “2 scenes down…8 more to go,” and that he “had a really looooonnnngggg day shooting today [January 12th]… yeah I know, ‘get over it!’ hmmm, okay I have. time for a glass of malbec.” And the actor was apparently on set when Snoop Dogg recently taped his upcoming February 24th appearance tweeting, “Good hangin’ with Snoop and FOI at ‘OLTL’… keepin’ it real!”  Additionally, the actor tweeted on Jan. 23rd that he “is having a glass of cabernet and working on his script for next week’s shoots…OOooo, if y’all only knew what was coming up! Whoa! Whew!”

      And “OLTL” Music Director Paul Glass comments that the song at the end of today’s (Jan. 26th) episode was Jared Lee‘s “Who Am I?”   

      “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.


      OLTL Recap: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

      Tuesday, January 26, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY “Escape to the Buchanan Ranch”…

      Kim sets out to seduce Clint and is well on her way of doing so when Nora interrupts them with the news of Jessica’s kidnapping. Stacy, meanwhile, is frustrated when her attempt to get closer to Rex comes to a screeching halt when Bo arrives to break the news about Jessica. Gigi’s moved when Schuyler surprises her with a romantic dinner but their evening is cut short as well when Rex informs them Jessica is missing.

      Rex and Gigi decide to send Shane to the Buchanan ranch in Texas with Bo and Nora for his own safety. Viki and Clint take Bo’s advice and decide to send Bree to the ranch as well. Gigi and Rex share an emotional goodbye with Shane.

      Stacy is desperate for Schuyler to get her the oxytocin she needs to induce early labor.

      Rachel and Greg are forced to put their romantic interlude on hold.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Brody gets a lead on Jessica’s whereabouts.
      • Viki runs into Charlie.
      • Mitch unveils his grand scheme to Jessica.

      “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



      Tuesday, January 26, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Jesse targets Damon as the prime suspect in the string of break-ins that have been occurring around town. Liza’s furious with Tad when she comes to believe he pointed Jesse in Damon’s direction.

      Frankie realizes Randi is volunteering at the Miranda Center not only to help women but to also score points with Erica. Randi tries to get past her doubts about being able to trust Madison. Erica applauds Randi’s idea for Fusion’s new ad campaign.

      Greenlee can’t stop herself from obsessing over the fact that Erica is in charge at Fusion. David knows Greenlee will be crushed when she learns that Ryan has moved on with his life. Greenlee dreams of reuniting with Ryan and taking back her company.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Jake wants to take revenge against David.
      • Marissa’s dumbfounded by David’s actions.
      • Natalia and Brot stumble upon a mystery.

      “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



      GH Recap: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

      Tuesday, January 26, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Sonny thinks Michael is lying about Dominic being an undercover cop because he’s jealous of him. Just to be on the safe side, Sonny tells Jason to investigate Dominic. Olivia believes she’s succeeded in forcing Agent Rayner to pull Dominic off Sonny’s case and postpone Sonny’s arrest indefinitely. Rayner, however, later gives the order to have Sonny arrested sooner rather than later. Michael turns to Jax for help. Learning of Sonny’s imminent arrest, Dominic pushes Lulu away for her own good.

      Sam tells Jason she’ll support whatever decision he makes about Jake. Jason thinks Jake is still better off being parented by Elizabeth and Lucky than him even if they are no longer together. Lulu takes her anger out on Nikolas and later publicly tears into Elizabeth at the hospital.

      Patrick thinks Lisa should perform the surgery on Mike, who’s been badly beaten.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Jason begins to investigate Dominic.
      • Dominic doesn’t anticipate a future with Lulu.
      • Johnny learns what Olivia’s done.

      “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



      OLTL Teasers: Week of January 25 Edition

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      Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 3:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of January 25, 2010.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

      • Monday: “Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sisters” – Starr and Danielle discuss Todd.  Téa allows her daughter to stay with her new sister.  Viki and Brody are horrified to discover that Jessica has been kidnapped.  Natalie and Marty’s therapy session turns heated.  Lowell keeps John in custody.   
      • Tuesday: “Escape to the Buchanan Ranch” – Bo and Nora get intimate for the first time since their divorce. Shane and Bree are taken to the Buchanan Ranch.  Kim tries to seduce Clint.  Stacy works to make progress with Stacy.  Schuyler cooks dinner for Gigi.
      • Wednesday: “One Way or a Mother” — Jessica can’t believe what Mitch has in store for her and Stacy’s baby.  Brody gets a lead on Jessica’s location.  Mitch informs Jessica that she will be a mother to his new grandchild.  Stacy tries to convince Fish that the baby is not his.  Schuyler risks his career to help Stacy.
      • Thursday: “My Three Dads” — Schuyler takes control of the situation with Stacy and Kim when he presents a few demands of his own.  Dorian thinks she has found a way to get to Mitch.  Charlie and Viki’s relationship remains strained.  Jessica vows never to do her father’s bidding.
      • Friday: “Kill the Messenger”– Dorian thinks Stacy is the key to taking down Mitch.  Charlie promises to murder Mitch in cold blood.  Brody works to break John out of jail.  Stacy fakes going into labor.  Mitch sees nothing wrong with what he is doing to his own daughter.  Danielle is enrolled in Llanview High.

      “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.