Monday, January 18, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, January 18, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Greenlee presses David until he confesses that Trevor isn’t his son. Greenlee tries to convince David to come forward and tell everyone the truth but he refuses to do so as he explains how desperately he wants children and a family. David gives Greenlee his phone, challenging her to expose his lies. Meanwhile, Jake and JR have their DNA tested to see if either of them could be Trevor’s father. JR tells Jake that Jake will always be Trevor’s father regardless of the outcome of the test. After getting the results of David’s test, Angie informs Jake, Amanda, JR and Marissa that there’s no way David could be Trevor’s father.

Erica admits to Ryan that her life at Fusion feels meaningless after the work she did while in Africa, where she was truly able to make a difference. While talking with Randi, Madison comes up with the idea of having Fusion create a line of cosmetics with all the profits going to charities such as the Miranda Center. Feeling she owes her, Madison insists Randi take credit for the idea when Erica immediately gets onboard with it.

Erica tells Ryan she feels more alive when she’s with him and admits that’s what she loves about him.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Adam hides how serious his condition really is.
  • Jake and Amanda get the news they were praying for.
  • David tries to make amends for his misdeeds.

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



GH Recap: Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 11, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

After making love, Nikolas and Elizabeth resolve themselves to the fact that this is their final goodbye. Devastated over seeing Nikolas and Elizabeth together, Lucky returns home and begins destroying everything in sight.

Jason continues to blame himself for bringing Franco into everyone’s lives and confides to Sam that Franco promised to kill someone for every person Jason killed, thus making Jason feel unable to do his job

An eavesdropping Dominic misinterprets Sonny and Michael’s conversation and comes to the wrongful conclusion that Sonny murdered Claudia. Dominic feels conflicted after witnessing Sonny’s caring paternal side. Ronnie tells Dominic they now have enough evidence to bring Sonny down. Sonny’s alerted when Olivia suggests he should leave the country. Spinelli gives Jason the distressing news that the hair the cops found at the cabin belongs to Sonny.

Patrick makes it perfectly clear to Lisa that he has no intention of being unfaithful to Robin.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Sonny and Jason don’t see eye to eye.
  • Lucky’s out for revenge.
  • Dominic forces himself to push Lulu away.

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



OLTL Teasers: Week of January 18 Edition

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Monday, January 18, 2010 at 3:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of January 18, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

  • Monday: “One Fish, Two Fish, Rex Fish, Sky (Blue) Fish” — Dorian works to convince Charlie to murder Mitch.  Viki is grateful when Charlie returns home without drinking.  Bo reminds Rex that he is there for him.  Gigi realizes that something is troubling Schuyler.  Kyle hates keeping Stacy and Schuyler’s little secret.
  • Tuesday: “Manning the Flames of Doubt” – Kim asks Schuyler to get a drug that will induce labor.  Téa and Danielle return to Llanview.  Rachel dodges Danielle’s questions about Todd.  Danielle researches her father’s unsavory past on the Internet.  Blair drags Todd to visit Starr on her birthday.
  • Wednesday: “Father Knows Worst” — Danielle learns all about Todd, who doesn’t look forward to having to explain his actions.  Téa tells Todd that Ross is alive and that he is the reason they returned to home. Matthew is surprised to see Danielle, who expresses her disgust at Todd being her biological father. Téa finds Danielle missing when she returns to Rachel’s apartment.  Fish and Kyle must bide their time.
  • Thursday: “Like a Bridge Over Troubled Water” — Marty refuses to help Todd make himself look good in his daughter’s eyes.  Todd is mortified when Téa tips him off to the fact that Danielle already knows all about him.  Matthew introduces Danielle to her new sister.  Mitch wants to meet with Jessica.  Charlie gives Dorian an answer to her offer.
  • Friday: “Already Gone”– Brody confronts Mitch on the docks, while Nurse Charles goes after Jessica.  John prevents Brody from stangling Mitch.  Todd and Téa search for Danielle.  Ford kisses Langston.  Charlie and Mitch make an agreement.

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



OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of January 18 Edition

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Monday, January 18, 2010 at 2:26 PM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of January 18, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peeks

  • Monday: (Episode #10602) — Dorian wants Charlie to kill Mitch; Viki is concerned about her husband. (Rated: TV14)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10603) — Kim needs Schuyler’s help; Rex and Stacy have a chat with Eli. (Rated: TV14)
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10604) — Danielle researches Todd’s past; Matthew is surprised to find Danielle back in Llanview. (Rated: TV14)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10605) – Marty refuses to go along with Todd’s proposal; Todd is horrified to learn that Danielle already knows all about him . (Rated: TV14)
  • Friday: (Episode #10606) — Mitch targets Jessica; Brody attacks Mitch. (Rated: TV14)

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



‘OLTL’ Mid-January Casting Notes

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Monday, January 17, 2010 1:21 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

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

Late last week the soap issued another casting call, this time for the roles of “young Jessica” and “young Cristian.”  Details are sketchy but apparently, Cristian and/or Jessica flashback to their childhoods.  Jessica mentions that her mom [Viki] is very ill.  She has the feeling that there is something else she should remember, however she is unable to recall what it is.  SON will keep you updated.

Mike Emery has returned to “One Life.”  Last November, the actor portrayed one of the Seattle cops that arrested former cult leader Mitch Laurence.  This go around, Emery will portray an EMT.  Although an airdate for his scenes (which were taped on January 13th) has not been announced, they are expected to air sometime in late February or early March.  Wonder which Llanview resident will be in need of medical attention this time?

First airdates have been announced for Melissa Fumero (Adriana) and Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie), both of whom recently inked deals with the sudser to reprise their roles for a handful of episodes.  According to ABC Soaps in Depth, Fumero will first appear on February 12th, the same day as her on-screen cousin Kelly (Gina Tognoni).  Meanwhile, Bonarrigo is set return on February 15th.  It remains to be seen exactly when Dan Gauthier will return as Kevin Buchanan.

Look for more dayplayer roles on February 16th and 26th.

Film and Irish theatre star, and “One Life” alum, Donal Donnelly passed away on January 4th, at the age of 78, following a bout with cancer.  Ardant soap fans may remember Donnelly for his late 1980s stint in Llanview as Lord Henry Leighton, the father of Roma Downey‘s character Lady Joanna (during the Patrick London/Bo Buchanan storyline).  Donnelly is also known for his roles in “The Dead” and “The Godfather Part III.”

“OLTL” Supervising Music Producer Paul S. Glass tweets that the song playing in the background of the January 8th episode as Gigi walks out of the diner after her talk with Rex, “is called ‘Only In My Dreams’…an ABC original so unfortunately not available. sorry…”

And, if you thought Mayor Dorian Cramer Lord’s assistant James looked familiar, you were right.  Portraying the recurring role of James is Andrew Ridings, best known for briefly portraying J.R. Chandler on “All My Children” in 2003.  Ridings also portrayed John in the 2007 film “Hearts Unarmored,” and has various art director and sound crew credits on his resume. 

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


OLTL Recap: Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010 6:27 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, January 15, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY “Laurence of Suburbia”…

Dorian’s left shaken after an encounter with John, who figures out that Mitch is threatening Dorian’s family. John warns Dorian that she’ll always be under Mitch’s thumb if she doesn’t turn on him.

Stacy and Schuyler try to convince themselves that Kyle won’t tell anyone that Rex isn’t the father of Stacy’s baby. Fish tells Kyle he accepted Rex’s offer of a job moonlighting to protect Stacy and his baby from Mitch.

Mitch torments Viki, Charlie, Natalie and Jessica at the Buenos Dias Café. Viki worries about Charlie’s state of mind when he storms off alone.

David’s hopes for a fortune in internet royalties go up in smoke.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Dorian works to convince Charlie to kill Mitch.
  • Kyle feels guilty.
  • Stacy fears her lies will be exposed.

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



Friday, January 15, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, January 15, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

David’s forced to come clean with Greenlee about his plan to make everyone think he’s dying. Greenlee tells David she’ll make sure he’s painted as a hero for saving her life and was only following her wishes by keeping her hidden for the past year. Jake and Angie are confounded by the results of Trevor and Marissa’s DNA tests. Amanda and Marissa begin to question Trevor’s paternity. Jake steals David’s hairbrush to get a sample of his DNA for testing.

Adam tells his family that he’s getting a pacemaker and asks them to all make peace with each other. Colby tells JR she thinks Annie tried to kill Adam.

Things heat up between Tad and Liza.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Greenlee faces a difficult decision.
  • JR does the right thing.
  • Erica tells Ryan what she loves about him.

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



GH Recap: Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 15, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Michael convinces Carly it would be best if he left the cabin and returned home. Once back in Port Charles, Michael heads to the morgue with the intention of seeing Claudia’s corpse but is intercepted by Sonny. Dominic overhears Sonny and Michael talking in the morgue. Jason is adamantly opposed to Sonny’s plan to implicate Franco for Claudia’s murder.

Nikolas takes Lulu’s advice and decides to leave town, probably forever. Lucky severs all ties with Nikolas but Lulu convinces him to say goodbye to his brother before he leaves. Lucky goes to Wyndemere and gets a surprise.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Dominic grows more convinced that Sonny killed Claudia.
  • Spinelli makes a troubling discovery.
  • Lucky doesn’t tell Nikolas and Elizabeth that he’s on to them.

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



Slezak Takes Leave from ‘One Life’

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Friday, January 15, 2010 12:37 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live’s” longest running castmember, and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak is set to take a medical leave from the show in order to have back surgery.  Slezak portrays the soap’s only remaining original character Viki [Banks].

The president of Slezak’s fan club, made the announcement late yesterday on the actress’ official website stating “Erika shared that she will be having back surgery at the end of January, and in Llanview, Viki will take a trip to London to cover Erika’s absence. The surgery will correspond with the ‘OLTL’ studio move, and Erika hopes to return to the new studio within a month. We will keep you posted on her progress and wish her a safe and speedy recovery.”

No word on if the 63-year-old Slezak will pre-tape any scenes before taking her leave.  The show has also not revealed a final airdate prior to her surgery. Slezak joined “OLTL” on March 17, 1971, and has portrayed Viki for almost 39 years.  

SON will continue to follow this story and bring you more details as they develop.

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


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Friday, January 15, 2009 at 9:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Actions and consequences.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Madison comes up with the perfect solution to reverse Erica’s discountenance with Fusion. Randi is taken aback by Madison’s gesture on Monday, January 18. On Tuesday, January 19, Annie has Emma invite her thrilled dad over for a quick visit on his birthday. Ryan and Erica later share a private celebration. Greenlee’s mobility begins to return. Erica thinks Greenlee is standing between her and Ryan on Thursday, January 21. Opal questions the real reason why Erica doesn’t want her romance with Ryan to go public. Natalia and Brot are on the case as a string of robberies hits many of Pine Valley’s hot spots on Wednesday, January 20. Adam assures a concerned Colby that he’s fine. Annie becomes concerned about her future when she overhears Adam conferring with Barry about his will. On Friday, January 22, Adam stuns his family with the Machiavellian changes he’s made to his will.

The Inside Story: Damage Control
Greenlee presses David until he confesses that Trevor isn’t his son. David tells Greenlee why he won’t tell the truth but gives her the means to blow him out of the water if she so chooses to. Jake, David and JR’s DNA is tested against Trevor’s. JR assures Jake that he will always be Trevor’s father regardless of the outcome of the test. Angie gets the results of Trevor’s DNA test on Monday, January 18. Amanda and Jake digest the news that they’re Trevor’s biological parents. A confounded Marissa can’t give David the instant forgiveness he seeks. On Wednesday, January 20, Amanda struggles to contain Jake who explodes upon finding David at his door. Jake takes steps to file a civil suit against David. Liza advises David to start over new … somewhere else. On Thursday, January 21, Greenlee urges a defeated David not to give up and points out that she needs him by her side when she returns home. Jake struggles to accept that the worst is now over.

A Closer Look: Get Into the Groove
On Wednesday, January 20, Krystal and Tad’s quest for a little afternoon delight (with others) leads to embarrassment for all involved. Liza takes her leave after seeing Tad and Krystal in what appears to be an intimate moment. Tad realizes Liza thinks there is something going on between him and Krystal. Martin pulls out the big guns when his former lover refuses to take him at his word. Interruptions threaten to kill the mood for an amorous Tad and Liza on Friday, January 22. Tad and Liza make love.

All My Children News and Headlines:

AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 2009

  • Annie is not pleased with the interesting stipulation Adam has placed in his will for her. (Soap Opera Digest)
  • Damon is suspect number one as a crime spree continues to trouble the citizens of Pine Valley. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • Ryan encourages Erica to face her fears … by taking their relationship public! (National Enquirer)

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