OLTL Recap: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 8:23 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, January 4, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY “A Kiss Before I Go”…

Armed with letter opener used to stab Mitch, Dorian accuses Bo evidence tampering and demands he turn in his badge. Natalie comes to Bo’s defense, admitting she stabbed Mitch. John, however, steps forward to protect Natalie and Bo and takes full responsibility. Wanting to take the heat off John and Natalie, Bo tells Dorian he’ll step down as Commissioner. Gigi’s forced to confess to Rex that she slept with Schuyler. Rex leaves the cabin hurt and angry when Gigi admits she wants to be with Schuyler. Téa tells Todd that although she loves him, she’s resigned to stay away from him for Danielle’s sake. Todd surprises Téa when he tells her he still loves her, too. Todd understands when Téa explains why she’s leaving town with Danielle but both wish things could have worked out differently. Todd pulls Téa into a passionate kiss. Matthew and Danielle confide in each other and end up in a kiss of their own. Blair lightheartedly suggests that she and Eli should get together and kisses him.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Todd and Téa make love.
  • Blair and Eli get it on.
  • Ford flirts with Layla.

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



GH Recap: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 5, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Dominic uses his relationship with Lulu to cover the real reason Lucky had his phone number when Sonny questions him. Sonny fills Dominic in on a little bit of Lulu’s family history.

After rescuing Carly, Jason realizes that Franco figured out what he was really up to. Ronnie gives nothing away when Dominic questions him about his ties to Franco. Jason, desperate to find Sam, shows up in Ronnie’s hospital room armed with a gun demanding answers. Lulu finds herself in danger. Dominic catches Maxie rummaging through Franco’s studio.

Jax and Carly decide to take Josslyn and the boys out of the country to keep their family safe until the threat of Franco is eliminated. Sonny shows up and refuses to let Jax and Carly take Michael and Morgan away with them.

Lucky overhears Nikolas professing his love for Elizabeth.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Franco taunts Sonny with the truth about Michael.
  • Lulu’s in jeopardy.
  • Elizabeth fears Lucky knows about her and Nikolas.

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



Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, January 5, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Many familiar faces, including Brooke, Maria, Greg, and Nina, take part in Hayley’s special episode of “Wave” celebrating Pine Valley. The town’s leading citizens, such as Erica and Adam et al, share their stories and reminisce about living in Pine Valley as they’re interviewed for the segments Hayley has titled “My Home,” “Love and Marriage,” “Family Friendly,” “Loss,” “Saying Goodbye to Pine Valley,” and “Hope.” As Hayley’s show comes to a close, everyone speaks from the heart about life in their beloved hometown.

On the Next All My Children…

  • David plays on Amanda’s emotions.
  • Jake won’t rest until he discovers what David’s hiding.
  • Ryan and Erica realize they want the same thing.

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



The 2009 Daytime Airhog Awards

Bob D'Amico/ABC

Bob D’Amico/ABC

Who hogged the most airtime in all of 2009? After years of coming in second to his female counterparts, did “General Hospital’s” Steve Burton edge out the competition in 2009?

As the year 2009 came to a close, so did a years worth of tracking appearances of contract and recurring actors on daytime’s remaining soap operas. “General Hospital’s” Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and “Days of Our Lives” Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) top the list of appearances in 2009 as the duo respectively appeared in 208 and 207 out of a little over 250 episodes of soap opera hours produced for each soap (except for the canceled CBS sudser “Guiding Light”) last year.

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OLTL Teasers: Week of January 4 Edition

Monday, January 4, 2010 11:16 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of January 4, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

  • Monday: “A Mitch in Time” — Mitch orders Dorian to carry out one more thing regarding Bo. Charlie makes a painful confession to an understanding Viki. Shane sees more than he bargained for upon arriving at the cabin. Kyle and Fish are happy. Roxy is uncomfortable when asked about Mitch.
  • Tuesday: “A Kiss Before I Go” – Dorian accusses Bo of tampering with evidence. Bo covers for John and Natalie. Gigi gives Rex her decision. Todd proclaims his love to Téa. Matthew and Danielle have their first kiss. Blair has a suggestion for Elijah.
  • Wednesday: “Let’s Get (Meta) Physical” — Todd and Téa make love. Blair and Elijah have wild sex. Cristian reacts when Ford flirts with Layla. Shaun and Destiny reminisce about their sorry love lives. Layla and Cristian are officially a couple.
  • Thursday: “Nurse Charles in Charge” — Stacy is attacked with a needle. Mitch doesn’t like what he sees. Dorian’s family abandons her. Marty confronts John. Viki takes Charlie to visit his son’s grave.
  • Friday: “Missing You”– Someone tries to kidnap Stacy. Dorian is visited by Mel’s spirit. Gigi and Rex end their relationship. Todd regrets that he may never know his daugther. Téa and Danielle arrive in Tahiti.

“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 4 Edition

Monday, January 4, 2010 10:49 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of January 4, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peaks

  • Monday: (Episode #10592) — Mitch isn’t finished with Dorian just yet; Roxy is nervous when Kyle questions her about Mitch.  (Rated: TV14)
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10593) –Bo sets out to protect John and Natalie; Dorian tosses around allegations of police corruption.  (Rated: TV14
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10594) — Todd and Téa learn that breaking up is hard to do; Blair and Elijah get it on.  (Rated: TV14)
  • Thursday: (Episode #10595) — Dorian deals with the fallout of her actions; the Cramer girls jump ship.  (Rated: TV14)
  • Friday: (Episode #10596) — Stacy finds herself in a dangerous situation; Dorian gets a message from the great beyond.  (Rated: TV14)

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



OLTL Recap: Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, January 4, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY “A Mitch in Time”…

Mitch informs Dorian he has one more task for her to carry out to seal Bo’s fate. Dorian makes a shocking accusation against Bo after receiving a mysterious envelope from Mitch.

Gigi and Schuyler’s joy over waking up in each other’s arms is cut short by Shane’s unexpected arrival. Shane accuses Gigi of having left him and Rex just to be with Schuyler and is clearly unhappy with the situation. Gigi tells Schuyler she refuses to allow Shane to dictate who she chooses to be with and she chooses to be with him. Rex arrives at the cabin.

Brody warns Charlie he’s not going to continue keeping the secret that he’s drinking again. Charlie later confesses to Viki that he’s fallen off the wagon and admits he doesn’t think he can stop drinking.
Kyle and Fish are blissfully happy waking up in bed together. Roxy’s uncomfortable when Kyle tries to question her about Mitch.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Dorian accusses Bo of tampering with evidence.
  • Matthew and Danielle grow closer.
  • Gigi makes her choice.

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



Monday, January 4, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, January 4, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sam finds herself in a perilous situation, thanks to Franco. Desperate to find Sam, Jason comes up with a plan and convinces Lucky to go through the motions of arresting him for Claudia’s murder. Jax’s blood goes cold when he finds Franco’s signature graffiti tag in Josslyn’s nursery with Carly nowhere to be found. Jason takes action when he finds Carly in Franco’s studio. Dominic starts to question Ronnie after realizing he shares a connection to Franco.

Sonny orders Dominic to find Claudia’s body, which Franco had previously dug up. Michael panics when he learns Claudia’s body is missing but Sonny gets him to promise to stay quiet and let him handle things. Olivia tries to comfort Johnny, who’s wrecked over the fact that Claudia’s body has been stolen.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Dominic wants to know Ronnie’s connection to Franco.
  • Lucky and Jason agree to work together.
  • Lulu falls into Franco’s clutches.

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



Monday, January 4, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, January 4, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Hayley and Mateo make a grand entrance via helicopter on the Chandler estate grounds. Hayley announces that she’s back to tape a special episode of “Wave” because Pine Valley has been declared the “Best Town in America.”

Ryan gives Hayley the heads up that a lot has changed since she left.

Adam and Annie work to get their wedding renewal back on track. Hayley clearly dislikes Annie.

Hayley is thrown to realize something’s going on between Ryan and Erica. David explains to Greenlee why he let everyone, including Ryan, believe she died in the accident. David gives Greenlee the sobering news that she needs surgery to repair the damage to her spine so that she might be able to walk again but warns that the operation could kill her. Not wanting Ryan to go through the pain of possibly losing her again, Greenlee debates whether or not she should call him.

Madison comes through for Jesse and his family when she blackmails James into pleading guilty. Angie reaches out to Madison.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Pine Valley’s leading citizens reveal what their town means to them.
  • Familiar faces return to share their memories.
  • Erica realizes there’s no place like home.

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



Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

Friday, January 1, 2010 9:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Many familiar faces from Pine Valley’s past will help “All My Children” ring in 2010.

“All My Children” celebrates its 40th Anniversary on Monday, January 4th and Tuesday, January 5th. The popular ABC soap is marking the anniversary by bringing back many of its former stars. As previously reported by Soap Opera Network, those stars include Kelly Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan from 1990 to 2002, Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos, who played Mateo Santos from 1995 to 2002, Julia Barr, who played Brooke English from 1976 to 2006, Eva La Rue, who played Maria Santos from 1993 to 1997 and from 2002 to 2005, Laurence Lau, who played Greg Nelson from 1981 to 1986, Taylor Miller, who played Nina Warner from 1979 to 1984 and from 1986 to 1989, Leven Rambin, who played Lily Montgomery from 2004 to 2008, and Eden Riegel, who has played Bianca Montgomery off and on since since July 2000. James Mitchell, who last appeared in the popular role of Palmer Cortlandt in September 2008, has since been added to the list. The aging Mitchell retired from “AMC” in 2008, after 29 years of kicking butt and taking names as the devious Mr. Cortlandt. Ripa and Consuelos will air throughout both special episodes, all the other participants will air in brief interview style segments on the January 5th episode, where past and current residents of Pine Valley reminisce about and reflect on their hometown.

Walt Willey, who has played Jackson Montgomery since 1987, will also appear on the special January 5th episoide. Look for Willey to also pop up on the Wednesday, January 6th episode where Jackson’s daughter Greenlee dreams of being reunited with her shockingly problem-free loved ones back home in Pine Valley. While wide spread reports that Willey had been taken off contract this past summer were supported by Jackson vanishing for the past several months, the actor was never removed from the shows credits. Via his Twitter account, Willey reports that he’ll tape four episodes in Los Angeles, “AMC’s” new production home, in January. Those episodes should air in February. Source indicate that powerful forces, including “AMC” creator Agnes Nixon and the soaps biggest star Susan Lucci (who plays Jackson’s on-again, off-again love interest Erica Kane), are making a case for the actors permanent return.

Zach and Kendall will be making a brief reappearance or two in Pine Valley this January, as previously reported by SON. The popular on-screen duo, whom left town with their children on December 29th, will join Jackson in making an appearance in Greenlee’s unique dream on Wednesday, January 6th. The duo will also appear on the January 5th anniversary episode. Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew taped these scenes during “AMC’s” last week of production in New York. As previously reported, Minshew is on a maternity leave that sources indicate will run until the summer of 2010. Correlating with the move to Los Angeles, Kaye has opted to part ways with the ABC soap.

The other contract actor “AMC” lost due to the move is, of course, original cast member Ray MacDonnell. MacDonnell will make his last contract appearance on the soap on the special 40th Anniversary episode on January 5th. Sources tell Soap Opera Digest that MacDonnell is open to making guest appearances on the soap he premiered on in 1970 in the future. The sporadically seen Lee Meriwether, who plays Joe Martin’s wife Ruth, will exit with MacDonnell.

In other casting news, Anna Koonin will continue to air regularly as Nurse Gayle through January. Look for Jim Horigan to put in several more appearances as Krystal’s (Bobbie Eakes) new boyfriend, Rob the architect, in January. Michael Malone, who plays Erica’s favorite assistant Val, will also pop up several times this month. George McDaniel will wrap up his stint as Madison North’s (Stephanie Gatschet) father on Monday, January 4th.

Update (1/8/10): Yes, that was Timothy Adams fans recognized with Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) and David (Vincent Irizarry) on the Wednesday, January 6th episode of “AMC.” The former “Sunset Beach” and “One Life to Live” star will continue to air in the role of Dr. Clayton throughout January.

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


  • Alicia Minshew
  • Walt Willey
  • Thorsten Kaye
  • Ray MacDonnell
  • James Mitchell
  • Julia Barr
  • Kelly Ripa
  • Mark Consuelos