Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 20, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Zach doesn’t want to be the focus of the new book Kendall’s started to work on. After hearing Zach arguing with Ryan, Kendall accuses Zach of keeping her prisoner to get revenge for her having been unfaithful to him. Alone in the secret room, Kendall begins to suffer chest pains. Ryan tells Liza he suspects Zach is up to something.

Frankie surprises Randi by not telling Jesse and Angie about the baby, deciding maybe they can keep him after all.

Erica gets off to a rocky start in Africa.

Scott accuses Annie of going after Adam’s money.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Randi tells Frankie everything about the night of North’s murder.
  • Jesse warns Madison to keep her mouth shut.
  • Kendall comes to terms with her situation.

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



GH Recap: Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, August 20, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Nikolas doesn’t want anything to do with Rebecca. Monica assures Rebecca that she’s still a part of the family. Nikolas and Elizabeth both take responsibility for the kiss they shared and agree that Lucky can never find out about it.

Dominic flirts with Lulu. Matt comes to Lulu’s aid after she accidentally glues her hand to her hair.

Jax overhears Olivia and Kate’s argument and learns that Sonny is the father of Olivia’s son. Carly sees Olivia and Ronnie together. Dominic continues to gain Johnny’s trust. Dominic hauls off and decks Johnny when he makes a remark about sleeping with Olivia.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Olivia pleads with Jax to keep her secret.
  • Sonny makes a decision about his future with Claudia.
  • Jason seeks Sam to help him through his ordeal.

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



Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of August 24, 2009.

ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Zach and Kendall have more visitors than they’d like. Annie works her wiles on Scott. David does his best to come between JR and Marissa.
  • Tuesday: Kendall’s temper flares when she sees Liza kissing Zach. Annie is ruled competent to stand trial. Amanda reveals a little too much while tearing into David.
  • Wednesday: Marissa confronts David over his manipulations. Liza confesses her true feelings to Zach. A desperate Madison blackmails Frankie for cash.
  • Thursday: Frankie, Randi and baby Trevor are on a crash course with Amanda. Kendall wants Zach to prove his love. Marissa is confused by JR’s behavior.
  • Friday: David demands the truth from Liza at gunpoint. JR is diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. Randi tells Natalia the truth about North’s murder.

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



Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of August 24, 2009.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Jax figures out that Dominic is Dante. Jason catches Sam off guard. A rattled Elizabeth pushes Nikolas away.
  • Tuesday: Jason and Sam make love. Nikolas wants revenge on Rebecca. Sonny explains to Claudia why he wants to try and make their marriage work.
  • Wednesday: Sam and Jason act on their feelings again. Nikolas shows his dark side. Kristina confesses the truth about Claudia’s accident to Michael.
  • Thursday: Johnny reaches his breaking point with Claudia. Jax pressures Spinelli to tell him where Michael and Kristina are. Robin doesn’t realize the walls have ears.
  • Friday: Jason and Sam finally find Michael and Kristina. Dominic gets information against Sonny. Patrick warns Robin not to antagonize Andrea.

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



OLTL Alerts: Week of August 24 Edition

Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of August 24, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Blair moves closer to learning the truth about Téa.  Marty has her own problems to deal with, in addition to Todd’s.  Stacy reverts back to her old ways.  Viki contemplates challenging Mayor Lowell in the November election. 
  • Tuesday: Todd places his heart on his sleeve.  A delusional Blair believes she and Todd are destined to be together.  Schuyler falls prey to Stacy’s evil plan.
  • Wednesday: John catches a break in the undercover investigation to bust up Llanview’s drug ring.  Stacy feels that her back is against the wall.  Cristian confesses his impressions of Fish to Lalya. 
  • Thursday: Lalya and Fish have a heated confrontation.  Kim prevents Stacy from telling all.  John reassures Cole. 
  • Friday: Todd takes Téa by surprise with his proposal.  Blair comes face-to-face with Ross Rayburn.  Fish finds himself in a familiar place — in bed with Stacy. 

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



OLTL Recap: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“The Real Buchanans of Llantano County”

Elijah rakes Matthew over the coals during his cross-examination, calling into question Matthew’s ability to make mature decisions. Téa, however, does her best to salvage the situation during her redirect. Elijah continues to torture Téa with the fact he could expose her secret at any time.

Jared and Natalie show Clint the DVD they received containing footage of Nash’s death and later share the information with Brody. Jessica goes to see Delphina, who suggests they have a séance to try and contact Nash.

David and his crew arrive at Asa’s mansion with the intention of filming their reality show there. David pushes Clint to the point where Clint’s ready to run him out of the mansion with a shotgun.

Cole has a tense encounter with Serge. While talking to his boss, Serge expresses his concerns about Cole.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Madame Delphina warns Jessica of potential danger.
  • Nora attacks David, whom Clint points a gun at.
  • Schuyler confronts Rex.

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



AMC Recap: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

David tries to apologize to Liza for the harsh things he said to her earlier. Tad keeps a close eye on David as he grows more and more convinced that David stole Trevor. Tad tells Liza everything that’s going on, including the fact that David and Amanda aren’t baby Stuart’s birth parents. Tad asks Liza to try and cozy up to David to try and find out if he does indeed have Trevor. Amanda grows more convinced of David’s guilt.

Randi convinces Natalia to let her keep the baby, at least for the time being. Natalia’s privately concerned over Randi’s mental state. Frankie returns home to find Randi with the baby.

Jesse confesses everything to Angie and Frankie. Angie tries to understand why Jesse did what he did but wonders when all the lies will stop.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Ryan suspects Zach is up to something.
  • Erica gets off to a rocky start in Africa.
  • Scott accuses Annie of going after Adam’s money.

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



GH Recap: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sam and Jason remain hidden from Jerry. Jason becomes delirious as he spikes a fever and thinks he and Sam are back in Hawaii together. Sam declares her love to Jason but he’s too out of it to comprehend.

Nikolas and Elizabeth pull back from their kiss before Lucky catches them. Elizabeth remains on edge after returning home with Lucky.

Alexis admits to Sonny that she’s taking the blame for Kristina. Molly tells Nikolas what’s going on with Alexis and asks for his help. Spinelli manages to trace Michael and Kristina’s email to Cancun but decides not to reveal their location to their parents after hearing Jax and Sonny argue about who should go after them.

Andrea confronts Robin, who holds back from coming out and accusing her of murder. Patrick reminds Robin that Andrea is both dangerous and calculating. Andrea makes an excuse to check Robin’s schedule at the hospital.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jax learns Olivia’s secret.
  • Rebecca faces off with both Nikolas and Alexis.
  • Lulu finds herself in a sticky situation.

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



ABC Daytime Previews Labor Day

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It’s been called the unofficial start of fall and the last major summer holiday.  Labor Day was created to honor the working men and women across the United States.  It’s also a chance for ABC Daytime to take the opportunity to catch viewers up on some of the key moments from the recent past that helped define current storylines.

On Monday, September 7th, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like “All My Children,” “General Hospital” or “One Life to Live,” the network has opted to air repeat episodes of the soaps, which originally aired earlier this summer.

“All My Children” Episode #10061 (original air date 6/29/09)

After a run in with a cop, Tad manages to make it back to the house with the baby before Jake and Liza’s plan goes up in smoke. Jake and Liza fool everyone into thinking she gave birth in the basement. Liza fears Amanda will recognize the baby as her own when she sees him but is greatly relieved when she doesn’t. Tad fakes chest pains to draw attention away from Liza in order to stop the paramedics from taking her to the hospital. Liza tells Colby she’s decided to name the baby Stuart. Marissa defends JR to David. JR confesses to Marissa that he was thinking about Babe when he kissed her and apologizes. Ryan and Erica rush in when they witness Annie holding a gun on Adam. Adam refuses to allow anyone to call the police, choosing to believe Annie when she claims it was all a misunderstanding. Aidan and Ryan are working together to prove Annie killed Stuart. Adam dismisses Erica’s warnings about Annie as he accuses her of just being jealous. Adam kisses Annie when he notices Erica spying on them.

“One Life to Live” Episode #10456 ‘Mother and Child Reunion’ (original air date 6/15/09)

Marcie and Starr have a heart to heart talk, with Marcie telling Starr she sees how much she’s matured since Hope’s birth and can tell she’s ready to be a mother to her own daughter. A spiteful Asher tempts Cole with pills. Although tempted to find a temporary escape, Cole comes to his senses and decides to throw the pills into the water just as a cop approaches him. Miserable after being jilted by Ray, a drunken Dorian makes a disaster of the party Langston throws to celebrate Markko’s graduation. Markko’s conservative parents are horrified when Dorian reveals Markko and Langston slept together on prom night and forbid their son to have any contact with Langston whatsoever. Dorian continues on her tear, kicking Moe and Noelle out of the house and firing Shaun. Incensed by her behavior, Langston shoves Dorian into the pool. Téa’s outraged when Todd forces her to testify at his and Blair custody hearing as she knows she could be disbarred if she tells the truth by admitting she played a part in John and Blair’s sham of a marriage. Blair and Téa both expose the other’s secret when they reveal they each admitted Todd was the love of their lives. The judge rules that Todd and Blair will both retain custody of the kids but decides that everyone must live together under one roof. Téa plans on getting even with Todd.

 “General Hospital” Episode #11852 (original air date 7/21/09)

 Claudia gets in a horrific car accident trying to avoid a reckless driver. Carly, who happens to be close by, pulls Claudia from the wreckage. Meanwhile, Johnny walks in to see Sonny and Olivia kissing. Johnny informs Sonny that tests confirm that Sonny is the father of Claudia’s baby. Sonny doesn’t believe Johnny but later learns he was telling the truth as he sees Claudia being rushed into the emergency room. Jason helps Michael cover his tracks when he admits he thinks he caused a car accident. Kristina fears she could have caused Claudia’s accident. Sam picks up on Kristina’s unease when she returns home. Sam and Jason suspect that either Michael or Kristina could have caused Claudia’s accident. Patrick and Kelly tell Claudia that both her and her unborn baby’s lives are at risk. Maxie is tempted to accept Spinelli’s marriage proposal after seeing the beautiful ring he got for her. Maxie asks Spinelli for more time to decide about his proposal.

Original episodes of your favorite ABC soaps return Tuesday, September 8th.

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


‘OLTL’ September Comings & Goings

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:04 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The latest “One Life to Live” casting information.

Just when viewers had thought they had seen the last of Matthew Buchanan’s bully Justin, Jack Rovello is set to reprise the role he originated back in January. However this time, instead of being in Matthew’s orbit, Justin gets mixed up with some of Llanview’s more shifty characters.

With the teen last airing in June, and with Rovello’s name being absent from the closing credits in recent weeks, “OLTL” fans began to assume that the character had simply ran his course and would fade into the background. But on Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st, Justin pops up again in Llanview. After a lapse in judgement, his actions quickly land him in hot water, and could spell danger for someone else in town. To make matters worse, yet another Llanview citizen misinterprets what he sees, which could create even more danger for one person in particular.

Theis Weckesser returns as Llanview police officer Keaton on Tuesday, August 25th. Some of the more alert “OLTL” watchers may recall that this is the same man in blue that arrested Cole recently, when the teen attempted to throw away some unwanted drugs he received from Asher. Look for the corrupt cop to also air the following week as well.

Speaking of Asher (Evan Joiner), expect to see more of the pill-pushing teen and his boss Sergei (David Vadim) in late August and early September as the drug storyline begins to reach its climax.

Also receiving more airtime in the coming weeks will be Kevin O’Rourke as Mayor Stan Lowell. With November just around the corner, Llanview’s morally bankrupt commander-in-chief will be launching his re-election campaign. But will his misdeeds be exposed before it is too late? Look for John to grow even more suspicious of the shady politician, and “One Life to Live’s” two leading ladies Viki and Dorian to also get involved.

Kim Sullivan is back as Judge Runyon on Monday, August 31st, when John approaches him about getting a warrant so he can monitor his (and Bo’s) boss’s actions.

After his run-in with the Buchanans this week when his boss David Vickers attempted to make them the stars of his new reality show, Ford (David Gregory) returns on Wednesday, August 26th. It seems that David’s handsome producer leaves one of the young ladies in Llanview more than a little flustered.

Michael Lowry debuts as Ross Rayburn on Friday, August 28th, when he is tracked down in Tahiti by Blair. Seems Ross has a secret involving himself and Téa, which Blair believes she can use to her advantage.

“OLTL” has released a new audition script for the dayplayer role of a ‘Janitor.’ Apparently, ‘Geoff’ shows the custodian a picture of a man and asks the guy if he can identity him. Geoff responds that he is not a cop when the janitor asks him why he wants to know. Remember that the soap routinely changes character names in these scripts to try to throw off viewers.

Look for some hospital drama to take place in early September, as several doctor and nurse extras have been taping recently.

Head Writer Ron Carlivati tells Soap Opera Digest that “we’ll see some old faces in the coming months.”

“OLTL” Music Director Paul Glass tweets that R&B singer-songwriter Akon was originally scheduled to perform on the show alongside Lionel Richie, but was forced to cancel as the last minute.  He was replaced by Jeremih, whose hit song is entitled “Birthday Sex.”  Lionel Richie and Jeremih’s scenes will air on Tuesday, September, 29th.  

And “OLTL” marked a milestone on Tuesday, August 18th, with the airing of the soap’s 10,500th episode. 

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


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