OLTL Recap: Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010 7:49 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, January 11, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY “Mitch Ado About Something”…

Blair, Starr, Langston, Addie, Sam and Jack arrive on Todd’s doorstep and tell him what happened at Dorian’s.

Lowell is forced to dismiss the charges against John when Jessica, Brody, Marty and Cole all confess to having stabbed Mitch. Furious that Nora outmaneuvered him, Lowell fires John. Meanwhile, Natalie tells Viki and Charlie that she’s the one who tried to kill Mitch. Everyone’s relieved when John delivers the news that no one will ever be prosecuted for stabbing Mitch. Bo and John recruit Brody to be their inside man in the police department as they work to bring down Mitch and Dorian.

Mitch reminds Dorian that he’s the one calling the shots. Dorian’s wheels start turning when Charlie reveals he once tried to kill Mitch in a drunken rage. Stacy tells Kim about her ordeal with Mitch and Nurse Charles which resulted in Rex deciding to move back to the loft. Kim understands when Stacy asks her to move out and soon finagles an invitation from Clint to stay at Asa’s mansion.

Todd’s temper flares when Cole asks Starr to move in with him. In Tahiti, Ross reveals himself to Danielle once she’s alone. Blair and Eli throw caution to the wind and start to get physical on Lowell’s desk.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Todd is against the idea of Starr moving in with Cole.
  • Ross tells Danielle the truth about Todd.
  • Nora threatens to sell Asa’s mansion.

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



Monday, January 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, January 11, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

The judge rules that Ryan and Annie will share custody of Emma, who will be spending alternate weeks with each of her parents with the first week being spent with Annie. Ryan’s a wreck as he drops Emma off at Adam’s.

Erica shows up at Ryan’s place to comfort him. Greenlee convinces David and Dr. Clayton to move forward with her surgery. Greenlee suffers a crisis during the operation but thoughts of Ryan pull her through.

Colby pretends to have a change of heart towards Annie but remains privately determined to get her out of Adam’s life. Liza and Colby don’t see eye to eye.

Tad takes Liza to Confusion to cheer her up and they end up in a kiss on the dance floor.

Amanda’s bowled over by the romantic surprise Jake arranges for her at Confusion when he tells her he wants them to get back what they had. David, who is still leading Amanda to believe he’s in Malaysia receiving treatments, calls and subtly manipulates her into feeling guilty for having fun.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Amanda’s discovery could change everything.
  • Greenlee doesn’t know whether or not she’ll walk again.
  • Randi isn’t pleased by the turn of events.

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



GH Recap: Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jason rescues Sam, only to realize that he played into Franco’s hands by being tricked into having saved Sam at Lulu’s expense. Lucky accuses Jason of letting Lulu die when it appears as though she and Dominic might not have survived the explosion at the warehouse where she was being held. To everyone’s relief, Dominic and Lulu stagger out of the rubble unharmed. Sonny credits Dominic for saving Lulu’s life. Jason warns Lucky he’s walking into trap as he’s about to enter Franco’s studio. Franco sends someone a DVD. Johnny realizes the body found in the wreckage at the warehouse is probably Claudia.

Elizabeth races to stop Nikolas from leaving town, fearing she might never see him again.

Kristina turns to Kiefer after her ordeal with Sonny and they have sex in his car. After returning home, Kristina tells Alexis there’s no bond between her and her father and there never will be.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason can’t get Franco out of his head.
  • Sonny tells Jason and Carly they need to band together to protect Michael.
  • Lucky confronts Nikolas about his feelings for Elizabeth.

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



‘One Life’ Casting ‘Principal’ Role

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Wednesday, January 9, 2010 3:31 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Prepare for more teenage drama and angst around the halls of Llanview High in the coming months, as word comes that “One Life to Live” is looking to fill an important role.

Late last week the soap released an audition script for the role of a “High School Principal.” While specific details remain sketchy, it is reported that the role will be recurring. The Llanview High principal was last portrayed by Michelle M. Robinson in 2008; Charlotte d’Amboise played Vice Principal Dickinson in 2009.

In other casting news…

It is RUMORED that Dan Gauthier‘s upcoming “OLTL” return will only consist of five episodes. 

Laura Bonarrigo is reportedly back for six episodes as Cassie Carpenter when she briefly returns next month.  Melissa Fumero (Adriana) revealed last month that “I’ll be back for about 4 shows, I think. I believe I’ll mostly be working with Gina T. [Tognoni] who’s coming back as Kelly.”  Gina Tognoni first airs as Kelly on February 12th.  According to her Facebook page, she began filming last Thursday (January 7th). 

Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweets that “worked with the Cramer women today [January 8th] =) ohh the drama that unfolds on OLTL… you’ll love it”  She also says that she has taped some good scenes with this week with her co-stars Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Brittany Underwood (Langston), and Brandon Buddy (Cole).

And Luke Sholl posts on his website that he was “Shooting another U/5 on ‘One Life To Live’ as a Cop” on December 8th.  His scenes should air sometime later this month.  Sholl appeared as a dayplayer cop named Officer Joe Bensen at various times throughout 2009.

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


Samii Ryan Auditions for Role on ‘One Life’

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Wednesday, January 9, 2010 1:37 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The aspiring actress reveals that she has screen tested for an unnamed new role on “One Life to Live.”

Ryan tells the Pocono Record that “I just went to an audition for the soap opera, ‘One Life to Live.’ I got a call back from them and now I wait,” she said. “Waiting is horrible…”

That audition came nearly a month ago, according to a December 10th post by the actress on her Twitter page, “‘One Life to Live’ audition tomorrow. Kinda super excited..>.<” Three days later she tweeted “CALL BACK AUDITION TOMORROW! I’m so excited, staying positive, and staying warm. I want this so badly! Wish me luck.”

While Ryan does not reveal exactly which role she audition for, it could possibly be for the role of Hannah, who appears to share scenes with Starr and Cole. “One Life to Live” released an audition script for the part around the same time as Ryan’s audition.  However, that has yet to be confirmed.

Here are more details about the casting call for Hannah from an earlier SON report: The scene opens with Hannah working on a school project with “Eric.” Seeing toys all over the floor she asks him if he is a babysitter. Eric responds that he is a father, which takes Hannah by surprise. Amazed, Hannah asks Eric if the mother is in the picture and, if so, is it someone she knows. Eric answers in the affirmative and goes on to say that they are married. While Hannah is still in shock, Eric says that “Serena” had a family engagement, “Hayley” is sick, and that he is has an average life. Trying to lighten the mood, Hannah jokes that having a family really kills one’s social life. Eric laughs and says that he doesn’t really miss the wild parties and late nights, but he does wish he could sleep past 7:00 am some morning and stay out all night once in awhile. Hannah asks him if he thinks those days are gone forever, to which he responds that they will be at least until Hayley is grown up. She goes on to say that he is the only person her age that she knows that is responsible and mature. Eric responds “Hell no,” when she asks him if he ever anticipated his life turning out like it has. He also confesses that there have been times when he has pondered giving her away and what it would be like had she not been born, however he can’t imagine life without his beautiful baby girl in it. Hannah apologizes for being so nosy about his personal life and tells him that he would make a good sociology project. Eric says that he has been trying to teach Hayley to blow her nose. Hannah reveals to Eric that she broke up with her high school sweetheart (whom she thought was her one true love) just before Christmas because he wanted his freedom. Eric confesses that he and Serena broke up once, and it was a nightmare. However, Hannah claims that the ending of her relationship was the best thing that could have happened to her. Remember that “OLTL” often changes names in audition scripts in an attempt to throw off viewers. The role appears to be recurring.

The 18-year-old Ryan is a 2009 graduate of Pocono Mountain High School in northeast Pennsylvania. She is currently working in New York City, with hopes of furthering her acting and modeling career. To read more of her interview with the Pocono Record, click here.

Ryan landed a principal role in the film “Blue Valentine,” which will be released later this year. She began filming the day after her high school graduation. “Blue Valentine” also stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, and will be screened during this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 24th-29th. In addition, she says that “I did a short film with Rich Sommer from ‘Mad Men.’ I played the lead role. I also did a cruise ship promo in Brooklyn. I walked the runway for ‘New York Coutour’ during Fashion Week, and recently did some background work on the movie ‘Wall Street 2.'”

For more information on Samii Ryan, along with pictures of the potential future “OLTL” actress, click here to visit her official MySpace page.

“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 8, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010 7:49 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, January 8, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY “Missing You”…

Blair, Starr, Langston, Addie, Sam and Jack arrive on Todd’s doorstep and tell him what happened at Dorian’s.

Todd laments to Blair he fears he’s never going to get the chance to know his daughter. Téa arrives in Tahiti with Danielle. Todd longs for Téa and vice versa.

Dorian unburdens herself to the ghost of Mel Hayes, who warns the fight with Mitch is just beginning.

Stacy is terrified of Mitch. Rex arrives just as Mitch and Nurse Charles are forcing Stacy to leave with them. Rex warns Mitch to stay away from his family. Gigi can’t believe Rex spoke to Eli about fighting for custody of Shane. Gigi and Rex decide that Gigi should move back into the carriage house to live with Shane. Rex, however, insists that Schuyler never spend the night when Shane is at home.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Bo, John, and Brody work to bring down Dorian and Mitch.
  • Mitch reminds Dorian who’s in control.
  • Natalie is touched by what John has done for her.

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



Friday, January 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, January 8, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jason’s unnerved to realize that Franco might be building a bomb. Franco goads Jason into revealing more about himself. Franco warns Jason that Sam and Lulu are facing imminent danger and tells him where to find them. Time is running out for Sam and Lulu as Jason and Dominic each race to save their loved one.

Sonny convinces Michael to keep quiet after Michael admits he was debating confessing to Claudia’s murder. Michael works through his issues over killing Claudia with a supportive Sonny.

Kristina unleashes her anger on Sonny as she blames him for Sam’s kidnapping.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason realizes he’s been played by Franco.
  • Dominic comes to Lulu’s rescue.
  • Elizabeth pleads with Nikolas not to leave town.

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



Friday, January 8, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, January 8, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Liza comes through for Ryan when she gets Adam’s corrupt judge to remove himself from presiding over Emma’s custody hearing. Annie fears she lost all chances of winning custody but Adam urges her to be confident that things will work out. Ryan and Annie each give their heartfelt testimony in front of the judge.

Colby plans on keeping a close eye on Annie.

Ryan and Erica mutually agree to keep their burgeoning romance a secret.

Marissa gives JR a dose of tough love when he wants to put off starting another round of chemotherapy. JR admits to Marissa that he’s scared.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Ryan and Annie learn Emma’s fate.
  • Greenlee faces a crisis during surgery.
  • David lays a guilt trip on Amanda.
  • “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



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Friday, January 8, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Explosive moments.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Kristina’s strife with Sonny leads her straight to Kiefer’s arms on Monday, January 11. Michael rips into Kristina for talking ill of Sonny. Carly tries to reach out to a shaken Lulu on Tuesday, January 12, but it’s in Dominic’s arms where the young Ms. Spencer finds comfort. Jason explains to Sam why he doesn’t regret the decision he made at the warehouse. Patrick and Robin clash over Lisa’s run-in with Steve. On Wednesday, January 13, Lisa’s mood darkens when Robin and Patrick kiss and make-up. Lisa sees the perfect opening to get closer to Patrick when Robin and Emma leave on a trip abroad. Johnny is on a mission. Dominic confronts Olivia about keeping secrets from him on Thursday, January 14. Olivia and Johnny grow closer.

The Inside Story: Girl Interrupted
Nikolas can’t deny Elizabeth who pleads with him not to leave Port Charles. Under the belief that Elizabeth has played no part in Nikolas’ love-sick fantasy, an angry Lucky confronts his brother on Tuesday, January 12. Nikolas begs Elizabeth to give them a chance to have a something real by telling Lucky the truth. Lucky struggles to contain the anger he feels. On Thursday, January 14, a confrontational Lulu accuses Elizabeth of having led Nikolas on. Steve offers Elizabeth some advice. Nikolas, meanwhile, decides to take Lulu’s advice and leave town. Lulu presses Lucky to say goodbye to Nikolas before he leaves. On Friday, January 15, Lucky discovers the crushing truth about Nikolas and Elizabeth when he arrives at Wyndemere unannounced.

A Closer Look: The Body Count
Lucky rips into Jason when he returns from the demolished warehouse without Lulu on Monday, January 11. Jason realizes he played right into Franco’s hands. To everyone’s relief, Dominic and Lulu stagger out of the rubble unharmed. Franco leaves behind a message on a DVD. On Tuesday, January 12, Sonny tears into Jason for letting Franco get into his head. Sonny asserts the necessity for co-operation to protect Michael from Franco’s threat. Jason remains unsettled by his “duel” with Franco. The forensics team is a DNA test away from identifying Claudia’s killer. Michael is overcome with memories of the night of Claudia’s murder at the ski cabin. Sonny stops Michael from going in to see Claudia’s corpse. Dominic misinterprets what he overhears. Jason is adamantly opposed to Sonny’s plan to implicate Franco for Claudia’s murder.

General Hospital News and Headlines:

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2010

  • Sonny’s freedom is at risk with all signs pointing to his guilt in Claudia’s murder. (National Enquirer)
  • Dominic and Lulu realize a future together may not be plausible. (Soap Opera Digest)
  • A jealous Michael directs his wrath at Dominic after Sonny makes a major decision. (National Enquirer)

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “GH” also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.



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Friday, January 8, 2010 at 9:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The ties that bind us.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Randi sees red when her attempt to help Madison ends up landing the blond a position above her at Fusion on Tuesday, January 12. On Monday, January 11, a reeling Ryan drops Emma off at the Chandler mansion, where the court has ruled she will reside on alternate weeks. Thoughts of Ryan pull Greenlee through a operation room crisis; while Ryan finds comfort in Erica’s bed back home. Ryan and Erica’s decision to take on Fusion together may stand in the way of their decision to keep their romance under wraps. Tad takes Liza out to decompress after a disastrous run-in with Colby. Liza comes to Damon and Bailey’s rescue again. Things heat up between Tad and Liza on Friday, January 15.

The Inside Story: Familial Dysfunction
Colby decides to try a different tactic with Annie on Monday, January 11. Liza clashes with her single-minded daughter. Colby warns Scott not to get in her way of her plans to rid their family of Annie. JR’s response to her cry to arms frustrates Colby. Emma remains uneasy around Adam but takes an instant liking to her new sister. On Wednesday, January 13, a frustrated Scott catches a glimpse of Annie’s sexy private show for his uncle. Liza, Colby and Scott later hear a scream coming from the parlor, where they find a barely dressed Annie standing over Adam who has suffered another cardiac episode. Adam receives distressing health news on Thursday, January 14. Scott fantasizes about Annie. Adam downplays the seriousness of his condition but does reveal that he needs to get a pacemaker. Adam makes plea to his family.

A Closer Look: Path to Freedom
Amanda’s concern for David threatens to put the kibosh on the Martin’s attempt to reconnect on Monday, January 11. Amanda researches David’s condition and learns that it is hereditary. Jake and Angie convince an upset Amanda to have a DNA test run on Trevor to see if he carries the deadly marker for the disease David claims to have. Jake, Amanda, JR and Marissa’s concerns mount as they wait for the test results on Wednesday, January 13. Jake and Angie are confounded by the results of Trevor and Marissa’s DNA tests on Friday, January 15. Amanda and Marissa realize that Trevor’s paternity is in question. Jake gets his hands on a strand of David’s hair. David is forced to to tell Greenlee about his plan to make everyone think he’s dying. Greenlee insists on spinning some details about her disappearance to help David out.

All My Children News and Headlines:

AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2010

  • Greenlee finds herself in a conflict after David reveals all of his dirty laundry. (Soap Opera Digest)
  • Jake and Amanda learn who baby Trevor’s biological father is. (Soap Opera Digest)
  • Reeling from his epic failure to make amends, David tells Greenlee that he can never return home. (National Enquirer)
  • Misunderstandings threaten to get in the way of Tad and Liza’s intensifying attraction. (National Enquirer)
  • Adam reveals the contents of his new will to his stunned family. (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.