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

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


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.

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

( — 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.

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

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    Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 9:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

    ( — Broken hearts, broken promises.


    Kyle and Fish are happy and in love. Elsewhere in Llanview, Starr blasts Langston for obsessing over Ford. Cristian lets Ford know that Layla is with him when he tries to put the moves on her on Wednesday, January 6. Apologizing for his actions, Ford strikes up a friendship with Cristian. Layla and Cristian realize that they are now boyfriend and girlfriend. Shaun and Destiny reflect on their miserable love lives. And something about Ford just gets under Markko’s skin. Meanwhile, Langston can’t seem to stop thinking about Ford.

    The Inside Story: One Step at a Time

    Brody advises Charlie that he can’t keep lying for him. Charlie painfully admits to Viki that he has fallen off the wagon, and that he doesn’t think he can stop drinking. Mitch informs Dorian that he has one final task for her with regards to Bo on Monday, January 4. Armed with an envelope from the former cult leader, Dorian levels a shocking allegation against the ousted top cop. By Tuesday, January 5, Mayor Lord confronts Bo with the letter opener used to stab Mitch, and accuses him of tampering with evidence. Natalie quickly comes to her uncle’s defense by confessing to stabbing Mitch. However, John steps forward and takes full responsibility for the incident, in an attempt to protect Bo and Natalie. With tempers flaring, Bo agrees to step down as police commissioner to help take the heat off John and Natalie. By Thursday, January 7, Dorian is aware of the consequences when she is forced to do Mitch’s bidding once more and appoint disgraced former Mayor Stanley Lowell as Bo’s replacement. Outraged and disgusted, Starr, Blair, Langston, and Addie all walk out on Dorian. Marty confronts John over his need to help people, whether they need it or not. As Charlie fights the urge to drink, Viki takes him to visit Jared’s grave, where they find Natalie an emotional wreck. Bonded by grief, Charlie and Natalie come together in their time of need. And the Cramer girls plus Jack and Sam arrive on Todd’s doorstep on Friday, January 8, to tell him of Dorian’s latest actions. As for Dorian, she is visited by Mel’s spirit, who warns her that the worst is yet to come. Also, when Blair jokingly tells Elijah that they should hook up, and they share a kiss. In an attempt to forget with whom their hearts truly belong, Blair and Elijah have an evening of wild, hot sex. Eli hopes he and Blair can be friends with benefits.

    A Closer Look: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

    Shane’s arrival at the cabin puts an abrupt halt to Gigi and Schuyler’s morning of bliss. Angered by what he sees, Shane accuses his mother of breaking up their family just to be with Schuyler. On Monday, January 4, Gigi informs Schuyler that she will not let her son tell her how she will live her life. Roxy is uneasy when Kyle questions her about Mitch. Meanwhile, Rex arrives at Viki’s cabin to visit Gigi. By Tuesday, January 5, Gigi is forced to confess her tryst to Rex, who is left heartbroken by the turn of events. Rubbing salt in his wounds, Gigi goes on to tell Rex how she has chosen to be with Schuyler. On Thursday, January 7, Mitch enacts his revenge on Stacy for refusing to give up her unborn baby, by ordering Nurse Gayle Charles to attack Stacy with a drug-laced syringe. Later, Mitch is none to happy with what he sees when he arrives at Rex’s loft. Meanwhile, Rex seeks legal advice from Elijah, who warns him against fighting Gigi for full custody of Shane. Stacy is terrified of Mitch after learning what he capable of. Rex arrives just as Mitch and Nurse Charles are kidnapping Stacy. Rex warns Mitch again about harming his family. Gigi cannot believe that Rex talked to Elijah on Friday, January 8. The pair soon manage to reach an understanding when they decide that Gigi should move back to the carriage house to live with Shane. However, Rex remains adamant that Schuyler is not to spend the night when Shane is at home. Elsewhere, Téa tells Todd that she loves him, but can’t see him for Danielle’s sake. Todd tells Téa that he still loves her too, and understands why she is wanting to leave town with their daughter. As Todd and Téa are drawn into a kiss on Tuesday, January 5, so are Matthew and Danielle, who both admit they have never kissed anyone before. Todd and Téa have a hard time parting company on Wednesday, January 6, and make love. Afterward they pray for the day when they can be a family, and agree to be patient and wait until the time is right. Todd laments to Blair that he may never get the chance to know his daughter, and thinks of Téa. Arriving in Tahiti with Danielle, Téa can’t stop thinkig about Todd.

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      Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 9:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

      ( — Pine Valley celebrates its 40th birthday this week.


      On Monday, January 4, Ryan warns Hayley that a lot has changed since she last stepped foot in Pine Valley. Hayley and her new step-mother, Annie, don’t hit it off. Madison comes through for the Hubbard’s. Angie continues to be a source of strength for Madison. Liza and Tad kiss and make-up on Wednesday, January 6. Bailey turns to Liza for help after Damon gets into a jam. Liza comes face to face with Stuart again. On Thursday, January 7, a fed up, and completely finagled, Amanda threatens to leave Jake if he doesn’t back off of David. JR admits his fears to Marissa. On Friday, January 8, an unnerved Annie learns that her ace in the hole, Adam’s crooked judge, dismissed himself from Emma’s custody hearing thanks to Liza.

      The Inside Story: The Times to Remember
      On Monday, January 4, after making a grand entrance with Mateo, Hayley announces that she’s returned to tape a special episode of her talk-show “Wave” in honor of Pine Valley which has been named “Best Town in America.” On a special episode of “AMC,” airing on Tuesday, January 5, Hayley’s celebration of Pine Valley airs in segments titled “My Home,” “Love and Marriage,” “Family Friendly,” “Loss,” “Saying Goodbye to Pine Valley,” and “Hope.” In these segments, the town’s leading citizens and many faces that have left their mark on Pine Valley during the past four decades share memories and speak from their heart about what their beloved hometown means to them.

      A Closer Look: Wood on the Fire
      Hayley is shocked when she realizes something is going on between Ryan and Erica on Monday, January 4. David explains to Greenlee why he let everyone believe she died in the accident. Greenlee debates calling Ryan after David give her the news that she needs a potentially life-threatening surgery to repair her spinal cord if she ever hopes to walk again. Erica and Ryan both realize what they want. Ryan pulls Erica into a passionate kiss. On Wednesday, January 6, Greenlee’s happy dream of being reunited with her loved ones ends right before she gets to the part with Ryan. Ryan abruptly takes off after Opal barges in on him and Erica in a very intimate moment. Erica and Ryan are consumed by thoughts of each other. Ryan and Erica make love on Thursday, January 7. David doesn’t shatter Greenlee’s fantasy of life back home.

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      • Mark Consuelos
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      • 40th Anniversary

        GH PreVUE: Week of January 4 Edition

        Photo: Ron Tom/ABC

        Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 9:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

        ( — Facing your fears.


        Lucky overhears Nikolas professing his love for Elizabeth on Tuesday, January 5. Elizabeth doesn’t correct Lucky when he naturally assumes that Nikolas’ love for her is all one-sided on Thursday, January 7. Robin steps up to the plate for Jason when Lisa finds him with a gun in Ronnie’s hospital room. Lisa slyly pokes Patrick after Robin’s feelings for Jason on Wednesday, January 6. On Friday, January 8, Lisa continues to subtly manipulate Patrick as she recalls their wild past.

        The Inside Story: Damsels (and Hitmen) In Distress
        Franco targets Sam and Carly. A desperate Jason turns to Lucky for help in manipulating Franco. Lucky “arrests” Jason for Claudia’s murder. On Tuesday, January 5, the unsettled mobster realizes Franco is one step ahead of him upon rescuing Carly from the madman. Jason demands the truth from Ronnie at gunpoint. Franco captures Lulu. On Wednesday, January 6, Maxie gives Dominic unsettling news about Lulu after he finds her rummaging through Franco’s studio. Dominic begins to put the pieces together after spotting specs for building a bomb in the studio. Elsewhere, Spinelli learns that a warehouse has been rented under the name “S. McCall.” Lulu struggles to stay calm while strapped to a chair wired with explosives. Lucky and Dominic begin a desperate search for Lulu. Jason and Franco come face to face. After goading an unnerved Jason into revealing more about himself on Friday, January 8, Franco warns the mobster that time is running out for Lulu and Sam. Dominic and Jason each race to rescue their loved one.

        A Closer Look: The Sins of the Father
        On Monday, January 4, Sonny works to convince an unnerved Michael to keep his mouth shut after he learns that Claudia’s body is missing. Reeling from their close call with Franco, Carly and Jax agree it would be best to leave the country with Josslyn and the boys until Franco is taken care of. Tempers flare when Sonny informs Jax and Carly that he is not going to allow them to leave with his sons on Wednesday, January 6. Sonny and Jax both plead their cases to Carly. Franco taunts Sonny. Sonny realizes Franco has the means to destroy Michael. Carly rips into Michael when he blames Jason for their problems. On Thursday, January 7, an emotional Michael reveals to Carly just how tormented he’s been since killing Claudia. Michael relates his conflict to Sonny. Sonny tries to help Michael work through his issues over killing Claudia.

        GH ALERTS: WEEK OF JANUARY 11, 2009

        • Sonny tells Jason and Carly that they need to band together to protect Michael. (Soap Opera Digest)

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          ( — Important new information on the upcoming ”All My Children” garage sale.

          As previously reported, on Monday, November 23, “All My Children” will team up with “The Rachael Ray Show” to host a garage sale. The garage sale will take place at the studio where the “The Rachel Ray Show” tapes located at 222 East 44th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan and will be taped for a December or January segment on the talk show. For sale will be props, set pieces, wardrobe and other items that the ABC soap will not be taking with them to Los Angeles. The start time for the taping-sale is 11:00 AM Eastern Time and it will last until 3:00 PM Eastern Time or until every item is sold. All of the money made from the event will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

          In an updated press release, “The Rachael Ray Show” has announced that access to the ”AMC” garage sale will now be ticketed. You will not be allowed into the event without arranging to get a ticket in advance. If you are interested in attending the garage sale and will be in the New York area on Monday, November 23, call Karina at 1-917-332-3188 as soon as possible to check on ticket availability.

          Keep in mind, that while this is not an actual taping of “The Rachael Ray Show,” the “AMC” garage sale will be taped for a piece on a future airing of the talk show which means there’s a chance that anybody who attends the sale will be shown on camera on that upcoming airing.

          Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the garage sale.

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          “All My Children” Head-Writer Charles Pratt, Jr. has been released from his duties at the ABC soap.

          Soap Opera Digest confirmed on Friday afternoon that controversial “All My Children” Head Writer Charles Pratt, Jr. has been released from his position with the ABC soap. Sources close to the matter indicate that the official announcement from ABC will be made this Monday.


          OLTL Recap: Friday, August 28, 2009

          Friday, August 28, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

          ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, August 28, 2009.


          “Who Am I, Anyway?”

          Todd and Téa wake up in each other’s arms after a blissful night together.  Elijah gives Todd the good news that he no longer has to live with Blair at La Boulaie.  Once alone, Téa gives Elijah a demand of her own.  Todd surprises Téa with a marriage proposal. 

          Meanwhile, in Tahiti, Blair presses Ross to tell her what Téa’s hiding. 

          Fish feels horrible about himself when he wakes up in Stacy’s bed.  Fish grows more miserable as he remembers his encounter with Kyle the night before.  Cristian gives Layla a shoulder to lean on.  Fish returns home to face Layla and Cristian. 

          After consulting her family, Viki officially throws her hat into the ring to run for mayor. 

          Someone is keeping a close eye on Jessica, Brody, Natalie and Jared.

          On the Next One Life to Live…

          • Blair gets some ammo on Téa.
          • Todd spots Cole selling drugs.
          • Fish comes clean to Layla and Cristian.

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          Friday, August 28, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

          ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 28, 2009.


          Having figured out the truth about his and Amanda’s baby, David demands answers from Liza as he holds a gun on her.

          Randi panics when Angie, Frankie and Jesse insist they have to take the baby to the authorities and reveals the truth about North’s murder to Natalia.

          Angie gives JR the devastating news that he has a rare form of lymphoma. Marissa is moved when she overhears JR talking to Little A at Babe’s grave. Adam accuses JR of falling off the wagon.

          Zach begins to work Annie.

          On the Next All My Children …

          • Jake and Amanda are desperate to find Trevor.
          • Liza spills the beans to David.
          • Tad urges JR to fight for his life.

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

          Friday, August 28, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

          ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 28, 2009.


          Johnny and Claudia remain at odds.

          Claudia overhears Sonny and Alexis talking about the accident and learns Kristina was the person who caused it. Jason and Sam find Michael and Kristina in the nick of time. Michael tells Jason he has no intention of going home. Sam stuns Kristina with the news that Alexis confessed to running Claudia off the road.

          Dominic steals incriminating evidence against Sonny.

          Patrick warns Robin not to antagonize Andrea.

          On the Next General Hospital…

          • Claudia vows revenge on Kristina.
          • Sam and Jason bring Michael and Kristina home.
          • Carly questions Jax about Dominic.

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