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.


Discussion: ‘OLTL’ September Comings & Goings



OLTL Recap: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 18, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“To Walk, Perchance to Dream”

Matthew delivers emotional, heartfelt testimony in the courtroom while being questioned by Téa. Elijah prepares to cross-examine Matthew. Todd accuses Blair of being jealous of Téa.

Blair voices her belief that she can have Todd anytime she wants him and kisses him to try to prove her point. Blair slaps Todd when he doesn’t respond to her kiss. Todd insists to Blair he’s a changed man who wants to make things work with Téa. Blair tempts Todd with the file she has on Téa and later orders Rex to step up his efforts to uncover whatever it is she’s hiding.

Stacy fails to seduce Kyle, who tells her he’s gay. Fish is bothered when he sees another man taking an interest in Kyle.

Schuyler walks away from Gigi, vowing not to cause problems for her and Rex. Rex and Gigi try to get back on track.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Clint and Brody learn of the DVD from Jared and Natalie.
  • David arrives at Asa’s mansion with his camera crew.
  • Jessica asks Madame Delphina to contact Nash’s ghost.

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



Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 18, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jesse stands up to Madison’s threats, countering with a few of his own. Angie confronts Jesse with her suspicions about North’s death and realizes the awful truth. Angie demands that Jesse be honest with her. Madison taunts Frankie with her claims that Randi was having an affair with North and ended up killing him. Frankie knows something’s up when he arrives in the middle of Angie and Jesse’s heated confrontation.

Frankie is frantic to find a missing Randi. Natalia tracks Randi down at the Pine Cone and is shocked to find her with baby Trevor. Randi begs Natalia not to make her turn Trevor over to the authorities, claiming she believes she was meant to find him.

Zach feigns an angry outburst when Liza questions him about Kendall in order to prevent her from discovering Kendall’s presence in the house. Zach finds a teary Liza outside after she runs out. Liza can’t get Zach off her mind.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Tad tells Liza the truth about her baby.
  • Jesse confesses the truth to Angie.
  • Amanda grows more convinced of David’s guilt.

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



GH Recap: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 18, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sam makes Jason promise that he won’t die on her as she does her best to ease his pain. Jason and Sam are unaware that Jerry has returned to the abandoned church they’re holed up in.

In front of Dominic, Olivia tells Sonny in no uncertain terms to stay out of her life.

Sonny begins to figure out that Alexis is covering for Kristina. Michael and Kristina send messages home using the untraceable PDA he found on the beach.

Dominic finds Rebecca drinking at Jake’s and takes her back to his place but she passes out before anything happens between them. Elizabeth accuses Nikolas of wallowing in self-pity, challenging him to get on with his life. Nikolas pulls Elizabeth into a passionate kiss as Lucky arrives at Wyndemere.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Alexis admits the truth to Sonny.
  • Jason’s in bad shape.
  • Robin is determined to catch a killer.

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



OLTL Recap: Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, August 17, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“The Who To-Do List”

Kim suggests that Stacy simply get pregnant again as a way to keep a hold on Rex and they put together a list of potential fathers. Stacy and Kim narrow her potential choices down to three men – Schuyler, Kyle and Fish.

Roxy tries to make amends with Rex but he makes it clear he isn’t going to forgive her so readily.
Schuyler thinks it would be best if he and Gigi stopped being friends. Rex sees red when he finds Gigi and Schuyler in an innocent embrace.

Todd wrestles Blair’s file on Téa away from her, demanding to know what she’s up to. Elijah threatens to expose Téa’s secret if she doesn’t drop Matthew’s case. Téa makes a surprising move once Matthew’s hearing gets underway.

Fish tells Kyle that he and Layla had sex and are a solid couple. Kyle’s hurt by Fish’s rejection but decides not to out him to Cristian.

Rachel clashes with Greg.

Bo and Nora won’t admit what they’re really feeling.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Matthew gives his testimony.
  • Todd gets slapped.
  • Stacy is flirting with the wrong guy.   

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



Monday, August 17, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, August 17, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Zach begins to work Adam. Zach, with Liza in tow, gets Adam to agree to loan him money, much to Annie’s annoyance. Annie turns to Scott for help.

Zach covers his tracks when Erica arrives unexpectedly and spots Kendall’s half empty juice glass which Spike claims belongs to Mommy. Erica buys Zach story that Spike has created an imaginary Mommy as a way to cope with missing Kendall. Kendall prepares a romantic dinner for Zach but they risk being discovered when Liza arrives at the door.

Marissa sees through Krystal when she reaches out to her on JR’s behalf. JR tries to make amends with Marissa, who lets go of the anger she felt over the deal he agreed to with David. David pushes Scott in Marissa’s direction.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Jesse won’t take Madison’s threats lying down.
  • Liza can’t get Zach off her mind.
  • Angie demands that Jesse be honest with her.

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



Monday, August 17, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, August 17, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Olivia and Dominic continue to argue about his undercover work. Sonny questions Dominic about his reasons for taking the fall for Johnny. Dominic fears the worst when he finds Sonny and Olivia together.

Sam tends to Jason’s wounds but his condition takes a turn for the worse.

Nikolas isn’t forgiving while confronting Rebecca about her lies and later erupts in a violent rage. Elizabeth finds Nikolas drunk and angry in the turret at Wyndemere. Rebecca’s surprised by Monica and Edward’s reaction after she confesses her duplicity.

Michael is instantly smitten with Marie Claire, a French tourist vacationing at the resort he and Kristina are working at.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Danger lurks for Sam and Jason.
  • Elizabeth has tough words for Nikolas.
  • Lucky has no sympathy for Rebecca.

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