Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:50 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

Bobbie Eakes ( — The latest news on “AMC’s” move to California.

After weeks of rumors, on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4, the cast of ABC’s “All My Children” were told by ABC Daytime President Brian Frons that the soap would be moving production to Los Angeles – ending its 39 year run of production in New York City. This week, in the New York Daily New and Soap Opera Digest, an ABC representative cleared up some important details about the move.

As previously reported, all of the contract actors on “AMC” have been given the option to move with the production of the show to Los Angeles or be let out of their contract should the big move conflict with their best interests. The initial report was that the actors were given just one week to make the decision. The actors were actually given the week of August 10 off to contemplate the move but an ABC representative reports that the actors have until September 8 to make their decision. The actors final decisions will be announced following that deadline. The ABC representative also confirms that many members of the cast have already made the decision to make the move; thanks to their Facebook entries, Soap Opera Network can confirm that Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey) and Shannon Kane (Natalia Fowler) are among those actors deciding to go left and remain with “AMC.”

Rumors are swirling about who’s not going to L.A., the list includes several of the soaps key players, but we won’t know the facts for some time yet. The following is a list of the current contract players on “AMC” along with the first year they appeared on the soap:

Susan Lucci [Erica Kane, 1970]
Ray MacDonnell [Dr. Joe Martin, 1970]
James Mitchell [Palmer Cortlandt, 1979]
Darnell Williams [Jesse Hubbard, 1981]
Michael E. Knight [Tad Martin, 1982]
Debbi Morgan [Dr. Angela Hubbard, 1982]
David Canary [Adam & Stuart Chandler, 1983]
Vincent Irizarry [Dr. David Hayward, 1997]
Cameron Mathison [Ryan Lavery, 1998]
Alicia Minshew [Kendall Hart Slater, 2002]
Aiden Turner [Aidan Devane, 2002]
Jacob Young [J.R. Chandler, 2003]
Bobbie Eakes [Krystal Carey Hayward, 2003]
Thorsten Kaye [Zach Slater, 2004]
Chrishell Stause [Amanda Dillon Martin, 2005]
Melissa Claire Egan [Annie Lavery, 2006]
Cornelius Smith Jr. [Dr. Frankie Hubbard, 2007]
Ricky Paull Goldin [Dr. Jake Martin, 2008]
Brianne Moncrief [Colby Chandler, 2008]
Denise Vasi [Randi Morgan, 2008]
Beth Ehlers [Taylor Thompson, 2008]
Shannon Kane [Natalia Fowler, 2008]
J.R. Martinez [Brot Monroe, 2008]
Adam Mayfield [Scott Chandler, 2009]
Jamie Luner [Liza Colby, 2009]
Brittany Allen [Marissa Tasker, 2009]
Stephanie Gatschet [Madison North, 2009]

Production of “AMC” in New York City will cease after the Friday, December 11 work day.

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    OLTL Quick Peaks: Week of August 17

    Saturday, August 15, 2009 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peaks for the Week of August 17, 2009.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peaks

    • Monday: (Episode #10499) — With Kim’s help, Stacy begins her search for another man who can get her pregnant following the miscarriage. 
    • Tuesday: (Episode #10500) – Matthew speaks from the heart, delivering moving testimony in court.   
    • Wednesday: (Episode #10501) — Téa is shaken up; Jessica wants to find out why ‘Nash’ is stalking her; David remembers that he is a Buchanan. 
    • Thursday: (Episode #10502) — Jared and Natalie ponder who may be taunting them. Brody confides in the couple that Jessica has a stalker, which she believes to be Nash’s ghost with a message from beyond the grave.
    • Friday: (Episode #10503) – After being appointed his therapist, Marty begins her session with Todd, ready to banish him from her mind permanently; Elijah puts the screws to Téa; Schuyler becomes Stacy’s latest victim, as she and Kim choose him to be the father of her next baby.    

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

    OLTL Teasers: Week of August 17 Edition

    Saturday, August 15, 2009 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of August 17, 2009.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

    • Monday: “The Who To-Do List” — The tension builds between Rachel and Greg.  Kim helps Stacy make a list of potential men who could get her pregnant again.   
    • Tuesday: “To Walk, Perchance to Dream” – Todd claims that Blair is jealous of his relationship with Téa.  Todd doesn’t react postively to Blair’s advances. 
    • Wednesday: “The Real Buchanans of Llantano County” – Jessica asks Madame Delphina to contact Nash’s spirit.  After David arrives with his crew at Asa’s mansion, a gun-toting Clint quickly has enough of his nephew’s shenanigans.   
    • Thursday: “The Ghost is Clear” — Cristian becomes even more confused about Fish.  Madame Delphina warns Jessica that danger lies ahead.   
    • Friday: “Physician Heal Thyself”– Marty and Todd learn together that she has been designated his court-appointed therapist.  Marty refuses to allow Todd to find another shrink, claiming that it is time for her to get the guy out of her mind once and for all.   

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

    My View of Llanview: August 15 Edition

    Saturday, August 15, 2009 1:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Moving on up to the west side… “One Life to Live” inherits the soon-to-be vacated studios of “All My Children” early next year when that soap moves to Los Angeles. But is the move good news for “OLTL,” or the kiss of death?

    Unless you’ve been living underground the past few weeks, you have likely heard the news that ABC Daytime is shifting production of “All My Children” from New York City to Los Angeles beginning in December, and that “One Life to Live” will move into its sister soap’s much larger current studio in Manhattan, in an attempt to make both soaps more cost efficient.

    Since the announcement, critics have argued that moving “AMC” cross country to be closer to the network’s longest running soap “General Hospital,” seals the fate of “One Life to Live,” since it will be left as the broadcaster’s only remaining New York based soap. But does it really?

    Unlike some of my fellow staff members and posters at SON, I am a relative outsider when it comes to the interworkings of a television network. For all I know, ABC could make good on the rumors that “One Life to Live” will be cancelled next year and be replaced by an annoying talk show. It’s certainly plausible. However, I think that there is a more logical approach to this issue, one that involves common sense. Perhaps I’m just being naïve in my thinking, especially given the fact that common sense and ABC Daytime are more often than not like oil and water. Only time will tell whether I or my cynics are correct, however I feel that certain people are trying way too hard to read more into ABC’s announcement than is really there.

    With regards to “AMC’s” bi-coastal move and “OLTL’s” intercity relocation, I am of two minds. Upon first hearing the news, I got the impression that ABC was doing what the broadcaster felt was necessary in order to keep its three-hour weekday afternoon soap block in tact. When you think about, it makes sense. “AMC” is regularly over budget, while “OLTL” is routinely under budget. By moving the former to West Coast, they can save money on production costs and tighten the show’s budget. It also gives a boost of confidence to “OLTL” by giving them a larger studio, which will provide them with more room for sets and props. Also, unlike CBS and NBC, ABC appears committed to preserving all three of their daytime dramas. ABC could have effortlessly announced the cancellation of one or more of their soaps last week, since they are all owned and produced by the network. But instead, they revealed their commitment to convert both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” to High Definition format early next year. And upgrading to HD doesn’t come cheap. It is reported that ABC spend at least $3 million to convert “General Hospital” alone to HD. Plus, think of the moving expenses for relocating all of “AMC’s” sets, costumes, and equipment from New York to L.A., as well as the added man hours needed to move “OLTL” down the street. If ABC were ready to cancel either soap, why relocate both of them and upgrade them to HD?

    Once I began to digest the news, I started to develop a second theory on the decision. I began to wonder if ABC was using “All My Children” as a sort of guinea pig, in an attempt to test the waters as to how successful a 3,000 mile move from one coast to the other would be. Perhaps the network has long-range plans of relocating all their soaps to L.A., and chose “AMC” first either because they thought it was the strongest of the two, or because they considered it to be more in danger of cancellation than “OLTL” at the moment. Either way, “AMC’s” success or failure in L.A., could ultimately decide “OLTL’s” future.

    Regardless of which, if either, theory turns out to be true, there is certainly no doubt that the era of the daytime soap opera is nearing extinction. Gone are decades like the 1950s and 60s when more wives and mothers were homemakers and most families could receive only a handful of stations on television. Now we are in the age of increasing technology, digital television with hundreds of channels, and a majority of women entering the work force to help support their families.  Faced with those facts, it is inevitable that soap opera ratings would decline. Too add to the problem, viewers are no longer forced to watch each episode of their favorite soap in suspense, wondering what will happen next, given how easily one can read weekly and monthly previews for that particular soap on Internet websites dedicated to soaps (such as SON) and in magazines. In some ways, the American soap opera is becoming as outdated and unnecessary as the British royal family. Despite the fact that the British monarchy no longer has any real political power or influence, they remain hugely popular and a symbol of rich tradition and history. In my opinion, soaps suffer much the same plight.

    In conclusion, I wouldn’t count “OLTL” as being out just yet. I think the show still has a lot of ‘Life’ let to ‘Live,’ so to speak. Remember that things aren’t always as appear to be. In 1977, Ken Olson (president and founder of Digital Equipment Corp.) commented that “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” A Western Union company memo from 1876 states that “The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.” Royal Society president Lord Kelvin believed in 1895 that “Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” In 1943, Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, said that “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” And in 1899, Charles H. Duell, Commissioner of the U.S. Office of Patents, was quoted as saying “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” In other words, the critics aren’t always right. Who knows, we may all look back at this debate nine years from now and think, as “OLTL” marks its 50th anniversary, how stupid people were back in 2009 to believe that the show was about to be cancelled. Hindsight is always 20/20.

    To reiterate, I’m no network insider, only a boy from south central Kentucky who grew up watching “One Life to Live,” quickly becoming a devoted fan of the show, whose dedication ultimately landed him a position of the staff of Soap Opera Network covering the characters and fictional town he idolized since childhood. I admit that I am somewhat bias in my thinking that “OLTL” is in no immediate danger of cancellation. However, a closer look at the facts provides some weight to my argument. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. It wouldn’t be the first time, and it likely won’t be the last time either. But something about all this just leads me to believe that “OLTL” isn’t leaving the airwaves anytime soon.

    For those of you unable to figure out the answers to the trivia questions from my last column, here they are (correct answers in bold): Question #1: In 2000, Nora Hanen was presumed dead following what type disaster? a) car crash, b) train explosion, c) plane crash, or d) boating accident. Question #2: For what reason was Todd Manning pardoned for his crimes in 1994? a) Blair Cramer seduced the governor into pardoning him, b) Larry Wolek discovered a brain tumor that made Todd not criminally responsible for his crimes, c) Todd rescued Marty Saybrooke, CJ Roberts, and Jessica Buchanan from a car accident, or d) Todd agreed to testify against mob boss Carlo Hesser. Question #3: What caused Clint Buchanan to go blind in 1987? a) He was shot in the head, b) He developed a brain tumor, c) A bomb exploded in his face, or d) He was trapped in a chemical fire at The Banner. And Question #4: Which South American country did Jenny Wolek flee to in 1975, in order to work at a convent? a) San Alicia, b) San Bernardo, c) San Carlos, or d) San Daivo.

    Now it’s time to play “Llanview, Who Am I?,” a new feature where you have to use the clues to figure out the identity of a mystery character from “OLTL’s” past. In 1969, this young lady arrived in town with her widowed father, who became a dedicated doctor at Llanview Hospital. When her father decided to remarry, she became very angry and eventually developed a drug addiction. She was sent to Odyssey House, in an attempt to clean up her act. She eventually entered into a relationship with Viki Lord’s ex-husband Joe Riley (while Viki was married to Steve Burke), and became pregnant with his child. Upon giving birth it was discovered that the child had a congenital heart defect, which she had inherited from her father Joe. The medical issue was unknown to everyone except Viki and the doctors. While at Llanfair, the baby began to have difficulty breathing, prompting Viki to rush her to the hospital. Along the way, she was involved in a serious car accident and the baby girl died (Viki slipped into a coma for several months). The baby’s mother blamed Viki for her daughter’s death and vowed revenge. She eventually married Viki’s brother Tony, who became concerned for his wife’s welfare and urged her to seek professional treatment. In 1976, she completely snapped and kidnapped Viki and Joe’s (who had recently reunited) newborn son Kevin, and placed him up for adoption. Eventually a friend found out the truth and persuaded her to contact her doctor father, who flew to Arizona to retrieve his daughter and return her to Llanview. In 1978, she left Llanview for good and moved someone out in the western U.S., never to be heard from again. 

    So who is this mysterious character from the past? I’ll have the answer in the August 30th edition of “My View in Llanview.” Until then enjoy the remainder of the summer and stay safe. Best wishes.

    And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…

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    Discussion: My View of Llanview: August 15 Edition

    OLTL Recap: Friday, August 14, 2009

    Friday, August 14, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, August 14, 2009.


    “Baby and the Tramp”

    Rex tells Blair that it appears as though Téa disappeared off the face of the earth between the time she was rescued from the island she shared with Todd and Ross Rayburn until she arrived back in Llanview last winter. Blair thinks she’ll get the answers she’s looking for if Rex finds Ross.

    Todd goes behind Téa’s back and hires Elijah to try and overturn the judge’s custody ruling. Elijah threatens Téa, implying what he knows about her could impact her relationship with Todd.

    Stacy’s happy to see her stripper friend Kim, who’s arrived from Las Vegas, and fills her in on her situation with Rex. Kim simply states all Stacy has to do to keep her hands on Rex is get pregnant again.

    Cristian is incredulous to learn that Fish and Layla slept together.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Stacy vows to get pregnant again.
    • Rex doesn’t like what he sees.
    • Bo and Nora continue to repress their feelings.

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    Friday, August 14, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 14, 2009.


    Tad and Taylor’s worst fears are realized when they discover someone other than Opal took Trevor from the ally. Thinking David could have stolen the baby, Tad and Jake break into Wildwind and discover that David has been placing numerous calls to a phone number in Massachusetts. Jake and Amanda decide to follow their hunch and head off to investigate the source of David’s phone calls.

    Frankie is no match for Madison when he tries to work her for information. Angie asks Jesse if he’s protecting Randi, suspecting she’s involved in North’s murder.

    Erica impresses Ryan with her business savvy as their mutual attraction continues to build.

    On the Next All My Children …

    • Zach begins to work Adam.
    • David pushes Scott in Marissa’s direction.
    • Annie turns to Scott for help.

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

    Friday, August 14, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 14, 2009.


    A seriously wounded Jason hallucinates as he drifts in and out of consciousness. Sam finds Jason in the nick of time.

    Michael and Kristina settle into their jobs at a resort in Cancun.

    Elizabeth believes Rebecca is sincere when she voices her love for Nikolas. Rebecca leaves Ethan a message saying she’s going to tell Nikolas everything. Nikolas turns to ice when Lucky reveals the truth about Rebecca.

    Jax warns Dominic to stay away from his family. Olivia goes behind Dominic’s back to try and get him reassigned to a different case.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Nikolas confronts Rebecca with her lies.
    • Sam comes to Jason’s rescue.
    • Sonny wants answers from Dominic.

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

    Friday, August 14, 2009 4:49 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Kathy Brier announces on her website that she is “in talks to return to ‘One Life to Live’ for a few episodes” as Marcie McBain, only two months after her character packed up and moved with husband Michael from Llanview to Seattle.

    Viewers last saw Marcie on June 17th as she was helping Michael box up their personal belongings in their less-than-luxurious Angel Square apartment in preparation of the couple’s move to Seattle, where Michael had been offered a job at a prestigious hospital. Just before leaving town Marcie also got her storybook ending by learning that, after two aborted adoption attempts, she was finally pregnant with a baby of her own.

    Portraying Marcie McBain (née Walsh) since 2002 Brier, along with her onscreen hubby Michael (Chris Stack) were informed by “One Life to Live” earlier this year that the soap had no plans to keep them in Llanview once their contracts reached their expiration dates in June, citing lack of storyline possibilities as the reason for the popular couple’s termination.

    While Stack briefly reprised the role of Dr. Michael McBain for three episodes last month to help wrap up the Shane Morasco stem cells storyline, Brier and Marcie were nowhere to be seen.

    While the exact nature of Brier’s upcoming “OLTL” return have yet to be announced, her latest stint is expected to be short-term. It also remains to be seen exactly which characters Marcie will share scenes with, and if her husband Michael will be returning as well. No first airdate has been revealed, however given the fact that both parties are still hammering out the details and that “OLTL” routinely tapes approximately 4-6 weeks in advance, it would likely be sometime this fall before fans can expect to see Marcie back in Llanview.

    SON will keep you informed as this story continues to develop.

    In other news…

    Soap Opera Weekly is reporting that Eloise Mumford has been cast as Loretta Hogan, a witness called to the stand by Téa to testify in Matthew’s defense on Thursday, September 3rd. The character’s name is a play on that of “OLTL’s” publicist, Lauri Hogan.

    An ABC spokesperson tells Carolyn Hinsey of the New York Daily News that “The rumor that ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children’ will become two half-hour shows is incorrect.” Hmmm…wonder if that is the same spokesperson that told SON about a month ago that “All My Children” was NOT shifting production from New York City to Los Angeles.

    Hinsey also reports that, with regards to Thorsten Kaye (Zach “AMC,” ex-Patrick “OLTL”), a network rep. comments that “Our primary focus right now is ‘AMC.’ We hope Thorsten comes to L.A. to continue as Zach. We can’t think of other options until we know Thorsten’s decision.” Meanwhile, rumors continue to swirl that Kaye may opt out of following “AMC” to the West Coast and instead remain in New York City and return to “OLTL,” where his wife Susan Haskell portrays Marty Saybrooke.

    From the Twitter files…

    Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) reveals that her younger brother Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan) broke his wrist two weeks ago. Poor Matthew….paralyzed from the waist down and suffering from a broken wrist…can’t the kid ever catch a break?

    Alderson also provides some behind-the-scenes insight by answering a fan question about who exactly writes the notes that Starr leaves for Cole. “They [the show] wrote the note that was on the last show [Wednesday].. I usually write the notes…but they did this one for some reason. lol”

    And, when asked by a fan if he would consider reprising the role of Antonio Vega, Kamar de los Reyes tweets that “I never like to say never but in this case it’s highly unlikely that I will ever go back to ‘OLTL.’” The actor left the sudser earlier this year when he contract was up, stating that he believed “Antonio is longer the central figure I believe he deserves to be,” and that “over the years, he has become less and less valued.” Yeah…right. No offense to the guy, but when one thinks of the great “OLTL” characters from the past 41 years (Carla Gray, Ed Hall, Victor Lord, Karen Wolek, Asa Buchanan, Victoria Lord, Todd Manning, Dorian Cramer Lord, etc…), Antonio Vega just does not come to mind.

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

    Discussion: Brier Revisits Her Old ‘Life’ in Llanview

    Friday, August 14, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — To tell the truth.


    Krystal tries to get Marissa to ease up to JR on Monday, August 17. Tad keeps a close eye on David who reaches out to Liza on Wednesday, August 19. Liza is stunned when Tad confesses that Amanda and David aren’t her son’s parents. Tad tries to convince Liza to cozy up to David in order to find out the truth about Trevor. Jake and Amanda follow the trail of David’s mysterious calls to Massachusetts where they find Nurse Gayle on Friday, August, 21. Liza begins to warm to David. Scott confronts Annie about the games she’s playing. Erica gets off to a rocky start in Africa on Thursday, August 20.

    The Inside Story: The Twisted Web We Weave
    Natalia is stunned to find Randi in a Pine Cone room with baby Trevor on Tuesday, August 18. Randi pleads her case. Jesse answers Madison’s threats with a few of his own. Madison taunts Frankie about his wife and her husband. Angie demands that Jesse confirm the awful truth about North. Jesse tells Frankie and Angie everything on Wednesday, August 19. Angie struggles to understand what Jesse has done and wonders when all the lies will stop. Natalia agrees to let an emotional Randi keep the baby for the time being. Natalia privately worries about Randi’s mental health. On Thursday, August 20, Frankie surprises Randi when he agrees that they shouldn’t tell Jesse and Angie about the baby and decides that maybe they could keep the little boy. Angie face’s off with Madison on Friday, August 21. A conflicted Angie lies to the D.C. police. Mother Hubbard comes to the conclusion that she’s doing the right thing for her family. Natalia tells Frankie that he and Randi cannot keep the baby.

    A Closer Look: The Young and the Restless
    Spike drops an interesting tidbit to his mother’s mother who arrives at the Slater compound unannounced on Monday, August 18. Erica buys Zach’s explanation. Zach, with Liza in tow, convinces Adam to give him a loan, much to Annie’s chagrin. Kendall prepares a surprise for Zach. The Slater’s romantic dinner is cut short when their amorous attorney makes another one of her all too frequent visits. Liza bolts out after Zach is forced to make a scene to prevent her from discovering his secret. Zach finds an upset Liza outside the house. On Thursday, August 20, Zach doesn’t rub to being the focus of the new book Kendall’s started to work on. Kendall accuses Zach of keeping her prisoner to get revenge for her being unfaithful to him after listening in on his argument with Ryan. Ryan shares his suspicions with Liza. Kendall begins to suffer chest pains while alone in the secret room. Recovering from the episode, Kendall takes stock of just how grateful she is to be able to be with Zach and her boys and makes peace with her situation.

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    Friday, August 14, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Through the darkness.


    Michael finds himself attracted to a girl that he’s not related to on Monday, August 17. Sam tends to a struggling Jason at the abandoned church. Jerry returns to the scene of the crime on Tuesday, August 18. Sam confesses her love to a feverish Jason who believes they’re back in Hawaii. On Wednesday, August 19, Patrick warns a determined Robin that Andrea is dangerous. Andrea is keeping an eye on Robin. Alexis admits to Sonny that Kristina was the one behind Claudia’s accident. Molly turns to Nikolas for help with Alexis. Matt comes to Lulu’s rescue when she accidentally glues her hands to her hair on Thursday, August 20. On Friday, August 21, Sonny tries to comfort Claudia after finding her alone with the furniture she ordered for their baby.

    The Inside Story: Foul Plays
    Nikolas rips into Rebecca for her lies. Rebecca confronts Monica and Edward with the truth on Monday, August 17. Elizabeth finds Nikolas in a drunken rage in the turret at Wyndemere. Lucky has no pity for Rebecca. Dominic takes a drunken Rebecca back to his place where she passes out before anything can happen. On Tuesday, August 18, Nikolas responds to Elizabeth’s challenge with a passionate kiss. Lucky just misses seeing the clinch. Elizabeth remains uneasy when she and Lucky return home. Rebecca faces off with Alexis and Nikolas. Monica reassures Rebecca of her place in the Quartermaine fold. Nikolas and Elizabeth agree that Lucky must never find out about their kiss. Keeping their attraction under wraps may prove to be the more difficult task for the pair when they end up in close proximity once again on Friday, August 21.

    A Closer Look: Tight-Rope
    Dominic explains why he took the fall for Johnny to Sonny. Sonny and Olivia’s mutual attraction doesn’t go unnoticed by an unsettled Dominic. In front of Dominic, on Tuesday, August 18, Olivia once again sets Sonny straight about their romantic future. Kate and Olivia’s latest clash leads to Jax getting an interesting earful on Thursday, August 20. Jax confronts Olivia with the knowledge that Sonny is the father of her son. Dominic continues to gain Johnny’s trust. Carly sees Olivia with Ronnie, Dominic’s undercover partner. Dominic loses his cool and decks Johnny after he makes a remark about sleeping with Olivia. Olivia convinces Jax to keep her secret on Friday, August 21.

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