Monday, July 20, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Annie leaves Emma’s room before Ryan or Erica discovers her. Emma lies to Ryan, claiming Annie didn’t come to her room. Scott doesn’t rat Annie out when he catches her sneaking back into the mansion. Adam is impressed by Annie’s shrewdness when she tries to cut a deal with Willis. JR wants nothing more than to get Annie away from Adam.

Despite Zach, Ryan and Erica’s protests, Kendall feels as though she has no choice but to agree to a plea bargain and go to prison for a few years as opposed to risking facing life behind bars or even the death penalty. Zach takes Kendall in his arms to comfort her.

David joins Liza at her table at ConFusion but makes a quick exit after her comment about children hits him hard.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Zach and Kendall reaffirm their love for one another.
  • Annie remembers more about the night of the murder.
  • Jake and Amanda form a new plan.

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



OLTL Recap: Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, July 20, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Fur Flies”

Stacy threatens to destroy the bag of blood unless Rex sleeps with her once more. Rex tells Stacy he’d do anything to save his son but he would hate every second of it. A crushed Stacy gives Rex the blood. Rex and Gigi celebrate having Stacy out of their lives. Stacy privately vows that she may be down, but not out.

After signing the divorce papers, John and Blair share a bittersweet goodbye. Destiny thinks Téa could be the answer to Matthew’s prayers. Bo and Nora are on the receiving end of a very unpleasant surprise, thanks to Téa.

Greg jumps into action and saves the life of one of Rachel’s counselees when he realizes the seriousness of the boy’s head injury.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Roxy makes an emotional confession to Rex.
  • Layla confronts Fish.
  • A crazed Stacy becomes Gigi’s worst nightmare.

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



Monday, July 20, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Flanked by Max and Milo, Sonny goes into full gangster mode when he confronts the president of the country club for insulting Michael.

Sonny makes another play for Olivia.

Claudia gets the results of the paternity test and starts out for home in her car to share the news with Sonny.

Kristina is crushed when Kiefer blows her off to hang out with a senior girl.

Carly searches the side of the road for Morgan’s missing medallion.

Michael becomes enraged when another car speeds past him.

After returning home from having a few glasses of wine at Olivia’s, Alexis heads back out with purpose.

Michael, Carly, Claudia and Kristina are poised for a potential tragedy.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Claudia and her unborn baby are in jeopardy.
  • Sam becomes suspicious of Kristina.
  • Maxie can’t give Spinelli an answer to his proposal.

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



OLTL Teasers: Week of July 20 Edition

Monday, July 20, 2009 12:11 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of July 20, 2009.

NOTE: For some reason the epsiode names for this week still have yet to be posted anywhere.  For that reason, I have decided to go ahead and post just the episode numbers for this week’s teasers, with hopes that the episode names will be posted at ABC.com at some point the week. 

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

  • Monday: “Episode 10,479″ — Stacy makes an attempt to blackmail Stacy.  Rex and Gigi celebrate being free of her sister.
  • Tuesday: “Episode 10,480″ – Stacy isn’t down and out yet, forcing Gigi to watch her back.  Rex can’t beleive what he’s hearing from Roxy.
  • Wednesday: “Episode 10,481″ — Layla places Fish on the spot by asking him if he is gay.  Kyle is dismissive to Cristian’s questioning.
  • Thursday: “Episode 10,482″ — Blair and Téa have a smackdown over Todd.  Dorian has some advice for Todd. 
  • Friday: “Episode 10,483″– Rex is ready to press charges against Stacy.  Blair’s anger levels go through the roof.  

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



GL PreVUE: Week of July 20 Edition

Monday, July 20, 2009 12:49 AM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –Pointing fingers…

THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

James become fed up when Philip and Alan can’t seem to get along, and leave them stranded in the woods, Monday, July 20. On the same day, Cyrus clues Buzz in on something regarding Coop. Everyone comes together to say their good-byes to Jeffrey, Friday, July 24.

The Inside Story: Under Suspicion

Mallet, still fixated on who murdered Edmund, soon finds himself suspecting Marina, due to her strange behavior. Talking to Dinah, he admits that he’s still trying to wrap his head around the thought of his wife murdering someone. Meanwhile Ashlee is helping Dinah put together a program of Jeffrey’s life, while Reva and Marina both bond over watching their children play together. Dinah, seeing that Mallet can’t let go of his suspicions, tells him he has to move on, but he’s unable to do that, especially when Marina throws away a toy Jeffrey got Henry. He questions why she would do that and she tells him that she can’t hold on to reminders of people that aren’t there. Pressing her for a ‘confession’ Mallet tells her she can open up to him about anything. When she doesn’t respond, he blurts out the he knows she killed the man she thought was Edmund. Stunned, Marina tells her husband that she can’t believe he would think she’d be capable of killing someone. Unconvinced, Mallet insist she tell her the truth, which causes her to storm off and into Danny.. When Dinah comes to visit and tell Mallet the news of Shayne’s proposal, Mallet admits that she confronted Marina about killing the ‘John Doe’. Later that day, Remy tries to give Mallet the damaged stroller, which he accepts. From a distance, Remy sees Mallet destroying the stroller in anger and he begins to realize that Marina could have killed to protect her son. Meanwhile, Billy approaches and upset Marina, letting her know that altough Reva may have lost Jeffrey, Marina still has a husband to be there for her. Marina goes to Mallet begging for them to work things out, insisting she didn’t kill anyone.

A Closer Look: Drowning Her Sorrows
Depressed about Natalia leaving, Olivia continues to drink to the point where she forgets to pick Emma up. Christina picking up on Olivia’s ‘condition’ decides to help out by getting the young girl. When Olivia spots someone that looks like Natalia, she goes running after her but quickly apologizes when she sees her up close. While with Christina, Emma tells her that Olivia’s sad that her friends are gone. Meanwhile Blake visits Olivia and finds her in sitting on the bathroom floor. Olivia begins to grill Blake for information about Natalia but Blake refuses to help her. Olivia soon talks to Remy and informs him she wants to dig into Natalia’s past work history. After Remy questions why she wants to dig into Natalia’s past, she tells him that Natalia is missing; to which he agrees to help. Meanwhile, Olivia tells Christina to drop Emma off because they are leaving for Chicago. Emma, however doesn’t want to go so Olivia has someone watch her. While in Chicago, Olivia confronts one of Natalia’s old bosses demanding to know where she is. When they refuse, Olivia handcuffs herself to the bar and is later arrested. Calling Josh for help, he comes to bail her out.

What To Watch

  • Ava comes home
  • Rafe confesses the truth about his mom
  • Someone admits what they’ve done

Guiding Light News and Headlines

  • Michelle Ray Smith returns to the show as “Ava” Friday, July 24
  • Fiona Hutchinson reprises her role as the ghostly “Jenna”on Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, August 13
  • Tom Pelphrey returns to the show as ‘Jonathan Randall” on Wednesday, August 5
  • Frank Dicopoulous (“Frank Cooper”) will be the honorary chairperson for FAAN Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward a Cure in Long Beach, NJ on Saturday, September 12. Please visit FAAN for more detailed information.
  • Murray Bartlett (“Cyrus”) and other daytime stars will set sail on Soap Cruise, the Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 until Monday, February 1, 2010. Please visit Soap Cruise or call 1-888-381-4654 for more detailed information.
  • Robert Newman (“Josh Lewis”) will appear in a production of the musical Sessions beginning on Friday, May 29, 2009 at the Algonquin Theater, located at 123 East 24th Street. Newman will be starring as “Dr. Peterson” Wednesday-Saturday at 8PM. For more information and tickets, please contact Glenna Freedman at Sessions or call 1-212-764-7900 for more detailed information.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “GL” during the week of July 13, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 27, 2009

  • Alan learns the truth about Philip
  • Frank’s evesdropping gives him key information
  • Dinah and Shayne say ‘I do’

“Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.



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Discussion: GL PreVUE: Week of July 20 Edition


Monday, July 20, 2009 12:26 AM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –A new man….

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Brad learns that Katie knew about Henry, Monday, July 20. Hunter refuses to grow closer to Emily, as he continues to grieve for his mother Wednesday, July 22. On Friday, July 24 Lucinda gets under Emily’s skin in a bad way.

The Inside Story: A Clean Slate

Wanting to get in good with Meg, Damian sets a plan in motion to help Paul by locating a sugeoon from New York to work with Paul. Back at home, Barbara is doing her best to get Paul to remember who he is by showing photos of his family. Unfortunately for both of them, he can’t remember anything or even feel any connection. When Meg arrives, Barbara prays that she can get through to Paul, but he doesn’t even respond to her. As the two are talking, he begins to ask Meg about their relationship together. She points out to him that they haven’t had the best relationship due to his constant schemes. Meg becomes upset and confused when Paul tells her that she and Eliza are much better off with him out of their lives. Meanwhile Dusty’s trial approaches and he wants to plead guilty. Bonnie, who has been fired by him refuses to give up. She soon heads to meet Meg to get her to speak on Dusty’s behalf but she is unsurre that will help him. Emily, however, who has found herself running into Paul and is stunned when he doesn’t remember who she is. As they are talking, she tells him what happened to get him to the loss of his memory, even explaining how Dusty is set to be tried for the bomb that landed him in the hospital. As the trial is underway, Paul winds up showing up, telling the judge that he was the cause of everything; the judge then lets Dusty know that he’ll make his decision on sentence in a couple of days. After the trial, Meg finds herself intrigued by Paul’s actions but Damian, wanting Meg for himself isn’t so sure he’s on the up and up.

A Closer Look: A New Path in Life

Luke watches on as Noah and Mason are working together but leaves when he remembers that he has to meet his partner. Alone, Noah admits to Luke that he’s very stressed out about his project and Luke thinks the two of them just need to get out for a bit. Heading to Metro, the two see Mason and his boyfriend, George arguing with one another. When George leaves in a huff, Mason soon confides in them and tells how the two of them met. After hearing how their troubles began, Luke and Noah both vow never to let their relationship get to that point. Meanwhile, Lucinda pulls some strings and talks to Dean Severn, inviting him over to discuss re-admitting Luke back into college. When Luke finds out he heads over to discuss it with Damian, explaining he’d rather work for him than go back to college. He soon finds himself telling Holden and Lily, who are not pleased with the news but support him anyway.

What To Watch

  • Sage finds someone to bond with in her time of need
  • Casey and Alison find their ways back to one another
  • Vienna gives up on Henry

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Matt Edwards appears as “Ed Lazarus” who has business to do with Craig and Rosanna on Thursday, July, 23.
  • Vanessa Ray appears as “Teri Cicocone” Janet’s little sister, who happens to find a bond with Sage on Thursday, July 23
  • Lynn Herring will join the show as ‘Henry Coleman’s’ mom, Audrey. Herring’s first airdate is Friday, July 24
  • John Hillner appears as “Dean Severn”, who is summoned by Lucinda to help Luke, Thursday, July 23.
  • Van Hansis (“Luke Snyder”) and Jake Silbermann (“Noah Mayer”) will attend their first European fan event in France beginning October 17 at Auditorium Jean-de-La-Fontaine 25, Avenue du General Sarrail. For more information please visit MGC Events for more detailed information.
  • Austin Peck and Julie Pinson will join other daytime stars as they set sail on Soap Cruise, The Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 throughMonday, February 1, 2010. Please visit Soap Cruise or call 1-888-381-4654 for more detailed information.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of July 13, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 27, 2009

  • Sage runs away to get to Carly
  • Damian makes his move on Meg
  • Tom thinks Margo is having an affair

“As the World Turns” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.



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Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of July 20 Edition



Monday, July 20, 2009 12:08 AM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Much needed support…

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Billy stuns Phillip when he admits he understands why he did what he did, Monday, July 20. That same day, Chloe and Jill decide to throw a party for Billy’s birthday, but he’s a no-show. Phillip and Nina discuss how ‘Chance’ will take the news of his being gay. Daniel sets his sights on getting even, Wednesday, July 22. Billy and Mac get all heated, Friday, July 24.

The Inside Story: Heartbreak and Devastation
After learning the news that she could have cancer, Lily longs for Cane to be by her side. Shortly before the test results are given to Olivia, Colleen pays a visit to her best friend and Lily opens up to her about what has happened. She admits that she truly misses Cane and just needs him to be there for her. As the two girls are talking, Olivia is outside with the test results. Neil and Devon know instantly that it is not good news The three enter her room and Olivia gives Lily the news; telling her that they do have a course of action to treat her cancer. She points out however, that even with the treatment, and survival of the disease, she most likely will have to lose her reporductive organs. In the meantime, Colleen finds Billy and Mac and tells them about Lily’s health. She instantly asks Billy to go find Cane for Lily’s sake, but Billy point blank refuses to do so. Knowing that Lily needs him with her, Mac offers to go in search of him and soon locates him at the bus station set to leave Genoa City. Mac stops him by letting him know he needs to forget about leaving town and get to Lily because she needs him. Cane doesn’t believe that and tells Mac that there is nothing for him in Genoa City after all that has happened. Frustrated at his refusal to come with her Mac blurts out that Lily has been diagnosed with cancer and is at the hospital. Cane, floored by the news listens to Mac’s advice to stay in town, even offering him the trailer she and Billy have been shacking up in. She soon tells him that he needs to get to the hospital to see Lily, but he tells her that it might not be in her, or her family’s best interest to show his face, but requests her to do something for him. At the hospital, Neil decides his place is with his daughter and he decides to step down as CEO of Chancellor Industries. Later that evening, Mac comes to see Lily with a laptop and DVDs of Lily’s greatest movies, not letting on that Cane was behind the whole thing. Mac heads back to the trailer to give Cane the news about Lily’s surgery and heads out; missing Billy by a few minutes. When Billy arrives and finds Cane stepping out of the shower, he’s livid and full of his own conclusions to why he’s there. Before Cane can explain, he throws him out. In the meantime, Olivia and Neil are tryinig to convince a stubborn Lily to go forward with the surgery that is lined up but she wants to harvest her eggs. Olivia and Neil’s stepping out of the room gives Lily enough time to split the hospital in search for Cane. She find herself at Jimmy’s where Mac and Billy are in a heated arguement about Cane. When she hears Billy slamming Cane telling Mac that Lily is better off without him, Lily pleads with him that she really needs him and Billy relents to go find Cane.

A Closer Look: Double-Crossed
Wanting to remain in the Newman house, Adam decides to step up his game to make sure he stays put. Realizing that Mary Jane could blow him out of the water for gas lighting Ashley. Adam, upon learning that Victor has his mind made up to ship him off to a halfway house, heads to warn Mary Jane that Victor is calling the police to have her arrested. A scared Mary Jane flees and while she’s on the run, Adam has his ankle monitor set off, alerting the police. One Detective Wallace shows up at the Newman ranch, Adam quickly lies, telling him that he was chasing after a woman that resembled Mary Jane. Ashley thanks Adam for trying to ‘stop’ Mary Jane and when Det. Wallace finds Mary Jane’s belongings, Victor detaches himself from any connection to the woman. Swallowing his pride, Victor tells Adam that he can stay put, which pleases Adam.

What To Watch

  • Jill updates her will to include Billy, Cane and Phillip
  • Amber gives Daniel a warning about Deacon but he blows her off
  • Nick stands by Phyllis

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • JMelody Thomas Scott (“Nikki Newman”) will be staying with the show after some serious negotiations. Thomas, who’s played in the role since 1979, will take a short scripted leave some time in August
  • Chris Engen (ex “Adam Wilson”) is featured in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest for Performer of the Week. The article focuses on his last episodes on the show.
  • Actress Vail Bloom, who plays legal eagle ‘Heather Stevens’ will make an appearance on the hit HBO series ‘Entorage’ Sunday, July 26.
  • Congratulations are in order for onscreen and offscreen married couple Thad Luckinbill, ‘JT Helstrom’ and Amelia Heinle, ‘Victoria Newman Helstrom’ who are expecting another addition into their family. Word is that the couple will be welcoming a baby girl this time around.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on "Y&R" during the week of July 13, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 27, 2009

  • Daniel is furious regarding Amber’s betrayal
  • ANick gives Phyllis a surprise
  • Victoria has a choice to make

"The Young and the Restless" airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings .


Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of July 20 Edition



Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:05 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Unlike that of her co-star Robin Strasser, Erika Slezak’s future with “One Life to Live” appears secure, at least for now.

With reports in recent weeks of Robin Strasser’s (Dorian Lord) take-it-or-leave-it contract negotiations with “One Life” and ABC, many fans of the long-running daytime drama have feared that the show’s grand dame Erika Slezak (Viki Davidson) might suffer a similar fate.

Fortunately however, Slezak assures fans in her June 29th online newsletter that she and the soap will soon be hammering out a new contract. “Nobody has said to me that I am leaving the show. My contract is up for renegotiation, and they have indicated a willingness to renegotiate, so in other words, they want me to stay. So we‘ll see what happens. But I believe I am going to stay unless they want otherwise — but I don‘t know — all I know is that we are going to negotiate,” the actress contends.

Slezak is “One Life to Live’s” longest running castmember, having joined the soap on March 17th, 1971, becoming the third actress to take on the role Victoria Lord. In her 38 years in Llanview, she has been the recipient of six Daytime Emmy Awards for Lead Actress (a record she shares with fellow soap stars Anthony Geary and Justine Deas), as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Couple (which she shares with former co-star Mark Derwin).

In addition to re-assuring her fans that she has no desire of leaving “OLTL” anytime soon (even going as saying “no it is not,” when asked if the word retirement was in her vocabulary at this time), Slezak reveals that her character Viki has a big storyline coming up next month. “Yes — absolutely. We have started shooting it and let‘s see, what we are doing now will appear in August I think. So yes, there is a story. A good story.”

As for Viki’s rivalry with arch-nemesis Dorian Lord, Slezak quips that “there is a good storyline with Dorian. You will see in upcoming stories — that relationship is very much alive. And it gets more so. I think we are going to have fun with this next story that is coming up.” With regards to Viki’s fiance Charlie, she contends that “yes, he is going to be involved [in the storyline as well].”

The “One Life” vet dishes that she will begin her annual month long vacation around July 27th, and will be away from the set for four weeks, one of which (the first week of August), the show will go dark as cast and crew are currently ahead of their production schedule. And with pre-tapes and post-tapes figured in, many viewers may not even notice Viki is gone during that time.

To read more of the newsletter, including what Slezak has to say about Viki/Charlie and Bo/Nora’s double wedding, the overwhelming number of e-mails and letters the soap receives on her behalf, “One Life to Live’s” out-of-sequence taping, and her recent lunch with ABC Daytime President Brian Frons in which they discussed the Viki’s future, click here.

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


Discussion: Erika Slezak’s ‘Life’ Will Go On in Llanview



Friday, July 17, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

After removing her ankle monitor, Annie heads out to check on Emma. Emma surprises Annie when she says she told Ryan she saw Kendall shoot Stuart. Ryan approaches Emma’s room while Annie’s still inside. Emma admits to Liza and Ryan that North once tried to question her but she didn’t tell him anything. Erica promises Zach she’ll convince Ryan to take Emma out of town before she can tell anyone else about her claim against Kendall.

Zach is adamantly opposed to the idea of Kendall accepting a plea bargain and turning herself in.

Amanda shares an emotional reunion with her baby boy, Trevor. Jake explains to Amanda why they can’t take Trevor back to Pine Valley just yet but she’s reluctant to be separated from her son again.

On the Next All My Children …

  • Annie forms a new plan.
  • Kendall finds comfort in Zach’s arms.
  • David tells Marissa his marriage is over.

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



OLTL Recap: Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“In Cold Blood”

Rex doesn’t want to hear anything Stacy has to say, quickly grabbing the bag of blood out of her hands. Stacy is crushed when Rex accuses of being delusional if she truly thinks he could ever love her but she refuses to accept the reality of the situation. Stacy snatches the bag of blood back from Rex.

Marty confronts Todd, telling him he’s ruined her for all other men as she’s too afraid to love someone. Téa goes to the firing range to try and take out some of her frustrations by shooting at a target of Todd. John joins Téa but neither one is left feeling much better. Dorian is disgusted to discover Blair slept with Todd. Dorian surmises that even if Blair doesn’t want Todd, she sure as heck doesn’t want any other woman to have him either.

After a talk with Rachel, Greg tells Destiny and Shaun he’s decided to stick around a while longer. Destiny gets an idea on how to help Matt.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Rex and Gigi are free of Stacy.
  • John and Blair say good-bye.
  • Bo and Nora’s intimate moment is interrupted by Matthew’s news.

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