OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 27 Edition

Friday, July 24, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It ain’t easy bein’ in love.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Téa gives Todd back the key to La Boulaie, and makes it clear that she wants no part of his mind games with Blair. In an attempt to prove to her that he has changed, Todd asks Téa to be his date for Viki and Charlie’s wedding on Wednesday, July 29. Marty remains concerned for her son’s safety as she helps Cole move into the apartment John rented for their under cover work. Cole sets up a meeting with Asher. Marty is ready to continue her relationship with John. Cole is able to convince Asher that he is interested in dealing drugs on Thursday, July 30. Téa’s impressed by Todd’s gentleman-like actions. And miserable and alone, Dorian and Blair try to forgot their pain by getting drunk on Friday, July 31.

The Inside Story: And Baby Makes Three
Stacy relishes in tormenting her sister, while Bo advises Rex to tell Gigi the truth before it is too late. Discovering that Stacy is alone with Gigi, Rex rushes back to his loft, just in time to hear Stacy’s big announcement on Monday, July 27. Thinking her sister has finally snapped, Gigi refuses to believe that Stacy is indeed pregnant until Rex confesses that he slept with her. Heartbroken, Gigi storms off, bumping into Schuyler along the way. Meanwhile, Stacy continues to clutch her daydream that she and Rex can still be together on Tuesday, July 28. Rex finds himself unable to get over the fact that Gigi felt she had to lie to him all those months, and unleashes his rage upon her. However, Gigi becomes rather submissive and takes full responsibility for everything that has happened. On Wednesday, July 29, Rex and Gigi promise to never let anything come between them again. After taking a blood test to confirm to Rex, Gigi, and Schuyler that she is with child, Stacy demands that Rex take care of what is his.

A Closer Look: Wedding Bell Blues
Rex quizzes Bo on his feelings for Nora. With the family gathered at the Buchanan Lodge for Viki/Charlie and Bo/Nora’s impending nuptials, Renee asks Madame Delphina to contact Asa’s spirit on Monday, July 27. As she attempts to do so however, Delphina receives some rather disturbing vibes. Following a chain of strange events, the clan wonders if the celebration is cursed. As Jessica remembers Nash, and realizes how lucky she is to have found Brody, someone is lurking in the shadows outside the lodge. Nora becomes overwhelmed while discussing Matthew with Bo, and they are soon drawn into a kiss, which Matthew observes. Jessica, spooked, thinks she see Nash walking the grounds on Tuesday, July 28. Viki and Clint experience a tender moment when they discover an unopened gift Asa meant to give them the first time they were wed. By Wednesday, July 29, Matthew threatens to inform Clint of his parent’s impulsive kiss if they do not agree to his surgery. Calling him on his bluff, Bo challenges him to make good on his threat. Rachel is floored when her mother confides in her that she kissed Bo, and asks Nora if she is still in love with him on Thursday, July 30. Bo is hot under the collar as Clint prepares for the wedding, and decides to get an outsider’s opinion. Jessica panics when Bree claims her new toy was given to her by her ‘Daddy.’ Going into protective mode, Brody soothes Jessica, and assures her that there must be a logical explanation for what has happened. However, Jessica soon spots the mysterious man again on Thursday, July 30. Nora admits to Rachel that she has mixed feelings about Bo, and can’t cancel her wedding to Clint when Bo has yet to make his feelings clear. At the same time, Bo visits Lindsay in Stateville, seeking advice on what he should do on Friday, July 31. Upon leaving, Bo remains confused, however, Lindsay hopes he finds the happiness she feels he deserves. Brody becomes alarmed when Jessica is adamant that she saw Nash yet again.

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OLTL Teasers: Week of July 27 Edition

Friday, July 24, 2009 1:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of July 27, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

  • Monday: “Ghost of a Chance” — Renee seeks Madame Delphina’s assistance in contacting Asa’s spirit.  Someone is walking the grounds outside the Buchanan Lodge.
  • Tuesday: “Baby Daddy” – Stacy announces to Rex and Gigi that she is pregnant.  Rex makes a confession to Gigi. 
  • Wednesday: “In the Family Way” – Matthew gets leverage over his parents, and attempts to blackmail them.  Rex unleashes his rage on Gigi, who claims responsibility for what has happened.   
  • Thursday: “Elephant in the Room” — Bo pays Lindsay a visit in Statesville, seeking her advice.  Rachel can’t believe what Nora is telling her. 
  • Friday: “Wedding Bo Blues”– Todd flaunts to Blair the fact that Téa is his date to his sister’s wedding.  Lindsay hopes Bo finds true happiness. 

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



Thursday, July 23, 2009 10:37 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With “One Life to Live’s” much anticipated gay storyline about to take flight, the soap casts the parents of one of the characters involved, but with a suprising twist.

Soap Opera Digest broke the news earlier this evening that “OLTL” has cast the recurring roles of Barbara and George, the mother and father of Officer Oliver Fish (Scott Evans), who shares a past relationship with Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell).

While George Fish will be potrayed by actor J. Tucker Smith (“Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Cupid”), “One Life to Live” decided to look a little closer to home when casting Fish’s mother Barbara. Despite releasing an audition script more than a month ago for the role, and auditioning several actresses, “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini ultimately chose to give the role to Scott Evans’ own mother, Lisa Evans.

The younger Evans reveals to SOD that, “She came to the set a couple of weeks ago, and I wanted to show her around and she met Frank. My mother is very personable and I’d mentioned to Frank that she was a dancer growing up and we’ve done plays together. When I was a little kid I’d say, ‘Mom, come do this play with me,’ and she’d say, ‘Ok.’ It was easier for her, instead of just driving me to rehearsal, she could be in the show.”

“She runs a children’s theater, and Frank was like, ‘Would she want to do it?’ She didn’t audition or anything. He put his trust in me, I guess. It’s incredible! I get to work with my mother. We have some really fun scenes coming up where it’s just us two talking and it’s really just us two talking. When I say, ‘Mom’ it’s definitely not acting, it’s absolutely real,” Evans goes on to say.

Perhaps now “OLTL” will hire Scott Evans actor brother Chris Evans as Oliver Fish’s brother to make it a true family affair. 

Look for Lisa Evans and J. Tucker Smith to first air as Barbara and George Fish on Wednesday, September 16th.

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


Discussion: ‘One Life’ Casts Mama and Papa ‘Fish’



Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 23, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Annie is shocked when she answers a call presumably from Erica and finds Emma on the other end of the line. With Jesse standing in front of her, Annie abruptly ends the call. Ryan takes the phone when Annie calls back and tries to convince her that they can’t put Emma through the trauma of testifying at a murder trial. After not being able to get a hold of Ryan, Erica calls Zach to let him know Liza’s there questioning Emma. Zach pulls Liza away from Emma but realizes Liza’s right when she says someone other than Ryan needs to talk to her. Zach gently starts to question Emma, who seems about to reveal something important just as Ryan barges in on them.

Adam accuses Annie of having shot Stuart after having another memory from the attic.

Randi panics when she receives a bookend identical to the one she clobbered North with in the mail. Jesse tells Randi that Madison is just playing mind games with her and promises to put an end to it. Jesse rushes Randi to the hospital after she doubles over in pain. Frankie shows Brot the disturbing text message he received questioning the paternity of Randi’s baby.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Zach and Liza push Ryan too far.
  • Kendall makes a confession.
  • Jesse confronts Madison for harassing Randi.

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



Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 23, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Johnny becomes upset when Claudia decides to risk brain surgery rather than take the chance of losing her baby. Because of his hand injury, Patrick asks Matt to perform Claudia’s surgery. Johnny threatens to kill Matt if anything happens to Claudia during her surgery.

Michael becomes more and more certain that he caused Claudia’s accident but Kristina tries to make him see that someone else could be responsible. Morgan tells Jason that Michael is headed to the police station to confess to the accident. Jason arrives at the station just as Michael’s in the middle of confessing.

Andrea makes things worse for Alexis by accusing her of causing Claudia’s accident because she was emotionally overwrought after their previous confrontation. Kristina overhears Diane asking Alexis if there’s any possible way she could have caused the accident.

Carly is rushed to the hospital after collapsing. Kelly has alarming news for Jax and Carly.

Olivia denies Dominic’s accusation that she’s involved with Sonny. Olivia sees Dominic and Sonny together at the hospital.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason is determined to help Michael.
  • Sam realizes Kristina could be guilty of causing the car accident.
  • Claudia’s dreams are shattered.

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



OLTL Recap: Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 23, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“How to Handle a Woman”

Starr and Cole wake up blissfully happy in each other’s arms. Listening via the baby monitor, Starr and Cole are speechless to hear Dorian berating Todd for having slept with Blair. Todd insists to Dorian that he wants Téa, not Blair. Dorian offers to give Todd some advice about how he might be able to win Téa back. Meanwhile, Blair goes to see Téa ostensibly to apologize but is really there to gloat about bedding Todd. Téa and Blair get into a major brawl with Blair playing dirty as she delivers the final blow before walking out.

Bo and Nora are confident that Matthew doesn’t stand a chance with his lawsuit but he takes the wind out of their sails when he informs them Téa will be acting as his lawyer. Nora beseeches Téa to drop Matthew’s case but she refuses to do so unless that’s what Matthew wants.

Shaun jumps to the wrong conclusion when he finds Rachel in Greg’s hotel room.

Viki shares some no-nonsense advice with Clint after he confides that he might have torpedoed his wedding to Nora.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Rex is ready to press charges against Stacy.
  • Rex makes a confession to Bo about his tryst with Stacy.
  • Blair seethes with anger.

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



Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 27, 2009.

ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Annie vows to become the next Mrs. Adam Chandler. Zach promises to prove Kendall’s innocence. Ryan is concerned about Emma.
  • Tuesday: Adam thinks Annie tried to kill him. Zach tells Kendall her nightmare is over. David gets closer to Liza.
  • Wednesday: Annie accuses Zach of setting her up. Adam is troubled by Emma’s comment about Annie. Jake warns Amanda not to do anything to make David suspicious.
  • Thursday: Zach is certain of Kendall’s innocence. Annie finds an unlikely ally in Jack. Erica insists to Ryan they’re doing the right thing.
  • Friday: Zach wonders what Aidan’s up to. Jesse has bad news for Kendall, Zach and Ryan. Tad and Taylor take another step closer.

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



Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 27, 2009.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Sonny angrily confronts Michael. Claudia struggles with her grief. Sam drops a bomb on Alexis.
  • Tuesday: Carly accuses Alexis of framing Michael. Sam becomes more convinced of Kristina’s guilt. Michael breaks down when confronted by Sonny.
  • Wednesday: Sam and Jason team up to find Michael and Kristina. Maxie panics when she sees Spinelli with Mac. Ethan tries to mend fances with Rebecca.
  • Thursday: Claudia hatches a plan for revenge. Alexis makes a surpring confession. Kristina refuses to leave Michael.
  • Friday: Alexis will do anything to protect Kristina. Carly notices the spark between Sonny and Olivia. Lucky and Ethan become unlikely allies.

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



OLTL Alerts: Week of July 27 Edition

Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 27, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Stacy drops the news of her little bundle of joy on an unsuspecting Rex and Gigi.  The rehearsal dinner at the Buchanan Lodge for Viki/Charlie and Bo/Nora’s double wedding appears doomed from the start.  Rex urges Bo to be honest with Nora about how he feels.    
  • Tuesday: Gigi reels from Stacy’s announcement.  Jessica thinks her mind is playing tricks on her.  Bo and Nora decide to give in to their feelings and share a kiss.  
  • Wednesday: Proving what a moronic jerk he really is, Rex unleashes his anger on Gigi.  Matthew makes a bold move, deciding to blackmail his parents into getting what he wants. Téa refuses to be a pawn in Todd’s mind games with Blair. 
  • Thursday: Bo and Nora are in the clear.  Jessica catches yet another glimpse at the mysterious man. Cole goes undercover to infiltrate Llanview’s drug ring.
  • Friday: Nora has a tough choice to make.  Blair and Dorian learn misery loves company as they drown their sorrows in booze.  Brody is concerned for Jessica’s well-being. 

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



‘More Life to Live’: Fashion Report

Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:56 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” takes advantage of the popularity of their bi-monthly “More Life to Live” bonus scenes video clips, to take viewers behind the scenes of the popular ABC soap during the online segment’s off weeks. This week, Hillary B. Smith (Nora Hanen) chats with “OLTL’s” Daytime Emmy winning (and presently nominated) design team to see what’s hot in terms of summer fashions.

For nearly a month, the official “One Life to Live” page at abc.com has given fans the opportunity to view selected deleted scenes that wound up on the cutting room via the “More Life to Live” video feature every other week.

Due to the positive response of the bonus scenes, it appears that the brass at “OLTL” have decided to make “More Life to Live” a weekly online segment, with special behind-the-scenes interviews and sneak peaks airing in between the never-before-seen clips.

This week, “More Life to Live” presents a ‘style report,’ in which Hillary B. Smith discusses summer fashions with the “OLTL” design crew. First up in this endlessly mind-numbing video, Smith and Costume Designer Susan Gammie discusses what’s hot and what’s not with regards to scarves. Next, the actress speaks to Assistant Costume Designer David Brooks, who tells her that color to key to men’s fashion trends this summer, with regards to everything from shoes, to belts to sunglasses. Lastly, Associate Costume Designer Sally Lesser takes a look at what’s cool in women’s shoes, revealing that the higher the heel, the more fashionable it appears.

To view the “More Life to Live, Style Report” video clip, click here.

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


Discussion: ‘More Life to Live’: Fashion Report