Friday, July 10, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — Risky business.


Erica and Ryan are on each other’s mind on Monday, July 13. Brot and Taylor have a very awkward encounter. Tad and Taylor try to look ahead to the future on Tuesday, July 14. Zach clues Jesse in to the fact that he knows what he did last Monday. Madison reiterates her story to Jesse. The chief breathes easier when Madison claims that she destroyed the incriminating surveillance tapes from the hotel. Angie suspects Jesse is hiding something. A venomous Madison introduces herself to Randi. After menacing Randi on Wednesday, July 15, Madison sends Frankie an interesting text message. Madison responds to Jesse’s warning with a very direct threat.

The Inside Story: The Game-changers
Marissa offers to help David prove or disprove his theory that Liza is raising his son on Monday, July 13. David successfully gets a DNA sample from baby Stuart. Amanda and David end up talking while David awaits the results; both admit to feeling a strong connection to Liza’s baby. In a symmetric moment of truth, on Tuesday, July 14, Amanda asks Jake if he gave her son to Liza while David gets the results of the DNA test from Liza’s baby. Jake swears to Amanda that he did not give her son to Liza on Wednesday, July 15. Marissa works to convince a stunned David that he is being irrational and points out the negative DNA results as proof. David relents and vows to finally move on. Liza is shocked when David tells her about the results of his shenanigans and assumes Jake worked a miracle. Jake explains to Amanda that he had to make a blackmailing Liza believe she was getting Amanda’s baby. Amanda and Jake arrive at the country cottage where her son is hidden. On Friday, July 17, Amanda shares an emotional reunion with her son, Trevor. Jake explains why things have to remain in tact. Amanda is hard-pressed to be separated from her son any longer.

A Closer Look: The Laws of Love
Annie seduces Adam on Monday, July 13. Kendall questions the logic in Liza heading her defense. Zach and Kendall’s heated argument ends in a kiss. Kendall tells Zach that she loves him after he dismisses their embrace as habitual. Zach won’t allow himself to tell Kendall the same. Ryan rejects Kendall when she turns to him for comfort. Liza and Zach go over North’s files and discover that the ace up his sleeve was a child. Emma makes a shocking claim after spying Liza and Ryan entertaining Annie’s possible culpability in Stuart’s murder on Wednesday, July 15. Ryan and Zach take sides after Emma claims she saw Kendall shoot Stuart. On Thursday, July 16, Kendall wants the truth when she asks Zach if he’s starting to have doubts about her innocence. Erica, meanwhile, insists to the new A.D.A., Andrew Willis (Lorenzo Pisoni), that Annie killed Stuart. JR clashes with Annie. Annie maintains her innocence to Willis and voices her love for JR’s daddy. Adam declares his love for Annie in response. Erica accuses Liza of having an ulterior motive. Annie sneaks out to check on Emma, who tells her surprised mother what she’s been up to on Friday, July 17. Annie hides as Ryan approaches Emma’s room. Emma reveals to Ryan and Liza that she never told D.A. North about her claim. The evidence continues to mount against Kendall. Erica promises Zach that she’ll convince Ryan to displace Emma before she can tell anyone else her story. Zach won’t entertain the idea of Kendall taking a plea bargain.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — The mating dance.


Sonny agrees to give Dominic another chance on Monday, July 13. Olivia wants Dominic to leave Port Charles. Dominic gives Sonny inside information in an effort to prove his loyalty. Jason remains unsure of what to make of Dominic. On Tuesday, July 14, Sam and Jason end up very close after a mishap on the stairs. Robin remains suspicious of Andrea. Ethan tells Rebecca that he’s going to tell Nikolas everything if she doesn’t quickly collect ten grand for him. Rebecca turns to Edward for help. On Thursday, July 16, Rebecca finds that she’s in no place to challenge Edward’s term that she move in to the mansion in exchange for his loan. Nikolas is upset when he learns about Rebecca’s move. Jax takes Carly to their new house. The tension is thick between Michael and Kristina’s boyfriend, Keifer. Keifer plays innocent after provoking Michael into attacking him on Friday, July 17. Carly turns to Sonny for help with Michael. Keifer’s temper flares when Kristina rebuffs his advances.

The Inside Story: Love Game
Unable to continue to fight Maxie’s pressure to perform…at Karaoke night, a terrified Spinelli takes to the stage. Things aren’t looking good as Spinelli starts to sing without his pitch device. In a Cinderella-like moment, Spinelli finds his voice and sweeps Maxie off her feet after returning to the stage on Tuesday, July 14. Maxie and Spinelli make love. Spinelli shakes Maxie up with an impromptu marriage proposal on Wednesday, July 15. Jason advises Spinelli to slow down. An unexpected promotion from Kate leads Maxie to believe that not accepting Spinelli’s proposal was the right move. Spinelli turns to Max and Diane for advice. Newly determined to get a “Yes” from his true love, Spinelli commandeers the public address system at the Metro Court on Thursday, July 16. The love-sick puppy’s next move consists of sending Maxie a poem of clues in the hope that she will follow it to the romantic destination he set up.

A Closer Look: Turning Back Time
Sonny storms off and heads to Olivia’s place after another confrontation with Claudia. Olivia and Sonny’s argument ends with a surprise. On Tuesday, July 14, Olivia responds to Sonny’s kiss, much to the arrogant mobster’s delight. Olivia doth protest too much as she declares that she will never, ever sleep with Sonny. Claudia’s temper flares when she sees Olivia’s lipstick on Sonny’s collar. The day of Claudia’s amnio arrives. Johnny wonders what Sonny will do to his sister if she’s not carrying his baby. Sonny confronts Johnny on Thursday, July 16, informing him that Olivia wants to be with him now. Olivia adamantly refutes Sonny’s claim. Sonny arrives at the hospital in time for Claudia’s ultrasound, which leads to a warm moment. The cold front returns as Sonny and Claudia await the paternity test results on Friday, July 17.

General Hospital News and Headlines:


  • Maxie remains unsure of how to answer Spinelli’s proposal. (Soaps In Depth)

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OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 13 Edition

Friday, July 10, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — Pick your poison.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE (with updated dates due to the pre-emption on Tuesday, July 7th)

Brody and Jessica are pleased to learn that he has been accepted into the police academy on Tuesday, July 14. Ernesto kicks Markko out on the street when he refuses to stay away from Langston. Kyle’s comments pertaining to Fish trouble Cristian, who returns home just as Fish and Layla are getting closer. Later, Téa urges Cristian to tell Layla what he has learned about Fish, when he confides in her. While helping her get settled at the police station on her first day as John’s assistant, Fish and Layla agree to keep their relationship a secret from their co-workers on Wednesday, July 15. After spotting Layla lip-locking with Fish, Cristian walks away without saying a single word. Starr and Cole accept Jessica’s apology for putting them both through hell.  Jessica is hesitant to hold baby Hope again. Bo and Nora remain in the dog house with Matthew. Clint and Bo have a major blow-up over Matthew, but it’s soon clear that they are really fighting over Nora on Thursday, July 16. Greg announces to a somber Destiny that he’s leaving town. Destiny tries to reach Matthew. By Friday, July 17, following a conversation with Rachel, Greg announces to Destiny and Shaun that he has decided to hang around Llanview for the time being. And Destiny gets an idea on how she may be able to help Matthew.

The Inside Story: What Goes Around, Comes Around
Shane is delighted to have his parents back together. After sharing the truth with the lad about his evil aunt, Gigi and Rex tell Shane that his help is needed to bring Stacy down. Furthermore, Rex decides that Gigi can’t handle the truth, convincing her that he did not sleep with her sister. The news that Rex lied about his tryst with Stacy doesn’t set well with Schuyler. Across town, Roxy’s visit irks Stacy.  Roxy remains oblivious to the fact that the person she tried to kill is, in fact, very much alive on Monday, July 13. Brody learns of the plot to rid Rex and Gigi of Stacy. Rex and Shane go into panic mode to salvage their plan when Stacy returns home unexpectedly. Meanwhile, Gigi picks up a recently returned Michael just as Stacy, thinking something funky maybe going on, insists that she and Rex take Shane to the hospital on Tuesday, July 14. Rex, Gigi, Shane, and Michael manage to pull the wool over Stacy’s eyes on Wednesday, July 15. When Dr. McBain claims Shane is suffering a relapse, Rex urges Stacy to save his son’s life once more with her magic stem cells, thus baiting her to fall into his trap. Stacy grows distraught when Michael informs her that Shane needs her stem cells now. Rex sees Stacy with her guard down when she questions his feelings for her on Thursday, July 16. Just as Shane and Gigi contemplate a life without Stacy in it, the evildoer takes the bait and succumbs to Rex’s lies. When she grabs the spare stem cells she hid in a special cold storage facility, Rex catches her red-handed. By Friday, July 17, Rex is in no mood for small talk as he rips the bag from Stacy’s grasp. Cracking under the pressure when Rex tells her she nuts if she thinks they can be together, Stacy looses touch with reality, and refuses to accept the obvious.

A Closer Look: Old Habits Are Hard to Break
Téa’s arrival puts a damper on Todd and Blair’s family breakfast with the kids. Adding fuel to the fire, Téa plants a juicy kiss on Todd’s lips, in full view of Blair. To level the playing field, Blair decides to hire a muscular swimming instructor to teach Sam how to stay afloat on Tuesday, July 14. During the boy’s swim lesson, Blair flirts with the guy in an attempt to make Todd jealous. Later, after accusing one another of being jealous of the other (duh!), Todd and Blair give in to their pent up sexual lust, which Téa interrupts on Wednesday, July 15. A disbelieving Téa rips Todd up one side and down the other. Trying to patronize her, Todd attempts to downplay the situation. However, Téa refuses to listen to what he has to say. Considering it poetic justice, Blair sits back and enjoys the show, doing little to bail out Todd. As Téa storms off, Todd decides that he is not letting her go that easily. On Friday, July 17, the revelation that Blair hit the sheets with Todd leaves Dorian nauseous. Spouting wise words like a Chinese fortune cookie, Dorian states that, while Blair no longer wants Todd, she also doesn’t want any other woman to have him either. At the same time, Téa packs heat as she vents her frustrations at a picture of the slimeball that is Todd Manning at the firing range. She is soon joined by John, however both are miserable. Marty and John try to pick up where they left off the night of Cole’s arrest, and are drawn into a kiss on Tuesday, July 14. However, they are unable to go further when Marty’s memories of her time with Todd kill the mood. Pulling her into a friendly hug, John assures Marty that he can wait until she is ready to be intimate with him again. Marty confronts Todd, blaming him for sabotaging her relationships with men by making her afraid to open up her heart. Cole tries to ease Starr’s fears about his going undercover to bust up Llanview’s drug ring. Despite her reservations, Rachel agrees to assist Cole.

One Life to Live News and Headlines


  • The rehearsal dinner for the double wedding of Viki/Charlie and Clint/Nora gets underway. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • Téa thinks Todd has gone off the deep end with his latest plot. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • Jessica can’t believe who, or what, she is seeing. (National Enquirer)
  • Starr and Cole enjoy a night of passion before he goes under cover. (ABC Soaps in Depth)
  • Bo and Nora are taken aback by Matthew’s actions. (Canadian Cable Guide)

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    OLTL Recap: Thursday, July 9, 2009

    Thursday, July 9, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 9, 2009.


    “You Can Go Home Again”

    Gigi fears that Rex won’t be able to love her the way he used to. Rex tries to explain his feelings to Gigi, who regrets having had to hurt him with her lies. Rex says in the end, however, they still love each other and always will. Gigi and Rex make love and reconnect. Schuyler calls Rex, asking him why he hasn’t told Gigi he slept with Stacy.

    Starr makes her case about why she and Cole should wait to get married. Although disappointed at first, Cole comes to see the wisdom of Starr’s decision. Starr and Cole announce that they aren’t getting married but are still very much a couple and will raise Hope together. John takes Marty and Cole to the police station to go over the details of Cole’s “community service,” explaining that he and Cole will be going undercover.

    Greg tells Bo, Matthew and Nora that he’s confident he can help Matthew walk again but admits there are risks. Nora is adamantly opposed to the surgery because of the risks involved. Matthew becomes very upset that his parents won’t agree to the surgery.

    Rachel is put off by Greg’s arrogance. Shaun tells Rachel he’d like to get to know her better.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Noelle forces the others to attend Dorian’s dinner party.
    • Cristian has some questions for Kyle about Fish.
    • Stacy drops a bomb on Gigi.

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    Thursday, July 9, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 9, 2009.


    Randi tries to keep her nerves in check in front of Frankie while remembering the events of the night before. Frankie’s happily surprised when Randi tells him she’s pregnant and they later share the news with Angie and Jesse, who pretends to be hearing it for the first time. Randi denies having been in D.C. when Zach questions her. Zach has a strong feeling that North met with foul play. Madison’s bewildered when Zach tells her he went to North’s hotel room and found no sign of him. News of North’s death spreads after his car is found in the bottom of the ravine.

    David asks Krystal for a second chance.

    Liza doesn’t want David anywhere near baby Stuart when he develops a fever. Jake and Amanda are still at the hospital after Amanda’s counseling session when Liza comes rushing in with Stuart. David accuses Jake of being overly obsessed with Liza’s baby. Liza pulls away when Amanda reaches out to touch Stuart.

    Ryan tells Erica that he realizes he needs to stay away from Kendall. Erica admires Ryan’s strength and appreciates the kind of man he’s proven himself to be. Ryan pulls Erica into a more than friendly kiss.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Kendall wonders if Zach is guilty of murder.
    • David’s convinced Jake and Liza are hiding something.
    • Jesse eases Randi’s fears.

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

    Thursday, July 9, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 9, 2009.


    Jason is brought in for questioning with regards to the shooting of the two Zacchara gunmen.

    Diane asks Jason to agree to stay locked up for a while to make Alexis look good in light of her scandal with the Mayor. Diane warns Alexis that the obsessive emails she supposedly sent to the Mayor have been made public.

    Spinelli doesn’t reveal to Maxie that he’s using the pitch correction microphone to enhance his voice, claiming his love for her makes him sing better. Spinelli fears he’ll be exposed as a fraud after accidentally dropping the voice enhancing device into a pitcher of beer.

    Lulu forces Lucky and Ethan together when she convinces them to join her for Karaoke Night at Jake’s.

    Ethan’s not happy to learn Rebecca is moving in with Nikolas. Ethan demands that Rebecca start getting money from Nikolas immediately or he’ll expose her duplicity. Rebecca refuses Nikolas’ offer to supplement her salary.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Johnny thinks Olivia still has a thing for Sonny.
    • Ethan threatens to expose Rebecca.
    • Alexis suffers the consequences of the scandal with the Mayor.

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

    Thursday, July 9, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 13, 2009.


    • Monday: David won’t stop till he learns the truth. Kendall finds Erica and Ryan in an awkward moment. Zach blackmails Liza into taking Kendall’s case.
    • Tuesday: Zach subtly tells Jesse he knows the truth. Amanda asks Jake if he gave her baby to Liza. Kendall questions why Liza would agree to take her case.
    • Wednesday: Marissa gives David an ultimatum. Kendall tells Zach that she loves him. Jesse squares off with a trouble-making Madison.
    • Thursday: Zach and Ryan begin to doubt Kendall’s innocence. Jake tells Amanda the truth about her baby. Erica stirs up trouble for Annie.
    • Friday: The evidence against Kendall continues to mount. Amanda has an emotional reunion with her baby. Annie sneaks out of the mansion.

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    Thursday, July 9, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 13, 2009.


    • Monday: Claudia’s troubles continue to mount. Olivia’s actions belie her words. Ethan is growing increasingly jealous of Nikolas.
    • Tuesday: Dominic suggests that he and Claudia could help each other. Ethan puts the pressure on Rebecca. Claudia confronts Sonny about being with Olivia.
    • Wednesday: Dominic tries to get Jason to trust him. Maxie’s blindsided by Spinelli. Ethan takes his con game in a new direction.
    • Thursday: Sonny and Johnny clash over Olivia. Ethan goes behind Rebecca’s back to confront Nikolas. Maxie has to make a decision.
    • Friday: The warmth between Sonny and Claudia quickly deteriorates. Spinelli plans a romantic rendezvous. Kristina’s boyfriend is nothing but trouble.

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    OLTL Alerts: Week of July 13 Edition

    Thursday, July 9, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 13, 2009.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS (with updated dates due to pre-emption on Tuesday, July 7th)

    • Monday: Rex and Gigi place their plan in motion to beat Stacy at her own game.  Markko chooses love over family.  Cristian seeks answers from a defensive Fish.   
    • Tuesday: Todd and Blair tick each other off.  John anticipates rekindling his romance with Marty.  Cole prepares to go undercover.
    • Wednesday: Like a fly stuck in a spider web, Stacy believes Rex’s lies about Shane.  Todd and Blair learn you can’t teach an old dog new tricks as they revisit familiar territory.  Jessica comes face-to-face with Starr and Cole. 
    • Thursday: Stacy falls victim to Rex’s scheme.  Téa rips Todd a new one after finding him with Blair.  Clint and Bo are hostile toward one another. 
    • Friday: Rex observes just how nutty Stacy can get.  Marty chews out Todd.  Destiny hatches a risky plan that she feels will benefit Matthew.   

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    OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 8, 2009

    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:10 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 8, 2009.


    “Can This Marriage Be Saved?”

    John interrupts Starr and Cole’s wedding just mere seconds before they would have been pronounced husband and wife. Everyone reacts to John’s news that Cole won’t be going to prison but will be doing community service instead. Cole asks Starr if she still wants to marry him. Téa calls Todd on being disappointed that Cole isn’t going to prison.

    Rex lays out his plan to Gigi, explaining they’ll tell Stacy that Shane had a relapse and then follow her when she goes to retrieve the stem cells she squirreled away. Gigi resists at first, believing they’d be tempting fate by lying about Shane being ill. Gigi points out they would have to tell Shane the truth about everything and asks Rex if that would include telling him that they’re back together for good.

    Bo and Nora support Matthew as he struggles through his physical therapy.

    Shaun admits to Destiny he’d like something more with Rachel. Schuyler and Rachel talk about their feelings for Gigi and Shaun, respectively.

    Viki gives Clint sound advice, which he later follows.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Gigi isn’t sure Rex loves her the way he once did.
    • Starr and Cole have an announcment to make.
    • Matthew becomes upset with his parent’s about face.

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