OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“In the Family Way”

Rex lets out all his anger over the fact Gigi felt she had no other option but to lie to him, despite how noble her intentions were. Gigi takes full responsibility for everything that’s happened between her and Rex, even his sleeping with Stacy. Rex and Gigi vow to never let anything come between them again. Stacy takes another blood test to prove to Rex, Gigi and Schuyler she really is pregnant and expects Rex to be there for her and their baby.

Armed with the knowledge of their kiss, Matthew tries to blackmail Bo and Nora into signing the consent form for his surgery, threatening to spill the beans to Clint if they don’t. 

Téa tells Todd she won’t be used as a pawn in his games with Blair and returns the key he gave her. Todd asks Téa to be his date for Viki’s wedding in an attempt to prove he can be the kind of man she wants.

Marty worries for Cole’s safety as she helps him move into the apartment John rented as part of their undercover operation. Marty tells John she wants to move forward with him. Cole contacts Asher to get the ball rolling on his and John’s drug sting.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Bo challenges Matthew to make good on this threat.
  • Jessica overreacts to Bree’s new toy from ‘Daddy.’
  • Nora shocks Rachel with news of her kiss with Bo.

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



Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:50 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The former “Gossip Girl” splashes down in Llanview on Friday, August 14th, just in time to assist her best friend Stacy Morasco (Crystal Hunt) in cooking up her latest scheme.

With her first airdate finally announced by “One Life to Live,” fans can look for the younger Morasco sister’s BFF, Kimberly (Kim) Andrews, to take a break from her lucrative pole dancing career in Las Vegas to move to Llanview to make things just that much sluttier for the residents of the fictional Pennsylvania town.

After filling her best bud in on the details of what became of her once delicate situation and explaining how the truth must stay buried, Kim offers Stacy a simple solution to her problem. But one question remains…sending the stripper sisters off looking for a sucker they can lure into their trap to ensure that Ms. Morasco gets what she wants, rather than what she deserves.

Best known for portraying Penelope Shafai on the hit CW primetime drama “Gossip Girl,” “OLTL” marks the first soap role for Setton. Her character, which was originally named Summer, will interact with Stacy, Rex, and Gigi, as well as a few other characters in Llanview. It is a contract role.

In other news…

Kevin O’Rourke reprises his recurring role of Llanview Mayor Stan Lowell on Wednesday, August 12th when he butts heads with a few of the town’s leading ladies on the Llanview Hospital Board of Directors. To make matters worse for the commander-in-chief, John McBain begins to grow suspicious of the public offical with questionable integrity.

Lea DeLaria appears again as Madame Delphina on Wednesday, August 20th, when the physic issues an ominous warning to one particular Llanview widow.

Tuc Watkins returns as David Vickers Buchanan on Monday, August 10th with an interesting proposition for each of the two women in his life. But will they agree to his terms, or will he be forced to try to persuade his newfound family to agree to his point-of-view?

An already spooked Jessica Brenan mistakenly accuses Ford, one of David’s new associates, for being the person stalking her and rattling her nerves. Meanwhile the real culprit remains at large. While the identity of the actor cast in the minor role of Ford is unknown, look for him to accompany Mr. Vickers back to town. For more insight into the role of Ford, click here to read SON‘s report on the original audition script for the character.

Kearra Giovanni returns as Dr. Vivian Wright, the co-worker and occasional date of wondersurgeon Greg Evans on Thursday, August 13th. From the way it sounds, this is one lady doc who is good at detecting chemistry…and we’re not talking test tubes and Bunsen burners.

Matt Walton first airs as hotshot lawyer Elijah Clarke on Friday, August 7th. Even though he will be brought to town by the Buchanans, the overconfident attorney will soon become involved with Téa Delgado and all those in her orbit.

Look for more dayplayer in upcoming episodes, including Thursday and Friday, September 10th and 11th.

For a couple of other small upcoming casting notes, click here to get caught up.

And a once popular character (whose original portrayer is now on another soap), may or may not appear in flashback form (in terms of scenes from a past “One Life” episode) in a certain episode airing next month, when a mysterious package is believer to a pair of equally mystified recipients.

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


Discussion: Llanview ‘Gossip’: Amanda Setton Makes ‘OLTL’ Debut



Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Zach sets Annie up to make it look as though she fired a shot at Adam and then slips off into the night unseen. Adam has Annie arrested but Scott thinks she might be telling the truth when she claims someone set her up. Kendall is certain that she was the one who killed Stuart and has been repressing the memory but Erica won’t tolerate her thinking like that. Kendall realizes what Zach has done but he claims the ends justify the means as long as the guilty party gets what they deserve. Jesse knows Zach framed Annie to protect Kendall and the two men tacitly agree to keep each other’s secrets.

JR takes Adam to the hospital after he suffers chest pains. At the hospital, Emma approaches Adam and says they both know Annie didn’t kill Stuart.

Liza is on the verge of collapsing from exhaustion tending to a colicky baby Stuart. David manages to soothe Stuart after convincing Liza to let him hold the baby.

On the Next All My Children…

  • 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.

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



Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Carly accuses Alexis of causing Claudia’s accident and trying to frame Michael for the crime. Sonny immediately regrets the harsh words he said to Michael and apologizes. Michael decides he has no choice but to run away in order to spare his family any more anguish. A guilt ridden Kristina tells Michael she’s running away with him. Claudia wants Michael to pay for killing her unborn baby but later agrees to back up Carly’s claim that Michael is innocent.

Jason and Sam come to believe that Kristina’s probably responsible for the crash. Alexis lashes out at Sam when she suggests Kristina might be responsible for Claudia’s accident.

Olivia admits to Johnny that she’s known about Claudia’s role in Michael’s shooting for months and explains why she never told Sonny.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • 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.

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



OLTL Recap: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Coming Out of the Dark”

Stacy drops her bombshell on Rex and Gigi, telling them she’s pregnant with Rex’s child. Gigi isn’t so quick to believe Stacy until Rex admits that they did sleep together. A devastated Gigi encounters Schuyler after running off in tears. Stacy clings to her delusional belief that she and Rex are destined to be together.

At the Buchanan lodge, Jessica’s unsettled when she thinks she sees Nash out on the grounds. A mysterious stranger is seen lurking outside the lodge.
Nora becomes emotional while talking to Bo about Matthew. Before they know what’s happening, Bo and Nora are locked in a kiss, unaware that Matthew is watching them.

Viki and Clint share a warm moment after finding a wedding gift Asa was going to give them at their first wedding.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Rex lashes out at Gigi.
  • Stacy proves that she is pregnant.
  • Matthew attempts to blackmail his parents.

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



Tallulah Bean Leads a Dog’s ‘Life’

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:44 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” fans were first introduced to the precocious pooch Tallulah Bean just over a year ago. Nicknamed David Vickers by her owner Tina Lord Roberts (Andrea Evans), the pair left town last fall. Now Tallulah returns to Llanview, however not as the canine version of the comedic conman, but as one of her pups.

Fans may recall that doggie David Vickers became a mother late last year, shortly before leaving town with her caregiver Tina, who let her daughter Sarah have the pick of the litter. However, when Sarah too decided to leave town a few months later to become a band promoter, the pup (then named Cristian Vega) was left with her roommate Layla Williamson, who renamed it Aziza.

As Aziza started to grow, viewers began to notice that the pup bore an uncanny resemblance to her mother David Vickers, and with good reason given that Aziza is also portrayed by Tallulah Bean. In a storyline that would confuse and befuddle even her human counterparts, Tallulah is now playing the daughter of the character she originated only last summer.

One thing is sure, however, the adorable shih tzu manages to steal every scene she is in. And given that “One Life to Live” recently began introducing a gay storyline involving Layla’s boyfriend and roommate Oliver Fish, it should provide more opportunities in the near future for Miss Tallulah to capture the hearts of “OLTL” fans. Now, if her only her two-legged co-stars could do the same.

In human casting news…

A first airdate has been announced for Michael Lowry, who will portray Ross Rayburn, a character last scene in 2002 stranded on a deserted isle with Todd Manning and Téa Delgado. Look for the former “All My Children” star to make his “OLTL” debut on Monday, August 31st.

Richard Topol portrays the rabbi in charge of marrying Clint Buchanan and Nora Hanen beginning Thursday, August 6th. David Forsyth (ex-John Hudson, “Another World”) will also be on hand for the double ceremony, as the priest who pronounces Viki Davidson and Charlie Banks husband and wife. Forsyth joined the cast of “OLTL” earlier this year in the recurring role of a man of the cloth.

David Vadim portrays Serge (or Sergei, according to Soap Opera Weekly), head of Llanview’s drug ring, and the supplier of pill-popping teen Asher Garnett (Evan Joiner). Expect Serge to try to cause problems for Cole beginning Thursday, August 6th. Vadim portrayed a boxer on “One Life to Live” back in 2007.

So much for being neighborly. The brass at “OLTL” are refusing to let Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan) return to the fading soap “Guiding Light” as the presumed dead Ross Marler for the long-running soap’s final episodes, according to Carolyn Hinsey. That’s show biz.

The Suds Report reveals that Billy Warlock (ex-AJ, “General Hospital”) was recently spotted hanging around the “One Life” studios. But instead of auditioning for a role, it appears Warlock was there to visit his good friends John-Paul Laviosier and Farah Fath (Rex Balsom and Gigi Morasco), who have become rather chummy with the actor and his wife, Julie Pinson (Janet, “As the World Turns”).

Is “OLTL” looking to cast the role of “Dakota?” According to one website, the daytime drama has released a script that appears eerily similar to one for “Veronica,” which SON first told you about back in March. The main difference between the two scripts is the replacing of the names “Veronica” and “Bobby” with “Matt” and “Dakota.”  Otherwise they are nearly identical, with only some rewording. However, it remains to be seen if the updated script is indeed valid. A spokesperson for “OLTL” had no comment.

And expect to see more dayplayer roles in some upcoming episodes.

Gossip Mill…

Expect to see Llanview’s blushing brides Viki Davidson (Erika Slezak) and Nora Hanen (Hillary B. Smith) dressed to perfection during their upcoming double wedding ceremony the first week of August. According to The Suds Report, Viki’s dress was designed by Rose Taft, while Nora’s was created by Pilar Rossi. To get a sneak peak a couple of scenes from the ceremony, click here.

Kristen Alderson reveals on her Twitter page that the “OLTL” episode where Cole and Starr had sex for the first time since giving birth to baby Hope, did not include the first half of the teens love scene. “Don’t worry though, they’ll probably show the beginning on ‘More Life To Live’ on Soapnet.com. They show cut scenes =),” assures Alderson. “More Life to Live” deleted scenes are posted every other Friday on ABC.com and Soapnet.com, with August 7th being the date in which they will be available for viewing.

In other Tweets, Alderson remarks that “‘OLTL’s’ executive producer [Frank Valentini] came up to me today and said ‘WOW, you have some AMAZING/LOYAL Starr and Cole fans!’ THANKS YOU GUYS XO!” Also, “oh & Brittany [Underwood] & I re-did the dressing room! They painted it friday & it’s VERY PINK haha but it looks awesome. SO GIRLY NOW!” She confesses that “OLTL” gets most of their clothing from Bloomingdale’s, and accessories and jewelry from Urban Outfitters and Lucky. And she gives an explanation to her fans: “They cut the part where Starr & Cole go on the bed but it squeaks,so they go on the floor instead. I know, it was unclear =(”

Kassie DePaiva reminds fans that “The Divas [of Daytime TV] really want to show ABC we have strong fan support in the Dallas /Fort Worth area. So if You can get to Billy Bob’s on August 22 for s free concert we would be thrilled to sing for You!!!!”

And finally, time for a shameless plug for my own new Twitter page dedicated to everything “One Life to Live” related on Soap Opera Network. As a starting goal, it would great to reach 100 followers by Saturday, August 1st. So sign up if you haven’t already. I will try to update the page on a daily basis with trivia, links to articles about “OLTL” at SON, breaking news, and much more. Be sure to check it out!

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


Discussion: Tallulah Bean Leads a Dog’s ‘Life’



Monday, July 27, 2009 9:00 PM PT | By Errol Lewis

Kirsten Storms and Brandon Barash (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital’s” Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) are two prominent soap figures in the Twitterverse, and are good friends on and off the set, but don’t expect to see a Jaxie pairing anytime soon as long as Kirsten has something to say about it.

“No way. He’s getting around now. There can only be one of those in a relationship [laughs],” said Storms referring to Maxie and Johnny changing bed mates in such short time periods. “She doesn’t want me anymore. I’ve been used up,” Barash responds. Though he continues with, “In life there are passengers and there are drivers. Two drivers in a relationship doesn’t work.”

When Brandon joined the cast in 2007, his character, Johnny, was involved in a love story with Julie Marie Berman’s Lulu Spencer. Unfortunately, the coupling came to an end earlier this year when the show opted to move the character in a different direction. Enter Maxie Jones (Storms).

Maxie and Lulu (Berman) moved in together in order to save money on rent. Johnny stayed over their apartment so much that he became a third roommate. His presence in the apartment led to a sexual attraction between him and Maxie that resulted in a kiss. The kiss led to the break up of Johnny and Lulu and Maxie and Damien Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). Months later, Johnny now finds himself in a tawdry affair with Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) and Maxie is getting marriage proposals from Spinelli (Anderson).

Johnny Zacchara’s relationship with older woman Olivia (LoCicero) brings a new twist to daytime as it involves a third wheel, namely older man Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and the secret baby Olivia shares with him. That baby, Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna), is about the same age as Johnny. What does Barash think about the age difference between his character and LoCicero’s Olivia? “The thing that I find the most odd is on the show they play it up to be this huge age difference, but in real-life we’re just 9-years apart.” Speaking of LoCicero, fans got on my case when I mentioned that the actress looked a little like film star Sandra Bullock, but Barash thinks “she’s prettier.”

What happens when Kirsten and Brandon learn their characters will be involved in another love scene? What are their reactions?

Kirsten Storms: “I [say] it all the time. ‘I have to take my clothes of with who?”‘

Brandon Barash: “I’m taking my clothes off again? I just did it yesterday.”

Don’t think Barash hasn’t thought about it, but what would it be like for Johnny being a daddy in the future? “I think that would be very interesting. I wouldn’t be opposed to that.” As for the loss of Claudia’s baby, which he didn’t divulge during the time this interview took place, he says “It’s always sad, the loss of any baby born or unborn is always a sad thing. [If or] when that happens, you’ll see some very interesting drama.”

The World of Twitter

Fans have noticed that the two Tweet each other often, and some wonder if they realize that their fans are following everything they say. According to Storms, “When he says something outrageous, I have to call him out on it.” As for Brandon, he finds himself “Tweeting” when something strikes his interest. “It all depends on where I am and if something strikes me as interesting, I will ‘Tweet’ about it,” he says.

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


Discussion: One Time at Fan Camp: Brandon and Kirsten


  • SOAPnet
  • ABC
  • ABC.com
  • General Hospital
  • GH
  • Sarah Joy Brown
  • Kirsten Storms
  • Maurice Benard
  • Bradford Anderson
  • Julie Marie Berman
  • Brandon Barash
  • Dominic Zamprogna
  • Lisa LoCicero
  • Fan Club Weekend
  • Maxie Jones
  • Johnny Zacchara

    Monday, July 27, 2009 6:13 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    Walt Willey (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Find out who’s in and who’s out on “All My Children” this August.

    In their latest issue, Soap Opera Digest reports that Walt Willey’s character, Jackson Montgomery will be heading off to Europe. The trip will be off-screen and for an undisclosed amount of time. Willey will air just once in August (during the week of Aug. 17th). Many fans feel this is ominous news for the 20 year “All My Children” veteran who was recently pulled into the show’s consuming murder-mystery storyline after a long period in the backburner cafe. ABC assures that “this is just the way the storyline is going now, nothing more.” Willey is currently performing in a one week tour of a community production of “The Odd Couple” in Ottawa, Illonois, alongside “AMC’s” Jill Larson

    Stuart Chandler, played by the great David Canary, will make at least one more appearance on the soap. Stuart, who last paid a “helpful” visit to the prime suspect in his murder, Kendall (Alicia Minshew), on Friday, July 24, will appear to Mrs. Slater again on Wednesday, August 5.

    Stuart’s wife’s next hiatus from “AMC” could very well be a long one as Marian Colby Chandler is carted off to a psychiatric facility after she shoots one of Pine Valley’s citizens. Jennifer Bassey’s Marian takes aim on Friday, August 7.

    In other “AMC” casting news, Anna Koonin returns as David Hayward’s (Vincent Irizarry) loyal personal nurse, Gayle, for a couple of episodes beginning on the week of August 24. Lorenzo Pisoni, who has played A.D.A. Andrew Willis since Friday, July 10, and Stephanie Gatschet, who has played the Madison North since Friday, June 19, will continue to air on “AMC” throughout the summer. Look for Joel Fabiani to put in a few appearances as Adam’s favorite attorney of the past decade, Barry Shire, beginning on the week of August 17. Shannon Kane will have a big August as Jesse Hubbard’s (Darnell Williams) headstrong daughter from another mother, Natalia Fowler. Jill Larson’s frequent airings came to an abrupt halt in July – but don’t worry, Opal Cortlandt will be seen a lot more in August. On the opposite end of the spectrum, J.R. Martinez’s Brot Monroe all but disappears for the month.

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


    Discussion: ‘AMC’s’ August Casting Notes


    • All My Children
    • AMC
    • Shannon Kane
    • JR Martinez
    • Brot Monroe
    • Walt Willey
    • David Canary
    • Jennifer Bassey
    • Lorenzo Pisoni
    • Andrew Willis
    • Jackson Montgomery
    • Stuart Chandler
    • Marian Colby
    • Anna Koonin
    • Nurse Gayle
    • Stephanie Gatschet
    • Madison North
    • Natalia Fowler
    • Jill Larson
    • Opal Corlandt

      Monday, July 27, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, July 27, 2009.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Annie plays up being hurt when Adam turns down her marriage proposal. Once alone, Annie’s display of being hurt turns to one of cunning as she vows that she will become Mrs. Adam Chandler.

      Ryan and Erica take Emma to the hospital, where she remains unresponsive. Emma makes a surprising move while being questioned by Willis.

      Zach takes matters into his own hands when Kendall continues to insist she shot Stuart and heads to Adam’s. Zach lures Annie to the terrace and then fires his gun into the parlor where Adam is.

      Taylor realizes that she wants a baby of her own while taking care of Trevor. Trevor’s allure also proves irresistible for Amanda.

      Frankie, Angie and Jesse are devastated when Randi loses the baby. Angie knows Jesse is keeping something from her.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Adam thinks Annie tried to kill him.
      • Zach tells Kendall her nightmare is over.
      • David gets closer to Liza.

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



      Monday, July 27, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, July 27, 2009.

      IT HAPPENED TODAY…

      Claudia vows revenge on the driver responsible for the crash.

      Jason enlists Robin to talk to Mac on Michael’s behalf. Jason takes Michael back to the Quartermaines after Mac releases him on bail. Jax tries to keep Carly in the dark about Michael’s arrest but she sees the news report on TV, causing her blood pressure to spike dangerously. Carly tells Jax and Jason she’s certain Michael didn’t cause the car accident. Sonny confronts Michael.

      Sam questions the way Alexis is parenting Kristina. Alexis is stopped short when Sam reveals she thinks it’s possible that Kristina might have caused Claudia’s accident.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Carly accuses Alexis of framing Michael.
      • Sam becomes more convinced of Kristina’s guilt.
      • Michael breaks down when confronted by Sonny.

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