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

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


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

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


“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

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


  • 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

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


  • 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

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


  • 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

( — “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 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

Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:58 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — Creating the now-defunct ABC daytime drama “Ryan’s Hope” with Claire Labine in 1975, Mayer also served as the show’s co-head writer and executive producer (1975-81) for much of the soap’s nearly 14-year run.

Paul Avila Mayer passed away on July 10th, as the result of a brain tumor.

In addition to overseeing “Ryan’s Hope,” Mayer was also active elsewhere in the soap world. From 1970-71 he served as writer for “Where the Heart Is,” and as co-head writer from 1971-73; from 1973-75 he held the same position at “Love of Life.” After leaving “Ryan’s Hope,” Mayer served as a writer for “Search for Tomorrow” in 1985. In addition, he also wrote an adaptation of the popular play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” in 1976.

Mayer was nominated a total of ten times for Daytime Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Writing and Daytime Drama for his work on “Ryan’s Hope,” winning eight times. Nominated every year between 1977 and 1984 (with the sole exception of 1982), Mayer’s wins came in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, and 1984. He shared his first Emmy win Claire Labine and Mary Ryan Munisteri, and his first nomination with Labine and Robert Costello (who got his start in daytime as a producer for the cult soap “Dark Shadows”). Mayer’s 1977 and 1979 Emmy wins for his work as both producer and writer.

Premiering in 1975, “Ryan’s Hope” last aired in January 1989, after being cancelled by ABC due to low ratings. 
Funeral services will be held on July 30th.

“Ryan’s Hope” airs weekdays on SOAPnet.  Check local listings.

Discussion: ‘Ryan’s Hope’ Co-Creator Paul Avila Mayer Dies

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 4:47 PM PT | By Errol Lewis

Lindsay Hartley ( — Can chemistry strike twice for Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, “Passions”) and Eric Martsolf (ex-Ethan Crane, “Passions”)? “Days of our Lives” seems to think so as the soap has hired Hartley to replace Felisha Terrell in the contract role of Arianna Hernandez, Brady Black’s (Martsolf) love interest on the soap.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Hartley begins filming on Thursday, July 23.

No word on what caused the soap to make the drastic change, but it is clear that the show is looking to recapture the magic of the “Passions” supercouple portrayed by Hartley and Martsolf for six years (Martsolf joined the cast as Ethan in 2002).

Hartley has a five-year-old daughter, Isabella Justice Hartley, with husband and former “Passions” co-star Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane). The actress recently appeared in an episode of the CBS primetime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Terrell joined the “DAYS” cast earlier this year, but got her break in the 2008 film “Get Smart” starring “The Office’s” Steve Carell.” She also appeared in an episode of HBO’s “Entourage.”

“Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

Discussion: Lindsay Hartley’s ‘Passion’ is with ‘Days’

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    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 22, 2009.


    Kendall scares Emma when she confronts her demanding the truth. Ryan puts a stop to Kendall’s tactics, making it clear he won’t have his daughter further traumatized. Kendall fears her time is running out and becomes angry everyone isn’t putting more pressure on Emma. Zach is incredulous when Liza suggests they should try to manipulate Emma just as Annie has to create reasonable doubt. Emma swipes Erica’s cell phone and hides it in her room. Jesse tells Zach that he’ll try to stall Willis, who is hell bent on finding Emma.

    Tad has his work cut out for him while he distracts Liza to give Jake, Amanda and Taylor the chance to sneak away with Trevor without being seen. Taylor promises Amanda she’ll take good care of Trevor. The connection between Tad and Taylor grows when he stays to help her with the baby.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Kendall sees all hope slipping away.
    • Ryan tries to convince Annie that they share a common goal.
    • Madison pushes Randi to her breaking point.

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

    GH Recap: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 22, 2009.


    Sonny feels guilty for the way he treated Claudia and stays by her side at the hospital. Robin and Patrick inform Claudia and Sonny that Claudia’s suffering from a brain injury. Robin and Patrick explain that medication would be the best course of action to treat Claudia’s injuries but it would most likely result in a miscarriage.

    Patrick injures his finger catching Robin when she nearly falls down the stairs.

    Carly suddenly collapses after returning home.

    Alexis admits to Sam that she had been at the Mayor’s house and got into an ugly fight with his wife which was caught on security cameras. Alexis asks Sam if she and Spinelli could find a way to erase the footage of her at the Mayor’s house. Sam realizes Alexis would have been on the road at the time of Claudia’s accident.

    Michael confesses to Kristina he thinks he caused Claudia’s accident.

    Sonny sends Jason to apologize to Olivia for him. Both Dominic and Olivia are startled when Jason knocks on the door.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Claudia would rather wisk her own life than that of her baby’s.
    • Jax and Carly receive bad news.
    • Things don’t look good for Alexis.

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