Thursday, July 16, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 16, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Emma insists to Ryan that she saw Kendall shoot Stuart. Zach doesn’t believe Emma’s claim but Ryan thinks his daughter is telling the truth. Ryan walks in as Emma’s talking to Annie on the phone. Kendall asks Zach if he’s starting to have doubts about her innocence.

Erica confronts Liza after learning she’s taken over Kendall’s case and accuses her of wanting to get Zach for herself.

Assistant District Attorney Andrew Willis questions Erica, who points the finger at Annie. JR clashes with Annie. Annie maintains her innocence when questioned by Willis and voices her love for Adam, who declares his love for her in return.

Jake tells Amanda the truth about her baby, explaining how Liza blackmailed him. Jake reveals to Amanda that Liza only thinks she has Amanda’s baby because he switched babies and gave her a different child. Amanda peers in at her son when Jake takes her to the country cottage.

On the Next All My Children…

  • The evidence against Kendall continues to mount.
  • Amanda has an emotional reunion with her baby.
  • Annie sneaks out of the mansion.

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



Thursday, July 16, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 16, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sonny tells Johnny that Olivia wants to be with him now. Olivia, however, arrives and refutes Sonny’s claim. Olivia continues to insist to Sonny that she’ll never be with him.

Claudia and Sonny share a warm moment during her ultrasound.

Maxie frets over Spinelli’s marriage proposal. Kate surprises Maxie with a promotion, making her even more relieved she didn’t accept Spinelli’s proposal. After seeking advice from Max and Diane about to proceed with Maxie, Spinelli commandeers the public address system at the Metro Court.

Keifer continues to push Michael’s buttons.

Rebecca has no choice but to accept Edward’s terms and agree to move into the mansion. Ethan goes to see Nikolas behind Rebecca’s back.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • The warmth between Sonny and Claudia quickly deteriorates.
  • Spinelli plans a romantic rendezvous.
  • Kristina’s boyfriend is nothing but trouble.

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



OLTL Recap: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, July 16, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Read-Handed”

Stacy panics when Michael wants to start harvesting her stem cells immediately. Rex sees Stacy’s vulnerability when she questions his feelings for her. Gigi and Shane look forward to getting the goods on Stacy. Stacy gets her hands on the supply of stem cells she stashed at a cold storage facility but gets caught red-handed by Rex. 

Téa rips into Todd when she catches him having sex with Blair. Todd tries to downplay his indiscretion but Téa won’t be mollified. Enjoying his discomfort, Blair does nothing to help Todd’s case. Todd refuses to let Téa walk out of his life without a fight.

Matthew remains angry with Bo and Nora over their refusal to allow Greg to operate on him. Clint and Bo end up getting into a major argument ostensibly about Matthew but Clint they’re really fighting about his relationship with Nora. Destiny is hurt and disappointed when Greg tells her he’s leaving town. Destiny reaches out to Matthew.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Rex breaks Stacy’s heart.
  • Destiny thinks she knows how to help Matthew.
  • Dorian is sickened by Blair’s revelation.

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



Thursday, July 16, 2009 11:30 AM PT | By Errol Lewis

Airtel Plaza Hotel (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — So you’ve been coming to “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend at the Sportsmen’s Lodge for years and are leery of change. You’re not sure what a new venue will be like and feel this may be your last year attending the biggest soap fan weekend in the world. I have a question to ask? What’s to worry about?

Like many of you, I’ve been coming to the “GH” Fan Club Weekend for years. This will be my fourth year. When it was announced during the 2008 Fan gathering that it would be our last at the Sportsmen’s due to the lodge’s then impending closure, many of us thought the event itself was over. With the hard work and dedication of Debbie Morris, President, General Hospital Fan Club, and all the important individual’s that work closely with her in planning these fan events, we got word in late 2008 that not only would the events continue, but they’d be taking place at a new location. Enter Airtel Plaza Hotel.

Airtel Plaza Hotel

The Airtel Plaza Hotel is located in Van Nuys, CA. It is about 20 minutes away from the Sportsmen’s Lodge. At face value, there is nothing special about the hotel. But it is what’s on the inside that counts. Interestingly, the Airtel Plaza Hotel is located right next door to the Van Nuys Airport, hence “Air”tel. The hotel is for private planes only, so don’t go kicking yourself for booking your arrival at LAX or Burbank.

Front Desk Check-in
Checking into the Airtel is simple. Like many hotels you enter the lobby and head straight to the front desk to confirm your reservation. Unlike many hotels, the Airtel’s staff doesn’t pretend to care about your needs, they just do. They answer all of your questions, no matter how tedious they might seem. They give you straight answers, not the run around. When do they stop serving dinner? What time does the bar close? The pool? The gym? What’s the nightly parking rates? Just some of the questions I asked when I checked into the hotel after 7:00 PM on Wednesday. For reference, the dinning room closes at 10:00 PM, the bar closes at about 1:00 AM (depending on the day of the week), the pool closes at 8:00 PM, the gym is open 24/7 and parking is $10 a night. One neat feature upon checking into the Airtel, at least during Fan Club Weekend, is the hotel has specially designed guest room keys to promote their appreciation that the events are being held at their hotel. The keys read “Airtel Plaza Hotel Welcomes 2009 ‘General Hospital’ Fan Club Weekend July 16th – 20th.”

Dining
Dining at the Airtel is expensive if you are used to the prices at Jerry’s (there is no late night diner that I’m aware of at this time that you can go to as a hangout place). I had a meal with light portions for $17. While good, proportionally the cost does not compare to what you can get for the same price at an Applebee’s, TGI Friday’s or Dallas BBQ’s, but this is a hotel after all. Nothing comes cheap. My waiter answered all my questions and provided me with a second helping of their tasty bread. Not sure what’s in it, but something about it gives it a unique taste.The restaurant itself feels like you are in another world (pardon the pun). The setting is almost the equivalent of a private club if they dimmed the lights a little more. Though, it is better off the way it is as you can take in the scenery.

Pool
While I have yet to actually get in the pool, from what I have seen there isn’t much to see. The pool is really tiny. If you are looking to swim laps, the pool is angled in such a way that it makes things difficult. Unless you want a cool down, I wouldn’t recommend this as part of your To-Do List.

Hotel Room
Some of you may have a different room setting to go by, but my room compromises of a King Size bed with a couch, cable TV (including HBO), a complimentary fridge with a sink to wash dishes, room for a cot (if desired) that doesn’t force your roomate to walk around your sleeping form, and a bathroom that is broken into two sections. All together, the hotel room is grander than a studio apartment that could run you thousands a month, not including assorted building and maintenence fees. The bed is very comfortable. In fact, if I were not writing this piece, I’d probably still be enjoying said comfort.

Expectations
All in all, the Airtel has so far exceeded my expectations. There are still a few days left of my stay here, but I forsee nothing of note that could change my view on this hotel. For those of you coming for the weekend’s events and are staying outside of the Airtel, you do not know what you are missing.

Kickoff Party

Tonight is the kickoff party for the “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend, but while I won’t be attending the event, i’m sure those of you who will, will have lots of stories to tell. Have fun, drink up, but keep the hangover elsewhere. We want you returning to your home’s safe and sound and again next year.


Discussion: Kicking off a ‘GH’ Fan Club Weekend


  • General Hospital
  • GH
  • Airtel Plaza Hotel
  • Airtel
  • General Hospital Fan Club Weekend
  • GHFCW

    Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 20, 2009.

    ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

    • Monday: Annie forms a new plan. Kendall finds comfort in Zach’s arms. David tells Marissa his marriage is over.
    • Tuesday: 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.
    • Wednesday: Kendall fails to get Emma to change her story. Zach and Jesse are determined to prove Annie’s guilt. Tad and Taylor grow closer.
    • Thursday: Kendall sees all hope slipping away. Ryan tries to convince Annie that they share a common goal. Madison pushes Randi to her breaking point.
    • Friday: 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 16, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 20, 2009.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

    • Monday: Claudia gets the news she’s been praying for. Sonny makes another play for Olivia. A potential tragedy is in the making.
    • Tuesday: Claudia and her unborn baby are in jeopardy. Sam becomes suspicious of Kristina. Maxie can’t give Spinelli an answer to his proposal.
    • Wednesday: Sonny and Claudia get news at the hospital. Jason wonders if Michael’s responsible for Claudia’s accident. Carly suddely collapses.
    • Thursday: Claudia would rather wisk her own life than that of her baby’s. Kelly has alarming news for Carly and Jax. Things don’t look good for Alexis.
    • Friday: 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 Alerts: Week of July 20 Edition

    Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 20, 2009.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

    • Monday: Rex and Gigi are finally free of Stacy’s web. John and Blair end their marriage on a bittersweet note.  Word of Matthew’s actions interrupt Bo and Nora’s close encounter.
    • Tuesday: Stacy vows to Rex that she’s not giving up without a fight.  Rex backs Roxy into a corner.  Cristian gets his hands on Kyle’s letter to Fish. 
    • Wednesday: Stacy receieves the shock of her life.  Rex probes Roxy for the truth about his father.  Starr and Cole emjoy a night of romance. 
    • Thursday: Blair and Téa have a catfight.  Matthew is confronted by his parents.  Shaun has the wrong idea about Greg and Rachel.   
    • Friday: Stacy dreams of having Rex all to herself.  Téa thinks Todd’s newest scheme is insane.  Rex plans to take his secret about sleeping with the enemy to his grave. 

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



    OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:31 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    “Heating Up Fast”

    Rex, Gigi, Shane and a visiting Michael put on a good show for Stacy. When Michael announces that Shane has suffered a relapse, Rex lures Stacy into the trap by imploring her to save Shane’s life again.

    Troubling memories of her time with Todd prevent Marty from making love with John. John pulls Marty into a comforting hug, assuring her he can wait until she’s ready to be intimate with him.

    Todd and Blair each accuse the other of being jealous. Todd and Blair make love impetuously, which Téa walks in on. 

    Téa advises Cristian to tell Layla what Kyle said about Fish after he voices his concerns. Meanwhile, Fish helps Layla get settled at the police station on her first day as John’s assistant. Fish and Layla agree to keep their relationship under wraps in the workplace. Cristian walks away without saying to Layla after seeing her kissing Fish.

    Jessica apologizes to an understanding Starr and Cole for all the anguish she caused them. Jessica can’t bring herself to hold Hope when Starr offers to let her do so.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Stacy goes into panic mode when backed into a corner.
    • Téa unleashes her fury on Todd.
    • Bo and Clint have it out.

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



    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Zach pulls away from his kiss with Kendall, saying they can’t fall back into their old patterns. Kendall tells Zach that she loves him but he won’t allow himself to say the same in return. Ryan rejects Kendall when she turns to him for comfort.

    Zach and Liza review North’s notes on Stuart’s murder and discover that a child was the ace he had up his sleeve. Emma eavesdrops on Ryan and Liza talking about Annie’s possible guilt. Emma tells Ryan she knows who shot Stuart.

    Jake swears to Amanda that he didn’t give her baby to Liza. Marissa convinces David he’s acting irrationally. David vows to give up his obsession over Amanda’s baby after getting the results of Stuart’s DNA test. Liza doesn’t know how Jake was able to pull everything off after David tells her about the DNA test.

    Madison tortures Randi, saying she knows she killed North and questions the paternity of Randi’s baby. Frankie receives a peculiar text message. Jesse confronts Madison, warning her not to try and hurt his family. Madison angrily threatens to destroy all the Hubbards.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Zach and Ryan begin to doubt Kendall’s innocence.
    • Jake tells Amanda the truth about her baby.
    • Erica stirs up trouble for Annie.

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



    GH Recap: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Dominic tries to make inroads with Jason, who still doesn’t know what to make of him.

    Claudia’s a jumble of emotions as the time for her amnio approaches. Johnny wonders what Sonny will do if he’s not the father of Claudia’s baby.

    Maxie’s blindsided by Spinelli’s impromptu marriage proposal. Jason advises Spinelli to take things slowly with Maxie.

    Michael has a bad feeling about Kristina’s boyfriend Kiefer.

    Ethan pressures Rebecca to come up with his money and later pays Edward a visit. Edward agrees to give Rebecca the loan she asks for in exchange for her moving in with the Quartermaines.

    Robin still thinks the Mayor’s wife could be responsible for Brianna’s murder.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Sonny and Johnny clash over Olivia.
    • Ethan goes behind Rebecca’ back to confront Nikolas.
    • Maxie has to make a decision.

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