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Saturday, May 2, 2009 10:31 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — David Lago is returning to Genoa City and preparing to meet New Billy (Billy Miller), New Mac (Clementine Ford) and Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz).

After portraying the role of Raul Guittierez on “The Young and the Restless” from August 1999 to August 2004, David Lago is ready to return to his roots as Raul returns home just in time for the first Abbott/Chancellor Memorial Day Weekend fiesta on the Friday, May 22 episode of daytime’s number one drama series.

Look for Raul to meet Chloe Abbott (Elizabeth Hendrickson), Billy’s (Miller) wife and the mother of his newborn baby girl, and Murphy (Michael Fairman), Katherine’s new husband. Also in attendance are Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper), Amber Moore (Frantz), Nina Webster (Tricia Cast), Esther Valentine (Kate Linder), and former flame Mackenzie Browning (Ford)

No word on the length of Lago’s stay, but with his invitation to the 36th Annual “Y&R” Anniversary party hosted by head writer Maria Arena Bell in March, it sure is looking like Raul just might be sticking around for awhile.

Since departing “Y&R,” Lago has appeared in a number of films including 2005′s “A Couple of Days and Nights” and the  2006 film “Dead in the Water.” In 2009, he starred in the film “Hollywood Horror,” and will appear in the films “The Commune” and “Deeper and Deeper.”

IN RELATED NEWS

Tricia Cast is sticking around Genoa City for a little while longer as the actress has agreed to appear on a recurring basis on the show as Nina Webster. It was recently announced that the soap has cast former “Guiding Light” hottie John Driscoll as Phillip Chancellor IV, Nina’s son with Phillip Chancellor III. 

“The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion:  David Lago’s ‘Y&R’ Return Set


  • Billy Miller
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson
  • Peter Bergman
  • Clementine Ford
  • Jeanne Cooper
  • Michael Fairman
  • David Lago
  • Adrienne Frantz
  • Kate Linder
  • A Couple of Days and Nights
  • Dead in the Water
  • Hollywood Horror
  • The Commune
  • Deeper and Deeper

     

    Saturday, May 2, 2009 10:18 PM ET | Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –”Ugly Betty” star Tony Plana informs Entertainment Weekly that his wife has landed a role on “One Life to Live.”

    EW recently caught up with Plana and his “Ugly Betty” co-stars for a panel discussion at New York City’s Paley Center for media, in celebration of ABC’s announcement that it was picking up the primetime telenovela for a fourth season.   

    When Plana, who portays Betty’s (American Ferrera) father Ignacio Suarez, was asked about he personally celebrated the early renewal, he commented that he took his family out to dinner and treated them to “some really expensive wine.”  After stating that he missed the recently canceled primetime dramas “Pushing Daisies” and “Eli Stone,” Plana let it slip that his wife (Ada Maris) just got a job on “One Life to Live” and that “I’m a loyal guy,” when it was noted that all the shows aired on the Alphabet Network.  

    Maris is perhaps best known for the role of Gina Cuevas on the NBC comedy “Nurses” from 1991-94.  The show centered around a hospital in Miami, and was a spin-off “Empty Nest” which, in turn, was a spin-off of “The Golden Girls.”  Following the show’s cancellation, Maris appeared in an episode of “The Cosby Show” as the wife of a community-center director played by musician Tony Orlando.  It was hoped that the episode would serve as the pilot for a new sitcom entitled “Maris and Orlando,” however those plans never materialized.  From 2004-05, Maris portrayed Captian Erika Hernandez on “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and Sonia on “The Brothers Garcia” from 2000-2003.

    The actress has also made numerous guest appearances on such shows as “The District,” “Home Improvement,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Nash Bridges, “Hill Street Blues,” “Knight Rider,” and “Hunter.”  Film credits include “About Last Night…,” “Miracle on Interstate 880,” “My Little Assassian,” “The Egg Plant Lady,” and “Change Your Life!.”

    A spokesperson for “OLTL” would not comment on the news, nor on the undisclosed role Maris will play on the sudser. SON will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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


    Discussion: ‘Ugly Betty’s’ Plana Says Wife is ‘One Life’ Bound


     

    Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:58 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, May 1, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    John assures Marty he knows she’s no murderer as they ponder who could be the person who’s been visiting Powell.  John gets a solid lead when he calls Viki seeking answers. 

    Powell gets another visitor.  Marty and John realize there’s only one bed in the motel room they’re sharing. 

    Cole faces his demons as he endures withdrawal. 

    Marcie gives Bo and Nora some sound advice about Matthew.  Bo and Nora are awkward with each other and want to bury the subject all together. 

    Brody and Jessica manage to steal a kiss at Llanfair but are ultimately caught by Viki.

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



     

    Tilford to Play Doctor in Llanview

    Saturday, May 2, 2009 9:09 PM ET | Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Llanview gets a new health care professional as Terrell Tilford joins the cast of “One Life to Live” in the contract role of Dr. Greg Evans.  

    With Michael McBain set to leave town next month with wife Marcie by side and Larry Wolek missing in action in recent years, Llanview Hospital is facing a serious doctor shortage.  But the residents of the fictional Pennsylvania surburb needn’t worry.  On June 23rd, a new doctor will ride into to town just in time to save the day. 

    While “OLTL” is keeping quiet on details of the new doc, it is speculated that he may be the miracle worker brother recently referred to by Shaun and Destiny that may help young Matthew Buchanan regain the use of his legs and walk again.  It also appears that Dr. Evans could prove to be Rachel Gannon’s (Daphnée Duplaix Samuel) supposed boyfriend from Chicago, since both actors are roughly the same age.

    Tilford was offered the role that Réal Andrews (ex-Marcus Taggert, “General Hospital”) is reported to have recently auditioned for.  The 39-year-old Tilford portrayed David Grant on “Guiding Light” from 1998-2001 and Dr. Bob Carrington on “Days of Our Lives” in 2008.  In addition, the actor has a long list of small screen credits including appearances on “Coach,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Shark,” “CSI: NY,” “Bones,” “24,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and “Cosby.” And Tilford will portray Detective Williams in the soon to be released feature film “Dark House.”  

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


    Discussion: Tilford to Play Doctor in Llanview


     

    Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:44 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, May 1, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Jax argues why Sonny should stop seeking revenge against Jerry for Carly’s sake.  Jax has a proposition for Claudia.  Sonny finds Jax and Claudia together. 

    Ric continues to taunt Claudia with his implications that he’s the father of her baby. 

    Elizabeth admits to Nikolas that she’s conflicted over her feelings for Lucky.  Lucky and Rebecca are on the verge of making love but decide against it at the last minute.  Nikolas walks in on Lucky and Rebecca looking very intimate.

    Maxie finds herself in danger when her scheme to reconcile with Spinelli backfires.

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



     

    Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:39 PM ET | By Jermetria Lacey

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” Episode Recap – Friday, May 1, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…




    Sami tells Lucas he has to keep his lips zipped about Grace now that she’s decided not to tell EJ the truth about the baby. Lucas promises he won’t say anything – not even to Chloe. The conversation segues to Rafe and how Sami isn’t sure about her future with him. Lucas doubts Rafe is going to be that excited to start anything romantic with Sami as long as she’s still harboring feelings for EJ. Sami argues she isn’t harboring feelings. She’ll always be connected to EJ through Johnny, but that’s it, which is why she’s got to keep Grace’s secret safe. Lucas promises to keep it. Will enters on this. He’s overheard and not happy Lucas is getting involved in Sami’s stuff. Sami covers, learning Rafe is at the Java Café and goes to meet him. Later, Will tells his dad how he had a talk with Chloe and it seems she makes him really happy. He doesn’t want Lucas to screw it up by keeping secrets from Chloe. Lucas is fine with it, and bets Chloe has a few secrets of her own. Meanwhile, Chloe runs into Father Matt and tells him that things are just peachy. Father Matt wants to know if she ever told her husband the truth about her infidelity and she says no…some secrets are best kept hidden as Lucas walks up and has seemingly overheard.

    Rafe and Arianna spent the night catching up. She’s a bit pissed that he hasn’t been in touch. She learns about his watching Sami, kind of having a romance, but Rafe doesn’t think it’s going to work out. Later, he tells Arianna that he will always love her and she will never be replaced in his heart as Sami arrives, and witnesses Rafe’s declaration.

    Chelsea and Kate learn Billie’s accident is even graver than before and that she’s going to need help in London. Kate wants to go, but can’t leave Philip due to his injures, so Chelsea volunteers. Daniel offers to call the hospital in England and make a call for Chelsea for future opportunities. Chelsea appreciates it. She also says good bye to Abe, Lexie and Theo. She knows she’s leaving Theo in good hands. It’s Lexie who is Theo’s anchor. Kate has to say good-bye to Chelsea as well. It’s an emotional farewell, but once Chelsea is gone, it’s back to business for Kate. She zeros in on Daniel and tells him she knows he had an affair with Chloe. Also, Chelsea calls Max and says they need to talk.

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



     

    Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:35 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, May 1, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Opal continues to be plagued by horrifying visions and is certain something awful is going to happen.  Stuart is troubled when he remembers Adam’s behavior on the day Dixie was murdered.  Adam suffers a seizure when JR lays into him, demanding to know whether or not he killed Dixie.  Adam makes a startling confession to Erica.  David has an ominous plan in store for Adam. 

    Krystal overreacts when she walks in on Marissa giving David a back massage. 

    Zach and Liza are mutually intrigued by one another.  Liza once again leaves without telling Zach her name.  Frankie’s family fears the worst when they learn his convey has been ambushed but Brot and Taylor point out that Frankie is a skilled soldier who can take care of himself.

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



     

    Friday, May 1, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Waiting to exhale.

    THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

    Ryan flatly rejects Erica’s assertion that he let Kendall go. JR is disturbed by new memories after talking to Tad about Adam’s possible culpability in Dixie’s death on Monday, May 4. On Tuesday, May 5, Brot calls in a favor to learn the true extent of Frankie’s injury as his family and friends wait for news. Brot, Taylor, Randi, Angie and Jesse that Frankie’s hands were crushed when his unit was attacked in Iraq. Jake and Amanda declare their love for each other and make love on Thursday, May 7. David and Nurse Gayle conspire against Adam. Opal and Aidan find Annie at Ryan’s penthouse.

    The Inside Story: Power Struggles
    Joe informs Zach and Kendall that while it won’t guarantee his life that Ian will surely die if he doesn’t receive a new heart valve immediately. Scott urges David to use Dr. Chappell’s heart valve on Ian. Zach and Kendall are faced with an impossible decision. David refuses to operate on Ian, mindful of what his success would mean for the Chandlers. Erica orders Adam to do anything it takes to convince David to perform the surgery on her grandson. David and Adam come to an understanding on Wednesday, May 6. JR seethes after learning that Adam used Little Adam to get David to do his bidding. Zach and Kendall give David the go ahead to perform surgery on Ian. JR desperately tries to reach Scott to stop Ian’s surgery after Dr. Chappell informs him and Adam that he’s discovered a serious defect with the heart valve. Zach tries to ease Kendall’s fears as they wait for word on Ian. Adam orders both Scott and JR to keep their mouths shut about Dr. Chappell’s warning. Adam basks in the reemergence of Chandler Enterprises on the back of Ian’s successful operation. Dr. Chappell refuses to accept the Chandler’s bribe. Scott breathes easier when David informs him that he was able to correct a problem he found with the heart valve’s design during surgery. Scott is taken aback by Adam’s ruthlessness and later makes a gruesome discovery when he returns to Dr. Chappell’s office.

    A Closer Look: No Fairy Tale
    Krystal finds Tad searching the Chandler mansion for evidence linking Adam to Dixie’s murder. Tad finds a file on Krystal after breaking into Adam’s safe. Martin gives into Krystal’s pleas and hands the file over to her without looking at its contents. Krystal later burns the envelope. In the remains, Marissa finds a photograph of her and her family. Marissa stops JR from taking a drink at ConFusion and later defends JR to David. A seething David warns Marissa that she’s out of his house if she ever takes JR’s side over his again. Marissa abruptly moves out of Wildwind but leaves David an envelope containing the charred photo Krystal tried to destroy. Krystal evades David’s questions. Adam revels in torturing Krystal about her secret and meets Marissa for the first time. Krystal warns Adam that he is a dead man if he ever speaks a word about her and her connection to Marissa. Krystal confesses her secret to a shocked Tad on Friday, May 8, but insists that David and Marissa can never learn the truth.

    All My Children News and Headlines:

    AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 11, 2009

    • Aidan ends up getting more than he bargained for when he tries to lend Annie a helping hand. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Zach rages against the Chandler men and leaves Adam with a deadly threat. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Krystal confesses to her daughter, Marissa, that she sold her when she was a baby. (TV Guide Canada)

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



     

    Friday, May 1, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Heat wave.

    THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

    Olivia holds her ground with Sonny on Monday, May 4. Sonny’s interest in personally returning Olivia’s property perturbs Claudia. Ric rushes Claudia to the hospital after she’s stricken with abdominal pains. Sonny opens up to Olivia about his relationship with Claudia. Sonny and Claudia share a close moment after learning the baby is fine on Tuesday, May 5. Luke hopes Ethan turns out to be his son but Ethan doesn’t feel the same way. Patrick and Jax disagree over whether or not Michael’s surgery can wait. On Wednesday, May 6, Lucky becomes upset over the possibility that Luke could be Ethan’s father. Sonny and Jax support Carly’s decision to have Michael operated on immediately. Sonny, Carly, Claudia, Jax and Jason sit vigil as Patrick and his team begins Michael’s surgery. Luke and Ethan get the results of the DNA test. Michael suffers a crisis on the operating table. Sonny and Carly’s anxiety grows. A suspicious Luke asks Lulu to cozy up to Ethan in front of Tracy.

    The Inside Story: Love & Lust
    Rebecca tells Nikolas the truth about her and Lucky’s encounter. Nikolas pulls Rebecca into a passionate kiss after she admits that she’s attracted to him. Lucky and Elizabeth confess that they still have feelings for each other. The ex’s both take responsibility for their past problems and decide to make another try at their relationship. Rebecca pulls back from sleeping with Nikolas, leaving the prince extremely frustrated. Nikolas is thrown by the site of a stranded Rebecca in Emily’s nightgown. Rebecca comforts Nikolas after he’s shaken awake by a dream of Emily. Rebecca enlists Nikolas help in painting her room at Kelly’s. Thing once again reach a simmer between the pair after Nikolas strains his back helping Rebecca move furniture on Thursday, May 7. Mike interrupts Nikolas and Rebecca just as they’re about to have sex. Alexis warns Nikolas not to trust Rebecca. Nikolas finds Alexis offering Rebecca a bribe.

    A Closer Look: Forgive & Forget?
    Johnny comes to Maxie’s rescue when she’s attacked for real. Maxie explains to Spinelli that despite her attraction to Johnny he is the one she really wants. Spinelli learns the truth about Maxie’s ruse. Maxie pours her heart out to Spinelli who rejects her. Spinelli accuses Maxie and Lulu of lying when they claim they need his help to solve a crime at Crimson. Maxie is crushed when Spinelli ends up taking the case only for Lulu’s sake. Spinelli insists that he can locate the mole who’s been leaking confidential information at the magazine. Maxie puts her career on the line in support of Spinelli’s claim. Spinelli and Maxie’s stakeout takes a wrong turn when the pair ends up so hot and heavy that they don’t see their suspect on Friday, May 8.

    General Hospital News and Headlines:

    GH ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 11, 2009

    • Ric reminds Claudia that her fate is dependant on whether a struggling Michael lives or dies. (Soap Opera Digest)
    • Carly collapses in Jax’s arms. (National Enquirer)

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



     

    OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 4 Edition

    Friday, May 1, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


    SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Love sucks.

    THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

    Cristian and Layla each find themselves unable to pay their rent. While still in mourning over Talia, they decide to let out their emotions by painting. Lola is bent on ruining Markko and Langston’s upcoming night of intimacy and, on Friday, May 8, goes straight to Dorian with the information. Cole and Bo bump into one another for the first time since Matthew’s accident. Destiny pretends to have a date for the prom when Matthew apologizes for being so rude to her.

    The Inside Story: Altered States of Reality
    Left to himself in Starr’s room, Cole images Matthew taunting him to jump out the window. Across town, Starr manages to stand her ground with Todd, who allows her to return to La Boulaie. Still physically weak, Blair prepares to have it over with Todd over their children. However, when Todd refuses to budge on the issue, Blair makes herself comfortable and informs Todd that, as long as the kids are living there, so will she. John and Marty reminisce about old times as they lay in bed together. Although the night is uneventful, their feelings for one another are clearly visible. On Tuesday, May 5, Cole informs Rachel that Starr has been his rock. Later, they head for the hospital to talk to Kyle about the DNA results, but not before Starr makes amends with Schuyler. Kyle delivers heartbreaking, yet confusing news to Starr and Cole about their baby, leaving a devastated Starr pondering whose hair is in her locket. Putting two and two together, Kyle soon blackmails Natalie and Jared. Blair and Jack see a different side of
    Téa on Thursday, May 7, when the ruthless lawyer inadvertently flashes them. As Powell and Rebecca are planning their next move, John decides to pay the convicted rapist another visit. Todd, Téa, and Blair are all shocked to receive invitations to the KAD’s Spring Fling. John meets his match when he bumps into Rebecca at the asylum on Friday, May 8. While Todd, Téa, and Blair fall victim to the chemically tainted invitations they receive, an unexpected visitor takes Marty by surprise. Starr and Cole seek Marcie’s blessing in exhuming the body of baby Hope.


    A Closer Look: Poison Ivy
    Rex moves out of the cottage, much to Gigi’s dismay. A diaboligical Stacy talks Rex into letting her move in with him. Jessica and Brody convince Viki that their relationship must stay hush-hush. Stacy shrugs off the guilt she is beginning to feel. Meanwhile, Viki realizes what is going on, and insists to Gigi that she fight for her man. On Tuesday, May 5, Gigi is horrified to discover that Rex and Gigi now bunk together. Later, Rex confesses to Gigi that he had a dream about her, as they are in the process of scheduling his visits with Shane. After sharing that she had an identical dream, they come together in an impulsive kiss. Proving just how evil she really is, Stacy informs Shane that Gigi cheated on Rex. Meanwhile, Schuyler tiptoes into the hospital to have Stacy’s blood tested, in an attempt to figure out what is really going on with her. Kyle demands Roxy give him a room at the Angel Square Hotel in exchange for his continued silence. Following their kiss, Rex assures Gigi that it will never happen again. Jessica and Brody sneak around and have sex. After being fired up by Natalie, Rex stops by Brody’s room and is certain he and Gigi just had ‘marital relations.’ Fuming with anger, he punches Brody and storms off. At the same time Stan, Stacy’s boss from Vegas, arrives in Llanview demanding money from his former stripper. On Wednesday, May 6, after returning from his run-in with Brody, Rex kisses Stacy on the spur of the moment. Later, Stacy becomes irritated when Shane asks his father if he can move in with them.

    One Life to Live News and Headlines

    OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 11, 2009

    • Powell prevents Jack from helping his captors. (Canadian Cable Guide)
    • Markko purchases some protection but is caught by his mother’s best friend. (Soap Opera Weekly)
    • Nora receives an impomptu marriage proposal. (New York Daily News)

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


    Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 4 Edition

     


     






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