Friday, June 26, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Truth or dare.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

An apologetic JR tells Marissa that he was thinking of Babe when he kissed her. Tad runs into a roadblock or two on his way to deliver the baby to Liza’s birthing session. Jake, Liza and Tad manage to fool everybody but then run into another situation when the paramedics arrive on Monday, June 29. Scott and JR come to an understanding. Colby tells a thrilled Liza that she wants to help her raise her baby brother, Stuart. Jake spins a cheerful tale on Tuesday, June 30, after a forlorn Amanda asks him to tell her who he gave her baby to. Tad urges Jake to be honest with Amanda on Wednesday, July 1. Jake is confident everything is going to work out. “All My Children” airs an encore presentation on Friday, July 3.

The Inside Story: T-r-o-u-b-l-e!
Ryan and Erica rush in when they witness Annie holding a gun on Adam. Erica’s indignation flares when Adam takes Annie’s side and accuses her of just being jealous. Aidan and Ryan work together to prove their theory that Annie killed Stuart. Adam plants one on Annie after spotting Erica spying on them on Monday, June 29. Tad tells Ryan he remembers seeing a woman running from the Chandler terrace on the night of Stuart’s murder. Ryan is convinced that woman was Annie and takes Tad to see North on Tuesday, June 30. Tad admits to North that the woman he saw could have been Kendall. Annie, meanwhile, realizes that Kendall really thinks that she shot Stuart. Erica drags Kendall away from the escalating confrontation as Adam declares his complete and total belief in Annie’s innocence. Annie finds Aidan spying on her. Aidan gives Annie his theory on how she killed Stuart. On Thursday, July 2, Annie is clearly not revealing all she knows when she recounts the events of the night Stuart died for Adam. Erica confronts Annie, who snaps and begins to choke the life out of the petite diva.

Madison refuses to gives Zach any information but does warn him that her husband will succeed in convicting Kendall. Backed into a corner, on Wednesday, July 1, Madison cops to the fact that North cheats on her and is planning a getaway this very weekend. Madison also reveals that her husband once lost the true love of his life. Randi refuses to go away with North despite his persistence and threats. Zach confronts Randi after seeing North leave her apartment. Randi reveals her connection to North. Zach advises Randi to keep her distance from North. Convinced she can help both Jesse and Kendall, Randi arrives at North’s hotel room looking to make a deal.

Ryan and Erica realize just how dire things are for Kendall. Things become more bleak when Jesse walks in on Kendall asking Tad to lie for her on the stand on Wednesday, July 1. Kendall is wrecked with visions of her loved ones being forced to testify against her. Zach and Ryan fear Kendall will do something to dig herself in deeper.

All My Children News and Headlines:

AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 6, 2009

  • Jesse goes to extreme measures to protect Randi after finding D.A. North dead. (TV Guide Listings)
  • Affected by everybody else’s doubts, Adam puts Annie to the test. (ABC Soaps In Depth)
  • David becomes suspicious upon observing Jake and Liza’s behavior around baby Stuart. (Soap Opera Weekly)

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



Friday, June 26, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Making adjustments.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Alexis faces Kristina’s wrath in the wake of the Mayor’s reveal. Diane proves to be a good friend to Alexis on Wednesday, July 1. Kristina accuses Alexis of being a hypocrite for having slept with a married man. Dominic turns to Kristina for an assist after Johnny refuses to help him get a foot into Sonny’s organization. Robin admits to Alexis that she doesn’t believe the Mayor is guilty of murder but comes to a different conclusion about the Mayor’s wife on Thursday, July 2. Spinelli fights off Maxie’s advances convinced that their love-making can lead to nothing good. Maxie is not a fan of Spinelli’s idea of a slow and chaste courtship on Tuesday, June 30. Coleman turns to Spinelli and Maxie for ideas on how to turn the financial tide at Jake’s. After a rehearsal in the shower, Spinelli realizes his singing voice could prove to be a major hindrance to his plans to serenade his love at Jake’s first Karaoke night. “General Hospital” airs an encore presentation on Friday, July 3.

The Inside Story: Relocation Program
A seething Carly is forced to see Jason’s point on why she can’t take Sonny’s gift away from Michael. Jason explains to Edward why he can’t accept his offer to join Michael in relocating to the mansion. Carly and Jason face-off with Sonny about Michael’s living arrangements on Tuesday, June 30. Jax tries to blackmail Claudia into convincing Sonny to abide by Carly’s wishes for Michael. Carly walks in as Claudia spells out to Jax why she doesn’t have to do his bidding. Sonny finally listens to reason, which doesn’t go over well with a pissed off Michael. Michael accuses Sonny and Jason of being under Carly’s thumb. The situation remains tense when Jason drops Michael off at the Q’s on Wednesday, July 1. Edward is putty in Michael’s hands. Carly is horrified to learn that Edward let Michael take Morgan for a spin in his new car.

A Closer Look: Love, Deception & Jealousy
On Monday, June 29, Rebecca treats Nikolas to her idea of a fun evening: a night of watching horror flicks! A nervous Rebecca spots Ethan watching her and Nikolas. Ethan presses Rebecca to remember that Nikolas is their mark. Rebecca pulls Ethan into a kiss in an effort to prove that her loyalty is to him. Ethan seethes when Rebecca chooses staying with Nikolas over leaving with him. On Tuesday, June 30, a drunken Ethan becomes a little too talkative around Elizabeth. Nikolas convinces Rebecca to move into Wyndemere. Rebecca makes a hasty retreat when Ethan calls demanding a meeting or else! Ethan accuses Rebecca of wanting Nikolas. Rebecca is clearly conflicted despite her insistence to Ethan that the con is still on. Lulu and Nikolas are convinced Rebecca and Ethan are both just misunderstood.

General Hospital News and Headlines:

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 6, 2009

  • Andrea overhears Robin’s theory that she killed the Mayor’s mistress. (TV Guide Listings)

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



OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 29 Edition

Friday, June 26, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — If you can’t be with the one you love, then love the one you’re with.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Clint suprises Bo by asking his brother to be his best man on Tuesday, June 30. Greg’s web of lies to little sister Destiny continue when he cancels their dinner plans. Pretending to be examining Matthew’s case file, he is actually out on a date with his new associate, Dr. Wright. Later, Shaun blasts Greg for disappointing Destiny. Meanwhile, Matthew and Destiny enjoy the evening together. After finding comfort in Brody’s arms, he and Jessica spend the night together on Wednesday, July 1. Fish encounters Kyle when he arrives early for his date with Layla at Capricorn. Blair supects Cristian has the hots for Layla. Natalie and Jared find time for a little lovin’, and Jessica encourges Brody to apply to the police academy.

July 3rd Encore Episode: ‘No One Ever Said it Would be This Hard’ (original airdate 03/18/09)
Nora confronts Marty, who takes responsibilty for neglecting her son when he needed her the most. Seeing the error of her ways, Nora also accepts blame for the tragic turn of events. As both mothers grieve for their sons, they find solace in a hug. Meanwhile, Cole’s guilt grows when Matthew confesses that he doesn’t blame his friend for the accident that paraylzed him. When Cole questions his motives, Matthew responds that he too could have made better choices than what he did. As Cole is led away in handcuffs, Jack forces Todd to stand up and be a real father to him, Starr, and Sam. Téa confesses to John that she didn’t stab Lee Halpern and is confident that Todd is innocent of the crime as well. John accusses Téa of still being in love with Todd, to which she neither confirms nor denies the allegation. At the same time, Todd hires a new attorney as he prepares to fight for his kids. Gigi thanks Brody for his continued support. And Bo and Rex comfort each other as they discuss Shane and Matthew’s health issues.

The Inside Story: I Want Your Blood
Stacy interrupts the conversation just as Gigi asks Rex if he understands just how evil Stacy really is on Monday, June 29. Not sure what to expect, she is speechless when Rex proclaims his love for Stacy. As Gigi runs away to Rodi’s in tears, Stacy is surprised to learn that Rex failed to mention their tryst to her. Later, however, Rex shows up on Gigi’s doorstep, where he plants a kiss on her. Meanwhile, Natalie and Jared are intent on making sure Kyle follows through with his end of the bargin. Even though he swears he has no idea who the donor is, Kyle assures them that the person can be found in Room 302 at the Boutet Clinic. At the same time, Roxy’s day just keeps getting worse when she is confronted by Nurse Gayle Collins at the clinic. In the heat of battle, Gayle swipes the bag of blood Roxy was saving in case of an emergency on Monday, June 29. Tempers flare futher when nurse nasty accuses Roxy of turning off the patient’s life support system. As Natalie, Jared, and Kyle arrive on the scene, Gayle hightails it out of the clinic with the bag of blood in tow. Shortly thereafter, Natalie and Jared approach Roxy after Kyle informs them that she was in possession of the extra supply of blood on Tuesday, June 30. Back at the cottage house, Rex explains his actions to a confused Gigi. As he is about to reveal that he slept with Stacy, Natalie and Jared arrive with disappointing news. Rex and Gigi are devastated to learn that, should Shane suffer a relapse, they would need to search for yet another donor. Moe minces no words when he informs Stacy that Rex’s heart will always belong to Gigi. Later, Stacy is puzzled when Gayle hands her the extra bag of blood, and claims that her new boss is on her side on Wednesday, July 1. Despite her protests, Rex makes it clear to Gigi that he must fake it with Stacy until he can figure out who the real donor is. After unsuccessfully searching his apartment for the missing evidence, Rex keeps Stacy at arm’s length when she starts feeling frisky.

A Closer Look: Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve
John states to Bo that he will return to the police force on the condition that he allows Cole to go undercover to help bust up a drug ring, instead of serving jail time. When Todd shows his true colors by refusing to sign the consent form, Starr reminds her father of the emotional plea he made at Hope’s ‘grave’ on Monday, June 29. Seeing little harm in giving his daugther what she wants (since the groom is going to jail anyway), Todd gives in. By Wednesday, July 1, Todd confesses to Téa that his feelings for her are real, but that he is unable to put them into words. Despite their recent bickering, Todd and Téa soon end up in bed together. Langston assists Starr in her wedding preparations, while Marty gives Cole her wedding ring. Addie listens as Blair explains why Todd spending the night with Téa troubles her on Thursday, July 2. In an action that will surely make Blair’s blood boil, Todd asks Téa to escort him to Starr and Cole’s wedding. John faces the difficult task of convincing a judge to see his point-of-view regarding Cole. Dorian and Markko have their work cut out for them as they each desperately try to persuade unwilling participants to attend a dinner party at La Boulaie.

One Life to Live News and Headlines

OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 6, 2009

  • Blair nearly blows her top when Téa arrives at Starr and Cole’s wedding. (Cable Guide)
  • Cole eases Starr’s concerns. (Cable Guide)
  • John interrupts the ceremony with big news. (Cable Guide)
  • Starr and Cole’s walk down the aisle doesn’t go quite as expected. (Soap Opera Weekly)

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


Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 29 Edition



OLTL Recap: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 25, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Consenting Adults”

Rex is vaguely troubled after he and Stacy make love as he starts to remember some of the comments she made on the night she drugged him into bed. Gigi musters her resolve to tell Rex the truth about Stacy. Rex and Gigi come face to face at Ultraviolet.

Realizing that Kyle is blackmailing her, Natalie and Jared demand that Roxy reveal the identity of Shane’s bone marrow donor.

Téa takes a page from Todd’s book. Blair plays into Todd’s hands when she’s hesitant to consent to Starr marrying Cole. Marty, anguished over Cole’s plight, makes a call asking for help.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Gigi spills all the beans about Stacy to Rex. 
  • Nora thinks Bo is jealous that his brother helped Matthew.
  • Téa exposes Todd’s lies to Starr.

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



Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 25, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jake tries to convince Liza that everything would be better if she moved away from Pine Valley once she gets Amanda’s baby. Amanda remains distraught over giving her son away and her grief is only further compounded when David admits he might have been willing to let her keep the child if it had lived. Amanda reaches her breaking point at the memorial service David arranges for their baby.

JR and Marissa enjoy their time together. JR pulls away after he and Marissa come together in a kiss.

Brot proposes to Taylor. Taylor admits to Tad she’s not in love with Brot anymore.

North asks Randi to go away with him. Frankie sees Randi and North together.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Liza springs into action to keep her plan alive.
  • Aidan is in cahoots with Ryan.
  • Brot and Taylor call it quits.

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



Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 25, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Michael flares up at Jason, who continues to maintain Michael will never join the mob. Sonny and Michael get into an explosive fight when Michael wants to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Carly thinks she has a solution to Michael’s living arrangements.

Kristina overhears Sonny and Alexis arguing about her. Claudia finds Kristina and Dominic together.

A scheming Ric tells Andrea things are back on track after Patrick and Matt hire him to represent them in the malpractice suit.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason faces a tough decision.
  • Spinelli puts the brakes on romance with Maxie.
  • Sonny goes overboard to gain Michael’s forgiveness.

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



OLTL Alerts: Week of June 29 Edition

Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 29, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Gigi begs Rex to believe her story about Stacy. Natalie and Jared become a thorn in Kyle’s side. Leave it up to John to find a solution that may prevent Cole from going to prison.
  • Tuesday: Rex and Gigi are blisfully happy once again. Natalie and Jared demand answers. Stacy receives an unexpected surprise. Bo becomes the third wheel when Nora invites him to join her and Clint for the evening.
  • Wednesday: Stacy isn’t giving up Rex without a fight. Todd and Téa prove you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, as they get up close and personal. Jessica finds comfort in Brody’s big, broad shoulders.
  • Thursday: Starr makes the final preparations for her wedding day. Dorian has her work cut out for her as she tries to get in Ernesto Rivera’s good graces. Blair is uncomfortable with the bond between Todd and Téa.
  • Friday: (Encore of 03/18/09 episode) Nora and Marty swap insults as their tempers flare. Todd stands up and proves he is man by vowing to fight for his children. Bo and Rex swap sob stories over their sons medical issues.

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



Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 29, 2009.

ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Tad and Jake scramble to keep their ruse alive. Liza fears Amanda will recognize her baby. Ryan suspects that Annie killed Stuart.
  • Tuesday: Ryan only makes things worse for Kendall when he takes Tad to see North. Zach puts the screws to Madison. Amanda asks Jake to tell her who he gave her baby to.
  • Wednesday: Tad urges Jake to tell Amanda the truth. Things don’t look good for Kendall. Randi refuses to give into his threats and go out of town with him.
  • Thursday: Randi tries to make a deal with North. Erica gets more than she bargained for when she confronts Annie. Kendall’s fears get the better of her.
  • Friday: (Repeat; Original Airdate: 5/15/09) Adam’s enemies want him to pay for his sins. Angie and Jake work to save Ians life. Annie makes her move.

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



Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 29, 2009.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Ethan spies on Nikolas and Rebecca. Robin and Patrick fear they’ve made a horrible mistake. Alexis has her dirty laundry aired in public.
  • Tuesday: Sonny and Jason clash over Michael. Jax attempts to blackmail Claudia. Kristina refuses to forgive Alexis.
  • Wednesday: Sonny realizes what’s best for Michael. Ethan accuses Rebecca of wanting Nikolas for real. Jason makes a decision about Michael.
  • Thursday: Robin points the finger at a different murder suspect. Carly panics when she finds out what Michael’s up to. Dominic seeks out Kristina.
  • Friday: (Repeat; Original Airdate: 5/18/09) Carly gets the news she’s been praying for. Ethan drops a bomb on Lulu. Rebecca makes a deal with Alexis.

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



Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:59 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The invasion of new characters into Llanview continues as “One Life to Live” cast two recurring roles.

Best known for his 1997-2000 stint in Pine Valley as “All My Chidren’s” Dr. Jake Martin, Michael Lowry has been cast by sister soap “OLTL” as a ‘character from the past.’ However, a spokesperson for the show refused to devulge any further information. Hmmm….wonder if this could possibly be the Ross recast, for which the soap recently released a casting call?

Lowry has also spent time on “As the World Turns” as Les Sweeny (2004-05) and on “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Dr. Hillman (2006). No first airdate has been released by “OLTL.”

Joining Lowry in Llanview later this summer will be Broadway vet Nicholas Rodriguez as Nick, who will first air on Friday, August 14th. Look for the character, which was originally named Griffin in the audition script for the role, to come between former lovers Oliver Fish (Scott Evans) and Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell), when he and Kyle go out on a date. Even though Officer Fish appears to have moved on by hooking up with Layla Williamson, this development is sure to ruffle his feathers. Rodriguez is best known for his performance as the man of the jungle himself in the musical “Tarzan.”

And in other news…

There is no big spoiler here, but we just thought we would share Kassie DePaiva‘s (Blair Cramer) latest message on her Twitter page: “Just got finished working and doing a soap scoop… Sipping a beer and checking emails before I start studying for tomorrow’s ‘OLTL.’” Guess it’s true what they say — you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.

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


Discussion: ‘One Life to Live’ Welcomes Two New Cast Members

  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • All My Children
  • One Life to Live
  • AMC
  • OLTL
  • As The World Turns
  • ATWT
  • B&B
  • Kassie DePaiva
  • Michael Lowry
  • Nicholas Rodriguez
  • Scott Evans
  • Brett Claywell
  • Tarzan
  • Broadway