OLTL Casting: Odds and Ends

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:37 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Upcoming casting tidbits for “One Life to Live.”  

John Rue and January LaVoy resurface as Moe and Noelle Stubbs on Tuesday, June 9, when Dorian Lord makes a confession to the couple.     

Teenage drug dealer Asher (Evan Joiner) returns on Friday, June 12, when the pill pusher approaches one of his best customers.  Also on that date, veteran “OLTL” castmember Patricia Elliott pops up again, when Renee Buchanan has an idea concerning two of Llanview’s favorite couples.  And Ada Maris and David Pinon first air as Aurelia and Ernesto Rivera as son Markko marks an important milestone in his life.

A. Martinez ends his run as Ray Montez on Wednesday, June 10.  And expect Kathy Brier and Chris Stack (Marcie and Michael McBain) to air at least through Wednesday, June 17.  Look for a few unexpected surprises for the couple before they exit Llanview together.

Look for several upcoming dayplayer roles in upcoming episodes.

In other news…

“One Life to Live” has released two new casting calls.  The first is for the role of ‘Serge.’  Remember that the soap routinely changes character names in audition scripts to attempt to throw off viewers.  The scene opens with ‘Serge’ frisking ‘Caleb’ and ‘Adam.’  Visibly upset, Caleb demands to know what is the meaning of this since he already gave him all his money.  Adam responds that he is looking for a wire, causing Serge to blurt out to Caleb that he should answer his own questions.  Serge goes on to tell Caleb that his buddy informed him that ‘Jake Kelly’ turned his back on him.  Jake is a cop/bartender and refused to train Adam to be his assistant because he is a drug addict.  Caleb confides in Serge that he and Jake are no longer as good of friends as they used to be.  He also says that Jake is dating his mom, and manages to act all buddy-buddy and fatherly with him, despite the fact that he just sat on his hands when he got arrested for drug possession.  Caleb responds to Serge’s questioning by stating that his mom hired a really good lawyer, who was able to keep him from serving much jail time.  As the scene ends, Caleb informs Serge that he now has a criminal record, is unemployed, and has some bills he needs to pay.  It appears that, by the tone of the script, Cole may be involved. 

The second is for the role of Elijah Kent.  SON will have more details on this casting call as it becomes available.

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


Discussion: OLTL Casting: Odds and Ends


Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:53 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, May 25, 2009 (Encore Presentation).

IT HAPPENED TODAY (Encore Presentation of 2/16/09 Episode)

Kendall loses control of the car while arguing with Zach, ending up on the wrong side of the road with Greenlee’s motorcycle coming right at them. Kendall and Zach are unhurt but Greenlee’s motorcycle has careened down into the ravine by the riverbank. Zach goes off to search for Greenlee but only finds her wedding veil and what’s left of her mangled bike. Zach tells Kendall he’s going to take the blame for the accident and claim he was the one driving. Ryan soon arrives on the scene and begins a desperate search for Greenlee, diving into the freezing waters. The rescue team begins their search but the situation is bleak. Kendall admits to Ryan that she and Zach were arguing in the car. Ryan is furious to learn that Zach was driving the car. Ryan stuns Kendall when he accuses Zach of having slept with Reese. Ryan attacks Zach, blaming him for running Greenlee off the road because she was on her motorcycle to go confront him.

Meanwhile, Bianca and Reese are married in a heartfelt ceremony. Erica shares a dance with Jack. Erica tells Reese and Bianca she will buy property for them to build their house on. The festivities back at the inn come to a halt when Zach and Kendall return and inform everyone about the accident. Kendall seethes as she glares at Reese and then collapses after clutching her chest.

A lucid Annie tells Aidan she realizes she’s lost Ryan but says that he was never hers to begin with. Aidan convinces Annie that she needs to go back to Oak Haven to get well. Annie is grateful to have Aidan on her side. Annie looks in on Emma, vowing to get well for her little girl.

JR notices that Amanda seems jumpy in front of Frankie, Jake and Randi whenever he’s around. Amanda thinks she’s sees David watching her from outside the chapel. Randi tells Frankie she’s so lucky to have him in her life.

On the Next All My Children…

  • David must atone for his sins.
  • Liza places blame. 
  • Jesse is hit with a major dilemma.

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



OLTL Recap: Monday, May 25, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:53 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, May 25, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY (encore of 3/9/09 episode)

“Mother Courage”

At the crash site Marty uses superhuman strength to save her son. John helps Shane through and asthma attack. But no one is a aware of unconscious Matthew, thrown from the vehicle, until Bo finds his hat on the ground. In the ER, Cole asks his mother where Matthew is. Stacy uses the effects of the drug to confuse Rex and then begin a seduction. She ignores calls from Gigi to alert Rex to the accident.

Blair is in critical and grave condition from her stab wounds. Todd is held for questioning after Dorian calls Bo down to the hospital to arrest him. John learns at the end of the day that something terrible has happened to Blair.

Starr tries to make Schuyler see her as more than a student but he says he can never do that since he’s already been suspended and is under investigation by the school. Starr hears from Todd that something happened to her mother.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Bess, Tess, and Jess battle for control.
  • Nora has some news for Bo.
  • Schuyler shares his supicions of Stacy with Gigi.

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



Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:53 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, May 25, 2009 (Encore Presentation).

IT HAPPENED TODAY

News of Michael’s shooting quickly spreads as he’s rushed to the hospital. At the hospital, Jason urges Carly to pull herself together and stay strong for Michael. Patrick informs Carly and Sonny that Michael is in critical condition with a bullet lodged in his head and will need surgery. Sonny takes his misplaced anger out on Jason. Carly accuses Sonny of being the one who didn’t protect their son.

Lulu and Johnny make love but then head to the hospital after Spinelli informs them about Michael.

Patrick refuses to allow Robin to assist him in the operating room as she’s too emotionally tied to Michael.

Lucky tells Alexis it appears as though Michael was hit by a ricochet bullet that was probably meant for Sonny.

Jerry confronts Ian and threatens to kill him.

Johnny and Claudia are horrified by what they’ve done.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Michael is a changed young man.
  • Robin reunites with Patrick and returns home.
  • Johnny and Olivia have no regrets.

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



Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:52 AM ET | By Jermetria Lacey

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” Episode Recap – Friday, May 22, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY

EJ and Philip make plans to exchange Stefano for Stephanie. Meanwhile, Owen continues to watch Stephanie as she lies in a morgue drawer unconscious. He returns to the woods to find Stephanie’s phone that was lost and realizes the phone is ringing. He answers the phone to EJ, who has finally tracked down Owen, and instructs him on where to deliver Stephanie to him. Owen agrees, but when he returns to Stephanie, she regains consciousness, and she tries to convince Owen to let her go. Owen is hesitant, but Stephanie pressures him to do the right thing. In the meeting spot, EJ calls Owen, wondering what’s taking so long, and Owen tells a worried EJ that there’s been a change of plans.

Brady walks in on Victor and Philip discussing the swap. Victor leaves to tend to Stefano while Brady questions Philip about what’s going on. Philip doesn’t divulge anything; however, Philip does apologize for not following Brady’s advice. He should have let the police deal with the DiMeras. Worried, Brady meets with Bo and tells him he thinks Stephanie’s life is in danger. Meanwhile, Philip anxiously waits on the pier for the swap to take place.

Rafe and Arianna have a family discussion about him adopting Grace. Rafe doesn’t want to hear it, but Arianna is persistent to make Rafe realize it’s a bad idea. Max steps in and introduces himself to Rafe, who gets up for some air. Arianna apologies for Rafe’s behavior, and she and Max share a nice conversation about family. Arianna goes to speak with Rafe, as Max leaves for the night and runs into Bo, and learns more about the Kiriakis and DiMera war.

After fighting with Will, Sami walks in on Arianna telling Rafe she hopes Sami doesn’t ruin his life. After Arianna leaves, Sami breaks down and Rafe comforts her. Sami feels better and the couple leaves for home.

Mia visits Will. Will talks about his fight with his mom and Mia wonders about Grace’s biological mom.

On the Next Days of our Lives

  • Stefano seems near death as Philip and Victor await the exchange.
  • Owen comes to a decision to free Stephanie, but she misinterprets.
  • Lucas and Daniel both have vivid dreams about Chloe.

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



Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:52 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, May 22, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

After facing Jesse’s questions, Liza asks Colby to back up her alibi for the night of the murder. Colby initially lies for her mother, but Jesse is dubious. Liza admits to Jesse to being in the Chandler mansion that night – but says while she didn’t kill Stuart, she knows who did.

Ryan overhears a dreaming Kendall murmur that Adam deserved to die. To protect Kendall, Zach makes a full confession to murder of Stuart to the new D.A., Henry North.

Annie is booked for kidnapping.

Adam says goodbye to Stuart. Marian and Scott, meanwhile, mourn Stuart together.

Tad recovers from his collapse.

On the Next All My Children (Encore Presentation of 2/16/09 Episode)

  • Kendall and Greenlee collide.
  • Ryan hurles accusations at Zach. 
  • Bianca and Reese make a committment.

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



OLTL Recap: Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:52 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, May 22, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY

“Clinging to Hope”

Viki quickly figures out that Bess has taken off with Chloe to protect Jessica. Jessica emerges briefly after answering a call from Brody but Bess soon regains control as she and the baby drive further and further away from Llanview. Blair shares an emotional reunion with her children. Marty pulls Blair aside and confirms that Chloe is really Hope.

Stacy puts on an act to manipulate Rex in to saying she can stay with him as long as needs. Kyle, who’s up to his neck in hot water, tells Stacy its payback time.

Todd is stricken when Michael admits Téa’s injuries are life-threatening.

On the Next One Life to Live (encore of 3/9/09 episode)

  • Blair arrives at the hospital after being stabbed.
  • Marty uses superhuman strength to save Cole.
  • Stacy attempts to seduce Rex after drugging his drink.

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



Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:52 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, May 22, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY

Jason advises Carly to give Michael time and space. An amused Lulu watches as Michael plays Edward, who presses him to come live with the Quartermaines. Carly only succeeds in pushing Michael further away with her insistence that he’ll be coming back home to live with her.

Claudia confronts Olivia about sleeping with Johnny. Johnny tells Claudia she has no right to try and run his life and sends her away. Sonny goes to Olivia demanding that she stay away from Johnny. Maxie is hurt and dismayed to learn Johnny slept with Olivia.

Holly has answers for Luke and Ethan.

On the Next General Hospital: Encore Presentation of 4/7/08 Episode

  • Michael’s life is in jeopardy.
  • Carly accuses Sonny of not protecting Michael.
  • Johnny and Claudia are horrified by what they’ve done.

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



Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:51 AM ET | By Jermetria Lacey

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 21, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY

After Rafe offers to adopt Grace, Sami wonders if Rafe is proposing marriage. Before he can answer, she says that as much as she loves him, she’s not ready to marry him. Rafe says that’s good because he wasn’t proposing. Sami is shocked. She says she can’t marry Rafe because she wants to avoid the mistakes of past relationships and not rush into things. Rafe agrees. They both agree to take things slowly. Sami tells Will that Rafe is adopting Grace. Will is convinced Sami is manipulating something. Meanwhile, Arianna blows up at Rafe when he tells her his plans to adopt Grace. She tells him he’s getting way too involved and she’s afraid that “it’s” all happening again.

Philip is stunned that Victor refuses to trade Stefano for Stephanie. Victor explains he will appear weak if he does so, and will not give up his pride, or credibility. Philip makes an impassioned plea about love trumping all. Victor is hit when Philip brings up his dad’s love for Caroline, asking that his father help him save the woman he loves. Victor agrees and Philip calls EJ to say the trade is on.

Stephanie manages to escape the morgue, but loses her phone when Owen grabs her outside. She starts to get away again, but falls and is knocked unconscious. Owen brings her back to the morgue, worried for her safety. He also worries what the DiMeras might to do her and is not sure he can give Stephanie to them.

Nicole realizes EJ is hiding family business from her and makes a loving, heartfelt speech about how he can trust her because she knows whatever he’s doing it’s to keep his own family safe. EJ confides to Nicole about the Stephanie kidnapping. And how he’s afraid Stephanie may have escaped, which means he can’t trade her for his father. Nicole surprises EJ by remaining loyal to him, offering to help him any way she can. The bond between them is stronger than ever when Philip calls and says he’s ready to make the trade.

On the Next Days of our Lives

  • EJ and Philip make plans to exchange Stefano for Stephanie.
  • Rafe and Arianna have a family discussion about him adopting Grace.
  • Mia visits Will.

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



Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:51 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 21, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Annie saves Adam’s life after he has a heart attack following his realization that Stuart probably died. Emma tells Annie she is proud of her, but wants to see Ryan. Wanting to do right by her daughter, Annie calls Ryan and does the right thing by taking Emma back home. After Ryan allows her to spend time with Emma, Annie appears to be on the road to redemption when she calls the police to turn herself in. Krystal pleads with David to run away with her but he refuses. Krystal realizes that Adam will be on a rampage after realizing Stuart is dead, and David better watch out.

Tad and Liza share memories. Jake won’t go along with Liza’s plan to pass Amanda’s baby off as her own but she remains undeterred. She even blackmails him to go along with it, or she’ll tell David about their plans to fake his baby’s death. Jake is furious. Tad’s strange behavior leads him to dance with Nurse Gayle, and then collapse.

Scott is devastated over his father’s death. JR confirms to Adam that Stuart is dead and Adam cries out for his brother. Angie busts David and lets him know she is onto him poisoning Adam’s pills and will prove it.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Kendall says incriminating words in her sleep.
  • Tad appears on the mend.
  • Marian and Scott mourn their loss.

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