Hickland Finds New ‘Life to Live’

Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:44 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Catherine Hickland returns to Llanview as Lindsay Rappaport to spice things up between Bo and Nora.   

Although Lindsay hasn’t been seen being led away in handcuffs after being convicted of murdering evil doctor Spencer Truman (with the exception of Rex Balsom’s dream last October as he went under the knife to remove a bullet from his chest cavity), the firey vixen is set to return to Llanview in only a few short weeks. 

Although it remains to be seen if and how the town’s token Rappaport will be granted a release from prison, reports are that she will come between Bo and Nora’s precarious relationship.  Rumors claim that Clint arranges for Lindsay to go free with hopes that she will hook up with Bo, and push Nora away from her ex-husband and into his open arms.  However, a spokesperson for “One Life to Live” had no comment. 

The news comes as a suprise to many “One Life” fans who had written off the character following her murder conviction last summer.  Hickland broke the news earlier this week when the actress posted messages on her official Facebook and Twitter pages that “I’ll be returning to ‘One Life to Live’ in June! Stay tuned. :)”  A first airdate has not been set, nor has the length of Hickland’s return been announced.

Prior to joining “OLTL” in 1998, Hickland appeared as Courtney Marshall on “Texas” (1980-81), Julie Cregg and Jenny Diamond on “Capitol” (1983-87), Brooke Logan on “The Bold and the Beautiful” (1987), and Tess Wilder on “Loving” (1993-95) and “The City” (1995-1997).  In addition, she has also guest starred on a number of televsion programs including “Knight Rider,” “CHiPs,” “Law & Order,” “Eight is Enough,” “Vega$,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Hickland, who was taken off contract with “OLTL” in 2005, also runs the highly successful make-up company Cat’s Cosmetics, and recently wrote her first book entitled The 30-Day Heartbreak Cure-A Guide for Getting Over Him and Back Out There One Month from Today.  In addition, the actress has also appeared on Brodway, and performed for audiences as a clinical hypnotist.  Hickland has been married three times, most recently to “All My Children” actor Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin); the pair are currently separated.  From 1984-89, she was married to “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff. 

Look for Hickland to return to “OLTL” sometime in June.  SON will bring you more information as it becomes available. 

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


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Tueday, May 19, 2009 8:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY

Edward and Monica put Sonny on notice that they’re not going to let him put Michael’s life in danger ever again. Thinking of her own son, Olivia fiercely defends Sonny to Edward and Monica. Fed up and disgusted with Claudia, Johnny goes to Jake’s to drown his sorrows and strikes up a flirtation with Olivia.

Michael doesn’t hide the fact that he’s angry with Carly for not being there when he woke up. Jax warns Michael not to upset Carly, revealing she’s pregnant. Michael asks if Carly is having Jax’s baby as a way to replace him.

Tracy admits to Lulu that she tampered with Luke and Ethan’s DNA test but honestly claims she never learned the real results. Meanwhile, Holly pours on her seductive charms while making herself at home at Patrick’s. Luke tracks Holly down demanding answers.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Carly is hurt by Michael’s anger towards her.
  • Johnny and Olivia find comfort in each other’s arms.
  • Jason opens up to Sam about his fears for Michael.

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



Tuesday, May 19, 2009 8:13 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY

Powell reveals the truth about Chloe to Todd and Marty, who are disbelieving at first but then come to believe that the baby really is their granddaughter. Powell explains to Todd how he’s going to use the baby to make him pay for ruining his life. Marty uses her skills as a psychiatrist as she convinces Powell that he saved her by bringing her here because she got her memories back.

Powell places Chloe in Marty’s lap but seeing Todd’s relief at this causes him to spin back into a rage. Powell grabs his knife prepared to slit Todd’s throat. Meanwhile, John battles a syringe wielding Rebecca. Jessica is frantic to find Chloe, fearing she’s been kidnapped.

Natalie and Jared tell everyone, including Bo, that Kyle might have something to do with Chloe’s disappearance. Natalie and Jared stun Viki, Clint and Charlie with their news about Chloe. Jessica has a flashback involving Bess on the night Chloe was born.

As they succumb to the gas leaking into the room, Tea and Blair both admit that Todd is the love of their lives. Tea has another secret she wants to share with Blair. Cole and Starr try to comfort Jack.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Tea has a secret she wants to reveal to Blair before it is too ate.
  • Rebecca makes a desperate move.
  • Natalie and Jared confess all to their parents.

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



Tuesday, May 18, 2009 7:57 PM ET | By Jermetria Lacey

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY

Sami and Rafe make love for the first time and profess their love for each other.

Philip grows increasingly worried about Stephanie’s whereabouts as he tries to track her down. Desperate, he calls Owen asking if he knows Stephanie’s whereabouts. Owen, looking down at Stephanie, covers. Discouraged, Philip crosses with Brady and questions Brady’s loyalty to the family. Meanwhile, Owen finally picks up EJ’s call and tells him that he has successfully kidnapped Stephanie.

Owen takes his next instructions as Stephanie awakens and realizes she has been kidnapped by the Kiriakis gardener and is being held in a morgue. Owen snaps Stephanie’s picture and sends it to EJ, using her phone. Stephanie tries to attack Owen, and he defensively slams her back into the drawer, telling her he will have to come up with a new plan to take care of her. Meanwhile, EJ finds Philip on the pier and tells him he has Stephanie.

Victor has his nurse administer Stefano’s final dose of insulin, and calls EJ to remind him that the deadline is at hand. Victor is confident he will win, but Stefano thinks his son will surprise Victor. Brady and Arianna have a scratchy first meeting. Later, they literally run into each other again when Arianna spills her coffee on Brady.

On the Next Days of our Lives

  • EJ informs Philip he has Stephanie.
  • Arianna accidentally spills hot coffee on Brady and she attends to the burn.
  • Sami and Rafe make love again and he thinks he needs to make a bigger commitment.

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



Tuesday, May 19, 2009 7:48 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Although still skeptical of Zach’s story, Jesse makes an arrest when he refuses to back down from his claim he committed the murder. Jesse suspects Ryan is hiding something. Jesse questions Krystal, who later gets her story straight. Jesse questions Kendall, who remains supicious of Erica’s whereabouts on the night of the murder.

The surgeon cautions that Tad might suffer some long term effects after having the bullet removed from his brain.

Liza shows up to act as Zach’s attorney and is surprisingly looking very pregnant.

JR discovers that the dead man in the morgue isn’t his father, Adam – it’s his uncle Stuart! Annie, meanwhile, is hiding out in the Chandler attic with Emma and an unconscious Pine Valley resident, Adam.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Zach promises to keep Liza’s secret.
  • Annie gets an unlikely ally.
  • Tragedy strikes.

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



Monday, May 18, 2009 7:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, May 18, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY

Locked in the room with Todd, Marty memories start to come flooding back. After suffering through the traumatic memories of the night she was raped, Marty has a breakthrough and starts to remember the good things such as falling in love with Patrick and giving birth to Cole.

Blair and Tea’s lives are in jeopardy when Powell locks them in the boiler room at the fraternity house. Rebecca kidnaps Chloe from Llanfair and takes her to Powell. Starr and Cole know something’s not quite right when they find Kyle at Todd’s. Meanwhile, John races back to Llanview desperate to get to Marty.

John roughs up an uncooperative Kyle before he has Fish take him down to the station. Starr finds Jack too scared to talk but John manages to get him to tell them what happened. Natalie and Jared worry about how to break the news about Chloe to Jessica. Jessica is forced to tell Natalie and Jared that she and Brody are together after they catch him at Llanfair. Jessica knows Natalie and Jared are hiding something from her.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Marty attempts to outwit a menacing Powell.
  • Jessica is horrified to discover Chloe missing.
  • Time is running out for Blair and Tea.

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



Monday, May 18, 2009 7:24 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, May 18, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY

Michael wakes up to find Lulu at his side and wonders what’s happened to him. Unable to reach Carly because she’s turned her phones off, Lulu finally contacts Sonny with the good news about Michael.

Sonny shares an emotional reunion with his son and sends Jason to let Carly know what’s going on. Michael questions why neither Sonny nor Carly were with him when he woke up and doesn’t remember the shooting. Michael has a brief memory of seeing Jax leading Carly out of his room before he woke up. Carly races to Michael’s side and doesn’t pick up on the fact that he’s slightly cool towards her. Claudia worries that Michael will remember her confessing her guilt during the visits she paid him.

Holly evades Luke’s questions about Ethan. Tracy sees red when she finds Holly with Luke. Ethan stuns Lulu when he tells her he might be her brother. Holly arrives on Patrick’s doorstep looking for a place to stay.

Alexis grills Rebecca about the time she spent in Greece, still certain that she’s working with Helena. Rebecca gives Alexis two weeks to dig up any dirt on her, saying she’ll keep her hands off Nikolas during that period. Alexis asks Rayner to do a background check on Rebecca and he agrees under the condition that Alexis go out with him.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Jason wants to keep the truth from Michael.
  • Tracy makes a confession to Lulu.
  • Claudia thinks she’s one step closer to being in the clear.

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



Monday, May 18, 2009 7:11 PM ET | By Jermetria Lacey

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Days of our Lives” Episode Recap – Monday, May 18, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Daniel finds Philip collapsed and starts to call for an ambulance when Philip comes to and stops him. Philip insists he’s only having a bad reaction to his medication. Daniel worries it may have been another attempt on his life, but Philip convinces him that no strangers have been allowed in the house considering it’s surrounded by guards.

Philip goes to look for Stephanie and is unable to find her. He recalls their argument about getting married. Philip is suddenly worried. While hiding Stephanie in a morgue drawer, Owen calls EJ to tell him he has Stephanie, but Sami grabs EJ’s cell and knocks it out of his hand, breaking it before EJ can answer. Furious, EJ tries to repair the phone while Sami demands to know what’s going on. EJ lights into her for destroying his phone and she realizes he’s up to no good. She’s equally furious with him for putting Johnny in danger, but realizes she has no choice but to leave Johnny at the manse for his own protection.

EJ makes a dismissive comment about Grace which upsets Sami and she leaves. He finally finds another untraceable cell and calls Owen, who, fearful he’s being tracked down by the bad guys, refuses to answer. Arianna overhears Rafe ordering flowers for Sami. She doesn’t understand his attraction to her. Rafe doesn’t want to get into a discussion about Sami, and Arianna realizes he hasn’t slept with her. Rafe tells her to mind her own business, but Arianna genuinely wants to know what makes Sami different. Rafe talks briefly about his history with Sami, revealing his love for her. Arianna hopes he won’t get hurt. Rafe assures her he won’t. But later, when Rafe meets with Sami, he gets angry when Sami vents about EJ and won’t accept Rafe’s help. They start to argue which ends up with Rafe pulling her into his arms and kissing her passionately.

At Maggie’s, Will interrupts Mia and Brady, but excuses himself to give them privacy. Mia explains to Brady that she’s not an addict. She lied to Will because she didn’t want him to know the truth about her pregnancy, or cause trouble for Nicole either. Mia asks if she can tell Will the truth, but Brady asks her to keep the truth a secret for everyone’s safety. She agrees and he goes as Will returns. Conflicted, Mia tells Will that she lied to him. She hasn’t gone to any meetings since rehab. Will believes her while Mia’s continued lies eat her alive. Meanwhile, Brady leaves Nicole a message about his meeting with Mia, just as Arianna walks by and he accuses her of eavesdropping.

On the Next Days of our Lives…

  • Sami and Rafe make love for the first time and profess their love for each other.
  • Philip grows increasingly worried about Stephanie’s whereabouts as he tries to track her down.
  • Victor has his nurse administer Stefano’s final dose of insulin, and calls EJ to remind him that the deadline is at hand.

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



Monday, May 18, 2009 6:59 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, May 18, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

A gunshot rings out at the Chandler Mansion. Jesse finds the victim of the gunshot wound, Adam. An armed Zach is cornered by the cops outside the mansion. Believing Kendall fired the lethal shot at Adam, Zach confesses to murder. 

Ryan leads Kendall away from the mansion. Ms. Hart is shocked and thrilled to learn that her son is still alive.

Thinking he’s firing at the fleeing murderer, Jesse makes a tragic mistake and ends up shooting Tad.  

Krystal, JR, Scott and Colby contemplate who the shooter is while being detained in the Chandler Library.

Aidan takes off after JR tells him who he saw running around with a gun. Aidan realizes Emma had been taken from the nursery and heads to Ryan’s hoping to find her there.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Kendall grows suspicious of Erica.
  • JR makes a surprising discovery.
  • Jesse springs into action.

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



Monday, May 18, 2009 12:58 AM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Tragic times…

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Emily finds herself getting kissed- by Hunter, Monday, May 18. Paul’s scheme begins to unravel when someone comes back into town and Rosanna steps back into Oakdale, Wednesday, May 20.

The Inside Story: Heartbreak of the Worst Kind

Brad and Katie learn that Mr. Quick, the lawyer Vienna and Henry introduced them to is a fraud. An angry Katie decides to busy herself at WOAK but is soon faced with the arrival of Vienna who is there to celebrate the news of being able to get the baby after all. Furious at her, Katie tells Vienna that the lawyer was a fraud and that she no longer wants their help. Trying to catch up to Katie who has huffed off on set, Vienna looses her footing on a cable and falls to the ground. Katie immediately comes to Vienna’s aid and rushes her to the hospital. Meanwhile, Brad, has informed Henry that Mr. Quick ran off with their $10,000 dollars and Henry quickly takes off to go find him to get it back. Brad soon gets the call from Katie about Vienna and he heads to the hospital. While there Katie asks if he can call Henry but he’s unable to reach him. Alone with the OB/GYN, Vienna is told that she has lost the baby and she is emotionally distraught. Katie, learning of the news tells Brad to hurry to find Henrym who’s back at the hotel room trying to win the lost money in a poker game. The doctor soon releases Vienna and Katie offers to take her back to her house. Later, Henry comes in and begins chattering away about how he’s gotten their money back, preventing Katie from being able to tell him the bad news. When Vienna comes out of the bedroom and gives him the bad news, Henry goes from happy to angry, instantly placing the blame on Katie for all that has happened. When Brad returns Katie admits that she feels that she is at fault for what has happened to Vienna; while back at their home, Vienna and Henry comfort one another in their loss.

A Closer Look: Flying the Coop
Damian lends a word of advice to Meg about maintaining the fight for Eliza. Meg lets Damian know that Paul was the cause for her losing custody of her daughter. Back in Old Town, Paul sees Sally, the babysitter he paid off to lie on Meg, and he is furious that she’s back in town. Unaware that Damian is listening to their conversation, Paul tells Sally to come with him to Fairwinds and Damian is right there to see everything. Damian contacts Meg and tells her that Paul is going to be paying Sally more money and the meeting will take place at Al’s Diner. Meg contacts Dusty and they confront Sally and have her hauled off to the police station to fess up. Meg is happy that Dusty was there to help out and the two go to get her daughter but when they arrive at Fairwinds it is clear that Paul has taken off with the baby. Dusty takes off to check a few of the banks and Damian tells Meg to call her lawyer and then see if he took a flight out of Oakdale. Meanwhile back at Fairwinds, Bonnie tells Meg that Paul has a right to take Eliza out of the house but will get a court injunction to go after Paul. Paul, in the meantime, is at an airfield to charter a plane. He offers to pay a man by the name of Mr. Byrd a lot of money to get the plane but when he spots Damian talking to the man, Paul takes off and heads to another town where he runs into Rosanna.

What To Watch

  • Hunter continues to become smitten with Alison
  • Carly’s drinking continues to get out of control

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Word is that Daniel Hugh Kelley is on his way back to Oakdale as ‘Noah’s’ father, ‘Col. Winston Mayer’ some time in June.
  • Cady McClain comes back as ‘Rosanna Cabot’, Wednesday, May 20
  • Jim Wisniewski plays Mr. Quick, the lawyer that scams Brad and Katie, Tuesday, May 19
  • Ellen Dolan, who plays ‘Margo Hughes’ is appearing in a production of Sophistry, which started April 22 and ends its run June 6 at the Samuel Becket Theater on Theater Row, located at 410 W. 42nd. For ticket information, please contact [email protected]
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans have an opportunity to bring out their charitable side in them by joining Kelley Menighan Hensley, Jon Hensley, Michael Park and Martha Byrne at the Inaugural Angels for Hope Gala Friday. May 29. The event begins from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, located at 97 Rivervale Road in River Vale, NJ. Angels of Hope is the first major fundraiser event that is held on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bergen County. Those in attendence will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of fine dining, cocktails, music and dancing along with a silent auction. Tickets are $200.00 each with limited seating. Please visit Angels for Hope or call (212) 239-3239 to reserve.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of May 11 – 15, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 25, 2009

  • Rosanna and Paul find themselves in hot water
  • Katie has some positive news
  • Carly get into some serious hot water

    “As the World Turns” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.



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