OLTL Recap: Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009 6:03 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, June 5, 2009.


“Rising from the Tumble”

Blair asks Starr if she wants to change her mind about giving the baby to Marcie.  John bolsters Cole and is certain he’s strong enough to face the task ahead.  Cole arrives to wait with Starr, who’s been contemplating the adoption papers. 

Jessica musters up the strength to tell Bree that Chloe is going to live with her new mommy.  Viki and Clint’s hearts break as they watch Jessica say goodbye to Chloe.  Viki hands the baby over to Todd and Blair.  Brody finds an utterly devastated Jessica in the nursery. 

Michael and Marcie anticipate Hope’s homecoming.  Todd apologizes to Michael and Marcie in a way only he can.   

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Jessica feels unworthy of Brody’s affections. 
  • Viki receives an interesting proposition.
  • Bo has a heart-to-heart with John about taking back his badge. 

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

Friday, June 5, 2009 6:02 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, June 5, 2009.


Kendall pleads not guilty at her arraignment, where David makes a brief surprise appearance. Jack grills Kendall about the night of the murder hoping she’ll recall something that can help her case. Kendall later remembers tripping over someone or something as she was running from the mansion. Kendall asks David for answers.

Zach arrives at the mansion where he questions Adam about the night of the murder. Adam and Liza get into it over Colby upon the former Mrs. Chandler’s arrival. Liza gives her account of what happened on the night Stuart was shot. Adam, upset that his memory is foggy, mentions the fact that David had been drugging him to Slater.

Annie’s taken to the hospital after being stabbed by a fellow inmate but her wound isn’t life threatening. Ryan probes Annie after she makes an interesting comment about David. Adam jumps to Annie’s defense when he finds Ryan questioning her about the night of the murder.

Multiple fingers begin to point at David’s guilt.

Frankie pushes Randi away after waking from the surgery that was performed on his hands. Angie fights the urge to go to her son’s side as she encourages Randi to stay strong for Frankie’s sake. Knowing he’ll never be able to live out his dream of becoming a surgeon, Frankie feels as though his life is over.

On the Next All My Children…

  • JR points an accusatory finger at David.
  • Annie finds an unlikey friend.
  • Frankie continues to push Randi away.

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

Friday, June 5, 2009 6:01 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, June 5, 2009.


Claudia, Sonny, Carly and Jax are concerned to find Michael missing from his hospital room. Carly confronts Claudia after overhearing her talking to Johnny about Michael and the two women end up in a precarious situation.

Jason has his hands full with Kristina. Although weak, Michael manages to make his way out of the hospital. Kristina is surprised, but extremely happy, to find Michael waiting for her in her room. Kristina feels as though Sonny never has time for her.

Rebecca wants nothing to do with Helena. Rayner gives Alexis some startling information about Rebecca which she later shares with Nikolas. Rebecca reunites with her secret cohort.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Ric’s concern for Claudia raises Sonny’s suspicions.
  • Sam doesn’t want Kristina making the same mistakes she did.
  • Rebecca’s true agenda is revealed.

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

Friday, June 5, 2009 1:46 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Stars from daytime and primetime attended the premiere of summer’s highly anticipated film, “The Taking of Pelham 123,” starring Denzel Washingston and John Travolta. The film hits theaters on Friday, June 12.

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OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 8 Edition

Friday, June 5, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Love is in the air.  


Love is in the air as Charlie suprises Viki with a marriage proposal on Monday, June 8.  Also, Nora is taken aback when Clint suggest that they pick an early wedding date.  On Friday, June 12, Renee makes the suggestion that both couples could tie the knot in a double ceremony. Elsewhere in Llanview, Bo finds it difficult to lure John back to the LPD.  Schuyler reveals details of his and Stacy’s Las Vegas life to Gigi on Tuesday, June 9.  Stacy and Rex share a lighter moment as they wash dishes.  While eavesdropping on Gigi and Schuyler’s conversation, Shane learns that his mother lied when she said that she had slept with Brody.  And Stacy reassures Shane that what he overheard was just another of his mother’s lies.   Stacy open up to Rex.  Dorian reveals to Moe and Noelle that she has grown to appreciate and respect Ray.  However, on Wednesday, June 10, she is heartbroken when Ray informs her that he is leaving town.  By Friday, June 12, a miserable Dorian can’t seem to steer clear of happy couples.     

The Inside Story: Love Conquers All
Baby Hope is returned to her excited, nervous parents on Monday, June 8. Blair realizes that her daughter is having second thoughts about giving away her baby, while Cole holds his baby for the first time.  Meanwhile, Marcie and Michael each make promises to the other that their love will never die.  Although she has been experiencing conflicting emotions, Starr ultiamtely signs the adoption papers.  Cole holds Starr as she breaks down in his arms.  At Llanfair, Jessica is overwraught with guilt over Chloe’s death.  Vowing to stand beside the woman he loves through her heartwrenching ordeal, Broday assures Jessica that he is there to stay.  However, Jessica asks him how he could possibly love her considering what has happened. On Thursday, June 11, Jessica mourns her loss, and comes to terms with her sister’s actions in keeping the truth from her.  At the same time, Natalie makes amends with Marcie and Michael.  As Starr reveals to Langston that she had to push herself to sign the adoption papers, Marcie begins to feel bad for Starr.  Coles spots Michael and Hope together at the diner.  Later, Marcie accidently overhears Langston inform Markko of Jessica’s hesitation.  Jessica finds some joy in spending time with Brody and Bree.  Starr and Cole grow closer as they grieve. On Friday, June 12, Marcie informs Michael that they need to have a talk concerning what is best for Hope. Afterward, Starr is surprised to find Marcie at her door with the baby. 

A Closer Look: Family Ties
Todd and Blair call a truce in honor of their grandchild, however it proves to be short-lived, as the pair battle for custody of their children on Tuesday, June 9.  Todd reminds Blair that legally, he still has custody of them, however Blair is able to convince him to allow Starr to stay with her, considering everything she has been through.  After walking out with Jack and Sam, Todd visits Téa in the hospital and welcomes her to stay with him and the boys.  Meanwhile, Marty holds nothing back when she tells John exactly how she feels about him on Tuesday, June 9.  As Marty informs him that she hopes they can pick up where they left off, Blair searches for John so that they can discuss their marriage.  At the same time, Téa catches up with Viki, whom she tells that Todd is her one true love.  On Wednesday, June 10, Téa moves into Todd’s guest room while she recovers, telling him that she won’t sleep with him again until she is back to her old self.  Across town, John makes it clear to a remorseful Blair that there’s will be a marriage in name only, and later tells Marty that he is ready to be with her.  Blair, meanwhile, feels even more depressed upon seeing Todd, Téa. and the boys looking and acting very much like a family.  By Friday, June 12, Marty is called to the witness stand at Todd and Blair’s custody hearing.  After giving her testimony, she arrives at Llanview High just as Cole is about to graduate.  However, he is disheartened that his real diploma won’t arrive until after he passes summer school.  Following the ceremony, Cole bumps into Asher while on the docks. 

One Life to Live News and Headlines


  • An inebriated Dorian crahses Langston’s party. (SOAPnet)

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

Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 8 Edition

Friday, June 5, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Nothing more than feelings.


Adam promises Annie that he’ll do everything in his power to protect her. Brot rips into Frankie for pushing Randi away on Monday, June 8. Jake proposes to Amanda. Colby refuses to forgive Adam for his deception and moves out of the mansion. Annie shows Aidan the door after he clashes with Adam over her well-being. Ryan accuses Aidan of just being jealous of Adam and Annie’s relationship after the Brit suddenly asserts to him that Annie is still a certified lunatic on Wednesday, June 10. JR tells Erica about Adam’s growing interest in Annie. North issues Liza an ultimatum. Aidan and Erica realize they share a similar goal. Erica confronts Annie. Aidan arranges a secret meeting between Annie and Emma on Friday, June 12.

The Inside Story: Army of One (or Two)
JR has his hands full with Marissa after he accuses her father of murder. Marissa refuses to turn her back on David and urges him to stay in town and fight if he’s innocent. David faces the consequences when he finds himself unable to refuse his daughter’s request. Jesse picks David up for questioning. Hayward accepts Liza’s offer of help after realizing they share more in common than he thought. Krystal worries about Marissa’s growing closeness to David. Jesse confronts David with proof of his proximity to the Chandler terrace on the night of the murder. David cops to being in the Chandler tunnels on the night of the murder and admits that Kendall tripped over him while he was hiding in the garden after he head a gunshot go off. David refutes Jesse’s rendition of what really happened that night and places Liza over a dead Stuart’s body. Freedom comes at a price when David refuses to keep the peace at Jake and Amanda’s impromptu wedding on Thursday, June 11. Tad, a newly ordained minister (circa the internet), marries Jake and Amanda in front of David after knocking him out, tying him up and gagging him. A horrified Marissa comes to David’s aid. A lethal David accuses Liza of taking his case with every intention of purposely losing it. Jake assures an anxious Liza that their plan is still a go. Amanda and Jake’s honeymoon is cut short when Amanda goes into labor. Tad grows suspicious of Liza. Marissa urges David to not go after Amanda’s baby. Emotions run high after Amanda gives birth to her and David’s son.

A Closer Look: Push and Pull
Zach’s Q&A’s with Liza and Adam leads him to level a serious accusation at David. Ryan also becomes convinced of the doctor’s guilt after talking to Annie, and later shares his theory with Zach and Kendall. Kendall though remains unsure if the person she tripped over on the night of the murder was indeed David. Ryan and Zach confront North with the new evidence against David, but the D.A. adamantly refuses to stop pursuing Kendall as his prime suspect. On Tuesday, June 9, good news about Ian sends Kendall into Zach’s arms which leaves Ryan feeling left out in the cold. Zach promises Kendall that he won’t let her be railroaded to prison as they wait out Ian’s surgery. Kendall and Zach end up sharing a kiss after getting more good news about Ian. Zach agrees to keep Liza’s secret after she swears she’ll never say anything to incriminate Kendall. Meanwhile, Kendall and Ryan share an honest talk where they both admit that Zach and Greenlee, respectively, are still very much in their hearts. Kendall is affected by Zach’s vehement objection to the idea of her pleading guilty to get a lighter sentence. Kendall apologizes to Zach for having hurt him by turning to Ryan.

All My Children News and Headlines:


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Friday, June 5, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Turning a blind eye.


Sam defends Jason to Kristina, who continues to act out. Patrick eases Robin’s insecurities and they make love on Tuesday, June 9. Olivia calls Patrick and Robin to the Metro Court after the Mayor’s mistress, Brianna, is found unconscious after having supposedly taken a fall while having sex in the shower. Mayor Floyd slips away unnoticed. Tracy leaves Luke with an ultimatum. Matt faces a major crisis in the operating room, while Patrick, Robin and Emma are out having a family picnic. On Thursday, May 11, Alexis pressures Mayor Floyd to increase the city’s budget for public schools. Matt lashes out at Patrick and Robin after Brianna dies. Diane informs Patrick and Robin that Brianna Hughes family will be suing Matt for malpractice. Maxie and Spinelli discover what’s really going on with Kate on Friday, June 12.

The Inside Story: Child’s Play
Claudia and Carly fear the worst after their fall. Carly receives a clean bill of health, but Claudia isn’t as lucky and begins to cripple over from severe cramping. Ric’s concern for Claudia and the baby doesn’t go unnoticed by Sonny. Michael allows himself to share a tender moment with Carly after Jason forces him to go back to the hospital on Monday, June 8. Jax’s fears that an unpredictable Michael’s presence will hurt Carly’s pregnancy mount. Sonny asks Claudia to take a paternity test after a run-in with Ric and a chat with Olivia. Michael directs a violent outburst at Elizabeth. Jason manages to calm Michael down, but later admits to Sonny that he’s not sure it’s a wise decision for the boy to move back in with Carly. Michael is agonized over his inability to control his rage. Claudia’s relief is palpable when Kelly tells her the baby is still alive. Kelly cautions Claudia to avoid stress. The moll rips into Olivia after overhearing her nudging Sonny’s suspicions about the baby’s paternity. A cold Sonny tells Claudia that she’s free to pack her bags and leave if she wants but is later affected when he spies his wife privately voicing her love for her unborn child. Michael’s tumultuous homecoming could end in another tragedy when Kristina picks her brother up for a joyride.

A Closer Look: Liar, Liar
Nikolas grows agitated when Alexis continues to insist to him that Rebecca is deceiving him. Meanwhile, Rebecca and Ethan recall how they first met and cooked up their scheme. Nikolas later finds the duo together. Rebecca feigns disbelief when Nikolas confronts her with solid proof that she’s Emily’s twin sister. Emily’s sister turns her attention to neutralizing Jason, with Nikolas already firmly under her spell. Rebecca expertly plays on the hit man’s affection for Emily. Monica’s heart soars when Nikolas tells her that Rebecca is Emily’s sister. Monica warmly welcomes Rebecca into the family fold. Elizabeth is convinced that Rebecca has known her connection to Emily all along. Helena threatens Rebecca after overhearing the scam artist discussing her plans with Ethan discussing their scam. Luke suffers the consequences when he jumps in to protect Rebecca from Helena on Wednesday, June 10.

General Hospital News and Headlines:


  • Sonny tells Claudia that he doesn’t want her to leave. (TV Guide Canada)
  • Robin and Patrick try to find out what really happened to Brianna. (TV Guide Canada)

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


Thursday, June 4, 2009 11:24 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Actor Darin Brooks is headed out of Salem when he takes his “Days of our Lives” character, Max Brady, to London after Max thinks over Chelsea’s (Rachel Melvin) idea of him moving in with her seriously.

In a recent interview with Soap Opera Digest, Brooks revealed that his time on “DAYS” was a wonderful learning experience. “You can’t pay for a class to teach you what I learned there,” he says.

Brooks is leaving the NBC drama to take on the role of Alex, a talented quarterback content with riding on the bench, while enjoying college parties, in the Spike TV comedy series “Blue Mountain State.”

Produced by Varsity Pictures’ Brian Robbins (“Norbit,” “Varsity Blues,” “Smallville”) and Sharla Sumpter-Bridgett and Lionsgate, the comedy series is scheduled to premiere this summer.

“‘Blue Mountain State’ contains four key ingredients to being a guy…football, partying, women and hazing,” said Kevin Kay, president, Spike TV. “We’re thrilled to be working with Brian Robbins, Varsity Pictures and Lionsgate on this outrageous comedy that combines college football with ‘Animal House.’  And we think it’s a perfect fit for Spike’s young, male audience.”

“Mountain” is a scripted series surrounding three college freshman who join the Midwestern college football team of Blue Mountain State University, and must adapt to college life while juggling football, girls, classes and hazing rituals. Brooks will play Alex,  The pilot was written by Chris Romano and Eric Falconer (“The Sarah Silverman Program”). Romano will play Sammy, Alex’s best friend,  who aspires to be the school’s mascot.

Brooks’ last appearance on “Days of our Lives” is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 16  – previously it was reported to be Thursday, June 11).

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

Discussion: Brooks’ ‘DAYS’ End for ‘State’ College

  • Days of our Lives
  • Darin Brooks
  • Blue Mountain State

    Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:43 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After exiting CBS’ “As The World Turns” after tough contract negotiations, Martha Byrne is ready to hit the ground running this month when she debuts as Andrea Floyd on ABC’s “General Hospital.” Andrea is the wife of the town’s prestigious Mayor Garrett Floyd, played by Jon Bolger.

    In an exclusive interview with TV Guide Canada‘s Nelson Branco, Byrne reveals how lucky she is to have not only found a job on “GH,” but also how her interest in writing has led her to a writing position at CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

    Playing the role of Lily Snyder on “World Turns” off-and-on for 23 years in New York, Byrne found herself looking for a challenge. She found that challenge when the she started writing scripts for California based “B&B” Head Writer Bradley Bell. “I feel very blessed that Bradley Bell gave me a chance to write. It’s what you do with that kind of opportunity that makes you shine — or fail. I’m still ready to fail,” said Byrne.

    Since her first episode aired on April 14, the actress-turned-writer has penned three scripts to date for the soap. Her second episode aired on May 5, the same day Douglas Marland, the famous Head Writer of “As The World Turns,” would have celebrated his 74th birthday. What would Marland think of Byrne’s new endeavors? “I think Douglas would be very happy that I’m embarking on all these new adventures.”

    Her work with “B&B” led to an offer from “GH,” after her former colleague at “ATWT” asked her via Facebook if she’d be interested in a role on the ABC soap. “Lisa Kaseff, who works at ‘GH’ in production, asked me if I would ever consider a role on ‘GH.’ She used to work on ‘World Turns’ for a long time and we’ve always maintained our friendship,” stated the actress. “A week before she asked me that, I had signed with [Talent Manager] Michael Bruno to see if any soaps had any interest in casting me.”

    While holding the title as the longest running television series on the west coast, what sets “GH” apart from other other shows, in particular the remaining daytime soaps? “At ‘GH,’ writers write, producers produce, directors direct, and actors act. There are so many jobs to undertake putting out a daily soap, so why take on more responsibility? If you hired a capable and talented cast and crew, there is no reason to interfere,” Byrne stated firmly.

    When Martha makes her debut on the Thursday, June 18 episode of the soap, viewers can expect to see a “a very in-your-face, full of attitude, and opinionated character. Andrea’s the opposite of Lily right down to the clothes. Andrea is the wife of a politician. She’s the woman behind the man, and she needs to be heard — and boy, is she ever! A scandal brings Andrea out from the shadows. She’s busy trying to troubleshoot the situation with Robin [Kimberly McCullough] and Patrick [Jason Thompson]. Andrea doesn’t take no for an answer.”

    For the full interview, head on over to the TV Guide Canada website.

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

    Discussion: It’s Martha’s ‘World’ on ‘General Hospital’

    • General Hospital
    • As The World Turns
    • Bradley Bell
    • Sarah Brown
    • Laura Wright
    • Martha Byrne
    • Jon Bolger
    • Douglas Marland
    • Michael Bruno
    • Lisa Kaseff

      Thursday, June 4, 2009 9:58 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” is now confirming that Tuc Watkins will reprise the role of David Vickers this summer, and interact with “several of the show’s core families.” 

      In an update to a story SON first brought you on Wednesday, Tuc Watkins will make yet another of his brief returns to Llanview in the coming months. Since originating the role of David Vickers in 1994, Watkins has returned to his “One Life” roots on ten separate occassions. 

      Both Soap Opera Digest and SOAPnet are reporting that, while the exact length of Watkins’ latest stint remains uncertain, it appears that he will be back long enough for David to spend some time bonding with his newfound kinfolk, chat with best friend Viki, and drop in on ex-wife Dorian.  This marks Watkins second return to Llanview since discovering he was the biological son of Bo Buchanan, a member of one of the town’s wealthiest families (in April he breezed through Llanview to confront his lady love after she sent him a picture of her kissing Ray Montez, before returning to Hollywood as spokesman for Have-a-Seat hemorrhoid creme). 

      No first airdate has yet been announced, however look for Watkins to return to “OLTL” some time this summer for a limited engagement. SON will continue to follow this story, and update as conditions warrant.     

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

      Discussion: It’s Official: Tuc Watkins Returning to Llanview