Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 18, 2009.

ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Aidan is desperate to find Annie. Ryan spirits Kendall away. Zach goes to bat for Kendall.
  • Tuesday: Kendall grows suspicious of Erica. JR makes a surprising discovery. Jesse springs into action.
  • Wednesday: Zach promises to keep Liza’s secret. Annie gets an unlikely ally. Tragedy strikes.
  • Thursday: Krystal figures out what David’s been up to. Liza shares her plan with Jake. Tad shows some strange behavior.
  • Friday: Liza defends herself to Colby. Kendall refuses to turn her back on Zach. Zach has an encounter with Annie.

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



Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 18, 2009.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

  • Monday: Carly gets the news she’s been praying for. Ethan drops a bomb on Lulu. Rebecca makes a deal with Alexis.
  • Tuesday: 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.
  • Wednesday: 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.
  • Thursday: Carly blames Jax for Michael turning against her. Tracy learns what Holly’s really after. Rebecca might be more calculating than she’s let on.
  • Friday: Carly is devastated by Michael’s harsh words. Claudia confronts Olivia about sleeping with Johnny. Holly evades Lucky’s questions about Ethan.

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



Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:03 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Nash Brennan may have died a year ago, but that isn’t stopping “One Life to Live” from introducing the deceased character’s estranged parents.

It was a serious of horrific accidents that led to death of father and husband Nash Brennan in May of 2008, the shock of which led his widow Jessica to a nervous breakdown resulting in the resurfacing of her struggles with DID.

Now, one year removed from the tradegy, Jessica is finally beginning to put the pieces of her life back together again. However, there remains one secret that could again shatter her already fragile state of mind. As the news of baby Chloe’s true maternity begins to rear its ugly head around Llanview, Jessica begins to retreat into her own mind. With the heiress unable to comprehend what is happening around her, Jess’ domaineering gate-keeper alternate personality Bess soon resurfaces to get a grasp on the situation. Along the road, Tess, her free-spirit counterpart, also looks to cause trouble for those involved.

But it is Bess who, while pretending to be Jessica, goes on the run with baby Chloe and seeks a safe haven with Phil and Cindy Brennan, the long absent parents of Jessica’s late husband Nash. At this time, “OLTL” has not released the names of the actors potraying either character, however they will first air on May 28th when Bess and Chloe show up on their doorstep.

Eric Martin Brown returns once more as Stan, Stacy’s old Vegas boss, the week of May 26th, as he demands the former stripper return the money she stole from him. In addition, he will also have to tangle with Rex, who believes Stacy is an angel sent form Heaven above to save his son’s life with her stem cells.

With the KAD serial killer storyline reaching a climax later this month, “OLTL” is confirming that Sean Moynihan and Jessica Kaye are out as convicted rapist Powell Lord III and his evil sidekick Rebecca Lewis during the week of May 18th.

Look for another dayplayer role on June 26th.

And “OLTL” released to new audition scripts on Tuesday of this week. The first is for a “Justice of the Peace.” In this dayplayer role, a wedding cermony is being performed. Toward the end of the ceremony, the justice states that ‘John’ and ‘Karen’ have asked their loves ones to join with them as they make a public display of a private commitment they have already made with one another. As the scene ends, he tells those in attendance that the couple knows how much everyone cares for them, and that they are about to witness their holy union as they prepare to spend the rest of their lives together. From the tone of the script, it appears that the couple was recently married privately, and is now reaffirming their vows in a public ceremony. And, as is common policy with “OLTL,” the names are frequently changed in audition scripts to throw off the viewer.

The second script is somewhat more complex, and is for the role of ‘Brenden.’ The scene begins with Brenden, who is apparently a teenager, being introduced to ‘Ron’ and ‘Jim’ by ‘Lynn.’ Apparently his drug counselor, Lynn calls Brenden a friend. Brenden responds by telling Lynn that’s it alright to reveal that she is his counselor and that she (Lynn) is really great. Ron asks Brenden is telling the truth, to which he responds that, before he met Lynn, he stayed so high he couldn’t even skateboard. Lynn says that they should see how good Brenden skates now that he has kicked his drug habit. Brenden states that he got a little scrapped up a short time ago while trying to do a kickup and needs to get some ice from ‘Carlotta’ to put on his injury. Jim tells Brenden that he needs to start wearing a helmet, prompting Brenden to ask him if he was the one who sent the flowers to Lynn. Ron speaks up and confessing that he was the one who sent them to her. When Lynn asks Brenden how he feels, he becomes nervous and states that he is 42 days clean, but asks to take some aspirin for his headache from his skateboarding accident. Brenden ignores Jim’s suggestion that he go to the emergency room to get checked out, and becomes agitated when Jim asks him exactly where he hit his head. As the scene draws to a close, Brenden points out to Jim just where he bumped his head, and states that it really hurts. However, when Lynn asks Brenden the extent of his injuries, he questions how she knows his name.

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


Discussion: Casting a Dead Man’s Family on ‘One Life’


Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:21 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Erica busts Gayle, who doesn’t admit to any wrongdoing but does tell Adam she arranged for another nurse for him.

Zach attacks Adam, warning he’ll kill him if Ian doesn’t make it. Erica refuses to back up Adam’s allegations that Zach threatened him when Jesse and the cops arrive on the scene.

Knowing Jesse will be keeping Zach under scrutiny, Kendall promises Zach that she’ll take matters into her own hands if Ian doesn’t survive.

David tries to reach out to Marissa, claiming Krystal kept him in the dark as well but Marissa isn’t about to accept either him or Krystal as family. Marissa later overhears Krystal making an emotional appeal to David as she explains why she had to do what she did.

JR is left unsettled when Marissa tells him she’s Babe’s twin and wishes she never would have said anything.

Aidan tries to play Annie and almost succeeds in getting her to free him. Becoming more and more unhinged, Annie comes close to stabbing Aidan while insisting she’s going to take Emma and run away with her.

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



Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:08 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Carly holds onto the hope that Michael will wake up at any moment. Patrick tells Carly that Michael should be awake by now and reluctantly admits that if he doesn’t wake up soon, he probably never will.

Nikolas makes a date with Rebecca to join him at the Metro Court. Alexis accidentally walks in on a nearly naked Nikolas and Rebecca.

After his call to Holly is abruptly cut off, Luke and Ethan come to believe she’s in danger somewhere in Singapore and head off to rescue her. Certain that Holly is pulling a scam on Luke, Tracy decides to follow him and Ethan to Singapore.

Spinelli makes a surprising discovery about Kate.

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



Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:01 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Starr and Cole struggle with their feelings upon learning Hope’s body is being exhumed that very evening and decide to go to the prom after all in an effort to take their mind off the matter. Langston is thrilled when she sees Starr and Cole together at the prom.

Markko and Langston anticipate sleeping together for the first time. Lola fumes while watching Langston and Markko together and takes a hit of acid she got from her date Asher.

Rachel and Shaun have Asher arrested after catching him dealing drugs. Destiny admits to Matthew that her date is actually her cousin.

Matthew and Destiny clear the air and have fun at the prom together. Everyone hits the dance floor when the Pussycat Dolls perform. Natalie and Jared resign themselves to the fact that Jessica will learn the truth once Hope’s body is exhumed.

Knowing their planned wedding the next day won’t end up happening, Natalie and Jared sneak off and get married before everything hits the fan. Jessica and Brody steal some romantic time together. Nora questions Clint’s motives for proposing to her but ultimately says yes.

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



Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:30 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A murder mystery brings both some new and some not so new faces to “All My Children” this May.

Look for Jennifer Bassey to air in her first “All My Children” episodes of the year this May. Marian Colby Chandler’s return will coincide with the recent returns of Marian’s daughter, Liza (Jamie Luner), and step-son, Scott (Adam Mayfield), as well as the soaps reportedly shocking Monday, May 18 murder.

The wonderfully talented Bassey has played Marian off and on since 1983 and taken the character from a not so terrific mother, she bedded her daughter’s boyfriend (Michael E. Knight’s Tad), to the woman who surprised herself by falling madly in love with the sweet and good Stuart Chandler (David Canary). The Emmy nominee has been with “AMC” in a recurring capacity since 2003, and last appeared on the soap in May of 2008.

Jennifer Bassey makes the first of several appearances on Friday, May 22.

The lovely Lee Meriwether will retrieve Ruth Martin out of the Martin attic on Thursday, May 28 when Pine Valley bids an emotional farewell to one of it’s long-time citizens. Miss America 1955 began playing the Martin matriarch in 1996.

In other news correlating with the upcoming murder mystery, “AMC” has cast the roles of D.A. Henry North and his wife. North will first appear on-screen next week. Expect to see Mr. North’s wife sometime in mid-June. At this time, “AMC” has not released the names of the actors who will be portraying either character. D.A. North, who is described as ruthlessly ambitious, will of course be trying his hand at finding and prosecuting the suspected killer in the upcoming storyline.

Update (Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12:36 PM EST): Early this morning, 26-year old Stephanie Gatschet reported on her official web site that she will be playing the role of D.A. Henry North’s wife, Madison, on “AMC.” Gatschet taped her first scenes this week and will first air on Friday, June 19. Gatschet is not new to soaps, the actress received a lot of press for the role of Tammy on “Guiding Light.” Why? Tammy was in a hot romance with her (first) cousin Jonathan (played by Emmy winner Tom Pelphrey). 

Update (Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 9:45 PM EST)On Friday, May 22, Kieran Campion premiered in the role of D.A. Henry North. Campion has played guest-starring roles on television series such as “CSI: Miami” on CBS, NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit” and HBO’s hit drama “The Sopranos.” The actor, who is new to daytime, up until recently could be seen in the critically acclaimed limited-run Broadway play “The American Plan” which co-starred Mercedes Reuhl.

Expect to see Campion and Gatschet in the roles of the troubled and trouble-making Mr. and Mrs. North throughout summer 2009 on “AMC.” Both roles are recurring.

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


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    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Stacy takes the opportunity to stick it to Gigi when she decides to be the surprise entertainment at Jared’s bachelor party at Rodi’s and does a sexy dance in front of Rex.

    Bo and Clint argue about Bo’s renewed closeness with Nora. A remark from Bo results in Clint impulsively proposing to Nora.

    Kyle subtly threatens Natalie, who promises to get him his blackmail money. Jared and Natalie fear the truth about Jessica’s baby will come out after they learn Starr is having Hope’s body exhumed. Jessica has a brief memory of the night she gave birth at the vineyard.

    Starr helps Langston prepare for the prom. Dorian warns Markko to treat Langston right or suffer the consequences.

    Lola plans on sabotaging Langston and Markko’s big night.

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



    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Carly gives Patrick the go ahead to continue Michael’s surgery.

    Jason unburdens himself to a supportive Sam and both are glad they can be friends again.

    Patrick gives everyone the news that Michael made it through the surgery and now the waiting period begins to see whether or not it was successful.

    Ric reminds Claudia she still isn’t off the hook.

    Lulu knows there’s more going on between Luke, Tracy and Ethan than she’s being let in on. Luke shares his suspicions about Tracy with Ethan. Tracy takes umbrage when she hears Luke placing a call to Holly and thinks he’s playing right into her hands.

    Maxie starts to lose faith in Spinelli but tries to keep her doubts to herself. Kate is up to no good.

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



    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    At Babe’s grave, Marissa puts the pieces together after seeing that she and Babe share the same date of birth and demands answers from Krystal, who admits she sold Marissa when she was born but insists she’s always loved her.

    David tells Zach that Adam knew the experimental heart valve was defective. Ian is placed on a machine to keep him alive until he’s strong enough for David to operate again. Kendall fears what Zach might do to Adam.

    Adam spills the beans about Marissa to David when David seems on the verge of killing him. David confronts Krystal with the truth and could throttle her with his bare hands but Marissa arrives on the scene before things go any further.

    Erica unleashes her fury on Adam when he admits he risked Ian’s life in order to save his company. Although enraged, Erica intervenes when Gayle starts to give Adam his medication.

    Annie sneaks into the Chandler nursery to visit a sleeping Emma and later hides when Ryan enters.

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