OLTL Recap: Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009 11:17 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, May 29, 2009.


“Found and Lost”

Schuyler comes to believe the results of the blood test he and Gigi ran on Stacy’s sample were tampered with when he sees Kyle lurking at the lab. Stacy plans on going behind Rex’s back to pay off Stan with the money Rex was able to raise. Rex sees Gigi and Schuyler together.

While Blair, Todd and Marty fill Cole and Starr in on the details of the baby switch, John delivers the whole story to Michael and Marcie.

Bess spins a tale when Phil and Cindy question her about Viki’s televised appeal. Brody is hot on Jessica’s trail.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Brody finds himself in danger.
  • Stacy gains Rex’s sympathy.
  • Rex doesn’t like what he sees.

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

Friday, May 29, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Can you keep a secret?


Liza wants Jake’s guarantee that once he gives her Amanda’s baby it’s for keeps. Zach recants his confession after being convinced of Kendall’s innocence. On Tuesday, June 2, Ryan comes up with an interesting plan to help take some of the heat off of Kendall. Jake fills both Liza and Amanda in on his plan to trick David, but doesn’t tell Amanda just how Liza fits into that plan. Ryan turns to Annie for an explanation after seeing Emma’s incriminating drawing on Thursday, June 4. Learning he can’t live out his dream to be a surgeon, on Friday, June 5, a despondent Frankie pushes Randi away. Angie struggles with the urge to rush to her son’s side. Annie is taken to the hospital after getting shanked in the big house. Kendall remembers more about the night of the murder. Adam jumps to Annie’s defense when he finds Ryan questioning her about the night of the murder.

The Inside Story: Other Suspects, Part One
Liza pales when she realizes Colby overheard her discussion with Jake. Liza explains some of her and Adam’s complicated history to Colby, who gains a new understanding of her parents. Pete and Colby commiserate over having dysfunctional parents. Colby snoops around Liza’s room, where she finds a packet of letters addressed to her from her mother. The young heiress learns that Adam deliberately kept her mother’s letters from her and is deeply affected when she later reads the contents. Pete notices blood on the most recent letter. Liza and Colby’s warm moment is shattered when Colby realizes some more truths about the night of the murder. Colby accuses Liza of being a cold blooded killer on Wednesday, June 3. Liza insists she didn’t shoot Stuart and explains what happened on the night of the murder to Colby. Pete informs Colby that the blood on the letter is Stuart’s and tells her that he believes her mother is the real killer. Liza asserts her innocence.

A Closer Look: Other Suspects, Part Two
Krystal show’s up on Tad’s doorstep after walking out on David. Tad invites Krystal to stay at the house for the time being. A reeling David tries to explain his behavior to Amanda on Monday, June 1. Marissa calls Krystal after finding David drunk and out of control. David pleads with Krystal to come back to him. Marissa tells a grief-stricken Scott that she knows who murdered his father. Scott arrives on the scene just as a drunken and violent David is trying to force Krystal’s wedding ring back on her finger. Scott punches David. Jesse refuses to arrest David just yet despite both Scott and Krystal’s insistence that he murdered Stuart. David insists that he didn’t pull the trigger that fateful night and explains just why he didn’t to Krystal. Marissa reaches out to to David after realizing he has nobody left. Krystal warns Marissa against getting too close to David. David has a vision of Babe, who urges him to do the right thing. A damning accusation is issued in David’s direction.

All My Children News and Headlines:


  • Adam and Annie’s growing bond comes between Aidan and Annie. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • David tells Jesse his version of what happened on the night of Stuart’s murder. (ABC Soaps In Depth)

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

Friday, May 29, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Kiss of the spider woman.


Nikolas and Rebecca give in to their attraction and make love on Wednesday, June 3. Rayner, meanwhile, informs Alexis that Rebecca was illegally adopted off the black market as a baby - which she may or may not already know. Patrick worries when Robin tells him that she can’t be away from Emma on Thursday, June 4. Jason has his hands full with Kristina, who he encounters outside of a bar. Rebecca tells Helena she wants nothing to do with her. Kristina fills Michael in on her daddy issues. Alexis reveals Rebecca’s shocking connection to Emily to Nikolas on Friday, June 5. Rebecca reunites with her secret cohort, Ethan.

The Inside Story: Borrowed Time
Claudia is privately thrilled that Michael has taken a liking to her; meanwhile, a crushed Carly has no choice but to accept the turn of events. Michael is affected by his reunion with Morgan on Monday, June 1, and has a change of heart about going to live with Sonny after his little brother asks him to come back home with him, Carly and Jax. Jason doesn’t play the tape of Claudia ordering the hit on Jerry for Sonny but does tell him in no uncertain terms that he believes Claudia is capable of anything, including having played a part in Michael’s shooting. Johnny warns Claudia that Jason has solid evidence against her. Claudia is shaken when a drowsy Michael mentions remembering some snippets from her hospital visits. Carly and Sonny’s discussion about Michael ends in a warm moment that a bristling Claudia witnesses. Jason tries to get a handle on Michael who blows up at Robin. Claudia threatens Olivia. Johnny informs a shocked Claudia that he’ll hand her to the enemy on a platter if she harms Olivia. Claudia tries to get an uninterested Jax in on her mission to keep Carly away from Sonny. Sonny begins to wonder if Michael should come live with him after all after a private session of Claudia subtly playing Michael against Carly. Claudia’s uneasiness returns when Michael brings up her visits again. Claudia, Sonny, Carly and Jax realize Michael is missing from his room. A weak Michael, meanwhile, manages to leave the hospital and make his way to a surprised Kristina’s room. Carly overhears Claudia talking to Johnny about Michael. The ensuing confrontation ends in both women taking a fateful fall down the hospital stairs.

A Closer Look: The Ties That Bind
Holly admits to Luke and Ethan that they are indeed father and son. Ethan embraces Luke as his father but bitterly turns his back on Holly. Elizabeth convinces Lucky to give his father a chance and try to forgive him for his past mistakes. Lucky’s resolve to forgive dissipates into anger when he sees his father sharing a farewell kiss with Holly. Holly tries to defend Luke to Lucky. Lucky can’t let go of his anger towards Luke. Lulu has her hands full with Ethan but does manage to convince her new brother to give Holly a chance. Ethan embraces Holly on Tuesday, June 2. Luke and Holly share a bittersweet goodbye. Ethan and Luke decide to have a DNA test done without Tracy’s knowledge.

General Hospital News and Headlines:


  • Ric’s strange behavior leads Sonny to question the paternity of Claudia’s baby. (ABC Soaps In Depth)
  • Michael directs a violent outburst at yet another hospital staffer. (ABC Soaps In Depth)
  • Nikolas and Jason are the perfect bait for Rebecca, who is revealed to be Emily’s twin sister. (TV Guide Canada)

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

Friday, May 29, 2009 12:15 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 28, 2009.


Loved ones gather to remember Stuart. Still recovering from his surgery, Tad delivers a unique tribute in memory of Stuart. With Marissa’s encouragement, Scott delivers a moving speech about his father.

Jesse bring Kendall into the station on the charge of murder. Erica tries to paint Liza as the guilty party for Stuart’s murder. Ryan asserts Kendall’s innocence. Erica confronts Liza at the church. Meanwhile, Kendall encounters Annie when she’s brought in to her jail cell.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Liza and Erica face off.
  • David pushes Krystal too far.
  • Jack agrees to assist Kendall.

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

GH Recap: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:50 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 28, 2009.


Claudia subtly tries to probe Michael to find out if he remembers any of her visits to him and reveals that she and Sonny are married in the process. Jax and Carly argue when he thinks it would be best for everyone if she stayed away from Michael for the time being but later kiss and make up. Michael questions Jason about the shooting. Jason teams up with Sam to determine the truth about Claudia’s role in Michael’s shooting once and for all.

Robin cautions Ethan not to believe Holly so readily. Holly pays Robin a visit.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason is on a mission to prove Claudia’s guilt.
  • Holly comes clean with Luke and Ethan.
  • Carly’s hurt when she sees Michael with Claudia.

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

OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 1 Edition

Friday, May 29, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — You gotta have Hope.


Rex doesn’t like seeing Gigi and Schuyler together on Monday, June 1.  Hoping for the sympathy vote from Rex, Stacy asks Stan to hit her in the face before she will hand over his money. Much to her delight, Rex again falls for her ploys.  Meanwhile, Schuyler and Gigi grow concerned after Stacy’s blood sample mysteriously turns up missing.  Fish demands Schuyler calm down after he attacks Kyle, and accusses him of stealing Stacy’s blood on Wednesday, June 3.  Later, Stacy brushes off Kyle’s warnings about her sister and Schuyler.  Believing the loft to be empty, they sneak in to try to keep another sample of Stacy’s DNA.  Instead, they arrive just as Stacy has Rex into a rather compromising position.  On Thursday, June 4, the sisters engage in a cat fight.  Afterward, Gigi bolsters Schuyler’s confidence by revealing that she got what they came for.  Elsewhere in Llanview, Rachel asks her mother point blank about her feelings for Bo and Clint on Tuesday, June 2.  Fish’s dislike of his old buddy Kyle is clearly evident.  The search for a third roommate gets off to a rough start for Layla and Cristian.  After warning Destiny not get to get her hopes up with regards to their brother, Shaun invites Rachel out for a night on the town on Thursday, June 4.  Destiny, meanwhile, conceals her excitement of spending more time with Matthew as she helps him study for an exam.  Cristian and Layla decide to allow Fish to be their roommate, but trouble may be brewing on the horizon. 

The Inside Story: Baby Steps
Brody’s attempt lure out Jessica begins to back fire when Bess persuades Nash’s parents that he is dangerous.  When Cindy whacks him on the head, Jessica temporarily returns on Monday, June 1.  However, Bess soon regains control of the situation.  As the police, along with Bo, Viki, and Clint, begin to close in on the Brennan’s home, Bess locks herself in an unpstairs bedroom only to be confronted by Tess. Desperate to get her daughter back, Viki devises a dangerous plan on Tuesday, June 2.  Meanwhile, Natalie and Jared explain the details of the situation to a despondant Phil and Cindy, who spirits are raised upon learning that they really do have a granddaughter.  On Wednesday, June 3, Viki fakes being her gatekeeper personality Jean Randolph, and manages to convince Bess that Jessica needs to face the truth.  Shortly thereafter, Jessica returns and understands that her baby has died. With her mother’s encouragment, Jessica is able to recall the details of the night she gave birth to Chloe.  As she prepares to leave for Llanview with Viki and Clint, Jessica and Brody glance at one another. 

A Closer Look: Renewed Hope
Todd is relieved to hear that Starr no longer despises him.  All those involved have conflicting emotions on exactly what baby Hope’s return means for them on Monday, June 1. John provides Marty with a shoulder to lean on after she voices her concerns about Cole.  On Tuesday, June 2, Starr conveys her feelings about the baby to Langston, while Cole confesses to Markko that, while he wants to keep the baby, he can’t bring himself to ask Starr to go back on her promise to Marcie.  Starr considers her future with Cole, who can’t picture his life without her.  Later, Starr and Cole have an encounter.  By Friday, June 5, Blair asks Starr if she still plans on letting Marcie adopt her baby.  John raises Cole’s spirits.  Viki and Clint are heartbroken as Jessica says good-bye to Hope.  At the same time, Starr and Cole await their baby’s return.  Jessica somehow gathers the courage to tell Bree that Chloe will no longer be living with them.  Viki places Hope in the arms of Todd and Blair, while Brody discovers an emotionally distaught Jessica in the nursery.  And, as Marcie and Michael prepare to welcome Hope into their family, they receive an apology from Todd, as only he can deliver. 

One Life to Live News and Headlines


  • Charlie asks Viki to be his wife. (Canadian Cable Guide) 
  • Starr finalizes Marcie’s adoption of Hope. (Canadian Cable Guide)
  • Dorian finds herself in a place she never thought she would be again. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • Todd and Blair find themselves on opposite sides again in the battle for their children. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • Téa pours her heart out to Viki concerning her feelings for Todd. (Canadian Cable Guide)

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

Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 1 Edition

OLTL Recap: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:56 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 28, 2009.


“Hope is Alive”

John realizes that Michael and Marcie are getting close to figuring out the truth about Hope. John calls Blair, telling her he thinks its time to let Michael and Marcie know what’s going on. Blair admits to John she thinks its time to tell Starr the truth as well and asks Todd, Marty and Cole to come over. Bess, posing as Jessica, arrives at the home of Nash’s parents, Phil and Cindy Brennan. Bess thinks everything’s working out when Phil and Cindy invite her and Chloe to stay for a few days. Viki makes a televised appeal for information about Jessica.

With both of them facing tough times financially and not wanting to have to move back home with their mothers, Cristian and Layla become unlikely roommates.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • All parties involved learn the truth about baby Hope.
  • Schuyler is suspicious of Kyle.
  • Rex doesn’t like what he sees.

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

Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:15 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 1, 2009.


  • Monday: Jason gets the goods on Claudia. Lulu urges Lucky to try and forgive Luke. Ethan turns his back on Holly.
  • Tuesday: Jason has the power to blow Claudia out of the water. Michael tells Claudia he’s starting to remember things. Maxie covers for Johnny.
  • Wednesday: Claudia is determined to keep Michael close by. Elizabeth is certain Rebecca is up to something. Michael takes his anger out at Robin.
  • Thursday: Claudia wants to put distance between Sonny and Carly. Rebecca comes face to face with Helena. Patrick grows concerned about Robin.
  • Friday: Claudia and Carly’s altercation could result in tragedy. Rebecca’s secret is revealed. Jason has his hands full with Kristina.

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

Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:15 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 1, 2009.


  • Monday: Colby sees Liza in a new light. Krystal seeks refuge with Tad. Suspects are left with more questions than answers.
  • Tuesday: A surprising proposition is devised in regards to the murder investigation. Suspicions grow towards Liza’s guilt. Scott is in a turmoil.
  • Wednesday: A former relationship takes an unexpected turn. Colby accuses Liza of being a cold blooded killer. Jake comes up with a plan.
  • Thursday: A mother makes a plea to her daughter. Annie makes a deal. Krystal warns Marissa not to get too close to David.
  • Friday: Liza asserts her innocence. An accusatory finger is pointed at David. A suspect remembers more about the night of the murder.

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

OLTL Alerts: Week of June 1 Edition

Thursday, May 28, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 1, 2009.


  • Monday: Hope’s return means different things for the people of Llanview.  Starr begins to have a change of heart.  Stacy’s ego remains intact.  Rex overreacts to seeing Gigi and Schuyler together.
  • Tuesday: Bess nears the end of the road.  Starr ponders her future with Cole. Rachel puts Nora on the spot about her feelings for Bo and Clint. 
  • Wednesday: Viki reasons with Bess as only she can.  Gigi and Schuyler work to bring down Stacy.  Rex continues to be taken in by the wolf in sheep’s clothing. 
  • Thursday: Jessica must come to terms with reality.  Gigi and Stacy face off. Starr learns that Hope is about to arrive. 
  • Friday: Jessica’s heart breaks as she says good-bye to the baby she thought was hers.  Starr considers keeping her baby.  Brody is ready to be Jessica’s rock.   

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