Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:51 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 27, 2009.


The animosity is as strong as ever when Liza and Adam encounter each other at the hospital. Colby tells Adam that she believes Liza wanted him dead on the night Stuart was murdered.

Amanda is left chilled by a visit from David, who makes it clear he’s going to stake his claim to their baby.

Tad’s rather peculiar behavior keeps Jake and Krystal on their feet.

Jesse is certain Zach only confessed to murder to protect Kendall and calls him out on it. Zach informs Liza that he’ll expose her pregnancy scam if she doesn’t recant her incriminating statement against his ex-wife. Jesse arrests Kendall for Stuart’s murder as everyone begins to gather at the church for the funeral.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Pine Valley gathers to remember Stuart Chandler.
  • Tad delivers a unique tribute to Stuart.
  • Erica believes Liza should be the one behind bars.

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:10 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 27, 2009.


Fearing Sonny’s wrath for Johnny having slept with Olivia, Claudia gives her brother a gun for his own protection. Sonny later drops by the garage with a warning for Johnny to keep his distance from Olivia. Johnny and Olivia continue their flirtation but decide to wait until the time is right to sleep together again as they don’t want to be motivated to do so for all the wrong reasons.

Still thinking she’s carrying his baby, Ric suggests to Claudia that they should take off together.

Jax beseeches Michael to try and love Carly again liked he used to. Lulu comes to Michael’s aid after he collapses while trying to get out of bed.

Robin has no trouble bonding with Emma and is thrilled to have her daughter in her arms.

Lucky and Elizabeth are unsettled to see Rebecca looking like the spitting image of Emily at Wyndemere. Elizabeth faces off with Rebecca. Rebecca makes a cryptic phone call.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Claudia probes Michael to see what he remembers.
  • Robin cautions Ethan not to believe everything Holly says.
  • Jason promises Michael he’ll uncover the truth about his shooting.

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


OLTL Recap: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 27, 2009.


“What Happens in the Boiler Room…”

Téa reminds Blair how they both admitted that Todd was the love of their lives but Blair denies having any memory of ever saying any such thing. Its Téa’s turn to feign ignorance when Blair brings up the secret Téa said she wanted to share. Blair and Téa agree that anything they said in the boiler room will stay just between them. Todd suggests that Téa recuperate at his place when she gets out of the hospital.

Schuyler explains his theory of how he thinks Stacy somehow managed to switch someone else’s stem cells for hers to an incredulous Gigi. Gigi anticipates Stacy’s downfall. Stacy talks her way out of a tight spot when Rex questions her about Stan’s claim that she stole money from him. Roxy has no choice but to keep her deal with Kyle and give him a room.

Dorian shocks Langston and Markko when she reveals how Lola tampered with their condoms and confessed to killing her mother years ago. John and Marty share a passionate kiss but mutually agree the time isn’t right for them to make love.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Bess meets Jessica’s former in-laws.
  • Viki begs for information concerning her daughter.
  • Cristian and Layla decide a change of address is in order.

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

Alderson, Buddy Keep Roots in Llanview

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:18 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

( – Kristen Alderson and Brandon Buddy set the record straight about their future with “One Life to Live.”  

With Internet speculation swirling that Llanview’s tumultuous teen couple Starr Manning and Cole Thornhart may soon be out the door, the actors behind two of “One Life to Live’s” most popular characters tackle the rumors surrounding their future with the show. 

For almost a decade, Kristen Alderson has literally grown up before the eyes of “One Life” fans as the troubled daughter of reformed rapist Todd Manning.  Now the 18-year-old actress is ready to advance to the next stage of her career, venturing into primetime.  However, Alderson admits that, while interested in pursuing guest appearances in after dark network television, she is content on staying true to her daytime roots, telling Soap Opera Digest that “I’m definitely not planning to leave ‘One Life to Live.’”

As for Buddy, reports indicate that the actor, who made his “OLTL” debut in 2006 as the son of Marty Saybrooke and Patrick Thornhart, also has no plans to leave Llanview anytime soon.  That appears to be the story, despite speculation that the daytime sudser may be planning to kill off the character of Cole.  Instead, it appears that Buddy will remain with the show for the foreseeable future, and that viewers can expect to see more of Cole in the weeks and months ahead.   

In other news…

Matt Drago will return to “OLTL” in the coming months in a dayplayer capacity.  Drago, who appeared as a Rodi’s Patron last month, posted in his blog for the week of May 17th that “…tomorrow I will be back on set in ‘One Life to Live’!”  The soap regularly tapes approximately six weeks in advance.   

The recently released audition script for the role of Elijah Kent looks to be for a new lawyer.  Also, another audition script has just been released by “OLTL,” this time for the role of a Rabbi.   SON will have more details on these casting calls as they becomes available.

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

Discussion: Alderson, Buddy Keep Roots in Llanview

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Nearly one week after reportedly walking off the set of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” over a dispute with show producers over the direction of his character, actor Chris Engen finally speaks out and issues an official statement on the matter via his MySpace page.


OLTL Recap: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:09 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 26, 2009.


“Stop Making Sense”

Bess fights letting Jessica come out when she sees that Brody is calling again and throws the phone out the car window. Tess emerges and tries to talk sense into Bess, pointing out that Bess can’t raise a baby on her own. Bess comes up with a plan after banishing Tess from her mind. Brody is determined to find Jessica and bring her home. Natalie and Jared’s family are happily surprised to learn they got married.

Stacy gives into Kyle’s blackmail and pays his bail. Meanwhile, Stan drops in on Rex, who remains skeptical of Stan’s claim that Stacy stole money from him before she left Las Vegas. When Stacy returns home, however, Rex decides to question her. Schuyler shares his suspicions about Stacy with Gigi, saying he believes that the stem cells used to save Shane’s life didn’t really come from Stacy.

Blair reaches out to Todd at the hospital. Todd learns Téa survived the surgery. Nora reluctantly admits to Bo that she and Clint are engaged.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Todd offers Téa a place to stay while she recovers.
  • Langston and Markko can’t believe what they are hearing.
  • Roxy is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:01 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 26, 2009.


Edward clashes with Sonny and Carly when he insists that Michael will be coming to live with the Quartermaines. Michael has a major outburst and is troubled by the changes he sees in himself but Jason does his best to ease Michael’s worries by sharing his own experiences of what he went through after his accident. Michael becomes further incensed when Carly says that he’ll be returning home to live with her.

Holly becomes emotional while maintaining her story that Robert is Ethan’s father and tries to explain her actions to Luke.

Robin is released from her in-patient treatment facility and reunites with Patrick at the restaurant they had planned on meeting at once before. Patrick and Robin are a bit tentative with each other at first but both are clearly still in love. After returning home, Patrick watches anxiously as Robin reaches out to pick up Emma.

Maxie denies her feelings for Johnny as she tries to convince herself that Spinelli is the right guy for her. Meanwhile, Olivia and Johnny have no regrets about having slept together.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sonny warns Johnny to stay away from Olivia.
  • Ric has an offer for Claudia.
  • Patrick is thrilled to have his family back.

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

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 26, 2009.


Facing Jesse’s questions, Liza points the finger at Kendall. The attorney tells Jesse that she saw an armed Kendall at the Chandler mansion on the night of the murder. Meanwhile, Zach is sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to Stuart’s murder. Ryan is arrested for obstruction of justice. Zach and Ryan come face to face at the police station. Confronted with the news that an eyewitness can place her at the scene of the crime, Kendall tells Jesse the truth about the night of the murder. The story however conflicts with the false alibi Ryan provided before his arrest. Jesse is convinced both Zach and Ryan are lying to protect Kendall, who he has conflicted feelings about pursuing a case against.

JR and Scott ponder the repercussions of their actions. Liza and Scott reach out to a grieving Marian.

Angie and Jake are confident they have the goods on David when they take him before the ethics committee at the hospital. Jake and Angie’s bubble is burst when a lying Nurse Gayle steps forward and takes the blame for drugging Adam. After paying Gayle off, David offers the smitten nurse a job taking care of a patient at a private facility in another town.

Marissa’s unexpected return gives both Krystal and David hope that they might be able to form a relationship.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Jesse accuses Zach of lying about the murder.
  • Zach threatens to expose Liza’s secret.
  • David gives Amanda a disturbing warning.

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

OLTL Casting: Odds and Ends

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

( – 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

( — “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.