OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 11 Edition

Friday, May 8, 2009 9:02 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The first love is the deepest.


Bo and Nora discuss their almost kiss.  Witnessing the two in a close embrace, Clint’s emotions get the better of him.  He argues with Bo over how close he gotten to Nora recently, and impulsively proposes to Nora on Tuesday, May 12.  After mulling it over, Nora gives a happy Clint her answer.  Elsewhere in Llanview, Stacy sticks the knife further into Gigi’s back by deciding to be the surprise entertainement at Jared’s bachelor party and do a strip tease in front of Rex.  Natalie gives into to Kyle’s demands.  After learning that Hope is going to be exhumed, Jared and Natalie understand the truth will soon hit the fan.  On Wednesday, May 13, realizing that their wedding the following day likely won’t happen once the news breaks, they sneak out and elope.  Jessica and Brody spend some alone time together.  And Dorian and Ray enjoy a little romance.

The Inside Story: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold
Powell prevents Jack from calling the cops after finding his mother, father, and Téa all unconscious by impersonating an EMT on Monday, May 11.  After carrying the adults outside, Powell leaves Rebecca to tend to Jack and Sam.  Phase two of his diabolical plan is put in motion on Wednesday, May 13, when Powell holds Todd, Téa, Blair, and Marty hostage in the faternity houseroom where Marty was once raped.  Taunting the prisoners, Powell claims he’s going to have one of the three women put Todd out of his misery once and for all.  Meanwhile, John recalls a book he read as a child about Harry Houdini on Thursday, May 14, and manages to escape his straightjacket and cell at the Sitwell Institute.  On Friday, May 15, Téa volunteers to be the one to off Todd, however Powell quickly sees through her ploy.  Todd is afraid of what will happen when Powell leads Blair and Téa off away from the others.  Across town, Kyle’s eyebrows raise when he finds Rebecca at Todd’s house.  As she listens to her brother talk about how Jessica is raising Starr’s baby, Rebecca gets an idea.  Marty remembers the night she was raped by Todd, Zach, and Powell. 

A Closer Look: We All Want What We Can’t Have
Langston stands her ground as Dorian goes through the roof after learning that she and Markko plan to lose their virginity after the prom.  Langston reminds Dorian how responsible she has been, to which Dorian agrees.  Realizing she can’t stop her from having sex, Dorian orders Langston and Markko to play it safe and gives Langston some condoms.  Meanwhile, a nervous Markko tries to buy condoms from a convience store, but is soon spotted by his mother’s best friend, forcing him to call Cole for help on Monday, May 11.  Lola vows to get even.  Cole feels remorseful after seeing Matthew in a wheelchair for the first time, and nearly takes drugs to ease his guilt.  Elsewhere, Rachel talks Matthew into attending the prom.  As Starr assists Langston in getting ready for the prom on Tuesday, May 12, Dorian issues Markko a warning that he better treat Langston right or else.  Meanwhile, Lola prepares to enact her revenge.  With the impending exhumation of Hope’s body, Starr and Cole to decide to distract themselves by attending the prom.  Jessica has a memory of giving birth at the vineyard. Langston is happy to see Starr and Cole at the prom.  Asher escorts Lola to the prom, where she sees Langston and Markko happy together on Wednesday, May 13.  Rachel and Shaun have Asher arrested for dealing drugs, but not before he slips some acid to Lola.  After Destiny confesses to Matthew that her date is really her cousin, the pair decides to enjoy the prom together.  The Pussycat Dolls rock Llanview High on Wednesday, May 13.  Later, Marcie decides to attend Hope’s exhumation.  A high Lola remarks to Dorian and Ray how she got even with Langston and Markko, who are a bundle of nerves as they prepare to make love for the first time.  Starr and Cole visit Hope’s grave.  Jessica has another flashback to the night she gave birth to Chloe. Dorian leaps into action when Lola confesses to tampering with the condoms she gave Langston.  At that very moment at the Palce Hotel, Langston and Markko make love for the first time on Friday, May 15.  And Lola drops yet another bomb on Dorian and Ray.    

One Life to Live News and Headlines


  • Marty is back to her old self after all her memories come flooding back. (Soap Opera Digest)
  • Powell gets physical with Todd, while Blair and Téa are trapped in a boiler room. (Canadian Cable Guide)
  • Superman John McBain arrives to save the day and free Marty and Todd. (Canadian Cable Guide)

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

Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 11 Edition

Thursday, May 7, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 7, 2009.


Carly agrees that Patrick should operate on Michael immediately and Sonny and Jax support her decision. Matt tries to dissuade Patrick from performing the procedure but Patrick is determined to see that Michael wakes up. Patrick and his surgical team begin Michael’s surgery as Sonny, Carly, Claudia, Jax and Jason sit vigil.

Luke and Ethan get the results of their DNA test and learn whether or not they’re father and son. Luke suspects Tracy of being up to something.

Maxie puts her career in Spinelli’s hands when he insists he can ferret out the mole who’s been leaking confidential information at the magazine. Things heat up between Nikolas and Rebecca.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, May 7, 2009.


JR’s blood boils when he realizes Adam used Little A as a bargaining chip to get David to agree to test their experimental heart valve on Ian. Dr. Chappell warns Adam and JR that he discovered a serious problem with the valve. JR makes a desperate call to Scott to have him stop the surgery but it’s already too late. Adam cautions JR and Scott to never breathe a word about Dr. Chappell’s warnings.

Zach and Kendall are on pins and needles as they wait for word on Ian. David gives everyone the good news that Ian made it through the surgery.

Jake and Amanda declare their love for each other and end up in bed. Krystal shocks Tad when she confides her secret with him but insists neither David nor Marissa can ever learn the truth.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2009 11:54 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.


  • Monday: Powell and Rebecca make their next move. Langston defends her decision to Dorian. Cole is tempted to take a pill after encountering Matthew.
  • Tuesday: Bo and Clint go head to head over Nora. Jared panics when he learns Hope’s body is going to be exhumed. Lola’s subterfuge could result in disaster for Langston and Markko.
  • Wednesday: The Pussycat Dolls rock Llanview High’s prom with a performance of “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny).” Natalie and Jared realize the truth about Chloe is bound to come out. Nora questions Clint’s motives.
  • Thursday: Todd, Blair, Marty and Tea are at Powell’s mercy. John is desperate to get to Marty. Langston and Markko anticipate their big night.
  • Friday: Powell torments Todd, Tea, Blair and Marty. Jessica remembers more about the night she gave birth. Jessica and Brody steal a few moments together unaware of a looming threat.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.


  • Monday: Michael is in dire straits. Spinelli promises Maxie he’ll come through for her. Luke is certain Tracy knows more than she’s saying.
  • Tuesday: Ric reminds Claudia that her fate rides on whether Michael lives or dies. Luke shares his suspicions about Tracy with Ethan. Maxie fears she’ll end up losing her job after all.
  • Wednesday: Patrick has distressing news for Carly. Luke and Ethan set out to rescue Holly. Spinelli uncovers the truth about Kate.
  • Thursday: Carly refuses to give up on Michael. Someone is keeping their eye on Luke, Ethan and Tracy. Ric backs Claudia into a corner.
  • Friday: Carly collapses in Jax’s arms. Jason confronts Claudia with the truth about Michaels’ shooting. Luke is surprised by a visit from Holly.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of May 11, 2009.


  • Monday: Zach demands answers from David. Aidan gets more than he bargained for when he tries to help Annie. Erica confronts Gayle with her suspicions.
  • Tuesday: Krystal is forced to come clean with Marissa. Zach unleashes his wrath on Adam and JR. Adam tells David what Krystal’s been hiding.
  • Wednesday: Zach threatens to kill Adam if anything happens to Ian. David tries to reach out to Marissa. Annie grows more and more unhinged.
  • Thursday: Tad is certain Adam had something to do with Dixie’s murder. Zach and Kendall fear the worst for their son. Opal has an ominous warning for Ryan.
  • Friday: Adam’s enemies want him to pay for his sins. Angie and Jake work to save Ian’s life. Annie makes her move.

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

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

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 6, 2009.


Patrick feels certain that Michael needs to have surgery immediately if he’s ever going to have a chance of waking up but Dr. Hensen maintains that the operation can wait until after she returns from Europe. Jax sides with Dr. Hensen despite Patrick’s insistence that he knows what he’s doing. Carly returns home and Jason tells her the critical nature of Michael’s condition.

Luke, Ethan and Tracy await the results of the DNA test. Lucky becomes upset over the fact that Luke could turn out to be Ethan’s father.

Rebecca enlists Nikolas’ help in painting her room at Kelly’s and their mood turns playful. Rebecca gives Nikolas a massage after he strains his back helping her move furniture.

Spinelli accuses Maxie and Lulu of lying when they claim they need his help to solve a crisis at Crimson. Spinelli ends up taking on the case but crushes Maxie when he states he’s only doing so for Lulu’s sake.

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


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

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, May 6, 2009.


Zach correctly points out that David is reluctant to test Scott’s experimental heart valve on Ian because he doesn’t want to do anything that could potentially help Adam and Chandler Enterprises. After learning the reason why David is refusing to operate on Ian, Erica demands that Adam do whatever it takes to change David’s mind. Adam meets with David, who ends up agreeing to perform the surgery. Zach and Kendall give David the go ahead to operate on their son.

Brot shares what he found out with Jesse, Angie, Randi and Taylor, telling them that Frankie’s hands were crushed when his unit was attacked. Frankie’s family struggles to be patient as they wait for more news.

Amanda plans on running away and leaves Jake a goodbye note. In the end, however, Amanda can’t bring herself to leave Jake and returns home. Jake tells Amanda that he loves her.

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

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

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


Marissa abruptly moves out of Wildwind but leaves David the envelope containing the charred photo of her family Krystal tried to destroy. Krystal evades David’s questions and doesn’t confide her secret with him. Adam takes pleasure in torturing Krystal over her sordid secret and meets Marissa for the first time. Krystal warns Adam she’ll kill him if he ever breathes about what he knows about her and her connection to Marissa.

Joe tells Kendall and Zach that Ian will surely die if he doesn’t receive a new heart valve in the very near future. Zach and Kendall are faced with an impossible decision as either option they’re presented with doesn’t guarantee Ian’s life will be saved. JR is vastly opposed to Scott’s suggestion that they should test their new heart valve out on Ian. David tells Zach and Kendall that he could successfully perform the surgery using Scott’s experimental valve but doesn’t agree to do so.

Ryan holds his ground with Erica, flatly stating he and Kendall belong together.

Frankie’s family realize that his injuries are serious after getting word that he’s being airlifted to Germany for treatment. Brot calls in a favor and learns the true extent of Frankie’s injuries.

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

ABC Previews Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 4:06 AM ET | Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Yes, it was created as a day off to remember deceased friends and loved ones, or the official start of summer according to many, but Memorial Day is also a day where ABC Daytime gets to remember the good stuff they’ve aired in the recent past.

On Monday, May 25, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like “All My Children,” “General Hospital” or “One Life to Live,” the network has opted to air repeat episodes of the soaps. These episodes are said to be defining moments in each soaps current storylines.

  • “All My Children” Episode #10086 (original air date 2/16/09) — Kendell 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 claims that he was the one driving. Ryan soon arrives on the scene and begins a desperate search for Greenlee, diving into freezing waters. The rescue team soon arrives on the scene and begins their search but the situation is bleak. Kendall admits to Ryan that she and Zach were arguing in 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. Meanwhile, Bianca and Reese are married in a heartfelt ceremony. The festivities back at the end come to a halt when Zach and Kendall return and inform everyone of 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.
  • “One Life to Live” Episode #10387 ‘Mother Courage’ (original air date 3/9/09) — Cole, driving under the influence with Matthew, causes a horrific crash with Gigi and Shane’s car. After hearing the sound of the crash, John and Marty go to investigate and immediately jump into action when they arrive on the scene. While John frees Gigi and Shane, Marty summons near superhuman strength to rescue Cole, who’s been trapped under the overturned car. No one, however, is aware that Matthew had been thrown from the car. At the hospital, Cole nearly overdoses from the pills he took. Bo is alarmed when he finds Matthew’s hat at the crash site. Meanwhile, Blair is in critical condition at the hospital and is taken in for surgery. Dorian points a guilty finger at Todd, who swears to Talia that he didn’t attack Blair. Starr tries to make Schuyler see her as more than just a student but he explains that he can never do that. Schuyler tells Starr that he’s been suspended from teaching indefinitely and that they can no longer spend time together. After drugging his drink, Stacy puts the moves on a disoriented Rex. Gigi tries to call Rex to tell him about the accident but Stacy makes sure he doesn’t get the calls.
  • “General Hospital” Episode #11529 (original air date 4/7/08) — News of Michael’s shooting quickly spreads as he’s rushed to the hospital. At the hospital, Jason urges Carly to pull herself together and stay strong for Michael. Patrick informs Carly and Sonny that Michael is in critical condition with a bullet lodged in his head and will need surgery. Patrick refuses to allow Robin to assist him in the operating room as she’s too emotionally tied to Michael. Sonny takes his misplaced anger out on Jason. Carly accuses Sonny of being the one who didn’t protect their son. Lulu and Johnny make love but then head to the hospital after Spinelli informs them about Michael. Lucky tells Alexis that it appears as though Michael was hit by a ricochet bullet that was probably meant for Sonny. Jerry confronts Ian and threatens to kill him. Johnny and Claudia are horrified by what they’ve done.

Original episodes of your favorite ABC soaps return Tuesday, May 26.

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

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