Wednesday, March 11, 2009 5:45 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Is a fool for love a fool for pain?

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Tori plants seeds of doubt about Aidan’s loyalty in a fragile Annie’s mind. Randi pops the question to Frankie in an effort to keep him from leaving her for Iraq. On Tuesday, March 17, Frankie answer Randi’s question after getting some advice from Brot. Tad has a full house when Opal and Pete move in. Annie tells Aidan that it’s Emma’s birthday but Ryan later informs the unsettled detective that it’s actually Annie’s birthday. Annie becomes frozen in fear when, with Tori’s assistance, she has a memory of a childhood birthday. Jack accuses Erica of wanting Ryan’s shares of Fusion.

The Inside Story: Middle Man
On Monday, Match 16, thinking of his dilemma with Reese, Zach asks an uncomfortable Aidan about how he and Kendall came to the decision that it would be okay to sleep together. Kendall takes off after seeing Zach and Reese together. Later, believing she’s talking to Zach, Reese expresses regret to Aidan for having pushed him away earlier. An exasperated Zach tells Kendall that he didn’t sleep with Reese but lets her know that he wanted to. Kendall insists on going with Ryan to Connecticut after they learn Greenlee’s body may have been found. Pete informs Aidan of the latest developments. Ryan and Kendall can’t bring themselves to look at the body in the morgue after finding Greenlee’s engagement ring in the dead woman’s belongings. Once alone, Aidan looks at the body. Ryan and Kendall find comfort in each other’s arms. Aidan spies Ryan and Kendall in bed together but keeps quiet about the tryst when he later reports in to Zach. Zach remains at Reese’s side as she prepares to undergo surgery. Kendall tells Ryan that she thinks they need each other. Kendall later finds Zach at home with the boys. After viewing the DVD that Greenlee left for him to watch in the event of her death on Thursday, March 19, Ryan heads out to apologize to Kendall for his earlier outburst. Zach re-enters the living room just as Ryan pulls Kendall into a kiss. His suspicions confirmed, Zach tells Kendall that Ryan just slept with her to get even with him and storms off. Facing off with her mother, father, and former fiancé in an odd dream finally brings Reese clarity on her sexual orientation and who she wants a life with, Bianca. Although happy Reese has regained her eyesight, Zach reels over all he’s lost.

A Closer Look: Obsession
Amanda begs Jake to help her with her plan to go away before her due date in order to find a loving family to adopt her baby…and then tell David the child died. Fearful she’ll lose David, Krystal comes up with a more straight-forward plan to keep David away from Amanda’s baby, she asks her husband to have legal papers drawn up stating he’ll never stake claim to Amanda’s child. David remains obsessed with getting Little Adam. Krystal gets a chilly reception when she informs Tad and Amanda of David’s promise. David secures a search warrant for Adam’s mansion and is more determined than ever to bring his grandson back home. Krystal is unsettled by David’s vehemence to get his hands on Little Adam. JR makes a fool of David on Wednesday, March 18, but soon pays the consequences. Angie reveals to Krystal that a hospitalized JR was poisoned by David. Krystal confronts an unapologetic David. David orders Jesse to force Erica to tell him where Adam and Little Adam are on Friday, March 20. Colby plays into David’s hands.

All My Children News and Headlines:

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2009

  • Monday: Reese urges Zach to fight for Kendall. Erica tells Kendall she only has herself to blame for her marriage falling apart. David resorts to blackmail to get what he wants.
  • Tuesday: Zach tells Kendall their problems are beyond fixing. Ryan and Kendall are drawn together in their grief. Erica gives JR news about Adam.
  • Wednesday: Erica hopes Zach will fight to save his marriage. Krystal tells David to do whatever it takes to get Little Adam. Opal has an eerie felling about Greenlee.
  • Thursday: Zach squares off with Ryan. Erica pulls a fast one on David. Zach tells Aidan their deal is off.
  • Friday: David’s temper flares at the custody hearing for Little A. Kendall chooses between Ryan and Zach. Reese is determined to win Bianca back.

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



OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 16 Edition

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 5:00 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Altered lives.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Cristain pays a visit to Evangeline on Tuesday, March 17. Eavesdropping, Layla’s anger boils while watching Cristian open up his heart to her comatose sister. Unable to take it any longer, she confronts Cristian, saying he is just like every other man in the world. Cristian, however beats Layla at her own game and accuses her of destroying her own relationships. On Monday, March 16, Stacy watches and listens as Roxy pays another visit to the long-term care facility to talk to Rex’s unresponsive father. Meanwhile, Natalie and Jared race to gather solid evidence to support their claim about baby Chloe. Brody and Jessica feel the heat between them, but agree to postpone a relationship for the time being and to focus on their friendship. Starr informs Schuyler that his late mother isn’t to blame for her baby’s death. Later, Schuyler allows Starr to believe that he and Stacy are rekindling their relationship. By Thursday, March 19, Jared and Natalie are on the verge of getting the proof they need, and realize that the impacts the truth will have on those involved. Markko continues to hide news of Lola’s flirting with him from Langston. And on Friday, March 20, Cristian and Layla argue after being locked in the diner’s freezer together.

The Inside Story: A Guilty Conscience
Bo and Nora deliver devastating news to Matthew. At the same time, Rex and Gigi share equally grim news with Shane. Roxy swipes a DNA sample from Rex’s father, hoping he will prove a match for Shane. On Tuesday, March 17, Nora lashes out at Cole, threatening to punish him to the full extent of the law. Cole, meanwhile, gives Marty the third degree, and wishes he could trade places with Matthew. Visiting Cole’s hospital room on Wednesday, March 18, Matthew absolves Cole of any guilt in the accident, claiming that he too could have made better choices. Marty finally accepts responsibility when confronted by Nora, who admits that she too is partly to blame for what has happened. Following the outburst, Marty and Nora comfort one another, and share their grief over their children. On Wednesday, March 18, Cole is arrested and taken to jail. Bo and Rex support one another. Brody’s support is appreciated by Gigi. Shane struggles to accept the fact that he has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. On Thursday, March 19, Shane meets another young male cancer patient at the hospital, and realizes that he will soon lose his hair. Roxy tells Shane that he should go ahead and shave his head now. But when Shane is worried that he will no longer look like his dad, Rex decides to shave his head as well. Meanwhile, a distraught Roxy discovers that the DNA sample she took from Rex’s father is a match for Shane. Stacy, once again spying on Roxy, comes up with a plan after overhearing the news. By Friday, March 20, Roxy is a bundle of nerves when confronted by Stacy. Later, Stacy listens as Gigi pleads with God to help her son.

A Closer Look: Tough Choices
Viki extends her support to a solemn Dorian, who has been keeping vigil outside Blair’s room on Tuesday, March 17. Addie arrives with Jack and Sam in tow, claiming that Jack wanted to visit his mother. However, soon thereafter Jack demands to see his father as well. Téa

announces that she is through being Todd’s babysitter and comes close to admitting her feelings for him on Tuesday, March 17. Viki and Jack arrive at Todd’s jail cell for a visit. Téa confesses to John that she didn’t murder Lee, and is confident that Todd didn’t’ as well. When asked about her personal feelings for Todd, Téa dances around John’s questions. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, March 18, Jack urges Todd to step up to the plate and be the father he Starr and Sam deserve. Soon afterward, Todd informs his new attorney that he is ready to fight for his children. On Thursday, March 19, John makes a startling connection between Marty and the murderer. Todd is determined to regain custody of his kids. And Marty seeks help with Cole from an unlikely source.

One Life to Live News and Headlines

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2009

  • Monday: Stacy plots to break up Rex and Gigi. John is concerned for Marty’s safety. Dorian wages war against Todd.
  • Tuesday: Téa

shares her feelings about Todd with Viki. Gigi can hardly fathom the depths of Stacy’s cruelty. Natalie and Jared receive confirmation.

  • Wednesday: Natalie is concerned that Jessica can’t handle the truth. Blair has an ally in Téa. Matthew brings Bo and Nora closer together, as someone else drifts further apart.
  • Thursday: Gigi feels she has the upper hand. Nora makes a difficult decision regarding Cole. Rex is the recipient of heartbreaking news.
  • Friday: Gigi is forced to do Stacy’s bidding. Téa displays her legal skills in court. Jared and Natalie contemplate telling Jessica the truth.

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


Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 16 Edition



Monday, March 9, 2009 1:22 AM ET | By Venus Stone


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Having to prove herself…

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Cane and Billy get into it with one another again. Sharon’s questionable actions pull not only Nick in but also puts Jack in a ‘hot’ situation when he comes over to visit her. Kevin’s troubles continue to pile up on him when he becomes the number one suspect in the motel bombing on Wednesday, March 11. Adam learns that his eyesight if failing him which prompts Heather to go to Victor with the news and on Thursday, March 12, estranged father and son come face-to-face.

The Inside Story: Who Are You?
After the explosion at the hotel where Katherine and Esther were both held captive, Katherine is knocked unconcious. When she comes to, she has no memory of what has happened to her. What’s even worse is that she tells Esther and Amber that she can’t remember anything in her life from the past few months. Amber and Esther sit down with her and informs her about the car accident that she was in with Marge, pointing out that even though it was Marge that died in the accident, everyone believes that it was her that died in the crash. They also give her more disturbing news that others, especially Jill, believe that she con artist Marge, which upsets an already frazzled Katherine. Later that day, Billy comes to visit her and is thrown when she recognizes him right away. The two begin to talk and Billy is convinced that she is truly Katherine Chancellor. Billy tells Jill and Jack that he believes who Katherine says she is but Jill still insists that she is not her mother but a simple con woman. When Esther and Amber go back to the hosptial to see Kay she lets them know that she’s not sure that she should go back to her home because it would only make things worse between her and Jill. While there, they are informed that the dental records are missing which prevents Katherine from being released without proof of who she is. In an effort to get out of the hospital, she tells the doctor, in front of Jill and Billy that she is Marge. Jill instantly gloats that she was right and shares that fact with Nikki. The two women begin talking when a package arrives; the emerald ring that Katherine willed to Nikki. Meanwhile Katherine approaches Nikki and instantly remembers the emerald ring belonging to her. Nikki is hesitant in talking to her but Katherine works hard in getting Nikki to believe in her: or does she?

A Closer Look: Marital Ultimatums

Karen, tired of Tyra and Neil’s closeness and the fact that she witnessed the two in a kiss, decides to put her foot down. Approaching Neil, Karen tells him that if he loves her and he wants their marriage to work he needs to fire Tyra from Indigo. Neil, not understanding why Karen is making such a demand, gets into an argument with her over the matter. Wanting to set things straight Karent corners Tyra and tells her she wants her to keep her hands off her husband and that she knows all about the kiss between the two of them. Later that night, Neil tells Karen that he will fire Tyra effective immediately.

What To Watch

  • Michael and Daniel try to locate Kevin
  • Phyllis purposely gets under Sharon’s skin
  • Billy and Chloe grow closer

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Ajay Mehta will come to Genoa City on Wednesday, March 11 as an opthamologist to check on Adam’s vision
  • Ely Pouget, who will potray Dr. Braun, a psychologist who checks up on Katherine on Wednesday, March 11
  • Erica Zodtner will appear as nosey reporter Kelli Cash, Wednesday, March 11
  • As previously mentioned on SON, Tom Casiello has joined the writing team of Y&R. His first scenes begin airing April 20 and April 28, May 12 and May 19.
  • Clementine Ford will be soon joining the cast as Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Browning beginning April 1
  • Don Diamont, who recently departed from the show as Brad Carlton will be moving to Y&R’s sister show, ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’. He will portray Bill Spencer Jr who will immediately get involved with the Logan, Forrester, and Marone families. Diamont begins taping his scenes Monday, March 16 and will air on the show May 12.
  • Fans can ‘get restless’ by participating in the Get Restless in Jamaica Sweepstakes. A fan could win their chance of a lifetime to have a 4 day/3 night vacation. Those interested can visit Get Restless in Jamaica
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of March 2 – 7, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 16, 2009

  • Devon has some choice words for Neil.
  • Lily, Cane, Chloe and Billy have another blow up.
  • Kevin continues to spiral.

    “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings .


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    Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of March 9 Edition



Monday, March 9, 2009 12:54 AM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Back together again…for now

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Parker, fed up with Jack running his life, decides to leave Oakdale with Liberty in tow. Carly gives Craig a lecture on his behavior toward Lucy. Brian’s return to Oakdale does not sit well with Lily.

The Inside Story: Trying Again


Casey finds Matt and apologizes for doubting his innocence. Matt accepts but tells Casey that Alison and he don’t deserve to be together. When Matt finds Alison he asks if she would like to go away with him and she willing accepts. As she is getting everything ready for her time with Matt, she hears Emily talking to Jade about giving her the cash for sleeping with Casey. Alison not only confronts Emily for her betrayal but she goes to Casey’s to let him know. She finds Jade there and slaps her.Casey immediately tells Jade she needs to leave but when she becomes insistent, he lets her know that their time together was nothing more than a one time thing and that all he sees her as is a friend. When she leaves Alison tells him everything about Emily’s scheme to get Jade to break them up. After doing some serious talking about their relationship, Casey and Alison agree to try again. A disgusted Casey goes to Emily and tells her that if she cares for Alison at all she will put asside her hatred and give her sister her blessing for them to be together. Emily at first balks but then agrees. Meanwhile Alison calls Matt and tells him that she can’t be with him.

A Closer Look: Putting on the Breaks
Brad and Katie receive a call from Vienna letting them know that it is now time for the artificial insemination. Brad and Katie meet up with Henry and Vienna at the hospital, but while everyone else is getting excited over the procedure, Henry starts to worry and have second thoughts. Although Katie admits she didn’t want to go through such measures to have a baby, Brad reassures her that everything will work out for the best. Henry, who is still hesitant,’accidentally’ knocks the syringe from the doctor’s hand. As the procedure has happened Vienna tells Brad and Katie she would like to be the one to name the baby as long as she is carrying it. While everyone is sharing their happiness of Brad and Katie possibly becoming parents, Henry on the other hand, is very reluctant about the whole thing.

What To Watch

  • Parker overhears some information that could help him get what he wants
  • Luke and Noah face some harsh objections
  • Lucy has a secretive phone conversation

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Nicholas Galbraith and Melinda Sullivan will come on the show as Zac and Zoe Finn on April 1 to help Luke with the foundation; but could they actually stir up some trouble?
  • Mo Kanekoa portrays Cesar, a man that has some business with Lucy on Monday, March 16
  • Laurence Lau returns as Brian Wheatley. who has some unfinished business with Lucinda
  • Allen McCullough stirs up trouble for Luke and Noah Monday, March 16 as Mr. Reese who is a landlord of an apartment that the two want to reside in
  • Patrick McNulty plays Mr. Shink, a lawyer that give Parker a helping hand on Wednesday, March 11
  • Word is that Cady McClain will be returning back to Oakdale as Rosanna Cabot. Cabot’s airdate has been slated for May 20
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans have an opportunity to bring out their charitable side in them by joining Kelley Menighan Hensley, Jon Hensley, Michael Park and Martha Byrne at the Inaugural Angels for Hope Gala Friday. May 29. The event begins from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, located at 97 Rivervale Road in River Vale, NJ. Angels of Hope is the first major fundraiser event that is held on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bergen County. Those in attendence will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of fine dining, cocktails, music and dancing along with a silent auction. Tickets are $200.00 each with limited seating. Please visit Angels for Hope or call (212) 239-3239 to reserve.
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans will want to take advantage of seeing some of their favorite stars when they host the ATWT Annual Fan Club Luncheon 2009 on April 18 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM at the Marriot Marquis located at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY. Those interested are required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable deposit per person in order to reserve seating. Those who are current fan club members pay $125 and non-fan club members pay $135 For more information regarding the event, please visit ATWT Fan Club
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of March 2 – 7, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 16, 2009

  • Luke gets into a car accident.
  • Vienna makes Henry promise to keep something quiet.
  • Paul sets sights to get what he wants.

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    Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of March 9 Edition



OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 9 Edition

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — For every action, there are consequences.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Brody leaves St. Ann’s with Jessica at his side. On Monday, March 9, Schuyler informs Starr that he is no longer allowed to teach and that they can’t be seen together. Stacy arrives at Schuyler’s door with suitcases in hand. On Friday, March 13, Marcie discusses Hope with Starr, who later visits Schuyler, looking for a shoulder to cry on. And on Friday, March 13, Jared and Natalie think they have discovered what really happened the night Chloe was born.

The Inside Story: On the Trail of a Killer
Blair is prepped for surgery. With Dorian dismissing his claims, Todd claims to Talia that he is not responsible for Blair’s condition. Starr believes that her father is innocent, and Dorian soon changes her mind as well. On Wednesday, March 11, Blair remains in critical condition following surgery. An emotional Starr sets vigil at her mother’s bedside, and reminds Todd of the pain he has caused her. Dorian briefly accuses Ray of attacking her niece on Wednesday, March 11, only to apologize shortly thereafter. A remorseful John finds a clue while visiting a comatose Blair. Ray gives Dorian his support. On Thursday, March 12, John begins to piece together the puzzle, believing that Wes and Lee’s murders to be connected. Later, John makes a troubling discovery.

A Closer Look: Consequences
Driving under the influence, Cole is involved in a terrible accident with Gigi and Shane. A nearby John and Marty rush to scene, and work to free those involved. On Monday, March 9, John rescues Gigi and Shane, while Marty gathers her strength to save Cole. However, no one is aware that Matthew was thrown from Cole’s car in the accident. At Llanview Hospital, Cole nearly OD’s on pills. While investigating the crash site, Bo discovers Matthew’s hat. On Tuesday, March 10, Bo races to the hospital after making a terrifying discovery. As Bo and Nora nervously watch Michael examine Matthew, Starr and Cole decide to temporarily put aside their anger. Marty is there for her son when he needs her most. Meanwhile, Stacy puts the moves on a disoriented Rex, who is unaware of the accident. On Wednesday, March 11, Gigi gets an eyeful when she returns home looking for Rex. Stacy lies to Gigi, while Rex can’t recall exactly what happened. Gigi soon realizes that Stacy isn’t telling the truth, but remains shaken nonetheless. Back at the hospital, Michael shares his rather devastating prognosis with Bo and Nora. Reeling from the news about her son, Nora blasts Cole for being so irresponsible. Marcie makes a chilling discovery while looking at Cole’s toxicology report on Thursday, March 12. Michael is full of bad news as he shares his lastest findings about Matthew and Shane with Bo, Nora, Rex, and Gigi.

One Life to Live News and Headlines

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 16, 2009

  • Monday: Stacy formulates a plan while spying on Roxy. Natalie and Jared determine what to do next. Brody and Jessica decide to take things slow.
  • Tuesday: Nora is ready to destroy Cole. Téa is through being Todd’s babysitter. Cristian visits an old friend and leaves Layla with some food for thought.
  • Wednesday: Nora hashes it out with Marty. Todd decides to fight for his children. Bo and Rex share their grief.
  • Thursday: Rex is there for Shane. Natalie and Jared take action. Jessica and Brody think of one another.
  • Friday: Stacy confronts Roxy. John finds another clue. Marty seeks help from someone unexpected.

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



Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 9 Edition



Wednesday, March 4, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Misery loves company.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Aidan and Annie ignore Dr. Burke’s (John Behlmann) reservations and continue to grow closer on Monday, March 9. Brot and Taylor reflect on the anniversary of his accident. Brot fights his fears and heroically rescues an unconscious Opal as Cortlandt Manor begins to go down in flames. Tad expresses his gratitude to Taylor for saving Kathy’s life. Aidan and Annie make love. On Friday, March 13, Opal becomes upset when she learns she’s broke; Annie becomes upset when hew new friend Tori (Lauren Singerman) brings up Ryan; and Randi is not a happy camper when she learns the secret Frankie’s been keeping from her.

The Inside Story: Desperate Moves
David moves to gain custody of Little Adam. Desperate to prevent that from happening, Adam and Erica decide to leave the country with Little Adam. The latest development leaves David livid but he nonetheless presents JR with legal paper suing him for sole custody of Little Adam. Amanda tells JR she’ll testify that David paid her to make him fall off the wagon when the custody battle begins. Unfortunately for Ms. Dillon, Krystal, fearing for her grandson’s safety, gives David the ultimate leverage to keep Amanda in line. David confronts Amanda with the knowledge that he’s her baby’s father. Krystal knocks Tad’s lights out when he absolutely refuses to let her go on being under David’s spell. Amanda agrees to the terms David gives for his silence. A cruel David double cross his baby momma and reveals to JR the true paternity of the baby on Thursday, March 12. Angie and Jesse fear David’s next move. Jake promises Amanda that he’ll protect her and the baby from David. JR rips into Amanda for her betrayals.

A Closer Look: Tunnel Vision
Zach accuses Ryan and Kendall of deliberately setting it up so that he’d find them in an intimate setting and storms out. Erica chastises Kendall for confiding in Ryan instead of her husband. Ryan kicks Erica out. Kendall arrives at the hospital just as Zach is carrying Reese out in his arms. Ryan’s wheels begin to spin when Jack informs him that he’s now Kendall’s partner at Fusion. Ryan assures Kendall that they’ll get Fusion back on its feet. Thanks to an unwitting Pete, Ryan gets his hands on some of Cambias’ financial documents. Zach accuses Ryan of using Fusion to get his hands on his wife. On Tuesday, March 10, Kendall tells Zach that he needs to do what he can to help Reese after seeing how helpless the architect has been rendered. Zach doesn’t understand how Kendall can feel compassion for Reese while still punishing him and walks out on her. Kendall asks Ryan to swear that he’s not using her to go after Zach. Aidan agrees to help Zach neutralize Ryan under the condition that Zach keeps Annie out of prison. Zach decides to move into the casino after Kendall refuses to cut Ryan out of her life. Kendall points out to Zach that she has never stopped loving him but Zach believes she’s never stopped loving Ryan either. Kendall admits to Ryan that he’s part of the problems she and Zach are having. The tension remains thick when Kendall calls Zach over to the house under the guise of needing help with the boys. Ryan continues to plot against Zach while lying to Kendall about his true intentions. Aidan’s hones in on Pete as he begins doing Zach’s dirty work. Zach reads Reese the letter Bianca sent her and the moment soon becomes charged between the pair.

All My Children News and Headlines:

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 16, 2009

  • Monday: Aidan strikes a deal with Pete. Kendall accuses Zach of having an affair with Reese. Amanda concocts a wild scheme to protect her baby from David.
  • Tuesday: Kendall questions Zach about Reese. Ryan and Kendall find comfort with each other. Aidan makes a curious discovery.
  • Wednesday: Kendall admits she still has feelings for Ryan. Zach stays by Reese’s side after her surgery. JR wants nothing to do with Amanda.
  • Thursday: Zach wonders what secrets Aidan might be keeping. Ryan loses it when he thinks he’s betrayed Greenlee’s memory. David is up to his old tricks.
  • Friday: Zach tells Kendall what Ryan is really up to. Reese realizes what she truly wants. Colby plays into David’s hands.

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



My View of Llanview: February 28 Edition

Monday, March 2, 2009 11:48 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Could Llanview survive without Viki, and “One Life to Live” without Erika Slezak?

Viki Davidon=Erika Slezak. Erika Slezak=”One Life to Live.” The words seem interchangeable. When one is thought of, the other often immediately comes to mind. Those words have become so associated with one another that it would be difficult to think of them as separate entities. For almost 38 years, “OLTL” fans have not had to concern themselves with such a terrible thought. But what if they were suddenly forced to admit the unthinkable? What if Viki suddenly faded out of existence or left Llanview in search of a new hometown? And what if Erika Slezak suddenly left “One Life to Live” and her signature role after nearly four decades? Fans of the long running daytime drama have found themselves forced to deal those very questions recently, thanks to a conspicuous rumor that refuses to die. While the rumor, which warns that a female veteran cast member will be let go because of budget cuts, has yet to be verified by “One Life to Live” or ABC Daytime, it has left many fans uneasy, fearing the worst for their beloved heroine, believing that Erika Slezak is the one facing the chopping block. Which leads us to the question of whether Llanview could survive without Viki, and “One Life to Live” without Erika Slezak.

Whether you like her or not, you have to admit that Erika Slezak has talent. No other daytime actress, past or present, can rival the six Daytime Emmy Awards Slezak has received over the years for her portrayal of Victoria Lord Davidson, and only two actors (Anthony Geary and Justin Deas) have earned as many awards. But even still, Slezak is not as readily acknowledged outside the daytime community as her “All My Children” counterpart Susan Lucci. But why is that exactly? The answer, I think is simple. Unlike Lucci, Slezak doesn’t flaunt her fame from one end of the television dial to the other. Over the years, Slezak has rarely ventured far from Llanview, having appeared in only a handful of interviews and made-for-television movies. Lucci, on the other hand, has appeared on everything from “That’s So Raven” to “Saturday Night Live,” and has even been seen hocking her wares on infomercials and the home shopping channel QVC. Those appearances have given Lucci exposure to a whole new generation of viewers outside of the traditional daytime drama fanbase.

Secondly, Erika Slezak does not ooze sex appeal the way Susan Lucci does. Although they are same age (sixty-two), Lucci comes across as more of a sexpot, and Slezak as more of a mature, distinguished motherly figure. And I think the same is true of their onscreen personas as well. Just try picturing in your mind for a moment Viki seducing a man in the same way that Erica Kane would. Freighting, isn’t it? As much as I love the character of Viki, and admire Slezak’s acting talents, even just the mere thought of it makes me nauseous. It has nothing to do with Erika Slezak’s physical appearance or age, but more so with how the character of Viki has developed over the years. Viki is just not the sexual animal that Susan Lucci, or even Slezak’s own co-star Robin Strasser, is. Instead she is more of a mother, friend, confidante, sister, and comforter.

But that’s what makes Viki, Viki. In the chaotic world of Llanview, we expect Viki to be the voice of reason-the calm, cool, level headed woman who dispenses advice and helps others see the error of their ways. In that sense she is the complete opposite of her long-time adversary Dorian Lord. It is a rivalry that spans nearly thirty-five years to before Robin Strasser was even considered for the role of Dorian, and when Nancy Pinkerton was firmly entrenched in the role. The origin of the feud can be traced back to the mid 1970s, when Dorian was fired by the Llanview Hospital board when a patient, Rachel Wilson, died while in her care (Dorian had made a mistake on the patient’s chart, due to her affair with Dr. Mark Toland). Dorian never forgave Viki for her firing from the hospital, unaware that Viki had actually cast the lone vote of dissent against firing Dorian. Bent on revenge, Dorian lured Viki’s millionaire father Victor Lord, into marrying her after becoming the old coot’s personal physician, making her Viki’s stepmother. She even went as far as hiding the truth from Victor that Tony, a young man he had been budding heads with, was really his illegitimate son. When Victor finally learned the truth about Tony and of Dorian’s betrayal, he suffered a major heart attack. Soon thereafter, Dorian kept Victor from his family and friends, where he soon died under mysterious circumstances. As a result, Dorian inherited (for a short time at least) the entire Lord estate, including Llanfair and the Banner newspaper. Thus began Viki’s hatred of Dorian. This set-up would fuel a fire of hatred, revenge, and jealousy that would last between the two women to this day, often earning them the honorary title of “OLTL’s” best couple.

Although the feud has been placed largely on the backburner in recent years, it would be hard to imagine a Llanview where Viki and Dorian didn’t trade jabs at one another, or rehash how much they despise each other. It is here where Viki shines. I like to use the following analogy to explain the Viki/Dorian feud. I’m sure everyone has seen one or two television programs over the years that have done this, so it isn’t anything new. Anyway, the character typically displays their subconscious conflicting thoughts on an issue by imaging a small angel dressed in white, playing a harp, and wearing a halo on one shoulder. On the other shoulder is the devil, dressed in red with a pitchfork, a tail, and little pointy horns. In my mind, that is Viki and Dorian. Viki is the calm voice of reason, and Dorian is the temptress. Basically, Viki represents good and Dorian represents evil. If Viki were to leave Llanview, then the balance would be upset, and Llanview would lose its rock of Gibralter.

It may seem hard to fathom someone else stepping into the role of Viki other than Erika Slezak. However, she was not the first, or even the second actress to play the character. Gillian Spencer, “All My Children’s” Daisy Cortlandt, originated the role in 1968. She left in 1970, and was replaced by Joanne Dorian (odd coincidence, don’t you think?). On March 17, 1971, Slezak became the third actress to become Viki. However, she wasn’t the last. In the years that would follow a handful of other actresses would briefly take over the role for flashbacks, body doubles, and Slezak’s two maternity leaves. Even Roger Howarth, stepped into Viki’s shoes in a hilariously funny ‘Trading Places ‘ episode in 2001. But none of the other actresses who have portrayed Viki during the last forty years have left a mark on “OLTL” the way Erika Slezak obliviously has.

Through multiple personalities, breast cancer, widowhood, discovering lost children, a heart transplant, and a stroke (just to name a few), viewers have watched Viki’s life intimately for four decades. It seems as if there is nothing that the town matriarch has not endured or been a part of over the years. Publisher of the Banner, Mayor of Llanview, Co-Chair of the Go Red Ball, Dean of Llanview University, spokeswoman for heart disease…. Viki has long been involved in many community and charitable organizations. In many ways, she is a part of Llanview. There is no one in the fictitious Philadelphia suburb that has not been touched in one way or another by Victoria Lord Davidson.

Whether it be by blood or friendship, all of Llanview is connected to Viki in one way or another. From her children Jessica, Natalie, Kevin, and Joey, to her adversary Dorian and best friend David, to her former in-laws the Buchanans and her siblings Todd and Tina, it truly is Viki’s “Life to Live”–with everyone else seemingly revolving around her. Even though the soap’s focus has largely shifted away from Viki in recent years, she still remains an integral part of the show. As recently as 2007, she was involved in a major storyline where Viki left Llanview for Paris, Texas to “find herself.” However, while it could be claimed that show simply used Viki to introduce several new characters to the canvas (which is somewhat true), it also significantly increased Slezak’s airtime, and gave Viki her first serious love interest since the death of her most recent husband Ben Davidson. Granted both Viki and boyfriend Charlie Banks have faded somewhat from public view following their sweet, down-to-earth romantic rendezvous in the Lone Star State; however, Viki is always there to care for and help her children whenever needed. They need Viki and she needs them. Could imagine what Llanview would be like if Jessica, Natalie, and Todd didn’t have Viki’s sound advice and words of reassurance to guide them? I know I can’t.

For those who still don’t believe that Viki and Erika Slezak are essential to Llanview and “One Life to Live,” here is some food for thought. In 2008, ABC paraded Slezak around the media circuit promoting “One Life to Live’s” 40th anniversary…. from a panel discussion at the Pauley Center, to stopping by “The View,” to attending the final Super Soap Weekend, the alphabet network made full use of the star power of one of their long-running daytime actors. Furthermore, one of the soap’s most memorable storylines involving Viki was re-recreated for “OLTL’s” 40th anniversary tribute, taking Viki back to heaven for a second time. The sudser even broke the fourth wall at the end of the episode with Slezak (appearing as herself) and “OLTL” creator Agnes Nixon personally thanking viewers for their loyalty to “One Life to Live” for the past forty years. And who could forget Slezak’s comments concerning then “OLTL” Head Writer Dena Higley in a 2006 edition of her official fan club newsletter? Her vocal disdain for Higley’s inept writing capabilities ultimately led to her firing, and Ron Carlivati’s promotion as the show’s top scribe. How many other soap stars do you think have that kind of power? None that I’m aware of. Unlike some of her fellow daytime actors, when Slezak speaks people listen. It’s not everyday that Erika Slezak voices her thoughts and opinions on how the show she has helped to carry all these years, which makes her words even more powerful when she does choose to speak. And I admire her for that.

But let’s face facts…soaps are not what they used to be. The daytime genre, as a whole, is dying. The popularity of the soap opera has been steadily declining for decades. And the push these days is toward an increasingly younger audience. Gone are the days when storylines revolved solely around mature, veteran cast members with teenagers and young adults as merely supporting characters. Even so, characters such as Viki have still managed to carve out a niche in Llanview. While not featured prominently so far in 2009, Viki has still been seen regularly, appearing in nearly half of the episodes so far this year.

We’ll probably never again see Slezak in involved in another major storyline like the one she was a part of in 1995, but that’s not to say Viki won’t have any stories to call her own in the future. I use the 1995 example because, in my mind, it is a classic example of Erika Slezak’s superb acting skills and of Viki’s importance to the canvas. It was that particular storyline that amazed my then fourteen year old mind the most. In a time before the widespread availability of the Internet and message boards, and at a time when I had no job and couldn’t afford the newsstand soap magazines, I had no idea of what was coming next. I literally sat on the edge of my seat each and every day filled with both horror and astonishment as Viki’s mind snapped, and developed into six separate and distinct alternate personalities. Normally, I am not a fan of a show re-writing its own history (i.e., Victor Lord’s 2003 return from the dead). However, in this one instance I can make an exception. Turning Victor Lord into a creepy old sex pervert was pure gold. Now, if I had been born ten years earlier, and grew up watching Victor Lord back in the early days of “OLTL,” I may have a different opinion of the character. But growing up on the “OLTL” of the late ’80s and ’90s, I think the writers made a smart move by making Victor a dirty old man. My reasoning is the fact that it helped explain Viki’s DID (which, by the way, first appeared in 1968), and that it really helped define the character of Viki. In addition it has provided storyline possibilities that continue to exist nearly fifteen years later.

To say that Viki’s 1995 DID storyline, in which her altars kidnapped Dorian, threatened her family, and confessed to killing her father, wowed me is an understatement. Often times I find myself watching clips of those now infamous episodes on Youtube, and think of what “One Life to Live” can and could be. It also makes me think of just how dismal Llanview would be without Viki. She is so much a part of everyone and everything. She is our last direct connection to the past and a time when characters like Carla Gray, Meredith Lord, Joe Riley, and Steve Burke called Llanview home. And she is our last link to Agnes Nixon and her original vision for a soap she at first titled “Between Heaven and Hell.” Perhaps that is why we are so endeared to Viki and to Erika Slezak. There is a reason why her picture has closed all versions of “OLTL’s” opening sequences for the past fifteen years. It’s no accident that the character of Viki has endured for more than forty years.

So, to answer the question, I think that Llanview could survive without Viki (and “One Life to Live” without Erika Slezak), but her departure would leave a huge hole on the canvas that could never be filled. Think of it as a family which has lost beloved grandparent, or as a person who has lost a limb…. life still goes on, but it is never the same. They find a way to survive, but their lives are forever changed. But what has been lost is never forgotten; but lives on in memories. Such would be the future of “One Life to Live” without its matriarch. It would be fine for a while, but would eventually be like grapes withering on the vine. It just would never be the same again.

Fortunately however, I honestly doubt that we will have to concern ourselves with a Viki-less Llanview anytime soon. In my personal opinion, I think the rumor is just that-a rumor. I have yet to see a grain of truth in it. Of course, I could be wrong, but I just don’t see Erika Sleazk retiring from “One Life to Live” anytime soon. Instead, I see her having plenty of ‘Life’ left to live in Llanview.

Well, that concludes this edition of the column. I hope that somewhere in all my ramblings and jumbled thoughts, I have made my point. No matter how well mapped out my thoughts and ideas seem to be in my mind, it always seems difficult to properly express them in written form; but hopefully you got the jest of what I was talking about. As always, I welcome your feedback on this and other “One Life to Live” related issues. I invite you to join me again on March 15th for another installment of ‘My View of Llanview.’

And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…


ATWT PreVUE: Week March 2 Edition

Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:58 PM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One room will do…

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Jade gets the cold shoulder from Casey on Thursday, March 5, while Henry is seeing green when he spots Brad and Vienna together on Friday, March 6. Meanwhile Elwood tells Luke and Noah to meet him at the bridge for some vital information concerning Reg’s overdose, but they could be too little too late…

The Inside Story: A Bed Big Enough for Two


Carly and Craig continue their work on the new label for the vodka, Midnight Sun with Stan, who manages to go a little too far in making a move on Carly. Craig, not liking what he sees gives Stan a warning. That night, the two get together for drinks and Carly stays up most of the night sketching labels for the vodka bottles. When she shows the designs to Craig he immediately thinks they should take a trip to Chicago to present it to their distributor, Siegler. Once they are in Chicago they begin to take pleasure in having more drinks with one another to the point where they are too drunk to drive back home. Craig gets a hotel room where he insists they just sleep it off and head home first thing in the morning. One thing leads to another however when the two of them get busy between the sheets. When the two wake up Carly is mortified while Craig thinks that the whole night with one another wasn’t bad at all. The minute they are back in Oakdale Carly tells Craig she can no longer stay friends; that is until she heads home to learn something bad has happened while she was gone.

A Closer Look: Rekindling the Past
Unable to leave Meg alone, Paul coaxes Emily in helping him make her uncomfortable in hopes of getting her back in his life. At the hospital, Meg has a little trouble swallowing the closeness that she witnesses between Dusty and Lucy. Meg soon approaches Dusty and requests that they go out that night. At the Lakeview the two are settled to have a nice meal time together when Paul and Emily saunter in instantly drawing attention from Meg. When Meg sees Emily and Paul cozying up to one another she gets upset and flies out of the hotel restaurant, Dusty right behind her. Once they are alone at the farmhouse, Dusty and Meg turn up the heat when the two share steamy kiss.

What To Watch

  • Matt does a disappearing act
  • Brad and Katie accept Vienna’s ‘gift’
  • Parker’s ‘frisky’ behavior burns Jack up

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Anne-Marie Cusson plays Olga a babysitter who tends to Johnny, Monday, March 9
  • Estes Tarver plays Stan, a business associate helping Craig and Carly with their vodka labeling
  • Lannon Killea returns as troublemaker Mark on Thursday, March 5 to give Alison a hard time
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans will want to take advantage of seeing some of their favorite stars when they host the ATWT Annual Fan Club Luncheon 2009 on April 18 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM at the Marriot Marquis located at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY. Those interested are required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable deposit per person in order to reserve seating. Those who are current fan club members pay $125 and non-fan club members pay $135 For more information regarding the event, please visit ATWT Fan Club
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of February 23 – 27, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2009

  • Lucy makes a mysterious phone call.
  • Henry still has a hard time accepting Katie and Brad’s request.
  • Meg gets a little bit closer to Dusty.

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Y&R PreVUE: Week of March 2 Edition

Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:22 PM ET | By Venus Stone


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In the danger zone…

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

When Billy can’t commit entirely to her and baby Cordelia, Chloe decides to turn him away. Jack and Victor put Ashley in the middle of their heated argument.. Clint trips Amber and Kevin up in their attempt to find Katherine. On Wednesday, March 4, Sharon just can’t seem to keep her hands off things that don’t belong to her.

The Inside Story: In the Hands of a Madman
Esther, still reeling from the news that her new husband Roger only wanted to marry her for her money. Unfortunately for her, she doesn’t have much time to do something about when Clint shows up and kidnaps her and puts her face-to-face with Katherine. Esther can’t believe her eyes but soon realizes that they are in grave danger. Clint heads back to the hotel and demands that Esther writes her daugher a letter telling her all is well and that she is enjoying a wonderful honeymoon with Roger. Clint soon hits the roof when he learns that his plan to get Esther’s fortune was for nothing when he discovers that Esther is only the owner of Katherine’s estate, rather than all of the money she has. Realizing that they are in serious danger, Katherine advices that Esther try to get Jill to buy her portion of the mansion. When Esther goes to Jill with her offer however, Jill turns her down flat. Meanwhile Murphy shows Amber and Kevin a letter that Katherine left. After looking over it again, they realizes that Katherine has left a clue for them: the name Clint. Amber later finds herself talking with scheming Clint who approaches her with a load of questions about the ‘woman’ she’s trying to find. Gina, witnessing Clint pressing Amber for infomration, waits until he’s gone. Once alone with Amber she warns her that Clint is nothing but bad news and to steer clear. Amber soon realizes that he is the man that Katherine clued them in on. Returning back to the hotel, Clint’s presence stirs up more memories for Katherine who remembers more of his kidnapping her and that of her late husband Rex. This time however Clint soon believes that he is in fact dealing with Katherine and not Marge. Using Esther, Clint sends her to Jill with a ransom note but Jill, still thinking it to be a con, dismisses her. Furious and running out of options to get what he wants, Clint decides it’s just best to get rid of Katherine and Esther. Meanwhile, Amber, Kevin and Daniel are hot on Clint’s trail and are at the hotel. Kevin, separating from Amber and Daniel, goes snooping on his own and has a nasty run-in with Annie.

A Closer Look: Who Do You Love?

Turning his back on Chloe and preparing to start the divorce proceedings, Cane finds Lily and tells her that he and she can finally be together, no questions asked. The two again become engaged and celebrate by hitting the sheets. Chloe, however, becomes disappointed when Billy won’t make a full commitment to her and Cordelia. Jack wanting to make sure that Billy takes his advice in making Cordelia a part of the Abbott family decides to pay a visit to his new niece and Chloe. Later that day, Chloe warns Billy that Cane is set to do whatever it takes to get custody of their baby. Jill, still fuming over Chloe deception realizes that Billy is the one that she’s falling in love with.

What To Watch

  • Holding Cordelia brings Amber bittersweet moments
  • Victor prepares his mystery lady for her big debut
  • Annie, Katherine and Esther prepare to flee

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Karen Hensel makes another appearance as Sharon’s mother on Friday, March 6
  • The new little bundles of joy playing Chloe and Billy’s daughter, Cordelia are that of Riley, Olivia and Isabelle.
  • ‘The Young and the Restless’ is mentioned in the currrent issue of Soap Opera Digest in the Thumbs Up & Down section, where the magazine gave thumbs up for the show bringing the Abbott family back to the forefront where they belong.
  • Fans can ‘get restless’ by participating in the Get Restless in Jamaica Sweepstakes. A fan could win their chance of a lifetime to have a 4 day/3 night vacation. Those interested can visit Get Restless in Jamaica
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of February 23 – 27, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2009

  • Adam’s eyes are ‘deceiving’ him.
  • Karen demands Neil make some serious choices.
  • Kevin gets caught up in drama…AGAIN.

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‘OLTL’ March Casting News

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:20 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The latest Llanview comings and goings.

Who’s Returning?

  • Timothy D. Stickney brings R.J. Gannon back to town later this spring to bond with brother Hank and niece Rachel, who are slated to return to Llanview in early April. Stickney has portrayed the gangster R.J. Gannon on and off since originating the role in 1994; he was bumped from contract to recurring status with “OLTL” in 2006. R.J. was last seen in June 2008 following his break-up with girlfriend Lindsay Rappaport. No first airdate has yet been announced.

  • Tuc Watkins leaves Llanview on March 2nd, only to return again the following month. Watkins’, who has left “OLTL” almost as many times as his onscreen grandpa Asa took a new bride, has recently been performing double duty for ABC with recurring roles on both the daytime drama “OLTL” and the primetime sudser “Desperate Housewives.” Watkins’ latest departure comes only weeks after his character David Vickers learned that he was a Buchanan. According to the actor’s co-star and onscreen wife Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord), David heads for Los Angeles, where he will attempt to jump start his acting career, and that Dorian will continue to wear his wedding ring.

Who’s Going?

  • Former “I Wanna Be a Soap Star” competitor BethAnn Bonner has been fired from “OLTL.” Look for her character, Talia Sahid, to soon exit Llanview in a “dramatic fashion.” The news comes on the heels of Bonner’s co-star and on-screen love interest Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio Vega) announcing that he has chosen not to renew his contract with “One Life.” The soap has given no final airdate for Bonner, but has hinted that de los Reyes, who last airs in early March, may briefly return as Antonio to help escort Talia out of Llanivew. Bonner joined “OLTL” in December 2006.

  • Jacqueline Hendy last airs as Vanessa Montez during the week of February 23rd, when the character is sent to prison for framing her ex-husband Ray for murdering his first wife.

  • Florencia Lozano, whose short-term contract with “OLTL” reportedly expires in April, is rumored to be considering extended her stay in Llanview for a few extra weeks in order to wrap up her storyline. Lozano reprised her role as Téa Delgado last December.

Who’s Coming?

  • Robert Miles has been cast in a dayplayer role, scheduled to air on March 17th and 20th, according to the website Internet Movie Database. Miles, not to be confused with the musician with the same name, has made his rounds on the daytime circuit, having appeared in bit parts on several of the soaps already this year. According to the IMDb, Miles’ soap credits include “The Young and the Restless,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “Emmerdale Farm.” In addition, he has co-starred in several films, including “The Kings of Appletown,” “Soundcheck,” and “17 Again.” Aside from acting, Miles has also explored his talent behind the camera, directing episodes of “As the World Turns” and “Guiding Light,” as well as producing four episodes of “Guiding Light” already this year. Other daytime credits include producing an episode of “As the World Turns” and assisting with continuity for the March 6th, 2009 episode of “One Life to Live.” Miles also appeared as himself in the January 16th edition of “Good Morning America” and provided several of the voices for the 2008 video game “Resident Evil: Degeneration.” IMDb incorrectly lists Miles’ “OLTL” dayplayer character as ‘Eric Lord,’ a role he portrays in upcoming episode of “Guiding Light.” However this is most likely an error, with Miles portraying an entirely different dayplayer role on “OLTL.” For more information on Robert Miles’ filmography, click here.

  • Brett Claywell made his “One Life” debut on February 24th as LPD Lab Technican Kyle Lewis. The role is recurring.

  • Look for another dayplayer role coming up in the April 3rd episode.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Could Thorsten Kaye be headed back to Llanview as the presumed dead Patrick Thornhart, or perhaps even as his doctor brother Ian, who was last seen in Port Charles? Speculation continues to escalate given Kaye’s recent stalled contract negotiations with “All My Children,” where he has portrayed Zach Slater since 2004. Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Kaye’s wife Susan Haskell recently reprised the role of Patrick’s wife Marty Saybrooke on “OLTL,” and that a spokesperson for the soap recently stated that someone from Marty’s past would be returning to Llanview this spring. However, at this time, Kaye remains in negotiations with “AMC.”

  • “One Life to Live” is currently in the process of casting two new roles. The first appears to be either a dayplayer or recurring role, while the second looks more like a recurring role. Both casting calls, released earlier this week, continue the sudser’s policy of confusing fans by changing names of the existing characters interacting with the newcomer. The first script is for the role of “Ellen.” In the script, Ellen informs ‘Dan’ that he and his sister ‘Zelda’ will be able to visit ‘Mr. Rosner’ since they are related to him, but that the man has never had any visitors before. Ellen goes on to inform Dan that Ms. Rosner is typically sedated, restrained to the bed, may not respond very well to visitors, and that he may not even be able to remember his two cousins. As the scene ends, Zelda assures her that she and Dan will be careful, and Ellen reminds them that they can only visit them one at a time.

  • The second script is for “Veronica,” who regales ‘Bobby’ with wild tales of her past. Her tall tales include skinny dipping in a fountain in downtown Paris because it was a hot day and then passionately kissing a boy while the water poured over them. Bobby soon grows tired of Veronica’s exaggerated tales, and wishes she would just be herself for once. Veronica fires back at him claiming that it’s not her fault, but is the result of being stuck alone at a boarding school during holidays, while all the other kids visited family and friends. She claims the loneliness forced her to find other outlets for her pain. Bobby reassures Veronica that he could never hate her for making up such lies, but wishes she would promise to quit making up stories and be the girl that he loves.

  • According to IMDb, the production crew for the upcoming March 6th episode of “OLTL” is as follows: amy Boutet (production assistant), Robert Miles (continuity), and Amy Venta (assistant director/production coordinator). Most or all of these crew personal have been working on “OLTL” for some time now.

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


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