OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 24 Edition

Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:59 PM | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — No matter how fast you run, the past can be inescapable.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Viki tries to destroy the past, Tina bids Llanview adieu, Jessica and Brody work on mending their minds, Antonio and Talia celebrate, Cole is distraught over his mother’s memory loss, Dorian urges Blair not to lose hope, Sarah gives Cristian some food for thought, and Charlie has a surprise for Viki.

Encore Presentation

On Thanksgiving Day, viewers will be treated to an encore presentation of the September 22nd, 2008 “OLTL” episode. Featured will be Rex and Gigi, who dream of becoming a family; Brody suffering a mental breakdown as he vows not to lose his hold over Shane; Jared’s unknowingly close encounter with a missing Natalie; Tina’s apology to Natalie via hidden camera; Tess torturing Natalie; and Marty reminding Todd just how much she cares about him. “OLTL,” along with the entire ABC Daytime line-up will be pre-empted on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28th.

The Inside Story: Tough Love

John visits a somber Marty, who explains to John just how afraid of him Todd made her. Meanwhile, Dorian warns Blair not to give up on John or their relationship so quickly now that Marty is back in the picture. Later, Blair visits an emotional drained John. Cole leans on Starr for support. Blair comforts John, who apologizes for his actions. Starr informs Cole of Todd’s sick, twisted plan for their baby.

A Closer Look: A Father’s Legacy

Viki, Clint, and Natalie tear up as Jessica says good-bye to her daughters and prepares to relocate to St. Ann’s. Tina prepares to leave Llanview, but not before saying farewell to Sarah. Tina gives Sarah one of doggie David Vickers’ puppies but keeps mum on the reason for her sudden departure. Remorseful, Tina eavesdrops on Viki and her family at the hospital. As she is about to make her exit, Tina pays a visit to the Lord mausoleum, where she promises herself to become a better person and make amends with Viki. Later, Viki arrives at the mausoleum, vowing to destroy Victor Lord and his tainted legacy once and for all. Using a crowbar, Viki attempts to physically destroy Victor’s remains as she curses his memory. Meanwhile, Charlie arrives and takes a vengeful Viki into his arms. While he is holding her, Viki confesses her deepest fear. Later, Charlie has a pleasant surprise for Viki in Angel Square. Jessica and Brody get acquainted after they both check into St. Ann’s.

What to Watch

  • Rex asks Bo and Nora for help in keeping Brody out of prison.
  • Brody won’t go to prison if he enters a mental institution.
  • Wes notices that Brody is having another flashback from the war.
  • Rex, Gigi, Shane, and Wes say good-bye to Brody.
  • Rex makes progress with Shane.
  • Sister Mary Clare asks Brody to say grace at St. Ann’s Thanksgiving meal.
  • Antonio celebrates his promotion with Talia as they spend quality time with Jamie.
  • Sarah confesses to Layla that she isn’t happy with her new houseguest.
  • Nora announces that Vanessa will be deported back to Columbia.
  • Sarah finds Cristian comforting Vanessa, and storms out after confronting him.
  • Langston and Lola bond.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF December 1, 2008

  • Monday: Llanview celebrates Thanksgiving; Viki is excited by Charlie’s surprise; Blair and Starr comfort Marcie and Michael.

  • Tuesday: Starr has a showdown with Todd; John’s love life quips Roxy’s interest; Dr. Joplin makes a horrifying discovery.

  • Wednesday: Tess wants answers about the baby; Viki angrily confronts Todd; John and Nora provide Marty with more information concerning Todd’s misdeeds.

  • Thursday: Marty and Blair have a tense run-in; Bess keeps Tess in check; Todd plots his escape.

  • Friday: Marty vows to see justice served; Dorian may hold the answer to Vanessa and Lola’s problems; John receives a dose of his own medicine.


AMC PreVUE: Week of November 24 Edition

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Reckoning time.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Colby attempts to change Brot’s mind. Jesse encourages Angie to be straight with him. The Fusion crew prepares for a fundraiser to raise money to rebuild the town. Reese wonders how she fits into Bianca’s life. Taylor’s admission about Brot allows for her and Jake to grow closer. The entire town gathers at ConFusion for the fundraiser. Reese reaches out to a dejected Zach. Frankie is not pleased to see his mother arrive on the scene with Rebecca and Natalia.

A Closer Look: Bleeding Love

Annie explains to Ryan that she’s only acted out of love for him and is convinced that he still loves her too. A self-loathing Aidan admits his sins to Greenlee. Annie takes a death-defying plunge from Ryan’s penthouse balcony after being cornered. David takes a hit when he interrupts his uninvited guest mid-delusion. Aidan warns Zach that he could run into trouble if Annie reveals that he didn’t come forward about Richie’s murder. Ryan blames himself for Annie’s condition. Erica pays the price when a completely delusional Annie arrives at ConFusion.

The Inside Story: Dangerous Games

Krystal admits to Tad that she’s been tormented by thoughts of David. Amanda refuses to continue being part of David’s plans. Bianca rips into JR after he rips into Amanda. Sparks fly between Amanda and an apologetic JR. The duo stop short of sharing a kiss. JR and Amanda’s friendship grows. David outbids Adam to win a dance with Erica. Krystal blasts Tad when he questions her on what’s going on between her and the not-so-good doctor. Amanda agrees to rejoin forces with David but on her terms.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF DECEMBER 1, 2008

  • Monday: Ryan has his hands full with a crazed Annie. David anticipates JR’s imminent demise. Erica’s life is on the line.

  • Tuesday: Frankie tells Jake and Taylor that Brot is alive. Bianca covers Erica’s back at Fusion. Zach takes his anger and frustration out on Reese.

  • Wednesday: Aidan wonders if Annie is as insane as she claims. Taylor and Brot come face to face. Greenlee wonders how she and Ryan can ever be happy.

  • Thursday: Zach confides his secret to Reese. Brot pushes Taylor away. David is the bearer of devastating news.

  • Friday: Annie learns what her future holds. Adam warns Amanda to stay away from JR. A grieving Krystal finds refuge with David.


More ‘DAYS’ … For a Price!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:38 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


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

“Days of Our Lives” contract with NBC was due to expire in March of 2009, and negotiations between the long-running drama and NBC have never been easy. That noted, NBC recently agreed to renew the 43-year-old soap through September 2010 – with an option to pick it up for another year at that point; the renewal comes with a price. The price, as “DAYS” Executive Producer Ken Corday explains to Soap Opera Digest, is about a 40 percent cut in the daytime drama’s budget, a budget that had already taken a hit in 2003 to enable a 5-year contract renewal. Slicing the show’s budget nearly in half will of course mean a lot of backstage turmoil, and the turmoil started immediately.

One week after the news of the renewal came out, SOD confirmed that Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall, widely noted as daytime’s most renowned diva after “All My Children’s” Susan Lucci, are leaving the show. Hall has been with “DAYS” off and on, as Dr. Marlena Evans, since 1976. Hogestyn, who plays John Black, has been with the show since 1986. Like is the case with many “DAYS” actors, this is not Hogestyn’s first firing from the NBC soap which has taken the concept of firings to more of a stunt tactic than a serious reality. Corday’s straight-talk, this time around, seems to note a strong twinge of honesty as he shows his cards and tells the magazine that “there is never an end when a couple leaves happily … they’re (Hogestyn and Hall’s characters) not dead. Characters have left and come back [before].”

Rumors are swirling that the popular and talented Jay Kenneth Johnson, who plays Philip Kiriakis, is out as well. True or not, Corday reports that the cast and the production are going to take more hits and predicts a rough winter ahead. Corday tells SOD that he would prefer to economically downsize (pay cuts) but if actors don’t co-operate “that it will be a physical downsize or a recast.” Describing “DAYS” economic state as having taken a dive down to “dismal,” the beleaguered and ridiculed executive takes a harsh tone as he points out that “no one is above recasting.” In the long-term, Corday predicts “‘DAYS’ will come out better.”

The full interview with Ken Corday can be found in the December 2, 2008 issue of Digest with “DAYS” Hogestyn and Hall on the cover.

“Days of Our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


  • Days of our Lives
  • Ken Corday
  • Deidre Hall
  • Drake Hogestyn

    ‘AMC’s’ Latest Casting News

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:20 PM EST | By Angela Rosa



    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Who’s coming? Who’s staying? Who’s going?

    Who’s Coming?

    • McKenzie Westmore has joined the cast of “All My Children.”

      The 31-year old actress is best known for her role on the cancelled daytime drama “Passions.” Westmore played Sheridan Crane, one half of “Passions” first super couple, Sheridan and Luis (Galen Gering), from the drama’s inception in 1999 until it’s cancellation in 2008. On the change of venue from the very fanciful “Passions” to the more serious “AMC, the actress chuckles, “no witches or demons this time around … but I will be with Annie.” Westmore will be playing crazy Annie Lavery’s (Melissa Claire Egan) psychiatrist, Dr. Sinclair, in Pine Valley’s famed mental institution Oak Haven.

      In the latest edition of Soap Opera Digest, a delighted Westmore reports that she was planning to come to the City for the holidays but then things fell into place and it turned into a “working vacation.” Although the role is just recurring (through March 2009), Dr. Sinclair is slated for romance – likely in the form of either Aidan Devane (Aiden Turner) or Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison). Westmore begins airing on Friday, December 12.

    • Frunk Runyeon premieres in the recurring role of Forrest William’s, the disapproving father of Bianca’s (Eden Riegel) fiancé Reese (Tamara Braun), on Monday, December 15.

    Who’s Staying?

    • Following reportedly rough negotiations, Michael E. Knight has re-signed with “AMC.” The recipient of three Daytime Emmy’s joined the cast of the ABC soap as the charming cad Thaddeus “Tad” Martin in 1982. Knight departed in 1986 but would return in 1988 when he would become one half of one of “AMC’s” most notable super couples ever, Tad and Dixie (Cady McClain). The actor departed again in 1990 but with much fanfare would return to the soap for keeps in 1992.
    • Knight’s co-star Walt Willey has also re-signed with the show. Willey has been on the cast of “AMC” as legal eagle, and on-again, off-again paramour of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), Jackson Montgomery since 1987.
    • As previously reported, Alicia Minshew (who plays the popular Kendall Hart Slater) has also re-signed with the ABC soap. The actress, who married long-time boyfriend Richie Herschenfeld late last month, is currently enjoying a long vacation.

    Who’s Going?

    • Rebecca Budig has confirmed that she will not take up her option to stay on “AMC” for an additional year. The actress joined the cast of the soap in 1999 as Greenlee Smythe. Budig would take her leave from the show in 2005 to try prime-time but returned during the 2007 writer’s strike. Budig will air until early spring 2009; there are no plans to recast the character.

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


    • All My Children
    • Rebecca Budig
    • Alicia Minshew
    • Michael E. Knight
    • Frank Runyeon
    • McKenzie Westmore
    • Walt Willey

      OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 17 Edition

      Monday, November 17, 2008 9:40 AM | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One day at a time.

      THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

      Natalie reunites with loved ones, Tess makes a shocking claim, Todd dreams of a future that will never be, Bess and Jess chat, Charlie is advised by Roxy, John outsmarts Mayor Lowell,
      Nora is disgusted by Todd’s tryst with Marty, Starr is confronted with her father’s plans for her baby, and Dorian places Dr. Joplin on the hot seat.

      The Inside Story: That’s Not My Baby!

      Natalie has an emotional reunion with Rex and Roxy. Clint informs Jessica of exactly what Tess did to Natalie and Jared. Feeling remorseful, Jessica asks Natalie and Jared to come see her.
      Jessica is unsure how they can forgive her when she isn’t able to forgive them. Meanwhile, in Jessica’s conscience, Tess begs Bess to let her out to make sure the baby is okay. With reservations, Bess decides to allow Tess to return. With Tess briefly in control once more, Jessica retreats further into her mind, where she meets Bess for the first time. Meanwhile, Tess forges a deal with Viki, which allows her to see the baby. However, Tess quickly becomes hysterical and claims it is not the baby she gave birth to. Afterward, Jessica returns and shares some terrifying news with Viki. Charlie takes Roxy’s advice. Jessica and Viki dismiss Tess’ claims about the baby. Viki is grateful to have Charlie to lean on. Jessica understands she needs professional help.

      A Closer Look: Broken Hearts, Broken Dreams

      Blair and Nora are shocked by the news that Marty is alive, and staying at Todd’s of her own free will. Furthermore, Blair is absolutely disgusted to learn that Todd and Marty slept together and that he planned to raise Starr’s baby. Meanwhile, Cole is floored to see a clueless Marty at the hosptial. Nora advises Cole against seeking his own justice against Todd. Badly roughed up, Todd contemplates what might have been with Marty. Nora is petrified to learn that Marty and Todd had unprotected sex. Cole confronts Todd over his latest actions, and informs him that Starr’s baby passed away. Afterward, Blair lashes out at Todd. Meanwhile, Marty ingests the “morning after” pill to make absolutely certain that there will be no lasting ramifications of her one night stand with Todd.
      As a despondent Marty prepares to leave with Nora and Cole, she bumps into Todd, whom she angrily confronts. Nora shakes her head as Todd tries to explain himself. Marty marches off as Todd proclaims his love for her. Starr learns of her daddy’s plan for her baby. Langston comforts Starr as Michael comforts Marcie. Dorian asks a nervous Dr. Joplin why there is no record of Starr’s baby being in the NICU. John surprises Mayor Lowell, and is proclaimed a hero by the press. Cole uses old family photos in an attempt to help Marty jog her memory. Blair declares that her feud with Marty is a thing of the past. John is tired of playing by Mayor Lowell’s rules and resigns from the LPD. Bo is dismayed by John’s decision. Dorian questions what Marty’s return will mean for John and Blair’s relationship. Blair, meanwhile, stops by the police station, only to find John gone. Cole upsets Marty. And Todd is haunted by what he has done.

      What to Watch

      • Brody informs Wes that he will likely spend a long time in prison.
      • Wes pays Rex and Gigi a visit.
      • Wes asks Rex to take action to prevent Brody from going to prison.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF November 24, 2008

      • Monday: Marty realizes just how much she has lost; Rex comes to Brody’s aid; Antonio, Talia, and Jamie spend some quality time together.

      • Tuesday: Jessica leaves for St. Ann’s; Tina makes a difficult decision; Sarah finds Vanessa in Cristian’s arms.

      • Wednesday: Jessica and Brody bump into each other at St. Ann’s; Viki rails against Victor Lord’s painful legacy; Charlie has a surprise for Viki; Rex and Shane bond..

      • Thursday: Encore of 09/22/08 episode–Brody refuses to give up Shane; Natalie is under an unsuspecting Jared’s nose; Marty reassures Todd of her feelings.

      • Friday: Pre-empted.


      GL PreVUE: Week of November 17 Edition

      Saturday, November 15, 2008 6:15 PM | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

      THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

      Mallet and Marina continue to argue over Dinah. Josh insists on taking Reva to the hospital after she faints. Reva and Josh receive good news about the baby. Josh quietly leaves after Jeffrey arrives on the scene. Rick tells Jeffrey that he needs to take Reva to the oncologist. A scared Reva goes in for the MRI. The pager from the oncologist goes off just as Reva makes a firm decision about her future. Marah tells Josh that Shayne is a changed man.

      A Closer Look: Going to the Chapel…

      Christina reconsiders her harsh assessment of Remy after a chat with Mel. Remy accepts Christina’s apology. Mallet’s joke takes a serious turns when he insists that he and Marina make it legal and get married. Mallet grabs Remy, to be a witness, who in turn drags Christina along on the groups search for an all-night chapel. The foursome share some drinks before heading to the chapel. Marina and Mallet have a change of heart. Christina and Remy, tipsy from the drinks, stumble back to the casino after losing track of Mallet and Marina. The next morning, Remy and Christina wake up in a hotel room with major hangovers and no memory of the previous evening. The duo is shocked when a bellhop shows up at their door to congratulate them on their wedding. Christina gets sick to her stomach after viewing evidence of the bellhops claim. Christina and Remy find themselves enjoying their predicament despite themselves.

      The Inside Story: The Truth Hurts

      After leaving the key at the Copper house for Daisy, Grady heads out to plant a duplicate jacket to the one in the surveillance video in Bill’s things. Frank informs Billy and Vanessa that all the evidence and motives points to Bill’s guilt in the kidnapping. Cyrus urges Grady to stop what he’s doing but ends up making a move to protect his brother. Billy and Vanessa both begin to consider the legitimacy of Frank’s claim much to Lizzie’s chagrin. Frank shows Lizzie and Alan the surveillance video of the kidnapper breaking into the van. Lizzie is aghast when she finds a jacket similar to the kidnappers’ in Bill’s thing. Frank and Alan walk in to the room just as Lizzie is set to light the jacket on fire. Daisy and Grady listen to Ashlee’s video blog of Rafe explaining how Grady is the reason he’s in prison. Grady manages to turn the situation to his favor. Ashlee finds a menacing Grady waiting for her in her car.



      AMC PreVUE: Week of November 17 Edition

      Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Casualties.

      THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

      Colby figures out the truth about Brot who reels as he witnesses the growing affection between Jake and Taylor. Frankie reaches out to Natalia who is crushed by her mother’s decision. Angie makes Rebecca and Natalia a magnanimous offer. On the eve of Gabrielle’s christening, Zach, Bianca and Reese remember the night in France when Zach agreed to be their donor. Ian’s presence invokes thoughts of Kendall who later reacts to the sound of Spike’s voice. Greenlee and Erica face off at Fusion. Jesse and Rebecca’s closeness leaves Angie out in the cold. Pete’s jealousy flares when he spots Colby with Brot.

      A Closer Look: We All Fall Down…

      Desperate to keep her plot going, Annie pulls out a gun on Di and a scuffle ensues. Aidan, Greenlee and Ryan arrive on the scene. Aidan throws himself in front of Greenlee and Annie just as a bleeding Di grabs the gun to retaliate. A detained Ryan and Annie are desperate to get to Emma. Aidan falls unconscious before he can reveal the truth. Jesse, Ryan and Annie realize Emma is in mortal danger. Ryan races into the burning church to get to Emma. Ryan vows to make Annie pay for everything she’s done but gets more than he bargained for when he confronts her.

      The Inside Story: …Like Toy Soldiers

      David and Amanda plot against JR. Krystal brings Little Adam to the mansion to feel closer to his mother. Amanda uses the memory of Babe to work over JR. David’s words get to Krystal. David’s plan works perfectly as JR flies into a rage upon seeing Amanda…in one of Babe’s old dresses. A depressed Krystal lashes out at Tad but finds comfort in an eager David’s arms. David is confident that Krystal will eventually be his. Adam warns JR about Amanda, who struggles with her conscience. David refuses to let Amanda out of their deal.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24, 2008

      • Monday: Aidan comes clean with Greenlee. Annie makes a desperate move when her misdeeds come to light. Angie’s emotions get the best of her.

      • Tuesday: Ryan and Greenlee wonder what Aidan’s really up to. Brot insists to Colby that Taylor is better off without him. Aidan warns Zach that Annie could be his undoing.

      • Wednesday: Jake tells Taylor how he really feels about her. Amanda tells David they’ll be playing by her rules from now on. Annie goes off the deep end.

      • Thursday: Encore presentation of the Friday, October 17 episode of “All My Children” in which twisters make landfall on Pine Valley.

      • Friday: “All My Children” is pre-empted.


      Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:28 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Aleksander puts Springfield back on the map.

      Grant Aleksander is returning to “Guiding Light” as the mega-popular Phillip Spaulding in January.

      The three-time Daytime Emmy nominee cites his close friendship with current “GL” Head Writer Jill Lorie Hurst, who began talking to him about a return late this past summer, as a main element in prompting his return. Aleksander, who has signed a long-term contract with the CBS sudser, tells Soap Opera Digest that his greatest wish is that the storyline opportunities that his return affords will “help the show stick around for a while longer.” Aleksander will find out what his story entails when he starts taping later this year but thinks whatever is coming should be fun considering that Phillip is “either the father or has been married to everybody in town;” the actor also expects his return story to be a long-arc.

      The 49 year old actor started his daytime television career on “GL” in 1982; he remained on the show until 1984. In 1986, Aleksander joined the cast of “Capitol” as DJ Phillips but would return to “GL” later that year. Citing exhaustion, Aleksander would take another leave from the sudser in 1991. He moved on to ABC’s “All My Children” in 1993 as Hayley’s naughty husband, Alec McIntyre. In 1996, Aleksander took his leave from “AMC” and rejoined the cast of “GL” for a third time. He’d remain on the show until 2004 when he was fired under a cloud of controversy.

      Phillip’s daughter is sticking around, too. SOD reports that Marcy Rylan (who plays Phillip’s daughter, Lizzie) has re-upped with the show. The specifics of Rylan’s contract have not been revealed; she has played the role of Lizzie Spaulding since 2006.

      “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS.


      • Guiding Light
      • Grant Aleksander
      • Phillip Spaulding
      • Marcy Rylan
      • Lizzie Spaulding

        Monday, November 10, 2008 11:56 PM | By Angela Rosa


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – The trouble with love.

        THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

        Josh explains to Blake that he doesn’t believe that Jeffrey is the man for Reva or her unborn child. Reva and Josh discover that they’ll be neighbors while Jeffrey is off on a job interview in D.C. Natalia makes a major sacrifice in order to ensure Rafe’s well-being. Remy hides his high M-CAT score from Christina who didn’t fare nearly as well. Ashlee introduces a stressed out Beth to her new mentor – Coop. Buzz and Ashlee tease Coop about chemistry with Beth. Later, Beth and Coop head to the same room at the Beacon where things immediate ignite between the duo once behind closed doors.

        A Closer Look: No Rest for the Wicked

        Grady assures Alan that he’s up to his challenge. Cyrus questions if Grady is ready for the ramifications should Daisy figure out the truth. Frank shows Lizzie and Alan evidence that seems to implicate Bill in the kidnapping. A disbelieving Lizzie listens as Frank gives reason to the possibility of Bill being the guilty party. Confident of Bill’s innocence, Lizzie allows Frank to search the house but soon makes an alarming discovery herself. Lizzie shows Alan and Frank the magazine with the cut-out letters. Daisy ignores Ashlee’s protests and agrees to give Grady another chance. Grady, meanwhile, informs Alan that Dinah was his partner in crime. Beth later points out to Alan that things seem to be working out just perfectly for him considering his hatred of Bill. Lizzie pleads with Bill to wake up. Ashlee finds Grady going through files in Dinah’s office and inadvertently lets it slip that Daisy is in love with him. Grady grabs Ashlee in an attempt to get her to spill more just as Daisy walks in.



        ATWT PreVUE: Week of November 10 Edition

        Recreating the past…
        Monday, November 10, 2008 10:16 AM | By Venus Stone

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Can a total stranger become someone you want them to be?

        THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

        Charges are dropped against Brad and Katie realizes that it’s because both evidence and Spencer’s body went missing. Margo hauls both Vienna and Henry in for questioning, telling them they are both accused of swiping the evidence. Katie wants to celebrate Brad’s freedom at the Lakeview but Brad wants to spend a quiet night at home instead. Henry and Katie both assume that the other took the evidence but learn someone else must have. Katie become worried that the person who emailed her is going to call her on his favor soon. Janet is asked to watch Sage when Jack gets a call to come back to the police station. The minute they are alone, Janet heads for the closet and is immediately locked in. Janet demads Sage let her out but Sage says the only way she will do so is if she calls off her marriage to her father. When Janet refuses, Sage takes the next approach by calling Carly to report that Janet slapped her. Once Jack arrives, Janet is let out of the closet. Carly and Jack later have an argument and Carly says that the only way Jack will see Sage is if Janet is not around.

        Luke and Noah continue to fight due to Luke’s dishonesty in the election. Casey and Alison meanwhile learn that there is going to be a full investigation at the school about the election. Alison become furious to learn that Casey helped stuff the ballot box. Luke gets a call from the dean and once there, he realizes that the dean has also called Noah. He quickly asks Noah not to tell the truth about the campaign but Noah tells him he’s not about to do that for him. Later that day, Luke sees Noah and the dean together and begins to worry. It becomes clear that Luke has been expelled from school, a matter that infuriates Lily. Luke is angry that Noah told the dean the truth and the two of them decide that perhaps it’s time to have some time away from one another.

        THE ‘GHOST’ OF JENNIFER MUNSON

        Interested in learning more about his connection to Josie, Dusty tells Josie more about Jennifer, including the fact that she was a fashion designer. Josie immediately thinks that to be creepy. Dusty soon asks her if she is up for meeting someone and makes a call to Barbara to meet him at the Lakeview. When Barbara arrives they have an emotional reunion. He tells her he has someone he’d like her to meet but before he can get Josie, he’s called away on a business matter. Alone in the lounge, Barbara comes face-to-face with Josie, who’s come into the lounge. Josie startles Barbara when she says they must know one another. Dusty returns and Barabara tells him that although they would all like to re-create the image of Jennifer, it’s impossible to do. On the other side of town, Paul voices his concerns to Meg about Dusty’s attachment to Josie. Meg and Paul both decide to take Barbara to dinner and warn her. It’s too late however when they arrive in the lounge to see Barbara with Dusty and Josie. Paul instantly attacks Josie for being a fraud. Barbara becomes upset when Dusty defends Josie and leaves the Lakeview. Meg takes an upset Paul home and after he admits that his sins against Jennifer are coming back to haunt him, Meg decides to stay to keep him company. They soon find themselves making love.

        After Dusty finds Josie, she questions why everyone is so wigged out about her. He shows her a photograph of Jennifer and Josie tells him she can’t be his deceased wife. Emily laters sees Dusty and tries in vain to convince him that Josie is simply using him. Dusty adds insult to Emily by telling her that romance is not in the cards for them any longer. Barbara sees Josie while shopping and talks about needing help for her Trunk show at Fashions. Although wary of the girl, Barbara accepts Josie’s offer to help her. When Josie speaks kind words after seeing a picture of Hal, Barbara instantly becomes touched She offers a dress to her, which Josie accepts. Dusty, seeing Josie in the dress, and realizing how much she looks like Jennifer. pulls her into a serious kiss.

        Pictured: Grayson McCouch courtesy CBS

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