Jack’s latest proposal…
Monday, October 20, 2008 5:41 PM | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A proposal could ruin the possibility of a reunion…


Paul continues to work with Emily to keep Dusty and Meg apart from one another. Emily soon catches Paul paying Derek off to plant drugs on Dusty. When Emily threatens to tell Dusty about what he’s up to, Paul warns her that if she does, she loses all chances of getting Dusty for herself. Vienna and Henry report to Katie that Spencer has a locked suitcase in her suite. They immediately offer up to break into it to find out what she is hiding. Katie keeps Brad and Spencer detained while Henry and Vienna do what they need to do. After breaking open the suitcase, they discover loads of money. Alison is stunned to learn from Aaron that he’s filing for divorce.

Luke announces his running for the position of student government president. Kevin learns about it and approaches Luke on it. Casey rains on Luke’s parade by telling him he doesn’t stand a chancein winning because Kevin is way popular than he is.. Casey soon changes his tune when Kevin’s campaign manager, Mark makes nasty homophobic jokes about Luke. He decides to be Luke’s campaign manager but requests that Alison help him out. She goes to a meeting of Kevin and Mark’s and after hearing Mark make a decision to do some bashing of Luke, she leaves to report back, missing out on Kevin telling Mark that he won’t stoop to that level.


Jack once again is offered his job back by Margo, to which he accepts. Jack goes to celebrate with Janet and it soon turns to the desire of making love. Unfortunately for them, they have no place to do so, which starts into a conversation about moving in together. Janet tells Jack she wants all or nothing. Jack later runs into Holden, who announces that he’s back together with Lily and that Carly is definitely out of the picture. Jack brings up how Janet suddenly wants to be his wife,but he’s not ready to commit to that yet. Liberty, meanwhile tells Janet not to waste her time holding out for Jack to drop on one knee for her. She later confronts Jack and tells him that either he is truly serious about her mother or he stays away from her. Janet is stunned by Liberty’s approach and rushes to talk to Jack. Jack, however tells Janet he suddenly wants to make her his wife and drops to one knee. Across town, Carly helps Lily who has a flat tire. On the drive home, Lily invites her for coffee and they talk about her quest to put Janet and Jack together. Lily tells her if she truly wants to have Jack in her life, to get a move on and get him back. Carly races to find Jack but interrupts his proposal to Janet. Janet upset at the sight of Carly there, bolts, leaving Jack angry at Carly for interrupting. Later that day, Holden runs into Carly and she fills him in on Jack and Janet. Holden points out that if Janet doesn’t accept his proposal, she still has a chance to get him back

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OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 20 Edition

Thursday, October 16, 2008 8:23 PM | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The power of love.


Doggie David Vickers is held for ransom, Tess gains the upper hand on Todd, Tina plays with dynamite, love brings Gigi and Rex back together, Adriana has a change of heart,
Marty has visions of the past, Ray is wounded, and Janet confronts her boss.

The Inside Story: Love Will Keep Us Together

Marcie and Gigi ask Michael where Adriana had Rex moved to. Without violating his Hippocratic oath, Michael manages to give them clues as to Rex’s whereabouts. Marcie devises a way for Gigi to see Rex. Gigi, thanks to help from Marcie and Roxy, poses as a nurse, and sneaks into La Boulaie. Meanwhile, Marcie works to distract Adriana. However, Gigi is stuck between a rock and a hard place when confronted by Shaun. Managing to talk herself out of trouble, Gigi makes her way inside as Adriana descends the staircase. Michael covers for Gigi while talking to Adriana. After making her way to his room, Gigi pleads for Rex to wake up.
Meanwhile, Brody is horrified to learn the extent of his actions. While paying his old Navy SEAL buddy a visit, Wes informs Brody that Rex is in rough shape. Matthew talks to Shane about what it was like to learn that Bo, and not Sam, was his biological father. Love proves strong medicine when the sound of Gigi’s voice brings Rex back to life. At the same time, Adriana overhears the lovebirds profess their love for one another. Later both Rex and Gigi are shocked by Adriana’s sudden change of heart.

A Closer Look: Dy-no-mite!

Janet decides to take action, and confronts Todd with what she learned about him from John. Afterward, Tess pays Uncle Todd a visit, ordering him provide her and Bree with a place to hide out. Tess gains leverage over Todd when she stumbles upon Todd’s intentions for Starr’s baby. Meanwhile, Marty has a vision of the past while reciting a verse of poetry to Bree. As Starr and Cole work toward rebuilding their friendship, he tells her of a poem that Marty would recite to him every night as a child. Later, Marty has a memory of reading the poem to a young boy, but is unable to remember whom he was. Across town, Tina receives a ransom note from Cain, claiming that he will kill doggie David Vickers if she doesn’t hand over the Mendorran Crown Jewels. After putting on her thinking cap, Tina goes to see Todd. At the same time, Bo and Viki contemplate on what to do with Tess once they track her down. Later, Viki and Charlie bump into one another. Todd has no time for Tina when she asks his advice on how to crack a safe. Jared and Natalie daydream that they are back at the Buchanan Ranch. Bo alerts John to Tess’ return, and the fact that she may be responsible for Jared and Natalie’s disappearance. Viki and Charlie worry about the harm Tess may inflict on Natalie and Jared. Tess eavesdrops when Todd asks Janet for help. Tess, realizing she’ll need money to support Bree, decides to steal the jewels for herself. However, she arrives at Llanfair just as Tina is attempting to blast open the safe with dynamite. After managing to stop Tina, Tess takes off with both the jewels and the dynamite. Cole seeks John’s help with a website marking the one year anniversary of Marty’s “death.” Todd downplays his guilt as Marty ponders if she’s ever given birth to a child of her own. Viki, Charlie, and Roxy pray for the safety of their children.

What to Watch

  • Vanessa is arrested for shooting Ray.
  • Cristian defends Vanessa to Antonio and agrees to care for Lola.
  • Ray’s condition gives Langston more time in Llanview.
  • John holds Dorian in a cell overnight after questioning her about Jackie McNaughton.
  • Langston meets her cousin Lola.
  • Antonio has his doubts about Vanessa.
  • Lola tells Langston that she hopes Ray dies.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF October 27, 2008

  • Monday: Nora presents Dorian with a deal too good to pass up; Langston has a few choice words for Clint; Ray tosses accusations at Vanessa.
  • Tuesday: Tess places her latest scheme in motion; Jared and Natalie become desperate; Rex and Gigi realize they are now free to be together.
  • Wednesday: John receives help in his quest to uncover the truth; Viki catches Todd in a lie about Tess; Langston is vocal in her support of Starr.
  • Thursday: Tess has explosive plans for Jared and Natalie; Viki refuses to leave Todd’s home until Tess returns; John is one step closer to the truth.

  • Friday: Tess doesn’t let physical pain stop her from getting revenge; Marty can’t shake a mental picture of baby Cole; Tina returns to her old ways.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Love’s labor lost.


Ryan saves Aidan from certain death. Zach and Bianca discuss her pregnancy. Fearing the end is near, Adam sings like a canary. Erica insists that Adam will live to be persecuted and begins clawing her way out when a hand suddenly breaks through the rubble and grabs her. Zach helps Bianca deliver a baby girl. Annie tries to convince Ryan that Emma really has been kidnapped. Jesse and Taylor work together to try to get the hospital generator working again. Bianca and Zach press Greenlee to stay quiet after she figures out their secret. Pete, Colby, Ryan and Annie join forces to search the Chandler tunnels for their loved ones. Ryan and Annie receive chilling news.

The Inside Story: Primum non nocere

Zach manages to get a lifeless Kendall breathing again. Frankie jumps into action to try and save Kendall, who arrives at the hospital in critical condition. Jake and Joe determine that Kendall is at risk for brain damage without immediate surgery. Jake’s dire warning leaves Zach with no other choice than to allow him to operate on Kendall. In the midst of surgery, Jake tries to protect Kendall when a twister suddenly hits the hospital. Jake refuses to stop the operation despite a complete power outage in the hospital. Kendall slips into a coma. Zach overhears Jake admitting to Joe that he made the wrong call in continuing Kendall’s operation. An enraged Zach lunges at Jake, accidentally sending Taylor flying down a flight of stairs in the process.

JR is forced to put Babe at risk to save their son. Angie works frantically to try and stop Babe from bleeding to death. Krystal and JR sit vigil as Angie operates on Babe. Angie gives Babe and JR crushing news. Babe wants JR to marry her right away. Babe confesses to JR that she knows that she’s going to die. JR and Babe exchange heartbreaking declarations of love in the hospital chapel. Tad tries to console a devastated Krystal. Tad and Krystal are shocked when David arrives in the chapel. David vows vengeance.

Although in a lot of pain, Natalia’s injuries don’t appear to be life threatening. Jesse tells Angie the truth. A reeling Angie tells Frankie that Natalia is his sister. Frankie’s hand is cut as he shields Natalia and Angie when the tornado sends shattered glass flying through the hospital. After regaining consciousness, a weak Natalia tells Angie and Frankie her story and reveals that they’re the family that her father has always loved. Frankie rips into Jesse for his lies. Jesse tries to justify his actions to Angie.


  • Monday: Erica pleads with Kendall to fight for her life and come back to her. David swears to make the Chandlers pay. Amanda realizes Jake has feelings for Taylor.
  • Tuesday: Adam warns Pete he told Erica the truth about sabotaging Bella. Emma’s kidnapper contacts Ryan and Annie. Angie comes face to face with Natalia’s mother, Rebecca.
  • Wednesday: JR threatens to kill David if he doesn’t stay away from Little A. Erica begs David to try and save Kendall’s life. Annie turns to Greenlee for help.
  • Thursday: Jake and Zach clash over Taylor and Kendall. David doesn’t have good news for Zach and Bianca. A touching and heartfelt ceremony begins.

  • Friday: David is pushed over the edge. Frankie takes his anger out on Jesse. Zach remembers good times with Kendall.

You can always come home again…
Monday, October 13, 2008 1:57 AM | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Dr. Olivia Barber Winters and Danny Romalotti make their way home to Genoa City.

In recent weeks “Young and the Restless” characters have been making their way back home to Genoa City. Two weeks ago, Eileen Davidson’s character of Ashley Abbott returned home, along side the return of Billy Abbott. This time around, fans will be happy to see the returns of Tonya Lee Williams and Michael Damien.

Williams reprises her role of Dr. Olivia Barber Winters Thursday, October 23rd. No word yet as to how long the Daytime Emmy nominated actress will stay on the show or as to what exactly brings her character back to Genoa City, but it is evident that Williams is excited about her return.

Williams admits to reaching out to the soap in hopes of one day returning and Maria Arena Bell soon offered up the invitation to return as the beloved doctor. Viewers may remember seeing Olivia at Drucilla’s memorial service in the spring of 2007.

As mentioned earlier, Damien, who also had a brief return to Genoa City as Danny Romalotti earlier this year, will begin taping scenes October 20. His scenes will air sometime in November.

At a recent charity event in Massachusettes, Damien spilled the beans on his return, but at that time wasn’t sure as to how long he would be staying or if he would once again be paired with Michelle Stafford’s Phyllis Newman. No word yet as to when in November his official airdate will begin.

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

Pictured: The Young and the Restless logo courtesy Sony Television Pictures

Back together or just messing around…
Monday, October 13, 2008 12:43 PM | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One couple could be headed back together, while another couple have some serious obstacles to overcome…


Meg, still furious for Paul setting Dusty up, tells him he has to make things right by apologizing to him. Emily isn’t happy when Dusty asks her to keep an eye on Meg to make sure she’s alright. When he leaves, Emily instead disregards his request. When Paul and Emily run into one another, they both plot together to keep Dusty and Meg away from one another. Spencer and Brad are a success on OAKDALE 411, which irks Katie. Katie is unsuccessful in telling Kim about her doubts and when Spencer returns to the set, she immediately showers Katie with kindness. Spencer gives Katie some of the leftover Chinese food. Katie soon gets sick to her stomach and has to go to the hospital. She soon begins to suspect that Spencer is trying to harm her.

Luke and Noah learn that the college my stop funding on the gay film festival and immediately head to the college to talk to the student council. On their way there they run into Dusty. Luke is instantly rude to him and even more peeved to see that Noah wants to talk with him. Luke huffs off upset and runs into Reg at Al’s. Luke discovers that the student council election will hold the fate of the festival in it’s hands. Luke is even more stunned to learn that Kevin is going to be running for the deciding seat. Awkwardness sets in between Kevin and Luke but is soon broken when Noah arrives.


Lucinda arrives at the Snyder farm furious that Holden and Lily might have sent Margo after her regarding her help in Dusty’s disappearing act. Dallas soon arrives with a warrant for Lucinda’s arrest. Lily later leaves the house to go find Dusty. When she and he meet up, she asks him to help her out regarding Lucinda. Holden, who wants the same thing, goes to the police station and asks Margo to let Lucinda go. Dusty soon arrives and clears the air about why he faked his death and that Lucinda did nothing wrong in helping him. Back at the Snyder home, Holden is upset that Lily once again went running to Dusty. Dusty later arrives letting Lily know that they no longer owe each other anything. When he leaves, Lily assumes that her relationship with Holden will survive, however, Holden isn’t so sure

Jack, still upset about the loss of his job, purposely ignores Janet. Hurt by his treatment, Janet calls Carly for some help. When Carly invites Jack over, he begins to see that she’s trying to push him and Janet back together. He tells her the only reason why she’s so focused on putting Janet on him is to avoid the serious attraction they are beginning to have for one another again. Over at the diner, Henry and Vienna devise a plan to get Jack jealous. When Henry plants a kiss on Janet, it is Vienna that becomes upset. Carly later finds Jack watching a movie and invites him for a walk with her. They soon get into another discussion about their feelings. Carly insists that her saving his life wasn’t a way to eventually get back together. Jack continues questioning her until she shoves him into the pond and walks away. A wet and furious Jack followers her back to the house and things get serious between the two of them. Carrying her upstairs, they start to make love. Janet, still upset and needing help, arrives at the house, unaware that Jack is with Carly.

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Y&R PreVUE: Week of October 13 Edition

Stopping a witch hunt…
Monday, October 13, 2008 11:47 AM | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A new scheme is hatched to keep Victor out of trouble…


Sharon, after some serious thought, accepts Nick’s offer for a position at Newman Enterprises. In an effort to try to save his father, Michael makes a serious plea. Lily gets back in the dating scene; online. Amber and Phyllis have a heated argument live on national radio, forcing Daniel to open up, making a serious confession. Karen is none-to-pleased to see Tyra back in Genoa City and quickly voices her concerns about it to Neil.


When it becomes obvious that Heather isn’t going to stop her pursuit in trying to find out what Victor was doing in Mexico, along with the fact that the authorities are now involved, Nikki meets with her family to devise a plan to help protect her ex. Nikki tells them that the only possible way to protect Victor is to have Heather to believe he’s in a different country. Although wary of her plan, JT, Nick and Victoria do what they can to help set the goose chase in motion. Meanwhile Paul is caught between a rock and a hard place when he has to choose whether to protect Nikki or help Heather.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008 2:37 PM | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Captive audiences.


Mallet and Marina take action after realizing they can’t afford the house. Jeffrey’s arrival at Towers proves to be a buzz kill for a frustrated Reva. Reva explains to Jeffrey that she needs to find a life of her own. Cassie and Cyrus vehemently deny they’re dating when confronted by RJ. Olivia accuses Natalia of only caring about Gus’ heart after Rick gives them bad news. Olivia storms off after Natalia gives her a piece of her mind. Olivia sees Natalia in a new light. Frank surprises Marina.

The Inside Story: Hot Under the Collar

The administrator at Mallet and Marina’s new part-time job informs them that Cassie donated the entertainment system they suspect is stolen. Mallet and Marina then find Cyrus and Cassie breaking into a car but soon realize it belongs to Cassie. Cyrus’ radar is raised after a talk with Marina. Cyrus gets to Cassie in time to prevent her from cracking. Mallet is upfront with Cyrus who is indignant about his accusation. The situation is ripe with sexual tension when Cyrus gives Cassie a private lesson on how to beat a polygraph test.

A Closer Look: Cruel Intentions

Dinah takes action after a disappointed Bill reveals that he was going to tell Lizzie that he loves her. Bill finds a ransom note in Lizzie’s trashed room. Dinah kisses Grady after he shows her the improved second ransom note. Daisy gives Grady back his key. Grady snaps at Daisy to leave after Lizzie manages to make a loud noise. Grady stares at the key while Lizzie discusses love. Bill realizes Lizzie isn’t faking her kidnapping. Dinah pretends to be shocked when Bill shows her the ransom note for Lizzie. Bill thanks Dinah for her friendship. Dinah adds two more zeros to the amount on Grady’s ransom note, but explains to a delighted Grady that all she truly wants is her brother back. Bill calls Dinah after receiving the second ransom note.

Budig Says Good-bye Again

Friday, October 10, 2008 8:40 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Aidan and Ryan’s (Aiden Turner and Cameron Mathison) favorite lady checks out.

Rebecca Budig has elected to do what many suspected she would do from the start of her return and leave “All My Children” when her one-year contract expires in January.

Budig, of course, plays Greenlee Smythe on “AMC.” The Emmy nominated actress originated the role on August 11, 1999 and played the role until November 30, 2005. Budig elected to return to the soap with a one year contract on the heels of the 2007-2008 writers’ strike and made her “AMC” return on January 16, 2008 as “the real Greenlee” (noting ABC’s controversial promotional onslaught for the return of the popular actress). Sabine Singh played the second incarnation of Greenlee from April 2007 until the episode before Budig’s return.

During her two years away from “AMC,” Budig guest starred on CBS’s “CSI” and starred on a Lifetime movie titled “The Perfect Child;” she also had her hand on one or two prime-time pilots that failed to be picked up. Budig started her daytime career on CBS’s “Guiding Light,” as Michelle Bauer (1995 to 1998). The 35-year old actress is married to Bob Guiney, of ABC’s “The Bachelor” fame.

Meanwhile, Budig’s long time co-star and friend, Alicia Minshew (who plays Kendall Hart Slater), has re-signed with the soap. Minshew has been with “AMC” since January 8, 2002. Minshew will be taking time off from the soap (two months) later this fall when she marries her long-time boyfriend, Richie Herschenfeld.

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

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    Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:34 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” loses one of the greats.

    Eileen Herlie, a legend, passed away yesterday, October 8, 2008, at the age of 90.

    Herlie was born on March 8, 1918, in Glasgow, Scotland. Before starting her career on television, Herlie was an accomplished theatre and film actress. Herlie starred opposite Laurence Olivier in his 1948 film adaption of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” and later reprised her role of Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude, opposite Richard Burton on Broadway. Other plays Herlie appeared in include “The Matchmaker,” which was an early adaptation of “Hello Dolly,” and “Take Me Along,” opposite Jackie Gleason, which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical in 1960.

    Herlie made the move to television in 1976 on the ABC daytime drama “All My Children,” where she played the irreplaceable Myrtle Fargate. The talented actress earned three Daytime Emmy nominations for the role and in the years to follow briefly crossed the role over to two other ABC soaps, “Loving” and “One Life to Live.” Myrtle was the ultimate mother figure and the voice of reason for many of the personalities that passed through the fictional Pennsylvania town; Ms. Fargate also gave many of these eccentric characters a place to live with her famous boarding house and a place to shop with her famous boutique. Herlie last appeared on “AMC” on May 23, 2008.

    Eileen Herlie married once but leaves behind no children. Herlie’s beloved character, Myrtle, will be greatly missed by her fictional friends and family, and the exceptional Herlie will be greatly missed by legions of “AMC” fans, her co-stars, and of course by her friends and family. Rest in Peace, Eileen.

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

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      Latest “OLTL” Casting News

      Thursday, October 9, 2008 2:28 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Who’s in and who’s out of Llanview this October.

      THE IN’S

      • Robert Krimmer returns to Llanview for a couple of episodes this fall as Rev. Andrew Carpenter. Krimmer has portrayed the role off and on since 1992.
      • Rumors are circulated that his return may be tied to the potential nuptials of Todd Manning and Marty Saybrooke. No first airdate has yet been announced.

      • Christopher Cousins returns to “OLTL” on October 10th when Cain Rogan confronts Tina Roberts about the Mendorran Crown Jewels. Cain was last seen in July jumping out of an airplane with what he thought were the real jewels.
      • Erika Slezak returns on Friday, October 13 as Viki Davidson, following her annual summer vacation. Viki’s sudden return to Llanfair could spell trouble for Tess’ plan to destroy Jared and Natalie.
      • Despite the fact that her character Natalie Buchanan is currently trapped in a secret room, Melissa Archer has signed a new contract with “OLTL.” Archer joined the soap in 2001.
      • Greg Kachejian returns as Dr. Brewster on Friday, October 3rd after being assigned Rex Balsom as a patient. Look for him to also air on October 9th and 10th
      • John Rue and January LaVoy will be returning again this fall as Bon Jour Café owner Moe Stubbs and his waitress/fiancé Noelle Ortiz. Both were first seen in the fall of 2007 when Viki Davidson started a new life by working at the Paris, Texas café. Both Rue and LaVoy were spotted outside the “OLTL” studios on October 3rd.

      THE OUT’S

      • The speculation has been confirmed, A. Martinez is on his way out as Llanview at end of his five-week contract with “OLTL.”
      • Martinez began his soap career as a grape picker on “Falcon Crest” in 1982. In 1984 he debuted in daytime on “Santa Barbara” as Cruz Castillo. After winning a Daytime Emmy for the role, he left “SB” in 1992. From 1999 until 2002, Martinez portrayed FBI informant Roy DiLucca. The role netted Martinez three consecutive ALMA Awards in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

        After debuting on September 10th as Langston Wilde’s uncle Ray Montez, Martinez will leave “OLTL” in late October. But will his character Ray leave town voluntarily or in a body bag?


      • ESPN Fantasy Sports expert Matthew Perry, will make a brief appearance in two episodes of “OLTL” beginning November 5th. Perry portrays a jewelry appraiser named Neil.
      • Fans may recall that in February of this year, ESPN and ABC teamed up to promote their “Endless Drama” campaign by taping fantasy sequences involving “OLTL” cast members.
        Perry was such a hit at the taping with the soap’s cast and crew that he was asked back to tape an appearance on “OLTL.”

      • Gary Hilborn portrays a Llanview Airport Security Officer in a few episodes beginning October 17th when chaos erupts at the airport.
      • Orlando S. Columbus returns as Officer Greenly on November 4th. Columbus appeared in a handful of episodes of “OLTL” in 2002, and from 2004-2007.
      • Columbus has also had day player roles on “All My Children” and “As the World Turns.”

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