AMC PreVUE: Week of September 22 Edition

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 5:05 PM | By Angela Rosa

( — The bold and the beautiful.


Erica’s pull to Adam is electric as he holds her close during the raging storm but soon turns to push when Adam offers up an astute observation. Zach and Kendall face the problems in their marriage. Adam lays it on thick after JR and Babe announce their engagement. Frankie and Taylor’s night out with their old comrades ends with violence and an arrest. Adam finds himself inexplicably touched when Babe tells him just how much JR means to her. Angie begins to see Randi in a new light. Pete gives Colby a taste of his newfound confidence. On Wednesday, September 24, JR’s romantic proposal to Babe is cut short when he finds the ring missing from the box and Babe finds their son choking. Annie comes to Little A’s rescue. Jesse finally tells Angie the truth after Tad confronts him with his suspicions. Kendall admits to Zach that she’s been spending too much time meddling in other people’s lives. Taylor and Angie clash after mother Hubbard reacts to Frankie’s unpatriotic sentencing for his DUI arrest.

A Closer Look: Tainted Love

Aidan and Greenlee prepare to leave on their long overdue honeymoon but Babe’s well-intentioned gift could spell doom. Greenlee and Aidan enjoy a romantic evening that ends in love-making. The newlyweds night of bliss though soon comes to a screeching halt when, under the influence of the secret recipe Bella, Greenlee professes to her husband that she wants to have Ryan’s baby. Back home, Ryan relishes spending time with Emma while Annie forces a smile on at JR and Babe’s engagement party. Ryan remains melancholy over Greenlee. The honeymoon is over as Aidan struggles with Greenlee’s slip of the tongue and the missus realizes that her feelings for Ryan aren’t so cut and dry after all. Adam comes to Annie’s rescue when a furious Ryan confronts her with the gun he found in her and Emma’s room on Thursday, September 25. Annie shows up at the penthouse to reclaim Emma, with Jesse in tow. Ryan’s situation quickly deteriorates. Greenlee loses it with Annie and punches her.


  • Monday: Adam throws Annie to the wolves. Greenlee gives Ryan a shoulder to lean on. Jake wants to know what’s going on with Taylor.
  • Tuesday: Greenlee blames Kendall for pushing her towards Ryan. Opal senses that trouble is on the horizon. Jesse warns Aidan to stay out of his personal life.
  • Wednesday: Aidan learns Greenlee lied to him about being with Ryan. Adam and Erica prove to be worthy opponents. Frankie asks Randi to move in with him.
  • Thursday: Pete tells Adam what Erica is really up to. Annie unleashes her anger in Kendall’s direction. Greenlee doesn’t think she and Ryan can be friends after all.

  • Friday: Babe and JR begin to question Annie’s sanity. Opal has a dire warning for Erica and Krystal. Ryan and Greenlee can’t get their minds off one another.

‘AMC’s’ Fall Returns

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 2:30 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

( — The healing touch.

Vincent Irizarry returns to “All My Children,” as Dr. David Hayward, on October, 23, one week after a devastating tornado hits the little town that the troublemaking doctor left behind almost two years to the date. Could David’s return have something to do with an ominous warning Opal (Jill Larson) issues to both Krystal Carey (Bobbie Eakes), the mother of David’s only living child, and the doctor’s former lover, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), in the coming weeks or will we learn that the doctor has been lurking in the shadows all along?

Irizarry started his daytime career on CBS’s “Guiding Light” where he played the popular Lujack Luvonaczek. The Emmy-nominated actor joined the cast of ABC’s “AMC” in 1997 where he would play Dr. Hayward until he was given the pink slip in late 2006. CBS’s number one rated soap “The Young and the Restless” quickly picked up the talented actor for the role of David Chow. Irizarry played this incarnation of David from January 2007 until last August when the unpopular character was killed off.

“AMC” head writer Charles Pratt reports that the evil wind that blows through Pine Valley will also pave the path for the return of “probably the most loved character of the last 10 years that’s been on “AMC,” and that’s Bianca.” Eden Riegel is returning to “AMC” as Bianca Montgomery, again. Riegel tells ABC Soaps In Depth that she’s “not just stopping in,” she’s back with a contract. Pratt hints to the magazine that Bianca’s return with coincide with her “ever-suffering family going through one mother of a rough patch;” though it likely won’t be the only tragedy striking the family following the disaster that hits Pine Valley next month, a cryptic Pratt hints of Bianca being there in the wake of an all new horribleness that befalls Zach and Kendall (Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew) that she’ll help heal.

Pratt also reports that their will be three other surprise arrivals aside from Riegel’s – but points out that two of those arrivals will be directly connected to the character of Bianca’s return. Pratt previously reported to TV Guide that “a character from Erica Kane’s past returns to fundamentally change her life;” while that could mean anybody from her aforementioned daughter, Bianca, to Dr. Hayward, Soap Opera Network speculates that this may be one of those still to be announced surprise returns.

In other “AMC” news, the role of Natalia has been cast. The character, likely one of those faces from Jesse’s past promised by Pratt in his fall previews, will start appearing regularly in early October. The character will indeed be circling the Hubbard family.

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

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    ATWT PreVUE: Week of September 15 Edition

    A little one needs saving…
    Monday, September 15, 2008 12:50 PM | By Venus Stone

    ( — Lily and Holden’s world are turned upside down…


    Alison sees red when she witnesses Dani and Chris is a liplock. Bonnie and Vienna put aside their hatred to help each other stay alive. Meg slowly gets closer to what Paul is up to. Jack, after his talk with Carly, makes a serious decision about his life. Janet continues to push closer toward Jack but feels the burn when he rebuffs her. Paul gets to what he’s been looking for. Meg falls upon James who quickly gives her a choice.


    Holden and Lily are overcome with fear when they discover that Ethan has fallen into a deep hole. When Holden gets injured trying to save his son, the residents of Oakdale come together to do what they can to save the little boy. When Carly offers her support Lily immediately lashes out at the woman but soon accepts her kidness. Emma soon puts the blame on herself for troubles of her family. The truth comes to light about who dug the hole. Meanwhile, a nerve of jealousy hits Carly when she sees how the accident has drawn Holden and Lily closer together.

    Pictured: Jon Hensley courtesy CBS

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    Y&R PreVUE: Week of September 15 Edition

    Reading between the lines…
    Monday, September 15, 2008 11:00 AM | By Venus Stone

    ( — An ex wife’s secret gesture could spell trouble for two couples…


    Michael has a tense reunion with River, who has come paying him a visit. Later, he sees Gloria and after some time together finds herself waking up next to him. Nick tries again to reach out to his father. After a tense discussion with Katherine, Cane and Lily are left with the realization that as long as he’s the father of Chloe’s baby, his priorities are to her. Lily soon tells Cane good-bye. Daniel gets the cold shoulder from Amber. Phyllis makes Nikki an offer which she accepts. Jeff is furious when he gets an eyeful of Gloria and River together. JT and Neil have to once again deal with Brad. Daniel’s art show has some shocking events occur.


    Nick works hard to repair the damage to RestlessStyle by doing a tribute to Sabrina. When Sharon questions Nick’s actions, she hits a serious nerve and the two have a squabble. Noah, who witnesses their argument, immediately jumps to his mother’s defense by telling Nick it was she that got Victor to help him out. Upon learning of her help, Nick apologizes to Sharon. Meanwhile, Jack still stewing over his loss, falls upon a letter Sharon written to Nick stuck under the couch. Furious, Jack meets with Phyllis to show what he’s found and the two become worried by what it could truly mean. Phyllis, still upset by the letter, gets into a debate with Nick about the direction of where the magazine should go. Nick later heads over to the Abbott mansion to talk to Sharon about her help. Jack soon comes upon them and as Nick heads out, Jack shoves the letter in his hand. When Nick gets back home, he tries to explain Sharon’s letter to Phyllis but she’s not buying it, telling him exactly what she thinks of Sharon. Alone, Jack gives Sharon a choice: she either supports the man she’s married to now or give her support to her ex.

    Pictured: Sharon Case courtesy CBS

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    OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 15 Edition

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:56 PM | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Blood is thicker than water, or so they say.


    Langston’s uncle Ray dampens her adoption party, Starr suffers an ironic twist of fate, John and Marty meet in their dreams, Natalie ‘breaks up’ with Jared, Dorian has a hissy fit, Nigel confesses his sins, Brody is in need of anger management, Rex and Gigi do the horizontal mambo, and Adriana receives a chilly reception.

    The Inside Story: You Can’t Choose Your Relatives, Can You?

    Dorian throws a party to celebrate her upcoming adoption of Langston. At the same time, Clint explains the finer points of his plan to Ray, and gloats at Dorian’s impending downfall. Later, Ray puts a dent in the celebration by crashing Dorian’s party and stating that he is Langston’s uncle. In Columbia, Carlo continues to make Cristian’s life miserable. However, he receives an unexpected visitor in Ray’s wife Vanessa, who is shocked to find Cristian in her husband’s place. After recalling his plight, Cristian is successful in convincing Vanessa to contact Antonio. Back in Llanview, Tina comforts Sarah, while Bo and John find evidence that Carlo is responsible for Cristian’s disappearance. While Dorian has her doubts about Ray, Langston quickly forms a bond with him as he recounts stories of her mother’s childhood. Clint forgives Nigel when he reveals his role in Jared’s scheme. Ray continues to carry out Clint’s scheme, but appears to have genuine feelings for his niece. John gets a tip on Cristian’s whereabouts when Jared states that he saw Mortimer Bern while at the Columbian prison. Dorian makes it clear to Ray that she is a force to be reckoned with. Ray’s offer to take Langston back to Columbia with him is met with opposition from a suspicious Dorian.

    A Closer Look: “Dear John….Life Goes On, By the Time You Read These Lines, I’ll Be Gone.”

    Tess squeals in delight as Natalie tearfully writes Jared a “Dear John” letter. Afterward, Natalie is forced to watch in horror via the hidden camera as Jared reads the letter stating that Natalie wants nothing more to do with him. When Jared has his doubts, Tess backs up everything Natalie stated in the letter. Bo informally questions a nervous Tina, who keeps mum for fear of Tess’ wrath. Natalie is sickened as she watches Tess try to put the moves on Jared. Things go even further downhill for Natalie when Tess explains phase two of her plan to her. Meanwhile, Jared informs John of Natalie’s letter, and claims that something isn’t quite right. Unfortunately, John arrives at a different conclusion, believing that Natalie genuinely broke up with Jared. Tess, meanwhile, gets under Todd’s skin by questioning his feelings for Marty and continues to force him to do her dirty work. And Tina, at her wit’s end, nearly confesses the truth to Jared, before managing to subtly point him in Natalie’s direction. Tess informs Natalie that she plans to make Jared fall in love with her. Roxy thinks that love will reunite Jared and Natalie.

    What to Watch

    • Starr and Marcie continue to bond.
    • Todd has Dr. Joplin under his thumb.
    • Starr is terrified of the first day of school.
    • Cole reassures Matthew about starting high school.
    • Starr is the object of ridicule after giving a speech on safe sex.
    • Cole and Markko are in hot water after coming to Starr and Langston’s aide.
    • Rex demands a divorce from Adriana, and questions her involvement with Brody’s return.
    • Brody flies off the handle when Gigi wants to tell Shane the truth.
    • Rex and Gigi realize Shane will have a difficult time handling the truth.
    • Brody’s temper scares Marcie.
    • Brody won’t give up Shane without a fight.
    • Rex and Gigi make love.
    • John and Marty connect once more in their dreams.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF September 22, 2008

    • Monday: Brody begins to crack under pressure; Jared doesn’t realize just how close he is to Natalie; Marty reassures Todd about her feelings for him; Tina apologizes to Natalie.
    • Tuesday: Rex and Gigi discover that Shane has been kidnapped; Dorian faces another hurdle; Todd nearly goes too far with Marty.
    • Wednesday: Brody takes Shane for a “camping trip” on Llantano Mountain; Clint has an offer for Dallas; Blair comes through for her daughter at school; Charlie urges Michael to give Marcie a second chance.
    • Thursday: Brody nears his breaking point while teaching Shane to use a gun; Carlotta prays for her son; Dorian isn’t used to not getting what she wants.

    • Friday: Bo, Rex, and Gigi are horrified after hearing an old Navy buddy’s stories about Brody; Starr, Markko, and Cole support Langston; Cole spots Clint with Ray.

    AMC PreVUE: Week of September 15 Edition

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 6:10 PM | By Angela Rosa

    ( — When the bough breaks.


    Amanda picks up on the tension between Jake and Taylor. Angie shares her concerns about Jesse with Tad, who is alarmed by Jesse’s reaction to Angie answering his cell phone. Someone is watching Jesse. Erica arrives at the mansion with a beautiful dress as a present for Carmen but gets more than she bargained for when Jack arrives with a present of his own for the birthday girl. Dre says goodbye to Colby before joining his father on the campaign trail. Jesse demands that Angie and Tad stop butting into his business. JR surprises Babe with a marriage proposal on Thursday, September 18. The impending storm makes Erica jittery which allows Adam to get very close to his ex-wife. Tad asks Aidan to look into Jesse’s phone records.

    The Inside Story: Fragile Ground

    News of Annie’s miscarriage spreads. A loving Aidan sends Greenlee off to give Ryan the comfort he needs; while elsewhere, Zach prevents Kendall from going to Ryan. Kendall doesn’t address the guilt she feels. Meanwhile, a guilt-stricken Annie admits to Ryan the lengths she went to in her attempt to make him love her again but leaves out that she killed Richie. On Monday, September 15, alone, Annie exorcises the demon of Richie from her mind. Ryan and Annie later break the news of the miscarriage to Emma together. Kendall admits to Greenlee that she believes Zach blames her for causing Annie’s miscarriage. Greenlee has a chat with Zach. Ryan, Annie and Emma plant a tree in the park in memory of the baby. Zach questions if Kendall is happy in their marriage. Ryan pulls away from Annie but later begins to open up to Greenlee. Greenlee becomes angry when an emotional Ryan declares his love for her. Zach’s frustration with Kendall grows. Aidan has a romantic surprise for Greenlee.

    A Closer Look: The Game is On

    Kendall and Greenlee decide to invest more of Fusion’s money in Bella after seeing the pre-order figures for the perfume. JR grows increasingly suspicious of Adam. Kendall confronts Babe after getting a look at the message to her from Adam on her Blackberry. Babe works furiously to cover up her and JR’s part in the matter. Erica agrees to help Kendall deal with Adam. Kendall informs a skeptical Greenlee about Adam’s plans to take over Fusion; meanwhile, Adam accidentally doses Carmen with the “secret” ingredient in the Bella fragrance, Blast. A blasted Carmen jumps into the Chandler pool fully clothed; meanwhile, an anxious Pete takes matters into his own hands. Amanda tells Kendall and Greenlee that she saw Pete lurking on the docks, near the shipment of Bella, and Babe fills them in on all the time Pete’s been spending with Adam. Wanting to keep an eye on him, Kendall and Greenlee hire Pete as an intern at Fusion. Erica works two agendas at once, as she flirts with Adam while proficiently making Jackson jealous. On Friday, September 19, Pete get more than he bargained for when he sets out to sabotage the Bella shipment in the middle of a storm.


    • Monday: Erica can’t ignore the affect Adam has on her. Zach and Kendall face the problems in their marriage. Pete undergoes a life changing experience.
    • Tuesday: JR is suspicious of the kinder Adam he sees before him. Greenlee ends up with a tainted bottle of Bella. Tad gets closer to uncovering Jesse’s secret.
    • Wednesday: Greenlee makes a startling admission due to the tainted perfume. Zach and Kendall continue to grow further apart. Angie begins to see Randi in a new light.
    • Thursday: Ryan takes actions when he finds a gun in Annie’s room. Jesse confesses his secret to Angie. Greenlee is conflicted over her feelings for Ryan.

    • Friday: Greenlee takes her anger out on Annie. Babe wonders what Adam and Pete are up to. Angie asks Tad to stop investigating Jesse.

    Y&R PreVUE: Week of September 8 Edition

    Up to his old tricks…
    Sunday, September 8, 2008 1:18 AM | By Venus Stone

    ( — Victor’s return sparks Jack into once again setting his sights on pure revenge…


    Jill’s world comes to a halt when Cane not only fires her but the SEC begins their investigation on her. Victoria gets an offer she finds hard to refuse. Neil immediately takes his place in charge at Newman. Brad, unsurped by Victor’s return and the fact that he has no place at either Jabot or Newman, resigns his position Adam gave him. Chloe has revenge on the brain and begins gunning for Cane. Amber tells Daniel how she truly feels, while later, Daniel makes a confession to Colleen. Paul and Nikki find themselves getting closer to one another. Adam wants Heather to move out of Genoa City with him.


    Jack gets the shock of his life when he learns that Victor is in fact very much alive. Sharon immediately goes to Victor to make peace with his son, but it gets her nowhere. Jack soon decides that he wants to buyout RestlessStyle from Nick and Phyllis, and finds himself with Nick tossing a coin to see who will gain control over the magazine. In revenge mode, Jack not only sets his sights on destroying Nick, but also has Heather in his line of fire. Later on, Jack finds the best opportunity to get revenge on Victor; finding someone to help him do his dirty work.

    Pictured: Peter Bergman courtesy CBS

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    Wedded bliss?
    Sunday, September 7, 2008 12:47 AM | By Venus Stone

    ( — A wedding brings out old feelings for two estranged couples, while the bride has feelings for another…


    Paul continues to hunt for James’ buried money in order to pay Derek. Barbara, knowing her son is in serious trouble promises to do what she can but needs some time. When Paul calls Derek requesting some more time to get the money Derek informs him he has only 24 hours to do so. Paul, requesting Henry’s help, inadvertantly puts him, Vienna and Bonnie in danger.

    Brad mistakenly thinks he’s in the clear of the investigation of Leo but learns that Jack received new evidence that could bring him front and center. Brad instantly insists that Jack get rid of the information he has, but Jack doesn’t do so. Jack later tells Janet about the evidence and shows her the file he snuck out of the police station. A fearful Janet asks Jack to hand over the file to him.


    While shopping for her wedding dress, Alison runs into Aaron, who hands her a box of chocolate candies. The two are talking together about the wedding when Chris calls asking for her to come over to care for the dog. After caring for the dog, Alison leaves but leaves the chocolates behind. Meanwhile, Dani asks Casey to get Chris to meet him for lunch so she can casually ‘drop’ in on them. When he arrives, Chris immediately knows what she’s up to and starts to leave. Dani quickly convinces him to stay. Alison, realizing that she left her chocolates in Chris’ room goes back and begins to freak out when she sees the dog has gotten sick. Chris, getting the call from Alison, tells Dani he has to head back to the hospital. Dani, however, spots him getting back onto the elevator at the Lakeview. Chris and Alison tend to the dog and when he shows signs of improvement, an emotional Alison begins to cry. The two begin discussing their feelings and soon find themselves not only in a passionate kiss, but in his bed making love.

    At the rehearsal party,Alison doesn’t show up and Dani immediately becomes suspicious. Heading to the hospital, Danie learns that neither Alison or Chris have been there at all. She soon heads to the Lakeview and spots Chris and Alison racing out of his room towards the elevator. When Alison does arrive at Lily’s for the rehearsal party, Aaron is very attentive towards her, but Alison’s guilt mounts. Later on, Chris and Alison have another run in, where he questions if she told Aaron what went on between them. Alison tells Chris she will not reveal that at all to Aaron and departs; both unaware that Dani has heard everything. When the wedding finally arrives, Chris admits to Dani that he loves Alison and she in turn tells him she won’t reveal what she knows about the two of them. Afterwards, Jack and Carly and Holden and Lily both find themselves thinking about the love they shared, leading both estranged couples into tender kisses.

    Pictured: Agim Kaba courtesy CBS

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    OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 8 Edition

    Sunday, September 7, 2008 10:21 PM | By Scotty Gore

    ( — What becomes of the brokenhearted?


    Todd offers Marty the world, Tess blackmails Auntie Tina into doing her dirty work, Natalie makes a shocking discovery, Cristian discovers that payback is hell, and Shane has ‘daddy issues.’

    The Inside Story: Evil Comes in Many Forms

    Tess forces Tina to do her bidding by threatening to expose her theft of the Mendorran crown jewels. Aghast at the threat, Tina has no choice but to help Tess imprison Natalie in the secret room. Later, after coming to, Natalie has no idea where she is or what has happened to her. When Tina threatens to confess to Bo, Tess warns her that doing so would place Sarah’s life in danger. Natalie finally realizes that Tess is in control. Tess informs a frightened Natalie that she has tried unsuccessfully to kill her and Jared twice already. Afterward, Tess coldly reveals her plan to ruin her sister’s happiness. A horrified Natalie listens as Tess states that, while she isn’t going to kill either of them, she plans on keeping them apart for the remainder of their lives. While gazing at a picture of Viki, Tina is overwrought with grief. She nearly confesses to Clint before Tess is able to stop her. Tess toys with Tina as Sarah informs them that Carlo Hesser has escaped from his Mendorran prison. Sarah informs Bo and her friends that Cristian has disappeared. Carlo holds Cristian prisoner on a cargo ship. Jared comes face-to-face with Langston’s uncle Ray in prison. Ray is a free man after accepting Jared’s offer, while Carlo places Cristian in his place. Langston searches the Internet for information about her family. Langston agrees to allow Dorian to adopt her. Jared and Ray leave for Llanview. Cristian receives Ray’s old uniform and told that no one will ever find anyone named ‘Cristian Vega.’ John, Talia, and Antonio search for Cristian. Nora can’t believe how low Clint will go to get revenge on Dorian.

    A Closer Look: Out of Touch with Reality

    Claiming he is ready to stop living in the past, Todd invites Marty to leave Llanview with him and start a new life. To sweeten the pot, he tells Marty that they can live anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, John informs Blair that, while work has always been his top priority, he can have his cake and eat it too. Marty realizes that John is still investigating Todd’s mystery woman. The computerized reconstruction program on Fish’s computer is complete, however, Mayor Lowell destroys it before anyone sees it. As Todd and Marty inch closer, John and Blair make love again after awakening in one another’s arms. Afterward, John leaves for work and Blair discovers a picture of Marty in one of John’s drawers; prompting her to wonder if John is as over his ex-lover as he claims. While attempting to ease Matthew’s fears about being a freshman, Cole admits to the young Buchanan that he’s unsure of how well he will be able to handle seeing Starr everyday at school. Langston informs Starr of Cole’s visit; Starr is grateful of her friendship with Langston. Todd is disheartened upon learning that Marty is now able to walk on her own. Marty meanwhile, reminds Todd how important he is to her. And Dr. Joplin throws Todd a curveball in his quest to get his hands on Starr’s baby.

    What to Watch

    • Shane accuses Rex of trying to destroy his family.
    • Gigi insists to Rex that Shane will learn the truth when the ‘time is right.’
    • Shane makes his feelings toward Rex crystal clear.
    • Rex gets advice from Bo and sees Gigi, Shane, and Brody together at Rodi’s.
    • Gigi informs Brody that being Shane’s father is not the answer to his problems.
    • Shane rejects a devastated Rex, who unleashes his wrath on Roxy and Charlie.
    • Charlie has sound advice for Rex.
    • Rex finds solace and comfort in Roxy’s open arms.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF September 15, 2008

    • Monday: Tess puts phase two of her plan in motion; Dr. Joplin is Todd’s pawn; Cristian has an unexpected visitor.
    • Tuesday: Dorian has her doubts about Ray when he crashes Langston’s adoption party; Tess plays with Jared’s mind; Nigel confesses to Clint.
    • Wednesday: Tess works her magic on Jared as Natalie watches; Cole and Starr worry about seeing each other at school; Cristian finds an ally in Ray’s wife Vanessa; Mortimer Bern is spotted at the Columbian prison.
    • Thursday: Jared is desperate to locate Natalie; Ray asks Langston to return to Columbia with him; Brody lashes out as Gigi prepares to tell Shane the truth; Rex asks Adriana for a divorce.

    • Friday: Brody nears his breaking point; Tess forces Todd to be her partner in crime; Tina subtly points Jared in Natalie’s direction.