OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 1 Edition

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:43 PM | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Revenge is a confession of pain.


Todd digs a deeper hole for himself, Tess demonstrates how much she loves her family, Marcie is bitten by the green-eyed monster of jealousy, Tina is just too damn smart for her own good, John gets a step closer to the truth, and Cristian goes missing.

In a special encore presentation of the second of the 40th anniversary episodes (which originally aired 7/22/08), Labor Day gets heavenly in Llanview as Viki has an emotional reunion with her beloved Ben. Meanwhile, Mel urges Dorian to do the right thing and bring Viki back to life. In heaven, Ben informs Viki that it isn’t her time yet, and tells her to give Charlie a second chance. David promises to divorce Addie if Dorian will save Viki. After making a pact with David, Dorian performs a miracle and saves her archrival’s life. In Mendorra, Tina is horrified, as history appears to repeat itself in front of her very eyes. Fortunately, Cristian manages to overpower the guards, and attempts to reach Sarah as she sails toward a waterfall. He reaches her just in time for the pair to declare their love before plunging over the falls. And in 1968, a shocked Bo and Rex struggle to come to terms with what happened to them as they watch history unfold before them.

The Inside Story: Sisterly Love

When Bo accuses her of being up to no good with Uncle Todd, Tess manages to squirm her way out of the hot seat. Todd provides Tess with tips on how to surpress Tina. Leo’s completed secret room beneath Llanfair delights Tess. Later, Tina and canine David Vickers discover the secret room and ponders what “Jessica” is up to. Tina’s realization about Jessica comes too little, too late. Tess, meanwhile, discovers Tina’s kryptonite at the same moment Natalie returns to Llanfair. Tess subdues Natalie by drugging her. Just before passing out, Natalie gets all emotional about Jessica forgiving her. Tess’ scheme works perfectly until Sarah’s sudden arrival at Llanfair could spell disaster.

A Closer Look: You’re a Mean One Mr. Manning

Todd’s web of deceit continues to grow as he claims to Marty that Starr asked him raise her baby once it’s born. Marty believes that she is strong enough to move out, but Todd has over ideas. Not only does he ask her stay, but he also asks her to help him raise his grandchild. Meanwhile, Michael and Marcie remain at odds over the impending adoption. Todd eavesdrops as Blair and Marcie join Starr at her Lamaze class. Across town, John enlists the aide of Officer Oliver Fish in attempting to identify the woman on a blurry surveillance tape from outside Todd’s house. Meanwhile, Todd crashes Starr’s Lamaze class and claims to her, Blair, and Marcie that he’s working on becoming a better person. Blair and Marcie are suspicious of Todd’s sudden change of heart, while Starr believes her father is sincere. When Marty informs Janet of Todd’s proposal concerning Starr’s baby, she quizzes Marty on her feelings for Todd. Cole tells Langston he hopes they can still friends, but Langston believes he dropped by with hopes of bumping into Starr. Marty and Janet have fun talking about Todd. John decides against stopping by Capricorn to hear Blair sing, however Fish manages to change his mind. Marty works to enhance her appearance as she prepares to answer Todd’s proposal. John and Blair’s relationship blossoms at Capricorn, but both are happy that they are keeping things simple. Marty falls into Todd’s arms when he persuades her to take her first steps following the accident. Cole opens up his heart to Langston, who urges him to forgive Starr. However, when the two later come face to face, neither has much to say.

What to Watch

  • Tina and Roxy seem to have a great deal in common when they met for the first time.
  • Rex is the doghouse when Antonio and Cristian spot him lip locking with Gigi.
  • Gigi and Rex prepare to tell Shane the truth.
  • Cristian is bumped off his flight to Llanview with Antonio, Talia, and Sarah.
  • Cristian disappears.
  • Clint and Nora have a huge confrontation over Clint hiring Jared to do his dirty work.
  • Natalie confronts Clint over his use of Jared.
  • Michael and Layla swap stories of their miserable love lives.
  • Antonio and Talia pick up where they left off in the bedroom.
  • Marcie is jealous upon seeing Michael and Layla together.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF September 8, 2008

  • Monday: Todd asks Marty to start a new life with him outside Llanview; Tess keeps Tina in line by reminding her of her thievery; Shane wants nothing to do with Rex.
  • Tuesday: Natalie realizes her punishment and her captor’s true identity; Blair discovers John isn’t quite over Marty; Mayor Lowell places a kink in John’s plans; Sarah is concerned when Cristian appears missing.
  • Wednesday: Natalie realizes exactly who she is dealing with; Jared comes in contact with Langston’s uncle in Columbia; Cole calms Matthew’s fears; Tina is consumed with guilt.
  • Thursday: Carlo gets revenge on Cristian; Ray accepts Jared’s offer; Bo gives Rex advice on talking to Shane; Tina’s scheme to stop Tess hits a snag.

  • Friday: Roxy gives a Rex a shoulder to lean on; Charlie has wisdom for Rex; Marty is able to walk on her own; Langston agrees to allow Dorian to adopt her.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 6:15 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sleeping dogs never lie still for long.


Krystal narrowly escapes tragedy after Kathy deliberately pushes her off a ladder and sends her flying towards Jenny’s playpen. Tad buys Kathy’s innocent act. Krystal insists to Tad that Kathy needs professional help. Jesse gets confirmation that the blood on the lug wrench he recovered belongs to Richie. Kendall is annoyed when Zach is a no show at the Bella launch party. After enduring watching Jack and Carmen together all evening long, Erica makes sure to get the last word in before making an exit. Josh turns to Kendall for help. Randi confesses to Frankie that she’s never been truly intimate with anyone. Jesse reveals to Angie that during his time in hiding he was institutionalized for over a year after having suffered a nervous breakdown. Zach is out for Josh’s blood after putting together that he embezzled the twenty million from the casinos. Taylor opens up and tells Jake about the horrific event in Iraq that took the life of her fiancé.

A Closer Look: Love on the Rocks

Erica finds a troubled Ryan at the beach. Annie moves into the mansion at an oblivious Babe’s invitation. Ryan and Annie face the painful task of telling Emma that they’ve separated. Annie gives Ryan the cold shoulder when he shows up at the Bella launch party. Ryan later accuses Annie of not taking care of herself and the baby when he learns that Jake had ordered her to bed rest. Annie warns Aidan to keep Greenlee away from Ryan. Annie and Aidan find their ex’s on the Fusion rooftop. An indignant Greenlee refuses to abide by Aidan’s demand that she stay away from Ryan. Annie calls Ryan after getting an earful from Adam.

The Inside Story: The Schemers

Babe, Amanda and Randi prepare for the press conference announcing the launch of Bella. Amanda insists that she’ll be the face of their new fragrance. True to his part of the deal with the young Mr. Cortlandt, Adam pushes his daughter towards Pete. Adam taints one of the bottles of Bella with Pete’s recipe before heading to the launch party. Colby insists on trying out the tainted bottle of perfume much to Adam’s horror. JR and Babe assume Colby is drunk as she suffers the side effects of spraying on the perfume but Adam and Pete know better. Kendall gives Amanda some advice. An overtly confident Adam shares his master plan to ruin Fusion with Pete on Thursday, September 4.

What To Watch

  • On Wednesday, September 3, Taylor flashes back to memories from Iraq when she sees Fletcher attacking Randi and ends up choking the pimp to death. A shaken Taylor proceeds to immediately make a full confession to Jesse.
  • Kendall walks in on her husband threatening her brother on Friday, September 5. Elsewhere, Jesse is clearly still hiding something from Angie as he places a mysterious call.


  • For more information on the encore episodes that will air on ABC Daytime on Labor Day: (Click Here).


  • Monday: Kendall manages to disarm Zach’s goons which allows Josh to escape. Annie wants to get rid of Greenlee once and for all. Aidan and Greenlee deal with the aftermath of their fight.
  • Tuesday: Kendall’s pleas to go easy on Josh fall on Zach’s deaf ears. Ryan tells Annie that they’ll never be a couple again. Annie is up to no good.
  • Wednesday: Annie sets out to put her deadly plan in motion. Zach wants Kendall to focus on their own lives, not everyone else’s. JR grows more and more suspicious of Adam.
  • Thursday: Ryan takes Annie to the hospital after she collapses. Erica isn’t used to taking no for an answer. Zach agrees to let Josh off the hook.

  • Friday: Annie’s worst fears come true. Angie turns to Randi to help convince Frankie not to return to the war. Amanda questions Taylor about Jake.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 3:49 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” turned 35 years-old in March 2008, its 20th Anniversary on French television is a time to really celebrate.

The show is heading to Paris, France in October to film on-location scenes for an upcoming storyline involving the likes of Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow), Sharon Abbott (Sharon Case), Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) and Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). No other actors will be attending, according to a spokeswoman for Sony Pictures Television, producers of the soap. While specific storyline information won’t be available for a number of weeks, the first couple of scenes are expected to begin airing during the all important November Sweeps period in the US. This will be the first time the show has ever filmed in France.

Davidson’s inclusion is surprising as the actress and her character currently work for the worlds most watched daytime soap opera, “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Will Ashley finally find romance in the city of love?

The location shoot precedes the shows upcoming 20th anniversary on French TV Network TF1, which began airing “The Young and the Restless,” aka: “Les Feux de l’Amour” in France, on August 16, 1989. The series debuted March 26, 1973 on CBS.

On the Web: The Young and the Restless and Les Feux de l’Amour.

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

  • The Young and the Restless

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008 7:24 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The little girl that grew up on ABC’s “General Hospital” is not so little after all. In fact, she’s the toughest thing to hit ABC since “NYPD Blue.” Nathan Fillion (“One Life to Live”) is also jumping onto the police beat.

    Amber Tamblyn, 25, who portrayed Emily Bowen-Quartermaine on “GH” from 1995-2001, has found herself with an “Unusual” dramedy that the ABC Entertainment Division (that is primetime tv for us daytime folk) thinks is the next great procedural. The network has given a mid-season order to “The Unusuals,” which stars Tamblyn as Casey Shraeger, an NYPD vice detective posing as a Lincoln Tunnel hooker before being transferred to the homicide division. Casey quickly realizes that not only does everyone in her new department have a distinct sense of humor but everyone also has their own dirty little secret.

    The series also stars Jeremy Renner, Terry Kinney, Kai Lennox, Adam Goldberg, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Joshua Close and Harrold Perrineau.

    After leaving “General Hospital,” Tamblyn got a starring role in the short-lived CBS drama “Joan of Arcadia,” in which her character talked to god.

    ABC has also given the go-ahead to Nathan Fillion’s “Castle,” in which he plays Nick Castle. Nick is a handsome writer who seems to have it all – fame, fans, and females at his fingertips. When Nick kills off his premiere character in his popular book series, a “real-life” copycat killer starts taking scenarios from the books and staging murders in the “real world.”

    Molly Quinn, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Susan Sullivan, Stana Katic, and Monet Mazur also star.

    Fillion recently appeared in ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” as Dana Delaney’s husband. “Housewives” is televisions most watched drama series.

    “Unusuals” is a production of Sony Pictures Television. “Castle” comes from ABC Studios, a division of the Walt Disney Company.

    • One Life to Live
    • General Hospital
    • Amber Tamblyn
    • Nathan Fillion

      Fans: ABC Cares About You

      Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:32 AM EST | By Errol Lewis

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In the 1980′s, ABC Daytime generated 3/4′s of the entire ABC networks revenue, making the lineup the most lucrative in all television. Since then ABC Daytime has become what fans call the “wicked step-child” of the ABC Television Network, a division of the Walt Disney Company. Now the network is showing some love to its most loyal and avid audience.

      Consisting of popular talk-show “The View” with Barbara Walters and her crew of co-hosts, soap operas “All My Children,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live,” ABC Daytime is littered with fan complaints on how its executives do not care about the product they provide five-days a week.

      With ratings continuing to fall, stars exiting to stage left onto other networks, and promotional campaigns bashing one actresses abilities by touting the “real”ness of another, ABC has shown that they are not interested in growing their lineup the nice way. The network keeps stale writing teams (think “General Hospital”), re-hires a specimen of said writing team to another show (Charles Pratt Jr. to “All My Children”) or takes an eternity to re-tell stories long forgotten (Mendorra or the beginnings of the Buchanan’s on “One Life to Live”). But hey, why not promote the shows good or bad? After all, even during their heydays, these shows weren’t without their problems either behind-the-scenes or in front of the camera. No show is perfect!

      In the latest issue of TV Guide, ABC bought out all available ad spaces, a first for any company in the 55-year history of the weekly magazine. Advertisements not only included pages on the networks new and returning primetime shows, but there was enough room to tout morning news, daytime, evening news and latenight tv.

      “We are delighted ABC has chosen TV Guide for this innovative and unprecedented partnership,” said Scott Crystal, president, TV Guide. “This collaboration with ABC is another example of our willingness to disrupt’ the norm in terms of advertising placement and execution with the goal of being both memorable and more engaging to our readers.”

      Daytime was placed on the inside back cover of the issue.

      In related news, earlier this month ABC began airing primetime promos for their September premieres. The network was also able to find space to combine said promos with those of morning news, daytime, evening news, and latenight tv as well. Is this a turning point for ABC where all of their shows get equal billing in promotions? Well, no.

      We are in a time where a writers strike, a possible actors strike and a delayed primtime television slate has opened the doors for networks to think outside of the box and embrace change. Sooner or later we will be watching our favorite shows online as they air simultaneously on our bigger televisions screens. ABC is just furthering things along as we “Start Here” and end up watching their programming via our iPod’s, computers or on DVD.

      This is Errol Lewis…Keeping you Wired.

      • TV Guide

        Monday, August 25, 2008 1:28 PM EST | By Errol Lewis

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Due to time constraints, GH PreVUE: Week of August 25 Edition will not be posted at this time. In its place, please note GH Today. GH PreVUE will return tomorrow.


        Lucky takes Lulu back to Shadybrook after her breakdown at the police station. Lainey admits to Lucky that Lulu’s condition is rapidly deteriorating. Lulu gets quite a surprise when she goes to Laura’s room. Spinelli gets hit by a car while on his stakeout with Maxie and is rushed to the hospital. Maxie and Nadine are terrified over the thought of Matt treating Spinelli’s injuries and learn Spinelli needs surgery. Spinelli puts his life in Maxie’s hands, telling her to decide if Matt should operate on him or not. Claudia decides she needs Ric’s help when Scott threatens to send Johnny to Pentonville but Ric is nowhere to be found. Alexis catches Claudia snooping around in her office. Kate becomes extremely superstitious after Sonny gets a few drops of blood on her reception dress. Sonny’s wheels start spinning when Kate relates a story about her cousin Olivia, whom she hasn’t seen in years. Sam’s suspicions about Jerry being involved with Karpov are confirmed. Nadine lets her fantasies take over as she and Nikolas enjoy a waltz.

        This episode marks Genie Francis’ (Laura Spencer) return to “General Hospital” after a two-year absence.

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

        Monday, August 25, 2008 6:13 AM EST | By Errol Lewis

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — New York is the center of the universe.


        Blake and Cassie have a fun girl’s night out but when Cassie goes home she cries as she goes upstairs alone. Cyrus sees Cassie through the window and goes inside to comfort her. She tells him the only way he can help is by leaving town with Grady.

        Natalia hears a radio report that Rafe is surrounded by police with orders to shoot to kill. Rafe surrenders to the police. Natalia arrives at the police station to see Rafe but he refuses to look at her. He is furious at Natalia and lashes out on her for turning him in. Olivia arrives at the station. Olivia reams out Rafe about Natalia and tells him if he wants to get out he needs to show Natalia respect. Rafe admits that he loves his mother and he knows she would never do anything to hurt him. Natalia goes with Olivia to get a checkup. Natalia once again talks about her faith in Alan’s visions and a fed up Rick breaks the doctor-patient confidentiality by telling Natalia and Olivia the truth about Alan’s health. Natalia receives news that she is able to see Rafe. Natalia tells Rafe that she called in the tip to police to help him and she tells him about Alan’s illness in his brain which could be causing the visions.

        Grady questions Daisy’s feelings for Rafe and her reasons for being there with him. Cyrus confronts Grady about making the call to the police and is disgusted by the smug look on his face. Grady tells Daisy they can be alone in the cottage and she agrees to stay. They begin kissing and undressing. Daisy and Grady lie in bed after making love but Daisy can’t get Rafe off her mind.

        Jeffrey comes home and insists he and Reva wed in two days. They go to pre-wedding counseling and are shocked when Josh is their counselor. During counseling, Josh questions Jeffrey’s love for Reva and comments on their lack of history together. She admits that since her cancer, she now lives her life differently. Later, Lillian visits a distracted Reva and Reva emotionally admits that she just found a mass.

        The Inside Story: Lizzie in New York

        Jeffrey tells Bill and Lizzie that Alan is missing. Lizzie notices Alan’s passport is missing. She admits that she may not testify against Alan and explains his condition to Jeffrey. During a meeting, Josh reveals to Bill that he got a phone call from Alan who is in New York on a spiritual trip. Bill puts the pieces together and realizes that Alan is in New York trying to take over the company. Bill tells Lizzie that Alan is in New York and he makes plans to follow her to New York behind her back.

        “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com and Hulu.com. Check local listings.

        Monday, August 25, 2008 8:42 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Susan Lucci is due to find out the answer to that age old question: Is it more easy to win a snazzy disco ball trophy or a Daytime Emmy?

        The internet web site Gossip Sauce announced the stars of the new season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” last week. On the morning of Monday, August 25, “Good Morning America” confirmed most of that list with the official announcement of the roster for the seventh season of the popular reality-competition series.

        “All My Children’s” Susan Lucci, 61, will take on the torch of representing daytime television when the dance competition premieres this fall; she will be partnered with Tony Dovolani. After a rough start, “General Hospital” star Kelly Monaco was eventually crowned the champion on the inaugural season of “DWTS;” Lucci’s co-star Cameron Mathison finished the competition in fifth place in season five; former soap stars Lisa Rinna (NBC’s “Days of Our Lives”) and Mario Lopez (CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful”) also competed in the competition; Rinna finished in forth place in season two, while Lopez was runner-up to season three winner Emmitt Smith.

        In the history of popular culture, it is likely that there will never come into existence an actor more synonymous with the medium of the daytime serial than “AMC’s” petite star. Thirty-eight years on the popular daytime serial, and a marriage or twelve for her alter ego Erica Kane, has contributed to Lucci’s fame, but it was eighteen Daytime Emmy nominations in the lead actress category, including an astounding streak of 14 consecutive nominations from 1980-1993, without a win that made her into a household name. Lucci’s streak made the Daytime Emmy’s must-see television through 1999, when Lucci finally took home the elusive award. During the losing streak, Lucci was invited to host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” an impressive feat for a daytime actor. Lucci has appeared on numerous made for television movies, as a commercial spokesperson for many products including Ford automobiles, starred on Broadway and is also a successful businesswoman/entrepreneur.

        The rest of season seven’s competitors include:

        • Film and television star, Cloris Leachman, 82. The oft-time comedic actress (“The Facts of Life” and “Malcolm in the Middle”) and legend has won eight Primetime Emmy’s, one Daytime Emmy and a measly Oscar as well. Leachman is the oldest star to ever compete on the dance show, Wayne Newton, 65, formerly held that distinction. Corky Ballas, father of Mark Ballas, will be Leachman’s dance partner.
        • Comedic actor Ted McGinley, 50. McGinley is best known for his stint on FOX’s raunchy comedy “Married with Children” where he played Jefferson D’Arcy from 1991-1997; he also played Charley Shanowski on the former ABC sitcom “Hope & Faith.” McGinley will be paired with “DWTS” newcomer Inna Braye.
        • Professional beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor, 31, who just took home a gold medal with teammate, Kerri Walsh, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. May-Treanor is not used to defeat; she and Walsh have not lost a beach volleyball game in a whopping 103 matches. May-Treanor will dance with the sexy Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
        • Olympic champion sprinter Maurice Greene, 34. Greene earned two gold medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and a Silver and Bronze Medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Greene is paired with another two-time champion, Cheryl Burke.
        • 2003 Super Bowl champion, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Warren Sapp, 35. The retired football’s player talent and popularity earned him seven trips to the Pro Bowl. Sapp will dance with Kim Johnson.
        • Six-time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton (“Un-Break My Heart”), 40. Recently, Braxton has been more recognizable for financial problems that led her to file for bankruptcy. Braxton will dance with Alex Mazo.
        • Lance Bass, 29, is the former bass singer of the pop boy band ‘N Sync. Bass came out of the closet as a homosexual in 2006. His former bandmate Joey Fatone was the runner-up on season four of “DWTS.” Bass teams up with Lacey Schwimmer.
        • Cody Linley, 18, is a young actor who is best known for his work on numerous Disney channel series. His most notable role is that of Jack Ryan on the Disney comedy “Hannah Montana.” Linley will dance with Julianne Hough.
        • Top celebrity chef and cookbook author Rocco DiSpirito, 41. In 2003 and 2004, the hot cook starred on his own reality series (“The Restaurant”) on NBC. DiSpirito will be paired with Karina Smirnoff.
        • Brooke Burke, 36, when not hitting the pages of popular lad mags “Maxim,” “Stuff” and “FHM” can typically be seen as a hosting personality (E’s “Wild On!” and CBS’s “Rock Star”). Burke is romantically linked to former “Baywatch” star David Charvet, the couple have two children together. Burke partners with Derek Hough.
        • Sex-tape star turned reality-show star, Kim Kardashian, 27, will fill the famous for no good reason void on season seven of the series. Kardashian will share the spotlight with dancer Mark Ballas.
        • Jeff Ross, 42, is a popular insult comic. While Ross probably won’t dazzle us with his dancing, audiences can likely look forward to some colorful exchanges between Ross and judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Edyta Sliwinska gets the honor of teaching Ross how to shake his bon-bon.

        The new season of “DWTS” premieres on Monday, September 22 on ABC.

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

        • All My Children
        • Susan Lucci
        • AMC

          OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 25 Edition

          Sunday, August 24, 2008 10:04 PM | By Scotty Gore

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Girls just wanna have fun.


          Dallas gives Nora a run for her money with regards to Clint, Rex learns he has a son, Brody plays dirty to get what he wants, Carlo and Jonas are made a laughingstock, Tina is reunited with Todd, Langston researches her family tree, and Tess and Todd form an unholy alliance.

          The Inside Story: Revenge May Be Sweet, But Payback is Hell

          Antonio, Sarah, and Cristian arrive at the royal palace in Mendorra as they begin their quest to rescue Talia, who has been busy rebuffing Jonas’ advances. Antonio sneaks into Talia’s room, while Cristian and Sarah surprise Jonas. Carlo spots Antonio in Talia’s room, prompting Talia to render her father unconscious. The quad drugs Carlo and Jonas and places them in bed together. As Talia gives the press a guided tour of the palace the media spots the “lovers” in bed together.
          Carlo and Jonas are left publicly humiliated. Antonio, Talia, Sarah, and Cristian’s plan works much better than they anticipated.

          A Closer Look: You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Your’s

          Todd maintains his composure when John stops by with a search warrant. Meanwhile Tess, thinking on her feet, fakes abdominal pains to create a distraction, which allows Todd’s bodyguard to sneak Marty out of the house undetected. Afterward, however, Tess is angry when Todd refuses to display any gratitude. Tess sneaks away from Todd and John and discovers Marty hidden away in a garden shed on the property. Back in the house, John becomes aggravated when his search of Todd’s house turns up empty. Upon returning to the police station, John finds Blair in his office and the pair remain obsessed over the identity of Todd’s ‘”mystery woman.” Tess can hardly fathom what Uncle Todd has been up to. Later she makes a deal with the devil as she and Todd team to keep their skeletons in the closet. Some time later, Todd encounters Tina when he stops by Llanfair to visit Tess. Todd’s interest is quipped when Tina alerts him to some mysterious happenings in the basement. Meanwhile, John is more determined than ever to find whom Todd is hiding. Tess and Todd are at a crossroads, as each has no choice but to keep the other’s secrets. In a moment of desperation, Todd attempts to force Jessica to emerge, only to have Tess laugh in his face. By week’s end, Sam’s custody hearing begins as Todd and Blair face off in court. To ensure he gets what he wants, Todd tells Marty his biggest lie yet, which results in the two getting closer. John corners Mayor Lowell into reinstating Bo to the office of police commissioner. And Tess quickly tries to cover her tracks after Leo the contractor is spotted by too many people at Llanfair.

          What to Watch

          • In 1968, Gigi confesses to Rex that he is Shane’s father, just as he is about to ship out to Vietnam.
          • Brody subsitiues Rex’s toothbrush as his own, as he and Shane take a paternity test.
          • Dallas admits to Nora that she still has her eye on Clint.
          • Gigi’s confession sends her and Rex back to 2008.
          • In 1968, the real Bo Buchanan heads off for Fort Bliss as history repeats itself.
          • Once the anger subsides, Gigi and Rex discuss how best to tell Shane the truth.
          • Rex reassures Gigi as they agree to take things slow.
          • While visiting Lindsay in jail, Bo thanks her for helping him deal with the past.
          • Natalie doesn’t like Jared doing Clint’s dirty work, leaving Jared conflicted.
          • Langston hires Madam Delphina to prove that she isn’t alone.
          • Jared and Natalie suggest to Carlotta that she should hire Charlie to rebuild the diner.
          • Jared makes a decision about Clint’s offer after arguing with Natalie.
          • Langston has a hard time keeping her mind off Delphina’s prediction.

          SON ALERTS: WEEK OF September 1, 2008

          • Monday: Encore of the second of the 40th anniversary episodes (which originally aired on July 22nd) in which Viki and Ben share an emotional reunion in heaven; Mel and David beg Dorian to save Viki’s life; and Tina watches as history repeats itself before her very eyes.
          • Tuesday: Todd has an interesting proposal for Marty; Marcie and Michael remain at odds over the adoption; Tina and Roxy conclude that they have a lot in common.
          • Wednesday: Blair and Marcie doubt the sincerity of Todd’s apology; John vows to uncover the truth; Tina’s too smart for her own good; Janet quizzes Marty on her feelings for Todd.
          • Thursday: Tess pushes Todd to silence Tina; Natalie has a showdown with Clint; Cristian is confronted by an old adversary on his way back to Llanview; Clint and Nora argue.

          • Friday: Brody makes Rex the bad guy in front of Shane; Tess puts phase two of her plan in motion; Marcie is jealous of Michael and Layla’s friendship.

          Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:43 PM EST | By Errol Lewis

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Be my savior.

          THIS WEEK ON:


          After discussing theories and motives, Lt. and Det. Baker’s work to get to the bottom of Eric’s attempted murder and make an arrest. After getting a chilling visit from Stephanie in jail, Owen begs Ridge to believe his story. Ann calls Stephanie and delivers some troublesome news. Nick and Katie come to an emotional decision about their baby.

          The Inside Story: Owen to the Rescue

          A terrified Donna tries to fight off a masked intruder. A tied up and honey basted Donna is moments from death when she discovers that Pamela has opened the doors for a bear to eat her alive. Owen, Marcus, Brooke and Ridge rush to Big Bear, but can they make it in time to save Donna? Tune in on Friday, August 29 to find out!

          What To Watch

          • Stephen and Beth in a moment of passion on Tuesday, August 26.
          • Betty White returns as Ann Douglas on Thursday, August 28.

          “The Bold and the Beautiful” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.