Who’s Back on ‘AMC’?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 10:46 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Three familiar faces briefly return to Pine Valley as winter breezes in.

Soap Opera Network has it on good word that both Agnes Nixon and Francesca James will step into character to pay tribute to the irreplaceable Myrtle Fargate (the character played by Eileen Herlie, who passed away on October 8) on the December 19 episode of “AMC.” Nixon reprises the role of Aggie, which she played on the drama’s 10,000th episode on November 12, while James returns as Myrtle’s surrogate daughter, Kelly Tyler. Nixon is, of course, the creator of “AMC;” James has been a Daytime Emmy winning actor (1972-1980 as Kitty Davis, and then identical twin sister Kelly), an executive producer (1996-1998) and still is an occasional director (2003-ongoing) at “AMC.” James last appeared on the soap in 2005 for Phoebe Tyler Wallingford’s (the late great Ruth Warrick) funeral.

Nixon and James aren’t the only ones returning. Sources close to Colin Egglesfield have been letting it leak that the actor’s return to the soap as Josh Madden was imminent. Those sources were indeed correct. The banished (and unaborted) son of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and Jeff Martin returns to the scene in January for at least several episodes. Egglesfield was last seen in September after being dropped to recurring status.

In casting news of the non-return sort, the role of Simon has been cast on “AMC.” On the week of December 29, Reese William’s (Tamara Braun) former fiance will come face-to-face with Reese’s current fiance, Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel). The name of the actor and his status with the show has not been revealed yet. SON will keep you updated on any further developments.

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


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    ‘OLTL’s’ Latest Casting News

    Monday, November 24, 2008 11:17 PM EST | By Scotty Gore



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

    Who’s Returning?

    • Tuc Watkins returns to the cast of “One Life to Live.”

      The 42-year-old actor returns to his old stopping ground in December as lovable conman David Vickers, a role Watkins has played on and off since 1994.

      When viewers last saw David in July he had divorced Addie Cramer and let ten million dollars slip through his fingers. Next month, fans will discover just what Mr. Vickers has been up to in the five months since he left Llanview. This go around it is expected that David Vickers, who has reportedly become a Buddhist Monk, will learn that he is the late Asa Buchanan’s long lost son, much to the dismay of newfound brothers Clint and Bo. No word on the length of Watkins’ latest stint on “OLTL.”

    • Phil Carey will pay yet another otherworldly visit to Llanview as the spirit of deceased oil tycoon Asa Buchanan in early December, coinciding with Tuc Watkins’ return as David Vickers.
    • Wortham Krimmer reprises his recurring role as Rev. Andrew Carpenter on December 10th and 11th. After presiding over the funeral for Starr’s dead baby, Andrew will offer Marty Saybrooke some insight into her life before the accident.
    • Florencia Lozano brings Téa Delgado back to Llanview on December 5th when she vows to help Todd whether he likes it or not. After originating the role in 1997, Lozano left “OLTL” in 2000. She returned briefly in 2002. It is speculated that her latest stint in Llanview will last approximately five to six weeks.
    • Jeb Brown returns on December 3rd as Jessica Buchanan’s shrink Dr. Bonner.

    Who’s Staying?

    • Melissa Archer recently inked a new contract with “OLTL” to remain in the role of Natalie Buchanan. Archer originated the role in 2001.
    • John Rue and January LaVoy return as Moe Stubbs and Noelle Ortiz on December 1st. The Bon Jour Cafe owner and his waitress fiancé will leave Paris, Texas behind as they pack up and move to Llanview, Pennsylvania. Look for Moe to secure employment with one of Llanview’s leading ladies.
    • Although he recently wrapped up a five week stint on “OLTL,” viewers can expect A. Martiez to resurface sometime in the near future as Langston Wilde’s uncle Ray Montez.
    • Tia Hodge will be making several more appearances throughout the upcoming holiday season as “Mel.”
    • Triplets Tess, Madeline and Molly Sullivan will continue to portray Jessica’s daughter Chloe which, in reality is Starr’s baby Hope. The triplets will also portray other babies in hospital nursery scenes.

    Who’s Going?

    • Andrea Evans leaves “OLTL” on November 25th when Tina Roberts bids Llanview farewell. Evans has cited her refusal to relocate from Los Angeles to New York City for the role as her reasoning for exiting the role. Evans returned to “OLTL” in June following an eighteen-year absence from the daytime drama. According to a statment released by “OLTL,” “ABC and ‘OLTL’ were thrilled to have Andrea Evans reprise the role of Tina Lord after 18 years. Her return was made possible with the understanding that it would be short term as Ms. Evans life, family, and home are on the West Coast. ‘OLTL’ did not ask that she move across the country in order for her return to the show.” As for the future, “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini states that the door is always open for Evans to return to the soap, and that “The role of Tina is a very important part of the ‘OLTL’ canvas and when there is an opportunity to have her (Tina and Andrea) return at a future date, the show would be happy to explore it.”
    • Justis Bolding has been released from contract with “OLTL.” Bolding joined the soap as Tina and Cord Roberts’ daughter Sarah in 2007. The 25-year-old actress will last air as Sarah sometime in the coming months. No final airdate has yet been announced.
    • Christopher Cousins has left “OLTL” for the second time this year as conman Cain Rogan. He last aired in early November.

    Who’s Coming?

    • Stephanie Schmahl has taken over the role of Jessica Buchanan’s toddler daughter Bree from twins Brooke and Kiley Liddell.
    • Llanview will be rocking in 2009 as the alternative band Puddle of Mudd performs at Ultra Violet. The group will perform their hit single “We Don’t Have to Look Back Now.”
    • “OLTL” pads its musical resume as yet another rock group visits Llanview. On January 21st, the Plain White T’s make a stop in town, much to the delight of their number one fan Gigi Morasco (Farah Fath). The group will be promoting their latest album, “Big Bad World,” which features the Grammy-nominated single “Hey There Delilah.” The Plain White T’s were recently featured in an episode of the hit Nickelodeon sitcom “iCarly,” entitled “iRue the Day.”

    • “OLTL” is currently in the process of casting the role of a 28-year-old male teacher, who is described as “cool,” and loved by students but hated by parents.
    • “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



    Hitting the sheets…
    Monday, November 24, 2008 3:35 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A kind offer for a place to stay turns into heated passion…

    THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    Sharon is reeling from anger at the fact that Jack is once again keeping secrets from her. Nick is unable to erase his kiss from Sharon from his mind. Ashley moves back home where she belongs. Phyllis and Brad decide it’s best to join forces to get what they want. Nick and Victoria go see Victor. Katherine’s frame of mind continues to confuse her. During Thanksgiving at the Winters, Ana has a very hard time when social services decides to pay a visit.

    UNDERCOVER LOVERS…

    As a way to help Nikki in her time of need, Paul asks her if she’d be willing to move into his place to get herself situated. She kindly takes him up on his offer. Shortly after, she received a call from Victor to come see him. Paul tells Nikki that she can’t always go running to Victor whenever he summons her. She tells him she will be fine and heads over to the ranch. Once there, however, Victor accuses her of giving his notebook he had in Mexico. The two get into a heated argument to which Nikki stands strong. Leaving Victor alone, Nikki returns back to Paul’s place and she tells him what happened. She soon begins to move her things in and Paul offers up his bedroom to her while he takes the couch. During the course of the evening, both begin talking about their friendship and the past, which leads into Paul kissing her. The kiss soon get heated and the two find themselves having sex. Afterwards the two agree that they must keep what happened between them quiet.

    NOTE: The Young and the Restless will be re-broadcasting classic episodes Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.

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    Plot, plot, scheme, scheme…
    Monday, November 24, 2008 2:59 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Paul’s latest stunt could set Dusty up for heartbreak…

    THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

    After a visit at the hospital, Lily is pleasantly surprised that Lucinda will be released early fron the hospital. She’s even more stunned when Lucinda asks to spend Thanksgiving at the farmhouse. Back at the farm, Holden tries to get Luke to cheer up but when it falls on deaf ear, he invites Noah for dinner. Dinner doesn’t go as planned when Luke assumes that Noah came to make up and things get even more problematic for him when Lucinda shows up for dinner with Brian. Meanwhile, Jack, who’s bringing Sage to the farm for Thanksgiving, sets nervous feelings for Carly due to Janet being there. Despite Jack’s comment that Sage will just have to get used to him being with Janet, Sage shows exactly how she feels about her mother not being with her for the dinner. Janet, realizing that Sage won’t be happy unless Carly is there, calls her up to come over. At dinner Jack announces the wedding date.

    Brad and Katie pay a visit to Henry who’s still in jail. In an effort to get him out of jail, they go back to Chicago to try to find Spencer. While at a coffee shop the two run into someone that recognizes Spencer and gives them the address of where she lives. Unable to find her, Brad calls Dani to tell her the news. Once off the phone with them, she calls someone to tell them that she understands that she has to get rid of Spencer for good. At the Hughes home, Thanksgiving becomes a mess when Alison encourage Casey to tell his parents about his being expelled from Oakdale U. At the same time, Emily arrives and winds up being invited to dinner by Daniel. When Casey announces the news to his parents, they are livid. Casey leaves to cool down when Emily comes out to offer up encouragement. Emily kisses Casey, who quickly pushes her away. Back inside, Casey decides to re-join the family for dinner, while Emily, who has decided not to stay, watches from outside.

    THE WHEELS OF DECEPTION TURN…

    At Old Town, Paul and Emily run into one another. She wants his help in getting rid of Josie. Meg overhears the conversation and Emily has no choice but to later confess to Meg what she said to Paul. When with Meg at Al’s, Paul tells her that Emily wasn’t being completely honest in what she told her. He admits he was wrong in doing what he did and Meg immediately forgives him. Coming back from Tampa, Florida, Dusty and Josie bump into Paul and Meg. Josie immediately senses the close bond Meg and Dusty have with one another. Later in the evening, Josie is fixing her own special Thanksgiving for Dusty when Paul shows up demanding why she’s avoiding his calls.It is revealed that Paul hired Josie to pretend to have a strong connection to Jennifer as a way to get closer to Dusty. She tells Paul she can’t keep doing what she’s doing to Dusty but Paul tells her he hired to do a job and he wants her to continue. When he leaves Dusty arrives. Feeling that he’s become distant, Josie lies and says she had a premonition about Johnny. A minute later the PI, who is also working for Paul, calls and tells him about a lead that has Lucy and Johnny in Norway. Things take a romantic turn for Dusty and Josie and the two make love, while back at the farmhouse, Meg becomes suspicious of a phone call that Paul is on.

    NOTE: As the World Turns will be preempted Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.

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    Sunday, November 23, 2008 1:30 AM | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Decision time.

    THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

    • Buzz can’t believe what he sees when he gets to Beth’s room after intercepting a delivery Coop was slated to make. Coop secretly listens in as Beth explains the situation to Buzz. Buzz warns Beth of the consequences if Alan finds out about her affair. Beth makes a decision about her future with Coop.
    • Frank, Buzz and Mallet prepare Thanksgiving dinner with a lot of alcohol in hand. Marina walks in on a drunken Mallet pouring out his heart.
    • Reva becomes frustrated with the doctor Jeffrey introduces her to, Colin McCabe, before he even gets a chance to explain the protective measures they can take with the baby while she’s on chemo. Josh tells Reva that Shayne isn’t coming home. Reflecting on her past with her other children, Reva makes a decision on the subject of undergoing chemo.
    • Christina’s relief turns to agony when she realizes Remy has yet to turn in the annulment papers. Remy promises a dejected Christina that they find Mr. Perkins and get the annulment. Christina reminds Remy to keep his temper in check after they finally locate Mr. Perkins but winds up telling him off herself. Remy is impressed.

    A Closer Look: Tactical Errors

    Lizzie gets a motion to suppress evidence so the jacket cannot be used in court. Alan attempts to make Lizzie second guess her success. Doris refuses to put a persistent Lizzie on the stand until a private talk with Alan. Lizzie is ecstatic to learn that she’ll be able to testify on Bill’s behalf. Alan gets a pass into the courtroom after passing a bribe to the bailiff. Doris pulls out Bill’s jacket in the middle of Lizzie’s testimony. A mortified Lizzie leaves the courtroom after testifying. Doris assures Alan that he did the right thing by helping bring the jacket back into evidence. Lizzie visits Bill. Lizzie learns that Bill has been charged with kidnapping, fraud and assault, and faces upwards of 20 years in prison.



    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.


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      ‘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.


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        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.