My View of Llanview: October 1 Edition

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 11:01 PM | By Scotty Gore

( — An old interview with Michael Storm.

After a nearly two month absence, I am back with my column, and hope to soon return to my in-depth discussions on the current state of “One Life to Live.” Unfortunately, sometimes in life when it rains, it pours. Such has been the case for me lately, with my schedule being extremely full and hectic. Anyhow, here is an old newspaper article about “OLTL.” Enjoy!

The following article is entitled “Michael Storm’s Wife is Expecting: Baby is 1st week of April…but please, not on April 1st!” It originally appeared in the April 1970 edition of “Daytime TV.”

“We expect our baby the first week in April,” says Michael Storm’s wife, Sally. “And I it’s not an April 1st baby. I don’t want the poor child getting joke presents the rest of his life!”

Sally says people snicker when she signs her name, Mrs. Sally Storm. They think it’s funny like Gale Storm or Tempest Storm.

“If our baby is a girl, we promise not to name her April Storm …”

“Especially if it’s a boy,” wisecracks Michael.

Michael (Dr. Larry Wolek on “One Life to Live”) and Sally are Californians and they’ve been living in a New York apartment since Michael succeeded his brother James in the Wolek role a year ago.

When James decided to go to Europe, he suggested his brother for the role. Michael had been singing with The Good Time Singers on the Andy Williams Show, but he had some drama training. So he auditioned for the part. “I was afraid,” he admits.

The writers of “One Life to Live” then eased Michael into the role by letting James become seriously injured in a fire. Then he was shown with his face swathed with bandages, and when the bandages came off, Michael emerged as the new Dr. Wolek. Simple.

Michael has calmed down. He finds playing Dr. Wolek “no problem” and the “job is fabulous!” He asks “Where else could I make so much money and still have time for Sally?”

Michael and Sally were raised as neighbors, and knew each other’s family, but hadn’t really me until about a year before they married. Michael (born in Chicago Aug. 9) moved to Pacific Palisades when he was six years old. Sally, born in Cleveland Aug. 2, moved to the same community when she was two.

They attended the same Episcopalian Church, went to the same grammar school, but didn’t really know each other. Sally recalls she was a skinny kid with braces on her teeth, and at 11, she was enduring her first big crush on an idol – who happened to be the happily-married actor Peter Graves, whom she met in a community theatre.

Sally and Michael finally met in Burbank at the NBC studios, when a mutual friend brought Sally backstage after the Andy Williams Show. As Sally recalls the event, “When I finally met Michael on purpose, he was such a nice person!” And as Michael recalls it, “It was probably raining when we met. I was impressed by her because she was so bright, and because she digs rain, and I like rain.”

“I think we got into my Jaguar and it wouldn’t start. In fact, that Jag would never start. I had bought it for $100, adding $800 in repairs, and sold it for $50.”

The Jag wouldn’t start, but Michael Storm and Sally Beall’s romance started. A year later, when Sally was on her two-week vacation from a video tape company in Hollywood, she visited Michael at Harold’s Club in Reno, Nev., where he was singing – and they decided to marry.

He didn’t actually propose, but a few weeks after they had met, they knew they were meant for each other.

“On our wedding night,” recalls Michael, “we played gin … and she won! She hasn’t beaten me in gin again – because I won’t play gin with her anymore! I play scrabble and dominoes with her, and I beat her … ”

Sally protests, “He’s the worst looser! … He cries! …”

Michael cut in, “No I don’t … I sulk!”

Every couple of weeks now, Michael joins Alan Miler (Dave Siegel), Joe Gallison (Tom Edwards) and Doris Belack (Anna Wolek) for a game of poker, and everybody has fun. But he won’t play gin with anybody, especially you-know-who.

Although both Michael and Sally are Leos, they get along fine. “If anyone says that two Leos can’t make a good marriage … well, it’s not true!” says Michael.

Sally says she’s happy being a homemaker. “I’m not a career girl. I got it out of my system. I had a responsible job, and after we married, I continued to work; but when we moved to New York, I stayed home. I’m satisfied staying home. Michael is home more than most five days a week working husbands, and we have a lot of fun staying home.”

When they were living in California, they stumbled into a business. Michael thought he’d revive a childhood hobby and collect salt-water tropical fish. He started with a 10-gallon fish tank, and then brought in more tanks for the young fish, and eventually they had 15 tanks. They thought it would be smart to buy a tropical fish store. But it turned out to be nerve wracking and not worth it, financially. So they just turned it over to an employee and headed for New York and One Life to Live.

Now they don’t bother with tropical fish, but prefer “to paint, make mobiles and plastic and electronic things.”

They have adjusted to life in New York. “The now is thrilling, “they admit. “The first time I saw snow, I just couldn’t believe it,” says Sally, who’s a beautiful brunet (five-foot-six, 120 pounds, with dark brown hair and hazel eyes.)

“The nice thing about the cold New York weather,” says Michael, “is that you’re freezing, and you rush into the nearest coffee shop and get a cup of steaming coffee, and then it revives you! Then you go out and freeze again, and warm up again. It’s great!”

They enjoy browsing among the city’s gourmet shops, but they deplore the high cost of good beef. “We miss California beef,” says Michael. “Here in New York, there are so many first-rate restaurants that they probably get the fine beef first, and let he poorer beef go into the supermarkets.”

When Michael finishes on “One Life to Live,” they probably will return to California. “I like to garden,” says Sally, “but Michael only likes to watch flowers. Both of us are accustomed to living in private houses, with space around us. I wouldn’t want to raise a child in a big city.”

Michael said, wistfully, “Maybe we’ll be rich enough some day to have a New York apartment and a Los Angeles house, and commute.”

On Feb. 21, they will celebrate their fourth anniversary.

They remember going to the Justice of the Peace in Reno, and noticing that there was a replica of a bomb right in front of the radiator. It looked like a real bomb and when it began to hiss, Michael and Sally were frozen with fright. But it was only the radiator hissing. It did provide their marriage with an “explosive” start, though!

Sally’s 2-week vacation from her job turned into a honeymoon, but they didn’t get a real honeymoon until they went to Bermuda last September for a week. They went swimming, sunning, and snorkel diving.

On the show, Michael, as Dr. Wolek, is involved with Karen Martin (played by Niki Flacks) and Meredith Lord (Lynn Benish). He has romantic scenes, and Sally admits, “I had to get used to watching him romance other girls on TV. But now it doesn’t bother me.”

Michael, a handsome six-foot-two, 170 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes, gets a lot of passionate mail from his fans. But it doesn’t bother Sally, she insists.

They have a real good relationship. “We know each other,” Sally explains. “We’re friends as well as husband and wife. In the old days, people married each other, and then learned to become friends. But nowadays, the courtship enables you to get to know a lot about each other before marriage. Marriage follows naturally out of a wonderful friendship.”

“Married people play games with each other. And I’ve tried to take the games out of our marriage. It’s better to confront your mate on a problem than to let it fester. It’s better to straighten out a misunderstanding right away, and get it over with!”

Michael and Sally’s marriage brings together two old families. Michael’s people are mostly German and French, and his great great grandfather was Edward Adolph Joseph Kashmir Mortier, Napoleon’s chief aide and also the first president of France. “He was supposed to blow up the Kremlin, but he failed,” Michael explains. “His statue stands in Paris and in the palace of the Versailles. He looked just like my father.

Sally’s ancestors are of English, Scotch and German stock and they came over on the Mayflower.

Michael’s folks were involved in show business. His father, John Storm, was an actor who quit that work when he married his Margaret, a former child actress. Father became a writer, poet, and playwright. He and Margaret co-authored the cookbook, A Treasure of Fine Desserts. Michael’s grandfather was an actor in silent movies, and his grandmother was a Flora Dora girl.

Michael’s father died in 1960, When Michael was studying at Berkeley University. His mother now lives in La Jolla Calif.; his sister Martha, a former actress, is now married and living in Cleveland; and his brother James is back in New York and living in a Greenwich Village apartment.

Sally has two sisters, both married, and one of them has babies.

Michael and Sally’s baby will be the first grandchild for Michael’s mother, and probably not the last.

Who knows? Their baby could turn out to be twins. “There are twins on my side of the family,” says Sally, mischievously.

“I’m ready for whatever comes,” he says and he means it.

Well, that’s all for this edition of the column. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the column. See you again on October 15th..

And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live” …..

‘Puddle of Mudd’ Rocks Llanview

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 10:16 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore

( — Llanview, Pennsylvania will be ringing in 2009 with style, with Puddle of Mudd performing at UltraViolet.

“One Life to Live,” a daytime drama well known for landing big name musical talents like Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Timbaland, and Nelly Furtado, has added other group to its resume. Kansas City, Missouri based rock group Puddle of Mudd will make their soap debut on “OLTL” at the end of December. The group will perform the hit single “You Don’t Have to Look Back Now,” from their latest album entitled “Famous.”

The group, which was formed in 1993, has experienced a high turnover of members over the years. Current members include lead singer Wes Scantlin, bass player Doug Ardito, lead guitarist Christian Stone, and drummer Ryan Yerdon. The name originated from the 1993 Missouri River Flood, which left a ‘puddle of mud’ on the band’s practice room floor.

Puddle of Mudd has released five albums, which have sold a total of seven million copies, along with several singles that have topped the Billboard Top 100. “Control,” from the group’s third album “Come Clean,” was used as the theme song for the World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Survivor Series 2001.” “Famous,” from their album with the same title, became the theme for “WWE One Night Stand” in 2007, and was also used in the video game “WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008.” In addition, Puddle of Mudd has toured with several other rock groups, including Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, and Staind.

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

Love on the rocks…
Monday, October 6, 2008 7:24 PM | By Venus Stone

( — A newcomer may have eyes on Brad, while a Hughes and a Snyder watch love slowly slip out from underneath them…


Holden and Lily pay a visit to the police station to see Dusty and overhear Lucinda begging him to keep quiet about her role in helping him fake his death. Lily fumes at Lucinda for keeping her in the dark. Alone with Lucinda, Holden talks to her about her actions, but explodes when he walks in on Lily and Dusty holding hands. Paul continues to be plagued and taunted by the ghost of James. When Bob agrees to his release, Meg is there to care for her husband. Paul soon starts to unravel everytime he sees Dusty with Meg and goes off the deep even further when he learns that James left his estate to Dusty instead of him. After learning that Paul is over his head in debt, Meg goes to Dusty for his help.

Jack becomes bored due to his not working and Janet, after talking to Vienna, goes to Margo in hopes of getting his job back. Margo immediately begins to shoot her down but Janet informs her that it was she, not Jack that destroyed evidence against Brad. Jack, in the meantime, spends time with Carly and Sage picking apples. Things become cozy for all three of them which irks Janet. When Janet calls Carly on their family ‘bonding’ moment, the ex-wife snaps back for her to deal with the fact that Jack will always be in her life regarding their children. After receiving a call from Margo, Jack learns that she is offering his job back, but he soon suspects that Janet had a play in it all.


When Alison admits that her marriage could already be over, Susan advices her to fight for it. Kim learns that Chris wants to leave Oakdale and take on a position with the World Health Organization that would lead him back to Africa. When Kim questions his reasons for leaving, he admits Alison is the reason. Back at Snyder farm, Aaron tells Holden that he feels that his marriage is over. Holden advises him to work on his marriage if he truly loves Alison. Aaron later calls Alison to meet him at Java. He tells her he wants to be with her and stay married but is instantly crushed when she tells him he deserves much more than her in his life.

Casey tells Alison that he may have jumped the gun in ending thing with Emily. When he goes to find her to make up, Emily tells him he was right all along and should end their relationship for good. When Casey sees Alison again, he questions why Emily wants out, she tells him that it’s because Dusty is back in town.

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OLTL PreVUE: Week of October 6 Edition

Monday, October 6, 2008 12:46 AM | By Scotty Gore

( — You can’t judge a book by its cover.


Dorian and Clint have a showdown over Langston, Vanessa paints a very different picture of Ray Montez, Dorian takes matters into her own hands, Jared realizes that looks can be deceiving, Adriana stands her ground, Rex hovers near death, two returns catch Tina off-guard, and a rapist asks his victim to become his bride.

The Inside Story: Everything Is Not What It Seems

Clint plays God by giving Dorian an ultimatum–either give up BE or lose Langston for good. Meanwhile, Langston works to sway Ray’s decision by showing him how happy she is at school and with her friends. In Columbia, Vanessa confesses to Cristian that Ray wants to murder her and her stepdaughter Lola, because the pair testified against him in the murder trial of his first wife, Lola’s mother. Vanessa begs Cristian to take them back to Llanview with him because she believes that is the last place Ray would think to look. Ray’s background unnerves Nora, and later she, Antonio, and Talia decide to pay him a little visit. Dorian hires Jackie McNaughton to “take care” of Ray. Meanwhile, Clint fumes when Nora hauls Ray in for questioning. Nora, Antonio, and Talia conclude that Ray doesn’t even know who Cristian is. In Columbia, a terrible storm delays Cristian’s return to Llanview. Starr, Langston, Cole, and Markko try to stay positive.

A Closer Look: Those Who Forget The Past Are Doomed To Repeat It

Todd dodges a bullet when Marty decides to drop her quest of revisiting her rape. In fact, she makes the decision to live for the future, instead of in the past. When Todd takes her for a drive, Marty feels free and alive. Meanwhile, John begins to suspect that Marty may indeed still be alive. Later, Todd and Marty contemplate the future, and discuss the best place to live once Starr’s baby is born. Marty is bugged by the fact that Todd still wears his wedding ring; despite the fact he claims to be over Blair. Michael becomes John’s sounding board when the cop reveals his suspicions about Marty. At the same time, Addie encourages Blair to listen to her heart. Soon afterward, John assures Blair that the feelings are mutual. Before making love, John confesses to Blair that he is working on personal case, all the while neglecting to mention that it involves Marty Saybrooke. Todd throws out his wedding band after receiving encouragement from Marty. Later Todd proposes to Marty, who quizzes Todd on his motives. Todd responds by confessing that talking about his feelings doesn’t come easy to him. John gets a break in the case. Blair is ok with John’s obsession with his first love, being a cop, and looks forward to her next rendezvous with him.

What to Watch

  • Jared talks with Bo about Jessica.
  • Tess forces Natalie to write “Jessica” a letter.
  • After reading the letter, Jared realizes Tess has returned.
  • Roxy inadvertently adds to Tina’s guilt.
  • Adriana has second thoughts about her decision.
  • Jared keeps up his charade in front of Tess.
  • Contractor Leo gives Jared an earful.
  • Marcie fails to convince Adriana to change her mind.
  • Brody is subdued after attacking a cop.
  • Roxy butts heads with Adriana.
  • Charlie comforts Gigi.
  • Tina visits the secret room, and later takes action fighting with Tess.
  • Natalie prays that Jared will uncover the truth.
  • Tina receives an unexpected visitor.
  • Bo, Adriana, Roxy, and Layla receive grim news concerning Rex’s prognosis.
  • Roxy blames Rex’s condition on Adriana.
  • Gigi remembers a happier time with Rex.
  • Gigi watches as Brody loses all sense of reality.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF October 13, 2008

  • Monday: Viki’s return could spell trouble for Tess; Cain Rogan confronts Tina at Llanfair; John threatens to expose Janet’s true identity and two decades old connection to Llanview.
  • Tuesday: Dr. Joplin implores Todd to listen to his conscience; Tess has Jared and Natalie right where she wants them; Tina and Tess work to keep Viki out of the loop.
  • Wednesday: Gigi hatches a plan to see Rex; Dorian isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty; Cristian manages to contact Sarah.
  • Thursday: Tess decides to get out of dodge; Bo shares his concern about “Jessica” with Viki; Gigi gets her revenge on Adriana; Cain kidnaps doggie David Vickers.

  • Friday: Dorian sees the error of her ways, but is it too late?; Clint has second thoughts; and all hell breaks loose at the Llanview Airport.

AMC PreVUE: Week of October 6 Edition

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa

( — Dealing with the consequences.


Taylor shuts down on Jake after things get too close for comfort. Somebody is having Taylor secretly investigated. Noting the tension between the Slater’s, a concerned Ryan gives Kendall some advice. Ryan kisses Greenlee. Annie continues to insist that she’s being stalked. Natalia beseeches Jesse to visit her mother. A furious Greenlee walks out on Aidan after learning he’s been monitoring her. Erica reaches out to a reeling Adam.

The Inside Story: Battleground

Kendall is confronted by a groom who claims his fiancé became ill from Bella. Angie’s test confirms the groom’s angry accusation. A furious Kendall heads to Adam’s mansion where she accuses him of sabotaging Bella. Kendall is appalled when Erica defends Adam. Once alone, Erica assures Kendall that she’ll handle Adam; Adam meanwhile holds a press conference announcing that he’s suing Fusion. Pete tells Colby the truth. Adam warns Colby that Pete will pay the price if she blabs. JR and Babe decide to leave the mansion…and move to California. Babe resigns from Fusion. Kendall gets very bad news concerning Fusion. Colby makes a plea to Pete.

A Closer Look: Entrapment

Zach seems receptive to Annie’s request for his help in securing that she keeps Emma. Annie is confident that the psychiatrist Zach convinced her to meet will secure her custody of Emma, unaware that Zach has actually hired the doctor to gather information to use against her. The doctor assures Zach that he has enough information to make sure Annie loses custody of Emma. During their next session, an unhinged Annie digs her hole in even deeper when she makes a significant slip which a hidden Zach overhears. Zach informs Annie of just how much she stands to lose, her freedom included, if she continues to fight for Emma.


  • Monday: Greenlee confides to Kendall that her marriage is over. Kendall learns Annie’s secret. Jack finds out what Erica is really up to with Adam.
  • Tuesday: Greenlee can’t deny her true feelings any longer. Erica and Carmen have it out over Jack. Zach warns Annie not to threaten him or his family.
  • Wednesday: Zach and Kendall are back on track. Annie shares her fears about being stalked with Ryan. Taylor gets the news she’s been waiting to hear.
  • Thursday: JR is fed up with Adam’s manipulations. Opal’s premonition about an impending disaster starts to come true. Kendall urges Greenlee to stop fighting her true feelings.

  • Friday: Greenlee gives in to her feelings for Ryan. After cheating death, Zach makes a shocking discovery. Many lives are in peril as disaster strikes Pine Valley.

Pine Valley and the ‘L’ Word

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 1:48 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

( — Bianca’s back from Paris with a few surprises.

ABC confirms that both Tamara Braun and Eden Riegel have signed contracts with “All My Children,” but the lengths of those contracts have not been revealed.

Tamara Braun is joining the cast of “AMC” as Bianca Montgomery’s (Eden Riegel) girlfriend, Reese Williams, who is described as a “confident and successful architect.” Braun is best known for her work on “AMC’s” sister soap “General Hospital.” The Emmy-nominated actress played the second incarnation of Carly Corinthos from 2001 until 2005. Braun’s last role on daytime was at NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” where she played the troubled Ava Vitali for a six month period in 2008. On Reese’s upcoming storyline, Braun tells Soap In Depth, “where this is going, I don’t know that this storyline has ever been done in daytime.”

As previously reported by Soap Opera Network, Riegel is returning to “AMC,” as well, as the popular Bianca Montgomery. Riegel played Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) tortured youngest daughter from 2000 until February 2005. The actress was nominated for several Daytime Emmy’s in that time, and finally took home the award in 2005. This will be Riegel’s third … uhm, no actually seventh return to “AMC” since her 2005 exit. Riegel’s longest return started in October of 2006 when the actress initially signed on for a three month contract that extended to six; her last return was in December of 2007.

Braun’s Reese won’t show up until Thursday, October 30, although her girlfriend Bianca first airs on Friday, October 17, when her brother-in-law, Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye), finds her buried under some rubble that the tornado, that’s due to hit Pine Valley during the week of October 13, leaves behind. Word is that, despite Reese’s delay, Bianca will not be returning home all alone – and we don’t mean with her sweet daughter, Miranda. Speaking of Miranda, Haley Evans will reclaim her role and is scheduled to start taping soon.

In non-related “AMC” casting news, Shannon Kane will be portraying Natalia, the young woman from Jesse’s past that SON previously reported about. The role is contract.

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

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    Y&R PreVUE: Week of September 29 Edition

    Abbotts a plenty…
    Monday, September 29, 2008 11:27 AM | By Venus Stone

    ( — Jack tries to get what he wants from his family, while Billy makes his presence known…


    Nick and Victoria are in a panic when they learn that Victor has snuck out of ths hosptial. Colleen is offered a chance of a lifetime while Lily desides it is time for her to step down as the Jabot’s Fresh Face model. Karen tells Neil about her past. Noah finds himself in some serious trouble. Nikki finds Victor and gives him a blessing out for his behavior. Lauren realizes that Eden has never gone to school. Lily and Colleen’s friendship slowly becomes tested. Cane’s attitude towards Jill at Jabot stuns her. Jeff and Gloria stumble upon information regarding Kay’s mental health. Phyllis goes behind Nick’s back and makes changes to the editor’s letter in Restless Style.


    Billy decides it is time that he meets the half brother he never knew. After meeting Cane for the first time, he runs into Chloe, who is shocked to see him. Jack meets with Traci and Ashley and immediately tries to talk them into regaining control of Jabot. Meanwhile Jack continues his mission on getting even with Victor, but he may have trouble when Adam begins to have a change of heart.

    Pictured: Eileen Davidson courtesy CBS

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    ATWT PreVUE: Week of September 29 Edition

    Things left unresolved…
    Monday, September 29, 2008 11:05 AM | By Venus Stone

    ( — James does another disappearing act; Dusty’s return spells trouble for some…


    Brad, looking for Katie, finds her in Mike’s hotel room. Alison gets some shocking news and later finds herself having to open up to Aaron. Emily and Casey hits another crossroad in their relationship when she decides to do things that he does not agree on. Carly and Lily find themselves having a touching moment with one another, but Lily soon turns her anger on Holden when she feels that she has been betrayed. Noah returns home into Luke’s waiting arms. Meanwhile Jack opens up to Carly and makes a suggestion on a possible reunion.


    Paul and Dusty corner James but when the schemer hightails it, they race to stop him. Up on the lighthouse the showdown takes a dire turn when James takes a flying leap. When Dusty, Paul and Meg arrive back in Oakdale, Margo’s on them like white on rice demanding answers as to what happened. Everyone is stunned when they realize that Dusty is very much alive. The truth as to why he faked his death soon leaks out. When Meg gets questioned again by Margo she places a phone call asking for their help. Meanwhile, Emily gets the shock of her life when she comes face-to-face with Dusty.

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    OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 29 Edition

    Monday, September 29, 2008 12:05 AM | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty in order to get what you want.


    Rex fights for his life, Adriana gives Gigi her walking papers, Dorian takes matters into her own hands, Vanessa makes a shocking confession, John receives insight from an old friend, and Michael and Marcie
    long for one another.

    The Inside Story: The Things We Do for Family

    Addie visits Dorian in the slammer to lend her support. Starr, Langston, and Markko work on a plan to stop Ray from leaving Llanview with Langston. At the same time, Clint denies Cole’s accusations and attempts to guilt the teen into keeping mum. However, Cole immediately tells Langston, Markko, and Starr what he has learned. Dorian considers enlisting the services of Jackie McNaughton to take care of Ray. Starr, Langston, Markko, and Cole are unable to visit Dorian, but remain determined to derail Ray’s agenda. By week’s end, Dorian is out of jail. After being released she first reminds Ray that she knows he is hiding something. Afterward, she heads for the Buchanan Mansion for a showdown with Clint. Vanessa urges Cristian to help her, and claims that Ray is out to kill her.

    A Closer Look: My Two Dads

    Llantano Mountain serves as the backdrop as Brody flashes in and out reality while reliving his experiences fighting in Iraq. Even though his ‘father’ is arrested, Shane vows to stand beside him. Meanwhile, Bo and Gigi are clearly concerned for Rex’s life, which hangs by a thread. Later, as Bo searches for Shane, Gigi prays for Rex’s life. Shane is devastated after witnessing Brody’s state of mind while in jail. Bo finally catches up to Shane and escorts him to the hospital where Gigi is preparing to come clean. While he is on the operating table, Rex’s subconscious places him in a game show where he must atone for his past actions. Unfortunately, Rex gives the wrong answer to the most important question. Shane has a bad reaction upon learning that Rex, and not Brody, is really his father. At the same time, Rex’s family and friends gather at the hospital to give their support. Layla attempts to contact Adriana. Natalie is unable to strike a bargain with Tess, which would allow her to visit Rex at the hospital. While still in surgery, Rex’s life is on the line as he is faced with another important question. Meanwhile, Adriana arrives at Rex’s bedside. With Rex’s life in limbo, Adriana forbids Gigi from coming anywhere near her husband.

    What to Watch

    • Michael watches Marcie assemble a crib.
    • Still in love with one other, Marcie and Michael remain at an impasse.
    • Jared defends Natalie to Tess.
    • Tess delights in torturing Natalie.
    • Marty researches her past with Todd’s computer.
    • Todd and Tess threaten each other.
    • Jared gets the feeling that something isn’t quite right with ‘Jessica.’
    • John’s father’s old partner Pete gives Detective McBain new insight into Todd’s ‘mystery woman.’
    • Todd urges Marty to move on as she is about to relive the past.
    • Nora’s anger consumes her after learning Dallas is now staying at the mansion.
    • Antonio and Sarah learn what John uncovered about Cristian while in Columbia.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF October 6, 2008

    • Monday: Marty decides to let the past stay buried; Dorian and Clint battle it out; Langston begs Ray to let her stay in Llanview.
    • Tuesday: Todd and Marty plan for the future; Dorian hires Jackie McNaughton to solve a problem; Clint and Nora have a difference of opinion about Ray.
    • Wednesday: John keeps a secret from Blair; Jared is on to Tess; Todd surprises Marty yet again.
    • Thursday: Marty shocks Todd; Jared learns of the secret room; Adriana stands her ground.

    • Friday: Jared desperately searches for Natalie; Rex’s condition worsens; Tina takes action.

    Branson Leaps into the ‘Light’

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:25 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

    ( — The prodigal son.

    Jeff Branson is “Guiding Light’s” lucky seventh incarnation of Shayne Lewis.

    Branson is most known for playing the role of Jonathan Lavery on ABC’s “All My Children.” The Emmy-nominated actor played the role of reformed serial killer Jonathan from June, 2004 until “AMC” stopped calling him in for tapings in late 2007. In the spring of 2008, the show officially announced that Branson had been let go. Ironically enough, Branson’s first role on daytime was a day role on “GL” as a young Alan Spaulding in 2003.

    Shayne Lewis is the son of “GL’s” biggest super couple Reva Shayne and Joshua Lewis (Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman). The character was last seen on August 16, 2004 played by played by Marty West. Shayne’s return will be a welcomed surprise for his family; the Lewis’ have recently learned that Shayne is missing in Afghanistan.

    Branson’s first airdate on “GL” is December 1.

    “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS.

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