AMC PreVUE: Week of September 15 Edition

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

( — When the bough breaks.


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

The Inside Story: Fragile Ground

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

A Closer Look: The Game is On

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


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

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

Y&R PreVUE: Week of September 8 Edition

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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OLTL PreVUE: Week of September 8 Edition

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

( — What becomes of the brokenhearted?


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

The Inside Story: Evil Comes in Many Forms

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

A Closer Look: Out of Touch with Reality

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

What to Watch

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

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF September 15, 2008

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

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

AMC PreVUE: Week of September 8 Edition

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa

( — On the brink.


Erica puts the brakes on her budding relationship with Samuel. Angie is beside herself with worry when she learns that Frankie is being sent back to Iraq to complete his tour of duty. Frankie admits to Taylor that he doesn’t really want to go back to Iraq, a notion she finds difficult to comprehend. Taylor is haunted by a disturbing memory. Erica doesn’t get what she wants from Kendall, Jack or even Adam. JR becomes suspicious of Adam’s relationships with both Annie and Pete. Angie turns to Randi for help with Frankie. Randi asks Frankie not to leave her. Tad becomes suspicious of Jesse’s behavior. Amanda asks Taylor how she feels about Jake on Friday, September, 12.

The Inside Story: Risky Business

Josh fears Zach is going to make him pay with his life after he confesses he stole millions from the casino. Kendall tries to intercede on Josh’s behalf but Zach refuses to back down. Kendall uses her pepper spray to disarm Zach’s goons, allowing Josh the chance to escape. As a terrified Josh arrives at Erica’s door, Kendall issues Zach an ultimatum. Erica heads out to confront Zach who continues to ignore Kendall’s pleas. On Tuesday, September 9 Kendall finds Josh at Erica’s and begins to realize how broken a man he’s become. Zach fully intends to make Josh pay for what he’s done despite Erica’s protest. Upon arriving at Erica’s suite, Zach and Erica learn that Kendall and Ryan helped Josh disappear. Ryan takes a job with Zach overseeing the casinos as restitution for helping Josh escape. Zach is fed up with Kendall ignoring the life she has with him. Zach and Kendall make love on his desk. Zach and Kendall begin to take steps in fixing their relationship. Zach instructs his minions to call off the search for Josh.

A Closer Look: Playing with Fire

Ryan’s straight talk doesn’t go over well with the misses. Simmering from her hubby’s rejection, Annie stages it so that Pete accidentally bruises her arms and later claims to Babe, Kendall and Greenlee that Ryan caused the bruises. Babe seems to buy Annie’s claim, but Kendall is a tougher sell. Greenlee’s death becomes an unhinged Annie’s main mission. Annie sneaks out of the mansion and shows up at Greenlee’s penthouse, on Wednesday, September 10, with Adam’s gun in hand. Annie prepares to shoot an oblivious Greenlee when she’s suddenly hit with abdominal pain. Despite being in great pain, Annie manages to sneak out of Greenlee’s place and back to the mansion undetected. Meanwhile, Ryan heads over to the mansion to confront Annie after being served with a restraining order. Ryan’s anger turns to concern when he realizes Annie’s in bad shape. Greenlee reaches out to a distraught Ryan. Greenlee thinks Kendall should give her anger towards Annie a rest. Zach reassures a guilt wrecked Ryan that he’s a good father. Kendall sneaks into Annie’s room with disastrous results.


  • Monday: Annie admits some of her sins to Ryan. Someone is keeping an eye on Jesse. Frankie promises Randi that he’ll come back home to her.
  • Tuesday: Zach and Kendall aren’t in a good place. Adam knows how to push Erica’s buttons. Kendall learns what Adam’s really up to.
  • Wednesday: Kendall enlists Erica’s help in dealing with Adam. Erica sees the closeness between Jack and Carmen. Pete sets out to further Adam’s plan.
  • Thursday: Erica uses Adam to make Jack jealous. Kendall tells Greenlee that Ryan needs her. Jesse swears to Tad and Angie that he isn’t keeping any secrets.

  • Friday: Greenlee pushes Ryan away as she professes her love for Aidan. Zach is aware that his marriage is in trouble. Tad asks Aidan to help him uncover whatever it is Jesse’s hiding.

A parent goes overboard…
Sunday, August 31, 2008 10:40 PM | By Venus Stone

( — A father’s protection lands him in hot water…


When Barbara is threatened by Derek, Paul, having earlier refused James’ help, has a reluctant change of heart. James tells him that the money he needs is buried deep under Snyder farm soil, which makes Paul realize he was the one responsible for the contamination of their property. Alison continues preparing for her wedding to Aaron but gets sidetracked when she goes to the hospital and bumps into Chris. While there, Mrs. Ward tells the two she is unable to take care of her dog since she will be in an assisted living facility. Chris sneaks the dog to the Lakeview and Alison offers to help him but runs into Aaron. She quickly covers. Mike an Lily have another little make-out session but find themselves busted when Holden shows up unexpectedly. Henry
becomes concerned when he overhears Derek threatening someone on the phone. When he voices his concerns to both Bonnie and later Vienna, both women brush it off as unnecessary worry. Lucinda and Brian share a tender moment together.


Brad panics when Leo doesn’t emerge from the water. Racing to the pond, he pulls the unconscious boy out of the water to revive him. When that doesn’t work, Brad immediately calls 911 and takes off when they get there. Meanwhile, Janet tries hard to make peace with Jack, however, he’s still angry at her. Liberty, still shaken up, asks Janet to stay with her. Brad soon arrives back home and tells Janet to ignore the fact that he’s soaked. Dallas contacts Jack and tells him that Leo was found by the pond and has been rushed to the hospital. Jack quickly heads back to Brad and Katie’s for questioning. Katie immediately realizes that Brad has lied to Jack and once Jack has left, asks what he did. Brad admits that he was the one that threw Leo in the pond. Carly, in the meantime, questions if Parker is cleared of all accusations regarding Liberty. She soon learns from Dallas that someone attacked Leo. Brad later goes to the hospital to see Leo and tells him he’s sorry for what he did to him, unaware that Carly has heard everything. Back at Snyder farm, Jack finds Janet packing up her belongings. Before they can talk, Katie arrives and informs the two about what Brad has done. Janet quickly goes into protective mode when she begs Jack not to do anything to the father of her daughter. Jack, however, tells them all that he needs to do his job, and tells Brad he has an hour to come to the station to confess. Later, Brad gets word that Leo wants him to come to the hospital. When Brad and Katie arrive, they find Margo there to question him. When she leaves, Leo apologizes for what he did to Liberty but mentions he doesn’t remember too much of what happened.

NOTE: As the World Turns will be preempted Monday, September 1 and Friday, September 5 due to the US Tennis Open.

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Victor returns with a mighty roar…
Sunday, August 31, 2008 10:23 PM | By Venus Stone

( — A very alive Victor has some scores to settle and nobody is safe…


Chloe has some serious confessing to do in the Chancellor home. Amber is not too pleased with being led on by Daniel and has it out with him. Jill, wanting the best for Cane, finds herself getting told off by him instead. Jack and Sharon have it out about her taking Nick’s side in their argument. Cane and Lily find themselves in a heated liplock. Noah request something very important from his parents. Paul heads back out to Mexico


Nikki, still in Mexico, comes face-to-face with a very much alive Victor. When she sees that he is in fact alive, the two soon find themselves in a heated confrontation. Nikki tells Victor that he needs to come back home to Genoa City to be with his family but he tells her he is not going anywhere.. Back in Genoa City, Nick, Victoria and Adam each get a letter from Victor. Nick becomes touched when he reads that his father truly does accept that he has become his own man and he respects him for it. When Victoria reads her letter, she finds that Victor always valued her as the one true person he never wanted to hurt or disappoint. Adam sits down alone to read the letter he has received and is floored by the fact that Victor has instructed him not to turn his back on his newfound siblings. Angry, Adam bitterly tells Heather that he doesn’t have to honor anything and that Victoria and Nick got exactly what they deserved. Nikki later calls to report to her son and daughter that Victor is alive but refuses to come home. Back at Newman Enterprises, Adam makes it known that he has big plans for the company. With a change of heart and mind, Victor makes his way back home, where he learns of all of the changes Adam has made to his company and his treatment of Neil, Victoria and Nick. Unaware of what’s in store for him, Adam finds himself in a serious confrontation with Victor.

NOTE: The Young and the Restless will be preempted Monday, September 1 and Friday, September 5 due to the US Tennis Open.

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Treadway Brings Game to Llanview

Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:24 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore

( — Ty Treadway returns to Llanview to host a new game show starring Rex Balsom.

Psychopath Colin MacIver may be dead, but that won’t stop his spirit from invading the inner thoughts of Rex Balsom. Cashing in on the success of Ty Treadway’s new game show “Crosswords,” “One Life to Live” brings their former star back to town as what else–a game show host.

This fall, Rex’s past comes back to haunt him as he lies on the operating table after being shot. As he drifts in and out of conscious, he dreams he is a panelist on a game show entitled “So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco’s Father” hosted by the late Colin MacIver.

The dream, which is expected to last for two days, will expose Rex’s fears and concerns about being a good father to 10-year-old Shane, whom he only recently discovered was his. It will also serve to highlight his past misdeeds and how he has changed since arriving in Llanview.

Treadway portrayed the mentally unstable Colin on “OLTL” from 2000-2001. After Colin met his demise, Treadway returned as his twin brother Troy later that same year. After developing an obsession with Nora Buchanan (just as Colin did), Troy went insane and was sentenced to life in Statesville in 2003. In early 2004, Treadway exited “OLTL” a second time.

The dream sequence scenes, which were taped on the set of ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” will air on October 1st and 2nd.

There is also talk of Jessica Morris may reprise her role as Jennifer Rappaport (albeit in spirit form) sometime this fall for an episode or two in scenes involving her ex-lover Rex. Morris portrayed the role of Lindsay and Sam’s daughter from 2001-2005.

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

Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:12 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

( — New “All My Children” Head Writer, Charles Pratt Jr., shakes up canvas with a natural disaster hitting Pine Valley.

Just in time for the all important November sweeps period, ABC’s “All My Children” is looking to entice new viewers with a major tornado that will hit Pine Valley in October. Soap Opera Network can also confirm, as reported by TV Guide Canada‘s Nelson Branco, that two major characters will die during the tornado and that there will be a number of guest appearances from past “All My Children” cast members.

A tornado last hit the fictional Pennsylvania town in 1994, when Julia Santos (Sydney Penny) received a scar after a chandelier fell on her during a party held at the Chandler mansion in honor of Adam (David Canary) and Gloria (Teresa Blake).

Stay tuned to Soap Opera Network as further storyline details become available.

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

  • All My Children

    My View of Llanview: August 15 Edition

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:49 PM | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Erika Slezak talks family love–’70s style.

    Wow…this may be a new record for me…I’m nearly two weeks late with this column. However, there is a valid reason for that; the past few weeks have been very hectic for me. Being a City Commissioner, I am responsible for helping my small hometown prepare for our annual Honeyfest. It is a big deal here, especially since it became the “Kentucky’s Official State Honey Festival” in 2006. Now in its 14th year, the Clarkson Honeyfest has grown by leaps and bounds. More information is available at

    In addition, the past two weeks have also taken a somber tone for my loved ones and me. Three recent deaths have hit too close to home for me. First there was the husband of my second cousin and good friend/co-worker who fell asleep at the wheel after working a twelve-hour night shift to support their families and died in a car accident. His friend left behind a wife and kids, as did my second cousin’s husband. In fact, the loving son he left behind will be thirteen next month. My heart and prayers go out to him and his mom. And then my great aunt died in neighboring Indiana. While I wasn’t particularly close to her, the death hit my grandmother rather hard, and my mom, my aunts, and my uncle worried and concerned about her.

    So I apologize again for the lateness of this column, and for the fact it will only consist of a representing of an old “OLTL” related article. I hope and pray that the August 30th column will be posted on time but, as I found out in the past few weeks, one can never be sure.

    The following article appeared in the May 1972 edition of Daytime TV. Written by R. Marian Rose, it is entitled “Erika Slezak’s Fond Memories of Family Love.” The article sheds light on Erika Slezak, her family, and her home life. Enjoy.

    Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) lets you know every chance she gets, that she adores her family. Right now the family is a little scattered. Her dad, Walter Slezak, and mom, Joanna, live in Switzerland; her sister Ingrid, is married to a doctor and lives in Canada with her two sons; brother Leo is now in college but spent time with Erika last summer. However, Switzerland is not too far away for any of the Slezak offspring and, whenever they decide to go home, off they go to Mom and Dad.

    Born in California on an August 5, Erika spent most of her young life attending boarding schools. They were not the kind that kept you from your family, though. She went to the Convent of Scared Heart in Greenwich, Conn., but didn’t like it there too well so she transferred to the Convent of Scared Heart in Philadelphia.

    “I like the Pennsylvania school better because the girls were much nicer and the school had a pleasant atmosphere. I was always worried about being accepted by the other girls because I was younger than most. The school was a five days boarding school and the family was together on weekends.”

    When did Erika first decide she wanted to act?

    “I can’t recall a time when I didn’t want to act. As a child, I knew I’d act, but of course, I didn’t realize that it was difficult. When I was in my sophomore year in high school, Dad talked to me about training for a career in acting. At that time, Mom stayed out of the discussion, but today I’m more nervous when my mother in the audience because she’s very objective. “Dad goes to pieces when he sees me on stage. One thing he did for me at that time was let me have no illusions about the acting profession. He explained that it was going to be harder for me because I had a famous father. I would have to prove myself more than others and, as usual, he was right.

    “All the fame did for me was get me in to audition, but once inside, I was on my own. I knew most of the producers because I had met them when I was a child, and I had to go through the charade of being introduced all over again. One thing Dad did ask of me was: ‘If you discover you have no talent, get out of the business. They’ll be twice as hard on you.’ He also added: ‘If I feel that you have no talent, I’ll tell you.’”

    So for that hasn’t happened. And, it probably never will, because Erika is talented and has worked hard over the years preparing for her career. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England, and was a member of the Milwaukee Repertory Company for three seasons. During those three years, she was a leading lady in everything from Chekov to Noel Coward.

    “It was a marvelous experience; also rewarding. Theatre for me is most fascinating because it’s before an audience but I find daytime television wonderful, too. I’m glad I did repertory work first, though, because if you’re thrown into daytime television too quickly, it’s extremely hard. In repertory work, you’re given time to polish a performance. With time and experience, you find the easy way to do things. Everything I learned in repertory work can be applied to my daytime work and I find that it makes the load easier to carry.”

    How does she feel about being on a daytime serial?

    “I love it! I get a little peeved too because too many people think daytime actors are secondary people, but that’s not true. Some of your finest actors are on daytime shows. I’m enjoying everything about the show. I love my colleagues and the professional atmosphere in which I work.”

    Erika, as beautiful as she is talented, is tall, slim, blonde-haired and blue eyed, so it was only natural the next question be about her social life. Is there anyone special on the scene?

    “I have many friends but no one special. Actually, I don’t want to marry yet. I prefer to wait until I’m settled down. I enjoy being on my own and because of my work; my schedule keeps me from a more active social life. When I know I’m performing, I get to bed by 11 p.m. the latest because I have to be up early and in top notch shape.

    “I guess I can also say that I’m waiting to find a man with whom I can have the same relationship that my parents have. Daddy never went anywhere that he didn’t take my mother along. Many times, the children also went. But he never was away from any of us for more than a week. Marriage is not easy and whatever my parents have together, they’ve worked hard for. I want the same kind of family life that I grew up in. uses that’s the European upbringing in me. One thing I still enjoy is watching my father and brother, Leo who’s 23 now kiss when they meet. Why shouldn’t they? They’re father and son, and showing love and affection for each other doesn’t make them less masculine. I rather like it myself.

    How does Erika feels about the Women Liberation Movement?

    “A great deal of it is legitimate but, in some instances, they’ve gone too far. The arts such as acting, singing and ballet really don’t require Women’s Lib to help them. These are fields that equal pay is a standard practice and almost every play has love somewhere in its theme, so male and female, both, are required. The publishing field, secretaries and nurses need Women’s Lib to help them establish themselves on an equal basis with the men. I think one thing that the movement has done is call attention to the fact that women are very capable in the business world. Too many people have been led to believe that a woman leaves he mind at home with her family when she reports for work. That is definitely not true. The movement also called the public’s attention to the valuable role women are playing and can play in politics.”

    What about the world situation?

    “What can I say except to elaborate on the fact that the whole world seems to have been governed, since time began, by men fighting. War is a single, predominant, force in history. I don’t feel the Vietnam War will stop in communism. The original policy was not to interfere, but it turned into just that – interference – because of politics. When we leave the country, the people will do just as they please, anyway. When our young people grow up, the world will have to change. And, if the youth of today maintain their ideals, the world will be a better place by far. They are more alert at a younger age and that’s good.”

    It was on this note that the interview indeed – a most enjoyable two hours spent with a lovely, talented young woman. It was also very heartening to hear a young woman speak about her family with such love and devotion. Her eyes lit up every time she spoke of home (and that is wherever her parents happened to be living).

    Well, that’s all for this edition of the column. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the column. Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend. See you again on August 30th.

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