OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 28 Edition

Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:43 PM | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Rex and Bo work to make sure history repeats itself.


John and Blair’s makeout session on the roof of the Angel Square Hotel in interrupted by a shower, causing them to take their lust to the bedroom. Finding comfort in one another’s arms, the pair make passionate love. Meanwhile, across town, Marty questions Todd on what became of the three men who raped her. Without revealing his role in the ordeal, Todd assures her that all three men are paying their debt to society. An unknowing Marty informs Todd that he is not to blame for what happened to her, which leaves him covered with guilt. Agreeing to remain friends, Blair and John don’t regret their night of ecstasy. Marty continues to become more comfortable around Todd, all the while clueless as to their past history together. Todd discovers that Blair slept with John, and later has a nasty confrontation with them. Todd covers his jealousy in front of Blair by taunting her with his new “lady friend.” Todd fumes with rage while watching Blair kiss John good-bye. Nora promises Cole that she will always be there for him. Cole, meanwhile, agrees to give into Starr’s demands, but with strings attached. Starr and Cole realize that their love isn’t stronger then their present dilemma. Todd continues to make himself the victim in front of Marty. Cole’s actions catch Todd by surprise. Marcie won’t give up in her quest to adopt Starr and Cole’s baby.

The Inside Story: A Grieving Mother

A despondent Tina tearfully informs Antonio and Cain that Carlo ordered Sarah and Cristian over the falls and that both are likely dead. Meanwhile, Carlo demands that Jonas kill Antonio. With her protests falling on deaf ears, Carlo forces Talia to marry Jonas. Antonio is stabbed by Jonas, who leaves him for dead; fortunately, Cristian rides to his brother’s rescue. Cristian fears that Sarah surely perished in the fall. Talia and Jonas become husband and wife.

A Closer Look: Back to the Past

Bo and Rex realize that they are trapped in 1968. With everyone still thinking that he is Asa, Bo has a run in with his mother Olympia, who bears a striking resemblance to Lindsay. A horrified Rex receives word that he has drafted to serve in Vietnam. Chuck Wilson Sr. (who looks like Nigel), informs Rex and Bo that they found some strange object near where they were struck by lightning. In reality the object is really Rex’s cell phone, which he attempts to use to contact Gigi back in 2008. Although he manages to successfully make a long distance phone call 40 years into the future, the connection is so terrible that Gigi is unable to make out any of what Rex says. Meanwhile, Bo and Rex decide to follow the advice Madame Delphina gave Rex and head for the Bon Jour Cafe. However, along their way to “follow the pie,” they soon discover that the Bon Jour Cafe of 1968 was a very different place then it is today. Rex believes that Emma, who looks identical to Gigi, could be the missing piece they need in returning to 2008. Bo receives the cold shoulder from a woman at the diner. Back in 2008, Clint receives a visit from his old flame Dallas, while back in 1968; Bo and Rex meet a younger Renee, who is the spitting image of Dallas. Thinking that Bo is Asa, Renee confronts him over his treatment of Emma. After chatting with a young Spencer, Rex realizes that, even at an early age, he was nothing but trouble. Bo lets Emma down gently, while Rex grows closer to her. And back in 2008, David ponders whether he and Spencer would have been better people had they had a more loving father.

What to Watch

  • Dorian gloats to David that his free ride has come to a screeching halt.
  • While at the diner, David is forced to tell Addie that he had their marriage annulled.
  • David sets fire to Clint’s check.
  • Charlie is mortified to learn that for a time Viki was technically dead.
  • Viki tells Charlie that she misses him.
  • Brody promises Gigi that he won’t come on to her again; Gigi is left with conflicting emotions.
  • A solemn Carlotta sifts through the charred remains of the diner.
  • Although he promises to keep Brody’s secrets, Charlie can’t help but wonder if Brody is making the right choice.
  • Viki accepts an offer to travel worldwide to promote organ donation, and says good-bye to Charlie.
  • Dorian, Blair, and Starr throw David out.
  • Addie throws a monkey wrench into David’s plans.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF August 4, 2008

  • Monday: Antonio and Cristian form a plan to save Tina and Talia; Bo realizes he can’t change the past; David attempts to con Clint out of his money.
  • Tuesday: Blair finds a clue after bumping into Todd; Dorian blasts Todd for Starr’s troubles; Talia reaches a comprise with Carlo to spare Antonio; Tess throws a going away party for Viki.
  • Wednesday: Cain refuses to give up the crown jewels; David is shocked by what he doesn’t see in the mirror; David Vickers the Dog joins the nuns at St. Ann’s; Tina and Viki are reunited.
  • Thursday: Bo and Rex fear they are stuck in the past; Tess continues her quest for revenge and is unhappy that Aunt Tina is too close for comfort; Todd and Blair have a showdown.

  • Friday: Bo ensures that history repeats itself; Gigi and Madame Delphina work to find Rex; Professor Del Fina warns Bo and Rex that their time is almost up; John receives a temporary promotion.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 1:13 PM | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — More than meets the eye.


Randi worries about the consequences for Frankie if Fletcher dies and admits to the doctor that she doesn’t want to lose him. Frankie pulls back from having sex with Randi, letting her know that she doesn’t owe him anything. Babe turns down JR’s offer to take over Fusion and put her in charge. Babe likes the changes she sees in JR and believes they can have a happy future together. Erica and Samuel enjoy spending time alone together at BJ’s. Erica encourages Samuel not to give up on trying to build a relationship with his son. JR anticipates taking Chandler Enterprises away from Adam. Jake gives Frankie sound advice about his situation with Randi. Aidan and Greenlee design their dream house on the computer.

The Inside Story: Mind Games

Kendall does damage control when Greenlee presses her about the comment she made about Ryan. Ryan accuses Annie of wanting to nail Colby, Cassandra and Dre for Richie’s murder and admits to her that he’s having a difficult time believing anything that’s coming out of her mouth. Ryan puts his guard down when a manipulative Annie brings up their baby. Ryan desperately wants to tell Greenlee that he’s in love with her but holds back from doing so. Greenlee wishes Ryan all the happiness in the world with Annie. Aidan grows suspicious of Annie after questioning her. Annie spies Greenlee and Ryan together at ConFusion. Zach goes to see Annie, who is haunted by visions of Richie. Zach suggests Annie and Ryan take a vacation and stay at his casino in Las Vegas. Kendall tells Ryan that Annie isn’t the same person she used to be. Annie, meanwhile, stages a horrific car crash as part of her twisted scheme. Kendall and Ryan discover a key hidden in a framed photo on Annie’s desk at Fusion.

A Closer Look: Game Over

Angie is upset that Jesse didn’t confide in her about his suspicions of Cassandra’s involvement in Richie’s death. Krystal reaches out to Colby and admits that Adam told her everything. Colby breaks down in Krystal’s arms. Colby insists that no one can ever know the truth when Krystal encourages her to tell Jesse what happened. Colby continues to drink. Angie’s attempt to get Cassandra to open up to her fails. Stuart accuses Adam of wanting Colby indebted to him in order to control her. Colby believes she’s found the solution for her, Cassandra and Dre’s dilemma. Jesse gives Angie the bad news that he has evidence linking the kids to Richie’s murder. Krystal warns Adam that Colby is in a bad way and urges him to reach out to her. Jesse is forced to take drastic action when Colby, Dre and Cassandra band together to stonewall him.

What to Watch

  • On Tuesday, July 29, Jesse confronts Frankie about Fletcher’s beating and is left unnerved by what his son has to say.
  • The situation grows increasingly awkward when Erica, Samuel, Zach and Kendall run into Jack and Carmen at the Valley Inn on Wednesday, July 30.
  • JR gets the rug pulled out from right under him when Adam surprises him at the Chandler Enterprises board meeting on Friday, August 1.


  • Monday: Dre takes responsibility for running Richie over with Colby’s car. A guilty Ryan tells Aidan to stop investigating Annie. Adam faces the music for his latest misdeeds.
  • Tuesday: Tad accuses Krystal of lying for Adam at the expense of their own family. JR takes action when he finds Colby drinking again. Frankie asks Randi out on a date.
  • Wednesday: JR and Babe convince Colby that she needs help. Adam accuses Erica of trying to get Samuel into her bed. Frankie realizes what Angie is up to.
  • Thursday: Ryan can’t keep Greenlee out of his thoughts. Fletcher has an offer for Frankie. A new woman catches Jake’s eye.

  • Friday: Tad grows suspicious of Annie. Zach admits to Kendall he thinks Annie is hiding something. Greenlee pops the question to a surprised Aidan.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:41 AM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — What’s happening inside and outside of Pine Valley.


  • Lieutenant Taylor Thompson, formerly named Taylor McBride (the name of Lisa Rinna’s character on “Melrose Place,” where Pratt served as a writer and executive producer), played by the Emmy nominated Beth Ehlers premiered on “All My Children” on Thursday, July 24. Ehlers first scenes had her literally running into Dr. Jake Martin played by Ricky Paull Goldin. Pratt along with other ABC Daytime executives are not being subtle about their desire to see lightning strike twice between the actors who played the very popular Gus and Harley on CBS’s “Guiding Light.” Foretelling the future direction of the story, Pratt tells TV Guide, that “like many great romances, this one will be born of conflict.” Having seen the disastrous results of war in Darfur, Jake is a liberal adamantly against the war, conservative Taylor, on the other hand, has just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq and in gung-ho on the merits of serving your country.


  • Colin Egglesfield, who first aired on “All My Children” on September 20, 2005, has been dropped from contract status to recurring status. The 35 year old actor, named one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive” in 2005, was hired as a recast of the unaborted fetus of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and Jeff Martin, Josh Madden (originally played by Scott Kinworthy). Egglesfield has seen a dramatic decrease in his airtime since his relationship with the character of Babe Carey (then played by Alexa Havins) ended in early 2007; so far in 2008 the actor has only appeared in 22 of 146 episodes.


  • Expect to see more of Chrishelle Stause on “AMC” in August. With a developing storyline taking shape at Fusion and developing relationships with both Randi (Denise Vasi) and Jake, Stause’s Amanda Dillon will see an upgrade from her current 2008 average of airing on only four episodes a month.


  • A show representative tells Soap Opera Digest that rumors that Mario Van Peebles is out as Senator Samuel Woods are false. States the show rep, Van Peebles “continues to appear on recurring status and will continue to appear on recurring status.”
  • Melvin Van Peebles, real life father of Mario Van Peebles, will make at least one more appearance as Samuel’s dad, Melvin Woods, on the ABC sudser. The 75 year old actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer first appeared on “AMC” on July 10.
  • James Mitchell’s Palmer comes out to play again in August. During the week of August 11, the seldomn seen Palmer will share an outing with his son Pete (Daniel Kennedy), his frenemy Adam (David Canary) and Adam’s daughter Colby (Brianne Moncrief).
  • Billy Miller continues to visit the “AMC” studios to tape scenes as the deceased Richie Novak. Richie will continue to be both seen and heard haunting his increasingly unhinged sister at least through the month of August.


  • Jacob Young (J.R. Chandler) is expecting his first child on November 19. Young and his wife, Christen, are expecting a son. The couple has already picked out a name: Luke Wayne Young.
  • Susan Lucci is due to be a grandmother again and couldn’t be happier about it. Lucci confirmed to SOD that her daughter, Liza Huber, is expecting her second child with husband Alex Hersterberg.
  • Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater) has set an October 2008 date for her wedding to fiance Richie Herschenfeld. Minshew tells ABC Soaps In Depth that they’re planning a really simple wedding in New York’s Greenwich Village, with the attendee list scheduled for “like 30 people, tops.”

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

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    A killer is discovered…
    Sunday, July 20, 2008 4:22 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The walls close in on a killer…


    A bracelet from Alison’s father arrives. Putting it on her moods suddenly changes, causing her to not only snapping into Aarron but Chris as well. After the bracelet falls apart, a confused Alison offers her apology to Aaron for her behavior. Tom is set for his case against Emily when Casey once again tries to get him to change his mind about keeping Emily away from Daniel. Emily tries to convince Margo to talk to Tom but Margo refuses to help. Tom’s change of heart delights Emily and Casey, however, infuriates Margo. That night Emily and Casey openly display their relationship regardless of who sees it.

    Lucinda sees red when she learns that Holden cheated on Lily with Carly. Carly, on the other hand has some serious talking to do when Parker blasts her for her actions Holden returns home with Emma and is faced with Lucinda who rails him for hurting Lily. Alone with Emma, Holden admits the truth about being unfaithful. Emma tells him he needs to set things right and try with Lily. Meanwhile, Carly goes to see Lily, insisting she forgive Holden. Lily blasts her and tells her she doesn’t have to do anything.


    Cole, who is jittery, hauls Barbara off to the basement of Old Mill. Barbara immediately realizes that he killed Sophie and complies to his demands to write up a ransom note. Cole finds Mike and gives him the note, saying that if anyone wants to see Barbara alive, they better do as he requests. Making it back to the basement, Cole is stabbed with a needle by Barbara. She quickly calls Paul and when she’s found, is immediately rushed to the hospital. At the hospital, Meg is confronted by Cole who demands the stash of drugs from the supply closet. Cole shoots her when she won’t hand over the stash. Fleeing, Cole is immediately tackled by Mike. Paul discovers Meg and she’s rushed into surgery. Paul contacts Holden telling him what happened and that they are requesting family members to donate blood. Holden soon appears with Emma in tow to see what they can do. Emma becomes angry upon learning that Paul an Meg got married. She quickly tells Paul he’s to blame for what’s happened to Meg. When Meg is out of danger, Paul tells her he has something to do for her and appears on Emma’s doorstep. He offers not only his apology but pleads for her to accept their relationship for her daughter’s benefit. When they return, Paul and Meg prepare to get married again; this time with Emma there to see it.

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    An elegant function ends with lives changed forever…
    Sunday, July 20, 2008 4:13 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — An extravagant gala in Genoa City turns into tragedy before the night ends…


    Cane offers his place to Lily as a permanent stay. Jeff continues to play games when he purposely hides the face cream from Gloria. Sabrina gets her first taste of how Victor operates when he informs her he no longer considers Nick and Victoria a part of his family. Things turn grim for Nick and Phyllis when Victor shows up to the tack-house demanding the keys. Adam decides to invite Heather to the gala. Daniel and Amber find themselves looking for advice from Dr. Drew.


    Paul tells Nikki about David’s true identity. When she confronts him she informs him that they are over. David’s life is in danger when Walter orders out a hit on him. Victor soon discovers just how much David has been hiding when he learns he’s tied to the mob. The news drops the bomb on David’s gambling habits. Meanwhile David devises a plan to keep Nikki from leaving him.

    Ana and Devon make plans on doing a duet together for the gala. Heather and Adam show up to the event and she immediately spots Waler lurking around. Karen realizes there is a serious closeness slowly developing between Neil and Tyra. Jack admits to Victor that he was the responsible party that trashed Sabrina in InStyle Magazine. At the gala, David resorts to drugging Nikki up. Paul rushes to get to Nikki when he learns that David murdered Ji Min. Meanwhile David’s limo skids off the road.

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    OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 21 Edition

    Sunday, July 20, 2008 12:23 AM| By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Victoria Lord meets her maker.


    “One Life to Live” kicks off their 40th anniversary celebration by revisiting three classic storylines. Bo and Rex awaken to find themselves transported to the year 1968 after being struck by lightning. Struggling to make sense of the events unfolding around them, Rex and Bo work to understand what has happened to them.

    The Inside Story: History Repeats Itself

    In Mendorra, Carlo places his dastardly plan in motion. Tina is forced to watch in horror as Carlo sends Sarah sailing toward a deadly waterfall. Fortunately, Cristian is able to overtake the guards in an attempt to rescue Sarah. He manages to swim to her raft in time for he and Sarah to proclaim their love, before plunging to their doom.

    A Closer Look: Viki Comes Face-to-Face with God

    Upon dying in a car crash, Viki is transported to heaven by her Guardian Angel, an adult version of her stillborn granddaughter Megan. While in heaven, Viki is reunited with a number of familiar faces including Niki Smith, Asa, and her beloved Ben. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the late Mel Hayes pays Dorian a visit from beyond the grave. Mel belittles Dorian for what she did to Charlie, and warns her to quit living in Viki’s shadow. Back in heaven, Viki is greeted by God, who looks strangely like “OLTL” creator Agnes Nixon. Later, Viki shares an emotional reunion with Ben, who informs Viki that she still has life left to live, and urges her to give Charlie a second chance. Although heartbroken at the realization that she will have to leave Ben once more, Viki decides to return to her life. Meanwhile, Mel urges Dorian to save Viki’s life. At the same time, David wonders by and promises to divorce Addie if Dorian will save Viki. Dorian, meanwhile, is successful in her attempts to resuscitate Viki. After being taken to the hospital, Michael informs Dorian and David that it appears Viki will make a full recovery. Fearing he may go back on his word, Dorian forces David to sign annulment papers. Dorian wrestles with a guilty conscience, and later makes a confession to Viki. Afterward, the two long-time rivals form a truce.

    What to Watch

    • John talks to Marcie about her decision to adopt Starr’s baby and the impact it’s having on Michael.
    • Clint decides to offer David $10 million to divorce Addie, as part of his plan to return BE to Buchanan control.
    • Markko has his concerns about a Cole/Todd partnership.
    • Starr is short with Langston when she encourages her to talk to Cole.
    • Clint presents David with a tempting offer.
    • Brody wants to be a better man for Gigi and Shane’s sakes.
    • Todd reluctantly informs Marty about being raped the night of the Spring Fling, while carefully leaving out his role in the attack.
    • Blair tells John that she’s tired of being Todd’s doormat.
    • John and Blair are drawn into a kiss.
    • David quickly works to save his assets.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF July 28, 2008

    • Monday: John and Blair get physical; Viki confesses to Charlie that she misses him; Brody agrees to Gigi’s demands; Carlotta’s years of hard work go up in smoke.
    • Tuesday: Rex makes a long distance call 40 years into the future; Todd discovers that John and Blair had sex; Talia has no choice but to do Carlo’s dirty work.
    • Wednesday: Todd fumes as he observes Blair kissing John; Rex and Gigi have their signals crossed; Antonio’s life is on the line.
    • Thursday: Clint receives a visit from an old flame; Cole grants Starr’s wishes; Dorian throws David out.

    • Friday: Cole and Starr end their relationship; Todd continues to badmouth John to Marty; Antonio and Cristian plan their next move.

    Saturday, July 19, 2008 3:00 PM PST | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Fear can bring one down, what is it that you fear?


    Sonny has another meeting with Andre Karpov in order to reset the terms of their business deal. Despite warnings from Nikolas, Nadine agrees to go out on a date with Matt. Maxie informs Claudia that Spinelli will not help her locate Johnny and Lulu. Claudia warns Maxie that if she doesn’t get Spinelli to help, she will reveal their deal where Maxie was to sleep with Johnny for a price. After a fight with Mac, Maxie returns home only to find a shirtless and moved in Matt. Robin admits to renting out Georgie’s room to Matt, who needed a place to stay. Sonny saves Claudia from Anthony’s verbal abuse. Lucky and Elizabeth have a heart-warming discussion. Max and Diane fear for Sonny.

    A Closer Look: Carly’s Life is Destroyed

    Last week, Kate plotted to get Carly out of Jax’s life and on Monday, July 21, she succeeds. Kate made it appear that Carly was given notice of an event that Jax was to attend, but had not passed said information on to her husband. Thinking Carly is trying to sabotage his business dealings, Jax informs Carly that he wants a separation. Hoping to rekindle the flame and change Jax’s mind, Carly tries to seduce her husband, but he won’t budge on the matter. Carly will stop at nothing to salvage her marriage and vows to take down Kate Howard.

    The Inside Story: Johnny and Lulu on the run

    Realizing that Lulu is about to break, Johnny makes a daring move and takes Lulu “hostage” in order to protect her. After breaking out of the PCPD, the duo find themselves in an abandoned apartment in New York City, where Johnny makes a confession to Lulu. Johnny informs her that he has taken her to the now empty apartment of his former piano teacher. Unbeknownst to the two, Anthony Zacchara is plotting Lulu’s demise. Johnny and Lulu are discovered by the piano teacher’s neighbor, Sal, who does not believe Johnny’s story. After getting through to Sal, Johnny agrees to give Sal’s sister, Lourdes, piano lessons free of charge. Fearing for their safety, Lulu once again is on the verge of a breakdown until Johnny is able to calm her and the two make love. Lourdes learns the truth about Johnny and Lulu.

    What To Watch

    • On Thursday, July 24, Scott returns to Port Charles and learns of Logan’s death from Tracy. Look for Scott to seek revenge on Johnny and Lulu.
    • Look for both Carly and Claudia to try and pin Logan’s murder on different individuals.


    • Ilia Volok joined the cast on Friday, July 18 in the recurring role of Andre Karpov (see story).
    • Rolando Molina and Kristin Herrera join the cast in the recurring roles of Sal and Lourdes beginning Wednesday, July 23 (see story).
    • Genie Francis is returning as Laura Spencer beginning Tuesday, August 26 (see story).

    • Rick Springfield will be performing again later this month (see story).


    • Monday: Claudia and Ric agree to sexual escapades; Jax does his best to distance himself from a frantic Carly; Scott ignores Lucky and Nikolas’ pleas.
    • Tuesday: Jason is furious with Sonny over his business dealings; Jerry is back to his old ways; Jax refuses Carly’s latest advances.
    • Wednesday: Carly’s new plan backfires; Sam makes inroads while undercover; Ric questions Claudia’s interest in his relationship with Sonny.
    • Thursday: Claudia accuses Sonny of seeking revenge against Jason; Lourdes makes a promise to Johnny; Anna and Noah find each other.

    • Friday: Kate walks in on Sonny during a business meeting with Karpov; Visions of Logan haunt Lulu; Sam is stunned by what she finds while following a lead.

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    Saturday, July 19, 2008 1:57 PM PST | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While Rick Springfield is back in Port Charles as both Dr. Noah Drake and Eli Love on “General Hospital” for a short stint, it comes as no surprise that the actor would bring his real-life musical persona back to the screen.

    On the Tuesday, July 29 episode of “GH,” look for Springfield to perform his new single — as rocker Eli Love — “What’s Victoria’s Secret?” during a concert event. Also in the episode, Eli will get a closer look at the true Anna Devane (played by Finola Hughes), a super-spy, not the “grand-mother” he feels will ruin his image.

    “What’s Victoria’s Secret” is the lead single off of Rick’s new album, Venus in Overdrive, which is “ironically” set for release the same day Eli performs on “GH” (July 29).

    Prior to his return to the ABC soap this month, Springfield was last seen in Port Charles in 2007, when Noah pretended to be Eli during a charity concert benefiting Aids research.

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

    Episode 9: Porn Star Priest

    Premiered: July 18, 2008

    Synopsis: Eden’s friends invite her to a sexy pool party, where Eden meets a gorgeous priest. Things are going well until Katherine and Heather show up.

    Premiered: July 11, 2008

    Synopsis: Catherine and Heather indulge their holiday fantasies, but Eden’s real friends aren’t part of their plans.