Unresolved feelings…
Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:39 PM | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The women of Springfield are plagued by problems with the men in their lives…


Frank has a confrontation with Sheila, the woman that set him up. Mallet informs Dinah that he’s going to find out who she paid to have Frank lose his job. Natalia and Rafe go to the trial of the man who hit Gus. While Natalia offers up forgiveness to Randy, the man who is on trial, Rafe threatens him and is hauled off by the police. Olivia tells Natalia she needs something to tie the bond she had with Gus; pointing that Natalia’ wedding ring is what she wants. Reva learns Hawk sold her life story to be made into a movie.


Cassie and Josh continue to hit a snag in their relationship because of her cheating on him. Harley continues to waver on what she truly wants regarding Cyrus. Josh approaches Harley with the job of spying on Cassie, which she initially refuses to accept. She changes her mind, however, when she learns she’s maxed out on her credit cards. Josh, later asks Cyrus to keep his eyes out on Cassie.

Lizzie keeps Remy on her payroll to keep Ava out of Bill’s sight. When Ava learns that Bill will be working with Spaulding, she immediatetly takes steps to be his assistant, which irks Lizzie. Lizzie reminds Remy that his job is to get Ava to forget all about Bill. Beth, on the other hand, is pleased to be back in the Spaulding mansion and once again finds herself drawing closer to Alan.

Mallet, fed up with Dinah’s schemes, prepares to confront her, but immediately gets side-tracked when he sees Marina. Offering to take her out for a bite to eat, they are unaware that Dinah is watching them, obviously ticked at their closeness. When Marina sees Matt and Dinah together, she and Mallet follow them. Dinah uses Matt, while Mallet uses Marina, to make the other jealous. As Dinah apologizes to Matt for her actions, Marina on the other hand locks lips with Mallet.

Pictured: Mandy Bruno courtesy Robert Milazzo/PGP

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Happiness and hearaches…
Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:25 PM | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Snyder brood are put through trials and tribulations…


Alison becomes sick during her first day of nursing school. When Chris comforts her, a nurse assumes something else going on between them. Casey and Margo go another round with each other regarding Emily, who hires him back at the paper. Alison and Chris have a tense dinner with Bob and Kim. Sophie makes her move on Paul and as the two are about to make-love, Meg walks in on them. Mike later convinces an upset Meg to take out a restraining order out on Paul, and the two of them soon get closer, while Paul and Sophie finally give in to passion.


Luke wants to move in with Noah and Ameera. Ameera reluctantly gives the bedroom for the two guys to share. The minute Luke and Noah fall into closeness with one another, Ameera makes things uncomfortable for Luke, who decides maybe he made a mistake. An upset Noah says he wants the marriage to be over and done with immediately

Brad is stunned when Liberty tells him that he is her father. When he has doubts, she gives him a photograph of her mother to jog his memory. A skeptical Katie asks Liberty if she’s willing to take a paternity test. Liberty, unfazed by Katie, says she’s willing to do that immediately. After the tests are done, they are informed the results won’t be ready for two weeks. Brad and Katie offer up their home for Liberty to stay at with them while they await the results.

Parker, upset at the continuous distance between Jack and Carly, tells his mother it’s time for the two of them to stop the arguing. Carly later tells Holden that she doesn’t believe that she and Jack will ever get back together. Holden comes to Carly’s rescue later when her car won’t start. The two talk about her plans to send Sage to camp for the summer. Holden and Carly later head out together on the road to take a look at the camp.

Pictured: Maura West courtesy CBS

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By Errol Lewis

Natalia Livingston

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” says goodbye to two hospital staffers as Natalia Livingston and Seamus Dever exit Port Charles for good.

On Monday, May 5, Emily Bowen-Quartermaine (Livingston) will say her final goodbye to truelove Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) as Nikolas’ visions of her end after undergoing surgery for a tumor that causes him to hallucinate. Nikolas has been seeing Emily’s spirit from time to time since she was maliciously killed off during the Black and While ball in November 2007 by Diego Alcazar (Ignacio Serrichio).

Livingston joined “General Hospital” in April 2003 as Emily, the adopted daughter of Monica and Alan Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson and Stuart Damon). She took over the role from Amber Tamblyn, who portrayed the character from 1995 to 2001 on the ABC soap. “General Hospital” will present a special montage of Emily’s life during the episode as the character meets her heavenly end.

In other news, Seamus Dever’s Dr. Ian Devlin is departing “General Hospital” on Tuesday, May 6 as the character takes his last breathe during a battle for the truth with Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). Dr. Devlin is responsible for the shooting of Michael Corinthos (Dylan Cash), son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Carly Jacks (Laura Wright). The bullet was meant for Sonny but ricocheted and hit Michael in the head instead. The character is currently in a coma and understood to be brain dead.

Dever joined the cast in the recurring role of Dr. Ian Devlin in January 2008. Devlin was a college buddy of Dr. Patrick Drake’s (Jason Thompson). His exit doesn’t come as a surprise to fans of the soap as the character was written into a corner, which wasn’t helped by the 2007-2008 Writer’s Guild of America writers strike which lasted for four months (November 5, 2007 to February 12, 2008). The character was most recently providing Nikolas Cassadine with an illegal drug that he promised would help him keep seeing Emily and get rid of his tumor.

“General Hospital” airs weekdays on ABC and weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

Update: Natalia Livingston last aired on Wednesday, May 7. In the article above it was stated that she would last air on Monday, May 5.

  • General Hospital
  • Laura Wright
  • Seamus Dever
  • Natalia Livingston
  • Tyler Christopher
  • Ignaccio Serrichio
  • Leslie Charleson
  • Stuart Damon
  • Amber Tamblyn
  • Steve Burton
  • Dylan Cash
  • Maurice Benard
  • Jason Thompson

    By Angela Rosa

    Yolanda Perez/ABC

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sometimes the most terrifying moment is when you’re alone with yourself.



    Erica struggles to keep her sanity while locked in solitary confinement but ends up crying out for her mother. Carmen informs Jack about Erica’s situation. Erica is tormented with nightmares. The warden informs Jack that she’s the one in control after he demands Erica be set free. Samuel comes to Erica’s rescue as she’s on the verge of a breakdown. Samuel puts his foot down with the warden. Jack and Erica share a heartfelt reunion. Erica is welcomed back into the prison’s general population.


    Jesse is nervous over the prospect of meeting Cassandra, Angie’s daughter with Jacob, but the two end up hitting it off beautifully. Jesse and Angie announce that they’re going to have a wedding. Angie assures Cassandra that she did love Jacob but admits no one could ever replace her first love, Jesse. Later, while alone, Cassandra reveals more about herself as she talks to her stuffed elephant. Frankie takes Cassandra to the Comeback where they meet up with Dre and Colby. Dre and Cassandra hit it off instantly. Colby and Cassandra arrive at the door of the Hubbard loft while a trespassing Robert is searching for the elephant inside.

    - Who’s that girl? READ MORE


    Zach informs Aidan that he’s sending him to Darfur to rescue a kidnapped Cambias employee. Aidan retracts his initial refusal of the assignment after Slater points out he’s the best man for the job. Zach gives Kendall his assurance that he has no ulterior motive in giving Aidan the assignment. Greenlee beseeches Zach not to send Aidan to Darfur and he eventually relents. Tad questions if Aidan is taking the dangerous assignment as a way of punishing himself. Aidan is more determined than ever to go on the rescue mission when he finds out the man he’s being sent to rescue is Jake Martin. Zach and Aidan keep a secret about Jake. Aidan assures Greenlee he’ll return from the mission but she can’t shake the bad feeling she has.


    A manipulative Annie’s fable sends Ryan straight to Richie with a warning. Richie knows Annie is up to something and suspects that she lied about the intruder. The ladies of Fusion watch the footage of their day of pole dancing and all agree that it would be disastrous for business if the tape was ever made public – an observation Annie takes note of. Annie later plants the footage of the women pole dancing in a presentation reel with the belief that she’ll score points with Ryan after she’s fired for her innocent “mistake.”


    JR’s temper flares when Adam tells him he heard “You Are My Sunshine” seemingly coming out of nowhere. Tad insists to Krystal that someone is messing with him when his photo of Dixie goes missing. Adam, meanwhile, is puzzled to come upon a picture of JR’s mother. Adam accuses JR of planting the picture to taunt him. A concerned JR calls Krystal for help with his father. Tad and Krystal arrive at the mansion just as Adam finds Kate’s adoption papers – the same papers he destroyed months earlier. JR and Krystal are worried about Adam, but Tad is sure Chandler is just putting an act to get Krystal back. Adam sees Dixie’s reflection in a mirror.

    - Cady McClain returns. READ MORE


    Monday: Zach and Ryan team up to help Aidan rescue Jake. Adam is haunted by visions of Dixie. Tad gets a lead on Kate.

    Tuesday: Aidan is taken hostage in Darfur. Kendall tries to get Greenlee’s mind off Aidan. Adam insists to a concerned JR that he isn’t losing his mind.

    Wednesday: Dixie tells Adam she came back to save his soul. Babe realizes she’s been wrong about JR. Tad feels he’s getting closer to finding Kate.

    Thursday: Aidan and Jake plot a risky escape. Richie threatens to expose Annie’s lies to Ryan. Opal takes action to try and bring Erica home.

    Friday: Zach, Ryan, Greenlee and Kendall anxiously await word on Jake and Aidan. Tad accuses Zach of wanting Aidan dead. Dixie has no intention of letting Adam be.

    Pictured: David Canary courtesy ABC

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    You can’t change overnight…
    Monday, April 21, 2008 3:20 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The new woman in Victor’s life gets the brush off, while Gloria and Jill work their charms on Jeffrey…


    Felicia comes back to Genoa City and Adam immediately picks up on her attraction to Nick. Gloria begins to realize just how much she misses Jeff. Ben and Jack prepare to set up a foundation in John Abbott’s name. Michael decides to drop his lawsuit against Jack. Amber discovers that Lily is having Cane’s baby. Neil and Karen hit a crossroad when she decides to move out. Nikki learns that David’s past is very much in the present. Lily give Cane her answer to his marriage proposal.


    Victoria snubs Sabrina by taking back her request for her to be Reed’s godmother. Nikki soon learns of the other woman in Victor’s life. Victor asks Sabrina to take a trip to Milan with him. Nick has some choice words for Sabrina. Jeff, still pining for Gloria, goes to Jack for a favor. Gloria throws Jeff a curve ball when she tells hm she wants to adobt a child. When things get heated between Gloria and Jeff, he threatens to go to the police about the skin cream contamination. Meanwhile, Jill works her hardest to get Jeff to tell her why he truly married Gloria in the first place.

    Pictured: Eric Braeden courtesy CBS

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    When a good deed goes punished…
    Monday, April 21, 2008 3:05 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Chelsea’s health takes a startling turn…


    EJ and Nicole have a discussion about her divorce from Victor. Max professes his love to Stephanie. Steve tells Ava he’ll give her a baby if she lets them all go; but Ava has eyes on keeping Kayla’s baby for all she’s been through. Sami tells EJ no more visitations to the twins if he continues to help Nicole. Nicole threatens Victor and later informs Chloe that Victor knows where Brady is. John plots to use Paul as a way to take down the Kiriakis family. Philip comes to a face-off with John for his devious deeds. Stephanie is taken at knifepoint.


    When Chelsea continues to get sick, Daniel wonders if she may have a post-operative infection. Chelsea is admitted into the hospital when it’s discovered that her infection is severe. While in the hospital, Daniel keeps a watchful vigil over Chelsea. Meanwhile Chelsea develops a fever.

    Pictured: Rachel Melvin courtesy NBC

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    You can never be satisfied with what you have…
    Monday, April 21, 2008 2:54 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ava’s finally gets the news she was looking for, while Cassie’s guilt mounts…


    When Natalia makes a request for Olivia to rent her house her and Rafe, Olivia’s nastiness towards her takes a turn when she passes out. Frank offers Rafe and Nat to move into the boarding house. Harley decides to finish up Gus’ caseload. Cyrus, thinking he disconnected the alarm to a house, breaks in, only for it to go off on him. Harley busts Daisy in her ID scam but Cyrus immediately covers. Jeffrey and Olivia sign the divorce papers. Coop becomes concerned about Ashlee’s health when she starts having pains shortly after her surgery. Mallet is not pleased to learn that Dinah is the real reason why he received the position of Police Chief. Alan tries to get his feet back on the ground by coming up with a new business plan.


    Jeffrey tells Ava that she needs to confess her lie to Bill, however, Ava is deternined that once she’s pregnant, Lizzie will be out of Bill’s life for good. Lizzie lets Bill know that she’s not giving him up, no matter what schemes Ava comes up with. Ava finds herself scoping Remy out when he offers to help fix her car. Bill becomes uneasy when Lizzie pours on the kindess to Ava. Remy calls Lizzie asking for more money for his services regarding Ava. When Remy asks Ava out on a date, she tells him she’s involved with someone. Later, Lizzie sets Ava up by having her believe that Bill can’t stop talking about their baby. Ava kisses Remy for his kindess towards her. When she returns home, she learns that she’s actually is pregnant.

    Harley invites Cassie over to the house to have dinner with her and Cyrus. Ashamed of her actions with Cyrus, Cassie feels the guilt, but Cyrus tells her that she needs to forget about what they did and move on. Both become even more uneasy when Harley dedicates a toast to the both of them being there for her. When news comes about a hiring freeze at the police station, Harley takes off, leaving both of them alone together. Marina and Harley learn that they are partners, and while on their beat, Harley has another panic attack. Harley and Cyrus have a heart-to-heart where she tells him that maybe they are not suited to be together. Cassie puts on the charm with a attractive stranger. Later, she learns that Cyrus has moved out of Harley’s place.

    Pictured: Michelle Ray Smith courtesy Steve Vaccariello/PGP

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    OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 21 Edition

    Secrets abound in Llanview.
    Sunday, April 20, 2008 10:44 PM | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — That’s what friends are for.


    Cole puts two and two together and frantically searches for Starr at the clinic. Markko and a still disguised Langston panic upon learning that Todd is headed for the diner to spend time with Starr. Meanwhile, Starr and Cole come to a decision about the baby. Starr narrowly manages to switch places with Langston before Todd arrives. Cole lies to John about needing money for football camp and asks Markko where he can get fake IDs for he and Starr. Starr nearly confesses the truth to Blair before being interrupted by Todd, who shocks her by allowing her to see Cole if she stays away from him for six months. Blair is pleased with the change in Todd. Langston tries to assure Starr that everything will work out. Cole’s letter brings Starr to tears. Cole shares his future plans with Starr.

    Gigi stands up for herself when Adriana claims that she can’t stay away from her man. Gigi and Adriana pretend to get along in front of Rex. Jared asks Gigi out to Capricorn as a friend after seeing Natalie and Miles having a drink together. After getting intimate, Rex and Adriana also stop by the club. Back in Missouri, Dorian and Layla interview Brody’s sister Nadine, who shocks them with the news that their mother lied to Gigi about Brody getting killed overseas. Adriana’s head spins after learning that Brody is alive, and later her mood darkens when Rex leaves for BE. Clint receives information about Calvin Jenkin’s son from Rex. Gigi tells Rex that he should spend less time around her and Shane since Adriana does not like them. Shane draws a comic book villainess that closely resembles Adriana. Dorian and Layla track down Brody Lovett, and tell him that Gigi left town because she thought he was dead. However, they are stunned to discover that he knew she was pregnant at the time. Adriana bubbles as Rex believes she has no problem with his friendship with Gigi. Marcie hides her true feelings when Adriana asks her to watch the guest book at the wedding instead of being a bridesmaid. Gigi manages to cover her true feelings for Rex when warns Rex to stay out of her personal life.


    Cristian tells Antonio that there is nothing going on between Sarah and Cristian. Llanview reacts when John and Talia appear to flaunt their relationship in front of Antonio at Carpricorn. Cristian snaps and punches John when he kisses Talia, and later gets arrested after accidentally punching Eddie. Adriana stews as Rex rushes to help Gigi, who is knocked down in the confrontation. Back at the station, Ramsey scolds and insults Talia. Antonio is assured by Ramsey that, while Cristian will have to spend the night in jail, that no charges will be pressed against him. Jessica informs Cristian that she’s there for him. While tending to his cuts and bruises, Blair tells John that he is a piece of work. Ramsey continues to tend to his bedridden guest. As John and Talia work to establish a connection between their boss and Caitlin, Ramsey informs Janet of just how much Caitlin meant to him. Ramsey shocks everyone, except Antonio, by announcing that no charges will be filed against Cristian. Jessica and Cristian continue to be bothered by Sarah and Nash’s closeness. Michael gives Antonio the devastating news that Jamie is seriously ill with a heredity disease that is costly to treat. Ramsey overhears Michael and Antonio’s conversation about Jamie.


    - Bo believes he has managed to persuade Calvin Jenkins to stop his attack on BE.

    - Dorian vows to destroy Calvin if he doesn’t follow through with her plan.

    - Bo doesn’t agree with Clint’s business tactics, however he does understand why his brother is doing what he’s doing.

    - Jared challenges Natalie to kiss him and prove that she feels nothing for him.

    - My View of Llanview: April 15 Edition. READ MORE

    - Evans Brings Tina Back to Llanview. READ MORE


    Monday: Cole tries to assure Starr that his plan will work; Gigi confesses her true feelings for Rex to Marcie; Natalie gives in to her feelings for Jared.

    Tuesday: Bo agrees to fight dirty in order to protect BE; Antonio is temped by easy money; Starr and Cole put their plan in motion.

    Wednesday: Starr and Cole’s future is uncertain; Antonio makes a surprising decision; Nash gets in deeper with his secret business partner.

    Thursday: Adriana plots against Gigi; Todd and Blair discover what Starr is hiding; Calvin refuses to give in to Dorian’s demands.

    Friday: Natalie can’t fight her feelings any longer; Blair blames Starr’s problems on Todd; Langston and Markko go to great lengths to keep Starr’s secret from Dorian.

    Pictured: Brittany Underwood courtesy Donna Svennevik/ABC

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    By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Mr. Lansing releases a very dangerous entity back into Port Charles.

    Rick Hearst


    Claudia and Johnny are infuriated by Ric’s actions concerning their father. Anthony warns Johnny that Claudia is a dead woman if he dares disobey him. Ric hires Logan as Anthony’s bodyguard and informs Alexis and Diane that he’s now acting as Zacchara’s attorney. Sonny warns the two attorney’s that Anthony can never go free. Claudia attempts to turn Anthony against Ric. Jason manages to save Claudia after her brakes give out on her way to their meeting. Anthony orders his men to kill both Claudia and Jason. Jason and Claudia barely escape with their lives as gunfire breaks out around them. The duo seeks refuge from the determined assassin in a nearby cabin but soon realize that they have almost no ammunition left to defend themselves. Sonny’s efforts to dissuade Ric from defending Anthony are unsuccessful. Alexis warns Ric that he’s putting everyone he loves in danger. Claudia begins to open up to Jason while they wait for the gunman to make his next move. Shots ring out in the cabin

    Spinelli and Maxie try to find clues tying Ian to Michael’s shooting in the doctor’s home. Ian arrives home early. Ian mistakes Maxie for the call girl he arranged for as Spinelli hides nearby. Nikolas tells Jason the truth about his connection to Ian. Jason comes to Maxie’s rescue in the nick of time. Jason orders Spinelli to dig into Ian’s bank accounts. Johnny and Claudia offer Ian money to leave town. Ian refuses the offer and issues Claudia a warning. Sam flirts with Ian, who accuses Sam of spying on him for Jason. Ian has a proposition for Nikolas, who finally cuts his ties with the dangerous doctor. Spinelli and Maxie team up to try and prevent Ian from leaving town.


    Patrick explains to an undeterred Carly that there’s been no change in Michael’s condition. Jax appeals to Jason to try and get through to Carly. Robin and Patrick are faced with the difficult task of delivering more heartbreaking news to Carly. The two medical specialists that Jax arranged for Michael inform Carly that Michael will definitely suffer some permanent brain damage if he even wakes up at all. Carly plans on taking Michael home and caring for him herself.

    Robin begins to fear the challenges of motherhood. Elizabeth turns to Robin for advice on Jason and encourages her pal to make a go of it with Patrick. Robin explains to Patrick why she’s worried about Anna’s reaction to her pregnancy. Anna reacts to the news that she’s going to be a grandmother. An unsettled Robin overhears Patrick discussing just how attractive he finds … her mother.


    - Diane’s blood boils when Sonny forbids her to continue her affair with Max.

    - Claudia knows the real reason Sonny wants to go out with her.

    - Diane gives Spinelli advice about going after the woman he desires.

    - A mesmerized Spinelli can’t keep his hands off of Maxie.

    - Johnny tries to push Lulu away for her own safety but she Lulu has other ideas.

    - Lulu watches as a lethal Johnny confronts Sonny over Claudia’s disappearance


    Monday: Sonny tries to cope with his near death experience. Things go from bad to worse for Claudia. Lulu witnesses Johnny’s dark side firsthand.

    Tuesday: Claudia convinces Jason to help her. Lulu washes her hands of Johnny. Johnny sets his sights on Ric.

    Wednesday: Claudia takes the stand at Anthony’s trial. Maxie sabotages Lulu’s work at Crimson. Tracy fears Luke will end up in the middle of a mob war.

    Thursday: Kate is keeping a major secret from Sonny. Claudia clearly has her own agenda. Nikolas and Emily share a loving moment.

    Friday: Carly refuses to accept the truth about Michael. Anthony shuts Claudia out as he asserts his power. Jason and Spinelli are hot on Ian’s trail.

    My View of Llanview: April 15 Edition

    Glory Days
    Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:51 PM| By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – An examination of Andrea Evans’ popularity in Llanview.

    Hello everyone. My sincere apologizes for this column being a few days late, but there has been a lot of excitement around here lately. From meetings and classes to homework and illnesses to an earthquake. Yes, that’s right….I was one of those people who was jolted awake last Friday morning at 4:38 am by the 5.2 magnitude quake. While it caused no damage or injuries here, it did shake things up…..literally. That was the first earthquake I remember going through, and it was both scary and fascinating at the same time. On a separate note, I received some very good news yesterday. For those of you who are familiar with the PRAXIS exams, then you’ll know what I’m referring to. For those who are not, it is a required test in order to become a certified teacher. I have to take three parts of the test, social studies, language arts, and classroom management/discipline (PLT). I take the last two next Saturday. Anyway, I took the social studies part back on March 15th and finally received the results in the mail yesterday. I passed the exam with a 178 (passing score is 149). I am so excited!!!!

    So, because of homework, and in honor of Andrea Evans return to “One Life to Live” as Tina Roberts, here is a look back at an article from August 19, 1985 explaining the popularity of Evans and her character Tina. The article was written by Alan Carter and is entitled “It’ll take more than a bubble bath to clean up Andrea Evans’ act as daytime’s diva of dirt.” Hope you enjoy…….

    As daytime’s answer to Alexis Carrington, Evans doesn’t wear dresses as fancy as Joan Collins’, but she certainly wears fewer clothes than any other actress in the afternoon soaps. For one recent shower scene, even the ABC censor visited the set. “I thought the scene was very sexy,” insists Evans. “People were coming up to me for weeks after that scene and saying, ‘Were you naked in there?’ and I’d say, ‘Well, do you wear clothes in the shower?’” Despite her sass, in Evans’ case the answer is affirmative: She wore a body stocking for the scene. With Evans, ABC’s “One Life To Live” has undressed for success, now ranking a strong third in the competitive daytime soap ratings. “She makes a tremendous difference to our show,” says producer Paul Rauch. “Her ability makes her go beyond the ordinary viper. In large part, she’s responsible for the show’s recent success.”

    Evans sees herself as “a tigress,” which is in marked contrast to the “scared doe” one reporter called her four years ago. At that time the University of Illinois theatre graduate was making news by marrying her older (30ish) “One Life” co-star, Wayne Massey. They Valentine’s day ceremony took place in Evans’ hometown, Downers Grove, Ill., and was attended by her mother, Audrey, a piano teacher at Chicago’s American Conservatory of Music, and her father, Robert, a semi-retired apartment building manager. “I was very young then,” says the strawberry blonde. “I depended upon Wayne quite a bit. He took more control of things and I was like a scared doe. Now I’m on my own. The scared doe doesn’t exist anymore.”

    Having played Tina Clayton since 1978, Evans left “One Life” in December 1981 with Massey, and the couple moved to Nashville. While Massey pursued a career as a singer (he now duets with his new wife, country crooner Charly McClain), Evans took it easy for a year. Then she landed the role of Patty on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, which is filmed in Los Angeles. “I don’t think it’s possible to run a marriage across the country,” says Evans, and hers didn’t travel well. The couple divorced last year.

    Evans returned to “One Life” last January. “I’m more confident,” she explains. “I’m able to have fun with the character and have fun with myself.”

    Like Tina, she’s also shrewder than she was in an earlier incarnation. In the tradition of her trade, Evans likes to shave four years off her past and give her age as 24. She insists that there is a typo in her college records. While in college she entered and lost the Miss Illinois pageant back home. “I’m not against beauty pageants,” she says now, “but I’m torn because I tend to be feministic in a lot of ways. Is feministic a word?” Savvy about cross-promotion as well as self-promotion, Evans recently signed with the Elite agency as a model. On the subject of romance, she is circumspect. Her current man is a publicity-shy L.A. producer. Though her marriage couldn’t withstand long distance, this relationship “gets a lot of help from GTE Sprint, People Express and MCI,” says Evans.

    The steadiest males in her life are still Grompit (a nonsense word used by her father) and Uff da (a Norwegian expletive). The dogs even accompany Evans to work. “They sit in the makeup room under a sign that says, ‘Permanently reserved for the Evans boys.’ Bob Woods [a "One Life" co-star] said that if he’s ever reincarnated, he wants to come back as one of my dogs. Of course he said that after he found out they sleep with me.” Arf, arf.

    Saving the best for last, it’s time to take a quick look at some of the plotlines coming up on “OLTL” a couple of weeks down the road. A jealous fiancé is responsible for bringing unwelcome visitor to town. Llanview’s leading lady convinces her enemy’s puppet to stop his attack on BE. A cop is tempted by cash recovered in a drug bust. And, as one couple goes on the run, another nearly gives into passion.

    Well, that’s all for this edition of the column. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the column. That’s all for now; please be sure and join me again on April 30th. See you next time.

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

    Pictured: My View of Llanview courtesy Matt Smith/Soap Opera Network