Rodriguez’s Carmen first airs on March 13 when she meets her fabulous new cellmate (or is that her new partner in crime?), Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).
Rodriguez’s Carmen first airs on March 13 when she meets her fabulous new cellmate (or is that her new partner in crime?), Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).
In a statement released by the actor in late February, Goldin told “GL” fans of his plans to leave the soap at the end of his contract. Most likely aware of what the future would hold, the actor ended his statement with this comment “stay tuned and I’ll be back real soon, just wait and see! It won’t be long!”
Ricky Paull Goldin will be the fifth actor to take on the role of Tad Martin’s (Michael E. Knight) baby brother, Jake. Michael Scaleri played the role from 1983-1988. Michael Brainard played the role from 1988 to 1991. Michael Lowry played the role from 1996 to March 2000 in which time Jake was involved with Liza Colby (Marcy Walker). J. Eddie Peck stepped into the role in the summer of 2000, in which time the character was involved with Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig) among othera, and lasted in the role until 2003.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A father’s love?
THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Nora and Dorian reach a stalemate in their confrontation when Roxy reveals that Dorian can also be seen on the surveillance tape. An absent minded Dorian attempts to set the tape on fire, which results in the sprinkler system activating at Buchanan Enterprises. John, Talia, and Antonio discover that Ramsey is more powerful then they thought. Nora confesses when Clint demands an answer from a drenched Nora and Dorian. Viki stops Natalie from harassing Charlie, and tells her that Charlie has been truthful with her. Gigi fights her feelings and is concerned of Shane’s growing relationship with Rex. Michael explains to Natalie and Jessica that Allison opening her eyes was only an involuntary reflex and that she remains in a coma. Nash tells Jessica how Jared helped her and Natalie.
Bo and Clint are determined to fight Virgil Webster without getting their hands dirty. Later, they meet with Mr. Webster, who assures them that the Buchanans are
no match for him and that he will destroy Asa’s empire and legacy. Bo leaves in a huff, however Clint makes an unexpected move. Rex suggests that Gigi be hired as Natalie’s secretary at BE. Gigi is excited to be offered a job at BE.
THE INSIDE STORY
Blair’s encounter with Ramsey leaves Todd very uneasy. Cole and Langston are devastated at the thought of Starr moving to Hawaii and discover that they really don’t have feelings for one another after all. Starr pleads with Todd not to move the family away from Llanview, and accuses him of doing so just to keep her away from Cole. Heartbroken, Starr makes plans to spend her last hours in town together with Cole in Langston’s old house. Langston and Markko cover for Starr and Cole, only to be found by an enraged Todd. Starr and Cole share their pain over being torn apart. A short time later, Todd finds the two lovebirds together. Blair attempts to convince Todd that moving to Hawaii may not be the best thing
for them to do. Nora becomes angry when Bo wonders if she’s really up to the challenge of being Cole’s legal guardian. A desperate Langston tips off Blair to the fact that Todd is out for blood. Blair arrives just in the nick of time as Todd is about to strangle Cole with his bare hands. After Blair demands that Todd leave, Starr assures her consoling mother that she and Cole did not have sex. Todd promises to kill Cole if he ever comes near Starr again. Upon seeing Cole’s injuries, John sets out after Todd. Blair and Starr are forced to break up a fight between Todd and John. Todd accuses Cole of raping Starr and demands justice. Blair is unable to talk any sense into Todd, whose anger frightens Langston.
Starr states that she will never be able to forgive her father for what he has done.
WHAT TO WATCH
- Blair realizes just how hard Dorian took her breakup with Clint.
- Jared has a difficult time controlling his jealousy of Natalie’s closeness to John.
- Talia and Antonio enjoy their night out.
- Nora delivers devastating news to Antonio and Cristian.
- Layla and Sarah ask Talia to be their new roommate.
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- The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Pre-Nominations. READ MORE
- My View of Llanview: February 29 Edition. READ MORE
SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 10, 2008
Monday: Todd stops all contact between Starr and Cole; Antonio finds himself in financial trouble; Ramsey tells Nora that she can be replaced as DA.
Tuesday: Todd threatens Cole with jail time; Jessica informs Charlie of Viki and Dorian’s true relationship; John and Nora work to figure out how Ramsey got Bo’s job.
Wednesday: Dorian will keep Charlie’s secret-but with strings attached; Nash meets with a mysterious new business partner; Viki assures Marcie that she has forgiven her.
Thursday: Ramsey makes a decision concerning Antonio; Jared beats Dorian at her own game.
Friday: Starr forces herself to break up with Cole; Viki and Charlie vow not to let Dorian come between them; Jared is oblivious to the fact that someone has caught his confession on tape.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — My latest rant on Llanview’s current state.
Hello once again everyone. Hope you are as glad as I am that spring is just around the corner. I can hardly wait for the warmer temperatures and short wearing weather to return to my little corner of the planet. I am also looking forward to spring break, which unfortunately will likely be shortened this year because of days missed for snow and ice. There is even talk of us going to school on one or two Saturday’s in March. Which would be virtually unheard of for elementary, middle, and high school students in the U.S.A. these days. But anyway, I guess it beats going to school in the middle of the summer. Anywho, it’s time to talk a little about “One Life to Live.”
I have so busy with resume writing and lesson plans recently that I am still playing a little catch up on my “OLTL” viewing. However, I have watched all the episodes surrounding the “Go Red” Ball. I have to admit that I think they did a really good job with the costumes. It was nice seeing everyone all dressed in red. “OLTL” has some very beautiful women as part of their cast. And it was nice
to see several of the vets, such as Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, and Hillary B. Smith involved in the a major storyline. Sure, at least half of the episodes were about Jared and his plight, but still I thought it was pretty nicely done. Although I am not particularly fond of Mr. Banks, I have to admit that he is starting to grow on me. I’m not sure why, but he is. Jared is actually one of the few newbies that I honestly care for. And that’s saying a lot.
When the going gets tough, add new sponsors? I guess cash must be in short supply these days around ABC Daytime, because there have been several product placements recently on “One Life to Live” alone, not to mention “All My Children” and “General Hospital.” Those three daytime sudsers have been hawking everything from Campbell’s Soup to V-8 Juice to the Oscars, and Big East College Basketball. I guess the next thing we’ll see is Roxy Balsom doing a commercial for Vitameatavegiman. I mean, come on, are they [i]that[/i] desperate for new sponsors? I can understand the logic with the soup and juice, what with the “Go Red” Ball to promote healthy heart care, but still I thought it was a bit over the top. And the Oscar mention happens every year, when Rex talks about the never seen celebration at Ultra Violet. Give me drama and good writing any day over a sixty-minute infomercial.
While we’re on the subject of the ball, can Jessica get anymore stupid? She is acting like she just fell off the turnip truck yesterday (in the afternoon, just before 5:00 pm). It was one thing when she got herself committed to St. Ann’s, it
was stupid, stupid, stupid when she broke Allison Perkins out of St. Ann’s, but it was absolutely, totally moronic to watch her beg for her life like a little baby when threatened at gunpoint by Allison. Granted, she was being held at gunpoint
(and I would probably do the same thing), but Jessica has always been more strong willed than that. She used to be more independent and tough than she is now. I blame that partly on that immature pretty boy husband of hers, however I also blame that on her family for allowing her to become a total wimp and spoiled little brat. I found myself rooting for Allison in those scenes, and was somewhat disappointed when Jared stepped in to help the little scaredy cat.
Speaking of Allison, I have to ask several important questions–”Was that it?” Was that the whole point in bring her back? To make Jared look like a hero, and to taunt the audience with a secret not even the writers themselves probably don’t
even know yet? And then to place Llanview’s beloved evil psychopath in a coma hovering on the brink of death? If so, then all I can say is, “what a waste!” I’m certain the writer’s strike had something to do with little gaff, but still it makes me wonder if anyone ever had any plan in place whatsoever when called Barbara Garrick and asked her to return in the first place. Maybe I’m alone in my thinking, but this return appears to have had no purpose other than to serve as a stunt which obliviously did not work. How do I know this? Just look at the ratings. “OLTL” is near the bottom once more. I love Allison Perkins just as much as the next person, but sometimes no matter how much air fresheners you spray in the bathroom, the place still smells like crap. Literally.
Now don’t get me wrong, “OLTL” is much improved than it was just one year ago. And the veterans are receiving increasing amounts of airtime and storylines. However, the ratings still have not recovered. But then again, neither have the ratings for the other two ABC soaps. How Brian Frons still has a job is beyond my level of understanding, and apparently everyone else’s as well. When the network you are in charge of loses over three million viewers in one year, you would think the person in charge would be reassigned to flippin’ burgers at McDonald’s, but not good ole Frons. Instead, he is still employed by the alphabet network and STILL in his present position. It almost leaves one to believe that perhaps ABC is deliberately trying to sink its daytime line-up. If so, they are likely trying one of two options–either they are allowing Frons to do whatever means he deems necessary to continuously flush their soaps down the drain, or he really is that clueless, and thinks that his ideas are it on a stick, with the ABC brass knowing better but going along for the ride in an attempt to kill two birds with one stone if the soaps get cancelled and Frons finally gets canned. Either way, it doesn’t look good. And even if ABC is not intentionally trying to destroy their daytime programs, it still leaves a viewer to wonder why he hasn’t lost his job already. Perhaps a higher power than I can answer that question. Calling Errol, paging Toups…where are you. hahaha…anyway, he needs to be fired, like three years ago. And, as if you couldn’t tell, ‘like it on a stick’ is my new catchphrase. Man I need a life.
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 cop may lose his fortune when victims of his family’s wrath sue for damages. A protective father refuses to allow his daughter anywhere near her boyfriend. The beau of Llanview’s leading lady learns the truth about her long-standing feud with another. A younger steps back out into the world for the first time since losing her son. A local artist may be hired to design a new label. One of Llanview’s most hated women comes clean about her scheme. And the town’s newest father and son duo gain the upperhand on their blackmailer.
Well, that’s all for this edition of the column. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the column. My sincere apologizes for this column not being any longer. However there is only so much time in the time. I’ll try to write more next time.
Have a great weekend everyone, and hope you enjoyed this extra day of February. That’s all for now; please be sure and join me again on March 15th See you next time. Take care and stay safe.
And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live” …..
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Trevor does not deny any involvement by he nor Claudia in the disappearance of Michael. Claudia vows to destroy everything in Sonny’s life if he hurts Johnny. Kate tries to deny the truth, but succumbs to the realization that Sonny and Claudia did sleep together. Sonny continues to hold Johnny captive despite repeated attempts by Johnny telling Sonny he didn’t take Michael or shoot Kate. Luke and Scott butt-heads.
After weeks of denials, Robin finally reveals that Patrick is indeed the father of her baby. Robin informs Patrick that she can handle her life and their baby’s life on her own, and isn’t surprised when Patrick can’t come to terms with impending fatherhood. Peg tells Michael that he should try to get in contact with his family. Sonny learns of Carly’s pregnancy. Marianna saves the day as Mike finds himself flooded with customers at Kelly’s. Ric and Marianna grow closer.
Jason Suffers Severe Cuts to his Hands
After racing against time to save Elizabeth and Sam from the Text Message Killer’s reign of terror on Monday, March 3, Jason suffers severe cuts to his hands while pulling the two to safety. Upon arrival to General Hospital, Patrick is put in charge of Jason’s medical case and provides him with a grim prognosis – he needs surgery. Patrick promises Jason that he will find him the best surgeons for his operation. What does this mean for Jason Morgan’s future? Stay Tuned!
The Inside Story: The TMK Storyline Reaches Its End
For the last couple of months Diego Alcazar, better known as the Text Message Killer, has claimed the lives of Leticia Juarez, Emily Quartermaine, Georgie Jones, and Coop Barrett, and has tried to kill Carly Corinthos Jacks and Alexis Davis, but his attempt to kill Sam McCall (Alexis’ daughter) might bring him to his knees.
Nikolas and Nadine find their way to Diego’s lair, but an argument pits the two against each other as Nikolas leaves Nadine in the eyes of danger. Diego attacks Nadine, but Nikolas is unable to immediately save her due to sudden head pains. Finally back to normal, Nikolas is temporarily able to subdue Diego, who has already set the next phase of his deadly plan in motion. Maxie and Spinelli are still trapped in the underground sewer system, but a sudden realization finds the dynamic duo with a way out. Nikolas sees visions of Emily as Diego attempts to claim Maxie as his next victim. Nikolas and Diego battle to the death.
A Closer Look: Port Charles After the Slayings
After the battle to survive is over and the Text Message Killer has been defeated, Nikolas is on the hunt to find Nadine with help from Emily. With things slowly coming back to some normalcy in Port Charles, Carly and Elizabeth argue over Jason’s current circumstance. Lulu continues to feel guilty over Logan’s battle for survival, but she yearns to be with Johnny. Kate and Jax have a talk. Jerry feels the pressure from his partner in crime. Ric inadvertently sets off one of Diego’s hidden bombs with its path of destruction set for the cannery. Johnny writes music with Lulu in mind, while still in his padded cell. Sam feels this is truly the end for her and Lucky. Elizabeth confesses to a truth, and Lucky overhears. Claudia turns to daddy to get what she wants.
What to Watch
- Sam is puzzled by Ian’s behavior.
- Robin and Patrick part on bad terms.
- Elmarie Wendel continues her role of “Peg,” a craggy old woman who helps Michael come to an important decision.
- Jim Palmer returns as “Randy” beginning Wednesday, March 5, when the character heads to Port Charles.
SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 10, 2008
Monday: Nikolas is desperate to hold on to visions of Emily; Lulu worries about Johnny; Jason gets a lead on Michael’s whereabouts.
Tuesday: Nikolas is faced with an impossible choice; Johnny’s time is running out; Jason may call it quits on Sonny.
Wednesday: Nikolas agrees to Ian’s terms; Elizabeth desires Jason; Claudia puts her foot down where Trevor is concerned.
Thursday: Kate stands her ground with Sonny; Marianna stands up to Trevor; Elizabeth isn’t happy with Jason’s decision.
Friday: Claudia’s life is in danger; Sam is stunned by Lucky’s betrayal; Scott confesses to Lulu.
Thoughts on the new format?
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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Visual artist Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner, a collaborative art and performance project he co-founded in 1998, is set to appear on “The Young and the Restless” next month.
Spooner will appear as himself on the March 14 episode of the CBS drama series.
Fischerspooner recently teamed up with French label Kitsune for the release of two new singles. The first, “The Best Revenge” was released on February 4, 2008 and is currently available on iTunes. On March 10, they will release “Danse en France.” Both singles are from their upcoming third album, which was produced by Jeff Salzman. You can learn more about the group at their official website or their MySpace page.
In Related News
Former “Perfect Strangers” star Bronson Pinchot is set to appear as Patrick, the publicist, beginning March 14. He will subsequently appear in the March 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 episodes of the soap. Pinchot is best known for his role as Balki Bartokomous on the ABC sitcom from 1986 to 1993.
Jerry Douglas returns as the ghost of John Abbott on March 10, 12 and 14. Elizabeth Hendrickson also returns as Chloe on March 12, 13 and 14. Look for Scott Hoxby as Walter Palin on the March 10 episode.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Pushed to the limits…
THIS WEEK ON:GUIDING LIGHT
Gus’s liplock with Natalia could get him in hot water with a suspicious Olivia. Marina plays mind games with Harley. Alan continues to wear Beth down regarding having a rightful place in Peyton’s life. After charges are dropped against Will, Cassie tells him that he will temporarily stay with Reva and Jeffrey. Rick learns that a friend from the past helped him get out of jail. Reva refuses to turn her back on her son.
WHAT A TANGLED WEB ONE WEAVES…
Bill pleads Lizzie’s case to Reva, requesting she talk to Jon about letting her have a part in her daughter’s life. Reva immediately refuses to turn her back on her son.. Lizzie’s plan to seduce Jonathan go bust when he catches on and kicks her out. Lizzie gets the boot the second time when she tells Bill about her backfired plans. Reva tries to talk sense into Jonathan but he won’t budge. Cyrus calls Jonathan to let him know there is nothing he can find to use against Lizzie. Coming up with a plan of his own, Jon buys dope from a dealer. Bill, however, defeats Jon’s attempts of planting the dope in Lizzie’s dresser drawer. With nowhere else to go, Lizzie turns to Alan for help in getting Sarah back. Alan agrees and soon meets Jon, suggesting they team up in double-crossing Lizzie. After a job interview with Billy, Jon goes to pick up Sarah but learns that Lizzie has her. Mel and Bill meet up to discuss Lizzie when they hear Rick yelling from the jail cell below them. Several people get text messages to meet at Old Mill. Lizzie strikes up her own deal with he grandfather; he help her get Sarah and she’ll do the same regarding Peyton. Alan sets it up for the cops to arrive at Old Mill to have Jon arrested for the murder in Tourmaline. Unable to follow through with the plan, Lizzie hands over Sarah to Jonathan. A distraught Lizzie admits everything to Bill and the two begin to make love.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Little brother is getting under folks skin, while Victor pours on the charm…
THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Nikki has a forgiving heart for David, so much that she’s willing to pay off his debts to Walter. Chloe digs deep into Lily to curb her eating habits. Jack discovers that Gloria married Jeffrey due to blackmail. Neil declares his love for Karen by asking her to move in with him. Heather thinks it may be time to leave Genoa City. Kevin wants Paul to dig deeper than deep to get the goods on Jeffrey. Daniel discovers the money Amber has been hiding. Jana learns that Gloria and Kevin plan to do away with Jeffrey and place the blame at Jack’s feet.
THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK RUFFLES SOME FEATHERS…
Adam does his best to keep his attraction to Phyllis under wraps. When Victoria meets up with Adam, she lets him know how she feels about him trying to handle Beauty of Nature. Nick has a confrontation with Victor that ends in a shouting match. Adam finds himself opening up to Phyllis but soon learns about how Nick and she truly became an item. Victor impresses Victoria’s friend, Sabrina by taking her on a tour of his private art collection.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Steve works hard to get the goods on the woman of his past…
THIS WEEK ON:DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Philip picks up some interesting information after he secretly records Chloe’s phone conversation. Chelsea’s personal life could put Nick’s grant proposal in jeopardy. When Tony lines up hiring someone for his new business, it’s Morgan that pays him a visit. Immigration has some questions for both Sami and EJ. Marlena offers to be Victor’s doctor. Victor offers to contact his friend, Dr. Daniel Jonas to see Bo. Belle and Shawn make plans to recommit to one another. Philip drops the bomb to Chloe that he knows what she’s up to. John offers Rolf a job as his butler. Max’s fate in his role in Ford’s death is announced.
WHO’S THAT LADY?…
Steve meets with Abe and learns that Ava’s rap sheet is quite lengthy. Ava thinks that Hope is Kayla after looking through some pictures. Steve, fearing that harm will come to Kayla, requests that she be protected. Abe and Steve work hard to try to find where Ava is. Ava makes it her mission to reunite with Patch.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Danger looms close by.
THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN
THE ICE BREAKER
A startled Kendall finds “her biggest fan” waiting for her when she exits her hotel room shower. As the situation in Kendall’s room grows increasingly volatile, Aidan finally realizes something is off and races to get to Kendall. Kendall valiantly fights off her would be rapist. After finishing up the job on Walt, Aidan insists on staying the night on a shaken Kendall’s couch. Aidan convinces Kendall that she’s not to blame for what almost happened to her the night before and the pair’s friendship seems to finally be back on track. After finagling a set of keys, Ryan shows up in Kendall’s room where he finds a tipsy Aidan and Kendall in a seemingly compromising position.
THE GHOST OF FAMILY
Jesse, Angie and Tad have no idea just how close their enemy really is as they plan their next move. Tad meets his Uncle Robert, who claims to be Ray Gardner’s brother but is secretly connected to the mystery surrounding Jesse. Jesse insists that Tad accompany Angie when she goes to question Remy’s mother. Meanwhile, Opal warms up to Robert, who subtly probes her for information. Although wary at first, Mrs. Remington begins to open up to Tad and Angie. Mrs. Remington shows the duo a special pendant that her son gave to her before his death. Close by, one of Robert’s armed henchmen keeps an eye on the meeting. Jesse comes face to face with Robert.
SON NEWS: Meet Pine Valley’s newest villain! READ MORE
WALKING THE FINE LINE
Zach and Greenlee get too close for comfort after she coaxes him into taking a spin at pole dancing. Erica leaves Samuel speechless as she admits guilt to her indictment while simultaneously putting the press under her spell. Richie grows dark after JR cuts short his chat with Babe. Annie is overly optimistic about the future after waking up in Ryan’s arms. Dre and his father, Samuel, have an icy reunion. A smitten Colby finagles her way into working side by side with Frankie. Greenlee’s jealousy is peaked as she believes Ryan had a memory of Annie and not her.
SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 10, 2008
Monday: Robert is one step ahead of Frankie. Tad comes up with a wild idea to keep Krystal and Jenny safe. Aidan refuses to allow Ryan to spend time with Kendall.
Tuesday: Kendall can’t turn her back on Ryan. Adam gloats that he can do for Krystal what Tad can’t. Jack and Erica grow closer as her court date looms.
Wednesday: Krystal fights the passion she feels for Adam. JR manipulates the situation to be closer to Babe. Jesse struggles to uncover the mystery surrounding his “death.”
Thursday: Zach is privately upset when Kendall lies and denies spending time with Ryan. Annie unleashes her fury on Ryan. Greenlee keeps her and Ryan’s kiss a secret from Aidan.
Friday: Zach is annoyed that Kendall is still keeping secrets from him. Tad and Jesse uncover a clue. Erica learns her fate in court.