Decision Time Arrives
Sunday, March 9, 2008 3:38 AM | By Angela Rosa

( — Every action has a consequence.



A nervous Erica tries to keep a brave face about her impending court date. Jack implores Erica to rethink her decision to plead guilty. Later, a session of reminiscing leaves the ex’s on the brink of love-making. Judgment day arrives, and Ms. Kane’s judge is convinced that the deal Erica’s been handed is way too sweet. Jack and Samuel work together to convince the judge to stick to the original terms of the deal. Erica shocks the packed courtroom with her announcement.


The anxiety rises as Tad reveals that he’s positive that he and Angie were being watched outside of Mrs. Remington’s house. Robert infroms Tad of the his earlier sighting of a man who could be the “late” Jesse Hubbard’s twin. Robert plays on Tad’s sympathies in an attempt to shut down his suspicions. Later, a lethal Robert arrives at Mrs. Remington and dupes her into believing he’s trying to track down her son’s killer. Meanwhile, a heartbreaking letter leaves Jesse with a sincere desire to uncover the truth about Remy. Jesse shares with Tad a potential clue he uncovered in Remy’s date book as the men try to figure out just where Jesse was held after he “died.”


Adam is surprised to find Tad waiting for him when he returns home from visiting JR at the hospital. Adam makes sure to have great fun at a desperate Tad’s expense before he agrees to allow Krystal and Jenny to move back into the mansion for their protection. Elsewhere, word of Krystal’s sudden move prompts Babe to pack her and Little Adam’s bags and join her mama in her former in-law’s mansion – a move that in turn prompts JR to come running back home. A persistent JR is confident he’ll win Babe back. Krystal admits to Babe that being in such close quarters with Adam is more difficult than she expected.


Zach and Annie enjoy an impromptu play date with Spike. Meanwhile back in L.A., an honest conversation seems to be on the menu after Kendall sneaks out to meet Spike’s daddy. Kendall recounts for Ryan the details of how he broke her heart. Ryan confesses to Kendall that he’s been misleading Annie. Back home, Annie unleashes on Ryan upon learning of his recent deceptions. Zach’s temper rises after Aidan finally confesses to him that Kendall’s claim about not seeing Ryan again once he left her hotel room is false. Kendall and Greenlee agree not to let any residual desire they have for Ryan to still have some feelings for them get in the way of their current relationships. Greenlee keeps her and Ryan’s kiss a secret from Aidan. Aidan warns Ryan to back off Kendall but Ryan has other ideas.


Monday: Jesse faces the horrors of the past. Zach is relieved when Kendall finally comes clean with him. Erica struggles to stay brave as she’s led off to the slammer.

Tuesday: Tad, Jesse and Angie make a disturbing discovery. Robert has Frankie and Colby right where he wants them. JR is left unsettled by Richie’s violent outburst.

Wednesday: Angie and Krystal are desperate to find their missing children. Adam holds Jesse responsible for Colby’s kidnapping. Ryan has the best intentions when he spins a tale of lies to Annie.

Thursday: Babe finds JR on the verge of killing Richie. Jesse will sacrifice himself to save his son. Frankie and Colby work together to try and escape their captors.

Friday: Jesse faces his tormentors as chaos and gunfire break out. Angie and Krystal realize a necklace could be the clue to solving the mystery. Erica finds herself stuck with a woman with murder on her mind.

Pictured: Colin Egglesfield courtesy ABC

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OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 10 Edition

What’s a girl to do?
Saturday, March 8, 2008 10:00 PM | By Scotty Gore

( — Why must I be a teenager in love?


Ramsey threatens Nora by telling her that her job is on the line. John and Ramsey reach a stalemate. Nora tells a stunned Antonio, Cristian, and Carlotta that victims of the Santi family are suing for restitution, meaning Antonio will lose everything, including Capricorn and Jamie’s trust fund. John and Nora team up to figure out how Ramsey got his job. Cristian informs Jessica of Antonio’s turn
of bad luck. Jessica asks Cristian to design a new wine label. Ramsey arranges a meeting with Dorian, and sends John and Antonio to cover a minor crime. John, Talia, and Antonio work to understand why Ramsey had them deal with small time crooks. Ramsey begins digging into Antonio’s past. Later Antonio sees a different side of Ramsey. Nash is curious as to Jessica’s reasons for wanting to hire Cristian, and meets again with his mysterious new business partner. Jessica and Antonio share a bittersweet moment.

Dorian taunts Viki at the Palace. Jessica alerts Charlie to the true nature of Viki and Dorian’s “friendship.” Arriving at the Palace to confront Dorian, Charlie is curious as to what’s in it for her. Dorian, meanwhile, fires back and confesses to wanting to hurt Viki by keeping Jared’s secret until it will cause the most damage. Charlie wants to wash his hands of Dorian, who reminds him
that she holds all the cards. Charlie if forced to do Dorian’s bidding as she schemes to stop Adriana from marrying Rex. Natalie can see the chemistry between Rex and Gigi. Jared and Charlie join forces to beat Dorian at her own game by taping her conversation with Charlie. Jared confesses his guilt to Nigel, and is unaware their conversation is being recorded. Natalie nearly overhears Jared’s confession. Roxy wonders what Charlie’s real motives are. Viki senses that there is something going on between Rex and Gigi. After stumbling upon photos of Rex and his mother, Gigi stops Shane in his tracks when he asks if there are any pictures of his father.


Starr is distraught over her lack of contact with the outside world, and begs Dorian to help her. Although sorry for her niece’s predicament, Dorian sides with Todd. Blair flat out refuses to allow Todd to move the family to Hawaii. Starr’s joy of remaining in Llanview is short lived when Todd warns her that if Cole doesn’t keep his distance, he will have him arrested for shooting Miles. John manages to stop Cole from making matters worse. Starr realizes Todd is serious, and bruises her father’s ego by telling him that she now sees why people are afraid of him. Blair’s words fall on deaf ears as Todd is determined to file assault charges against John. However, Todd comes to his senses after Nora reminds
him that getting John fired from the LPD would play right into Ramsey’s hands. Blair tells Starr that she believes Todd would actually make good on his threat. Todd hires bodyguards to follow Starr. Langston and Markko devise a plan for Starr and Cole to meet at the docks. Blair urges Starr to let Cole go if she truly loves him. Heartbroken, Starr breaks up with Cole in order to protect him from Todd’s wrath.


– Marcie picks up Shane from school and drops him off at Llanfair.

– Marcie receives kind words from the mother of a former student, as well as from Viki.

– Asa’s old ally Walter Honeycutt offers to help with the latest crisis at Buchanan Enterprises.

– Lindsay put her scheme in motion by cozying up to Walter.

– Natalie and Jared question Renee and Nigel about potential BE adversaries.

– ABC Daytime Joins Forces with ESPN. READ MORE

– The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Pre-Nominations. READ MORE

– My View of Llanview: February 29 Edition. READ MORE


Monday: John sees red when Antonio refuses to stand up to Ramsey; Gigi comes clean to Rex about Shane; Jared works to gain possession of the tape.

Tuesday: Starr is out for revenge against her father; Jared worries that Natalie has uncovered the truth; Blair has a business offer for Cristian.

Wednesday: Lindsay dangles info. on BE’s enemies in front of Clint; John and Talia begin investigating Ramsey; Jared and Gigi lock lips.

Thursday: Rex and Natalie feel jealous; Lindsay urges Clint to fight dirty in order to save the family business; Adriana gives Dorian an ultimatum concerning Rex.

Friday: Jared and Charlie continue to bond; Adriana learns of her mother’s dealings; Langston and Markko work to keep Starr and Cole together.

Pictured: Kristen Alderson courtesy Donna Svennevik/ABC

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Miss Semi-Independent Woman…
Friday, March 7, 2008 6:40 PM | By Venus Stone

( — Nikki steps into her new role at Jabot…


Brad meets up with Walter to get the goods on David’s past; at a reasonable price. Amber tries to convince Daniel and Kevin to let her keep the stolen money. Lily decides it’s time to move out to have a life of her own; preferrabaly with Cane. Jack and Sharon realize that someone has removed their spy cam flash drive. Jeff admits to Jack that he’s fallen in love with Gloria. When the suggestion of obtainiing celebrities for Restless Style’s pre-launch party is tossed out, Phyllis immediately thinks of Danny Romalotti.


Katherine proposes to help Amber launch her new fashion line. Neil sees how much pressure is being put on Lily and steps in. Jack opts to find a new ‘ghostly’ way to drive Gloria out of the Abbott house. Nikki gets settled in her new role at Jabot. While conducting business, Nikki finds herself in a heated confrontation with Jill, who is not too pleased she’s there.

Pictured: Melody Thomas Scott courtesy CBS

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A donor is found…
Friday, March 7, 2008 6:19 PM | By Venus Stone

( — As Bo’s life slowly deteriorates, someone could be the one that saves it…


Stephanie spots Steve chatting it up with someone shady. John’s ego takes over as he plans on expanding the DiMera empire. Victor has a meeting with John at the hospital. Rolf hits a suspicious nerve with Shawn. Steve is unsure if he should fill Kayla in on Ava. John invites Marlena, Shawn and Belle to the DiMera mansion for dinner.


Kayla and Lexie work hard together to save Bo’s life when they dicover a experimental procedure. Bo and Hope talk about the romantic times they had with one another. When Bo’s condition takes another drastic turn for the worse, his family rally around him. Daniel learns of the experimental procedure that Kayla and Lexie have looked into but is dead set against doing it. Alice comes to visit Bo and urges him not to give up hope. The suggestion to operate on Bo is turned down by Daniel who stresses that an operation could kill Bo. Bo, requesting to see Steve alone, asks him to be there for his family when he is gone. Kayla and Daniel work hard to find a donor match for Bo. Shawn begs his father to continue to fight so he can have a life with his granddaughter. Daniel and Lexie find a perfect match.


– Ava takes a sudden interest in Hope after seeing pictures of he and Steve

– Victor goes to therapy

– Chelsea can be the one to give life to Bo

– Everyone is in search of a missing Chelsea

Pictured: Rachel Melvin courtesy NBC

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Heaven help the man that has hurt Marina…
Friday, March 7, 2008 4:42 PM | By Venus Stone

( — Jon’s pushed to the edge and Lizzie could get caught in the crossfire…


After discovering Olivia with two men on a night out, Gus finds himself consoling, then kissing her. Mallet wants to try again with Dinah, but when she pulls back, he debates on taking a position as Police Chief in a different city. Billy informs Bill about the deal Lizzie made with Alan; no more independence and no more Bill. Cassie jumps to the wrong conclusions when she sees a unconscience Josh and Reva on the bed together. Will confesses what he did to them and a fearful Cassie decides Will needs to be taken somewhere. Alan text messages Philip with the request that he help him deal with Rick.


Furious that Cyrus has dumped her for Harley, Marina storms off after he confesses his love for her aunt. When Marina sees Harley, she has some very choice words as to what she thinks of her, pointing out that Cyrus will do her the same way at some point. An emotional Harley comes home to find Cyrus waiting for her and the two immediately embrace. A woman by the name of Phoebe corners Cyrus demanding $100,000 from him for stuff he stole from her. Daisy and Ashlee are hanging out with one another when they spot Harley and Cryus kissing. Cryus tried calling in favors to get the money for Phoebe when he discovers Will. Marina calls Phoebe to ask if their revenge against Cyrus and Harley is working. Phoebe gets under Harley’s skin about the man Cyrus truly is. Cyrus tries to comofort Cassie when she breaks down about Will. Wanting to pay off Cyrus’s debt, Harley take out another mortgage on her house.


– Cyrus offers to help Cassie get out of town with Will.

– Beth gets a message from a past love

– Alex talk to Billy about a deal she made with Alan

– Reva and Cassie have a bonding moment over their children

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‘AMC’s’ Newest Cast Member

Elizabeth Rodriguez’s television credits include roles on “Oz,” “The Shield,” “ER,” “NYPD Blue,” “Six Feet Under,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Third Watch,” and “Law & Order.” Her film credits include “Dead Presidents,” “Blow,” and “Miami Vice.”

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).

Pictured: Susan Lucci courtesy ABC

  • All My Children
  • Susan Lucci
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez

    Goldin Joins the Cast of ‘AMC’

    Goldin started his daytime career on NBC’s “Another World” where he played musician Dean Frame. His next daytime role would be on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” where he played Gary Dawson. In March of 2001, Goldin moved on to what would be his most popular role to date – officer Gus Aitoro on CBS’s “Guiding Light.” Goldin’s other television credits include “V.I.P,” “21 Jump Street,” “MacGyver,” “Kate and Allie,” “Alf,” and “Hail to the Chief.”

    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.

    Pictured: Ricky Paull Goldin courtesy CBS

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    • Ricky Paull Golin
    • Jake Martin

      OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 3 Edition

      Todd is out for blood–Cole’s.
      Saturday, March 1, 2008 12:54 PM | By Scotty Gore

      ( — A father’s love?


      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.


      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.


      – 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.

      – ABC Daytime Joins Forces with ESPN. READ MORE

      – 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.

      Pictured: Trevor St. John courtesy Yolanda Perez/ABC

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      My View of Llanview: February 29 Edition

      Blowing off steam
      Friday, February 29, 2008 8:35 PM| By Scotty Gore

      ( — 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” …..

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

      By Errol Lewis

      ( — If this is post-sweeps, what happened to the action and adventure of sweeps itself?

      Steve Burton


      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

      Kelly Monaco Hanging Off Ledge

      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?

      Please let me know by emailing me.