OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 24 Edition

Holiday blues
Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:25 PM | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The holidays are anything but tranquil in Llanview.

THIS WEEK ON “ONE LIFE TO LIVE”…

Nash has strong objections to Jessica’s new plan to trick Jared into thinking Tess has returned. Jared has a difficult time controlling his emotions when Natalie tells him she slept with John. Later Jared gives Natalie his mother’s locket as a Christmas present. The Cramer girls are shocked when Addie arrives at Dorian’s doorstep, and appears to be normal. John puches Jared. Blair is happy to see the change in her mother, while Dorian is taken aback. Blair, struggling to adjust to Addie’s new personality, is worried when she can’t find her. John wonders what is up with Jared and Natalie. Cristian and Layla decide to speak to Mrs. Williamson about allowing Cristian to see Evangeline. Dorian decides to use her newfound knowledge about Charlie and Jared to her advantage, and heads for the Buchanan mansion. Her plans quickly change, however, when she sees Clint and Nora sharing another kiss. John receives a Christmas present Marty ordered before her death. Talia helps Blair and Dorian find Addie at Capricorn. Addie is ready to start her own life. A band member has the hots for Sarah. Cristian makes a decision about Evangeline. Antonio asks Talia to remain in Llanview. Rex and Adriana share a New Year’s Eve kiss at midnight, as do the Vegas and the women in their lives. Starr, Cole, Langston, and Markko celebrate the New Year. Roxy jumps to the wrong conclusion about Natalie and Miles. Roxy kisses Miles. Natalie and Jared find themselves alone at midnight.

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR LOVE


Viki and Charlie share their first kiss at the drive-in. Shortly thereafter, however, the car breaks down and the snow begins to fall. Finding other ways to occupy their time, Viki and Charlie continue to kiss. Later, as they awaken in one anothers arms, Viki convinces Charlie that he should ask his son again for a second chance, and tells him that he helped her as well. Agreeing that they will see each other again soon, Viki and Charlie part company. Gigi keeps her composure when Rex tells her he is going to propose to his girlfriend; Gigi is relieved when Rex failed to recognize the ring. Ramsey manages to get information from Noelle. Marcie and Gigi say good-bye. John offers to help Michael look for Marcie. Adriana gives Rex the answer he was waiting for. Rex has no idea the engagement ring he got Adriana is really the one Michael gave Marcie. Moe brightens Noelle’s day. Michael discovers Adriana’s ring.

D2D PreVUE’s for the week of December 31

Monday: Cristian is ready to take a chance on Sarah; Antonio’s kiss causes an unexpected reaction from Talia; Clint and Nora celebrate the New Year.

Tuesday: Pre-empted.

Wednesday: Todd and Ramsey demand answers from Gigi; Lindsay’s future is decided.

Thursday: Marcie and Todd meet face-to-face; someone is shot by Ramsey.

Friday: Marcie does something desperate.

Pictured: Farah Fath courtesy NBC


‘GH’ Recasts Jasper Jacks

By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Soap Opera Digest is reporting that “General Hospital” will temporarily recast the role of Jasper “Jax” Jacks due to personal reasons for the characters originator, Ingo Rademacher.

Ingo Rademacher

Gideon Emery, 35, will step into the role for three episodes during the week of January 14 says Digest. Rademacher will return to the role the following week.

Emery’s most recent credits include stints on “Passions,” FOX’s “24” and CBS’ “Moonlight.” He can next be seen as Willy in the horror film “Train,” set in Europe where a group of American athletes board a deadly train. “Train” is from Millennium Films and is set for a 2008 release.

  • General Hospital
  • Passions
  • Ingo Rademacher
  • Gideon Emery
  • Train
  • 24
  • Moonlight

    Someone becomes a proud papa..
    Sunday, December 16, 2007 3:49 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –The paternity of Victoria’s baby is revealed…

    THIS WEEK ON “THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS”

    Jack reads too much into an innocent moment between Brad and Sharon. Cane breaks Lily’s heart when he says he only wants to be friends. A determined Nikki lets Victor know she’s taking him to court. Phyllis tries to get Sharon to focus on making amends with Jack. Michael agrees to be Jana’s lawyer. Sharon gets a new roommate in Nikki.

    THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE FATHER…

    Amber’s antics give Daniel just cause in being suspicious of her. Summer has a birthday party celebration. Katherine advises Victor to let his agenda against Nikki go. Wanting to spend time with Karen, Neil invites her over for the holidays. While Nikki tries to convince Jack to join in her suit against Victor, Nick tries his best to make peace with Victor. Meanwhile, Brad and JT, both await the news of the paternity of the baby. The result come in, naming JT the father. JT immediately decides to name the baby.

    Pictured: Thad Luckinbill courtesy CBS


    My View of Llanview: December 15 Edition

    “One Life” goes primetime
    Saturday, December 15, 2007 9:30 PM| By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — How feasible is a “One Life to Live” spin-off centering around John McBain?

    Hello again everyone. Hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far. I also hope that you are having better weather than I am at my house. Life has been like an underwater world here recently with rain, rain, and more rain. I keep hoping for some snow by Christmas, but it looks less and less likely with each passing day. So, if any of you are unsure what to get me for Christmas, I have an easy answer as to what I want. Just pray that it will snow on my old Kentucky home for Christmas. Maybe if we all do it, my wish will come true. But anyway, enough of my vain attempt to get a snow high. Now it’s time to look at “OLTL.”

    Earlier this month, ABC Daytime President Brian Frons talked with TV Guide about the possibilities of spin-offs for “One Life to Live” and “The Young and the Restless.” In the interview, Frons stated that he has already discussed the issue with “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini; however plans are on hold until the writers’ strike has been resolved. He also says that “One could easily imagine an ‘OLTL’ spin-off focusing on Michael Easton’s character, John McBain, solving a mystery for 13 weeks—a serial killer or whatever.”

    I can sum up my reaction to that in one word, WHAT?!?! Well, maybe two words, HELL NO! Even though that response needs no further explanation, I’m going to give one anyway. For starters, there are two major flaws with Frons’ last comment. However, before I question Frons’ sanity, let me comment on the prospect of “OLTL” getting a spin-off.

    Personally, I think it is about damn time that “OLTL” is getting a spin-off. I for one am sick of “General Hospital” always getting everything handed to them on a silver platter. In my opinion, it is an honor for “OLTL” to be chosen for a possible spin-off. Now when I say that I am not referring to any specific characters or storylines, instead I am referring to the idea of a spin-off in general. It’s long past time that an ABC soap other than “GH” receives some attention. I may be in the minority, but I have to give Frons at least a
    small amount of credit for choosing “OLTL” as the next spin-off worthy ABC soap.

    However, that is where I draw the line at praising Brian Frons. As mentioned earlier, there are two major flaws in his argument. The first is Frons’ unhealthy obsession with Michael Easton and John McBain. If, as Frons claims, the character of John McBain would make an “OLTL” spin-off successful, then why hasn’t he done the same for
    the daytime version? While one could easily argue that at least part of the reason for “OLTL’s” ratings decline in recent years is due to the slow death of soap operas, one could also argue that blame for the faltering ratings can also be blamed on the invasion of new and unnecessary characters such as John McBain. It is a proven fact that Michael Easton cannot carry a show. To support my claim, just look at “Port Charles.” As the soap began to focus more and more on his vampire character, the lower the ratings began to drop. There are eerily similarities between “PC” and “OLTL.” In the last couple of years, Michael Easton has been thrown into nearly every single storyline, most of which had no real connection to his character whatsoever. He has routinely been at or near the top of the list for airtime throughout his stint at “OLTL.” And what effect has
    his on-air presence had on the ratings you may ask? Well, a look at the ratings shows that “OLTL” ranks near the bottom of the eight soaps on the air. So then, if Michael Easton and John McBain are so damn popular, why are “OLTL’s” ratings the toilet? If he has the appeal that Frons claims he has, then why isn’t “One Life to Live” as popular as “The Young and the Restless” or “The Bold and the Beautiful?”

    I understand that the actor does have a small, but very vocal group of fans and supporters; however, he also has twice as many opponents and critics. And why should they care about a spin-off that focuses mainly on a character they despise? Much the same way that a pissed off person won’t vote for a candidate that ticked them off, many soap fans won’t watch a soap that gives them the finger. And for the few years, “OLTL” has done just that for many loyal fans who have been left scratching their heads and wondering how is it that a character that has only been on “OLTL” since 2003 has become the center of the nearly forty-year-old daytime drama? I’ll have to admit, I’ve asked myself that exact question more times than I care to count or remember. Thinking back, I wonder how, oh how that “OLTL” managed to survive all those years (thirty-five years in all) without John McBain and his brooding demeanor. It’s scary to think that we could have missed seeing his dead daddy, who oddly enough had more airtime some months than many of the show’s
    veteran cast members, and the deceased Spencer Truman, who came up back to haunt Mr. McBain on numerous occasions. And need I even mention Katlin and Marty? I think not.

    While I realize that the round about way in explaining my earlier comments, I think I have made my point. Before I continue, I want to apologize to any Michael Easton/John McBain fans that I may have offended by my preceding comments; for that was not my intent. Now, let’s examine the second flaw in Frons’ argument about a potential “OLTL” spin-off. Show of hands on this one. Who wants to see John McBain, or any member of the Llanview Police Department for that matter, botch another crime scene? The LPD couldn’t even find Waldo if he were wearing glow-in-the dark underwear and standing two feet in front of them. I mean, seriously, when was the last time that they actually solved a crime without any outside amateur assistance? If Lindsay hadn’t confessed, they would have never figured out who murdered Spencer Truman. We still don’t know who killed Mitch Laurence. The LPD’s
    track record speaks for itself. I wouldn’t even ask them to help me find my grandmother’s false teeth.

    And does Llanview really, truly, honestly need another serial killer? Didn’t “OLTL” learn their lesson from the Music Box Killer, the Killing Club Murderer, the OPP debacle, and the Daniel Colson bi-sexual murderer storylines? None of those storylines garnered any huge gains for “OLTL,” although the reveal of Daniel Colson’s double life did very briefly push “OLTL” above “GH” in the ratings for a week. However, each of these storylines were drug out for such a long period of time that once they were solved, no one could remember or care who had been killed in the first place. I say all of this because another serial killer storyline would do nothing but damage “OLTL’s” recent surge of momentum and creativity. And I think I can safely speak for all “OLTL” fans when I say that. In my opinion, the only way a serial killer storyline would have any success on “OLTL” right now is if it served as a way to rid the soap of some of the dead weight in Llanview. If it rid us of useless characters such as Cole, Vincent, Layla, Jared, and Nash then I would be all for it. Otherwise, it would do more harm than good.

    Now that I have painted such a gloomy picture of an “OLTL” spin-off starring John McBain (which I think would be doomed from the start), let me open the windows and bring a little light back into the room. While making John McBain the focus of a spin-off is a bad idea, it may also be somewhat of a blessing for “OLTL” fans. It could result in the brooding McBain spending most of his time in the prime-time spin-off instead of on the daytime version of “OLTL.” However, that is the only silver lining I see in that particular storm cloud.

    If Frons had any clue as to what “OLTL” fans think would make for a successful spin-off, he would realize that ninety-nine percent of them would mention characters other than John McBain. In reality, there are countless viable options for a spin-off. Some possibilities include: Viki, Charlie, the Texas diner crew and Asa’s ranch; The Sun; The Banner, Llanview High School, Llanview University, the LPD (with the focus on Bo); Buchanan Enterprises; the Buchanans; the Cramer girls; Llanview Hospital; and Capricorn, just to name a few. Of those, I think that the most successful would be the one’s that focused around the matriarch of Llanivew, Viki Davidson. If Frons truly wanted an “OLTL” to succeed he would choose from one of
    the ideas listed above.

    Before moving on, there is one last tidbit of the Brian Frons TV Guide article that seems like a no-brainer. Frons mentions in the article that for the upcoming second season of the “GH” spin-off “Night Shift” he in writing team specifically for the prime-time version. His reasoning? It will eliminate the added stress and pressure on the “GH” writing team, while helping to align the storylines between the two programs. To that, all I can say is DUH! How much sense does it make to have the same characters in the same town leading entirely
    different lives on “GH” than they do on “Night Shift?” Just imagine how confusing something like that would be for “OLTL.” For example, what if Asa Buchanan was alive and interacting with his family and friends in the spin-off, but still dead as a doornail on “OLTL?” Imagine trying to explain those plot holes.

    Switching gears, let’s briefly take a look at the recently updated “OLTL” opening. It was a sight for sore eyes to finally see an updated opening, which hadn’t been overhauled since January. It’s nice to finally have Talia, Markko, Miles, Sarah, Jared and Gigi in the opening credits; however the pictures were taken before Charlie and nu-Michael joined the cast, which explains their absence from it. I was a bit surprised to see just how fast Marty was removed from the opening, and to see Lindsay’s picture still there. But at least we don’t have to look at Spencer’s ugly mug shot any longer. In addition, I am impressed by the new mid and end show bumpers. I can’t help but wonder if “OLTL” is about to get a new
    opening. Why else would they unveil new bumpers, if they were planning on keeping the same old and tired opening? Although, I have not heard or read anything concrete about a new “OLTL” opening, I wouldn’t be completely surprised if one debuted in January. After all, 2008 marks the soap’s 40th anniversary, so maybe, just maybe they will get a new opening in observance of that. And it’s not unlike “OLTL” to update their current opening sequence shortly before unveiling a brand new one. Only time will tell I suppose, and this is just probably wishful thinking on my part, but maybe for once the rumors are true on this one, and “OLTL” will get a new opening new month. Stranger things have happened.

    And now, for a little sneak peak at what you expect to happen in Llanview a few weeks down the road. It’s fun in the snow for this new couple. A man receives a Christmas gift from a dead woman. A distraught husband recognizes his wife’s engagement ring on the hand of another. One woman asserts her newfound independence. Two friends share a New Year’s Eve kiss. And, this young man give his “niece” a very special Christmas present.

    Before I forget, don’t forget to be on the lookout for a new “OLTL” fanfic coming soon to SONBC. Jay Vanderburg will serve as Head Writer, with yours truly serving as Executive Producer. Look for the new fanfic to premiere in early January, just after the holidays. This date is a few weeks later than the previously announced date of December 20th, and was changed because of the busy holiday season. So, be sure and mark you calendars.

    Also, my sincere apologizes for the continued delays in the November and 2007 year-to-date episode counts, but I promise you that they will be posted no later than early next week. Homework, finals, decorating, shopping, and other things have kept me quite busy these last few weeks, but with the Christmas break now upon me, I will have the time needed to get them completed and posted. Again, I apologize for the delay. It’s hard sometimes to keep up with them when you also have a life outside of “OLTL” and SON.

    Well, that’s all for now, but before I wrap-up this column, I have a special holiday greeting for all loyal readers and fellow “OLTL” fans…

    May the meaning of the season be deeper, its friendships stronger and its hopes brighter; and your heart be lifted in joy at the true meaning of this wondrous season. May you be filled with the wonder, be touched by the peace, and believe in the miracle. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays one and all. Love, Hope, & Joy to you today and always.

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

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


    GL PreVUE: Week of December 17 Edition

    No Innocent Child’s Play
    Friday, December 14, 2007 9:35 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –Will becomes the little scrooge of Springfield…

    THIS WEEK ON “GUIDING LIGHT”

    Unable to shake her suspicions regarding Harley and Cyrus, Marina purposely sends a text message to Harley in hopes of finding out if she has reason to be worried. Olivia, wanting to be with Gus, sabotages his date with Natalia. Matt crushes Dinah by telling her that he doesn’t think he can be with her. Daisy and Rafe continue to get closer. Billy learns that Dinah was the one that leaked to everyone that he was a drunk. Bill has a hard time keeping his mind off of Lizzie. Doris tells Buzz she will not continue to pursue incriminating Marina. Dinah continues to scheme with Bill, offering to help keep tabs on Billy.

    FATE IN THE HANDS OF A DEVIOUS CHILD…

    Cassie is furious when Will comes to her in tears, upset that Josh has placed the blame on him for Edmund’s fall. Josh doesn’t shy away from believing that Will could have been the cause of James”s accident. Reva and Jeffrey are invited over to Josh’s for Christmas. While on Main Street, Reva is approached by Will, who tells her that Josh wants to see her. Daisy offers to babysit Will but Josh nixes the idea. Later, Cassie gives Daisy the go-ahead to babysit, despite Josh’s reservations. Will continues to manipulate Reva when it comes to Josh. Will is put to work on painting pews when Daisy comes looking for Josh to give her more babysitting hours. Will tells Daisy that he can pay her with money he has, just as long as she takes him to the mall While at the mall, Will approaches a repairman, questioning him about his truck. Meanwhile, Reva, Josh and RJ are also shopping in the mall when they all get stuck in the stairwell. Unbeknownst to them, Will is the one that has paid off the repairman to keep them trapped together.

    Pictured: Kim Zimmer & Robert Newman courtesy Bleacher & Everard/PGP


    OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 17 Edition

    Tis the Season
    Friday, December 14, 2007 11:45 PM| By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The holiday season brings unexpected surprises to the citizens of Llanview.

    THIS WEEK ON “ONE LIFE TO LIVE”…

    Roxy pours out her heart to Miles, not realizing he has fallen asleep. Natalie is repulsed by Jared’s kiss. Bo keeps his eye on Jared. After unsuccessfully trying to talk Rex out of proposing to Adriana, Dorian gives him her blessing. Cristian and Layla are shocked to learn that Mrs. Williamson has moved Evangeline back home. Bo and Matthew visit Lindsay, and see RJ there as well. Lindsay has a court date after the holidays. Layla and Adriana give Roxy some good advice. Nora tells Cole that, according to Marty’s will, he will move in with her and Matthew. At La Boulaie, the Cramer girls are shocked by Addie’s behavior. Jessica concocts a plan to get rid of Jared. Sarah hides her feelings for Cristian. Adriana works to cheer up Cristian and Antonio. Talia requests a transfer. Starr apologizes to Langston. Jared tries to befriend Cole. Natalie bumps into John at Capricorn, and later they share a night of passion. Natalie floors Jared with news of her tryst with John.

    LOVE AND MARRIAGE?


    Rex tells Michael that he’s planning to pop the question to Adriana; later he does Michael a favor and goes to Texas in search of Marcie. Viki tends to a drunken Charlie, and encourages him to become sober again. While Blair urges Todd to go easy on Marcie, she couldn’t care less about Rex and Michael. Charlie chooses Viki over the bottle. Moe and Noelle compete in the 2007 Dallas Bake-Off, however, an mishap by Marcie results in the judge nearly chocking to death, resulting in their elimination. When Moe throws a pie at the judge, a pie fight ensues as Viki and Charlie return to the diner. Todd names his son Sam in honor of Sam Rappaport. The Mannings celebrate Christmas before Todd resumes the search for his son; Blair and Todd share a kiss. Marcie asks Gigi to help sell her engagement ring to raise money. Blair and Adriana duke it out over Marcie. Rex is surprised to see Gigi in Paris, Texas. Viki and Charlie have their first kiss. Todd hires a suspended Ramsey to help find his son.

    D2D PreVUE’s for the week of December 24

    Monday: Viki and Charlie share more than a kiss; could Shane be Rex’s son?

    Tuesday: Pre-empted.

    Wednesday: Jared has a hard time controlling his jealousy.

    Thursday: Todd and Ramsey interrogate Gigi.

    Friday: John and Michael are determined to bring Marcie home; unexpected kisses occur as the New Year begins.

    Pictured: Melissa Gallo courtesy Yolanda Perez/ABC


    AMC PreVUE: Week of December 17 Edition

    Consequential Reactions
    Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:05 AM | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Impulse reactions may change relationships forever this week in Pine Valley.

    THIS WEEK ON ALL MY CHILDREN…

    Erica’s attempt to score points with Jack backfires. Adam informs Tad that he’ll find Kate if Tad drops the custody suit against Krystal. Amanda realizes that Adam hasn’t told JR about the DVD. Richie shows up at Babe’s doorstep after Janet plots his great escape. Annie contemplates giving Richie exactly what he wants. Adam manages to bolster Erica’s spirits. Father Clarence’s lectures to Tad and Krystal, and later Adam ultimately leads to a nasty reversal of fates.

    BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH


    Unable to stop the water from seeping into the bomb shelter, Zach and Greenlee realize their situation has gone from bad to hopeless. Meanwhile, Aidan’s hope for Greenlee’s survival seeps away when his latest lead ends up not only cold but frozen solid. Kendall ends up stranded with Aidan after arriving at the cabin to tell him the news of Greenlee’s innocence. Greenlee sees a different side of Zach as he opens up to her and admits that he was wrong about her. As they wait out the storm, the facts of the situation begin to weigh heavily on both Kendall and Aidan, but Kendall refuses to give up hope. Overcome by his pain, Aidan bluntly makes it clear to Kendall that there is no hope. Kendall angrily rails at Aidan as despair overtakes her. Desperately wanting to be with their loved ones one last time, Kendall and Aidan end up having sex – an action both instantly regret. Meanwhile, facing what they believe to be their certain deaths, Zach gently kisses Greenlee as each thinks about the one they truly love. While getting herself together, Kendall discovers the map for the bomb shelter. Aidan, Kendall and Quentin race to the bomb shelter where they find Zach and Greenlee near death. As Aidan tries to breathe life into Greenlee, Kendall goes to be with Zach only to have the shelter begin to collapse around them.

    D2D PreVUE’s for the week of December 24

    Monday: Will Aidan’s love be enough to save Greenlee?

    Tuesday: Encore Presentation; 5/18/04 Episode.

    Wednesday: Adam is enraged by Krystal’s actions.

    Pictured: Alicia Minshew courtesy Yolanda Perez/ABC


    BREAKING NEWS: Budig IN! Singh OUT!

    Actress Fired After Bold Move At ABC
    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 9:38 AM | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In news that Soap Opera Network can now report, Rebecca Budig will be returning to “All My Children” in early 2008.

    Sabine Singh has been released from the contract role of Greenlee Smythe, a role she began playing on April 19. The original Greenlee, Emmy-nominated actress Rebecca Budig, will reclaim the role. Budig played the role of Greenlee Smythe from August 11, 1999 through November 28, 2005. Following her departure, Budig enjoyed guest gigs on CBS’s “CSI” and “Out of Practice,” and recently starred in a Lifetime movie of the week, “The Perfect Child.” The 34-year old actress has most recently been seen regularly cheering on her good pal Cameron Mathison, who plays Greenlee’s ex-husband Ryan Lavery on “AMC,” in the seats at ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars.”

    Budig joins Darnell Williams, Debbie Morgan – and possibly Eden Riegel – in rejoining the cast of the ABC sudser in 2008 with long-term contracts. SON wishes Ms. Singh the best of luck in her future endeavors.

    Pictured: Rebecca Budig courtesy Yolanda Perez/ABC

    • Rebecca Budig
    • Sabine Singh

      Nothing to Celebrate
      Friday, December 7, 2007 7:13 PM | By Venus Stone

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Buzz’s win as mayor is put in jeopardy by the likes of Bill, Doris and Ava…..

      THIS WEEK ON “GUIDING LIGHT”

      Suspicions continue to mount on who could have done away with Edmund. Will’s comment about being with Cassie at the time of Edmund’s fall peaks Josh’s suspicions of him. Harley is on edge when she learns that Zach has been receiving gifts from Philip. Marina has just cause to want to claim what’s hers when she sees the closeness deveolping between Harley and Cyrus. Rafe confronts Olivia on her sudden ‘interest’ in Gus. Bill gets hit hard when Olivia has papers drawn up, revoking him of any parental rights to Emma.

      BUZZ’S WIN COULD BE A SERIOUS LOSS…

      Lizzie is not pleased to learn that Bill has made a deal with Doris to redo all of Main Street. Ashlee becomes fearful of how far Doris will go if she wins as mayor. When it looks as if Doris could be the winner, Ashlee calls in a favor from Einstein to help flip the votes in Buzz’s favor. Ava confronts Ashlee on her knowledge of the rigged votes, but opts to keep quiet on the condition that Ashlee do a favor for her when she calls upon her. Buzz, realizing that something is not right with the win decides to come forward, but later backs out when he thinks of the good work he could do as the mayor. Bill approaches Buzz with the proposal for Main Street, but is turned down flat. Seeing his being rejected, Ava tells Bill that she has information he can use to muscle Buzz into doing what he wants. The two soon fall into bed and she lets Bill know that she believes that election was rigged in Buzz’s favor. Buzz hires Marina to dig into the possible mayoral vote rigging. Bill gives Buzz an ultimatum; give him the contract to work on Main Street or he’ll leak what he knows about the election. Meanwhile, a leery Mallet, who is also working on the investigation of the election, calls the election board to find out what’s going on.

      Pictured: Justin Deas courtesy Arthur L. Cohen/PGP


      New Place to Live
      Friday, December 7, 2007 6:40 PM | By Venus Stone

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sharon finally sees the light; packs her bags and moves in with the least expected person…

      THIS WEEK ON “THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS”

      Gloria gets played by Jeffrey, when he admits that the cream he gave her was the fake one. Colleen tries her best to be there for JT. Brad and Victor face-off regarding Victoria’s baby. In order to keep her secret from being exposed, she has to follow one request from Jeffrey; marriage. Neil sticks up for Nikki by trying to talk Victor out of calling in her loans.

      THE LIES OF JACK SEND SHARON PACKING

      Jack steps down from his Senate seat. Sharon, still spurned by Jack’s lies walks away from him. The ghost of John tells Jack to admit his faults if he ever wants to save his marriage to Sharon. Sharon has a heart-to-heart with Nick, who tells Sharon that he can see that she truly does love Jack. Jack soon finds Sharon and tries his best to get her forgiveness; but she’s not willing to do that. Meanwhile, Sharon finds herself at the door of Nikki, asking if she can stay with her.

      Pictured: Sharon Case courtesy CBS