(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of September 26, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
On Monday, September 26, Jason and Sam’s uninvited guest continues his creepy infestation of their reception. Olivia has a romantic surprise for Steve. Steve has a secret. Alexis takes action to impede Kristina’s career plans on Tuesday, September 27. Maxie figures out what’s bugging Spinelli. Ronnie puts the pressure on Spinelli much to Maxie’s chagrin. Ethan investigates the weird occurrences at Wyndemere. Helena and Ethan come face to face. Ethan walks into a open passageway. Where will it lead … or who will it lead to on Friday, September 30?
The Inside Story: Love Stoned
Lulu tries to reach Dante. Michael discovers Dante in dire straits. Olivia calls Lulu with bad news. Ethan finds Lucky. in complete shambles. Lulu tries to talk to Dante. Elizabeth and Lucky share a tender moment over their son. Lucky confides in Elizabeth. On Thursday, September 29, an enraged Lulu goes off on Lucky after he reveals that his drug addiction is the reason why Dante is where he is. Lucky discovers an envelope from Siobhan. Luke returns to the Haunted Star.
A Closer Look: Family Matters
Kate and Sonny get caught up in the past. Michael asks Shawn for his help in protecting Sonny’s assets. Kate tries to resist the pull into Sonny’s chaotic life. Shawn has his work cut out for him as he tries to work the new cop on the case, Delores Padillo. Johnny and Anthony face off. On Wednesday, September 28, a fainting spell does not impede Kate from going off on Carly. Alexis and Kate discuss Sonny. Olivia demands the truth after finding Sonny and Johnny going at it again. Shawn outsmarts Delores. Sonny and Johnny appear to call a truce. Abby finds Michael in tears. Carly and Shawn end up in a hot and sticky situation.
GH ALERTS: WEEK OF OCTOBER 3, 2011
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, September 22, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Stuart flatlines. David’s attempts to revive Stuart fail. Brooke fears that Adam can’t survive losing Stuart again. Angie pulls David aside and asserts that Stuart needs a miracle of fate, not of medicine, and implores Adam to talk from his heart to his brother. Adam tells Stuart how much he needs him as we see flashbacks of their unbreakable bond. Stuart wakes up and the brothers are reunited. Scott and Stuart have an emotional reunion. Marian learns Stuart is back. Adam looks on lovingly at his brother.
JR appears to say final goodbyes to Dixie and AJ. Dixie calls for JR after Tad calls her with news about Stuart. JR walks away from his mother’s call and is clearly headed for trouble.
Cara fills Tad in on the latest developments in her life. Tad shuts down Cara’s speech about how wonderful David is with some simple facts. Seeing how happy she is, he does ultimately support her decision about the pregnancy. David and Cara have a warm encounter before Jesse takes him back to the station.
Tad questions Griffin about David’s other patient and explains what Dixie remembered from her time at the facility. Griffin tells Tad there was only one patient at the facility, Stuart.
Greenlee, Ryan, Marissa and Bianca surprise Zach and Kendall. They’ve planned a romantic trip for the reunited pair to New York City, sans the children. Zach and Kendall look forward to spending some time alone.
Erica tells Jackson their life together is going to have to be further postponed as her priority is bringing he life-story to the big-screen. Jackson tells Erica he’s done dealing with her and her priorities. Erica arrives at Kendall’s to complain about Jackson’s lack of understanding. She gets agitated when Bianca and Kendall make it clear they see Jackson’s point. Kendall tells Erica that she doesn’t want her to give up anything she wants but she needs to be honest with herself about the choices she’s making and why she’s making those choices. Later, Zach tells Erica he respects that she’s always done what she’s wanted to do and he doesn’t think she needs to change.
Ryan and Greenlee bask in the sunshine as they reflect on the past and look forward to the future. Ryan surprises Greenlee with tickets to the circus.
On the Next All My Children…
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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of September 12-16, 2011
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,249,000 (-382,000/-799,000) <—– new low *
2. OLTL 2,668,000 (-148,000/+341,000) **
3. B&B 2,642,000 (-349,000/-551,000) <—– new low ***
4. AMC 2,491,000 (-212,000/+104,000)
5. GH 2,439,000 (-56,000/-202,000)
6. DAYS 2,322,000 (-35,000/-188,000)
* Previous low: 4,413,000 (August 22-26, 2011)
**Last time #2 in Total Viewers (May 23-27, 2005)
*** Previous low: 2,692,000 (April 11-15, 2011)
1. Y&R 3.2/11 (-.2/-.3) <—– ties low
2. B&B 2.1/7 (-.1/-.2)
3. OLTL 2.0/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. AMC 1.9/7 (-.1/+.1)
5. GH 1.8/6 (-.1/-.2)
6. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.1)
Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 835,000 (-81,000/-264,000)
2. GH 660,000 (-69,000/-227,000)
3. OLTL 637,000 (-53,000/-27,000)
4. DAYS 581,000 (+10,000/-131,000)
5. AMC 532,000 (-25,000/-60,000)
6. B&B 510,000 (-42,000/-186,000)
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.1/-.4) <—– ties low
2. GH 1.0/7 (-.1/-.3)
2. OLTL 1.0/7 (-.1/same)
4. DAYS 0.9/6 (same/-.2) <—– ties low (2nd straight week)
5. AMC 0.8/6 (-.1/-.1)
5. B&B 0.8/5 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low
Girls 12-17 Viewers
1. OLTL 53,000 (+16,000/+33,000)
2. Y&R 37,000 (-21,000/-10,000)
3. GH 33,000 (+18,000/+13,000)
4. AMC 27,000 (+14,000/+18,000)
5. DAYS 22,000 (+2,000/+2,000)
6. B&B 16,000 (-13,000/-17,000)
Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7/5 (same/-.2)
1. DAYS 0.7/4 (+.1/same)
3. GH 0.6/4 (same/-.3)
3. OLTL 0.6/4 (-.1/same)
5. AMC 0.5/4 (-.1/same)
6. B&B 0.3/2 (-.1/-.3) <—– ties low
Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 956,000 (-55,000/-258,000)
2. B&B 580,000 (-71,000/-100,000)
3. OLTL 525,000 (-64,000/+90,000)
4. DAYS 516,000 (-15,000/-61,000)
5. AMC 464,000 (-119,000/+5,000)
6. GH 446,000 (-16,000/-67,000)
Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers
For the SEASON September 20, 2010 through September 18, 2011
1. Y&R 3.6
2. B&B 2.2
3. GH 2.1
4. DAYS 2.0
4. OLTL 2.0
6. AMC 1.9
Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.6
2. GH 1.4
3. DAYS 1.2
4. OLTL 1.1
5. B&B 0.9
5. AMC 0.9
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
At the beginning of this episode celebrating the rich history and legacy of the Martin family, Michael E. Knight, who plays Tad Martin, dedicates the airing to the remarkable woman who played the Martin matriarch for a quarter of a century, Mary Fickett.
Joe and Ruth inform the family they’re returning to Pine Valley; Joe has been offered a consulting job at Pine Valley Hospital. The Martin family gather together at the Martin house to celebrate. Jamie arrives for the festivities. Tad and Dixie take a walk in the park and its clear there’s something on both their minds: a marriage proposal. The pair share words of love and commitment unaware the family is listening to their every word at the Martin home due to Tad’s phone snafu. Tad and Dixie return home to applause. Joe, Ruth, Tad, Dixie, Kathy, Jenny, Jamie Krystal, Opal, Jake, Amanda and Trevor gather together for the Martin family portrait.
Maria, who is in town for a consultation, treats a patient (played by Sarah Michele Gellar) who believes she is Erica Kane’s daughter. She tells Maria she recognizes her, too. Maria privately scoffs when the patient starts talking about seeing vampires. The patient asserts to Dr. Santos that she has been seeing vampires since before they became such a trend. Maria leaves the patient to the professionals. She tells Joe and Jake that as much as she’d love to come back home she and the children are settled in California. Maria leaves to take an important call from Miami.
Adam and Brooke arrive at the mansion. Adam is heartbroken to see everything packed up and is upset about JR’s current state. Babe takes the gun from JR’s hand. JR is ecstatic to see Babe and tells her everything he’s been going through without her. Knowing he’s headed for a fall, Babe tries to talk JR down. JR is devastated as Babe makes it clear she’s not one of David’s patients. He tells Babe she can’t help him because she’s “dead!” and vanishes her from his mind. JR lashes out at Adam. Adam tries to explain to JR why he had to disinherit him for his own good and apologizes for failing him as a father. He tries to convince JR to leave town so he can regroup like [Adam] did last year. JR goes upstairs to pack but becomes consumed by bitter memories of his recent encounters. He loads the gun he’s been carrying. Adam spills his regrets to Brooke, telling her he killed the one man who could save his son: Stuart. Adam suddenly hears Stuart’s voice.
Griffin tells David that the vitals of the patient are dropping despite him doing everything he can. David realizes the only way the patient can be saved is if he’s released from jail. After receiving a call, Angie arrives at the station to plead David’s case. Jesse agrees to let David go under supervision after David reveals the name of the patient and the circumstances. David, Angie, Jesse and Griffin arrive at the hospital and the patient is wheeled in. David reassures the patient, Stuart Chandler, that he’ll pull through.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In preparation for it’s last network presentation on Friday, September 23, “All My Children” has been spending each day of this week paying tribute to one of its core four Pine Valley families. On Wednesday, the Martin family will take center stage. Mary Fickett memorably played the Martin matriarch Ruth, wife of Dr. Joe Martin (Ray MacDonnell), for more than a quarter of a century. Wednesday’s episode will be dedicated to Fickett who passed away at the age of 83 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease on September 8, 2011.
Beginning in 1949, Fickett began a successful run in theater, television and film. The talented actress starred in her first Broadway play, “I Know My Love,” in 1949. She earned a Tony nomination in 1958 for her work on “Sunrise at Campobello.” In the 1950s, she parlayed her theater experience to television appearing on programs like Kraft Television Theater. Fickett appeared on numerous television series through the 1960s including “Bonanza” and “The Defenders.” She made her feature film debut opposite Bing Crosby in 1957 in “Man on Fire.” Fickett began her daytime career on CBS’ “The Edge of Night.” In 1970, Fickett became an original cast member of the ABC daytime drama “AMC” as Ruth Parker Brent Martin, R.N. She went on to earn two Daytime Emmy nominations for Lead Actress in that time. In 1973 she took home an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in a Daytime Drama for her work on a storyline that called for Ruth to protest the Vietnam war. The actress, who wanted to spend more time with her family, failed to come to terms with “AMC” in 1996 and then again after a short stint from 1999-2000. Fickett retired from the business in 2000 and was replaced by Lee Meriwether who took over the role after her initial exit in 1996.
Fickett was born in Buffalo, New York on May 23, 1928. She was married three times and leaves behind two children from her first marriag
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Last week, interviews released by The Hollywood Reporter had Alicia Minshew, one of ‘All My Children’s” most popular stars, directly quoted as saying she was “ready to move on” when asked about continuing with the 41-year old soap as it goes online. In the same interview, Minshew did concede she would be open to continuing with the show with a reduced schedule but that Prospect Park had yet to contact her to begin discussing terms. On Tuesday, the actress revealed to Soap Opera Digest that she is now in talks with the production company that licensed “AMC” and things are looking “really promising” for her to continue with the soap opera that put her on the map.
Talking with Digest, Minshew clarifies that she has never had any intention of just walking away from “AMC” which she feels appeared to get lost in the translation of the interview released last week. The 37-year old actress is married to a New York based restauranteur, Richie Herschenfeld, and notes at that some point she will have to return to the East Coast. The mother of a soon-to-be 2-year-old daughter, Willow, says for her it comes down to what is best for her and her family. She is hopeful something can be worked out, noting the people she is communicating with from Prospect Park “are really nice and really smart and they get it. They understand about family, which I love.”
Minshew debuted in the role of Kendall Hart in January 2002. The role was, of course, originated by Sarah Michelle Gellar from 1993 to 1995. (Gellar, who has moved on to prime-time television success, will make a brief cameo appearance on the Wednesday, September 21 episode of “AMC.”) Minshew has earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for her work as Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) oft-time rebellious first-born; a Supporting Actress nomination in 2009 and she landed in the prestigious Lead Actress category for her work in 2010. The actress reportedly recently turned down an offer to star on, as of 2012, one of the four remaining network soap operas.
Minshew is scheduled to appear with several of her co-stars on a special edition of “The View” on Friday, September 23. “AMC” last airs on ABC Daytime later that same afternoon.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Kendall and Bianca are upset after reading the detailed manuscript to Erica’s new book. Kit (John O’Hurley) presses Erica to give him even more insight on her relationships with her daughters and the men in her life. The diva gives Kit generic answers but privately reflects on her relationships both with Kendall and Bianca. The discussion turns to Jackson and his part in Erica losing custody of Bianca. Zach and Jackson both privately reflect on the Kane women. Bianca and Kendall confront Erica. Ryan, Zach and Jack try to keep the peace. The women end up making up and the Kane family – including the Montgomery’s, Slater’s and Lavery’s – gather together for family portraits.
Griffin insists to JR the patient in the room is not Babe. JR and Griffin get into a scuffle. Griffin is forced to knock JR out with drugs to keep him from uncovering the patient. David bristles as JR bad-mouths Marissa and reminds the young man he’s talking about his daughter. JR tries to choke David. David taunts JR. JR threatens Marissa and Bianca again and then proceeds to follow them back to Kendall’s house. He enters the house after everybody scatters and gets his hands on AJ. Erica finds JR with AJ and tells him to leave. JR refuses to abide until the men return to the room. He returns to the mansion where he once again strokes the gun he took from Adam’s belongings. JR is shocked when Babe (Alexa Havins) suddenly appears.
On the Next All My Children…
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime Confidential reports that long-time “All My Children” casting director Judy Blye Wilson has decided to move on to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” The report indicates that Wilson had hoped to remain on the soap she has spent twenty years casting but the production company that licensed “AMC,” Prospect Park, failed to reach out to her.
Since 1991, Wilson has acted as the casting director for “AMC.” Along with other high-level executives at the soap, that means she has had an influential hand in the hiring of cast members ranging from current A-listers Sarah Michelle Gellar and Josh Duhamel to rising prime-time television and movie stars Micheal B. Jordan, Eva la Rue, Shannon Kane, Kelli Giddish and Leven Rambin. She also played a hand in discovering most of “Y&R’s” current cast – including Billy Miller, Jeff Branson and Eden Riegel (“Y&R” also recently acquired Debbi Morgan who is not a Wilson find) – and that may be part of the reason the number one soap in the U.S.A. extended the award-winning casting director an offer.
Before joining “AMC,” Wilson acted as the casting director of “Ryan’s Hope” from 1981 to 1987 and held the same position at “One Life to Live” from 1988 to 1991. She won three consecutive Daytime Emmy’s for her casting on “AMC” extending from 2001 thru 2004. She has been awarded ten Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America for her casting work on “AMC” (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). She may add another Artios Award to her shelf this November.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Late last week, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” an excited Cameron Mathison (Ryan) announced that the production company that licensed “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” from ABC this summer, Prospect Park, had started to contact actors from his show to negotiate. Today, Prospect Park revealed to the press that they have come to terms with not only Mathison but his co-star Lindsay Hartley (Cara) to continue with the 41-year old daytime drama online.
Mathison joined the cast of “AMC” in December 1997 as con-artist and resident hunk Ryan Lavery. The Emmy-nominee, “Dancing with the Stars” contestant and entertainment show correspondent remained on the show for nearly the entire time since. He took a one year break from July 2002 to July 2003 to try other things. Hartley began her daytime career on NBC Daytime’s “Passions” as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald in 1999. She remained on the show until its cancellation in 2008. In 2009, she joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” as Arianna Hernandez. The actress joined the cast of “AMC” as Dr. Cara Castillo in December 2010 after an early dismissal from “DAYS.” Hartley is married to former “Smallville” star Justin Hartley.
The deals with Mathison, Hartley and “OLTL’s” Erika Slezak (Viki), Michael Easton (John), Kassie DePaiva (Blair) and Ted King (Tomas) are not official as can be, yet. Prospect Park and the actor’s union, AFTRA, have to come to official terms before anything can be made official. It appears to be just a matter of time before that happens.
Prospect Park also announced today that they will release “AMC’s” first day of production for the 2012 season in the next few weeks. “AMC” last airs on ABC on Friday, September 23.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, September 19, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Colby tells a confounded Maya that she believes [Maya] is what is right for Lucy. Liza comes down hard on Maya with a clear objective to send her back to the Hubbard family. Jesse realizes Angie can really see and rejoices with his wife. Jesse takes Angie to see David. Angie thanks a thrilled David for what he’s done for her. Brot and Natalia tells Randi and Frankie they want to keep their wedding low-key considering all the loss the Hubbard family has recently faced. Jesse tells Brot and Natalia that they’re getting married at the loft and reveals that Angie will literally see every minute of it. Maya takes Lucy to Angie after Jesse reveals the good news. Angie sees Lucy for the first time. Jesse, Angie, Frankie, Randi, Natalia, Brot, Maya and Lucy gather together for a family portrait as the audience is treated to flashbacks of the rich history and legacy of the Hubbard family.
Colby reveals to Liza that Maya is going to stay with the Hubbard family … and that Angie regained her sight. Liza is overcome with emotion. Colby is impressed with the changes she sees in her mother.
Liza remains neutral on the topic of David while talking to Cara. After giving it thought, Cara goes to see David in jail. She tells David she does want him to be a part of their child’s life. David and Cara share a kiss.
David insists that Griffin take care of the remaining Project Orpheus patient that he can’t care for now. Although Griffin refuses to give him an answer, David is sure Griffin’s conscience won’t allow him to refuse his request. Cara presses Griffin to do as David asked. Griffin arrives at David’s facility but has second thoughts. He ultimately can’t turn his back on the patient.
JR is convinced David has Babe. Krystal refuses to believe it is true and insists that JR get a grip when he asserts that he and Babe will get AJ back. Marissa shoves her restraining order in JR’s face. JR threatens Marissa and makes it clear that there isn’t a piece of paper that exists that will keep him from his son. Later at the mansion, JR fondles the gun he took from Adam’s belongings as he tearfully stares at a picture of himself, Babe and AJ.
On the Next All My Children…