10:41 pm - 11/16/2012


Anders Hove Dishes His Return From the Dead on General Hospital!

He's met his maker twice but you can't stop Cesar Faison from terrorizing General Hospital! The über-tressed supervillain — played by fan favorite Anders Hove — returned to the ABC soap Nov. 12. Not only is Faison still alive after supposedly being blown to bits in a boat explosion, he's also the brains behind the kidnapping of Robin Scorpio. TV Guide rang Hove at his home in Denmark to chat about Faison's return.

TV Guide: Your return was a spectacular surprise! The fans are going nuts!
Hove: I'm so happy to hear that. Unfortunately, we don't have GH here in Denmark so I'm missing the reaction. And I'm not the kind of guy who's on Facebook. [Laughs] Maybe I should start! It was quite a surprise that they called at all and very sweet. My God, it's been 22 years since my first time at the show! It's scary how fast time goes.

TV Guide: Had you stayed in touch with the cast?

Hove: I'm in touch with Tony Geary [Luke] and I talk to Kin Shriner [Scotty] maybe once a month. He keeps me up on what's going on. Two or three months ago, he told me there were rumors on the set that I might be coming back, but I didn't really believe it. There are always rumors.

TV Guide: Word is, your return wasn't the easiest thing to coordinate.
Hove: I had maybe three or four weeks' notice but getting a visa and work permit wasn't easy at all. ABC helped me find a U.S. lawyer, stationed in London of all places, who helped me out. I was pretty lucky. So I came to Los Angeles and shot for two days and flew out again. It felt so nice and secure on the set, like coming home. But the schedule is so much harder! We used to shoot one episode in a day. I did seven in two days! Kassie DePaiva [Blair] told me she once did four shows in one day. It's incredible what the actors and crew can do now.

TV Guide: Will you be back for another run when the truth about Faison emerges?
Hove: I don't know. At least this time around Faison won't be dead — though that's never stopped him before! They'll probably send him to jail but maybe there will be more down the line. If [exec producer] Frank Valentini needs me again, I'm there. I will never let that show down. I'm so excited working with Finola and love that Faison is obsessed with Anna. He's genuinely in love with her but has unusual ways to show it. It's a lot of fun to do a character like that.

TV Guide: Your performance is scaring the crap out of me!
Hove: Thank you very much! That's the goal! The fact that Faison is still alive proves anything is possible. You might think the soap audience would not accept this kind of thing but they do. And they do it with a lot of passion. You only find that kind of audience in America. I've never met it anywhere else. One minute they're angry, then happy, then frustrated. But they're always very faithful.

TV Guide: On top of your soap fame, you're also a big deal on the horror-film circuit.
Hove: I just attended my very first convention last March, which is where I first met Kassie DePaiva. She was there for her Evil Dead movie and I was there for Subspecies. It was quite an experience. We were in a hotel out in New Jersey and it was filled with people who remembered us from movies we did more than 20 years ago! It's unbelievable. [Laughs] Like I said, only in America!

The Young and the Restless - Avery's Apartment!

Go behind the scenes of Avery's new apartment with Jessica Collins and Production Designer Bill Hultstrom.

REVENGE's E.J. Bonilla makes Backstage 30!



Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Representation: MKS&D; Abrams Artists Agency

Credits: “Revenge” (TV); “Guiding Light” (TV)

First professional job: I did a promotional commercial for Hilary Duff’s film “Raise Your Voice” when I was 16. It was before I’d even had representation. A friend took me on an audition with him. I booked it, and he didn’t.

Audition horror stories: I’ve been in the room where I was so rushed by a casting director that they turned off the camera before I was even done with my audition.

Lauralee Bell On Christine Blair’s Magnificent Obsession!

"Paul kisses Chris. Then she allows it. It’s an organic reaction. Although Danny is the love of Cricket’s life, she knows he is a rock star, and he could end up being duped by another red-headed groupie! So she’s looking at Paul as mature love."

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Thanksgiving Plans: Classic Episode on Nov. 23?

CBS announced on Thursday special Thankgiving programming on THE TALK, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, LET’S MAKE A DEAL and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the holidays heat up as (spoiler alert!) Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Jack (Peter Bergman) share a close moment on Thanksgiving in the episode that airs Wednesday, Nov. 21. Then, on Friday, Nov. 23, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS will air an encore of the classic episode that features Victor and Nikki’s wedding (OAD 09/05/02). The show will air 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET and 11:00 AM-12:00 p.m. CT and 3:00-4:00 p.m. PT due to CBS Sports coverage of NCAA Football: SEC Game.

Patrika Darbo Returning To DAYS OF OUR LIVES!

Patrika Darbo is returning to DAYS OF OUR LIVES!

"I am thrilled to be reprising the role of Nancy Wesley," the actress said in a statemetn. "I can't wait to see what the writers and producers of DAYS have Nancy up to and I am glad to be back and finally taking care of Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin), the way a Mother should. DAYS has always been big on family and Nancy is Chloe's mom and Parker's Grandma or Granny...but I personally like GLAM MAW! Let those that caused Nancy's sweet daughter problems be on guard. Let the Drama begin!!"

Susan Flannery Surprise Salute Video!

Susan Flannery is leaving THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and the role of Stephanie Forrester on November 26. The show has been airing Stephanie's goodbye over the past few weeks including a lovely party with returning cast members and music from Celtic Woman. Has any actor or actress ever been given such a grand (and appropriate) send-off before? It's been nice to know that such a legend has been honored and appreciated while still alive. And if what we saw on the show wasn't enough, add a surprise party for Flannery to the mix. Watch a video of the party from CBS below including some dancing Stephanies!

DAYS OF OUR LIVES Stars Drake Hogestyn, Galen Gering and Arianne Zucker Visit South Africa!

SABC's TOP BILLING had previously visited the set of DAYS OF OUR LIVES, so it was only appropriate that the show host DAYS OF OUR LIVES stars Drake Hogestyn, Galen Gering and Arianne Zucker when they came to South Africa (pictured about with the stars of GENERATIONS). Watch a video feature the visit from SABC below:

Laura Wright Visits HOME & FAMILY And Talks Choosing The Right Wine!

Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress Laura Wright visited with hosts Mark Steines and Paige Davis and brought along some wine from Standing Sun, the northern California winery she owns with her husband John. When not in front of the camera on the popular, long-running soap opera, Wright spends time with her husband creating blends for their winery, which makes wines of the Rhone variety.

Wright had tips to share about how to choose the right wine to go with your meal and had the following recommendations:

Grenache Blanc or LeBlanc -- A crisp wine that goes great with goat cheese. Wright likes to pair this with a dish like lobster risotto or a fish. She also said that this is a good choice for someone who prefers red wine, as it has good structure and holds up nicely.

Grenache -- Wright called this a "fun wine" and describes it as a "jammier, lighter red." It's nice to drink on a hot summer day and she suggests serving it with a ligher pasta with a cream sauce or pork chops.

Syrah -- Some people like to serve a cheese plate as dessert, and this rich red wine is the perfect complement to that, as well as with a delicious chocolate cake or chocolate mousse. Laura recommends pairing this with lamb or turkey for dinner.

GSM -- This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre wines and is great for drinking while sitting around a campfire with friends or while dining on a juicy burger.

When deciding what wine to take with you when going to someone's house, Wright recommends bringing what you like to drink yourself unless you know a particular wine that is favored by the host. When in doubt, take both a white and a red so there will be something for everyone.

Wright stars as Carly in GENERAL HOSPITAL, weekdays on ABC.

HOME & FAMILY is a two-hour weekday lifestyle, ultimate how-to show hosted by Mark Steines and Paige Davis. The program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel.

Soap Star Divorcing Husband Who Impersonated Cop, Is Partners with Stephen Baldwin!

Katherine Kelly Lang has been playing Brooke Forrester on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL since 1987. But her real life divorce from husband #2 is worthy of any soap. Alex D’Andrea, father of Lang’s teenage daughter, was convicted in August of impersonating a police officer in order to intimidate people at an Ojai, California tennis club.

D’Andrea is also partnered with Stephen Baldwin, the born again Christian and reformed hard-partier in the Baldwin family, in a movie production company. Last August he was convicted by a jury in Ventura County of flashing a police badge and telling an employee of the Weil Tennis Academy that he was a cop. This was after D’Andrea’s daughter had been thrown out of the camp, according to reports. D’Andrea demanded back his $50,000. (Wow.) Ultimately he got back $28,000.

According to the Ventura County newspaper, this was the second time a jury heard this case. The first time, the jury deadlocked 10-2 in favor of guilty. D’Andrea has made all kinds of accusations against the tennis camp, but the judge wasn’t interested in hearing them. D’Andrea was sentenced to 90 days in jail and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and to stay away from the camp owner.

Josh Duhamel, Oliver Hudson, Mark Gordon Sell Soap Opera Drama to ABC!

Josh Duhamel (ALL MY CHILDREN's Leo) is teaming with Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts for an untitled drama about a daytime soap opera that explores the loves, lives and lunacy at an on-the-bubble network soap opera, where the antics of the cast and crew are crazier than any plot lines they broadcast. Set when the TV genre is faltering, the larger-than-life workplace family fights a never-ending desperate battle to keep their show on the air, egos secure and relationships in tact.

Hudson and Duhamel may both appear on-screen should the project move forward, though not in a series regular capacity.

Susan Lucci Regrets Wearing The Eighties Dress to End All Eighties Dresses to the Emmys!

"One dress I wore in the late late eighties to the Emmys. What was I thinking? It was a dress I bought in Toronto when I was doing a movie there. And as many of us did in the late Eighties—you couldn't put enough on your body at one time. And this dress had everything that you could possibly have in a dress. It had several materials, some were metallic, it was basically black and silver, it had lace, it had ruffles it had studs, it had rhinestones, it had poofy sleeves, off the shoulder, a fitted bodice and a full skirt. That's everything."

Backstage with the cast of The Young & the Restless!

WLTX's J.R. Berry recently sat down with the stars of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in Los Angeles to find out why the show has been number one for the last 23 years. He spoke with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Joshua Morrow (Nick), Daniel Goddard (Cane), Christel Khalil (Lily), Angell Conwell (Leslie), Catherine Bach (Anita), Michael Muhney (Adam), Peter Bergman (Jack) and Kristoff St. John (Neil). Watch the backstage segment below:

Kristoff St. John Finds Birth Mother In South Carolina!

Kristoff St. John has playing Neil Winters in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS for the past 22 years. He recently took WLTX backstage at the soap and revealed some personal information about his birth mother.

After more than 20 years of not seeing or not knowing where his biological mother was, he recently found her in South Carolina.

"It's a long story, but the short of it is when I was four my parents divorced and I didn't see my mom again until I was in my early 20s," St. John explained. "Then I lost touch with her for the next 20 years. I'm so happy to have a relationship with her again and thinking about coming to the beautiful state of South Carolina to visit her later this year."

In true soap opera fashion, the reunion of Kristoff and his mom took an unexpected turn. His mom has cancer.

"We're rallying around her," he said. "I didn't expect for her to be in the shape she's in but hopefully with the help of doctors...we'll be able to get her through this period."

Watch the interview below:

Kassie DePaiva Inducted To Union County Wall of Fame!

GENERAL HOSPITAL's Kassie DePaiva will be inducted into the Union County Wall of Fame on November 20 at 9 a.m.. The ceremony at Union County High School will honor Kassie DePaiva, the daughter of Quentin and Hildegard Wesley.

DePaiva is best known for her role as Blair in ONE LIFE TO LIVE, which has transitioned into appearances in GENERAL HOSPITAL. She also played Chelsea Reardon in GUIDING LIGHT. DePaiva has also had a successful music career releasing three albums.

DePaiva returns to GH as Blair on November 29.

Van Hansis Shooting EASTSIDERS!

AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Van Hansis is shooting a new web series this week, written and directed by Kit Williamson, who also stars.

EASTSIDERS is "a dark comedy web series about a gay couple in Silverlake. Tonally, think GIRLS with a bunch of gay guys. Cal and Thom's relationship is falling apart but they just might be stubborn enough to stay together forever."

Along with Hansis and Williamson, John Halbach, Matthew McKelligon and Constance Wu are also in the cast. Chrissy Dodson and Kristyne Fetsic are producers.

* Thom - male, mid-late 20s, quirky/edgy leading man, an aspiring fiction writer. Recently busted for cheating on Cal with Jeremy, he is given a chance to break it off but doesn't.
* Cal - Thom's significant other.
* Jeremy - 25-30, a handsome, charming gay man. A furniture designer in Silverlake. Spends a lot of time at the gym. Jeremy is a genuinely nice guy who can't help himself when it comes to sex.

'Bold and the Beautiful': Goodbye, Susan Flannery!!

The long goodbye to Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful will finally occur on Nov. 26, when Susan Flannery performs her last scene as the drama’s beloved matriarch. As fans know, Stephanie’s fate was sealed when she learned her lung cancer returned. Her sendoff — which is the result of Flannery’s decision to retire — is a tribute as much to the actress as it is “the entire soap-opera community,” says Bradley Bell, the drama’s executive producer/head writer, to TV Guide Magazine.

“We all know each other and we deeply respect the great actors who play our matriarchs and patriarchs — the ones who made this business — and it’s been sad to see so many of them drop away without getting a proper homage.”

Here’s a sneak peek of her final moments.

Joan Collins On A Possible DYNASTY Reboot: 'We Would Be Eager To Do It'!

Joan Collins would love DYNASTY to make a comeback.

"We'd be eager to do it," she tells TV Guide Magazine. "Look at the success of [TNT's] Dallas - even though I haven't seen it."

Collins, who is now 79, starred as Alexis in DYNASTY, and says she has spoken with co-stars Pamela Sue Martin (Fallon), Jack Coleman (Steven Carrington) and John James (Jeff Colby) about the possibility of staring in a new version of the show.

Collins plays "an even more diva-fied version of herself" in three episodes of TV Land's HAPPILY DIVORCED beginning November 28. When Fran (Fran Drescher) first sees her, she mistakes Joan for her DYNASTY character.

DALLAS returns to TNT in January for a second season.

Karla Mosley Music Video For "Simply Lovely"!

GUIDING LIGHT Karla Mosley has released a music video for her new single, "Simply Lovely," written by Kena Anae. Mosley played Christina Moore Boudreau in the final year of GUIDING LIGHT.

DEADLY AFFAIRS Renewed For Second Season, Susan Lucci Returning As Host!

On the high heels of its successful first season, Investigation Discovery has greenlit real-life soap opera DEADLY AFFAIRS for season two. Hosted by daytime TV queen, Susan Lucci, DEADLY AFFAIRS became the 30th ID series to break the 1.0 benchmark in primetime, with the premiere episode on September 8 garnering a 1.22 household rating and 3.5 million P2+, making it the second highest series debut in network history. The series will continue to deliver stories of passionate love affairs turned crimes of passion when it premieres as a summer anchor series in 2013.

“Our first foray into the nighttime soap genre with DEADLY AFFAIRS brought the perfect combination of intriguing storytelling and guilty pleasure that enticed a passionate fan base,” said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. “We are thrilled to continue our affair with Susan Lucci and Sirens Media for the second season of DEADLY AFFAIRS and further tempt our viewers with more stories that prove real life is often stranger than fiction.”

“I have so enjoyed the real life stories of love triangles gone horribly wrong on DEADLY AFFAIRS and can’t wait for next summer when we’ll pull the covers back on even more scandalous tales,” said Lucci.

DEADLY AFFAIRS tells real-life tales of love gone terribly wrong – from wandering eyes at the workplace leading to adulterous romps in the supply closet to bible-study couples tempted by lust to commit the ultimate sin – proving affairs can be murder on the heart. Episodes feature stories interlaced with expert commentary from local authorities and true-crime experts, as well as first-person accounts from friends and family of the victims.

General Hospital Head Writer Ron Carlivati Explains The Shocking "Duke" Reveal!!

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the would-be Lavery is really notorious Port Charles baddie Cesar Faison, played once again by Anders Hove. Not enough of a shock for you? At the end of the show, Faison paid a visit to the real Duke, who is very much alive. GH Head Writer Ron Carlivati spoke exclusively to Digest about pulling off what he aptly calls "a double whammy."

Soap Opera Digest: Sneaky, sneaky, Ron! Having sat on this secret for weeks now, how excited were you to actually take in Friday's episode?
Ron Carlivati: I was just excited as a viewer watching it because I thought they did such an amazing job. I was not expecting that mask to look so real and the way they did it, it really was very exciting and very shocking, I thought. I think they have a very good idea of where we were going, but I still think it's very exciting to watch it play out.

Digest: Was the Faison reveal your game plan all along when you brought back Duke?
Carlivati: My thought even before you saw Ian with Kimberly [the first time] was that it had to be Faison that was behind the whole thing and that's who took Robin. I think it's the one that makes the most sense. So Frank [Valentini, executive producer] and I talked about, "What can we do in that reveal that will be a little different and not make it so obvious?" And then we came up with the idea of showing Ian. So, then it just became the trick of, at what point are we going to go for it and reveal it? And I felt it couldn't go on so long because I knew people were angry at the way Duke was behaving.

Digest: What was the thinking in revealing the real Duke to be alive right away?
Carlivati: I thought it was important to show him alive the same time we were showing that this wasn't the real Duke because I knew there was going to be a lot of disappointment from fans who felt, "Oh, you dangled the return of Duke under our nose and then you snatched it back." I didn't want people to be upset and angry. So we made the decision to do a double whammy and show Real Duke at the end of the day. And you will see in the ensuing days how he was able to appropriate Duke's fingerprints, his memories, etc. Faison felt that the only way to make Anna love him was to have the face of someone that she could love in return, which only leaves a few options, such as Robert or Duke. Duke was the one who was accessible, so that's what he went with.

Digest: Were you excited to get the audience reaction to that Friday cliffhanger?
Carlivati: I was! There was something going on with Twitter. If I'm able to, I like to see what people are saying live during the show. I was so excited for Friday. I was like, "I can't wait to see people's reactions when this happens!". It's exciting and we really run with it. It's a story you won't have to wait for months and months to see unfold. It just goes like gangbusters from today on.

Bo Linton to appear in GENERAL HOSPITAL!

Canyon Lake actor Bo Linton has had some recent acting developments. The first is a small speaking role on “General Hospital” that will air on ABC November 23.

Blake Berris Interview!

You seem to thrive on portraying quirky guys. Is that your preference or do you long to play romantic leading men?
I love roles that are layered, where there’s more going on than what’s at the surface. I’m not at all opposed to playing the more romantic comedy stuff. But, right now, what I’ve been enjoying is these out there, eccentric or troubled characters and a lot of drug addicts. (Laughs.)

Nick fits right in. After all, he has committed murder, albeit while under the influence of drugs. Is that what lured you back to Days?
They basically made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, and I loved the idea of returning as Nick. I love what they did with him at the end, when I left the show. The idea of playing him, years later, out of jail was very interesting to me. So I decided to go for it.

How is Nick different now than he was before?
I don’t think there’s any way anyone goes through three years of being in the prison system and not have that dramatically affect their psyche. What we’re seeing now is the Nick who’s come to terms with the really terrible things he’s done and the dark side of himself that I don’t even think he knew was there. He’s desperately trying to keep himself on the right path, but he’s prone to these obsessive relationships with things and people. So he’s trying very hard to suppress the dark side of himself and stay on the right path.

Speaking of relationships, how do you like working with Camila Banus(Gabi)?
I love Camila. She’s awesome, and Nick and Gabi are an interesting pairing. Both characters have gone through so much. I like how slowly they built [the relationship]. Nick was almost freaked out about what would happen to him, if he got involved with somebody.

Nick’s not a geek any more, like he was your first time on the show. Are you happy about that?
I am. He’s grown out of that. I like the character better now. I’m having a lot more fun with the character this time around.

At the moment, Nick’s working at the Brady Pub, but Sami has offered him a job at Countess Wilhelmina. Does that mean we’re eventually going to see Corporate Nick?
Yeah, you are going to see that. A few weeks ago, I finally got clothes that weren’t Brady Pub clothes. I was like, “Alright! Cool stuff. I’m moving up in the world.”

Well, Nick is a brainiac, so it is a logical move.
Totally. The longer you watch, the more they start bringing in that genius side of him, that very cunning side of him.

Teaser For 'On Air'!

On Air is a narrative film from Paos Revolution that will tell the story behind the demise of the soap genre from an insider's perspective. The script for On Air is very close to being completed and efforts to raise the money to shoot it have started.

Below is a teaser for the film featuring ALL MY CHILDREN alums Alicia Minshew and Jordi Vilasuso:

ONE LIFE TO LIVE alums Lenny Platt, David A. Gregory and Barret Helms celebrate opening night of "She Walks In Beauty"!

"She Walks In Beauty" is the story of a fairly average newlywed couple with the some fairly new problems in their marriage. Quickly things do not appear as they seem. She is, in fact, a mechanical human prototype created by her husband and his boss, referred to simply as Dad. Balancing black comedy with social commentary, the play unravels the problems between the three, which, despite cutting-edge futuristic technology, remain savagely primal. Secrets are revealed and their relationships to each other begin to shift as they snowball toward a shattering, tragic, and darkly funny climax.

Y&R Star's Holiday Plea!

Michael Damian (Danny, Y&R) will be present for the 15th annual Film Freak Thanksgiving Food Drive on Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Smart & Final store located at 11221 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. "I am co-chairing with my good friend, [radio talk show host] Leo Quinones, a.k.a. The Film Freak ," explains Damian. "Please join us for this amazing three-day event by dropping by some food or donate from anywhere in the word to our virtual food drive online at www.lafoodbank.org. I will update on www. michaeldamian.com with the times that I will be there to greet and take a photo or two!"

Emmy-Winning Soap Writer Dies!

Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created LOVING/THE CITY with James Harmon Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including GUIDING LIGHT, PORT CHARLES, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, DYNASTY and ALL MY CHILDREN, passed away on November 14.

Former GL writer Jill Lorie Hurst tweeted, "The wonderful GL headwriter Barbara Esensten died last night. Great boss, great girlfriend. Miss her already."


There's nothing like the threat of an ax to help get your priorities , straight.. After the depressing demise of AMC & OLTL it seemed like General Hospital, the network's last remaining soap, was also headed for doom. But a creative reboot has led to a major spike in ratings, and this venerable sudser-which turns 50 in April-is once again kicking ass. Credit the old guard, baby! GH's veteran cast, led by the divine, eternally hip Anthony Geary, and Jane Elliot, has been reenergized with such 80's and 90's favorites as Ian Buchanan, Finola Hughes & Robin Mattson-all of them pure gold.

By mining its rich past, GH is staking out a fabulous future.

The Week In The Year 2011!

Katie told Hope that Steffy had plotted to trap Liam into marriage and was responsible for Hope getting stuck in the gondola. Hope talked to Liam and begged him to leave Steffy, but he refused. Thomas continued to pursue Hope, and promised to take her mind off Liam. Stephanie confronted Jackie and warned her to stay away from Eric. Pam freaked out that Stephen had gone to Texas and broken their engagement. She worried that he had left her for good. Pam, who had been acting erratically and seemed to be off her medications, set her sights on Nick. Jackie and Nick persuaded Pam to steal Eric's designs. In return, Nick promised to give Pam some romantic attention. Nick swept Pam into a passionate kiss after she delivered the first designs. Brooke and Ridge continued to argue about Steffy's marriage. Ridge told Brooke and Hope that they needed to leave Liam and Steffy alone. Ridge said that Liam had clearly made his decision to stay with Steffy.

Madison felt Sami's pain after she learned that Johnny was missing and then confided in Brady about her own unhappy childhood. Sami lashed out at and blamed John and Rafe for Johnny's disappearance. She also accused Marlena of never being around when Sami needed her and for always choosing John over her. Kate asked E.J. if Stefano was behind John's legal troubles. E.J. told Stefano that he felt responsible for what had happened to Johnny because he had framed John and was blind with revenge. Austin panicked after the pub shooting and feared for Carrie's safety. John told Marlena that he planned to plead guilty to all the charges against him because it was the only way that he could protect his family. John appeared before the judge, pleaded guilty, and was lead away in handcuffs, pending sentencing. Sami went running to E.J. after hearing a frightening report that a dead child had been found wearing a shirt that matched Johnny's. Thinking that Johnny was dead, based on an erroneous news report, Sami and E.J. experienced rage, horror, and disbelief. They screamed, cried, blamed each other for being terrible parents, and then fell into each other's arms in grief. Meanwhile, Rafe and Will found Johnny hiding at the pub but were still unable to reach Sami to tell her the good news that Johnny was alive and well. Jennifer explained to a surprised Jack that he should not assume that they would get back together, because she still had feelings for Daniel. Austin told Bo and Hope that, based on his investigation of Alice's checking account, he suspected blackmail.

Ethan discovered wet footprints at Wyndemere, but he failed to find the person who had left them. A woman, who bore a striking resemblance to Laura from the back, emerged from the tunnels after Ethan left the castle. Ethan talked to Alexis about the Cassadines, and the recent odd occurrences on Spoon Island. Sam and Jason returned home from their honeymoon. Jason decided to pick up a pamphlet about sexual abuse at the hospital, to help Sam deal with what might have happened with Franco. Monica and Matt looked on, while Jason comforted Elizabeth during a fevered hallucination about Jake. Monica warned Elizabeth not to get in the way of Jason and Sam's marriage. Sam told Jason that she needed some time alone. Lucky received a message at the churchyard in Ireland, urging Lucky to go home, because Aiden was sick. Lulu was shocked when Luke stopped by to visit Aiden. Lulu was deeply hurt when Luke admitted that everyone had advised him not to seek her out. Lucky called home, and then implored his father to get Aiden to the hospital. At the hospital, Monica advised Steve to report Elizabeth to the police for possible child abuse, because of Aiden's bruises, but Steve insisted that Elizabeth would never raise a hand to the boys. Aiden was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a blood disorder, in which the immune system destroyed blood platelets. Olivia questioned her relationship with Steve when she realized that Maggie and Steve shared a secret, which Steve refused to talk to Olivia about. Sonny decided that he had to stop running from Brenda, so he revealed that he would not be in Port Charles for Thanksgiving.

Brody and Natalie's marriage was halted when Tina appeared at the church with the results of the paternity test confirming that John was Liam's father. Natalie called off the wedding when she realized that Brody had known the truth for months. Roxy urged Natalie to go after John, who had decided to leave town. John was shocked when Natalie told him that he was Liam's father. John and Natalie were horrified when they realized that Brody had kidnapped Liam. Jessica questioned Ford's reasons for kissing her. Ford admitted that he had loved Tess, but he had realized that Tess was a part of Jessica. Jessica and Ford made love. Cord surprised everyone, including Tina, when he asked Tina to marry him. Viki turned to Dorian for help to obtain a marriage license for Tina and Cord, so that the couple could get married right away. Rex was stunned when he saw the woman with Gigi's face at the airport. Rex and Aubrey tracked Cutter and the woman with Gigi's face to a plastic surgeon in Brazil. Cutter opened up to Kim's friend about his father's suicide, and his mother's greedy ways. Cutter was startled when he bumped into his mother at the plastic surgeon's office. Cutter's mother was revealed to be Alex Olanov. Tomas worried that Blair regretted making love to him, but Blair assured him that she did not. Todd joined forces with Baker to remove Tomas as a threat. Baker happily agreed to kill Tomas, but Todd made it clear that he did not want Tomas dead. Tomas was surprised when Todd, not Louie, showed up for the meeting at the warehouse. Neela covered for Jack after the fire chief determined that the fire at the Sun had been deliberately set.

Patty broke into Jack's house. Cane spoke with Chelsea, the woman who might clear Billy's name, but then she disappeared. Victoria and Jill searched for Billy in Myanmar. Victor assigned Tank to watch Billy, but Tank allowed Billy to see a sleeping Delia. Victor plotted to send Billy to a monastery in India. Victor heard Delia blaming herself because Billy never visited her in the hospital. Victor was upset that Victoria had gone to find Billy. After Moses' christening, Neil gave Sofia a birthstone necklace and asked her to marry him. Tank left Billy at a New York airport bar, as per Victor's secret instructions to let Billy go. Devon went to Tucker and Ashley's wedding. In Myanmar, a man pulled a knife on Jill and Victoria. Cane rescued Jill and Victoria, then they flew to America. Victoria feared Billy was dead. Cane relented and told Jill that Billy was not dead. On a layover in New York, Victoria found Billy. They made up and then made love. Kay told Jill she'd invited Harmony to live with them. After Chris challenged him, Ronan decided to rescind his transfer. Chance said goodbye to the family when he received new orders. Gloria fought off Angelo's advances.


Monday November 19:
Kristen visits Brady at the hospital.
Brady becomes dizzy and falls into Kristen's arms.
Marlena secretly deletes messages from Kristen from John's phone before she listens to them.
Marlena realizes her mistake when she learns the reason Kristen called.
John's baffled as to why he didn't receive his messages.
Abe confides to Kayla about his doubts in parenting.

Tuesday November 20:
Marlena makes a confession to John.
John blows up at Marlena, causing a rift.
Brady sees Kristen in a new light.
Kristen "thanks" Marlena for playing right into her hand.
Lucas hopes to build peace with Sonny.

Wednesday November 21:
Jenn, Kayla, Billie, Adrienne and Hope bond during a book meeting.
Nicole worries Eric will judge her for the things she did to Jenn.
Eric is sympathetic about the loss of Nic's child.
Brady encourages Nicole to apologize in order to find forgiveness.
Eric talks a little about why he became a priest.
Nicole comes face-to-face with Jennifer.

Thursday November 22:
"Days Of Our Lives" is preempted today.

Friday November 23:
"Days Of Our Lives" is preempted today.

(Luke's Whereabouts)
11/19, Olivia gets a history lesson from Robert; Monica figures out that Tracy is responsible for AJ's disappearance.

11/20, Monica learns that Edward's health is deteriorating; McBain pays Sam a visit.

11/21, Members of the Quartermaine family celebrate their patriarch.

11/19, Bill and Brooke try to make the best out of a difficult situation; Stephanie recalls fond memories of her and Ridge.

(Hospital Visit)
11/20, Katie lands in the hospital again; Eric is annoyed when he must leave Stephanie for an immediate meeting.

(Losing Touch)
11/21,Taylor tries to get though to a delusional Katie; Stephanie faces her mortality.

Katherine comforts an emotional distraught Nina

Noah learns a startling new revelation about Sharon

An unexpected and exceedingly shocking turn of events leaves Victoria in a very dangerous situation

Tensions rise as Joe (who ??!!) clashes with Katherine

Phyllis questions a tremendously fragile Sharon

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setsuna16 17th-Nov-2012 05:35 am (UTC)
Linda Evans looks undead...

Does that count?
isntdaveone 17th-Nov-2012 05:38 am (UTC)
setsuna16 17th-Nov-2012 05:40 am (UTC)
That's actually one of her better pics...
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