PAUL SUSPECTS CHRIS OF HAVING A TRYST WITH DANNY
ALL MY CHILDREN: Gillian turned to David for help in saving her marriage to Ryan. After arguing with Mateo over Max, a distraught Hayley rushed to confront Raquel. Liza was touched by Adam's request to be an important male figure in her child's life. Kit overheard Erica's disparaging remarks about her and fled from the hospital. Later, Kit and Travis had an emotional reunion. While Braden chastised Palmer for gloating over Tad and Dixie's breakup, Opal and Adrian tracked Palmer in New York. Next Week: Dixie won't tell Tad her problems.
ANOTHER WORLD: Marley again turned to Jordan for help. Jake and Vicky were shocked by Donna's actions. Josie and Cameron felt guilty when the doctor asked about her date of conception. Jake tried to discover the truth about Jordan. Cass asked Matt about his strange behavior. Remy had a visit from someone in her past. Next Week: Zak continues to influence Matt's feelings for Lila.
AS THE WORLD TURNS: Holden wondered if he should turn himself in. Lucinda, meanwhile, reached an important decision. Jack decided to take his relationship with Julia a step further. Margo was upset to see Tom and Emily in an apparently close moment. Despite her agreement with John, Carly devised a plan of her own. Eddie tried hard to impress Katie. Next Week: Holden and Lily continue to worry about Hope.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Pierce told Taylor his video will change attitudes about sex and help the world deal with overpopulation problems. Amber insisted Rick tell Kimberly about the baby and their engagement. A worried Sally told Lauren about Macy fantasizing about seeing Adam, her father. Meanwhile, Myles slipped into Macy's room and while pretending to be another patient on the other side of the divider, urged her to talk to him. Next Week: Pierce makes a decision that could change Taylor's life.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas opened up to Taylor about his reasons for taking Will. Billie took her wedding ring off and told Kate she's ready to go on with her life without Bo. Kate, meanwhile, wondered how close Billie and Roman actually were. Nancy planted broad hints about Mike and Ali's relationship with Carrie. Rolf ran into a glitch while compiling Hope's memories so that she can be transformed into Gina. Stefano proposed to a flabbergasted Vivian Next Week: John races to discover the link between Stefano and Jonesy's townhouse..
GENERAL HOSPITAL: Stefan lied to Laura about using his resources to find Luke and Lucky. Lucky, meanwhile, rescued Luke from the bear trap and stayed with him. Luke later had nightmares about raping Laura. Ned went to Monte Carlo to distract Julia. Jax was forced to wager V in a baccarat game. Laura learned of Luke's involvement in Katherine's "death." Nikolas and Katherine grew closer. Robin left for an art tour of Italy after a clash with Carly. Alan gave Felicia access to his dealer. Next Week: Jerry and Jax team up.
GUIDING LIGHT: The Lewis family was rocked by Cassie's allegations. Vanessa charged Beth with being the stalker. Reva was baffled by Josh's strange behavior. Beth taunted Vanessa that one day Matt will turn to her (Beth) when he realizes he deserves a better wife. Ross took the witness stand and made a startling admission. Next Week: Reva asks Alan for help. Michelle was surprised by her new lab partner.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Todd left Tea at the altar, but later returned to marry her, and then took her to the Cabana for their wedding night. Todd's tape suddenly began playing throughout the country club prompting Tea to reject him. Todd stormed out, leaving Tea trapped in the Cabana which she accidentally set afire. Will told Lindsay he, not Cristian, fathered Jessica's baby. Jessica accepted Cristian's proposal and also took money from Lindsay. An irate Asa learned Todd didn't keep his promise to give Kelly the paper. Next Week: Todd and Viki find each other at the cemetery.
PORT CHARLES: Frank pursued the Eve look-alike, but was unable to catch her when he ran into Julie. The General Homicide killer tried to murder Mary. Garcia told Kevin Eve's mother had dated a bomb expert. Victor wondered why Julie wanted to see Kevin. Serena accidentally spilled coffee on her treasure map. After learning of Cooper's escape, Scott was shaken when he discovered Lucy and Serena were missing. A dismayed Kevin realized Greg may be Victor's son. Next Week: Gunfire breaks out on Jasmine Island.
SUNSET BEACH: Mortified by Hillary's appearance, Cole handed her a jewel and watched her momentarily resume a normal look. As Francesca and Olivia arrived, Cole grabbed for Hillary's gun, which went off, killing her. Francesca unwittingly dropped one of the jewels while Olivia stared in amazement at Hillary's mummified body. Feeling displaced by Maria, Meg asked Ben to make love to her. Caitlin received a mysterious phone call. Virginia fantasized how a supposedly sterile Michael would react when he learns Vanessa is pregnant. Next Week: Maria calls Pete, the private investigator.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Ruth arranged for Chris to meet her boyfriend, Jim. Meanwhile, Paul had followed Chris to Norfolk and burst into the house where he thought he would find her with Danny. Instead, he saw her talking with Jim, and realized he had come face-to-face with his father, Carl. Victoria learned her infant daughter, Eve, had died. Trey refused to give Malcolm a copy of Callie's contract. Brad and Diane celebrated his new job with Victor. Phyllis asked Jack for a job. Nina introduced Ryan to her computer date. Next Week: Victoria makes a decision about her future.
DID SIGNY KNOW WHAT SHE SIGNED UP FOR?
Q: I love the idea of having Signy Coleman play Annie Dutton on "Guiding Light." But I wonder if Signy actually knew when she signed to play Teri that Teri would turn into Annie? Did the soap spring it on her when they couldn't get Cynthia Watros to come back as Annie? Brynna G.
A: According to a spokesperson for "GL," Signy was fully briefed on the turn her character would take from Teri the dedicated detective to Annie, the morally defective.
Cynthia Watros had made it clear months earlier that she had no intention of returning to the soap. Her sights were set on prime time and films.
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Q: I have a little argument going with my sister on this question: We're both fans of "Days of Our Lives," but sometimes I think we're watching two different shows. She says when Marlena (Deidre Hall) was possessed, that it was Stefano who conjured up the devil. I don't agree. Who is right? Cathy B.
A: Technically, Stefano (Joe Mascolo) didn't invite the demon to take over Marlena's body, per se. But he did put Marlena in a vulnerable situation for demonic possession by hypnotizing her so that he could woo her and eventually win her love. In a sense, you could say Stefano's lust for Marlena helped open the door through which the devil walked in.
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Q: On "General Hospital," why did Alan (Stuart Damon) start seeing a prostitute? Rita S.
A: Alan was unable to perform sexually with his wife, Monica, (Leslie Charleson) because he had become a drug addict. He sought out Tammy the hooker to prove to himself that he could still make love. Alas, poor Alan was only deceiving himself.
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Q: On "General Hospital," will they ever find out who raped Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)? Lorena N.
A: This is a soap opera, so you can be sure that in time all questions are answered.
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Q: I was told that there was a soap opera once that was absolutely clean and free of sex. Whatever happened to it? Harriet L.
A: I assume you mean "Another Life" which Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network put on the air over a decade ago. The soap started out with story lines that made it clear that if you sinned, you'd be severely punished. The series started with high ratings, thanks largely to a lot of promotional pre-debut drum beating around the country by the CBN people. But the ratings started to fall rather early. As viewership waned, the writers brought in more sex, often at the expense of the stories. The soap never recovered and was ultimately pulled off the CBN schedule.
ERIKA PAGE: WHATEVER ROSANNE WANTS...
Anthropologists tell us that the oldest performance art is dance. The late, great choreographer, Bob Fosse, said, "Dancers are the best actors I know because they know how to communicate emotions without saying one word."
For Erika Page, who started her performing career as a dancer, and who now plays Rosanne on "One Life to Live," dance continues to be a very important part of her life.
"I don't think you ever give it up," she says. "Even when you're much older and you can't quite do what you did when you were younger, that feeling of moving through space in time to the music never leaves you."
Asked if there's a possibility that we'll see Rosanne dance on the soap, Erika, who last appeared as Roxanna in "Second Noah," says, "I hope so. So far, everything I've done in my career has involved my doing some kind of dance. I think it would be so cool to have Rosanne do a salsa number or something like that."
Erika was adopted as a baby, and has always been open about this part of her life.
"I've never felt any reason to hide it or be ashamed of it," she says. "On the contrary, I feel very lucky that I have this wonderful family who have given me so much love and have been supportive in everything I've wanted to do."
Erika knows her biological mother is American Indian and her biological father is Hispanic.
"My mom," she says - referring to her adoptive mother - "always wanted me to be aware of my background and to be proud of it. She even decorated the house with Native American artwork so that I would be surrounded by reminders of where I came from. She's taken me to pow wows. I have photographs of myself in Native American costumes. It's really neat that a mom can care that much the way she does."
Erika describes her family "as academic ... a lot of doctors. Everyone has gone to college. I'm the only who hasn't. But I thought - well, all right, I'll go for a year and see if I want to continue or not."
She got a theater arts scholarship for the University of Northern Texas, and was all set to go when she got a phone call that changed everything.
"I had done a screen test for 'Second Noah' but hadn't heard from them for a long time. Then, on the same day I was to sign up for my classes, my agent called and I learned I was being offered the role of Roxanna. So my college career was put on indefinite hold."
Did her decision disappoint her family?
"I'm sure they would rather have seen me finish college," Erika says. "But, as I mentioned before, they've always been supportive, and this time was no exception. They were very happy for me."
And, no doubt, they're very happy about her being on "One Life to Live." True?
Erika laughed. "Very much so."
Three questions: First, if she could have the lead in any movie, which would it be?
"Oh, that's easy. I don't have to think about it at all. 'Pretty Woman.' That's the movie I'd want to do."
Second, if she could dance the lead in any ballet, which would it be?
"'Swan Lake' would be my first choice. The ballet is beautiful, and the music is magnificent. My second choice would be 'The Nutcracker.' Again, it's a beautiful ballet with beautiful music."
Finally, how would she describe Rosanne?
"In a word - mysterious. I feel there's much we haven't learned about her as yet. She's ambitious and she has hormones and right now we see her doing things that, perhaps, she shouldn't. But she sees what she does as a way of getting what she wants, and she doesn't think she's being wicked - especially if she believes she's entitled to get what she's after."
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