Lynda Hirsch on Soaps: Weekly summary
Apr 04,2009 00:00 by Lynda_Hirsch

2009-04-04

ALL MY CHILDREN: Zach challenges Ryan to a game of Texas hold 'em with the stakes being the one thing Zach loves most. Kendall feels stabbed through the heart when the one thing Zach loves most turns out to be the casino and not her. In an act of defiance, Kendall throws her support behind Ryan while Erica backs Zach, who emerges victorious. Zach announces he's moving back into the house and refuses to allow Kendall to take Ian or Spike if she decides to move in with Ryan. Not wanting to uproot her sons, Kendall later tells Ryan she can't move in with him. Zach panics when he discovers Ian isn't breathing. Erica appeals to David to save Ian's life. David tells Kendall and Zach just how serious Ian's condition is. David's temper flares when Krystal tells him that he doesn't deserve custody of Little A in the state he's in. Krystal suffers a bruise to her face after falling during a tussle with David and races out to ConFusion, where she runs into Tad and Opal. Tad goes off to confront David after seeing Krystal's bruised face. Annie tells Aidan about her recurring nightmare from when she was a little girl, but still can't make sense of it. Jake comes to Amanda's rescue and claims he's the father of her baby when the adoption lawyer insists the father needs to be involved with the proceedings. Tad and JR head off to Philadelphia to try to track down a missing Adam and learn he's been behaving strangely. The police find Adam's stolen car smashed and abandoned. Erica is shocked to find Adam waiting for her in her suite.

SNEAK PEEK: A tragic loss for Krystal.

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Janet tells Carly that she had convinced Jack to make peace in time for Parker's hearing, but the fact that Jack found her in bed with Craig wrecked everything. Meanwhile, Craig goes to Parker and Liberty and tells them he's on their side, but warns Parker not to go through with his plans regarding the trust fund just because Parker's mad at his parents. Jack finds Carly at home; he reaches out to her and they go to the hearing together. At the hearing, Jack defends Carly when the judge mentions her past crimes. The judge does not grant Parker emancipation or control of his money, but lets him appoint a new trustee — Craig. Jack is furious that Craig will have control over their son and he blames Carly. Later, as Craig officially becomes trustee of Parker's trust, Parker and Liberty find an apartment. But when Parker asks Craig for money, Craig refuses. Carly says Parker and Liberty can live in Milltown and they have no choice but to agree. Carly is very grateful to Craig and they drink a toast to trust. Craig brings Liberty to a college campus to hint at the opportunities she'd be missing if she continues on her current path. Holden and Lily try to find out who sideswiped Luke. Holden tells Margo he's sure Damian arranged it in order to play the hero. Damian gets Kim to agree to shoot some PSAs, which he will pay for, and gets Noah and Luke to show up at WOAK. There, Damian presents the idea, but Luke refuses to take his money. Lily, Luke and Holden go to WOAK and tape the PSA. When Lily and Holden get home, they find their house has been ransacked. They are sure it's Damian and the maid says she saw a man. Luke and Noah meet Zac and Zoe Finn, twins who want to help with the foundation. Noah is alone at Java when Damian staggers in after getting stabbed. Noah gets him to the hospital. Luke is forced to accept police protection. Vienna realizes she's pregnant with Henry's baby, not Brad's. Henry is horrified that Vienna plans to pass his baby off to Katie and Brad. Katie asks Vienna and Henry to move in with them so Katie and Brad can be with their baby all the time. Vienna is determined to keep her miscarriage from Katie. Dusty tells Meg to trust him and not believe anything she hears from Paul.

SNEAK PEEK: Jack threatens Craig.

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Because of Donna's fear that Pam has been released from jail, Eric hires a bodyguard for his family. Ridge and Taylor worry about what Rick is going to announce at the family meeting that he called. Rick announces that he is no longer in danger, but will not divulge why. Bridget finally opens up to Eric about her new job at Jackie M. Jackie calls Owen back for another interview and offers him a job based on the "assets" he possesses. Owen then celebrates by sharing a glass of champagne with Jackie and a kiss with Bridget. Steffy has an awkward moment when Marcus mistakenly learns that Steffy and Rick are getting married. Rick and Steffy share an afternoon of sun, fun and romance at Santa Monica Pier. Ridge comforts Taylor when she breaks down over her family falling apart because of Rick. When Jackie and Nick learn just how influential the name "Forrester" is in the fashion industry, they begin to research the history of their rival company. Feeling as though her years at Forrester Creations meant nothing, Stephanie quickly finds the reality is quite the contrary. Stephanie's children grow concerned about their mother's emotional state after her argument with Eric. Fearing that Stephanie may not be in the best state of mind, Eric asks Taylor for professional advice. Nick stumbles upon a depressed Stephanie and invites her back to The Shady Marlin II, where they share honest moments with each other.

SNEAK PEEK: Stephanie takes control.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Stefano, EJ, and Nicole hold vigil for Tony at the hospital. Nicole sneaks into Tony's room and tries to convince him to remain quiet about Sydney's true paternity. A nurse catches Nicole and informs her that Tony has a punctured lung, so he can't talk at the moment. The nurse forces Nicole to leave the room, but Nicole later returns to possibly harm him. Stefano tells Daniel he wants him off Tony's case. Daniel agrees to find a new doctor for Tony. Lexie learns about Tony's condition. She works to keep Tony calm. Tony's death sends shock waves through Salem. Nicole finally makes her statement to Hope, corroborating Philip's story that Tony's injuries were accidental. Philip is plagued by guilt and feels responsible for Tony's death. EJ reveals the mysterious contents of Tony's final note, leaving everyone's curiosity piqued. Stefano bids a private farewell to his dead son and vows revenge. EJ promises Tony he will learn the meaning of his final words. Slapping Stefano, Anna blames him for Tony's death. Bo questions Philip some more about the events that led to Tony being hospitalized. After some prodding and help from Hope, Philip reveals the entire story concerning his meeting with Tony. Sami and Rafe bond after Grace's christening. Rafe lays into Will and tries to get him to cut Sami some slack and eventually Will gives in. Lucas confronts Sami about her adoption, wondering whether Grace is Sami's biological baby. Sami manages to assuage his suspicions. After Lucas leaves, Sami spends time with Allie, Johnny and Grace. Kate offers Chloe a job hosting a TV talk show for Home and Hearth. Chloe discovers she's not pregnant. Lucas tells Kate, who's relieved that she doesn't have to protect Daniel or Chloe. Later, Chloe agrees to take the Hearth & Home job. Nicole is horrified to find her new pediatrician at Salem University is Dr. Baker.

SNEAK PEEK: Kate carries out a deadly plan.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Claudia scrambles to hide a drugged, passed-out Ric when Sonny knocks on her bedroom door. Johnny and Maxie manage to get Ric out of Sonny's undetected and drop him off at the hospital. Ric vows to make Claudia pay for what she did to him. Carly gasps when she thinks she sees Michael's hand twitch. She remains convinced Michael is on the road to recovery even though Patrick claims his hand movement was merely an involuntary muscle reflex. A guilt-ridden Jax destroys the DVD Jerry sent to him. Sam assures a concerned Jason she'll look out for Spinelli when they go into business together. Rebecca receives a cryptic phone call. Alexis is worried Nikolas is becoming obsessed with Rebecca. Nikolas convinces a frightened Rebecca to have the biopsy. Maxie flirts with Ethan when he drops by to return Lulu's coat. Lulu overhears Maxie telling Johnny that no one will ever find out what really happened. Johnny is incredulous when Claudia asks him to join Sonny's organization to act as her spy. Johnny begins to choke the life out of Ric when he threatens Claudia. Robin reluctantly attends her first therapy session and makes the painful confession that maybe she really doesn't want to be a mother after all. Robin balks at the idea of taking antidepressants like her psychiatrist recommends and turns to Sonny for advice. Sonny understands how Robin feels, but tells her taking medication helped greatly in treating his bipolar disorder. Claudia feels the only way she'll be able to hold on to Sonny is to have his child, and takes steps to do just that.

SNEAK PEEK: Someone makes a moving choice.

GUIDING LIGHT: Olivia tells Phillip she'll let him have visits with Emma until he's behind bars where he belongs. Christina gets a call that the registrar's office learned about the fraudulent scholarship situation and her spot has been taken away. Marina tells Mallet that she resigned from the force. Edmund and Dinah run into each other and decide to have a talk. Dinah realizes that Lara really changed Edmund. Daisy goes to a bar dressed in a sexy outfit and orders a drink with a fake ID. She gets drunk and starts dancing on the table until she gets sick. Reva has a contraction. Jeffrey texts everyone to let them know Reva is in labor. Jeffrey tries to coach Reva as she braves through the contractions. Reva names her newborn son Colin. Edmund finally reveals to Shayne that Lara was pregnant with Shayne's baby when she died. Shayne is still reeling from the news that Lara was pregnant. Edmund tells him that Lara planned on telling him the night she died. Olivia throws a party for the newly engaged Frank and Natalia. Olivia wants to tell Natalia she loves her.

SNEAK PEEK: Natalia is trapped.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Rex gives Stacy the cold shoulder when she drops by to visit Shane. Brody coaxes the truth out of an emotional Gigi, who reveals the details of Stacy's blackmail, and they form a plan. Rex finds Gigi in bed with Brody. Jessica musters up the courage to tell Brody she'd like to try being more than just friends, but then sees Gigi in his bed when Rex storms out of the room. At the custody hearing, John stuns Todd by announcing he and Blair got married. Starr devastates Todd when she says she'd rather live with John. The judge rules against Todd, leaving Starr, Jack and Sam in John's care. Tea is left shaken when Todd accuses her of still being in love with him. Todd vows to make John and Blair pay for what they've done to him. Dorian slaps Ray, claiming she didn't enjoy him kissing her, but he knows better. Layla runs into Cristian while waiting for her blind date to show up. After witnessing the fur fly between Layla and Cristian, Layla's date makes a hasty retreat as he states it's clear Layla and Cristian have feelings for each other. John meets with Fish to go over the clues in the murder investigation. Nora and Clint's relationship is on shaky ground when she starts pushing him away due to the stress of dealing with Matthew's paralysis. Kyle is suspicious when Stacy arrives at the hospital claiming to be a match for Shane. Starr puts the moves on an incredulous Schuyler.

SNEAK PEEK: Todd seeks revenge.

YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Jana suffers another blinding headache. Kevin forces Amber to rob the bank teller. Amber finds a security camera and tries to mouth the word "help." Kevin collapses in pain during the robbery and Amber debates whether or not to run and leave him behind. Seeing the guard moving towards Kevin, Amber grabs the money and Kevin and drags him out of the bank. Lily tells Cane that she can't marry him and she can't take Chloe away from Delia because Chloe has always put Delia first. Cane refuses to take back the engagement ring because they will never be over. Adam eavesdrops on Olivia and Ashley's conversation about Ashley's struggle with mental heath. Adam works out intensely in the hopes of losing enough weight to slip out of his ankle monitor. Jill admits to Cane that none of the DNA tests linked her and Kay as mother and daughter. Phyllis overhears Nick giving Sharon a glowing recommendation and overreacts. She tells Nick that Sharon stole from them. Nick and Phyllis finally reconnect and make love. Just as Billy and Chloe are pronounced husband and wife, Mac arrives home.

SNEAK PEEK: Mac blindsides Billy.

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