Lynda Hirsch on Soaps: Weekly summary
Apr 11,2009 00:00 by Lynda_Hirsch

2009-04-11

ALL MY CHILDREN: Adam dismisses JR's questions about his strange behavior at the hospital, claiming he was keeping up the ruse of pretending to be Stuart. Annie fears she killed Tori when they were little girls after Aidan tells her about the newspaper article he uncovered. Annie remembers seeing Richie with a baseball bat in the cellar with her and Tori. Aidan realizes that Richie killed Tori in a fit of rage and made Annie think that she was the murderer. Ryan refuses to let Emma visit Annie. Annie calls Emma and plans a secret visit. Kendall tells Ryan her energy is centered on her boys right now, but assures Ryan that she truly loves him. Krystal is devastated when Angie tells her it will be impossible for her to ever have any more children. Amanda tells Jake that she can't go through with running away, claiming she won't let him sacrifice his life for her. Brot tells Taylor he's going to work for a group called Wounded Soldiers, giving motivational speeches to injured vets. JR makes major cuts at Chandler Enterprises. Adam refuses to allow JR to pull the plug on Stuart's son Scott's production company even though it's losing money. Scott doesn't share the rest of the Chandlers' animosity toward David. JR tells Scott that Adam won't bankroll his new project. Randi plans a romantic surprise for Frankie on the night before he's supposed to ship out.

SNEAK PEEK: Zach tells Kendall to get lost.

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Dusty beats up Paul. Paul sets a small fire with Eliza in the house just as the social worker arrives. Finding Paul beaten by Meg's boyfriend and the house on fire with the baby alone inside, the social worker is set up to believe that Meg left the baby alone; she calls social services. Meg returns home and finds the social worker allowing Paul to take the baby away. Meg goes to Fairwinds to confront a cold Paul. He humiliates her, making her strip naked. He leads her to ask him to make love to her, but he declines, telling her to save it for Dusty. Paul calls Meg because Eliza is sick. Meg rushes over and says they have to take her to the hospital. The baby has pneumonia and they fear for her life. They go to the chapel to pray, and Dusty, coming to find Meg, sees Paul and Meg embracing in the chapel. Meg and Paul take the baby home and Meg maneuvers Paul into asking her to stay until the baby is better. Janet tries to make peace and buys drinks for Craig to thank him for everything he's done to help Liberty and Parker. Having to stay in a dorm, Liberty learns Parker cannot be with her. Jack thinks Carly is drinking too much. Noah gets a New York internship. Luke and Noah find that the foundation account has been frozen. An impulsive Zac kisses Noah. Zac leaves as Luke returns and Noah admits Zac kissed him. Luke is defensive at first, but understands it was just a weird thing Zac did. He tells Noah he's worried his mom is under Damian's spell. Henry feels left out as Brad and Katie pamper Vienna. Kim drops by and finds out what's going on and convinces them to do a documentary.

SNEAK PEEK: Carly continues to drink too much.

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Nick does some research on Stephanie and is impressed by all of her accomplishments. Stephanie turns down Nick's job offer. Eric begins to wonder how Forrester Creations is going to cope without Stephanie. Katie tells Nick that she is willing to push back their wedding for many reasons, some unspoken. To get their minds off of the negative "Eye on Fashion" article, Taylor takes Stephanie out to lunch where they run into Eric and Donna. Refusing to feel as though she was defeated by her ex-husband and Donna, Stephanie explodes at the duo. Feeling invigorated after her tirade, Stephanie decides to make major changes in her life. During a beach-bound business meeting, Bridget and Owen reach an agreement about their relationship after sharing a steamy kiss. Jackie continues to chip away at Katie's security in her relationship with Nick. Rick surprises Steffy, Ridge and Brooke when he takes them to the place where he wants to marry Steffy. Ridge is less than thrilled by the location and the intent behind Rick's choice.

SNEAK PEEK: Steffy ends things with Rick.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Stephanie and Philip run into an angry Stefano, who still blames Philip for Tony's death. Philip insists Stefano should be angry with himself for driving Tony to desperate measures to prove himself worthy of his father. Philip decides to move out of the mansion and into Stephanie's apartment, and goes back to work at Titan. Stefano hires a hit on Philip. Nicole learns that Dr. Baker has taken a job as a pediatrician at the hospital. She insists she'll go to the hospital board about his baby brokering, but Baker warns if she does, he'll reveal her secret about the baby switch. Will convinces Mia to hold Grace. Mia feels an instant connection to the baby, but the moment is broken when Nicole calls and insists they meet. Kate moves forward with her plans of revenge on Chloe. Kate arrives at the hospital and trails Chelsea on the job, surreptitiously observing the procedure for signing out controlled substances. Chloe and Lucas discuss the job with the Vancouver Opera House that threatens to take Chloe out of town.

SNEAK PEEK: Bo learns the truth about his visions.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Claudia overhears Jason telling Sonny there's evidence that Ian Devlin wasn't acting alone when he shot Michael. Patrick rescues Robin from the water and has her taken to Mercy. Patrick confronts Robin over the prescription slip she ripped up. At Patrick's urging, Robin reluctantly takes the pills her therapist prescribed. Matt flirts with Maxie, who claims she wants nothing to do with him. Carly inadvertently intercepts Jerry's phone call to Jax. Tracy's wheels start spinning after seeing Ethan's weathered photo of Luke and Robert in their younger days. Tracy tells Ethan she suspects he has a hidden agenda and isn't pleased by his interest in Lulu. Nikolas kisses Rebecca. Carly has another dizzy spell, which leads Olivia to wonder if she could be pregnant. Johnny devastates Lulu with his confession that he and Maxie almost slept together. Lulu and Johnny call it quits. Maxie and Johnny are both remorseful over having hurt Lulu. Maxie impulsively kisses Johnny just as Spinelli arrives to see them.

SNEAK PEEK: Helena is back.

GUIDING LIGHT: Alan finds Grady's garbage bag with a million dollars in it. Beth wants to have a family dinner in case Phillip gets re-arrested. Alan strolls into the dinner party late with "party favors" for everyone. He dumps the money onto the table saying there's enough to go around. Phillip is found guilty on all charges and escorted to the penitentiary. Alan admits to Phillip that he bribed the judge to make sure Phillip went to prison. Alan is shocked when Phillip walks in and says that the governor pardoned him. Bill tells Alan that he must feel irrelevant now that Phillip is back. Daisy is stunned when she figures out the boy she met is James Spaulding. James reveals that he hooked up with the governor's daughter and called in a favor to get Phillip released from prison. Phillip tells James that he wants to make up for lost time, but James does not want anything from Phillip. Shayne tells Edmund that he's the reason Lara is dead. It's unclear whether Edmund is as forgiving as he seems to be. Jeffrey sets up a webcam so Reva can see him and Colin at home. Emma tells Olivia she saw Nat crying and that maybe she doesn't want to marry Frank. Christina walks in on Remy's birthday celebration. Remy is served the divorce papers and is crushed. Remy and Christina argue about why they should get divorced, both wanting the other to admit their true feelings. Mallet gets a call from Child Protective Services to say they are reviewing Henry's adoption papers. Marina hires Blake to manage the restaurant.

SNEAK PEEK: Frank is blindsided.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Roxy and Stacy work together to convince Kyle to extract the bone marrow from John Doe and make it look as though it came from Stacy. Schuyler devastates Starr when he makes it clear he doesn't have feelings for her and sends her away. Jessica admits to Natalie she wanted to see where things might have gone between her and Brody. Fearing the truth could destroy Jessica, Natalie and Jared decide not to reveal that Chloe is really Starr's baby. Gigi feels horrible for having ruined Brody's chances with Jessica and sets out to make things right. Nora finds a rare moment of happiness when Rachel arrives unexpectedly. Dorian's thrilled when David calls to tell her his new commercial is going to debut, and gloats to Ray that her husband is on his way to stardom. Dorian, however, is privately mortified as she and Ray watch David pitching a hemorrhoid treatment on national television. Dorian is hurt when David tells her he can't come home because he's signed on to be the company's spokesman. Ray reaches out to comfort Dorian, who kisses him. Dorian is forced to admit to Langston that she's developed feelings for Ray. Zach wants payback for all the years he feels Todd stole from him. After arriving on the scene, Todd races up the stairs when Cole reveals Zach is holding Starr hostage in Marty's old bedroom. Zach taunts Todd by comparing the present situation with Starr to the night he, Todd and Powell raped Marty.

SNEAK PEEK: John is accused of murder.

YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Everyone reels at Mac's sudden appearance just as Mac reels from learning that Billy and Chloe are married. The most shocking news of all is when Katherine announces to everyone that Brock is her son, but Jill is not her daughter. Billy and Mac realize they are not blood cousins. Everyone, with the exception of Jill, welcomes Kay back with open arms. Jill tells Kay that she is moving out of the mansion. Esther tells Chloe about Billy and Mac's past, and Chloe pales when she learns that they were married and in love. Mac tells Billy that they have both moved on with their lives over the past six years. Mac decides to turn her visit into a permanent stay in Genoa City. Ashley asks Jack what is going on between him and Sharon. Jack tells her that he isn't ready to let go of either his marriage or Sharon. Jack asks Sharon to give them one more chance to save their marriage. Sharon shows Jack that she signed their divorce papers and she tells him that she thinks it's the best thing. No longer able to stand Phyllis' treatment of Sharon, Nick says he wants a separation. Sharon goes to the tack house looking for Noah and learns that Nick moved out. Amos and Jeff find the boxcar where Kevin and Amber are hiding. Jeff calls Gloria to tell her that he is bringing Kevin home tonight. Thinking Jeff is Tom, Kevin pistol-whips him. When police arrive on the scene, they cuff Kevin, who is silent and staring off vacantly. Michael tells Jana, Gloria, Jeff and Kay that he's decided he has to have Kevin committed to a psychiatric hospital in order to get him the help he needs and keep him out of jail. Devon confronts Tyra about sleeping with Neil and about all the lives that they have selfishly hurt with their actions. Karen throws Neil out of the apartment. Noah and Eden are making out in Noah's car when she stops him and tells him that she doesn't think she is ready. Ashley starts to wonder if she is being haunted by Sabrina's presence.

SNEAK PEEK: Nick and Sharon make love.

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