That revolving door keeps on spinning: A spokesperson for ONE LIFE TO LIVE confirms that Tuc Watkins will once again be returning to the soap as David — and this time, he'll be on contract! Watkins was last seen just a few weeks ago when David blackmailed Kim into leaving town shortly after her wedding to Clint. At this time, there is no first air date for the actor (or any word on how long his contract is for), but we're so glad that DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES is letting ABC daytime "borrow" him once more!
Spoilers and Previews -- Week of 4/26
Charlie gets involved in Jessica's love life.
Cole explodes at Todd.
Tea opens up to Blair.
Marrko is close to learning the truth.
Is there a killer on the loose in Llanview? Find out on Monday, April 26.... On Tuesday, April 27, Cole is out for Todd's blood. "Todd has never been a supporter of Cole and has not ever truly accepted him," sighs Head Writer Ron Carlivati.
OLTL After Dark
Hannah overhears Cole and Starr discussing Marty's accident and claimed to Cole that she saw Todd push Marty
An out of control Cole nearly beats Todd to death, but Hannah sticks to her story
Todd insists that Hannah is lying; Tea defends Todd; John has Todd handcuffed to his hospital bed
Brody arrests Cole
Markko's video camera catches Langston and Ford kissing, but an outburst from Cole distracts Markko from seeing it
Dorian hires Shaun to protect Kelly after Kelly concludes that Melinda's killer also killed Rodney
Cole and Starr have opposing views
Monday, April 26th
Hannah overhears Cole telling Starr that Todd may have caused Marty's accident; Kelly finds Rodney dead on the floor.
Tuesday, April 27th
(Believing in Todd)
Todd tells Starr that he didn't push Marty down the stairs; Viki believes Gigi and Rex should be a couple.
Wednesday, April 28th
(Rushed to Hospital)
Todd is rushed to the hospital after being beaten by Cole; Dorian worries about Kelly's safety.
Thursday, April 29th
Brody arrests Cole; John questions Hannah.
Friday, April 30th
John handcuffs Todd to his hospital bed; Viki reaches out to Danielle.
* Kelly finds Rodney's dead body. (National Enquirer)
* Hannah hears Cole telling Starr that Todd may have hurt Marty. (National Enquirer)
* Todd maintains his innocence to Starr. (National Enquirer)
* Viki thinks that Rex and Gigi should be together again. (National Enquirer)
* John and Todd square off. (National Enquirer)
* Téa talks about her suspicions about Todd with Blair. (National Enquirer)
* Cole seeks his own brand of justice. (National Enquirer)
* Todd suffers a horrible nightmare. (Soap Opera Weekly)
* Téa agrees to defend Todd. (Soap Opera Weekly)
* Cole must deal with the consequences of his impulsive actions. (Soap Opera Weekly)
* Natalie demands John apologize. (Soap Opera Weekly)
* Kelly ticks off Blair. (ABC: Soaps in Depth)
* Markko inches closer to to finding out about Langston and Ford. (ABC: Soaps in Depth)
Soap Central Tidbits
John and Todd face-off
Natalie tries to make peace with Marty
Natalie expects an apology from John
A killer stalks the streets of Llanview
Cole unleashes his anger on Todd
Todd faces his worst nightmare
Cole goes on the run
Starr questions Todd's claims of innocence
Charlie tries to nudge Jessica towards Brody
Viki and Charlie work on their relationship.
Tea is diagnosed with a very serious illness, but decides she wants to keep it from her family.
Kelly comes upon Rodney's dead body.
A man from Kelly's past named Reed surfaces.
Hannah goes to Cole and tells him that Todd is the one who pushed Marty.
Starr does not believe her dad was the one who pushed Marty.
Cole has to deal with the consequences after he goes after Todd.
John and Todd face off.
Tea shares her suspicions about Todd to Blair.
Natalie demands that John apologize to her.
Tea agrees to help defend Todd.
Viki thinks that Rex and Gigi should reunite with one another.
Blair is ticked off by Kelly.
Markko once again comes very close to finding out about Langston and Ford.
SOD May Sweeps Preview
John/Marty/Natalie: John is tryng to discover the truth about who pushed Marty and it puts him at odds with Natalie and Todd. It's a question as to whether John will decide to try a relationship with Natalie again or just stick with Marty. John is going to reach his critical decision. Hannah uses this situation as her opportunity to come between Starr and Cole. Feisty Starr comes back with a vengeance.
Blair/Tea/Elijah/Todd: Tea gets an upsetting diagnosis and there's the question of whether she will tell Danielle and Todd. Todd believes that if he can form a relationship with Danielle, the obstacle that was between him and Tea will be gone. It will be Blair whose first to figure out that something is up with Tea. Eli is going to have a big part in this as well. Blair and Eli will have a more straightforward, healthy, romantic building as opposed to Blair's dysfunctional relationship with Todd.
Rex/Gigi: Rex and Gigi go on an adventure to find his real parents and will be rediscovering their love.
Teens/Prom/Musical: Markko learns the truth about Langston and Ford. Jessica sees this as her last chance to reconnect with Cristian since they were supposed to make love years ago after prom. Brody sees this as his last chance to reconnect with Jessica as well. It will be a significant night that takes unexpected turns.
Bo/Nora: They plan a big wedding and May sweeps launches the show into that. Pretty much all of the cast will be involved. It will be very, very, fun, romantic, very Bo/Nora.
Viki/Charlie/Dorian: Viki and Charlie reunite. Charlie is now working for Dorian. Dorian and Charlie now have a bond, and that will cause ongoing problems. There will be a fun, light side to this as well.
SOW May Sweeps Preview
Head Writer Ron Carlivati provides previews of May Sweeps.
Starr/Cole/Langston/Markko/Jessica/Cristian: The musical is called Starr X'ed Lovers. It's a culmination of the relationship stuff that's been building between Starr, Cole, Langston, Markko, Jessica and Cristian. Everyone is at a critical juncture in their relationship. Jessica banks on prom as her last chance to break through to Cristian, while it's Brody's last chance to break through to Jessica. Langston attends the prom with Markko, who's got big romantic plans for her on the one-year anniversary of the first time they made love.
Viki/Charlie/Dorian: Viki is back and trying to save her marriage to Charlie, who has accepted a job working for Dorian. There's going to be tension there. It's hard for Viki, who wants to trust Charlie and let him do what makes him happy, but she's not thrilled that he accepts this job.
Blair: Blair is trying to break her cycle with Todd and build a real relationship with Eli. She's been taking baby steps, but we'll see their relationship develop and grow. Carlivati: "We want Blair to have happiness."
Kelly: Kelly's on her own track, investigating her mother's death. John and Kelly take a brief trip to California, where they get a new clue about what happened to Melinda. Carlivati: "We're also building an interesting dynamic between Kelly and Todd. There is a part of Kelly that enjoys this on some level. I don't think she's a masochist in the same way that Téa Delgado [is]."
Téa: Téa receives an upsetting medical diagnosis. She struggles with when or even if to share the news with Dani or Todd. She's handling it by herself until an unlikely person comes in before anyone else - Blair! Carlivati: "[We'll see them bond] in the same way we saw them bond at the last moment when they thought they were going to die. And it's got that Viki and Dorian quality to it, in a way, as they hate each other."
Bo/Nora: Bo wants to get married, and Nora wants to take her time because of her disastrous past marriages. Bo wants to get married on their anniversary - June 1st.
Rex/Gigi: Rex is at a loss about who he is. Gigi steps up to help him with his quest to find out who he is. Carlivati: "We want to see if they can rebuild what they had."
Marty/John/Natalie: John has to make a choice: is he going to try rebuilding his relationship with Marty despite the miscarriage, or is there a second chance for him and Natalie? John will make his choice, and so will Marty and Natalie.
SOAPnet May Sweeps Preview
Emotions are running high on One Life to Live this month. So much so that they're about to come bursting out of everybody. Bursting out ... in song! Yes, May = Musical this month, as OLTL presents "Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical." This time OLTL takes the song and dance episodes bigger, better, and beltier than ever. And the best part is that "Starr X'd Lovers" highlights a whole bunch of storylines that will be raging before, during, and after the three days of singing and dancing.
First and foremost, we need to talk about what's happening with Starr and Cole. The stars of the original musical are center stage once again, and they're back in familiar territory: struggling to deal with Todd trying to tear them apart. Hannah accuses Todd of pushing Marty down the stairs, claiming she witnessed it. Cole goes BALLISTIC and sends Todd into the hospital -- where he faces criminal charges. Of course, this puts Starr in the oh-so-desirable position of having to choose between her father and her boyfriend. Each one claims the other is lying.
Look for everything to come to a head at Prom Night -- which we know is a very special night for Starr and Cole. But Cole's in jail for beating the living crud out of Todd (and don't think Todd's not going to do everything in his power to keep him there forever). So will Cole be able to get out of the clink in time? And obviously, expect much singing and dancing.
Prom Night will also set the stage for more of One Life's biggest ongoing stories: Langston and Markko. They're on the thinnest of ice, and Markko doesn't even know it. Ford pressures Langston to ditch Markko on Prom Night and be with him. And Markko can't be kept in the dark forever -- especially once someone else (with a very big mouth) finds out about Langston and Ford. We all know Prom Night was the night Langston and Markko lost their virginity to each other. But is this the night they end their relationship? Again, expect much singing and dancing around the subject.
Also, Matthew and Danielle attend prom together, with Matthew hoping Dani feels as strongly about him as he feels about her. But Danielle's also got an eye for Nate. Drama! Expect much singing and dancing, obvs.
Finally, it's also Prom Night for Jessica and Brody -- yes, Jessica is convinced to make Brody her date (Note to Jessica: Why the hesitation? Have you looked at this guy?). But Jess still can't stop pining for Cristian -- who's chaperoning the prom and brings Layla. With Jessica there ... no good can come of this. Brody has one last chance to make Jessica remember him ... but it could all go terribly wrong. Expect much dancing and singing.
Do you see a theme here? Singing and dancing? "Starr X'd Lovers" has it all -- and it features not only original songs, but also covers of tunes that you know and love (and totally know the lyrics to). You'll see actors who have sung on the show before -- and a lot making their OLTL singing debut. It starts May 14th, so mark your calendars.
Back to Brody. He's been enduring Jessica's rejection pretty well, all things considered. But it's definitely taking a toll on the guy. He and Natalie have really had to lean on each other over the last several weeks. Natalie's just about at the end of her rope this month, specifically about her situation with John. He's with Marty, and those pseudo accusations he made against Natalie are hanging over their respective heads. Have they really just missed their chance? Here's the good news for Natalie: John and Marty's relationship is dangling by a thread. Here's the bad news for Natalie: When she tries to get a letter to John about leaving for London, Marty intercepts it.
A quick trivia question for you One Life fans: What do you think it would take for Tea and Blair to form a strong bond of friendship? Trying to keep Todd out of jail for pushing Marty? That's only half the answer. Look for these two enemies to majorly bond this month -- over something you might not expect. Grab the Kleenex ... that's all we're saying.
Rex and Gigi take to the open road to track down the secrets of who Rex's parents are. Some of the places this takes them: Santa Fe, unexpectedly cozy motel rooms, and even more bizarre places. What are the odds this journey into the past will help Rex and Gigi turn back the clock themselves and find their way back to each other? We're hoping the chances are good.
All this, PLUS: Kelly's relationship with tall dark stranger Reed promises to have all sorts of sparks; Bo and Nora plan their wedding; and someone else proposes! It's going to be quite a month!
Spoilers and Previews -- Week of 5/3
Starr and Hannah face off.
Tea gets stunning news.
Dorian grows suspicious of Kelly.
Nora defends Cole.
On Monday, May 3, Starr faces off with Hannah. "This girl is bringing in unnecessary drama," huffs Kristen Alderson (Starr). Meanwhile, Téa receives some life-altering news.... On Monday, May 4, Blair is poised to discover Téa's secret.
OLTL After Dark
Dani continues to reject Todd, crushing Tea after having just found out about her illness.
Dani kisses Nate, but says "yes" to Matthew's prom invitation only after finding out Nate is taking someone else.
Kelly's past lover from London, Reed kisses Kelly, and persuades her to go to dinner with him.
Starr professes her love for Cole while visiting him in prison, despite their growing distance and her suspicions of Hannah.
Blair is shocked to learn of Tea's condition after running across her file at the hospital.
May 3rd: Hannah sticks to her story when confronted by Starr, swearing she’s telling the truth about seeing Todd pushing Marty down the stairs. Starr later visits a jailed Cole and tells him she’s certain Hannah is lying about Todd. Marty lashes out at Todd. Greg has devastating news for Tea.
Monday, May 3rd
(The Best Mom)
Danielle vows that she wants nothing to do with Todd; Dorian questions Kelly about Reed.
Tuesday, May 4th
Nora and Eli testify for Cole; Gigi tells Rex that she wants to go to New Mexico to help him find his biological parents.
Wednesday, May 5th
Reed kisses Kelly; Danielle agrees to go with Matthew to the prom.
Thursday, May 6th
Tensions arise with Starr and Cole; Blair looks for comfort from Eli.
Friday, May 7th
Starr and Hannah have a showdown. (Soap Opera Weekly)
Todd and Starr search for answers. (Soap Opera Weekly)
Téa’s world is turned upside down. (Soap Opera Weekly)
Téa is conflicted about Danielle’s hatred of Todd. (Soap Opera Weekly)
Dorian suspects Kelly is keeping something from her. (Soap Opera Weekly)
Reed reconnects with Kelly. (Soap Opera Weekly)
Nora stands up for Cole. (Soap Opera Weekly)
Blair learns what is wrong with Téa. (Soap Opera Digest)
Rex and Gigi uncover a clue. (Soap Opera Digest)
Todd won’t take no for answer as far as Danielle is concerned. (Soap Opera Digest)
Marty confronts Todd. (Soap Opera Digest)
Téa has an unlikely friend in Blair. (Soap Opera Digest)
Cole and Starr’s relationship remains strained. (Soap Opera Digest)
Soap Central Tidbits
Starr confronts Hannah
Téa receives devastating news
Blair offers Téa unexpected support
Blair has a new outlook on things
Nora is determined to defend Cole
Cole and Starr's relationship is tested