ALL MY CHILDREN added Amelia Heinle (Mia; now Victoria, YOUNG AND RESTLESS), Mark Pinter (Roger), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Frankie), Terri Ivens (Simone) and Jack Scalia (Chris) to its cast, while Finola Hughes, who was already playing Alex, reprised her presumed-dead GENERAL HOSPITAL role, Anna, and Kimberly McCullough (GH’s Robin) crossed over for their mother/daughter reunion. Kate Collins (Natalie), Jean LeClerc (Jeremy), Larkin Malloy (Travis), Darnell Williams (Jesse), Ellen Wheeler (Cindy) and Gil Rogers (Ray) returned short-term as ghostly iterations of their characters, and Louise Sorel did a short run as a judge. Esta TerBlanche was killed off as Gillian; Anthony Addabbo was brought in to play Dimitri when Michael Nader was ousted; and when Jesse McCartney exited as JR, the role was recast with Jonathan Bennett.... Ryan and Gillian remarried, but she was shot dead by a bullet meant for Anna, and her heart went to transplant-needing Laura, who was briefly wed to Leo. Reeling widower Ryan bedded Liza and her half sister, Mia.... Hayley and Mateo welcomed a son, Lorenzo (known as Enzo).... Bianca’s crush, Frankie, was murdered (by Vanessa, it turned out) and Erica, who feared Bianca was responsible, took the rap.... David lured Dixie into bed.... Richard Culliton took over head-writing duties from Jean Passanante.... David Canary (Adam/Stuart) won the Lead Actor Daytime Emmy and Michael E. Knight (Tad) picked up the trophy for Supporting Actor. At the Soap Opera Digest Awards, Eden Riegel (Bianca) won Female Newcomer.
Peyton List debuted on AS THE WORLD TURNS as Lucy, Paolo Seganti was in and out as Damian, Anthony Herrera (James) returned, Paul was recast with Scott Holroyd, James Kiberd pinch-hint as Hal when Benjamin Hendrickson took a personal leave, Michael Swan visited as Duncan, and Annie Parisse (Julia) exited.... Jean Passanante was named Hogan Sheffer’s co-head writer, replacing Hal Corley.... When Jack and Carly split, she bedded Craig, who married Barbara; Jack’s off-her-rocker ex, Julia, was institutionalized.... Hal and Emily became live-in lovers after her fling wtih Chris fizzled.... Jake and Molly tracked down his missing twin daughters by the late Vicky, Bridget and Michelle, and tied the knot.... Paul fell for Rose.... Craig and Sierra mourned the death of their son, Bryant, in a car wreck.... Martha Byrne (Lily/Rose) claimed the Lead Actress prize at the Daytime Emmys; the show also won Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Lesli Kay, Molly).
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL welcomed back Bobbie Eakes as Macy and introduced DAYS OF OUR LIVES fave Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) as Massimo. Mick Cain (C.J.) and Sarah Buxton (Morgan) exited, while Tracy Melchior was tapped as the new Kristen and Paolo Benedeti debuted as Tony.... In a major Forrester family shake-up, Ridge was revealed to be the bio son of Massimo, not Eric.... Rick and Amber, Deacon and Bridget, and Kristen and Tony all said, “I do”, while Brooke and Thorne’s short-lived union was annulled.... Deacon impregnated Brooke, his mother-in-law.... Before her reign of terror came to an end, Morgan faked Steffy’s death in a shark attack, tried to kill Stephanie and held Taylor hostage.... The show picked up a pair of Emmys for Younger Actor Justin Torkildsen (Rick) and Younger Actress Adrienne Frantz (Amber).
DAYS lost Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) to B&B and wrote out Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas) and Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip). Matthew Ashford returned as Jack, and soap faves like Ian Buchanan (now James, B&B) and Tyler Christopher popped in as guests at Greta’s coronation, where gunfire broke out and Victor faked his death.... Bo reeled when he realized that John sired J.T. ... Stefano slipped out of town to beat a murder rap.... John hired Kate at his new biz, Basic Black, saving her from homelessness after Victor left her penniless.... Sami blackmailed Lucas and Kate into giving her full custody of Will; she and Austin planned a walk down the aisle.... In Puerto Rico, Nicole’s evil dad, Paul, tormented Belle, Shawn, Philip and Jan.... Greta earned her coronation after she and Austin passed their tests in the virtual Garden of Eden.... Jack tried to win back Jennifer, and pretended to be gay to discourage Greta’s crush on him.... Nicole and Lucas split; she had an affair with Victor.... At the Digest Awards, DAYS picked up Favorite Show, Supporting Actor John Aniston (Victor), Younger Lead Actor Jason Cook (Shawn), Younger Lead Actress Alison Sweeney (Sami), Villainess Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Child Actor Kirsten Storms (Belle), The Baby Switch as Favorite Storyline, and Bo and Hope (Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso) as Favorite Couple.
The role of GH’s Carly was recast with Tamara Braun when Sarah Brown quit. Kin Shriner, who’d been playing Scott on PORT CHARLES, brought the character back to GH, and Robin Christopher’s Skye arrived from ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Llanview. Steve Burton (Jason) and Linda Dano (Rae) did limited runs, and Amber Tamblyn (Emily) and Michael Saucedo (Juan) left. Newbies included Robert Kelker-Kelly (Stavros), Alicia Leigh Willis (Courtney) and Jensen Buchanan (Melissa), while Ingo Rademacher was back as Jax.... Helena forced Tony to revive Stavros, who had been cryogenically frozen. Stavros strangled Chloe, then was presumed dead during a struggle with Luke.... Alexis fought her attraction to Sonny, who renewed his vows with Carly in Martinique.... Liz called off her wedding to Lucky and tried to keep her feelings for Jason at bay, while Laura was torn between Sonny and Luke.... Carly and Laura became business partners at Deception.... Alan welcomed Skye into the Quartermaine fold, believing her to be his illegitimate daughter with Rae.... GH won Digest Awards for Supporting Actress Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) and Male Newcomer Chad Brannon (Zander).... Procter & Gamble sued Jensen Buchanan for joining GH before her ATWT stint as Vicky had wrapped up on air.
GUIDING LIGHT hired Ricky Paull Goldin as Gus, Matt Bomer as Ben, Yvonna Kopacz as Mel and Aubrey Dollar as Marina. Saundra Santiago (Carmen) and Jennifer Roszell (Eleni) returned, while Brittany Snow (Susan), Victoria Platt (Vicky) and Terrell Tilford (David) wrapped their runs.... Beth tied the knot with Edmund, and Danny and Michelle remarried.... Harley and Rick welcomed a son, Jude, conceived during a rough patch in the Harley/Phillip marriage; Danny and Michelle had a baby boy, Robbie; and Cassie and Richard adopted Will.... Josh and Olivia split over her affair with Alan.... Reva had a time-travel adventure during the Civil War, Edwardian England and 1940s Paris when she stepped through a painting.... Danny was cleared of Carmen’s murder when his mom returned from the dead.... Holly was courted by Billy and Buzz, while Gus and Harley’s romance kicked off.... Beth was presumed dead in a flood, and Edmund passed off her look-alike, Lorelei, as the real McCoy.... Lloyd “Lucky” Gold became head writer, with Christopher Dunn as co-head writer.
Fiona Hutchison (Gabrielle), Barbara Garrick (Allison), Tonja Walker (Alex) and Tuc Watkins (David) returned to OLTL. Gina Tognoni (Kelly; now YOUNG AND RESTLESS’s Phyllis) left, as did Don Jeffcoat (Joey), Timothy Gibbs (Kevin), Jason-Shane Scott (Will) and John Bolger (John). Melissa Archer (Natalie), Jessica Morris (Jen), Brandon Routh (Seth), Nathaniel Marston (Al), Sherri Saum (Keri) and Ilene Kristen (Roxy) debuted. Ty Treadway was killed off as Colin (Nora offed him in self-defense), but began his run as Troy, Colin’s twin. Kale Browne was axed as Sam, succeeded by Laurence Lau. Lisa Peluso did a short run as Gina, while Mary Gordon Murray (Becky Lee), Shelly Burch (Delila) and Christine Jones (Pamela) guested.... Todd and Blair remarried (after one wedding went bust as he dumped her at the altar).... Allison revealed that via her long-ago baby switch, Clint and Viki’s real daughter was Natalie, not Jessica.... Asa took Gabrielle as his wife and adopted Al.... Blair gave birth to Todd’s son, Jack, but due to a complex baby switch, thought she was raising someone else’s baby, not her own.... Rae and Skye learned that they were mother and daughter.... In a special episode, Rae dreamed of Llanview residents swapping identities.... Kelly dumped Joey for Kevin.... Gary Tomlin was named EP, succeeding Jill Farren Phelps, and Megan McTavish was replaced as head writer by the team of Lorraine Broderick and Christopher Whitesell.
PASSIONS recast Hank, originally played by Dalton James, with Ryan McPartlin, and Simone, with Chrystee Pharris replacing Lena Cardwell; Amelia Marshall (Liz) debuted, as did Marianne Muellerleile (Norma).... Ethan learned that he was Sam’s son, not Julian’s; Ivy subsequently foiled the double wedding of Theresa and Ethan, and Sheridan and Luis. Theresa later woke up married to Julian after a drunken bender in Bermuda, but the union was annulled.... Kay sold her soul to Hecuba, hoping to split up Charity and Miguel; this led to an adventure in hell, which was accessed via her closet.... Grace discovered her supernatural powers, but the Bennett house was still sucked into the earth.... Sheridan was presumed dead (really, she’d been rescued by fisherman Brian).... The show won Digest Awards for Male Scene Stealer Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy) and Female Scene Stealer Robin Strasser (Hecuba).
PC tapped Michael Easton (now Finn, GH) to play Caleb/Michael, while Brian Gaskill (Rafe), Charles Keating (James) and Eddie Matos (Ricky) also debuted, while Kin Shriner (Scott) exited to return to GH. Susan Haskell did a short stint as Granya. Kimberlin Brown (Rachel, now Sheila, B&B) visited, and RuPaul did a guest spot as a psychic.... After dying in a motocross race, Jack returned as a vampire. Lucy’s cousin, Rafe, shocked her with the news that he was an angel, and she was a vampire slayer. Lucy tried to rid the town of the huge threat posed by vampire Caleb.... Lucy and Kevin said, “I do”, as did Ian and Eve, while Livvie was nearly hypnotized into becoming Caleb’s vampire bride.... Ian and Eve welcomed a son, Daniel.... Lucy and Ian wound up in bed.... PC modified its production schedule, taping only from January to July.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS signed on Eva Longoria as Isabella, and Lyndsy Fonseca debuted as Colleen. Scott Reeves (Ryan), Ashley Bashioum (Mac) and Sabryn Genet (Tricia) were all written out, while Diane was recast (Alex Donnelley was out, Susan Walters was in), and Lauralee Bell visited as Christine.... Edward Scott stepped down as EP after 25 years; Supervising Producer David Shaughnessy was promoted to take over his duties.... Tricia went psycho and shot Ryan dead on his would-be wedding day to Victoria.... Jack and Phyllis got engaged, and via his stolen sperm, he and Diane welcomed a son, Kyle. Nikki admitted to switching Jack and Victor’s sperm samples.... Neil and Olivia got together.... Sharon’s prematurely born daughter didn’t survive.... Paul’s affair with Isabella resulted in Christine divorcing him.... Matt framed Nick as a drug dealer and drugged Sharon. Then, on his deathbed, he framed Nick for his “murder”. ... Y&R won Digest Awards for Lead Actor Eric Braeden (Victor), Lead Actress Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Villain Rick Hearst (Matt) and Hero Joshua Morrow (Nick).