Soap Updates

Susan Lucci debuts as “Erica Kane” on “All My Children” circa 1970.

By Dana Block
During its final week, the ABC daytime soap, which debuted in 1970, celebrated the rich history and legacy of Pine Valley’s favorite families, including the Kane family, the Hubbard family, the Martin family and the Chandlers. Special guest appearances included Sarah Michelle Gellar (Kendall), Eva La Rue (Maria), David Canary (Adam and Stuart), Julia Barr (Brooke), Ray MacDonnell (Joe), Lee Meriwether (Ruth), Justin Bruening (Jamie) and Alexa Havins (Babe). A more detailed summary can be found at

Justin wondered if Bill still had feelings for Steffy. Thorne accused Ridge of favoritism when he selected Hope’s campaign over other family members’. Liam asked Hope to move up their wedding date so that they could finally consummate their relationship. Thorne and Ridge’s altercation quickly turned violent. Brooke was happy that Taylor was focused on a new man instead of Ridge. Hope feared Liam’s reaction when she had to postpone their wedding. Wait to See: Rick stumbles across something he wasn’t meant to see.

Lexie cut back on her hours at the hospital to help with Abe’s re-election campaign. Dario kissed Melanie goodbye before leaving for Argentina. Sami asked Jennifer to help her prepare for her interview. Nicole turned down EJ’s offer to take her home. Maggie took Melanie shopping to help cheer her up after her breakup. Hope felt that Alice was trying to send her a message from beyond the grave. Wait to See: John is arrested.

Franco plotted his revenge when he didn’t receive a wedding invitation from Jason. Matt took care of Elizabeth after she was injured. Kate told Sonny that he was his own worst enemy. Dante and Lulu were clearly affected by all the reminders of the wedding. Jason and Sam married in secret the night before their planned nuptials. Sonny asked Kate to be his date for the wedding. Wait to See: Olivia receives some bad news.

Brody was relieved after Todd was arrested for Victor’s murder. Starr reluctantly allowed Rick to produce her and Baz’s single. Echo forged the documents that gave Kim possession of Clint’s fortune. Jessica turned to Ford for comfort after learning of Brody’s proposal to Natalie. Tea found a copy of Natalie’s original paternity test among Victor’s possessions. Blair felt that she needed to get to the truth even if she alienated Jack. Wait to See: Irene launches her deadly plan.

Ronan focused his investigation on Ashley after learning of her run-in with Diane on the night of the murder. Victor made it look like Kevin was Delia’s bone marrow match and not Billy. Colin found a safe hidden in the wine cellar. Avery pointed out Adam’s favorable testimony about Sharon in her past trial. Abby felt guilty for trying to trick Tucker only to end up incriminating her mother. Wait to See: Billy finds a way to see Victoria.

© 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.