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ABC Soaps In Depth

ABC Soaps In Depth March 25, 2019

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1 min.
oscar seizes life!

The In Depth Story: The fates have not been kind to poor Oscar and Josslyn. Even their attempt to get away from their troubles by hanging out with their pals in Niagara Falls took a disastrous turn when their attempt to make love for the first time instead landed him in the hospital following a seizure! Can these two adorable kids find a little bit of happiness even as his illness casts its dark shadow over them? “They’re simply trying to live what seems to be a normal teenage life,” sighs co-headwriter Shelly Altman, “and yet there is this ticking bomb which could dash all their dreams!” “There is this ticking bomb which could dash all their dreams!” Eden McCoy (Josslyn) admits that the situation is hard on her alter ego. “She’s experienced…

1 min.
does alexis want julian back?

The In Depth Story: If one were to ask Alexis, she would say that it’s long been over between her and Julian. But would the attorney actually believe her own words? “She has certainly committed to not going back to Julian,” says co-headwriter Chris Van Etten. “He has moved on [with Kim], and Alexis is happy about that development… mostly.” So why, we have to wonder, is Alexis having those steamy dreams about her former husband? Is this simply a natural consequence of the fact that they share a past or an indication that perhaps a part of her is still hoping they might share a future? This week, the conflict which rages within Alexis will drive her to the very edge of making a mistake she would definitely regret. When she reaches…

1 min.
soap receives writing honors!

GH’s writing team — led by headwriters Shelly Altman and Chris Van Etten — took home the 2019 Writers Guild Award for Daytime Drama. “The term ‘soap opera’ is often used to describe overblown melodrama and a genre in which people come back from the dead and we have identical twins — one good, one evil,” Altman said in accepting the show’s record-breaking fifth back-to-back win. “In the past year, GH has told stories about sexual harassment, about the sexual identity of a child, about the rights of minors to choose to have agency over their own healthcare, about a family struggling with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s of one of their members. We have also very proudly brought back a character from the dead who happens to be an evil…

1 min.
ryan carnes stars in a killer thriller!

The In Depth Story: In Mommy Group Murder, Carnes and THE ORIGINALS alum Leah Pipes star as new parents Natalie and Ryan, who leave behind the big city for small-town living. “Natalie’s suffering from postpartum depression and dealing with the loss of her mother, so she’s a bit lonely, but then she’s taken in by this mommy group with all these women with very distinct personalities,” sets up Carnes. “My character plays the role of the supportive husband. He’s her rock. The first half of the movie is very much a drama about a family that’s working on creating a new life.” Of course, this being Lifetime, things slowly take a dark turn. And while DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail) taps in as one of Natalie’s new mom friends,…

1 min.
an army officer and a baby!

GH and PORT CHARLES alumna Carly Schroeder — who grew up before viewers’ eyes as Scotty and Lucy’s daughter, Serena — is taking a break from Hollywood to serve our country. “For 22 years, I’ve played dress-up for a living,” she wrote on Instagram. “As an actress, I’ve been kidnapped, gone blind, nearly eaten by lions and murdered on more than one occasion. I tormented Lizzie McGuire’s little brother on the Disney Channel, was a dolphin trainer, the first female soccer player on an all-boys team, and Harrison Ford once rescued me during an intense home invasion. That’s exciting and all, but in January, I decided to raise my right hand and swear into the United States Army.” A graduate of California Lutheran University, Schroeder joined the Army’s Officer Candidate…

2 min.
two stars back!

The In Depth Story: A spokesperson for Y&R has confirmed that Davidson was on set taping in mid-February, “and that episode will air on Monday, March 25.” Davidson’s longtime castmate, Eric Braeden (Victor), was the first to let fans know about the Daytime Emmy winner’s return when he tweeted a picture of the two of them at Y&R with a sly “He’s back!” caption. Shortly afterwards, Davidson himself weighed in via Twitter. “Okay! So the cat is out of the bag,” the actor wrote, quickly expressing his appreciation to the many fans who have been tweeting him throughout his absence. “None of any of this would happen without all of your undying loyalty, support and kindness. All of you are the reason Paul is back on the canvas. Thank you so much! “Eric…