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Honey, you're either going to "get" me and know my heart and my intent or you're not going to "get" me at all.  If you don't, know your limitations and just back away from the keyboard after clicking the little "X" in the box on the upper right corner of your browser window, ne'er to return again.  May you have happiness all of your days.  If you enjoy what I do, then pull up a chaise by the pool and stay a while.  If that's the case, you're the very person I'm writing this column for anyway.  I don't write to please the masses or kiss anyone's ass.  Everything you read here will be from my heart, off my cuff and dead on honest.  If you want a good read designed to offend no one, go to because they are great at what they do.  If you want to hear what I really think about soaps, life, etc, then WELCOME!  This is an opinion column filled with gossip and rumors and, well, my opinion.  It may not agree with yours and I'm good with that.  *Please also note that this is NOT a spoiler or "exclusive info"'s a GOSSIP page and what we are discussing might be a RUMOR or a SPOILER, but isn't guaranteed to be what hits the screen.  I'm NOT in the business of or interested in breaking the exclusives.*   I suggest that if you want to read on, you make peace with that as well and leave your weapons with my Marshall, Lenore, before you enter town.  You'll get them back when you leave.  Believe me, you'll need them for some sites on the net and I don't want my loveys to go unarmed into war!  Remember to click that smiley globe in the links above to help EOS!

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Oct 4, 2002

The song is "Did I Imagine You" by Dot Allison.

Oct 3, 2002
Thursday Afternoon - Watching the soaps!

CAN WE PUH-LEASE get Carlotta on some Hormone Replacement Therapy or SOMETHING???  Any more, if someone tells her table 6 needs a coffee refill she has a screaming hissy fit.  I definitely do not remember her being so bitchy and judgmental, not to mention screaming Antonio's business to the whole diner!!  Wasn't it SHE who used to rag constantly on Clint about how HE thought Cris wasn't good enough for Jessica?  Pfft.

AND YOU!!!  Sam Rappaport!!  No means NO, buddy!!

Oct 3, 2002

Thank you all for your suggestions.  Just to show that great minds do think alike, Alice is sending the baby monitor she used for Amelia to us!  It went out in Tuesday's mail and will be here soon.


Oct 1, 2002
The confrontation you’ve been waiting for!  Carly and Brenda will soon “have words.” 
Lucky and Nik get caught with their hands in the cookie jar as they try and help Alexis.
Unfortunately, the dive you saw Mike take into the bottle was NOT an isolated incident.
When the goin’ gets tough, the tough call Jason. 
Carly is surprised when Sonny “goes to bat” for her where Brenda is concerned. 
Jax asks Skye for a divorce, but not (on the surface at least) for the reason you’d think. 
Once again, Ned has to stand his ground about how his child will be raised.

More coming!!

Oct 1, 2002

Holy Smokes, Erica!!!

You left your black bra on with that beautiful white backless dress!!  Ooops!!  Tres faux pas, baby!!



Oct 1, 2002

Darlings, my head is spinning and it ain’t from the rum this time.  Life has just been a total roller coaster lately and I’m lucky if I know what day it is any more.  After mom got home from the hospital, she did well for a couple of days, then started feeling puny.  I took her in for her 1 week check today and they said her oxygen saturation was low.  They put her on some oxygen for a while and she perked up, that little addict (well, I guess technically, we’re all oxygen addicts), so since she seemed to be doing well in all other areas, the doctor ordered in home oxygen therapy for her, so she has to wheel around one of those little tanks and have an aquarium tube stuck up her nose.  She seems to feel much better and the pink is back in her little cheeks again.  I told her I was going to put rocks in her little cart so she could build up her muscles while she hauls it around.  She’s not doing much hauling now.  She’s been sticking pretty close to bed since being in the hospital last week.  

Before now, her room has been upstairs, the same room she shared with my dad over 40 years ago.  About a year ago, we moved a hospital bed into our parlor with my computer desk and the TV.  She had a little black and white TV up in her room that isn’t connected to cable or anything.  She did dual time in both rooms, staying upstairs when she felt like having me help her up the stairs and staying in the parlor when she didn’t.  This weekend, she decided she wanted to set up her room permanently in the parlor, so Vince (Kye’s husband, my brother-in-law) came over and helped me move her furniture in and the parlor furniture out.  Kye helped her set up her personal furniture and decorations in the room (it really, really looks lovely) and changed out the curtains and such so that it gave the room more of a personal feel than what a living room would have.  The parlor has beautiful bay windows that look out onto the herb gardens and away from the road, so I think she’ll love it.  I know it was hard for her to make the decision, but I think she’ll be OK.  She’s one of those people for whom “once the deciding is done, the doing becomes effortless.”  (Pfft.  Effortless for HER anyway.  She just had to sit there and watch while Vince and I wrestled her 9000 pound antique furniture out of the room and down the stairs.  Our house is very old and has tiny doorways!!)  It’s the wrangling with a decision that takes the strength out of her.  I set up an office in her room and now I have the little black and white and she has the big color TV with the remote control and cable (how the hell THAT happened, I dunno!!).  She seems to be feeling well tonight and thinks she’s going to sleep OK.  I’ll probably take the couch for a few nights so I can keep a better eye on her.  I'm not sure I could hear her in my room if she needed me and if her bedroom/parlor door is open, I can be more aware of how she's doing.

It was a struggle to get her to go back in to the doctor, but I had a feeling she really needed to go and as low as her saturation levels were, I’m glad she did.  I wanted to share with you all that YOU were the reason I was able to get her to go.  I told her she really needed to get to some oxygen and if she didn’t, she was going to end up having another spell, then I’d need to take care of her and wouldn’t be able to get my column done and “her girls” would be disappointed!  She said she’d go “for the girls” so that I could get the column done (as it is, I’m running very late, as you all know).  So just know that you made a really great impact on a crotchety little old woman in California.  :) 

Additionally, thanks so much to the folks who donated to Eye on Soaps this week!  I’m pleased to report that your contributions allowed us to meet our expenses for this month.  With your continued help, we’ll be able to stay in business.  Your generosity means the world to us!  If anyone wants to contribute for next month, please check in to our Help page to see how to do so. 

Now, on with the show(s): 


Yep, it’s official.  Josh Duhamel will be leaving AMC with a final airdate of October 17th, the same day as his TV mom, Marj Dussay.  His last scenes have already been filmed.  From what we have been told, Vanessa ends up kidnapping Greenlee and Leo tracks them to a cave.  Sadly, our source tells us that Leo’s memorial service has been filmed.   Whether it’s for real or he’s faked his death remains to be seen.  

Because of a fairly persistent rumor, I have been throwing out feelers into both the AMC and GH camps and I’m getting the same response.  Huh??  Everything seems to indicate that Finola Hughes will NOT be leaving AMC in favor of GH after the first of the year.  I’ll be the first to admit that I could be catching a snow job of Alaskan proportions but all I’m hearing is how happy she is at AMC, how she won’t return unless it’s a brief stint and that she’s not eager to leave the dynamic she has set up with Vincent Irizzary.  In fact, when he could have easily punted the question, VI himself said that she had no plans to leave at this time and had just signed a new contract.  Unless ABC is getting ready to pull the big surprise, my guess is she’s staying in the valley. 

Aiden and “Mareaer” will be locking lips before long.  All the Edmund pressure in the world might not be enough to force his wife back to who she was. 


So what else can we do between 1-2pm weekdays??  With the Jen Rappaport Hour well underway, don’t expect a break any time soon.  I can tell you this, she actually does get Cris all the way to the altar for the “I do’s,” but will this be another case of matrimonial interruptus for Jen?  One can only hope.   Meanwhile, let’s get to some pictures of the happy couple: 


In case you missed it, that is Barbara Niven playing Liz Reynolds, mom of Keri and One Night Stand Woman for Antonio.  You can read her rap sheet here.  More than one astute viewer noticed that OLTL has done some embryo relocating in the past when Samantha met with misfortune in a hot tub and although brain dead and comatose, was kept alive long enough to snatch her little sambryo from her dying womb and let it set up housing in the warm, waiting and very alive uterus of Delilah, who went on to marry Rafe Garretson, Sammi’s (who the sambryo would become) daddy and Samantha’s loving widower.  Just remember that there are only perhaps 10-12 basic stories that are constantly rewritten with bells and whistles to look original, or sometimes…not.  I have to say that the acting has been superb on the part of everyone concerned, but I’m afraid the story does more than suspend reality for me.  It puts a jet pack on its back and shoots it into the stratosphere. 

Roger Howarth will be working both OLTL and Dawson’s Creek for a while until his days on Creek run out.  Don’t count Blair and Todd as down and out just yet.  

Don’t expect to know Troy’s great secret any time soon.  Lindsay will not just be holding it over his head, but ours as well for quite.   some.   time.   


After Jax is shot by Alcazar (and Brenda lets go with some rage on Sonny for using Jax as bait to lure out Alcazar) at Brenda’s cottage, Skye goes to the hospital to be with her husband and finds someone already at his side.  

Feeling insecure about Brenda’s sudden involvement in their life, Alcazar makes his move and woos Skye into helping him break up the couple.  When Jax finds out that Skye has stepped into Alcazar’s camp, there might not be any coming back for Sax.  As you can imagine, the unfolding of the story is going to be heavily dependent on what happens with Vanessa Marcil’s contract.  Guza has said he is NOT above recasting if she decides to leave.  Is he baked?  What is carrying this story is NOT the writing, but the chemistry between Ingo and VM, as well as VM’s history with the show.  I just don’t see a recast as being, well, interesting.  I say that as a not very big fan of Brenda’s, but objectively as a dispassionate viewer. 

Ingo is thrilled to get some bed time in his paralysis story since as he puts it, he’s not been in the hospital since he began on the show.  I guess they had to get Zander out of town to free up a bed for him. 

Look for the attic story to heat up again at the end of October when Tony Geary returns from his vacation and Luke comes back to Port Charles.  He and Alexis will be teaming up to reveal the real killer.  (It ain’t Laura, honey)  Rick’s ghost will be popping up a bit here and there as well.  But where, oh where is Lesley?   We heard Luke telling Lucky that Bobbie was taking care of LuLu and we never saw or heard about Lesley during the whole “Laura’s going crazy” story, even when Laura was begging for her mom!  So where IS Lesley?? 

Liason Lovers, nothing has changed from what I’ve heard.  They are supposedly still a go for November sweeps (will we care by November at this rate?) and the connection with Courtney (who is promised to Coleman, so don’t confuse the couples here) is just a red herring to get all of you in an uproar.  In fact, it will likely be his connection with Courtney that is the final nail in the coffin of Courtney and AJ as she defends Jason’s help and AJ goes through the roof.  

Nope, Coleman is not the stalker.  He will probably be the one who takes the stalker down, but you’ll be kept wondering until the last minute.  A couple of our EOS columnists have called for suggestions for a first name for Coleman.  My favorite?  Dabney.  LOL. 

Bobbie might be finding a love interest from someone new in town and rumors suggest that Flea might also find love right on the tail of Roy leaving town (she’s never really been one to let the bed sheets get cold).  

Things get ugly for Carly and Sonny on October 17th when Scott blackmails Carly into admitting that Sonny and Alexis slept together (this give Scott ammo in the DA election to allege that Alexis was guilty of unethical conduct with a client).  She feels she needs to tell Sonny the truth about the paternity of Alexis’ baby and he does NOT take it well.  Don’t worry.  It’s just a temporary road bump on the Carly and Sonny Highway of Dysfunctional Love.  Don’t count Alexis down just yet.  To the surprise of many, Ned may very well turn out to be proven to BE the father (of record) of Alexis’ baby.  Look for Sonny to make a very noble defense for his wife. 

Brenda finds out before very long that Alcazar was tricking her into believing that she has her mother’s disease when in fact, she’s quite healthy. 

Courtney gets a job offer, and not the one that you think. 

Rumors are circulating even more strongly that not long after Marissa Ramirez leaves this month, Coltin Scott and Jacob Young will follow.  CS revealed at the GH Fan Event that he and MR had been told there would be NO Nia wedding this year and since MR is leaving with no recast planned, the likelihood is that, in fact, there will be no onscreen Nia wedding at all.  While you may have heard the “double duty” rumor where MR is concerned, our sources are still saying she’s leaving.  Looks like the last of the Cassadines (well, except for Alexis, the most reluctant Cassadine) will be fading away.  Sadly, Constance Towers is still not being asked to come back to work.  Since there is also discussion of Tony Geary packing it in when his contract expires, Port Charles may actually have seen the last of the Spencers and the Cassadines, having left us with more of a whimper than a roar.  More’s the pity. 

That brief moment of AJ redemption you saw?  Don’t get used to it.  It’s done.  

Watch for Monica to make a brazen move on the thug holding her for Alcazar when she is unable to signal Alan in any other way that she’s in big trouble!  It’s about time Monica got some new action! 

The guy playing Sammy Tagnoli, the mobster who takes a liking to Carly, is Billy Gallo, who is no stranger to the mob scene, as you can tell here: 

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He's been all around TV for quite some time, as you can see here.  Who'da thought Tony's friend Al from "Who's The Boss" would end up on GH?

That’s all there is for this week, kiddies!  Know that I’m thinking of you and will let you know if anything good comes across my desk.  For now, don’t belly up to the bar unless you’re drinking Brenda, Jax, Sonny and Carly on the rocks. 

Feelin the Love, Baby!

  Back to Eye on Soaps


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