Check Out Tom Pelphrey and Melissa Archer in “Excuse Me For Living”!

Missing soap alums Tom Pelphrey, Melissa Archer, Tonja Walker, David Gregory, Shenaz Treasury and Ewa Da Cruz? Then you’re going to want to see Excuse Me For Living. The romantic comedy stars Pelphrey as “a charming, suicidal druggie must obey his rehab-clinic's demand to lead a seniors men's group or face incarceration and lose the love of his psychiatrist's daughter (Archer).”

Excuse Me For Living premieres in select theaters, On Demand and via iTunes on October 12.

ATWT: Checking Out of The (Vienna) Hyatt

Today’s episode was a typical “treading water” day in the life of a daytime drama winding up its final days. With tons of exposition and repetition, the news of Vienna’s pregnancy deception and other shenanigans, Henry’s relationship with and long overdue publicly admitted love for Barbara, and Katie’s attempts to make right her role in the whole fiasco rocketed through Oakdale faster than tweets about Sarah Palin’s hilariously absurd forays into neologism.

Henry confronted Vienna about Barbara’s whereabouts. Katie told Margo, Will and Gwen about Vienna and Barbara and Henry. Will confronted Henry about Barbara. Alison told Casey about Vienna. Folks ran around in various combinations telling each other the same information several times throughout the episode. Perhaps the best reaction of learning of Vienna’s pregnancy scam came from a genuinely shocked, appalled, and disappointed Kim, who laced into a semi-penitent/self-justifying Chris about his role in the cover-up and its consequences. Of course, one must ask if anyone in Oakdale has heard of texting, Facebook, or Twitter in this day and age, but then this kind of “shocking news spreads through town like wildfire” episode is the kind of thing that soaps used to do so well. 

This brings me to a point about Henry (Trent Dawson) and Barbara’s (Colleen Zenk Pinter, who has been extraordinary) love being thwarted by the “evil” machinations of Vienna (Ewa de Cruz): I like it. Correction. I love it!

Sierra And Lucy Return to Oakdale

On next week's As the World Turns mother Lucinda (Elizabeth Hubbard) and daughter Sierra (Mary Beth Evans) are reunited. Sarah Glendening is also coming back as Lucy. Henry (Trent Dawson) asks Katie (Terri Colombino) to tell him where Barbara is. At the same time Vienna (Ewa Da Cruz) is desperate and asks Casey's (Billy Magnussen) help. On the other side of town Carly (Maura West) sees Lily (Noelle Beck) and Craig (Jon Lindstrom) kissing and is horrified. Watch the promo after the jump!

Will and Gwen Are Back on ATWT

On next week's As the World Turns Jesse Lee Soffer and Jennifer Landon reprise the roles of Will and Gwen Munson. Chris (Daniel Cosgrove) wants Katie (Terri Colombino) to give him a reason to stay and Craig (Jon Lindstrom) tells Lily (Noelle Beck) he will take care of Lucinda (Elizabeth Hubbard). Meanwhile, Barbara (Colleen Zenk) is locked up somewhere while Henry (Trent Dawson) and Vienna (Ewa Da Cruz) are getting married. Watch the promo after the jump!

Couples Face Decisions on ATWT

Couples face off and triangles heat up next week on As the World Turns. Carly (Maura West)  tries to get Jack (Michael Park) to see things her way as Vienna (Ewa Da Cruz) confronts Henry (Trent Dawson) about his feelings for Barbara (Colleen Zenk Pinter). Luke (Van Hansis) has a confession for Reid (Eric Sheffer Stevens), but where will that leave Noah (Jake Silbermann)? Check out the promo after the jump.

Chris Puts the Moves on Katie; Lily Lies for Craig on ATWT

Next week on As the World Turns, Carly (Maura West) defends herself to Jack (Michael Park) regarding Parker (Mick Hazen), while Vienna (Ewa Da Cruz) gives Henry (Trent Dawson) some surprising news. Meanwhile, Chris (Daniel Cosgrove) makes a play for Katie (Terri Colombino) and Lily (Noelle Beck) covers for Craig (Jon Lindstrom) when he is questioned by Margo (Ellen Dolan). Reid (Eric Sheffer Stevens) gives Luke (Van Hansis) a warning about Noah (Jake Silbermann). Check out the promo after the jump!