June 16, 2007 12:00am CST
CBS SOAPS IN DEPTH June 10, 2007 This summer on ATWT, some relationships heat up while others explode! To find out who'll get burned, we got the scoop from headwriter Jean Passanante. Is Cleo A Threat? Gwen and Will took pity on poor Cleo, but are they asking for trouble by keeping her around? "They don't know quite what to make of Cleo, really," Passanante muses. "There are as many positive things about her as crazy things. And maybe she won't be so nutty if they can keep an eye on her." But is Cleo's obsession with Will growing out of control? Aaron's Back! Focused on a common goal - saving Alison - Emily and Dusty grow closer. "Their relationship is certainly developing," Passanante says. "But Alison continues to stir things up." It seems as if Ali has designs on Dusty, too! "Alison's in need of a savior at this particular moment," she teases, "but then things quickly become more complicated than that." Especially when her ex, Aaron, walks back into her life! Can Carly Repair Her Family? "Carly's concern at this point is to try to get her children to accept her [being] back," explains Passanante. "She hasn't made any kind of a romantic pitch toward Jack at this point. She's got a much bigger task than that. So it's an explosive situation and one that will determine the extent to which Carly and Jack are able to come together and take care of their children." Will Meg Marry Craig? Is Meg actually willing to become Mrs. Craig Montgomery? "He's kind of railroaded her into it a little bit, as only Craig can do," the writer chuckles. But is Craig working his own angle? "He is sincere when he says his desire to marry Meg is a desire to reclaim a life that he realizes he's trashed in a lot of ways." But will Meg let him do it? Luke's New Love? Working at WOAK with Noah and Maddie, Luke is in an awkward position. "What you're seeing at this point is the beginning of a bond between Noah and Maddie," Passanante previews. "And what Luke is feeling is left out." But she promises that this is only the beginning of the story: "It's just the tip of the iceberg!" Hot Star of Summer: Jennifer Landon (Gwen/Cleo) Double Trouble Although Cleo has done nothing but create problems for them, Gwen and Will have taken her under their wing, and it looks like things may be perking up as Gwen is once again inspired to pursue her music career. Jennifer Landon, who plays the dual role, previews: "Cleo has kind of come up with this plan to get Gwen to sing again." But does that mean that the odd little girl form Turlock, CA, isn't out to cause trouble anymore? "Oh, Cleo is trouble," the actress promises. "She's big trouble. She's going to be huge trouble. But she does everything out of love. That's why she's so great. And that's why she's going to be huge trouble." Cleo may have started off wishing she could be just like her double, but now it seems like she'd be willing to setting for just having Will all to herself, and reigniting Gwen's music career could be the first step toward making that happen. "She doesn't see it as 'Oh, I'm just going to get rid of Gwen,'" Landon reveals. "She's thinking, 'This is literally Gwen's path, and she needs to be a star. That's her path. And that's not Will's path. And my path aligns with his. We make sense. We both want the same thing.'" And when Cleo discovers how wrong she is, it's not going to be pretty!