Sam panting after Jason, Jason pining for Sam, but taking a deeper interest in Elizabeth, Elizabeth falling for Jason again … will remain a huge focus for the interminable future. The paternity test points to Jason as the biological father of Elizabeth's unborn. Elizabeth may be concerned about what Sam will do next, and she should be. Sam may suggest that she and Jason take the baby off Elizabeth's hands.
Alexis gets fed up with Sam (stand in line, lady) and her two-faced deceit in panting after Jason behind her back. Alexis lets Sam, and Ric, have both barrels of her long, pent-up rage over the betrayal of their one-night nookie. Then, Alexis basically excises Ric and Sam from her life. She will fight for sole custody of Molly, with Sonny as a major ally.
The split with Alexis pushes Ric completely over the edge, reverting to evil archetype. Watch him be the anvil dropper on Sonny and Jason, then ultimately implode. (Either he or Lorenzo will go down for the count, when the smoke clears.)
Sonny will try to break up Carly and Jax, but will ultimately give up the ghost. February Sweeps brings Sonny someone new to seduce, though. They're saying it's not a revisit with Alexis.
They, as in the SoapDish spoiler gods, are not certain whether TPTB plan to make Robin and Patrick parents just yet. If they do, it'll also be for February Sweeps, where Patrick breathes a sigh of relief to hear he's clean.
Emily and Nikolas will reunite with each other, after they deal with Colleen summarily. Colleen will make it look like Helena caused a lot of the trouble for the threatened couple. But the couple will go into limbo if Nikolas's portrayer goes away for his primetime deal. And then Emily will creep on into Lucky's life, maybe.
Maxie really did get knocked up by Lucky. This unplanned pregnancy will knock some sense and a whole lotta heart back into Maxie. She will go to the ends of the earth (Texas?) to deliver a healthy baby, even at risk to her own heart.
Dillon sacrifices everything to become the perfect little worker bee Q, leaving Georgie far behind. While Lulu's stories will continue going on strong, Georgie and Maxie may suffer a backburning, duration indeterminate. Georgie could go by the end of 2006.
Skye returns this week, and has her and Lorenzo's baby… girl. She'll use the Qs as her force field.
The action-adventure story originally tapped for the teens goes nowhere.
When Laura returns, she'll blow everybody away with the news that she gave birth to two children, as in twins.
ABC Daytime president Brian Scott Frons ticked off a great many long-time soap fans with his BS about the veterans taking on supporting roles to the younger stars. But a SoapDish source claimed the executive is all yap yap yap, little impact on stories that air.
Greg Vaughan (Lucky #3) tried to beg off his GH contract for an earlier release, according to a SoapDish source, but his bosses put him on hold until they at least tried to secure the original, Jonathan Jackson, for a triumphant comeback. They – meaning Frons and EP JFP – couldn't provide Jackson with enough money in the world, or guarantee a shorter term, so the deal flew out the window. JFP is loathe to hit the recast circuit yet again, too. In any event, Vaughan wants out. If what follows next is true, I don't blame the guy. He's always deserved better.
A regular SZ GH board poster named Gigi, fairly accurate with her information, dropped an uncharacteristically controversial bomb, via her "very reliable source," on September 24, which had the entire soap community talking: "About JJ: They really wanted him back and [Tony Geary/Luke] even tried to talk him into it. Not enough money and they wanted him to sign for too long, I think. He didn't really want to go back either; he's done with the GH stuff."