Bad news and lifted spirits.

The Bold and the Beautiful:
Eric worries and Katie does what she can to raise Brooke our of her holiday funk. Meanwhile, Steffy really has something to worry about after she catches Liam in a close moment with Ivy. Pretty soon, she’s lashing out and Liam is doing all he can to convince her to stay away from Ivy. Check out The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers to find out who else tries to reassure Steffy.

Days of our Lives:
After Kate does her best to ruin things for Theresa, she has to face the wrath of an angry Nicole. Meanwhile, Abby prods Marlena for details about what Chad has been up to. Sheꞌs shocked when she catches him in bed with Belle. Across Salem, Joey cringes as Ava saunters around town and clashes with Steve and Kayla. Read the Days of our Lives spoilers to discover who is rushed to the hospital.

General Hospital:
Spinelli returns to help Jason while Liz attempts to get Hayden and Nikolas to back off from their statements concerning the princeꞌs fall from the terrace. Haydenꞌs tone could change after Curtis tells her what he has unearthed. Across Port Charles, Franco tries to get Nina to celebrate New Yearꞌs in bed with him and Lulu finds herself locking lips with someone as midnight rolls around. Read’s General Hospital spoilers to learn what Morgan overhears.

The Young and the Restless:
Victor has some stern words for Luca. Noahꞌs words for Luca will be of a very different sort after he learns that Marisa slept with him. Meanwhile, Stitch gets bad news before his wedding to Abby. Pretty soon, Ashley is making a startling confession. Across Genoa City, the strain continues to break apart Jack and Phyllis while Kevin and Mariah have something new to celebrate. Visit The Young and the Restless spoilers to find out who makes a dangerous deal.

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– Matt Purvis