News Roundup: Devious Plots, Killer Reveals and a Heartbreaking Real-Life Tragedy
Plus, sneak peeks at what’s coming next!
With so much going on in the world of daytime, it’s easy to miss a story or two — including some of the biggest ones unfolding on screen. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with our guide to everything that went down last week on Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. Plus, we’ve got previews of what to expect next and even coverage of primetime’s best sudsers!
The Bold and the Beautiful
When Steffy goes full-on scheme queen to split Brooke and Ridge, can anyone stand in her way? Jacqueline MacInnes Wood teases the lengths her character will go to in her attempt to reunite her parents!
- Is it time to take a stand? When Bold & Beautiful teased a familiar twist heading our way, the fans pushed back — hard!
- Katie’s appearances have been a bit few-and-far-between lately, so fans could be forgiven if they’ve wondered if Heather Tom is on her way out — especially now that her directing career is taking off!
- Don Diamont (Bill) almost had the perfect trip to visit his son — if only it hadn’t been for that little run-in with the law!
- After seven years together, Tanner Novlan (Finn) and Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlyn) are more in love than ever. And they’ve got the gorgeous photos to prove it!
What Went Down Last Week: Sheila held Hayes while Finn was preoccupied. She considered making a dash out the door, but decided against it. Later, Deacon showed surprising tenderness toward her. Brooke ordered Taylor to stop going after Douglas and Ridge, but instead, the shrink asked Ridge if they might have a future together. Liam clashed with Thomas about his intentions with Hope and she, in turn, put Steffy on notice about interfering in her mother’s marriage to Ridge. Ridge later found Brooke in Bill’s arms, but seemed to accept their explanation that it was about Katie.
Days of Our Lives
Yes, the time has finally come! We’re about to learn the identity of Abigail’s killer — though Leo may just have beat us all to the punch! With a reveal that promises to rock Salem to the core, could Leo actually be right for once?
- Holy cow! (Or should that be, holy Peacock?) Now that the show’s moved online, we’re set to get not just one or two, but seven former cast members returning to the soap!
- Over so soon? Sarah’s unfathomable reaction may have put the nail in her marriage’s coffin just days after saying “I do!”
- Billy Flynn (Chad) just put it all (and we mean all) on the line for the sake of the show!
- What did you do on your summer vacation? We bet it isn’t anything like how Raven Bowens (Chanel) spent hers.
After such a strong ending on NBC, Days of Our Lives‘ first week on Peacock left Curtis alternating between yawns and eye rolling. Sarah’s reaction to Xander, Kristen’s legal nonsense and Gabi’s gullibility with Li all seemed like pure plot points to him, while Orpheus’ plan just bored him in this week’s column. At least there’s no way to go but up?
What Went Down Last Week: Gabi was thrilled to find Stefan alive, but he only had eyes for Chloe. EJ suggested he and Stefan team up against Gabi to regain control of DiMera. At the custody hearing, Kristen painted Brady and Chloe in a bad light, and Brady deduced his ex was behind Stefan’s return. Ava insisted to Johnny nothing could happen between them, but that didn’t stop her from thinking about the young man later. Before his arrest, Orpheus revealed he’d infected Kayla Kate, and Marlena with a non-contagious virus that will force their men to watch them die. Sarah broke up with Xander after learning he slept with Nicole and told Eric about it for money. Eric accepted Nicole’s job offer to be Basic Black’s photographer.
- First, The Hook attacked Ava, then poor Brando got in their way. So far, no one’s died, but it looks like that’s about to change in a jaw-droppingly big way!
- From a new kid for Sam, to a new (or is that old?) nemesis for Carly, the ladies of Port Charles may end up having their worlds turned upside down.
- Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) took us on a bit of a journey as she showed us her wet and wild look! Are we about to get a new fashion trend?
- Maurice Benard (Sonny) had a roller-coaster of a week, between battling his impersonator who stole over $15,000 and celebrating his daughter’s 28th birthday.
The hook killer may be just a tad derivative, but in this week’s General Hospital column, Dustin admits that it’s giving him and the show life! It seems like just what we needed to get several storylines unstuck — except maybe for Liz!
What Went Down Last Week: Stella confessed to having stolen and then lost Jordan’s divorce papers. Jordan later covered and told Curtis she must have accidentally forgotten to file them, which didn’t go down well with Portia. Carly’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, where she encountered the woman whose husband she’d slept with as a teen. The hook attacker appeared to target Joss, but Brando got stabbed instead. He was rushed to General Hospital and after extensive surgery, opened his eyes. Jordan told Sonny that the attacker might be targeting him and his family.
The Young and the Restless
It’s been a few months since Locke’s untimely demise, but Robert Newman’s finally breaking his silence on why he had to go and whether or not Ashland really did love Victoria.
- This coming fall promises so many shake-ups on The Young and the Restless, it’s about to feel like a whole new show!
- Nick and Sally’s passion could shake up not just Adam, but the entire Newman clan — if not half of Genoa City!
- The Katherine vs. Jill feud just flared up anew as Jess Walton walked down memory lane with viewers. But which classic scene came out on top as the fan favorite?
- Our thoughts and hearts have been with Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Rey) and his wife as they work through a devastating tragedy.
What Went Down This Week: Victor doled out a warning to Jack that hiring Adam would prove to be a mistake. Nikki doubled-down on her plans to visit Deacon Sharpe, and Diane brought an accusation against Phyllis to Summer and Kyle. Devon and Nate’s ongoing difficulties came to a head, with Billy having to break up their argument. Nate resigned in the aftermath and hatched a diabolical plot to help Victoria take over Chancellor-Winters! After a close encounter with Adam caused her to miss a huge meeting, things only got more complicated for Sally when she hit the sheets with Nick — twice. After their second rendezvous, Adam showed up on her doorstep and was floored to see his brother in her suite!
In Other News
- When Guiding Light aired its final episode on September 18, we had to say goodbye to one of the longest-running soap operas ever created. To honor its legacy on the anniversary of its demise, we went through and picked out just a few of the sudser’s most memorable moments.
- From The Bachelor to A Waltons Thanksgiving, we’ve got all the details on the hottest shows and specials in our Primetime News Roundup!
- All My Children alum Josh Duhamel (Leo) said “I do” to his long-time love in an unforgettable wedding that went from glorious to laid-back in the blink of an eye.
- Jennifer Lawrence vs. Erika Jayne? We’d say it ain’t so, but sadly, we can’t! There’s a reason Lawrence called the Real Housewives star “evil!”
What’s Coming Up…
Now that you’re all caught up on what went down last week, here’s a glimpse of what’s just around the corner!
- It’s an event that’s been years in the making, as Nikki and Deacon face off in this week’s Bold & Beautiful/Young & Restless crossover. Will Nikki get the goods on Diane or finally get her revenge on her ex? Heck, why not both?
- It’s a week Days of Our Lives fans won’t want to miss as the truth about Abigail’s murder finally comes to light. Meanwhile, Nicole decides she needs to confess her sins, and who better to share them with than former priest Eric… especially since he plays a central role in them!
Get ready to do the time warp with daytime faves from all the soaps in our then-and-now photo gallery of former Bold & Beautiful actors!
<p>“Death” becomes her! Since being killed off as the soap’s original heroine, Caroline Spencer — <em>and</em> returning as her surprise twin, Karen — the actress has moved behind the scenes, where she’s made a name for herself as an executive producer on <em>The Fosters</em> and as the creator of its spinoff, <em>Good Trouble</em>, as well as the sitcom <em>Hope and Faith.</em></p>
<p>As crazy as the soap’s characters are, we can’t imagine why Dr. James Warwick isn’t still around to counsel them. But alas, he ain’t. After exiting stage left, the Emmy winner returned to <em>General Hospital</em>, where he resurrected his first soap role, Duke Lavery, only to be “kilt” off again!</p>
<p>When not crossing mischievous Amber Moore back and forth between <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> and <em>Young & Restless</em>, the Emmy winner on the left is raising three kids with husband Scott Bailey (Sandy, <em>Guiding Light</em>). As of 2022, the Emmy winner on the right has been working on the web soap <em>Studio City</em> with former castmate Sean Kanan (Deacon).</p>
<p>Thanks to his five years as <em>Santa Barbara</em> boy next door Ted Capwell, this late-’80s hot commodity was snagged a year after his exit from that soap to play troubled Jake Maclaine on <em>Bold & Beautiful</em>. Per his Wiki page, he began working as a financial adviser in the late 1990s.</p>
<p>Since wrapping her late-’90s run as the tween Bridget Forrester, the rising star has gone on to appear in at least one movie pretty much every year. At least. She’s also guested on everything from <em>Touched by an Angel</em> to <em>Once Upon a Time</em>, from <em>24</em> to <em>Alias</em>, from… Well, by the time you read this, probably a dozen more series!</p>
<p>Owing to his long run as playboy Lance Cumson on primetime’s <em>Falcon Crest</em>, the ’80s heartthrob was already soap royalty when <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> tasked him with turning up the heat as firefighter Hector Ramirez in 2004. He… um… Let’s just say that he didn’t turn it up <em>too</em> high (and was gone just two years later).</p>
<p>A decade before she got engaged to Tanner Novlan (who we know now as Finn Finnegan) — that’s them with daughter Poppy on the right — the <em>Vampire Diaries</em> fang favorite originated the role of Hector’s gorgeous daughter, Caitlin, in the mid-2000s.</p>
<p>When we think of Thorne Forrester toiling away in the basement of Forrester Creations, it will always be this actor that we picture. For 20 years, he embodied the son that Eric and Stephanie hated to admit that they liked… er, <em>somewhat</em> less than golden boy Ridge. After being recast in 2017, Harmon reclaimed his role for the show’s 35th anniversary in 2022.</p>
<p>To be clear, the soap vet, who played Maggie Forrester, doesn’t always look so anxious these days. In the photo on the right, the star of such cult classics as <em>Re-Animator</em> and <em>Chopping Mall</em> is just capitalizing on her scream-queen bonafides in 2021’s <em>Alone With You.</em></p>
<p>The Chicago native who originated the role of Sally’s and Clarke Garrison’s son C.J. in 1998 has, sadly, not appeared on the show since 2017, when <em>Young & Restless</em>’ Courtney Hope was introduced as Mom’s namesake grandniece. In real life, the actor is married to Schae Harrison, who played the original Sally’s dingy gal Friday, Darla Einstein.</p>
<p>No sooner was this fan favorite killed off as Sally Spectra’s daughter Macy Alexander — for the <em>second</em> time, we might add! — than she was snapped up by <em>All My Children</em> to play Southern-fried Krystal Carey. Also of note: Her CD with former <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> husband Jeff Tracta (ex-Thorne) went double platinum in Europe.</p>
<p>Following her 1996-97 stint as illegal immigrant Claudia Cortez — an if-only-it-had-succeeded attempt to diversify the then-lily-white soap — the veteran of <em>General Hospital</em> (as Sonny Corinthos’ ill-fated first wife, Lily) went on to win two Daytime Emmys for her work as a producer on the web soap <em>The Bay.</em></p>
<p>What the… ?!? No, the Daytime Emmy winner who ushered Rick Forrester out of adolescence hasn’t gone from teenage dream to scary woodsman. The picture on the right is from the actor’s 2021 stint on <em>The Walking Dead</em> as a member of the fearsome Reapers. (Trust us on this, they were even scarier than the zombies.)</p>
<p>Though best-known for her Emmy-winning work as Molly Conlan on <em>As the World Turns</em>, this soap-hopper — who also replaced <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> star Rena Sofer (Quinn) as Lois Cerullo on <em>General Hospital</em> — made herself so indispensable as Felicia Forrester in the mid-2000s that the show couldn’t bear to kill her off.</p>
<p>The ingenue who wore a halo as Jessica Forrester in the mid-1990s has gone into a very different line of work. (<a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/gallery/soap-stars-new-careers-porn-church-photos/" target="_blank">Read all about it here.</a>) The leading man who played her stripper boyfriend Dylan Shaw has become a primetime mainstay, boasting an IMDb page that includes <em>Dawson’s Creek</em>, <em>Blood Ties</em> and <em>The L Word.</em></p>
<p>Following her four-year run as Bridget, the three-time Emmy winner carved out an enviable primetime career, one that has included lead roles on <em>Close to Home</em>, <em>Better With You</em> and <em>Tyrant</em>. Oh, and on top of all that, she’s married to Jonathan Silverman of <em>Weekend at Bernie’s</em> fame.</p>
<p>We don’t know how much spinach he’s been eating, but damn! The <em>Melrose Place</em> baddie who from 2003-12 brought to life seaman Nick Marone — aka Brooke Logan’s alternate “destiny” — looks so good all these years later, Popeye the Sailor Man <em>has</em> to be green with envy.</p>
<p>The actress originally known as Deborah Morehart originated the role of Taylor Hayes back in 1990 and last paid a visit to daughter Steffy Forrester & Co. in 2019. Since then, the knockout, twice named one of <em>People</em>’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, has been recast with Krista Allen, who’s so good, we hardly minded the wig. Well, hardly.</p>
<p>From 1987-2012, “dressmaker” Ridge Forrester’s Speedos were filled by the actor/singer whose hit with Player <em>everybody</em> knows. (“Baby Come Back” sound familiar?) Since departing the soap, Moss has appeared on <em>Celebrity Wife Swap</em>, the Flemish soap <em>Familie</em> and the web sudser <em>The Bay.</em></p>
<p>After absolutely <em>slaying</em> in a 1987-2012 run as Forrester queen bee Stephanie, the three-time Emmy winner retired, at which point we can only hope that the powerhouse began living the life of leisure to which she was so richly entitled. <em>And</em> enjoying the fact that her portrait still occasionally made appearances on Eric Forrester’s mantel.</p>
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