2018-01-17 / Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JAN. 15 – 19

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Steffy desperately struggles to convince Liam that they can overcome this latest obstacle in their marriage. In a vulnerable moment, Bill reveals his true feelings about Steffy to Justin who gives him hope about his possible romantic future with his daughter-in-law. When Hope wonders if infidelity had something to do with Liam and Steffy’s current problems, Sally lays claim to Liam if his marriage doesn’t work out. Brooke and Ridge enjoy a romantic breakfast in bed. Ridge happily shares with Brooke that he took the liberty of drafting annulment papers and that Carter is currently serving them to Bill. Carter senses Maya’s distraction and asks her if she revealed to Rick that he confessed his feelings to her. Rick and Thorne discuss Ridge and Quinn’s betrayal of him to Eric and confess that they don’t think Ridge is worthy of Brooke. They continue by asking him to allow them to step up at Forrester Creations instead of Ridge, essentially ousting him from the company. Bill surprises Carter and Justin with his reaction to the annulment papers.

THIS WEEK: Ridge holds a family meeting, minus Thorne, to announce his impending marriage to Brooke. Rick queries Brooke.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES — Vivian and Stefan secretly discuss their plans for DiMera. Kate and Andre’s evening is interrupted by an unexpected adversary. JJ pleads with Lani not to end her pregnancy. Eric is jealous when he sees Jennifer with another man. Abigail accuses Stefan of trying to stir up trouble between her and Chad. Lani feels guilty as JJ continues to think he’s going to be a father. Abe learns surprising news. Gabi questions Eli when she finds Lani’s earring in his room. Chad continues his quest to find the dirt necessary to bury his brother. Stefan asks Gabi out to dinner. Vivian questions Stefan about his feelings for Abigail. Theo says goodbye to his family and friends. Vivian grows nervous as John and Chad get closer to the truth. Gabi is dealt a devastating blow. Andre makes a heartfelt confession to Kate. Stefan gets under Abigail’s skin. Chad’s suspicion of Andre grows, but Abigail comes to her brother-in-law’s defense. Stefan is appalled when Vivian suggests they resort to extreme measures.

THIS WEEK: Fresh out of rehab, Lucas asks Chloe out on a date. A stunning murder rocks Salem!

GENERAL HOSPITAL — Jason gets one step closer to the truth. Maxie is desperate. Anna grows more frustrated. Felicia offers some friendly advice. Carly gets a rude awakening. Jason grows impatient. Micheal seeks out Nelle for answers. Joss gets the support she needs. Drew is forced to deal with an uncomfortable situation. Kiki runs into Griffin. Julian offers his support. Sonny receives a mysterious text message. Kiki is a bundle of nerves. Franco looks to repay a favor. Griffin offers words of encouragement. Maxie tries not to worry. Franco is caught off guard. Ned tries to convince Alexis to help him. Molly is displaced. Lulu enjoys a happy reunion. Jason leans on an unlikely ally. Anna receives a surprise visit. Obrecht grows desperate.

THIS WEEK: Alexis pleads with Laura. Kevin looks for a solution.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS — Ashley is shocked to find that someone broke into the Jabot Lab. She calls Paul who promises to give the breakin his full attention. Billy and Phyllis are surprised when Reed shows up on their doorstep and asks for a place to stay. Reed tells them about his fight with his parents. Billy calls Victoria and suggests that Reed stay the night at his place so he has time to cool down. Victoria agrees and soon referees an argument between Nikki and J.T. when Nikki questions his parenting skills. Nikki leaves and steam rolls into Phyllis’ apartment. She demands that Reed gather his things and leave with her at once. Reed complies and Phyllis is impressed with Nikki’s take-charge attitude. Cane confides in Billy about his marital issues. Billy encourages Cane to fight for Lily, which gives Cane the idea to go to Paris to win Lily back. Mariah bumps into Tessa and the two try to maintain a civil conversation. Tessa admits that she is struggling with her songwriting because she lacks any inspiration. Nikki is surprised to learn that Sharon is letting Kathy and her family stay with her. Nikki remembers meeting Kathy on Christmas and tells her that she’s inspired her to help others who have fallen on hard times. Nikki informs Victor of her plans. Victor offers to help but Nikki insists that she wants to do this on her own. Nikki shares her plans with Cane arrives in Paris and has a series of near misses with Lily. Cane tracks down Abby who tells Cane that Lily is on her way to the airport.

THIS WEEK: Nick and they decide to team up and renovate real estate for low-income tenants. Cane is baffled by Lily.

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