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RECAPS – 1/23-27



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL . Brooke and Hope discussed Hope’s new plan for her “Hope for the Future” line. Katie learned the extent of Bill’s manipulation to keep Steffy and Liam’s marriage together. Bill went to extremes to keep Katie from telling Steffy and Liam what she’d learned. Hope told Thomas they were no longer an item. Bill announced to Steffy and Liam that her medical condition was all better. Katie blew up Bill’s announcement and Steffy was shocked to learn of Bill’s actions, telling everyone that she had not been in on Bill’s scam. Liam ran to Hope to tell her about Bill’s chicanery. Steffy turned on Bill and blamed him for ruining her marriage. Bill consulted with Justin about how to keep the story of his misdeeds in Mexico out of the media. Brooke informed Ridge, Taylor and Thomas about what Bill had done with Steffy’s medical records. Steffy shared her good medical news with her family.

THIS WEEK: Katie and Hope discuss their plans of action of how to deal with Bill.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES . As Hope contemplated whether to open Alice’s Pandora’s Box of secrets, Madison revealed her secret plans with Sami to Brady. Chad and Abigail received similar offers but had very different reactions. Jennifer and Daniel shared a tearful goodbye. Romantic tensions rose as Carrie and Austin couldn’t agree on a date night and Rafe was nonetoo pleased with Sami’s secret job. As Sami reveled in her job as a mole, Nicole bribed Will with an inside job all her own. Bo and Hope turned to Doug and Julie for advice. Sami attempted to sabotage the lavish CW photo shoot starring Gabi and Chad, while Will sabotaged himself by turning down an appealing offer from Sonny. Marlena took Jack to a therapy session to deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder. Meanwhile, first days at work were tense for John and Brady, and an enticing surprise for Abigail. Austin has a surprisingly fun lunch date, but Marlena’s lunch didn’t go as well. Little Sydney’s birthday party set the stage for Abe to frame EJ, Will to antagonize his mother, and Nicole to fawn over her former daughter. Meanwhile, Abigail had an unusual fantasy, but wasn’t the only one-play acting when Rafe and Carrie were forced to save the day for Sydney.

THIS WEEK: Sami catches Rafe and Carrie in a close moment.

GENERAL HOSPITAL . Jason and Sam await the news about the paternity of the baby. Alexis freaked out about becoming a grandmother. Carly was unable to stay away from Johnny. Jax had a business proposal for Kate. Luke didn’t interfere with Anthony and Tracy’s wedding, much to Tracy’s displeasure. Olivia questioned Lulu about her wine drinking. Spinelli made himself comfortable as Maxie’s roommate. Anthony and Sonny had a sit-down. Patrick confronted Robin about her HIV status. Michael pushed Delores and Dante to solve the stripper case. Lulu confronted Luke on the Haunted Star. Kate and Sonny talked about rebuilding Fortunato’s, their favorite restaurant. Sam, Jason and Robin all received unsettling news. Matt was unhappy to hear about Elizabeth’s potential future. Maxie called out Lulu on her career choices as well as her drinking. Ethan realized that he was dealing with a sharp-shooter. Sonny brought Jason up to speed about the business.

THIS WEEK: Maxie calls out Lulu for her strange behavior.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE . After 43 years, the people of Llanview said goodbye the week before last, revisiting one of the show’s most iconic storylines and drawing to a close Agnes Nixon’s mission for “One Life to Live” “… stories about richly diverse people as their lives intertwined, as they interacted with one another… To explain the hopes and hardships, the goals, fights, and failures that are ultimately shared by all mankind no matter how disparate their lifestyles.”

THIS WEEK: ABC’s new afternoon show, “The Revolution,” has taken over “OLTL’s” timeslot.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS . Nikki was stunned when Victor admitted that he pushed her away for her own good, but still loved and wanted her. Sharon warned Adam that Victor was setting him up to go to jail, but Adam wasn’t sure that Sharon wasn’t doing Victor’s bidding. Adam and Sharon kissed passionately and then made love on Victor’s desk. Michael and Victor realized that Adam backed off the trap they’d set for him. Ronan arrested Adam, Victor, Victoria, Tucker, Nick, Abby, Ashley, Nikki, Phyllis and Jack for obstruction of justice in Diane’s murder. All the men and women were placed in lock up. Jeff hitched a ride back to Genoa City. The deal for Beauty of Nature went through and a shell corporation purchased it. Victor and Michael were unaware of who owned FMN. Later, Genevieve was revealed as the head of FMN and the new owner of Beauty of Nature. Jill ran into Jeffrey at Crimson Lights but he said he was suffering from amnesia and didn’t know whom he was or who Gloria was either.

THIS WEEK: Patty goes on the attack.

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