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Things got a little crazy on Daytime last week, and in some ways it was hard to keep up with all of the drama. In fact, there seems to be little time for romance on any of the shows thanks to all of the hijinks. In Salem, it looks like something could maybe start to spark between Rafe and Nicole, which could prove very interesting, and Marcus’ proposal to Dayzee on “B&B” was pretty sweet … until they started bickering about Hope and Liam. Too much! Read more about what happened this week in Daytime.
What was once a fast-paced storytelling has become almost frenetic, with everything happening all at once. Kate knows about Sami, Lucas is starting to know about Will and everyone suddenly knows about Carrie, Austin and Abigail. The best thing to happen all week was Marlena scolding everyone for airing their family’s dirty laundry in public. Christine says, “I was humiliated for the threesome who sniped at each other at the pub. Carrie, Austin and Sami behaved as four year olds trying to one up the other in front of Marlena, in order to get her to take their side. She only shamed them. Rafe was the only one with dignity and I respected that. Poor Caroline cried while listening to the sniping and the only person who apologized for the display was Rafe and his only contribution was to sigh and say that the kiss was blown out of proportion. I’m shaking my head.” Read more at Days Of Our Lives Weekly Blog.
Kind of a snoozer on “Y&R”, although we did enjoy Cane’s sake charade. If we can’t feel the love, at least we can have a good laugh. Chelsea is finally growing on us and she seems to be on the up-and-up, but the best was the breakthrough we got with Angelina. Candace says, “At long last I was able to connect with Angelina on an emotional level this week as she ‘got real’. She came clean with Angelo regarding her unrequited love, and seems to be genuinely hurting as she does ‘the right thing’ for ‘Kevie’. Of course, it may not be the right thing for many viewers who are dreading a chemistry-free Chloe and Kevin reunion. Though Angelina has grown on some “Y&R” fans, they are still quick to warn she needs to be ‘toned down’. One can’t help but think that if she had been written more realistically in the beginning, that she would have caught on with more viewers sooner.” Read more at The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog.
As expected, Hope’s decision to shack up with Liam is not well-received by her fans. But thankfully, they weren’t the only couple who got some airtime last week as Marcus popped the question to Dayzee. At least Hope has her pills to turn to now whenever things get too stressful. Candace says, “I’m exasperated with Hope and her storyline, and am relieved to be able to find some comic relief in her new zest for pill-popping. Isn’t it awesome how addicted soap characters quake, sob, and/or gasp dramatically until they get that pill into them? Love it.” Read more at The Bold And The Beautiful Weekly Blog.
While Sami was given the task of finding the mole with the help of Lucas, it was fun watching her squirm. It was also kind of nice watching Nicole and Rafe form some sort of something over her morning sickness. And then the scenes between Jen, Jack and Abby were pretty interesting to watch since we have been waiting for Abby to finally come clean. Matt says, “It was a week of things coming out. Sami’s betrayal came out, Abby’s lies came out, Stefano’s secret plan came out, Rafe’s white knight complex came out, Nicole’s meals kept coming out and Will just about came out. Even Caroline came out of the romper room to take a break from babysitting to pray for Bo to come out of his coma.” Read more of Matt’s take at Matt’s Musings.
Things are still exciting in Port Charles, and we have the characters to thank for it. Noah came home to console Patrick and thankfully Jason forgave Sam for keeping Robin’s death from him, but it wasn’t pretty getting there. Lori says, “He actually inferred that Carly knew him better than she did. Is there anything that could sting Sam more? It was actually kind of nice to see the two at odds. Despite them battling Franco and Jason’s health issues, they’ve been pretty lovey-dovey of late. Witnessing Jason explode at his wife felt like one of the more realistic reactions he’s had in recent memory. They shouldn’t break up over it, but having the Morgans disagree and argue over certain things is human and relatable.” Read more about this incredible week at General Hospital Weekly Blog.
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- Hollie Deese
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