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With an arrest on “Y&R,” health scares on both “B&B” and “DOOL,” and an escaped psychopath with a baby on the roof on “GH,” Daytime had it all last week. People even came back from the dead!

B&B Breakdown:
While Stephanie’s cancer news ended the week on a sad note, it was Caroline’s seemingly total turnaround that had everyone scratching their heads.  “Caroline appeared to be an intelligent and strong young woman – one who would most certainly see through Rick’s transparent manipulations,” Candace said. “Thomas’ reignited interest in Hope figured in, but it was still unnerving to see Caroline buy fully into Rick’s rhetoric because it made her appear to change overnight from a person with integrity to a disloyal dunderhead. In any case, Rick’s been too sleazy to be appealing lately, so it remains to be seen if they’ll become a viable couple with chemistry rivaling what she shared with Thomas.” Missed Hope and Liam’s exchange? Read all about it in The Bold and the Beautiful Weekly Blog.

Deconstructing Days:
While Sami and Rafe forged ahead with their reunion, it was hard for Christine to fully get behind the couple. “It’s difficult to root for Sami and Rafe right now when there’s such a great secret hanging over them,” she says. “Not to mention they were rather immature to gloat to EJ about him ‘losing’ and Rafe ‘winning’ Sami, too. Their reunion shouldn’t be about winning or losing or about EJ. Could EJ be right? Is Sami with Rafe because he’s the safer choice?” Find out more about Caroline’s health storyline as well in our Days of our Lives Weekly Blog.

GH Rundown:
Among all the darker storylines, newcomer Ellie brought with her a little ray of light, and Spin has certainly noticed.  “Fans of Maxie should be very worried about new cutie on the scene, Ellie,” Hollie said. “She is smart, funny and very smitten with Spin. And it seems the feeling is mutual. And while it can be difficult to feel sorry for Maxie after all of the horrible things she put Spin through while she was in jail and beyond, now that she knows Spin is the one for her, it is hard not to root for them too. Finally, Spin is a lady’s man and will soon have some serious decisions to make.” Find out what happened with Sam’s baby in our General Hospital Weekly Blog.

Matt’s Musings:
As if the residents of Salem were not having enough problems on their own home turf, Stefano went overseas to try and dig up some more. Matt said, “Over in Europe, Stefano managed to track down the beloved daughter he almost never mentions. He tried convincing Kristen that sending her back to town was the only way to salvage their broken family.  It was unclear whether he’d bought her freedom from bondage for this task. He was also sure to point out that, if she wanted to go after John and Marlena again, the only way to get anything done these days is with a flight of stairs. Luckily for them, they both knew a DiMera stair car dealership would soon be opening on the outskirts of the sinking town.” Read about Matt’s take on Nicole’s loss last week in Matt’s Musings.

Restless Rant:
The last episode of the week was the first one under the new writers, and it seemed to put a spring in the material’s step. “Sharon appears to have lost the esteem of her son, Noah, who can’t stand to lay eyes on her right now,” Candace said. “I can buy that. I can also buy Summer having a ‘hate on’ for Phyllis after seeing her with Ronan. I find it interesting that long-time rivals Sharon and Phyllis are in the same position with their kids at the same time, and wonder if that beat will be played, even though they haven’t shared scenes in a while. As for Summer going off the deep-end, I think it would have been even better if she’d witnessed a kiss between Nick and Avery as well so that she got the whole picture – both her parents are prone to, ahem, acting out. She comes by it honestly.” Find out more about what happened last week in The Young and the Restless Weekly Blog.

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