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The holidays are rarely a happy time for everyone on Daytime, and this past New Year’s Eve certainly showed no love to some of our favorite stars. Cane faced some competition for Lily’s affections on “Y&R,” while Sami was still torn between EJ and Rafe on “DOOL.” A devastating crash left lives in the balance on “GH,” and on “B&B,” Steffy was served up an old rival with a new agenda in a revamped Hope. It may be a new year but many of these guys are facing old battles ahead.

B&B Breakdown:
Hope decided to come at Liam with all she has. We are just not sure we want to see it, especially for the next 20 years. “Hope is really coming out with both guns blazing this time around, but it’s impossible to get excited about – not only does her version of events not make sense to what really happened, but she is uncomfortable to watch when trying to be a vixen,” Candace said. “Her confidence is admirable, but when no one can understand why she’d want him back in the first place, it’s pretty much a non-starter.” Meanwhile, can we get some of what was in Bill’s coffee? Read more in the Bold and the Beautiful Weekly Blog.

Deconstructing Days:
If you were expecting a definitive decision when it came to Sami, Rafe, and EJ, you were out of luck as the writers gave everyone a bit of what they wanted. “New Years in Salem ran the gamut from hilarious to down right dull, with some kisses squeezed in,” said Dustin. “Nicole distracted E.J. so that Rafe could get a moment with Sami at midnight. I loved Nicole jumping on E.J. in the middle of the coffee house and planting a kiss on him. Meanwhile Rafe and Sami shared a kiss at midnight under the fireworks. They say whoever your kissing at midnight is who you spend the year with . . . is “DOOL” trying to give us a hint? Or are they once again just toying with us the viewers and have no intention of making a decision regarding these four.” Read about who else got a smooch in Salem on New Year’s Eve in the Days of Our Lives Weekly Blog.

GH Rundown:
Britt’s lax attitude with her clients on New Year’s Eve could spell trouble for months to come. Maybe. “Before her midnight meetup, Dr. Westbourne was more concerned about getting busy with Patrick than properly caring for her patients,” Hollie said. “Michael even called her out on being in a rush, so there is no way to count out human error in this whole baby mess either, is there? If Maxie was inseminated with more than one embryo and her and Spin do have sex, she could be pregnant with multiples, each with their own set of parents. Or, she could be pregnant with just one baby and assume it is hers when it is really Lulu’s.” Read about the devastating crash on New Year’s Eve in the General Hospital Weekly Blog.

Matt’s Musings:
For Matt, the big drama of the week happened with John, Marlena, Brady and Kristin. “Marlena deliberately sent John off to Brady’s office, sure that his son would be having it off with Kristen. Sure enough, he walked in on Brady ‘the gullible nitwit’ demonstrating his ‘mind-bending virility’ by marching his cream puff into Kristen’s enchanted forest. John was outraged, and not just because they’d soiled a perfectly decent desk. In fact, it was one of the few pieces of office furniture left in town that hadn’t been varnished with human remainders (Brady and Madison, John and Marlena, Philly and Chloe and EJ and Kate to name a few of the former culprits). He did his best not to call his son a desperate idiot. It was hard. He tried ‘mad with grief’ instead. Brady was hard headed about it. Apparently every time he’s had his head whacked, it’s managed to grow a thicker layer of bone.” Read more of Matt’s take on last week’s show in Matt’s Musings.

Restless Rant:
If anyone should have been disappointed in Genoa City after New Year’s Eve, it was Chelsea. “Sparks should have been flying between Chelsea and Alex when they shared a drink – it would have given her a viable alternative to Adam – but there wasn’t much of anything,” Candace said. “Conflict has done little to up the excitement factor with her and Adam either – even making out in front of a fire they lacked heat. She’s fighting a lost battle anyway – if you have to convince your hubby to move to the other side of the world to keep him from his ex, it’s a very bad sign. Another bad sign – corporate intrigue is more appealing to him. The worst sign – knowing he could be working with Sharon at Newman will almost certainly mean Adam ain’t gonna’ budge from Genoa City.” Read about more drama in The Young and the Restless Weekly Blog.

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