2018-07-18 / Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JULY 16 – 20

GENERAL HOSPITAL — Michael was torn. Jordan was sympathetic. Sonny expressed his frustrations. Ava deflected. Josslyn came clean. Maxie sensed something’s wrong. Valentin put two and two together. Obrecht was overcome with emotion. Nina made a promise. Liz pressed Franco to do the right thing. Curtis offered Liz an explanation. Valentin bought some time. Julian paid Sonny a surprise visit. Kim pled with Julian. Chase reassured Nelle. Sonny got in over his head. Carly faced the consequences of her actions. Nina dodged accusations. Liz was proud of Kiki. Griffin pushed back. Obrecht encountered an obstacle. Valentine was desperate. Diane was the bearer of bad news.

THIS WEEK: Jason was anxious. Nelle looked to Chase for help.

BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Liam told Hope that he needs more time to sort out his feelings so that neither she nor Steffy wind up getting hurt. Emma remained skeptical of Xander’s past when he revealed to her the real reason he came to Los Angeles. Zoe made sure to run into Emma and then invited her to lunch. Sally and Xander pieced together that Zoe’s the girl who has been working at Wyatt’s beach house. Sally called Wyatt and told her that Zoe’s trouble and to try and keep Zoe there. Zoe became forceful with Emma when she tried to leave. Xander, Sally, Thorne and Emma exposed Zoe and demanded answers. Thorne told her that Emma has the power to put her in jail. Xander reminded Zoe that she’s not his girlfriend. Brooke attempted to convince Liam that Hope’s a better option over Steffy. Brooke and Hope shared a poignant mother daughter moment as Hope put the last minute touches on the Hope for the Future fashion show. Xander confronted Zoe and demanded that she go back to London immediately. Katie was shocked to hear the news of Hope’s pregnancy. Emma prepared for her big moment dancing in the fashion show. Zoe arrived at the show in disguise. Liam arrived to support Hope. At Forrester to support his niece, Emma, Justin was conflicted about Bill’s recent request. Bill ravaged Liam’s behavior to Steffy, but Steffy defended Liam. Bill set Steffy up for another fall in order to gain her love.

THIS WEEK: Emma danced in the Hope for the Future fashion show. Zoe found an opportunity to outshine Emma.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES — JJ took the fall in order to help Theresa. Abigail revealed to Gabi who’s the father of her baby. Theresa and Brady each made one last plea to win custody of Tate. Kayla and Steve eagerly anticipated a meeting about Steve’s new eye, but a tense cross with Stefan threatened to derail everything. Brady faced having to say good-bye to his son. JJ suffered the consequences for helping Theresa. Abigail wrestled with whether or not to tell Chad about her pregnancy. Gabi took Stefan to task and revealed her resentment towards “Gabby.” Wracked with guilt, Eve admitted to Chloe that she’s partly responsible for Brady losing custody of Tate. Jennifer was determined to find out how the drugs ended up in JJ’s apartment. Victor struck back at Theresa. Roman, John, Marlena and Adrienne bucked Steve up as he waited for word if his surgery could move forward. Claire asked Ciara if she’s moving on with Ben. Theresa received devastating news, which prompted her to leave Salem. Brady shared a heartfelt goodbye with Tate before he left with Theresa. Hope and Rafe pressed Ben to admit he set the fire. Gabi “accidentally” revealed Abigail’s secret.

THIS WEEK: Will received a shocking note. Eli supported Lani as they continued to deal with baby David’s death.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS — Jack and Kyle were shocked when Jill came back to town, furious over the way they’d disrespected Phillip’s grave. Jack eventually managed to talk her down, but their peace was short lived when a messenger showed up with the DNA results from the stolen bone fragment. Later, Kyle put his matchmaking plan into effect, sending an unsuspecting Mariah and Tessa on a date together. They headed to the GCAC, where they witnessed Hilary having a secret meeting with a mysterious man. Phyllis received an update from her PI that Billy had gone into a room at the GCAC, leading her to believe that he’s having an affair. She followed him to the room, intending to bust him, and discovered that he’s not cheating on her, but gambling. Victor told Victoria about receiving a message from J.T. Victor shared his plans to meet with J.T., and despite her concerns, he insisted on facing down his enemy once and for all. Panicked Victoria told Nikki about Victor’s plan, and they anxiously waited for him to return.

THIS WEEK: Despite Hilary’s relationship with Devon, tension lingered between her and the Winters family, especially Lily. Things came to a head when Lily caught Shauna and Charlie alone together leading Shawna to run away in shame.

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