SOAP BYTES: Hot Messes on The Young and the Restless; Rick Struts on The Bold and the Beautiful’s Catwalk

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DAYS BYTES: Salem’s residents continued to find out about the Fab Four and the two snore bores dying in the explosion. Considering this show’s history, I’m surprised someone isn’t demanding DNA tests and a pap smear, before accepting what they are being told as fact. Hell, one of Celeste’s tarot card readings would be more reliable than “facts” in Salem.

Salem’s paragon of intelligence, Billie (Lisa Rinna), was the one to ask what was really going on. I'm incredulous.


Alison Sweeney and Chandler Massey continued to shoulder the heavy lifting in scenes at the Brady pub. I don’t think anyone in daytime does raw emotion better than those two, at the moment.


Meanwhile at the DiMera mansion, Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) denied murdering the explosion’s “victims.”

Stefano to EJ (James Scott): “You are now an outsider, and I’m not allowed to trust you anymore.”

Ian (Ian Buchanan) needs to leave Salem, preferably last week.

What is the record for the most number of people to threaten Stefano in one episode? Tuesday’s show might have come close to matching it.

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B&B BYTES: Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was so happy about what happened with Liam (Scott Clifton) in Aspen, she practically purred like a cell phone on vibrate. Of course her mother, father and brother wanted to know what had her smiling like a kitten with a bowl of cream, but she didn’t want to share her secret with the group.

Amber’s (Adrienne Frantz) plot to undermine Rick (Jacob Young) and Caroline’s (Linsey Godfrey) budding relationship resulted in Rick walking the catwalk in high heels.  While it provided another chuckle moment, it felt a bit contrived. Rick did work those shoes though. On the bright side, it meant we saw less of Steffy, Liam and Hope.

Hope (Kim Matula) moved out of Liam’s house. Do you think their separation will make their relationship grow stronger? I doubt it.

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Y&R BYTES:Debbi Morgan came to Y&R after All My Children for this hot mess? Notice to daytime legends whose soaps are cancelled...find primetime gigs. There is no compensation for the kind of pain and suffering you’ll endure on Y&R.

Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) discovered Sharon (Sharon Case) at the Newman ranch with Victor (Eric Braeden). I had to wonder if  both women being in red was intentional?  Regardless, each women looked amazing.

Just how many different hot messes can one show have?

Sofia (Julia Pace Mitchell), I hope you find Harmony and open up a big old can of whoop ass!

The Young and the Restless needs to back away from all their forced pairings. Devon (Bryton James) and Abby (Marcy Rylan) do not have chemistry.  Hell Abby and Tucker had more chemistry in their argument, than Devon and Abby exhibit.

So much for my dream of Ashley and Cane.  Eileen Davidson, you will be missed!

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GH BYTES: Now that Lulu (Julie Marie Berman) solved the stripper case, can we please see something actually interesting happen to the flaxen-haired “crime fighter?” If she stays at the PCPD, she’ll be dangerously close to becoming General Hospital’s next Courtney “The Kung Fu Barbie” Matthews (Alicia Leigh Willis). Remember her? I shudder at the recollection.

Kate’s (Kelly Sullivan) life continued to unravel as she waited in the hospital. Sonny (Maurice Benard) arrived and she tried to explain DID, but he refused her pleas for understanding. Ironic for a man, who pulls out his gun and points it at someone when he stubs his big toe.

Jason (Steve Burton) found himself on the outside, watching McBam’s embrace. He didn’t like it and warned John McBain (Michael Easton) to stay away from Sam (Kelly Monaco). Doesn’t Jason know McBam are destined for one another?

Would someone just shut Michael (Chad Duell) up? I’m so tired of his sanctimonious moralizations. I hope Johnny (Brandon Barash) rescues Starr (Kristen Alderson) from the depressing cloud that follows Michael around.

This will sound ironic. Even though I want more hospital storylines, I’d love to see Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) actually get out of the hospital once-in-a-while. It seems like she’s been in those scrubs a lot.