SOAP BYTES: Stefano Drops The Hammer on Kate on Days of Our Lives; Who is General Hospital’s Most Boring Couple?

GH BYTES:  Remember when Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu’s (Julie Marie Berman) relationship was still young, refreshing and actually enjoyable to watch? How the mighty have fallen. I’d hoped some of their one-time magic could be rekindled. Unfortunately, their relationship and idiotic storylines have not improved over the past few months. Lante is now so tiresome they are giving Michael and Starr a run for their money as my most boring General Hospital couple. READ MORE

SOAP BYTES: Sibling Squabbles on The Bold and the Beautiful; Marlena and John Reunite on Days of Our Lives!

DAYS BYTES: Everything is right in Salem again, Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John (Drake Hogestyn) have reunited and she’s meowing like a pussy cat lapping up cream.

Sami (Alison Sweeney) to Rafe (Galen Gering), with Carrie (Christie Clarke): “What’s going on here Rafe? Still juggling both women and our divorce isn’t even final yet?”


SOAP BYTES: Should Tom Hardy Jr. Return to General Hospital to Romance Starr? How Pissed Can Stefano Get on Days of Our Lives?

GH BYTES: Since Michael (Chad Duell) is so bland with Starr (Kristen Alderson), who else could enter the picture to create a steamier triangle? The topic has been plaguing me so much I’ve started thinking about it any time I see Michael with Starr. Matt would seem like a possible choice. He’s in the same age range, but does he have what’s needed to give the triangle some spark? . Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) comes to mind, but I’m not sure a grieving mother could handle his spastic behavior. As I mentioned in another SOAP BYTES, I think Johnny (Brandon Barash) would add some sizzle to the story. However, it may not be a good idea to mess with Johnny and Carly's (Laura Wright) chemistry. What about off screen characters, such as a recast Dillon Quartermaine? What about a drastically SORASED Spencer Cassadine?

I’ve been discussing the topic with my Daytime Confidential podcast co-host Regan Cellura. She suggested Dr. Tom Hardy (Matt Ashford) and Dr. Simone Ravelle Hardy’s (Felecia M. Bell) son Tommy Hardy. He’d be about 23 without SORASing. Matt Ashford is no longer at Days of Our Lives and Tom Hardy was once involved with the returning Felicia (Kristina Wagner). It could work on multiple levels. Just don’t cast Barret Helms in the role. He didn't work on One Life to Live and there is no reason to believe he'd work with Alderson on GH.


SOAP BYTES: Will Genevieve Spit Roast Jack on the Young and the Restless; How do You Solve a Problem Like Starr and Michael on General Hospital?

Y&R BYTES: Poor Jack (Peter Bergman), Genevieve (Genie Francis) is going to use their impending marriage to roast him like a pig on a spit now that she's found out about his betrayal.  Genevieve is an excellent lurker isn’t she? Too bad he won’t listen to Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott).

Victor (Eric Braeden): “Billy Abbott, you son of a bitch. This is all your doing.”

Sheesh. Victor really doesn’t like Billy (Billy Miller), does he?!

It’s so good to have Miller back on The Young and the Restless. I particularly appreciate the dynamic between Abby (Marcy Rylan) and her uncle. READ MORE

SOAP BYTES: The Great Lakes of Genoa City on The Young and the Restless; Lexie Learns She Has a Brother on Days of Our Lives

Y&R BYTES: I did not feel one ounce of sympathy for Victoria (Amelia Heinle), after Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) threatened not to let her have her baby. I realize Vicky hates Adam, but she’s going off the deep end about this baby.

What the hell? How did Chelsea get from her car and into Genoa City’s frozen pond? Just how big is that body of water? Everyone seems to end up in it, and geographically speaking it pops up in all kinds of different locations. I’m beginning to think it should be called The Great Lakes of Genoa City. I have no doubt that Adam (Michael Muhney) and his super-human eyes will save the day. READ MORE

SOAP BYTES: Cane Saves Genevieve on The Young and the Restless; Jack and Jennifer Learn About Abby and Austin on Days of Our Lives

Y&R BYTES:  Yep! I knew Cane (Daniel Goddard) was going to end up saving his mother. Why couldn’t he have just let Genaura (Genie Francis) hang for attempting bribery? Too bad she’s so self-absorbed she doesn’t realize he was really trying to help.

I haven’t been a big fan of the Tucker (Stephen Nichols) and Devon (Bryton James) father/son storyline, but seeing them try so hard in the studio was a nice touch. 

Angelina (Diana DeGarmo): “Like that classical guy, named after the dog."

Devon: “You mean Beethoven?”

Angelina: “You’re a genius just like him.”