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SOAP BYTES: Shacking Up, The Shaggy Dog and Got Wood?

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DAYS BYTES: Thank goodness we’re getting more Will (Chandler Massey) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) scenes. I was going through withdrawals. DAYS has been very dialogue heavy lately, but unlike much of it, I actually want to watch Will and Marlena’s exchanges.

Will to Marlena: “No offense, but for a very smart therapist, you’re beginning to sound a lot like my fortune cookie.”

You go Nicole (Arianne Zucker)! Keep EJ’s (James Scott) feet to the fire.  Forgiveness is overrated in soaps.

Rafe (Galen Gering) is so good with Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) kids. 

Rafe coming to Nicole’s defense has way more possibilities than Dr. Hairy Chest (Shawn Christian). Rafe and Nicole certainly have much better chemistry than Rafe and Carrie (Christie Clark). Who do you want Nicole with: EJ, Dr. Hairy Chest (Shawn Christian), Rafe or someone else?

Is it just me or is the door of the pub Stefano (Joseph Mascolo), John (Drake Hogestyn) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) are frequenting in Alamainia, the same one used for the DiMera mansion?

Days of Our Lives can never go wrong with Tom (MacDonald Carey) and Alice Horton (Frances Reid) flashbacks! Never.


GH BYTES: I’m so accustomed to seeing Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) looking like the Shaggy Dog, that  I’m have a time adjusting to his more clean cut hair style. I realize a father and son’s relationship evolves over time, but I miss the days when Dante didn’t give a second thought to locking up Sonny (Maurice Benard).

Carly’s (Laura Wright) little schemes rarely work out the way she plans. Of course she thought she could pull off sneaking in to see Jason (Steve Burton)!

Whether it is on One Life to Live or General Hospital, the amazing father/daughter dynamic between Starr (Kristen Alderson) and Todd (Roger Howarth) never fades.

Watch your back Sonny, Todd is a gunning for you, literally.

I am ecstatic General Hospital’s ratings have started going up. Let’s hope it continues, because heaven knows this show needs a lot of physical therapy to recover from the damage Garin Wolf did to it.

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