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

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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.”

While I much prefer Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) with Billy (Billy Miller), I must admit I enjoyed the scene with Kevin (Greg Rikaart), where Delia begged him to come to her performance. Call it “uncomfortable chemistry,” but I enjoyed it.  There's nothing like a child, to help bring two soap characters back together.

Jack (Peter Bergman) to Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) re: Victor (Eric Braeden) and Genaura: “Honey, they aren’t exactly naked.

Later in the same episode:

Nikki: “Trust me, this is my payback.”

Jack: “You honestly think The Mustache is trying to get back at you?”

Nikki: “Yes, yes I do.”

I was just wondering about Sarge (Darnell Williams) and look a' there, he just popped up at the Abbott mansion.


B&B BYTES: Hope (Kim Matula) and Liam (Scott Clifton) are consenting adults, who can do whatever they want in their home, as long as Hope is popping pills, that is. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m missing Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) interfering with the adulterous lovebirds. Thankfully, Stephanie (Susan Flannery) isn’t so easily snowed by Hope's calm facade.

I’m looking forward to The Bold and the Beautiful’s 25th anniversary, because it’s providing little gems like this.

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Ridge (Ronn Moss): “Kick up your heels and celebrate a bit.”

Stephanie: “Alright, but Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) can’t cook anything.”

Ridge: “Brooke is a woman of many talents. Unfortunately, one of them is not with an oven.”

Please Ridge; tell us what Brooke’s talents are.

Marcus (Texas Battle) and Dayzee (Kristolyn Lloyd) are still basking in the afterglow of his proposal. I wonder how long it will be before the reality of wedding planning sinks in?


DAYS BYTES: After powerful scenes on Wednesday in the Brady pub, Thursday opened with John (Drake Hogestyn) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) in Alamainia. Talk about going from one of the show’s strongest dynamics—Marlena and her family—to one of its weakest.

Now I’m getting continuity whiplash. Wasn’t Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) just arrested at the very end of the last episode? Now she’s already out of jail? We didn’t even see her and Abe (James Reynolds) at the police station.  I literally had to go to Hulu to make sure I hadn’t missed something from Wednesday’s episode!

Uh oh! Jack (Matt Ashford) and Jennifer overheard Abby mention the night she and Austin “made love.” Jack just blew about five gaskets, a rocket and at least two sockets over the news. Meanwhile, Jennifer ripped Austin (Patrick Muldoon) a new one!

Jennifer: “Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? What kind of man are you? You have known our daughter since the day she was born. You have been my dear friend and co-worker.  My god, you donated bone marrow to save her life. Do you know how disgusting this is? I feel sick right now. Sick!”

Anyone else notice that the Alamainian cell looks a lot like the one Rafe (Galen Gering) was held in while his doppelganger was running around Salem?

Kate (Lauren Koslow) sure is having fun toying with Sami (Alison Sweeney) isn’t she? Things will heat up, now that she’s told Sami she knows the truth and she’s sworn to ruin her longtime nemesis.


GH BYTES: I’m blown away by the nuances of the performances in the Drake/Scorpio grieving scenes. I really appreciated Patrick (Jason Thompson) telling Noah (Rick Springfield) to back off Anna (Finola Hughes), even after how she’d treated him. What a wonderful display of family drama.

Jason (Steve Burton) asked Sam (Kelly Monaco) a good question. Would she have let Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) visit him in the hospital, or would she have kept her away, because the reminder of Jake could have endangered his recovery?

Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is going to have her work cut out for her defending Maxie (Jen Lilley).

Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) is going to keep Steve (Scott Reeves) safe by keeping Johnny’s (Brandon Barash) secret about Anthony (Bruce Weitz). Who thinks this could backfire?