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SOAP BYTES: Lexie Gives up The Ghost on Days of Our Lives; Skeletons Pop Out of Phyllis’ Closet on The Young and the Restless

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Y&R BYTES: Daniel (Michael Graziadei) demanded to know what Daisy (Yvonne Zima) was talking about regarding his mother. He asked Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) if she tried to run down Paul (Doug Davidson) and Christine (Lauralee Bell). When in doubt deny, deny, deny; that is exactly what Phyllis did. Her past was coming back to haunt her, and she desperately wanted to stuff the skeletons back in the closet.

When Daniel pressed his mother, Phyllis finally admitted she rented the car Daisy was referring to. Even though she admitted hitting them, she maintained what happened was different from the eye witness accounts reported. As Phyllis recounted her version, we were treated to flashbacks of Paul and Cricket canoodling beneath the stars and later being hit by the car.

It really sucked to watch Daisy play high and mighty, telling Phyllis and Daniel as long as she’s part of their family they don’t have to worry about the secret getting out.

I am having a really hard time adjusting to Jennifer Landon as Heather. I didn’t even recognize her at first with the red hair. However, I don’t think it’s her appearance. Landon is a fantastic actress, but in the role she feels out of place. I’m beginning to wonder if the role of Heather is cursed?  Sometimes a show needs to throw in the towel and get rid of certain characters for good. Heather is one such character.

Tucker (Stephen Nichols) hit on Harmony (Debbi Morgan), but Harmony didn’t want to make another mistake. She did say she enjoyed the night they shared.

Genevieve (Genie Francis) scrambled to come up with cash, after discovering she’s been locked out of her secret account. I don’t feel an ounce of sympathy for her. I’m sure I should, but I don’t.


DAYS BYTES: Lexie (Renee Jones) was going downhill fast, and Abe (James Reynolds) wanted to do whatever he could to help make things easier for her. The longtime couple shared tender scenes together. This storyline is so sad and the performances by Jones and Reynolds have been good. Lexie died in Abe’s arms. Goodbye Lexie, you will be missed.

Sami (Alison Sweeney) was surprised when Justin (Wally Kurth) suggested Carrie (Christie Clark) defend Will (Chandler Massey).  At first Sami was extremely reluctant to have Carrie involved, but in the end she agreed to Justin’s idea.

At the police station, an alibi for Will arrived. A young man told Rafe that Will was with him at The Spot, from around 11 pm  to around 1 am . Sami watched with worry, as Rafe clarified that the young man was referring to Salem's gay bar.

EJ (James Scott) reminded Will that innocent people go to jail all the time.

Should Rafe (Galen Gering) be involved in the investigation into who killed Stefano (Joseph Mascolo)? He was held hostage by the DiMera family and a guy with his face ran around town pretending to be him not so long ago, all because of The Phoenix and his son. Whether or not Rafe would admit it, I don’t believe he’s the most unbiased of investigators. In fact, shouldn’t the SPD bring in an independent investigator? Everyone in Salem had a reason to kill Stefano.

Chad (Casey Deidrick) searched for Melanie (Molly Burnett), who had been kidnapped, and was being held in what appears to be a cement cell. How long will it take Chad to rescue her?

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GH BYTES: Starr (Kristen Alderson) practiced her singing at the Haunted Star for Johnny (Brandon Barash). I really like Johnny and Starr spending time together. However, I’m not sure I need to have little Starr Manning singing in almost every episode she’s on.

Does anyone else think Trey (Erik Valdez) looks a bit like former General Hospital star Michael Saucedo (ex-Juan Santiago)? 

In one scene, fighting over Maxie’s (Jen Lilley) apartment, Trey and Starr exhibited more chemistry than Michael and Starr have since her arrival in Port Charles. I could get behind a Johnny/Starr/Trey triangle.

Starr to Trey: “My name is Starr, with two R's. Don’t call me girlie.”

Heather to Todd: “Let me get this straight. Somehow your moral lapse is my fault?”

Here’s the thing about Luke (Anthony Geary) and Anna (Finola Hughes), unlike Victor (John Aniston) and Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) on Days of our Lives, they aren’t old enough to have the glow of a twilight romance. They aren’t young enough to sizzle between the sheets on TV, like younger couples. (Editor's Note: Is that you, Brian Frons?) They don’t have the epic romantic history of other iconic soap characters, such as Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) on The Young and the Restless. On the podcast we’ve joked about Victor pawing Nikki, but it’s fun to do that because of their past. No one wants to see Luke paw Anna. They also have none of the comedic spark, Luke and Tracy (Jane Elliot) had when they first started.

Jason (Steve Burton) tried to connect with Sam (Kelly Monaco) and help her through her grief. Will it work?

Does anyone else think Lulu (Julie Marie Berman) spends too much time talking?


B&B BYTES: One thing is certain, The Bold and the Beautiful’s location shoot is great PR for the Italian tourism industry. Seeing all the beautiful shots certainly made me want to visit.

Katie (Heather Tom) overheard Marcus (Texas Battle) and Dayzee (Kristolyn Lloyd) talking about Bill (Don Diamont) wanting to destroy Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope’s (Kim Matula) wedding. 

Meanwhile, Deacon (Sean Kanan) and Hope’s emotional reunion continued. Hope poured out her heart, before a misty-eyed Deacon hugged her. When she asked him to walk her down the aisle, he told her he couldn’t. Hope informed him how it hurt her that he missed the important dates in her life, like birthdays, and how she finally gave up.

I really hate that they brought Deacon back only to have him leave. He is so needed on The Bold and the Beautiful. Bill’s mustache-twirling is getting to be a bit much and Amber’s (Adrienne Frantz) plots are more than a little recycled. Kanan injects a much needed element into B&B. 

Forget a runaway bride, the car supposed to take Hope to her wedding drove away from her!