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SOAP BYTES: Karen Comes Out to Bill on The Bold and the Beautiful; Michael Still Needs Ex-Lax Chewables on General Hospital

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Y&R BYTES: My favorite part of Monday’s The Young and the Restless was Ashley (Eileen Davidson) ripping into Abby (Marcy Rylan) for faking her kidnapping.

Ashley to Tucker (Stephen Nichols): “My little girl is fine and she’s coming home. And then I’m going to kill her.”

I’ve read how some Y&R fans aren’t liking Abby’s fake kidnapping story. However, I’m enjoying it immensely. It’s the bright spot on Y&R. I wasn’t a fan of Carmine (Marco Dapper) and Abby at first, but  I’m a sucker for two people who loathe one another being thrown together. I'm amused by Carmine needling Abby and vice versa. I actually wish the storyline wasn’t nearing its end. 

Paul (Doug Davidson) shot his son Ricky (Peter Porte), and I’m sure the death will provide Davidson plenty of excellent crying scenes for next year’s Daytime Emmy submissions.

Eden (Jessica Heap) doesn’t remember what happened to her. If that lasts, it can’t be good for Paul.


DAYS BYTES: This may be unpopular, but I don’t want to see Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) in a romantic pairing — at least for another year. Just because they are the two gay characters on Days of Our Lives doesn’t mean they should end up together by default. Will and Sonny are already comfortable as friends and display very little spark, intensity or passion in their current dynamic as friends. Other love interests should be introduced for each.

I did like how Sonny told Will he’s beginning to sound like EJ. Will following in his reformed mom’s once villainous footsteps could only be a good thing for DAYS.

Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Carrie (Christie Clark) got into a verbal smackdown in Horton Square. The reason for their latest fight was the identity of Carrie's baby daddy. The scenes provided Marlena (Deidre Hall) yet another wonderful opportunity to rain down righteous indignation upon Sami.

Rafe (Galen Gering) visited the DiMera mansion and faced off with EJ over warrants, lie detector tests and lack of evidence.

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GH BYTES:  Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) confronted Heather (Robin Mattson) about her shenanigans, but Heather was as slippery as an eel, and squirmed her way out of it. Robin Mattson does evil so well. Heather is campy fun and Ron Carlivati writes camp well. How can you beat Heather calling Spinelli a Hobbit?

I have been very hard on the Michael (Chad Duell) and Starr (Kristen Alderson), because I think they lack chemistry. However, I must admit there have been times over the past week where I’ve seen a glimmer of potential between them. Michael could still use a year’s supply of Ex-Lax chewables though.

John McBain (Michael Easton) threw Jason (Steve Burton) a curve ball by having his name added to a no fly list. My question is why was Jason flying commercial in the first place? If Sonny (Maurice Benard) wanted Joe Jr. taken care of so quickly, why didn’t he charter a jet for his assassin? Even mobsters are economizing!

Now that Lindsey Morgan has settled into the role of Kristina what do you think of her?


B&B BYTES: Remember when flashbacks were used sparingly and generally used to recall significant story points from years, or even decades before. B&B has taken to flashing back to stuff that happened last week.

Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) waxed poetic about refusing to be manipulated by Bill (Don Diamont), and told Taylor (Hunter Tylo) about Liam’s (Scott Clifton) admission.

 Karen (Joanna Johnson) admitted to her brother she was an Otalia fan. His reaction: “No you’re not.”

When Karen told Bill the reason she didn’t tell him sooner was because he’s a lot like their father, you could see the hurt in his eyes. However, he managed to surprise her with his compassion .

Bill to Karen: “I accept you for who you are and I love you as you are, my sister, my family.”

Don Diamont is such an underappreciated actor. He pulls off his scenes so well day in and day out. I think he deserves to win an Emmy for his work on B&B.