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SOAP BYTES: Days of Our Lives is One Big Clusterfluff; Who is The Weakest Link on General Hospital?

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GH BYTES: The mere mention of Jack Manning (Andrew Trischitta) sent shivers of horror down my spine, because I couldn’t help imagining the awfulness of Trischitta ending up in scenes opposite Haley Pullos’ Molly. May it never happen.

I appreciate that General Hospital uses a variety of sets, but for some reason the impact of Kate (Kelly Sullivan) and Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) conversation about her DID, lost child and emotional state just doesn’t pack as big of a punch when a bunch of coffee bean bags are in the background.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Anne Robinson had popped up from behind one of those bags and told Kate “You are the weakest link, goodbye!”?

Todd (Roger Howarth) and Carly (Laura Wright) shared more scenes. I especially liked him recounting how Jack called him “Scarface.” That was about the only think Jack was good at. Carly and Todd found common ground in their past. Those two just need to take a giant leap into the nearest bed and screw their brains out.

Johnny (Brandon Barash) and Lulu (Julie Marie Berman) spent more time working on the party. I liked JoLu when Johnny first arrived in Port Charles, but I would much rather see him sharing more time with that yodeler, Starr (Kristen Alderson) or Carly. Lulu continues to be a character in much need of rehabilitation.


Y&R BYTES: Thanks to Abby’s (Marcy Rylan) faux kidnapping, Victor (Eric Braeden) has another potential son-in-law to hate. How hot are Carmine (Marco Dapper) and Abby's impromptu, public sex scenes?

Phyllis’ (Michelle Stafford) world continued to crumble around her as Nick (Joshua Morrow) packed his bags, stuffed his balls in his briefcase and tucked his tail between his legs and ran off.  Of course it was Sharon (Sharon Case) who provided comforting reassurance.

Adam (Michael Muhney) made Kevin (Greg Rikaart) an offer to fund his new web venture, but wanted a 50 percent stake in the business. Adam then told Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) he wanted to take her back to Kansas to marry her there. Kevin and Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) later agreed to Adam's proposal.

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DAYS BYTES: Tuesday’s Days of Our Lives may have been the most boring day in soaps in the past six month, and that is saying something.

Why are we being forced to watch this Gabi (Camila Banus) and Melanie (Molly Burnett) saga and/or Carrie (Christie Clark) and Austin’s (Patrick Muldoon) baby talk? The only thing more boring than Carrie and Austin is Carrie and Rafe (Galen Gering). Melanie ending up trapped in the same toxic tunnels that cost Lexie (Renee Jones) her life can't be a good sign. 

The whole episode, minus Bo (Peter Reckell), Hope (Kristian Alfonso), Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and Marlena (Deidre Hall), was a clusterfluff.  I’m glad about most of the actors who got axed in the latest blood bath. I’d even double down by saying there are a number more who need to get the pink slip. Something has to be done to streamline this soap and make it more watchable. 


B&B BYTES: I spoke too soon, Days of Our Lives had more than a little competition for the most boring soap on Tuesday. Most of The Bold and the Beautiful’s episode was split between Dayzee’s (Kristolyn Lloyd) wedding plans and Hope (Kim Matula ) learning Liam (Scott Clifton) kissed Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) before their wedding.

Some days watching B&B feels like being a Hamster in a wheel that never stops spinning.

Oh wait, there was one “major” development. Steffy deleted the video of her kissing Liam. The benchmark for drama on B&B has dropped so low a snail could slide over it.