Y&R BYTES: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego, er Victor Newman (Eric Braeden)? That is the question everyone in Genoa City is asking. Tucker (Stephen Nichols) asked it to Sharon (Sharon Case). Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) definitely wants to know.
The longer Victor is away, the less interested Sharon seems in finding him. In what may have been the most interesting twist on Thursday’s The Young and the Restless, Sharon told Avery (Jessica Collins) she didn’t know anything about the prenup Victor made her sign.
A ranch hand found Victor’s phone and gave it to Nikki. Nikki sent Sharon a text pretending to be Victor, which had the new Mrs. Newman panicked. I wonder why?
Nina (Tricia Cast) revealed to Ronan (Jeff Branson) that Paul (Doug Davidson) planned to plead guilty. Just how awkward can those mother/son scenes get? Lauren (Tracey Bregman) showed up at the jail and told Michael (Christian LeBlanc) emphatically that she was going to convince Paul to change his mind.
Meanwhile, Eden (Jessica Heap) underwent hypnosis to try and remember what happened on the night Ricky (Peter Port) died.
Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) attempted to raid Summer’s trust fund, so that she could send the blackmail cash to Dr. Tim (Aaron Lustig). Phyllis later met Dr. Tim at the book store to give him the account number to his money.
Dammit, now I have that Carmen Sandiego song stuck in my head.
GH BYTES: Has a trip to the Port Charles boxing gym ring become General Hospital’s manly-man litmus test? If that’s the case, I’m pretty sure Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) is going to continue to fall short.
Spinelli: “The bag is surprisingly intimidating. It actually hurts.”
John "The Honey Badger" McBain (Michael Easton) went home with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) to find Sam (Kelly Monaco) waiting impatiently.
Alexis to Sam: “Sweetie, you can deny it. You can try to rationalize it, but there is clearly something going on between the two of you, and whatever it is, you both need to deal with it.” Ain’t that the truth?
Sam told The Honey Badger she hopes everything works out with Natalie (Melissa Archer).
John: “I think we’ve spent more time saying goodbye than actually being apart.”
Jerry (Sebastian Roche) wasn’t happy with Ewen’s (Nathin Butler) desire to protect Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) or the doc's pesky, guilty conscious. The elder Jacks sibling informed his henchman that Robin (Kimberly McCullough) “was a necessary element in a crucial transaction.” Before Ewen could do too much protesting, Jerry gave him his next assignment — Carly (Laura Wright)
Carly took it upon herself to find Todd a woman. She forced him to take a romantic compatibility test. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see where this storyline is headed and I couldn’t be happier. Who is the perfect woman for Todd? Survey says, Carly!
Carly to Todd: "Too bad I'm spoken for."
Lulu (Julie Marie Berman) didn’t like Maxie’s (Jen Lilley) suggestion that she might be pregnant.
Has anyone else noticed that more happens in one episode of General Hospital than during two months of The Bold and the Beautiful?
B&B BYTES: Even though they were talking about Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Liam (Scott Clifton) by proxy, I sort of appreciated Taylor (Hunter Tylo) telling Ridge (Ronn Moss) she knew what it felt like to be second best.
Taylor: “How can I give my heart to another man when so much of it still belongs to you?”
Rick (Jacob Young) tried to convince Hope (Kim Matula) she needed to make up her mind.
Meanwhile, Steffy was trying to seduce Liam into going on vacation with her. Later, Liam showed up at Hope's to try and convince her to come home.
I can't wait for Days of Our Lives to return after the Olympics.
Photo of Laura Wright and Roger Howarth courtesy of ABC