No. 10: Wyatt and Hope, The Bold and the Beautiful
Wyatt Fuller (Darin Brooks) is definitely his father's son. Like Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont), when he sets his sights on something (or someone) he wants, he goes for it! Even if it means going after his newly-discovered half-brother's fiancé.
The Bold and the Beautiful was starting to induce comas with the never-ending saga of Liam (Scott Clifton), Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Hope (Kim Matula). When Ms. Logan discovered Wyatt—and his naked sword—in the woods, we definitely starting having a bit more hope for the future of this storyline.
No. 9: WilSon, Days of Our Lives
This could very well be the last summer of lovin' for Will Horton (Chandler Massey) and Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith)—at least Massey's version of Will—not that it was all shirtless picnics in the park on Days of Our Lives. This summer in Salem, U.S.A., WilSon has been attempting a Three's Company, Four's a Tax Write-Off living arrangement with Will's baby mama, Gabi (Camila Banus), and their infant daughter, Arianna Grace.
There was also Brent sniffing and Sonny's mom sending Will's mom to prison to contend with. Come to think of it, we bet these boys can't wait to pick out pumpkins for Halloween...
No. 8: SoLivia, General Hospital
Olivia Falconeri's (Lisa LoCicero) premonitions often warn her of what's to come in Port Charles, New York. Here's hoping she has an episode of second sight that finds her scorching up the sheets with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) really soon!
We rooted for one of General Hospital's sexiest potential pairings throughout the hot, steamy months of July and August. Maybe now that Connie (Kelly Sullivan) has gurgled her last, melodramatic breath, Dante's (Dominic Zamprogna) parents can finally start an inferno?
No. 7: Bristen, Days of Our Lives
What better way to pay back your ancient rivals, than by seducing their gorgeous-yet-dimwitted son? What Kristen Blake DiMera (Eileen Davidson) never counted on was falling for John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena's (Deidre Hall) hunky boy Brady (Eric Martsolf).
With a trusting heart, inherited from his bio mom, the late Isabella Toscano (Staci Greason), Brady managed to forgive Kristen all her schemes and shenanigans this summer and man were we glad about that. Now don't get us wrong. We know priest-raping Kristen must pay for her crimes, but until then we want her rolling around in bed with Brady five-episodes-a-week and twice on Sunday!
No. 6: David and Angie, All My Children
The town pariah and the dimpled darling of Pine Valley, what an unlikely pair! Prospect Park's updated version of All My Children saw the marriage of iconic supercouple Angie (Debbi Morgan) and Jesse Hubbard (Darnell Williams) come undone this season. Jesse's behind just can't seem to stop lying to the good doc!
Okay, he was only trying to spare her the pain of knowing her daughter, Cassandra (Sal Stowers), had been sold into sex slavery. Before that, he was lying about burying their baby in a park. Before that, it was about having a kid with some other woman, while presumed dead and before that... You get our point. Angie should borrow one of Maury Povich's lie detectors and have Jesse hooked to it before any and all conversations.
Enter Dr. Feelbad. David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) was there for Angie throughout one of the most harrowing experiences of her life. It's almost hard to recall a time when they were bitter enemies, fighting over the hospital. Is it wrong, that we find ourselves wanting David to show Jesse's girl his bedside manner?
No. 5: Todd and Blair, One Life to Live
One Life to Live fans finally got the reunion they'd been waiting for, when Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) and Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) decided to give it yet another go. Okay, the romantic rekindling happened after Todd had been fiddling with a dead body—to trick bad guys into believing it was his slain twin—but we'll still take it!
No. 4: Ava and Every Man in Port Charles, General Hospital
The women of Port Charles, New York have been put on notice. There's a new, slightly-loopy sex pistol in town by the name of Ava Jerome (Maura West) and to borrow a line from a Salt-n-Pepa song, she'll take your man! If that doesn't work, she just might put a bullet in him.
Seriously, is there any member of Port Charles male community Ms. Jerome hasn't had a spark with? Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary)? Check. Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan)? Affirmative. Heck, she even aided in digestion of new characters for Roger Howarth (Franco) and Michael Easton (Silas).
Call us pervy all you want, but we are still holding out hope that Ava will one day have hairy, young lad Morgan (Bryan Craig) in a sexual vice grip, screaming out, "YES! YES! MRS. ROBINSON!!!!!!!!!!"
No. 3: Laurmine, The Young and the Restless
Over the past half a decade or so, it's been painful watching former Genoa City sex goddess Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman) reduced to being a sounding board for the Fisher-Baldwins on The Young and the Restless. When it became obvious the only story we could hope for involving the popular character would be if TPTB decided to bring back Sheila Carter's great-granddaughter/clone/chipmunk hybrid to terrorize Lauren during Sweeps, it was all the more distressing. Thank the Soap Gods for Marco Dapper.
From the moment Carmine Basco showed Lauren a card trick, we were feening for Laurmine. Initially, the Y&R writers didn't disappoint. Lauren and Carmine's affair was one of the hottest, raunchiest storylines in daytime. What's that the soap bible says, the Suds Lord giveth and the Suds Lord taketh away?
We don't know who the dumbass was who decided Carmine should go from being a plate of juicy forbidden fruit for Lauren, to a run-of-the-mill psycho/attempted rapist, but he or she should stop working in daytime. Instincts are sort of a necessity in this game, ya know?
Who looks at Dapper—the hottest man to flash a grin in Genoa City since Shemar Moore left to delve into the minds of criminals—and thinks, "Let's turn him all rapey!" It was good while it lasted.
No. 2: EJami, Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives certainly took its sweet time in giving fans the couple we've been screaming for. Rejoice, EJamis, the wait is finally over!
Even with one half of the insanely-hot pairing behind bars for much of the summer, no couple in Salem crackled with brazen chemistry like trouble-prone Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) and her dashing-yet-deadly British hunk-of-a-man EJ DiMera (James Scott).
We totally believed EJ when he promised Will (Chandler Massey) he would do anything to get his mother out of jail, but is it too much to ask that Elvis somehow manages to penetrate Samantha Jean through those bars beforehand?
No. 1: Brill, The Bold and the Beautiful
We cried a Pacific Ocean full of tears when Brad Bell gave that interview, talking about making Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) a *gasp* matriarch on The Bold and the Beautiful. Matriarch, schmatriarch!
No one wants to see soap opera's most sex-sational blonde ever dolling out advice on the best brands of vaginal spray to her young' uns. No siree, Bob! We want Logan causing sex scandals in SoCal right up until the day Rick (Jacob Young) has to roll her up to the Lingerie Models Retirement Home in El Segundo.
Bell thankfully went back on his word, when he decided to have Brooke invite her sister Katie's (Heather Tom) husband—the roguish Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont)— into her bedroom. The result of which has been a classic tale of betrayal, debauchery, sin, shame and redemption. You know, the stuff Brad's daddy, Bill Bell, Agnes Nixon and their mentor Irna Phillips excelled at.
The story also gave Tom—the heiress apparent to both Susan Flannery and the late Beverlee McKinsey—the opportunity to roar louder than Katy Perry, as a jilted Katie Logan Spencer morphed into a vengeful corporate dynamo. Yep, I'd say Daddy Bell is mighty proud of his son.