Weekly Soap Spoilers – June 18-22, 2018

Weekly Soap Spoilers – June 18-22, 2018

The Young & the Restless

Jack finds out Philip Chancellor could be his father.

Nick pops the question; Victoria faces some questions of her own; Brittany wants answers about JT from Victoria; Nick shocks Sharon; Summer works to get closer to Billy.

Jack works his charm; Phyllis takes things into her own hands; Hilary is comforted by Devon.

Cane is on the receiving end of an unexpected guest; Victor gets surprising news.

Jess Walton returns as Jill this summer.

Billy succumbs to temptation; Abby slows things down with Arturo; Ashley looks into a threat.

JT’s ex-wife (Kelly Kruger) arrives back in Genoa City as MacKenzie visits Victoria.

Later…..Summer says to Billy: “Looks like someone is a naughty boy”; Jack uses the key he found in Dina’s belongings, and finds a photo in a safety deposit box. He then tells Kyle that Philip Chancellor could be his father; Nick asks Sharon to marry him on bended knee; Mariah snarks at Summer and Kyle at the Dive Bar; Victoria receives a computerized threat warning that her secrets are no longer safe, followed by printouts of emails and confidential files from the time JT was with Newman Enterprises that could compromise the company. Victoria worries JT is somehow behind it all.

Guest role: KCBS’ Pat Harvey joins Y&R as a new reporter, and is a big fan of the soap.

Coming up later……Ashley and Victoria team up; a surprising announcement comes from Victor; Nick continues to fight; Billy acts boldly; Summer and Kyle make amends.

Summer Preview……a major twist throws Victoria, Sharon, Phyllis, Nikki and their alliance into a tailspin that has them questioning their bond, motivations, and even reality; Kyle’s love life picks up.

The Bold & the Beautiful

$Bill refuses to let Steffy marry Liam, and things heat up between Wyatt and Sally!

Sally blames $Bill for everything, as Emma confides in Xander; Sally rants about $Bill, leading to her and Wyatt commiserating over their similar circumstances; Hope’s impressed by Emma’s dance choreography of the new dancers—Chapman University dance students appear on B&B; Maya learns Emma is a Barber; Simon turns back up as a Forrester Creations intern—Achileas Andreas of Greece returns to B&B

Justin visits Forrester Creations to intervene with Emma, as Maya fires her, and Hope steps in; Sally decides to stick around at Wyatt’s urging; $Bill’s assistant Alison (Theodora Greece) appears on B&B.

Liam and Steffy plan the next step in their future; Brooke admits to Ridge that it’s difficult for her to feel happy given the way things went for Liam, Hope and Steffy.

New British character, a young woman named Clara, perhaps connected to Xander.

Julius and Vivienne are taken aback by Xander’s intentions regarding Forrester Creations and Emma; $Bill, who still wants Steffy, meddles in her relationship with Liam.

Wyatt encounters Sally getting drunk and learns Thomas returned to Caroline; Sally’s invited back to Wyatt’s place to sleep it off and they kiss.

Coming up next week……Brooke wants answers from $Bill about the harm he’s done to his family; Quinn and Eric catch Wyatt and Sally in a clinch.

Summer preview……Eric and Quinn are teste; a female joins the cast this summer that may raise eyebrows.

General Hospital

Nina mentions the flash drive to Drew!

Mike is cut off before he can reveal what he knows; Sonny’s worries are eased; Carly switches tactics to buy herself time; Carly realizes that everything is irrevocably changed; Curtis and Sam try to regroup when they hit a wall; Nelle’s mind is on her past; Nelle comforts Josslyn.

Oscar feels let down; Chase lands in hot water with Dante then Michael; Liesl takes steps to arouse suspicion; Peter makes an appeal; Nina has an encounter with Drew; Nina wants an explanation; Valentin’s hopes are dashed; Sam supports Alexis’ choices.

Alexis blasts Julian; Kiki fears that she risked everything for nothing; Franco tells Kevin about the wedding plans; Liz makes it clear that she doesn’t want an extravagant wedding; Anna doesn’t want to cast blame.

Sneak peek at next week……..Jason is rattled; Josslyn is deceptive; Ava weighs her options; Scott considers an offer; Lucy is concerned about her ex.

Down the road previews…….Dante’s life takes a surprising turn; Will a blast from the past save the day?

Summer previews…..Ava embraces her dark side; love is in the air as summer kicks into high gear.

Days of Our Lives

Lani and the baby are in danger when she goes into pre-mature labor.

Bryan Dattilo is leaving Days of Our Lives as Lucas Horton.

Will has a flash of memory!

Eric, Jennifer, Lucas and Chloe have a celebratory dinner.

Ben confides to Ciara a disturbing moment from his childhood.

Kayla is caught while snooping around in Kate’s room; Hope is relieved when Ciara calls her, but is upset by her daughter’s news.

Kate makes a huge confession to chad.

Later, next week….Chad is happily surprised when Abigail returns home and shares good news with him; Kayla tells Stefan her theory about Kate, but he wants proof; Ben and Ciara grow closer; Abigail confides in Gabi that she’s pregnant and unsure of the paternity; Hope tells Rafe she believes Ciara is with Ben Weston; tensions arise between Theresa, Eve and Brady as Tate’s custody hearing begins.

Coming up…….Theresa is confronted by Brady and Eve; Kate makes a request of Ted; Sonny’s busted by Leo.

Summer previews…..the possibility for Chad to run Titan arise, which turns Kate’s plan on its ear; Leo has an alternative plan of his own against Kate; Gabi’s going down a darker path of revenge against Abby and Stefan; Lani goes into pre-mature labor as her family rallies around her; Lani is rushed into emergency surgery; a hug from Sonny triggers a memory for Will.

Comings and goings….a possible contract dispute could mean less air time for Steve Johnson in Salem. Sources say Stephen Nichols is no longer taping at Days of Our Lives.

In case you missed it…..Arianne Zucker returns to Days when Nicole Walker makes her way back to Salem….

Other Casting News…..Marci Miller has left Days of Our Lives as Abigail DiMera. The recast was announced that Kate Mansi is returning to Days to resume the role she once played.

Mimi Lockhart will be making her way back to Salem since Farah Fath is returning to Days of Our Lives and is taping scenes for her big daytime return.

Alison Sweeney returns to Days as Sami Brady—tune in to find out if the speculation is true whether she’s pregnant with Rafe’s baby?

And Sheila will turn up in Salem as Tionne (T-Boz) Watkins is back taping at Days.

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Weekly Soap Spoilers – June 11-15, 2018 & Beyond

Weekly Soap Spoilers – June 11-15, 2018
The Young & the Restless
Jack receives clues to his paternity.
Nikki has a warning for Victor; Nick blows up during a legal meeting over Christian; Nikki calls Sharon’s bluff; Phyllis clashes with Summer; Hilary surprises Devon; Sharon receives a warning from Nikki; Billy acts as mediator; Devon receives a surprise from Hilary.
Jack turns his focus to finding out his paternity; Nick and Victor refuse to budge; Brittany makes her first appearance as Nick’s lawyer when Lauren returns to Y&R for the custody case; Summer makes nice with Kyle.
Sharon’s character is under the microscope; Abby learns more about Arturo; Neil comes across a clue about Dina’s past; Kelly Kruger is staying at Y&R and her returns revolves around the investigation surrounding J.T.
Nick makes an ominous vow; Charlie’s falling in love with Shauna; Billy wants Phyllis to make a change;
Hilary and Devon revel in their reunion; the Newman family has a tense Father’s day; Jack makes an unexpected discovery; (departure: Mishael Morgan leaving Y&R after contract talks broke down); (Upcoming appearance: Super Bowl XIII Champ Drew Pearson guests on Y&R as Victor Newman’s bodyguard.)
Later….
Neil tells Jack, “Somewhere in those papers you just might find the name of your biological father.”
Summer in a sexy nightie, says to Billy, “You’re turned on, aren’t you?” Billy replies, “That’s not at all what’s happening here.” Summer shrugs, “It’s okay. I think you’re hot too.”
Nikki warns Victor he could lose more than Nicholas, he could lose his entire family, including her.
Sharon’s stunned when Nikki informs her she’s standing with Victor, and concerned when she’s a no-show at the custody arbitration.
Sharon makes a last-minute appeal for Nick and Victor to settle Christian’s custody on their own.
Michael provokes Nick into an outburst at the custody arbitration hearing.
Phyllis argues with Summer about her lifestyle, and Billy works to keep the peace.
Coming up:
Victoria feels cornered.
Summer and Billy keep a secret.
Brittany looks for answers regarding J.T.
Nick reaches a decision about the future.
Summer Preview:
A major twist throws Victoria, Sharon, Phyllis, Nikki and their alliance into a tailspin that has them questioning their bond, motivations, and even reality.
When a secret comes out, Victor goes into damage control mode and will mow down anyone who tries to get in the way of what he’s doing.
Billy focuses on his newfound power at Jabot and his ability to shake things up in the business world.
Hilary and Devon will share a fun-filled summer as they figure out their relationship, however, Devon learns the romantic part may not be easy.
Abby gets involved with Arturo, but meets resistance from both Nikki and Victor. Arturo learns dating a Newman is not easy.
Kyle’s love life picks up.
Jack becomes determined to discover the identity of his father.
The Bold & the Beautiful
Head writer Brad Bell teases summer storylines, triangles and returning characters.
Justin protects his niece Emma; Steffy is hopeful, May explains Kelly must come first; tensions rise between Brooke and Ridge as they each must defend the positions of their own daughters: Emma visits a family member in Los Angeles, and they agree to keep their connection hidden from the Forresters; (More airtime…Karla Mosley has indicated her character, Maya Avant, will be featuring more heavily this summer; Zende (Rome Flynn) will be seen more as the actor has been upped to series regular.)
Katie and Wyatt experience a bittersweet moment as they talk about the love they’ve kept hidden; Maya’s cousin arrives at Forrester Creations (Adain Bradley) as Julius’ nephew, Alexander (Xander) Avant. Zane Achor returns as Will Spencer.
Emma meets Xander; Thorne makes time for Katie and Will; B&B casting new British character for short-term role as a young woman named Clara.
Liam tells Brooke about his confrontation with his father and shares his regrets; things turn emotional when Hope visits newborn Kelly.
Liam pops the question to Steffy; Wyatt encounters a familiar face as Courtney Hope returns as Sally Spectra after her time in New York with Thomas; Wyatt and Sally chat with the bartender as America’s Got Talent winner Keith Carlos joins B&B as a Bikini Beach employee.
Later…
Sally makes a shocking revelation to Wyatt; Wyatt’s held at gunpoint by Sally; Emma is Justin’s niece.
Coming up…
Emma shows Hope her dance choreography for the Hope for the Future preview; Wyatt and Sally make a connection.
Summer Preview….
$Bill’s fixation on Steffy continues despite her pleas for him to stop; Eric and Quinn are tested; the dynamics of Katie and Wyatt’s relationship are explored and Thorne decides he wants Katie; a female joins the cast this summer that may raise eyebrows; Emma finds love at Forrester Creations with newcomer, Xander; Taylor continues to pop up in Los Angeles (Hunter Tylo shared tweet preparing fans for a big event down the road…what could be coming up for Dr. Taylor Hayes?
General Hospital
Will Jason keep his promise to Carly?
Jason and Sam spend time together; Jason puts a plan in motion; Carly second-guesses herself; Michael keeps close tabs on Nelle; Nelle is caught off-guard; Anna is vulnerable; Chase has empathy; Nina is left shaken; Peter sees a glimmer of hope.
Valentin faces some tough questions; Kim gets ready for a special evening; Julian knows that he has lost ground make up for; Mike shares a secret with his son; Kiki is determined to deal with her fears head-on; Kiki is caught unawares; Franco hopes to surprise Liz; Kevin’s kind words ease a troubled soul; Drew makes an admission to Oscar.
Sneak Peek at Next Week…
Liesl is careful not to arouse suspicion; Nelle’s mind is on her past; Chase lands in hot water; Nina wants an explanation; Valentin’s hopes are dashed.
Down the Road Previews….
Ava embraces her dark side; Nelle’s past catches up with her; love is in the air as summer kicks into high gear.
Days of Our Lives
The missing! The memories! The madmen!
As several Salemites share their concerns about Ciara’s whereabouts, only Ben knows where she truly is.
Ben brings Ciara to the cabin that he once Abigail and Thomas in, which may trigger terrible memories for him.
Already dealing with injuries from the accident, things don’t get easier for Ciara when she realizes where she is and, more so, who she’s with.
Ciara is shaken to the core by Ben’s presence, but he hopes she will trust him and attempts to assure her that he’s not going to harm her.
Still sore from her breakup with Theo and what happened between her and Ciara, Claire find support from Lani.
Tripp and Claire remain remorseful for what they put Ciara through and also remain concerned about her whereabouts.
Ciara’s status also concerns Hope, who begins fervently looking for her missing daughter with Tripp’s help.
While Hope believes she’s found a clue to Ciara’s location, Kayla believes she may have what Stefan wants after hearing Kate’s revealing exchange with Ted.
An impatient Stefan is hopeful for an update from Kayla so that he can destroy Kate once and for all.
Xander hopes to be Titan’s next CEO and urges Victor to hear him out, but, when Xander learns a scandals secret, it may sway his interest.
When things between Xander and Sonny get heated, Adrienne is there to put a quick end to the conflict.
Victor remains on Maggie’s bad side as does Theresa on Brady’s, but she hopes to change that by asking Victor for a favor.
A new career path may help Theresa on her quest to regain the life’s she’s lost, but the battle for Brady will be uphill!
Eve stays on the defense when it comes to Theresa and is ready to rumble with her sister if need be.
Theresa is ready to fight as well and shocks both Brady and Eve when she shares a secret neither of them saw coming.
As Theresa comes onto Brady hoping he will make love to her, Jennifer learns all about J.J.’s new houseguest and isn’t happy at all.
With hopes that they can be happy once again, a hesitant Lani approaches J.J., wondering if he would ever reconcile with her.
Lani comes to terms with the past and buries the hatchet with Valerie, while Rafe and Eli have another candid conversation.
Eric shares with Roman that he’s ready to move on from the bad blood between him and Brady permanently.
Will is all hesitantly hopeful that Dr. Rolf’s mysterious serum will help him regain everything he’s lost, but Paul remains apprehensive.
Will shares with Sonny about the serum, which leads him to wonder what may happen if Will remembers their past together.
Paul is at Will’s side as Marlena injects him with the formula, but only time will tell if Will remembers.
Casting Scoops
Arianne Zucker is set for fall return; Marci Miller wraps up her time as Abigail; Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison are once again Salem-bound; Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady Black) returns to DOOL; after being “on the fence,” Billy Flynn has decided to stay put on DOOL; Farah Fath (ex-Mimi Lockhart); Camila Banus is staying on at DOOL; Alison Sweeney to DOOL for a roller coaster storyline.
Sneak Peek at Next Week…
Will embraces remembering his past via Dr. Rolf’s mysterious serum, and an embrace from Sonny may help him recall everything.
As an anxious Paul ponders his future with (maybe without) Will, Lani’s loved ones wait worriedly for an update on her condition.
Chad believes he’s the man to run Titan, which doesn’t bode well with several in the Kiriakis clan.
As Ciara’s whereabouts remain a mystery, Hope doesn’t hold back when she blasts Tripp.
Down the Road Previews…
One Salemite finds a hot time in the old town when a smoldering new beau comes into play.
While the truth might set one Salemite free, a lingering lie will detonate like a bomb at the worst possible time.
There are new problems for a Salem couple who seemingly has it all, but some “happily ever afters” aren’t meant to last.
A scorned Salemite might find their “happily ever after” when the truth is revealed about their ex’s mysteriously maddening motives.
Later this year, Hurricane Sami blows back into Salem, and it promises to be a wild ride……

Weekly Soap Spoilers – June 4-8, 2018

Weekly Soap Spoilers – June 4-8, 2018

The Young & the Restless
Victor confesses to Nikki; Hilary enlists Farrah Dubose’s (Erika Girardi) help.
Victor fights back; Nick’s world is rocked; Abby lashes out at Arturo.
Phyllis plays hardball; Devon keeps Hilary on her toes; Neil outsmarts an opponent.
Sharon makes a painful decision; Lily worries about Charlie’s decision making.
Nikki is blackmailed; Summer cramps Billy and Phyllis’ style; Hilary takes on a new challenge.

The Bold & the Beautiful
Eric hopes that the birth of the baby may help Liam find the forgiveness he needs; having taken a fall after an argument with $Bill, Steffy goes into immediate and intense labor.
Steffy and Liam fall head over heels in love when they meet their new baby girl; Liam vows to deal with $Bill after learning that his father almost cost him the life of his child.
Quinn pleads Wyatt’s case to Brooke, who blames him for Hope’s current dilemma; Hope puts Liam in an impossible situation when she asks him if he still intends on marrying her.
Brooke remains hopeful that Liam and Hope will overcome every obstacle that they’ve faced; in a poignant moment, Liam is challenged with choosing between marrying Hope and keeping his family together.
Ridge confides in Thorne the difficulty he’s faced with Brooke over their daughters, and the stress it’s put on their marriage; separately, Steffy and Hope come to terms with the status of their relationships with Liam.

General Hospital
Maxie is moved to tears; Finn’s timing is impeccable; Drew makes arrangements; Oscar steps up; Mike gets the attention he needs.
Sam asks for help; Valentin keeps his word; Jason has doubts; Kim hears a different side of the story; Lulu struggles against a difference of opinion.
Finn is supportive; Anna comes clean; Sonny cautions Carly; Julian apologizes; Alexis is stunned.
Ava relays what she saw; Josslyn is on the defense; Griffin is interrupted; Lulu makes a promise; Franco takes matters into his own hands.
Alexis confronts Monica; Jason is put on the spot; Nelle is thrilled; Michael makes a call; Curtis wants to help.

Days of Our Lives
Theresa pulls out all the stops to fight for Brady; Kayla gives Ciara advice about Tripp; passion ignites between Claire and Tripp; Hope tells JJ about Ben’s impending release.
Ciara finds Tripp and Claire in a compromising position; JJ makes a surprising offer to Theresa; Brady laces Victor for encouraging Theresa to keep quiet about Chloe’s whereabouts; Justin and Sonny are presented with damning evidence.
Ben shows up on Will’s doorstep to make amends; Kayla reluctantly agrees to Stefan’s deal; Hope chastises Marlena for not stopping Ben’s release; Ciara’s life hangs in the balance.

No episodes Thursday, June 7 or Friday, June 8, due to the French Open!

Starrleena’s Weekly Soap Spoilers – May 28-June 1, 2018

Weekly Soap Spoilers – May 28 – June 1, 2018

The Young & the Restless
Victor rocks the boat; Jack calls Kyle out on his betrayal; not everyone is happy for Nick and Sharon.
Devon romances Hilary; Ashley comes home to a surprise; Victoria is blindsided at Newman.
Victor and Nick argue about a family secret; Traci gives Jack some tough love; Hilary sends mixed signals.
Jack confides in Sharon; Hilary gives Devon some unexpected news; Arturo comforts Abby.
Billy takes charge; Nikki confronts Abby about Arturo; Kyle makes waves.

The Bold & the Beautiful
Liam and Hope’s wedding guests wait and wonder; Ridge demands the truth from Katie; Hope is blindsided when Liam reveals the secret that Wyatt shared with him mid-wedding.
Feeling guilty, Justin takes a stand and refuses to do $Bill’s bidding; Liam and Hope reflect on the consequences of $Bill’s actions and make a life-changing decision.
Wyatt gives back as good as he gets when $Bill unleashes his anger and takes back everything he’s been offered; Steffy and Hope square off when Steffy states that Hope would never have been with Liam if not for $Bill’s lies and deception.
An angry and intense Liam confronts $Bill about his egregious misdeeds and delusion about Steffy; Steffy trips and falls after slamming the door shut on an uninvited and unwanted $Bill.
Brooke urges Hope to marry Liam as soon as possible, while Ridge pleads with Liam to reunite with Steffy; Steffy becomes frantic when her fall causes her to go into premature labor.

General Hospital
Sonny pushes too hard; Carly grows determined; Mike’s condition worsens; Stella is sympathetic; Jason balks at Anna’s idea.
Carly snaps; Andre is reluctant; Franco isn’t entirely supportive; Alexis runs into Kevin; Kiki gets infuriating information.
Peter has leverage; Jason is non-committal; Alexis wants to get to the root of the problem; Elizabeth offers her support; Julian is disappointed.
Obrecht places blame; Ava discourages Griffin; Valentin tries to defend himself; Sam is terrified; Andre shares his fears.
Carly looks on the bright side; Jason offers words of encouragement; Maxie feels foolish; Nina gets a mysterious text; Anna wants to make up for lost time.

Days of Our Lives
Happy Memorial Day!!!!!!!!!
Brady’s thrown a curveball before he can give an important answer; John and Paul are caught by Mateo; Victor is furious when Sonny tells him about Leo’s lawsuit; Gabi is set to be released from prison, but someone stands in her way.
Stefan offers Kayla a deal to help Steve regain his vision, but it comes with strings attached; Laura arrives to help Abigail integrate her personalities; Gabi is on the hot seat once again; Hope receives stunning news about Ben Weston.
Xander continues to be a thorn in Theresa’s side; Chloe and Eve compare notes about Theresa; Tripp presses Ciara for an explanation when she once again pulls away from him; back from Mexico, Paul and John reunite with Will and Marlena.
Chloe blows Theresa out of the water; Claire and Tripp find comfort with one another; Will and Paul debate whether Will should pursue a cure for his amnesia; Marlena evaluates Ben and tries to determine if he’s telling the truth.

Soap Spoilers – May 21-25, 2018

Weekly Soap Spoilers – May 21-25, 2018

The Young & the Restless
Devon and Hilary reconnect with Shauna; Dina makes a startling revelation; Jack struggles to stay clean.
Nick receives an unexpected offer; the tables are turned on Jack; Sharon pushes Nikki too far.
Sharon’ s plan backfires; Abby takes on a new project with Arturo; Billy is in the driver’s seat.
Ashley reveals a secret agenda; Kyle suffers defeat; Nick turns to Phyllis for advice.
The power struggle between Jack and Billy gets ugly; Abby takes a risk; sparks fly between Hilary and Devon.

The Bold & the Beautiful
Katie feels an overwhelming sense of guilt for the advice she gave Wyatt regarding deception; $Bill manipulates Liam, and then he offers Wyatt the keys to the kingdom in return for his loyalty.
Brooke is forced to intervene when Ridge tells Hope that her upcoming wedding is based on a lie; Steffy shares with Liam the name she has chosen for their unborn daughter.
Wyatt struggles with his dilemma as Katie pushes for him to conceal the truth about Steffy and $Bill; Brooke and Ridge find themselves at an impasse as they both passionately defend their daughters.
The Logan sisters assist Hope as she gets dressed on her wedding day; Steffy faults $Bill for the situation she’s in, while Taylor continues to lay the blame on Brooke for railroading Liam into a quickie wedding with Hope.
Friends and family gather as Carter begins to officiate the wedding between Hope and Liam; Justin reminds an annoyed $Bill that Wyatt has the power to thwart his plans with the truth.

General Hospital
Valentin walks a fine line; Lucy is apologetic; Anna grows anxious, Peter stays by Maxie’s side; Kiki is misunderstood.
Peter feels deceived; Finn seeks answers; Sam tries to help; Nina isn’t interested; Kiki finds comfort in an old friend.
Valentin crosses Lulu; Dante has had enough; Drew pays his respect; Maxie is disheartened; Kiki acts impulsively.
Carly is upset; Nelle gets the support she craves; Alexis quickly regrets her actions; Griffin gets more than he bargained for; Oscar makes a pact with Josslyn.
Sonny is tormented; Nina pays Lulu a visit; Valentin tries his best; Anna is distraught; Peter has an ace up his sleeve.

Days of Our Lives
Stefan threatens Abigail with Chad’s freedom; Brady is shocked to find his past waiting for him at home; Eve shares the news of her engagement with Jennifer; Chloe’s crushed and fearful when Mateo tells her some unsettling news.
Eve is shocked to see her sister Theresa back in Salem and sharing a moment with her fiance; Will finds a new clue in Dr. Rolf’s diary; Ciara and Tripp’s romantic dinner takes an unexpected turn; Lani has a scare concerning her unborn baby.
Chad argues with Melinda to get a plea deal for Abigail; Jennifer supports Abigail, who is ready to accept responsibility for her actions; Kate learns her fate regarding her role in Vivian’s death; Sonny world is turned upside down.
Sonny realizes Leo has been conning him; Abigail faces the music regarding Andre’s murder; Ciara confides in Hope about pushing Tripp away; Xander taunts Jennifer about her relationship with Eric.
Theresa attempts to guilt Eve into leaving Brady; Brady confesses his conflicted feelings to Marlena; in Mexico, John and Paul attempt to rescue Chloe; Gabi learns a judge has overturned her conviction, but a new problem arises.

Starrleena’s Weekly Soap Critiques – April 23-27, 2018

Outstanding Performances

The Young & the Restless
Amelia Heinle: for severa weeks, Victoria has been thrown into a domestic violence relationship with her ex-husband, J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) after they renewed their romance and subsequently became engaged. After J.T.’s untimely death after he came after Victoria when he confessed to what he did to her father, Victor Newman (Eric Braden), Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) came at J.T. with a poker, which killed him instantly. When Sharon (Sharon Case), Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), Nikki and Victoria made the decision to dispose of J.T.’s body in the garden at Chancellor Park. Victoria was faced with Reed’s (Tristan Lake Lebeau) to leave Genoa City for a music school after learning of J.T.’s “disappearance.” Heinle is holding her own and showing her acting range in this tragic storyline.

The Bold & the Beautiful
Don Diamont: yes we love to hate him, but $Bill Spencer is a force to be reckoned with. Diamont is doing a good job with playing a despicable character as $Bill does whatever he can to claim Steffy Forrester-Spencer (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) as his own, despite the fact that she is pregnant with his son, Liam’s (Scott Clifton) baby.

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: Wood was sensational when she was pressured by $Bill (Don Diamont) to sign Liam’s (Scott Clifton) annulment papers so he wouldn’t send her mother, Taylor (Hunter Tylo) to prison for shooting him. Steffy clearly wants to salvage her marriage to Liam if he can come to terms with her indiscretion with his father, but $Bill’s plan to make Steffy his and Hope’s (Annika Noelle) desire to renew a relationship with Liam have gotten in the way.

Scott Clifton: Clifton is remarkable as Liam, torn between his love for Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and their unborn daughter, and trying to come to terms with learning of her indiscretion with his father, $Bill Spencer (Don Diamont). Now Liam is faced with Hope’s (Annika Noelle) confession to move on from his marriage and renew what they had when she tells him she still loves him.

General Hospital
Maurice Benard: Benard was remarkable this week when he was forced to choose between his father, Mike (Max Gail) and daughter, Avery, after Ava (Maura West) threatened to have Mike brought up on kidnapping charges after Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) found Mike and Avery in a stable after Mike (who is suffering from Alzheimer’s) walked off alone. Benard is phenomenal in dealing with his father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis as he deals with Mike’s gradual decline in memory.

Maura West: we hate what she is doing, but West is doing a wonderful job as she goes after Sonny (Maurice Benard) for custody of their daughter, Avery—a fight that has been brewing since Ava gave birth to the little girl. Ava has done some despicable things claiming her love for Avery. As much as we hate what Ava is doing, we commend West for her portrayal.

Days of Our Lives
Marci Miller: playing a recasted character isn’t easy, but Miller has made the role of Abigail Devereaux DiMera her own when Miller was thrust into a Dissociative Identity Disorder story when Abigail turns into alters Gabby (after the character of Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) and Dr. Laura (after her grandmother, Laura (Jamie Lyn Bauer)) when it looks like Abigail killed Andre DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) as Gabby dressed in a Gabi Chic coat and dark wig. When Abigail’s husband, Chad (Billy Flynn) discovers his brother, Stefan (Tyler Christopher), with Abigail/Gabby, Gabby is on the run after Chad severely beat up Stefan. As Abigail sits in her own private jail in her mind trying to come to terms with what is happening to her, Miller holding her own with this story, as Abigail comes to terms with learning she killed Andre. Who will save Abigail from herself?

Baby Fever: Hilary Has Devon’s Baby

Plot
Hilary is pregnant with Devon’s child. Devon is wondering if he made a mistake agreeing to have a baby with Hilary. Hilary and Lily are at each other’s throats as Neil tries to quiet the two ladies. But once Hilary gives birth to a girl, Devon is drawn to his daughter, and surprisingly, to Hilary. Will they be a family in the end? Or will it just be co-parenting? And also, Sharon is back with Nick once again, but Scott Grainger is back to resume where he and Sharon left off, but Abby has news for Scott? But when she reveals the truth to Scott, someone is eavesdropping on their chat? What will they do with the new-found relevation?

Cast
Hilary Curtis-Winters-Hamilton – Mishael Morgan
Devon Hamilton – Bryton James
Neil Winter – Kristoff St. John
Lily Winters-Ashby – Christel Khalil
Ethan Atkinson aka Cane Ashby – Daniel Goddard
Sharon Collins-Newman-McAvoy – Sharon Case
Nicholas “Nick” Newman – Joshua Morrow
Scott Grainger – Daniel Hall
Abigail “Abby” Abbott-Newman – Melissa Ordway
Phyllis Summers-Newman-Abbott – Gina Tognoni
Billy Abbott – Jason Thompson

Chapter 1
Devon thought having a baby with Hilary would be a good idea. Hilary was getting the child she wanted and he got to be a daddy. They even went to an attorney to draw up a plan of action since it was a business arrangement.
But when Hilary announced on “The Hilary Hour” that she was pregnant and that he was the father, that’s when all hell broke loose. Hilary and Lily have been at each other’s throats ever since. And Neil, while he has been trying to keep the peace, has made himself clear he isn’t happy with the fact that his grandson’s mother is Hilary.
Now, Hilary is about to give birth and Devon is wondering if it was such a great idea to father Hilary’s child.
But Devon’s thoughts have to be put on the back burner as Hilary just sent a text telling him their baby girl is on her way.
Devon arrived at Genoa City Memoria Hospital as Hilary was being checked into her room. Contractions were 3 minutes apart. Devon sent a text informing Neil and Lily that the baby was coming.
Devon stood by as Hilary’s coach helping her through the labor pains as the contractions were coming quicker. Then Hilary’s water broke and Hilary was finally 10 centimeters dilated. Stitch announced the baby’s head was crowning. Devon began to get excited as his daughter was about to enter the world.
The moment arrived and Devon and Hilary saw their daughter for a quick moment as Hilary held her daughter for the first time before the nurses took her to make the usual examination upon birth.
“Okay, mommy, it’s time to examine the newborn.” The nurse told Hilary and Devon who were still in awe at seeing their daughter.
“Oh, I can’t let her go.” Hilary interjected.
“I’ll make it as quick as possible.” The nurse promised, as she took the newborn from Hilary’s arms.
Hilary cried tears of joy as Devon comforted her.
“I never thought I could so in love with a human being!” Hilary blubbered.
“She is amazing!” Devon agreed. “So perfect, yet so little.”
“She’s a miracle.”
While Devon and Hilary reveled in the birth of their daughter, Sharon was celebrating with Nick their reunion at being a couple again. That is, until she received an unexpected visitor…
“Scott?” Sharon said answering her cell, surprised to hear from Scott after all this time.
“Sharon, I want you back!”
Sharon was stunned by Scott’s revelation now that she was back with Nick.
“Can we meet at Crimson Lights?” Scott pleaded.
“Um, yeah.” Sharon said. “Meet me in 10 minutes. She had to let Scott down gently, in person that she was back with Nick.
Sharon met Scott at Crimson Lights, but she was surprised to see Abby there too…and she wasn’t happy to see Sharon with Scott.
“Abby, I didn’t expect to see you here?”
“Sharon, you little trollop…I didn’t expect you to be cheating on my brother so early in her renews relationship?” Abby said tartly.
“You’re back with Nick?” Scott said, surprisingly.
“Well, I intended to tell you, but I guess Abby had other plans!” Sharon glared at Abby.
“So I guess getting back together is out of the question?” Scott looked glum, to Abby’s glee. “Well, I won’t keep you from getting back with Nick.”
Abby watched Sharon leave so she could tell Scott her news.
“Well, I’m so glad Sharon’s gone!”
“That’s a cold thing to say, Abby!” Scott told her.
“Well, I couldn’t let her in on my news!” Abby revealed. “Especially since no one in Genoa City knows about it, not even my family!”
“And what is your news?” Scott said irritated.
“We have a daughter!” Abby said as she came out with it, unaware that Phyllis was quietly eavesdropping on their meeting.
“Well, I took an extended vacation while I was pregnant. That’s why no one here in Genoa City knows. “ Abby continued her revelation to a shocked Scott.
“So, where is our little girl?” as Phyllis continued her eavesdropping.
“Well, I’ll take you to her, whenever you’re ready.”
“Any reason why you couldn’t share your news with your family?”
“Yes. I didn’t want Sharon know I had your child! After the way she reacted after our one-night stand!” Abby lied about the real reason.