|SPEAKING OF SOAPS|
|Written by ALLISON J. WALDMAN|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:57|
The Bold and the Beautiful
Liam attempted to do damage control when he and Hope got into an argument about their wedding vows. Steffy became annoyed with Brooke’s decision to give Hope troubling information and sets Brooke straight about her future with Hope and Liam. Taylor and Ridge accused Bill of unfairly using the situation at hand to his advantage. Hope wondered aloud to Liam how he could have meant the vows he said to her after leaving Steffy and the hotel room. Hope’s reaction to Liam’s apology left him torn. Steffy threw Brooke’s oversight as Hope and Liam’s wedding planner in her face. Brooke declared she knew Steffy would take advantage and was shocked when Steffy denied, and then told her how she could help her daughter. Heartbroken, Hope attempted to make sense of the series of unfortunate events that had transpired. Liam confided in Brooke that Hope tore up their wedding papers. Steffy made a surprising statement to Hope. Hope offered Steffy the one thing she’d always wanted – Liam. Unappreciative of Steffy’s response, Hope summed up her relationship with Liam to her stepsister. Brooke attempted to console Liam and assured him that fate would bring him and Hope back together. The confrontation between Hope and Steffy heated up and Hope got the final word. Steffy remembered her times with Liam but knew that her final decision was the right one. Liam gave Hope the plea of his life for Hope to agree to work through this obstacle so that they could finally start their lives together. Taylor professed her pride in Steffy for the sacrifice she’s made. Brooke thought that it is too easy and that Steffy was up to no good. Taylor came to Steffy’s defense against Brooke and Taylor made a big request of Brooke. Hope made her decision. Hope stood by her decision while Liam listened to advice from Steffy. Brooke told Hope that she was leaving the door wide open for Steffy. Steffy and Liam shared a deep moment.
THIS WEEK: Sparks fly between Steffy and Liam as they enjoy some sun and fun together.
Days of Our Lives
Austin said goodbye to Kate and left with Carrie to start a new life in Switzerland. Brady and Madison agreed to get married, despite Ian’s interference. Sami blasted EJ for not telling her the truth about his father not being Stefano after all. EJ was unable to post bail and Sami stepped up to get him out of jail. Melanie rescued Andrew from the debris in the tunnel and got his cell phone. Chad received a call from Melanie but couldn’t hear her very well. Daniel resented Nicole’s attempt to seduce him with a romantic dinner when he was concerned about Melanie. Gabi let everyone believe that she’d been a victim of Melanie’s abductor. Chad realized that Melanie was telling him about the tunnels and enlisted Brady to help him search for her. EJ admitted to Sami that he loved Stefano and was troubled to learn he was not really his son. Roman was tipped off that EJ planned to jump bail and decided to re-arrest him. Andrew discovered Melanie’s betrayal and destroyed the phone. Gabi misled Brady and Chad when they went looking for Melanie. Madison freaked out when Brady was a no-show at their wedding. Victor warned Daniel to stop his relationship with Nicole. Maggie warned Victor to back off of Daniel. Sami told EJ to go on the run since whomever was setting him up had the police convinced that EJ was guilty. Before fleeing, EJ tried to see his children. Lucas and Roman were on EJ’s trail. Sami stepped in front of EJ to protect him. Gabi tried to rescue Melanie herself, but Andrew intervened. Melanie wondered why Andrew knew Gabi and she explained that Andrew had been her creepy stalker. Andrew nearly told Melanie the truth about Gabi, but a gas leak in the tunnels caused an explosion. The explosion impeded Brady and Chad’s search, while Andrew was in dire straits and caught in the rubble. The explosion shot up through the ground and spoiled the Lexie autism benefit in the park. Everyone was in danger from the raining glass and debris. Nicole was separated from the others and suffered cramps. Jack grew closer to Abigail, who wound up trapped in an elevator after the explosion. Ian and Madison were trapped together in a corridor when the explosion occurred. Sami and EJ fell from a catwalk and he struggled to keep her from plunging to her death.
THIS WEEK: Days Of Our Lives will be pre-empted due to the Summer Olympics.
Before Todd could tell Carly or anyone the truth about Johnny, Johnny shocked him with his own knowledge that Todd switched Sam and Tea’s babies. Todd informed Johnny that he might want to rat Johnny out, anyway. Sam was foiled in her attempt to sneak a peek at the contents of Todd’s safe. Sam wasn’t able to help her sister, but might have to confront her own issues when Jason showed up to see her. Joe, Jr. intended to get back what had been rightfully his and enlisted Trey’s help in the effort. Kate speculated to Sonny that Joe, Jr., might know something about her baby. Michael shared with Starr some thoughts about his future and weighed some career ideas that didn’t involve the mob, coffee, or ELQ. Todd and Johnny were caught by Carly, and wondered if she found out the truth about Johnny and Todd’s crimes. Sam told Jason the truth about her investigation of Todd. Jason offered to help. Kristina admitted some of her misgivings about Trey to Sonny. Trey seemed to have been persuaded to go through with Joe’s plan. Alexis couldn’t help micromanaging and overprotecting Molly and TJ on a nice dinner date, until Shawn convinced her to have a drink elsewhere. In order to prove that she was not uptight, Alexis challenged Shawn to strip pool. Sonny questioned Joe Jr. about the fate of Kate’s baby. Kristina confronted Trey about his reasons for quitting “Mob Princess.” Though plagued by doubt, Trey began to put the plan into motion. Ewen alluded to a tragic past when counseling Patrick. Liz informed Steve of her decision to date Ewen. Liz caught Ewen receiving a mysterious call. Lulu and Dante began a difficult conversation about their recent troubles. Neither Alexis nor Shawn could shake thoughts of last night’s charged non-date. Advised by Mac, Alexis decided to ask Shawn out on a date, but we learn that someone else has her eye on him. Sonny and Alexis counseled Jason and Sam in the next step of their marriage. While Kristina decided that she wanted to, Trey tried to talk his father out of using Kristina to get at Sonny. Dante and Lulu discussed the reality of marriage. Ewen romanced Elizabeth who remained unaware of his secret. Todd took action to conceal his secret. John McBain burst in with a vengeance aimed at Todd. Dante visited the Haunted Star to tell Johnny about his new acceptance of his partnership with Lulu, but also to remind Johnny he’s still a suspect in his father’s murder. After Jason and Sam had another encounter, Elizabeth told Jason about her renewed interest in Ewen. Maxie and Lulu shared their concern for Patrick and discussed the state of their marriages.
THIS WEEK: Sam confides in Kristina about what she feels for John McBain.
The Young and the Restless
At the police station, Ronan and Christine interrogated Tim. Tim said that Ricky questioned him, but was never threatening. Heather demanded to know why Phyllis paid Tim to leave town. Christine told Paul what they’d learned. He was relieved that Ricky hadn’t murdered Tim, and began to worry that he’d been wrong about his son. Ashley demanded to know what Jack was up to regarding Jabot. Jack agreed that they should merge Jabot with Beauty of Nature. However, Ash was shocked when he said he should take over the combined conglomerate. She realized that Jack wanted to force her out of the CEO position. She vowed to fight him, but he stated that he’d already secured the votes he needed with the Jabot board. Nikki and Jack discussed their plans for getting married by the Abbott pool. Jack said he planned to tell Kyle about the wedding in person. Meanwhile, Victor asked Kyle if he planned to take any time off for Jack and Nikki’s wedding? Kyle was shocked because he hadn’t heard about the event. Jack tried to call Kyle on his phone, but Kyle ignored the call. Abby met with Katherine to apologize for her publicity stunt at the gala. She admitted that she staged the kidnapping to draw attention away from the failed event, and offered Kay a check to make up for all of the donors who backed out because of her actions. Later, Katherine informed Ashley about her daughter’s actions. Ash found Abby and gave her a warm embrace. Tim called Phyllis and warned that he would spill what he knew to the police unless she met with him. She agreed and secretly met with him at the used bookstore. She was shocked when he played a tape from one of their sessions in which she confessed to driving the car that hit Paul and Christine. He demanded more money, but also hinted that he wanted to get romantic with her. Jack and Nikki kissed as they look forward to their wedding. Meanwhile, Sharon was blown away when Victor proposed to her. Sharon and Victor were in the Newman jet on their way to Las Vegas to get married. He presented her with a pre-nuptial agreement, and she suggested that perhaps they should call off the wedding. Victor insisted that the agreement would protect his company and family, and explained that she’d get a large settlement if they divorced. Sharon signed the document.
THIS WEEK: Eden is hypnotized to try and remember her encounter with Ricky.