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Note: Dates mentioned may not be accurate due to pre-emptions.
Although Victor makes it clear that his return to Newman is not about how Victoria did her job, she’s stunned and feels like he’s punishing her. She’s taking his changes at the company personally. She tells him that he drove Nick away, not Adam. They have a huge argument. He tells her that she’s free to leave the company, which further shocks and hurts her. Victor will do whatever he has to, to protect his company.
Early Edition: Jack finds out that there are liars in Jabot. Tucker gets threatened by Billy. Someone visits Phyllis that will surprise us. The corporate world is stunned by Victor’s return.
Ratings, week of 8/21: 2.05.
Hayley Erin (ex-Abby) returns to play Claire this Fall at Newman Media.
Veronica Redd (Mamie) comes back to town 9/26.
Sally encounters Adam drinking at the GCAC bar, so he invites her to join him. She suggests they have dinner, which makes him think that things aren’t going so great with Nick. He walks her to her door afterwards, and then he kisses her. She doesn’t slap him, but he apologizes. Still, he’s encouraged.
9/18 Nikki tries to stop damage from happening. 9/19 Someone backs Phyllis into a corner. Tessa comes back to town. Tuckers gets some advice from Jack. 9/20 Summer and Kyle make a truce. Billy goes off the rails. Lily gets some disconcerting news from Victor. 9/21 Devon has a mystery to solve from Lily, and Audra is forced by Nikki to decide. 9/22 Kyle gets jolted back to reality by Audra. Phyllis learns from Tucker that he has a risky plan. Jack refuses to back down.
Victor taking over again is given a Thumbs Up! for storyline.
Eric Braeden is featured in an article, talking about his fight against cancer.
Kate Linder (Esther) and Mark Grossman (Adam) are asked to give their choices on many things.
Victor stops by Newman to see how Victoria is doing, since Nick quit. She’s fine with it because she didn’t want Nick giving her a hard time about Nate. Victoria suggests Nate as co-CEO for Newman, but Victor wants to come back full time as CEO, so then Victoria will be demoted to co-CEO. Victoria doesn’t fight him on it, but will do her best to unseat him and take back her job.
Early Editions: Audra is given a difficult task by Nikki. Lily hears something that bothers her. Phyllis makes a deal that could land her in hot water. Victor gets impatient with Victoria.
Ratings, week of 8/14: 2.05.
Tucker comes back to town without Ashley, his new bride. Abby and the others demand to know where Ashley is, but he won’t say. She’s reconsidering their business deal, which has annoyed him. Abby is very concerned about her mom.
9/11 Nick and Sharon’s relationship bugs Sally. Nate is made to keep up with Nikki’s pace. Adam gets a shock from Victor. 9/12 Phyllis gets too involved in her children’s lives. Diane and Jack set a wedding date. 9/13 Chance and Summer’s budding romance is noticed by Sharon. Adam gets a threat from Nikki. 9/14 Tucker and Audra make a new deal. Daniel is called to the carpet by Lily about Heather. Jack calls his family together. 9/15 Audra decides to shake up her relationship with Kyle. Tucker spills his woes to Devon. Ashley calls for help.
Tucker and Ashley’s wedding is given a Thumbs Up!
Peter Bergman (Jack) is featured in an interview, talking about his character through the years.
Brytni Sarpy (Elena) and Courtney Hope (Sally) are asked some random questions.
Michael Mealor (Kyle) is featured in the short, one-page “Take Five” interview.
Monday, 9/4/23 the show is a re-run due to Labor Day.
Kyle and Audra have kept up their romance, despite Nikki ordering Audra to stop seeing him. Nikki interrogates Kyle about it, so he lies that Audra had already broken up with him before Nikki told her to stop seeing him. He also tells her that they agreed to just be professionals. Nikki urges him to fix things with Summer, but he tells her that he can’t forgive what Summer has done. Nikki understands and respects his position, so she backs off. However, she does still want him to stay away from Audra.
Early Editions: Ashley shares a secret with Jack. Sally confesses something. Victor decides something that’s difficult for him. Adam is jolted into reality.
Ratings, week of 8/7: 2.10.
Michael Damian returns as Danny starting 9/28 and will be around for a while. Yay!
Phyllis and Daniel have drinks at GCAC. They both say nice things about Heather, who eavesdrops on them. She then says hi, so they invite her to sit down. Phyllis tries to find out where things stand with the two (even though Daniel has a relationship with Lily). She may be sorry that she went down that road.
9/5 Mariah does something that we might not expect. Billy and Lily share a close moment. 9/6 Adam keeps playing his role with Sharon. Victoria has an unpleasant experience, thanks to her dad. 9/7 Audra gets some advice she didn’t ask for from Nate. Billy gets angry. 9/8 Someone offers Nick a new path. Diane and Kyle worry about Kyle. Sharon is rescued by Victor.
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) is chosen as Performer of the Week.
Fall Preview: There should be “big drama” this fall. Victor takes more charge and puts Nikki in control of Newman Media. Nikki makes him proud. She takes someone as a protégé. Adam and Victoria won’t like what happens to their jobs at the company, since they won’t be in charge any more. Victoria plots her revenge, and she gets help from Nate. Adam gives Sally his full attention. Sally won’t be thrilled when Sharon and Nick work closely together in their new corporation, and Adam is happy to manipulate the situation. Ashley announces something at work that will stun the family. Diane and Jack have a big wedding, which will bring a lot of interesting drama and romance. Billy goes to war against Tucker, giving in to his darker impulses. Phyllis doesn’t get redeemed as much as she’d like when she alligns herself with the wrong person, causing harm. Someone from the past comes to her rescue. Daniel figures out that his new romance with Lily might be endangered by his feelings for Heather that aren’t as done with as he thought. Chance and Summer might pair up. Audra and Kyle face challenges in their sneaking around. Devon and Abby have to deal with an unexpected development involving their family. Tessa and Mariah try to get Aria the best care she will need and stay strong in their marriage.
Because it’s September, actors are asked to talk about their past school life, including Zuleyka Silver (Audra).
Victor complains to Nikki that Sharon, Nick and Adam aren’t working well in their new company. He thinks maybe it was a mistake to get them to try. Victor calls them all to the ranch to yell at them for their unprofessional behavior. Although he asks each of them to explain their positions, Victor has already appointed Nikki as the new CEO of Newman Media.
Lauralee Bell talks about her character, Chris, and what might happen (it’s all speculation).
Early Editions: Phyllis tries to set up two people romantically. Nikki gets ready for her new job. Billy and Lily share some close moments. Victoria’s power is reigned in a bit by her dad.
Ratings, week of 7/31: 2.05.
Eric Braden (Victor) announced on social media that he’s beaten his cancer. Yay!
Mattilyn Rochester Kravtiz plays Dr. George, a specialist to whome Mariah and Tessa take Aria.
Abby is upset to hear from Ashley that she and Tucker are moving out of the mansion because she’s worried that their feud with Jack and Diane has started up again. Ashley assures her that it’s not. She still hates Diane, though. Diane arrives and offers to make peace with Ashley. After Abby leaves, Ashley starts choking on a piece of fruit, so Diane saves her life. This changes their relationship completely.
8/28 Adam gets told by Sally where the line is. Sharon and Nick discuss whether to go off by themselves. 8/29 Jack and Billy have problems, thanks to Tucker. Tessa and Mariah find out about Aria. 8/30 Nate works hard to keep his job at Newman. Sharon makes a choice that’s not an easy one. 8/31 Adam starts to plot his revenge. 9/1 Adam gets angry, due to Billy’s comments. Ashley and Jack make up. Audra gets an assignment from Nikki that puts her at risk.
The show is given a Thumbs Up! for bringing back Daniel (Michael Graziadei).
Various actors show photos of their summer vacations, including Michael Mealor (Kyle).
Mariah and Tessa jump when they hear thunder at the park with Aria, but they notice that the baby doesn’t react; she keeps sleeping. The baby keeps sleeping through more thunder. Sharon can tell they look worried. They tell her what’s going on. She assures them that Faith slept like a rock, too. Tessa also says that Aria should be reacting more to them calling her name, since she’s 6 months ago. Sharon suggests that they get Aria’s hearing tests, rather than panicking. They follow her suggestion.
Camryn Grimes (Mariah) is prengnt and expecting her first child in December with her fiance, Brock Powell. She announced it on social media because she knew she would be showing when they had the Y&R fan club event, and she wanted to make sure to keep her distance physically, due to COVID. They didn’t plan the pregnancy, but they were happy when it happened. They plan to marry next year.
Early Editions: Ashley gets riled up by Victoria. Elena finds out something that bothers her. Adam is kept in line by Victor.
Ratings, week of 7/24: 2.12.
Sharon Farrell (ex-Flo, Nina’s mom) passed away in May at age 82.
Lily and Daniel are kissing at the GCAC when Heather shows up. This makes Heather very uncomfortable. Daniel wonders why Heather hasn’t been calling him back. He can tell she’s not telling him everything. He wonders if she thinks he’ll hurt her and Lucy again, but she knows he’s not like that any more.
8/21 Chance thinks about doing something new for work. Adam and Chelsea decide something that’s not easy. 8/22 Nate is tested by Victoria. Audra and Kyle compare notes about something. Adam and Nick get another ultimatum from Victor. 8/23 Kyle and Summer decide whether to get divorced or not. Sally and Nick talk about their future. 8/24 Nate goes too far. Ashley is interrogated by Victoria. Victor shows what he has planned. 8/25 Elena starts her new life without Nate. It’s difficult for Sharon and Nick to work with Adam. Nikki and Victor plot what to do against their enemies.
The show is given a Thumbs Down! for Ashley and Jack fighting over Diane and Tucker, and their lack of motivation for doing so.
Brytni Sarpi (Elena) is featured in an interview.
There is a family-related trivia quiz for each of the shows.
Phyllis and Heather meet with Christine to discuss a plea bargain. Phyllis agrees to plead guilty (over Heather’s objections) as long as Chris won’t charge her kids. Phyllis also wants to make a statement to the judge before she’s sentenced. Chris agrees to it and sets the meeting with the judge. Phyllis hopes that she can convince the judge to let her off because of self-defense. Heather doesn’t think that Chris can be unbiased when it comes to Phyllis. They meet with the judge, and Phyllis tells her side of the story about what happened with Jeremy. Chris tells the judge that she doubts Phyllis’ word. Phyllis begs the judge to let her make things right with her loved ones and do community service. The judge adjourns but doesn’t take long to reach a decision. Heather gets a call that he’s ready to tell what he decided. Phyllis’ life may be “changed forever” and the town “will be rocked” by the outcome.
Early Editions: Victor does something to get more power. Both Nick and Chelsea find out things that shock each of them. Jack makes a deal with someone.
Ratings, week of 7/10: 2.11.
Lucy (Daniel’s daughter), returns 8/9 to visit, again played by Lily Brooks O’Briant.
Doug Davidson (ex-Paul) posted on social media that he cleaned out his dressing room on the show. He’s still listed as an official cast member, even though he hasn’t been on since 2020.
Audra asks Nate to keep a secret for her, but he doesn’t want to jeopardize his relationship with Victoria. Adam is blackmailing her because she was supposed to destroy some evidence that Tucker asked to destroy, but she didn’t see one incriminating email. One of their singers had committed statutory rape while on tour, and this would damage both Tucker and her reputations. She wants Nate to help her out because Adam wants her to get Victor to agree to a merger between McCall and Newman. She thinks Nate should persuade Victoria to do this.
8/7 Heather tries to get in Christine’s way. Victoria takes a good look at what she and Nate have. 8/8 Diane is targeted by Abby. 8/9 Chris decides something without thinking it through. Summer tries to look forward to the future, with Chance’s help. 8/10 Billy does something new in his life. Audra is quizzed by Diane about what she intends. 8/11 Nate does something at Newman that he’s not supposed to do. Daniel stands firm in his convictions. Adam is warned by Sharon.
The show is given a Thumbs Up! for pitting Christine and Phyllis against each other once again.
NOTE: The Daytime Emmys have been postponed due to the WGA strike.
Congratulations to the show for being nominated for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series, Writing, Directing, Technical Direction/Camerawork and Video, Live Sound Mixing and Sound, Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design and Casting. Congratulations to Sharon Case (Sharon), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) for Lead Actress, to Peter Bergman (Jack) and Jason Thompson (Billy) for Lead Actor, and to Robert Newman (Ashland) for Guest Performance. The full list of nominations can be found here!
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Vincent Irizarry (ex-David), Eva La Rue (Celeste), Eden Riegel (ex-Heather), Chrishell Stause (ex-Bethany), Steve Burton (ex-Dylan) and many other soap stars appeared in “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway” which was streamed Thursday, Feb. 11. You can see it now on YouTube.
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