NEWS AND INFORMATION!
John J. York (Mac) is taking a break for a few months while he undergoes treatment. See his video here!
Rena Sofer returns as Lois! More
Note: Dates mentioned may not be accurate due to pre-emptions.
Kassie DePaiva (Blair) talks about her return to the show. She’s Tracy’s co-conspirator, as we learned last week, and Martin’s ex-wife. We also learned that Blair came up with the Deceptor idea, but Martin gave it to Lucy without her knowledge. Blair knows what he did and enjoys messing with him.
Tabyana Ali (Trina) is featured in a short interview about her character (especially about her relationship with Spencer).
Early Edition: Esme shares her deep concerns with others. Sasha and Sam set their plan in motion. Sonny bears the brunt of Carly’s anger.
Ratings, week of 8/21: 1.32.
Pikeman representative Roman Hume (Mark Engelhart) returns to have a secret meeting with Sonny.
Hayley Erin (ex-Kiki) will returns to Y&R to play Claire this Fall (Not Abby, the character she played before).
Nikolas left town, so Adam Huss will be gone for now.
Chad Duell (Michael) and girlfriend Luana Lucci had their child, name Dawsons, on August 30.
After Brook Lynn was fired last week, she’s devastated. She spills her guts to Chase because she loves and trusts him. Later, she tells Tracy off for betraying her.
9/18 Nina offers to help someone. Marshall is worried. Something shocks Valentin. 9/19 Someone visits Anna. Portia feels left all alone. Ned gets a new musical offer. 9/20 Finn and Elizabeth make suggestions about Gregory’s future. Cody tells someone that he’s sorry. Maxie and Lucy have it out. 9/21 Dante is sought by Valentin. Willow is asked for a favor by Sam. Drew fills Carly in.
The show is given a Thumbs Down! for the way they’ve handled Trina’s paternity.
Lynn Herring (Lucy) and Josh Kelly (Cody) are asked to give their choices on many things.
What Will Happen: Ava gets advice from Carly that she didn’t ask for. Spencer asks Alexis to do something. Martin sees something that he wishes he didn’t (I believe this all happened last week).
After Cody busts Sasha out of Ferncliff, they go to a cabin in the middle of nowhere, so she can detox. Cody helps her through it. They’re also on the run from Gladys, Montague and the PCPD. Gladys is very annoyed to find out that they escaped.
Avery Pohl (Esme) is featured in a brief interview about Esme’s recent story: working with Alexis, living with Spencer, etc.
Emme Rylan (ex-Lulu) tols fans on Instagram that the show has not contacted her about reprising her role. She has made it clear that she would be happy to return, if they ever decide to wake Lulu up out of her coma. She hinted that she has some other acting roles in the works, after the strike. In the meantime, she and her family are doing some traveling.
Early Editions: Lucy is reassured by Scott. Valentin gets a shock. Something shakes Anna’s confidence.
Ratings, week of 8/14: 1.35.
Joshua Benard (Adam) comes back to campus this week in scenes with Joss. He’s Maurice Benard (Sonny)’s real-life son.
Kassie Depaiva (Blair) is coming back to town briefly later this month. She was last seen in 2012.
Adam Huss is back as Nikolas. (Let’s hope he stays this time! He does a great job.)
Matthew Kimbrough plays Judge Jarrett this week as Sonny’s arraignment is held.
FBI Agent Moss is played by Jeff LeBeau, who’s also seen this week.
Spencer tells Trina how he feels about her and reassures her that he loves her, not Esme. He gives her a gift.
9/11 Molly and TJ share their good news. Maxie tells Felicia about her woes. Sonny’s family supports him. 9/12 Michael visits someone, surprising them. Elizabeth figures out that Jake is not her little boy any more. Chase gets curious about something. 9/13 Jordan demands answers. Tracy won’t give up on her legal matter. 9/14 Drew and Carly come up with a plan. Dante regrets something. Ava is begged by Austin.
The show is given a Thumbs Up! for having Cyrus be Austin’s big, bad boss, but a Thumbs Down! for how long it took them to reveal it.
Josh Kelly (Cody) is featured in an interview.
Lisa LoCicero (Oliva) and James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) are asked some random questions.
What Will Happen: Joss lends an ear to Dex, who pours out his feelings. Ned finds himself in his comfort zone. Anna apologizes to someone. Selina offers something.
The show will be a re-run Monday, 9/4/23 due to the Labor Day holiday.
Sonny got arrested by the feds last week, in front of his loved ones. Michael, Carly and Dex get together to try to figure out who turned Sonny in. They first suspect Josslyn, but she quickly denies it. They all try to figure out how they could have gotten the contents of the flash drive that Carly destroyed, or wonder if somehow the feds got hold of the trash and were able to get some information off it. Joss is sad and upset about what’s happened, especially for Dex.
Early Editions: Ava threatens someone. Sonny and Michael grow closer. Trina is reassured by Spencer.
Ratings, week of 8/7: 1.35.
Lucy prepares to fight against Tracy for Deception. She refuses to take Tracy’s offer for dropping the lawsuit in exchange for 75% of the company. Unfortunately, Deception is not doing well financially.
Monday, 9/4 is a re-run (due to Labor Day). 9/5 Diane does her job well. Drew is still manipulated by Cyrus. Mason is questioned by Ava. 9/6 Valentin is tailed by Anna. Cody proceeds with his plan. Dante and Kristina share common woes. 9/7 Josslyn is there for Trina. Mac has a mission. Sam spills the beans.
The show is given a Thumbs Up! for giving Alexis and her daughters more to do lately, but a Thumbs Down! for having Alexis switch from lawyer to newspaper editor (as well as suggesting that Alexis and Gregory aren’t a great match).
Fall Preview: The show will have a lot of “intrigue.” Sonny’s family and business will be affected by his arrest. He and Nina make a big decision. The truth finally comes out about Nina. Someone from Martin’s past arrives and affects the Deception lawsuit. We find out why Tracy is so intent on taking over the company. As Ava finds out about Nikolas, she’s put in more danger. Before Drew meets his maker in jail, Alexis and Carly try to save him. We find out who’s after Anna. Specer and Trina will finally have sex, and Spencer will grow closer to Ace. Olivia and Ned’s marriage is threatened as his past puts his future in jeopardy. Alexis’ family will be affected more by TJ and Molly’s surrogacy, which will complicate things for them. Sasha is still in danger, while Dante, Cody and Sam try to save her. Curtis tries to accept his fate and work on recovering as well as getting back with Portia. Elizabeth and Finn find that life is testing them. Chase learns about Gregory’s ALS from someone we might not expect. Joss bonds with a new friend at school but also gets deeper into Dex’s job. Sam finds out that Cody is Mac’s son and tries to get him to tell Mac. Felicia gets another new career Laura comes back to town and helps search for Nikolas.
Because it’s September, actors are asked to talk about their past school life, including Bonnie Burroughs (Gladys).
What Will Happen: Wiley and Nina share some time together. Brook Lynn isn’t so sure about something. Josslyn shares her feelings with Carly. Olivia tries to get Ned to remember something.
Lucy isn’t happy that Deception is being sued. She confronts Martin about his secret payments. While dealing with him, she throws a drink in his face. Martin seems more worried about Valentin than listening to her. Martin smooth-talks Lucy away from the subject, for now. When Lucy, Maxie and Brook Lynn go to court with their new lawyer, Elise, they’re shocked to see that Jackson is representing the person claiming that they stole the idea of The Deceptor. Things get even worse when they find out with whom he’s working.
Early Editions: Valentin gets followed by a suspicious Anna. Sonny gets put in a tight spot. Cyrus plays a cat-and-mouse game with Drew.
Ratings, week of 7/31: 1.40.
Cody meets with a psychiatrist named Dr. Brooks (Michael Bell) at Ferncliff to try to get himself committed, so he can see Sasha.
Dedan Donovan plays Gabe this week with Dex (Evan Hofer). Tim Thunderhose Halpin plays Judge Kerr, who presides over the Deception case. Carly Hughes plays Elise, Lucy’s attorney. Hughes is best known for her work on Broadway.
Brick returns to speak with Sonny.
Ella Lentini (Betty) has left the show for now.
Gladys asks Nina for help, since Selina and the Ferncliff doctor (Dr. Montague) demanding more money from her. Gladys also has a lot of guilt about what’s been done to Sasha. At first, Gladys lies that she needs money for Sasha’s hospital bills, but Nina forces her to admit some of the truth. However, Gladys doesn’t want Nina to tell Sonny.
8/28 Alexis is asked for advice by Kristina. Curtis gets advice from his Aunt Stella. Finn gets comfort from Elizabeth. 8/29 Tracy creates drama, as usual. Sonny and Brick confer. Drew is interrogated by Cyrus. 8/30 Nina hears something shocking. Someone gets in the way of Selina’s plans. Dante tries to see Sasha in Ferncliff. 8/31 Ava feels discouraged. Chase proposes something. Brook Lynn gets angry.
The show is given a Thumbs Down! for giving Esme amnesia and all the problems that has caused for her character and the fans.
Various actors show photos of their summer vacations, including Kate Mansi (Kristina).
What Will Happen: Sonny is confronted by Nina. Kristina pours out her feelings to Willow. Sam hears Cody out. Brook Lynn loses it.
Valentin knows that Anna is suspicious of him, despite the fact that they share a bed at the Metro Court. Sonny sends him a text to meet him a his place. Sonny questions him about Pikeman. Valentin says that he thinks Pikeman’s not happy about the fact that Sonny isn’t cooperating with him. Sonny intends to back out of their deal because he doesn’t like the way Pikeman does business. Valentin suggests that’s not a good idea. Valentin goes to Dante’s place to pick up Charlotte. Dante tries to find out why Valentin lied about where he was the night of the fire, but he does it in a subtle way.
Early Editions: Gladys tries to manipulate Nina. Tracy makes trouble. Martin gets interrogated by Lucy.
Ratings, week of 7/24: 1.38.
Jeffrey Stubblefield plays Dr. Bronson, Gregory’s doctor. They meet this week.
Hudson West (Jake) appears in scenes this week with his mom, Elizabeth, and Austin.
Walt Willey will return soon as Jackson Montgomery!
Olivia sees Eddie differently after he sings her a song he wrote for her. She can tell that he’s confused and opening up more. She enjoys his company and can see him more as a real person.
8/21 Something or someone threatens Drew. Anna suspects that something is up. Carly’s wish is granted by Sonny. 8/22 Gregory learns something new about his condition. Austin and Elizabeth work on a patient. Alexis and Finn go to an AA meeting. 8/23 Something inspires Felicia. Ava is interrogated by Sonny. Jordan and Anna meet up. 8/24 Cody gets taken to task by Sam. Lucy and Maxie tell someone bad news. Spencer tells Trina his secret.
The show is given a Thumbs Up! for having Anna, Dante and Sonny work together to solve the mystery of who shot at Anna or Sonny.
There is a family-related trivia quiz for each of the shows.
What Will Happen: Finn finds out something disturbing. Sonny makes an offer to someone. Eddie and Tracy argue. Sam is worried.
Maura West (Ava) is featured in the short, one-page “Take Five” interview.
Cody tries to visit Sasha in Ferncliff because he knows she didn’t mean to stab him. He suspects that Gladys is behind Sasha’s break from reality. Cody learns that he’s not allowed to visit Sasha, and Gladys controls the list of visitors. He tells Diane that he’s not going to press charges against Sasha. (this all happened this past week) He asks for her help in visiting Sasha, but Diane doesn’t have control over that. He tries to charm his way in with the Ferncliff nurse in charge, but that doesn’t work. Then he gets Brook Lynn to create a distraction, so he can slip in and see Sasha.
Maura West (Ava) is featured in a short interview.
Early Editions: Willow finds out something great. Curtis and Portia discuss their troubled marriage. Sonny sets a trap for someone.
Ratings, week of 7/10: 1.35.
Brick (Stephen A. Smith) brings Sonny some important information this week.
Lauren Swickard plays Janie, the nurse at Ferncliff that gives Cody (Josh Swickard) a hard time, 8/7. Lauren is Josh’s real-life wife.
Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr/Kiki) is engaged to her boyfriend, Taylor Crousore.
Anna tries to figure out who is targeting her, and why. She has a warm reunion with Valentin and then meets with Robert. They know the Pikeman group has something to do with this. She has some suspicions about Valentin as well, so she goes to ask him about it, calmly.
8/7 Olivia offers something to someone that surprises them. Brick and Sonny put their heads together. Sam gets more suspicious. 8/8 Eddie gets some things to think about from Olivia. Tracy and Gregory have an argument. Elizabeth and Finn grow close again. 8/9 Jordan offers to help someone. Trina decides to go for it. Sonny and Nina make plans to get married. 8/10 Alexis is impressed by Kristina. Curtis and Trina grow closer. Maxie gets an exciting offer from someone.
Donnell Turner (Curtis) is chosen as Performer of the Week.
An article focuses on Maurice Benard (Sonny)’s 30 years on the show.
What Will Happen: Michael worries about someone. Willow gets a visit from Nina. Finn and Elizabeth have an important talk. Laura frets about something that she should be worried about.
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, Lighting Direction, Costume Design/Styling, and Hair Styling and Makeup, Casting, and for Best Original Song for “Darling, Darling”. Congratulations to Finola Hughes (Anna) for Lead Actress, to Maurice Benard (Sonny) for Lead Actor, to Sonya Eddy (Epiphany), Brook Kerr (Portia) and Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) for Supporting Actress, to Nicholas Chavez (Spencer), Chad Duell (Michael), Robert Gossett (Marshall) and Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) for Supporting Actor, to Eden McCoy (Josslyn) for Younger Performer, and to Ally Mills (Heather) for Guest Performance. The full list of nominations can be found here!
From soapsindepth.com: The 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on Friday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET. The Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmys are scheduled for the following day, Saturday, June 17, also at 9 p.m. ET. The main Daytime Emmy Awards will be shown live on CBS on Friday, June 16, starting at 9 p.m. ET, also streaming live on Paramount+. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, they will be streaming live on Watch.TheEmmys.tv and the Emmys streaming apps starting at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun 17.
Kristen Alderson, Mark Lawson, Bree Williamson, Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash, Steve Burton, Anthony Geary, Finola Hughes, Hillary B. Smith, Laura Wright, Cameron Mathison, 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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