— Spoiler Alert: scroll down if you don’t want to know how DAYS kicks off February sweeps.
Look for the polar vortex that is EJ (James Scott) and Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) love life to continue well into February on Days of our Lives.
As Sami gets stranded in Chicago on Tuesday, February 4, expect EJ to blow off some steam at the company gym. After his workout, EJ heads to the showers but he won’t be alone! Look for Abigail (Kate Mansi) to surprise him in there! EJ and Abby have sex in the shower!
Yup, Abby and EJ’s affair is far from over! But what about Sami? When she manages to make her way back to Salem later that same night, will she find her fiancé with a younger woman? Forget about love in the afternoon, over at Days of our Lives as of late, it’s been about scandal in the afternoon.
— There were two big soap exits announced this week: Kimberly McCullough announced her return to General Hospital as Robin was coming to an end. And probably the biggest, Alison Sweeney revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she would be leaving her role as Sami Brady later this year after 22 years!
— Days of our Lives and General Hospital were renewed this week while The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful’s picksups were announced last week. Click here for more.
— General Hospital’s head writer Ron Carlivati has signed a new contract with the ABC soap.
— Ilene Kristen is on her way back to GH as Delia, the character she first played on Ryan’s Hope, reports Soap Opera Digest.
— If you missed the photos of Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson’s appearance on GH, click here. Look for the GH fan to appear on the daytime soap next week.
— Could former One Life to Live star Kassie DePaiva be headed to Days of our Lives?
— Don’t forget: Michael Muhney (Adam) and Billy Miller’s (Billy) big exit scenes (that I first told you about last week) will air next week.
Rants & Raves:
- Carter who? It was nice for The Bold and the Beautiful to remember Zack Conroy’s Oliver Jones this week. Hope’s ex and Brooke’s former masked lover locked lips with Maya (Karla Mosley).
- I enjoyed the scenes with General Hospital’s younger set this week when Spencer (Nicholas Bechtel) and Cameron (Michael Leone) first faught over Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) and later crossed paths with Heather Webber (Robin Mattson). The Spencer/Emma/Cameron triangle is far more riveting than Rafe/Molly/TJ.
- Explain to me why The Young and the Restless’ Abby (Melissa Ordway) is looking at small apartments with Tyler (Redaric Williams) when she inherited Brad’s mansion? Call the pest control and get rid of the rats. I’m pretty sure the millions Abby got from Victor could pay for both Abby and Tyler’s commute from the house to downtown GC for work each day.
- Eric’s (Greg Vaughan) confession to Nicole (Arianne Zucker) when they thought they were going to die was heartbreaking. Strip Eric of his collar and let these two finally reunite! Also love Julie (Susan Seaforth-Hayes) budding in and looking for Nick on Days of our Lives. Loved the shout outs to Shawn-Douglas, Jessica and Marie.
What’s coming up:
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Hope learns the truth about Wyatt.
Katie plays matchmaker. Following a marriage proposal, a couple gives in to their desire and makes love for the first time. Despite Quinn’s pleas to Pam to keep Wyatt’s secret, Pam reveals all to Liam who then rushes to tell Hope. Wyatt tried to justify his actions regarding the jewellery heist. Eric and Rick become concerned about how Forrester Creations will look if word about the truth behind Wyatt’s publicity stunt gets out. Bill gets Justin to dig up some dirt on Ridge. Rick questions Ridge’s true intentions with Brooke. Brooke speaks to Ridge about their future together.
Coronation Street (CBC): Hayley begins saying her goodbyes.
Todd makes a play at Marcus. Tyrone and Kirk return with strawberries for Hayley. Kal encourages Dev to go for Stella. Eileen catches Todd in a shocking situation. Anna and Izzy persuade Owen and Gary to again with a new project. Leanne doesn’t feel confident as a wife and mother. Leanne is upset at Stella for interfering in her marriage. Hayley begins saying her goodbyes.
Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): EJ gives Abby a warning.
EJ gives Abigail a warning. Sami and Kate worry that their secret will come out. Nicole finds out that Eric is leaving town. Daniel feels hopeful that Eric will be exonerated. EJ tells Sami that things must change. Maggie declares that she can no longer be Brady’s sponsor. JJ worries that Theresa won’t fall into his trap. Kate is stunned by a potential new employee. Victor winds up in the middle when Maggie and Brady argue about his use of alcohol. Nicole and Daniel track down Dr. Chyka. Jordan rescues Rafe from a tense situation.
General Hospital (ABC/City): Victor Cassadine returns!
Olivia and Sonny discuss Morgan and how Julian let him go so easily. Ava receives some upsetting news. Lucy is worried that Felicia will tell Kevin that she slept with Scotty. Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson appears as Kevin’s patient. Dante and Nathan discuss Dante’s seperation from Lulu. Robert is there for Anna when she is distraught about Duke. Franco and Silas both believe that they have been framed. Tracey reports to Anna that Luke is missing. Robert leaves Port Charles just as Victor Cassadine (Thaao Penghlis) returns!
The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Billy & Adam’s showdown!
Billy confronts Adam (more on that here). Dylan meets Ian Ward. Lauren and Michael race to save Fen. Sharon continues to be haunted by memories of Cassie.