This week on the soaps, more the bigger news is behind the scenes. “Days of our Lives” is recasting Sami’s twin brother, Eric after an absence of over a decade. Soap vet Greg Vaughn (General Hospital) began taping this week as the popular character, last played by Jensen Ackles. Look for Eric to return to Salem in November. Also, the show is returning in a big way today after the two-week long Olympic break. We see the aftermath of the disaster play out from the restaurant.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” made news of its own when reports surfaced that original cast member Ronn Moss (Ridge) would be leaving the show after a 25 year career. Look for more details about Ronn’s departure as they are announced.
On “General Hospital,” Kristen Storms returns to her role as Maxie Jones from her medical leave. Jen Lilley, who brilliantly portrayed Maxie during Kristen’s absence, has already finished taping her scenes.
Here’s a look at spoilers for the week of August 13th:
“The Bold and the Beautiful “– Weekdays on CBS.
- Hope selects a date and location for her and Liam’s second wedding
- Thomas and Caroline’s relationship grows while they spend the afternoon with Danielle.
- Katie has some serious questions for Bill about Deacon’s trip to Italy.
- Stephanie has a health scare, which causes Hope to cancel her plans with Liam
- Liam goes out with Steffy when Hope cancels on him.
- Stephanie tells Hope why she should not be married to Liam
- Liam parties it up with Steffy on the eve of his second wedding to Hope.
- Liam awakens and immediately regrets his night with Steffy
- The guests arrive for Hope and Liam’s wedding, but there is no sign of the groom.
“Days of our Lives” — Weekdays on NBC
- EJ has a hard time holding on to Sami.
- Mel and Brady are trapped together with a leaking gas pipe.
- A pregnant Nicole fights terrible pain when she’s trapped under debris.
- Bo and Daniel frantically search for Nicole.
- Daniel finds Nicole in Horton Square and in labor.
- Abby is trapped in an elevator.
- An injured Lucas passes out while looking for Sami.
- Jack overcomes his PTSD to save his daughter, Abby.
- Abby reaches safety but Jack is caught in an explosion.
- Kate and Ian have a drunken face-off and he admits to getting rid of her husband.
- Chad and Gabi follow Brady and Mel’s voices down the tunnel.
- Chad is shocked to see Mel in Brady’s arms.
- Gabi fears that she will be exposed.
- Lucas tells his mother that he’s finished with Sami.
- Roman takes statements from everyone who was stuck underground.
- Gabi wants to come clean with Chad.
- Nicole opens up to Father Matt about her feelings for Daniel.
- Sami makes an announcement that surprises EJ and Will.
“The Young and the Restless” — Weekdays on CBS
- Nikki and Sharon get into a fight.
- Lauren tries to help Paul.
- Billy turns to Tim for dirt on Phyllis.
- With Tucker’s help, Sharon asserts her power.
- A mysterious woman gets manipulative.
- Victoria and Nick want to overthrow Sharon.
- Phyllis tells Daniel to break up with Heather.
- Phyllis toys with Tim’s feelings.
- Sharon makes an announcement that leaves Victoria and Nick rattled.
- Daniel and Heather take their relationship to the next level.
“General Hospital” — Weekdays on ABC
- Jerry injects both Alexis and Josslyn with a mysterious drug.
- Alexis and Josslyn’s loved ones panic as they get sick and no one knows why.
- A connection to Jerry and another Port Charles resident is revealed.
- Sonny proposes marriage to Kate.
- Trey plans to wed Kristina on-camera for Mob Princess.
- Trey will have to choose between Kristina and his dad.
- Todd meets with Heather and is confident that he has her under control.
- Dante is continuing his investigation into who helped Heather kidnap Luke
- Lulu learns the results of her pregnancy test
- Starr tries to get Trey to open up to her about what’s bothering him.
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