Peter Bergman Previews Young and the Restless' Jack/Summer Bombshell!
These are rough times for Jack Abbott. First, the high-strung cosmetics mogul was shot during his wedding and paralyzed. Then he got addicted to painkillers. Now he's about to find out that he's the birth father of Summer and that, Nick and Phyllis, have been hiding the truth from him. TV Guide spoke with Bergman to get a preview of the big reveal, airing Tuesday, July 9.
TV Guide: Well, you sure can't complain about a lack of Jack drama! Yikes.
Bergman: You're right! I have had so much over the last year, one thing playing right into the other — and the best part is that we're talking about huge, emotional struggles and honest efforts to get back on his feet, not crazy, fantastical stuff. And this thing with Summer...wow! It hits Jack right in his most vulnerable spot. All his life he's been striving for the thing he can't have — a solid, happy family. Jack's mother walked away when he was just a teenager. And he's so desperate to keep his dead dad around, he keeps conjuring him up! The loss of family is powerful.
TV Guide: So how does Jack react to the good news-bad news?
Bergman: At first he's just gobsmacked. It's pure shock, because he's always felt a special connection to Summer. So, in that way, his dream has come true. But, then, he can't get to the bottom of things fast enough. How long has Nick known? How long has Phyllis? Jack has always had a soft spot for Nick. He helped raise the kid.
TV Guide: Or get back all those lost years?
Bergman: Yes! Nick fucked this up so royally there is no undoing it. Jack has lost such precious time with Summer. Think of all of her birthday parties he was invited to, where he felt like a fifth wheel. This is such a huge betrayal
TV Guide: Where does this leave him and Summer?
Bergman: You know, it's funny. As an actor I always say that it's much easier to kiss a stranger on screen — someone who has just joined the cast — than it is to suddenly start making out with someone you've worked with for years. That's similar for Jack and Summer. The scenes where the two of them are finally alone together are brilliantly written. It's some of the best material I've had in a long time, and Hunter is absolutely spectacular. And, of course, as you know we've lost Michelle Stafford. How does Jack maintain a relationship with Summer if there's no Phyllis around? Plus there are more big things coming that will distract Jack from the situation with Summer in a huge way.
Kendall is heading back to Pine Valley and AccessHollywood.com has your exclusive first look at a photo from her All My Children return.
Alicia Minshew filmed a brief return as Kendall for the soap, which currently is available on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
Bianca and Kendall will be discussing Kendall’s health issues. Bianca thinks Kendall should “reveal the truth,” according to The OnLine Network, but fans will have to tune in for the July 8 episode of All My Children to see what happens.
Earlier this year, Eden spoke to AccessHollywood.com about her on screen sister’s return.
“She is coming back for a cameo… and I got to work with her… which was just amazing. Staring into her big brown eyes everything came flooding back, like our old relationship and we shared so many intimate scenes together and also we’re very, very close friends so it was a lovely reunion between Bianca and Kendall,” she said.
Minshew's episode will be available starting Monday, July 8.
The newest issue of CBS Soaps In Depth, citing multiple sources, is reporting that there may be truth to reported rumors that Michelle Stafford is leaving Phyllis Summers and “The Young and the Restless” to head to ABC’s “General Hospital.”
According to one of the mags sources, “It would be a big coup to get Michelle, and ‘GH’ knows it.” This is of course in response to “Y&R” and “GH” swapping cast members. In January, Steve Burton (ex-Jason Morgan, “GH”) joined “Y&R” as Dylan McAvoy, and in April, Emme Rylan (ex-Abbie Newman) joined “GH” as Lulu Spencer.
Despite a source close to Stafford stating to the mag that reports of her joining is “not true,” the mag cites another source who says they “wouldn’t doubt” that the actress would be joining “GH” down the road.
A source close to the soap and actress tells Soap Opera Network, “there is no truth to the rumor that Michelle is going to ‘GH’ … at least not in the immediate future.” They added, “She didn’t leave to jump right to another show.”
For weeks “Days of our Lives” fans have been asking that question after actor Drake Hogestyn (John Black) tweeted he last taped an episode of the NBC Daytime drama series on March 18 (scheduled to air Wednesday, July 17). In his tweet he said, “Given a chance off the bench, I’m sure I could hit a homer for J&M. #putmeincoach.” Fans were given some hope when Soap Opera Digest reported in its June 24 issue that the actor “has reported back to work after a brief hiatus from the show.”
The report was found under the ”Stuff We Know (and shouldn’t tell you)” section. Sadly, the mag didn’t actually know as Digest semi-retracted its reporting per the Tuesday, July 9 issue citing comments from Hogestyn’s daughter, Alex, who took to Facebook to say that her father was not filming again. “[The] report is not true. My dad has not been back filming, I wish he was though!”
According to Jason47.com, the definitive “Days of our Lives” fan archive, Hogestyn has been removed from the “DAYS” credits as of the Tuesday, July 2 episode. “Drake Hogestyn (John) was quietly removed from the credits today, signaling that he is no longer on contract,” the website stated. Hogestyn, who regularly follows on screen love interest Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) in the credits, was also noticeably absent on the Wednesday, July 3 episode.
“Days of our Lives” has yet to issue comment on the status of Hogestyn and his future with the soap.
Proving you can’t believe everything you read or see tweeted, earlier this evening a Twitter posting said to be by John Reilly, who portrayed Sean Donely on ABC’s “General Hospital” from 1984 through 1995 and again for a couple of episodes on “General Hospital: Night Shift” in 2008, stated the actor would be returning to the soap after nearly a 20 year absence.
The tweet raised the hopes of many fans only to have those hopes get dashed not too longer afterward.
A spokesperson for the soap confirms to Soap Opera Network that the tweet was not by Reilly and that the handle is in fact a fake. “Not the real John Reilly,” the spokesperson said.
Jason Brooks is in the upcoming movie The Perfect Boyfriend – set to air on Friday, July 5 on LMN at 8PM/ET/9PM/PT. His list of television credits is long and includes Revolution, Body of Proof and Switched at Birth. However you might know him best for his role as Peter Blake on Days Of Our Lives.
In The Perfect Boyfriend Brooks plays Chuck who becomes part of a plot to get a hold of a single mom’s wealth. Celebrity Baby Scoop exclusively asked the actor on the making of the movie, fatherhood, and having the “perfect” marriage.
CBS: Tell us about your character Chuck in The Perfect Boyfriend?
JB: Chuck is basically a good guy, but gets in his own way. In an effort reap the benefits of a large construction development, he gets involved in the wrong way of doing business with the wrong kind of people. Along the way, he breaks his promises to his ex-wife and, more importantly, his son, and places himself and them in danger…
CBS: What was it like working with your fellow actors?
JB: Great! It was a fun group to work with! Ashley (Scott) was an absolute delight. Beautiful, charming, talented and present. Karen- also beautiful, AND funny! It’s hard to believe someone that sweet could play a character who is that bat sh– crazy… Aidan (Turner), from here on to be referred to as “The Most Handsome Man Alive” is a great guy. Cool and laid back…
CBS: You played a villain on Days of Our Lives – is there a difference between acting in a soap opera and a prime time television series?
JB: The biggest difference is the time. To do an hour of a soap, it takes a day which is about 70-80 script pages. In primetime, you have about 8 days to do the equivalent amount of pages so you have more of an opportunity for quality. There’s also more money being put towards the production value of a primetime show which allows it to look better.
CBS: Out of all your television credits – do you have a favorite role?
JB: Hmmn. Tough one. I’d say the one I cringe the least when I watch is “Connor Banes” in “Without A Trace”. Maybe “Thomas Gates” in “The Pretender”, largely because I enjoyed working with Andrea Parker so much…
CBS: You’ve been married to your wife for over two decades, do you have advice on having a “perfect” marriage?
JB: It wiil be 26 years this month (we met in grade school for you smart-ass mathematicians).
The first piece of advice I’d give on having a perfect marriage is to understand that there is no such thing. The important thing is that we are all humans and we’re imperfect and we all make mistakes and that we need to learn from our mistakes. The path of your relationship is about growing together, not perpetuating to same mistakes for the duration of your time together. Equally important is that we understand that our partners make mistakes as well and that we need not just to forgive, but to accept these mistakes as a catalyst for learning/growth.
It’s different for every couple, but two very strong areas in my relationship with my wife, Corinne, are our companionship – we truly enjoy each other’s company and our active partnership in parenting our children…plus, I just do what she says. It’s a lot easier that way…
CBS: You have two sons, what are their names and ages? Tell us a little about them and what they’re into.
JB: Kanan is 11 and Jaredan is 14. They’re both really into basketball which was my sport so I’m very excited…
CBS: Are you a strict dad or a laid back one? What’s something you love about fatherhood?
JB: By today’s standards, I’m strict. By my parents’ generational standards, I’m a pushover. Recently, I took away one of my sons’ cellphone for a day because he did something he wasn’t supposed to do. Pretty much says it all… One of the things I love about fatherhood is watching their personalities develop enabling them to become their own men.
CBS: What are your summer plans?
JB: Well, we were supposed to take several family trips including a family reunion on my wife’s side. However, amidst of teaching some 20-something year-olds the finer points of the game of basketball at my gym, I tore my Achilles’ tendon which is requiring 4-6 weeks of staying off of it and months of physical therapy to recover from the surgery. Our plans were somewhat thwarted by the injury, but we did send our children on two of the trips.
Young & the Restless hottie, Redaric Williams isn’t exactly winning at love on the daytime soup, but he tries to make sure his three sisters, including a twin, are equipped to play the game well.
He admitted getting into a lot of fights when he was younger, but the once protective model-turned-actor, has learned to live by the mantra: “If you love it, I like it.” However, he may still offer his siblings some romantic advice from the male perspective from time to time.
Tracy: What advice do you give your sisters?
Redaric: Don’t be naïve. I always tell [my twin sister], make sure that whatever your objective is, that you address that. Sometimes guys tend to get a little too caught up in the masculine, wanting things their way. Make sure you stand your ground as a woman and make sure that you’re assertive in that way. Your opinion does make a difference. Always be respected.
Tracy: Should men always pay?
Redaric: I think a man should pay. However, don’t put yourself in a situation where a guy starts to pay for things and then they start to feel like they have something over you or anything like that. A woman should always be capable, but she’s not responsible.
Katie Couric’s talk show, “Katie,” is taking a turn in the wrong direction — according to her, anyway.
Confidenti@l has learned the syndicated daytime show will be “gossip-centric” in its second season, since a behind-the-scenes shakeup replaced executive producer Michael Morrison with “The Tyra Banks Show” executive producer Rachel Miskowiec.
Couric, who is also a co-executive producer on the show, is upset at being “dumbed down,” a source says, and was set on calling it quits after season one. Then Miskowiec arrived and promised a nice middle ground of hard-hitting news and softer fare — but count on it being more on the light side, says our source.
“If there is one thing Katie hates more than being called ‘perky,’ it's being called ‘tabloid,’ ” our source says. “She thinks of herself as a serious journalist, covering stories that make a difference. She’s fighting this.”
Couric has made it clear she wants to be taken seriously at work, and at the studio she has even made fun of our culture’s obsession with celebrity.
“Katie comes from a world of TV journalists that think appealing to the lowest common denominator — celebrity — is cheap,” the source says. “Jerry Springer-type TV is not something she is interested in. Anderson Cooper vowed to do the same. He hated covering gossip. He even refused to say the name ‘Paris Hilton’ on TV, and look what happened to his daytime TV show — it got canceled.”
The new plan for Couric’s show — which airs locally on ABC — will involve a healthy dose of gossip, fashion and pop culture segments, our source says, adding that gorgeous talking heads will drop by to weigh in with Couric.
While that might not be ideal for Couric, our insider says, “She’s also got brains, so for the show to work, she needs to do it.”
Ironically, when the cameras are off, no one likes gossip more than Couric, our insider says.
“She knows who is dating who, who is looking for a new job, everything. She reads celebrity websites and can name all of Brad and Angie’s kids, yet on camera it just makes her cringe,” the source laughs. “She is worried about what Matt Lauer and Diane Sawyer will think. She worked hard to be taken seriously.”
When “Katie” launched in September, the hope was that the show would propel Couric into talk-queen status. But ever since show creator Jeff Zucker called it quits to run CNN, Couric has struggled to find a way to stick to her values while getting ratings.
Hallmark Channel has issued the following statement regarding MARIE, starring world renown entertainer Marie Osmond:
Hallmark Channel is in a phase of true transformation to a much more diversified portfolio of family friendly entertainment that includes original movies and acquired series in addition to original primetime scripted series and a full original daytime line up. With so many talk show offerings in the daypart, particularly in broadcast syndication, Hallmark Channel has decided not to greenlight a second season of its Critics Choice Award nominated talk show, Marie, starring Marie Osmond.
As the network examined and explored its work in daytime, we determined that the best direction for this daypart is to offer quintessential lifestyle service shows that inform and entertain our viewers with how to, tips and ideas for living their best lives. We also find these types of shows best serve today's demand for digital video.
We are extremely grateful to Marie Osmond, whose immense talent and dedication to excellence is unmatched in entertainment. Marie is a consummate professional and outstanding human being in every way possible. We have enjoyed working with her on the talk show and know her passion to create an offering of such high quality will find great success in syndication.
MARIE has been a bright spot on the daytime schedule for soap opera fans. Her tribute to THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS' 40th anniversary and recent interview with Corbin Bernsen were particularly strong. ONE LIFE TO LIVE star Tuc Watkins used the show to publicly come out of the closet and revealed he was the father to twin babies.
Oprah Winfrey has made in a new video promoting the arrival of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE on her OWN network starting July 15.
"I heard you! You posted, you tweeted, you Facebooked, and I listened. And now they're here! Pine Valley, Llanview, Victoria Lord, Adam Chandler, Angie & Jesse, all of your favorites. We're having a Summer Fling with the soaps."
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is kicking off the network’s previously announced summer fling for soap fans with a marathon of back-to-back original half-hour episodes of The OnLine Network’s reprisal of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE on Monday, July 15.
The first three episodes of ALL MY CHILDREN will air from 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET on July 15, with the third episode repeating at 1:30 p.m. Original episodes will then air daily at 1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16.
The first three episodes of ONE LIFE TO LIVE will air from 2-3:30 p.m. ET on July 15, with the third episode repeating at 3:30 p.m. Original episodes will then air daily at 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16.
Newman's latest role is Sidney Bruhl in "Deathtrap." Bruhl, the scheming playwright in the classic stage comedy-thriller, is a bit more subtle than Hook, but he's got his dark side.
"Hook's a psychopath in a bizarre way, too," Newman said. "He's constantly talking about murdering the boys, children."
Coming out to the Barn, where he got his start in 1981, is a vacation for Newman.
"I adore this theater." And he loves the community -- getting breakfast in Galesburg is much more pleasant for him than doing the same in NYC. "It's a nice break for me from the business ... This business can just beat the crap out of you. When I come here I feel I can just shove all that aside and focus on playing a great role."
Television's top-rated daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (Y&R), will move to TVGN (TV Guide Network) for its exclusive basic cable airings beginning on Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Starting this summer, TVGN will be the only destination on cable where Y&R fans can catch same day episodes of their favorite series every weeknight at 7 p.m. ET/PT with encore airings the following morning at 10:00 AM, ET/PT. To locate TVGN on cable or satellite, viewers can visit www.tvgn.tv for a channel finder.
To help promote the show, TVGN aired a special program, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS ON-SET: inFANity, on Monday, June 17. Hosted by Kristoff St. John, this one-hour special episode will feature an in-depth look at Genoa City, including behind-the-scenes footage, set secrets and never-before-seen interviews with the cast. The episode will include up-close interviews with Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Michelle Stafford, Joshua Morrow, Sharon Case, Christian LeBlanc, Tracey Bregman, Jess Walton, Greg Rikaart, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Kristoff St. John, Christel Khalil, Steve Burton and Melissa Claire Egan. Watch it below:
In Madame Morrible’s big, frizzy, upswept wig and voluminous Ozian costume, Kim Zimmer disappears so deep in her character in “Wicked” that she walks out the stage door, and fans who watched her for decades as Reva Shayne, the primary romantic lead on GUIDING LIGHT, don’t recognize her.
“I walk right past people who make no comment,” Zimmer said by telephone from a coffee shop in Columbus, Ohio, where “Wicked” stopped before beginning a five-week run at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. “The night after they see the show, I find people waiting who say, ‘I loved you as Reva on the GUIDING LIGHT. I didn’t know it was you until I got home and read the program. When I realized who you were, I had to come back to get your autograph.’”
“Soaps did not fold because the audience became tired of them,” Zimmer said. “They just became too costly."
“You can analyze it, but you can’t do anything about it. So you move on. I’m an actor. I will find a place to act. For this period of time, it’s in the theater, and thank goodness for it."
"My favorite thing about [playing Noah] was I was able to help a few people. It's way more than I could have ever asked out of a role like that. It was part of this growing movement of acceptance and tolerance." Silbermann is currently starring on Broadway in "The Assembled Parties" with 2013 Tony Award winner Judith Light.
On-Air On-Soaps caught up with the duo last week during a press junket to ask three burning questions we wanted to know … how did the twosome feel when they heard the news of the early hiatus that was imposed by the labor union, How do they feel about how their characters have been written for? And, why do they think One Life get no love ever at the Daytime Emmys.
When you heard about the labor dispute between the Union and Prospect Park and received the news that the production of One Life to Live had to suspend a week earlier than anticipated … what were you thoughts?
HILLARY: I started laughing. I really did. I looked at Woodsy and was giggling.
ROBERT: We were actually working and we had to go back and shoot scenes, and my phone rang and there was an email, really a brief statement. I leaned out the door and said to people, “Did anyone else just get an email?” And then when we were on the set it was like, “What do we do now?” Hillary, you were not ready to see it go? You did not believe it would happen, did you?
HILLARY: Well, I spoke. You heard what I said to the crew. I wanted to go on record, because I wasn’t sure how this was going to play out and there were a lot of dynamics that went on the weeks prior before both sides started talking. And, I had seen the guys walk out the door of the studio. And I went, “Oh, I don’t think that’s good.” I was with our costume designer, Susan Gammie getting a fitting and then Robert Gorrie (Matthew) came in and showed me the email. There was a part of me that went, “This just can’t happen again. It just can’t!” And then there was another part of me that went, “It could.” When we did our then last scene, and we had to be out by 11am, and we finished at 10:15. I got up and spoke and said on behalf of everyone in the scene, “It has been an honor and privilege to be part of this reboot,” and I truly believe that. It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of this reboot to see Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, and Jennifer Pepperman and Ginger Smith, pour all of their heart and soul into this, and the staff and the crew. I said, “We are a family. It’s been wonderful to come to be with our family again. And, for those of you who weren’t a part of it before, you are now. We are family and this is what coming to work means.” I just wanted everyone to know that, and I wasn’t sure if that was my “goodbye”, but I wanted them to know how touched I was by this whole experience, and being part of it.
ROBERT: So now when we get back, Hillary you can say, “See, what I told you guys?”
Recently, there were new head writers appointed for One Life to Live, whose work fans will not see until the show resumes production later in summer. How do you feel about how your characters were written for thus far?
ROBERT: Jennifer Pepperman is still there, and she is not going to let anyone get to off track! I have been happy thus far on how they have written the Bo and Nora relationship. I haven’t had any real grievances with things I have bee asked to do, or the way it was written. I think they have written pretty well. I am always concerned more about the police department which feels like it has saloon doors, where anybody can just walk in and out! (Laughs) That stuff does not apply! Try walking down to the 20th precinct in New York City.
HILLARY: I have been ecstatic the way they have been writing Nora. I feel light as a bird and unfettered, and not carrying any major heartache around. So this is nothing but sheer joy.
Two weekends ago, One Life to Live was nominated for its final time in its ABC version for Outstanding Drama Series for the last two episodes of its historic run at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The last episode featured those heartfelt moments between Bo and Nora, and Bo and his son, Matthew. The episodes were brilliant, and yet, once again, One Life left the Emmys with no cigar, or shall we say no gold! Why do you think this show can’t ever catch a break for the big award of the night?
HILLARY: Politics are huge when it comes to Emmys. I don’t think One Life to Live had any political support when it comes to winning an Emmy. As a matter of fact, if it had won Outstanding Drama Series that would have been a kind of … ahem… awkward moment for ABC. I love the fact that Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati were nominated for two shows. I thought that was great. I am sorry that they didn’t win. I don’t quite understand how the voting system works anymore. All I know is, it was a win for our fans.
ROBERT: I did not know the Emmys were even on a few Sunday nights ago until I got a text from Eddie Alderson, telling me that Kristen Alderson had won! That is great! And I got a great picture of Eddie who looked like a movie star there! He had a tuxedo on, but he was wearing it the way you are supposed to wear a tux, with a tie! He looked great. I was texting him back as I was watching the NBA finals, so I never caught the Emmy telecast. I was trying to find a replay of it, but I guess I was too late.
In the new issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, on sale right now, we have a special photo feature with Lynn Herring (Lucy, GENERAL HOSPITAL), who is the owner and curator of the Raymond Museum. And now we've got a very special exclusive video of the historical homestead hosted by the actress herself! So if you enjoyed the photo feature, you'll love this video. And if you love this video, you should definitely check out the photo spreads in the magazine!
Watch as she takes you around and shows you some of the sites while offering up some educational historical facts, with some asides from her hubby, Wayne Northrop (ex-Rex, PORT CHARLES). And you won't believe who the special musical guest is!
Aiden Turner has made a career out of playing good guys and heroes like ALL MY CHILDREN's Aidan Devane. For the first time, now he's taking on the role of the villain in the Lifetime Movie Network Original, The Perfect Boyfriend. Premiering Friday, July 5, at 8 p.m. EST, the film stars Turner as an undeniably charming man who, together with his greedy wife (Jennifer Taylor), has a truly sinister agenda!
"The plan is for him to meet up with his high school crush, April (Ashley Scott), at their reunion," Turner explains. "Then seduce her, murder her mother, and [eventually] inherit the millions himself [to share with his wife]." However, agreeing to the plan and watching her husband become romantically involved with another woman proves easier said than done for the wife who takes stalking to new levels. Will her fears be founded?
"My character realizes that April has all these qualities that he wishes his wife had," Turner previews. "So he really wants to get rid of her and scrap the plan!" While playing all the twists and turns, Turner had a blast wearing the proverbial black hat. "It's a role that's painfully different from myself," he admits. "I just enjoyed the subtleties of being a deceitful, crafty, dishonest scumbag!" Are there lessons to be learned for the not-so-perfect man? The ending will leave viewers gasping. "It's a bit of a surprise!" Turner teases with a grin.
In this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now it reveals that General Hospital favorite, Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) has signed a new contract with the ABC soap opera. LoCicero joined GH back in 2008.
LoCicero related to SOD about some initial concern about her current negotiations stating, “It was so funny because we were in contract negotiations at the time I got the call saying Olivia was going to get shot and I was like, “Uh, wait a minute … (Laughs). Of course, it has been planned for a long time but I still kept thinking, “Not a good time for a physical misfortune to befall your character (Laughs).”
Steffy told Taylor that she and Liam had made out in Italy before Liam married Hope, but they had not made love. Steffy begged Taylor to keep the secret. Steffy and Liam talked, and Steffy promised to tell no one of their intimate encounter. Liam told Steffy that he loved her and would always love her. Taylor told Ridge that Steffy and Liam belonged together, and Ridge told Taylor to give it up because everyone, including Steffy, supported Hope's marriage to Liam. Brooke and Katie discovered the video of Liam and Steffy kissing and rolling around on the bed in Italy. Brooke and Katie couldn't tell if Steffy and Liam had done the deed because the video stopped. Brooke confronted Liam about his time in his suite with Steffy. She questioned Liam about his commitment to Hope, but Hope interrupted and asked what was going on. Thomas and Caroline grew closer. Karen told Bill about her relationship with Danielle. Bill said that he supported her. He reiterated that she was his family, and so was Danielle.
Rafe and Agent Spencer questioned E.J. again. Sami was upset to learn that Carrie was pregnant and that everyone knew but her. Sami asked Rafe if he was the father of Carrie's baby. Sonny tried to convince Will that his job with E.J. was dangerous. Will told E.J. that he knew that Stefano was not E.J.'s biological father, and Will used the information to get the upper hand on E.J. Andrew realized that he had feelings for Melanie. Gabi was shocked to learn that Andrew had kidnapped Melanie. Andrew convinced Gabi to go along with his plan because it would give her more time to be alone with Chad. Brady told Madison that he knew that Ian had gotten him hooked on drugs, but she didn't believe him. Kate accused Ian of setting up Brady, but he continued to deny it. Ian continued his plan to keep Brady hooked on drugs, but Brady fought off the urge to use. Madison went to Maggie for advice about Brady. Carrie and Rafe struggled with their feelings for each other. Austin overheard Carrie tell Rafe that she did not know if her marriage to Austin would work. Abigail shared her feelings for Cameron with Kayla. Cameron told an elated Abigail that he planned to stay in Salem so that he could be close to her and Theo. Daniel and Nicole discussed what they wanted in their relationship with each other. Will convinced E.J. to take the lie detector test.
Jason tracked down Joe Scully Jr., and then delivered him to Sonny. At the warehouse, Sonny demanded that Joe admit to what Joe had done to Kate. Joe denied that he had raped Kate and accused her of abandoning their child. John arrived at the warehouse before Sonny could carry out his threat to kill Joe. Sonny forced Joe to tell John the truth about Theresa's death. Joe claimed that he had killed Theresa after Joe had discovered that Theresa had been talking to a federal agent. Alexis was horrified when she walked in on T.J., in his underwear, in Molly's bedroom. Molly explained that T.J. had been changing into a swimsuit, but Alexis was furious that Molly had been sneaking around behind her back with T.J. Kristina continued to flirt with Trey, but Trey insisted that they keep their relationship professional. Todd was tempted to tell Sam the truth about her baby, but Heather arrived in time to stop him. Anna and Tracy talked about the possibility that Heather had taken Anthony's body to protect Luke. Heather was livid when she realized that the letter that she had ordered Luke to write to Anna had a coded message. Michael invited Starr to spend the Fourth of July with him at the Quartermaines'. Starr agreed to go, as Michael's friend, but that changed when they kissed during the fireworks display. Maxie and Lulu discovered the pills that Patrick had been taking were amphetamines. Maxie and Lulu decided to talk to Patrick about his pill use. John and Sam spent the Fourth of July on the docks, sharing a bottle of bourbon and talking about their problems, which led to a kiss.
Abby called Ashley to say that she was not in danger and that she'd faked the kidnapping to draw attention away from the failed gala. Ashley informed Jack and Victor that Abby was okay and that Victor had been right about the incident being a publicity stunt. Victor refused to enable Abby this time. Paul was horrified that Ricky had died from the fall out of the window. Eden regained consciousness but had no memory of what Ricky had said or done. Paul explained that he had shot Ricky to prevent him from killing Eden. Michael stated that the gun Paul had used the serial numbers filed off, making it seem like Paul had planned to shoot his son. Lauren told Michael that it was her gun. Michael feared that Lauren would do jail time for violating her probation. Cane was upset by a mysterious email from "Shirl" to "Claude," the secret nicknames he and Samantha had used for each other as kids. Genevieve swore she'd had nothing to do with the email, and Cane assumed Colin was the culprit. Abby returned and declared that Carmine was her boyfriend. The police arrested the pair, but Abby was able to make a deal to do community service. Michael planned to prosecute Carmine for kidnapping. Jeff and Gloria were impressed by Chelsea's engagement to Adam. Anita returned to reveal that Jeff was Chelsea's father. Anita threatened to tell Gloria that Anita and Jeffrey were still married unless Jeffrey paid her off. Nina convinced Paul to let Christine be his attorney. Daniel was exonerated in Daisy's disappearance when Michael discovered that Ricky had disposed of Daisy's wallet and phone before his death.
Rafe awakens from his coma and has an odd reaction to seeing Sami; EJ and Justin work together to steal Stefano's company.
Stefano issues a stern warning to EJ; Sami goes against her physician's advice; Eric suffers another attack.
Wednesday ("Keeping the Secret")
Kristen tries to stop Daniel from learning her secret; Brady makes a confession to Maggie; Rafe has a question for Kate.
Thursday ("Kristen's Plan")
Kristen takes the next step in her scheme to ruin Marlena; Jennifer tells Theresa to keep her distance from her son.
Kristen has second thoughts about her plan; Rafe's condition worsens.
Maxie gives Connie some relationship advice; Morgan tells Ava that he is worried he is losing Kiki to his brother.
Tuesday ("The Beating")
Alexis witnesses Shawn and Sonny getting violent with Franco; Silas and Ava have an awkward encounter.
Wednesday ("Blackmail Attempt")
Michael and Kiki are taken aback by Brad's attempt at blackmail; Britt attempts to get in Emma's good books when she gives Emma a replacement doll.
Thursday ("Bone Marrow Donor")
Sam and Silas visit Heather with the hopes she could be a bone-marrow match; Molly and Rafe learn that Danny has a high fever.
Ava and Franco discuss their alliance; Dante and Lulu talk about baby names; Ellie tells Spinelli about her new opinion about having a family.
Monday ("The Fallout")
Bill and Brooke face the consequences of their actions; Katie makes a decision about her future.
Liam looks for answers; Bill looks to an unlikely source for assistance.
Wednesday ("Supporting Katie")
Karen comforts Katie during a difficult time; Liam makes a choice that may affect his relationship with Hope and Steffy.
Hope wants to know more about Wyatt's past; Karen tries to get Bill to understand how his actions have impacted his life.
Friday ("The Truth")
Steffy reveals the truth to Liam; Wyatt introduces Hope to his mother.
7/8, Phyllis readies herself to explain why she broke up Kyle and Summer; Carmine delivers shocking news to Michael and Lauren.
7/9, Nick's confession stuns Summer; Dylan and Chelsea share an uncomfortable evening with Anita and Jeffrey.
7/10, Billy talks to Chloe; Michael pushes Paul to pursue a case against Carmine.
7/11, Abby and Tyler's relationship heats up; memories trouble Neil.
7/12, Jack relays big news to Traci; Nick confesses to Sharon.
Zach and Lea receive the missing piece of the puzzle
Colby baits Celia into helping her plan a gala for Chandler Media, but what's her ulterior motive?
JR gives Cara a surprise she'll never forget
Nora warns Viki about Dorian's intentions
Bo discovers a new suspect in his murder investigation
Dani is stunned by what she finds at the Palace Hotel
Jack lies to Blair about his whereabouts
Todd confronts Blair