How to get a story out of a slump? Introduce a surprise deal! Check out this Digest columnist Carolyn Hinsey has to say about what’s happening on the daytime dial.
Bill Spencer was MIA on B&B for months, so it was a welcome flash when he came across a traumatized woman in an alley.
Invoice: “I know you’re scared. It’s a crazy world out there.
Crazy enough that this dirt-covered woman turns out to be Li, who survived Sheila by forcing her speeding car into a lake. So Finn isn’t dead and Li isn’t dead (#overkill) but Bill taking Li home was an interesting detour.
Invoice (To the doctor): “That’s not who this woman is.”
How did he know? B&B missed an easy beat by not asking Bill to spy on a fancy manicure or expensive jewelry dr. Li Finnegan, which would have been a logical clue instead of Bill suddenly becoming psychic and “knowing” that this whiny woman was more educated than Jodie Foster in nell.
Liam being the one to recognize Li was a good shot out of left field to end Sheila’s demented incarceration of his son.
Sheila (to Finn): “You have no idea how hard it was to see that bullet go inside you.”
The ball she shot! Sheila gave off strong aggressor vibes “you made me do it” with that syringe she kept using on Finn, to the point that even her hapless accomplice had had enough.
Mike: “You harpooned him again, didn’t you?”
sheila: “I had to.”
Mike: “It’s getting out of hand.”
I hope Bill being the unlikely hero of this story leads him to do more than be a talker for his sons. What should Li and Bill’s squish name be… “Libel”? !
Phyllis and Nikki need a name squish on Y&R too, because they’re my new favorite couple.
Nicky: “I knew I could count on you to come up with something devious and sneaky.”
Phillis: “I’m better than you at this.”
Having Jack’s ex-wives team up with his sister (Ashley) to ruin his ex (Diane) is an unlikely but delightful twist. Ashley decreed that they needed “evidence not suspicion” to arrest Diane, prompting Nick to comment that the last time they all worked together was to hide a body (JT). Yeah, the story!
Elsewhere, Sally asked Sharon for romantic advice, which defines strange bedfellows since the two women love(d) Adam.
Exit: “How can I stop him from being so damn noble and just start loving me again?”
Asking your ex’s ex how to get him back to bed is going too far.
GH tries to get us to love Carly with Jason’s “identical twin” Drew, but it falls flat because this Drew looks nothing like his previous incarnation.
Carly (regarding Willow’s pregnancy): “We are here to celebrate our growing family.”
Drew (grid): “To the family !”
Really Drew? Where is yours? You haven’t seen your daughter, Scout, since your return, and you never mention your late son, Oscar. Is this garden in the park still called Oscar’s Meadow? How about Oscar’s treehouse built with Jason on the Q property? Where is the scar on Drew’s constantly shown chest from his gunshot wound, the scenes with ex-lovers Sam and Liz, the references to his criminal past (assaulting Jason, Franco, Valentin, Shiloh) or the worry about chip in his brain? I can’t find Drew anywhere in this guy. NuDrew is a Boy Scout, who is then not Carly’s type (call AJ, Alcazar, Jax, Sonny, Jason) and that’s why this bedmate is too weird for me.
Mobster Sonny is more like Carly’s endgame, but not if Josslyn has anything to say about it. She arrested him for roughing up Felty, then told Carly to stop allowing him in a long overdue and welcome scene.
Joe: “Everyone knows who Sonny is. Maybe you were an idiot for sticking around for so long. Michael is right: Sonny got away with all that bullshit because we made excuses for him.”
Carly has plenty of time to reflect on Joss’s wise words, as she’s lost her hotel – a tantalizing twist that has made old enemies Olivia and Nina new partners.
obrecht (to Nina re: the metro court): “Owning half lessens the chances crimson will be expelled. »
A practical story and fun to watch: win/win.
The Governor of Salem, USA pardoned Kristen, Gwen, Orpheus, Rolf, and Evan, which was a lazy way to release all of the DAYS villains into society, but it kicked off a major story. First: the kidnapper Kristen who returns to the family business.
Kristen: “I come in peace.”
Gabby: “What do you want, and am I going to end up in jail for giving it to you?”
Gabi owed Kristen her vote at the last DiMera meeting, so she had to kiss her on a…anklet. Gabi gave Kristen the top job, making her Brady and Chloe’s boss, which ticked the “awkward ex” box. Jake had only to give his bed to his sister (ew).
It makes sense to tiptoe around villains, but I find it hard to get over the lack of consequences for literally every villain on the show. How does Gwen roam free like she didn’t threaten poor Abigail who was murdered 100 times? It’s a New crime not covered by this general pardon.
And I know Ben would have been in a slump without Ciara, but it’s going to take me a minute to accept him as Alexander Kiriakis so soon after adjusting to Stefan turning into Jake DiMera. Heck, I’m still working on Chris Kositchek as a Roman and it’s been 25 years. Confusing bedfellows aren’t the same as weird ones (see also McBain/Silas/Finn and GH’s Todd/Franco/Austin) – and they should be used sparingly.
Hey. That’s just my opinion.