Soap Opera News, spoilers and recaps, week of August 1, 2022


Plus, previews of what’s to come!

With so much going on in the daytime world, it’s easy to miss a story or two, including some of the most important happening on screen. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our guide to everything that happened in the last week on days of our lives, General Hospital, the Bold and the Beautiful and The young and the restless. Plus, we’ve got previews of what to expect next and even prime-time coverage of the best sudsers!

Steffy and Finn can be thisclose to reunite, but somehow we have a feeling that won’t be the end of their troubles. All that trauma can end up having shocking and profound consequences! Meanwhile, as we wait for the stars to align and these two crazy kids to literally get together, check out our first look at their gorgeous Monte Carlo reunion!

As Bold and beautiful heads to Monte Carlo, Richard discusses what went right and what went wrong…including a twist that will leave some fans banging their heads against the nearest solid object next week!

What happened last week: Finn strangled Sheila and received a syringe full of sedatives in her hip for her problem. Bill finally got the relevant details from Li after Liam recognized her. A mad dash was made to save Finn, who had almost succeeded in convincing Sheila to let him go. He and Li kissed, and Bill then flew the young man to Monaco in his private jet… but Sheila escaped. Also in Monaco were Ridge and Taylor, who were stunned to learn their son-in-law was alive and witnessed his reunion with Kelly and Hayes. As Finn went looking for Steffy, back home, Liam and Hope shared the exciting news of her resurrection with an elated Brooke, Eric and Thomas.

In a room at the Salem Inn, Sarah looks up at Alex.  Their mouths slightly open, a few centimeters apart.

Where is the love? days of our lives has seriously struggled lately to give us compelling pairings, but there’s still time to put things right – well, except for poor Jake and Ava. Fortunately, it won’t take much to right the ship!

From Abigail to Jake, Curtis can’t help but notice this week days of our lives column that not all deaths are created equal – but they set up what is shaping up to be a reversal, a protracted fight for control of DiMera. Plus, it looks like Gwen, Xander, and Sarah are about to dive headfirst into a triangle, which is sure to upset “Xarah” fans, but at least it should finally give them some time to the screen!

What happened last week: Jake bought Ava an engagement ring, but moments after she said yes, they were held back and Jake was shot. After blackmailing Chad and Kate for their parts, EJ attempted to take control of Jake, but Gabi convinced Ava to pretend she and Jake were married so she would get them. Meanwhile, Kristen and Rolf have stolen Jake’s body. Eric came to Nicole’s rescue while she was being restrained by the same attacker as Jake. He then consoled Jada, who had shot and killed the attacker. Sarah hallucinated Gwen pointed a gun at her, so Sarah pulled out a knife. Fortunately, Xander diffused the situation. Sonny’s fun brother Alexander came to town and quickly settled into the house, which included asking Sonny for a job.

Ava bribes Esme GH

Nikolas has finally exposed his affair with Esme, but as dangerous as Ryan’s daughter is, can she even survive a ticked Ava? Maybe not, because it looks like their confrontation could turn deadly – and put the brakes on “Sprina!”

Spencer, Trina and Esme dominated general hospital, but as great as it is to see the young man finally stand up for the woman he loves, there are still enough plot holes in the trial to leave Dustin frustrated. Worse still, it reveals that Ryan doesn’t even know who Esme’s mother is and has sent so many story possibilities up in smoke!

What happened last week: Curtis found Oz drugged in his apartment as Esme fled. As Michael continued to use Dex to try and take Sonny down, Joss also joined in the game and filmed his stepfather beating up the photographer who gave Sasha drugs. However, Dex convinced her to delete the video because he would go down and Sonny would probably walk away. Esme refused Spencer’s deal to clear Trina in exchange for information about her mother. Ryan, however, claimed he didn’t even know his mother’s real name. Spencer provided Trina with an alibi in court, but that may not be enough to exonerate her. And after Nikolas admitted to her affair, Ava confronted Esme and realized the young woman had her own personal vendetta against her for some reason.

Ashland Victor Ranch Y&R

Long before viewers met Ashland, we were told he was a man to be reckoned with. But instead of someone who could pose a real threat to Victor, Ashland turned out to be a confusing mess who never lived up to his potential. Here’s our take on how things got so bad.

As Ashland sinks deeper into the depths, Candace can’t help but think in this week’s column that “AshtoriaThe story of “will probably end in tragedy. Plus, she’s pretty sure Phyllis and Nikki’s plan is doomed and can’t wait to see just how out of whack Chelsea could become.

What happened this week: Diane has made huge strides with the Abbotts, with Kyle telling Harrison that she is his grandmother and helping break the news to the boy of Ashland’s death. Although it appeared to happen when Locke lunged at Victoria and hit his head against the fireplace after a punch from Nick, the official word was that he had died in a car accident. Sally overheard Adam telling Sharon that he dumped the redhead to save her job. But Sally’s later efforts to reunite with him were unsuccessful, so she decided to stay with Newman Media. Phyllis took the first step in her and Nikki’s plan to sabotage Diane by pressuring Summer for a job at Marchetti. The day for Tessa’s vocal cord surgery arrived, and she and Mariah were comforted by Sharon as they faced their fears about the possible outcome.

Now that you’re all up to speed on what happened last week, here’s a preview of what to expect!

  • There are many questions about what really happened to The young and the restless‘Ashland, and they’re all pointed at Victor! And in this week’s preview, her reaction might surprise some!
  • Where Dr. Rolf goes, trouble ensues. But wait until you find out what he and Kristen are up to this week. days of our lives Insight!

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