By Toby Goldstein, Tribune Media Services
Scopin' The Soaps
9:30 AM EDT, September 30, 2013
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: A memorable evening together resulted in Taylor moving in with Eric. Bill took that discovery as a signal to try to persuade Brooke to do whatever it takes to gain control of Forrester Creations. Rick's growing closeness to Maya was abruptly halted by Caroline's arrival. Steffy feared that Liam only chose her because she's pregnant. Hope asked Liam for a special favor, a request that stunned Brooke. Coming: Taylor's actions create more opponents.
THE CARRIE DIARIES: Maggie and Mouse told Sebastian he needs to make a major move if he's interested in getting Carrie back. A surprising encounter in Manhattan shook Carrie's world. Tom joined Harlan on a double date with surprising results. Maggie steeled herself to tell Walt about her dalliances with Simon before Donna beats her to it. Coming: Sebastian goes after his heart's desire.
DALLAS: Following John Ross and Sue Ellen's takeover of Ewing Energies, Bobby enlisted Gary's help to retaliate, placing the family in a standoff. Pamela was caught between Christopher and John Ross, with a car race determining who would win it all. Coming: A legend is lost.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Chloe brought her mother, Nancy, back to Salem to help her win back Daniel, with better than hoped for results. Stefano returned home. John unexpectedly turned up at the DiMera mansion while Brady and Kristen were making love. Meanwhile, Roman gave a distraught Marlena a comforting hug. E.J. and Sami plotted to get rid of Nick, but Vargas, an about to be released prisoner, may strike first. Coming: Will is furious over Nick's hateful actions.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura was stunned to see Anna and Duke in a kiss, and intended to tell Luke. As Todd's trial began, he was determined to win Carly back and feared the arrival of Johnny's associate. Sabrina, crushed that she won't graduate with the other nurses, overheard Patrick accuse Britt of setting her up. Sonny urged Kate to undergo therapy that could reintegrate her. Spinelli tried to back out of his deal with Tracy. Coming: Connie isn't through messing up Kate's life.
THE LYING GAME: Ethan's confession to Dan threatened to shatter their brotherly bond forever. Sutton got a mysterious phone call that contained valuable information. Emma's feelings for Thayer were tested when she was in close quarters with Ethan. Someone else discovered the existence of the twins. Coming: Added exposure of the secret increases danger for all.
NASHVILLE: On a rebroadcast, Rayna had mixed feelings when she discovered that Deacon had joined Juliette's touring band. Juliette began to make a musical shift, despite her team's warning that it will damage her success. Gunnar made an irresistible offer to a cash-strapped Scarlett. Coming: Rayna's family implosion has widespread consequences.
90210: Matt's new business venture became complicated when he got romantically involved with his first investor. Naomi tried to convince Mark to stay in Los Angeles after he received an enticing offer from New York, while Dixon convinced Silver to direct Michaela's music video before she gets pregnant. Coming: Dixon takes more of an interest in Michaela.
ONCE UPON A TIME: Refusing to accept defeat when it comes to regaining their powers, Cora and Regina intended to secure the one object that could put them above Mr. Gold. In the former fairytale land, Rumplestiltskin made what would become a fateful deal with a younger Cora when the king ordered her to spin straw into gold. Coming: The residents of Storybrooke face dark times.
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: When Spencer was nowhere to be found, even by her family, Aria, Hanna and Emily frantically searched for their friend, fearing that "A" might have done something to her. But when Spencer did show herself, it appeared that she didn't want to be found. Emily was thrilled to meet gold medalist Missy Franklin. Coming: Spencer may hold the key to "A's ultimate goal.
RED WIDOW: Marta acted quickly when her forced drug smuggling assignment hit an obstacle and was surprised by her own savvy. Marta's children became unwittingly involved in the FBI investigation against her. Boris recalled a disturbing memory from his father's murder. Coming: With family first, Marta stands up to authority.
REVENGE: Deeply shaken by Amanda's death, the Hamptons community mourned its loss, while Jack was left totally bereft. Still reeling from the devastation, Emily was even more determined to exact justice and revenge, as she was bolstered by support from the few people she could trust. Coming: Emily targets those whom she holds responsible.
SMASH: Julia's fears intensified after Tom shared his suspicions about Peter. Jimmy and Kyle dealt with their own crisis of confidence as "Hit List" was read for the first time. Ivy realized that her triumph might not be what she hoped for when she met her co-star, Terry Falls. Karen wondered if she can trust Jimmy. Coming: Someone gets hurt when an important decision is made.
SWITCHED AT BIRTH: In an all-ASL episode, inspired by real-life protests 25 years ago at Gallaudet University, the students at Carlton, led by Daphne, protested to prevent their school from closing. As one of a handful of hearing students in the school, Bay's attempt to become involved in the campaign was challenged. Coming: Daphne's commitment helps to decide her future.
VAMPIRE DIARIES: Klaus tried to control Jeremy by putting Matt's life in danger. Elena devised her own plan when danger from an unexpected source threatened Jeremy. Kol made it clear that he will stop at nothing to prevent the search for the cure. Shane's responses to Bonnie's questions about his involvement in the Founders' Council deaths pushed Bonnie to the edge of her powers. Coming: Klaus picks a side.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Leslie told Neil about her past. Nick's encounter with Wheeler led him to realize that Leslie knows something about Avery's case. Summer arranged to get an internship at Jabot and convinced Jack to let her work for Kyle. Lauren regretted becoming involved with Carmine, who assured her that it will stay secret. When Cane got home to find Tyler working with Lily, it propelled him and Lily into an argument. Coming: Nick acts on his latest discovery.
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