Soap opera review
The Bold and the Beautiful: Caroline coolly explained why she exposed Bill, who angrily vowed revenge. Hope questioned Liam about the status of their relationship in the wake of truths being revealed. Katie wondered if drinking was behind Bill’s questionable decisions. Caroline wound up in the emergency room following an accident that was blamed on Bill, and Rick rushed to her bedside. Liam told Steffy he met up with Hope, and she pleaded with him not to go down that path again. Bill tried to clear his name, while Rick held himself back from confronting Bill. Hope threatened Bill to stay away as she tried to win back Liam, an effort that ended in heartbreak. Family members discussed Bill’s drinking problem and how to deal with it. Liam’s encounter with Rick didn’t end well.
Days of our Lives: John caught Brady and Kristen in the throes of passion. Nick’s attitude concerned Kate. Nick stopped Gabi from telling Father Eric the truth about her baby, while Sami complicated the situation. Eric agreed to marry Gabi and Nick. Adrienne admitted to Sonny she was sorry for doubting Will and apologized to Kate for what she said to her about him. John confronted Kristen about her feelings for Brady and got a surprising response. Marlena told Brady she’d never accept Kristen in his life. Sami and Rafe thought about each other while preparing for their New Year’s Eve dates with EJ and Nicole. Jennifer and Daniel had a romantic moment at midnight, as did Chad and Abigail, though she had reservations about going any further. John and Marlena tried to rescue Brady from Kristen, which led to fisticuffs and hospitalization for the two men. Rafe and Sami were thrown by their New Year’s kiss. Gabi tried to make peace with Sonny. Sami and Eric were stunned to learn of Brady’s affair with Kristen, who had it out with John. EJ ignored Kate’s warning about Sami.
General Hospital: New Year’s offered beginnings and endings for several characters. Michael brought Starr to the hospital after her altercation with Connie, who was the subject of Dante’s APB. Kristina heard a noise coming from Connie’s trunk. Visions plagued Olivia. Maxie learned she was the reason Ellie ended her relationship with Spinelli. Milo helped Spinelli with his plan. Emma told Sabrina she didn’t like Britt. After Connie’s car crashed, Starr and Michael checked on Kristina and Trey and rushed to help Connie and Johnny. Starr found Connie hanging on the edge of the same cliff where Hope and Cole died. Maxie stumbled onto the roof, where a drunken Spinelli assumed the worst about Ellie. Carly and Todd shared a New Year’s Eve kiss, decided they’d moved on from Johnny and Blair, and made love. A phone call from Britt interrupted Patrick and Sabrina’s fraught moment. Connie mulled fleeing to avoid charges of abducting Johnny. Carly tore into Johnny after learning the reason for his arrest. Steve surprised Olivia. Lulu told Olivia about Maxie’s incident with the dog and assumed that was what her vision was about.
The Young and the Restless: Nick and Avery shared a New Year’s Eve kiss at his new club. Nikki and Victor celebrated the night with Michael and Lauren. Victor vowed to win back his company. Fen’s jealousy of Jamie made Michael and Lauren curious. Jamie told Summer he was leaving town and that she should accompany him. Fen saw Jamie and Summer hugging and told Jamie that Summer was really Brittni, the girl who was harassing him online. A drunken Jack kissed Stephanie at midnight, then they awakened the next morning together. Chelsea asked Adam to leave Genoa City with her, but he then rushed off to help Jack, who refused to go to rehab. Phyllis advised him to go, but he feared his struggles going public. Alex admited to Noah that Adrianna stole $500,000 and sent it to him. Noah returned home to find the money gone, while Chloe returned with a duffel bag full of cash. Victor told Victoria that he missed her and that Jack’s situation presented an opportunity to get the company back. Tyler watched Lily say goodbye to Daniel and offered comfort, which she politely declined. Neil asked Leslie if she was having second thoughts. Phyllis played with Lucy and shared a heartfelt farewell with Daniel.