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Your Hometown Soap Box: Who killed Austin?

Published On: Mar 27 2015 04:00:00 AM EDT
Your Hometown Soapbox


I guess it is true; Myah was a boy when she was born. Then she went to Los Angeles to become a woman. Rick is not going to like this at all when he finds out. Myah has pleaded with Nicole not to tell anyone about who she truly is, but will Nicole keep this secret? Myah wants to wait until Rick asks her to marry him before she tells him. Does Myah really think that Rick will go through with the wedding after he finds out Myah was a Myron? I’m thinking NOT!

Brooke is really trying not to drink, but she is having a difficult time of it. Deacon is being a great sponsor, but will he be able to keep things between him and Brooke legit or will he give into his weakness where Brooke is concerned? My thought is Deacon will not stay true to Quinn for long. Sure, he wants too, but as Brooke has made very clear in the past to everyone; no man is safe around Brooke Logan.

Quinn has finally realized that her elaborate wedding may not be that elaborate after all. Deacon and Quinn need to just go to the Justice of the Peace for their big day because no one will be showing up to the event. Unless they invite people that neither one of them know; then maybe they would have a good turnout for their big day. Wyatt may be there, but he is probably the only one that would show up. I doubt very seriously that Hope would show up at all.

Let’s head on over to Genoa City and see what kind of drama has been taking place over the last few days. Looks like Sharon is losing her mind again. Is she the one who killed Austin? I doubt it. I think that she did the interview and bashed Nick, but I don’t think she killed Austin. I am still not sure who killed him, but I am certain that it was not Summer. I had thought maybe Stitch, but not so sure about that anymore. Too be honest the entire storyline is beginning to be a bit much and I truly am not paying 100 percent attention to it. I have gone from thinking it was all a dream of Summer’s to thinking that Kevin was imagining plots for his book, to thinking that Stitch or Sharon had killed him and I even had a thought that maybe Austin was a twin and he was still alive, but now I am just lost in the entire story.

Neil confessing to running Christine down was a good thing to do, but Hillary is not happy about it at all. She is so worried about her half of Neil’s money that she is willing to lie on the stand. Lucky for us Neil can’t stand her and won’t allow that to happen. Leslie will be sure that Christine doesn’t get away with having Neil put away for a crime that was an accident. I understand she lost her baby, but it wasn’t like Neil aimed for Christine. He had no idea that she was even there. Christine is so dramatic about all aspects of her life. She needs to go on an extended vacation someplace far away. Paul needs to move on without her. Paul can do so much better than Christine. I did like it when Neil told Hillary that it would almost be worth losing all his money to see her end up with nothing. Wait until Hillary has a run in with Leslie. That is going to be interesting.

I still have no idea who in the world Victor has been talking to in the confessional. I also do not think the picture he gave to Phyllis of Kelly laying on a stretcher was real either. Kelly is far from dead and Victor

will bring Kelly back when the time is right. If I were Phyllis I would have wanted to actually see the body, not just a picture of her laying with her eyes closed.

I was hoping that Gabriel would tell Chelsea that he was Adam while they were stranded on the side of the road. Gabriel was doing so well when he was talking to Chelsea and then he began to get a bit talkative about Adam; which began to scare Chelsea. Just tell her who you are! She will come back to you. Chelsea admitted that she feels as if she is cheating on Adam with Billy, but he didn’t even use that as his opening. Just get it over with already.

Billy and Victoria need to just realize that they still love and need each other. The tension between the two of them as they were discussing Stitch and Chelsea was intense and I’m sure they both felt it. Why keep the viewers in suspense…..just put them back together. I would like to see the old Billy come back if they do decide to let them reunite. He was so much better than this one.

That’s it for this week. Looks like things are going to be heating up in LA as well as Genoa City over the next few weeks. Where will the writers of B&B go with the transgender storyline and will Austin’s murderer come forward soon? I guess we all have to keep watching WDBJ7 to find out the answers to all of our questions. Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week.

March 20, 2015

My, my Myah. Or should I say Myron! LOL!

I almost feel out of my chair when I heard what Nicole had to say to Myah on Wednesday’s show. I have to admit that I never saw that coming! I was beginning to think that Myah had been involved in some shady pictures/movies, or maybe that Myah was Nicole’s real mother, but never would I have thought that Myah was a Myron.

I kind of remember when Myah first came to Los Angeles that she had a baby, but the baby had died in a car accident. So, if she was a man then how in the world did she have a baby? Who knows where this is going or even if that is the real story behind Nicole’s blackmail. All I can say is that Rick is not going to be too happy about this news.

Brooke and Deacon both being at the same AA meeting seems a bit odd, but at least Brooke is trying to get some help and Deacon is trying to stay away from the alcohol. Deacon helping Brooke with her sobriety may not be the best answer for him or her. Quinn is happy that Deacon is helping a friend, but if she knew the friend was Brooke would she be as happy about it? Doubtful!

Quinn is so excited about getting married that she really isn’t paying much attention to anything right now. She is not worried that Deacon has no job, nothing to do with all his free time and she doesn’t seem to be working on building her business right now either. When Quinn has free time on her hands things can get dangerous, and I see that happening for Brooke. I see Quinn finding out that Deacon is helping Brooke and then Quinn will go after Brooke.

What on earth is happening in Genoa City? Who killed Austin? Was it Stitch? I think that Austin was killed for the documentary that he was doing, but I do not think that Victor had anything to do with his murder. Sure, Victor is a mean person without a conscience, but he would not kill anyone. Especially if it meant that one of his family members would be hurt or even worse -- charged with murder. I am beginning to think that maybe Sharon had something to do with it, but I also think Stitch might have had a little something to do with it.

Neil and Nikki need to just come out with the truth and let the cards fall where they may. Nikki will more than likely get off because of who she is and who her husband is, but not sure about Neil these days. He may actually do some time over this mess.

Hillary sure did spill the beans to the man at the bar. We now know that she actually did love Devon, but to try to save Devon and Neil’s relationship she said she was just trying to get back at the family. Will Devon find this out? Sure he will! Will it matter to Devon? Sure it will! Will Lilly be angry when Devon takes Hillary back? Yep, you can bet your paycheck on that.

Phyllis and Kelly are still a mess, but will Phyllis be able to survive Kelly? I think that Phyllis may have met her match with Kelly. Kelly seems to be a bit shy of a full load, if you ask me. Smashing Phyllis in the head with a champagne bottle and then leaving town. Of course she needed to call Jack so she could try to play on his sympathies. Phyllis is not liking what is going on one bit and she is going to make sure that Jack stays away from Kelly.

I was so hoping that Gabriel told Billy who he really is at the engagement party, but he didn’t. I guess we have to wait a little longer for that story to come out. I was kind of hoping that Sage blew the whistle, but so far she hasn’t. She is definitely beginning to get chummy with Nick though. I have a feeling that Sage will be the one to let it slip about who Gabriel truly is and it will be to Nick. Sage won’t be able to keep it a secret too much longer.

That’s it for this week. With CBS running the basketball games, our soap operas will be preempted until Monday, March 23. They will pick up right where they left off Wednesday. Be sure to watch all that is happening on your Hometown Sation, WDBJ7. See you next week.

March 13, 2015

OK, I am so over who killed Austin that I can’t even watch it half the time anymore. Sure the writers needed to fill in a few weeks of air time, but seriously, enough is enough. Now I guess we are going to have to sit through the members of the “who killed Austin” club being beat in the head or even worse.

I still think that Kyle is behind this, but does he have someone helping him is what I am wondering. I don’t think that he could be doing it all alone. Does Austin really have some evidence on Victor and could Victor be behind all of this? I don’t think Victor would have had his own daughter, Abby, hit in the head and left out in the cold, but then again Victor has done stranger things in the past.

Who is this person that Victor keeps talking to in the church confessional? Maybe this person is the one who has been up to the cabin and watching all the goings on from a distance. At first I was thinking maybe it was Kyle or even Kelly, but now I am not sure who the heck it is or what they are planning to do.

Looks like Kelly kept her end of the deal with Victor’s plan to get Phyllis off the hook for poisoning her, but will she end up with Jack in the end? I do not see Phyllis giving Jack up too easily, but then again she did tell Avery that she wasn’t sure there was going to be a wedding between her and Jack. Phyllis even burned the wedding dress from her Grandma Harris in the fireplace instead of altering it to wear at her wedding. I still think Phyllis is not all there and the medications that she was on to come out of her coma have done serious damage to her mentally.

Talking about mental conditions, Neil seems to be heading down a bad road and I’m not sure if anyone will be able to save him. Now that Hillary knows Neil is the one that killed Christine’s baby will she go to the police with that or will she use it to her advantage with her divorce proceedings? I can’t believe that Nikki is willing to take the fall for the accident. Christine is out for blood right now and she doesn’t care whose it is. Especially since Kelly has decided to drop the charges against Phyllis and Christine can’t put Phyllis away again!

Not sure what is going on with Avery, Dylan and Sharon right now, but I do think that Avery is going to end up with Joe. For some reason she doesn’t feel as if Dylan and herself are on the same page and she is doing a lot of thinking in the past. Will she leave Dylan for Joe and push Dylan to Sharon? Probably so.

I see that they are finally getting Michael treatment for his cancer, but as I was watching it I became a bit upset with it all. I know people who have had cancer and they do not do as well as Michael is doing directly after chemo or radiation. I think if the writers are going to write cancer into Michael’s life they should at least make it seem like he truly is going through something. Don’t you think? I hope the writers keep Lauren close to Michael and don’t have her going to another man just because Michael has Cancer.

Looks like Brooke and Deacon are both heading into Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, but they didn’t go into the meeting together. I’m sure Deacon was surprised to see Brooke there, but will Quinn feel the same way about their meeting or will she go after Brooke again? Quinn is a crazy lady and I’m sure that Brooke is going to end up on the bad end of this deal.

Wyatt seems to be really worried about Quinn and Deacon’s impending marriage, but looks as if Quinn thinks Deacon is a responsible, thoughtful person and she doesn’t feel as if she needs any papers to ensure her money stays where it is. I know, Deacon may have changed, but he doesn’t work and he still lives the great life. How? Because he is using Quinn’s money! Prenuptial is the way to go, but Quinn won’t allow it. She will regret that decision if the wedding actually takes place.

I am wondering what Hope will say when she finds out her Daddy is going to marry the crazy lady who was the reason she lost her baby? Will Hope let this marriage happen? I think not, but then again stranger things have happened.

Rick needs to have his butt kicked and kicked good! How can Eric sit back and let him treat the employees and the family members like trash? It is just crazy how he has changed over the last few months. It kind of looks like Myah is actually not liking how he is treating Ally at times, but I doubt that will make much of a difference to R ick in the end. I was kind of proud of Ivy for standing up to Rick, but he laid right back into her and shut her down. Eric needs to get a handle on Rick before he ruins what Eric and Stephanie worked so hard to build.

Guess that is it for this week. Remember that with the March Madness airing on CBS right now the shows are being viewed on different channels. WDBJ7’s sister station MY19 is airing them at their regular times. POP is also airing them at 6:30 p.m. (B&B) and 7 p.m. (Y&R). If you miss them just watch for the blog next Friday and hopefully you will be able to catch up. Have a great weekend and see ya’ soon.

March 9, 2015

I can’t believe all the things that are going on in Genoa City! I thought the last few weeks were bad, but it seems like the hard times just keep coming to all the GC families. Where do we begin?

Summer has finally remembered some interesting facts about her GREAT husband! Yep, he is/was a cheater and not with just anyone, but with her Aunt Abby! I would have never thought that Austin would have slept with Abby, but oh well, he did and now his loving, trusting, caring wife Summer is out for blood.

I’m sure that Mariah is a bit upset that Austin slept with Abby and not her, but I think that Mariah got the better end of the deal with Kevin. I know Kevin is not the best guy on the show, but he at least is trying to make a better life for himself and he does care for Mariah. I just hope that Mariah doesn’t end up hurting Kevin in the long run.

I still kind of think that Kyle had more to gain from getting rid of Austin than anybody else. If he could get Austin out of the way then he may just have a chance with Summer. Or so he thought! Now that Summer knows he knew about Abby and Austin that may not be the case any longer.

Will Nikki be able to get out of this jam? Will Neil come clean once he sees that Nikki is in jail? I can’t believe that Nikki is willing to take the wrap for running down Christine when she actually was trying to do something good for a change. Christine has been out for Nikki for a long time and now is her chance to see if she can bring Nikki down. I guess Paul is going to charge her with the murder of his unborn daughter and also attempted murder on Christine. Good thing Nikki wasn’t drinking this time around.

Who in the world was in the confessional with Victor? I wish Jack would have just opened that door, but we all knew that wasn’t going to happen! It will be a few more weeks before we see who the secret party is in his plan. To be honest I am not even sure what the plan is. Is he trying to get Jack back with Kelly? Maybe he is just trying to keep Phyllis away from Jack. Maybe he is planning on bringing Jack down by way of Phyllis and Kelly. Who knows? I just had a thought….what if it is Diane that he is making all these plans with? Wouldn’t that be a great storyline?!

Nice to see that Lilly has started talking to Devon again, but I’m sure that it won’t last long. I have a feeling that Devon is going to do his best to get the truth out of Hillary about her true feelings. Will he find out that she truly loves him or will we get lucky and they just write her out of the show?

Enough about the lives of all the GC families….let’s move onto LA and the fashion designers. I hear that “Hope” is going to be coming back to LA. Not sure for how long, but I was kind of hoping that we were done with her. Guess not! I certainly hope that Liam can stay as committed to Ivy when Hope returns as he was able to when Steffy was making her moves on him. I like Ivy and Liam v. Hope and Liam. Hope brings too much drama to Liam’s life.

Can anyone else believe that Deacon proposed to Quinn? I have to say I would not have thought that would happen. I would have thought that he would try to get back with Brooke, especially after he kissed her, but he must have decided against it and is going to try to make a life with Quinn. Not sure that he will survive that marriage, but oh well, I guess he gets kudos for trying.

Caroline is trying her best to get Ridge to move forward with helping Liam take over Forrester, but will Ridge do it? Will he go against his father to get control of Forrester? I think he will and I also think he should. Eric made Ridge CEO and then when he found out about Caroline and Ridge he then took the CEO away and gave it to Rick.

Speaking of Rick! I can’t believe that he actually had Ally give Myah a foot massage! I would have been like NO! Not going to happen! Ally just wants her own shoe line and seems like she is willing to do anything to get it. I think she should stand up to Rick and be more like Stephanie! That would make Rick stop and take notice.

That about wraps it up for this week. I am looking forward to the storylines wrapping up, but I am even more looking forward to some spring weather! Don’t forget to keep your TVs tuned to WDBJ7. See you all again next week.

February 27, 2015

Hillary is one cold hearted; well you know what she is! All this time she was playing Neil and Devon to bring down the Winter’s family. Lilly knew all along that Hillary was no good, but she began to fall for her lies and took her into the family.

Now that Neil has been told and Devon has overheard the confession of the real Hillary will their family come together to get her out of town or will they still be a broken family. I hope they do not let Hillary win this battle and they turn to each other to heal from all the deceit and lies. I’m sure Devon is feeling pretty bad now that he knows he has fallen in love with a true piece of trash. Wait until Lilly finds out the truth! I’m sure that Hillary will not be gloating once Lilly gets a piece of her.

Lilly is certainly within her rights to be angry with Cain, but should she let Hillary win by allowing her marriage to fall apart because of Hillary’s lies? NO, she needs to open her heart back up to Cain and rebuild her family.

Lilly and Cain are no good without each other. Those two have been through a lot over the years and have always come up fighting. Jill has done a great job making Lilly see the light, but will Cain mess it all up by drinking the night away with Colin? Will Colin even let Cain know that Jill called wanting him to come home to Lilly? I think Colin would prefer Cain not be with Lilly. Sure he loves his son and his grandchildren, but Colin has always thought that Lilly was holding Cain back.

Kyle has made his return to Genoa City and has all the people from the cabin wondering just what in the heck has happened. Did Kyle move Austin’s body? Did Kyle actually set all this in motion? Was it Kyle that Noah saw standing outside the cabin? Kyle told Jack that he came up for Abby’s party, but Abby acts as if Kyle didn’t know there was a party. Abby is bringing up questions about Kyle and his fall into the ravine.

If Kyle did fall en route to the cabin why are there no marks on him? Whose bloody towel did Kevin and the others find in the trunk of Kyle’s car? I believe that Austin is dead, but who killed him is not clear at all. At first I was thinking maybe this was a dream of Kevin’s, but it has gone on too long. I do not think that Fen would have drugged everyone in the cabin, but if he didn’t then who did? I was chatting with one of the ladies in our Master Control this morning and we both think the writers just threw this storyline together because none of it is making much sense. I guess we will all have to wait and see where this one ends up.

Jack seems to be hiding something. Sure, he is hiding the fact that he did sleep with Kelly from Phyllis, but is it intentional or is it because of his head injury? I would like to believe that Jack did not sleep with Kelly on Valentine’s Day, but we all saw Ashley confront Jack, so I would assume that it was not Kelly’s imagination.

Phyllis is going to make sure that Kelly is run out of town by enlisting the assistance of Victor, but is Victor going to help or hinder Phyllis’ efforts. Victor is up to something, but who is he working with? Is the person in the church confessional a man or woman? I think that it may be Kyle or even Kelly in the confessional.

Nikki has finally confessed to having a drinking problem again to her children. I have to say that I am so past all of that mess! She looks horrible and for her to be so passé about it makes me sick. She has been lying to everyone for months about her problem and now that the truth is out she has to get as much sympathy as she possibly can.

YES she needs help because she is an alcoholic, but does that mean Nick and Victoria have to be the ones to pick her back up again. I think if Victoria had her way about it that she would put Nikki in a rehab and move on, but Nick is always so forgiving with his mom. Oh well, I guess we will see how this one turns out in the next few weeks. I’m sure Victor will keep making her life a living hell so she will keep having a reason to drink.

Nick is really beginning to take a liking to Sage and it kind of seems like Gabriel is a bit jealous at times.

Maybe Gabriel should move on with Sage and let Chelsea be a memory, but I don’t see that happening. Someone is going to find out who Gabriel is and soon. Billy is already asking all kinds of questions about Gabriel’s bullet wound. Gabriel told another lie to get around the truth about how he got shot, but I don’t think Billy is going to let that story lie for long. He has a feeling that Gabriel is not who he claims to be and Billy will find out the truth.

With all that is going on in Genoa City it makes LA look kind of boring right now, but hey at least Eric came back and still was not able to see just how stupid his idea of making Rick CEO really was. Eric has to be blind! How in the world can he not see that Rick is a great con man? Eric wants to believe in his son so badly that he is blind to what is going on. Rick shot a gun into an office that was occupied by his wife and his brother.

Rick has Myah’s portrait hanging in the mansion where Stephanie’s portrait should be hanging. Rick has been ordering Ivy and Ally around like puppy dogs and the rest of Forrester is scared to death, but can Eric see a problem with that? NO! He just lets Rick apologize to everyone and thinks it is all OK now.

I certainly hope that Liam is able to bring Rick down, but I wouldn’t want him to move ahead with Steffy by his side. I like Liam with Ivy and I also think that Ivy will fight for Liam. Maybe if Hope would have fought a little harder for Liam then Steffy wouldn’t have had a chance with him previously. I will say that Ivy has her work cut out for her when it comes to Steffy, but Liam does seem to be committed to Ivy, so we shall see.

Brooke is really going down a path of destruction. This drinking that she is doing has taken a horrible turn for the worse. Katie was not too impressed with her at the wedding, but did anyone say anything?

Nope! Deacon is heading down a road of no return with Brooke, but I am thinking that Quinn will not be too happy with him at all. Quinn thinks that Deacon will not betray her, but she has to remember that Deacon came back to LA for Brooke and Hope. He only hooked up with Quinn after Brooke let him down. Deacon has always wanted Brooke and I’m sure that since he planted one on her that she will want him right back.

Maybe Deacon will be the one to save Brooke from herself and her drinking problem. I just hope that Quinn doesn’t do as Wyatt suggested and go nuts when she finds out that Deacon is betraying her with Brooke.

Why is it that Myah doesn’t want her little sister to be living in that big mansion with her and Rick? Is she afraid her sister will fill Rick in on some bad secrets or is she afraid that Rick will want her little sister? Who knows what her reasoning is, but I am looking forward to this storyline. I think it will be one for the record books for Bold & Beautiful.

This is it for this week. I hope that you are all shoveled out of your homes and can enjoy this weekend weather. Remember to keep your TV tuned to WDBJ7 for all your soap and weather needs. See ya’ next week!

February 20, 2015

Where in the world do I begin with what is going on this week on Y&R? Sometimes I think the writers make too much happen too fast and it kind of makes me wonder why they do because it makes it difficult to keep up, but hopefully I can recap what’s going on and still manage to make some sense out of it all.

From what I can gather the entire town of Genoa City is falling apart, planes are falling from the sky and people are being murdered.

Neil let everyone on the plane know that he could see again by reading the liquor bottle as he was beginning to get drunk on the plane and hold onto his brief case like there was a bomb in it. Actually I did kind of wonder if there was a bomb in it, but thankfully Colin made sure he located it to see what it was. I’m sure he was hoping it would be loaded with money when he found it!

Lilly is not happy with anyone that kept the secret from her about Devon and Hillary, especially her husband, Cain. I’m sure that she will get over it, but she is not going to make it easy on Cain. Cain spent all that time looking for Lilly and even risked his life to do so, but will she think about that? Doubtful! Neil and Devon are frantically trying to keep Hillary alive, but will they be able? What is the secret that Hillary has to tell Neil? Is she going to tell him sorry for cheating on you with your son? Maybe she will tell him that she is pregnant and it is Devon’s. What if she has to tell him something about her dead mother? Maybe there is another child of Neil’s out there he doesn’t even know about!

Just as Sage finds out that Nick wants to possibly have a relationship with her the building collapses and she may never get the chance she has waited all her life for. Is Joe going to be able to leave town after this or will he stick around to see what his future may hold with Avery? Will Avery leave what she has with Dylan to go back to Joe?

Sharon seems a bit off of her rocker since she had the wreck, but will Dylan be able to figure it out before she does something really crazy? Why would she think that Nick would be upset with her about taking Faith to a hotel when he called and left her a message telling her to be safe and call him when she got to where she was going? She seems to me to be hoping that Nick doesn’t make it out of the underground collapse alive.

Victor has finally figured out that Nikki has been drinking, but will all that has happened be enough to make him forget about it? Will she be able to get away with it since she will probably be sober by the time she is safe from the collapse?

Jack has a secret to tell Victor, but will he do it? Is he going to let Victor know that Gabriel is really Adam? Will Jack tell Victor before Billy figures it all out? What the heck is Jack thinking having sex with Kelly in the storage room? He didn’t seem like he was happy about it, but he also didn’t seem like he cared if Ashley knew about it or not. Kelly on the other hand was very satisfied, but she seemed a bit set a back when Jack just threw her dress at her and told her to go out first. I kind of thought that was funny and my husband had a good laugh at it also. Will Phyllis come out of the underground with a different look at her relationship with Jack?

Gabriel went back in after Billy! I didn’t see that coming. I thought for sure that he would make sure Conner was out safe and then act as if he couldn’t locate Billy. Now he has some explaining to do since Billy remembers some of what Gabriel was saying while he was rescuing him. I was kind of hoping that Billy would be gone, but he isn’t. Not because I don’t like Billy or what that character brings to the show, but THIS Billy is so humdrum that it just doesn’t seem like Billy any more.

We know that Fenmore spiked the punch that Abby made and everyone at the Abbott cabin has awoken to a dead Austin. I was talking to one of the ladies in Master Control about this part of the show this morning and we were both trying to figure it all out, but neither one of us really has a clue what may be going on.

The cat is also out of the bag that Kevin is the online writer and this scene is kind of like the last chapter in his story. I don’t think that Summer could have killed Austin, but she did have a flashback showing her putting the statue in the couch. Mariah also had a flashback when she was outside with Austin’s body of Austin and Abby kissing; does that mean that maybe Mariah killed him or maybe she told Summer about it?

I don’t see Summer believing Mariah if she had told her about what she may have seen. Did Fenmore kill Austin because he is still in love with Summer? Is this all just a bad dream that Kevin or one of the others is having and when that person wakes up it will all be over and Austin will be alive? So many ways that this storyline can go and I am not even ready to guess. I certainly hope that Courtney doesn’t risk her career for Noah because I do not see him risking anything for her.

Heck he isn’t even willing to commit to her, but he wants her to lie about Summer admitting that she killed Austin so his little sister doesn’t get into any trouble.

Enough about Y&R, next move onto LA and see what all these people have been up to this last week.

Looks like Steffy is making her mark in LA and that Ivy has been put on notice about it. Will Ivy be a match for Steffy or will Steffy be able to get Liam back? Steffy usually gets what she wants and she has always wanted Liam! I have a feeling that Wyatt and Ivy will end up together in the end. I know nobody wants to see that happen, but Liam is going to give into Steffy because of Forrester and Wyatt will be there to pick up the pieces of Ivy’s broken heart. Just like he did with Hope!

Brooke has turned into a lush overnight with her drinking, but will Deacon save her from herself? Brooke is so upset that all her men are happy with others that she has turned to the bottle for comfort. Ridge is with Caroline, Bill has married Katie and Deacon is with Quinn; poor Brooke she has no one. Maybe if she were to look elsewhere for a good man she may find one. Go outside the family Brooke!

Bill and Katie finally are married again, but for how long? We all know that Bill Spencer is not going to be true to one woman for too long. Will it be Brooke? No, but it will be someone. Katie is just what he thinks he wants at this time in his life. He is trying to be a Dad to Will and make a family for Liam and Wyatt to share in.

I was thrown aback when Eric came back and actually is OK with all that Rick has been doing. He is fine with Myah’s portrait hanging in the main house and fine with everything Rick has been doing since he has been away. I guess it is true what they say, money changes everything and since the bottom line looks good on the quarterly report Eric is fine with how Rick is handling things. Ridge is NOT going to be happy when he finds this out.

I suppose we will all have to watch next week to see what happens with Genoa City and LA, but until then we all need to try to stay warm in this arctic blast of weather that we have been receiving. I will catch up with all of you next week right here on Keep your TVs tuned to WDBJ7 for all the happenings of our favorite families and also for all your weather updates.

February 13, 2015

My husband and I were chatting about what has been going on with Neil, Devon and Hillary this past week and he thinks that Neil is going to be out for blood (of course he would think that way because he is a man), but I am thinking that Neil will be wanting vengeance, but I do not see him getting what he wants.

I feel as if Neil is going to keep his sight secret for as long as possible, but I also think that by doing this he will only be hurting himself. How many times will he be able to watch Hillary and Devon together and not let on that he can actually see them? How can Hillary and Devon not realize that Neil can see them? I’m sure the facial expressions are much different when one is not blind v. being blind!

Neil can’t keep allowing Hillary and Devon to parade around in front of him and do nothing! Or can he?

Not sure if Nikki knowing Neil can see is a blessing or not. Although I guess since she knows his secret and he knows her secret they are both going to have to keep playing their own little game. Let’s hope that neither one of them slips up and lets the cat out of the bag.

Nikki is not happy about Phyllis living at the Ranch and neither is Jack, but Victor has her right where he wants her! He is up to no good, but will Phyllis be able to get out while she can or will Victor and Kelly hook up and bring Phyllis down? Victor just wants everyone to think that the drugs that brought Phyllis out of the coma did not make her crazy, but I’m not 100 percent sure of that.

I think that Kelly is the one who is messing with Phyllis. The dress being the same, the car running out of gas and the poisoning….all Kelly! I believe that Kelly has been in a psychiatric hospital in the past and that Avery stumbled upon something when she was going at her today. Did anyone else see Kelly’s face when Avery was mentioning that maybe Kelly needed to stay at Fairview? Then she went and pulled a butter knife on Avery.

I see Sage and Gabriel/Adam are getting a bit closer, but will they end up being true husband and wife? I doubt it. Sage is really into Nick and Gabriel/Adam is hung up on getting Chelsea back. Not sure if that is going to work out in his favor or not. Chelsea seems really committed to Billy and when she was asked if she would take Adam back if he were to walk in….she had no answer. I think Chelsea would take Adam back if she knew that Billy had shot him in the car that night.

Who is the sneaky one inviting all the younger couples to the Abbott cabin on Valentine’s Day? I have been trying to figure this out, but truly have no clue. At first I was thinking it was Fen, but when the invites began going out to more than just Summer …I began to doubt that. I guess we shall see who it is soon enough.

Brooke and Steffy are back in LA and both are looking for love, but I don’t think they are going to find it. Brooke is upset that all the men from her past that are still alive are all with someone else and don’t want her, but will Deacon be able to stay away? I think not. He wanted Brooke bad when he cheated with her and made Hope and he still has a place in his heart for her and her money.

Ridge thinks he is in love with Caroline now and has told Brooke he is committed to that relationship. Bill has moved back in with Katie and they are engaged again. Thorne is in Paris with Taylor and seems to be doing just fine.

Who will Brooke latch onto this time? Maybe she will go to Eric when he returns to LA.

Ivy needs to watch her back where Steffy is concerned. Sure she has Liam right now, but so did Hope and Steffy managed to come between them more than once. I think that Liam does care a lot for Ivy, but he also wants control of Forrester and to do that he will have to give into Steffy sooner or later. Steffy will have it no other way!

Rick also needs to watch himself around Steffy. She wants to be CEO and knows that she can do the job.

If Liam does what Steffy wants then Rick will see a hostile takeover remove him from CEO. Steffy will be taking Myah’s portrait down and putting Stephanie’s back up so fast it will make heads spin.

Caroline and Ridge are certainly beginning to get hot and heavy in the Loft, but will it last? Will Ridge go against his daughter and keep his relationship with Caroline going or will he see that it is not right? My guess is that he doesn’t care how old/young she is and yes, he will keep it going as long as Caroline agrees. After all he has a hot, young, blonde chasing after him and all he has to do is stand there and wait for her. I don’t see too many men turning away from that.

Not sure what life has in store for the families of these soaps, but I’m sure whatever it is will be a little bit of a surprise. I’m sure that there will be some major storyline coming for Neil and his family to put guilt on someone. Victor will get caught doing something that he thinks will save his family from harm, but in fact will only make things worse. Christine and Paul will probably not see the birth of their child because Christine is too determined to bring Phyllis to justice for things that happened years ago.

Brooke will end up with someone, but will he be from her past or will there be a new guy? Will Hope come back and stir the pot with Steffy and Ivy over Liam? Will Rick finally get what is coming to him and be knocked off his pedestal? Not sure about any of it, but I do know that if we stay tuned to WDBJ7, that we will soon find out.

See you all next week and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

February 6, 2015

The verdict is in on who will have sole custody of Faith Newman….the winner is NICK! Who else besides me knew that was coming? Sharon is feeling as if all of her family is turning against her. Mariah actually told the truth on the stand, so she is now banished from Sharon’s life. Noah told the truth on the stand, but she knew he would not lie. What did Sharon expect? She has done some seriously wrong things over the past couple of years and she needs to pay for them.

Will Dylan decide to come to Sharon’s rescue since he and Avery are in a tiff or will he actually do the right thing and admit to Avery he was out of line by accusing her? Sure she was in Joe’s room, but she did nothing with him. Except slap him; which I found a bit funny.

Looks like Victor is either being very nice by stopping the takeover of the Warehouse District and by selling Chancellor Industries to Jill and Cain or he is up to no good and we just don’t know it yet. I am leaning towards the no good part; especially when it comes to Jill. He may be backing out of the Warehouse mess because he figured he wouldn’t win as easily up against Dylan, but selling Chancellor to Jill and Cain may be another story.

Cain and Devon did a great job of keeping Colin quiet about Devon and Hillary, but now what will they do to keep Colin quiet to Lilly? Not sure if the Colin train wreck is going to be stopped this time around. I think Cain is trying to keep everyone happy, but one would think that Cain would realize Colin is a deadbeat and deserves NOTHING. Colin has always been out for himself and who cares who gets hurt in the process.

Lilly on the other hand seems to be digging into what is going on and I kind of think that she will figure it all out in the end. Will Cain loose Lilly over the secrets he has been keeping for Devon?

Speaking of Devon and Hillary, is anyone else fed up with all the sneaking around? How in the world do these people sleep at night? Seems to me that having an affair would be very stressful and would not be worth the effort to keep it going. If Hillary would devote as much time into her marriage as she does her affair, her marriage may be great!

This whole thing with Phyllis and Kelly has me baffled. Did Phyllis really do all the things that Kelly is saying she did? Is Kelly actually the crazy one and just making Phyllis think she is? From the way Stitch was talking to Kelly I am beginning to think that maybe Kelly lost more than her husband and son before she came to Genoa City. Jack seems to be wanting to stick it out with Phyllis, but will Phyllis be able to forgive him for putting her in Fairview? Summer is having a very hard time with all this and it makes me wonder if she and Austin will be able to get past it all or will she end up losing her mind also?

Christine is going to end up losing the baby that she and Paul tried so hard to make. Her hatred toward Phyllis is getting the best of her. Will she be able to back away before she ends up losing the baby or will she feel the need to keep going with all her vengeful anger towards Phyllis? I hate to say it, but I kind of hope that she doesn’t get to have the baby and that she also doesn’t get to put Phyllis away. I just do not like Christine and never have. Even when she was “Cricket.”

Looks like things are getting a bit hot in LA this week with Liam deciding to start a hostile takeover of Forrester Creations. Will he be able to pull it off? I’m sure that Steffy will end up assisting him in the takeover and she may even do her best to get Liam away from Ivy, but not sure if she will be able to pull that off. Especially since we now know that Wyatt and Hope are over.

Hope may come back and try to claim Liam as hers again. Ivy will have a fight on her hands either way. My opinion is that Ivy gets Liam. They are cute together and the other two have hurt Liam so many times before. Liam deserves some happiness.

Wyatt did make me smile when he told Rick off and quit. Of course, he will be going back to Forrester so that he can play the double agent and give info back to the Spencer’s for the takeover. Will Wyatt be able to play both sides or will he and Rick end up battling it out daily?

Brooke seriously thinks that she can make Rick get back with Caroline and that she can force Ridge to not be with Caroline. Who does she think she is? I know, the Queen of Forrester is who she thinks she is, but I bet Caroline ends up with Ridge anyway. Brooke needs to remember that she left and didn’t want Ridge anymore when she was all in love with Bill. Then she left Bill for Italy and now she has returned home to Ridge with Caroline and Bill with Katie.

I think it is funny how things have happened. Wonder if she will now turn to Deacon and try to take him away from Quinn? Not sure if Deacon would go to Brooke now that he is with Quinn. Quinn may give Brooke a run for her money.

I want to end this week with a request that we all keep our thoughts and prayers with Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, Bold & Beautiful) as she was hit by a car earlier in the week and is recovering. I am wondering if the writers will use her injuries in the show or will she be re-cast for a brief period of time.

Have a wonderful weekend and keep your TV’s turned to WDBJ7 for all the best daytime drama around. See ya’ next week!

January 30, 2015

Looks like Rick has not learned a thing since he shot Grant Chambers back in 1997; because he has shot at Caroline and Ridge while they were “making out” on the couch at Forrester Creations. I was actually hoping that Rick did shoot one of them, but instead he just shot into the office.

Rick is losing his mind and from the looks of it Brooke is going to back him up on everything he has done lately, so I guess it is OK to just act like a maniac while being the CEO. I have a feeling there are some things getting ready to happen at Forrester that may bring Rick off of his pedestal and put Myah back on the streets where she belongs! Maybe, if we are all lucky, Myah will go back to filming Abreva commercials!

Brooke is not happy with the situation that her family is in at this time. All the sleeping around and of course Ridge has not made her homecoming a great one. I’m sure that since she has lost Bill back to Katie she was hoping that she would be able to make some kind of amends with Ridge, but now he is in love/lust with Caroline. WOW things change so much from one day to the next in these soaps!

Ivy has done a great job filling Liam in on what is going on at Forrester, but will Liam be able to shake things up enough to keep all the employees safe? When Steffy makes her grand entrance back to LA there should be some shaking up at Forrester, but will it be for the better for all involved? Is Steffy going to put dibs on Liam again and woo him away from Ivy or will Liam finally be able to stay away from Steffy? I have a feeling that Liam is going to request Steffy’s help with the Forrester situation and Steffy is going to request something from Liam in return. We all know that what Steffy wants she usually gets.

Will Ivy finally be Steffy’s match?

Now that Liam has filled Bill in on what is happening at Forrester I’m sure that Bill will be giving Liam whatever assistance he may need to get Rick back for all he is doing to Ivy and Caroline. Neither one of them are going to allow Rick to keep tormenting those girls.

Looks like the people in Genoa City are also dealing with some issues this week. I have to say that I am beginning to get a bit bored with the Devon, Hillary and Neil story. Give it a rest! Put Devon and Hillary together and let Neil move on. How long do the writers think they need to drag this out? They have come so close to being caught time and time again. Devon has had to pay Colin millions of dollars and still isn’t safe. LET IT GO! Put us all out of our misery with this storyline.

Phyllis seeing a shrink! Didn’t see that coming, but I guess she is trying to do whatever she needs to in hopes of keeping her life with Jack. I don’t think Jack would turn to Kelly after all that he has seen Phyllis going through, but Phyllis just can’t seem to understand that. Wonder where she thinks she is going with that suitcase? Is she going to commit herself for observation or is she running to keep Christine from prosecuting her. Christine is probably foaming at the mouth hoping to get Phyllis on the stand AGAIN!

This whole thing with Dylan, Avery and Joe is also beginning to bore me. So what if Avery has left Joe for Dylan! Does that give Joe the right to do the rotten things he has been doing? No, but with Victor backing him up financially, why not?

I am not 100 percent sure that Victor is aware of all that Joe has been doing in hopes of getting his hands on the Warehouse District, but knowing Victor, he probably wouldn’t care what has to be done as long as he gets what he wants. Dylan is going to end up shooting Joe over all this mess. I hate it when the writers bring people onto the show and then turn them into killers when they are such great characters. Dylan was always such a great guy. Now he is angry, vengeful, hostile, gun toting and out for blood.

Speaking of Victor and him getting what he wants; will he really back off of the formula that belongs to Jabot to save his family? Ummm NO! Does anyone who has watched Y & R for a couple of months think that Victor is going to do anything for family only? Not me. I’m sure that he will try to keep his underhand moves against Jabot as quiet as he can so that he is able to stay in Katie’s life as a grandfather, but will Victoria catch on to his evil ways and vow to leave her father’s side again? No!

Victoria is Victor! They are of the same mold and I’m afraid Stitch is going to be hurt in the process. Stitch needs to pack up and run as fast and as far away from Victoria as possible.Sage is really beginning to show her feelings for Nick, but how will she be able to pull all of this off while being married to Gabriel/Adam?

Adam has Chelsea & Billy thinking that he and Sage are a couple, but Sage has told Nick that she is married to Gabriel/Adam. Genoa City is a small town so this lie will not be kept quiet for long. Now Sage and Gabriel/Adam are moving right next door to Chelsea and Billy! How awkward is this going to be? Is Gabriel/Adam going to be able to place a bug in Chelsea’s apartment again so he can hear what is going on or will he have cameras secretly placed all over the place so he can watch? Either way it looks like things may be getting interesting with this story.

The only thing we can do is keep watching WDBJ7 weekdays for the insight of each of our favorite characters. I know I will be! What I want to see is Devon end up with Hillary. Liam to be happy with Ivy since Hope is out of his life. I would like to see Myah out of the picture all together. Katie needs to be back with Bill. Michael needs to be cured of his Cancer. Billy and Victoria need to be back together and Chelsea needs to realize who Gabriel/Adam really is.

See you all next week and keep watching WDBJ7 for all the juicy twists and turns. Have a safe an wonderful weekend.

January 23, 2015

Does anyone remember back in the day when Dallas was on TV and the cliffhanger was “Who Shot JR?” Well, this week I am asking “Who Did Rick Shoot?” Was it Ridge, Caroline or both of them? Did he miss and just scare them or maybe he just winged one of them! Go figure the last 60 seconds of Thursday’s episode would be Rick with the gun. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

Can you believe Myah actually is parading around the mansion in Brooke’s bedroom line? She is just nasty! I don’t care what they put on her, she is just plain nasty. I thought Brooke was going to come unglued when she came to the mansion and Myah answered the door in her underwear! Then Brooke saw Myah’s picture hanging where Stephanie’s portrait should be. Things are going to get interesting now that momma is back! She never has liked Myah and with the way she was looking at her she does not like her now.

Myah’s little sister coming to town may be an interesting storyline. Will she become a model for Forrester? I’m sure she will. I think little sister is going to be out for revenge and I’m sure she will be able to get herself some of it.

Deacon really seems to be in love with Quinn, but with Brooke being back will that relationship last? Brooke has always been the true love for Deacon (in his eyes), but he never really had a chance with her because of Ridge, but now that Ridge is with Caroline or possibly dead; Deacon may be able to make a move on Brooke that will work out in his favor.

Bill is doing all he can to get Katie to let him back into her life, but Katie seems to be holding her own with all of it. She did well with her VP placement at Spencer and she seems to be keeping him at bay with living at the house. Good for you, Katie! Stand up for yourself!

Bill, on the other hand, is not too happy with Ridge or the situation with Caroline, but what will he be able to do about it? If it happens to be Caroline that was shot then Bill will not stop until he gets a hold of Rick. Things are going to get more interesting on B&B over the next few weeks. I’m sure of it.

I like that Liam and Ivy are beginning to get closer. They do seem to care for each other, but will Liam be able to keep his love for Ivy when/if Hope comes back to town. I’m not real sure that he would be able to say no to Hope. Liam did tell Ivy he loves her and he was glad to be in love with someone who didn’t make it complicated, so maybe it will work out for him this time around.

Is anyone else wondering if Phyllis is the one doing everything to Kelly or is Kelly trying to make out like Phyllis is doing it? At first I was thinking Kelly was doing it all, but the doctor that brought Phyllis out of her coma told Jack there have been side effects. Is Phyllis having a really bad side effect? I can remember years ago when Phyllis was crazy without it being a side effect to medication! Will Jack and Phyllis make it through this or will Jack end up with Kelly in the long run?

Stitch certainly doesn’t like the fact that Victoria is not taking Kelly’s side over Phyllis. How can she? Victoria knows Phyllis and I’m sure she is beginning to think Kelly is doing something to set Phyllis off. Victoria has seen all the sides of Phyllis and right now she doesn’t think Phyllis is capable of doing all that Stitch seems to think she is doing.

Colin is going to make another move on Devon, but will Devon give in or will he let Colin do his bidding with the information he has? If it were me I would not have allowed Colin to get the first million from me. I think I would have had to let him tell Neil about the affair back then. At least it would have all been out in the open and Devon wouldn’t have to keep hiding with Hillary.

Summer was mean to Mariah and when Austin saw that side of Summer he didn’t like it. Sure Mariah kissed her husband, but like Austin said it didn’t mean anything. Summer is so jealous it is going to end up ruining her relationship with Austin. I actually would like to see Mariah with Kevin and Summer alone. I think Austin can do much better than Summer. Even Fen could do better, but he has been in love with Summer since middle school.

Nick and Sage seem to be hitting it off pretty good. I’m sorry, but Faith is just a brat! I do not see why they give her roles where she speaks. I know she is a part of the storyline, but she gets on my last nerve. Always whining and carrying on about her daddy and her mommy. Get over it kid! They are not going to be married! Sage on the other hand may end up having to divorce Gabriel/Adam if she isn’t careful with how close she gets to Nick.

Gabriel/Adam sure did mess up when he was talking to Chelsea about the “hotel.” I think she will be figuring things out sooner rather than later. She did get a bit nervous at her studio with Gabriel/Adam after that comment.

Chelsea told Gabriel/Adam that she thought they should only meet at Jabot from now on. I’m sure Billy will like that, but will Gabriel/Adam be able to stay away? Not! Billy see’s that this new guy in town is up to something, but he just hasn’t been able to figure out what that something is yet.

So many things have been going on in both cities this week. I can’t wait to see who Rick did shoot and will Brooke tear into Myah? Will Neil figure out what Hillary is doing behind his back? Is Phyllis going over the edge with no way of returning or will it be found out that Kelly is really the bad person in this scenario?

Well, if you are like me you will be tuning into WDBJ7 every day next week from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to find out. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and see you next week.

January 16, 2015

I have to start this week with the Bold & Beautiful! Rick and Myah are making me ill. Seriously, hanging her portrait in the mansion where Stephanie’s portrait has been hanging was just ridiculous! I can’t imagine what Stephanie’s spirit is doing right now. I was talking to Sarah (a girl here at work) the other day and we were discussing what Steffi would do to Myah if she were to come back from Paris. I think the writers need to bring Steffi back and let her be the way she was back in the day. Let her loose on Myah and Rick! WOW that would be an amazing ride.

It does seem like Myah is in love with Rick, but I still think that Rick is still in love with Caroline. He only told Myah that he loves her because she was going to leave and that would have put a wrench in his plan to keep hurting Caroline. Without Myah by his side to torment Caroline, Rick actually doesn’t have anything.

Caroline needs to move on with her own life and do that without Ridge! Ridge is not good for any woman and Caroline can do way better. Caroline needs to take some time and get away from Rick and Ridge. She should take off to Paris and make great designs there. I say this, but I think she will end up with Ridge because she feels as if she can’t do any better and she feels drawn to him.

Wonder when they are bringing Hope and Wyatt back into the picture? I haven’t even heard if they are re-casting the role of Hope. I would think that they would, but will they have her chase after Liam or will she just stay with Wyatt?

Moving onto Genoa City; not sure which family to start with this week, so I guess we will just begin with Phyllis. She is up to her old self again and I am afraid that she may lose Jack with all her shenanigans with Kelly. Why can’t she just realize that Jack loves her and move on? Sure while she was in her coma Jack moved on with Kelly, but as soon as she was back he was committed to Phyllis again. He could have just left Phyllis twisting in the wind, but he did the right thing and went back to her. I just wonder if Kelly is going to figure out a way to catch Phyllis at her own game.

Speaking of being caught; will Neil ever figure out that his wife and his son are lovers? This whole storyline is beginning to be a bit much and dragging it out is just crazy. Hillary will end up pregnant, but it will belong to Devon. Devon will not allow Neil to raise his child and Neil will have to find out the truth.

Let’s just move this story along a bit and get it over with.

Gwen is really beginning to fall for Devon and now Devon is feeling like he needs to break things off with her. I do not think it is going to be as easy as he thinks. Gwen knows how much Devon is worth and she is all for being with a wealthy man. I think she also has a sneaky suspicion about Devon and Hillary.

Will Lilly be able to throw a wrench in Devon and Hillary’s getaway to Chicago? Sure she will. Maybe that will be where the truth comes out. Maybe Lilly will go to Chicago with Hillary and catch Devon and Hillary slipping around. That would be an interesting twist of events. Especially since Lilly is beginning to like Hillary.

I am also getting sick of poor Nikki! Seriously, how many times are they going to play the alcoholic card with her? I understand that alcoholism is a disease, but she seems to rely on the Vodka bottles more than she should. I don’t blame her for thinking she needs to drink. If I were married to Victor I would probably be an alcoholic, but she has a great support system and she needs to use them. Get over yourself, Nikki, and move on.

Another thing about her that drives me nuts is that she has MS, but her drinking doesn’t seem to affect it at all. Wouldn’t you think that if she were taking medication for her MS that drinking would not work well with that? Wouldn’t you think that it would be harder for her to hide her drinking from people who are supposed to know her?

Dylan needs to be careful when it comes to Victor. He has not realized just who Victor Newman is, but I am afraid that he will be learning this soon. I have to say that I do think that he was mugged by thugs hired by Victor or Joe. I also think that Victor is only going after the Warehouse District because Dylan has the Crimson Lights and he is Paul and Nikki’s child. If Dylan wasn’t in business there Victor probably wouldn’t have even thought of selling the Warehouse District.

Joe is certainly pulling out all the stops to try to win Avery back, but I honestly feel that Avery will not waiver from Dylan. She seems to truly be in love with Dylan. I kind of like it when Joe messes with Avery and gets her all fired up. She slapped him good today!

Ashley is not the least bit happy about Stitch and Victoria. I don’t think she wants Stitch, but I do think she wants Stitch to be a little more careful with Jabot information around Victoria. After all, Victoria is Victor’s daughter and Newman is always looking to outdo Jabot. I don’t think Victoria would risk her relationship with Stitch to find out secret information for her father, but then again she is a Newman and she has worked right alongside her father for years. Victoria has learned from the best.

Adam is beginning to make his way into Chelsea’s life, but Billy is standing guard and doing a pretty good job of it. Billy definitely does not like the fact that Adam is working at Jabot and he definitely doesn’t like him possibly moving into the same building that he and Chelsea live in. I can’t wait to see if Conner has a connection with Adam when he finally gets to “meet” him.

Nick is going to find out what the deal is with Adam/Gabriel and when he does all heck is going to break loose. Nick already has a sneaky suspicion about Adam/Gabriel because of the answers that he gave when they were discussing boarding school. Good thing that Sage is able to hook up with Nick and fish for information about Adam/Gabriel. Will Sage get close enough to Nick to get the good stuff on Adam/Gabriel so she can fill him in or will Nick figure it all out before then?

This has been one exciting week on both soaps. I am interested to see what the gun is all about on B&B and who will be shot. I think Rick is going will use it on Ridge when he finds out that Caroline and Ridge have gotten a lot closer.

Will Ivy and Ally be able to make Rick understand that what he is doing is hurting the family? Will Myah stay at the mansion as the woman of the house or will someone come to town and knock her off that pedestal? Is Hillary going to end up pregnant with Devon’s child? Will Kelly be able to catch Phyllis pulling a stunt? Will Genoa City ever find out Michael has cancer? Is the Warehouse District doomed? Thanks for watching WDBJ7 and stay tuned for more.

January 9, 2015

Looks like Nikki’s sobriety has not lasted as long as she may hope! Didn’t she just tell Paul that she was clean and would not be drinking again? I guess this one little bump in the road with Victor going behind her back, yet AGAIN, has derailed her.

Paul knows that Nikki will not be able to stay sober, but will he be able to be her hero this time around? Nikki has always been able to count on Paul when she was in trouble, but I’m thinking that this time Christine may have something to say about him being Nikki’s hero.

Seriously, did anyone actually think that Victor was not behind the warehouse takeover? Who else has that kind of money? This is just opening the door for Jill and Cane to get into something together and try to take Chancellor Industries away from Victor. I’m sure they will manage to get it back, but at what expense and for how long?

Dylan needs to realize Victor is who he is and nothing or no one will be able to stop or change him. Victor has been the devil the entire time he has been on Y&R and I don’t look for the writers to be changing him anytime soon. Dylan also needs to stop flying off of the handle so quickly. Does he not remember what happened when Ian was in the picture and he was assumed guilty of murder? Now he is flying off the handle with Joe and, who knows, Joe may end up missing at some point. Joe may do it to try and get back at Dylan for stealing Avery.

Was anyone else surprised to see Devon make his move on Gwen? I was at first, but, hey, he deserves to be happy. If Neil and Hillary are going to stay together then Devon needs to move on. Why should Hillary be the only one who is happy?

Looks like Kelly and Phyllis are going to be similar to Phyllis and Diane (blast from the past)! Kelly slapped herself and blamed Phyllis for it. What a hoot! Will Kelly win this round? I think so, but I also think that Phyllis needs to step back and re-evaluate her situation. Kelly doesn’t seem as laid back as Diane was. Looks to me like Kelly is in this for the long haul and she may just win.

Michael needs to move on with his treatment. I understand wanting multiple opinions, but Stage 3 is not to play with. If he doesn’t get help for it now, he may not get another chance. Cancer is such a horrible disease and it comes after everyone. No discrimination of any kind, and once it gets a hold of you it tears through you and your entire family without any remorse. Fight this Michael! Do it now! Don’t wait until they have to write you off the show.

My my, Myah! She has played her cards right, up to now. Once Pam saw that Stephanie’s portrait had been taken off of the wall in the main house, things changed. Pam will not stand for this one minute. Rick thinks that he is doing the right thing by making Myah his right hand, but when he set Pam in this new whirlwind, he actually may have just opened up a bad hurricane. Does everyone remember when Pam was not on her medication? Talk about everyone having a bad day! She was horrible. No one was safe from her. Now Myah is going to be on Pam’s radar and I doubt that Myah will enjoy this ride.

Rick has done a lot of things that were wrong in the past, but what he is doing know is just plain evil. Sure Caroline should have to make things right for KISSING Ridge, but Rick has been SLEEPING with Myah for weeks now. Caroline crossed a small line in her marriage, but Rick has done way more than that. I do not see why Caroline thinks that she needs to be with Rick now anyway? Why would she want him back? He isn’t that great and she was rich without him, so it’s not like she needs him for money or even prestige.

I think that Ridge and Caroline need to back away from Forrester and let Rick fall flat on his face with his new found power. Without Ridge and Caroline to design they have nothing. I’m sure Rick’s power won’t last him long when Eric finds out that there are no designers to keep his clothing line up and running. Not to mention that Rick has taken Stephanie off of the wall of the mansion. WOW, this is going to get good!

I hope that all of you are staying warm during this cold snap that we are having. Keep your blankets and your hot cocoa close by, sit a spell and keep up with all the current information by watching your Hometown News Leader, WDBJ7. See you all next week!!

January 1, 2015

The holidays have certainly been interesting on the soaps! Not sure where to begin, but I am anxious to see how all of these twists and turns end up over the next few weeks. Looks like the year 2015 is coming in HOT!

Adam has shown his hand to Jack, and Jack is not happy about it. But he really can’t do anything to change the way things are going since he has found out that not only is Adam really alive, but Billy had shot him when they were in the car. If Jack turns Adam in, then Billy may have to suffer the consequences of shooting him. What is Jack going to do? Will he be able to keep this lie from Phyllis and the rest of his family? Will all the lies lead him back to the bottle?

Jack has so much on his plate right now with the women in his life, he doesn’t need anything else going on. Phyllis is onto Kelly and her ways. If Kelly thinks she will be able to get anything over on Phyllis then she has another thing coming. Phyllis will not allow Kelly to take anything away from her.

Speaking of the bottle….Nikki looks as if she is handling her drinking a bit better these days. She doesn’t seem to be as much of a mess as she was when she was sneaking around drinking. I wonder if when she was looking so bad if that was when she was really sick. I heard that she was going through something a couple of months ago, but had kept working. Good thing for her Neil is still blind when he came into the AA meeting as she was beginning to start her story. Now Paul knows Nikki had been drinking, what will he do with that information? Will he be there to help her again, or will this be the last straw for Paul? He needs to focus on his new life with Christine and their new baby.

Neil’s vision is going to be one of the big storylines for Y&R in the coming months. I think since Neil’s son (in real life) has passed away, they are going to be writing him out for a while and he will go away for some type of healing and come back with his vision. Then all heck is going to break loose because he will be able to see there is something going on between Hillary and Devon.

Hillary is becoming more and more jealous of Gwen with each passing day. What does she think is going to happen? Sure, Devon is in love with Hillary. But he is a man and Gwen is not going to stop making moves on Devon. Especially since she knows he is a billionaire and available (in her eyes). I don’t blame her at all. She should try to make Devon happy and see where it goes.

Glad to see Stitch is finally getting a happy ending. I am glad the writers did not put him with Ashley or Abby. He belongs with Victoria, but when Adam/Gabriel gets to Chelsea who will Billy end up with? I think Billy is still in love with Victoria and seeing Stitch with Victoria and his new baby girl does bother him. I am not 100% sure the Stitch, Victoria, Billy triangle is done yet. We still may see some fireworks from that love triangle. Stitch does seem to have some issues with Billy & Victoria when they are co-parenting, but will Stitch be able to keep his feelings under control?

Who would have thought Ashley knew who Joe Clark was? I have never heard Ashley speak about him until she saw him in the bar. From what I can gather they had some type of relationship in New York, but she must have ended things. Did anyone else see the look on Avery’s face when she saw Joe with Ashley on New Year’s Eve? If those walls could talk, what tales they’d tell.

This whole thing with Victor having someone spy on Jabot to get information on the new line is crazy. Ashley couldn’t be smarter than Victor! How did she know that he had a spy in her lab? Jack is going off because he doesn’t want Victor to have access and Ashley is like “no problem, I have it covered!” Nothing is covered when it comes to Victor Newman. All the Abbotts should know that by now, wouldn’t you think?

Interesting turn of events with Adam/Gabriel and the death of Gabriel’s father; he committed suicide when Victor took over his company with a hostile takeover. Now we know why Constance is so against Victor Newman and why she wants him brought down. I’m sure that Adam/Gabriel will be more than willing to assist Constance with bringing Victor down.

It is nice to see that Michael is coming to terms a bit more with this cancer scare, but seems like he is laughing it off way too easily. I’m not sure how far the writers are going to take this story, but it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. Glad all of his family is now aware of the issue, and at least they are trying to have a nice holiday.

Excited about Avery and Dylan’s engagement! They make a great team. Their love has been tested, but they have stayed true to each other. How will Avery handle being whisked away for a month with Dylan, and leaving Michael to man the office alone? How will Michael handle this with everything else he has going on?

Sage and Nick seem to be on the path to more than a friendship. Nick is beginning to run into her a lot lately and now he is lending a sympathetic ear to her. This may end badly. Will Sage fill Nick in on who Gabriel really is? Will she feel the need to if they begin to get romantically involved?

How many of you would keep quiet about Myah and Rick? NOT ME! I would be telling Caroline the truth right away! Who does he think he is? He struts around the office like he is king, but if it was not for Caroline he wouldn’t be CEO. Eric made sure of that, but Rick is now trying to figure out a way for Eric to sign away all rights to Forrester Creations. I certainly hope that since Ivy has told Liam about Myah and Rick that someone busts them out.

With Hope in Italy and Liam in LA, Ivy has been worried that she will lose Liam, but looks to me like Liam is going to stay with Ivy. I think Hope has had her chance (time and time) to be with Liam. And yes, it is true that something has always happened, but there is a reason for things to happen. Maybe, just maybe, they are not meant to be together. Maybe Ivy is who Liam is to be with.

Wyatt needs to go to Italy and be with Hope. They both need to heal and get past all this grief. I just want him out of LA. I have never really liked his character and wouldn’t mind if they wrote him completely out of the show. Oh, and take your mom, Quinn, with you!

Katie and Bill need to get back together and Ridge needs to go to Italy to be with Brooke. I never liked Ridge with Katie, or Bill with Brooke. I didn’t like the original Ridge, but this one is worse if you ask me, so send him to Italy and find a new Ridge.

That’s it for this week. I want to take just a minute to thank all of you who actually read/share my blog and let you know that I enjoy blogging for you all. May you all have a blessed New Year. Keep watching your favorite soaps on your Hometown News Leader, WDBJ7.

December 19, 2014

Looks like Sharon actually thinks that she deserves forgiveness for all that she has done to everyone in Genoa City. NOT, would be my answer to that. Sure she was off of her medications and not in her right mind, but once she realized all she had done she did nothing to fix all of it.

Sharon knew things were going to be bad for her if the news of all her she had done got out, but she didn’t care or even worry about it. She just kept on lying and manipulating people to get what she wanted. I am glad that Phyllis fired her and that Jack is standing by Phyllis’ decision. Nick is doing the best thing for Faith by trying to get full custody of Faith, but will it actually happen? Will Nick be able to make the courts see that Sharon doesn’t deserve full custody of Faith?

Glad to see Michael and Lauren handling the cancer together. Hope that they fill Fen in on what is going on before he finds out from someone else. Wonder if Michael’s cancer will get much worse while he is waiting for the holidays until he attempts to see the doctor? I think he needs to get started now and work out the holidays in between. Hate that Fen feels as if he doesn’t belong.

Sage must have been something to Gabriel other than a friend. I am thinking that the two of them were lovers and kept it secret. Why else would she be so worried about Adam going to Genoa City alone and possibly trying to hook back up with Chelsea? Sage seems a bit jealous to me. Nick thinks she is hiding something and I’m sure if he runs up on her again he will be finding out what is up. I believe that Sage and Nick will be more involved with each other in the coming months.

Chelsea is having a difficult time letting go of Adam these days. On the other hand Billy is having a difficult time living without Delia this time of year as well. The relationship between the two of them doesn’t seem like it would work for long since Billy has so much hate for Adam.

The gown that Chelsea made for Katie is beautiful. Glad that Victoria didn’t have anything bad to say about it. Looks as if Stitch is settling in as the step-dad figure for Katie and it seems as if Billy is OK with that. Victoria may be living in a Norman Rockwell kind of life now with Billy being the biological dad and Stitch on the hook to play step-dad.

Hillary and Devon are going to get caught soon if they do not watch what they do. I could not believe that Devon invited Hillary to his suite right in front of the entrance to the Athletic Club. Does he not think that people listen? Did not take Lilly long to ask him why he was inviting Hillary to his suite. You would think that Devon would get a room elsewhere since he owns the Athletic Club. It’s not like he doesn’t have the money to do it.

Paul and Christine are having a baby! Nikki is the reason for it! I think I heard Paul right when he said that, but was truly shocked. I’m sure Christine was as well. Not sure how I feel about them having a baby at this point in their lives, but who am I to judge? Wonder how Daniel is going to feel about Christine having Paul’s baby? Hope this time around Paul gets to deal with a normal woman vs. the crazy one that was Ricky’s mom.

I can honestly say that I am so glad that Hope is gone! I know she will probably be back, but at least we all get a break from her for a few weeks. A much needed one, if you ask me. I have not seen anything about her leaving on the show. Does Wyatt even know that she has left?

Katie has finally given up on the ribbon that Ridge put on her finger months ago and has a new life on her mind. One with Dollar Bill Spencer! She is good with Bill. Katie and Bill had the Cinderella relationship and I think they can have that again.

I can’t believe that Rick is actually going to try taking total control of Forrester Creations. Does he think he is that good at getting things past his father or even Ridge? Myah on the other hand is going to be the downfall. I look for her to slip up and say something to someone or do something that alerts people as to what is going on.

Caroline is truly trying to let Rick know that she is trying and that she wants this marriage to work, but Rick is too busy sneaking around with Myah to even care. He has given Myah a new place to live and a place for them to rendezvous during the day. Caroline needs to wake up and realize that Rick is cheating! Rick is doing what she and Ridge NEVER did. Can she not smell Myah on him when he comes around?

There will not be a blog next week due to the Christmas holiday, but I wanted to take a minute and wish all of you happy holidays. Be safe, spend time with your family and enjoy! Be sure to keep watching WDBJ7 to keep up with all the happenings in LA and Genoa City.

December 12, 2014

WOW! This has been on emotional week on both soaps. I have to say the writers are working overtime this month with their storylines. I wasn’t sure if I should scream, cry, rant or just watch as all the storylines were beginning to take shape. Sure, we all know that this person is going to go after that person or this person will lose their baby at some point, but when the writers get together and make it happen, WOW!

Jack should have known from the beginning that Phyllis was going to find out about Kelly at some point in time. One would think that when she was making it a point to have Kelly help with the wedding that it would have been a sign to him that she had some kind of idea as to what had happened while she was away, but NO he had no clue at all.

Well guess what? He has a clue now! I like how Kelly stood up to Phyllis and let her know that it was not all her in the relationship and that Jack had a hand in moving her into the mansion, etc. Jack walking in when he did was priceless. I honestly could not believe that he left Phyllis to go check on Kelly, but maybe that gave Phyllis some time to cool down.

Summer is right in the middle of all this mess with Jack and Phyllis. I kind of feel for her, but she didn’t want to tell her mom anything that may upset her too much based on the doctor’s and their request.

What was she supposed to do? Summer did exactly what she should have and kept quiet. Phyllis will forgive her just as she has forgiven Jack.

Joe is messing with fire if he thinks Lilly won’t let him know real fast and in a hurry that she is not going to agree to him tearing down the Warehouse District just because he flirts with her. I like how she called him out on it and then filled Cane in on the flirting. I kind of thought Cane would go after Joe, if only to say back off my wife, but didn’t see that happen.

Hillary is not going to be able to stay with Neil much longer. She is having a very hard time dealing with Devon trying to date others to cover their affair. Seriously does anyone really not see how Devon and Hillary look at each other and how Hillary acts when Devon is around? End this affair and fill Neil in on what is going on before it is too late and he figures it out on his own. Either way people are going to be hurt, so they should just nip it in the bud.

Chelsea needs to realize that Billy will never be able to see Adam or Adam’s life in a good way and that if she stays with Billy he will end up saying things that Conner will not understand as he grows up. Gabriel needs to get to Genoa City for keeps so he can take Chelsea away from Billy and be with his family. Sage needs to realize that Adam is not Gabriel and what the two of them had is no more. Adam is for Chelsea and I do not see him detouring from her.

Kevin needs to move on with Mariah. I think they are cute together and they both need someone. Chloe is not coming back to Kevin and no one else is there for Mariah, so why not? They are both free to see whoever they like. They’ve kissed and now they can move onto the next step of the relationship….a cup of hot chocolate.

I almost fell out of my chair when I saw Lauren laughing at Michael. I was like NO she didn’t just laugh at him, but then I saw where the writers were going with the scene. Michael is one strong cookie, but I am glad he finally told Lauren the truth. Now maybe they can move on and get Michael the help he needs before it gets any worse.

Hope, Liam and Wyatt! This love triangle will never end. I hate that Hope fell down the stairs after arguing with Quinn and lost the baby, but she should not have gone outside with her in the first place.

Of course, Quinn should have not been there at all. Had Wyatt done as Hope and Liam had asked several times and gotten the restraining order, this may not have happened. Will Hope leave Wyatt for Liam since there is no baby? Will Liam even take Hope back since he has supposedly fallen in love with Ivy?

Will Wyatt realize that his Mom is a crazy woman and should never be around people? I hope that Hope and Liam do end up together, but don’t want Wyatt hurt either.

Bill and Katie seem to be getting closer these days. I like the two of them together and kind of wish she would untie that engagement ribbon and move on with Bill. After all Ridge has a ton of money and still has not bought Katie a ring. He even has Wyatt and Ivy working at Forrester Creations and has not asked one of them to make her a special ring. What is up with that? How long with Katie wear that ribbon?

Maybe he will buy her a beaded ring for the wedding band when/if they get married.

Wonder what next week holds for all the families of the two best soaps on TV? Should begin to wrap up some of the plots and bring in some new ones. Will Chelsea see Adam in Gabriel’s eyes? Will Adam see Connor and loose it? Will Stitch and Victoria become a happy family? Will Hope leave town with Liam to regroup (come back as another Hope)? What will happen with Deacon? Will he leave with Hope or stay with Quinn? I guess we have to be patient and watch again next week on WDBJ7.

December 5, 2014

I have to get something about Y&R off of my chest this week. Why would the writers devote an entire episode to Nick and his past life? That was the worst hour of Y&R that I can remember watching for a long time. Whew! Now that I have gotten that off of my chest we can move on.

Who, besides me, thinks that Sage is going to come to Genoa City and become the new love interest for Nick? I saw that coming the minute the dog (Gabriel/Adam’s) came into the cabin that Nick was staying in during his drinking spell.

I am still trying to figure out the Gabriel/Adam storyline. Was Gabriel the one who was helping Adam out of the car, and then Gabriel actually dies, and Adam figures out who he is in real life and takes over his identity? If so, how does Sage fit into all of it? How does she know that Adam is Adam and not Gabriel? If Adam was burned up so badly no one could tell his identity, then how does Sage know Adam is Adam and not Gabriel?

Stitch is NOT the baby’s daddy! I started thinking he could have been, but from the DNA test, he isn’t. Of course, this is a soap and DNA tests have been known to have been messed with, but I’m kind of leaning towards the idea this one is true. Billy is Katherine’s daddy. Katherine is such a beautiful name for the baby as well.

Victoria looked as if she was a bit shocked when the results were given, and Stitch could not get out of that room fast enough. Poor Stitch! He is so in love with Victoria and wanted that baby to be his so he could have a new start in life, but as usual he did not get what he wanted. I hope that Maureen is found and she has to do time for the murder of her husband; maybe then Stitch will be able to at least see his son again.

I fear that Michael waiting until after the holiday’s to do anything about his cancer is not going to turn out for the best for him or his family. He needs to fill Lauren in on the diagnosis so she can help him get through this and hopefully become a cancer survivor.

Mariah sure is becoming a better person in some ways, but I do think she is going to attempt to put some type of moves on Austin. She has made it clear to Austin that Kyle is coming back to town and that Summer HAD a relationship with Kyle before she thought she was Jack’s daughter. Mariah is trying to put doubt in Austin’s head so she can move in for the kill. I honestly do not think she will get far with Austin, but then again she is Sharon’s daughter.

Phyllis is back to her old self and moving on with her plans for the wedding of the year to Jack, with the help of Kelly! Jack is doing his best to derail that train, but I do believe the train is on a track to a bad part of town and Phyllis is the conductor. Wasn’t it great when Phyllis told Sharon she was fired? Loved it!

Hillary did not look too happy about having to fake a lunch with Devon and the “new” girl, but if she will not let Neil in on the secret then she needs to get over it. Devon is just trying to keep the lie under wraps until Hillary is ready to be truthful. I am still kind of hoping Hillary winds up pregnant, but not sure if that is going to come about. There would be no way Hillary would be able to hide the fact that she and Neil were NOT having sex when she got pregnant and then she would have to explain the baby somehow. Lilly would have a field day with all the information, if she knew what that information really is. She is already having serious doubts about Devon and his “new” girlfriend after the lunch at the club.
Moving onto to Hope and her pregnancy; didn’t she just find out she is pregnant? She sure is beginning to have a baby bump and they gave her a baby shower already too. Maybe the writers are trying to move the storyline along since she is leaving the show. I still have not heard if they are going to recast her role or if it will end somehow.

Quinn just can’t seem to stay away from Hope, and now Wyatt has finally taken the steps to ensure his wife and his unborn child’s safety with this restraining order. Wyatt should have taken this step earlier. Sometimes it seems that Liam is more caring for Hope and the baby than Wyatt is. I was kind of hoping Liam and Hope would just run away together, but don’t see that happening either.

Glad to see Ivy and Liam are moving along with their relationship, since Liam doesn’t seem to have one with Hope. Ivy seems to be good for Liam. She makes him happy, and she sure does seem like she is truly in love with him. It is good for him to finally have that in his life. No doubt at all in his mind of her feelings towards him.

Guessing 2014 is going to end as dramatically as it began with all the storylines going on in LA and Genoa City. Hoping all the families can find a way to get along for a minute or two during the holiday season. I’m sure there will be some kind of drama when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve and I can hardly wait to see what that drama is. Meet you all back here next week to see what the happenings are in both towns. Enjoy your weekend, and keep watching your favorite soaps right here on your Hometown station WDBJ7.

November 21, 2014

Billy & Stitch came to Victoria’s rescue this week and delivered a beautiful baby girl in the Jabot parking garage. It seems like Billy & Stitch bonded a little while delivering the baby and are now able to be in the same room with each other without fighting over Victoria. Victoria is doing the right thing by getting the DNA test done so everyone can move on with their lives. My boss is hoping that the baby belongs to Stitch, but at first I was hoping Billy. After thinking about it, I kind of hope she belongs to Stitch. Billy needs to move on with Chelsea and Victoria needs to move on with Stitch. Too much damage has been done to all involved to turn back now.

Maureen has escaped from the hospital! Who, besides me, saw that coming? I’m sure they will find her because Victor will call on all of his people to hunt her down. Nikki is going to be glad she is gone because her secret will be safe for now.

Jack is going to have to come clean with Phyllis soon! Phyllis is doing all she can to make Jack sweat, but he still has not come 100% clean with her. He should have just told Phyllis about Kelly when he asked Phyllis to marry him, but no, they just went upstairs to bed. Of course, Phyllis began 100 questions after that and he still didn’t fill her in on all the truth.

Kelly on the other hand is so excited to have Jack back in her life that she doesn’t even see he is not “with her." Jack has always been with Phyllis! Even when he wasn’t with Phyllis the two of them have always had a real bond. Does Kelly not even pay attention to what Jack replies to her when she tells him she loves him? He says nothing back.

Colin got what he wanted out of Devon, but will he be able to make Jill believe where the $2 million came from? Jill needs to get rid of that man. He is such a loser and a liar. I kind of figured that Devon would pay him off, but I was hoping that he wouldn’t. I wanted to see Devon tell Neil so that Colin would have nothing to hold over his head.

Grace is doing what she does best when it comes to Nick. At least this time she got some of what she was anticipating. Nick even said he was going to have to stop getting into relationships so quickly. Does this mean Nick and Grace will be an item? I hope not! I don’t like her and have never really liked her. She is more of a money grubber than Sharon was in the beginning. She needs to go back to LA and play Donna on Bold & Beautiful.

This new Adam is very handsome. I’m sure he is going to be turning some heads once he makes his way to Genoa City. Will he go straight after Chelsea? How is he going to get to her? Will Sage be coming to Genoa City with him? This is going to be one interesting plot to follow.

Dylan does not like Avery’s ex being in town and now that he knows the two of them have shared a kiss he is even less happy about it. I don’t see Avery going back to her ex, but she should have been honest with Dylan when the kiss happened.

Let’s move to B&B and all that they have going on. Myah has got to go. I know right now she is a large part of the storyline, but maybe they should think of recasting her role. She needs to go back to doing the Abreva commercials. I do not like how she is playing this part at all. Sure she is supposed to be Rick’s new main squeeze, but seriously, she is NOT Forrester material. Never will be!

Katie knew exactly what she was doing by filling Bill in on what had transpired between Caroline and Ridge. She knew by telling him she would be able to send him off into a tailspin for Ridge. Looks to me like she wants Bill back; maybe she is tired of wearing that ribbon of a ring on her finger. Good for you, Katie! Stand up for what you want, even if it is a cheating with your sister kind of husband. After all, Brooke did leave LA so Katie could try to win Bill back.

Hope on the other hand only wants Liam, but she has lost him to Ivy. Liam has told Ivy he loves her and has even begun wearing the necklace she made special for him. Good for Liam! Looks like Liam has stopped being Hope’s door mat and has begun to live life on his own terms. I like Liam and Ivy together and they both seem happy. By now I’m sure you all know Hope (as we know her) is leaving B&B, but are they going to recast her? I haven’t seen an answer about that yet, so if any of you know, please share.

That’s it for this week. Next week looks to be interesting. I hope the DNA comes back on baby girl Newman before Thanksgiving. Maybe Neil will find out about his wife and son on Thanksgiving. Will Michael or Kevin let Lauren in on his cancer news next week or keep her in the dark a bit longer? Will Caroline and Ridge become a couple since it seems as if Rick and Katie are done with them? Does Hope stay with Wyatt or will she miss Liam so bad that she has to leave town (like Brooke has done on occasion)?

Guess we all have to wait and see! Keep up with all the drama of our favorite soaps right here on WDBJ7. I will not be posting next week due to the holiday, but I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

November 14, 2014

We thought last week was a roller coaster ride! This week has been even crazier than the last. Both soaps are really bringing it with all the drama that they are dishing up lately. Not sure where to begin, but we have to begin somewhere, so why not begin with my new favorite “villain” Phyllis!

Phyllis is so great right now! She is playing this wedding to the hilt. Let’s get Kelly to help with the event planning. Let’s invite all of our friends, family and random people. I love it! She is getting Jack right where she wants him and she wants him away from Kelly. Jack is feeling so guilty right now that he can’t even seem to think straight. He went home to tell Phyllis about Kelly and ends up practically married.

What a hoot!

Summer is beginning to remind me of a younger Phyllis. With all the anger that she has toward Sharon right now I would not want to get in her way. I can’t wait for her to actually lay into Sharon. Mariah needs to realize that Summer is not going to allow her to disrespect Phyllis in any way. Austin needs to remember that he is married to Summer and that she does NOT like Mariah and will NOT tolerate him taking her side about anything. I think that Summer and Mariah could turn into Diane and Phyllis.

Wouldn’t that be a great storyline?

I was glad to see Nick go to Avery and ask for her help with getting custody of Faith. He needs to get Faith away from Sharon. Sharon can’t seem to take care of herself anymore. Faith will grow up to be just like Sharon if Nick doesn’t do something about it now. Let Mariah stay with Sharon and live a happy life alone. I hope Nick stays away from her this time around. Who knows what will happen between the two of them? If Summer has anything to do with it they will not be together.

Kevin now knows the truth about Michael, but will he be able to keep that secret? I think Michael needs to tell Lauren. Let her be there to help support him during this time. Kevin is right in wanting to tell her, but for his brother, he will keep quiet. For now.....

What in the world was Maureen thinking when she locked Victoria in that room at the Jabot garage? Did she really think that no one would miss her? Now Maureen has had a heart attack and can’t tell Stitch what she has done. Will this turn out horrible for Victoria? Will she lose the baby? Will Billy find her in time? I’m thinking that Billy will be the one to find Victoria and will end up delivering the baby. Still not sure who the daddy will be, but leaning toward Billy.

Who in the world is the woman with Adam? NO I’m not talking about Sage. I’m wondering if the old lady is his Mom back from the dead and no longer blind or is she Adam’s Grandma on Hope’s side? I was actually talking to one of my coworkers from Master Control and she seems to think the older lady is Adam’s grandmother from Hope’s side. Guess we will see soon enough. I’m leaning toward the grandmother storyline.

Nikki almost got caught drinking when Victoria came in, but go figure, she didn’t. I still can’t believe that her own family can’t tell that she is a lush again. What do they see when they look at her? Can they not tell that she is drunk? Do they not realize that she is not on her best game? You would think that one of the many friends/family would be able to tell she was nipping on the bottle again.

Hope has certainly been bit by the JEALOUSY bug! I think it is funny. I do wonder if they are going to recast her or if they are going to find a way to right her out of the show. I hope they recast her with someone who isn’t so whiny. Ivy on the other hand isn’t taking anything from Hope. She is holding her own.

Wyatt is about to get himself in a ton of trouble with Hope. She heard him preparing a romantic boat ride, but she is also going to find out that the boat ride was not for them. Doubt that she is going to be happy when she finds out that Wyatt has set Liam and Ivy up for a romantic evening.

Quinn is seriously deranged and needs some help. If she thinks that Hope is ever going to come around to her way of thinking, she is mistaken. Hope hates Quinn and I doubt that will change. I just do not see what Deacon sees in her. Other than a bed partner and a free place to stay since Brooke is out of the picture.

Looks like Eric is beginning to realize that Stephanie may not be out of that house after all. Did you see the picture fall off of the wall? Freaky! To say the least. I don’t like Taylor with Eric. Actually, I don’t like Taylor with anyone. She needs to go back to Paris.

Next week we should get to see Adam’s new person and maybe find out who the older woman is. Hope that Victoria and the baby make it out of the garage safely. Maybe Hope and Liam will finally finish their storyline by not being together any more once he makes his move on Ivy. Will Devon and Hillary finally let their secret out? Guess we all have to wait until next week and see what happens.

Keep watching WDBJ7 for all your daily drama needs. See you next week and please try to stay warm during this cold front we have moving in.

November 7, 2014

What a roller coaster ride this week has been! Ups, downs and even a few sideway curves have been thrown on both soaps this week. There are some weeks that seem better than others and this has been one of them.

Who, besides me, can say they are glad that Sharon has been busted?! I was so happy when Phyllis took her to the stairs where it all began. Sharon was going to throw Phyllis down those stairs again if she were given the chance, but luckily Phyllis got herself turned around and was able to keep her balance.

Thank goodness that Victor had been having Phyllis followed since her return so that Nick, Jack and himself would be able to find them when the time was right. Go figure that Victor would be the one to fill Nick and Jack in on the truth, but Phyllis was in NO way going to let Sharon off the hook without admitting to her guilt. Way to go “Red”!

I feel sorry for Jack, Nick and Summer for all that Sharon has put them through. To think that someone (Sharon) who is supposed to love another (Nick) unconditionally would be able to do the things that she did for her own happiness. Nick was right when he walked away from her!

Nick and Sharon both lost Casey and both knew the pain that losing a child causes, but Sharon still let Nick go through all that pain all over again when she made Summer out to be Jack’s daughter. Then to let Summer feel as if she had lost her father and her mother all in the same time frame. What kind of person does that? I’ll tell you: SHARON! She has always been conniving and out for number one, but this time she messed up and will have to suffer the consequences.

Will Jack go to Kelly over all of this? Will Phyllis lose the love of her life because she didn’t let him in on the news when she got back to Genoa City? I think so. Phyllis is going to end up with Nick again or at least I hope so. Sure, she and Jack are meant to be, but how can Jack forgive Phyllis for her hand in this when she knew all along that Summer was not his? Yes, Phyllis wanted to hear Sharon admit it, but she could have let Jack in on her suspicions. Wouldn’t you think?

Devon and Hillary are getting ready to be black mailed about their affair. Will Devon give in? Nope! I’m thinking that this storyline is about to get good. Devon isn’t going to keep the secret about his love for Hillary too much longer because he is not going to want to pay to keep it secret. Sure he has billions of dollars, but he doesn’t want to spend it to keep the secret. He wants Hillary and this may be his only way to have her to himself.

Victoria is beginning to realize that Stitch may not be as bad as she had anticipated in the beginning. Yes he was in prison, but was he there because he did committed murder or was he covering up for someone else? My feelings are his mom did it and he took the wrap. Hopefully he will tell Victoria and then they can move on with their relationship.

Cancer! I do not like that word and hate that Michael has it. I want him to be able to get the support he will need from his family. So happy that Kevin has been sneaking around and now knows, but he needs to tell Lauren and Fen. He is going to need all the support he can get in this time. I hope this storyline does not mean the end of Michael Baldwin! That would be such a sad day.

Is anyone ever going to figure out that Nikki is drinking again? Paul has been worried about her for a few weeks now, but she is still making out like she if fine. Well, she isn’t and she is beginning to look haggard and in need of some type of help. I don’t understand how all these people can say they are her friends and family, but they have no clue as to what she is doing right under their noses.

Poor Hope! She is so jealous of Ivy and Liam that she can barely see straight. Hope needs to realize that she is married and having a baby with Liam’s brother. Hope needs to let Liam go and let him move forward with Ivy. Ivy is doing a great job on letting Hope know that she is not willing to sit back and just let Liam suffer through all of his pain alone. Ivy is going to be with Liam whether Hope likes it or not.

I have a thought about this Amsterdam trip that I want to share with all of you. I am thinking that Quinn is going to show up and something bad is going to happen with Hope and Quinn that will end her pregnancy. Not sure what it may be, but you know that Quinn is not going to stay in the states with her unborn grandchild in Amsterdam. Liam is going to be there to help Hope get through the loss of her child, but I still think he will stay with Ivy after the fact.

Myah makes me sick! Literally! I can’t stand to even watch her on the show. I don’t like her looks or her tone and her almighty attitude. The writers are doing a great job with the storyline for Rick, Caroline and Myah, but why make Myah such an evil person all of the sudden? Caroline needs to knock her off of her pedestal and take her man back. Caroline is a Spencer and she must have some of the Spencer ways about her. Use what you have been given and get your man back!

That’s it for this week. Hope that next is as good as this one was. Have a great and safe weekend. Keep watching WDBJ7 for all your drama needs.

October 31, 2014

CBS is doing a great job this week on the soaps! So much is going on that I honestly do not know where to begin! I have to pick someplace, so here we go: Phyllis is truly back and this new one is beginning to grow on me. She actually looks more evil than Michelle did when she played the role of “Phyllis.”

She knows the truth about her accident and she is just waiting for the perfect time to fill Nick in. Sharon needs to listen to Casey’s warning about the truth coming out and she needs to buckle up for the ride that Phyllis is about to take her on.

I’m so excited about this storyline. Do people seriously think that Phyllis will not bring down the house on this marriage? Summer knows her Mom is not happy about a lot of things going on and that is why she is hoping her Dad (Nick) would have been able to talk some sense into her, but all Nick did was make her even more ready to blow up. Hopefully the writers let this storyline end soon! I can’t wait to see Sharon try to back pedal her way out of this one.

Jack! What in the world are you doing? Have you lost your mind? What if that had been Phyllis walking in on you and Kelly? You think she hates Sharon, well she is not going to be too happy about Kelly when she finally figures all that mess out. Remember Diane? Remember Phyllis running her over? Remember the pool house? Memories of Phyllis flood my mind when I see this new one in action.

Lilly needs to learn to keep her mouth shut. She has told Devon and Neil that she thinks Hillary is pregnant, but Hillary says no. I’m thinking that she is and just doesn’t realize it yet. Come on! She has to be! How else are they going to keep this story going? They can’t just have Devon and Hillary sleeping around all the time and nothing come from it. My opinion is that the writers need to move on with it and put Hillary and Devon together for good. So what if Neil gets hurt? He slept with his brother’s wife and got her pregnant -- or has everyone forgotten that Neil is not Mr. Nice Guy?

Dylan is in for a big surprise concerning the coffee shop. Yes, I do believe that Joe is the one who is making sure that Dylan loses his coffee shop and possibly Avery. I doubt Dylan will lose Avery, but I’m sure Joe will make a move on her.

Who in the heck is the woman from the church when Chelsea said goodbye to Adam? Is she someone that Adam has hired to watch over Chelsea? Chelsea is not too happy about receiving the hanky back that belonged to Adam and for it to happen on Halloween that is freaky!

Stitch needs to tell Victoria that his Mom is the one who actually killed his Father so he can move on with her and live a happy life. Who knows, maybe if the truth comes out his ex will find a way to come to town and bring his son. Maybe Stitch and his ex will get back together and then Billy will come back to Victoria.

Michael can’t go thru this possible cancer storyline without some type of support. He needs to let Kevin know what is going on and then maybe Kevin will be able to help him, but the way he is handling the situation, Kevin is thinking that Michael is having an affair. This will only lead to heartbreak for someone.

Blown away with Myah and all that she thinks she is! That is how I feel right now! I know I have said it before and I will say it again, I do not like Myah!! If it were me in the situation with Caroline, Myah and Rick; I would have slapped her silly in Brooke’s living room when she started talking all hateful to me in front of Rick! Who does she think she is? She thinks she is Rick’s new girl, but it won’t last long.

Once Eric lets Rick know that he has changed his mind and that he wants Rick to be CEO he will forgive Caroline. Then he will throw Ridge out on his butt or he may keep him on as a designer. Either way, Ridge is NOT CEO, which does make for a better day.

Katie needs to also do something about Ridge and his ego. Ridge acts as if nothing happened with Caroline, but hello, you kissed her and you still have not bought Katie a real ring. She has a ribbon on her finger. Sure, the ribbon was cute for the first month, but it isn’t like you are broke. Buy her a ring or cut the ribbon loose and let her go so she can pursue Bill and a possible future with him.

Loving the interaction that Liam and Ivy have been having. Hoping that they hook up and make a life with each other since Hope is no longer in the picture. When Hope first became pregnant there was a story in my head that possibly Quinn would do something and Hope would lose the baby and end up with Liam, but I don’t see that happening. So, let Liam be happy with Ivy!

That is about it for this week, but I hope to see all of you back here next week for another few paragraphs about the fantasy lives of the soaps. Keep watching them on WDBJ7.

Have a safe and wonderful Halloween. Watch out for the possible snow coming our way.

October 4, 2014

Where do I begin? So much has happened over the last two weeks on both soaps, but I will have to admit that Y&R has more story lines going on than one can shake a stick at. Guess that is as good a place to start as any.

Phyllis is sure making herself known around Genoa City again as the one to stay away from or as the one to keep close. You’ve heard the saying about keeping friends close, but enemies closer! I think Phyllis fits that to a tee.

Glad to see she is awake and back home, but she certainly is making Jack and Summer’s life a bit crazy. Jack is so confused that he doesn’t know which way is up and Summer is scared to let her mom in on any news. I feel that Jack needs to let Phyllis know about Kelly and after seeing the looks that Phyllis was giving yesterday when she walked in on them, it may happen today. I would not want to be on the receiving end of Phyllis’ anger, would you?

Summer is trying to be a good daughter, but in the end will she end up ruining her marriage by trying to keep all this a secret or will Austin give Phyllis what she wants so she will accept him into their family? I say, give her what she wants and don’t worry about anything else. Phyllis is going to find out soon enough, so Austin might as well get something out of it, right?

I do not like where the writers are taking Michael’s story line. Cancer! Will he tell Lauren or will he keep it a secret? I think he will end up telling Avery and NOT Lauren! Seems as if the writers want to use Avery/Michael together for some reason, why else would they have put them in the same law office together?

Whose baby is Chloe’ carrying? Did she somehow get pregnant by Billy before leaving town or did she have an affair with her doctor or another patient while in California? This will be interesting and I’m sure the writers are not going to let that story lie quiet for too long. I’m betting that the baby is Billy’s.

Stitch and Ashley are good together, but is it that stinky new fragrance or does Stitch really like her? I think that fragrance has something to do with it. Kind of like an aphrodisiac or something. It wasn’t long after he was complaining of how bad it smelt that he was kissing her. Victoria sure does have a jealousy toward anyone that Stitch is kissing, but then again, he does seem to be caught kissing more than his fair share of women in Genoa City.

As for Hillary, Devon and Neil, I am so over their love triangle. Hillary should have left Neil when she was given the chance. All this sneaking around is crazy. Sure Neil is blind, but did he not smell Devon in the room? Could he not tell that someone else was there with him and Cane? I thought that when you lost one sense that the others got better, guess not in Neil’s case.

I agree with Lilly, I think Hillary is going to be pregnant and it is going to be Devon’s. We all heard Neil complaining that they had not had sex since before his injury, well; she had sex with someone because she is going to be pregnant. Explain that, Hillary!

Onto the lives of the Forresters! Bold & Beautiful is getting fairly good this time around. Sure there is a lot going on, but at least they are giving some of the characters that normally don’t have a back bone a back bone. Yes, I’m talking about Hope!

I love that she is standing her ground with Quinn. Who in their right mind would want their child subjected to a person like Quinn? Looks like Wyatt is also standing beside his wife’s wishes. Is that because he fears she will leave him if he doesn’t or is it because he knows his mom is a crazy woman? I’m thinking a little of both. Will Deacon be able to walk away from Quinn? If he knows what is best for his relationship with Hope he will or he won’t have one with her AGAIN!

Love that Liam is moving on with Ivy, but still wish he was with Hope. I actually thought that there would still be a chance for the two of them, but not sure if that boat is going to float. Are they going to let Liam and Ivy become an item and then send Hope to Liam again or will this be the end for them? I do think Liam and Ivy are cute together, but not sure if she is the woman for him.

Caroline is falling for Ridge and I do not think that just because Ridge is able to design again that they will not be together. For some reason it seems that Ridge is not truly committed to Katie and that he doesn’t really want Brooke, but he is infatuated with Caroline. Could the bond between Ridge and Caroline be enough to blow the Forrester family apart or will they both be able to refrain from one another and move forward?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but Myah turns my stomach. I don’t like her, don’t like the way she acts or looks. I think they need to write her off or recast her. Of course, her role is fairly important right now, but when this all blows up in her face, she needs to be axed from Forrester and the show.

Well, that is it for this week. I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend. Get out and look at the leaves changing while we have great weather. Enjoy your time with your family. I will catch you all next week with some more updates of our favorite soaps from WDBJ7.

October 10, 2014

She’s BACK! Phyllis is back in all her glory, white dress, hair done and ready to make a smashing entrance at Nick and Sharon’s wedding! Did you all see the faces of everyone in the church? Like they had seen a ghost! I thought the best one was the one Sharon gave or maybe Kelly. They were both really stunned. I think the entire church was stunned. Not sure how this Phyllis will pan out in the long run, but she has sure gotten off to a great start in Genoa City.

Sharon running out of the church after seeing Phyllis was great. I just hope that Phyllis blows her out of the water before she has a chance to marry Nick for real. Sure, Faith will be hurt, but she needs to know what type of woman her mom truly is.

Nick must think there is a slight chance that whatever the secret is may be enough for him to step aside because he went to Phyllis to ask her if she had memory of the secret. Then Sharon comes in asking the same thing. I’m sure the smile Phyllis had on her face when they both left means she knows what the secret is, but she is going to wait for the best time to drop that bomb.

Jack should have let Kelly leave when he had the chance. We know he has feelings for Kelly, but like Lilly was telling Devon, they are not the same as he has for Phyllis. Jack and “Red” have a connection that goes really deep. I’m sure Kelly wants to be as far away from Phyllis when she gets out of the hospital.

I know I would! Phyllis is scary at times and it looks as if this Phyllis is going to make the other one look tame.

This love triangle between Billy, Victoria and Chelsea needs to end. Adam needs to make his way back to Genoa City so Billy will go back to Victoria. On the other hand, he may be headed that way already.

Considering how he heard Chelsea call out to Adam in her sleep. He just got up and left. Will he go to Victoria? Would Victoria take him back? I think she would!

Lilly needs to watch her step when it comes to minding Devon’s business. He is not happy with her or the employees of the GCAC sticking their nose where it does not belong. Lilly even wanted to tell Neil she thinks Devon has a woman on the side. WOW! Would Neil be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together? Probably not, he had a hard time seeing their feelings for each other when he had his sight.

Let’s get busy with Hope and all she has going on lately. Yes, she is pregnant and Quinn now knows this.

Quinn is NOT happy with Hope right now because Hope stood up to her and told her that she wanted her nowhere near her baby. Can you blame Hope? NOPE! What I don’t understand is how Wyatt can even think of allowing his crazy mom around his child? Does he not think she would be just as crazy over the baby as she has been over him? I have to say, if I were Hope I would be a bit scared. Get her out of town before she does something really bad. I honestly do not look for Hope to carry to term.

Charlie is so cute when he shows his little jealous side about Pam. Who would have thought Pam would have someone as sweet as Charlie chasing after her? Was it the lemon bars? Does anyone remember when Pam was so crazy and going after Donna? Remember that time that she had Donna up at Big Bear and poured honey all over her and then opened the door to the cabin to bring the bears in? Those were the days of great storylines!

As for Caroline and Ridge, I do not like where this storyline is going. At all! I think Caroline having dreams of Ridge are just gross. He is old! I am not too pleased with this new Ridge, but like him better than Moss. Even so, don’t make the storyline too difficult to watch.

Will Ridge or Rick be CEO of Forrester? I’m thinking that Rick will get it, but then again, Eric has played favorites with Ridge for a long time. Will Stephanie being gone be the reason Eric leans in a different direction with the new CEO or will it be because Ridge can’t design anymore and he wants him to have a different reason to come to work each day?

I was kind of shocked when Brooke decided to step away and let Katie have Bill back. She is normally a very greedy woman. Not in her nature to care about anyone else or their feelings. Maybe she is mellowing out in her older years. Who knows, she may even be gaining some morals.

I can’t believe this is my 24th blog about the best soaps on TV, but it is. I really enjoy sharing my thoughts with all the viewers and like to hear your thoughts as well. Feel free to comment and share. Thanks again for making Your Hometown Soapbox part of your life and for allowing me into your home.

I will be on vacation next week, so there will not be a blog, but I will catch you all up on Oct. 24. Keep watching WDBJ7. Have a wonderful week.

October 3, 2014

Can anyone say “bail hearing”? I was wondering what in the world had happened when everyone who is anyone in Genoa City landed in jail, but then the writers began to fill in the gap by going back in time.

Something the writers do so well!

Summer being offered the drink at the bar was good news for Nikki. Once again, she was able to sneak off and gulp down a glass of Vodka. I can’t imagine how in the world her friends and family do not know she is staying half lit most of the time! Do they just think she is crazy all the time or do they not pay attention to her at all?

Mariah is beginning to become one of my favorite characters on Y&R. She is making her way through the people in Genoa City and doing a dang fine job of it. She has Kevin wishing she was his, she has Abby all bent out of shape due to her ex, Summer is not liking the friendship Mariah is beginning with Austin, but Sharon and Faith are eating her up.

Speaking of Sharon, does anyone besides me think the marriage to Nick will NOT happen? I think Phyllis is going to make her debut to all of Genoa City during the wedding. Does Phyllis remember what happened to her and how she ended up in the hospital? I am thinking she does. Especially when they showed her looking at the ticket Sharon received. Will it be enough to keep Nick from marrying her?

Sure it will! Will Jack forgive Sharon, as he has in the past? Nope! I think when this news hits the floor Sharon won’t be the “innocent” one any longer.

How does no one know Phyllis is gone from the hospital? Where is she staying? One minute it looks like she is at the Abbott mansion, but the next minute it looks like she is in a hotel. Now she is pawning her diamond for money. She is a rich woman, go to the bank and get your money. That would be what I would do. Stop hiding out and let the world know I have arrived!

Will Victor find something out about Faith? I have always thought that Faith was Adam’s, but then when the writers never did anything about it, I just assumed she must have been Nick’s. Could she belong to someone else, after all, the DNA test needed to be ran again to determine if 100 percent.

Wonder what is up with Michael? Is it cancer or something else? I think maybe they are going to give him cancer, but I am also hoping they do not write him out of the show. He is so great and I just love his character.

Dylan is not going to be happy when he finds out that Joe is in town, even if it is only for one night.

Avery seems to be a bit nervous about him being in Genoa City. I have to say, they did choose a good-looking man to play her ex. Maybe Joe will come back to town and bring along some issues for Avery to deal with. The writers do seem to be giving her more drama-filled story lines lately.

Things seem to be heating up for Chelsea and Billy. Victoria sure does seem a bit jealous of it, but hey, she is the one who wanted the divorce. She needs to move on with her own life. Even if Chelsea won’t be with Billy for long, I think once Adam makes his way back to Genoa City Billy will be in Chelsea’s past.

They need to bring him back and get this story started. We need some good action with the three of them, especially if they plan on keeping this Billy. He still is not my favorite, but he is beginning to grow on me.

Did anyone see Hope tell Quinn that she was NOT going to a part of her child’s life? WONDERFUL!!! I was so happy to see Hope let Quinn in on that tidbit of information. Seriously, who does Quinn think she is? She has done so many things wrong to Hope and the people Hope cares for over the last few months.

How can Quinn think that Hope would want her anywhere near her or the baby? I’m sure Quinn is NOT going to be happy, but hoping Wyatt will be able to keep her in line. I am beginning to think Quinn may end up doing something to hurt Hope’s unborn child and then Hope and Liam may FINALLY have a chance to be together.

Ivy sure is beginning to move in on Liam, but it also doesn’t look like Liam is backing down from Ivy and her advances. Lunch, dinner, maybe breakfast, if Ivy has her way. Eric even seems a bit impressed with Ivy and Liam being together.

Can anyone say they should have cast someone else to play Eric’s brother? I’m sorry; I just do not like that man in general. Something about him, but anyway, it is what it is and I guess we will have to put up with him for a while. Hope he isn’t on the show for too long.

I was really shocked when Brooke decided to tell Katie that she was going to Italy and she wanted her to attempt to build a new relationship with Bill. Sure, I knew she would be off the show because she is going to be working on Dancing with the Stars in Italy, but had no clue the writers would try to put Katie back with Bill. Does this mean Ridge may end up with Caroline? Will Myah get Rick back?

Things sure are beginning to take shape on both soaps, but we will all just have to keep watching to see what the end results will be. Join me back here on next week for the scoop and keep watching WDBJ7 to stay current. Have a great weekend.

Sept. 26, 2014

I have been watching Y&R and B&B for what seems to be forever and still can’t figure out how the writers keep coming up with all these storylines.

Victor keeps moving ahead with all of his antics, Nikki becomes an alcoholic over and over, Phyllis is heading back to town with a truck driver, Victoria is jealous of Billy and Chelsea, Myah is now making her plans to ruin Rick and Caroline’s marriage, Bill is hoping that his sons can work things out, Hope is pregnant by a man that she doesn’t want to be married to, Ivy has fallen for Liam, the list just keeps going. Let’s break it down a little and see if we can make any sense out of any of it this week.

Looks like Victor is checking DNA for the wrong person. Victor thinks Mariah was talking about Faith, but she didn’t get all the correct information, he should be checking Nick’s DNA against Summer’s DNA.

Maybe Victor will figure it out before it is too late. Before Nick actually marries Sharon! Will Phyllis make her debut back in Genoa City just in time for the wedding or will she be too late?

Phyllis coming back to town may make Lauren happy, but I don’t see her return having a happy ending for Kelly. Sure, Jack is letting Kelly change the house up to make her happy and make her feel like it is her home, but will Jack be able to keep away from Phyllis once she gets back? Summer may have a large influence on that relationship. I’m sure her wanting her parents together may assist in Jack’s decision to leave Kelly. Of course, I am just speculating that Jack will return to Phyllis.

How long do you think Michael will be able to keep it a secret from Lauren that he is taking medication to assist him in the bedroom? Sure, he is able to keep up now, but seriously, how long? Once that news comes to light and Lauren realizes Michael is in need of help in that area I’m sure sparks will be flying between the two of them. Could open the door for Avery and Michael? Possibly!

Avery is in a bad position right now with her new business with Michael and her fear Dylan may have done something really bad to Ian. How is she going to handle all of this? Paul is also in a bad position with Christine due to his feelings and willingness to help Nikki and his newfound love for his son, Dylan.

I could not imagine being in either of those positions. Did Dylan kill Ian? Did Victor have someone kill Ian? Did Avery have something to do with his disappearance since the call came from her landline? This is going to be a long storyline.

What is the new secret that Stitch is keeping? Why does his Mom not want him to tell Victoria about it? Was his Father molesting a member of the family and that is why he killed him? Will this secret allow Victoria to see Stitch is a different light? If so, will the new light she sees him in be one that will allow her to move on with Stitch and not be so jealous of Billy and Chelsea?

Speaking of Billy and Chelsea! Where the heck is Adam? When is he going to be coming back to Genoa City? If he doesn’t get back soon he will not have a chance with Chelsea and Conner because she will be back with Billy. Not that I think this relationship will work, but I have seen other couples make it work, so I guess giving these two a shot isn’t so bad.

I can’t believe Liam has lost Hope forever! This was their chance at happiness and now to see Hope is pregnant with Wyatt’s child is just crazy! I was hoping the two of them would finally be able to be happy, but now they are both in for a life of unhappiness.

Wyatt is thinking Hope is staying because he “won”, but she is only there because of the baby, which she has not even mentioned to Wyatt. That kind of leads me to think that something may happen with the baby that would open the door for her and Liam again. I knew she would not get rid of the baby, but she may have a miscarriage before she even tells Wyatt. Weirder things have happened on these soaps.

Now that Brooke knows about the baby, will she be able to keep it a secret? If she tells Bill, will he go to Wyatt with the news? I’m thinking if she does tell Bill she will ask him to stay quiet about it so Hope can figure things out and he may just do this to keep Brooke’s faith in him. This could be a way for Bill to gain some of Brooke’s trust back.

Quinn needs to be locked up! Will Ivy do it? I would hope someone sees her for what she really is and that is a crazy woman. Hope will not have a minute’s peace being married to Wyatt if he allows Quinn back into their lives.

Next week should be interesting. Phyllis should be back in Genoa City. Victor should have the results back from the DNA. Dylan will either be in jail or out of town. Myah is going to be making more moves on Rick. Ivy may go after Liam even harder than she was. Who knows what will happen, but I know we will be able to catch it all on WDBJ7. See you all next week and have a good one.

Sept. 19, 2014

Divorce, babies, people coming out of the woodwork, lies, adultery, backstabbing, jealousy, it is all here this week. Both soaps have a lot of things going on, so let’s get started.

Neil has asked Hillary for a divorce. Of course, this could be her way out, but she is trying to convince him into letting her stay. What is she doing? She leaves Devon’s bed and goes to Neil for this meeting to hear he is willing to let her go, and she says NO! I don’t understand that move at all, but I guess we will have to wait and see what happens next.

Victoria sure does look a bit jealous of Billy and Chelsea, but why should she feel guilty now? She was the one who filed for divorce and who isn’t sure who her baby’s daddy is. I think she needs to just go back to Stitch and be done with it. If the baby is Billy’s, then I’m sure he will be a father to the child. If it is Stitch’s baby, then he will already be there for the child.

Looks like Abby is still not too sure about Stitch, but I think the way they argue with each other may mean they are beginning to warm up to each other. I know, doesn’t make much sense since they argue so much, but opposites do tend to be attracted to each other.

Nikki’s drinking is really beginning to take over her world again. Snapping at all the people around her and sneaking, she is bound to get caught soon. She has never been one to hide her alcoholism for long. I’m surprised that Maureen hasn’t already let the cat out of the bag to her kids about Nikki drinking, but I also think she is going to hold this over Nikki’s head and use it to get some money out of her.

The story between Kelly and Maureen looks to be a touchy subject to Kelly. She is not happy about her mom being in town at all. Of course, it seems like Stitch doesn’t want her around either, so she should just leave, but as I said before, she is in need of something. Probably money and what better way to get that than blackmail. Looks like Jack is going to be trying to fix the relationship between Kelly and Maureen, but will that just lead to more trouble, of course it will!

Will Phyllis be making her debut during Nick and Sharon’s wedding or the reception? It would be an awesome time for her to come back to Genoa City. She should come back during that time and have all of her memory about the fall and blow Sharon out of the water. Would I be happy, oh yea!

Kevin and Mariah seem to be getting closer these days. Misfits usually do tend to stick together. Kevin is so afraid of being alone, being in the dark, locked away, etc. and Mariah is so outgoing and out to do whatever it takes to survive. They would be a good couple together. Mariah kind of reminds me a bit of Chloe, as far as the way she goes and gets what she wants. Could be the reason Kevin seems to be getting closer to her.

Liam, Hope and Wyatt are all in a mess again, thanks to Quinn and her trip to Paris to stop Liam from marrying Hope. Yes, she has been found out, of course, she tried to lie her way out of it at first, but Liam had hard evidence against her this time. I kind of feel sorry for Wyatt for having such a horrible person for a mom, but he is the one who has allowed her back into his life, so he gets what he gets.

Will Hope make the right decision and leave Wyatt for Liam or will she feel sorry for Wyatt and stay with him? I am hoping she leaves and goes to Liam, but I also thought that Ivy was cute with Liam, so I am kind of on the fence.

Quinn, on the other hand, needs to be locked away somewhere. She is going to end up seriously hurting someone if they don’t do something with her soon. Look at everything she has done since she began the show. The lady is nuts!

Bill is playing with fire when it comes to his boys. Playing favorites will do nothing but get him in trouble with one of them. Quinn is going to see to it that Bill does everything within his power to make sure Wyatt gets everything she wants for him. She is also trying to get Bill, but not too sure that will ever happen.

Looks like we will all see where Liam, Wyatt and Hope end up soon or will we just see another version of Brooke’s life? We all know it, but some are just too scared to say it, Hope is Brooke made over! There I put it out there, does anyone disagree?

That is it for this week. Keep watching your favorite soaps on your Hometown station, WDBJ7, and I will see you all next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sept. 12, 2014

Can anyone else say seeing Shamar Moore this week on Y&R was amazing! Sure do wish he was back on as Malcolm full time, but doubt ever seeing that happen. Meredith Baxter Birney coming to Y&R as Nikki’s drinking partner and as the mother to Stitch and Kelly has also been pretty good.

Looks like Hillary is safe from Malcolm since he actually only came to town for a couple of days. Anyone who knows Malcolm and Neil know that they usually share their partners, but looks like this time Neil is going to be sharing his partner with his son, Devon. It was nice to see Lilly apologize to Hillary and thank her for taking care of her dad, but we all know when she finds out about Hillary and Devon things are going to get really ugly between the two of them.

Now that Maureen knows Nikki is Victor Newman’s wife, will she turn to blackmailing Nikki for her drinking? I’m sure you all saw her eyes light up when she saw Nikki’s picture in the paper and found out her name was Newman. How much longer will Nikki be able to hide the fact that she is drinking again from her family? Victor is beginning to think something is up with her and he isn’t even home much anymore to see what she is doing.

Looks like Victor’s approach to bringing Phyllis out of her coma is going just as he had planned. I still think Phyllis looks a bit scary right now, but hey, I guess when you have been in a coma for a year you kind of have the right to not look 100 percent. I was kind of hoping her nurse, who was banished from the hospital wing that Phyllis is in, would be able to get a hold of Jack and let him know she is awake, but it looks like that may not happen.

Jack is sure having a hard time getting past the memory of Phyllis. He has seen her in his bed when he woke up with Kelly. He even imagined her sitting on the couch discussing take out after Kelly left to get groceries to cook Jack a meal. I think once he goes back to Georgia and sees Phyllis is awake he is going to have some serious guilt issues about leaving Phyllis. Not sure if he and Kelly will be together long after he sees Phyllis is awake, but not sure what Phyllis will do about Jack being with Kelly either. They say she is not going to be the same Phyllis this time around.

Mariah is not the least bit happy about Sharon being her mom right yet. I’m sure once she figures out she would have a lot of money if she accepted the fact Sharon is her mom, her entire attitude will change. Kevin is getting ready to head down a bad road with Mariah, I do believe. Sure, Kevin needs to have a great storyline, but Mariah, please! I’m sure the writers could find someone better for him to hook up with. She is going to be trouble with a capital T for Kevin.

Can you believe Wyatt and Hope! I was shocked when I heard Wyatt ask his dad to make Liam move out of the house in Malibu so he and Hope could move there to start a family. Bill needs to remember Liam is the one who has been cheated here, not Wyatt. Liam was in Paris to marry Hope, but Quinn assisted in that not happening and now she is married to Wyatt.

Bill knows Quinn pushed Ivy off the bridge, but instead of coming clean with Liam he keeps her secret. Not good! He needs to be the one to fill Liam in on the truth. This is not going to look good for him in Brooke’s eyes when she finds out he knew this and did nothing about it.

Hope is messing with Ivy right now and I have to say I do not think it is going to end well for Hope. I think Hope trying to keep Ivy away from Liam is only going to push her closer to him. Where does she get off anyway? She is married, to Liam’s brother and she needs to let Liam “heal” in his own way. I’m sure Ivy will be able to get his mind off of Hope.

Myah is really trying her hand at getting Rick back, but will it work? Will she be able to convince Rick that Caroline is not right for him and that they need to be together? We all know where this is going! Myah is going to figure out a way to make Rick think Caroline and Ridge are having an affair so she will be able to help Rick get past his wife’s betrayal.

Is Caroline going to assist Ridge with the collection or will she let Rick know what is going on to keep him from thinking she is cheating? I think she needs to fill Rick in on Ridge’s secret before she ends up without her husband.

Looks like there are a lot of secrets waiting to come out over the next few weeks, but for this week, this is a wrap. Keep watching WDBJ7 for all your drama needs and I will see you again next week. Have a great weekend.

Sept. 5, 2014

Looks like Ashley is coming back to Y&R and Stitch may be on her radar, but is Stitch interested in Ashley or is he going to end up with Abby? I’m thinking Victoria is going to be a thing of the past in the not-so-far-off future, but will Abby be his new love or will Ashley be of interest to him since she will be working so closely with him at Jabot? I’m hoping he ends up with neither one of the three, but I’m sure they will put him with one of the Abbotts.

Did Dylan kill Ian? Not sure what is going on with that story, but Dylan did go after him and when he returned to the coffee house he was covered in blood. Avery saw the blood, but will she believe he just cut himself? I don’t think so, especially when Ian is missing and can’t be located. Serves Ian right, he should have left Genoa City a long time ago, but if he had left town we would not know Mariah is Sharon’s daughter.

Speaking of Mariah and Sharon, will Mariah become the daughter Sharon has been missing? Yeah, I’m sure she will since she knows what Sharon is worth, money-wise. She can go from living on the street to being the daughter of a Newman. Money, cars, the good life is what she was after when she was working for Victor, now she can have it all just because Sharon is feeling really guilty of the way Mariah was brought up.

Victor has made sure that Phyllis came out of her coma, but will she remember what Sharon has done? I’m sure in time she will, but for now, she will just be laying in the hospital bed looking all scary. Her eyes seem so dark and empty. Wonder how they do that? The way she said Summer’s name was all freaky too. When will the hospital let the family know that Phyllis is awake? Shouldn’t that have been the first people that were told, I mean, after Victor of course? After all, he was the reason they did the special treatment to bring her out of the coma.

Is Jack going to be able to stay away from Phyllis since she is out of her coma? Will Kelly become a memory of the past for him? Kelly has made sure that Jack has gotten rid of everything in the Abbott mansion that was Phyllis’ so she would feel comfortable there. Will that be enough?

I still want Jack with Phyllis, but not sure if that will work out. I also want Nick with Phyllis, but not sure about that one either. I know I want the truth about Sharon to come out sooner rather than later so Summer will be able to get back to being Nick’s daughter. Jack will definitely be hurt by this news, but it would be better to pull this band aid off now than to keep dragging it on.

Neil being blind is not the best storyline. I know, they had to do something to make Hillary and Devon stay away from each other longer, but Neil does not play a blind person very well. I think they need to let him catch Hillary and Devon together so that storyline can move forward. Dragging this out is a bit much.

Michael and Lauren are having some serious issues in the bedroom, but will this be the end of them? Not at all! Michael and Lauren tend to grow together during the midst of any bad situation.

Look at all the times that Sheila was in the picture and how they handled all those situations. I know, this is not like Sheila at all, but they needed a good storyline. This one will bring attention to them as lovers and not just as Kevin’s family, not sure where the story is going to go, but it is going to be a good ride getting there. I did think it was kind of gross for Lauren to go to Lilly for bedroom advice; she is like half her age.

Now onto poor Liam! Now that Hope is married to Wyatt, will he be able to move on? From what he said at the BBQ it looks like he may be able to give it a try. Who does Hope think she is to tell Ivy she needs to back off of Liam? She is the one who married Wyatt a few hours after Liam was a little late because he was saving Ivy from drowning.

If Hope knew that Quinn pushed Ivy off that bridge she would so be leaving Wyatt to be with Liam, but Bill won’t be telling anyone that little secret. I think it would serve Hope right to have to stay with Wyatt and have Quinn for a mother-in-law. She deserves everything she gets from this point on. Like Ivy said, Hope is a LOGAN!

Wyatt was not too happy when Hope came home and let him in on her conversation with Ivy, but then again, why would he be happy about his wife telling Ivy to back off of her ex?

That is just who Hope is, my opinion, she is just like Brooke in a lot of ways. Remember she is the daughter of Brooke and Deacon, so she has some messed up DNA to begin with. Remember who Deacon was? He was Brooke’s son-in-law when she slept with him and got pregnant with Hope.

Deacon is doing everything in his power to get Brooke back, but will it be enough? Will Hope wishing her parents were happy assist him in his venture? I hope so, I have always liked Deacon with Brooke, but then again, Brooke doesn’t go for men with no money or power. Deacon doesn’t have either one of those, so he may be out of luck where Brooke is concerned.

August 29, 2014

What a week this has been on both of the soaps! Not sure where to begin with all the drama and back stabbing.

Let’s start off with the love triangle of Neil, Devon and Hillary. Can anyone say “it isn’t a secret to anyone who is not blind?” Seriously! Jack has already caught on to the way Devon and Hillary feel and he isn’t even around them that much. Does Lilly not see what is going on right in front of her? You would think that she would be able to tell that her brother is in love with her stepmother.

Neil is going to be so hurt when the truth comes out. I still think he will stumble up on the truth while blind.

Jill has planted the seed in Lauren’s head that Michael is cheating on her or has she? Yep, I think so.

Now that Lauren has that little idea will she think that Avery and Michael are having an affair or will they actually have one? I think Michael loves Lauren too much to do that to her, but then again, one just never knows what is going to happen. It would almost serve Lauren right for cheating on Michael last year.

Sharon has another daughter!! We all knew that was going to be the plot a couple of weeks ago, but to see how sick Ian is just amazes me. Ian marrying Mariah! That is just so wrong. I hope Nick and the GCPD get to her in time. I’m sure that since Kevin is on the case that it will be a lot easier to find her. I feel that someone is going to end up killing Ian before this is all said and done. Maybe it will be Dylan and then Avery will turn to Michael for comfort? Hmmm could be.

What is Abby thinking kissing Ben? That is going to be interesting. Will he move on with Victoria’s sister since it seems as if Victoria is going to be back with Billy? Will Victoria be able to handle that relationship? Things do need to heat up for Abby, but this time let’s hope she isn’t such a child about her relationship and she actually has matured a little.

Victor has done it again with getting Summer to sign those papers without even realizing it. Now Phyllis is going to be waking up and hopefully telling the truth about Sharon. Nick needs to know that Summer is his biological daughter. I am not sure what will happen between Nick and Sharon once this news comes to surface.

Kaye’s memorial was beautiful, until Nikki began her falling all over impression. She had me laughing when she was trying to talk to Ben and the expressions on her face. Yea, she is an alcoholic, but goodness, you would think that since she has played one SO many times that she would be better at it.

I’m sure Paul will find out first and this may upset Nina, but I bet Paul ends up leaving Christine because of Nikki or that Christine leaves Paul because of Nikki.

The Bold & the Beautiful is beginning to get a bit boring. Sure they have a couple of good story lines, but they drag them out so long. Liam should have been with Hope the minute Hope found out that he was in Paris, but nope, they are going to drag it out until Christmas!

So glad to see Ivy beginning to put her moves on Liam. Take that Hope! You may not know what you want, but Liam did and now Ivy wants Liam....go Ivy!

Brooke is making Bill work to get her, but will it work? Sure, she will end up back with Bill Spencer and Deacon will be left out in the cold. I honestly think that Deacon has changed a bit and may deserve a chance with Brooke. Maybe Hope will be able to assist her Dad a little and get her Mom to see Deacon in a new light.

Rick needs to watch the help a bit better. I think there is some trouble brewing for his character in the not-so-far-off future. I think between running Forrester Creations, his love life, and the fact that Ridge can’t design anymore; he will have his hands full.

I guess we will have to wait to see if Phyllis wakes up from her coma, does Michael have an affair with Avery, will Nikki get caught nipping on the Vodka, does Devon get the woman, and will Kevin save Mariah and make Sharon the happiest woman in Genoa City? Will Ridge be able to design again, will Brooke fly off with Bill, and will Bob Barker take a couple more punches at Wyatt?

Keep tuning into WDBJ7 for all the daily drama of the soaps and see you all next week. Have a safe and happy holiday.

July 22, 2014

Let’s start with the Mariah and Sharon plot. Can she really be Sharon’s daughter? Of course she can and she is (in my opinion)! Helen took Mariah for her own when she knew Sharon was giving her daughter away to begin with. Will Mariah or Sharon be able to handle the news of them being family? Will Sharon go even more insane than she already is?

I think this storyline for Summer and Austin is a bit much. Yes, I am glad he did not have to go to jail, but I do think the mushy stuff between them is too much. Did Austin really think Summer was going to let him go to jail when she has millions of dollars in trust? Of course not, he has it made and he knows it. I can’t wait to see what Phyllis thinks of her son-in-law. This should be interesting.

Victor is really up to his old tricks again. Making the grant available for Daniel to get him out of the country so that he can do what he needs to with Phyllis and letting Summer have access to her trust so she can pay to keep Austin out of jail. What a great grandfather he is and such a loving man to try to help Phyllis. Yeah, right! He is only out to find out the secret that Sharon is hiding.

Nick is trying too hard to save Sharon from Mariah when he should be trying to save himself from Sharon. What will happen with him when he finds out the truth about Summer and what Sharon has done to Phyllis? Will he ever be able to love again? Yep, he will be with Phyllis. I say this because Jack and Kelly will have moved in with each other and possibly be married by the time Phyllis comes out of her coma and gets her memory back. I do not think she will remember a lot of things when she first wakes up.

Devon is out of luck once again when it comes to his love for Hillary. Hillary’s guilt will keep her away from Devon and with Neil, but will Neil overhear the two of them talking or will his sight come back just in time to catch them together? I’m thinking that Devon and Hillary will be together and Neil will begin to get some flashes of light and images and then BAM there will be his wife and his son together!

Moving to the Hope, Liam and Wyatt love triangle; what in the world was Hope thinking? Sure Liam was a bit late, but dang give the man a chance to get there. Who in their right mind runs off to Monte Carlo minutes after the love of her life is late to marry the brother? Yep, you got it, HOPE LOGAN! She is so much like her mom it is not even funny.

Bill Spencer is pushing Liam to celebrate the wedding, but what Liam should be doing is telling Hope that he was there, but some crazy lady pushed Ivy into the water and he couldn’t get to her in time. He couldn’t have just left her there to drown. Actually, I take that back, he should move on and let Wyatt have Hope. After all, she wanted him enough to take that leap of faith off the end of the yacht. Let her see what life is with Quinn as a mother-in-law. That should be fun!

Deacon needs to stay as far away from Quinn as possible, but he isn’t going to do that. He is going to make a huge mistake by becoming her patsy in all her little schemes. Deacon wants Brooke back, but aiding Quinn is not going to get her for him. I think this is a disaster looking for a place to happen.

My hopes for next week are that Phyllis wakes up with complete knowledge of what Sharon has done; Hope remembers that she is a LOGAN, but she never wanted to be like her Mom, Neil regains his sight and then Devon can be happy and Kevin hooks up with Mariah! Yes, I said that! I think Kevin needs some action in his life.

I hope you all have a great weekend and see you next week right here on Keep watching your favorite hometown news leader, WDBJ7.

August 15, 2014

Of course Neil is blind! He was either going to have something really bad happen to him or he was going to die when Cane was showing him the electrical wiring in that “dream house” for Hillary. This way the writers can drag out the love triangle even longer.

I like Devon with Hillary. I know, she doesn’t deserve either of them, but I would rather see her with Devon. It is just kind of creepy to see her with Neil, don’t you agree? I bet that Neil is going to get his sight back and no one is going to be aware of it so that he will be able to catch Devon and Hillary in their little love game.

Nikki is really irritating me! How many times is she going to go back to the bottle before enough is enough? I know that being an alcoholic is hard, but goodness, give us all a break. Between her MS and her addiction all she is getting lately is pity.

Victor could not have believed that she was bringing him a drink, please, he knows Nikki better than anyone, but he doesn’t realize that she is getting ready to crack open a bottle of Vodka? I don’t see that, but hey, maybe he is getting less aware in his old age.

I have to admit that seeing Jack say goodbye to Phyllis was kind of difficult. I just wish that he would have seen her hand move or her eye flutter, but that would have been way too easy. Wonder if he is going to marry Kelly and then they let Phyllis come out of her coma? I hope she is back in Genoa City before the trial of her son-in-law because Summer is going to need her mom during that time.

Who the heck is Mariah? Who is her mom? I wonder if she truly is Mariah or if she may actually be a long-lost twin of Cassidy and Sharon never knew that she gave birth to twins? Could be, Sharon is a quack at times and she was very young when she had Cassidy. Sharon has already told Mariah that her family is complete now that she has her in her life. Seriously? Mariah is still hiding things from Nick and Sharon and she is also after Nick!

The jealousy monster has come to live in Christine lately. Poor Paul having to put up with her whining all the time about Nikki and the fact that Nikki kept Dylan away from him. It’s not like Paul wants Nikki or vice versa, but she just can’t seem to let them be friends. I think she has a real problem with any woman being interested in Paul at all. Why not? Paul is a handsome man and has proven to be a good man for the most part, but he does seem to find his way into some messed up relationships.

I am guessing that Kevin is writing a book of some sort. If the book includes all the voices that have been in his head over most of his life, there is no doubt it would be a best seller. All joking aside, I think Kevin does deserve a break from all the bad things that seem to happen to him. Kevin deserves a good relationship with a good woman.

Chelsea and Billy seem to be getting friendly again. Adam needs to be making his way back to town before Conner begins to truly believe Billy is his daddy. The writers are probably waiting to bring Adam and Phyllis back around the same time.

Onto B&B, can anyone say that they did not see Hope and Wyatt tying the knot? I kind of figured that she would end up with Wyatt, but prayed she would not be so stupid and really go thru with it. When I saw her leave him and take off the diamond, I was sure she was running to the nearest phone, but she just wanted to take a plunge in the water with Wyatt. She is really beginning to be like her mom with each passing day.

I feel so sorry for Liam, but hey, if she can marry Wyatt just because he was a little late, then let her go! He deserves so much better out of life and from the looks of it Ivy wants to give him that.

Will Deacon be able to figure out the truth behind the death of Ricardo or will Quinn get away with it?

I think Deacon will figure it all out and hopefully sooner rather than later. I know, Quinn needs to move on, but she does make for some interesting story lines. I do not like her or her son, but what is a soap without a villain? Quinn is B&B’s villain right now.

Ally is not happy about her cousin being married to Wyatt at all and I am sure that she will have something to say about it when they arrive back to LA. I think I heard her tell Oliver that she loved him on today’s episode! I think they make a fairly cute couple, but we need a bit more out of them. Give us something besides carnations and fairy tales. Ally is not a little girl; she needs some real romance in her life. Maybe he Aunt Pam should spike a lemon bar for Oliver!

We will just have to wait until next week to see what is going to happen with all our favorite families, but until then, I hope you all have a great weekend and keep watching Your Hometown News Leader, WDBJ7.

August 7, 2014

I was saying earlier in the week that there may not be much to talk about in my blog, but as usual, things begin to heat up as the week ends.

Was glad to see Nikki win her court case with Ian, but it is sad to see her past mistakes appeared in the tabloids. We all probably knew when she ran out of Michael’s place that she was headed to the local bar. Of course, that is probably the same bar that Devon is hoping to meet Hillary at later in the day. Maybe her drinking won’t be hidden for long, but then again, maybe she will see Devon and Hillary in a not so great position and have something to hold over them to keep quiet about her drinking.

Devon sure is making his intentions to Hillary known. He wants her and from the way it looks he is going to have her. Will she meet Devon at the bar? Will they do more than chit-chat and gaze into each other’s eyes? Oh yea! I think that Hillary will not be able to hold back any longer, and their relationship will get very heated over the next few days. I have to say that I would much rather see him with Hillary than Abby.

Poor Neil has already spent who knows how much money on this house and for what? To give to a woman who is in love with his son, a woman who can’t seem to kiss him anymore without seeing Devon. Cane needs to come clean with Neil and let him know what he knows. Save the man from so much pain!

I also liked it when Sharon gave Victor a piece of advice, stay out of her life. Firing her shrink may keep her from being able to remember what has happened for a longer time, but I think that Phyllis is getting ready to make her appearance and the news will come out. Sharon won’t be able to hide it any longer. With or without the assistance of her shrink, Victor will get the truth, he always does.

Mariah is beginning to play Nick like a violin. I couldn’t believe it when she actually baked him a peach pie and claimed it was her favorite too. Nick was not too happy with her when he heard her talking to her Mom on the phone. Did anyone else notice that he also made sure to ask her what her Mom’s name was? I think he is going to be looking her up in the near future. Will be interesting to see who she turns out to be.

Kevin got lucky this time around with not having to go to jail. I don’t think that the Genoa City Police should have even thought about locking him up. He is the one who found out that Stitch is not really who he claims to be. I know, it was not Kevin’s place to steal the badge, but who else would have done it? No one! Stitch needs to be ousted for what he has done. Sure, he claims it was an accident, but who knows if it really was.

Victoria needs to do as she has been and just try to stay away from Billy and Stitch. They are both pains and she doesn’t need to be around all that drama. Wait, I forgot, this is a soap and soaps are all about drama. I still think the baby is Billy’s, but I do not think that Billy and Victoria will end up back together. I think Billy is going to end up with Chelsea in the end.

Let’s discuss Hope, Liam and Wyatt! AGAIN we have the love triangle, but this time Hope is supposed to be this woman who is in charge of a huge designer clothing line, but she can’t see that Wyatt is playing her. Please! I think that they need some new writers on this show. Why is it that Hope has to be so much like her mother? Brother vs. brother must be the way the Logans operate.

Look at Katie and Brooke, both going after the same men. Sure Ridge and Bill are not brothers, but it is kind of the same thing, just sister vs. sister. Come on, there has to be something else that this family can do besides make clothes, swap partners and eat lemon bars all day.

I guess now that Quinn is out and on the plane, sitting right behind Liam and Ivy that she will make sure that Liam doesn’t show up at the spot to meet Hope and then she will be back with Wyatt. Maybe Liam will arrive on time, but Quinn will make sure that Wyatt has Hope someplace else so she can’t see that Liam has arrived. Either way, Liam will not get the girl in Paris.

Looks like there may be some interesting things happening in the next few weeks on Y&R, so that may give us some juicy tidbits to talk about. As usual, B&B will be as they have been for the past few years, so we will just have to wait and see what happens there.

Be sure to keep watching your Hometown Station, WDBJ7, for all the interesting things to come to Genoa City and Los Angeles. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. See you next week!

August 1, 2014

What a week this has been for truth to makes its way out into the open! What will everyone do with all this new information? Lives will be changed, but will they all be changed for the better?

Stitch finally had to come clean with what he was hiding and yes, it was that he committed a murder, but he murdered his father. Not only did he go to prison for that, but he also stole someone’s identity when he got released and isn’t even who he claims to be.

Then Kevin finds out that he didn’t put a check mark in the box “have you ever been convicted of a felony” when he was applying for jobs, service, college, etc. Kevin is now going to have to answer to that, but will Stitch have to go back to jail for breaking the law again? He should, but I think Kevin should not go to jail. Without him butting in Stitch’s business we may not have found anything out before the end of summer.

Will Victoria take Stitch back or will she act like she has some sense and leave him standing all alone?

I guess you can tell from my question that I would like to see her move on, but not with this new Billy, leave them both.

Devon and Hillary are really beginning to get closer than they should, but I am kind of glad. I think that they should be together. Granted, I don’t want to see Neil hurt, but he knew what he was getting when he started messing with her. Right? Wonder if Neil gives Hillary the house that he is buying and they get divorced if he will keep it or will she take it? I’m thinking that she and Devon will live in it and maybe Neil can stay in the guest room.....

Jack and Kelly have admitted that they are in love with each other, but I don’t think that relationship is going to last long at all. Jack is too in love with Phyllis and the guilt of “cheating” on her will eat him alive. Jack is one of the good guys on Y&R and will not abandon Phyllis in her time of need. Kelly needs to just pack up and move on. I don’t mean to the Abbott mansion either.

Mariah sure is making some silent moves on Nick! Wonder what Sharon is going to think of her precious new friend when she figures that mess out? I think that Sharon has her work cut out for her when it comes to the next few months. With Mariah going after Nick and with Phyllis coming out of her coma she will have to be watching out for herself all the way around.

Victor is only being nice to Austin in hopes that he can get Summer to give her blessing to have this new treatment done on Phyllis and I think that he may get his way with that. Of course, if he has to he will just go around everyone and do it anyway. He is VICTOR NEWMAN and he gets what he wants!

The truth about Ridge’s accident also came out this week! Dollar Bill Spencer has really done it this time.

He had Ridge dropped out of the helicopter and almost killed. I bet he wishes now that he would have killed him. Now that Brooke has had second thoughts about their relationship and what he means to her.

Deacon is right there to try to help Brooke get over Bill and all the other men that have been in her life. I honestly can’t believe that she would go back to Deacon. I mean after all, he is her daughters’ ex-husband. I guess she really doesn’t care who she is with, she truly has no morals, in my opinion.

Wyatt and the hope diamond! I can’t believe that Hope accepted it, wait, yes I can! She is her mother’s daughter and she is Deacon’s daughter, so why would I think anything different?

Poor Liam just stood there as his brother made major moves on his fiancée in front of everyone at the press conference. Rick should have known that something was up when Wyatt said he was holding one. Ally did NOT look happy about the whole situation. Will she go off the deep end over this?

That’s it for this week. I hope you all have a great weekend. Keep watching YOUR Hometown News Leader WDBJ7 to see the happenings of our favorite families.

July 25, 2014

Looks like Summer’s visit to Georgia to see Phyllis may be assisting in the return of “Red” to the show.

When Summer is filling Phyllis in on the happenings of Genoa City she moves her hand.

Chelsea admits to Kevin that she is not telling Billy who Stitch truly is for her own reasons, but Kevin knows it is because she wants Billy for herself. Adam has his assistant go into the apartment and “fix” things so that Chelsea will remember him in hopes that she will not move on with Billy.

Billy comes to see Chelsea after a family dinner that did not go well with the Abbott’s and finds the book from Ben’s high school. He questions Chelsea and she fills him in that Ben is a murderer and that Rayburn is not his real name. Billy heads out to find out what the truth is.

Jack sees Victoria out and tries to let her know that she needs to make sure she knows who Ben truly is, but she insists that she will be moving on without Billy and with Ben. She is unaware of what Ben’s past is and Jack doesn’t want to hurt Kelly by telling her, but when Jack and Kelly are in Kelly’s office Billy comes in and wants the truth.

Will Jack be the one to tell or will Kelly? Will Billy find Ben and let Victoria in on this secret before Victoria does something she may regret? I am so anxious to find out the truth!

Who in the world did Ben kill?

I am so over Ian, Dylan and Nikki! It was good of Nikki to let Dylan in on the journal and on some of the things that he may hear from it, but goodness gracious, can we move it on a bit and just get to the ruling.

Will Victor get away with having Phyllis treated with this new technique without any of her family being made aware of it? Sure, he will, he is VICTOR NEWMAN!

I am still a bit on the fence with Devon and Hillary. Not sure if I would rather see her with Neil or Devon.

If she is with Devon then she would be with him because of passion and the want to be with him, but I think that she is staying with Neil because she feels a need to not hurt him.

As for B&B happenings for this week, not a lot, but then again, the writers are getting a bit blah, my opinion.

Ridge now knows that Bill was the one who ordered him to be dumped from the helicopter and they are heading back to fill Brooke in on this secret. Will this mean that Bill is on his own and that Brooke is going to try to get Ridge back? Will Deacon be able to move in on Brooke?

Glad that Ally has forgiven Oliver, they seem to make a fairly cute couple. Oliver does seem to really care about Ally. Darla being in the cloud so much makes me a bit nervous; does that mean Ally is going to flip out soon because she is seeing her dead Mom so much?

Where in the world are Thorne and Taylor? What happened with their love story? Will Wyatt win back Hope or will he move on to the new Forrester, Ivy? I think that she will end up trying to go after Liam before Wyatt.

I am anxious to see if Ivy puts up with all the things that Hope does or if she will stand up to Hope when it comes to love and who she wants. I am so sick of Hope and all her better than anyone attitudes. Someone needs to put her in her place and I am thinking Ms. Ivy may be just the one to do it.

That’s it for this week. Should be some interesting things going on for next week with both soaps.

Phyllis is supposed to make her debut in August, so that should be happening really soon. Going to be interesting to see if Jack wants Kelly or if he will move on with “Red”....keep watching Your Hometown News Leader, WDBJ7 and see ya’ next week. Have a great weekend.

July 18, 2014

Love triangles, memory loss, memory recovery, regrets, past loves, etc....the plots just keep coming on Y&R and B&B. This has been one interesting week.

Let’s start off with Devon, Hillary and Neil. What is going to happen with this family? Will Devon leave town or will Hillary give into her feelings for him and cut Neil loose?

I think Cain will end up having more to do with the breakup of Neil and Hillary than he thinks. He needs to speak up and let the cat out of the bag! Neil is going to regret buying Hillary a house when he finds out that she is in love with his son and wants to be with him. I do think that Hillary has some feelings for Neil, but I think her passion is for Devon.

Christine is sure having a difficult time dealing with Paul not wanting to have a baby at this point in his life, but is that what her problem is or is it mainly the fact that he has a son with Nikki? I am thinking a little bit of both. Nikki and Paul make a great couple and had Paul known that Nikki was pregnant back in the day, they may have married and had a family. Paul is right to question having a child now, with his health as it is at this time.

Dylan is NOT happy at all with Avery and the fact that she is helping Austin in his defense. Is it just that or is Dylan feeling guilty about Paul getting shot and Avery getting kidnapped? Maybe a little of both...guilt for those two things on top of the guilt that he has been feeling for his friend that died during the War. Dylan is going to have a long road ahead of him to try to come to terms with everything that he has been through in the past few years.

Esther is beginning to see that Jill is not as upset as one would think since the necklace has been “stolen.” I still think that the one that they gave the thief was the real one and she actually has the fake.

Wouldn’t that just be a hoot? Will Esther and even Lauren figure out what is going on with Jill and Colin before it is too late?

Nice to see Jack and Nick coming together for Summer, even if the marriage probably won’t last. Sharon is having all these visions and beginning to put some things together. Will she put it all together before Phyllis comes out of her coma or will Phyllis be the one to bring Sharon down when she gets back to Genoa City? That is going to be a storyline that I am sure to NOT miss!

Glad to see Liam and Wyatt being brothers, but I have a sinking feeling that Wyatt is up to no good in his intentions. Will he try to get Hope back? I think so. Liam is being so naive about his newfound relationship with his brother.

Oliver is doing his best to make things right with Ally, but it is going to be enough? I believe that Oliver will be able to win Ally over and I also think he truly has feelings for her.

July 11, 2014

This has been an interesting week for both soaps! Not a lot of things going on, but you can certainly tell that things are going to be heating up soon on both of them.

Looks like Summer and Austin are going to be having a real wedding before he is sent to prison and divorces Summer. Right! I do not think that he will be divorcing her at all. I think that he will get off with very little jail time, if any, and that they will stay together. Wouldn’t it be nice if Phyllis were to wake up soon and nip this all in the bud? She would not put up with this for one minute. Summer would not be married to Austin and she definitely would not be spending her trust fund on his attorney fees.

I seriously LOL’d when Lilly pushed Hillary into the pool. That was hilarious. I am glad that Lilly is beginning to have a backbone on the show. For so long she has played this poor, innocent, naive young lady who just let whatever happens happen, but not anymore! She knows that Hillary is not good for Neil and she does not want them together, but what will she do when she figures out that Devon is also in love with this woman?

Christine is so worried about Paul and what might have been between him and Nikki that she is going a bit nuts. Sure Nikki and Paul have a son, but that doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t mean that Paul loves her any less now than before he found out about Dylan, but Christine has always been a bit of a worrier when it comes to Paul and Nikki. I do think that Nikki and Paul would have made a great couple back in the day and loved it when they showed the flashback of the two of them, but I’m sure that they would not have lasted. No relationship ever does in a Soap.

Ian and his lawsuit against Nikki are a joke. Ian is a joke, but I’m sure he will do all he can to make her pay for something that she really didn’t have any notice of. She didn’t know that Ian could not have been Dylan’s father until Paul was shot. I’m sure Victor will be coming to the rescue of Nikki once again.

What is up with Victoria? She is with Stitch then heads over to see Billy to let him know that she is leaving town for a few days, but acts as if she is happy about being with him. Then when Chelsea comes in she is all bent out of shape because they are friends. What does she want? Does she want her cake and to eat it too? She has Stitch wrapped around her little finger and also has Billy jumping through hoops for her, and she still isn’t happy. I wonder if the DNA comes back as Billy’s if she will even tell the truth. Probably not! She will say it is Stitch’s baby just to keep Billy away.

Chelsea is on her way to finding out who the real Stitch is. He did not want to discuss the friend that they may have in common from Illinois either. Who did he kill? That story needs to unfold a bit faster and Adam needs to get back quicker, before Billy moves in with Chelsea or before Billy finds the camera that Adam has in the baby’s room.

What in the world is up with Quinn? I have to say that I always thought she was out there, but didn’t realize how far out there she truly was. So glad that Deacon had the commonsense to fill Wyatt in on the fact that she made that sword and said she had to take care of something. She would have killed Liam if he had not gotten there. Liam and Wyatt will bond over this, but will this bonding of the two boys interfere with Liam and Hope? Will the drama begin again with the three of them? Or will Ivy coming to town have something to do with Wyatt and Liam?

Glad that Rick has not said anything to Ally yet about the tape he heard with Oliver on it, but not sure how much longer that story will stay quiet. I’m sure that someone is going to let it slip and Ally will be heartbroken and go crazy and do some damage to someone/something.

Ridge is not the man he was before he went after Brooke and he is letting Katie in on the secret, but will she be able to keep it a secret? Will she let her sisters in on this secret and try to get them to help her figure out a way to help Ridge? Ridge is making some headway with his memory, but will he be able to put all the pieces together? Will Spencer be brought down?

I hope that you all have a great weekend and be sure to watch WDBJ7 next week for all of the twists and turns that will be happening on Y&R and B&B. I know I will be sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens with some of the story’s and anxiously waiting for Phyllis to return.

Lisa Smith is WDBJ7's soap opera blogger. You can comment about soap operas or the blog at the bottom of this article.

July 4, 2014

Not sure where to begin this week with everything that is going on in Genoa City and in L.A.!

Looks like both soaps are trying to win a couple more Emmy’s with the story lines for this summer season.

So happy to see that Paul is doing so well after the surgery, but not liking what Dylan has to go through.

Dylan has just found out that his dad is a great guy and not that awful Ian, but will he live long enough to enjoy life as Paul’s son? I certainly hope so. Paul also deserves to have Dylan in his life. With Ricky gone, this will give Paul another chance. Not to mention Avery and Dylan; she thought she lost him once already and she should not have to mourn him all over again.

Mariah is beginning to have a little bit of a hold on Nick. It appears that Nick is beginning to see Mariah in a different light. Maybe she will wake up to Ian’s intentions before it is too late. It would be nice to see her get a chance to make a new life for herself, but with Ian in her head that is not going to be an easy task.

Summer telling Austin that she is in love with him...what on Earth is she thinking? I guess because he was her first, she is now in love with him. I can’t believe that she was able to bail him out of jail and hire him a defense attorney. Does she really think Austin is going to be her one and only?

So glad that she was advised NOT to testify for Austin, that would be a huge mistake, but it really doesn’t matter now because they have gotten married! Can you believe that she ran off and did that? Did you see the look on Jack’s face? Phyllis needs to come out of her coma, get back to Genoa City and straighten Summer out.

This love affair with Austin is just crazy.

This thing with Stitch and Kelly is ridiculous. Can you believe that they are brother and sister? I had heard from someone who works here that she thought that would be the case, but I honestly did not.

Now who did Stitch murder? Is he in a witness protection program or something? What could he have done that was so bad that his wife would move to Australia and take his son with her? I hope that the writers do not drag this out all summer.

Is Chelsea seriously going to try to get back with Billy? I hope not, I want the new Adam to come in and sweep her off of her feet. I think that she would be much better off with Adam than with Billy. Victoria needs to put her attitude back up on the shelf when it comes to who Billy is with and why. She is the one who wanted the divorce and now she is showing her claws when it comes to Chelsea being with Billy. I think the jealousy card doesn’t need to be played by Victoria at all. She is the one who is pregnant and not sure who the daddy is!

Devon is going downhill really fast with his drinking and sulking over Hillary. Neil has to know that there is something between those two. If he doesn’t, he needs to open his eyes. The elevator scene should have been enough for him to see the truth, but I guess not!

Will Devon get Hillary or will she stay with Neil? Will something bad happen to Devon because of his drinking? Is he going to fall off the roof of the Athletic Club?

Can Jill really tell which necklace is the fake? It would be so funny if she ends up letting them steal the real one instead of the fake one. Who knows if her “spiritual connection” is right! I have to say that I am not too sure about the storylines that they are giving Jill & Colin lately. I am kind of tired of the whole drama of those two.Give me some real drama to sink my teeth into.

Genoa City is not the only place with drama this week....L.A. has its share going on as well. Do we begin with Quinn? Yeah, let’s take a stab at her for starters. “Live by the sword, die by the sword” were the words Quinn spoke to Liam as she stuck his sword necklace in his throat and also while she had him backed down on the couch.

Sounds like a threat to me, but not to her. She is definitely a few apples short of a bushel. I think she is working on an even bigger sword in her workshop to do more damage to Liam. Hope back with Wyatt is all she is wanting and she seems to be working really hard to make it happen. Looks like she will do anything even kill Liam to make Wyatt happy.

Deacon is not sure what to think of Quinn, but it seems to me that he is going to keep a close eye on her. Also appears that he is out for Hope and her happiness this time around. Maybe he has changed in his old age and has decided that his daughter deserves to be happy and that Liam is the one that makes her happy. Not sure what is going to happen when Bill and Deacon meet each other, but I’m sure there will be fireworks.

Ally seems to be falling for Oliver and it looks as if Oliver has begun to fall for Ally, but is Oliver having real feelings for Ally? Rick is not too sure about that since he has heard the tape, but looks as if he is going to give Oliver a chance to prove that he is not out to hurt Ally.

That’s it for this week. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July! Be sure to keep your channel tuned to Your Hometown News Leader, WDBJ7, to see what is happening next week.

June 22, 2014

What do all of you think of the new Billy? I personally do not like him, but I guess if you are into that type of character, then he is OK. I am hoping that he begins to grow on me, but as of right now, I think they need to get rid of him. Maybe once Victoria divorces him he will leave the show by going to work at Jabot International or something.

Well she went and did it! Hillary has married Neil and Devon stood there and just watched. This marriage is NOT going to last. Hillary can play happy homemaker with Neil all she wants but her true feelings for Devon will soon come out. I give it a couple of months and she will be wishing she had taken Devon up on his offer.

Colin is really working hard to get that necklace from Jill and is looking at any means to go about it. I am glad that Lilly came in when she did or he may have gotten away with it. You would have thought that he would have told the burglar to try to steal something else while he was in the house. Sure Jill is going to think Colin had something to do with it when all he took was the necklace.

Now we know that Stitch killed someone, but who did he kill? Was it someone that Kelly knew in her past? Was it someone who was threatening his family? I can’t wait for his wife to show up in Genoa City or for Jack to get the answer from Kelly. Did you see his expression when Jack saw Stitch and Kelly together and when he overheard Kelly tell Stitch that she still loves him? Were they lovers or are they family?

There sure was some steam going on at Victoria’s house this week between her and Stitch. I was hoping he would break things off with her, but doesn’t look that way now. Looks like he may have to fill her in on his life and what he has done that is so bad.

Glad to see Dylan and Paul survived, but not sure what to expect in the coming days. Christine is NOT happy at all about Paul being Dylan’s father, and Nikki wants to tell Paul so bad about it. I think Paul has a right to know, but I also think that now is not the best time to tell him.

Abby is getting a bit of what she deserves. I think that the way she is acting is a bit immature and that she needs to grow up. She is a spoiled brat and needs an attitude adjustment. Mariah is just the one to give it to her also.

Rick is back and is alive! Wow, like anyone actually thought he would die. He is too valuable to the show. I do hope that Dollar Bill gets busted for his part in his accident, but I don’t see it happening anytime soon. Looks like Brooke is beginning to think back to the days of being Ridge’s Logan and wishing that was how things were again.

Myah is becoming a nut case. If you ask me, she needs some real help. She is all over Rick in the steam room, but he rejected her. GOOD for Rick! He needs to be a real man and let her know how he feels about his marriage. Wait until he spills this information to the little wifey…..I would love to be a fly on that wall! I think that she is going to be doing something to try to get rid of Oliver since she overheard him discussing Hope For the Future (HFTF) with Aly.

Quinn is so worried about Wyatt and Hope getting back together that she is about to lose her mind -- what little bit of it she had. I couldn’t believe that she stabbed Liam in the neck with his sword necklace. I think she is making a bigger one in her workshop to kill him with. This storyline is getting really interesting. Will Deacon tell Wyatt that his mom is planning on killing Liam? Let’s hope so.

Well, that is about it for this week. It has been busy on the soaps, but looks like we are all in for a steamy, crazy, hot summer with Y&R and B&B. I can’t wait to watch next week’s on WDBJ7. See ya’ next week and don’t forget to tune in.

June 21, 2014

What the heck is going on with the people in Genoa City? It is like there is something in the water making some of them act a bit crazy these days.

Summer is begging Avery to fight to keep Austin out of prison after he held her at gunpoint and shot Paul. Avery has actually decided to help Austin after Summer filled her in on how much she cares (thinks she cares) for Austin. Thank goodness Summer and Austin used protection; I was thinking that the next storyline would be that Summer was going to be pregnant with Austin’s child. Of course, that can probably still happen.

Chelsea is kissing on Billy in the heat of the moment. That could turn into a bad situation if they were to get together again. Adam is coming back, but if Billy and Chelsea were to have a steamy love affair before Adam were to return, that could make for some great watching. I have to admit, they do look cute together.

Neil and Hillary are getting married and Lilly is trying to accept it, but I doubt that the wedding takes place. I think that Devon will step up and let Hillary know his true feelings for her and either she will call off the wedding or Neil will find out that she does have some feelings for Devon and call it off on his own.

WHAT in the world is Stitch hiding? We now know that he murdered someone, but WHO and WHY? What does Kelly have to do with it all? It had to be something really bad for Stitch’s ex to call him and tell him to keep his mouth shut if he wants to ever see his son again. I just knew when Father Williams confronted Stitch that he would end up in the Chapel and that Victoria would also be there. Go figure, he tells her that he loves her and I think she actually has feelings for him, but she also admitted to Abby that she still loves Billy.

Once again, Brooke has come to the rescue of Ridge! I’m sure all of you knew that if anyone were going to find Ridge, it would be Brooke. Dead or alive, she had to be the one. Glad he is alive, but not sure what I think of the Amnesia! I mean, really, he can remember “Logan,” but not his son! Doesn’t make much sense, but then again not much on B&B does.

Who were these people who found him? Why in the world did they not let the police or the hospitals know that they had found him. Did they live so far off the grid that they didn’t know there was a search going on for Ridge?

Then there is Quinn! What is her plan with Deacon? Deacon needs to watch out for himself, because Quinn is out for nothing but herself and she is definitely trouble. With a capital “T!” Wonder if she is going to be able to worm her way back into Wyatt’s life since Ridge has been found? I’m sure FC is still going to make sure that Quinn and Wyatt are no longer working there, but I’m also sure she will not rest until she has exhausted all avenues to get back to FC and back into her son’s life.

Is Deacon really happy for Hope and Liam? I’m thinking, NOT! I can’t remember, but I do not think that Deacon has met Liam in person. Wonder how the two of them will hit it off? Life is definitely going to be different for the Spencer/Forrester families while Deacon is in town.

Will Paul make it through another week? Will Victoria find out the truth? Will Ridge remember Katie? Will Bill be able to keep his secret? We will all have to keep watching WDBJ7 to find out the answers to those questions and more. Have a wonderful weekend and see you back here next week.

Lisa Smith is WDBJ7's soap opera blogger. You can comment about soap operas or the blog at the bottom of this article.

June 13, 2014

Paul is fighting for his life because of Austin and his desire to go after Avery. Looks like all eyes are on Dylan if Paul doesn’t pull through. After all, they did tell him to stay back and let them handle it, but NO he has to play superhero and save Avery.

I do not understand what Summer is thinking. She knows what he has done and is still trying to help him. Did you see the look on Christine’s face when she saw Nikki in the room with Paul? Christine is not going to let that happen very long. After all, Nikki and Paul may have meant something to each other in the past, but Christine is his wife.

Will Stitch tell Victoria the truth before Billy and Chelsea get back from Australia? What is the truth? My guess is that he has killed someone, but who and why? What does his secret have to do with Kelly? Will it be enough for Victoria to walk away from him, even if the baby is his?

Billy should have come clean with Victoria about his reason for leaving town instead of lying to her. Just put one more nail in his love coffin with Victoria, in my opinion.

Victor is starting to be nice to Dylan and you all know that will not end well. Victor is never nice to anyone without it meaning something for him. Sure, he has realized that Dylan is good for and to Nikki, but what is he going to do next with his new found likeness of Dylan?

How will Mariah disappoint Sharon or will she? I am thinking that Mariah is going to change and become someone in Genoa City that is not all bad. Face it, everyone in Genoa City has bones all over the place, but will Mariah be able to make nice after all she has done? I think Nick is setting her up for a fall so that Sharon will get rid of her.

Neil and Hillary seem to be moving on with their relationship even after Lilly has voiced her opinion time and time again. Devon has true feelings for Hillary and will not be able to keep them hidden for much longer. Will she marry Neil or will she run to Devon? I do NOT like her with Neil and I don’t think I would like her with Devon.

I am so glad that Hope has made up her mind and has chosen Liam. I could not be happier with that decision. I think Wyatt is bad news, just like his mom, and needs to move on to another victim. I am not so sure that he is going to move on past Hope without a little more fight, but I’m sure Hope will be able to get past Wyatt. Especially since Brooke is so against Quinn now.

Wyatt has told Quinn to move on, but will she? I think she is going to go to Hope (against Wyatt’s wishes) and try to get her to go back to him. Will she go to the Warehouse like Wyatt told her? NO! She is going to do everything she can to keep her place at Forrester Creations, but I’m sure when Brooke and Eric get back she will wish she was far away from all of them.

I have to say that I did chuckle just a little when Ally told Quinn that she and Wyatt were both LOSERS! Did you notice how Quinn wouldn’t look at Ally; guess she didn’t want Ally to see her all broken hearted after leaving Wyatt’s office.

Next week looks to be very interesting and I’m sure I will be watching all the happenings of the Young & Restless and the Bold & Beautiful right here on WDBJ7, your Hometown News Leader. Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week.

May 30, 2014

Quinn has really gotten herself into some hot water this week. I’m sure that she never thought that sending Ridge the pic of her and Bill would end up like this. Everyone is now wondering if Ridge is dead or alive. I don’t think anyone could fall out of a helicopter and land in the ocean from that high up and survive, but this is the soaps and weirder things have happened. I have heard rumors that Ridge is being recast already, so maybe they are just going to have him MIA for a while and then bring him back after reconstructive surgery or something.

Will what has happened to Ridge make Hope open her eyes to the fact that Quinn and her son are no good for the family? I doubt it, but she did not look happy about Wyatt punching Liam in today’s episode ?. I think they should just put the family out of their misery and get rid of Quinn and Wyatt. Or keep Wyatt, but send Quinn off to jail, where she belongs.

Moving to Y & R for this week --- not a lot going on from what I have seen. Looks like Jill is happy about the necklace, but I think she needs to put it somewhere much safer than in the house. Colin is going to get that necklace and sell it to pay off some of his debt.

Devon and Hillary are bound to get together and Neil is going to be hurt, but hey, I think Hillary and Devon belong together. They make a great couple and if you ask me, Neil needs to be with someone his own age. I would love it if Y&R were to bring Drusilla back. That would be awesome, and can you just imagine the story between Sharon, Phyllis and Drusilla?

Wonder when the “Adam” character will make his arrival? I guess he must have hidden the camera in the baby’s room before he was MIA. Now he is enjoying watching his son from a distance. The way the private investigator talks, he should be coming back soon. That is going to be so interesting. Wonder if Chelsea will feel some sort of connection to this guy or if they will let her know it is really Adam? I’m thinking that she will just have an odd connection to him, if they let her know it is really Adam then he may end up doing time for his part in Delia’s death.

I also have a bad feeling about Victoria and Stitch and what goes on with them in the future. I hear a rumor that the role of Billy has already been recast again! Not sure what the deal is with that, but it should make for an interesting story. Is Billy going to end up leaving the show for good, or will something happen between this Billy and the new Adam that has Billy leaving?

What is up with Avery’s stalker and Summer? Is Summer really going to get involved with him? I see a bad reality check coming for Summer and Avery is not going to like it either. Why is he stalking Avery? What could possibly be his reason?

Guess we will all have to just keep watching WDBJ7 to find out the answers to all the questions. Stay tuned next week and maybe we will all see if Ridge is truly dead or just MIA and will Adam be making his return soon? I hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Lisa Smith is WDBJ7's soap opera blogger. You can comment about soap operas or the blog at the bottom of this article.

May 30, 2014

Goodbye is never an easy thing to say, but the scene with Chloe and her family was kind of tough to watch this week. I think this is actually Chloe’s goodbye to the Young & Restless. I do not think that she will be coming back to Genoa City or at least not the Chloe we all know and love.

Poor Kevin, my heart just breaks for him. He loves Chloe so much and has had a horrible life, up until he got with Chloe. Will he go back to his old ways or will he find a new love and move on?

Jill and Colin are seriously trying to find out all they can about that jewelry box, but will it bring them fortune or just more turmoil? I hope that Jill doesn’t let Colin in on the money, if she finds it. He doesn’t deserve any of her money or her. Cane needs to let Victor in on what he knows about Colin and let Victor take care of him. Then Jill will not have to worry about him trying to get anything over on her.

Summer did not like seeing Jack and Kelly together at the Abbott Estate, but what does she expect? Does she think that Jack doesn’t need companionship? Well, she should know from past experience that Jack needs to have a woman, any woman, on his arm and with Phyllis still in a coma, Kelly is the one for the time being. Will Summer end up taking things too far with Austin or will Avery step in to nip it in the bud? What is Austin after from Summer?

I guess Dylan is going to offer Ian’s ex money for anything that she can give him. Thanks to Victor! Must be nice to be able to just pull a couple thousand out of your desk drawer and throw it away on information.

What is Billy going to do about Victoria being pregnant? Who is the Father? I sure do hope that this plot does not drag out forever. I also hope the baby belongs to Billy.

Abu Dhabi looks like a very beautiful place to have a wedding. From what Bill Spencer have planned, it may just be where Brooke and him tie the knot -- if Ridge doesn’t stop the wedding first. Looks like Quinn has sent him some ammunition to do that with.

Wyatt needs to do something about his Mom and fast because when Hope finds out that Quinn has possibly stopped her Mom from being happy with Bill, she may just turn her back on Wyatt for good. I think that Hope should be with Liam anyway, but it would be better if Hope made the decision based on the guys and not based on all the drama that Quinn brings into the mix.

May 23, 2014

What a week it has been on the soaps this week! My eyes were almost leaking most of this week.

Especially when all of Chloe’s family/friends were discussing how to handle her & all that she has been dealing with these past few months. The intervention was difficult to watch, but glad they played it out like they did. Chelsea & Billy were great in making Esther & Kevin understand that Chloe needs help and more than either one of them can give. Kevin and Esther have finally opened their eyes to what is going on with Chloe and allowing her to be sent away to get the help she needs is a great start. Maybe they are going to have Kevin help her escape from Genoa City before she can be sent to Fairview. Wonder if this is how she will be written out of the soap.  Rumor has it she is leaving Y&R. Not too happy about that, but you see them come and go.

Victoria is in a real bad situation with Stitch, Billy and Baby, but should she let Stitch get away with sneaking into her private records? NO! Victoria begging Stitch to keep quiet. You know that isn’t going to end well at all. Stitch is going to let it slip to Billy and then I think that is when this storyline is going to get more interesting.

Jack seems to be moving on with Kelly, but what will happen when Phyllis is back at the end of the summer? Yes, you heard me, this summer the new Phyllis will be making her debut. Rumor has it that Gina Tognoni (Kelly from OLTL & Dinah from GL) will be the new Phyllis. I remember her from the other shows and she was kind of feisty in those roles. Will be interesting to see it all unfold in the next few months. Will he leave Kelly for Phyllis or will he be so in love with Kelly by that time that he doesn’t go to Phyllis? Not sure, I think that Phyllis (Red) is his soul mate, but how many times can one make the journey back to their soul mate? Even if they do still believe that Summer is Jack’s child, will that be enough to keep them together?

Bold & Beautiful is getting a bit boring, if you ask me. How many times can they keep playing the same storylines until it is just enough? Seriously, it is always a remake of a couple seasons before. If it isn’t Ridge, Brooke and one of his brothers in a love triangle it is Ridge, Brooke, and her sisters’ husband in a love triangle. Not to mention all the triangles with Taylor and now even Hope is getting involved in the triangles. Move on with something else. Maybe add a new family to the mix, one that Brooke, Taylor and Hope have not slept with. Something, anything would be better at times.

The love square between Ridge, Brooke, Katie & Bill just gets more intense and crazy as each passing day. Ridge is so against Brooke marrying Bill that it is making him crazy! Will this wedding happen? Yes, I think it will. Ridge keeps saying it is to keep RJ safe, but I do not think RJ is going to be hurt by Bill. If I were Katie and Ridge was my fiancé I would be a bit on the mad side because of Ridge’s actions towards the relationship of Bill & Brooke. Not sure if I could feel 100% comfortable marrying a man that was so against his Ex-wife marrying someone else, especially when he is getting married again as well.

I think that Quinn is going to let the cat out of the bag about her and Bill and their time together. Her “selfie” will somehow get to Brooke when Bill least expects it. Will that be enough to make Brooke walk away and try to get back with Ridge or will she dismiss it and move on with marrying Bill?

Looks like Liam and Wyatt are still dating the same girl, but will Hope ever make a decision? I think she needs to be with Liam, but with Quinn locking Liam up in the steam room and with her being the person that she is; it may be Wyatt she ends up with. I guess Quinn thinks that forcing Bill to give Wyatt the “Spencer” name was going to make some kind of difference to Hope.

I guess you just need to keep watching Your Hometown Station, WDBJ7, next week to find out. I am getting excited to see what is about to happen on both the soaps. Anxious for Phyllis to come back, anxious for the plots on B&B to unfold and really anxious to see what the deal is with Ian, Mariah & Tyler. Does anyone have a clue who is stalking/taunting Avery?

May 16, 2014

Stitch is something else this week! Did he really introduce himself to the OB/GYN just so he could see what type of doctor she was? Then he requested Victoria’s medical records and of course, now he knows that she is pregnant. What he doesn’t know is that his wife is on her way to Genoa City. Wonder how that is going to turn out? Do you think she will have a long role or will this be something that is just a short stint?

Neil and Hillary are really beginning to get things on in their relationship, but I am thinking that Lilly is NOT going to like it when she finds out that her Daddy is with Hillary? I think Devon may have an issue with that as well, but I think he already knows something is going on with the two of them. I miss Drusilla! You know, they never found her body and now would be a perfect time to bring her back from the bottom of the mountain. That would be an interesting storyline for Neil, Hillary and even Sharon.

Sharon….what on earth is going on with that girl? She wants to break things off with Nick because Victor said she should, but then she goes on upstairs with him. She is truly a crazy one, in my opinion. Looks like she may not find out what her real “secret” is under hypnosis because Nick doesn’t want her going under again. From the scoop on the new Phyllis being cast, she may not have a choice about the truth coming out. I bet that Phyllis will have Amnesia or something when she comes out of the coma and then Sharon will be able to keep her secret.

Jill is so funny when it comes to Colin. She actually has locked him up in the attic of the Chancellor Estate until he signs those papers that state he will not take any of her money. Yea, like that is going to happen. She will have to let him rot up there before he signs those.

Billy & Chloe are headed down a new road. One in which I think Chloe is not going to like. I do not think that Billy will take a chance on losing Victoria for sure by sleeping with Chloe again. I think Chloe will need to find her a new baby daddy.

What about the Bold & Beautiful this week? Can you believe that Ridge is actually thinking that he can order Brooke to NOT allow Bill around RJ? How crazy is that? Sure, it’s OK for him to have RJ around Katie, but not the other way around. Right! Like Brooke is going to let that boat cross the water. Did you see Bill talking to Ridge and Bill telling Ridge that Brooke is NOT going to be his Logan anymore and he needed to get over himself? Loved it!

I kind of feel sorry for Aly, but I also feel bad for Thorne. After all that Thorne has been through with losing his wife the way he did and then to have to raise his daughter alone. Not what any man/woman wants to do, but it does happen in real life. Can Aly forgive Taylor? Will Thorne have to give up on his happiness again? I’m hoping that Taylor and Thorne can be happy with each other and that Aly can forgive Taylor. Forget what she has done, no, but forgive her. Move on with your life. Is Oliver really helping or is he just out for the Forrester name? Not too sure this week.

Glad there wasn’t much going on with Hope and her love triangle this week. Kind of bored with that whole storyline, but anxious to see who she actually picks. Quinn is a bit much, but at least she stirs the pot a bit to keep things going. Does anyone remember what soap she played on prior to B&B?

I hope that you all have a great rest of this week and a wonderful weekend. Keep your channel tuned to WDBJ7 for all of your Hometown information and news. Not to mention, the latest soap info.

May 8, 2014

WOW! Did everyone hear the news about Michelle Stafford? She is going to a different soap, leaving the role of Phyllis in a coma! Yes, in a coma. But the good news is that they are looking to RECAST her! This is going to be really good and I would think soon. I know, Stafford is the only one who can do justice to the role of Phyllis. But hey, we have to give someone else a chance to be as devious, conniving, man stealing, etc. as she was in her time as Phyllis. Wonder if this next person is going to be a red head? After all, Jack’s nickname for her is “red.”

Life in Genoa City is getting pretty crazy, if you ask me. With Victor bringing that Mariah to terrorize Sharon and then to find out that she is also the one who has been messing with Abby and her man….that is just so crazy, then drop Ian into the mix. What is her relationship with Ian? I think that Ian has set Victor up to see if he can get to Nikki thru all this mess. Glad Nick told Victor off, but not sure that will last. How many times in the past has Victor upset one of his children and then found his way back into their lives?

Not sure what the secret is that Stitch is hiding, but I do think that Billy will be finding it out -- hopefully before Victoria does anything stupid. Who does the baby belong to, Billy or Stitch? My opinion is that it has to be Billy’s and that she is going to try to pass it off as Stitch’s to see if she can back away from Billy for good this time.

Chloe is up to no good once again. Will she really be able to use drugs to get Billy to have sex with her so that she can get pregnant again? Why not have one with Kevin? If she thinks having another baby will help her get over Delia then just have one, don’t make it out like you are replacing Delia by having another with Billy.

I think that Jack is really falling for Kelly, but after seeing Summer go off on him for cheating on Phyllis, he backs away from Kelly. Is that what he should be doing? I think that they should let him get involved with Kelly and then let Phyllis deal with her when she comes out of her coma. That would be an amazing storyline. Phyllis can do serious damage when she feels threatened.

Enough about Y&R, let’s move onto B&B. There really isn’t much going on with this one that hasn’t been done over and over. I mean really, Ridge marrying Katie? Like that will actually happen. If it does happen it won’t last long. Ridge is supposed to be with Brooke and down the road it will come about again.

This Wyatt, Liam, Hope triangle is getting to be a bit much. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when you look at Hope and the fact that she has a thing for two brothers. Make up your mind already, choose Liam and be done with it. Wyatt and his Momma need to pack it up and move on.

Is everyone waiting for Ally to go mental when she finds out Thorne and Taylor are at it again? I am, and I am also waiting for her to lay into Oliver when she finds out he is just using her to keep a job at Forrester. I kind of feel sorry for Ally. But seriously, does she not see things that are right in front of her face?

Well, that is it for this week. Hope that you all are enjoying the shows and please, if you have comments about them or my blog, be sure to leave them. I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

Remember to keep your channel tuned to your Hometown News Leader, WDBJ7 for all the happenings of Y&R and B&B. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see ya’ back here next week.

May 1, 2014

Welcome to Your Hometown Soapbox! The place to find out what the happenings are on The Young & Restless and the Bold & Beautiful.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Lisa Smith and I work at WDBJ7 in the business office. I have been watching the soaps on CBS since 1980. I guess one could say I have grown up with some of the actors on these shows. I remember watching them with friends and family.

There was no DVR back in the day; we just caught up on the days we were out of school and from the recaps in the paper. Once the VCR became a big hit we could record them and then watch them back later when we had a chance. With today’s technology we can watch them at,, and on our local station, Channel 7.

I am going to be updating this blog once a week and hope that I can get some input from all of the viewers. I would like this blog to be as interactive as it can be. I won’t be able to give you any information that is not available to everyone, but we can have a great time trying to figure out what is going to be happening to who and when. I think that is one of the best parts about watching soaps. It gives us the chance to see just what some people do in strange/odd situations and how bad they mess their lives up within a couple of episodes.

It also allows some of us to live the fantasy life of money and power through our favorite characters. This blog will also give us the opportunity to vent a bit when it comes to plots that we are not too happy about. I’m sure that we have all experienced a few of those in the past, and I’m sure we will see more of them in the future.

The first blog post will be on May 9, but until then, be thinking of plots that you have seen in the past and ones that you see now so that we will be able to discuss them together. The comments section is at the bottom of this article.

We do not have to just chat about Y&R and B&B. We can also discuss the oldies like Guiding Light and Search for Tomorrow. Remember, this is YOUR Hometown Soapbox!

Does anyone remember Reva at the fountain? That was a show right there. What about James Steinbeck and all the horrible things that he has done? Victor Newman is the character that my husband likes on Y&R, but I’m not that huge of a fan of his. He does get away with a lot of things and has been for decades. Will he keep getting away with everything or will someone finally bring him down? Will Brooke ever find true love?

See you next week and hope that you all have a great weekend. Remember to keep those thoughts coming and be sure to watch for the next exciting episode every weekday on YOUR Hometown News Leader, WDBJ7.

Lisa Smith is WDBJ7's soap opera blogger. You can comment about soap operas or the blog at the bottom of this article.