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The Bold and the Beautiful
What happened during the week of
Bill locked Katie in the tower of Liam's house because she had threatened to tell everyone that she had discovered the truth -- that Bill had lied about Steffy's condition in order to preserve Liam and Steffy's marriage. Katie escaped from the tower, and Bill had to admit to Liam and Steffy what he had done. Steffy, Katie, and Liam were furious with Bill, who tried to justify his actions. Katie said she had to think about what to do about her relationship with him. Steffy was angry with Bill because she had worried for weeks that she was going to die -- all because of his lies. Steffy tried to convince Liam that she'd had no part in Bill's lies, but Liam didn't believe her. Liam left Steffy and went directly to Hope. They planned a future together. Steffy refused to believe her marriage was over, and Steffy told Taylor, Ridge, and Brooke that she planned to save her marriage. Hope and Liam visited Bill, and he tried to appease them, but Liam refused to forgive his father. Bill begged them to keep the issue quiet and within the family to protect Spencer Publications, but Hope refused. Steffy showed up, and Bill reminded Liam that Steffy had known nothing about his ruse. Bill and Steffy begged Liam not to leave Steffy over the lies Bill had concocted.


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Days of our Lives
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Daniel said goodbye to his family and Jennifer and then left Salem, but said he would return soon. Madison and Sami told Brady and Rafe about their plan to take down Kate, and that Sami had been working at Countess W as a spy for weeks. Rafe and Brady were fearful that Madison and Sami's plan might backfire. Rafe and Carrie's attraction to each other was undeniable. Meanwhile, Austin felt lonely for Carrie, and spent more time with Abigail, whose feelings for Austin were increasing with each passing day. Chad and Gabi made a bigger hit as models than Sami or Madison could have expected. Madison continued to get advice from an unknown caller who prompted her to turn down Victor's job offer as CEO of Titan. Madison hired Abigail as an intern at Mad Cosmetics, and then with Quinn's help, offered her and Melanie jobs as the models for the company's new campaign. Sonny's friends thought Will was gay. Later, Will blew off any involvement with the coffeehouse project that he had previously agreed to work on with Sonny. Marlena suspected that more was going on with Will and Sonny's friends. Will continued to move deeper into the DiMera world as he enjoyed participating in some of E.J.'s dangerous games. Abe and Jennifer were shocked to learn that Will was working on E.J.'s campaign. Abe agreed to let Jennifer play hardball to get the edge on E.J. and the upcoming debate questions. Lexie remained in the dark about E.J. and Abe's dirty politics. Jack found solace, comfort, and closure at Marlena's group therapy session as he shared his experience with some Iraqi and Afghanistan veterans and listened to their stories of courage and perseverance. With a little help from Doug and Julie, Bo and Hope made a decision to open Alice's safe deposit box. They met with Stefano to tell him the news. He told them that Alice had something on him, and vice versa, but neither knew the other's secret. He warned them that they might open Pandora's box, and that the information might be devastating to many of their loved ones.


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General Hospital
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Sam and Jason learned that it would take a week for the results of the paternity test to be available. Alexis figured out that Sam was pregnant. Sam confirmed that she was expecting, but Sam asked Alexis not to tell anyone about the baby until Sam and Jason were certain that everything was fine with the pregnancy. Sam experienced abdominal cramping. Molly was hurt when T.J. teased her about her MyFace page. Ethan and Cassandra spent some time away from the castle. Tracy made it clear to Anthony that she had no intention of consummating their marriage. Maxie was stunned when she learned that the man with the fedora, who had been following her, had been hired by Anthony to keep Maxie safe. Matt was not pleased when he learned that Spinelli had moved in with Maxie. Johnny was shocked when Sonny revealed that Johnny's birth parents were Gino Soleito and Claudia Zacchara. Johnny confronted Anthony about Sonny's claims, so Anthony explained that Claudia had schemed to sleep with Gino to extort money from the mobster. Johnny retaliated against Sonny by blowing up a pier that Sonny had bought. Johnny vowed to break Sonny, or die trying. Dante found Michael crouched over Chuck Donofrio's body. Michael denied killing the man suspected of attacking the dancers from Vaughn's. Dante took steps to make certain that no one knew that Michael had discovered Donofrio's body. Olivia and Maxie were concerned about Lulu's drinking habits.


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The Young and the Restless
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Nikki was stunned to learn what Victor had done for her. Sharon tipped off Adam about the SEC sting. Nikki and Victor made love at the ranch, while Adam and Sharon got passionate on his desk at Newman Enterprises. When Victor realized Sharon had betrayed him, he told her they were getting an annulment. Paul and Ronan learned that Myrna had evidence in Diane's murder. Victor couldn't fire Adam, so he moved his office into the men's room. Victor worried that Sharon's loyalty to Adam would cost her custody of Faith. Ronan held Adam, Victor, Victoria, Tucker, Nick, Abby, Ashley, Nikki, Phyllis, and Jack for evidence tampering in Diane's murder. Jeffrey hitchhiked back to Genoa City. Due to a blow to the head, Jeffrey had amnesia. Secretly, Genevieve submitted the winning bid for Beauty of Nature. When Victor learned she had gotten his company, he offered Genevieve a partnership. Jack remained unaware of Genevieve's acquisition. Jill discovered Jeffrey at Crimson Lights. Kevin and Angelina built a raft to get to the mainland. Jill took Jeffrey to see Gloria, but he didn't recognize his wife. Patty pretended to be Emily to ask Jack for a second chance. Jack told "Emily" that he was marrying Genevieve.


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All My Children
Keeping the memory alive: A look at what happened this week in 2002
Bianca informed Erica that when she turned eighteen, she planned to use the money in her trust fund to live independently of her mother forever. Kendall decided to remain in Pine Valley and lured her sister to SOS to see Frankie's twin sister, Maggie. After Proteus set up Mateo, Chris had him arrested. The FBI agent revealed to Anna that he did not think Mateo was guilty, but instead believed that Mateo was safer in jail. Tad and Dixie returned to the U.S. and Dixie told JR that she needed to be hospitalized. When Greenlee sided with David about committing Vanessa, Leo became angered and lashed out at his fiancée. Greenlee ran to Jake. Mia saw a body in Willow Lake. Erica turned to Chris because she was distraught over Bianca's news. Chris told Anna that he was Ryan's father.


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As the World Turns
Keeping the memory alive: A look at what happened this week in 2002
Adam and Abigail decided not to get married and returned to Oakdale to face their parents. Craig and Jack teamed up to look for clues at Fairwinds about the kidnappings. James set a trap for them, and they were stranded in the basement after a stairway collapsed. Emily tried to call Hal again, but wound up speaking to James, who told her they would never be rescued. Kim and John rescued Jack and Craig. Barbara's friends rallied around her. When Simon confronted Dahlia about running a con on Katie, Dahlia told him she was really after him. Emily and Rose confronted Dr. Westin, and Emily wound up being drugged again. Bonnie and Isaac's date had a happy ending after a disastrous start. Craig got himself shipped out of the country in a coffin, hoping to wind up at the spa where Carly was being held.


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Guiding Light
Keeping the memory alive: A look at what happened this week in 2002
Tory became a major threat to Ross's relationship to Blake when she followed him to San Cristobel and tried to seduce him again. Phillip ordered Lorelei and Edmund out of town or else. Alan took matters into his own hands and had Lorelei and Edmund arrested, revealing their scam before Phillip could warn Lillian, Rick, and the kids. Lillian was devastated at the news about Beth. While in her jail cell, Lorelei had another powerful real-life Beth memory. Marina's move to Springfield proved to be a major handful for Frank and Eleni. Catalina's scam moved to the highest level as she manipulated Father Ray to help her to get Tony to marry her and dump Marah. Marah and Tony said a tearful goodbye. Though Marah told Ben she would only love Tony, Ben was conveniently there to comfort a very distraught and emotional Marah. Sam said his goodbyes to Springfield as he left for journalism school. Olivia and Reva had it out about the Harbor Project accounts. Josh romanced Reva. Cassie and Richard reflected on the anniversary of their son's death. Alonzo tried to run interference when Camille told him that she would destroy Cassie and Richard's life and win back custody of Will if he didn't assume the throne and marry her.


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One Life to Live
Keeping the memory alive: A look at what happened this week in 2002
Jen moved out of Cristian's apartment. Troy and Nora kissed at Colin's gravesite. Gabrielle used her knowledge about Jack to get hired as the Sun's style editor. Lindsay confronted Nora about the syringe she received in the mail. Al moved into the Llanfair carriage house. Niki "appeared" while Viki was talking to Starr. Natalie and Cristian kissed, then realized it was a mistake. Asa was sentenced to community service for Bo, Renee, and Ben. Lindsay was on the phone, talking to Troy, when "Troy" walked in.


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