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Summaries for the Week of July 23, 2012
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The Bold and the Beautiful
What happened during the week of July 23, 2012
Thomas and Caroline bonded over keeping Anthony's accident from Dayzee until after her wedding. The day after the wedding, Marcus finally dished to Dayzee that he had hit Anthony with his car and Anthony was in the hospital. Marcus and Dayzee visited Anthony, and Anthony wanted Marcus arrested. The Baker boys complied despite Dayzee's pleas with Anthony and the police. Hope and Liam bonded after Hope had forgiven him when he told her his version of what had happened with Steffy in Italy, but the bonding didn't last long. Brooke had downloaded the Steffy and Liam video to her computer by mistake, and Hope saw it. Hope freaked out on Brooke after Hope realized that Brooke had known all along about the video and what Liam had done with Steffy. Brooke told Hope to let it go because Liam obviously loved Hope enough to marry her. Hope was furious and confronted Liam, but Liam told Hope not to overreact because nothing had happened between him and Steffy. Liam promised they would get through their problems, but Hope wasn't so sure. Steffy continued to recall her passionate moments with Liam. Brooke told Steffy that Hope had seen the video, and Steffy realized that Hope and Liam's marriage might not survive.


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Days of our Lives
What happened during the week of July 23, 2012
Daniel was upset with Nicole because she thought if they spent time together, it might distract him for a few hours while the authorities searched for Melanie. Maggie told Victor to stop interfering in Daniel's life, even if it meant that he wanted to be with Nicole. Lucas gave Sami an ultimatum and told her it was either him or E.J. Sami explained to Lucas that for the sake of Sydney and Johnny, she had to prove E.J.'s innocence and that he should try to understand. Later, Kate cautioned Lucas about getting involved with Sami, or risk being hurt again. Brady and Madison told Ian that they were through with his games and tricks to try to split them up. Madison told him that she and Brady planned to marry the next day. Ian panicked when he realized that Sami had a flash drive that could prove that someone had framed E.J. Ian had a worker delete the footage of Ian removing E.J.'s gloves from the dumpster, unaware that Sami had copied it to a disk. Sami was attacked in the park, and someone stole the flash drive. Bo and Hope questioned Gabi and were concerned with the inconsistencies of her answers. Melanie finally saw Andrew's face and used her charm to steal his cell phone. Chad received a mysterious message from Melanie, and she told him something about tunnels before the phone went dead. As he prepared for his wedding, Brady bumped into Chad and immediately jumped at the chance to help him find Melanie. Brady and Chad headed to the tunnels and instructed Gabi to go to the police. Instead, she went into the tunnels to try to help Melanie get away from Andrew. However, when she and Melanie tried to escape, Andrew threatened to reveal to Melanie that Gabi was involved in her kidnapping. To help keep her mind off Melanie's disappearance, Abigail agreed to help Cameron with the plans for Lexie's benefit. Madison was heartbroken when she thought that Brady had stood her up for the wedding, unaware that he was helping to rescue Melanie. John and Marlena tried to convince Madison that Brady loved her and would never walk out on her, but Ian used the opportunity to put more doubts in Madison's mind. Sami bailed E.J. out of jail, but his problems escalated after Sami and Will agreed to help him escape. Roman was baffled and angry at Sami and Will's determination to support E.J. Roman and the Salem Police Department tracked down E.J. and Sami at the DiMera warehouse. Seconds later, a major explosion rocked Salem and left many residents seriously injured in the debris and rubble.


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General Hospital
What happened during the week of July 23, 2012
Anna tracked Luke down to the cabin in the woods. Luke was shot when Heather took aim at Anna. Tracy paid Luke a visit in the hospital, while he was recovered from his gunshot wound. Heather was arrested for a string of crimes, including the murder of Maggie Wurth and injecting Olivia with a concentrated dose of LSD. Heather revealed to Anna that Robin was in the critical care wing at Ferncliff. After Robin's failed attempt to escape, Ewen Keenan ordered Nurse Fletcher to give Robin an electroshock treatment. Robin slipped into a near catatonic state as a result of the treatment. Ewen decided to send Robin to a clinic in Switzerland when he realized that Anna was snooping around Ferncliff. Lulu reached out to Ewen to help Patrick with Patrick's substance abuse problem. Ewen admitted that he missed Elizabeth and was still interested in pursuing a relationship with her. Patrick encouraged Elizabeth to give Ewen a second chance. Blair announced that she was engaged to Tomas. Todd blamed John for driving Blair away from Todd, so Todd decided to send the picture of John and Sam's Fourth of July kiss to Natalie. Todd learned the truth about the accident that had killed Hope and Cole when Todd reviewed footage from the camera that Heather had hidden in Johnny's office. Todd threatened to tell Carly about Johnny's secret, so Johnny revealed that he knew about the baby switch.


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The Young and the Restless
What happened during the week of July 23, 2012
Billy fired Phyllis from Restless Style because his investors wanted her out. Phyllis resented that Billy planned to use her on the next cover. Later, Nick slugged Billy for betraying Phyllis, unaware that the office cameras had recorded the assault. Ashley insisted that Jack could not be the CEO of a Jabot/Beauty of Nature merger, so Jack met with two Jabot board members to convince them to vote his way. Jeff told Gloria he'd had Anita declared legally dead; therefore, Anita wasn't his wife. Chelsea loved that Adam had bought her the lakeside mansion. Jeff and Anita tried to wheedle their way into Chelsea's rich new life. Cane helped Genevieve in the aftermath of her room being trashed. Genevieve found an old photo of her, Colin, Cane, Caleb, and Samantha and tried to get Tucker to comfort her. Cane and Lily considered who, other than Genevieve, could be attacking the Atkinsons. Sofia told Neil about her exciting New York job offer. Neil said if Sofia dared take the position, he'd fight for Moses in court. After being rejected by Adam and unhappy with Victor, Sharon acted out by stealing items at Fenmore's. Chelsea, in post-wedding bliss, told Sharon to keep away from Adam. Tim's neighbor identified Phyllis to the police. Phyllis admitted that she had paid off her ex-psychiatrist to go on vacation. Tim received a call from his neighbor about Phyllis being arrested. Michael and Ronan accused Christine of having a vendetta against Phyllis. Heather demanded Paul fire Christine as his attorney because Phyllis distracted her. Jack and Nikki agreed to a wedding the next week, even though he was not yet able to walk. Ashley witnessed a passionate argument between Genevieve and Tucker and was convinced Tucker had never loved her like that. Adam liked Chelsea's name for Kevin and Chloe's website. Abby was unable to convince Gloria to rehire Carmine. Kyle asked Eden out on a date.


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All My Children
A look at what was happening the week of August 2, 2004
Ryan told Jonathan the truth about his and Greenlee's marriage. Edmund questioned Maria about Zach. Greenlee was baffled by Bobby's admission. Ryan asked Zach his intentions toward Maria. Bobby told Greenlee to forget that he had said he was interested in her. An angry Maria accused Ryan of meddling in her personal life. David burst out of the tunnels to protect Babe. Greenlee comforted Ryan. Bobby warned Maria about Zach. Ryan and Greenlee fought their mutual attraction. Maria confided in Bobby. Edmund confronted Zach. Kendall tried to blackmail Bobby, but he called her bluff. David realized his drink was drugged in time to spit it out. Unnerved, Babe continued to defend JR. Krystal told Tad she thought JR might be guilty. Kendall conspired with JR to keep Ryan from winning a bidding war for a major corporation. Jamie went back to jail. Liza overheard JR and Adam plotting against Babe and demanded an explanation. Lily's innocent questions upset Bianca.


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As the World Turns
A look at what was happening the week of August 2, 2004
Parker nearly drowned in the Snyder Pond. Parker refused to believe that Jack was dead and refused Jack's hat when Carly offered it to him. Jack awoke with a nurse named Julia hovering over him. Lucy fled to Oakdale when Dusty tried to break things off. Wade lured Lucy to the hospital and grabbed her. He then put her in a plastic ox and buried her alive before sending Sierra a videotape of the event and demanding two million dollars. During the rescue, Craig was shot in the arm, and Wade fell from a tower and died. Dusty found Lucy and resuscitated her. Kim fired Doc for violating his contract's moral clause. Tom insisted that he and Margo needed to separate. Barbara's scheme to fake a relapse was exposed. Paul and Rosanna had sex.


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Guiding Light
A look at what was happening the week of August 2, 2004
Reva got more than she bargained for in a live interview with Vinnie Salerno when Michelle inadvertently ended up face-to-face with Vinnie and learned the truth that Danny was the person who had set and planned the explosion that had caused her injuries and memory loss. Buzz did the right thing and turned Alex into Ross and later forgave Alex on the condition that she admit to her crimes, including the fact that she had framed Frank. Harley, devastated by Gus's betrayal, cancelled the wedding and warned Gus that she could never trust him again; she ordered him out of her life. Gus, heartbroken and guilt-ridden, resorted to drowning his sorrows in alcohol and put himself in harm's way. Bill covered for Dinah, while Olivia tried to make amends with Bill. Dinah outsmarted Jeffrey and manipulated Edmund to her side by agreeing to keep Cassie and Jeffrey apart. Ross appealed to Jeffrey to help him find a way to lessen Dinah's sentence if prosecuted, unaware that Dinah and Jeffrey were keeping a very big secret regarding not only their relationship, but a connection between Jeffrey and Cassie that had yet to be revealed.


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One Life to Live
A look at what was happening the week of August 2, 2004
Kelly took Ace to see Melinda who thought the baby was Paul, and after briefly losing Ace to Kevin, she won temporary custody of Ace. Blair convinced Asa to help her take down Todd and learned the land she had gotten in her divorce settlement might be where Asa's mansion was. Viki agreed to interview Travis' mother for a job as a favor to Starr. Viki also had dinner with Paul, which motivated Natalie to put her money into a trust for her kids. Marcie learned that her brother Eric was going to marry his boyfriend, prompting Mark to come out to the group -- and arguments. Michael, Marcie, and John learned the bones might be those of Amy Dunham, who had been involved with a Charles McBain. A two-week-late Adriana bought a pregnancy test but responded to River's New York City ultimatum by hanging up the phone. Tico hosted a formal dinner for his new family and introduced his governess, Angelina, who had known Carlotta previously. Antonio dreamed of Angelina's locket and grew closer to Sonia. R.J. admitted he had once worked for Manuel Santi.

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Passions
A look at what was happening the week of August 2, 2004
After another confrontation, Gwen and Theresa "made peace" as Gwen allowed Theresa to stay at the mansion for the rest of the pregnancy. Even as she was reunited with her son, Theresa made plans to keep both Little Ethan and the unborn baby, while teaching Gwen a lesson she'd never forget. In Mexico, Alistair's henchman poisoned Paloma's mind against her family. Paloma rebuffed Luis' attempts to reach out to her. Martin and Katherine struggled to keep their identities a secret as they bonded with an unsuspecting Luis and Sheridan. Eve's family turned their backs on her. Julian did his best to help pick up the pieces of Eve's shattered life. At the Blue Note, a devastated Eve sang a powerful song of loss as her family looked on, stunned to see the new side of her. Liz moved in on T.C.


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