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Summaries for the Week of August 20, 2012
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The Bold and the Beautiful
What happened during the week of August 20, 2012
After Liam showed up for his wedding with multicolored hair and a tattoo, he told Hope that he had been partying. He apologized, but when it came out that he had been with Steffy, Hope called off the wedding. Liam begged -- on his hands and knees, in his underwear, in front of all the wedding guests -- for Hope to reconsider. Hope refused. Hope said that Liam clearly was not ready to be married. Bill later laid into Liam for begging and also told Liam that he was not ready to be married, especially to a little girl like Hope. Brooke told Hope to reconsider. Steffy told everyone that nothing had happened with Liam while they had partied. Rick got into the act and asked Othello, the disc jockey, to lie to Hope. Rick wanted Othello to tell Hope that Steffy and Liam had been all over each other. Hope arrived and asked Othello what he knew. Steffy and Liam met at the coffeehouse. Steffy tried to convince Liam to leave Hope. Liam said that he still wanted to marry Hope, and he left. Steffy recalled all her passionate times with Liam.


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Days of our Lives
What happened during the week of August 20, 2012
Ian held E.J. captive and then explained to him why he had faked Stefano's death and framed E.J. for the murder. Ian told E.J. that E.J. was Stefano's biological son, but at first, E.J. didn't believe him. E.J. rebuffed his father's attempt to welcome him back as his son. Chad blasted Gabi for her and Andrew's part in Melanie's kidnapping and for putting Melanie's life in danger. Chad ordered Gabi to move out of his apartment. He told her to stay out his and Melanie's life, or he would make sure that she would regret it. Melanie suspected that something was going on between Gabi and Chad, but when she asked him what was wrong, he avoided the subject. Sonny tried to comfort Will and kissed him in the moment. Will was offended, and he refused to take Sonny's advice about what it meant to come out as a gay person. Will bumped into T, who made him feel worse about being gay. Will decided to ask Marlena for help to sort out his feelings. Later, Will went to apologize to Sonny, but felt betrayed when he found him with Brian. Lucas told Will that he was disappointed in Will for not being with his family in their time of grief. Will felt hurt by Lucas' words, and they had a nasty fight. Will and Gabi found comfort with each other and their problems, which resulted in unplanned sex. Later, after an awkward meeting at the Brady Pub, Gabi and Will decided to start over and remain just friends. Lucas tried to apologize to Will, but Will was still angry with his dad and refused to listen to what Lucas had to say. Rafe arrested E.J. and Sami, but the police dropped the charges once they confirmed E.J.'s story that Stefano was alive. E.J. wondered if something was going on between Sami and Rafe. Stefano left the hospital and went to places unknown. Kate delivered a letter to Chad from Stefano, but she was hurt and humiliated to learn that Stefano refused to let her back into his life. Justin found Sonny at the coffee shop after T left him there injured from a beating. Sonny told Justin that he did not want the police involved. Maggie and Victor helped Brady mourn Madison's death. Nicole seemed determined to make a life with Daniel and her unborn child. Maggie and Julie tried to find Melanie to tell her about Nick's upcoming parole hearing.


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General Hospital
What happened during the week of August 20, 2012
Jax returned to Port Charles when he received word that Josslyn was sick. Jax was relieved that Josslyn and Alexis were recovering from their illnesses, but he suspected that they had been targeted because of him. Spinelli discovered that Ewen had left Australia to move to Alaska after medical school. Jason recalled that Jax had lived in Alaska for a while, so he was certain that Ewen's move to Alaska hadn't been a coincidence. Ewen tried to take his relationship with Elizabeth to the next level, but Elizabeth wasn't ready to be intimate. Kristina agreed to marry Trey, so they took a flight to Las Vegas. Michael and Starr figured out what Trey and Kristina were up to, so they headed to Las Vegas too. Joe checked into Metro Court, where he met Tracy. Joe turned on the charm and seduced Tracy. Jerry put his plan into motion by arranging for Joe and Joe's team of mercenaries to meet Jerry at the town's reservoir. Jerry contacted a mystery associate. Alexis agreed to go out on a date with Shawn. Lulu and Dante learned that Lulu was not pregnant, but they decided to start a family right away. John confessed to Sam that their kiss had meant something to him. Todd tried to drop hints to Kate that she hadn't been responsible for the crash that had killed Hope and Cole. Luke decided to head to Switzerland to track down Anna. Anna pretended to be a patient at a sanitarium in Lucerne, where she managed to sneak into a mystery patient's room. Everyone was stunned when Jerry made a public announcement on the local television station.


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The Young and the Restless
What happened during the week of August 20, 2012
Sharon cited legal precedent and was named acting CEO of Newman Enterprises while Victor was away. Sharon objected to the way Nick reacted to her new role, and Tucker suggested that she fire Nick. Avery suggested that Nick use Sharon's history of "mental instability"¯ to wrest control of the company from her. Jack asked Abby to be his silent partner in buying up shares of Newman stock, which was plummeting because of Sharon's management. Adam questioned Sharon's desire for power, and she said she'd learned about being ruthless from him and Victor. Adam assumed that someone was telling Sharon how to run the company. Sharon fired the head of Newman security when he questioned her stopping the search for Victor. After learning that Chelsea and Adam were having a baby, Sharon had a fit and ripped up the ranch decor. When Abby insulted Sharon on the Restless Style television show, Sharon ordered the stable manager to give away Abby's horses. Sharon also kicked Kyle off the ranch. Kevin and Phyllis put Tim's dead body back in Tim's apartment. Beth, Tim's neighbor, had a run-in with Kevin, who pretended to be an encyclopedia salesman. Later, Beth provided a sketch to the police of the salesman. Kevin forced Phyllis to become part of TagNGrab, reminding her that she owed him. Phyllis lied to Nick when he asked her point-blank if she'd had any part in Tim's death. Michael and Ronan determined that Tim had been moved post-mortem to make it look like he had died alone. Michael was convinced Phyllis was involved because she had a weak alibi and a lot to gain with Tim dying before his deposition. Tucker revealed his takeover plan of Newman to Genevieve, cutting her in on the deal. Genevieve went on the road at Tucker's behest to find Victor. Nikki failed to find Victor in Kansas at Hope's farmhouse. Jack refused to take Nikki's calls. At a Los Angeles waterfront bar, Victor was broke and in bad shape. A woman, Sister Celeste, helped him with a place to stay and a lead for a job. Genevieve walked into the waterfront bar, but didn't notice Victor. When the nun asked Victor his name, he told her to call him Christian.


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All My Children
A look at what was happening the week of September 1, 2003
Greenlee and Juan Pablo teamed up to find out if Mary was telling the truth when she said that Jack had known she was pregnant with Greenlee. Kendall spied on Ryan in a Las Vegas hotel and headed back to Pine Valley on the same plane as Ryan -- with a spot of blood on her shoe. In Pine Valley, Kendall stunned a gathering of her friends and others with news that she had married Michael Cambias. Kendall claimed no-show Michael had remained behind in Vegas. Assorted townspeople seemed shocked, saying that there was no way Kendall could have married Michael. Ryan watched as Kendall cleaned a stain from the floor of Michael's condo. Tad told Liza that Palmer and Opal had returned from a remote part of Canada, where Adam and Stuart were vacationing. Erica slapped Kendall when she learned that Kendall had married Michael.


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As the World Turns
A look at what was happening the week of September 1, 2003
Mike and Katie overheard Mordecai's conversations with Simon and Margo and tried to send messages to both of them. Jennifer admitted that she wanted a physical relationship with Dusty. Rose blasted Dusty for getting cozy with Jennifer and broke up with him. Paul confronted Craig about alerting the police to Dusty's illegal betting operation while Rosanna worried that either of them could be responsible. Molly felt slighted by Carly's attentiveness to Rosanna. Chris and Alison made love.


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Guiding Light
A look at what was happening the week of September 1, 2003
Marah's interaction with Sandy made her realize that her relationship with Tony was worth saving, but her plea to Tony was too late when he decided to call it quits, after all, despite Reva's encouragement for him to fight for Marah. The Spaulding and Raines families continued their bickering and controversy as to the proper care for Lizzie's physical and mental welfare. Phillip finally realized that Olivia's concerns were justified. Eden could not accept Gus's apology, but was determined to make it work with Bill. Marah confided to Eden that it was over between her and Tony. Michelle left Springfield for her training, but left Danny the responsibility of their new charge. Rick confided to Harley that he and Mel were having difficulty conceiving a child. Cassie told a not very surprised Reva that she had mixed feelings about Jeffrey's intentions, but Edmund was determined that he would be the only man in Cassie's life.


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One Life to Live
A look at what was happening the week of September 1, 2003
Deke and Madison were arrested for attacking Marcie. Al vowed to keep Marcie safe, and they made love for the first time. Kelly was thrilled to learn that Kevin wanted to have a baby with her. R.J. and Keri got into a minor car accident. R.J. then decided to use it to his advantage by claiming to Bo that Antonio had tried to kill them. Jen attempted to convince Lindsay that Rex was up to no good. Kelly tried to warn Blair about Walker, but she refused to listen. Dorian and David plotted to "steal" the necklace to get the insurance money. Natalie won the pool tournament, but Cristian lost $5000 on a bet.


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Passions
A look at what was happening the week of September 1, 2003
Gwen tried to enlist Whitney's help in keeping Theresa from trying to get Ethan back. Theresa devised a plan to use Fox to get to Ethan. Fox agreed to Theresa's plan, after Whitney said she'd have to spend a lot of time with Fox to help him win Theresa. Ethan was unhappy with the idea of Fox and Theresa being together, much to Gwen's confusion. Using all her strength, Sheridan fought to escape. Luis' life was in danger as he and Sheridan inched closer together. As Sheridan struggled for freedom, Beth, Mrs. Wallace, and Charlie struggled to keep the situation under control while guests arrived at the Wallace home for a surprise baby shower.


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