In Genoa City, two people are missing and thus the center of the story: Philip “Chance” Chancellor IV, husband of Abby Newman-Abbott-Chancellor, need-to-know government secret agent at levels those of us in regular civilization don’t want to know, and Mariah Copeland, who with biological input from friend Devon Hamilton is carrying Abby’s unborn child.

Young and the Restless
season 48, episode 205

In Los Angeles, we learn that if one is going to work from home, and the owner of your business is calling you on your phone, you ought to put your clothes on, or at least put your shirt on, especially if the owner has only one demand of you as Chief Operating Officer and head of the Legal Department. Apparently, the joy that the former and future jewelry maker, Quinn, brings to the man with tens of millions of dollars to lose, Carter Walton, makes putting one’s entire reputation, life, money, family, company and business. What is that power? Sexual desire, at least for those men under the spell of Quinn, or those women under the spell of Carter, or whatever. Not judging the characters – both of them keep telling each other a version of “this is the last time” only to be followed by another trip to bed.

The Bold and the Beautiful
season 34
episode 204

Beatles
Helter Skelter
tempo map

In Los Angeles on The Bold and the Beautiful produced such an old-school cliffhanging episode for Monday that all hats go off to the writing team!  Two people called me and asked, “What dog you really think us going to happen?” Not texts — actual phone calls. Five major storylines, all strong leaves the ‘what will Ridge do?’ issue as the most exciting and important.

Bold and Beautiful,
season 34
episode 202

In Genoa City Wisconsin on the Young and the Restless, new foundations are made, while Ben “Stitch” Rayburn is starting to creep out a lot of people. Meanwhile, the addition of Ashland and Tara Locke have made Victoria finally shine in her role in the business world.

Young and the Restless
season 48, episode 2