When your favorite daytime dramas pick back up on Monday, three soaps left viewers with much to ponder as they rang in 2016! General Hospital, Days of our Lives, and The Young and the Restless had New Year’s festivities, and some ended up in dire consequences, and the other renewed romances or the possibilites thereof!
On General Hospital, the show delivered a more tender episode centered around the love stories on the show and the dramatic tension of some possible ones to come! Johnny (Brandon Barash) and Lulu (Emme Rylan) were together in Johnny’s cabin on The Haunted Star at midnight. They clinked champagnes glasses and both entered into quite the smooch! Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) rang in the New Year with the best possible news: Sonny felt his leg move and the couple kissed in happiness. And it was Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Robin (Kimberly McCullough) who renewed their love for one another with hitting the sheets, and each proposing marriage to the other. Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller) were also together at midnight by circumstances, where they were playing a game of pool, and looked at each other as if they might kiss. Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) kissed Valerie (Brytni Sarpy), who told him she wanted to just remain friends.
On Days of our Lives, the long awaited New Years Eve car crash finally happened. I t is now revealed the circumstances that led up to it. Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Daniel (Shawn Christian) were going back to the Kiriakis’ to wait for their gals Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and Theresa (Jen Lilley) who still needed to finish up some business with Kate (Lauren Koslow) at the Basic Black fashion show party. Brady is in the driver’s seat, Daniel in the passenger side. Brady realizes he left the gift Theresa gave him at the club, so they turn around. At that time, a drunk-off-his-rocker Eric (Greg Vaughan), who decided not to wait for a cab to drive him home since it would take an hour, got in his car and drove. Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) was in her car heading that way, because she was just with Abigail (Kate Mansi) learning the news that Chad (Billy Flynn) is the bio-dad of baby Thomas, not Ben (Rob Scott Wilson). Next thing you know, all three cars crash. Elsewhere, Chad and Belle (Martha Madison) were about to have sex, when Abby busted up their liaison with news for Chad! Will she get through to him and his brainwash block?
On The Young and the Restless, Abby (Melissa Ordway) and Ben (Sean Carrigan) said their “I do’s”, but not before Ashley (Eileen Davidson) looses conciousness for a moment and falls to the floor during the vows. Everyone wants her to go the hospital, but she refuses. The wedding continues and Abby and Ben become husband and wife. Later a disraught Ashley goes to the Jabot lab and tears the place up hysterical and in tears. Dr. Neville (Michael E. Knight) finds her and finally gets her to admit she has a brain tumor and is dying. He says let him help her and they will find a cure. She agrees to let him do his research. Meanwhile, as Billy (Burgess Jenkins) has been trying to get to Abby and Stitch’s wedding he is accosted by his gambling debtor. The guy wants his $200,000 now. Billy says he will get to him tomorrow. That’s not acceptable and so a henchmen beats Billy up in the face and leaves him in the parking garage on the floor. Noah (Robert Adamson), who noticed Luca (Miles Gaston Villenueva) and Marissa (Sofia Pernas) kiss decides to leave the New Year’s/Wedding party, and notices his car is boxed in inside the parkting garage. He puts his car in reverse to begin to leave, and acccidently runs into Billy! Later, Marissa finds Billy and calls 911.
So, which New Year’s Eve episode hit the right notes? Which intrigued you the most? Share your thoughs in the comment section below?