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|Matt||Feb 16 2010, 06:42 PM|
Classic Soap Fan
WEEK OF DECEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 31, 1976|
ALL MY CHILDREN
Not too much to cheer about in Pine Valley as David left town. Phil and Tara were married despite a temporary setback while everyone searched for little Phil who had trouble adjusting. Erica perked up when she learned ex-husband Jeff had returned. Benny and Brooke resolved to continue seeing each other despite Phoebe's threats.
Beatrice came to her senses and was found in Florida with Sally. Ray and Alice tried to convince Beatrice they would work out their problems, but Beatrice insisted she needed to leave town. Mac was taken in by Gwen's aggressiveness. Mike told Molly that Olive is attempting to buy their loyalty. Rachel told Ken that his feelings for her make it impossible for them to work together.
AS THE WORLD TURNS
Joyce and Don were upset by Lisa's maneuverings to match him with Mary. Val, who had been away for Christmas, returned and began having doubts about Kim's motives. Natalie threatened Jay, saying he'd regret it if he tried to get her fired. Carol began having second thoughts about Jay.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Don and Marlena returned from a Christmas skiin weekend they coincidentally shared with Karl and Sharon. At Doug's Place, the New Year's Eve party fizzled. Rebecca couldn't assure Robert of her fidelity. Mike took Trish on a double-date with Val and David. Mike blew up at Laura and Bill -- when Bob and Linda were matched for the night. Mickey showed up with Maggie.
Jason opened new law offices and introduced his partner, Wayne Spaulding. Paul was edgy when he realized Stacy and Wayne are old friends. Stacy intended to tell her family about her pregnancy but not reveal the name of the baby's father. M.J. told Steve she couldn't love him because of Carolee. She left town for the holidays, as Steve decided to forget Carolee.
THE EDGE OF NIGHT
Mike found Beau in Nancy's room and assumed the worst, so Laurie's reunion dinner went down the drain. Danny accused Tracy of finding another guy, Steve, who had his hands full with Deborah. On New Year's Eve, Nicole was reported to have been shot and killed.
Everyone chastised Monica as Jeff made slow progress to recovery. Mary Ellen resolved that the coming year would be the best for her and Mark. Tom told Audrey that he asked brother Lee Baldwin, his lawyer, to arrange for a divorce, and that he's not yet ready to tell Tommy the truth. Mike and Martha planned a New Year's Eve party just like the grownups.
Rita felt guilt for not telling Mike the whole story about Granger and his family but insisted she didn't kill him. Roger pleaded with Rita not to reveal their past relationship. The Bauers were upset about the sensational publicity linking Rita with Ed, and Holly felt sorry for him.
LOVE OF LIFE
Felicia told Charles that she had left town to be with Aunt Mavis before she learned of his accident. She neglected to tell him she had been with Eddie during that time. Meg's New Year's Eve party was a hotbed of intrigue, with Ian on her arm, Rick on Cal's, and Ben on Betsy's, leaving Lynn without a date.
MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN
Martha hired Montgomery Monk to deprogram George from his fanatic affiliation with a religious group, the Grand Dishi. Charlie and Loretta had fun in every room of the house, then she left for a recording session. On the way she had an accident, lost her memory, and was convinced she's a slut named Lulu. Mary's New Year's Eve party wasn't very cheerful as Wanda confessed she spent her wedding night with Annie, who's going to leave town for a few weeks. Tom announced he's been fired and bruised Pat and little Garth said they'd been locked out by Garth.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Another red herring: Cathy didn't reveal Kevin's whereabouts under hypnosis. Will is using every trick in the book to get her to regain her memory. He also grew jealous of Brad and Jenny. Dorian invested in Brad's proposed tennis club.
Johnny let the cat out of the bag and told Jack that Mary is carrying the only child Jack may be capable of fathering. Pat returned with Dee from Boston but felt guilty for being intimate with her. New Year's Eve at Ryan's Bar was a singing and boozing affair.
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW
Pop singer Melissa Manchester arrived in town and told Steve she's interested in his music. Ralph decided to make a permanent move to Arizona with Betty and Eric, as a reconciled Patti and Len also left. A letter implicating John in Eunice's murder was found in his room.
Vicki and Julian discovered Mr. Big was not Fred Harrington, who was murdered, but Dan Briskin. Carrie and Steve are now free to face a bright future without threats from the syndicate and complications with Denise. Heather told Jerry she will have another baby. Stan and Terri were joyful for everyone else as the New Year rang in, even though Ellen never did make it back in time for the show's final episode.
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
Peggy's sexual insecurities turned into nightmares and convictions that she couldn't go through with her wedding. Leslie seduced Brad and they reconciled for the New Year, as Laurie eloped with Lance.
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