April 25, 2017 at 6:32 am #1202075770
B&B: Wednesday, July 27, Thursday, July 28, Friday, July 29, and Monday, August 1
The episodes submitted are from The Bold and the Beautiful’s location shoot in Monte Carlo. Eric breaks things off with Quinn,but she hops a flight to surprise him in Monaco. Eric regrets breaking things off, and they agree that Quinn would remain in the city in secret. Liam meets with actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. and his wife. From afar, Steffy spots a woman with a large hat and sunglasses kissing her grandfather — who she later learns is Quinn.
DOOL: Tuesday, March 22/Monday, March 28
Episode 1 Synopsis: Rafe and Steve are determined to rescue John. Marlena unexpectedly joins them. Paul continues to be brainwashed. When it looks like Yo Ling is about to be captured, he bites down on his ring and injests a lethal poison.
Episode 2 Synopsis: On a dark and stormy night, Abigail believes she sees Ben staring in the window at her. JJ and Chad assure her that Ben is nowhere near the house. Just as Abigail begins to relax, Abigail sees a dark figure darting into the tunnels and sends Chad after him. When she returns to the living toom, she finds Ben holding her son. JJ comforts Abigail with a story from their childhood…then reassures her that they will catch Ben. Just as Abigail starts to relax, one of the guards reports something on the perimeter…and JJ rushes out. Alone, Abigail sees a dark figure darting into the tunnels…and sends Chad after him. She then returns to the living room to find Thomas gone from his carrier…and turns to see Ben holding her son.
GH: Tuesday, February 23/Wednesday, February 24
Episode 1 Synopsis: Alexis and Julian say “I do,” a gunmans the church and holds everyone hostage. Lulu is thrown overboard from the Haunted Star. Morgan attempts to take matters into his own hands by targeting a group of armed goons. Things go wrong and Kiki is shot and seriously wounded.
Episode 2 Synopsis: A handcuffed Morgan screams that Kiki needs him while Carly attempts CPR to revive Kiki. Nathan is shout during the stand-off at the church. Sonny makes a grand entrance and ends up saving the day.
Y&R: Friday, September 2/Thursday, December 29
Episode 1 Synopsis: Victor helps break Adam out of a prison transport van and helps him hide in a remote cabin. The plan is for Adam to flee the country with wife Chelsea and son Connor. But before they can leave, Connor needs medical treatment. Adam’s brother, Nick, comes to Chelsea’s aid; Nick, Chelsea and Connor arrive back at the cabin just as it explodes! While the police search for Chelsea, she prays Adam survived the explosion and is waiting for her at the airfield from which they’d planned to escape. What she doesn’t know: her best friend, Chloe, is the one person who is sure of Adam’s fate. *This episode was preceded by a video package highlighting actors’ favorite moments as part of a week-long 11,000th episode celebration.
Episode 2 Synopsis: It’s New Year’s Eve in Genoa City, and changes in relationship status are the order of the night. Nick and Chelsea, mourning the loss of their spouses, test the romantic waters. Twice-divorced Billy and Victoria take a tentative step toward reconciliation. Phyllis signals her readiness to move on after wounding Jack with a devastating affair. Ravi summons the courage to kiss his boss at midnight. And Mariah’s exposure of Hilary’s dirty tricks sends Devon on a high speed course toward destruction – of his marriage and, quite possibly, his life.April 25, 2017 at 6:33 am #1202075772
I remember all these episodes and just read over the full recaps.
4. B&BApril 25, 2017 at 7:03 am #1202075811
I agree on your ranking. It sounds like it’s between GH & Y&R.
B&B’s episodes sounds really boring.
For DAYS, The Abigail ep sounds good but the John ep sounds pretty ridiculous.
The 1st YR ep sounds great and the 2nd one sounds pretty good too but I don’t see how one would flow into the other.
I’d bet on GH since they submitted back to back eps that are self-contained, easy to follow and made really good use of their ensemble.April 25, 2017 at 7:06 am #1202075814
Days Ken Corday simply does not know how to submit ): if Days wins I will eat my proverbial hat, but why didn’t he submit stuff from Daniel’s death? The other three reels are all really strong. My prediction is that Y&R will win this year, but GH and B&B both have strong reels too.
But I think Y&R will win…April 25, 2017 at 10:43 am #1202076030
I’d want to watch these (again in most cases, the only ones I haven’t seen are Y&R’s), but it does sound like GH or Y&R. B&B’s Monte Carlo episodes were fun and beautiful, but I don’t think it was really the best the show had to offer. There was the secret with Quinn and Eric and the exposure of that, the delicious confrontation with Steffy and Quinn, but I’m disappointed they didn’t go for something stronger and something with a little more arc to it. I would have loved to see them incorporate Quinn and Eric’s wedding, which was a great point of drama, really beautiful, and featured big cast scenes that had impact. The second DAYS episode was fantastic in my opinion and one of the best of last year, but the first one was hilariously terrible. It was fun watching Marlena, Patch and Rafe skulk around that warehouse looking for John and Paul, but pretty much everything about the story was abysmal. I can’t believe they didn’t submit anything from either the excellent stuff at the start of the year with the New Year’s Eve car accident or the exciting hostage situation with escaped prisoners around Brady and Theresa’s wedding. I remember complaining a lot about GH around the time of the Julexis wedding and actually stopped watching it shortly thereafter, but I also remember those episodes being really compelling. On the surface, the Y&R episodes sound like a good combo, with high drama and action in one episode and a lot of romance (under Sally Sussman) in the second.April 25, 2017 at 6:35 pm #1202076401
My rankings are:
Those episodes of y&r we’re good as hell.April 25, 2017 at 6:44 pm #1202076410
It seems the only time I will pop up on this board is when the Emmys are near! Onto the reels and rankings:
It’s between GH and Y&R because they both have submitted the best reels. I have a feeling GH will win and I HOPE NOT………I’m pulling for Y&R.
B&B seems to submit reels that’s more DIRECTING than DRAMA SERIES. It was good but a bit boring. I do love the Monte Carlo scenes but again, it’s DIRECTING.
DAYS…………….the 2nd reel is excellent with Abigail and Ben scene in the mansion when she believes she sees Ben and come to find out in the end, she sees him holding Thomas. WTH were they thinking submitting the John, Yo Ling episode. This is what’s hurting DAYS. Corday really can’t pick reels.
4. B&BApril 25, 2017 at 6:53 pm #1202076420
I hope Y&R wins so bad the tapes we’re good as hell. There’s so much more going on in Y&Rs tapes than GH. B&B could have picked Liam confronting Quinn about her lies. Days could have picked Daniels death for the first reel. It would have gave them a better shot.April 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm #1202078165
I did not care for either of these episodes. I tolerated the episode about Adam because they had to write an an exit line. I find public exposure very trashy and distasteful, so I did not care for the New Year’s Eve episode.
The captivity of John and Paul was the very worst story on Days last year. I am shocked that they submitted that episode. Conversely, the episode with Ben, Abigail, and Chad was fantastic.
The episodes in Monte Carlo were very enjoyable. They had romance, humor, intrigue… a bit of everything. The presentation was genuine and not melodramatic.
Both of these episodes were violent and over-the-top. Basically, they serve as a showcase as to why I stopped watching GH.
4. GHApril 28, 2017 at 11:03 am #1202079106
I only watch General Hospital, therefor I haven’t seen the other Soaps nominated episodes. I won’t be commenting on who should win, but I will make one observation…..
Why did General Hospital not submit something from Morgan’s death? Although they weren’t a grand spectacle, they were heart wrenching and beautifully acted. Idk, I just didn’t love any of the Alexis/Jullian wedding.
I guess we will see!