Many thanks to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for providing us with a list of descriptions of what happens in the episodes submitted by nominees for the Daytime Emmys. Look for the actual reels to be featured soon at the Daytime Emmys’ Facebook page . Video footage submitted by the nominees for Best Younger Actor will unspool tomorrow, then other categories will be doled out over the next few weeks in advance of the ceremony to be held on June 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Heather Tom, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Dollar Bill Spencer has been having a love affair with his wife Katie’s sister, Brooke Logan. When the affair began, it was complicated. Katie had postpartum depression and hoped that Bill would have a chance at love even if it was not with her. But home now and well again, Katie never in a million years would have thought that her sister and her husband would betray her in the way that they did. And then, to keep the secret from her all this time. You know what they say; Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Now that the secret is out, Bill attempts to restore Katie’s faith in their relationship but Katie worries about Brooke’s feelings for Bill getting in the way. When Brooke arrives at the house, Katie’s anger gets the best of her. She becomes unable to control her emotions as she presses Bill and Brooke for answers about their adulterous affair. Ultimately, not able to stand it anymore, she does the unthinkable and cuts both her sister and her husband out of her life forever.
Katherine Kelly Lang, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Original cast member Katherine Kelly Lang portrays Brooke Logan, the oldest Logan sister who finds herself once again having done something wrong for the right reason. Brooke fought her feelings for the powerful Bill Spencer, because she knew that he was her sister Katie’s husband. But Katie, in the throes of postpartum depression, did everything she could to bring Brooke and Bill together to find happiness for themselves and to create a home for her young son, Will. When Katie recovered, Brooke urged Bill and Katie to reunite, which they did until Katie learned of their affair. Then, Katie left Bill and took his company leaving Brooke and Bill to revel in their newfound love. Now, after a fateful turn of events during a trip to Aspen, Colorado, Bill tells Brooke that he has had an epiphany and must do the right thing.
Eileen Davidson, “Days of Our Lives”
Kristen Blake is mad. Marlena has caused not one but two of Kristen’s weddings to implode. The first husband to be was John Black 14 years prior. He is now Marlena’s husband. The second, and Kristen’s true love, was Brady Black. Yep, John Black’s son. Granted, Kristen had a bad track record of doing somewhat unconscionable things to people. However, her love for Brady was real and had changed her for the better. Unfortunately, Marlena told Brady about one of Kristen’s schemes that she had put into motion before she fell in love with Brady. Shortly before their wedding, Brady cruelly rejects and abandons Kristen, leaving her on her knees much like John Black had done 14 years before. Marlena comes back to see Kristen to rub salt in the wound. Kristen does not take it well.
Arianne Zucker, “Days of Our Lives”
Nicole’s first love Eric Brady comes back to town as a priest and Nicole finds she is still in love with him. Eric is drugged and raped by Kristen Dimera and when his memory of the assault begins to return, he remembers a blonde. He accuses Nicole of the sexual assault and she is devastated by his accusations and beliefs. When the truth comes out, he tries to apologize but Nicole does not have forgiveness in her heart.
Jason Thompson, “General Hospital”
DR. PATRICK DRAKE had made real progress in moving on since the death of his wife, DR. ROBIN SCORPIO-DRAKE. Patrick started dating SABRINA SANTIAGO after the 2013 Nurses Ball. Patrick asked Sabrina to marry him and as they were about to say I do, Robin returned. Her death had been staged and she had been held hostage for the past 2 years. Patrick was thrilled to see the mother of his daughter and yet had fallen for the person that pulled him from the brink of depression. It was time for Patrick to make a decision when it came to who he wanted to be with: his wife Robin or his fiancée Sabrina.
Peter Bergman, “Young and the Restless”
Newly recovered from his addiction to pain medication, Jack is now focused on repairing his relationship with his ex-wife, Phyllis. As they endeavor to rebuild what they lost 18 years ago, he keeps running into roadblocks—odd behavior from Phyllis that he doesn’t fully understand. In his effort to make sense of these strange moments, he starts asking questions. The answers prove to be more than Jack can handle.
Christian LeBlanc, “Young and the Restless”
Michael and Lauren’s longtime happy marriage turns rocky when their teenage son is accused of a crime and only Lauren believes his claim of innocence. Upset with Michael’s inability to see things her way, Lauren turns to another man for comfort. When Michael is faced with mounting evidence of the affair he confronts his wife, who refuses to admit her infidelity.
Billy Miller, “Young and the Restless”
Billy’s seven-year-old daughter Delia has just dazzled the audience at her school play, and the two head home to celebrate with Billy’s wife, Victoria, who wasn’t able to make the performance. Billy stops for ice cream at Victoria’s suggestion. Gone only moments, he returns to find that Delia has gotten out of the car to chase her dog and is now lying by the side of the road, the victim of a hit-and-run-driver. She is rushed to the hospital but doesn’t survive. Victoria tries to comfort Billy but all he can do is watch the video of Delia’s big night over and over. At the park, he finds brother-in-law Adam, with whom he is not on the best of terms. Billy lashes out at Adam when he pretends to understand what Billy is going through. Billy is adamant with Adam that what happened to Delia was not an accident, and he’ll make sure the driver is punished. When Billy returns home he is upset that Victoria has removed the party decorations and put Delia’s belongings away, but eventually realizes how much he needs to lean on his wife.
Doug Davidson, “Young and the Restless”
When Police Chief Paul Williams finds teenager Jamie Vernon, a victim of online bullying, poised to jump off a rooftop ledge to his death, he responds both as a law enforcement officer and as a father still mourning the loss of his own son. Determined to save this boy even though he was unable to save his own, Paul makes a heartfelt appeal to Jamie, sharing his own experiences and convincing Jamie that he has value. After Jamie comes down from the ledge, Paul gives in to his anger at the near loss of a precious life. He confronts the mother of the girl who bullied Jamie and finds his own parenting skills called into question.
Jane Elliot, “General Hospital”
TRACY QUARTERMAINE, CEO of ELQ, always got what she wanted when it came to the world of business. When it came to love, Tracy’s record wasn’t exactly stellar. The one man that seemed to get her, LUKE SPENCER had fooled her in the past and yet they continued to be drawn to each other. Luke’s ex-wife, LAURA SPENCER’s return to Port Charles had given Tracy a moment to pause and reflect on what she wanted when it came to relationships. Being a Quartermaine, she wanted it all and would not settle for anything less.
Kelly Sullivan, “General Hospital”
CONNIE FALCONERI was involved in a car accident on New Year’s Eve that put her only child, TREY MITCHELL in a coma. When it was determined that Trey was brain dead, Connie wouldn’t turn off the machines. Trey’s wife, KRISTINA CORINTHOS-DAVIS, acted quickly to get a court order to allow her husband to die with dignity. Connie realized that as a mother she had to do the right thing for her son and turned off the machines. Life without her recently discovered son had been completely unbearable for Connie. Connie’s childhood boyfriend, SONNY CORINTHOS seemed to be the only one that could help Connie through the dark moments.
Melissa Claire Egan, “Young and the Restless”
Pregnant with her ex-husband’s baby and convinced he is in love with someone else – and that he will likely try and take the baby away from her – Chelsea decides to pass one-night-stand Dylan off as the baby’s father. Virtual strangers at first, Chelsea and Dylan fall in love and marry, baby Connor is born, and the little family is blissfully happy until Chelsea is forced to confess the truth. She insists nothing needs to change and pleads with a devastated Dylan not to leave – but will he listen?
Elizabeth Hendrickson, “Young and the Restless”
For Chloe, blissfully unaware of just how dramatically her life is about to change, it’s a night to remember. Her seven-year-old daughter, Delia, got a standing ovation at the school play. Her estranged husband, Kevin, took her to see a favorite movie for the umpteenth time, and the two are inching closer to reconciliation. And then Chloe learns Delia has been the victim of a hit-and-run accident and did not survive. Inconsolable about not getting to say goodbye, she lashes out, first blaming Delia’s father, then Kevin, for the tragedy. Chloe doesn’t want this to be real. But it is.
Amelia Heinle, “Young and the Restless”
Victoria couldn’t attend seven-year-old stepdaughter Delia’s school play, but she planned a welcome home celebration, decorating the living room and suggesting husband Billy bring home ice cream. Happily awaiting Billy and Delia’s return, Victoria gets life-changing news: While Billy ran into a store for the ice cream, Delia got out of the car to chase her dog and was the victim of a hit-and-run driver. Now newly arrived home from the hospital, and not knowing where grief stricken Billy has gone, Victoria pulls down the party decorations and shares with sister Abby that she blames herself. If she had gone to the play, if she hadn’t suggested ice cream, Delia would still be alive. When Billy comes home he is upset Victoria removed the decorations and put Delia’s belongings away, but eventually realizes how much he needs to lean on his wife
Eric Martsolf, “Days of Our Lives”
As his addiction to drugs and alcohol steadily worsens, Brady Black finds himself confronted by his friends and family. Determined to blame everyone else in his life for his “habit”, he lashes out at the very loved ones dedicated to see him through his torturous and self-destructive lifestyle.”
Scott Clifton, “Bold and the Beautiful”
Heartbroken and anguished at the loss of his unborn child due to a tragic traffic accident, Liam turns to his father, the powerful Bill Spencer. Bill urges Liam to go ahead and let out all of his feelings, but not to his wife Steffy who is still in the hospital recovering. He urges Liam to say everything he wants to say to Steffy to him instead. In a heart-wrenching scene, Liam unleashes a torrent of emotion about his wife, his life, and the child he will never know, to his father. Later, Liam arrives at the hospital to take Steffy home. Upon arriving at the cliff house, Liam warns Steffy that nursery items are still inside. Wallowing in her own pain, Steffy turns to her husband and tells him to burn everything.
Bradford Anderson, “General Hospital”
DAMIEN SPINELLI believed that his girlfriend, ELLIE TROUT, decided to end their relationship on New Years’ Eve. Heartbroken and drunk, Spinelli turned to former lover/always a friend, MAXIE JONES, for a night of consolation sex. Spinelli soon learned that Ellie was involved in a terrible accident while on her way to see Spinelli. Spinelli & Maxie agreed to never speak of their indiscretion again. As Maxie’s surrogate pregnancy progressed, Ellie became suspicious of Maxie and soon learned Maxie’s secret. The day had come for Maxie to give birth to her best friend, LULU SPENCER & her husband, DANTE FALCONERI’s baby. Ellie knew that it was time that Spinelli learned the truth regarding Maxie and the baby.
Dominic Zamprogna, “General Zamprogna”
2013 was to be a banner year for DANTE FALCONERI. He & his wife, LULU SPENCER, were expecting their first child via a surrogate, MAXIE JONES. But Lulu was kidnapped by psychopath, STAVROS CASSADINE. Dante, along with Lulu’s parents, LUKE & LAURA SPENCER rescued Lulu but quickly discovered that Lulu had amnesia! Dante wasn’t going to give up on his love and soon Lulu’s memory returned. Lulu & Dante welcomed their daughter, CONNIE, into the world. Connie’s true maternity & paternity were revealed at Connie’s christening sending the Dante & Lulu into court to battle Maxie and DAMIEN SPINELLI for custody. Dante & Lulu lost the case and their daughter. Dante doesn’t know what will come next when it comes to his marriage and family with Lulu.
Steve Burton, “Young and the Restless”
Dylan’s plans to leave town are shelved when one-night-stand Chelsea tells him she is carrying his baby. Virtual strangers at first, Chelsea and Dylan fall in love and marry, baby Connor is born, and the little family is blissfully happy until Chelsea is forced to confess the truth: Connor is really her ex-husband’s child, not Dylan’s, and she knew it all along. She tries to convince Dylan that nothing needs to change and pleads with him to stay – but will he listen?
Sometimes there is only so much a person can take before they make a very bad choice that leads them down a dangerous road. Dani is lost. After mourning the death of Victor (the man she thought was her Father) who was shot by her biological father, Todd, Dani has been neglected by both her Mother and Todd. Todd left Llanview for Port Charles, and Tea was so buried in grief over the loss of her infant son, that she could not see how badly Dani was hurting. In the previous Episode, Dani overdoses on Oxy and collapses at the opening of Blair’s new club, Shelter. Todd has come to town because Dani has been “drunk dialing” him, and he is worried about her. He arrives just in time to see Dani collapse and picks her up and rushes her to the hospital. Victor, back from the dead, also arrives at Shelter and sees Dani collapse. Victor and Tea wait bedside for Dani to wake up, while Todd watches from a distance.
Linsey Godfrey, “Bold and the Beautiful”
Socialite Caroline Spencer is determined to win back the heart of her boyfriend, Forrester Creations President, Rick Forrester. However, Rick is currently in love and in a committed relationship with Maya Avant, a woman who has pulled her life together from a sketchy past. In her attempt to break Maya and Rick up, Caroline ensures that Maya is hired by her friend; producer Rafael, to star in a web series entitled “Room 8.” While watching the opening titles with Rafael and Maya’s hunky co-star, Carter, Caroline is not impressed with what she sees. She offers up her services to revamp the entire episode and comes up with a plan where she and Rafael can both be satisfied with the series. She explains how she will intercut ‘fantasies’ and sex it up between Maya and Carter.
Kim Matula, “Bold and the Beautiful”
Always forgiving and understanding in the past when it comes to her true-love Liam Spencer and her half sister, Steffy Forrester, fashion designer Hope Logan is confident that this time she and Liam will make it to the altar without interruption from Steffy who is far away in Paris. Unfortunately, even though she truly does own Liam’s heart, unforeseen forces are still conspiring against her. Days before their wedding, Liam made Hope a video tribute to their love. Having accidentally seen it when Liam was asking Steffy to send the signed annulment papers, Steffy requested Liam make one for her. Making it clear that he doesn’t intend to reunite with her, Liam honors Steffy’s request. Innocent enough. Right? Well, not if you’re Quinn Fuller, who desperately wants Hope to be with her son, Liam’s half-brother, Wyatt. Quinn finds the video that Liam sent Steffy and anonymously sends it to Hope. The outcome is heart-wrenching.
Kristen Alderson, “General Hospital”
New Year’s Eve turned out to be a head on collision of lies and truth for STARR MANNING. After being involved in a serious accident, Starr was forced to help the one person she wished was dead, CONNIE FALCONERI. Starr held Connie fully responsible for the death of her daughter, HOPE MANNING, and her boyfriend, COLE THORNHART. Starr quickly learned that it wasn’t Connie that caused the death of Starr’s family but someone else that she thought was her friend.
Hunter King, “Young and the Restless”
Summer’s parents, Nick and Phyllis, have done everything they can to discourage 18-year-old Summer’s crush on Kyle Abbott, and now she knows why: he’s her brother. Nick delivers the shocking news that he’s not her biological father. Jack Abbott, Kyle’s father, is. Reeling, Summer resists Nick’s overtures to comfort her, insisting that she has no home, no family…and her whole life has been a lie.
Chad Duell, “General Hospital”
MICHAEL CORINTHOS considered having 2 dads a good thing. He was raised by SONNY CORINTHOS. Michael’s bio dad, AJ QUARTERMAINE recent return to Port Charles allowed Michael to get to know his other dad. While Sonny & AJ never got along, they both loved Michael. Sonny faced a massive tragedy when his girlfriend, CONNIE FALCONERI, was brutally murdered. Before Connie died, she wrote the letters “AJ” in blood. Sonny’s anger drove him to seek revenge against AJ. Michael would be the only one that could stop Sonny.
Bryan Craig, “General Hospital”
MORGAN CORINTHOS returned to Port Charles with his girlfriend, KIKI JEROME, after a run in with an online gambling ring. Kiki learned from her mother, AVA JEROME that she was related to the wealthy Quartermaine family. Morgan & Kiki soon made themselves at home at the Quartermaine estate. Morgan’s older brother, MICHAEL CORINTHOS, found he was drawn to Kiki. While Kiki felt something for Michael, they knew it could never be since they were Quartermaine cousins! Morgan learned that Kiki wasn’t related to the Quartermaine family. To keep his relationship intact, he quickly married Kiki before the truth was revealed in the local press. Morgan also turned to his father, SONNY CORINTHOS and begged him to keep Morgan’s secret: that Morgan knew Kiki was not a Quartermaine before the story was published. Ava & Sonny decided to throw Morgan & Kiki a wedding reception. Unbeknownst to Morgan, Sonny was no longer taking his medication and therefore capable of doing and saying anything at any time…
Max Ehrich, “Young and the Restless”
The affair that Fenmore’s mother, Lauren, had with Carmine Basco has been over for a while, yet the scorned ex-lover has repeatedly harassed the family, including showing a sex tape of Lauren at an event in her honor. Fen races out of the event in horror; he wakes up the next morning with no memory of the night before. Lauren breaks the news that Carmine was found shot dead in the alley and slowly Fenmore comes to a realization: he could be a murderer.
Chandler Massey, “Days of Our Lives”
Will professes his love for his unborn daughter to his true love Sonny. And expresses his desire to raise his daughter in a healthy happy family.
Daniel Polo, “Young and the Restless”
A juvenile delinquent with a troubled home life, Jamie Vernon already had a lot to handle. And then high school classmate Summer began harassing him online. Summer’s friend Fen condemned Summer’s behavior at first, but when Summer discovered she actually liked Jamie and Fen’s father took an interest in the boy – even letting him move in after trouble at his foster home – a jealous Fen took over the cyberbullying. When Jamie is found unconscious after falling from a roof, he refuses to say what happened but the evidence implicates Fen. Fen’s parents, Summer, and Police Chief Paul Williams question Jamie about the incident…and they may not like his answers.