LYNDA HIRSCH ON TV — SUMMARIES, by Lynda Hirsch

“THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL”: Deacon’s attempt to stop Brooke and Sheila’s catfight fails. Deacon is thrilled to have been able to spend time with Hope and the kids. Sheila thanks Taylor for giving her the chance to spend the holidays with Hope and the kids. Zende plans to propose to Paris on New Year’s Eve. Zende is unaware that Paris wants to put a damper on their relationship. Brooke understands that business will take Ridge away for New Year’s Eve and plans a quiet evening alone. Sheila has other plans. She’s going to make sure Brooke breaks her sobriety. Deacon tells Sheila that he won’t help her with her plan to separate Brooke and Ridge.

SNEAK PEEK: THE NOT SO SWEET LITTLE SHEILA

“THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS”: Victoria realizes that Billy is pretending to fall off the wagon. She agrees to keep his secret if he accepts that she won’t stop his plan to take over the business. When he suggests that Victor won’t like his plan, she retorts that she doesn’t care; his father will recover. When Tessa and Mariah tell Sharon they are unhappy living at the hotel, Sharon suggests they take the upstairs room. They happily accept and reveal that they plan to start a family. After talking to Nate, Devon realizes he wants to spend more time with baby Dominic. The schedule he wants is akin to shared custody. Abby and Chance agree to review the plan. Back home, Chelsea tells Adam she doesn’t want to make up. She is back home to start her life over. She tells Chloe that she thinks Sally is a great designer, but Chloe has to let Sally know that Chelsea is the head designer. Mariah tells Noah that he’s a great graphic designer but too arrogant. Distraught over New Years, Sally and Adam decide to spend the holidays together. Jack travels to Italy to spend time with Summer and Kyle. Nick tells Phyllis that he will be fine spending the holidays alone.

SNEAK PEEK: SAVED IN A QUICK TIME

“DAYS OF OUR LIVES”: Everyone is excited to see Eric; they are amazed that he wears his priestly habit. Kristen attempts to tempt Eric by reliving their past passion. Overcoming Kristen’s temptation, Eric joins the family to perform an exorcism on Marlena. Marlena calls John. She thanks her family for supporting her. Belle finds it hard to believe that Shawn slept with Jan thinking she was Belle. Allie assures Tripp that he is the love of her life. Xander tells Gwen that he can only be with her by finding out where Sarah is. Maggie is worried when she calls Sarah and receives a “no longer available” message. Lucas worries that everyone will learn that he is behind Sami’s kidnapping. Abby tells Jack that she doesn’t want Gwen in her life but understands that he is Gwen’s father and might want her in his life. Allie has trouble with Johnny and Chanel’s marriage.

SNEAK PEEK: SHAWN’S BALLOON BEAUTY

“HOSPITAL GENERAL”: Valentine tells Martin that he can be his lawyer or Lucy’s lover but he can’t have both. On the witness stand, Sonny is questioned about his time in Nixon Falls. He admits he was attracted to Nina but didn’t act on the feelings. A stunned Carly tells Sunny he can’t go home. Jason’s death continues to ruin the vacation. Ned tells Brooklyn that his poor upbringing is responsible for his poor life choices. Michael punches Scott. Laura tells Spencer that he must pay for his illegal acts. Esme tells Spencer she’ll be waiting for him when he gets out of jail. A professor offers Alexis to teach law. Anna tells Finn that she doesn’t know what to do with her love life. Chase loves being a dad.

SNEAK PEEK: CARLY DON’T WANT SONNY DAZE

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