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Soap Round-Up: Nancy Dies on 'As the World Turns' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 4th 2010 10:00AM
as_the_world_turns_helen_wagner_cbsWelcome to the Soap Round-Up, our weekly recap of all the soap action this past week. Each week, we sum up all the best stories from each and every soap, from 'All My Children' to 'The Young and the Restless.'

If you don't want to know what aired already, consider this a SPOILER ALERT. ... Oh, one last thing, please comment and join the conversation.

For instance, did you watch 'As the World Turns' and how they handled Nancy Hughes' death? It was incredibly emotional, especially the classic clips from the 1950's and beyond. Helen Wagner was truly a soap legend. What did you think of how her death was portrayed on the soap?

'As the World Turns'
Nancy Hughes passed away. As everyone shared memories of Nancy, Chris urged the family to do something charitable in Nancy's memory. Casey and Alison got engaged. While golfing with a hospital benefactor, Chris' heart failed. Reid determined that Chris needed a heart transplant, and raced to Bay City for the organ. Unfortunately, Reid was in car crash with a train and was unable to deliver the heart for Chris. Reid was in critical condition.

greenlee_ryan_all_my_childen_abc'All My Children'
Angie experienced a long bout of blindness. David caught Ryan and Greenlee in their scheme to entrap him. Liza rejected Kendall when she asked for legal advice. Caleb rescued Miranda from a fire. JR offered Colby a PR job. Caleb announced his intention to change his name to Cortlandt. After a fist fight with Ryan, David collapsed in the ballroom and died on the floor.

'Days of Our Lives'
Rafe and Sami recommitted to one another and made love. EJ tried to kill Nicole for ratting him out to Rafe. A drunken EJ contemplated shooting himself. Sami found EJ passed out and used the gun to shoot him in the head. Kate and Stefano rushed EJ to the hospital. Stephanie wondered who really changed Chloe's paternity results.

'General Hospital'
Sonny jumped bail and went to Rome to see Brenda. Interpol warned Brenda that a killer was after her. Brook told Lulu and Dante the truth, but Carly characterized Brook as the guilty party. Jason, Sam and Lucky survived the Santos shootout. Sonny locked eyes with Brenda. Michael demanded Johnny tell the truth about the shooting. Johnny offered Lucky a job. Robin found Emma's toy in a beaker of boiling water in the lab. While trying to get to Brenda, some thugs attacked Murphy.

'One Life to Live'
Blair confronted Eli about his crimes. John and Kelly learned that Ross was alive. Blair and Eli fought over a gun and when it went off, Eli collapsed. Cole blasted Ford for lying about Hannah. Eli and Blair were trapped in a fire, but Blair was rescued by authorities. Starr denied her feelings for James. Starr helped Todd grieve for Tea. Clint was intrigued by Inez. In Tahiti, John found Ross in custody. Eli's body seemed to be incinerated by the fire.

'The Young and the Restless'
Meggie slipped booze in Nikki's drinks. Abby hired Abrams to sue Victor for control of her trust. Heather tipped off Ronan about Chance's investigation. Owen was revealed as the top man in the drug ring. Chloe and Ronan made love. Owen ordered Ronan to kill Chance. J.T. agreed to work for Ashley and Tucker. Chloe told Chance that Ronan was his brother. Billy and Victoria got engaged. Phyllis wrote a nasty blog called "The Real Homewreckers of Genoa City."

bridget_owen_the_bold_and_the_beautiful_cbs'The Bold and the Beautiful'
Liam learned that Bill was his father, not Thorne. Oliver resigned from Forrester. Brooke's sisters sympathized with over the Steffy situation. At the Big Bear cabin, Bridget went into labor and Owen had to deliver the baby. Bridget was overcome with joy when her baby boy cried for the first time. Stephanie advised Jackie that she was playing with fire by trusting Owen and Bridget to raise their baby with Jackie. Ridge convinced Hope to visit Brooke.

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I dislike GH's Sonny and even Brenda can't make him likable to me. He just needs to go to jail.

September 05 2010 at 10:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't usually watch ATWT, but my mom has watched it from the beginning, and I remember Nancy, Chris, Bob and Lisa from those old days. The memorial episode was very touching and made me cry.

September 05 2010 at 10:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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