There may be no greater task in soapdom than existing as the remaining half of a mega popular supercouple. As a rule, fans have a hard time seeing characters that represent 50 percent of a beloved squish name moving on. What generally happens when one half of a famed pairing leaves the show, is their former screen partner is either left dwindling in the fictional winds, or paired off with someone else with little forethought (Remember Days of Our Lives' Kayla and Shane?)
As the ultimate fan of DAYS' Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso)—this used to be my cellphone ringtone—I've held out hope that TPTB would come to terms with Reckell, so that Beauregard could finally come downstairs from tucking Ciara in bed, or wherever he is, and reunite with his Fancy Face. Since that doesn't appear to be happening any time soon, I have come to the bittersweet realization that it's time for my fav-o-rite Salem, U.S.A. heroine to move on with her soap operatic life. READ MORE
Sonny’s (Freddie Smith) coffee shop once again proved to be Salem’s hot spot to bump into people. Marlena (Deidre Hall) ran into Dr. Patel and wanted to schedule a few appointments. However, Dr. Patel said she was about to meet with someone. As they talked, the person arrived and it was none other than Kristen (Eileen Davidson).
Marlena’s paranoia immediately kicked in. She accused Kristen of learning her therapist’s identity to possibly use it against her somehow. Kristen denied Marlena's allegations, but Marlena insisted she was lying. READ MORE
Bo (Peter Reckell) dropped by Victor’s (John Aniston) to leave some of his daughter’s belongings, since she'd be spending more time there now. When Victor and Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) inquired about Caroline (Peggy McCay), Bo shared the possibility of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. It was nice to see Bo have such a normal conversation about family problems with Victor and Maggie. READ MORE
What is it about certain soap characters that make everyone in their respective fictional towns pitch tents in their trousers, and/or leave unfortunate puddles on their leather office furnishings? While soaps are filled with awesome lovers, we've decided to count down 15 soapers who must have Kryponite between their legs, because they tend to make much too many sane and seemly people go weak in the knees and in the head!
Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia followed up their time as lesbian lovers Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera on Guiding Light with a second act in Chappell’s web soap Venice. Now it appears the pair are ready for a third act. Chappell’s production company Open Book Productions has released the trailer for its new web series The Grove.
Starring Chappell and Leccia as Nico and Ivy, The Grove features a cast brimming with popular soap stars. Robert Woods, Jordan Clarke, Beth Maitland, Christian LeBlanc, Michelle Stafford, Nadia Bjorlin, Peter Reckell, Linsey Godfrey, Judi Evans and Bobbie Eakes are among The Grove’s stars. Visit TheGroveTheSeries.com for more information. Watch the trailer for The Grove after the jump!