Things are continually complicated in the fictional worlds presented by soap operas, and the week of Jan. 16-20 will be no different in the worlds created by The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful & General Hospital. Here is a breakdown of what will happen on each soap this week:
The Young and the Restless: "Deadly Mistakes" (12:30 p.m. on CBS)
Monday: Jack (Peter Bregman) gives Hilary (Mishael Morgan) a warning about not telling Devon (Bryton James) the truth about his accident; Jill (Jess Walton) speaks her mind; Lily (Christel Khalil) revisits the past with a modeling gig; Victoria (Amelia Heinle) envies Reed's (Tristan Lake Leabu) bond with Billy (Jason Thompson) as the two continue to grow closer.
Tuesday: Dylan (Steve Burton) is backed into a corner while on his undercover assignment; Nick (Joshua Morrow) breaks the ice with Chelsea (Melissa Clare Egan); Sharon (Sharon Case) makes a dangerous mistake when she tries to contact Dylan.
Wednesday: Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) crosses Ashley (Eileen Davidson); Hilary surprises Mariah (Camryn Grimes); Lauren (Tracy Bergman)struggles to keep Fenmore's afloat
Thursday: Dylan's life in on the line following Sharon's call; Phyllis stumbles upon a secret; Devon learns the truth
There is no Y&R on Friday due to coverage of the Presidential Inauguration.
Days of Our Lives: "Return of Eric; Deadly Deimos" (1 p.m. on NBC)
Monday: Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) are appalled when they overhear Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) making a deadly threat; Sonny (Freddie Smith) tries to reign in Deimos; Valerie (Vanessa Williams) offers advice when Claire (Olivia Keegan) and Theo (Kyler Pettis) have to deal with online troubles; Justin (Wally Kurth) helps Adrienne (Judi Evans) through a tough time
Tuesday: Carrie (Christie Clark) and Austin (Austin Peck) try to locate an escaped and crazed Anna (Leann Hunley); Hope (Kristian Alfonso) finds herself in the care of a familiar face; Rafe (Galen Gering), Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Paul (Christopher Sean) prepare to ambush Stefano (Joseph Mascolo); Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) gets an alarming phone call about Steve, so she decides to head to Prague.
Wednesday: Hope is forced to hide from the police; Chad (Billy Flynn) calls an important meeting with Sonny and Dario (Jordi Villasousa); Jennifer's (Melissa Reeves) interest is piqued when she learns JJ (Casey Moss) is investigating the docks; Abigail (Marci Miller) and Gabi (Camilla Banus) separately start to catch on that something big is going down
Thursday: Abigail and Gabi put their differences aside and team up to help their loved ones; Dario decides to take drastic measures; Brady (Eric Martsolf) confronts Chloe; Eduardo (A Martinez) tries to repair his relationship with Kate (Lauren Koslow)
There is no Days of Our Lives Friday due to coverage of the Presidential Inauguration
Bold and the Beautiful: "Living Dangerously" (1:30 p.m. on CBS)
Monday: Quinn (Rena Sofer) calls Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) out on his manipulative scheme to make her look bad to Eric (John McCook); Katie (Heather Tom) is not shy with her words about Eric's plan to reunite Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks)
Tuesday: Thomas (Pierson Fode) shares heartbreaking news about his personal life; Ridge witnesses a softer side of Quinn and has a better understanding of what makes her tick
Wednesday: Liam (Scott Clifton) puts his foot down with Steffy regarding the direction of their relationship; Ridge's and Quinn's families are taken aback by the sudden friendship that has developed between them
Thursday: Wyatt invites Steffy over to his house to discuss their marriage and future. Quinn develops a greater appreciation for Eric after her trip to San Francisco with Ridge.
There is no Bold and the Beautiful Friday due to coverage of the Presidential Inauguration
General Hospital: "Tensions Flare" (3 p.m. on ABC)
Monday: Rudge (David Lee) orders a hit; Nelle (Chloe Lanier) has second thoughts; Sonny (Maurice Benard) confesses his sins; Nathan (Ryan Paevey) wonders about Maxie's (Kirsten Storms) whereabouts
Tuesday: Anna's (Finola Hughes) memories become more vivid; Julian (William DeVry) receives a threat and it hits close to home; Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) goes against Andre's (Anthony Montgomery) wishes
Wednesday: Lulu (Emme Rylan) attempts to bond with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez); Griffin (Matt Cohen) slings accusations; Julian faces his demons
Thursday: Anna uncovers a pivotal memory; Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) comforts Lulu; Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) shows his true colors
There is no General Hospital Friday due to coverage of the Presidential Inauguration