Things are continually complicated in the fictional worlds presented by soap operas, and the week of Jan. 23-27 will be no different in the worlds created by The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital. Here is a breakdown of what will happen on each soap this week:
Days of Our Lives: "Nicole vs. Chloe " (12 p.m. on NBC)
Monday: Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) finally admits the truth to Brady (Eric Martsolf); Nicole (Arianne Zucker) realized Deimos' (Vincent Irizarry) life is in danger; Eric (Greg Vaughan) tends to Hope (Kristian Alfonso) as she battles for her life; Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) arrives in Europe to check on Steve (Stephen Nichols)
Tuesday: Nicole (Arianne Zucker) receives shocking news; Gabi (Camila Banus) and Chad (Billy Flynn) share an awkward moment in the square; Claire (Olivia Keegan), Theo (Kyler Pettis), Ciara (Vivian Jovanni), Jade (Gabrielle Haugh) and Joey (James Lastovic) begin a new adventure together; Belle (Martha Madison) returns to visit Claire.
Wednesday: Brady and Deimos rally around Nicole; Chloe convinces Belle to represent her; Gabi and Abigail (Marci Miller) enact a plan to put an end to the three-way family war before someone they love gets hurt; Sonny (Freddie Smith) tries to make a deal with Chad.
Thursday: In Prague, Steve and Kayla go out for a night on the town and reaffirm their love for each other; A feverish Hope fights for her life as Eric tries to save her; Chad and Abigail share a special night together; Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) advocates for Anne (Meredith Scott Lynn) with Adrienne (Judi Evans)
Friday: Nicole receives a surprising visitor as she waits for Justin (Wally Kurth) to post her bail; Maggie (Suzanna Rogers) and Victor (John Aniston) are stunned by Deimos' news; Deimos tries to reason with Chloe; Shane (Charles Shaughnessy) brings a potential new lead about Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) to Steve, Rafe (Galen Gering), Kayla and Marlena (Deirdre Hall).
The Young and the Restless: "Countless Second Chances" (12:30 p.m. on CBS)
Monday: Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) spars with Jack (Peter Bergmann); Hilary (Mishael Morgan) refuses to give up on Devon (Bryton James); Paul (Doug Davidson) searches for Dylan (Steve Burton)
Tuesday: Jill (Jess Walton) makes a confession; Victoria (Amelia Heinle) lays down the law with Reed (Tristan Lake Labeau); Lily (Christel Khalil) entertains a proposition
Wednesday: Lauren (Tracey Bregman) is out to settle a score; Christine (Lauralee Bell) is on a mission; Jack surprises Gloria (Judith Chapman)
Thursday: Cane (Daniel Goddard) lashes out at Billy (Patrick Thompson); Reed confides in Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott); Paul fears the worst about Dylan
Friday: Sharon's (Sharon Case) life changes forever, while Eric Forrester (John McCook) visits Genoa City
The Bold and the Beautiful: "Crossing the Line" (1:30 p.m. on CBS)
Monday: Eric (John McCook) puts Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) on the spot demanding info about his time with Quinn (Rena Sofer) in San Francisco; Wyatt (Darin Brooks) selflessly gives Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) what she needs so that she may start the life that she's been wanting with Liam (Scott Clifton)
Tuesday: Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) expresses concern about Quinn, prompting Katie (Heather Tom) ti become suspicious; not having heard from Steffy as promised, Liam decides to keep his word on the ultimatum he issued.
Wednesday: Ridge's family interrogates him about his suddenly softer attitude toward Quinn; Quinn gives Eric an idea of a way to bring his family together again
Thursday: Thomas (Pierson Fode) makes it clear that he's not happy about being overlooked for the CEO position; Ridge is taken aback when Quinn makes him an extremely generous offer
Friday: Wyatt admits to Liam he had an ulterior motive for expediting his divorce with Steffy; Quinn gives Ridge more reason to accept her as a valuable member of the Forrester family.
General Hospital: (3 p.m. on ABC)
Monday: Anna (Finola Hughes) uncovers a pivotal memory; Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) comforts Lulu (Emme Rylan); Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) shows his true colors
Tuesday: Sam (Kelly Monaco) discovers Alexis' (Nancy Lee Grahn) secret; Carly (Laura Wright) struggles with Sonny's (Maurice Benard) violent lifestyle; Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) and Curtis (Donnell Turner) reminisce about old times
Wednesday: Franco (Roger Howarth) faces the consequences of his actions; Julian (William Devry) resorts to blackmail; Jason (Billy Miller) falls ill
Thursday: Liz (Rebecca Herbst) shares her suspicions; Carly cautions Michael (Chad Duell); Sonny imparts his wisdom onto Nelle (Chloe Lanier)
Friday: Sam stumbles upon an important clue; Liz puts herself in harm's way; Dante and Nathan (Ryan Paevey) zero in on a suspect