Things are continually complicated in the fictional worlds presented by soap operas, and the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 3 will be no different in the worlds created by Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, 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: "A Crime War Escalates" (12 p.m. on NBC)


Monday, Jan, 30: A lovely lunch between Valerie (Vanessa Williams) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) takes a turn when Valerie makes a confession; an emotional Nicole (Arianne Zucker) urges Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) to return her baby; Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) makes threats to help Nicole; Gabi (Camila Banus) and Chad (Billy Flynn) drift apart

Tuesday, Jan. 31: While secretly running an errand in Salem, Eric (Greg Vaughan) runs into a familiar face; Hope's (Kristian Alfonso) spikes and causes delusions; Marlena (Deirdre Hall( and the others come up with a way to lure Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) out of hiding; Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Ciara (Vivian Jovanni) get upsetting news about the police hunt for Hope; Jennifer learns that Anne (Meredith Scott Lyn) is her new co-worker.

Wednesday, Feb. 1: While investigating the docks, Jennifer makes a stunning discovery; Dario (Jordi Villasousa) is attacked; Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) reaches out to Nicole; Deimos strikes against his enemies; intel about Titan proves intriguing; Abigail (Marci Miller) and Gabi trey to bring their families together

Thursday, Feb. 2: Nicole worries that everyone was right about Deimos; Deimos' victims are in danger; Abigail and Gabi consider how to retrieve the hard drive from the Kiriakis mansion; Belle (Martha Madison) disapproves of Chloe's move regarding Holly.

Friday, Feb. 3: An epic catfight over Holly ensues between Nicole and Chloe; Deimos threatens to shoot Gabi unless Chad surrenders the Orwell device; Kate (Lauren Koslow) comforts a distraught Eduardo (A. Martinez); Jennifer teams up with someone from the past ton destroy the Orwell device

The Young and the Restless: "The Danger Zone" (12:30 p.m. on CBS)

Monday, Jan, 30: Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) spars with Jack (Peter Bergman); Hilary (Mishael Morgan) refuses to give up on Devon (Bryton James); Paul (Doug Davidson) searches for Dylan (Steve Burton); Nick (Joshua Morrow) welcomes guests to the Underground; Ashley (Eileen Davidson) questions Jack about his motives; Gloria Judith Chapman) drowns her sorrows; Lauren (Tracey Bregman) takes a victory lap

Tuesday, Jan, 31: Jack has a rude awakening; Colin (Tristan Rogers) returns to Genoa City; a power struggle ignites at Brash & Sassy

Wednesday, Feb. 1: Devon beats Hilary at her own game; Reed (Tristan Lake Leabu) regrets his actions; Lauren is forced to defend herself

Thursday, Feb. 2: Victor (Eric Braden) challenges Victoria (Amelia Heinle); Jill (Jess Walton) makes a surprise announcement; Ashley reveals a new side of herself to Ravi (Abhi Sinha)

Friday, Feb. 3: Phyllis' plan for a fresh start backfires; Gloria fights back; Victoria and Billy (Jason Thompson) get physical

The Bold and the Beautiful: "Roller Coaster Ride" (1:30 p.m. on CBS)

Monday, Jan. 30: Katie (Heather Tom) wants Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) to keep his distance from Quinn (Rena Sofer), who doesn't feel she owes Katie any answers; Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) tells Liam (Scott Clifton) she knows she's the center of his world while they recall their past weddings

Tuesday, Jan. 31: Eric (John McCook) and Ridge discuss the Forrester Creations' CEO position; Thomas (Pierson Fode) unloads his frustrations to a stranger

Wednesday, Feb. 1: Thomas is outraged over changes at Forrester Creations that do not include him; Liam becomes more suspicious of Quinn when he finds out about Ridge's new position

Thursday, Feb. 2: Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) expects an update on Ridge's plan to get rid of Quinn; Steffy confronts Quinn about her attitude change about Ridge

Friday, Feb. 3: Thomas considers leaving Forrester Creations; Brooke wants to know what happened between Ridge and Quinn while she was in Europe

General Hospital: "The Truth About Tom's Murder/Valentin" (3 p.m. on ABC)

Monday, Jan. 30: Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) makes a horrifying discovery; Nina (Michelle Stafford) only wants the best for Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez); Anna (Finola Hughes) lashes out at Valentin (James Patrick Stuart); Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is prepared to cooperate with the PCPD investigation

Tuesday, Jan, 31: Sonny (Maurice Benard) hopes Ava (Maura West) can provide some answers; Nina doubts Anna's motives; Franco (Roger Howarth) confronts Seth (Michael Rodrick)

Wednesday, Feb. 1: Jason (Billy Miller) and Sonny have a disagreement; Nina tells Anna to stay away; Bobbi e (Jacklyn Zeman) pleads for help

Thursday, Feb. 2: Julian (William DeVry) takes the bait; Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) goes back on her word; Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) seeks advice from Carly (Laura Wright)

Friday, Feb. 3: Alexis' sponsor has other motives; Bobbie and an old friend team up; Nelle (Chloe Lanier) receives a romantic gesture