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TV Soap 20 Jul 2020

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in this issue

1 min
from the editor

Good news from The Bold and The Beautiful set with the show back in production after months of Covid-19 lockdown. TV Soap’s Los Angeles correspondent, Michael Maloney, reveals what to expect from the super soap in our cover story this issue. Wentworth is also back with more drama for the insiders and the return of The Freak. On the local soaps, there’s a hair-raising baby kidnapping episode on Home and Away and a surprise pregnancy on Neighbours. We chat with two of Hollywood’s fearless femmes, Jodie Comer and Jameela Jamil, about life in Tinseltown and nothing is off limits. Check out our picks of what to watch on streaming TV, plus updates on what’s coming up on our favourite shows. Enjoy and stay safe! facebook.com/tvsoapmagazine instagram.com/@tvsoap…

5 min
back in action!

Soap fans have waited a long time for certain plot twists – like Ridge (Thorsten) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) getting married again or Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) getting her comeuppance – but now, the biggest payoff ever has occurred! The Bold and the Beautiful is back in the studio and taping new scenes! “HERE. WE. GO. Every bit of safety protocol imaginable is in place, @boldandbeautifulcbs is back in production!!!” Don Diamont (Bill) said on social media. “LET’S ROLL!!!” “So excited to be going back to work this week!!” enthused Lang on social media. “My first day back after 4 months is on Thursday! I am soooo happy!! Speaking of unexpected plot twists, the soap was no sooner back in the studio than it chose to be extra cautious and hit the “pause”…

3 min
welcome back your highness

Patiently anticipating the outcome of his latest scientific labours, Dr Rolf monitors Hope’s ongoing behaviour after injecting her with a substance and performing a mysterious procedure on her. While he’s pleased with the way his handiwork is taking shape, Hope’s family and friends are concerned by the signs of her strange behaviour. Worried for her mother’s welfare, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) gives Hope (Kristian Alfonso) some painkillers when she endures more of the neck pain she’s been experiencing since her encounter with Rolf (Will Utay). Allaying her daughter’s concerns, Hope sneaks into the DiMera mansion, and spying Stefano’s portrait on the wall, she stares strangely at it, before stealing it and fleeing through the secret tunnels. After a fraught encounter with Jennifer (Melissa Reeves), who is perturbed by her cousin’s apparent memory…

2 min
third time lucky

After two previous broken marriages, and the pain and separation of Jack’s presumed death and his subsequent resurrection with amnesia, Jennifer and Jack are eager to forget about the past and focus on their future as reunited lovers. Recently regaining his memory, Jack is on a quest to right all the wrongs he perpetrated when he couldn’t remember who he was, and top of that list is divorcing his manipulative wife, Eve. Unfortunately, a betrayed and broken Mrs Deveraux isn’t about to give Jack (Matthew Ashford) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) the happily ever after they crave. Interrupting their intimacy, Eve (Kassie DePaiva) thrusts the divorce papers in Jack’s face, telling him she’s not signing them. Instead, she’s staying in Salem to destroy Jennifer “If it’s the last thing I do!” Outraged at…

3 min
killer cupcakes

Since her release from the psychiatric ward, Jordan has been maintaining the charade that she has recovered from her mental-health problems, but beneath the pretense, her hatred for Ciara still festers. Although her recent bid to run down Ciara failed, she is now determined to finish what she started and kill the woman she thinks needs protection from Jordan’s brother Ben, believing he is a danger to his girlfriend! Playing nice with Ben (Robert Scott Wilson), Jordan (Chrishell Stause) entertains his desire to repair their fractured sibling relationship and invites him and Ciara (Victoria Konefal) to the party to celebrate her baby son, David’s, first birthday. Once she has lulled Ben into a false sense of security, she ominously predicts to herself that the party will be one to remember. As Ben…

3 min
a gem of a plan

Opening and operating The Grand Phoenix Hotel has been a dream come true for Abby, but despite her success, there’s one huge fly in the ointment that continues to spoil her happiness. When she and Chelsea originally began the endeavour, they were blackmailed into taking a demanding Phyllis on as their partner, knowing she had the extra financial capital they needed to get the hotel off the ground. Unfortunately, the working relationship has been far from harmonious as Phyllis has gone out of her way to undermine Abby at every turn. After grinning and bearing Phyllis’ (Michelle Stafford) disruptive tactics for months now, Abby (Melissa Ordway) has finally had enough of her nemesis and uses the recent siege at the hotel to her advantage. Sharing her angst with her boyfriend, Chance…