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Soap Opera Digest June 1, 2020

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6 min.
days summer preview!

“There is a lot of romance because we packed four weddings into July, which is the bulk of our summer,” previews Head Writer Ron Carlivati. “But not all of these weddings will go smoothly. There’s a lot of payoff that comes out of them. We have these four romantic lynchpins but also a lot of story that plays out in the aftermath of that. And there is that funeral to contend with, as well. There’s a lot of romance, but there’s also a lot of intrigue.” Four Weddings And A Funeral: “We were looking at the canvas and realized we had all these couples who were in a solid place that probably should be getting married, or at least contemplating getting married. It was a little overwhelming because we were like,…

2 min.
days: justin faces off with orpheus

Justin insists on accompanying Marlena and Steve to meet with Orpheus. “Justin has learned that Orpheus was behind the death of Adrienne,” recounts Wally Kurth (Justin). “So he wants to go and seek some sort of resolution, come face to face with the person responsible for killing her.” Kayla implores Justin to let Steve handle it. “Justin’s reluctant,” admits Kurth. “He’s upset that Kayla won’t let him go.” Nevertheless, Justin relents, and Steve and Marlena meet up with Orpheus and John. After transferring the money, Orpheus hands over John and is about to slip away when Steve apprehends him. Steve hauls Orpheus to the police station, then fills Justin and Kayla in on what went down. Justin decides talk to Orpheus one-on-one. “I looked at this in terms of Justin was…

2 min.
gh’s maurice benard on his new role: best-selling author!

Maurice Benard’s (Sonny, GH) new memoir, Nothing General About It: How Love (And Lithium) Saved Me On And Off GENERAL HOSPITAL, became an instant New York Times best-seller when it was released in April, debuting at No. 13 on the elite list. “I couldn’t believe it,” marvels the actor, who learned of his accomplishment from publicists from HarperCollins, his publisher. “I got a call from them and they were going, ‘Call me, call me, call me!’ I thought I was going to get in trouble, because of the way I was feeling; I had a lot of anxiety at that time. And then they called and said, ‘You’re a New York Times best-seller!’ I wish I could [have that experience] again because I couldn’t feel happy, and they were so happy.…

2 min.
quick take with mark grossman (adam, y&r)

Why do you think Adam has pinned so much of his identity to Newman Enterprises? “Historically, Adam went out into the world and did his own thing. He made something of himself on Wall Street without using the Newman name, and then he found out that Victor is his father. I think that changed things for him. Adam thinks he’s more qualified to run the family business than his siblings because he’s the most like Victor, and whether Adam wants to admit it or not, he really wants Victor’s respect. Adam thinks that running Newman will win his father’s love and approval.” Why doesn’t Adam try to heal this rift with his family? “There’s a lot of damage there to repair, maybe too much. Adam has made some attempts before but…

3 min.
comings and goings

who’s coming DAYS OF OUR LIVES Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison (Shawn and Belle Brady): The duo will be back in town this summer. See page 4 for more. Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire Brady): Claire will return to Salem this summer. See page 4 for more. GENERAL HOSPITAL Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer Cassadine), Rebecca Budig (Hayden Barnes), Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago), Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine), Hayley Erin (Kiki Jerome), Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing), Billy Miller (“Jake Doe”) and Alicia Leigh Willis (Ghost Courtney): Expect these and some other blasts from Port Charles’s past during the rebroadcast of the 2014 and 2015 Nurses’ Balls this week. who’s going DAYS OF OUR LIVES Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera): Chad leaves town with Abigail (Kate Mansi), but will return. Kate Mansi (Abigail DiMera): The actress wraps her most recent run…

1 min.
star shots of the week

WARREN; INSTAGRAM/CLIFTONJIM; INSTAGRAM/HARMON; INSTAGRAM/ORDWAY; INSTAGRAM/BARASH…