BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Learning the contents of Stephanie's amended will led Thomas to consult an attorney. Meanwhile, Eric decided to choose the next president of Forrester Creations with a competition between Rick and Thomas. Angered over witnessing a tender moment between Rick and Caroline, Thomas was determined to be the victor. Katie confessed to Bill and Brooke that she played a part in trying to push them together during her absence. Taylor later found out that Brooke and Bill had shared a kiss and told Katie, who refused to believe her, and wondered about her motivation. Taylor urged Bill to stay away from Brooke for Katie's emotional well-being. Coming: Hope and Steffy have a personal competition over Liam.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES: With Jennifer's appendix about to burst, Daniel was forced to perform surgery in the cabin, and succeeded without any hand tremors. Jennifer briefly woke up and told Daniel that she loves him, but didn't remember doing so until days later, and finally accepted that she's ready to leave her memories of Jack and move on. Kate was unexpectedly compassionate toward Daniel and gave him a photo of Parker. Finally aware that she has no chance with Daniel, Nicole cried in Eric's arms. Nick covered for Gabi when she made a slip in front of Sami, Hope and Rafe about how long she's been pregnant, but Chad learned enough to become suspicious of Gabi's rushed wedding. Kristen was moved when Brady gave her a special gift, but remained conflicted due to her own agenda. Coming: Unanswered issues about Gabi loom below the surface.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: Although shocked to learn that Robert was right, Anna was assured by "Duke" that Faison has vanished and they can be together. John and Robert broke into Duke's suite just as he and Anna were about to make love, and told her that Faison is alive. Sabrina headed to New York City with Felix -- who had revealed his connection to Lucy Coe -- to ask Lucy for help with the Nurses Ball. A confused Patrick confided in Mac about his vision of robin. Lulu feared that Maxie was suffering an allergic reaction to the surrogacy hormones. After A.J. appealed to Sonny for peace, Michael and Starr were upset when they walked in on Sonny beating up A.J. Coming: Lucy's back in town.
GOSSIP GIRL: Blair became extremely concerned for Chuck's safety following her run-in with an increasingly paranoid Bart. Chuck, however, remained confident that his father would never hurt him, and struck a potentially life-changing deal. In order to help Chuck, Blair, with help from Serena, Georgina and Sage, came up with a plan to try to get what they need out of Bart. Nate's financial dilemma, which had led him to make a deal with the devil, ended up landing him in a place where he never thought he'd be. Dan was forced to make a decision about what the priorities of his life should be. Coming: There's at least one happy ending on the two-hour series finale.
NASHVILLE: "Nashville" is preempted by "Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012."
90210: Naomi attempted to undermine Alex's plan to form a new company with Max by trying to persuade Bryce to rehire Alex. Navid took Bryce out for drinks at Naomi's urging, which led to him uncovering the truth about Max's termination, while Naomi was left to ponder the fate of her marriage. Annie offered to lend Liam money after he received another blackmail letter about Vanessa's accident. Ashley learned that Vanessa had gone to a beauty salon and wrongly suspected that she was going to have a secret rendezvous with Liam. Silver became distraught when Teddy refused to give up his rights and instead tried convincing her to let him co-parent the baby. Coming: New episodes of "90210" return after the holiday season.
ONCE UPON A TIME: "Once Upon a Time" is pre-empted by a rebroadcast of the holiday special "Wipeout! Deck the Balls."
REVENGE: "Revenge" is pre-empted by "The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding."
666 PARK AVENUE: "666 Park Avenue" is preempted by "The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding."
VAMPIRE DIARIES: With a Winter Wonderland party in the streets of Mystic Falls as their background, Stefan and Caroline found themselves at odds with Tyler over his plans for Klaus and the hybrids. Caroline's proposed solution to their problem did not sit well with Hayley, who expressed her opposition in dramatic fashion. Klaus made a discovery that led to -- what else? -- chaos and violence. Elena and Damon traveled to the Gilbert lake house to help Jeremy conquer dangerous inner demons with the help of Bonnie and Prof. Shane. The professor revealed a piece of ancient history that left everyone speechless. Coming: New episodes of "Vampire Diaries" return after the holiday season.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Chelsea slapped Adam after seeing him and Sharon locked in a kiss. Apologizing and blaming the kiss on Sharon, Adam pleaded with Chelsea not to tell the Newmans about Sharon's role in the fire, but of course, she went straight to Victor with the news. Victor intended to press charges against Sharon and realized that Adam started the other fires as a cover-up. After Jack missed an important meeting, Phyllis told him that he's become dependent on his pills, but Jack brushed her off. Avery revealed to Nick that she used to be married and had cheated. When Summer asked about some of Avery's personal letters she had found in the storage unit, Avery told her that they belong in the past. Fen became angry when Michael and Lauren offered help to Jamie, whose father had been charged with a DUI. Coming: Summer finds keeping secrets useful to her agenda.
(E-mail Toby Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.)