BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Although furious that Taylor would put the idea into Katie's head that she has feelings for Bill, Brooke did feel guilt-ridden and confessed to Katie that they had kissed. While Bill was pleased by Katie's forgiveness and understanding, Brooke confronted Taylor about the real reason why she told Katie. It wasn't long before Katie was unhappily surprised when Bill displayed a bad attitude about people she cares for. Trying to lift Hope's heavy heart about losing Liam, Rick admitted to her that he had lied. As Steffy acted overly confident about her bright future with Liam, Hope revealed Rick's deception to Liam and apologized for doubting his loyalty. Pam and Eric dealt with their grief while preparing for Christmas. Coming: Bill fears that Caroline will say the wrong thing to the wrong person.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Kristen covered when an eavesdropping Sami heard her almost tell EJ about his affair with Brady. When Jennifer caught Kristen and Brady in a passionate kiss, she had harsh words for him, but agreed not to reveal their secret -- for now. Kristen realized that news of their involvement would soon get back to John and rushed to complete another part of her agenda before her and Brady's romance is public. Acting as peacemaker for Will with Sonny, Lucas mentioned the money Will had borrowed. Will was relieved when Sonny took Lucas' remark as referring to Will bringing Gabi to the abortion clinic and was accepting. Jennifer told Daniel that she meant it when she told him that she loves him. Eric finally confided to Nicole that he feels guilty about a priest in Africa who died saving an innocent's life. Coming: Another misunderstanding keeps Rafe and Sami apart.
GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna and Duke found a gravely injured Robert. Maxie confessed to Spinelli that she may have volunteered to be a surrogate because she felt empty after he rejected her, and wondered what his decision would have been if Ellie wasn't around. Ellie witnessed Maxie and Spinelli in a seemingly intimate moment and stormed off. Connie warned Todd that he could be implicated if Johnny turns himself in. Later, Connie made a cryptic remark to Todd about how she silenced Johnny. When Starr told Michael she thinks A.J. arranged for him to see the fight, Michael confronted A.J., and Sonny also accused A.J. of sending Michael to witness their altercation. Fondly recalling when she hosted the Nurses' Ball, Lucy arrived with an unexpected offer. Coming: A.J. and Tracy's competition heats up.
GOSSIP GIRL: The two-hour series finale of "Gossip Girl" began with a look back at the show's most unforgettable moments, with personal recollections by the stars and executive producers. In the dramatic conclusion, at least one wedding took place on the Upper East Side, and it appeared to be Blair and Chuck -- at last -- with her stepfather Cyrus officiating. Eric Van der Woodsen, Jenny Humphrey and Juliet Sharp all came back to town for their own reasons. A plane crash may have taken the life of an important character. Who ended up together, and who didn't, was hinted at in a flash-forward sequence. After six seasons, the identity of Gossip Girl was revealed. Coming: "The Carrie Diaries" premieres in "Gossip Girl's" Monday 9 p.m. time slot starting Monday, January 14.
NASHVILLE: Nashville is pre-empted by a special edition of "20/20" with Katie Couric.
90210: "90210" is pre-empted by the double episode "Gossip Girl" series finale.
ONCE UPON A TIME: "Once Upon A Time" is pre-empted by the ABC Sunday night movie, "The Sound of Music."
REVENGE: "Revenge" is pre-empted by the ABC Sunday night movie, "The Sound of Music."
666 PARK AVENUE: "666 Park Avenue" is pre-empted by the ABC Sunday night movie, "The Sound of Music."
VAMPIRE DIARIES: In a rebroadcast, Elena tried to cope with the extreme mood swings that are part of her transformation into a vampire, and Damon and Stefan fiercely argued about what's best for her. Concealing his action from his brother, Damon helped Elena in his own way, which led to unpleasant consequences. When a stranger, Connor Jordan, arrived in town and questioned the sheriff and mayor, Stefan soon realized that a dangerous vampire hunter is in their midst. Jeremy and Matt were surprised when April returned to Mystic Falls and enrolled at the high school. Elena was about to lose control and reveal her new nature at a town gathering when Caroline came to her assistance. Coming: Elena's life resumes its unpredictable course when "Vampire Diaries" returns after the holiday season.
YOUNG AND RESTLESS: With Victor determined to get evidence that would prove Sharon set the fire, Adam asked him to leave Sharon alone and he will help Victor. Adam then assured Jack of his loyalty and that letting Victor think otherwise is part of his plan. Sharon feared that Chelsea's decision to divorce Adam is her fault. Someone leaked a story to the press about Jack's problem with pills, and Victor and Mason denied being responsible. Jamie accepted Michael and Lauren's offer to live with them rather than go to a group home. Katherine collapsed during an argument with Jill about Tucker, and blamed Jill for her medical scare. Rather than become second in command when Jack folds Jabot into Newman Enterprises, Neil shocked Leslie with the news that he quit. Coming: Trouble brews with Fen and Jamie under the same roof.
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