Monday's Soap Opera CliffTwisters (December 30, 2013)

Below are some thoughts on the daytime soap opera clifftwisters for Monday, December 30, 2013.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
The biggest clifftwister of the day was Billy (Billy Miller) getting it on with Kelly (Cynthia Watros). Kelly explained to Billy that grief sex happens. But does it happen with that much intensity? Meanwhile, Victoria (Amelia Heinle) arrived home from the airport and wondered where Billy had gone. Elsewhere, Jack and Jill shared some entertaining scenes, Victor's suspicions about Adam's involvement with Delia's accident grew, and Avery discouraged Dylan from looking for his biological father, Ian Ward.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Daniel (Shawn Christian) interrupted Brady's (Eric Martsolf) interview with Nicole and accused him of being back on cocaine again. By the end of the episode the two of them were involved in a physical altercation. Meanwhile, Will was hiding in the closet and overhead Gabi tell Sonny that she killed Nick and Sami wanted her to burn the coat she was wearing that night. By the river, Sami thought she saw Nick's body floating in the water but it turned out to be a log. The floating body was pretty creepy and well done.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
The show opened with Ridge asking Brooke, "What is wrong with you?" Thorsten Kaye delivered that line so perfectly in portraying Ridge's disgust over Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Bill's relationship. In Hawaii, Liam and Wyatt battled for Hope's attention. Hope eventually told Liam that she couldn't deal with Steffy at all. Will this be the end of this triangle? Doubtful.

GENERAL HOSPITAL
Patrick (Jason Thompson) decided he wanted to have another baby with Robin (Kimberly McCullough) just as Felix was trying to convince Sabrina that she may be pregnant. Timing is everything! Maxie said goodbye to Lulu and the two of them made strides towards mending their relationship. It looks like Maxie is going to go find herself while actress Kirsten storms has her real-life baby (with husband Brandon Barash).

'Switched at Birth' Returns January 13 (Spoiler Alert)

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SWITCHED AT BIRTH returns with all new episodes on Monday, January 13th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. Guest stars in upcoming episodes include Sandra Bernhard, RJ Mitte, Alec Mapa and Max Adler.

Below are previews for the next four episodes:

[SPOILER ALERT]

January 13, 2014
Senior year means big changes for Bay and Daphne, as the Carlton School for the Deaf receives an influx of hearing students who are not happy to be there. Daphne begins working at a free clinic as part of her probation from the Senator Coto blackmail scandal, and bonds with a pre-med student (guest star RJ Mitte, BREAKING BAD) with a spinal injury. Bay is inspired by her art teacher (guest star Sandra Bernhard, ROSEANNE) and surprised by her jock classmate (guest star Max Adler, GLEE), when she takes an art class at a local college. Toby tries to unite a divided Carlton by coaching girls' field hockey, and Kathryn dips her toes into new territory when she makes friends with a gregarious tap dancer (guest star Alec Mapa, UGLY BETTY).

'The Americans' Kicks Off Season 2 On February 26

FX's drama THE AMERICANS returns for its second season on Wednesday, February 26 at 10 PM ET/PT.

THE AMERICANS was recently named by the AFI as one of the Programs of the Year. The series also received the most Television Critics Association Awards nominations of any show this year (four) and earned four Critics' Choice Television Award nominations. The series stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Alison Wright and Susan Misner.

The series premiere of THE AMERICANS on January 30, 2013 stands as FX's most-watched drama debut ever, drawing 5.1 million viewers.

Currently in production in New York, THE AMERICANS is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President.

Carolyn Hennesy To Host Indie Series Awards

Emmy Award-nominated actress Carolyn Hennesy will those the 5th Annual Indie Series Awards on April 2, 2014 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.

Hennesy dazzled as the deliciously vicious "Rosalyn Harris" on Alan Ballʼs critically acclaimed HBO series TRUE BLOOD. Hennesy joined the cast for the fifth season of the sleek vampires-meet-world saga and has fast become a fan favorite. As Rosalyn, the ageless vamp with a Texas twang, Hennesy is at the top of her game. She tosses one-liners like firecrackers, occasionally enjoys a juicy stake, and gleefully partakes in old-timey interrogation.

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