Today in Soap Opera History (February 28)

Two legendary actresses died on this day in history:
Charita Bauer (1985) and Mary Stuart (2002).
"Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature."
― David Hume

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to Scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1968: On Dark Shadows, Reverend Trask (Jerry Lacy) returned to his room with Victoria's belongings. Suddenly he heard chains rattling outside his room and called out, "Who is it?" He opened the door, but no one was there. He heard a woman's scream and ran back into his room and bolted the door, but he continued to hear the chains. Then Barnabas' voice called out to him, and again he shouted, "Who are you?" The voice told him that he was not going to hurt any more innocent victims. He would never live to see the hanging. Trask saw a skull instead of his face when he looked in the mirror and then blood dripped down the mirror from behind the frame. The voice shouted that she would live and he would die. Next he saw a floating hand with Barnabas' ring on it. The hand appeared and was about to grab Trask around the throat, but then vanished. The voice told him he would not die tonight or the next but very soon, "You are going to die!"

'General Hospital' Spoilers (March 2-6, 2015)

Tracy (Jane Elliot) confides in Monica (Leslie Charleson) her fears
about Luke (Anthony Geary).
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on General Hospital during the week of March 2nd. Bold decisions are made as new information is revealed.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, March 2
Kyle (Grayson McCouch) has a proposition for Jake (Billy Miller); Julian (William deVry) runs into an old foe; Franco (Roger Howarth) and Nina (Michelle Stafford) have an epiphany for each other.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (March 2-6, 2015)

Eve hopes Jennifer won't tell Paige about her affair with J.J.
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on Days of our Lives during the week of March 2nd.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, March 2
J.J. (Casey Moss) and Eve's (Kassie DePaiva) affair is revealed; Paul (Christopher Sean) questions Sonny (Freddie Smith) about his marriage; Tori (Hira Ambrosino) panics when she recognizes someone; Adrienne (Judi Evans) and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) try to clear the air.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (March 2-6, 2015)

Victor has a plan for Jack.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Young and the Restless during the week of March 2nd.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, March 2
Jack (Peter Bergman) and Victor (Eric Braeden) make a pact; Billy (Burgess Jenkins) questions "Gabriel's" (Justin Hartley) plans for Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan); Avery (Jessica Collins) talks to Nick (Joshua Morrow) about his relationship with Sage (Kelly Sullivan); Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) tells Jack that Austin (Matthew Atkinson) is dead; Kelly (Cady McClain) agrees to work with Victor as long as she ends up with Jack.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (March 2-6, 2015)

"If I wanna hang out with Deacon, I'm gonna hang out with Deacon,"
a drunk Brooke slurs.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of March 2nd.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, March 2
Quinn (Rena Sofer) tells Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) to stay away from Deacon (Sean Kanan); Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) urges Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) to give up on Liam (Scott Clifton).

Soap of the Week Poll (February 23-27, 2015)


Our new Soap of the Week reader poll is live. Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. Last week, Days of our Lives was voted the favorite show by our readers for the third week in a row. General Hospital's Michael Easton (Silas) and Days' Deidre Hall (Marlena) were favorite actor and actress, and The Young and the Restless' Hilary & Devon were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Monday, March 2 at 4 p.m. ET.



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