Rumorville: 
Michael catches on to Carly's manipulations of Dante and Lulu via her use of Brook Lynn.

Nikolas will be in need of Claire's help once Liz leaves town.

Diane is being substituted in what was to be Alexis' scenes with Franco (scene mentioned further below), due to Nancy Lee Grahn's unavailability for taping that day (fact, not rumor).


Looks like Franco makes his exit towards the end of July, around the 25th.

Tony Geary will leave for his summer vacation before Tracy and Luke reunite.

Brenda's reappearance is tied into Franco.

Brenda is eventually destined for a renewed romance with Sonny.

Jason and Sam wed in November.