Rumorville:  According to Nancy Lee Grahn, she might have a big surprise. She hints that it could involve her character, Alexis, and someone who is very compelling. She can't reveal more right now, but says the potential is huge. (Hmmm...the evil Balkan perhaps?  Could he be Sam's father?)

Unfortunately, other than a short scene she has coming up with Claire, we won't see Alexis again until the third week of October. So whatever the huge surprise is, it likely is a winter storyline.

On an unrelated note, unconfirmed rumors of a potential tornado coming for fall sweeps are still circulating around the net.