TPTB say that there is an upcoming major story arch with Sam at the center of it and that even if Kelly M does not renew her contract, they will continue on with the Sam story with a recast. Also, they think she is completely justified in her actions as does Kelly M. Read between the lines..... they don't care that the viewers hate the story.. they are forging ahead.
Greg V., is actually turned off by the whole thing. Thinks that a couple with a 10 year history like Liz and Lucky shouldn't be torn apart like this and sleeping around with everybody.
For all those hoping for a Georgie/Spinelli thing.. might not happen because the actress hasn't decided yet if she is renewing.