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AMBITIONS: Stephanie Is Poisoned; And Who Wouldn’t Want To Spike Her Drink?

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On last night’s episode of OWN’s Ambitions, (written and created by Jamey Giddens), Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) was in bitch-mode x 100, if that’s even possible for her. This soapy character ranks right up there with some of the most illustrious bad girls in soapland.

First, Stephanie visits Greg in his office whom she had sex with in last week’s episode, but after they discuss business they get down to “business” and once again have hot sex in which Greg says he has a sweet tooth for Stephanie’s chocolate buffet anytime; as the innuendos fly! Later, after being with the mayor’s wife, Greg heads on over to Mayor Lancaster’s office where they have a contentious conversation in which Stephanie walks in on and more innuendos fly!

Meanwhile, Marilyn, the friend Stephanie is blackmailing, is about to hold her annual and prestigious ‘Women’s Summit’, which is a gathering for the most prominent women in Atlanta and by invitation only.  At the big cocktail party (of course, Stephanie is decked in a designer white dress, cause we need to spill some wine on it … don’t we? Hell, yes!), Stephanie saunters around dishing out deadly insults to Amara, Rondell, Marilyn, Juniper. Daphne, and Juniper’s daughter, Lori Purifoy.

Then, Stephanie is in for a shocker when she catches her daughter, Carly making out with Lori in the bathroom at the summit gathering   Stephanie makes it clear she doesn’t care if Carly is gay or bisexual, but she does not want her anywhere near that girl … Lori!  We also learn that Junnper has ordered Lori to get oh-so-comfy with Carly to get information on the Lancasters for her.  We also see someone poisoning a cocktail meant for Stephanie, and voila’, she drinks it.

Later, when Carly and Stephanie are at home, they get into an argument, and Carly walks-out, just as Stephanie is feeling woozy and having trouble breathing and swallowing, and uh-oh! Stephanie passes out from her drink being spiked at the summit. Who did the deed??

In addition, Evan was left tied up and gagged in his BSDM dungeon with Daphne, when she left him there.  And Damian is spying on Amara and Titus with no less than four camera in their place.   These peeps have quite the fetishes, yes?

All in all, Ambitions has made summer soap viewing twister-filled featuring some nasty and delicious folks who will do anything to get what they want.

So, who do you think is the culprit who spiked Stephanie’s drink? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Sheila and Deacon Team Up

The Forresters are really going to get what’s coming to them after their rantings to Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan), and previously Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown)!

Now mind you, they have good reason, but obviously their tirades, slaps, and holier than thou attitudes, are going to serve as the impetus for these two super-villains to dish out some payback.

On Friday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, after Deacon previously arrived on the scene to see his daughter, Hope (Annika Noelle), fresh out of his prison term, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) demanded that Hope tell Deacon that he cannot be a part of her life. Mind you, Hope, had already admitted that she was sending letters to Deacon while he was in prison this whole time.

In turn, Deacon showed Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Liam (Scott Clifton) and Brooke, said letters.  Now with everyone hating on Deacon, he tells Hope he is going to leave, because he does not want to cause her any pain.  Ridge calls him out for that touching, little speech, which no one believes, and then Brooke and Liam tell Deacon to leave with Brooke punctuating it with a “Just leave, Deacon. That’s something you’re good at.”

Later, after his hideous encounter with the Forresters, Deacon is having a drink at the Il Giardino when who should saddle up to the bar … Sheila!  Now sitting next to each other and realizing who each other is, the conversation turns to their issues with the Forresters, with Sheila coming up with the idea that they should work together after hearing what happened at the cabin with Hope and the rest of the clan.  Sheila admits she has child, a son, that she wants to be close to as well who is married to Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) ! Deacon is, at first, shocked. She goes on to say how the Forresters are cutting her out of Finn’s (Tanner Novlan) life, just like they are trying to cut Deacon out of Hope’s life.

Sheila implores Deacon to not give up on Hope, as she is not giving up on Finn.  Then she adds: “With the two of them together, they are going to get what they want and the Forresters don’t stand a chance!”  Sheila lets out one of her maniacal laughs as Deacon looks on nervous and probably down right scared of what he just got himself into.

But how delicious were the scenes between Kimberlin Brown and Sean Kanan? They were great playing off each other and we can’t wait for more.

Watch a key scene between Sheila and Deacon from today’s episode below.   Followed by our recent Michael Fairman Channel with Kimberlin and Tanner Novlan.

Then let us know in the comment section, if you are excited by Sheila and Deacon teaming-up to reign terror on the Forresters? Our bet? And probably yours too? They are going to somehow push Finn and Hope together! 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Did You Think of the Carly and Nina Showdown?

Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the long-awaited and highly-anticipated showdown between Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) and Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) and ended with Carly’s threat to Nina for all she has perpetrated on Sonny (Maurice Benard) and his loves ones, shouting to Jason (Steve Burton), “I’m going to burn Nina’s life down and spit on her ashes!”

But before all that, Carly found Nina at the Q’s, and thus began the confrontation. Armed with the information from Maxie (Kirsten Storms), that it was Nina who kept Sonny from his life for over nine months, Carly comes at Nina that she will pay the consequences for what she did.  Nina says she regrets what she has done, and is sorry for the pain she caused everyone. However, there was a caveat to her response.  She says Carly isn’t owning up to her part.

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Now we get the back-story of reasoning to Carly; about the phone call that set Nina off on this deception in the first place. When she tells Carly she called to tell her she found Sonny alive in Nixon Falls, Carly was so hateful to her on the phone call about her rights to see her grandson, Wiley, so she withheld the truth. Carly gets another shocker when Nina drops that Jax (Ingo Rademachee) knew, too.

Carly then figures out this is payback time for what happened to Nina’s daughter, Nelle.  When Carly says the world is better off without Nelle, Nina goes into how Carly did not tell anyone about Nelle’s fall and kept it quiet!  She then says that Carly got Sonny back, but she will never get her daughter back.  Carly is still in disbelief that Nina could do this to all of Sonny’s kid … not tell them their father was alive. Nina counters she will apologize to everyone, but not ever to Carly.

Then, Nina says to Carly she should just be happy that Sonny’s back, but drops another cryptic message expressing, that she wonders, “how long he’ll be happy?” She then really hits Carly with a low blow sharing that “Mike” was happy with his life and not having to witness or deal with the mob violence that took Morgan.

That was enough to send Carly finally into a full-on rage against Nina, but Jason arrives on the scene, throwing himself between the women, with Carly screaming that Nina will never see Wiley again ,and as mentioned at the top of this recap, that she is going to destroy Nina’s life in retribution.

What Carly still does not know is that “Mike” fell in love with Nina.  What will happen when she learns that?

Great performances by Laura Wright and Cynthia Watros throughout the key scenes.

So, what did you think of the showdown? Did it live up to your expectations?  What do you hope happens next? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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