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AMC Recap – April 11 – April 15th

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Bad karma seems to be all around Jackson & Erica but they decide to ignore it. After Asher smashes the computer of some guy hitting on Colby, he’s taken down to the station. With some “help” from Caleb the kids chose not to press charges against Asher. Asher figures out that even though Caleb wasn’t invited to the wedding he was planning on going down to St. Bart’s to tell Erica how he feels. Kendall explains about the drugs to Jesse and Griffin requests a lawyer. Griffin tells Kendall that he never trusted anyone with something so personal and realizes now that doing so was a mistake. Kendall opens up to Ricky and hopes he will be able to help her figure things out. Playing the part wonderfully, Ricky calms her down and says not to worry; it’s his personal mission to make sure she relaxes for Erica’s wedding. Griffin tells Jesse that whoever set him up has done a great job since he’s got everyone fooled.  Maya wants a job at the Chandler mansion. JR tells her that once she gets herself checked out (since she just passed out) he will hire her. Maya meets with Frankie and tells him that she recently gave birth but had to give the baby away. She gets a clean bill of health and JR says she can start the next morning. Asher denies to JR that he wanted Maya to get a job at the mansion so he could hook up with her. Iris comes down hard on Jesse and insists he treat Griffin like a normal suspect. Angie encourages Jesse not to quit his job. Jesse says he wants to stay home just a little longer, claiming he wants to be with his daughter and the woman he loves.   Jackson thanks Ricky for all his help and says he feels like Ricky’s already part of the family. Kendall encourages Erica to talk to Ricky when she notices her mother’s reservations about the wedding. Caleb leaves Erica a message, claiming he needs to talk to her and will be arriving shortly. Erica deletes Caleb’s message after only listening to it briefly and tells Jack she can’t wait for their big day.

In an effort to get his family back together, JR gives Marissa the chip from the AA meeting since he couldn’t have been sober without her and she tells him that Reese agreed to full custody. Krystal’s upset when Jackson tells her the wedding is still on and admits to Tad that she does have feelings for Jack. Marissa asks Krystal about the wedding location and invites her to travel down to St. Bart’s to share the good news with Bianca and enjoy themselves. Caleb declares his love and asks Erica to take a chance with him. Cara ignores Griffin’s request for her to stay away from the bail hearing because of the danger and insists she will stand by him. He then asks Tad to keep Cara away from helping find out who framed him because it’s dangerous and Tad agrees. The bail hearing doesn’t go well and Griffin continues to worry about Kendall. Ricky works to get Kendall’s mind off Griffin. Ricky admits to Jackson that he has feelings for Kendall. Ricky gets a call that Griffin’s bail was denied and tells the mysterious person on the other line to kill Griffin in his jail cell.  Caleb makes his case to Erica on why she should go with him, and then waits at the airport hoping she will show. A torn Erica remembers times between her and Caleb and her and Jackson. Erica arrives for the rehearsal and sees Jack at the altar but before she can do anything someone puts a cloth over her mouth and she passes out. No one sees what happened and when she doesn’t show Kendall and Bianca go off looking for her. Opal tells Jack she might not have showed up because of Caleb. The tension between Emma and Greenlee continues as Emma decides she no longer wants to go to the ocean now that she hears Greenlee is going too. Jack advises his daughter not to give up on Emma. Ricky tells Kendall that Griffin wouldn’t have been denied bail if there wasn’t a strong case against him and assures her that she wasn’t wrong for ratting him out. Tad questions Liza on the real reason she won’t help him with an appeal for Griffin. Griffin is stabbed in the back and Cara watches as he collapses. Bianca’s grateful Marissa came to St. Bart’s to tell her the good news about Reese. Marissa admits that she kissed JR but doesn’t want to have feelings for him.

Jack thinks Erica was captured and goes off to look for her. Both Kendall and Bianca defend their mother and know she wouldn’t run off without a reason. When arriving at Krystal’s, Jackson sees Caleb who claims he doesn’t know where Erica is since he assumed she didn’t chose him when she didn’t show up at the airport. Kendall and Greenlee argue over the situation with their parents. Ricky consoles Kendall when she confides that maybe Greenlee was right that she gave up on Greenlee when she returned to town, maybe she’s doing the same thing to Griffin. Upon learning that Erica is not with Caleb, Kendall worries that the casino owners might have something to do with her disappearance. Kendall makes the decision to go back to PV to talk to Griffin after learning he was stabbed. Ricky will go with her while Bianca plans to stay behind in case Erica shows up. As Greenlee talks to Ryan about Erica being an evil stepmother, Emma claims now she knows how she feels. Erica is being held against her will and demands to know who kidnapped her. As Jake and Cara work to help Griffin, Amanda notices the closeness between them. Amanda shares her frustration about Jake and Cara with Tad and while he denies her paranoia, it’s obvious he’s a little bit unnerved as well. Amanda tells Jake the Castillo’s might get him into trouble.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Confronts Ava for Sabotaging Her Relationship With Sonny and Signs the Divorce Papers

Looks like Nina (Cynthia Watros) and Ava (Maura West) are back to be each other’s sworn enemy number one. By the end of the Monday, April 22nd episode of General Hospital, the women know where they stand with each other after Nina goes in on Ava accusing her of wanting Sonny (Maurice Benard) all to herself, while her marriage has been on the rocks.

In story, at Nina’s office, Ava shows up to see Nina and says she is sorry about what happened with Sonny and that he reacted the way he did, acknowledging that is was over the top, even for Sonny. Ava says she’ll smooth things over, but Nina says she now understands how manipulative and transparent Ava really is.

Given their horrible history, Nina goes in on Ava and how she should never have trusted her. Nina wants to know how long has Ava had this agenda dating all the way back to telling Nina to turn Carly (Laura Wright) and Drew (Cameron Mathison) into the SEC. Ava says she never told her do to that, but Nina wants to know how long Ava has been playing her for a fool.

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Ava says she moved in with Sonny to keep Avery safe and she wants to be on good terms with Avery’s father, Sonny. Nina thinks she likes being in Sonny’s inner circle. Ava tells Nina if she goes to him about her advising Nina to call the SEC on Carly and Drew, it won’t work.  Sonny still considers Nina a traitor and he will think she’s lying because she’s so desperate to win him back. Ava says if Nina would stop blaming everyone else that maybe Sonny would respect her.  Nina says “like he does you?” Ava says Sonny not only respects her, but he also counts on her.

From there, Ava launches into why she and Sonny understand each other, after all, Sonny is a powerful, turbulent, and sometimes violent man. She goes so far to say if Nina wanted someone to just sit by the fire with and play with their grandchildren, she’s got the wrong guy.  Ava then talks about Mike from Nixon Falls (Sonny with amnesia) and how Sonny hid the darkest parts of himself from Nina back then, whereas with Ava they are the same similar creatures, so he doesn’t have to hide anything.

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Nina wants to know just what Ava wants with Sonny? What is her end game? Ava responds that they understand each other, in ways she can’t with Sonny. Nina tells Ava she can go ahead and have it all and signs Sonny’s divorce papers. Ava walks out with the documents, while Nina in tears at her desk, takes off her wedding rings and has her assistant come in so she can messenger the rings back to Sonny’s address.

The episode and these scenes featured great performances by Cynthia Watros and Maura West. You can check some of the scenes below.

Now, let us know, what is Ava’s next move? Is she going to become Mrs. Sonny Corinthos? Do you like Ava and Nina as enemies? Comment below.

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AEW Dynasty: Swerve Strickland Becomes AEW World Heavyweight Champion, Jack Perry Returns, Will Ospreay Retires Move After Scary Finish

There is no doubt now, who’s house it is in AEW? It’s “Swerve’s House” after his strong showing on Sunday nights AEW Dynasty pay-per-view. In the main event, Swerve Strickland captured the AEW World Heavyweight Championship defeating Samoa Joe in a career-defining moment.

Strickland becomes the first ever Black AEW World Heavyweight Champion in the organizations history.  And it was not loss on Strickland, who spoke about it in the post-Dynasty media scrum, but also knew the moment was upon him from the moment he was going to make his ring entrance in front of a sold-out crowd in St. Louis and those watching around the world on cable outlets or via Bleacher Report.

Swerve Strickland ring entrance showed that he was dressed to impress, in a mask and black and gold spandex attire. As fans caught on , Swerve was paying tribute to the character of Kilmonger, the antagonist of 2018’s Black Panther film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But that was not all, Prince Nana, Strickland’s manager/sidekick covered Strickland with a robe that belonged to Jimmy Rave. Rave was part of Ring of Honor during the company’s early days and was part of Nana’s stable The Embassy. He has three shots at the ROH title but never won the big prize.

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AEW Dynasty had three major matches back-to-back to conclude the three hours show.  Strickland in the main event defeating Samoa Joe, and before that The Young Bucks (Matthew and Nicholas Jackson) vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) for the AEW World Tag Team Championships in a brutal ladder match.

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In the deciding moment of the match after Harwood goes to climb up the ladder to reach  for the titles, a masked man runs in and knocks over the ladder. It’s revealed to be none other than the previously suspended, Jack Perry (son of the late 90210 star, Luke Perry). Perry throws up the Elite symbol as security escorts him away. Nicholas Jackson looks pleased by the interference and uses it to take advantage and climb the ladder to get control of the title belts and The Young Bucks become the new AEW tag champs, once again.

The most highly-anticipated match of the night was between two of the greatest wrestlers to ever do it – Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay and after more than a half-hour of back and forth with high flying moves, technical precision and punches and kicks, Ospreay was able to get the pin, but unfortunately in the last few minutes of the match, Danielson went down after Ospreay delivered the Storm Driver ’91 move. Next, the referee called for medical to check out Danielson, while Will was unaware of that and continued to finish the match.

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At the post-Dynasty media scrum, an upset Ospreay began by addressing reporters and sharing, “I’m super glad that everybody enjoyed the match. A little bit of a dampener on how it’s all kind of the dust has settled now. I’ve reviewed the footage myself. Seeing Bryan got hurt on the Storm Driver, and I didn’t see the referee call for the doctor and I didn’t see it. So I want to apologize on that.So even though like 90% of the time that moves been absolutely fine, seeing the damage that it’s kind of done, I’m going to retire using the Storm Driver ’91. I don’t think it’s right for me to continue using it after seeing what it did to Bryan, someone that I’ve got huge amounts of respect for, this was kind of my dream match. This is something I’ve wanted since I was a kid. Although I’m happy when everyone enjoyed the match, I’m kind of disappointed in myself. So once again, I apologize to Bryan probably apologize to AEW medics, I apologize to Tony (Khan, CEO/GM AEW).

In one of the best matches in the card, and in the opening bout, for the AEW Continental Championship Match, “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada defeated “The Bastard” PAC to retain his title. Meanwhile, Willow Nightingale became the Women’s TBS Champion defeating Julia Hart, only to have Mercedes Mone come to the ring to challenge Willow at Double or Nothing in Vegas at the end of May.

So, what do you think of Swerve Strickland becoming AEW World Champ? Jack Perry’s return? Will Ospreay’s match-up with Bryan Danielson and its ending? Let us know in the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Lauren Gives Deacon an Earful About Sugar

On Friday’s April 19th episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) and Deacon (Sean Kanan) make a stunning realization, and viewers of the CBS soap opera can also give themselves a round of applause for figuring out the mystery surrounding (Kimberlin Brown) Sheila’s ‘death’, or at least a part of it.

At Il Giardino, Lauren and Deacon are getting into a heated exchange over Sheila. Going over the events that transpired with Lauren, Deacon tells her what he saw in the crematorium when the sheet lifted up revealing that the deceased person had ten toes, not nine as Sheila had.

Then, Deacon asks a freaked out Lauren, what she knows about Sugar? He reveals, “Sheila was texting with her before she went to Steffy’s.” Deacon begs Lauren to tell him. Lauren says the Sugar she knows couldn’t possibly be texting Sheila or anyone else for that matter because she’s in jail.

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A reluctant Lauren finally tells Deacon what she knows about the sordid backstory of Sheila and Sugar. Lauren begins, “Sheila met her in prison. She was her warden.” She then goes into how they resurfaced in Genoa City and how Sheila was locked up in a mental ward. Confused and trying to follow along, Deacon looks shocked.  That’s when Lauren says he will be blown away by the rest of the story.

As they sit, Lauren explains that all that time she thought it was Sheila who was locked up, she learned that it wasn’t her in the mental institution. That is when we are treated to a flashback. It was there that Sheila admits to Lauren that when she and Sugar escaped the prison, they fled to South America, where Sugar sacrificed her face. Sugar thought she was going in for a facelift, but Sheila was able to buy off corrupt doctors to have Sugar’s face altered to look exactly like Sheila.

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Deacon gulps, “What are you telling me, Lauren?” Lauren says, “That there’s someone out there who looks exactly like Sheila. Someone with ten toes.” Vindicated, Deacon shouts, “I was right. It wasn’t Sheila who got cremated. She’s alive! My, God! Sheila’s alive!”

So, the search will be for Sheila starting with next week’s episodes of B&B. Do you think somehow Sheila will wind up in the orbit of Lauren if she has been in hiding since Steffy ‘killed” her in self-defense?  Is Sheila kidnapped somewhere? Share your thoughts via the comment section, but first, look at the set-up of Deacon learning about Sheila and Sugar’s past from Lauren.

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