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Opal tells Jake and Amanda she had a premonition that David is headed back to town.  Tad later calls Jake to warn him that he thought he caught a glimpse of David outside of Confusion.  Erica takes the bull by the horns and publicly declares that she and Ryan are involved.  Back at Wildwind, David reluctantly lets Greenlee know that Ryan is seeing someone but doesn’t mention Erica.  Greenlee hides when Tad and Jake appear at David’s door demanding to know why he’s back in town.  After sneaking out while David deals with Tad and Jake, Greenlee makes her way to Ryan’s penthouse and sees him and Erica in the throes of passion.  Tad and Liza agree that their relationship is in a good place Greenlee wants to hurt Ryan the same way he’s hurt her.  To that end, Greenlee sends David to Ryan’s penthouse where he secretly swipes a flash drive she had hidden there.  Greenlee explains to David that the drive contains a virus that she’s going to use to sabotage Fusion’s computer software.  Jake and Tad learn that David didn’t return to Pine Valley alone but don’t realize that Greenlee is his traveling companion.  Tad strikes out when he tries to question David’s pilot but Jake manages to intercept the package the pilot was waiting for.  Jake is surprised to find that David was receiving a shipment of drugs he deduces are being used to treat someone who’s either underwent a transplant of some sort or is undergoing stem cell therapy.  Adam catches Damon in Colby’s room.  Colby tries to patch things up between Damon and Bailey.  Annie finagles her way into getting Adam to agree to let her work with Scott at Chandler Enterprise. Ryan and Erica learn the extent of the damage done to Fusion’s software system but vow to rise from the ashes and rebuild.  David claims to Angie and Jake that Nurse Gayle is the patient he’s treating.  Jesse confronts David after finding his fingerprint on the flash drive that was used to sabotage Fusion’s computer system.  Greenlee accidentally causes the room to fill with smoke from the fireplace before passing out.  Ryan hears the smoke alarm going off when he arrives at Wildwind.  Krystal’s embarrassed to admit to Tad that she hurt herself when she and Rob fell out of bed while having sex.  Liza picks up on the easy dynamic between Tad and Krystal.  Marissa reopens old emotional wounds when she confronts David at the hospital.

Greenlee narrowly avoids being discovered by Ryan when he barges into Wildwind with the firemen who have responded to the smoke alarms going off.  David covers his tracks when Jesse questions him about his fingerprints being found on the flash drive that was used to sabotage Fusion’s computer system.  Ryan shares his theory about the flash drive with Jesse.  Greenlee has renewed vigor in her quest for revenge against Ryan and Erica.  Ryan and Jesse inform Erica of their suspicions about David.  JR devastates Colby when he admits he has cancer and has slipped out of remission.  Liza’s shocked to realize how involved Colby has become with Damon. Greenlee urges David to stay and fight for what’s theirs and comes up with a surprising suggestion as to how they should start their quest for payback against the people who’ve hurt them.  Greenlee fantasizes about hurting Ryan as much as he’s hurt her.  Erica sets out to try and get the truth out of David but he gives nothing away.  Amanda’s shocked at how far Jake is willing to go to get David out of their lives.  Opal can’t shake the feeling that something wicked is headed everyone’s way

Days Of Our Lives

GH’s Maurice Benard and DAYS Kassie DePaiva Named “Power Performances of the Week”

Two daytime vets in two very opposing types of storylines delivered emotional and riveting work during their scenes.  First on General Hospital, Maurice Benard (Sonny) in yet another stellar knockout performance in the Alzheimer’s storyline; showed the anguish and pain of a son trying to come to terms with his father’s ultimate fate.

This week saw Sonny originally deciding to try to prolong Mike’s (Max Gail) life by having him placed on a feeding tube, but soon after seeing the fate of Yvonne, another Alzheimer’s patient, and a talk with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Sonny changed course, and did what’s best for Mike, not for himself, and decided to let his father die with dignity and with as least suffering as possible.

We don’t think there could have been a dry eye in the house when Sonny visited Mike’s hospital bedside, and told him that it’s OK for his dad to let go, and not have to stick around for him.  Max Gail, as per usual, was also so touching in these scenes.

Benard did not overplay a beat, and for anyone who has had a parent die of this dreadful disease, you could relate to what Sonny went through in the more than capable hands of this two-time Daytime Emmy winner.

Over on Days of our Lives, what a return for Kassie DePaiva in her role as Eve Donovan! This time, she has come back unhinged and at an emotional rock bottom, so much so that she had abducted Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson), had him taken to an abandoned warehouse, strapped him up, tortured him with an assist from Dr. Rolf’s protege, Vincent (Michael Teh), and came up with this twisted plot to have Ben turn back into the “necktie serial killer” and kill his bride, Ciara (Victoria Konefal).

Why, you say? Well, because Eve’s daughter, Paige was one of Ben’s victims and it has been eating Eve alive this whole time. She is a mama grieving for her daughter so deeply that she can’t understand why Paige is dead and he is left on earth to roam around free and find love and happiness… and we find out she was gutted when Ben got a last-minute reprieve when he was recently sentenced to death by lethal injection.

DePaiva played this arc of Eve’s story as a soapalicious villain, but when you really deconstruct it, Eve is just in so much pain… and all of that came through even in the darkest of scenes.  And … there is yet more to come!

Kudos to Maurice and Kassie for being named Michael Fairman TV’s “Power Performances of the Week”.

So, do you agree with our picks for Maurice and Kassie? What did you think of their work? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Makes The Heartbreaking Decision About Mike In Episode With Touching Performances

For anyone who has gone through losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s Disease, Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital would bring them right back to the place they found themselves in when faced with the difficult decision of what to do when there is no more hope, when the disease has progressed to its most advance stages, and wanting the person they love to die with what dignity they have left.

Through Sonny’s journey played beautifully by Maurice Benard, we see a son who wants to do what he can to prolong his father’s life, holding on to the moments where there seemed to be some signs of life within his dad, and not wanting the guilt of being the person to make the ultimate decision – in this case to put Mike (Max Gail) on a feeding tube, when he no longer has the desire to eat.

Wanting to move forward with the procedure to have a feeding tube put into Mike, Sonny runs into Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) who tells him about Yvonne, and how she is at GH on a feeding tube and a ventilator and strapped to a bed.

When Sonny sees how Yvonne is hooked to machines, it is a real awakening for him,  That, coupled with one of the most important talks and moments in the Alzheimer’s storyline when Sonny speaks to Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)  – who tells him how she sees Mike, who is now a shell of himself, who doesn’t smile, doesn’t eat, and so forth – Sonny is aware of what he truly needs to do.  These scenes they were played to perfection by Rebecca Herbst and Maurice Benard, and couple that with Laura Wright and Steve Burton as a concerned and emotional Carly and Jason; seeing how this situation is ripping Sonny apart, and also facing that Mike will die, they too are devastated and delivered hankie-filled moments in their scenes.

The final minutes of the episode featured father and son in a simple, quiet, and powerful scene where Sonny tells his dad, he is not going to have a procedure, and that it’s OK for him to go.   Mike, in tears, hears what Sonny is saying and is relieved.  Sonny has set him free to die, and now Sonny must face his decision – a selfless one that any of us who have been in this position know has to be done for their loved one; so there will be no more suffering and no more pain.  Kudos to GH for today’s scenes in this storyline.

Watch the scene between Sonny and Elizabeth below.

Now let us know via the comment section, how do you think GH handled this major moment in the telling of the Alzheimer’s storyline? What did you think of the performances? 

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Days Of Our Lives

Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section below.   

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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