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AMC Recap – Feb 15 – Feb 19th

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Greenlee’s sudden return from the dead sends shockwaves through the assembled guests, who soon take their leave with the exception of Ryan.  Ryan’s speechless over Greenlee’s intention to marry David let alone on Valentine’s Day of all days.  Ryan tells Greenlee he never stopped loving her and is dismayed she kept the fact that she survived the accident from him.  Greenlee defends David, insisting he’s the one who’s going to take care of her now.  Jack wants nothing more than to see David behind bars but Jesse points out he hasn’t really committed any crimes.  Annie crashes the now non-wedding and is stunned to see Greenlee. Ryan stuns Greenlee when he suggests they run off and get married right now.  Ryan voices his undying love for Greenlee and pulls her into a passionate kiss which she responds to at first.  Greenlee’s instinct to melt into Ryan’s arms and reunite with the man she truly loves soon disappears as her fury returns and she accuses him of betraying her first with Kendall and then with Erica.  Ryan defends himself to Greenlee, claiming he thought she was dead and never coming back to him but her hurt is too great for her to simply get over.  Ryan’s positive Greenlee still loves him and that he’ll win her back.  David puts the screws to Angie, saying he knows she used the information he gave her to force the head of the janitorial union to call off the proposed strike.  David blackmails Angie into resigning as Chief of Staff.  JR and Marissa get the news that JR needs a bone marrow transplant.  JR rejects Adam’s offer to help but Adam refuses to walk away from his son.  Colby anticipates Annie’s descent back into insanity now that Greenlee has returned. Greenlee insists to David she still wants to marry him but decides it would be better to have a private ceremony the next day with no guests.  Jake refuses to let David get away with blackmailing Angie into resigning.  Tad, Ryan and Jake come up with a plan to get even with David.  To that end, Tad and Jake drag an unconscious David to an undisclosed location.  Greenlee faces off with Erica at Fusion.  Erica becomes incensed when Jack immediately jumps to Greenlee’s defense and tells him this is proof positive why they could never be together again.  Ryan surprises Greenlee at Fusion and carries her away despite her protests.  Pretending to Annie, Colby calls Oak Haven claiming she fears she’s starting to have a breakdown.  Annie starts to panic when Dr. Burke arrives at the mansion but does her best to cover her growing unease.  Annie asks Scott to spend the night.

David awakes handcuffed and bound to a chair in Erica’s new penthouse.  With Erica’s help, Tad and Jake get the tape David was using to blackmail Angie.  Back at the penthouse, Erica tries to convince David to get Greenlee to back off Fusion.  Ryan holds Greenlee against her will in the turret room at the castle where they got married the first time as he tries to get her to admit she still loves him.  Angie’s intent on resigning but Jesse surprises her when he retrieves the letter of resignation she sent to the hospital board.  The tension between Angie and Jesse remains high.  JR’s family starts to be tested as possible bone marrow donors.  Adam’s disappointed when Frankie and Jake inform him he can’t be tested as he wanted to be the one to come through for his son.  Colby’s pleased by Annie’s discomfort over Greenlee’s return, thinking it will surely send Annie back to Oak Haven. Ryan wears Greenlee down with talk of happy memories until she finally admits she does still love him and maybe always will.  Greenlee, however, insists to Ryan they can never get back what they had and it really is over between them.  The stressful situation takes its toll Greenlee, who faints in Ryan’s arms.  Alone with Jake, Greenlee reveals she’s really awake and asks him to help her.  Erica and David engage in a war of words while she holds him captive.  Annie seethes when Adam does as JR demands and sends her home from the hospital.  Scott devastates Annie when he walks away from her.  Annie’s chilled to find a tire iron on the terrace.  JR tells Marissa he wants her to officially adopt Little A.  Per Adam’s instructions, Tad begins searching for a mystery person.

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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