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AMC Recap – Jan 18 – Jan 22nd

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Greenlee presses David until he confesses that Trevor isn’t his son.  Greenlee tries to convince David to come forward and tell everyone the truth but he refuses to do so as he explains how desperately he wants children and a family.  David gives Greenlee his phone, challenging her to expose his lies.  Meanwhile, Jake and JR have their DNA tested to see if either of them could be Trevor’s father.  JR tells Jake that Jake will always be Trevor’s father regardless of the outcome of the test.  After getting the results of David’s test, Angie informs Jake, Amanda, JR and Marissa that there’s no way David could be Trevor’s father.  Erica admits to Ryan that her life at Fusion feels meaningless after the work she did while in Africa, where she was truly able to make a difference.  While talking with Randi, Madison comes up with the idea of having Fusion create a line of cosmetics with all the profits going to charities such as the Miranda Center.  Feeling she owes her, Madison insists Randi take credit for the idea when Erica immediately gets onboard with it.  Erica tells Ryan she feels more alive when she’s with him and admits that’s what she loves about him.  Ryan’s buoyed when Annie has Emma call and invite him over for a quick visit on his birthday.  With Opal’s help, Erica arranges a surprise birthday dinner for Ryan at his loft.  Erica thinks Opal’s gone overboard at first with all her romantic touches but ultimately decides to keep them.  Ryan’s happy to be home alone with Erica on his birthday.  Adam returns home from the hospital and assures his family that he’s perfectly fine.  Colby remains protective of Adam.  Annie’s taken aback when she overhears Adam on the phone with Barry talking about making some changes to his estate.  Jake and Amanda’s prayers are answered when Angie announces that Jake is Trevor’s father.  Greenlee urges David to return home and come clean with all the people he’s been lying to.  Marissa can’t give David the instant forgiveness he seeks when he admits he lied about having the fatal blood disease.  Jake physically attacks David when he shows up at his and Amanda’s door.  Greenlee’s thrilled to realize she’s getting more sensation in her legs.

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Tad and Liza have an awkward encounter with Krystal and Rob when both couples are planning on engaging in a little hanky-panky.  Amanda stops Jake from beating the life out of David but Jake has no intention of letting David off the hook for all the trouble he’s caused and asks Liza to file a civil suit against him.  Liza convinces David it would be in his best interest if he left Pine Valley for good.  Amanda hopes Jake can move past his vendetta against David and focus on the good things.  Natalia and Brot have a busy night following up on several break-ins around town, first at Wildwind, then checking on a report of Colby’s car being stolen at the Chandler mansion and finally another apparent burglary at ConFusion.  Brot finds Colby’s stolen car outside ConFusion and also discovers a military-style belt with traces of blood on it.  JR comforts Marissa, who’s upset over David’s treachery.  Marissa and JR look forward to starting a family of their own.    David tells Greenlee that he confessed the truth to everyone and has decided to leave Pine Valley for good.  Greenlee urges David to fight for people’s forgiveness and admits she doesn’t want to return home without him because she needs him as her safety net.  Tad lets Liza know that there’s nothing going on between him and Krystal after Liza admits she walked away when she saw them in what looked like an intimate moment.  Jake admits to Amanda that it will take some time for him to accept that David is truly out of their lives.  Erica points out to Ryan that it would be a mistake for them to go away on Valentine’s Day when all he’ll be doing is thinking about Greenlee.  Annie fears for her future when Adam meets with Barry to discuss his estate.  – Adam surprises his family with the unconventional changes he’s made to his will.  After enduring a few interruptions, Tad and Liza finally find themselves alone together and make love.  Ryan admits to Erica that Greenlee has been on his mind lately.  Erica confides to Opal that she wants to keep her relationship with Ryan out of the public eye in order to protect what they have.  David insists to Greenlee that she’ll be better off without him in her life.

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Grand Hotel

GRAND HOTEL Finale: How Sky Died, Paternity Game-Changer, And Another Mystery Begins

ABC’s Grand Hotel ended its season with several plot twists that kept the hour soapy drama in a fast and furious pace to give viewers the answers they had been waiting for, and if the show was picked-up, a cliffhanger with multiple suspects who could be responsible for this new crime.

If you have not watched the finale and intend to, do not read any further, spoilers contained herein:

Danny is finally revealed to Santiago and Gigi to be the brother of the deceased Sky.  Alicia decides to help Danny figure out what happened to his sister on the night she died in the hurricane.  Through flashbacks, we learn that Sky discovered the suicide note that Beatriz had written inside a closet full of jewelry while on a date with Yoli.  Sky used the Intel in it to blackmail Gigi, but Gigi says she does not have access to that kind of cash.   The letter contains the damaging proof that Mrs P and Santiago had a child together, Jason.  Santiago did not know.  To make matters even worse in current time, Santiago just made Gigi’s daughters: Carolina and Yoli part of his new will.

It seems that Mrs. P and Gigi kept the secret of Jason’s paternity and did not want to come out.  Helen put the hotel on lockdown, leaving Sky trapped and having to go through the only available exit to get out of the hotel, which led her into the night and the hurricane.  There, Gigi confronts her at gunpoint. However, there is a scuffle, and lo and behold, Mrs. P husband’s, Malcolm steps out of the shadows after overhearing that his wife had an fling and child with Santiago and clubbed Sky in the back causing her death.

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After Gigi admitted to Santiago, while he was trying to push Danny over the hotel balcony, that she did not kill Sky, Gigi eventually reveals who it was, leading Danny and Alicia to later head to the hospital where Malcolm is dying.  Alicia confronts Mrs. P about her lies and how she hid Jason’s paternity from him and Santiago.  Meanwhile, Danny decides not to tell Malcolm’s family that he killed his sister, because as Danny says, “the universe had already found another way to punish him” – and with that – a few moments later, Malcolm dies.

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Now that Santiago had learned that he is the bio-dad of Jason, he won’t forgive Gigi, who clearly does not want Jason getting more of the pie than her daughters if Santiago were to have the opportunity to adjust his will.  Meanwhile, Santiago has finally blackmailed Mateo out of his job at the hotel, but Mateo does not want the evidence on the flash drive Santiago has in his possession to come out of the deed that he has done.  Mrs P. also gets into a very intense phone conversation with Santiago and they agree to meet downstairs at the hotel.

However, as Santiago walks through the dark halls, out of the shadows gun shots are fired, and he is left bleeding out on the floor.  Did Gigi, Mateo, Helen or even someone else shoot him?  Maybe Carolina and Yoli’s father is the culprit, who is said to be returning home after finding out his daughters are now in Santiago’s will and who has no love lost for the guy!

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In other stories, Javi was seduced by an older woman who turned out to be an alcoholic and Ingrid’s mother, a pissed Ingrid then hooks up with Mateo.  And  finally, as Danny goes to the ocean to say goodbye to his sister Sky by throwing her lighter into the sea, Alicia asks, what he is going to do next?  He says, he will return home to Chicago, but at that point the two of them share a passionate kiss.

Throughout the episode, the emotional heart of it was played to perfection by Lincoln Younes as Danny, who as the brother trying to avenge his sister’s death, played all the beats of his story arc.

So, what did you think of the Grand Hotel finale? What did you think of who was revealed to have killed Sky? Who do you think shot Santiago? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Thomas Goes Over A Cliff! If He Survives, Will They Redeem Him?

Now here’s a ‘cliff’-hanger moment for a Friday soap, that brought with it what could be a game-changing moment, certainly for the relationship of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), and what looks like for Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson).  For months, Thomas had become more obsessed and unhinged over keeping Hope (Annika Noelle) from her child Beth and away from the man she truly loves, Liam (Scott Clifton).

Many of Thomas’ acts have been truly despicable.  But now after a wake-up call conversation with his son, Douglas, and an attempt to set things right with Hope, who wants nothing to do with him, things take a turn when at Steffy’s,  Hope screams at Thomas to stay away from her. He tries to explain he just wants to talk to her, but she wants nothing to do with him.

We then see Brooke making it to the house, and seeing the ensuing argument,  She fears the worse and becomes in-between her daughter and her stepson, as Ridgeis also heading to the house to make sure nothing happens between Thomas and Hope.

But then, in a push/pull moment, Thomas goes over the cliff.  Brooke is mortified. And from the promo for next week’s B&B, Thomas is unconscious and might not make it, as Ridge sits by his bedside.

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So, what is this twist all about? Either, Thomas choreographed the fall to gain sympathy and knew exactly what he was doing, or it was an accident, that might look like an attempted murder for now, and that will cause trouble between Brooke and Ridge, but also, and perhaps through testing in the hospital it might reveal, Thomas had a brain tumor causing him to act erratically?  Or, could it be that on Friday’s episode Thomas truly had a quick come-to-Jesus moment and had already realized the horrors of his way and was truly trying to set things right?  Or, could someone sneak into hospital room and snuff him out with a pillow? Many theories!

Now watch below the final moments when Thomas takes a major tumble and next week’s promo for B&B.  Then, weigh-in: What do you think the show will do with the character of Thomas now? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: John ‘Unmasks’ Kristen In Great, Soapy Cliffhanger

If you caught Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives, head writer Ron Carlivati and company served up a juicy, soapy, delicious reveal to the duped folks of Salem! The backdrop? Of course, … John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena’s (Deidre Hall) surprise wedding anniversary party where at the same location a year ago all hell broke loose … as it has now a year later!

In story. after putting all the pieces together in a montage of flashbacks and moments, John Black is the guy (and Kristen’s ex) who figures that Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) is at the Jarlena party in disguise, but as who?  Through recalling … what “Nicole” said to him, what Abe (James Reynolds) mentioned to him – that since Nicole (Arianne Zucker) came back to Salem she’s been like another person – and Kate (Lauren Koslow) mentioning how Maggie swore she saw Kristen, not Nicole, when Maggie went off the wagon, but no one believed her, things were coming clear to John!

And that to the fact that Eli (Lamon Archey) received a call from Xander (Paul Telfer) who swears he has been working for Kristen DiMera, and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) reporting that bit of news to John, he is hit with the major revelation.  After touching speeches by John …and as Marlena delivers hers about the man she loves, the duo share a kiss, but then John stops “Nicole” and Brady (Eric Martsolf) from leaving the party!

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What happens next is soap gold! John grabs “Nicole” and rips her hair and mask off.  Next, Kristen flips back her hair and reveals herself to the party-goers and it looks like it’s curtains for Kristen … as everyone is stunned by the bombshell and we fade to black.  The pick-up of this great cliffhanger was today (Friday), more on that later.

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Watch the final moments of Thursday’s DAYS as John “Unmasks” Kristen! Then let us know what you thought of the major moment via the comment section below.

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