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AMC Recap – July 11 – July 15th

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Jackson wants some answers from “Erica” before making love to her; he suggests she get professional help to deal with the kidnapping. Jane/Erica says working at the hospital is all the help she needs.  Jackson asks her to talk to him but she says needs time. Jackson admits to Greenlee that he doesn’t buy Erica’s excuse for her strange behavior and fears he’ll never get her back. Greenlee tells her dad to fight for the woman he loves. Greenlee says Erica didn’t go to the spa and they wonder where she went and with whom. Madison asks Greenlee is she’s going to give her idea another chance and Greenlee admits she likes her pitch and is impressed by Madison’s transformation. Angie tells David she doesn’t doubt his talent as a doctor. He says the first patient he ever lost was his father who committed suicide. Giving Angie back her vision means more to him than she realizes. Griffin admits to Kendall she’s the reason he came back to PV and kisses her. They agree to take things slow. Ryan fills Griffin in on their plan to stop David. Griffin now understands David’s paranoia. Ryan explains their concern regarding David and Griffin agrees to help them out. Kendall looks at a photo of her and Zach after Griffin kisses her goodnight and her love for him is still there. Amanda tells JR she has HPV and it can cause cancer. She gets upset when he makes the situation about him and Marissa. JR asks if she plans to tell Jake what happened and Amanda’s not sure. JR goes to get tested but Cara says there isn’t a test for males. Jake tells Angie he’s working on having another baby with Amanda and has planned a romantic dinner for them.  Amanda tells Jake she doesn’t deserve all this. Madison tells David his advice worked. Jane is jealous when she sees David with the “fierce” looking Madison. She tells David that she handled Jackson by saying hospital business is helping her recover so now they have an excuse to spend time together. Greenlee overhears the two making plans for their next meeting.

Kathy wakes Tad from his dream about Dixie to ask if Cara’s mad at him since he slept on the couch. Tad says he and Cara are taking a time out. Tad tells Cara he will keep her safe and stay married to her. She apologizes for using the word “grateful” because he means so much more to her. As Cara prepares Kathy for school, Kathy shows her a picture of her mom, Dixie. Tad looks at a picture of him and Cara and then one of Dixie. JR dreams about a wedding night with Marissa and when he awakes he shares it with her. Marissa questions if Bianca scripted that for him too. She wants to know how much Bianca helped him. Marissa says he used Bianca and Scott was right, he is as bad as Adam. She wonders if there’s anything else he’s keeping from her. Marissa admits to Scott she doesn’t blame Bianca or JR but herself for being scared and taking JR back. JR finds his cousin comforting Marissa and thinks it’s a classic Chandler move. Scott surprises him by saying that he’s not like Stuart and JR isn’t half as bad as Adam. Adam would be disappointed in JR and Scott rubs it in that JR doesn’t own the mansion and that he’s just a tenant. All the stress leads JR to go and buy a bottle of alcohol. He stares at it until AJ shows up and says he’s so happy he and Marissa are back together. JR dumps the booze in an urn. Amanda has a nightmare in which her family is all around her and JR enters, saying they are all diseased. Jake tries to calm her down when she wakes up. Amanda hurries out while Jake’s in the shower and he goes to the hospital looking for her. Opal sees Amanda at Krystal’s and Amanda admits she had a one night stand but doesn’t say with whom. At the hospital, Jake and Tad share their feelings about their respective relationships and Jake is glad that Tad is the kind of guy he wants Cara to be with. He hopes Tad doesn’t let his past keep him from appreciating what he has. Jake talks to Cara and says if Tad makes her happy then she should go for it. In talking to Opal, Tad realizes he wanted Cara’s gratitude but he never wanted that from Dixie. Alone in the park, Amanda’s hearing voices of Cara telling her she has an STD and Jake saying she’s having a bad dream. When Jake shows up she tells him she has an STD. Bianca drops off to Scott a picture Stuart had given to her. As he’s about to go and get Marissa, Bianca says they need their distance. She admits playing Cyrano for JR and Scott’s upset JR used her. Bianca says she did it because she thought she could bring out the best in him and Scott hopes Marissa has seen there is no good in JR. JR asks Bianca why she told Marissa she was behind everything. Bianca tells him to stop thinking he’s the answer to Marissa’s prayers and hopes when Marissa finds the right person she knows and trusts it. JR thinks Bianca’s referring to Scott. Marissa finds Bianca in the park and says she misses her and that her better judgment is telling her to run from JR. Marissa takes Bianca’s face in her hands and kisses her. Dixie tosses and turns as she starts to come out of her sleep all while saying Tad’s name.

Bianca pulls back from the kiss and says she can’t do this; she doesn’t want to lose her best friend. Marissa’s hurt while Bianca thinks its better this way. Marissa tells Scott she just avoided making a huge mistake. Scott thinks she’s referring to JR and says he’s no good. Jake tells Amanda that he knows it must have been hard to hear from Cara that she has an STD and stresses that she must tell her former partners, including JR and David. Amanda admits she slept with JR after watching him and Cara in the tent. Jake blames JR for taking advantage of Amanda and blames himself for driving her to this after indulging in a fantasy of what he and Cara had. Jake says he doesn’t hate her but she feels a rift between them. Jake confides in Tad that Amanda slept with someone else but doesn’t say it was JR. Tad advises Jake to ask himself if he still wants this marriage. David finds JR just as he’s about to attend an AA meeting and Tad tells him to leave JR alone. Tad wonders what has JR on edge and all he’ll say is that Scott is undermining him as he tries to make things right with Marissa. JR’s staring at a drink on the bar and says he’s not bad enough to be Adam’s son but not good enough to be Dixie’s. Tad thinks if JR takes a drink he’s just confirming the voices in his head that are telling him he’s no good. Amanda finds JR and tells him she told Jake the truth and that he forgives her. She asks if he told Marissa about the STD and he says no. JR finds Marissa and asks her to admit there is something between her and Scott. She tells him it’s not Scott, its Bianca (Bianca overhears them talking). Bianca asks Kendall for some advice on love. Kendall admits she has feelings for Griffin and is upset that he’s put up a wall between them. As Dixie sleeps, she remembers holding JR as a baby and saying what big plans Adam had for him, but that he is her little boy too. She mutters in her sleep for Tad to save her baby.

JR thinks Marissa’s just trying to get back at him when she says she has feelings for Bianca and believes it’s just a front to cover that it’s really Scott she wants. Bianca and Marissa just stare at each other after Marissa’s declaration and JR thinks they’re playing games with him until Marissa says she’s falling in love. JR turns the tables and accuses Bianca of using Marissa to get back at him for what happened with Babe. Marissa tells JR she’s sorry; she wanted a new start and thought it could be with him. JR tells Marissa to get out, and alone, he takes a drink. Jane starts coming onto David and he pulls away, saying he has a meeting. Her mission is no longer to be the most famous woman, she just wants David, and if he doesn’t stay she will tell everyone she was blackmailed. David shoots back that Kendall could go to jail if the truth comes out but Jane doesn’t care about Erica’s family. In order to get Jane back under his spell David kisses her. As they begin to make love the fire alarm goes off and they go running out of the room only to find Greenlee. She questions how Erica could do this to her father and slaps David. David tells Jane she can blame what’s happened on the stress she’s been under. Griffin tells David they have a problem that Greenlee has started to remember. David thinks Ryan is getting too close. Opal tells Jackson she feels like she’s lost her best friend. Jackson’s tried to get Erica help but it hasn’t worked. Kendall asks Griffin what his deep, dark secret is and Griffin says he’s boring and has no secrets. She knows he’s holding something back and says he’s acting like Zach. Realizing what she’s said, Kendall fells bad that he came back to PV for her and she brought up Zach. Jane shows up at Kendall’s and finds Bianca, Opal, Jackson and Greenlee and they admit this is an intervention. Jane insists she isn’t drinking or popping pills but Kendall says it’s about something more dangerous, David.

JR asks Maya to lock the door after she catches him taking a drink. Tad shows up and he instructs Maya to get rid of the alcohol. Mookie finds her in the parlor and wants to know what’s going on and he grabs her by the wrist and asks why she’s hiding stuff for JR. JR tells Tad he doesn’t need to be checked on but Tad says he promised Dixie he’d take care of him. Tad admits that his relationship with Dixie may have been the best one he’ll ever have. JR fesses up to having just one drink and says that Marissa’s a lesbian. Jesse expresses his fears to Brot that if Angie gets her sight back she will realize Lucy is not theirs. In need of another job now that Mookie is working at the Chandler Mansion, Maya asks Frankie if his parents still need a babysitter. Frankie realizes her boyfriend must be the father of the baby she gave up. David tells Angie her stem cells are accepting the treatment and she thanks David and says he may have saved more lives than he’s destroyed. David says he didn’t save the people he loved the most. Angie tries to get him to open up but a phone call ends their conversation. Jane’s offended when Greenlee says David has her acting strange, not like herself. Jane says that she has changed since the kidnapping and maybe Jackson just doesn’t like it. Greenlee warns Jane that David will use her. Bianca and Kendall wonder why their mother hasn’t been there for them lately and Jane says they are grown women. Jane tells Opal that she’s sick of being her Gal-Pal. Kendall thinks “Erica” is sick. Just as Jane is telling everyone she loves David, he shows up. Jackson’s shocked by her confession and the fact that Greenlee knew about the two and disgusted, he leaves. Greenlee can’t believe she used to defend David and says there is no good in him. David makes his own announcement and gets down on one knee and proposes. Erica tells Ben she has to be honest about herself when writing her new book. She feels guilty for blaming her mother for her father’s absence. Confiding in Ben, Erica says she always wanted a loving father and talks about how she was raped which resulted in Kendall’s birth when she was only 14 years old. Erica says she thinks the reason so married so many men was because she was looking for a father figure. As Erica’s spilling her feelings she and Ben are startled by a knocking sound on the other side of the wall. A groggy Dixie reaches up for the star she drew on the wall and bangs on it, saying she has to get home.

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You wrote, “Marissa finds Bianca in the park and says… that her better judgment is telling her to run from JR. ” Marissa only said that her better judgment was telling her to run, and I’m pretty sure she meant run from Bianca and her feelings for Bianca. Hence Marissa’s statement that she would now “do the opposite” of what her better judgment was telling her to do, which leads her to kiss Bianca rather than run.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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AEW RAMPAGE GRAND SLAM: Hangman Adam Page Punches Ticket to World Title Shot; The Great Muta Saves Sting

On the second half of a two-night pro wrestling television event, AEW Rampage aired an extended two-hour presentation on TNT.  Following Wednesday’s nights AEW Dynamite Grand Slam, where several titles changed hands, the pressure was on for AEW to air another great night of wrestling and continue to amp up their storylines.

Let’s get into some of the highlights of AEW Rampage Grand Slam.  The opening match featured high-flyer Darby Allin and the icon, Sting going up against ‘House of Black’ members, Buddy Matthews and Brody King with meddling Julia Hart at ringside. The match was a No DQ bout, so anything goes, and did.

While Allin and Matthews were beating up on each other with moves off the AEW set scaffoldings, Sting was handcuffed in the ring, with no one to help him. Ah, but cue the music! In a great cameo appearance, The Great Muta came down to the ring, and no one knew whether he would be there to help Sting or the ‘House of Black’. Longtime wrestling fans know that Sting and The Great Muta have had a storied career in bouts together dating as far back as 1989; whether it would be facing each other or teaming up together.

At ‘Grand Slam’ once Muta entered the ring, he turned and spit green mist into Buddy Matthews eyes and it was revealed he was there to make a save for Sting! The blinding mist backed-up Matthews right into Julia Hart, who went crashing through a table. Next, breaking free of his handcuffs Sting secured the victory over Matthews.

In an update on Saturday, it has been announced by Japan’s Pro Wrestling Noah that Sting will participate in The Great Muta’s retirement match.  The organization put out this statement on the event: “We are pleased to announce the participation of AEW superstar and international pro wrestling legend Sting at the GREAT MUTA FINAL ‘BYE-BYE’ event, which will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Yokohama. It was The Great Muta who came to the unexpected rescue of Sting on AEW Rampage: Grand Slam this week. This incident triggered him to partner with Sting at the Yokohama Arena event.”

Later in the night, in the Golden Ticket Battle Royal, where the winner would get a title shot at the AEW World Championship currently held by Jon Moxley, the melee featured many of the AEW stars trying to throw each other out of the ring and over the top ropes.  From the very beginning, Hangman Adam Page was a target, being attacked on his way to the ring, and now the main question was, would the former champ last through the entire Battle Royal?  In storyline, Matt Hardy was reunited with Private Party, as they worked together in the ring and were all eliminated outside of the ring.  When the smoke cleared, Hangman Page and Rush were the last men standing, and both trying to ‘hang’ on for dear life on the ring ropes and not hit the concrete floor and be eliminated.  In the end, Page scored the victory over Rush earning his title shot.

The main event featured Absolute Ricky Starks vs. Powerhouse Hobbs in a rematch of the former tag team partners feud.  Last time out, Hobbs beat Starks in less than five minutes. However, this time it was a ‘Lights Out’ match where anything goes. Coolest part of the night belonged to Starks with his entrance video.  You can check it out below.  After beating each other up with tables, chairs, chains and a light fixture rod (yup), in the end, Starks scored the victory over the much larger and towering Hobbs.

Honorable mention match goes to Jungle Boy Jack Perry (son of the late 90210’s Luke Perry) and his match with Rey Fenix.  The bout was filled with high-flying maneuvers as only these men can do, and the crowd was into it.  In the end, it was Jungle Boy who secured the win.  However, he ultimately faced a beatdown by his former partner, Luchasaurus, who attacked him in the ring at the command of Christian Cage, who entered the ring with his arm in a sling. Cage blames his injury on Perry from the All Out pay-per-view, and as always, Cage continued to trash Perry and his family.

The second honorable mention goes to Eddie Kingston and Sammy Guevara as they continued their feud. Guevara started the match by calling out how out of shape he believes Kingston is, which played on their previous backstage controversy.  In the end, Kingston went berserk after securing the victory over Guevara, by refusing to let go of his winning hold.  Security came out to extricate the two men.  That instance, made the referee change the decision and award the match to Guevara by disqualification.

AEW Owner/CEO and GM, Tony Khan took to Twitter on the decision and shared: “It’s unfortunate that Sammy Guevara of all people was the beneficiary of your screw-tightening, @RefTurnerAEW In hundreds of AEW shows, we’ve literally only had a few DQs ever, you hate to see it, but Eddie Kingston also put you and your officials in an impossible decision.”

So, what did you think of AEW Rampage Grand Slam two-hour event? What was your favorite match? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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AEW Dynamite

AEW DYNAMITE GRAND SLAM: Jon Moxley Becomes 3-Time World Champ, ‘The Acclaimed’ Win Tag Team Belts For 1st Time

Wednesday night’s AEW Dynamite Grand Slam on TBS, direct from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York was a stacked television card featuring multiple title bouts.

In the main event, Jon Moxley faced Bryan Danielson.  Both men, who are members of the Blackpool Combat Club, won their spots to battle for the AEW World Title in a tournament after previous champ, C.M. Punk was reportedly suspended and injured, causing the AEW World Title to be vacant.

The suspension came after an alleged backstage brawl following a press scrum where Punk after AEW’s All Out pay-per-view in Chicago got into altercations with the Elite (The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega).  The Elite had previously won the AEW Trios championship but were stripped of that title, as well.

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Going into Grand Slam, most AEW fans felt the momentum was for Danielson to win the belt.  However, it was not meant to be his night. Moxley pinned Danielson, with MJF looming in a stadium sky box complete with the large-sized poker chip that he won at All Out in the Casino Ladder Match (with the help of The Firm). MJF can cash that chip in and wrestle Moxley for the title at apparently, anytime. The smart bet is on MJF to become the next AEW World Champion given his rise in popularity with the audience, even though he is the master heel of the company. Bad boys rule!

In addition, in a history-making moment, The Acclaimed took down Swerve and Our Glory, to become first-time AEW World Tag Team Champions. The crowd was ready for the title to change hands, given this was a rematch between Anthony Bowens and Max Caster (The Acclaimed) vs. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee (Swerve in Our Glory) from All Out.  The win makes Bowens AEW’s first LGBTQ Champion in its history.

Both Bowens and Caster took to social media after their popular victory.  Bowens shared: “When my Nana passed in 2015 I promised her I’d be a success. Nana, I made it! AEW’s first Gay Champion. Most tag team wins in AEW Most popular team in wrestling. EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED.. your #ForeverChamps.”

While Caster shared: “YO! LISTEN! The Acclaimed are YOUR @AEW world champions. The People’s Choice. Winningest team. Best homegrown team. We are the New Legends.”

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Chris Jericho won his eighth pro-wrestling title in his iconic career, beating Claudio Castagnoli with a low blow to take home the Ring of Honor Heavyweight Championship.  In another shady maneuver, ‘The Bastard’ Pac used the ring bell hammer to clobber Orange Cassidy in the head to score the pin and retain the All-Atlantic Championship.

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Finally, in the ‘sudden arrival department’, Saraya (formerly known as WWE’s Paige) put all the AEW Women’s Division on notice, when she halted Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Jamie Hayter, Serena Deeb’s beat down of Athena and Toni Storm and make her presence known. Saraya made it clear that she is going to take over the Women’s Division.

So, what did you think of AEW Dynamite Grand Slam? What did you think of the championship outcomes?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to watch a special AEW Rampage Grand Slam two-hours even this Friday night on TNT (8pm ET).

 

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