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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.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: What Did You Think of Victoria and Ashland’s Wedding? (PHOTOS)

Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless brought with it the vows and the “I do’s” of Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) to Ashland Locke (Richard Burgi), and the couple are now officially married.  However, pangs of guilt, emotion, and ‘how to solve a problem like Ashland’ also filled the ceremony.

Leslie Brooks (Janice Lynde) played the piano, Tess (Cait Fairbanks) sang a song, and Victoria came down the aisle with her father, Victor (Eric Braden).  It was actually the moments between Eric Braeden and Amelia Heinle that were the emotional high points as you could see the love between the characters, and the actors.

 

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With the nuptials in Tuscany, which brought Hunter King and Michael Mealor’s characters of Summer and Kyle back into the mix, along with Janice Lynde, Victoria was said to never look more beautiful and she chose, after all of Sally’s (Courtney Hope) machinations, to actually wear the dress Sally designed, which was a smash!

The drama came from what was Gaines (Jamison Jones) going to do and what ammo did he have to bust up the nuptials in his revenge against Ashland.  Nick (Joshua Morrow) comes upon him in a upstairs terrace room, and instead of helping him stop the wedding, he actually locks him in the room.

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Nick then has a decision to make …. does he stop the wedding, which he knows his sister would never forgiven him for (he was already uninvited to the nuptials), or bust open the situation?  It is none other than Adam (Mark Grossman) that tells Nick to look at Victoria before he makes his move saying, “She’s happy. Do you really want to be the guy who wipes that look off her face on what should be the best day of her life?” Just then, Ashland and Victoria become husband and wife, They kiss as everyone in attendance applauds.

Throughout the wedding, another highlight was every time the camera would pan to Billy.  His face said it all as it was exceedingly and increasingly hard for him to watch Victoria marry another man, let alone Ashland. Jason Thompson played those moments to perfection. After the wedding, Billy goes up to the newlyweds and wishes them well.  During the ceremony, he received a text from Gaines, but did not read it.  When he later opens it, there is a video attachment.

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Meanwhile, back in the upstairs room, Gaines is confronted by Nick, Adam, and Victor, who Adam alerted to the situation; instead of calling security, which Nick asked him to do.  A stern Victor tells Gaines that he’s still a threat to Victoria and her company, and he won’t allow that to happen.

When we go back to Billy, who is now with Lily (Christel Khalil), he looks shocked by what he just saw in the video message from Gaines.  He shows it to Lily saying: “He (Gaines) just sent us a video of himself detailing all of Ashland’s crimes including the evidence.” Lily knows this is huge news! Billy tells her that if they don’t publish within the hour, Gaines is going to send it around to other press outlets.  When Lily asks, “What should we do?”  The camera pans to Billy looking at Victoria and Ashland, where Victoria is smooching with her new hubby.  Billy looks very concerned and very torn. Will he be the person to break the backstory of Ashland and his crimes including the forged will and his conniving for Camilla Rhodes’ fortune… or will he not do anything with the intel to save his enduring relationship with Victoria?  We fade to black.  Tune-in Monday.

So, what did you think of the wedding of Ashland & Victoria? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first, check out some of the moments and looks from the wedding in front of the camera and behind the scenes in our photo gallery below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly Admits To Sonny She Was Falling Back In Love with Jason

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally had the “talk”.  You know, the one about what Sonny really walked in on the night he “returned from the dead” on Carly and Jason’s (Steve Burton) wedding night?  Yeah, that one.

Sonny has already had a conversation with Jason, where Jason admitted he was starting to fall again for Carly, even though they were originally getting married to show a united front for the five families.

Now coming to confront Carly, Sonny is at first greeted by her with “Mike’s” cowboy hat, where she says the man he was in Nixon Falls is a mystery to her. Sonny tells her he spoke with Jason and so Carly is compelled to admit that she and Jason would have slept together on their wedding night, if Sonny hadn’t shown up alive and in the bedroom!

Sonny’s clearly upset about his best friend and his wife getting so close and rekindling their old feelings. Carly tells Sonny that, at first, Jason and she were just going through with the wedding for show, but later, they decided to make it a real marriage, and were falling in love.

When Sonny poses the question to Carly, if she has any residual feelings for Jason, she says they have gone back to being best friends, and how much she loves Sonny.  Carly points out that Nina (Cynthia Watros) did this to them – she kept them apart for nine months – and so much has happened that it’s been difficult for them to be together as it was in the past because of it.

In the end, despite what Nina had perpetrated on them, Carly and Sonny come to an agreement that they need to rebuild their relationship.  But the cowboy hat looms as we fade to black.

Clearly, the Jason and Carly relationship and almost consummating it on their wedding night, is not sitting well with Sonny; plus Sonny seems to continue to not really tear into Nina for her deception as much as someone would if he didn’t also have feelings for her.

So, what do you hope happens next? Do you want Sonny and Carly to work things out? Do you hope Sonny sleeps with Nina? If he does, and Jason goes back to Britt (now that they are going on another adventure together to locate Liesl) is Carly ultimately the odd woman out?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Sheila and Deacon Team Up

The Forresters are really going to get what’s coming to them after their rantings to Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan), and previously Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown)!

Now mind you, they have good reason, but obviously their tirades, slaps, and holier than thou attitudes, are going to serve as the impetus for these two super-villains to dish out some payback.

On Friday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, after Deacon previously arrived on the scene to see his daughter, Hope (Annika Noelle), fresh out of his prison term, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) demanded that Hope tell Deacon that he cannot be a part of her life. Mind you, Hope, had already admitted that she was sending letters to Deacon while he was in prison this whole time.

In turn, Deacon showed Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Liam (Scott Clifton) and Brooke, said letters.  Now with everyone hating on Deacon, he tells Hope he is going to leave, because he does not want to cause her any pain.  Ridge calls him out for that touching, little speech, which no one believes, and then Brooke and Liam tell Deacon to leave with Brooke punctuating it with a “Just leave, Deacon. That’s something you’re good at.”

Later, after his hideous encounter with the Forresters, Deacon is having a drink at the Il Giardino when who should saddle up to the bar … Sheila!  Now sitting next to each other and realizing who each other is, the conversation turns to their issues with the Forresters, with Sheila coming up with the idea that they should work together after hearing what happened at the cabin with Hope and the rest of the clan.  Sheila admits she has child, a son, that she wants to be close to as well who is married to Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) ! Deacon is, at first, shocked. She goes on to say how the Forresters are cutting her out of Finn’s (Tanner Novlan) life, just like they are trying to cut Deacon out of Hope’s life.

Sheila implores Deacon to not give up on Hope, as she is not giving up on Finn.  Then she adds: “With the two of them together, they are going to get what they want and the Forresters don’t stand a chance!”  Sheila lets out one of her maniacal laughs as Deacon looks on nervous and probably down right scared of what he just got himself into.

But how delicious were the scenes between Kimberlin Brown and Sean Kanan? They were great playing off each other and we can’t wait for more.

Watch a key scene between Sheila and Deacon from today’s episode below.   Followed by our recent Michael Fairman Channel with Kimberlin and Tanner Novlan.

Then let us know in the comment section, if you are excited by Sheila and Deacon teaming-up to reign terror on the Forresters? Our bet? And probably yours too? They are going to somehow push Finn and Hope together! 

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