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AMC Recap – July 5 – July 9th

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Wanting Caleb to turn over his half of Cortdlandt Electronics to him, Scott shows up at Wildwind and makes an offer. Erica insists she and Caleb figure out what is going to happen with Cortdlandt Electronics because she doesn’t plan to run it with him. Tad has no regrets about hitting Paul and he calls JR to bail him out. Tad signs the adoption papers for Damon and they plan to celebrate the good news.  Damon suggests he and Liza improve their relationship.  The two hug and Damon sneaks in a kiss leaving both to wonder what just happened. JR explains to Marissa that he needs to go to the cottage alone so that he can better himself as a father, husband and man and Annie shows up. Erica reveals to Jackson and Bianca that she is surrendering Fusion to Greenlee. Despite trying to get Annie out of the cottage, JR winds up listening to her reason for coming.  Annie recounts memories of being on the run from her first husband and details her struggle of survival for her and Emma. AJ tells Marissa he wants her to take him to see his dad. Ryan overhears David on the phone with the SEC agent indicating he is sending in his final payment and would have never confessed if he didn’t know for sure that he’d face little-to-no charges. David promises Greenlee they will get their mansion back from Caleb. Erica tries to work Caleb into getting his half of Cortlandt Electronics. When Erica fills Caleb in on what David did (cause the crash that ruined his house), Caleb thinks it’s only fitting that he now take David’s. Madison decides to find another place to stay for the sake of her relationship with Ryan and Frankie says she can stay with him and Randi. After having another visual disorientation attack, Angie decides not to tell Jesse until she knows whether the medicine is working or not. Jesse is suspended by the Mayor after she couldn’t reach him due to the fact he was in West VA on a personal vendetta against David. After Ryan tells her that David knew he wouldn’t go to jail, Greenlee confronts her husband. David admits that what Ryan said is true and Greenlee is disappointed. Greenlee accepts his apology but is still a little shaken about her marriage. Randi’s a little unsure about Madison crashing at their place especially now that she has to go off to Italy for a modeling job. Jackson questions Erica on whether she really wants Caleb to leave town.

Erica sees Caleb meeting with JR & Scott and yells at him not to give over the company.  Pulling Caleb aside, Erica makes it clear they have to work together for Palmer’s sake. Caleb goes back to his meeting and tells the Chandler boys to draw up an offer. Annie and JR scheme to lowball Caleb on their offer.  Krystal, witnessing their interaction, warns her son in-law to be careful when it comes to Annie. Caleb asks Krystal to tell him everything she knows about Chandler family. Tad tells Liza he no longer wants to push people away or avoid commitment.  Damon doesn’t want Tad to know about the kiss he shared with Liza. Colby’s angry and upset when Damon says he can’t come to NY with her.  Wanting him more than she wants the internship, Colby turns down the offer and tells Damon they cancelled her spot.

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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