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AMC Recap – June 6 – June 10th

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David helps Jane administer the epi-pen but makes her sign papers reinstating him to the hospital first. He asks who Jane Campbell is and she tries to cover but when he sees a photo of a man and a little boy she screams at him to leave it alone. David concludes from the scars that she’s an imposter. Jane confirms but says she loves Erica. She pleads with him not to say anything to anyone and points out how she can help by being Erica. Cara deals with the consequences of what happened between her and Jake. Tad notices something’s off with his wife but Cara doesn’t want to talk about it right now. Griffin figures out what happened with Cara and Jake after she tells her brother that her marriage can never be real because of her. Jake is hit with memories of his past with Cara and the time she left him when they were overseas. Kendall wants to work with Griffin on the Miranda Center and credits her new energy to him. Erica appears to be getting closer to the henchman and he seems to have taken a liking to her. He tells her his name is Ben and Erica’s hopeful about the connection they’ve made. Greenlee struggles to keep her relationship with Ryan alive. She tries to plan a night alone but they’re interrupted by Kendall and Spike. Jackson consoles Greenlee when she panics that she’s turning into her mom. She vows to keep fighting for Ryan. Kendall tells Ryan that if he can’t get past what Greenlee did then he owes it to both of them to walk away. Griffin lays into Cara for almost sleeping with Jake. Tad asks Jake if he’s done with Cara after admitting his feelings for her and Jake says yes. Cara tells Tad what happened between her and Jake and says she still wants Tad if he still wants to be with her. Tad convinces Cara to go back to work at the hospital. Tad and Griffin share a drink and toast to Cara working back at PVH and Tad hopes Griffin will stick around town as well. Cara and Jake toss their old wedding rings into the hazardous materials container. Griffin and Kendall almost have another “moment” when he says he is going to leave town after the charges are dropped.

Bianca promises JR she’ll help him with Marissa but he must promise not to hurt her again. Bianca’s haunted by the memory of being locked in the closet. Marissa shows up and tells her friend they can help each other. Jane tells Jackson she signed the papers for David and Greenlee rips into her for what she’s done. David learns from Jane that Greenlee is thinking of selling the hospital and insists she buy it that way she can help reinstate him. In return he will keep her secret; Jane agrees and a deal is made. Greenlee encourages Scott to fight for Madison and plans to take her own advice in her fight to keep Ryan in her life. Ryan lets Greenlee console him by Sara’s grave. Madison decides to end things with Scott. Ryan encourages Madison that she can still be the woman she once dreamt of being. He does say that he thinks Scott is a good man. Scott tries to rekindle their romance but Madison says she will stay on Frankie/Randi’s couch for now. Scott winds up hitting JR after he makes a sarcastic comment regarding him and Madison.

Marissa wants to give JR another shot and Bianca says she just wants her friend to be happy. Bianca snaps at a guy flirting with her at the bar and tells Kendall she is sick and tired of not feeling safe wherever she goes and she’s trying to shake the bad memories of Ricky & Michael Cambias. When Marissa checks up on Bianca, Bianca admits to Kendall that she can’t lean on her friend because she is falling in love with her. After bringing up some boxes of designer clothes to her room, Colby gives them to Maya. She opens up about Asher and later tells him that she is scaling back from her vlog so she can help him with his recovery. Colby overhears Maya’s call and assumes she must be talking to a boyfriend. Maya denies, claiming it was her aunt, but when she’s alone she gets back on the phone & tells the person on the other end that she cannot see him tonight. Cara tries setting up Griffin and Kendall. Griffin tells his sister he knows what she’s trying to do and thinks it’s because she doesn’t want him to miss out on something she wishes she had Jack). Tad tells Cara that Liza wants to meet with Griffin and is trying to get the charges dropped. He admits he’s not only doing it for Griffin but for her as well. Liza thinks she can get Griffin off and Tad is grateful. He offers to tell Colby what her mother is doing in the hopes it might help heal their relationship. Griffin tells Kendall he still thinks it’s best if he leave PV after the charges against him are dropped. Angry at Scott over his close relationship with Marissa, JR calls Marissa to come meet him at the bar claiming he was hit by a mystery man. Scott shows up and takes the blame, saying he hit JR for no reason.

Bianca has admitted to Kendall that she’s falling in love with Marissa but Marissa has no idea of her feelings. Kendall’s worried that her sister might be closing herself off from something that could make her happy. Bianca pulls out a music box and contemplates giving it to Marissa. Krystal tells Bianca that she doesn’t blame her for the kidnapping and thinks she’s been an inspiration to Marissa. Marissa wants Scott to move back in so he can be with family. While JR thinks that having Scott around their family will only remind him of Madison and the baby she lost, he aggress to call a contractor to help finish the gatehouse. Out of earshot, JR offers the contractor double the money to make sure the gatehouse never gets finished. Marissa runs into Bianca at Krystal’s and asks her to join her, JR & AJ. Marissa thinks Bianca has been uncomfortable around her after what happened with Ricky. Bianca doesn’t want to avoid Marissa and starts to reach for the music box. JR tells Krystal that from here on out he is going to prove he’s the right man for her daughter. Griffin confirms to Liza that he plans to head back into the field once he’s finished doing Zach’s work here in Pine Valley. David says he could be back in power soon and he’d like Griffin to reconsider re-joining the staff as Chief of Cardiac Surgery. Griffin shares the good news with Kendall, no jail time, just community services and he has to pay restitution for the drugs he stole. Excited, she throws her arms around him. Kendall’s excited for him and says she is counting on him to help her with the Miranda Center project. She also gives Griffin an advance so he can use it towards paying his restitution. Jackson’s surprised “Erica” is so accommodating when she signs autographs and takes pictures with her fans. Jane takes it a step further and steps up on a chair to announce that everyone’s meal is on her leaving Jackson charmed. Jack kisses “Erica” and admits he misses making love to her. Erica/Jane says that she wants their first time since being kidnapped to be like it’s their first time ever. Her demeanor changes though when he starts talking about Kendall and Bianca. Jane snaps at him, and later when she reaches for a drink at the bar, Jackson becomes alarmed. David approaches Jane on the progress she’s making and says she must work faster. Liza asks David what he’s up too.

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DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.

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During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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