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AMC Recap – March 28 – April 1st

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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Jake and Tad throw a party for Angie and they give her and Jesse a memory book containing the story of their relationship. Angie’s overwhelmed and blurts out to her guests that she’s scared out of her mind. Jesse consoles his wife after she admits she’s afraid she made a mistake in her decision; the guests try and think of ways to help Angie. Randi deflects when Frankie brings up pregnancy but gives in to passion and the two make love in the elevator. Jake promises Amanda that everything is going to be ok between them. For their “auction date”, Cara brings Ricky to the hospital to cheer up some patients. She picks up on his barrage of questions regarding Griffin and defends her brother; she won’t tell him to back off Kendall. Ricky momentarily snaps but she holds her ground until Tad shows up and whisks her away. Kendall and Griffin go to the park on their date and as she plies him with wine and asks question after question. Ricky watches when Griffin drops Kendall back home. JR takes Marissa over to see Bianca so she can deliver some good news that Reese has agreed to joint custody. JR promises AJ that they will be a family again. After Colby invites Asher to sit and join her he assumes that she is the one who bought him for the auction date. When she says it really wasn’t her, Asher suggests they still have the date but Colby insists she can’t because he isn’t Damon. Caleb swears to his son he didn’t set up the date and Asher believes him. Alone, Colby tells her online viewers that she doesn’t want to risk loving again. Caleb admits his feelings to Erica but she claims to not feel the same and asks him to stop. Erica lashes out but Caleb says he will wait for her. After Erica interrupts a fun moment between Krystal and Jack, she warns Krystal that she’s wasting her time trying to move in on Jack. Erica says she wants to get married tonight. Jesse takes Angie to the Justice of the Peace Parlor where they got married and they envision how it used to be. Angie feels a contraction but claims she’s fine, until another pain hits and she realizes something is wrong.

Erica admits to Jack the reason why she wants to get married immediately, to prove to Caleb that she does love Jack and plus there’s no point in waiting and he agrees. Jackson plans a trip to St. Barts and tells Erica that once they get there they’ll get married. As the couple embrace, Erica ignores a call from Caleb. Bianca tells Erica that she wishes she could believe that she wants to be with Jack completely but she knows she’s trying to challenge Caleb. Caleb learns from Erica’s maid that she has gone off to get married. Jesse is unsuccessful in getting an ambulance as Angie continues to suffer contractions and it’s up to him to help deliver the baby. When Marissa comes over to the mansion to try and calm down AJ, she sees a contract for Reese that was drawn up by JR. He explains that he did it so Reese would speed up the custody case to work on a big project. In a phone conversation with Bianca, Marissa says that she doesn’t need to be talked out of spending more time with JR as she is having fun. After hanging up she returns to JR and AJ to play one more game which leaves AJ happy. Kendall admits to Greenlee the reason she can get close to Griffin is because she just needs a friend and he realizes that. Griffin tells Cara he had a great time with Kendall but defends that it wasn’t a date. When the two bump into each other at Confusion things seem a little awkward until Kendall says she is going to try and get him the money from Zach. Griffin covers that he’s thrilled and they both realize once he gets the money he will be able to leave town. Both hide their disappointment over the thought. Amanda assures Jake and Cara she is unaffected by their partnership and urges them to get to work.

Kendall notices a woman outside Griffin’s office when she shows up for her checkup and he claims she’s the one who bugged him to take her out to lunch. The two shares a bit of awkwardness and Kendall admits the doctor/patient relationship was a bit blurred but she doesn’t mind because she had a nice time with him. When a persistent Sara won’t leave Griffin alone, Kendall comes to his rescue. Ricky tells Kendall that he’s got tickets for them (including the boys) to go and see a game. He’s a bit unhappy but covers it up when Kendall says that she plans on expediting the sale of the casino. Ricky reveals to Diana that he is working on the next part of his plan to seduce Kendall but will handle her the way he wants. Amanda makes it clear to Cara she didn’t appreciate her early morning call and says she should remember which Martin she’s married to. Tad lightens Cara’s bad mood and gets her to laugh it off, just as Jake and Amanda seem to get on the same page about Cara infecting their personal life.

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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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Maurice Benard as Sonny. KassieDePaiva as Eve

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