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AMC Recap – May 23 – May 27th

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Cara’s surprised when she sees Kendall’s engagement ring. Without revealing much Kendall downplays the engagement. Jake’s upset when Amanda tells him she stopped taking her birth control and might be pregnant. Amanda confides in Angie that she is hoping she’s pregnant despite the fact Jake’s mad at her. Amanda’s convinced having a baby will fix their problems. Jack tells Bianca he has a feeling something’s up with Erica. Based on the footage he saw of Diane and Ricky, Griffin searches for more evidence. Kendall learns that Ricky killed Diane and now she’s afraid. Griffin consoles Kendall and they share a moment. After Tad sees Griffin questioning someone about the casino, Griffin tells Tad that Ricky most likely killed Zach and fills him in on what he and Kendall have been up to. Tad’s surprised but agrees not to tell Cara. Ricky says he wants to marry Kendall immediately. Even though he made a pact with Krystal to pull back from Cara (and she agreed to pull back from Jack), Tad interrupts a close moment between Jake and Cara, claiming that Amanda needs him. Cara misinterprets Tad’s comment when he says he wants to spend the night with her. For a moment she thought he meant romantically but realizes he meant platonically. Amanda is in tears over her fight with Jake and Tad reassures her everything will be fine. Amanda’s upset that she’s not pregnant and when Jake comes home and apologizes, Amanda doesn’t say anything; she’s just happy when he says if she’s pregnant then it was meant to be. Ricky and Kendall’s wedding gets under way and through her earpiece Griffin tells Kendall not to go through with it. Kendall calls it off, claiming she wants their wedding to be unforgettable and offers to go on the yacht with him instead. Kendall tells Bianca she must bring things to an end and she informs Griffin through the earpiece that she will handle this and then cuts off communication. Before she gets a chance to leave, Griffin shows up and she tells him that she’ll get Ricky to confess while they’re on the boat. Seeing she has a gun is the last straw for him and he tosses her over his shoulder. Ricky overhears Bianca telling Miranda to stay away from him. Krystal senses something isn’t right with Erica. Scott tells Marissa that he will help Madison no matter what. JR thinks Marissa’s making a big mistake when she says she’ll be there for Scott. Scott tells JR that Marissa is a free agent now so back off. JR tells Maya she doesn’t need to be so formal around him (she’s been wearing long sleeves) but what he doesn’t notice are the bruises she’s hiding underneath her sleeves. In an effort to get away from Griffin, even though she knows he’s looking out for her best interest, Kendall injects him with a syringe. Realizing Bianca knows the truth about him, Ricky knocks out her and Marissa, ties them up, and puts them in a closet. When she awakes, Bianca has flashbacks to her rape and screams for Marissa to get away from her. As Ricky prepares to sail away, Kendall notices Bianca’s cell on the floor. Ricky admits he didn’t want to hurt Bianca and as he takes Kendall into his arms she pulls out the gun.

Jake asks Amanda why she would throw her “possible pregnancy” in Cara’s face. Jake is surprised when he learns from a nurse that Amanda isn’t pregnant. Unaware that Griffin never left PV, Cara thinks he’s dead after seeing a news report about danger in Afghanistan. She decides to go look for him but Jake stands in her way and the two shares a close moment. Tad wants to tell Cara the truth about her brother as he feels it’s wrong to still keep it from her. Tad tells Amanda that he knows her marriage is in trouble and she should go home and fix it. Griffin gets arrested and tries to tell the cop that Kendall is in danger. Tad shows up and defends Griffin; he knocks the gun from the cop’s hand so Griffin can escape. Kendall gets Ricky to admit he killed Zach and how. Ricky discovers a tape recorder under her clothes when he rips them off to make love and smashes it. Kendall threatens to use her gun. Marissa tries to console Bianca as she has horrible memories of Michael Cambias and the rape. The girls break out of the closet and Marissa gets Bianca to the hospital.  Bianca continues to have flashbacks of Michael Cambias. JR takes care of Marissa and while she knows he’s taking advantage of the situation to be with her, she’s ok with that because right now it’s what she needs. Liza agrees to help Tad put reasonable doubt on Ricky by examining the DNA under Diana’s fingernails. She tells Tad she didn’t realize how much he loved Cara until now. Jake and Cara come close to having sex with each other. Tad tells Cara the truth about Griffin and he apologizes for not being honest with her. Griffin shows up just as Ricky grabs the gun from Kendall. He threatens both of them but Kendall and Griffin are able to distract Ricky and take him down. Jesse shows up and arrests Ricky for kidnapping Bianca and Marissa. After sharing a moment with Kendall, Griffin is also arrested. Kendall says he’s hurt and Jesse says he’ll have Griffin checked out once they get down to the station. Kendall goes with them and says she’ll fight to clear his name.

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Ugh–I can’t believe how stupid Kendall’s story has been and that it has dragged and I mean dragged for 6 months too long. Kane or no Kane blood in her–she has to have some screws loose like the writers on AMC. A widow and her being the only parent left–decides that maybe her children should become orphans because she is superwoman after AMC instilled into our heads that Kendall had to move on from Zach dying because her heart was weak and she couldn’t think about him has to try to solve not only Zach’s murderer but is also aiding and abbetting a fugitve from the law. Only Frons could have come up with this stupid story–and now that its over –Kendall is ready again to move on just like that–because–now there is no more worries about selling the casinos? GMAFB. They better pray to God that when Zach comes back–we are not going to be entrenched into a another triangle for Kendall –we just left the longest triangle with Ryan after 6 years and now we are heading into another one, at the end of the line. Wonderful–just wonderful.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sasha and Valentin’s Secret Out Of The Bag: So Where Is Nina’s Real Daughter?

As many had suspected, there was something up in the relationship between Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and relative newbie to Port Charles, Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattsson).

The young woman who was introduced on the show back in the middle of September, and “turned out” to be Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) biological daughter (the one she gave birth to years ago), is not telling the truth, nor is Valentin,

At the end of Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Sasha is visiting Valentin at Wyndemere, where he tells her he wants her to go back to where she came from, and that if she sticks around, the truth will come out.

A confident Sasha says she won’t blow this and that no one will ever find out that she is not Nina’s daughter.  Thus meaning, Valentin set this whole ruse up to wrangle Nina back into a romance and marriage with him.

But as for Sasha, she clearly is intent on not leaving town, and getting her claws into Griffin (Matt Cohen), even though he is dating her “sister” Kiki (Hayley Erin).

Even Ava (Maura West) is telling Sasha to go after her daughter’s man, because, as we know, Ava is a woman scorned in regard to Griffin. And let’s not forget that Ava and Nina are longtime nemesis, too.  Adding to the confusion and deception are those second DNA results that came back positive to prove to Nina that Sasha is her bio-daughter, but she clearly isn’t.

So now that we know Sasha is a fake, that begs the questions … Is Nina’s daughter even alive?  If she is alive, where is she, and who is she?

Share your thoughts on where, or who Nina’s real daughter is, and what you think of the collision between Valentin and Sasha, via the comment section below.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Ashley Leaves For Paris As Eileen Davidson Wraps Her Run

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless marked the final appearance of Eileen Davidson in the role of Ashley Abbott, and the two-time Daytime Emmy winner left on a high note with an emotional storyline that could just earn her yet another gold statuette next year.

As Ashley’s family drama came to its conclusion, she tells Jack (Peter Bergman), Traci (Beth Maitland), Kyle (Michael Mealor) Billy (Jason Thompson) and Abby (Melissa Ordway) that she is taking the patents and leaving Genoa City immediately.  She reveals that while she is completely disgusted with the Abbott clan, she is not leaving out of spite.

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Ashley’s decided to start her own company with her own products. … and she will call it “My Beauty” – John’s nickname for her when she was growing up.  Next, she goes toe to toe with her brother Jack. He fires back that Ashley has left Jabot for company after company, time and time again.  Then, there is another flashback to an argument that ensued when they were kids over a mess that was less at the family pool.

Now in the present, defiant and standing up for herself, Ashley says to the group there is no offer from them that she would accept, because she plans to start her own empire in the same city her mother did years ago.  Then, Ashley announces she is leaving for Paris on a jet tonight.  When Jack and Traci bring up leaving Dina (Marla Adams) behind, who is losing her battle with Alzheimer’s, Ashley says she had made peace with her mother and that Dina doesn’t know who she is anymore, so it won’t make a difference to Dina.

Ashley turns to Abby and asks her to join her in Paris, but Abby refuses. They share a tearful hug.  Next, Ashley addresses Billy hoping that their relationship one day can be repaired. Then, an emotional Traci tells her sister that she will always love her unconditionally, but she thinks Ashley’s making the wrong choice.  The sisters share a hug.  When Dina joins everyone, Ashley explains to her mother that she now feels liberated.

Before she leaves, Ashley tells Jack she has nothing to say to him and walks out. Later, Ashley is at the GCAC and gets a call from Neil, and drops the bombshell that she is leaving for Paris tonight and starting her own company, and she wishes they could have seen where their relationship would have gone.

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Just then, Jack shows up.  In a heartfelt conversation, he confesses to Ashley that he hates himself for starting this war years ago, and what it’s done to their family.  He confesses that part of the reason the “blood Abbott clause” was added was so he wouldn’t have to compete against his sister.  Jack finally admits that he was jealous of her and her talents!  After apologizing to Ashley, they hug.  Then, we go to a flash back to when they were younger and a young Ashley tells Jack she does not like fighting with him.

Now in the present, with a chance to reconcile with her brother, Ashley doesn’t take it. Instead, she stands up for her decision saying she needs to look out for herself now, first and exits  After all, how many times can she feel less than by her own family?

Davidson’s final moments occurred on the plane taking Ashley to Paris where she toasts her exit from Genoa City and on to her new life, while Jack is devastated looking at the empty Abbott house, with a big question mark for the future of Jabot and with a huge rift with his sister that may never be repaired.

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Following the airing of the episode,  some of the cast who shared many scenes over the years with Davidson offered their sentiments on Eileen’s departure from the series, on a post on the official Y&R facebook page.

Marla Adams shared: I love Eileen so much. We’ve had so many wonderful scenes together. When I returned to the show, we did a scene in the Abbott Living Room and at the end of the scene Eileen cried. I knew then that we would make magic together. I will miss her but respect her decision and hope to see her soon.”

Beth Maitland sharedL “From the moment we met on the set these many years ago, we were sisters. Ups and downs, life events and comings and goings, we were always returning to the foundation of those days, and I will forever be blessed by the times I have shared with Eileen.”

So, what did you think about how Ashley left Genoa City?  Did she do the right thing for herself? Will you miss Eileen?

Share your thoughts via the comment section below and make sure to check out our video interview with Eileen all about her exit on The Michael Fairman Channel.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Abbott Family Drama Leaves Ashley To Make A Game-Changing Decision

Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless continued the emotional and riveting Abbott family drama that flashes back to when Ashley, Traci, and Jack were kids, and then to the present day; which illustrates how their relationship as kids forever changed their grown-up paths in business, and with one another.

Last week featured some intricate writing and directing and heart-tugging performances by Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Peter Bergman (Jack), and Beth Maitland (Traci).  As we head into Monday, it will mark the final episode of Davidson as she heads off the canvas and departs the role that she originally became soap-famous for, and has played on and off since 1982.

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In story, as we flash back to the Abbott house in the 1970’s, a young Ashley tells John about her science experiment.  She expresses that she thought that if she worked hard and won a ribbon at the science fair that her mother would love her like she has always loved Jack. Unfortunately, Dina had already left them all behind.  Now in the present, Ashley sits with Dina, who is slipping further and further into dementia from her battle with Alzheimer’s for an emotional conversation.  Abby overhears their chat and is moved to tears.  Ashley tells Dina that she thanks her, and how she must have looked out for her when making the legal documents that gave her the patents to Jabot.  Dina can’t recall anything that Ashley is saying.  We go to another flashback, where John has to assure Ashley that her mom didn’t leave the family and all of them behind, because of her.  When young Ashley cries, John promises to always be there for her, but little do they know a young Jack and Traci are overhearing this.  Then, when a young Jack wants to share his feelings with John about how he has been affected by Dina leaving them, John doesn’t let him share his emotions. He instead reminds Jack that he has to be strong for his sisters.

Meanwhile at Jabot, panic is setting in between Jack, Billy, Traci, Abby and Kyle about what this all means for the company if Ashley becomes CEO and has all the patents.  Abby tells the group about how much Ashley has felt unloved over the years. Traci tells everyone that not one of them is living up to the legacy that John Abbott has set, and that not one of them should be running Jabot now.

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When Ashley shows up, Jack makes her a very lucrative offer on paper, which Ashley rips up  An upset Ashley throws it back at her brother.  Abby accuses her mom of going against everything John stood for. “Jack started it!” Ashley yells.  Even though the Abbott family tries to reassure Ashley that they love and respect her, (and respect is what she wants from them, and feels she is not getting) she exits needing time to think.  Jack doesn’t know how things got this bad.  Traci explains that Jack was left to hold the family together after Dina ran out on them.  A tearful Traci talks about Jack buying Ashley a cake when she won the science fair. Jack has a flash back to when he and a young Ashley were arguing over who was John’s favorite child  However, Jack worried that John wouldn’t always be around, so he promised that he would be there to help Ashley if she ever needed it.

Later, back at the Abbott home, Traci says she knows how much attention John lavished on Ashley; while Jack had no one to comfort him. Finally, Jack admits he was very jealous of his sisters.  Next, Ashley arrives firmly telling the group that she will not to take a back seat to anyone.  Jack still holds firm about her not being CEO.   Ashley then reveals a bombshell, not only is she turning down their offer, but she is taking the patents with her and leaving the family and the company for good, and plans to leave Genoa City!  Everyone is stunned.

Kudos to magnificent performances by Eileen Davidson, Peter Bergman, and to Beth Maitland for delivering the “Power Performance of the Week” and reminding us all while she is still such a valuable asset to The Young and the Restless.

So, what have you thought about how Y&R has told the story of the Abbott children’s past and how it affect the present? What did you think about the performances?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  But first, watch Ashley announce her big decision below.

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