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ATWT Recap – April 26 – April 30th

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Gabriel takes Liberty home before the funeral in his chartered jet. Liberty returns home to a jealous Parker, who tries to convince her Gabriel is up to no good. Liberty refuses to listen to Parker’s wild claims, so Parker storms out to prove that Gabriel has a hidden agenda. Liberty asks Gabriel to meet her at Java and warns him about Parker. Not wanting to return home to Snyder Farm or Milltown, Liberty takes up Gabriel’s offer to watch a movie in his Lakeview Hotel Room. When they arrive they find Parker going through Gabriel’s belongings. Jack, Janet, and Teri go to the funeral, but at the cemetery Dusty arrives before the burial. Eddie, who blames Dusty for Rocco’s death, confronts him. Jack takes Dusty’s punch intended for Eddie. Teri convinces Dusty to wait for them at the house. When they return Dusty pleads with Janet to forgive him. Janet tells Dusty that while she still loves him, she can’t be engaged to him for the time being. She gives him back her engagement ring and he takes Teri back to Oakdale. Jack and Janet leave without saying goodbye to her relatives.

Lily connects Carly with a perfume distributor, but when Carly asks Craig for money he becomes shifty and irritable. While meeting the distributor Craig gets a call from his PI telling him where Ellis is. Craig finds Ellis in a movie theater and Carly follows them. Ellis runs away from Craig and Carly. Craig admits to Carly that Ellis made a bad investment with the Monte Carlo money and Carly flips out on him. She berates herself for ever trusting Craig again. Desperate Craig assures her that he’ll figure it all out. Carly goes home to find Liberty there. Liberty confides in Carly that she’s worried about Parkers obsession with her. Liberty tells Carly about how Parker broke into Gabriel’s room in a fit of jealousy. Carly’s concerned. Parker goes to Java where he tells Faith he’s worried that he’s losing Liberty. He tries to buy her a surprise gift, only to find out that his trust fund has been drained. Parker notices that one of the recent charges on his trust fund was for a private jet. Parker confronts Gabriel at the Monte Carlo Office. They argue, and Parker punches Gabriel. Gabriel falls and hits his head, while freaked Parker rushes out. Gabriel lies unconscious on the floor as smoke seeps under the door. Craig has decided to burn down Monte Carlo to acquire the insurance money. The fire continues at Monte Carlo.  Parker goes to the police station to report Craig’s misuse of his trust fund and sees that there’s a fire at Monte Carlo’s address, so he goes there with Faith.  Parker is worried that no one has seen Gabriel inside, and Carly overhears him say he was “robbed,” she wonders what’s up between them.  Gabriel is eventually pulled out and brought to the hospital. Meanwhile, Lily calls Lucinda in about something they did 20 years ago. They hid from Craig that Gabriel Caras is his son. Lily thinks they should tell Craig, but Lucinda suggests several reasons why he doesn’t deserve to know.  Faith comes home and tells them that Gabriel’s in the hospital.  Lily goes there and at EOD, tells Craig that Gabriel’s his son.  Carly pressures Parker until he confesses that if Gabriel dies it’ll be his fault.  But he was confronting Gabriel about Craig’s having used Parker’s trust fund.  Carly is furious.  At EOD, Craig voices his regrets to Gabriel as Carly shoots daggers at him.

Lily desperately wants to tell Holden about Craig and Gabriel, but Lucinda comes in to prevent her because she knows Holden will tell everyone.  Lily goes to the hospital while Lucinda goes to visit Craig, to harshly say he was never really the boy’s father.  Craig is livid and grabs Lucinda by the throat. He threatens her and throws her out, then has some drinks, and goes back to the boiler room where he sees Carly.  Lucinda tells Holden the family could be in danger of Craig. Janet reminds Liberty how important they are to each other and how fulfilling their lives are and can be together, with the baby.  Jack and Dusty will help, and that’s good, but Janet’s grateful for what she has with her daughter, and realizes she wouldn’t have been better off in Melrose Park all those years. Carly continues to protect Parker, especially from Jack’s curiosity.  Jack hears from Margo it might not have been an accident that started the fire at Monte Carlo’s building.  He’s on the case.  Parker overhears Margo tell Jack that Gabriel had been unconscious and it all might have been a cover-up. Molly’s upset when Holden once again cancels a date to help Lily out. Silas calls her and Molly responds a little to his flirtatious overtures. Luke and Reid would bond some more, watching the game and having pizza.  Noah comes up and Reid irks Luke with what he says.  Then Noah calls Luke, mentions the surgery tomorrow, and Luke is upset that Reid didn’t tell him, thinking he’s up to something.  Luke goes home and Noah’s there, scared of the surgery and needing Luke.  Luke’s happy to be there for him, but we can see he’s conflicted.

It’s the day of Eliza’s custody hearing.  Meg calls the Intruder anonymously to report corruption at Deerbrook.  Emily gets a call from the Intruder and leaves the hearing to pursue this lead, which would have a sure effect on the ruling.  Emily rushes to Deerbrook to confront Dr. Galvin, who denies that Meg’s way out of Deerbrook was bought.  Emily persists until she realizes he’s not lying and Meg set her up.  The hearing ends and Emily gets back to hear that she and Paul have custody for thirty days, until another hearing.  Meg’s plan has bought her some more time.

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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