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ATWT Recap – Dec 14-18th

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Meg breaks into Lily’s house and threatens her with a shard of glass.  Damian bursts in and Lily elbows Meg, but gets cut in the process. Meg is taken away to Deerbrook.  Meg calls Paul, who’s on his way to consult with a fertility specialist about Mick’s treatments. She tells him that she needs him. Paul calls Emily and tells her they’ll have to postpone the treatment. Mick, who was about to knock Paul out again, is pleased the treatment consult must be delayed. Meg tells Paul he must help her escape from Deerbrook. Paul promises to help her. Later he promises Emily that he won’t bring drama into their lives by helping Meg. Craig and Rosanna want to get a marriage license, but need an eye witness.  They call Carly & Jack, who offer to do the job.  Carly and Molly join Rosanna at Metro for her bachelorette party Molly presses Carly about whether or not she’s comfortable with Rosanna marrying Craig. Carly would keep her mouth shut, but Janet gets on her nerves too and she defensively lashes out at both Janet and Ro. Carly apologizes and makes a toast and everyone scatters. Jack turns up at Metro to ask Janet to be his date at Craig and Ro’s wedding. She hesitatingly accepts. In Old Town, Molly tells Ro she can back out of the wedding at any time. Ro knows Craig isn’t perfect, but she insists they’re going into this marriage with their eyes wide open. Meanwhile, at Milltown, Craig turns up, drunk, and asks Carly if he’s good enough for Ro. Carly tries to comfort Craig but he won’t hear of it, admitting that he can’t possibly be a good partner for Ro when all he can think about is Carly. Craig’s still trying to convince Carly to sleep with him when Jack walks in. Craig leaves, but Jack gets the fact that Craig wanted to sleep with Carly out of her. Rosanna dreams of the “accident” – when Craig forced her off the road and into her coma. She attempts to steel her convictions (that Craig has changed for the better) for the wedding. Meanwhile, Carly, still wary about Craig’s intentions, goes to him at the Lakeview and throws herself on him. Craig would respond, but at the last moment he calls it off, citing his love for Rosanna.  At the Courthouse, everyone is almost ready for the ceremony, when Rosanna catches Craig and Carly caught up in a warm moment.  Rosanna sees Carly pinning on Craig’s boutonniere, and sees the way they look at each other.  At the wedding, Craig expresses his love for Rosanna, but Rosanna changes her mind.  She just can’t marry him, because she says he’s never looked at her the way he looked at Carly.  Craig and Rosanna discuss their relationship.  Craig essentially apologizes for having run Rosanna off the road all those years ago.  Rosanna appreciates it and she’s now free to leave town.  She’s going to Germany to run a motor company.

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Brad has fun living again, in Henry’s body.  Katie thinks there’s a chance Brad’s made contact through Henry, and so she decides to go up to Henry and kiss him.  At the time she makes her move Brad has left Henry’s body at that point.  Later, Katie and Simon go for a walk away from Brad’s grave as Brad waches, feeling her slipping away.  Katie brings in a real estate agent, Dina, to look at her house to sell it.  Brad causes a ruckus, moving things around, and Dina rushes out, frightened.  Later, Katie wants to talk to Brad.  Jack wants the same, visiting Brad’s grave, wondering why for all the haunting Brad’s been doing, he hasn’t come to see his brother. Barbara and Emily continue their treatments with Mick. Alison and Paul continue to be wary of Mick. Barbara’s so curious about Mick; she steals his hotel room key and snoops around his room. Barbara discovers a letter she once wrote to James Stenbeck in a shoe box of Mick’s. Paul requests that he and Mick go talk to a real fertility doctor about his “treatments.”  Barbara gives a cop she’s paid off the glass that she stole from Mick’s hotel room. They say the fingerprints on the glass are James Stenbeck’s.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Learns The Truth, Finn Is Reeling, Mike is Too Hard To Handle, Julian Sets A Trap

On Thanksgiving day, General Hospital aired a brand new episode … and it was chocked-full of cliffhangers that will have fans waiting on the edge of their seats till next Monday, when the next new installment of the ABC daytime drama series airs.

In story, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) who is now uber-suspicious of Kendra (Michelle Argyris), receives a visit from her as she is preparing to leave GH and go home after being poisoned. Kendra offers to bring Alexis more supplements, but Alexis tell her she will contact the distributor herself.  Kendra says the distributor only speaks Italian, and Alexis counters that she also speaks Italian.  At that point, Kendra’s plan may have gone up in smoke.  Later, Alexis has checked out of the hospital  on her own.  Neil (Joe Flanigan) is concerned for her, and bumps into Julian (Willam deVry) and it is Julian who says he saw Kendra with the supplement jar retrieving it from the garbage.  The two men look concerned.

Next, we see Kendra visiting her brother, Kiefer’s grave where she places flowers on it, and tells him she promises to make Alexis pay for killing him.  However, Alexis has followed her to the gravesite.  Once Kendra walks away, Alexis goes to the grave, lifts up the flowers and is shocked when she sees Kiefer’s name on the headstone.  Then from behind, Kendra smashes Alexis in the head with a rock.

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Julian is ready to snuff Brad (Parry Shen) out of his and his son, Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) life once and for all, and he cuts a wire in Brad’s car.  Problem is, everyone assumed Lucas would be working on Thanksgiving at the hospital.  So first, Brad lets Michael (Chad Duelle) take Wiley to the Corinthos family Thanksgiving,  and tells Michael he does not want to attend, because of Carly (Laura Wright) and the family’s issue with him visiting Nelle (Chloe Lanier) in prison.  Next, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) tells Lucas to go home – that she got his shift covered by Terry.  Lucas goes home to confront Brad.  He tells his husband, to please tell him what he is keeping from him.

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At the Corinthos home, Mike (Max Gail) comes to Thanksgiving dinner from Turning Woods.  When he comes inside he is confused, wondering when his own parents are coming.  Carly tells him that his parents left him with them to take care of him for Thanksgiving.  Later, Mike is holding baby Donna, which scares Michael, Carly and Sonny (Maurice Benard).  When Carly is able to get the baby in to her hands, Mike loses his temper and gets upset and pushes Sonny right into the Thanksgiving food, which falls to the floor.  Sonny can’t seem to calm Mike down and tells Carly he needs to take his father back to Turning Woods where they can take care of him. Sonny is devastated.

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At Anna’s (Finola Hughes), Finn (Michael Easton) comes upon the letter Hayden wrote for him, when Violet asks for her doll, which is inside her bag.  Alone, Finn opens the letter and is heartbroken, and shook, when he reads that Hayden is in serious trouble and had to leave town to protect Violet. She tells Finn she knows he will take good care of their daughter.  Finn is reduced to tears, trying to cope with what is in front of him.

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So, what did you think of these four cliffhangers? What do you think will happen with Brad, Lucas and the car that Julian tampered with?  Will this be the end of Mike as his condition continues to spiral downward? Will Neil or Julian save Alexis from Kendra? What will Finn’s next move be?  Will he tell Violet that her mother is gone? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Stephen Nichols Returns To DAYS In Cliffhanger As ‘The Phoenix Always Rises From The Ashes’

Now that DAYS will preempted over the Thanksgiving holiday break, leave it to head writer Ron Carlivati and his team to come up with a creative way to usher in the highly-anticipated return of fan favorite, Stephen Nichols and with a doozy of a cliffhanger.

Nichols, who has played Steve “Patch” Johnson on and off for decades, was revealed in story at the end of Wednesday’s episode as Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso) completes her painting of “Steffy”. Next thing you know, we see Steve, or is it Stefano with a face change, who is wearing a suit and shooting a look over to Gina? The episode fades to black.

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Then, on the heels of the reveal, NBC released next week’s official DAYS promo which has a voice-over of the character of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) saying “The phoenix always rises from the ashes” Next you hear Stefano (aka Nichols) saying “I now have Steve Johnson’s face.”  While Gina wants to know what Stefano’s plan is, he exclaims, “It’s good to be back.”

Watch the exciting promo below, and then let us know what you think of the story twist,  and if you are happy to see Stephen Nichols back on-screen via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Peter Bergman Reminds Us All Why He is One-of-a-Kind in Memorable Flashback-Driven 30th Anniversary Episode

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless featured the highly-touted and highly-anticipated 30th anniversary show for Peter Bergman.  For three decades, and with three Daytime Emmys for his work, Bergman has made Jack Abbott one of soap operas all-time classic characters.

And, if anybody needed a reminder, or a refresher course of just how good Peter Bergman has been in this role, you needed to look no further than the tremendous flashbacks the producers of the series pulled to punctuated Jack Abbott’s life story since Bergman’s arrival on the scene, replacing Terry Lester in the pivotal role.

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What was great about this standalone episode, celebrating a milestone for one of their legacy cast members, was that it did not show the same ole’ same ole’ clips that often can be standard fare in soapland.  Instead, viewers were treated to some of the more heartbreaking moments for Jack, i.e. when he tells Nikki that their son who had died saved another child’s life, and that he got to hold the baby.  Then there was the gut-punch when Jack realizes Phyllis has been sleeping with none other than Nick Newman, and he feels the fool and that she played him.  There is the moment when Jack tells his dying father John, that he will look after the family now, and there is even boardroom corporate drama that back in the day was so exciting to see.  How great were Jess Walton and Bergman together back then as Jill and Jack? And then there is the rivalry of soap rivalries between Victor Newman and Jack Abbott played to the hilt by Eric Braeden and Bergman, respectively.

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Watching Bergman’s work in flashbacks would be enough on its own. Now add to that the real-time mature version of Jack, who has realized his many failings and how he would do anything to be CEO of Jabot, including duping his sister, Ashley with the Blood-Abbott clause and more, and you’ve got soap gold.  You definitely needed some hankies for this episode, especially watching the reactions of Bergman acting mostly by himself when going in and out of the flashbacks.  We have often said, no male actor can cry quite like Peter Bergman, and move you to tears.  And in this episode, he did that several times over.

How fitting that Jack was sitting around with his siblings: Traci, Billy, and Ashley as well as his mother, Dina, his son, Kyle and his niece Abby, that brought the episode to its conclusion looking back at the life and times of the Abbott family through Traci’s manuscript that Jack helped write.

In the end, Jack celebrates what being an Abbott means, and remembers those who have passed, and looks forward to new members of the clan to come.

What were your thoughts on Peter Bergman’s Y&R 30th anniversary episode, his performance and those retro-clips? Let us know in the comment section below.   And for more on Bergman’s 30th anniversary make sure to read his interview with Michael Fairman TV here.

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