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ATWT Recap – Feb 1 – Feb 5th

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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Holden confronts Damian at the Docks. Holden would call the police on him, but Damian insists that putting Lily and Luke through a trial will be worse than just letting him go. They fight and later we see Holden rinsing himself, bloodied, at the Snyder Farm. He goes to find Lily at home, who has just told Luke that Damian lied to them about the DNA test. Luke apologizes to Holden for trusting Damian. Holden leaves to see if there’s any word about Meg. Back at Snyder Farm, Molly tells Holden she’s moving into the Lakeview when she notices he’s bleeding through his shirt. She asks what happened between him and Damian. Molly keeps pressing Holden about what happened between him and Damian on the Docks, but Holden keeps mum. He invites Lily over to tell the children that Damian’s gone. Natalie and Ethan accept the news, but Lily feels guilty for putting them through it all.  Lucinda stumbles in on Dusty and Teri at Metro. She senses something between them, but Dusty denies much to Teri’s disappointment. Teri tells Dusty she’s not a kid and that they could reasonably date but he tells her they’re not meant to be together. Teri accuses Dusty of being in love with Janet. Later Lucinda meets the PI (Dusty presumably gave her the contact info for) and she asks him to find Damian and make sure he never returns to Oakdale.

Emily almost remembers discovering Mick’s not who he says he is. But she can’t quite grasp the memories and Mick’s right there to encourage her to focus on having a baby. Paul’s upset when he hears Emily repeating Mick’s words about just wanting to work on having a child right now, since he’s still worried about her health. Emily becomes upset and Paul tries to pacify her. He goes to Barbara’s hotel room where Mick had just given her a treatment and a ring to remind her of his love and devotion for her. When Paul arrives, Mick leaves promising to only do whatever’s in Emily’s best interests. Paul accuses Barbara of having an unhealthy interest in Mick and when he sees the ring, and realizes Mick gave it to her; Paul demands to know who Mick is. Barbara tells Paul it’s not her secret to tell. Meanwhile, back at Fairwinds Mick tells Emily that he’ll give her a child if Paul won’t.  Casey learns, much to his disappointment, that the bar might not let him become a lawyer due to his criminal past. Tom and he discuss how unfair it is. They return home, where Casey left exhausted Alison napping.  Alison’s not in his bed, but comes rushing in explaining that she took a walk, but felt the strong urge to only be in Casey’s arms. Casey’s ok with that.   Alison was actually at the Bell Tower caressing Mick’s scarf.  Mick convinces Emily to harvest her eggs on the premise that if Paul won’t commit to having a child with her, he’ll help her himself. Emily’s then goes to Alison’s wedding shower at the Lakeview. The shower’s attendees, Lisa, Susan, and Margo have stressed Ali out about whether or not she’ll change her last name when she marries Casey. Ali notices Mick watching her in the Lobby and she goes to him. He pulls her into the elevator and tries to convince her that she doesn’t actually want this marriage. Ali denies and manages to get out of the elevator. Seeing Casey arrive, she grabs hold of him and they go back to Tom and Margo’s where Ali is once again put down to rest. She awakes, alone, and leaves. She arrives at Bell Tower, unsure of why she’s come. Mick kisses her passionately and they begin to make love.  Barbara tells unsatisfied Paul that Mick will reveal his plan when he’s ready. Paul’s about to lose it, he’s so nervous that Mick might harm his wife, when Susan brings Emily in. Emily kept acting like she was in a trance at the shower and she tells Paul, once again in Mick’s words, that she’s going to have a baby with or without him. Paul’s distraught; he thought he and Emily were going to make it work this time. Emily snaps out of it and realizes Mick’s somehow brainwashing her. Barbara’s yelled at by Paul, rejected by Mick, and later finds herself looking in the mirror wondering if she looks remotely younger at all.

Alison leaves Mick in the Bell Tower after having made love. She’s determined this is not the life she wants for herself, even though Mick would rather they run away together. When she returns home, she claims she went for a walk. Casey wants to kiss her, but she refuses and jumps in the shower. When she returns Casey notices she’s missing her engagement ring. Alarmed Ali covers and says she left it in the shower, then she makes up an excuse and leaves to return to the Bell Tower. She finds the ring on Mick’s pillow along with a note from him that says that there’s a reason why she accidentally left her ring there. Ali’s conflicted.  Emily remembers that Mick confessed to her that he wasn’t who he said he was before he knocked her out and put her in a coma. Alarmed she and Paul scheme to get him to come over. Mick’s relieved to get a phone call from Emily, so he can stop arguing with Barbara about his feelings for her and Alison. He arrives and Emily and Paul pounce on him. Barbara’s tagged along with Mick, however, and when she sees Emily and Paul grabbing him she cries out for them to stop because Mick is Paul’s father.

Jack, Janet and Liberty return to their hotel after seeing some cancer specialists in NYC. Liberty will need chemo. Bummed no one could give her a miracle cure Liberty reaches out to Carly and complains about all the Doctors’ appointments, etc… Carly reveals she’s in NYC for MonteCarlo meetings. Liberty wants to meet up with her at the Met but Carly doesn’t think it’s a good idea. Liberty, let down, asks Jack and Janet if she can go alone to the Met and while Janet would rather Liberty stay, Jack convinces her to let Liberty go. Liberty runs into a fortune teller at the Met who tells her she has a very short life line. Liberty almost freaks out but Carly, sensing she should turn up at the Met, finds her and brings her back to the hotel. Jack and Janet are grateful Liberty’s safe, but Janet doesn’t like Carly’s presence. Jack confesses to Carly privately that when he’s with Janet he feels like he’s cheating on Carly. Carly asks Jack to stop trying to make her feel better about the state of their relationship, because it’s not helping. She leaves, which they are both upset about. Janet receives a call from Dusty and they both privately yearn for each other.  Jack and Carly decide they can be civil together and figure out the kids vacation plans over a cup of coffee. While they’re in the kitchen there’s a knock on the door and Carly goes to answer it. It’s Janet, who’s come to ask Carly to be part of a team of supporting figures for Liberty. Carly’s touched and accepts, but Jack remains in the kitchen, rooted in his spot. When Janet goes, Carly asks Jack why he never came out. He tries to reason that it would’ve looked suspicious – except they both know it wouldn’t have if they didn’t feel so guilty because of their shared, secret feelings for each other. They decide they’ll have to put their feelings aside. Jack returns home to Janet and promises her she has nothing to worry about when it comes to Carly. Henry tries in vain to convince Katie to let him move in instead of Reid. Katie won’t let Henry move in because of their shared history, his unspoken feelings for her, and Brad’s death. Henry tries in vain to convince Reid that living with Katie and newborn baby will be a nightmare, but Reid’s too smart for him and knows Henry’s got his own agenda. Reid pretends to be interested in Katie just to freak Henry out. Henry vows to Jacob that he’ll get rid of Reid.

Luke is suffering once he discovers that Damian lied to him and Lily. He would lean on Noah, but he can’t – since Reid won’t treat Noah if he’s affiliated with Luke. Noah regrets not being able to be there for Luke. Noah tells Reid he doesn’t like his rules, even though he’ll abide by them for the chance to get his sight back.  Luke doesn’t understand why Damian left him in the lurch with Noah’s surgery coming up and to handle a company he barely knows how to run. Luke asks Lily if there’s more to his disappearance than she told him, but Lily doesn’t want to talk about it. Luke turns to Molly, who’s recently come off a conversation with Holden (where he admitted that he and Damian fought and that he left Damian unconscious aboard a ship that left port). Molly’s nervous that Luke’s asking questions about Damian’s disappearance until she realizes it’s not related to Holden. Molly tells Luke that Damian drove Meg crazy and almost killed her (which Lily had been keeping from him). Luke’s horrified to learn this information. He returns to Lily who’s been delivered Damian’s wallet from a man at the docks, who found it in the water. They both think that this is a very bad sign and that Damian is in serious trouble – they think, likely by the hands of Meg.

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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THE BACHELOR: Matt Picks His Final Four for ‘Hometowns’ Which Includes Now Controversial Contestant Rachael Kirkconnell

Monday night’s airing of ABC’s The Bachelor was its first since last week’s controversial behind-the-scenes shake-up and attention-grabbing headlines.

Since the season of the reality-dating competition had been previously filmed, it did not change any of the proceedings of what viewers actually saw on-air.

And it was a pivotal episode, where ‘Bachelor’ Matt James had to whittle down the contestants to his final four in preparation to meet their families in the ‘hometowns’ next week.  So, just who did Matt choose to still be the running for the final rose?

 

Here’s what went down: first was the business of Heather Martin, bestie of ex-‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown, and a previous contestant from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, crashing the series to meet Matt.  When she finally makes her destination, the other women’s claws come out (and we though we got rid of the ‘mean girls” last week!).  After Heather busts up a conversation between Matt and Pieper, she tell him she wants to get to know him.  Matt at first appears conflicted whether to throw her into the jungle of the contestants, but ultimately sends her back home as she drives out in her own car, in tears, of course, over not getting a chance at love with Matt.  When Matt tells the other women that he sent Heather home, they were not only relieved, but professed how much it turned them on.

In the rose ceremony that followed, Matt also sent home Serena C. and Chelsea.  Leaving the remaining women up in arms on who would get the two one-on-one dates, and who would be put in the group date.  Abigail, who never got a one-on-one and who received the first impression rose was shown to the door by Matt, when she confessed her frustration and how much she was falling for him. He admitted that he did not feel the same and felt stronger connections with the other women.

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However, Matt did go on a one-on-one with Jessenia where they go on a “dangerous” obstacle course in a race car, complete with swirling and twirling driving skills to get their heart rates up, which Matt loved as he admitted he is “adrenaline junkie”as was Jessenia as it turns out.  However, on their dinner date afterwards, while dangling a rose in front of her face, he also sends Jessenia packing!

Feisty Kit decided she needs to speak privately to Matt, and tells him she isn’t there yet relationship-wise, and does not think its fair to him to still consider her for the hometowns or the final rose.  Kit said: “It’s a rest-of-your-life sort of situation. And you deserve somebody who is 100 percent sure about you getting down on one knee tomorrow and that’s not me.”  Next thing you know, Kit is eliminated by her own valiation.

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The controversial Rachel Kirkconnell, who last week had a social media frenzy surround her when a video came to light that claimed Kirkconnell had “liked” posts with the Confederate flag on it and shared QAnon conspiracy theories, as well as a photo that surfaced on Redditt of Kirkconnell in 2018 attending an “Old South” plantation-themed college party, received another one-on-one with Matt on last night’s episode.

Amid the controversy, Rachael then posted her response on her Instagram which included: “At one point, I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.”

During their date it seemed like Rachael is a clear frontrunner making this situation all the more awkward, especially after seeing the promo for the ‘hometowns ‘that followed the episode, which featured her parents questioning Rachael hard about Matt.  With Rachael getting a rose, so too did Serena, who hated their yoga date, and seemed a bit standoffish, but Matt gave her a rose anyway.

In the final rose ceremony of the episode, Bri and Michelle got the last two roses, while Pieper was out of the competition.

So, who do you think will get a proposal from Matt …Bri, Michelle, Rachael or Serena? Comment below.  But first check. out the promo for next week’s ‘hometown’ episode.

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DAYS Emily O’Brien Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

She has been a polarizing character since her arrival in Salem, with some fans screaming Gwen is sucking up too much airtime.  HOWEVER, the performances by Emily O’Brien (Gwen) show an actress on top of her craft who can play, as Gwen called herself, “A miserable, vindictive bitch”, or a young woman so deeply-emotionally wounded that you might just come around and eventually feel some empathy for her.

Last week, while the soaps were pre-empted for most of the week due to the senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, DAYS posted all of its weekly episodes online on NBC.com, the NBC app, or on the Peacock streaming platform, and O’Brien’s work was a standout.

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It all came to a boiling point when Laura (Jaime Lyn Bauer) and Gwen have the long-awaited confrontation in Gwen’s room at the Salem Inn, where O’Brien goes from Gwen baiting Laura to tell her dirty secret of her long-ago affair with Jack (Matthew Ashford), to her utter anger at how because of it, Laura trashed Gwen’s entire life.

 

Laura reveals the guilt she felt for sleeping with Jack, so much so, that she would do anything to save Jennifer (Cady McClain) and Jack’s marriage.  In delight at getting to the root of the truth, Gwen responds: “You slept with Jack? That is just perfect! My father slept with his mother-in-law!”

Then, Laura shares how it happened.  They were both at the “Meadows” finding their ‘truest selves’ and they were both using other names – she, Monica and he, Clark, and Laura had never seen a photo of Jack before to know it was him!  Gwen wants to burst out in hysterical laughter, but then she becomes filled with rage knowing that if Laura hadn’t bought off her birth mother, Tiffany, her own life would have been very different.  She goes on to say that she and Abigail (Marci Miller) might even be close as sisters, but instead of “borrowing her clothes, she borrowed her husband” alluding to sleeping with Chad (Billy Flynn).  Next, Gwen wants to make Laura pay and lets Laura know that, “All the damage that you did, can’t be undone.” When Laura tries to leave, Gwen stops her and says in no uncertain terms, “I want revenge, because you ruined my life and you’re not going to get away with it!”

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Next, we see that there had been a struggle with Laura dead on the floor bleeding out of her head.  A freaked-out Gwen does not know what to do.  She realizes she will be accused of murder.  With no one in town to call, she decides to call her father, Jack.  When he shows up at the Salem Inn, Jack is shocked, and grief-stricken to see his mother-in-law, dead.  Gwen swears to Jack this was an accident and that she did not kill Laura, and that he has to believe her.  Jack decides he will stand by his daughter.  Gwen wants to get rid of the body, Jack says he can’t be involved in a cover-up, so he calls Rafe (Galen Gering).  When Rafe arrives at the crime scene he is very suspicious of Gwen, and takes her down to the station.

Scene after scene, O’Brien layered her performances with venomous and ominous undertones, illustrating a woman with so much emotional baggage who becomes desperate to save herself.  For all these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Emily’s work, The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Emily O’Brien’s key scenes? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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