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ATWT Recap – March 15 – March 19th

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Jack calls Dusty on moving in on his family too soon, even willing to fight over it.  They cool off when Liberty has called Janet and needs to see her.  Dusty, Janet, Jack and Carly fly up to Minnesota to see Liberty and Parker.  A decision has to be made about continuing Liberty’s treatment. Liberty wants to keep going with it.  Dusty would cover it but Jack insists he (Jack) make sure his insurance will cover it. Janet tells Liberty she’s pregnant and Liberty is livid with Jack for letting this happen.  Janet consoles Liberty and explains it’s not just about the chance for a donor.  Dusty asks for a minute alone and asks/tells Liberty he wants to marry Janet.  Liberty’s moved and calls Janet in, and Dusty gives Janet a ring, as Jack enters.  Jack’s a mensch about it. Carly has taken Parker off and tells him she won’t let anything get between her and Jack again.  At EOD, Jack and Carly enjoy the idea of being together. Vienna has a drink with Barbara and Henry.  Barbara doesn’t tell Vienna about her and Henry’s recent affair.  Henry is appreciative.  Vienna finds an earring in her bed, but she’s okay with it since she and Henry were broken up.  But Vienna wants Henry to make love to her and he resists her. Katie wants to seal the deal with Henry so he can’t back out of donating the money to the hospital. She and Reid get Henry to write the check in front of them and Vienna – who can’t wait to fall in love all over again with a new and improved Henry. They go to WOAK so Katie can do a piece about the new wing of the hospital to be named after Brad. Kim and Bob are there for the segment of the show, and Barbara’s tagged along. When Henry and Barbara run into each other they share a heated moment and Barbara almost tells Henry she loves him. After they finish taping, they go to the Lakeview to celebrate. There, Henry and Barbara talk in the elevator and share that they just want someone to love them for who they are, not who they are supposed be. They almost kiss, but the elevator opens and Barbara makes a quick exit. Henry avoids Vienna, who’s looking for him.

Chris runs into Ali, who’s standoffish and insists they can’t be close because of the way she’s treated his family, particularly Chris and Casey. Chris insists no one holds a grudge, but Ali’s determined to keep their relationship professional. Bob, Kim and Katie are suspicious about Chris’ feelings towards Alison. Luke tells Noah that if Noah can’t commit to him wholeheartedly then they can’t be together. Noah admits that he can’t give Luke what he wants and they share a regretful goodbye. Luke runs into Reid, but won’t give him the satisfaction of knowing that Luke and Noah broke up. A stranger confronts Reid for being a murderer. Alison runs into dejected Noah, and offers to be his roommate. He takes her up on it.

Emily doesn’t correct Eliza when she calls her “Mama” as they shop in Fashions. When Emily spots Meg in Old Town, she panics, but Meg quickly assures her that she’s allowed to be out and about – the Deerbrook patients are on a supervised trip to town. Paul joins them and Eliza makes everyone uncomfortable by calling Emily “Mama” again. Meg takes Eliza and she and Paul spend some quality time together. Paul returns home to Emily and asks her if she minded that he spent so much time with Meg. Emily assures him she’s ok with it, and Paul gently urges her to keep her relationship with Eliza realistic and not send her confusing messages. Emily’s somewhat defensive. Meanwhile, back at Deerbrook, Meg tells her therapist she’d like to take the next step and have an overnight with her daughter.

Luke watches as an old client of Reid’s attacks him and accuses him of killing his daughter. Luke follows Reid after the ambush, but Reid won’t give him any details about the history of the incident. Reid takes out his frustration on a nurse. Luke goes home, but missed reuniting with Holden who has taken Faith back to school with Lily. Lucinda’s there watching the kids and she consoles him about his break–up with Noah. Lucinda goes, but Luke notices someone out on the terrace and hoping its Noah, he rushes out. It’s Reid. Reid admits the daughter of Judd, the guy who attacked him, did die under his watch – but only because the tumor she had was inoperable, and while he did give a year she wouldn’t have had otherwise, he still feels guilty. Luke tells Reid he respects him as a doctor. Reid’s flattered and assures Luke he won’t murder Noah. Luke tells Reid they broke-up and Reid winds up insulting Luke instead of consoling him. They share a moment fraught with sexual tension, and Reid goes. Molly discovers Faith was suspended from school. Faith tells Molly she’ll tell Lily and Holden herself. Instead Faith lets them drop her off back at school. When Lily and Holden return home, Molly realizes Faith didn’t confide in them. Molly tells them that Faith was suspended for drug use. Lily and Holden are horrified and much to Molly’s displeasure, Lily takes comfort in Holden’s arms.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Family Says Their Goodbyes in Emotional Episode Filled With Touching Performances

For anyone who has been watching the emotional Alzheimer’s storyline play out on General Hospital, Wednesday’s episode was a key moment in the storytelling and for the Corinthos family.  To say that the cast delivered in this episode is an understatement; everyone had their moments, and of course, chief among them, Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Mike’s (Max Gail) life is coming to an end as his body is shutting down from the disease.  Stella (Vernee Watson) comes to Mike’s room at Turning Woods and tells Sonny that Mike is waiting for permission to let go.  She explains to Sonny that Mike is torn between this world and the afterlife.   Stella helps Sonny prepare for the final moments of Mike’s life, dimming the lights, giving Sonny ice chips to put on his father’s lips, and for Sonny to put on some of Mike’s favorite music – jazz.   She also gets Mike a blanket because he is getting cold.  Then in a touching moment played to perfection by Vernee Watson, Stella says her own goodbye to Mike and hugs Sonny and tells him how grateful she was to know Mike.

Carly (Laura Wright) had been by Sonny’s side every step of the way in the final days of Mike’s life.  At one point in Mike’s room with Sonny, she has a dream where Mike tells her she is his daughter.  It was another heartbreaking moment – this time played beautifully by Laura Wright.  Earlier, Michael (Chad Duell) said goodbye to his grandfather and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) had also come to Turning Woods, as has Brando (Johnny Wactor) to be there for the end of Mike’s life and to support Sonny

Sonny tells Mike, (who can hear, but cannot truly respond as the disease continues to shut down his body), that he has made peace with what went down between them when he was a child.  He tells Mike, “I just want you to go in peace and go with love.”  Later, Sonny had a recollection seeing his father pray in the back of the church when he was a child, which sparked an idea for him.   Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny know that Mike wants to be forgiven for his sins.

Then in the tearjerker, Father Ramos arrives to bless Mike and cleanse him from all of his sins, as Sonny, Carly, Michael and Josslyn witness it.

Afterwards, Jason realizes that Mike probably does not want to die in front of Sonny and tells Sonny to take a break, but Sonny does not want to – so Jason whispers to Mike that he should not worry that he will take care of Sonny. The two hope Mike will meet up with Morgan in heaven.

At the end of the episode, alone with his father, Sonny tells Mike not to be afraid, or to worry about him, and then remembers the night Mike walked out on him and his mother when he was a kid.  He says he knows his father always loved him … maybe too much.  We fade to black.  Maurice Benard’s work was again outstanding throughout these moments, making Sonny’s life-long pain, and love for this father, palpable.

As someone who went through this horrible disease with his mother, I can say, that GH played the beats of the story to perfection, honoring those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and the family members they leave behind.

So, what did you think of this emotional episode of GH and the performances by the cast? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Anne Heche. Jesse Metcalfe & Chrishell Stause Make Their Ballroom Debuts; While Tyra Banks Bows As New Host

Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars got underway last night, and with the pandemic the changes were noticeable.

Judges seemed more than six feet apart at the table, gone was the Sky Box interviews, gone was the live band,  but we did get canned crowd applause and noise which was too over the top without any audience members truly in the ballroom.

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Tyra Banks made her debut as the new host replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, while Derek Hough took over Len Goodman’s spot at the judges table. With all of that; soap fans were intrigued to see how three of the contestants would do in the scoring with their first dance of the competition.

Anne Heche and dance partner Keo Motsepe (Cha-Cha):  Here we go – for pizazz and going for it … and doing well, we got to give it to Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marly Another World) although at times her foot work was off, she really sold this dance with her enthusiasm and spunk.  Judge Carrie Ann had high praise for Anne as a potential star on the dance floor, and the duo danced to Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start  Now, which we love. Judges’ Score: 18 out of 30

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Jesse Metcalfe and dance partner Sharna Burgess (Quickstep):  Metcalfe (Ex-Dallas, Passions, and Desperate Housewives) looked intense on the dance floor and got some critique for his posture and foot work, but the quickstep is such a hard dance to pull off in the first place.  The duo danced to Stevie Wonder’s Part Time Lover.  And of note: Sharna fangirled out meting Metcalfe whom she loved as Miquel on Passions! Judges’ Score: 18 out of 30

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Chrishell Stause and dance partner Gleb Savchenko (Tango): With mistakes that were noticeably caught by the judges, which they shared were about timing, footwork, and frame work, Chrishell (Ex-AMC, DAYS and Y&R) held it together and got through the dance in spite of it all.  She danced to Pink’s Raise Your Glass.  In a play on Stause’s Selling Sunset real estate gig and reality series, judge Bruno said Stause was “far from closing the deal” with that dance.  Judges’ Score: 13 out of 30.

At the top of the leaderboard after night one of the competition were: 18-year-old Skai Jackson with 21 points, as well as Justina Machado, then former ‘Bachlorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe with 20, along with Catfish creator and host Nev Shulman.  At the bottom of the score board was Tiger King’s Carole Baskin with 11 points.

Watch Anne, Jesse and Chrishell’s performances below.  Then let us know, what did you think of their first dance?  Who impressed you from the entire cast? What did you think of Tyra as Dancing with the Stars new host? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital

GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Let’s just make this official as we tweeted about it last week when these scenes aired on Tuesday.  And let’s just say, that Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) could very well receive another Daytime Emmy nomination next year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, if these moments are part of her reel.  LoCicero was previously nominated in 2015 in this category.

Now on to that performance that had everyone a-buzz on social media after it aired.  In the scenes, Robert (Tristan Rogers) has worked his WSB contacts to get Olivia to Geneva to secretly see her son, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), who is suffering from severe trauma and PTSD and is at this facility for treatment.  After traveling half way around the world to get there, with anticipation and wanting to hold her son and be there for him – when she arrives the doctor (Christopher Cousins) tells Dante his mother is here to see him, but Dante refuses to let that happen.

When the doctor tells Olivia that Dante will not open the door to his room to talk to his mom and come face-to-face with her, she goes into momma bear mode, releasing such heartache and anguish, just wanting to see Dante, but she is met with a steely shut door instead.  But as viewers saw, the scenes were made all the more poignant by the split screen; where Dante is on the other side of the door – heartbroken hearing his mother’s cries.  Dominic Zamprogna, who is always stellar, was also moving in these moments.

However, it was LoCicero’s ability to call up such deep rooted love and pain for her child, that any parent could relate to, which broke our hearts, rang so true, and showcased Lisa.

Later in the week, we also see how Liv was there for Robert in return  – and the two are now off on a mission of their own to find Holly (if she is indeed very much alive) which is sure to put a further wedge in her marriage to Ned (Wally Kurth).  That begs the questions, too.  How would you feel about a Robert and Olivia pairing…or would you be rooting for Olivia and Ned to work through their issues?

Through it all, it was Lisa LoCicero who grabbed our attention, brought out the hankies for all of us, and truly compelled the audience.  For all of these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Lisa’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Lisa in these scenes with Dominic? In case you missed them, you can check them out below, then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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