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ATWT Recap – March 22 – March 26th

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Lily and Molly find themselves at odds.  First, Molly wants Lily to back off when Lily scolds her for interfering with Faith and her school business.   Holden defends Molly in this. Later, Lily wants Molly not to try to be close to Faith, because she’s not her mother or her best friend, just someone Holden’s seeing.  Molly wants Lily to get over the fact that she (Molly) and Holden are together now. Parker tries to help out Faith.  Faith comes over wanting time away from her parents.  Parker knows something’s up.  Faith admits she was caught with drugs.  Parker goes downstairs to fetch some water and snacks, and Faith hides her stash in his room.  Parker later says he knows of a good hiding place at the Snyder Farm, and they head over there, only for Faith to be turned over to Faith and Holden.  Parker later finds Faith’s stash and is angry. Faith’s irritated about returning to Oakdale High soon since the students have turned against her for going to boarding school. Lily suggests they buy her a new outfit for her first day back. Faith wants to visit Holden instead, but once there asks Molly to take her shopping for an outfit. Lily’s hurt Faith would favor Molly. Holden asks Faith to go with Lily. Lily thinks Faith’s choices are too risqué, so Faith sneaks a sexy dress she likes into her purse. A cute stranger helps her cut off the security tag. Lily happily leaves Faith who’s been agreeable since stealing the dress. Parker accost Faith for leaving her stash of drugs in his room. Once again the cute stranger, who introduces himself as Nico, helps Faith out. When Lily returns home she tells Luke how Faith’s attitude shifted from disagreeable to pleasant during their mother-daughter activity. Luke, wary, confides that he caught Faith taking anti-anxiety pills. Lily calls Holden over and they confront Faith. Faith won’t respond to them and runs out. Faith returns to Fashions to look for the cute stranger, but he’s gone. Molly tells Holden she’ll try to stay out of his family affairs, but at the EOD Molly asks Parker to tell her if Faith is ever in any trouble. Lily finds Faith home during the day wearing the sexy dress Lily forbade her from buying. Lily stops berating Faith when she sees she’s crying. Faith confides the kids at school were mean to her. Parker shows up with Faith’s book bag she left behind and Lily suggests she and Faith accompany Parker on his visit to Liberty. Parker’s somewhat reluctant, but everyone thinks Faith could use some perspective on her life. Faith’s nervous around Liberty but soon opens up and they all have a good time together.

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Dusty convinces Janet to fly to Santo Domingo for a quickie divorce so, pending Janet’s annulment; they’d be able to get married.  Jack gets wind of it and, not liking being left out of the loop, calls in a police investigation and stops them from landing.  Dusty and Janet return and they argue with Carly and Jack about this situation when at EOD Janet doubles over in pain. Jack, Dusty and Carly are all at Milltown taking care of Janet.  Jack goes to see about their divorce and Dusty goes to speak to the realtor.  Carly volunteers herself to take care of Janet.  Janet hears Liberty needs her, and so she goes to Minnesota.  Carly insists she come along, too.  Rocco is with Liberty and, in the corridor, Janet tells him she’s pregnant and Rocco is glad she did things properly this time – Janet can’t tell him the truth.  Carly and Liberty bond.  Later, Dusty talks to Rocco and tells him about Janet’s divorce and Rocco is upset.  Dusty, meanwhile, finds out that the house has been sold to someone else and when he tries to offer nicely to buy it, the new owner Kane won’t have it.  Dusty is irate and Wanda, the realtor, calls Jack, who breaks it up.  Jack tells Dusty that Kane’s a fraud and he should tell the seller; maybe get the house that way.  Dusty appreciates it. Someone’s been in Craig’s room.  Some files are missing from his desk (including ones pertaining to his use and misuse of Parker’s trust fund).  He asks Johnny if he knows anything, and he doesn’t, then asks the desk clerk and hears nothing’s different.  His concern becomes justified at EOD when we see a gloved stranger handling a photo of Johnny.

Vienna makes Barbara jealous, as Barbara gets Craig to make Henry jealous.  Vienna and Henry leave to make love, but upstairs, Henry can’t perform.  Vienna leaves and Barbara swoops in, in a dress she had earlier rejected from Fashions. Henry goes to Barbara’s room to make love.  Henry has a morning date with Vienna.  Barbara has the date with Craig, takes him to Metro, where Henry is with Vienna. Barbara has succeeded in making Henry jealous of Craig.  Craig figures out what’s going on, that Barbara isn’t interested in Craig because of Monte Carlo, just because of Henry, and so tells Barbara that Henry was jealous and she’s excited.  Also, Barbara talks to Vienna and hears Henry hasn’t been able to pleasure her since she’s gotten back.  But later, Barbara sees Henry and Vienna at Al’s, enjoying pepparkakor.

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Craig’s setting up the new Monte Carlo office for an open house, when Parker comes in asking about his trust fund. Craig assures Parker he’ll take care of any strange withdrawals. Carly wants Jack to accompany her to the open house, but Janet has a doctor’s appointment. Jack goes to her appointment but rushes out at the end to be with Carly. Carly’s appreciative and wows the fashion representatives there. Jack thinks they should celebrate at Metro.  Meanwhile, Dusty’s taken Janet to visit the charming house he’s bought her. While she’s inside exploring, Rocco arrives outside and says mean things to Dusty about Janet. Dusty scares Rocco off by threatening to expose his mob ties. Janet returns to Dusty, thrilled with the house and unaware of her father’s disapproval. Janet returns home to Teri and they excitedly talk about the new house. Teri doesn’t tell Janet either that Rocco’s been speaking poorly of Janet. Dusty goes to Metro and runs into Crowe a crony of Rocco and Ralph’s. Dusty tries to overpower Crowe. When Jack and Carly arrive at Metro they find it strangely closed, but Jack, acting on cop instinct, goes inside only to discover Dusty lying in a pool of blood.  Bob tells Reid they need more money to finance all the designs Reid has for the new neurology wing. Reid unsuccessfully appeals to Luke. Bob tells Reid he should find other aspects of his life to invest himself in, like how Bob has spent almost 25 years with Kim. Chris tells Bob to stop trying to work on Reid. Later, Luke tells Reid he’ll give him the money as long as Luke can call some of the shots and Reid promises Noah won’t find out Luke’s donation, because Luke doesn’t want to come across as meddling. Chris comes across as too passionate and scary when he does a test run for his segment on Katie’s show on WOAK. Alison helps him get in touch with his sensitive doctor side, and together they tape a great show. Katie tells Alison to be open to the possibilities around her, even if they haven’t worked out before.  Alison makes a quick exit and Katie semi-seriously jokes with Chris about his compatibility with Alison.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Needs Fatherly Advice From Tony As Ryan Carnes and Brad Maule Deliver Tender Scenes

Friday’s highly-touted episode of ABC;s General Hospital featured the return of Brad Maule in the role of Dr. Tony Jones, the adoptive father of Lucas(Ryan Carnes) and former husband to Bobbie (Jackie Zeman).

It has been years since fan favorite Maule graced the GH screens, but the writers found a way to conjure him up in Lucas’ mind as Lucas is in a pivotal moment in his life; his bio-dad Julian Jerome (William deVry) is blackmailing his husband, Brad (Parry Shen), and Brad is keeping secrets from Lucas.  All spell bad news to Lucas for raising his son, Wiley.  But as GH fans know, Wiley is not the baby that Lucas thinks he is raising with Brad- he is actually raising Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) child, which Brad knows!

So, needing some clarity and visiting his adoptive dad’s gravesite, Lucas sees the vision of Tony, and the former father and son have a heart to heart.  Tony tells Lucas how raising him as  little boy gave him the strength and courage to go on through the hard times, and how to be their for his little boy.  Lucas is just emotionally overwrought and so burdened by the lies those who say that they supposedly love him have been telling.

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At the same time, Julian is searching for Lucas, and happens upon Bobbie at the hospital. She really does not like Julian and the two land at the GH hospital wall where plaques of the beloved doctors and nurses who have passed away are seen.  Bobbie knows Julian could never be the kind of father, Tony was to Lucas.  Julian says he can never replace Tony, but he is Lucas’ father and wants to somehow do right by him.

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Later alone, Bobbie talks to Tony’s photo and we see a heartfelt moment where Tony touches Bobbie’s hand and touches her on the cheek. Something Bobbie feels as she remembers this once great love of hers. At the end of the episode Julian finds Lucas at Tony’s gravesite. What will their confrontation bring?

Kudos to Ryan Carnes, who was the emotional heart of this episode and who made us feel every moment of Lucas’s anguish. And … how wonderful to see Brad Maule again!

So, what did you think of Tony’s visit to Lucas and Bobbie on Friday’s GH? Comment below. But first watch some key scenes between them.

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Days Of Our Lives

Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Bring the Heartache and Heartbreak to DAYS’ Elani Wedding

Monday’s episode of Days of our Lives showcased the nuptials of now long-suffering duo, Eli (Lamon Archey) and Lani (Sal Stowers).  In true soap opera fashion things didn’t look good for the couple to get hitched in the first place, especially with Gabi’s (Camila Banus) threats that she would literally blow Julie’s (Susan Seasforth Hayes) heart out of her chest, if Lani did not bust up with Eli at the altar.

As Marlena (Deidre Hall) is officiating the ceremony, things took a dark turn when she asked if anyone in attendance could show just cause why the couple should not be wed in holy matrimony.  Everyone is silent as Gabi, who is an attending the nuptials, is quite happy with herself broadcasting the wedding from her phone to Julie who is in the hospital.  Next, an emotional Lani tells Gabi how sorry she is for shooting Stefan.  Lani says she hopes Gabi can set aside their differences for the sake of Julie and Eli.  Gabi tells her she thought she made herself clear.  It appears that Lani decides she is moving forward with the vows, after standing up for herself and ignoring Gabi’s threat after tackling Gabi WWE Smackdown style.  Next, Gabi informs to everyone she just pressed the button on the app on her phone and Eli’s grandmother’s heart exploded. But hold the phone! In that moment, there is a twist.  We go back to Lani at the altar who snaps out of this blackmail nightmare she just played out in her head.  That didn’t really happen, but the audience sees her thinking process through it, which leads Lani in the present to break off the wedding to her beloved Eli.

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At the altar, Lani tells Eli through her tears she cannot do this.  Eli is stunned and confused.  The bride tells him he doesn’t deserve this.  Next, Lani turns towards Gabi, and then tells Eli she is sorry and then runs out of the ceremony.   Gabi mutters that her “work is done here” which seems to be overheard by Will (Chandler Massey).

What follows is absolutely devastating scene in the park as Eli has followed Lani there.  Through her tears, and knowing that the only way she can break things off with Eli is to hurt him deeply, Lani tells him at first that she doesn’t deserve to be happy with a husband, because she shot and killed Gabi’s.  However, Eli won’t accept that, and that is when she has to muster everything inside her to break Eli’s heart in pieces.  She tells the man she loves that she doesn’t love him anymore. Lani says that she thought that after baby David’s death and all they went through to be together it would all fall back into place for them, but for her, it didn’t.

Lani says her decision is made. With tears streaming down his face, Eli cries, “So you’re leaving me? That’s it?” Lani confirms it is, and that she is sorry and then runs off.  Cue none other than Gabi to find a gut-punched Eli on the park bench, who she hugs! Looks like there’s a part two to Gabi’s heinous plan ahead.

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Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Bring the Heartache and Heartbreak to DAYS' Elani Wedding

The performances by Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers in this episode were top-notch – their work was and even though it was under the most outrageous of circumstances, you felt the love, the heartbreak and heartache of a couple torn apart, when they love each other so much.

So, what did you think of Lamon and Sal’s performances? What did you think of the final moments of the episode when Lani has to dump Eli for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Checks Into Shadybrook, While Laura Is Unconvinced That Nikolas Is Alive

For months now, viewers have seen the downward spiral of Ava Jerome (Maura West).  It began following the death of her daughter Kiki, and realizing the man she fell in love with was not her therapist, Dr Kevin Collins, but none other than his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom) – the man that murdered her daughter.

Trying to get back on her feet has been difficult for Ava.  She finally found some purpose in going back to work at the art gallery she loved so much.  Along the way, she has been sipping one too many martinis.  So, if you add all that up, and if you are other denizens in Port Charles, you might think that when Ava professes she saw the real Nikolas Mikhail Stavrosovich Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) in the flesh, when the man supposedly died a few years ago, then she has really lost it!

Thing is – Ava did see Nikolas, and he is back in Port Charles, alive and well, only know else knows except for Hayden  (Rebecca Budig) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which we learned at the end of Friday’s episode.

Earlier, after Ava passed out seeing Nikolas, she comes too, and he is not at the gallery anymore.  She panics and looks everywhere for him. Ava is convinced there has to be security camera footage of him in the gallery.  Nikolas’ mother, Laura (Genie Francis) happens to head over to see Ava to discuss Helena’s portrait, which has been the key to the codicil mystery, which is now at Ava’s gallery,

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When Laura arrives, she finds Ava with drink in hand, and professing to her that Laura’s first-born son Nikolas is alive and he was just here at the gallery! As she tries to produce the physical evidence to show Laura, it’s not there.   Ava questions her sanity after Laura suggests she really needs professional help; something Laura knows a thing or two about

What happens next is shocking:  Julian (William deVry) is called and he meets Ava and Laura at Shadybrook sanitarium.  Viewers watch as Ava takes off all of her jewelry and her high heels. She hugs Julian and Laura before leaving them behind to get the help she “needs”.

Kudos to Genie Francis and Maura West, who’s unlikely on-screen friendship as Laura and Ava has been a delight to watch; especially when these two powerhouse actresses share two-person scenes together.

Watching Francis’ facial expression when Laura entertains for a moment that her son could be alive and then feels sorrow was masterful, as was West when as Ava she leans on Laura realizing she is in a worse way than she even imagined.  Will Ava get out of Shadybrook soon?  Will Laura get to feel joy that her son is truly alive and in Port Charles? Stay tuned.

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What did you think of the performances of Genie and Maura? What do you think will happen next for Ava and Laura in this story? Comment below.

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