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B&B Recap – Dec 13 – Dec 17th

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Nick and Aggie reach a new level in their relationship when he extends an invitation to celebrate Christmas together.  Donna and Justin gush over Marcus because of his burgeoning modeling career at Forrester Creations.  At the Taboo fashion show, Whip pulls a prank that he hopes will hurt Ridge and cause a rift in his marriage; the way Ridge is causing a rift in Whip’s.  While conducting a behind-the-scenes feature of the fashion show, Jarrett stumbles upon the result of Whip’s prank.  While the backstage commotion is taking place, Whip makes sure he captures the fiasco on camera.   Brooke and Thomas come to a mutual agreement to not let Ridge and Taylor know about what happened backstage.  Hope becomes concerned when she sees a difference in the way Liam is being treated at the Spencer Publication offices.  Liam assures her that even though his life is changing dramatically, his love for her ever won’t.  Oliver protests Amber’s seduction because he is determined to win Hope back.  Feeling rejected, Amber tells Oliver that she’s thinking of pursuing Liam.

Just when Ridge thinks that the fashion show went scandal-free, he sees the backstage photo on the Internet.  Ridge demands to know the details surrounding the backstage photo and how it found its way to the Internet.  Brooke and Thomas attempt to calm Ridge down and explain what happened.  Liam becomes offended when Hope makes a disparaging remark about his father.  Oliver and Amber try to figure out how Amber can get an “in” with Liam based on what they know about him and his preferences.  Whip manipulates Taylor into finding the backstage photo online.  Thorne informs Ridge that their website crashed due to all of the orders that are flooding in for the Taboo line.  When Oliver suggests that Amber get a job, she tells him that the best way to get ahead is by marrying someone with money, not by hard work.   Taylor is fuming over the photos while Brooke and Thomas try to tell her that they are innocent of any wrongdoing.  Aggie issues Whip a stern warning about messing with Ridge and the Forrester family.  Bill tells Liam about a big party he is throwing for Liam to announce him as Bill’s son and the new face of Spencer Publications.  Amber does research on the Spencer family and realizes just how rich Bill and Liam are.  She is convinced that if she gets her hands on the very rich Liam, Hope will go back to Oliver.  Ridge asks to speak to Taylor alone where she asks him to put a stop to the Taboo line.  Brooke offers to take herself off of the Taboo line if that will rectify things with Ridge.  Whip plots his next move against Ridge.  Despite Bill’s objection, Liam convinces an apprehensive Hope to attend his party and share his special night.  Justin bumps into Donna at Insomnia Café and offers to put her on the party’s guest list as his date.  Oliver becomes paranoid when Marcus discovers that Amber is living with him.  A not-so-surprised Marcus promises to keep Oliver and Amber’s secret.  With an ulterior motive, Amber asks Marcus to get her on the list for Liam’s party, since his father is Bill Spencer’s right-hand man.  At the party, Bill tells Liam that the guests are there to meet him and the persona that has been created for him; a persona that does not include a girlfriend.

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THE BACHELORETTE: Katie Tells The Men To Get Out If They Are There for the Wrong Reasons

So, let’s be real here.  Do you seriously think all of the men vying for Katie’s heart on this season’s The Bachelorette, or going onto a dating-reality show, are all just looking for love without realizing the fame, attention and instagram followers that will accrue due to their appearance on the long-running competition series? With that said, some men profess they are on the show searching for love, while others are on the show are there for “the wrong reasons” – i.e. searching for fame.

Katie Thurston had her fill of the “wrong reasons’ on Monday night’s episode of the series, after contestants Aaron and Cody went at it in a mud-wrestling match that turned dirtier than just rolling around in the muck.  Later, Katie pulls Aaron aside where he he reveals that he knows Cody from San Diego, and know he has a questionable character, especially from his social media postings.  Aaron believes Cody just came on to the show to become famous. When Katie then confronts Cody about this, he is pretty unfazed and matter-of-fact and emotionless.  Next up, she boots Cody from the show.

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After Katie hits an emotional bottom, she gathers herself together for the evening’s cocktail chats and smooches, and as she is feeling good again, Karl decides to confuse her and tells her that their may be other men in the house who are there for the “wrong reasons”. That prompts Katie to have her episode ‘drop the mic’ moment where she tells the guys that ,”if they are not here for the right reasons to get the ‘f***” out!”  The men are pissed at Karl for stirring things up with nothing to back up his accusations with and Katie is left (as we fade to black) in a puddle of tears.

BUT, before that there were some other watershed moments within the episode. During her one-on-one ‘wilderness date’ with Greg, Katie opened up to him about the death of her father.  Later, when they sat down for their evening date, Greg revealed his father died, and then it was his turn to be overcome, revealing how difficult it was to leave his mom, who was still grieving to come be a part of The Bachelorette season, and to vie for Katie’s heart. But these two clearly have a very strong connection leading people to wonder if Greg will get the final rose.

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Earlier, during the awkward – “prove to Katie how sexy you are in bed, or how you will take care of her in bed” – or something like that, Mike the virgin cried during his testimonials as to how he would get up in front of her and the other men with his presentation when he is a virgin.  Mike decided to go with the honest approach and wrote a poem for Katie about how he would love her while basically admitting he was a virgin, as she sat on the bed on the stage with him. He won the award in the sex competition.  OK? OK!

So, who do you think is the frontrunner for Katie’s heart? Is anyone on this show there to truly fall-in-love and get engaged??? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Leave it to a beloved MVP of General Hospital, Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), to pull out all the stops in the culmination of Maxie’s storyline with Peter August (Wes Ramsey), and that’s what viewers witnessed this week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Maxie manipulated the manipulator during a stunning sequence of events.  In story, while recovering at General Hospital after giving birth in the woods, Maxie lays it on thick to ensure that Peter never gets near their baby Louise – who is actually being passed off as “Bailey”, the baby of Valentin and Brook Lynn – not kidnapped by the naughty nurse, Chloe (Kimberly J. Brown).  But in Maxie’s chain of events to Peter, she tears into him and tells him that Chloe kidnapped her, drugged her to induce labor, and took off with Louise.  Peter is stunned.  Maxie goes on to explain that Chloe said she was working for him and that Peter planned to take her and the baby out of the country,

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At that point, Maxie plays on Peter’s psyche, telling him she wishes the dark side of him would return to get the nurse for what she did.  It is then she gets Peter right where she wants him when he admits that Chloe isn’t the nurse’s real name.   Maxie then turns up the heat on Peter and reveals that Chloe must have been fed information on her from Peter! And that the only explanation is that Peter is horrible person.

Then, Maxie tells Peter their baby is gone, it’s all his fault, and he hopes he is terrified, and that she is repulsed by him, especially every time he touched her.  She then confronts him about killing Drew Cain, Franco Baldwin and anyone else who got in his way.   He says it’s not too late for them, and that he did it all for her and Louise.

Boom! Maxie has got Peter’s confession taped on a file on her phone which she immediately sends to Mac.  That sends Peter running and well, we know, or we think we know where that led, to Peter’s fall down the stairs thanks to Finn (Michael Easton).

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Later when Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) arrives at GH with baby Louise, she sits outside Maxie’s room as emotional Maxie sees her daughter in the arms of another mother, and is heartbroken that she can’t be with the little girl she just gave birth to.

Over the last three episodes. Kirsten Storms has reminded us all of why she has the innate ability and combination to play strong, determined, vulnerable, loveable and devastated with such ease.  Storms gave us a bravura performance to remember, slicing Peter’s charade in half, playing beats of Maxie’s fictionalized account, with Maxie’s real account of life with Henrik Faison aka Peter.   For all of this and more, Michael Fairman TV names Kirsten Storms work, The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Kirsten in the pivotal scenes with Maxie and Peter, and the emotional fallout that followed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  But first, check out some moments from Maxie giving Peter a piece of her mind!

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Roger Howarth Returns to General Hospital and Debuts His New Character

Thursday was a special day for longtime fans of General Hospital and those of fan favorite Roger Howarth.  Today, Howarth returned in his new role on the ABC daytime drama series, who’s name is “Austin” and that viewers learn is a doctor, and that is all we know thus far.

General Hospital and Howarth previously noted that even though he was killed-off a few months ago as Franco Baldwin after he was shot in a struggle with Peter August (Wes Ramsey) that he would make his re-emergence on the canvas sometime in May.

Now with summer right around, Howarth is back.  When we first see his new soap incarnation of “Austin”, he comes to the rescue of Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), who has gone into labor and found her way into the woods to escape the clutches of evil Nurse Chloe (Kimberly J. Brown) and Peter’s machinations.

And … as she just so happens to need a doctor, lo and behold there is Austin in the woods from what appears to be a hike, who ultimately helps deliver Maxie’s baby girl.  Trouble is, at the end of the episode, it appears that baby Louise might not be breathing.

In a summer preview for GH, in the brand new issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands this weekend, GH head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor teased, “Roger’s new character has an interest in a prominent Port Charles family.  He’ll shake up the canvas in surprising ways as summer unfolds.”

So, were you happy to see Roger back on GH today? Do you like that he is seemingly playing a doctor? Share your theories on his new character”Austin” via the comment section. But first check out, Howarth’s debut as Austin in the clips below.

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GH’s Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) chats with Michael Fairman about Britt being on the run with Jason, their burgeoning romance, working with Steve Burton and her other co-star and Britt’s diagnosis of Huntington’s Disease. .Leave A Comment

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