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OLTL Recap – April 19 – April 23rd

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Natalie races off to get help as John tends to Marty after finding her unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell at the hospital.  After eventually coming to, Marty tells John that someone deliberately pushed her down the stairs.  Marty, with John by her side, is on pins and needles as Dr. Morrison performs a sonogram to see if the baby suffered any injuries from the fall.  Tea crosses with Todd, who’s in a foul mood off his earlier encounter with Marty.  Later, Tea privately worries that Todd might be responsible for Marty’s fall.  Viki makes a decision about whether or not she and Charlie should try and have a future together.  Rex and Gigi question Nurse Wojohowitz, who happened to be on duty the night Allison stole a newborn Rex from the hospital.  Nurse Wojohowitz doesn’t recall exactly who abandoned Rex but does give him half of a locket that had been left inside his baby blanket.  Bo and Nora break the news of their engagement to Clint. Marty jumps to the conclusion that Natalie pushed her down the stairs and shares her suspicions with John as she tells him about her and Natalie’s vicious argument.  Tea, on the other hand, fears Todd might be responsible for Marty’s fall and goes to confront him.  Starr chastises Todd for his treatment of Cole but after returning home, Starr makes it clear to Cole she’ll never cut her father out of her life.  Langston meets up with Ford, who’s taken advantage of a free room at the Palace that the university had booked for a famous film director.  Markko’s poised to catch Langston with Ford when he takes the place of a busboy at the hotel in order to deliver room service thinking it will be his chance to meet the illustrious director.  With Viki’s blessing, Charlie accepts Dorian’s job offer.  Viki, however, warns Dorian not to try and pull anything with Charlie.  After sharing a snarky exchange, Blair makes a surprising nice gesture towards Kelly

Natalie’s temper flares when she realizes John thinks it’s possible that she deliberately pushed Marty down the stairs.  Natalie tells John she’s sorry Marty lost the baby regardless of whether or not he believes her.  The encounter with takes its toll on Natalie, who starts to break down once she’s alone.  Todd becomes angry when Tea asks him point blank if he caused Marty’s fall.  After sending Tea packing, Todd calls the hospital in a futile attempt to find out about Marty and the baby.  Starr and Cole patch things up, both promising to never let Todd come between them.  Langston narrowly avoids being caught in bed with Ford when Markko arrives at their hotel room posing as a bellboy.  Langston’s livid with Ford when he toys with Markko and ends up storming off.  Danielle and Nate share their first kiss while rehearsing the play.  Matthew voices his insecurities about Danielle to a supportive Destiny Marty remains certain Natalie pushed her down the stairs and questions John’s reluctance to arrest her.  John promises Marty he’ll punish whoever was responsible for her losing her baby even if that person turns out to be Natalie.  Brody assures Natalie he believes in her innocence.  John catches Natalie at the scene of Marty’s fall.  Viki encourages a forlorn Jessica to go to the prom even though Cristian won’t be her date as she had hoped.

Kelly’s surprised when Rodney, the patient from the sanitarium, shows up at her office.  Still upset over the events of the night before, Langston swears to Starr that she ended things with Ford Kelly’s unnerved to find herself face to face with Rodney but soon realizes he’s not there to cause her any harm.  Rodney, who’s able to speak after all, surprises Kelly when he confirms her suspicion that Melinda had been murdered but refuses to say anything else until he can see John.  Kelly makes a horrible discovery when she returns to her office after having left Rodney there alone.  Eli questions Blair about her less than friendly relationship with Kelly.  Cole angrily confronts Todd when he finds him outside Marty’s hospital room.  While being questioned by Brody, Marty comes to realize that Todd might have pushed her down the stairs.  Natalie’s heartbroken by John’s lack of faith in her.  John finds a potential clue while examining the scene of Marty’s fall.  Starr tells Hannah to keep her distance from Cole.  Ford plays Langston like a fiddle when she tries to end things with him.

Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Chrishell Stause Has a Comeback, Kaitlyn Bristowe Overcomes Injury, One Couple Is Eliminated

On Tuesday evenings second night of competition in the new season of Dancing with the Stars, three former soap stars took to the ballroom dance floor in a night which also featured for the first time this season … the viewers vote counting for 50% of the total score, and one couple being sent home.

The “drama” of the episode was if former ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe’s ankle would be OK enough for her to dance her routine.  With her being placed at the end of the show and then “wowing” everyone – it was hard to know how bad the injury was, but, as she detailed on the show she did receive a cortisone shot before performing and changed shoes to help her get through.

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Meanwhile, Chrishell Stause, the former AMC, DAYS and Y&R star, currently on the reality hit, Selling Sunset, showed improvement, while ex- Passions, Desperate Housewives and Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe continued to bring the heat – although the judges want him to dance with less use of his facial expressions – and Daytime Emmy winner Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marley, AW)  continued to be having the time of her life from her performances.

Here’a what went down…

Kaitlyn Bristowe and partner Artem Chigvintsev (Foxtrot): Performing to Leann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” and with the uncertainty of if she would dance at all, Bristowe, who wanted to be a dancer, got major kudos from the judges for her dramatic lines and moves fluidly through the dance floor and closed the night – combined total score of last week and this week 42 out of 60

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Anne Heche and partner Keo Mostepe (Foxtrot): Performing to One Republic’s “Counting Stars”,  Heche revealed this was one of her favorite songs, and she also revealed this dance was to honor her two sons.  Although the judges did not feel Heche delivered as strongly with this performance than in the season opener, Anne still looked like she was enjoying every second of being on the floor – combined total score 36 out of 60

Chrishell Stause and partner Gleb Savchenko (Rumba):  Stause showed her vulnerability including sharing a story from her childhood past.  Then then duo danced to “This Is Me” from the Greatest Showman.  During the performance, Stause looked more fluid on the floor than the previous week and was praised for her improvement  – Combined total score 31 out of 60

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Jesse Metcalfe and partner Sharna Burgess (Foxtror): This duo performed to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and played up their chemistry on the floor. The critique from the judges had more to do with Jesse not looking so intense, and also his posture, but all told they did well – Combined score was 38 out of 60.

Now to the first elimination:  Carole Baskin and Charles Oakley were the celebrities in the bottom two.   It was up to the judges to decide which celebrity would be saved.  Bruno picked Charles, but Carrie Ann picked Carole, leaving Derek to cast the deciding vote … and he saved Carole.

So what did you think of how Chrishell, Anne and Jesse did on last night’s DWTS?  Did the right celeb get sent packing? What did you think of Kaitlyn’s dance and ankle injury? Comment below, but first check out their dances.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Steffy vs. Liam Opioid Showdown

Things have gone off the rails for Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) now that she is addicted to painkillers, scoring drugs from places other than a prescription from the good doc, Finn (Tanner Novlan), who also has the hots for his favorite patient.

Enter Liam (Scott Clifton), who has flip-flopped so many times between Steffy and Hope (Annika Noelle) and who is the person who finds Steffy knocked out on her couch, while their daughter is not being attended to.

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Now after finding pills that Steffy had tucked away in her couch, Liam goes on the offense and confronts Steffy who is pretending she no longer needs opioids to cope with her physical pain – but as we realize it’s also the emotional pain she has been in for months that have also brought her to this point,

When Liam wants her to admit she has a drug problem,  Steffy fires back “How dare you?” and mocks him over his “over-bearing” concern for her.  He then presents this “holier than thou” attitude where he tells her that he is not cool about Finn being involved with her when he is her doctor.

However, when Liam is confused to hear from Steffy that Finn doesn’t know about the pill bottle he has now in his possession, that is when she cries and admits she is still taking pills.  Steffy then counters that Liam does not understand – that he left her and their daughter, Kelly for Hope – and that she is all alone.  She goes on to say Finn has been there for her, like nobody else has been.

In the end, left with no choice, Liam tells Steffy he is leaving and taking their daughter with him, which leaves Steffy wrecked.  Will she try to stop Liam from taking their daughter?

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood delivered another one of her top-notch performances in today’s episode as well.

So, what did you think of the Liam and Steffy scenes on Tuesday’s episode of B&B? Comment below.

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General Hospital

The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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