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OLTL Recap – April 4 – April 8th

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Shane returns to the school and sees reactions to the video of him. He gives Jack his inhaler. Destiny gives him a pep talk and tries to convince him to go to the administration, but Shane thinks it would make things worse. After reading his cryptic note, Rex and Gigi are desperate to find Shane. They reach out to Echo, who’s eager to escape Viki’s vitriol. They end up calling Blair who finds out from Jack that Shane is at the school. They race there – just as we see Shane on the roof. Starr spills everything about Jack to Blair. Blair doesn’t want to believe it, but Starr shows her Jack’s online taunts. Bo and Nora don’t believe Clint’s assertion re: who killed Eddie Ford. Viki’s horrified to discover Charlie and Echo in bed together. Viki realizes that Charlie was vulnerable to Echo, and that Viki has been wrapped up in her own troubles with her children. James pulls away from Deanna’s kiss, telling her he loves Starr. He doesn’t understand why she showed up here, after making it clear that she broke up with him. He realizes she’s desperate for money and has no place to stay.  He invites her to his place.

Rex and Gigi are horrified to find Shane poised to jump from the school roof and learn in tortured detail the depth of their son’s unhappiness. Rex and Gigi pull out all the stops to convince Shane his life is worth living. Blair has a bad reaction to Jack’s cavalier attitude and lack of remorse for his treatment of Shane. Starr is shocked to encounter Marty with Hope and learns that Marty has been released from St. Ann’s. Marty knows Starr has broken up with Cole, but she wants to be a part of her granddaughter’s life. When Starr leaves, Marty reveals that she still has the paternity of Natalie’s child on her mind. John is confronted by Tea about the investigation into Todd’s shooting. John asks about her brother Tomas and Tea defends him. Their conversation turns personal and Tea again urges John to put aside his hurt and anger and be the father to Natalie’s child. Alone, John thinks about the baby he thought was his. Tomas covers from Dani his interest in Todd’s background and bonds with his niece. Charlie tries to comfort Viki, but she tells him never to touch her again. Viki thinks she can understand why Charlie would have a meaningless affair. But Charlie makes it clear that it wasn’t a meaningless affair.

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Natalie visits with Clint and admits she’s not over John. Blair and Starr take Jack home and make him take the Shane video off his computer. Blair admits to Starr that she hit Jack. In the aftermath of Shane’s suicide attempt, Rex and Gigi argue over what’s the right thing to do, but ultimately decide to take him to the hospital. Viki visits Todd, but instead finds Tea. Viki tells Tea that she found Charlie in bed with Echo. Tea realizes that Viki is going to give Echo a piece of her mind. Destiny tells Shaun about Shane, says she’s going to tell Matthew what happened. Shaun and Tea bond over Destiny and Danielle. Bo lends support to Rex, who allows himself to express his emotions in Bo’s presence. Gigi falls apart in front of the nurse, but after Shane is examined by Dr. Buhari, they take him home, determined to help their son. Brad (having seen Rex blow up at school) comes to warn Jack that he’s going to be in big trouble, and that Shane went up to the roof (presumably to jump off). Starr reassures Blair about being a good mother. Bo is called away when he hears about Shane, and Destiny (worried about Shane) comes over to talk to Matthew. Nora comforts Destiny about Shane. Viki tells Echo off. James settles Deanna into his apartment since she’s got nowhere else to go. Dorian and David return to Llanview with news of tumult on the set of Vicker Man: The David Vickers Story. Together they press Langston to take over scriptwriting duties on the film, which they’re now producing themselves. Tess and Ford share a close moment; so do Natalie and Brody. Kelly looks for a scoop from John, but gets a kiss instead and Marty walks in on it. Marty needles John and Natalie about their futures apart. Natalie discovers that John keeps a copy of Liam’s sonogram. Aubrey enlists Rama to distract Joey while she regroups with Cutter. Rama and Cristian reconnect. Rama blurts out that Vimal’s imprisonment is her doing. Aubrey begins to glean Joey’s jealousy regarding John and Kelly. Brody and Ford cross swords over Tess. Tess meets up with Cutter in the steam room and they kiss.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Franco Looks In The Mirror … And Believing He Is Drew Kisses Kim

This week on General Hospital, viewers have seen that when Franco (Roger Howarth) awoke from his mind-mapping implantation  (thanks to Shiloh and Dr Cabot) he woke up saying that he is “Drew Cain”.  Thus, as far we know, Franco now carries the life and memories of Drew from 2012 and back, and as of now, has no trace of Franco’s memories.

When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Drew (Billy Miller) try to make Franco understand in his confusion what transpired,  Liz brings a mirror to Franco to see his face, which makes this all the more terrifying for him.  Liz insists to him that she is wife, but he tells her that he is sorry but he does not recognize her.  Franco insists he is going to leave town and Drew asks him to please stay put, as Liz promises that they can reverse what happened to him.  But can Liz really promise that?

Later, Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) fills Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) in on what happened and how Franco now was implanted with Drew’s memories, which leaves them stunned.  That means Franco, who is one of the people Jason loathes most in the world – now believes he is Jason’t twin brother.

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Meanwhile, as Kim (Tamara Braun) and Julian (William deVry) prepare to leave Port Charles for Manhattan and start live anew, (so Kim can not be haunted by her life in Port Charles from the recent death of her son, Oscar) things are about to make a shocking turn … for her.

Back at GH, Liz is upset when Franco decides he must get out of his hospital room.  Liz is scared he will just skip town knowing he feels he has no ties there.  Drew reassures her that because he is a version of him, the pull will be way too strong for him to exit Port Charles.

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Kim is now at the hospital getting ready to turn in her resignation letter and runs into Franco.  He recognizes her and calls her “Kim!” You can tell he is quite smitten with her.  Kim is not sure why Franco is acting that way.  She announces she is leaving Port Charles to which he says he is going to come with her. She sees he has a hospital ID bracelet on, so she thinks something has happened.  Just then, Franco tells her about the first time Drew Cain and her met up! This shocks Kim  … and the next thing you know … he moves in for a major kiss and lip-lock as Drew and Liz look on.

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So, what do you think of the story turn thus far that has Franco now with Drew’s memories and with no trace of Franco? Share your thoughts on the twist via the comment section below!

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Hope To Steffy, “I’m Taking My Daughter & Don’t You Dare Try To Stop Me”

The next key revelation of the baby switch; that devastated the lives of Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton), but gave Steffy a baby to raise and a sister to Kelly, began to unravel on Friday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful.

Now that Hope knows for sure that Beth is alive and has been living as “Phoebe” under Steffy’s care, it was time to lower the boom on Steffy.  So, at the cliff house, a distraught Steffy refuses at first to believe the truth.  She says, “That baby can’t be Beth … she’s Phoebe!”

Liam (Scott Clifton) tells Steffy that he and Hope can do whatever genetic testing is necessary to prove it to her, but that it will indeed come back and prove that they are the biological parents to the little girl.   As they explain the events that led to Steffy ‘adopting’ Beth, she learns from Liam and Hope that Dr. Buckingham sold their baby for a gambling debt and how Steffy’s mom, Taylor (Hunter Tylo) was unknowingly buying their baby to give to her.

Hope says she cannot wait to take little Beth home, and how grateful she is that Steffy took such good care of her daughter all of these months.  Then, Steffy blurts out: “You’re not taking my daughter from the only home she’s ever known.  I’m her mommy.”  Steffy tries to use the reasoning that if Hope takes Phoebe away, she will be ripping her from the only home she has ever known.  Hope. who is becoming more frustrated and upset with Steffy says, “Her name is Beth.”  She then informs Steffy that she and Liam will let her help out with the transition.

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Steffy starts to have a meltdown as she realizes that the little girl is really Beth.  Next, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) arrive on the scene.  Steffy defies Hope and tells her again, “There’s no way you’re taking my daughter home.”  Brooke reminds her and everyone in the room that there was nothing legal about the adoption, while Ridge tries to make everyone understand how Steffy is also blindsided.  Steffy continues on how she is the only mother Beth knows, and the cliff house as her home.

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A steadfast Hope tells Steffy in no uncertain terms she is now with her, her real mother, who she should have been with since the day she was born.  Hope tells Steffy again how grateful she is to her … but she firmly tells her, “I’m taking my daughter, and don’t you dare try to stop me.”  We fade to black.

Last week and this week, the cast involved in the baby switch storylime from: Annika Noelle, Scott Clifton, to Jacqueline MacInnes Wood have delivered strong and memorable performances as the payoff of this story continues.

So, do you hope Hope just walks right on out with Beth?  Do you think Steffy will go so far as to fight for custody? Take off with Beth and runaway? Share your thoughts om what you think will happen next via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Will Franco Wake Up As Drew & Become The Next Victim Of Mind-Mapping?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, picked up from the major plot twist; and unfortunately for Franco (Roger Howarth), even with the arrival of Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Drew (Billy Miller) to save the day; according to Dr. Cabot (Time Winters), the mind-mapping transfer could not be stopped.  And as the men were all bantering and arguing about, the download into Franco’s brain was fully completed.  Then, Cabot tells Drew that when Franco wakes up, it will be with the memories of Drew dating back to 2012.

Now the questions are, did the procedure work?  Will Franco awake from this nightmare with the history and personality of Drew, or could Dr, Cabot’s experiment be a bust on him?  Next. Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Chase (Josh Swickard) show-up.  Liz is heartsick to begin to learn what happened in the warehouse to her son, Cameron (William Lipton) and her husband.  Chase arrests Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin), but he also goes to GH to get medical attention for his wounds from the fight with Drew and Curtis.

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Once, Franco is taken to General Hospital still unconscious, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) is on the medical case and gets him a neurological work-up.  Lucas then has to stitch up Shiloh, who continually throws jabs at the good doc about Wiley.   Then in a bit of foreshadowing, Dr. Cabot tells Drew, that he will thank him once Franco wakes up with Drew’s memories.  Does that mean that Drew could have done some horrible things in his past … or that Shiloh will leave Drew alone, because what he needs is inside Franco’s brain now? Drew hopes his memories stay buried.

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In heartbreaking scenes, and in touching performances from William Lipton and Rebecca Herbst; as well as Billy Miller, Cam tells his mother about Franco’s last words to him to,  ‘Tell your mom I love her and that I’ll be back”.   Liz learns how Franco protected her son, and traded places with him. Next, Liz sits by an unconscious Franco, and in tears, thanks him for keeping Cameron safe, but laments that it would be a far less wonderful world without Franco in it, and begs him to come back to her, and what a hero he is for what he did saving her son.

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In addition, Cameron gives Drew a key piece of Intel he learned during his kidnapping and while the mind-mapping procedure on Franco was taking place.  Shiloh is looking for a specific memory that would allow him to disappear, and that is why he is so determined to get inside Drew’s head from back in the day, by any means possible!  When Cameron sees Shiloh being taken away by Chase, he runs at him but is stopped by Drew. Cameron threatens a snide and laughing Shiloh that he will, “Make him pay.”  Uh-oh!  Is a murder mystery on the way, too?  Drew tries to talk down Cameron.

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As the episode comes to it conclusion, Lucas informs Elizabeth that the test results show that all of the physical functions of Franco’s brain are working normally,  However, they won’t know the impact of the mind-mapping procedure until Franco wakes up.

So, what do you think Franco will wake up as Drew? The procedure will half work and he will be part Franco and part Drew? The procedure is a dud? What did you think of the performances from everyone involved in this storyline?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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