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OLTL Recap – Feb 1- Feb 5th

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John and Brody carry out their elaborate plan to bust John out of jail.  John’s shocked to find that Natalie is the driver of his and Brody’s getaway car.  After John and Brody make their escape, Marty comes face to face with Lowell.  Believing she’s really in labor, Rex takes Stacy to the hospital with Kim in tow.  Schuyler arrives to administer the oxytocin to Stacy but he has a change of heart about going through with the plan.  Jessica swipes Nurse Charles’ cell phone but Mitch catches her before she can talk to Brody.  Brody tells John he’s certain the call he received came from Jessica.  Mitch begins his diabolical plot to erase Jessica’s memories and turn her mind into a blank slate.  Dorian and Charlie set out to find Stacy as part of their own twisted plan to get to Mitch

Schuyler refuses to go along with inducing Stacy’s early labor and decides he needs to take his chances and tell Gigi the truth, hoping she loves him enough to forgive him for lying.  Meanwhile, Gigi has a bittersweet encounter with Rex after witnessing him bringing Stacy to the hospital.  Rex tries to be happy for Gigi when she admits she’s in love with Schuyler.  Mitch orders Nurse Charles to go and bring Stacy to him after learning she’s supposedly in labor.  Natalie, John and Brody manage to outrun the cops chasing them.  Using the computer equipment Fish set them up with, John and Brody get a lead on Mitch’s whereabouts.  Marty takes the fall for John’s escape and is arrested by Lowell.  Danielle and Matthew are thrilled to see each other again and share a kiss.

Nurse Charles pulls a gun on Dorian and Charlie as they’re about to whisk Stacy away from the hospital.  Dorian and Charlie set out in hot pursuit of Stacy after Nurse Charles abducts her.  John, Natalie and Brody determine that Mitch is holed up somewhere on Llantano Mountain and head off in that direction as snow begins to fall.  John comes to believe that Mitch might be using the abandoned observatory as his hideout.  Rex is alarmed to find Stacy missing from the hospital.  Kim and Rex learn that Stacy’s in grave danger.  Dorian and Charlie’s car is on a collision course with Nurse Charles and Stacy, as well as Natalie, John and Brody.  Langston happens upon Ford when she goes to find Markko.  Ford thinks Langston was purposely looking for him but she vehemently denies his allegation.

Langston takes Ford’s key after he offers her the use of his office to do her writing. Dorian and Charlie are involved in a car accident with John, Brody and Natalie, who go over the side of the road into a ravine.  John and Brody escape serious injury but Natalie’s trapped in the car.  Brody sets out to get to Jessica while John tries to free Natalie from the wreckage.  Charlie and Dorian start to make their way through the blizzard on foot, not realizing Brody, John and Natalie were in the car they had the accident with.  Stacy panics when she sees Jessica’s zombie-like state when she arrives at Mitch’s hideout with Nurse Charles.  Stacy confesses everything to Mitch as she explains she’s not carrying Rex’s child.  Schuyler’s determined to rendezvous with Stacy at Viki’s cabin despite the heavy snowstorm but ends up crashing his car.  Rex and Fish head out to try and find Stacy. Enraged she’s not pregnant with the “chosen one,” Mitch casts Stacy out into the blizzard.  Mitch forms his most heinous plan yet in his desperation to give the world the next Messiah.  Charlie and Dorian find shelter at Viki’s cabin and are surprised to find Gigi there.  Rex and Fish come upon Schuyler and Dorian’s wrecked cars.  Schuyler’s in dire straits as he soldiers through the snowstorm.  Fearing he was in an accident, Gigi leaves the cabin to look for Schuyler as Charlie sets out to get to Jessica.  Kyle tells Roxy that Rex isn’t the father of Stacy’s baby.  Rex makes a curious discovery as he goes through Schuyler’s backpack.

Days Of Our Lives

GH’s Maurice Benard and DAYS Kassie DePaiva Named “Power Performances of the Week”

Two daytime vets in two very opposing types of storylines delivered emotional and riveting work during their scenes.  First on General Hospital, Maurice Benard (Sonny) in yet another stellar knockout performance in the Alzheimer’s storyline; showed the anguish and pain of a son trying to come to terms with his father’s ultimate fate.

This week saw Sonny originally deciding to try to prolong Mike’s (Max Gail) life by having him placed on a feeding tube, but soon after seeing the fate of Yvonne, another Alzheimer’s patient, and a talk with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Sonny changed course, and did what’s best for Mike, not for himself, and decided to let his father die with dignity and with as least suffering as possible.

We don’t think there could have been a dry eye in the house when Sonny visited Mike’s hospital bedside, and told him that it’s OK for his dad to let go, and not have to stick around for him.  Max Gail, as per usual, was also so touching in these scenes.

Benard did not overplay a beat, and for anyone who has had a parent die of this dreadful disease, you could relate to what Sonny went through in the more than capable hands of this two-time Daytime Emmy winner.

Over on Days of our Lives, what a return for Kassie DePaiva in her role as Eve Donovan! This time, she has come back unhinged and at an emotional rock bottom, so much so that she had abducted Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson), had him taken to an abandoned warehouse, strapped him up, tortured him with an assist from Dr. Rolf’s protege, Vincent (Michael Teh), and came up with this twisted plot to have Ben turn back into the “necktie serial killer” and kill his bride, Ciara (Victoria Konefal).

Why, you say? Well, because Eve’s daughter, Paige was one of Ben’s victims and it has been eating Eve alive this whole time. She is a mama grieving for her daughter so deeply that she can’t understand why Paige is dead and he is left on earth to roam around free and find love and happiness… and we find out she was gutted when Ben got a last-minute reprieve when he was recently sentenced to death by lethal injection.

DePaiva played this arc of Eve’s story as a soapalicious villain, but when you really deconstruct it, Eve is just in so much pain… and all of that came through even in the darkest of scenes.  And … there is yet more to come!

Kudos to Maurice and Kassie for being named Michael Fairman TV’s “Power Performances of the Week”.

So, do you agree with our picks for Maurice and Kassie? What did you think of their work? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Makes The Heartbreaking Decision About Mike In Episode With Touching Performances

For anyone who has gone through losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s Disease, Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital would bring them right back to the place they found themselves in when faced with the difficult decision of what to do when there is no more hope, when the disease has progressed to its most advance stages, and wanting the person they love to die with what dignity they have left.

Through Sonny’s journey played beautifully by Maurice Benard, we see a son who wants to do what he can to prolong his father’s life, holding on to the moments where there seemed to be some signs of life within his dad, and not wanting the guilt of being the person to make the ultimate decision – in this case to put Mike (Max Gail) on a feeding tube, when he no longer has the desire to eat.

Wanting to move forward with the procedure to have a feeding tube put into Mike, Sonny runs into Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) who tells him about Yvonne, and how she is at GH on a feeding tube and a ventilator and strapped to a bed.

When Sonny sees how Yvonne is hooked to machines, it is a real awakening for him,  That, coupled with one of the most important talks and moments in the Alzheimer’s storyline when Sonny speaks to Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)  – who tells him how she sees Mike, who is now a shell of himself, who doesn’t smile, doesn’t eat, and so forth – Sonny is aware of what he truly needs to do.  These scenes they were played to perfection by Rebecca Herbst and Maurice Benard, and couple that with Laura Wright and Steve Burton as a concerned and emotional Carly and Jason; seeing how this situation is ripping Sonny apart, and also facing that Mike will die, they too are devastated and delivered hankie-filled moments in their scenes.

The final minutes of the episode featured father and son in a simple, quiet, and powerful scene where Sonny tells his dad, he is not going to have a procedure, and that it’s OK for him to go.   Mike, in tears, hears what Sonny is saying and is relieved.  Sonny has set him free to die, and now Sonny must face his decision – a selfless one that any of us who have been in this position know has to be done for their loved one; so there will be no more suffering and no more pain.  Kudos to GH for today’s scenes in this storyline.

Watch the scene between Sonny and Elizabeth below.

Now let us know via the comment section, how do you think GH handled this major moment in the telling of the Alzheimer’s storyline? What did you think of the performances? 

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Days Of Our Lives

Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section 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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