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OLTL Recap – Feb 14 – Feb 18th

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John forces Natalie to tell Brody and Jessica that her baby is Brody’s. Dani and Nate rock Ford’s world with the news that he is the father of Jessica’s son. Viki, Rex and Gigi worry that Charlie has fallen off the wagon; instead he is falling into Echo’s arms. Joey marries Aubrey. Jessica gets a visit from a familiar face when Tess takes over. Jessica struggles against the takeover by Tess. Brody and Ford argue over who’s Ryder’s daddy. Ford is late for his date with Langston, whom Starr keeps company at Capricorn. Starr recounts the story of her and James as James does the same. Dani and Nate go to her house to have sex. Natalie tells Viki that Logan is Brody’s baby, not John’s. John commiserates with Kelly, gets drunk and leaves the bar with her. Blair and Cristian commiserate about their loveless state at Capricorn. Blair tells Cristian about Tomas visit, saying she’s almost sorry she sent him away.

Tess introduces herself to Ford and offers a way for him to see his son despite the Buchanan family’s opposition. Langston waits vainly for Ford to show up for their special date. She sees him going off hand in hand with a slutty blonde, unaware that it is Tess. Brody and Natalie have it out about her having lied about the paternity of his son. John and Kelly show up in a roadside bar and get into an altercation with some dangerous bikers. Starr and James come face to face but are prevented from clearing up their misunderstanding and moving forward together when Dani calls for help. Dani and Nate are about to make love when Todd returns home unexpectedly and catches them. Dani calls Starr who arrives with James to defuse the situation.  John and Kelly narrowly escape a bar fight. Joey and Aubrey consummate their marriage, but only after Rama manages to wheedle money from them in order to pay for Vimal’s legal defense. Clint avoids charges for now and threatens Vimal in front of Téa, who ultimately signs on to defend him in court. Ford distracts Brody and Natalie so Tess can steal important papers from Llanfair. Tess divulges her plan to Ford, which will net him a lot of money and his son Ryder. Blair’s interest in Tomas grows after he offers Langston some advice.  Ford is forced to leave Langston hanging.

John and Kelly wake up together, hungover. John insists Kelly was trying to get back at Joey by sleeping with him, just as John was doing the same to Natalie. Natalie finds John as Kelly walks out of the shower in a towel. Charlie frets about cheating on Viki with Echo. Cutter tells Dorian about Joey’s wedding. Dorian realizes Kelly’s bed is un-slept in and she worries that Kelly has done something stupid. Joey goes to tell Clint that he’s married Aubrey. Aubrey panics, thinking Clint might show Joey the damning DVD and she goes to confront him. Aubrey offers to get Clint off the legal hook (through Rama) if he doesn’t show Joey the DVD and Clint agrees. Joey tells Viki he’s married. Joey and Rex have a brotherly bonding moment. Rex confronts Clint. Tea and Nora finish drafting an immunity agreement for Vimal – to nail Clint – but Tea can’t get Vimal to sign it because Todd drags her off, worried that Dani has run away.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Must Say Goodbye to Mike As Maurice Benard Delivers Heartbreaking Performance

Any of us who has watched their loved one slip further away from Alzheimer’s disease could relate to exactly what Sonny Corinthos (Mauice Benard) was feeling on Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital.

It is always a tough and horrific decision when families contemplate what to do with (in this case) a parent, and where is the best place for them to live out the remainder of their days.  Sometimes, it’s clear cut and easy, and sometimes it’s difficult.

In the case of Mike Corbin (Max Gail), Sonny and Carly (Laura Wright) gave him a home and safe place to be, but as the disease progressed and as Mike’s reality becomes his own, and has he has been losing more self-control. it becomes apparent that they need to be able to give him the best life they can now.

In story, Griffin (Matt Cohen) points this out to Sonny and Carly when they discuss the progression of the disease on Mike.  It is apparent that Mike wants to go live with, and be with his “girlfriend’ Yvonne at Turning Woods.  Sonny and Carly struggle to come to term with that fact, but know they must let him go.   It is tough for them to put Mike permanently at the care facility.  Sonny thinks he may have been too selfish by keeping Mike with them so long.  Ultimately, he arranges a room for his father at the facility.

Mike comes downstairs after packing his bags, and thanks them for taking him in.  Hey says, that they are nice people, but that Yvonne is waiting for him, so he is moving in with her.  Sonny tells his dad, he has a room at the Corinthos’ home any time he wants it.

In the most touching moment, Carly offers to drive Mike to get to Yvonne faster.  He really appreciates it, and Sonny decides to just let Carly do this alone, because it would be too difficult on him to watch his father check-in and have to leave him behind.

Before he heads out, Mike forgets his gloves and he goes upstairs to look for them.  Sonny decides to check Mike’s suitcase to see if they are in there, and begins to break down.  He sees the framed photo of himself and his father from the Nurses’ Ball last year, and packs it in Mike’s suitcase.  After Carly drives off with Mike, Sonny begins to cry.

We have to give kudos to Maurice Benard in these scenes.  Anyone who has been witness to watching a parent go through this most dreadful disease, could feel his pain.  It was a heartbreaking and raw performance.

So, what did you think of the scenes where Sonny must let his father leave his home and move into the care facility?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  And in case you missed some of the scenes, check them out here.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: A Killer Can’t See & Maxie and Nina Visit Nathan’s Grave

On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, a now blind Ryan is freaking out, because as he is in the hospital (while Finn tries to figure out if the same virus that caused Anna’s temporary blindness caused his), he learns that Lulu is in surgery and still fighting for her life.  If she lives, she will name him as the culprit who stabbed her.

When Anna and Finn visit “Kevin”, Anna asks him if he ever worked for the WSB or DVX.  “Kevin” claims he did not.  Anna believes all of this is the handy work of a doctor who worked for the international spy rings.  Finn asks if “Kevin” had been in contact with something that wasn’t his recently, and it is then Ryan flashes to Lulu’s license, realizing he needs to find it and its in his coat pocket.

“Kevin” gets rid of Ava from his room, and attempts to get out of bed to get to his coat and locate Lulu’s driver’s license.  However, since he cannot see, the license goes under the hospital bed, and just as he is trying to grab it, Ava walks back in the room.

Meanwhile at GH. Jordan explains to Laura that the police found a bloody footprint going in the opposite direction from Lulu.  Valentin and Nina tell Charlotte that Lulu is in the hospital, and the little girl insists they go to her now.  Charlotte leaves with Valentin, Nina stays behind.

Elsewhere, Jason is underground trapped in some kind of built out setting to probably nefarious crimes. When Sam goes for help, the fire department shows up.   Sam calls her pal Spinelli!  She asks him to check the maps of pipes and tunnels under the city.  Spinelli reveals that the water system leads out to the harbor at Pier 55.  Jason also finds a small space that he is hoping to swim through to get to the other side of the pier.

Then, in touching scenes, Maxie goes to Nathan’s gravesite and reveals to her beloved late husband that she is getting closer to his brother, Peter.  She also admits she is scared to start a relationship with him.  She asks for a sign from Nathan if it is OK.  As she cries, Peter shows up with a handkerchief to wipe Maxie’s tears.  She admits she doesn’t know how to let go of Nathan and move on.  Peter assures her that Nathan will let her know when it’s time.

Later, Nina shows up and tells the duo about Lulu. They had to GH where Peter is then in question for the crime; being the last person they can substantiate that spoke to Lulu before she was stabbed.  Jordan also reveals to Laura that Lulu’s license is missing from her belongings.

Back at Nathan’s grave, a grieving sister, Nina, shares heartfelt moments with her late brother, missing him, and filling him on the latest in her life and Maxie’s.  One again, Michelle Stafford delivered in these scenes.

Finn shows up with results for “Kevin”.  He tells him the tests shows he has the same virus as Anna and he will need surgery to correct his sudden loss of his eyesight.  Finn also tells “Kevin” this good news: Lulu made it through surgery and will make a full recovery.  Ryan is in trouble and he knows it.

At the end of the episode as Sam makes it over to Pier 55, she spots Jason’s body in the water and jumps in to save him.  We fade to black.

Now, check out the emotional scenes performed by Kirsten Storms and Michelle Stafford below. Then, let us know, do you think Maxie and Peter should move forward with their relationship? How can Ryan get out of the predicament he finds himself in now? Will Lulu come to and identify “Kevin” as her assailant ? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THIS IS US Delivers Stunning Episode As The Big Three Meet Their Uncle Nick

If you caught Tuesday night’s episode of This Is Us, you saw television drama at its best, and one of the best installments of this heart-tugging series, doing what it does best – intertwining past and present day storytelling, and revealing a shocking truth that will have a ripple effect for the Big Three and Rebecca.

The episode was a beautifully scripted hour of TV called, “Songbird Road Part 1”.  The title refers to the address of where the very much alive Nick (brother of Jack) is living 166 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

In the past, we see Jack receiving postcards from his brother under the alias “Clark Kent” or “C. K.” and reaching out to him over an extended period of time, trying to reconnect.  Jack hides all of the postcards.  When one of them shows up at his home mailbox, and it reads “Last one”, Jack decides to take a Saturday trip to see his brother, and lies to Rebecca as to where he is headed.

In the present day, the Big Three set out on a road trip to find their Uncle Nick, now that Kevin’s journey to Vietnam and back has revealed that Jack lied to everyone – telling them that his younger brother died, when he is actually alive.  Seeking the truth and to locate him, Randall, Kevin and at first a reluctant Kate, set out to the address on the postcard Kevin has.  Rebecca does not want to go, obviously, struggling with the fact that Jack never let on during their marriage that his brother was alive.

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