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OLTL Recap – Feb 8 – Feb 12th

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Mitch explains to a docile Jessica that they will create a child together.  Mitch drugs Jessica when she struggles against him and prepares to carry out his twisted plan.  In her weakened state after the explosion, Natalie hallucinates that John is Jared.  John goes along with a delusional Natalie to give her the will to live.  In her delirium, Natalie asks John to kiss her and he complies thinking it’s what she needs to stay strong.  Rex just misses spotting Stacy, who has fallen unconscious in the deep snow.  Schuyler’s desperate to make his way to Gigi but is rendered unconscious by a falling branch.  Dorian tries to defend her actions when Mel appears before her.  Mel’s words get through to Dorian, who sets out to stop Charlie before he becomes a murderer.  Clint, Viki and Marty try not to fear the worst when Fish alerts them to fact he found the wreckage of John, Natalie and Brody’s car Gigi manages to get Stacy back to the cabin after finding her in the snow.  Gigi begins to question whether or not Rex is the father of Stacy’s baby after Stacy slips up while trying to explain everything that’s happened.  Meanwhile, Rex comes to Schuyler’s aid.  Rex badgers Schuyler about why Stacy would name him the baby’s guardian until Schuyler reaches his breaking point and reveals Rex isn’t the baby’s father, he is.  Brody bursts into the cabin just as Mitch is about to carry out his diabolical plan.  Nurse Charles attacks Brody after he gets the upper hand on Mitch but Fish arrives in time to come to Brody’s rescue.  Jessica doesn’t recognize Brody.  Roxy confronts Kim, who threatens to ruin Kyle’s medical career if she tells anyone Rex isn’t the father of Stacy’s baby.  While a delirious Natalie reminisces about Jared, John remembers special moments he shared with Natalie Brody’s horrified to realize that Mitch has subjected Jessica to electroshock treatments which have wiped out her memory.  Mitch taunts Brody with the fact that Jessica will never remember him.  Charlie makes his way to Mitch’s hideout intent on killing him.  Dorian arrives just as Charlie is about to shoot Mitch.  Schuyler convinces Rex that Rex isn’t the father of Stacy’s baby.  As all the lies are revealed, an enraged Rex physically attacks Schuyler.  While stranded at the cabin, Gigi prepares to deliver Stacy’s baby when she really does go into labor.  Greg tells Rachel that there’s evidence indicating Schuyler stole oxytocin from the hospital.  Destiny lets Matthew know she’s okay with them just being friends.  Danielle and Destiny strike up a friendship.

Dorian’s sudden arrival at Mitch’s hideout causes the gunshot Charlie fires to go wild which results in tragedy for an unintended victim.  As Natalie’s head begins to clear, she realizes she imagined John was Jared in her delirium and she kissed him.  John admits he still feels something for Natalie.

Gigi coaches Stacy through her labor and she delivers a baby girl, which they name Sierra Rose in honor of a special memory they both share from their childhood.  Gigi becomes alarmed when she notices Sierra Rose could be in distress.  Fish stops Rex from choking the life out of Schuyler.  Rex is anxious to tell Gigi all about Schuyler and Stacy’s duplicity.  Dorian wants to put an end to Mitch’s threats once and for all.  Marty and Kim slip out to look for Stacy and John on their own.

Gigi braves the elements to get help for Sierra Rose.  With the baby bundled up in her arms, Gigi finds herself in the middle of a snow covered frozen lake with the ice beginning to crack beneath her.  John and Natalie decide they should forget they ever mentioned still having feelings for one another but their actions belie their words.  Marty arrives in time to see John kissing Natalie.  Mitch ominously warns Dorian that one of her girls is already doomed.  In Paris, Adriana is surprised to run into Kelly.  A handsome stranger sends Kelly and Adriana glasses of champagne as they get caught up while sitting at a café.  Brody reluctantly tells Viki and Clint what Mitch was about to do to Jessica.  Greg informs Viki, Clint and Brody that Jessica’s condition is critical.

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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