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OLTL Recap – Jan 11- Jan 15th

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Lowell is forced to dismiss the charges against John when Jessica, Brody, Marty and Cole all confess to having stabbed Mitch.  Furious that Nora outmaneuvered him, Lowell fires John.  Meanwhile, Natalie tells Viki and Charlie that she’s the one who tried to kill Mitch.  Everyone’s relieved when John delivers the news that no one will ever be prosecuted for stabbing Mitch.  Bo and John recruit Brody to be their inside man in the police department as they work to bring down Mitch and Dorian.  Mitch reminds Dorian that he’s the one calling the shots.  Dorian’s wheels start turning when Charlie reveals he once tried to kill Mitch in a drunken rage.  Stacy tells Kim about her ordeal with Mitch and Nurse Charles which resulted in Rex deciding to move back to the loft.  Kim understands when Stacy asks her to move out and soon finagles an invitation from Clint to stay at Asa’s mansion.  Todd’s temper flares when Cole asks Starr to move in with him.  In Tahiti, Ross reveals himself to Danielle once she’s alone.  Blair and Eli throw caution to the wind and start to get physical on Lowell’s desk. Todd adamantly refuses to allow Starr to move in with Cole but Blair convinces him they have no choice but to let her go or risk alienating her altogether.  Starr says and emotional goodbye to her parents as she and Hope leave with Cole. Markko asks Langston to move in with him.  Starr, Cole, Markko and Langston are surprised by their new living arrangement.  Tea’s shocked to find Ross with Danielle.  Ross is devastated to learn that Danielle tried to kill Todd.  Staggered over the fact Danielle almost killed her own father, Ross reveals the truth and tells her she’s Todd’s daughter.  Nora threatens to sell Asa’s mansion when Clint tries to sue her for millions of dollars in damages in their divorce settlement.  Kim convinces Clint to back down and drop his suit against Nora in exchange for keeping the mansion.  David confronts Kim.  Matthew misses Danielle.

Danielle refuses to accept that Todd is her father.  Ross and Tea, however, tell Danielle the entire story of how she was conceived and why Tea kept the truth from her.  Ross tries to convince Danielle that she needs to return to Llanview to get to know Todd.  Tea and Danielle strike a deal in which Tea won’t rat Ross out to the authorities if Danielle leaves with her.  Mitch tells Todd he can solve all his problems with Starr, implying he’d eliminate Cole permanently if Todd were to push Jessica in his direction.  Realizing just how sick and twisted Mitch really is, Todd sends him packing.  Mitch warns Todd he made the wrong decision in not accepting his offer.  David’s plan to expose Kim’s duplicity backfires when Clint applauds Kim for having his best interests at heart.  After giving David the boot, Clint tells Kim he knows what she’s really up to.  Jessica tries to be nicer to Stacy after Rex tells that Mitch is out to get her baby.  Langston and Markko wonder if it’s really going to be possible for them share an apartment with Starr, Cole and Hope.  Ford accepts Fish, Layla and Cristian’s offer to move in with them. Rex tells Gigi he’s moved in with Stacy because of Mitch’s threats.  Schuyler confronts Stacy after learning Mitch went after her and the baby.  Kyle walks in on Stacy and Schuyler’s argument just in time to hear that Schuyler, not Rex, is the father of Stacy’s baby.  Blair gives Dorian the cold shoulder when she drops by but does tell her that Langston moved in with Markko.  Langston and Markko realize they can’t share an apartment with Starr, Cole and Hope.  Langston has a chance encounter with Ford while searching for an apartment.  Markko catches Ford and Langston in close proximity.  Blair can’t seem to get enough of Eli.  David wants to sue Ford for a cut of the royalties he’s getting from an internet version of their failed reality show.  Kyle and Ford have an awkward introduction.

Dorian’s left shaken after an encounter with John, who figures out that Mitch is threatening Dorian’s family.  John warns Dorian that she’ll always be under Mitch’s thumb if she doesn’t turn on him. Stacy and Schuyler try to convince themselves that Kyle won’t tell anyone that Rex isn’t the father of Stacy’s baby.  Fish tells Kyle he accepted Rex’s offer of a job moonlighting to protect Stacy and his baby from Mitch.  Mitch torments Viki, Charlie, Natalie and Jessica at the Buenos Dias Café.  Viki worries about Charlie’s state of mind when he storms off alone.  David’s hopes for a fortune in internet royalties go up in smoke.

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General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Finn Tells Violet That Gregory Passed, While Elizabeth Sees He Has Been Drinking

The raw emotions continued on the Wednesday, May 22nd episode of General Hospital as Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase (Josh Swickard) try to come to grips with the death of their father, Gregory (Gregory Harrison).

In story, Gregory passed away in his sleep and his battle with ALS came to its conclusion. In the pick-up, Finn now has to tell his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) that her grandfather had passed when she returned home from school.

Gingerly, Finn does his best to explain to Violet what happened. Finn tells her that her grandfather’s heart stopped beating, and he wasn’t in pain. Violet bursts into tears saying that she wants Grandpa to still be here and runs into his room calling out for him. Then, in very touching scenes, Finn follows Violet. She asks her dad where her Grandpa is. Finn explains the paramedics took him away. She cries that she didn’t get the chance to even say goodbye.

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Next, Finn hugs Violet and tells his little girl that life is so beautiful, but sometimes it’s unfair. He carries Violet back to the living room, but passes by the bottle of booze. He sits her down on the couch and tells her there will be a funeral in a few days so they will get to say goodbye to Grandpa together. When Violet asks where her Grandpa is now, Finn says he is in heaven.

Later, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) shows up and hugs Violet and Finn. She can see right away that Finn has been drinking, especially after eyeing the glass, and the bottle on the counter. Getting Violet out of the room for a moment, Liz tells Finn she can’t even imagine the pain he must be in right now. So, he should go to a meeting and Violet will come home with her for the night.

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Finn puts his foot down that Violet will stay with him. He just watched two total stranger, the paramedics, take his dad away. He says he took one drink to ease his pain. Finn stands up to Liz and says he thinks given the circumstances he has a right to do whatever it takes to get through the day. Next, Liz says she can’t stop him, but she will not have him get drunk with his daughter in the apartment, and so, she is taking Violet with her.

Elsewhere, Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) decide at the airport to head back to the Quartermaines, and not take off for their honeymoon, since Gregory died. When they show up at the Q’s, Chase says he wants to be with his brother, but he is giving him time to tell Violet. Next, the newlyweds are greeted by Ned (Wally Kurth) and Lois (Rena Sofer). They tell the two the truth, leaving everyone stunned or in tears. Chase heads out to find Tracy.

Meanwhile, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is holding on to her good luck charm from Gregory as her reinstatement hearing begins. Little does she know, he has passed away. Alexis finds out she is in a court battle with Fergus Byrne (Lane Davies), the brother of the late Neil Byrne.

So, what did you think of the performances of Jophielle Love and Michael Easton in the touching scenes between Violet and Finn? Will Finn end up on a complete bender? Will his brother Chase show up in time to help him? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Kristina is Rocked By Sonny’s Behavior, Finn Teeters on the Edge as Gregory’s Condition Worsens

Monday’s May 20th episode of General Hospital brought with it emotional moments featuring excellent performances by Kate Mansi (Kristina), Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Michael Easton (Finn).

In the pick of Friday’s cliffhanger, Sonny goes postal on Dex (Evan Hofer) and Jason (Steve Burton), until he sees that Kristina heard and saw the whole thing. She runs into the bathroom, while Sonny goes after her.

Sonny is begging Kristina to let him explain. He goes on to say how Dex and Jason both turned on him, and to please not be afraid of him. But, all Kristina can do is cry as she begs Sonny not to touch her, and with that, he walks out.

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Alone and frightened, and trying to calm herself down, Kristina phones Blaze (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) and tells her to come to the bathroom. Kristina is worried about her unborn baby, and cannot believe her father’s behavior.  It’s at that point, Kristina voices she feels like a fool because everyone was warning her about her father. She thought he had a code of ethics, but the man she saw threaten to kill Dex and Jason is nothing like that, leaving her bewildered and stunned.

Jason calls Carly (Laura Wright) and she comes running to the Metro Court to find Sonny, while Jason follows her, but remains sight unseen. Carly finds Sonny at the pool area. Sonny says he thinks no one loves him anymore. Carly says Kristina just needs some time. Carly tells Sonny to not act like that again, but Sonny says he can’t promise that.

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Following Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) wedding, Gregory, Finn and Violet (Jophielle Love) come home.  When Violet  goes to bed, it leaves father and son to have some very heavy moments given Gregory’s battle with ALS. Finn tells his dad that he appreciates the time they have together now after years of being apart. Gregory tells Finn he is proud of him, which brings the good doctor to tears.

After Finn helps Gregory get ready for bed, he leaves and calls Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn). Finn admits he threw away 7 years of sobriety by somehow taking a sip of champagne at the wedding reception. Alexis wonders if subconsciously he wanted the drink but says that doesn’t mean he failed.

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At the end of episode, Gregory is in bed, and has flashes of his own life from a child till now, and of his children, Finn and Chase. He finally closes his eyes. Will Gregory not wake up sending Finn on a complete downward spiral? Stay tuned!

So, what did you think of the performances of Kate Mansi, Maurice Benard and Michael Easton? What do you think will happen next? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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American Idol

AMERICAN IDOL: Abi Carter Crowned the Winner, Katy Perry Sheds Tears In Her Final Episode

American Idol has crowned its winner when platinum ticket holder, Abi Carter took herself all the way to the finals with her exquisite voice and performances.

The 21-year-old from Indio, California, won Americas vote to become the “American Idol” season 22 champion during Sunday night’s finale on ABC besting runner-up Will Moseley. Earlier in the finale, Jack Blocker came in third.

During the three-hour season finale, Carter got a surprise video from her idol, Billie Eilish, which reduced her to tears. That would be a first of many moments through the show that Abi was emotional, and so too, was departing judge, pop superstar, Katy Perry.

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When Carter was crowned the winner, the camera panned to the judges table where Perry was in a puddle of tears overjoyed for Carter, and also knowing this was the end of her run after seven years with the show.

Earlier this season, Katy announced she would be stepping away from “Idol”.  A replacement has not yet been named. At the end of the finale, judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie shared an emotional hug with Perry, who also performed during the show with the aforementioned, Jack Blocker.

Previously, Perry during the audition process, voted not to send Blocker through and gave him a “no”. Blocker’s fortunes were changed when the ‘Idol’ production crew and Bryan wanted him to move on to Hollywood and the rest, as they say, was ‘Idol’ history.

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The who’s who of the music industry was also on hand to perform with the top ten runner-ups in musical numbers leading into the final moments of the show. Guest performers included: Jon Bon Jovi, Jason Mraz, Wynonna Judd, Seal and New Kids on the Block.

In the moment of the night, Ryan Seacrest revealed Abi as the winner and she fell to the floor in tears. After previewing her new single in the final round of competition, “This Isn’t Over”, Carter attempted to gather herself to sing a reprieve of Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” It was that song that started Abi’s ‘Idol’ journey.

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Watch the final moments of American Idol Season 22 below.

Now, let us know. Are you glad Abi Carter was crowned the new American Idol? Will you miss Katy Perry at the judges table? Who do you think would be a good replacement for her next season? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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