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OLTL Recap – Jan 18 – Jan 22nd

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After a chance encounter with Charlie at a roadside bar, Dorian suggests that he kill Mitch as a way to solve all their problems.  Viki’s relieved when Charlie returns home without having resorted to drinking.  Rex tells Bo how Mitch made a move against Stacy to try and get her baby.  Bo lets Rex know he can turn to him at any time if he ever needs anything.  Gigi picks up on the fact that something’s bothering Schuyler, who’s privately worried Kyle, might spill the beans about Rex not being the father of Stacy’s baby.  Kyle hates keeping Schuyler and Stacy’s secret about the baby.  Stacy tells Kim she’s afraid the truth about the baby will come out when she fails to give birth by Valentine’s Day because her actual due date isn’t until a month later.  While doing research on the internet, Kim learns about a drug called oxytocin that’s used to induce labor and decides to enlist Schuyler to help her and Stacy get their hands on some of it.  Natalie and Jessica are dismayed to find that Kim has moved into the mansion with Clint.  Tea and Danielle arrive at Rachel’s after returning from Tahiti.  Tea tells Rachel that Danielle learned Todd’s her father but doesn’t mention the fact that Ross is alive.  Meanwhile, Blair takes a sullen Todd to visit Starr on her birthday but nothing can get his mind off of missing Tea.  Tea goes to see Todd, who’s happily surprised by her return.  Tea reveals that Danielle knows the truth that Todd is her father.  Rachel’s evasive when Danielle questions her about Todd.  Once alone, Danielle decides to start doing some research on Todd online.  Schuyler balks when Kim asks him to get her oxytocin to induce Stacy’s early labor but she makes a strong argument as to why he should do so.  After learning that Fish slept with Stacy, Kyle considers the possibility that Fish could be the father of her baby.  Langston confides to Blair that she fantasized about Ford while having sex with Markko.  Matthew tries to make things right with Destiny.  Rex and Stacy meet with Eli to discuss guardianship of their baby should something happen to both of them.

Todd’s taken by surprise when Tea tells him that Ross is alive and was the one responsible for convincing Danielle to return to Llanview.  Todd dreads the thought of having to explain his sordid past to Danielle.  Meanwhile, Danielle has already learned all about Todd’s misdeeds after researching him on the internet.  Matthew’s surprised to find Danielle at Rachel’s.  Danielle voices her despair to Matthew over the fact that Todd is her father.  Tea returns to Rachel’s only to find the apartment empty.  Fish is flabbergasted to think it’s possible he could be the father of Stacy’s baby.  Kyle and Fish confront Kim and Stacy threatening to go to Rex and Schuyler with their suspicions.  Kim and Stacy, however, force Fish and Kyle to keep quiet or risk them destroying Kyle’s medical career.  Fish and Kyle decide to bide their time and plan to have the baby’s DNA tested after it’s born.  After being put on the spot by Cristian and Layla, Markko’s forced to invite Ford to Starr and Langston’s party at Capricorn.  Langston, who can’t shake sexy thoughts of Ford, can barely hide her upset after learning he’s coming to her party.  Marty refuses to help Todd redeem himself in Danielle’s eyes.  Todd’s horrified when Tea alerts him to the fact that Danielle has already learned about his unsavory past via an internet search.  In an effort to help Danielle come to grips with Todd being her father, Matthew introduces her to Starr.  Jessica receives a letter from Mitch asking her to meet him on the docks alone.  After leaving Jessica under the watchful eye of a fellow cop, Brody decides to confront Mitch himself.  Nurse Charles sets her sights on Jessica.  Not wanting to let her know what he’s really up to, Charlie devastates Viki when he leads her to believe he’s drinking again when she follows him to the roadside bar where he’s meeting Dorian.  Charlie tells Dorian he’ll kill Mitch for her.

Starr tries to give Danielle some insight into Todd.  Todd and Tea are anxious to find Danielle.  Todd wonders if it would be best if Tea just returned to Tahiti with Danielle but she assures him they’ll work together to explain things to their daughter.  Brody plays into Mitch’s hands when he confronts him on the docks.  John stops Brody from killing Mitch with his bare hands.  Brody’s desperate to get to Jessica but an arriving Lowell orders his men to detain him.  Lowell has John arrested after John stops the cops from going after Brody when he makes a run for it.  Jessica falls into Nurse Charles’ clutches.  Charlie and Dorian seal their pact.  Langston doesn’t resist Ford when he kisses her.

General Hospital

GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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WWE Royal Rumble: Sami Zayn Turns on the Bloodline, Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley to Wrestlemania

The best soap opera storyline going (the WWE’s ‘Bloodline’ internal struggles, betrayals, and alliances), had its long-awaited major development following the conclusion of the Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens WWE Universal Championship headliner at this weekend’s Royal Rumble PPV streaming on Peacock.  It provided viewers and fans with one of most dramatic moments ever witnessed in WWE history.

However, before all of that, it was the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble with each of the winner’s getting their shot at at the championship and to headline Wrestlemania in Los Angeles this coming April.

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As expected, Cody Rhodes, who made his triumphant return after an 8-month layoff from the ring – recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and surgery – beat 29 competitors to win the Men’s Royal Rumble finally eliminating Gunther. For it was Gunther who set a record for being in the ring the longest during a Royal Rumble match. Gunther was entrant #1 of the 30 men vying for the shot at the title.

Also as anticipated, Rhea Ripley, who has been on a hot streak of late as part of the ‘Judgement Day’, punched her ticket to Wrestlemania besting 29 other women. Ripley outlasted Liv Morgan after Morgan got misted in the face by mistake by Asuka and Rhea used that to her advantage to be the last woman remaining in the ring.

But all eyes were on the main event of the night and just what WWE Universal Champ Roman Reigns had in store for Sami Zayn. Prior to the match, Reigns had told Zayn he had one last test for him to prove his allegiance to the ‘Bloodline’. Problem was: Reigns was wrestling Sami’s best friend, Kevin Owens for the title.  Reigns, came to the ring with only Zayn and special counsel Paul Heyman by his side – the rest of the ‘Bloodline’ were conspicuous by its absence.

After Reigns defeated Kevin Owens, the rest of the Bloodline (Jimmy and Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa) joined him in the ring for a monumental beat down of Owens including handcuffing him to the ropes.  When Reigns demanded Zayn find a chair, Sami was not pleased.  After locating a chair under the ring, he tossed it to Reigns.  Once in the ring, Zayn protected Owens and told Reigns he did not have to do this. That’s when, Reigns demanded Zayn deliver the chair shot.

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Instead, Zayn hit Reigns in the back with the chair, thus ending his sensational run with the The ‘Bloodline’! What happened next was a sad beat down by Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso and Reigns of Sami.

However, in a surprise twist, Jey Uso, who had originally been skeptical of Zayn’s intentions in the ‘Bloodline’, turned his back on Reigns and the family, and walked out of the ring emotionally upset.

One can only imagine … perhaps Uso and Zayn might team up and it might mean the end of the Usos Tag Team Championship run? Will it be Owens and Zayn teaming up vs. The Bloodline? Zayn vs. Reigns for a title shot?

This story has been executed so well by the WWE that it has captivated audience and made Sami Zayn a beloved fan favorite in the process.

So, what did you think of the collapse of the ‘Bloodline’? Did you think Cody and Rhea would win their respective Royal Rumble’s? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out some of the highlights from the Peacock streaming PPV below.

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General Hospital

GH’s Eden McCoy Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Not often does a week’s worth of soaps offer up so many outstanding performances. However, the beginning of 2023 brought just that in dramatic scenes featuring General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt), Willian Lipton (Cameron), Parry Shen (Brad) and Days of our Lives Lauren Koslow (Kate).

When all was said and done there was one performance, that for us, rang most true. For anyone who has ever gone through a break-up and had to let someone you care about down, you could feel and understand the raw emotion displayed by General Hospital’s Eden McCoy (Josslyn).

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Not only did McCoy deliver during the breakup scenes as Joss broke Cameron’s heart into pieces, but later, Joss is shocked and guilt-ridden to find out that Britt died from ‘The Hook’s’ attack after saving her life, and then having to admit the whole thing to her mother, Carly (Laura Wright). Never mind the one other event of that fateful night.  Joss had sex with Dex (Evan Hofer) before she headed over to Kelly’s to talk to Cameron, realizing she should have cleared-up her relationship, first.

McCoy really shined when Josslyn arrived at Kelly’s to tell Cameron things have changed between them. She tearfully apologized for not coming to him sooner.  She promises she will always love him, but she is not in love with him anymore, and she lets him know there is no going back. They can’t fix things.  As Josslyn pours her heart out knowing what this was doing to Cameron, it was a five-hankie moment, indeed.

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In addition, when Josslyn spills most all to her mother (she left out the part of having sex with Dex), you could genuinely feel the bond between the two, which as we have stated many times through the years, speaks to the perfect casting of McCoy as Carly’s daughter and her on-screen chemistry with Laura Wright.

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For all of these well-played and outstanding moments, Michael Fairman TV names Eden McCoy our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, what did you think of Eden’s work in the break-up scenes between Joss and Cam and its aftermath? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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