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OLTL Recap – Jan 25 – Jan 29th

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Todd and Tea are hugely relieved to learn that Danielle is safe at Starr’s apartment.  Danielle agrees to talk to Tea but refuses to have anything to do with Todd, who’s left devastated by her rejection.  Tea tries to explain her feelings for Todd to Danielle.  Danielle convinces Tea to let her stay at Starr’s for a while.  Starr advises Todd to give Danielle the time and space she needs.  Blair lets Ford know she’s wise to his game after catching him kissing Langston.  Natalie’s therapy session with Marty soon dissolves into a heated conversation about John.  Brody and Viki panic when they suspect one of Mitch’s minions has kidnapped Jessica.  Meanwhile, John is powerless to do anything to help find Jessica as he’s being held at the police station by Lowell.  Natalie vows to help John escape from jail.  Kim sets out to seduce Clint and is well on her way of doing so when Nora interrupts them with the news of Jessica’s kidnapping.  Stacy, meanwhile, is frustrated when her attempt to get closer to Rex comes to a screeching halt when Bo arrives to break the news about Jessica.  Gigi’s moved when Schuyler surprises her with a romantic dinner but their evening is cut short as well when Rex informs them Jessica is missing.  Rex and Gigi decide to send Shane to the Buchanan ranch in Texas with Bo and Nora for his own safety.  Viki and Clint take Bo’s advice and decide to send Bree to the ranch as well.  Gigi and Rex share an emotional goodbye with Shane.  Stacy is desperate for Schuyler to get her the oxytocin she needs to induce early labor.  Rachel and Greg are forced to put their romantic interlude on hold.

Brody gets a potential lead on Jessica’s whereabouts after having the letter Mitch sent her analyzed at the lab.  Jessica finds herself Mitch’s captive in his hideout and is horrified to realize he plans on taking Stacy’s baby.  Jessica is further sickened when Mitch explains she’s going to mother Stacy’s baby as her own, claiming the baby is the “chosen one.”  Charlie vows to kill Mitch after learning he had Jessica kidnapped.  Charlie comes face to face with Viki when he returns to Llanfair.  Schuyler passes the point of no return when he forges a requisition form and gets the oxytocin for Stacy.  Brody assures Natalie that he and John already have a plan in place to break John out of jail.  Marty admits to Dr. Levin she’s concerned that John and Natalie could get back together.  Stacy insists to Fish that he isn’t the father of her baby when he questions her again. Jessica, still fighting the influence of the sedatives Mitch has injected her with, reels as Mitch outlines his plans for her and Stacy’s unborn baby.  Before once again succumbing to the drugs, Jessica insists she’ll never forget her family or do Mitch’s bidding but he’s not going to take no for an answer. Schuyler forces Stacy to name him as the baby’s guardian should anything happen to her and insists on administering the oxytocin himself when she fakes going into labor.  Dorian comes up with an idea on how to get to Mitch after an encounter with Rex.  Charlie tries to reach out to Viki but the moment is ruined when he suddenly leaves to secretly meet with Dorian. John and Brody embark on their risky mission to break John out of jail but it appears as though their plan may have taken an unexpected turn.  Mitch has no reservations about resorting to heinous measures to get what he wants from Jessica.  Dorian tells Charlie they’re going to use Stacy to get to Mitch.  Danielle continues to refuse to have anything to do with Todd.  Tea goes to see Danielle and tells her she’s made arrangements to enroll her at Llanview High.  Stacy fakes going into labor after making some headway with Rex when she wonders if there’s any chance there could ever be anything more between them.            

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Elizabeth and Jason Have a Heart-to-Heart; Is a Liason Reunion Possible?

Have Finn (Michael Easton) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) 2.0 finally gone kaput? It would seem so. On Monday’s June 10th episode of General Hospital, it looks like the two now have what could be an insurmountable rift. Finn is drinking and can’t stop. Liz finds him with another woman drunk in his apartment, and can’t put herself in another relationship with someone who has an addiction (Remember, Lucky?).

Who should save Liz from an uncomfortable situation with Finn, but none other than Jason (Steve Burton). He comes upon on the scene where Finn is grabbing Liz’s hand to not leave him, but she insists it’s over between them.

Finn has hit his lowest point.  He has continued to spiral downward since the death of his father, Gregory.  Jason brings Liz to the Metro Court pool, which is closed at this time.

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She admits to Jason, she wasn’t ready to go home and answer questions from her kids. A somber Jason says that she deserves better than what Finn is giving to her right now, and Liz feels so do her kids. They dip their feet in the pool. Liz jokes she can’t believe she got thee Jason Morgan to take off his shoes. He coyly asks her not to tell anyone.

Liz says she wants to support Finn through his grief, but Jason says Finn is pushing her away. She asks Jason how he knew to find her at Finn’s. That’s when he reveals, their son, Jake was worried about her, so it was Jake who reached out to him.

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Next, Liz thanks Jason for being here for him, listening to her and extolling some advice.  Jason says he knows he is no place to be giving advice because he left her and Sam to raise his sons all on their own.

However, Liz points out it’s not because he didn’t want to be there. On that note, she’s pretty sure he wasn’t on vacation all the years he was away from his children. Jason says he’s here now and he will do whatever he can to make things up to Jake. Liz says just showing up to help her will go a long way with Jake, as it also goes along way with her.

You can watch the heartfelt scenes between Rebecca Herbst and Steve Burton below. Liason has been trending this evening on X.  Should GH consider putting Elizabeth and Jason back together? Weigh-in via the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Gregory’s Loved Ones Gather to Say Goodbye

On the Wednesday, June 7th episode of General Hospital, it was time for Gregory Chase’s (Gregory Harrison) memorial, which as Gregory wanted would be having his ashes spread with his loved ones in attendance.

The memorial service was held at the park bench in which he used to sit and read to Violet (Jophielle Love), which now has a plaque with his name imprinted on it.

Chase (Josh Swickard) was put in charge of the gathering, by his late father. In very well-written scenes, each of the man’s loved ones and friends extolled words of wisdom they learned from him that will forever remain with them and in their hearts.

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Finn (Michael Easton) shares how much his dad, who was suffering from ALS, loved this spot and that when the climb up the hill became too much, he insisted he could make it on his own. Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) speaks to what a good man that Gregory was. Violet reads a poem.

Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) opens up about how ALS is a devastating disease that takes resolve to handle, and Gregory had a lot of resolve. He made her aware of the limitations she put on her own life. She admits Gregory got her to jump out of a plane with him and that the two passionately kissed, which surprised everyone in attendance.

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Tracy (Jane Elliot) talks with sadness about Gregory being a missed opportunity, and if she had known him sooner, longer and better, who knows what might have been. In the moral to her time with Gregory, Tracy expressed, “If an opportunity doesn’t present itself, make one. Contrary to conventional wisdom, you can miss what you didn’t have.”

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Chase spoke last and says his dad taught him to find something remarkable in every person you meet. Next, Chase begins to scatter Gregory’s ashes around the tree, and then hands the container to Finn, so he can spread the last part of the ashes.

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Afterwards, Tracy hosts a reception at the Metro Court. She and Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) share a shot for Gregory. Alexis tells Finn, she is heading to an AA meeting, but first they discuss the kiss with his dad. Elizabeth and her boys make their exit, and then Chase goes looking for Finn and finds him at the bar. What he sees upsets him, as Finn is knocking back shots one after the other.

What did you think about Gregory’s memorial service? Did you reach for the hankies? What do you think will happen next to Finn now that he is continuing to drink? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Nicole Has Long-Awaited Showdown With Sloan as Carlivati Writing Regime Episodes Begin Again

On the Friday, May 31st episode of Days of our Lives, head writer Ron Carlivati promised a nod to the audience that the script they are watching came from his writing team, their first, since the writers strike.

At the beginning of today’s show, one of Carlivati’s favorite muses, Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart), is sitting with his laptop saying how bad The Spectator’s writing has gotten, expressing, “No offense Everett, but the quality of the writing has really gone down hill the last couple of months. But that is about to change starting today.”

With that, the viewers finally get the long-awaited confrontation between Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and Sloan (Jessica Serfaty), which seemed, at first, a bit odd that Sloan snuck into the DiMera mansion to confront Nicole in the first place, when she should be on the run.

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Sloan tells Nicole there’s something she has to hear. Nicole starts to call Rafe (Galen Gering) to lock her up, but Sloan stops her. She swears to Nicole she didn’t plan to kidnap Jude. Dimitri showed up with him just as she was running out of options after her adoption fell through with Eric.  “It felt like fate,” Sloan says. “I’ll show you fate,” Nicole shouts and punches Sloan’s lights out.

Nicole is mortified of what Sloan put her through and the lengths of her lies and deceit. That’s when Sloan reminds Nicole she did the exact same thing to Sami (Alison Sweeney) years ago. So, she goes on to say, because of how she stole a baby from its birth mother, maybe she can show her some grace. Nicole shouts, “Never!”

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Sloan starts to make her exit as Nicole is calling the cops, and just as Sloan makes it to the doorway, Eric (Greg Vaughan) shows up. Will she tell Eric he is the biological father of baby Jude before EJ (Dan Feuerriegel)​​ returns home?

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Meanwhile, outside the Brady Pub, EJ runs into Leo and Leo is on to him. He realizes something is up with Sloan and baby Jude and EJ’s part in any cover-up just as Rafe arrests Melinda  (Tina Huang) for seemingly her part of hatching the baby switch plot.

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Elsewhere, Bobby (Blake Berris) has control of Everett right in front of Jada (Elia Cantu), Stephanie (Abigail Klein) and Marlena (Deidre Hall), who shows up to help him. It’s now defined to everyone that Bobby is an alter that is protecting Everett from finding out something terrible that happened to him, which caused his split personality.

So, what did you think of the Nicole/Sloan baby switch showdown? Underwhelming? Great? What did you think of the first show back from the regular DAYS writing regime? Do you like how things moved? Do you not like the direction? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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