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OLTL Recap – Jan 3 – Jan 7th

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Marty’s arrival at the hearing room derails John and Natalie’s wedding ceremony. Jessica is beset by a terrible pain in her abdomen and John and Brody rush her to the hospital.  Blair and Cristian pull back from their surprising NYE kiss.  Cris tries to contact Layla at her hotel room, only to have a man answer the phone. Kelly and Joey avert a kiss. Kelly confers with Rex about the French tabloid that may hold a clue to Aubrey’s secrets. Gigi pulls Rex away from work. Aubrey reunites with her mystery man. Kelly drowns her sorrows at Capricorn. In Morocco, David Vickers is caught in an escape attempt. Clint leaves for Morocco to go straighten things out. People all over town see David’s Have-A-Seat commercial. Dorian pines for David when she sees his commercial. Matthew asks Nora if she cheated before Bo did. Bo calls Nora, hoping for forgiveness, but she doesn’t take the call. Rex has a nightmare about the secret he’s concealing from Bo about David. Viki shows up to thank Dorian for getting rid of Echo on Christmas. Viki insists Dorian loves David no matter what she says. Viki gets called by John with the news that Jessica is in the hospital. John waits for Natalie at the hospital, who is still at the hearing room confronting Marty over her attempt to break up their wedding by revealing the truth about Brody. Marty is about to run off to the hospital and Natalie stops her but Marty falls, hitting her head.

Starr reveals to Langston what happened after she and James kissed on NYE.  James tells Ford the same story.  Ford and Langston convince James and Starr to do something about this thwarted relationship. Bo tries to talk to Nora, but she has nothing to say to him.  Rex plants the seeds in Bo’s mind that Inez might have drugged him. At Nate’s arraignment, Tea announces that she knows who the real killer is.  Nora slaps Inez and lets her have it about her affair with Bo. Clint has bad news for David. David convinces the guard to give him his phone.  Dorian resolves to find love again. Blair and Cristian wake up together.

John finds Brody waiting anxiously for the results of Jessica’s tests and is concerned that he hasn’t heard from Natalie since the previous night.  Natalie, meanwhile, has brought Marty to the Buchanan Lodge, where she intends to keep her while she returns to Llanview to tell John everything about her baby’s paternity. As Natalie plans to leave, however, she feels her first labor pain. Inez gets upset when Bo questions whether or not they actually had sex. Bo later tells John he thinks Inez lied to him.  Todd arrives at court to hear Tea suggesting he killed Eddie.  Thinking he’s helping Starr stay true to Cole, James tells her he needs to start dating.  Starr tells Dorian she’d been planning on telling James that she wanted to see where their relationship could go, but in the end she thinks his decision was the right one. David tries to explain his situation to Dorian over the phone. Dorian remains determined to move on while David remains determined to get free. With Cristian’s help, Blair opens the mysterious box from Eli and finds an oil portrait of herself. About to abandon Marty at the Buchanan lodge, Natalie goes into labor. She asks Marty to drive her into town. Marty points out that Natalie had no mercy where Marty’s child was concerned, and she refuses to help Natalie with hers. Marty leaves Natalie helpless and about to have her baby. Jessica awaits test results with Brody, Clint, Viki and Charlie. Vivian tells them Jessica has a condition that puts her and the baby at risk, and it’s caused by scar tissue from a gunshot wound. Clint blasts Charlie, who is the one who shot Jessie in the abdomen. Jessica does not want to have the urgent c-section because she is scared the baby’s not ready, but after Viki and Brody plead with her to protect herself too, she agrees. Dorian realizes that Echo is exploiting her drinking problem to get close to Charlie. Echo meets Charlie at an AA meeting and she confesses she bought some vodka after a run-in with Dorian. Charlie helps her throw it away in the trash. Dorian infiltrates the AA meeting incognita. Charlie fishes the vodka out of the trash. At Nate’s arraignment, Tea tells Todd she thinks Inez may have killed Eddie. The judge grants Tea’s motion to throw out the charges, but Nate announces he’s guilty. Nate is taken to jail. Bo tells John he thinks Inez is lying and may have drugged him. John realizes this would have given her the opportunity to murder Eddie.

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THE BACHELOR: Battle of The Beauty Pageant Contestants

What happens when a former Miss Alabama USA and Miss North Carolina  USA vie for the heart of The Bachelor, Colton Underwood?  Well that appeared to be the big theme on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC reality-dating competition series.  In it, the two try to trash talk the other in subtle ways to Colton, but he ends up being taken quite aback.  But how aback was he really when by the rose ceremony he kept both girls in the running!

Hannah B. was determined throughout the episode to spill the “truth about Caelynn” to Colton.  After the horrendous group date “Pirate” competition, where Hannah looked crazed over the fact that Caelynn won it and continued to get closer to Colton, she later tells the ‘Bachelor’ that there were a “few things that happened” between her and Caelynn that led to some kind of fallout and then whispers the rest (although the mics picked up most of it.)

When Colton asks for more intel:  “Are you saying, like, is she mean? Is she manipulative? Is she fake?” Hannah B. shoot him a look.  But then she adds, if he likes Caelynn that he can’t possibly like her, too.  Colton needs time to process, while she wants a kiss he wants to get away from her as fast as possible.

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Later, when Colton asks Caelynn her version of things, it gets more confusing for him, because she does not answer fully either, but instead hints at “traumatic experiences” in her life, and how Hannah and her handle competition differently. Then, in front of the other girls, he gives Caelynn the date rose, so Hannah’s plan completely backfired … or did it?

Eventually, Colton ends up with Chris Harrison in the producers remote control room, after he asks Hannah, what is exactly her issye with Caelynn, and she says, Miss North Carolina is “manipulative, toxic and deceitful.”  Colton feels he cannot trust his instincts now and relates that to Chris.

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In the most dreadful moment of the broadcast, Demi blindfolds and spanks Colton with a paddle? Why? Is this 50 Shades of Demi?

The one-on-one date goes to Elyse, who is six-years older than Colton, a point that is played up.  When they land in San Diego via Helicopter they are greeted from kids from Colton’s foundation and the two share their date with the cutest kids, ever.  Elyse is smitten by how great Colton is with children, and he with her on how good she was with them, and how she opened up about the death of her sister.

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Later, another struggling contestant, Caitlin is send home because her chat with Colton is a bust, and he sees no connection with her.  This is the first contestant he has sent packing and into a limo.

All the villainess are still in the running after the rose ceremony. … and so on we go!

So, what do you think about the battling beauty pageant contestants, is anyone telling the truth? Are they both spiteful and dreadful?  Do you like Elyse for Colton?  Share your thoughts on the latest ‘Bachelor’ drama in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna Goes Blind … What Is The Cause? Franco Is Kicked To The Curb As “Kevin’s” Patient

Viewers of ABC’s General Hospital were in for a twist on Friday’s episode, when Anna Devane suddenly and inexplicably goes blind!  It is a terrifying moment for Anna and throughout the first part of this new arc, played beautifully by Finola Hughes.

But what is the cause of her sudden blindness? After Anna is brought to ‘General Hospital’ by her son, Peter (Wes Ramsey), and Finn (Michael Easton) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) are there to try to calm her down and to try to figure out what is wrong with her, Griffin runs some tests.

Meanwhile, Griffin and Finn get into a tiff over Griffin’s lack of bedside manner and his losing his faith. Griffin says its all now about the data, as he is still reeling from Kiki’s murder.

Later, Griffin reveals to Finn and Anna that the tests show that she has experienced a vitreous hemorrhage.  However, he doesn’t know what caused this … or if her vision can be restored.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, GH co-head writer, Shelly Altman previews of this story for Anna, “What has happened to Anna will lead us to uncover a mystery that affects not only Anna, but several surprisingly unrelated people.”

Meanwhile, Peter meets up with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) at Kelly’s and tells him what happened to Anna and that she suddenly went blind, but to stay away from his mother.. He also has a warning for Valentin, that whatever Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) has on him will come back to bite him sooner than later, and we all know that Valentin hired Sasha to pose as Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) long-lost daughter, and Obrecht knows it!

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And, Franco (Roger Howarth) just may trip upon the lock box in Kevin’s office, that holds the clues to everyone Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) has murdered!  How does that come about? After, Franco runs into a gun-toting Ava (Maura West) on the pier, “Kevin” shows up.  He tells Franco he can no longer be his doctor and he will refer him to someone else.  Franco does not want to end his therapy with Dr. Collins, but it’s of no use in changing “Kevin’s” mind.

When Franco makes his exit, Ryan tells Ava that they should leave Port Charles together and never look back.  Then, Franco breaks in to Kevin’s office at GH, and goes looking for his patient file and that is where we see the lock box.  Will Franco figure out what is going down?

So, what do you think is happening to Anna and why?  Is Franco now in dire straits if Ryan finds him rummaging through “Kevin’s” office?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Hope and Liam Grieve The Loss Of Baby Beth With Their Families By Their Side

On Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, the Forresters, Spencers, and Logans gathered at Eric’s to support their children, Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton), who are trying to cope with the loss of their baby girl, Beth.

Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is also grief-stricken for both Liam and Hope, and feeling probably both lucky and guilty that her daughter Kelly is alive, although the little girl has a fever.  Promising to help Hope though this, Steffy cries and they hug.

Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) watches on as Taylor (Hunter Tylo) also hugs Hope, and who also gives some information for a support group and counseling to Hope, if she should decide to go.

As Bill (Don Diamont), Katie (Heather Tom), Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Eric (John McCook), Quinn (Rena Sofer) and others sit with Liam and Hope, in a heart-tugging moment, Liam thanks everyone for coming and being their for Hope … and for him.

When Hope addresses the room, she is sobbing holding the photo of the ultrasound of her daughter; saying she still feels her presence all around her.  Out loud she says, “Liam and I love you so much, baby girl.  We will love and cherish you forever.”

But as viewers are noting; something major is amiss, and on Wednesday’s episode, there was a key scene where Reese (Wayne Brady) flashes back to delivering Hope’s baby on Catalina Island looking very upset.  Later, Taylor gets call from Reese at the family gathering saying he wants to see her!

Now, watch the final moments of yesterday’s The Bold and the Beautiful below.  Let us know what you think of the storyline and the performances … and what does Reese want to see Taylor about?  Hmmm.  Comment below.

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