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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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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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