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OLTL Recap – July 18 – July 22nd

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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Sam’s family realizes Sam’s missing from his birthday party. They discover a groggy unmasked super hero. Todd and Tomas put aside their differences and rough him up, demanding to know what he did with Sam. The super hero explains that he was knocked out and didn’t see who did it. Blair calls John who arrives with Natalie. They theorize that the man who took Sam must’ve been the same guy who killed Kent. For the first time Tomas hears about the murder – and that Sam identified his imaginary friend as Todd with his old face. Todd misses out on the info because the kidnapper calls and arranges to meet with him. Todd is forced to cover to Tea about the call and quickly leaves. Todd finds himself face-to-face with the man with Todd’s original face. Before Blair calls, John and Natalie get another clue to the puzzle of the man with Todd’s original face. While investigating Sam’s disappearance, he makes it clear to incredulous Natalie that that there could very well be two Todd Mannings. The man with Todd’s original face play pretends he and Sam are on a mission to protect themselves. He keeps Sam occupied with the gifts he stole from the party. Dani’s knocking on Rick’s motel room door just as Deanna and Nate are about to begin filming their sex scene. Rick gets rid of Dani. Nate and Deanna do as Rick asks. Rick promises to keep Nate’s secret about having hurt Matthew, and he gives Deanna the info she needs to find her mother. Nora tells Destiny about the possible evidence she and Bo found at their place which they think might lead them to the identity of the person who hurt Matthew. Destiny is about to tell Nora she’s pregnant when Dani interrupts. Rama finds Vimal to congratulate him on his new job. He is tempted to tell her about the secret Todd confided in him: that Liam is John’s son.

Todd and the man with Todd’s original face come face to face. The man with Todd’s original face demands answers. The man with Todd’s original face mentions Baker and Kent, and we see a moment of recognition in Todd, who wants him to let Sam go. The man with Todd’s original face pulls a gun on Todd and marches him out to go see what Tea and Blair and Viki have to say. Natalie and John question whether there could be two Todd Mannings. Natalie looks for forensic evidence, and later finds a hair on the real super hero that doesn’t match that on his head. John confronts Tomas about the encrypted file that turned up when the dead Kent’s prints were run. Tomas insists he knows nothing about it. Blair presses Tomas to say something if he knows something about Sam but insists he doesn’t. Jack finally reveals he was attacked in the office. Before John can react, Dani comes in and reveals she thought she heard Sam’s voice at the Minute Man. John and cops show up there but, there’s no sign of Sam – only part of the super hero costume, etc. Echo panics, having kidnapped Dorian without quite meaning to. Dorian’s escape attempt is foiled. Echo is almost about to do something desperate to get rid of but Sam, hearing Dorian’s scream, bursts in dressed as a super hero. Dorian is stunned to realize the super hero is Sam. Viki tries to keep David from going hysterical with worry over Dorian. Dani’s about to leave the BA when Deanna and Nate come in. Nate lies and says Deanna was meeting a lawyer about her mother. Dani apologizes and Nate feels guilty and hopes Dani never finds out about the porno they just made.

John, in search of Sam, bursts into the Minute Man Motel room. Sam isn’t there, but evidence of the man with Todd’s original face is. Meanwhile, at Todd’s house, the man with Todd’s original face, bent on coercing the truth about what he believes to be his stolen life, marches Todd at gunpoint right up to the door of his own house. But before he can reveal them to the family inside, they are set upon by Baker and one of his agents. The man with Todd’s original face accuses Todd of being Baker’s cohort. Todd clearly recognizes Baker, who plays dumb about their mysterious connection in front of the man with Todd’s original face. The man with Todd’s original face threatens to kill Todd but is thwarted by the arrival of a second agent. Baker takes the man with Todd’s original face into custody as Todd demands to know what is going on. Baker refuses to enlighten Todd, simply assuring him that he’ll never see the man with Todd’s original face again. Téa nearly catches Todd with Baker. Meanwhile, Blair continues to worry about Sam’s whereabouts. Baz questions Tomas about his connections to Todd and all the goings-on. On the docks, Baker shoots the man with Todd’s original face and rolls him into the water. Baker makes a call to his unidentified controller to say that the man with Todd’s original face is dead. John examines evidence left in the man with Todd’s original face’s room, including Kent’s ID and phone, as well as a computer, complete with its search history indicating an interest in Todd Manning. John locates Sam in another Minute Man room with Dorian and Echo. John returns with Sam, providing the family with a happy reunion. John informs the Mannings that Sam claims the man behind super hero mask is the man with the line on his face. Natalie enters and brings David and Viki up to speed on the situation with missing Sam. Her update is interrupted by Dorian’s arrival. She tells David and Viki of her kidnapping by Echo and subsequent rescue. David and Dorian clear the air and renew their love. Later, Natalie divulges to Viki the oddity surrounding the identity of Sam’s no-longer imaginary friend. Joey shows up at La Boulaie on a pretense; his true mission is to spend time with Kelly.

John’s reading of Vimal’s letter telling him he’s Liam’s father is pre-empted when Rex arrives demanding Echo’s release from jail. With so much evidence against her, John refuses and Rex reminds him he let Jack Manning go free despite having killed Gigi. John is concerned about the lengths to which Rex will go for revenge, having figured out Origami Cogs, the company that scooped Todd, is an anagram for Gigi Morasco. Rex tries to go over John’s head and appeals to Bo for Echo’s release, despite the fact that Echo’s kidnap victim was Bo’s son’s wife. Bo is asked to choose between Rex, who he has treated as a son, and his own biological son David. Upset by seeing Brody, Natalie and Liam as a happy little family, Jessica suggests Natalie move out of Llanfair and in with Brody at the Angel Sq. Hotel, then bitterly warns Brody that Natalie still loves John and would be with him if Liam were his. After Brody leaves, the sisters’ fight escalates until it’s broken up by Ford. Ford comforts Jessica and when he asks her to join him and Ryder during his scheduled visit, she accepts. When John is away from his desk, Brody accidentally finds Vimal’s letter. Shaken to learn that someone else knows the truth that he’s not Liam’s father, he takes the letter seeks out Vimal. Meanwhile, John is troubled when the papers on his desk seem to have been rearranged. Vimal’s parents arrive from India and look forward to seeing their pregnant daughter-in-law. Panicking, Vimal asks Rama to pretend they’re still happily married. Kelly and Joey wake up together but their bliss is interrupted by Dorian, who has been happily reunited with David and invites them to the gala premiere of his movie. She later meets up with David and the happy couple extend the same invitation to Bo and Nora. Although not invited to the gala premiere, Cutter and Aubrey have plans to attend.

The man with Todd’s original face awakens to find a homeless man has fished him out of the water. He was spared by a bullet-proof vest he had the foresight to don before meeting with Todd. The homeless man is a sometime informant and convinces the man with Todd’s original face to call John McBain. John and the man with Todd’s original face come face-to-face. After John expresses concern that someone has messed with the papers on his desk, John and Natalie go over new evidence. When the DNA analysis of the hair Natalie found comes back as Todd’s, they wonder what it means. John’s informant line rings with an intriguing call from the man with Todd’s original face who id’s himself only as the super hero. John goes to meet him. Brody tries strong-arming Vimal into promising to keep the secret about Liam. When that doesn’t work, Brody pleads on an emotional level, which Vimal understands. Vimal, however, is noncommittal. He promises only to think about it. Brody returns to Natalie who asks if he tampered with anything on John’s desk. Brody lies, says he didn’t, but he is clearly troubled – and worried Vimal might tell the truth about Liam. Todd and Blair fete Sam with a day of his own in which they have to do whatever he wants them to do. He gets his dad riled up when he talks glowingly of the man with Todd’s original face. While everyone gets ready for Sam’s special lunch at the Buenos Dias Cafe, Todd probes about the man with Todd’s original face, but Sam has few answers. Starr overhears Todd swearing to Sam that no matter what happens, Todd loves him. Starr asks him about it and about the man Sam claims has Dad’s old face. Todd’s evasive, telling her how much he loves her. Todd tells the family to go to lunch without him. Todd meets with Baker, demanding to know who the man with Todd’s original face is. Tea witnesses more tension between Baz and Tomas. Tomas abruptly leaves. Tea questions Baz who throws it back at her, asking about Tomas and Todd. Meanwhile, Tomas meets with Baker and we learn more about their relationship. Tea vows to toss Tomas out of the house unless he tells her what he’s hiding. Starr got the sense that her father was afraid of something. Rex warns Dorian that if she doesn’t drop the charges against Echo, Rex will get Clint to press charges against Dorian for attempted murder. Dorian’s troubled by the new, ruthless Rex. Rex seethes when he encounters Jack and his family celebrating Sam’s big rescue of Dorian.

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Dancing with the Stars

‘Bachelorette’ Alum Kaitlyn Bristowe Wins The Mirrorball Trophy In Season Finale of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

In a season which saw a new host and executive producer, Tyra Banks, no studio audience due to Covid-19, three former soap stars in the competition and some too-close-to-call moments, four celebrity dancers and their pro partners danced their hearts out on Monday night in the season finale of Dancing with the Stars.

Hoping to take home the Mirrorball Trophy were: Kaitlyn Bristowe, Nelly, Justina Machado and Nev Schulman along with their pro dance partners.

The four couples danced two numbers – one dance they performed earlier in the season, and one freestyle.

When the dust settled with the judges scores combined with the popular vote at-home, and no judges ‘save’ at play to decide the final fate of the season, here is how it went down when the results were revealed,

In fourth place was Justina Machado and her partner, Sasha Farber.  In third place was Nelly and his pro partner Daniella Karagach,  That left two of the top celebrity dancers in the entire field as Tyra Banks handed down the results as Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nev Shulman held on to their partners for life hoping their name would be called.

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Next, Tyra announced that it was former ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe and her partner Artem Chigvintsev who won it all and took the coveted Mirrorball Trophy as a let-down Nev Shulman and his partner, Jenna Johnson looked on.

Interesting enough, Bristowe follows former ‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown as the champ of the ballroom dance floor competition, as Brown won the previous season 28

So, did the right couple win season 29 of DWTS? Let us know via the comment section below. But first check out Kaitlyn and Nev’s final performances that helped determine the winner.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julian’s Life Implodes As Bomb Explodes

Friday’s episode of General Hospital left viewers with an explosive ending, literally, that left fans on the edge of their seats of just what will be the ramifications for those inside and outside the Floating Rib, and on the docks of Port Charles.

At the epicenter of the story is William deVry (Julian Jerome), who delivered a top-notch and emotional heart-tugging performance within the hour installment of the ABC daytime drama series.

As it went down, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) wants Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) dead and has Julian doing his bidding; that includes Julian walking around with a bomb in a backpack. Renault meets Julian on the pier, and Julian lets the drug lord know that he will not target a restaurant full of people, since Jason is currently at the Floating Rib, playing pool with his son.  Cyrus tells Julian not to worry that the bomb will not be an issue until Jason is alone. He then hands Julian a burner phone to call him when the job is done.

As the two are talking, a drunken Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) stumbles upon the conversation, and that sets up what would have very well been the final scenes of the former couple known as “Julexis”.  When Alexis and Julian begin to talk, Julian shows his concern for her drinking, which she does not want to hear about.  Then in a key moment, Julian apologizes to Alexis for all the pain he has caused her.  It was in this line of dialogue, “Alexis, you have been such a positive light in my dark life” that viewers and possibly Alexis, felt the weight of what Julian was trying to convey, as he feared his life could be coming to an end, or feeling racked with guilt for the things he finds himself unable to extricate himself from.  Alexis wonders why he sounds like he’s saying goodbye to her.

Later, Julian shows up with the bomb at the Floating Rib as he flips through his phone and pictures of his children and loved ones knowing he must do what Renault has ordered to keep everyone safe.  He leaves the backpack with the bomb in it under a table.

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At the Floating Rib, we have a major set up that could also lead to dire consequences.  Lulu (Emme Rylan) has summoned Dustin (Mark Lawson) to meet her at the bar to discuss the status of their relationship, now that Dante (Dominic Zamprigna) is back in town.  Dustin pulls out a ring and gets down on one knee to propose, just as Dante is outside the bar coming to talk to Lulu.

Meanwhile, Dev (Ashton Arbab) discovers the backpack and goes to tell the bartender about it.  In addition, Jason, Danny, Cameron (William Burton), and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco (Roger Howarth) are also there.

At  the end of the episode, Julian is back on the docks and pulls out the burner phone Cyrus gave him.  Julian says, “You better pick up”, but unknowingly when he hits Cyrus’ number, he sets off the bomb to explode in the bar.  Fade to black.

So, what will be the upshot of the bomb explosion?  Will Julian, in the midst of the turmoil, make it look like he perished in the explosion to facilitate William deVry’s exit?  Will something happen to Lulu, since we know Emme Rylan has exited the show as well?  Will everyone be saved?  Share your thoughts and theories and what you thought of Will’s performance via the comment section below.

 

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OLTL Alum Ryan Phillippe Weighs-In on Shocking Twist in Season Opener of ‘Big Sky’

Hold on to your seats! Last night’s highly-anticipated arrival of ABC’s new drama, Big Sky from David E, Kelley offered several shocking moments and surprises as the dark story took viewers down a twisty path as we were introduced to all the characters.

Throughout it’s promotional push the network has touted the series having three leads played by One Life to Live alum, and TV and motion picture star, Ryan Phillippe (Ex-Billy Douglas), along with Katheryn Winnick, and Kylie Bunbury

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Turns out that was a set-up so viewers, who had spent the entire hour learning of the complex relationships of this threesome, and how they work together to begin to solve a crime of three young women who have gone missing and kidnapped   But then in the episode’s final moments, Phillippe’s character of PI Cody Hoyt is shot dead!

Ryan shared his thoughts on going into the series knowing his character would be killed-off right off the bat: “I was shocked certainly, and I think that’s also what made me so excited about it. So often in entertainment you can see what’s coming a month away, and to have moments in a series like this where it kind of takes your breath away, when you are absolutely shocked and did not see it coming, it’s exciting to me.”  Phillippe added: “I think it sends the message that in a series like this, no one is safe, so you really have to pay attention and hope that the people you love stick around.”

But will Phillippe’s Cody be seen on future episodes such as Milo Ventimigilia is seen on This Is Us?  Ryan told a press panel: “That’s not the last you’ll see or hear of him.”

Look for Cody to definitely appear in flashbacks, while Deadline is reporting that the actor will be seen in several more installments of the TV drama.

In story, Cody was shot by State Trooper Rick Legarski (John Carroll Lynch) who is covering-up being at the epicenter of sex trafficking ring in Montana.  While viewers saw a bloody ending, we never saw an image of a dead Cody either, we can only assume.

Did you watch the season premiere of Big Sky? What do you think of network TV becoming more like some of the hottest shows on cable with shocking and unexpected twists right off the bat as the series begin? Share your thoughts below.

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