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OLTL Recap – June 6 – June 10th

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Marty tells Todd the whole story. Todd presses her to leave but she’s having a fit of remorse. Todd tells her she’s suffered enough. He promises he’ll tell John about the baby. John arrives and is face to face with Todd. Meanwhile, Brody searches Todd’s house, to Tea’s dismay, as John has found Tomas with the baby at the poolhouse. Tomas claims he heard the baby crying and found him. John brings the baby to Brody and tells him to take his son to Natalie. Tea argues with John about Tomas, convincing him not to arrest him but to go after Marty. Tea asks Tomas if what he told the cops was true, and he swears it is. Tea remembers Todd keeping her out of the poolhouse previously. Tomas makes a phone call to Calmar, telling him they dodged a bullet. Natalie is at the hospital with Roxy, who doesn’t get a chance to reveal the tape recorder to her before Brody comes in with the baby. It’s a huge happy reunion. Roxy tries to play the recorder. After depositing Shane at the gym, with Cristian showing Shane the ropes, Gigi goes back to Buenos Dias where Blair is with Jack. Jack tells Blair about police cars at Todd’s and Blair calls Tea, learning about the search for Marty.

Gigi arrives and refuses to serve Jack. Blair and Gigi argue. Jack tells Blair he’s going to the library but goes to the gym to torment Shane. Shane intentionally drops a barbell on Jack’s toe. Jack cries and Shane laughs at him. Gigi arrives and takes Shane back to BD and warns him to find more effective ways to resolve conflict. Blair tells Jack she knows he came to the gym to make trouble for Shane, and she sends him home. Jack texts a warning to Shane. Shane tells him to bring it. Rama cries on Cristian’s shoulder about her inability to tell Vimal the truth about the baby. They have a fraught moment. She moves away but then returns to apologize and ends up kissing him. John questions Todd. Todd has the truth about Liam’s paternity on the tip of his tongue but John’s aggressive tactics ultimately lead him to keep quiet. John arrests Todd. Meanwhile, Téa confronts Tomas about his and Todd’s involvement with Marty and Liam. Tomas denies all, but Téa is skeptical, and her misgivings grow when she gets a call from Todd saying John arrested him. Téa arrives at the police station to bail out Todd. Blair calls Tomas a hero for bringing Liam to the police. Natalie and Brody discuss their surprising second kiss. At first they explain it away as a side effect of their relief at having Liam returned safe and sound. But they quickly admit there might be more at play. They agree on several points, most of all that it would be too complicated. At St. Ann’s, Ford and Tess are still absorbing the shock of realizing (privately) that they are falling for the other. They are on the verge of divulging the truth when Joey and Aubrey arrive to retrieve Ryder. Tess pretends to be Jessica in an attempt to get free of St. Ann’s, but Joey sees through her. Joey and Aubrey leave with Ryder, and Ford and Tess’s feelings for one another remain unsaid. Cutter makes himself at home in Asa’s mansion. Vimal, released from prison as a result of Téa’s legal maneuvering, arrives in search of Rama.  Meanwhile at Serenity Springs, Rama has a hard time keeping her hands of Cristian. Back at Asa’s mansion, Vimal is dismayed to learn that Rama has been living there with Cutter. Rama returns just as Cutter is letting slip that she is not pregnant. Rama is forced to confirm this, though she maintains that her reason for lying was to protect him. Alone with Rama, Cutter later points out that she did it for the money. Rama threatens to out Cutter’s other mysterious secret should he tell Vimal the truth. Back at Serenity Springs, Blair advises Cris to stay away from married women. Cris hears her, but at can’t shake thoughts of Rama.

Natalie expresses her gratitude to John for his role in bringing Liam back safely. She tells John she remembered having Marty’s tape recording with her when they argued on the roof. John and Natalie share a close moment that’s broken when Brody returns. Meanwhile, Todd is about to tell Tea about Marty’s secret of having switched Liam’s paternity records, but he changes his mind when he hears Brody tell Tea how much Liam means to him. John’s return and continued suspicion and antagonism toward Todd convinces Todd to keep Marty’s secret at least a little longer. Starr tells James about taking Hope to see Cole and that Hope didn’t want to leave her Daddy. James offers to help in any way he can. Things turn romantic, but Starr has to go home to Hope before things go too far. Gigi and Shane tell Rex about the latest incident with Jack. Rex is glad Shane’s fighting back and he and Gigi share the hope that the bullying problem will finally be put to rest. Meanwhile, Jack plots revenge against Shane, who apparently takes the bait when he “friends” a cute girl on MyFace. The girl, however, is a fabrication by Jack and Brad, but unbeknownst to them, Shane is well aware they’re behind the ruse and has a plan of his own. Viki learns that after Ford visited Tess, Tess became violent. She is stubbornly refusing to let Jessica out. The doctor feels it’s time to try electro-convulsive therapy. He assures Viki that the procedure is no longer the draconian measure it used to be and that it will likely be the key to getting Jessica back. Viki is reluctant, but after a hostile conversation with Tess, she gives her approval. Viki visits Ford to warn him not to visit Tess again, revealing that Tess is about to undergo ECT. Ford freaks, worrying that he’s going to lose Tess forever. Ford reveals to James that he is falling for Tess while Tess admits the same thing about Ford to Bess. Both James and Bess express concern that this emotional connection will end badly, but neither Ford nor Tess is willing to give up.

Matthew’s doctor presents Nora and Bo with news that there’s no change in Matthew’s condition. They are presented with 2 options but Nora refuses to consider pulling the plug on Matthew. Rex arrives and Bo is too overwhelmed with grief for Matthew to think straight. Eventually, he asks Rex about Clint. Rex reveals that he’s waiting for a compatible heart from a B- donor. Bo realizes and very reluctantly reveals that Matthew is B-. Rex and Gigi almost catch Shane corresponding with ComicGal1. They tell him that they’ve decided to get married at City Hall today. Gigi discovers Shane’s correspondence and thinks it’s sweet. But Shane, feeling guilty, reveals that he’s pretty sure ComicGal1 is Jack Manning. Starr learns about Matthew’s condition from Danielle. She visits Matthew and discovers the relationship between Destiny and Matthew. Nate calls Dani, hoping for good news about Matthew. When there is none, Nate grows even more concerned that he caused Matthew’s brain bleed. James arrives with news of a job for Deanna.

Nora leaps to the wrong conclusion when she overhears Bo and Rex discussing the odds that Matthew’s heart may be a match for Clint. The possibility of giving up on Matthew, much less giving his heart to Clint, is a non-starter for Nora. Elsewhere, Clint breaks the news to Joey and Natalie that he doesn’t have long to live. Clint advises Natalie and Joey to fight for John and Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly and John make the mostly mutual decision to end their dalliance. John happens on Natalie, distraught over her father’s faltering health, while Joey seeks solace from Kelly. Rex confronts Clint, whose doctor approaches Bo and Nora about donating Matthew’s heart. Jack and Brad shoo away curious Sam, then plot to lure Shane into a trap. However, Shane is onto them. He divulges what he knows to Gigi, who demands he steer clear of his tormentors. Mother and son have an emotional conversation as they prepare for her wedding to Rex. Gigi sends Shane ahead to the courthouse without her and Gigi decides to take care of Jack herself. Starr comforts Destiny, distraught over Matthew. Starr is concerned for Destiny.

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Chrishell Stause Has a Comeback, Kaitlyn Bristowe Overcomes Injury, One Couple Is Eliminated

On Tuesday evenings second night of competition in the new season of Dancing with the Stars, three former soap stars took to the ballroom dance floor in a night which also featured for the first time this season … the viewers vote counting for 50% of the total score, and one couple being sent home.

The “drama” of the episode was if former ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe’s ankle would be OK enough for her to dance her routine.  With her being placed at the end of the show and then “wowing” everyone – it was hard to know how bad the injury was, but, as she detailed on the show she did receive a cortisone shot before performing and changed shoes to help her get through.

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Meanwhile, Chrishell Stause, the former AMC, DAYS and Y&R star, currently on the reality hit, Selling Sunset, showed improvement, while ex- Passions, Desperate Housewives and Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe continued to bring the heat – although the judges want him to dance with less use of his facial expressions – and Daytime Emmy winner Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marley, AW)  continued to be having the time of her life from her performances.

Here’a what went down…

Kaitlyn Bristowe and partner Artem Chigvintsev (Foxtrot): Performing to Leann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” and with the uncertainty of if she would dance at all, Bristowe, who wanted to be a dancer, got major kudos from the judges for her dramatic lines and moves fluidly through the dance floor and closed the night – combined total score of last week and this week 42 out of 60

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Anne Heche and partner Keo Mostepe (Foxtrot): Performing to One Republic’s “Counting Stars”,  Heche revealed this was one of her favorite songs, and she also revealed this dance was to honor her two sons.  Although the judges did not feel Heche delivered as strongly with this performance than in the season opener, Anne still looked like she was enjoying every second of being on the floor – combined total score 36 out of 60

Chrishell Stause and partner Gleb Savchenko (Rumba):  Stause showed her vulnerability including sharing a story from her childhood past.  Then then duo danced to “This Is Me” from the Greatest Showman.  During the performance, Stause looked more fluid on the floor than the previous week and was praised for her improvement  – Combined total score 31 out of 60

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Jesse Metcalfe and partner Sharna Burgess (Foxtror): This duo performed to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and played up their chemistry on the floor. The critique from the judges had more to do with Jesse not looking so intense, and also his posture, but all told they did well – Combined score was 38 out of 60.

Now to the first elimination:  Carole Baskin and Charles Oakley were the celebrities in the bottom two.   It was up to the judges to decide which celebrity would be saved.  Bruno picked Charles, but Carrie Ann picked Carole, leaving Derek to cast the deciding vote … and he saved Carole.

So what did you think of how Chrishell, Anne and Jesse did on last night’s DWTS?  Did the right celeb get sent packing? What did you think of Kaitlyn’s dance and ankle injury? Comment below, but first check out their dances.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Steffy vs. Liam Opioid Showdown

Things have gone off the rails for Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) now that she is addicted to painkillers, scoring drugs from places other than a prescription from the good doc, Finn (Tanner Novlan), who also has the hots for his favorite patient.

Enter Liam (Scott Clifton), who has flip-flopped so many times between Steffy and Hope (Annika Noelle) and who is the person who finds Steffy knocked out on her couch, while their daughter is not being attended to.

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Now after finding pills that Steffy had tucked away in her couch, Liam goes on the offense and confronts Steffy who is pretending she no longer needs opioids to cope with her physical pain – but as we realize it’s also the emotional pain she has been in for months that have also brought her to this point,

When Liam wants her to admit she has a drug problem,  Steffy fires back “How dare you?” and mocks him over his “over-bearing” concern for her.  He then presents this “holier than thou” attitude where he tells her that he is not cool about Finn being involved with her when he is her doctor.

However, when Liam is confused to hear from Steffy that Finn doesn’t know about the pill bottle he has now in his possession, that is when she cries and admits she is still taking pills.  Steffy then counters that Liam does not understand – that he left her and their daughter, Kelly for Hope – and that she is all alone.  She goes on to say Finn has been there for her, like nobody else has been.

In the end, left with no choice, Liam tells Steffy he is leaving and taking their daughter with him, which leaves Steffy wrecked.  Will she try to stop Liam from taking their daughter?

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood delivered another one of her top-notch performances in today’s episode as well.

So, what did you think of the Liam and Steffy scenes on Tuesday’s episode of B&B? Comment below.

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General Hospital

The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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