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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.

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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.

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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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Needs Fatherly Advice From Tony As Ryan Carnes and Brad Maule Deliver Tender Scenes

Friday’s highly-touted episode of ABC;s General Hospital featured the return of Brad Maule in the role of Dr. Tony Jones, the adoptive father of Lucas(Ryan Carnes) and former husband to Bobbie (Jackie Zeman).

It has been years since fan favorite Maule graced the GH screens, but the writers found a way to conjure him up in Lucas’ mind as Lucas is in a pivotal moment in his life; his bio-dad Julian Jerome (William deVry) is blackmailing his husband, Brad (Parry Shen), and Brad is keeping secrets from Lucas.  All spell bad news to Lucas for raising his son, Wiley.  But as GH fans know, Wiley is not the baby that Lucas thinks he is raising with Brad- he is actually raising Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) child, which Brad knows!

So, needing some clarity and visiting his adoptive dad’s gravesite, Lucas sees the vision of Tony, and the former father and son have a heart to heart.  Tony tells Lucas how raising him as  little boy gave him the strength and courage to go on through the hard times, and how to be their for his little boy.  Lucas is just emotionally overwrought and so burdened by the lies those who say that they supposedly love him have been telling.

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At the same time, Julian is searching for Lucas, and happens upon Bobbie at the hospital. She really does not like Julian and the two land at the GH hospital wall where plaques of the beloved doctors and nurses who have passed away are seen.  Bobbie knows Julian could never be the kind of father, Tony was to Lucas.  Julian says he can never replace Tony, but he is Lucas’ father and wants to somehow do right by him.

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Later alone, Bobbie talks to Tony’s photo and we see a heartfelt moment where Tony touches Bobbie’s hand and touches her on the cheek. Something Bobbie feels as she remembers this once great love of hers. At the end of the episode Julian finds Lucas at Tony’s gravesite. What will their confrontation bring?

Kudos to Ryan Carnes, who was the emotional heart of this episode and who made us feel every moment of Lucas’s anguish. And … how wonderful to see Brad Maule again!

So, what did you think of Tony’s visit to Lucas and Bobbie on Friday’s GH? Comment below. But first watch some key scenes between them.

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Days Of Our Lives

Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Bring the Heartache and Heartbreak to DAYS’ Elani Wedding

Monday’s episode of Days of our Lives showcased the nuptials of now long-suffering duo, Eli (Lamon Archey) and Lani (Sal Stowers).  In true soap opera fashion things didn’t look good for the couple to get hitched in the first place, especially with Gabi’s (Camila Banus) threats that she would literally blow Julie’s (Susan Seasforth Hayes) heart out of her chest, if Lani did not bust up with Eli at the altar.

As Marlena (Deidre Hall) is officiating the ceremony, things took a dark turn when she asked if anyone in attendance could show just cause why the couple should not be wed in holy matrimony.  Everyone is silent as Gabi, who is an attending the nuptials, is quite happy with herself broadcasting the wedding from her phone to Julie who is in the hospital.  Next, an emotional Lani tells Gabi how sorry she is for shooting Stefan.  Lani says she hopes Gabi can set aside their differences for the sake of Julie and Eli.  Gabi tells her she thought she made herself clear.  It appears that Lani decides she is moving forward with the vows, after standing up for herself and ignoring Gabi’s threat after tackling Gabi WWE Smackdown style.  Next, Gabi informs to everyone she just pressed the button on the app on her phone and Eli’s grandmother’s heart exploded. But hold the phone! In that moment, there is a twist.  We go back to Lani at the altar who snaps out of this blackmail nightmare she just played out in her head.  That didn’t really happen, but the audience sees her thinking process through it, which leads Lani in the present to break off the wedding to her beloved Eli.

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At the altar, Lani tells Eli through her tears she cannot do this.  Eli is stunned and confused.  The bride tells him he doesn’t deserve this.  Next, Lani turns towards Gabi, and then tells Eli she is sorry and then runs out of the ceremony.   Gabi mutters that her “work is done here” which seems to be overheard by Will (Chandler Massey).

What follows is absolutely devastating scene in the park as Eli has followed Lani there.  Through her tears, and knowing that the only way she can break things off with Eli is to hurt him deeply, Lani tells him at first that she doesn’t deserve to be happy with a husband, because she shot and killed Gabi’s.  However, Eli won’t accept that, and that is when she has to muster everything inside her to break Eli’s heart in pieces.  She tells the man she loves that she doesn’t love him anymore. Lani says that she thought that after baby David’s death and all they went through to be together it would all fall back into place for them, but for her, it didn’t.

Lani says her decision is made. With tears streaming down his face, Eli cries, “So you’re leaving me? That’s it?” Lani confirms it is, and that she is sorry and then runs off.  Cue none other than Gabi to find a gut-punched Eli on the park bench, who she hugs! Looks like there’s a part two to Gabi’s heinous plan ahead.

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The performances by Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers in this episode were top-notch – their work was and even though it was under the most outrageous of circumstances, you felt the love, the heartbreak and heartache of a couple torn apart, when they love each other so much.

So, what did you think of Lamon and Sal’s performances? What did you think of the final moments of the episode when Lani has to dump Eli for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Checks Into Shadybrook, While Laura Is Unconvinced That Nikolas Is Alive

For months now, viewers have seen the downward spiral of Ava Jerome (Maura West).  It began following the death of her daughter Kiki, and realizing the man she fell in love with was not her therapist, Dr Kevin Collins, but none other than his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom) – the man that murdered her daughter.

Trying to get back on her feet has been difficult for Ava.  She finally found some purpose in going back to work at the art gallery she loved so much.  Along the way, she has been sipping one too many martinis.  So, if you add all that up, and if you are other denizens in Port Charles, you might think that when Ava professes she saw the real Nikolas Mikhail Stavrosovich Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) in the flesh, when the man supposedly died a few years ago, then she has really lost it!

Thing is – Ava did see Nikolas, and he is back in Port Charles, alive and well, only know else knows except for Hayden  (Rebecca Budig) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which we learned at the end of Friday’s episode.

Earlier, after Ava passed out seeing Nikolas, she comes too, and he is not at the gallery anymore.  She panics and looks everywhere for him. Ava is convinced there has to be security camera footage of him in the gallery.  Nikolas’ mother, Laura (Genie Francis) happens to head over to see Ava to discuss Helena’s portrait, which has been the key to the codicil mystery, which is now at Ava’s gallery,

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When Laura arrives, she finds Ava with drink in hand, and professing to her that Laura’s first-born son Nikolas is alive and he was just here at the gallery! As she tries to produce the physical evidence to show Laura, it’s not there.   Ava questions her sanity after Laura suggests she really needs professional help; something Laura knows a thing or two about

What happens next is shocking:  Julian (William deVry) is called and he meets Ava and Laura at Shadybrook sanitarium.  Viewers watch as Ava takes off all of her jewelry and her high heels. She hugs Julian and Laura before leaving them behind to get the help she “needs”.

Kudos to Genie Francis and Maura West, who’s unlikely on-screen friendship as Laura and Ava has been a delight to watch; especially when these two powerhouse actresses share two-person scenes together.

Watching Francis’ facial expression when Laura entertains for a moment that her son could be alive and then feels sorrow was masterful, as was West when as Ava she leans on Laura realizing she is in a worse way than she even imagined.  Will Ava get out of Shadybrook soon?  Will Laura get to feel joy that her son is truly alive and in Port Charles? Stay tuned.

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What did you think of the performances of Genie and Maura? What do you think will happen next for Ava and Laura in this story? Comment below.

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