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OLTL Recap – March 1 – March 5

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Cassie and Andrew break the news to Dorian, Kelly, Blair and Starr that Dorian’s sister Melinda, who is also Kelly’s mother, suffered a heart attack in her sleep and died.  Blair puts aside her differences with her cousin and reaches out to comfort Kelly.  Dorian suspects Mitch is somehow responsible for Melinda’s sudden death.  A longtime follower of Mitch visits him in prison to let him know that Melinda died and promises Mitch they’ll follow his latest instructions.  Jessica tells Cristian that to her, it still feels like they’re in high school and in love.  Cristian tries to explain to Jessica that a lot has happened since that time in their lives and that he’s fallen in love with someone else.  Jessica knows she’s supposed to be happy for Cristian but admits she’s not.  Langston gives into Ford’s seduction and they make love.  Hannah drops by Cole’s apartment to study and is surprised to learn he lives with Starr and has a baby Gigi’s thankful for Rex’s support as they sit vigil for Sierra Rose at the hospital.  After leaving to get a change of clothes, Rex is surprised to find Adriana waiting for him at the loft.  Although she loathes Gigi, Adriana urges Rex to try and work things out with her as she believes they truly belong together.  Schuyler admits to Gigi that he stole oxytocin from the hospital but swears he never administered it to Stacy.  Gigi vows to Rex that she’ll never let Schuyler anywhere near Sierra Rose.  Schuyler rips into Kim, blaming her for Stacy’s death.  Kevin surprises Kelly when he arrives unexpectedly to comfort her in her time of grief.  Jessica shows up on Cristian’s doorstep after leaving the hospital without telling anyone.  Langston confesses to Blair that she slept with Ford.  Blair sets out to show Langston Ford’s true colors and invites him over under the guise of wanting to have sex.  Mitch is enigmatic when Dorian asks if the score is now settled between them Gigi’s touched when Rex gives her the original Sierra and Rose dolls he found in Stacy’s closet.  Gigi becomes emotional while gazing in at Sierra Rose and tells Rex she wants to raise the baby.  Kim has a vision of Stacy, who asks her to be a mother to Sierra Rose.  Kevin questions Clint about his relationship with Kim but Clint turns the tables and asks Kevin about his relationship with Kelly.

Cristian’s surprised by Jessica’s visit.  Jessica’s anguished over the fact she feels cheated out of all the experiences she was looking forward to when she was eighteen and becomes angry when she learns Cristian and Layla live together.  Marty advises Brody to give Jessica the space she needs.  Kelly and Todd run into each other at St. James.  Todd makes a large donation to the church to try and make Danielle see there’s some good in him but Kelly points out that one can’t simply buy redemption.  Ford plays Langston like a fiddle when he feigns being hurt over her accusation that he came over to hook up with Blair.  Langston shows up at Ford’s apartment to apologize and ends up in his bedroom Todd and Tea arrive at the high school after the Principal accuses Danielle of stealing test answers.  Danielle’s impressed when Todd stands up for her.  Danielle refuses to let Matthew take the rap for her and confesses to the crime.  Todd makes a sizeable donation to the school to get Danielle off the hook.  Charlie makes an emotional appeal for Viki to give him another chance.  Kelly’s caught off-guard by Kevin’s marriage proposal but thinks they both need to move on.  Kim explains to Clint why she wants to marry him, saying she’d never get custody of Sierra Rose without the respectability that would come from being Mrs. Clint Buchanan.  Nora makes Dorian squirm when she threatens to press charges against her.  Natalie downplays her feelings for John. Eli warns Rex and Gigi they’re not going to able to pull any punches if they want to win custody of Sierra Rose away from Schuyler.  Tea strategies with Schuyler before he gets ready to face the hospital ethics committee.  Kim tells Kyle and Fish she’s going to marry Clint and raise Sierra Rose.  Kyle is incredulous that Fish seems okay with the idea of Kim being a mother to Sierra Rose and presents him with the results of the DNA test he had done.  Someone spies on Jessica, Natalie and Viki at Llanfair.  Cristian’s stunned when Jessica arrives in his classroom and announces she’s one of his students.  Clint presents Kim with a pre-nup.

Days Of Our Lives

GH’s Maurice Benard and DAYS Kassie DePaiva Named “Power Performances of the Week”

Two daytime vets in two very opposing types of storylines delivered emotional and riveting work during their scenes.  First on General Hospital, Maurice Benard (Sonny) in yet another stellar knockout performance in the Alzheimer’s storyline; showed the anguish and pain of a son trying to come to terms with his father’s ultimate fate.

This week saw Sonny originally deciding to try to prolong Mike’s (Max Gail) life by having him placed on a feeding tube, but soon after seeing the fate of Yvonne, another Alzheimer’s patient, and a talk with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Sonny changed course, and did what’s best for Mike, not for himself, and decided to let his father die with dignity and with as least suffering as possible.

We don’t think there could have been a dry eye in the house when Sonny visited Mike’s hospital bedside, and told him that it’s OK for his dad to let go, and not have to stick around for him.  Max Gail, as per usual, was also so touching in these scenes.

Benard did not overplay a beat, and for anyone who has had a parent die of this dreadful disease, you could relate to what Sonny went through in the more than capable hands of this two-time Daytime Emmy winner.

Over on Days of our Lives, what a return for Kassie DePaiva in her role as Eve Donovan! This time, she has come back unhinged and at an emotional rock bottom, so much so that she had abducted Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson), had him taken to an abandoned warehouse, strapped him up, tortured him with an assist from Dr. Rolf’s protege, Vincent (Michael Teh), and came up with this twisted plot to have Ben turn back into the “necktie serial killer” and kill his bride, Ciara (Victoria Konefal).

Why, you say? Well, because Eve’s daughter, Paige was one of Ben’s victims and it has been eating Eve alive this whole time. She is a mama grieving for her daughter so deeply that she can’t understand why Paige is dead and he is left on earth to roam around free and find love and happiness… and we find out she was gutted when Ben got a last-minute reprieve when he was recently sentenced to death by lethal injection.

DePaiva played this arc of Eve’s story as a soapalicious villain, but when you really deconstruct it, Eve is just in so much pain… and all of that came through even in the darkest of scenes.  And … there is yet more to come!

Kudos to Maurice and Kassie for being named Michael Fairman TV’s “Power Performances of the Week”.

So, do you agree with our picks for Maurice and Kassie? What did you think of their work? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Makes The Heartbreaking Decision About Mike In Episode With Touching Performances

For anyone who has gone through losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s Disease, Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital would bring them right back to the place they found themselves in when faced with the difficult decision of what to do when there is no more hope, when the disease has progressed to its most advance stages, and wanting the person they love to die with what dignity they have left.

Through Sonny’s journey played beautifully by Maurice Benard, we see a son who wants to do what he can to prolong his father’s life, holding on to the moments where there seemed to be some signs of life within his dad, and not wanting the guilt of being the person to make the ultimate decision – in this case to put Mike (Max Gail) on a feeding tube, when he no longer has the desire to eat.

Wanting to move forward with the procedure to have a feeding tube put into Mike, Sonny runs into Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) who tells him about Yvonne, and how she is at GH on a feeding tube and a ventilator and strapped to a bed.

When Sonny sees how Yvonne is hooked to machines, it is a real awakening for him,  That, coupled with one of the most important talks and moments in the Alzheimer’s storyline when Sonny speaks to Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)  – who tells him how she sees Mike, who is now a shell of himself, who doesn’t smile, doesn’t eat, and so forth – Sonny is aware of what he truly needs to do.  These scenes they were played to perfection by Rebecca Herbst and Maurice Benard, and couple that with Laura Wright and Steve Burton as a concerned and emotional Carly and Jason; seeing how this situation is ripping Sonny apart, and also facing that Mike will die, they too are devastated and delivered hankie-filled moments in their scenes.

The final minutes of the episode featured father and son in a simple, quiet, and powerful scene where Sonny tells his dad, he is not going to have a procedure, and that it’s OK for him to go.   Mike, in tears, hears what Sonny is saying and is relieved.  Sonny has set him free to die, and now Sonny must face his decision – a selfless one that any of us who have been in this position know has to be done for their loved one; so there will be no more suffering and no more pain.  Kudos to GH for today’s scenes in this storyline.

Watch the scene between Sonny and Elizabeth below.

Now let us know via the comment section, how do you think GH handled this major moment in the telling of the Alzheimer’s storyline? What did you think of the performances? 

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Days Of Our Lives

Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section 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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