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OLTL Recap – March 28 – April 1st

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David and Dorian get married. Rex obtains proof that Clint was at the scene of Eddie’s murder. Clint tries to wheedle information out of Rama. Bo arrests Clint for Eddie’s murder. Jessica reemerges and is stunned to find out what Tess has been up to in her place. Jessica wants her son back. Blair and Cristian have a memorable run in with Kassandra Kavanaugh (as played by Kourtney Kardashian). Phyllis Rose (as played by Wendy Williams) covers the story for “Access Llanview”. Jessica, having returned, is with Brody, demanding that Ford let her see her baby. He finally relents, and Jessica has an emotional reunion with Ryder. But when Brody and Jessica attempt to leave with their son, Ford, desperate to keep his baby, reminds her that Brody slept with Natalie, and that Brody has his own son. He plays up the fact that Brody hasn’t come to see Ryder, has instead been playing house with Natalie and Liam. Jessica succumbs to Tess again. Natalie is devastated to find out that Bo’s arrested her father for Eddie Ford’s murder. John comforts her, but reveals that he knew Clint was under investigation and never told Natalie. Devastated Brody enters from having lost Jessica again. He and Natalie end up in each other’s arms – which John sees. Blair gives John the photo Tomas had of her and Todd. She confesses that she was uneasy when she found Tomas alone with comatose Todd. Dani tells her about Shane’s asthma attack and her suspicion that Jack was somehow involved. Blair doesn’t believe her. Jack is about to confess something to his dad when Starr and James walk. When Starr mentions Dani, Jack has some choice words about his half-sister – and about James. Deanna, believing James and Starr are couple with a child, prepares to leave town. But the porn producer charms her into staying. James is hit hard when he gets a friend request from Deanna.

Everyone reacts to the news that Clint was arrested for killing Eddie. Marty shows up to Natalie and Brody, and Natalie is enraged to hear John vouched for her release from St. Ann’s. John and Kelly have spent the night and they realize that what they have isn’t actually a relationship but way of soothing their wounds. Natalie storms in and confronts John about helping Marty. Tess notices James’s MyFace friend request from Deanna which he is ignoring. Abel the porn producer tries to lure Deanna in, but instead she goes to see James. However James is dealing with the baby and Tess answers the door, letting Deanna believe the baby is James’s (with Starr). Tess doesn’t tell James that Deanna was there. Starr and Langston are at the BDC and Langston admits, she misses Ford although she’s not sorry they broke up. Ford comes in and they have a brief wistful moment before Ford leaves. Starr helps James with his job search and sees the friend request from Deanna. Deanna returns to Abel, dejected and broke, and he tells her he can make her a star. Ford tells Tess the judge has made a decision about Ryder’s custody. Joey berates Cutter for running off with Jess. Cutter and Aubrey spar about his interest in Tess and her commitment to Joey. Aubrey works overtime to convince Joey he needs to trust her.

First Viki, then Bo visit Clint in his cell. Bo urges him to plead guilty at his arraignment and save his family trouble. Clint warns cryptically that if he goes down, it’s Bo’s family that will be in trouble. Nora tries to piece together what happened when she went to the Minute Man the night of Eddie’s murder Viki has Clint’s name withdrawn from her bid for custody of Ryder and tells the judge she and her family can raise the baby until Jessica’s return. Tess remains confident that she and Ford will get custody when the court discovers that Viki and Charlie aren’t the perfect happy married couple. Tess sends Viki the picture of Charlie and Echo kissing. Charlie tells Echo he needs to support Viki in her bid for custody of Ryder. Echo wonders what will happen if Jessica never comes back. After making a statement in support of Viki at the custody hearing, Charlie returns to Echo and has something to tell her. James admits to Starr that he once dated Deanna. He’s stunned to learn that Starr remembered seeing Deanna at the Buenos Dias earlier. Deanna is tempted by an offer to star in an “adult” film. Shane is humiliated by Jack and his buddies. Rex learns from Echo that Shane has been bullied for months and hacks into Shane’s MyFace page to discover Jack is his chief tormentor. Rex confronts Jack.

Nora is trying to recover her memory of the night Eddie was murdered and faints. Bo and Clint find her. Clint warns both her and Clint not to press charges. When they pressure him for answers to his riddles, he shocks them with the identity of the real killer. Viki reels over the photo of Echo and Charlie kissing. Viki goes in search of Charlie and finds him in bed with Echo. Rex laces into Jack who denies bullying Shane. Starr asks Jack about what she glimpsed earlier in the gym – naked Shane. Jack tries to talk his way out of it, but Rex and Gigi aren’t buying it. Jack succumbs to peer pressure and consents for the video of naked Shane to go out on MyFace. Humiliated Shane plays hooky. When Rex and Gigi return home after discovering Shane isn’t in school, they find a cryptic note from their son. James finds Deanna as she’s about to shoot the porno movie. She’s grateful he showed up when he did. She asks him about his new baby. James is confused, until he realizes she’s talking about Ryder. He tells her Ryder isn’t his child. Relieved and misunderstanding, she kisses him and he isn’t available to answer Starr’s call.

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General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud Deliver One-Two Punch as Britt & Carly Grieve the Loss of Jason

When General Hospital goes for the emotional jugular, it is very often top-notch daytime drama, and that was on full display through Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series in key scenes as the news of Jason’s ‘death’ hit Port Charles.

In the wake of Steve Burton’s (Ex-Jason) dismissal from the show for not adhering to the vaccine mandate, it did open up the story and provide for a huge fallout for those who loved the mob hitman.

In the end, it was Carly (Laura Wright) and Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), who seemingly felt the loss the hardest.  Initially, upon learning how Jason ‘died’ helping Britt locate her mother, Liesl (Kathleen Gati), a defiant Carly blamed Britt for Jason never coming home.

In Wednesday’s episode, we saw how Carly and Britt tried to cope with the knowledge that Jason was buried under a rubble in a cave, with no sign of life, or his body found.

Overwhelmed with grief, Carly heads to the footbridge to be close to the spirit of Jason and to mourn him as tears flow.  She is stunned to see Britt show up there, too.  Carly is surprised that Britt even knew about the bridge that Jason had rebuilt thank to a generous donation from him.  Britt tells Carly that she and Jason had a lot of time to talk while they were on the run.  After Carly explains that Jason was her person and had been her other half, Britt offers to leave. S he expresses that she thought coming to the bridge would make her feel closer to Jason.

Then, in a heartbreaking moment, Britt assures Carly that she blames herself for what happened to Jason and hates herself.  Then, Carly has a moment of clarity that Jason would want her to forgive Britt.  Generous thoughts never come naturally to Carly, but Jason always set her straight on how to handle life’s most difficult situations.

In the final moments of the episode, with both women in tears, Britt moves to the center of the bridge with her arm around Carly, after Carly tells her she doesn’t want her to go.  The two stand together bonded over the man they both loved.

These scenes were masterfully played by Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud. They were gut-wrenching, powerful, and sad all at the same time.  We think many viewers needed several hankies during these scenes.

So, what did you think of the Carly and Britt bridge scenes …. and the work of Laura and Kelly? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Julie Stands Up to MarDevil; Susan Seaforth Hayes Reminds Us Why She is Soap Royalty

Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it, let’s just say, not your typical Turkey Day episode in Salem.  It also moved the story along with MarDevil being exposed!

At Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) Thanksgiving, Doug (Bill Hayes) shouts that Marlena (Deidre Hall) is the devil. However, Marlena still insists that Doug is delusional and needs to be locked back up.  It is then that Julie stands by her husband.  Julie is on to Marlena and wonders if she should call “Marlena,” who she truly is at the moment, “Satan”.

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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle (Martha Madison) also believe something is terribly wrong.  Marlena tells them this is ridiculous, but Belle wants to hear what else Doug has to say.  Then, Shawn handcuffs Marlena to take her down to the station for questioning.  Julie doesn’t believe for one second that handcuffs will restrain the devil, and she was right! MarDevil breaks the cuffs and flings Shawn across the Thanksgiving dinner table complete with food-a-flying, leaving him unconscious.

Now with yellow eyes and lights flickering, MarDevil goes after Doug and Julie, but Julie stops Satan in his tracks professing “Not today, Satan!” Just then, MarDevil grabs a knife and in a counter move, Julie holds out her rosary saying love is the power and that the God of love is stronger than the devil! Julie defiantly tells MarDevil that the truth is out and Satan’s reign of terror is over! But MarDevil turns the tables and sneers, “It will never be over!”

It was in these scenes opposite Deidre Hall, that Susan Seaforth Hayes shined as she has done for decades given the material, as Julie went the toe-to-toe with the devil and Susan made us believe that love can win out over everything, especially the love of Doug and Julie.

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In another touching moment in the episode, Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) tells EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) from her hospital bed, how she used herself as a human sacrifice for the devil to keep John alive and to protect her son.  An emotional EJ can’t believe that Susan was willing to die for him. However, Susan explains that a mother always protects their child and she would do it all over again when faced with that decision.  Haiduk and Feurriegel also delivered in these scenes.

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With John (Drake Hogestyn) freed by Anna (Leann Hunley) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis), he eventually makes his way into the Horton house to confront MarDevil, but Satan is gone.  Instead, John finds Shawn with Doug and Julie and they inform him that MarDevil had left to fulfill her true purpose.  Just then, Marlena arrives at Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal). We fade to black.

Now below, check out Susan Seaforth Hayes in a scene from Friday’s episode as Julie fends off the devil.

Then, let us know, what did you think of Susan’s performance? What do you think MarDevil will do next to Ben and Ciara and “their” baby? Did you enjoy the Susan and EJ scenes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Iman Shumbert & Pro Daniella Karagach Win The Mirror Ball Trophy Making Show History

Monday’s night’s season 30 finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was markedly the best in the series history, with some of the finest routines delivered by the four couples vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy.

In the end, it was former NBA basketball player Iman Shumbert, who made history along with is pro dance partner, Daniella Karagach, when he beat out Jo Jo Siwa and her pro partner, Jenna Johnson for the top prize.

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Rounding out the competition: fourth place went to The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and pro Alan Bersten, and the third spot went to Peloton instructor, Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke,

With the win, Shumbert becomes not only the first basketball star to make it to the finals, but the first-ever to win the coveted Mirror Ball,

The judges and the at-home audience were blown away by his final dance of the competition – an epic freestyle to Missy Elliot’s “Lose Control”  and “Bounce” by DJ Clent.  Iman is married to singer and dancer, Teyana Taylor.

After the big win, Shumbert told Entertainment Tonight, “Hats off to the work that we put in. I think me and Dani set our mind to that when we got that 40, that we don’t want to just to drop off now and just steam out of the competition. I think we just put in a lot of hours and when it was time to perform, it got easy.”

Check out Iman and Dani’s final routine below.

Now let us know, were you rooting for Iman and Daniella to win the Mirror Ball? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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