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OLTL Recap – March 7 – March 11th

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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Tess has duped Natalie and takes the baby from her. Ford tells James he has a plan for Tess. While Tess gloats about her freedom, Ford reveals to Langston that he plans to commit Tess. Marty is about to tell John something important about the baby, but Viki interrupts. John goes to find Natalie and sees her with Brody and Liam and he walks off, hurt and angry. Marty is enigmatic about everything having worked out as she hoped. Starr and Langston reconnect. Starr admits she and James are together now. The two friends bond and remark over the reversal of their fortunes. Tea has knocked out Todd and tied him up to keep him from running after Dani and Nate. In a vulnerable moment Todd admits he’s scared of losing everyone he loves. Tomas makes a mysterious phone call about Todd. Blair has told Cristian about Tomas, and Cristian remembers him from his childhood. Tomas comes in and reveals he’s sticking around. Cristian tells Blair to stay cautious about Tomas because Cristian has thought something was sketchy about the way he left home and never came back.

Bo is stonewalled at the Moroccan prison but Rex surprisingly shows up and gains them access to David’s cell, which is empty. Despite his anger at Rex for having kept his knowledge of David’s incarceration secret, Bo grudgingly accepts his help when they receive a clue that will take them to another part of the world. Clint pumps Nora for information about Bo’s mysterious “business” trip. Nora doesn’t reveal the nature of Bo’s business, but she informs Clint that Matthew now knows Nora and Bo believe Clint killed Eddie Ford. Joey finds Nora and tells her about his father’s meeting with Eddie right before Nora’s kidnapping. Matthew tells Destiny about his parents’ belief that Clint killed Eddie. Aubrey and Cutter want to get their hands on Clint’s tape that would expose their scheme. Clint catches Aubrey snooping in his desk and tells her the tape is securely locked in his safe. Joey returns home and with Aubrey’s support breaks into Clint’s safe, but is caught in the act by Clint. Dorian tries to prove she’s over David by kissing Cutter. Gigi arrives at Rodi’s to find John drinking in the morning. When she defends Natalie’s actions and reveals she knew the truth about Natalie’s baby’s paternity, John fires her. Kelly finds John alone and suggests he find a way besides drinking to deal with his pain. The pair end up kissing once again.

Téa tells Tomas he’s free to return to Paris now that she has everything under control with Todd. Tomas declines, causing Téa to assume he’s staying for Blair. Téa warns Tomas to stay away from Blair. Blair warns Todd that she isn’t the only person who’ll be keeping a close eye on him. Todd threatens to have Tomas deported. Neither Blair nor Todd is keeping a close eye on Jack, who continues his reign of terror on Shane. Todd, Blair and Gigi are called to the school to address the situation when Shane and Jack trade accusations about some missing money. Gigi lets slip to Natalie that John fired her. John and Kelly nearly have another spontaneous rendezvous, but thoughts of Joey put a damper on things. Natalie once again walks in on the moment and escalates her war of words with Kelly. Natalie demands that John rehire Gigi. Clint catches Joey and Aubrey breaking into his safe. Joey is upfront with Clint about his suspicions that his father was involved with Eddie’s murder, and thinks the flash drive in the safe might prove his guilt. Aubrey knows better and works to stop Clint from showing Joey the contents of the drive. Joey and Kelly share another close moment before Natalie arrives and clues her brother in that she just caught Kelly with John.

James, despite having taken precautions to avoid Tess, has another uncomfortable encounter with her while he’s naked. Starr walks in on it. Ford moves forward with his plan to have Tess committed, but he discovers he’s completely broke and won’t be able to use a cent of Ryder’s trust without Tess’s consent. When the orderlies arrive to take her away, he’s in a tight spot. Starr, Langston and James happily assume Tess is on her way to St. Ann’s. Natalie breaks down over John with Brody. They grow closer but are upended when there’s something wrong with Liam. John doesn’t want to hear it when Tea tries to compare him and Natalie to her and Todd. Todd gloats over John’s misfortune. He asks John to investigate his brother-in-law, Tomas. Blair tells Tomas that Cristian warned her to stay away from him. Tomas admits Tea warned him to stay away from Blair.  Tomas asks Blair on a date. When Todd leaves Rodi’s, we see he’s a target for an unseen gunman. Viki and Tea corner Clint into agreeing to the deal they concocted as a way to get Ford to commit Tess.  Someone starts shooting at Todd. John and Todd are trapped together, and John shoots back. Gigi walks into the crossfire and John gets her to safety. Ford decides not to commit Tess. He turns down the offer from Viki, Clint and Tea. Langston waits with James and Starr, thinking Tess is being committed to St. Ann’s. After not hearing from Ford, Langston returns and finds Tess and Ford a united front. Dorian gives Charlie hell for cheating on Viki with Echo. She tells him he won’t tell Viki about it if he breaks off with Echo immediately. Echo brings a pizza to Rex and finds Gigi home instead. Gigi senses something’s up with Echo and Charlie and tries to warn her off. Gigi leaves Echo to pick up some books from Rodi’s, and Charlie arrives. He means to tell Echo it’s over, but they kiss. Viki finds Dorian waiting for Charlie and wonders why. Bo and Rex are still in Morocco, discouraged about finding David alive. Bo almost mends fences with Rex. Kahlid gives them a clue about David’s whereabouts. They believe he’s in St. Blaze’s with Alex Olanov.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Chad and Abby Share An Emotional Goodbye And Leave Salem Hitched

On Thursday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, tears were shed not only by the characters on the screen, but by the audience at home … plenty of them if you have been checking out social media since this installment aired.  For in it, viewers had to say goodbye to Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abby (Kate Mansi) as they left Salem to start their new life with their children in Paris.

However, before they make their exit, Chabby fans finally get to see their favorite duo tie the knot in a heartfelt and touching ceremony right in the Horton family living room.  While it was spur of the moment, it could not have been more poignant.  Leave it to Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) to officially preside over the nuptials, JJ (Casey Moss) to play his guitar while his sister walked down the living room aisle to her man, and even Jack (Matt Ashford) showed up to do the right thing to be there for his daughter.

What would a Chabby wedding be without personally written vows, right?  Abigail tells Chad: “When we first fell in love, God, we had no idea of what we were getting ourselves into.  They say that when you meet someone and fall in love, you’re drawn to them, because they have something you need and we’re here today because I need you.  I need your courage, your faith, and love.  I’m so beyond grateful at a second chance with you and a family with our beautiful children. You are the love of my life, Chad. There’s nothing I want more than to spend the rest of my days with you.”

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In a touching moment, Chad is overcome with tears and expresses to Abigail; “You’ve always fought for your health, and for us, and I’m in awe of the woman I fell in love with. I’ll cherish you. I will protect you. I’m yours, and I’ll never doubt you again, because a love like ours really does only come once in a life.”

They exchange rings and Julie pronounces them husband and wife.  But this happy moment is also bittersweet when Chad says, “We hate to marry and run.”  Chabby has a plane to catch to take them to Paris.   Chad looks around the room and at all the special people in his life, and tells the group how special they all are to him.  In that scene, it definitely gave the feels that it was also Billy Flynn saying farewell to his castmates.

Of course … before they leave town Chad and Abby visit Stefan (Tyler Christopher) and Gabi(Camila Banus)is there.  They give them the news that they are leaving for France and are married.  In a moment alone between Abby and Stefan, he apologizes to her. Stefan notes how much he loved the other part of her (Gabby with a “Y”) and knows that she loved him too.  Abby says, “I know”.  Meanwhile, Chad says goodbye to the portrait of his father, Stefano vowing to be back someday.  After Chabby exit the DiMera mansion, Stefan has a meltdown and throws the chest board while Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) walks in on the scene.

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And finally, in the 10-hankie moment beautifully played by Billy Flynn, Kate Mansi and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Chad and Abby at the Horton house to say their final goodbyes to Doug (Bill Hayes) and Julie, Jack, JJ, and Jennifer.  Abigail tells her mother to never give up on her dad.  Chad is in tears as Jennifer tells him she will miss him,  He says, “I will miss you, too”.

It was in that moment that any of us that have ever had to say goodbye to our families and move far away from them, or come back to visit them and then leave again, can relate.  Saying goodbye is often heartbreaking when you leave behind the ones you love.  But, Chad and Abby got their happy ending … for now. However,t his is a soap opera, so you never know how long happiness will last, or when they might be back in Salem.

Kudos to the performances of Billy Flynn, so raw and real, and Kate Mansi playing Abigail with depth and dignity to wrap up the story.

So, what did you think of the Chabby goodbye? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Must Say Goodbye to Mike As Maurice Benard Delivers Heartbreaking Performance

Any of us who has watched their loved one slip further away from Alzheimer’s disease could relate to exactly what Sonny Corinthos (Mauice Benard) was feeling on Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital.

It is always a tough and horrific decision when families contemplate what to do with (in this case) a parent, and where is the best place for them to live out the remainder of their days.  Sometimes, it’s clear cut and easy, and sometimes it’s difficult.

In the case of Mike Corbin (Max Gail), Sonny and Carly (Laura Wright) gave him a home and safe place to be, but as the disease progressed and as Mike’s reality becomes his own, and has he has been losing more self-control. it becomes apparent that they need to be able to give him the best life they can now.

In story, Griffin (Matt Cohen) points this out to Sonny and Carly when they discuss the progression of the disease on Mike.  It is apparent that Mike wants to go live with, and be with his “girlfriend’ Yvonne at Turning Woods.  Sonny and Carly struggle to come to term with that fact, but know they must let him go.   It is tough for them to put Mike permanently at the care facility.  Sonny thinks he may have been too selfish by keeping Mike with them so long.  Ultimately, he arranges a room for his father at the facility.

Mike comes downstairs after packing his bags, and thanks them for taking him in.  Hey says, that they are nice people, but that Yvonne is waiting for him, so he is moving in with her.  Sonny tells his dad, he has a room at the Corinthos’ home any time he wants it.

In the most touching moment, Carly offers to drive Mike to get to Yvonne faster.  He really appreciates it, and Sonny decides to just let Carly do this alone, because it would be too difficult on him to watch his father check-in and have to leave him behind.

Before he heads out, Mike forgets his gloves and he goes upstairs to look for them.  Sonny decides to check Mike’s suitcase to see if they are in there, and begins to break down.  He sees the framed photo of himself and his father from the Nurses’ Ball last year, and packs it in Mike’s suitcase.  After Carly drives off with Mike, Sonny begins to cry.

We have to give kudos to Maurice Benard in these scenes.  Anyone who has been witness to watching a parent go through this most dreadful disease, could feel his pain.  It was a heartbreaking and raw performance.

So, what did you think of the scenes where Sonny must let his father leave his home and move into the care facility?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  And in case you missed some of the scenes, check them out here.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: A Killer Can’t See & Maxie and Nina Visit Nathan’s Grave

On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, a now blind Ryan is freaking out, because as he is in the hospital (while Finn tries to figure out if the same virus that caused Anna’s temporary blindness caused his), he learns that Lulu is in surgery and still fighting for her life.  If she lives, she will name him as the culprit who stabbed her.

When Anna and Finn visit “Kevin”, Anna asks him if he ever worked for the WSB or DVX.  “Kevin” claims he did not.  Anna believes all of this is the handy work of a doctor who worked for the international spy rings.  Finn asks if “Kevin” had been in contact with something that wasn’t his recently, and it is then Ryan flashes to Lulu’s license, realizing he needs to find it and its in his coat pocket.

“Kevin” gets rid of Ava from his room, and attempts to get out of bed to get to his coat and locate Lulu’s driver’s license.  However, since he cannot see, the license goes under the hospital bed, and just as he is trying to grab it, Ava walks back in the room.

Meanwhile at GH. Jordan explains to Laura that the police found a bloody footprint going in the opposite direction from Lulu.  Valentin and Nina tell Charlotte that Lulu is in the hospital, and the little girl insists they go to her now.  Charlotte leaves with Valentin, Nina stays behind.

Elsewhere, Jason is underground trapped in some kind of built out setting to probably nefarious crimes. When Sam goes for help, the fire department shows up.   Sam calls her pal Spinelli!  She asks him to check the maps of pipes and tunnels under the city.  Spinelli reveals that the water system leads out to the harbor at Pier 55.  Jason also finds a small space that he is hoping to swim through to get to the other side of the pier.

Then, in touching scenes, Maxie goes to Nathan’s gravesite and reveals to her beloved late husband that she is getting closer to his brother, Peter.  She also admits she is scared to start a relationship with him.  She asks for a sign from Nathan if it is OK.  As she cries, Peter shows up with a handkerchief to wipe Maxie’s tears.  She admits she doesn’t know how to let go of Nathan and move on.  Peter assures her that Nathan will let her know when it’s time.

Later, Nina shows up and tells the duo about Lulu. They had to GH where Peter is then in question for the crime; being the last person they can substantiate that spoke to Lulu before she was stabbed.  Jordan also reveals to Laura that Lulu’s license is missing from her belongings.

Back at Nathan’s grave, a grieving sister, Nina, shares heartfelt moments with her late brother, missing him, and filling him on the latest in her life and Maxie’s.  One again, Michelle Stafford delivered in these scenes.

Finn shows up with results for “Kevin”.  He tells him the tests shows he has the same virus as Anna and he will need surgery to correct his sudden loss of his eyesight.  Finn also tells “Kevin” this good news: Lulu made it through surgery and will make a full recovery.  Ryan is in trouble and he knows it.

At the end of the episode as Sam makes it over to Pier 55, she spots Jason’s body in the water and jumps in to save him.  We fade to black.

Now, check out the emotional scenes performed by Kirsten Storms and Michelle Stafford below. Then, let us know, do you think Maxie and Peter should move forward with their relationship? How can Ryan get out of the predicament he finds himself in now? Will Lulu come to and identify “Kevin” as her assailant ? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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