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OLTL Recap – March 7 – March 11th

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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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sasha and Valentin’s Secret Out Of The Bag: So Where Is Nina’s Real Daughter?

As many had suspected, there was something up in the relationship between Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and relative newbie to Port Charles, Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattsson).

The young woman who was introduced on the show back in the middle of September, and “turned out” to be Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) biological daughter (the one she gave birth to years ago), is not telling the truth, nor is Valentin,

At the end of Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Sasha is visiting Valentin at Wyndemere, where he tells her he wants her to go back to where she came from, and that if she sticks around, the truth will come out.

A confident Sasha says she won’t blow this and that no one will ever find out that she is not Nina’s daughter.  Thus meaning, Valentin set this whole ruse up to wrangle Nina back into a romance and marriage with him.

But as for Sasha, she clearly is intent on not leaving town, and getting her claws into Griffin (Matt Cohen), even though he is dating her “sister” Kiki (Hayley Erin).

Even Ava (Maura West) is telling Sasha to go after her daughter’s man, because, as we know, Ava is a woman scorned in regard to Griffin. And let’s not forget that Ava and Nina are longtime nemesis, too.  Adding to the confusion and deception are those second DNA results that came back positive to prove to Nina that Sasha is her bio-daughter, but she clearly isn’t.

So now that we know Sasha is a fake, that begs the questions … Is Nina’s daughter even alive?  If she is alive, where is she, and who is she?

Share your thoughts on where, or who Nina’s real daughter is, and what you think of the collision between Valentin and Sasha, via the comment section below.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Ashley Leaves For Paris As Eileen Davidson Wraps Her Run

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless marked the final appearance of Eileen Davidson in the role of Ashley Abbott, and the two-time Daytime Emmy winner left on a high note with an emotional storyline that could just earn her yet another gold statuette next year.

As Ashley’s family drama came to its conclusion, she tells Jack (Peter Bergman), Traci (Beth Maitland), Kyle (Michael Mealor) Billy (Jason Thompson) and Abby (Melissa Ordway) that she is taking the patents and leaving Genoa City immediately.  She reveals that while she is completely disgusted with the Abbott clan, she is not leaving out of spite.

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Ashley’s decided to start her own company with her own products. … and she will call it “My Beauty” – John’s nickname for her when she was growing up.  Next, she goes toe to toe with her brother Jack. He fires back that Ashley has left Jabot for company after company, time and time again.  Then, there is another flashback to an argument that ensued when they were kids over a mess that was less at the family pool.

Now in the present, defiant and standing up for herself, Ashley says to the group there is no offer from them that she would accept, because she plans to start her own empire in the same city her mother did years ago.  Then, Ashley announces she is leaving for Paris on a jet tonight.  When Jack and Traci bring up leaving Dina (Marla Adams) behind, who is losing her battle with Alzheimer’s, Ashley says she had made peace with her mother and that Dina doesn’t know who she is anymore, so it won’t make a difference to Dina.

Ashley turns to Abby and asks her to join her in Paris, but Abby refuses. They share a tearful hug.  Next, Ashley addresses Billy hoping that their relationship one day can be repaired. Then, an emotional Traci tells her sister that she will always love her unconditionally, but she thinks Ashley’s making the wrong choice.  The sisters share a hug.  When Dina joins everyone, Ashley explains to her mother that she now feels liberated.

Before she leaves, Ashley tells Jack she has nothing to say to him and walks out. Later, Ashley is at the GCAC and gets a call from Neil, and drops the bombshell that she is leaving for Paris tonight and starting her own company, and she wishes they could have seen where their relationship would have gone.

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Just then, Jack shows up.  In a heartfelt conversation, he confesses to Ashley that he hates himself for starting this war years ago, and what it’s done to their family.  He confesses that part of the reason the “blood Abbott clause” was added was so he wouldn’t have to compete against his sister.  Jack finally admits that he was jealous of her and her talents!  After apologizing to Ashley, they hug.  Then, we go to a flash back to when they were younger and a young Ashley tells Jack she does not like fighting with him.

Now in the present, with a chance to reconcile with her brother, Ashley doesn’t take it. Instead, she stands up for her decision saying she needs to look out for herself now, first and exits  After all, how many times can she feel less than by her own family?

Davidson’s final moments occurred on the plane taking Ashley to Paris where she toasts her exit from Genoa City and on to her new life, while Jack is devastated looking at the empty Abbott house, with a big question mark for the future of Jabot and with a huge rift with his sister that may never be repaired.

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Following the airing of the episode,  some of the cast who shared many scenes over the years with Davidson offered their sentiments on Eileen’s departure from the series, on a post on the official Y&R facebook page.

Marla Adams shared: I love Eileen so much. We’ve had so many wonderful scenes together. When I returned to the show, we did a scene in the Abbott Living Room and at the end of the scene Eileen cried. I knew then that we would make magic together. I will miss her but respect her decision and hope to see her soon.”

Beth Maitland sharedL “From the moment we met on the set these many years ago, we were sisters. Ups and downs, life events and comings and goings, we were always returning to the foundation of those days, and I will forever be blessed by the times I have shared with Eileen.”

So, what did you think about how Ashley left Genoa City?  Did she do the right thing for herself? Will you miss Eileen?

Share your thoughts via the comment section below and make sure to check out our video interview with Eileen all about her exit on The Michael Fairman Channel.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Abbott Family Drama Leaves Ashley To Make A Game-Changing Decision

Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless continued the emotional and riveting Abbott family drama that flashes back to when Ashley, Traci, and Jack were kids, and then to the present day; which illustrates how their relationship as kids forever changed their grown-up paths in business, and with one another.

Last week featured some intricate writing and directing and heart-tugging performances by Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Peter Bergman (Jack), and Beth Maitland (Traci).  As we head into Monday, it will mark the final episode of Davidson as she heads off the canvas and departs the role that she originally became soap-famous for, and has played on and off since 1982.

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In story, as we flash back to the Abbott house in the 1970’s, a young Ashley tells John about her science experiment.  She expresses that she thought that if she worked hard and won a ribbon at the science fair that her mother would love her like she has always loved Jack. Unfortunately, Dina had already left them all behind.  Now in the present, Ashley sits with Dina, who is slipping further and further into dementia from her battle with Alzheimer’s for an emotional conversation.  Abby overhears their chat and is moved to tears.  Ashley tells Dina that she thanks her, and how she must have looked out for her when making the legal documents that gave her the patents to Jabot.  Dina can’t recall anything that Ashley is saying.  We go to another flashback, where John has to assure Ashley that her mom didn’t leave the family and all of them behind, because of her.  When young Ashley cries, John promises to always be there for her, but little do they know a young Jack and Traci are overhearing this.  Then, when a young Jack wants to share his feelings with John about how he has been affected by Dina leaving them, John doesn’t let him share his emotions. He instead reminds Jack that he has to be strong for his sisters.

Meanwhile at Jabot, panic is setting in between Jack, Billy, Traci, Abby and Kyle about what this all means for the company if Ashley becomes CEO and has all the patents.  Abby tells the group about how much Ashley has felt unloved over the years. Traci tells everyone that not one of them is living up to the legacy that John Abbott has set, and that not one of them should be running Jabot now.

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When Ashley shows up, Jack makes her a very lucrative offer on paper, which Ashley rips up  An upset Ashley throws it back at her brother.  Abby accuses her mom of going against everything John stood for. “Jack started it!” Ashley yells.  Even though the Abbott family tries to reassure Ashley that they love and respect her, (and respect is what she wants from them, and feels she is not getting) she exits needing time to think.  Jack doesn’t know how things got this bad.  Traci explains that Jack was left to hold the family together after Dina ran out on them.  A tearful Traci talks about Jack buying Ashley a cake when she won the science fair. Jack has a flash back to when he and a young Ashley were arguing over who was John’s favorite child  However, Jack worried that John wouldn’t always be around, so he promised that he would be there to help Ashley if she ever needed it.

Later, back at the Abbott home, Traci says she knows how much attention John lavished on Ashley; while Jack had no one to comfort him. Finally, Jack admits he was very jealous of his sisters.  Next, Ashley arrives firmly telling the group that she will not to take a back seat to anyone.  Jack still holds firm about her not being CEO.   Ashley then reveals a bombshell, not only is she turning down their offer, but she is taking the patents with her and leaving the family and the company for good, and plans to leave Genoa City!  Everyone is stunned.

Kudos to magnificent performances by Eileen Davidson, Peter Bergman, and to Beth Maitland for delivering the “Power Performance of the Week” and reminding us all while she is still such a valuable asset to The Young and the Restless.

So, what have you thought about how Y&R has told the story of the Abbott children’s past and how it affect the present? What did you think about the performances?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  But first, watch Ashley announce her big decision below.

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