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OLTL Recap – Oct 17 – Oct 21st

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Todd receives another visit from Irene.  Meanwhile, Téa presents a deal to Bo. Téa is given an opportunity to listen to Victor’s last words, captured on Shaun’s voicemail.  At EOD Téa seeks out Todd as Bo contemplates her offer.  Elsewhere, John gets a visit from Shaun, who relays his strange encounter with Vimal.  John remembers witnessing a run-in between Vimal and Brody and wonders if he might have had cause to kill Victor.  John confronts Brody and requests his weapon for testing.  Natalie is forced to run the test.  John wonders why Brody would threaten Victor.  Earlier, Natalie catches up with Rex.  Both are moving on with their lives.  Later, Roxy flips out when she learns from Rex that Natalie is engaged to Brody.  Roxy tells Rex that John is still in love with Natalie.  At the Spotted Pony, Rama and Cutter set up Kim to take the fall for Mr. Berger’s death years ago.  Kim beseeches Cutter to take care of her friend in her absence.  Meanwhile, Cutter shows up just as the doctor is asking the patient if she remembers her name.

Todd is grateful to Tea for representing him.  Tea informs him that Bo is considering dropping the charges against him – but he has to turn himself in.  Todd agrees to do so.  But when they arrive, Nora, not trusting him, demands he tell her the truth.  John doesn’t let go if his question to Brody: why did he threaten Victor?  Finally, Brody explodes at John, accusing him of hammering at him because Liam is Brody’s son, not John’s, and Natalie is going to be his wife and not John’s.  They leave but John isn’t about to let it go.  Jessica holds onto Liam’s paternity test but hides it from Tina.  She tells Jessica that the document, whatever it was, belonged to Victor. Ford is surprised when Jessica accepts his invitation to Capricorn.  Once they’re there, Jessica fills him in about the paternity test, surmising that Victor hated John McBain, maybe he was purposely keeping him from knowing the truth.  Rex runs into Aubrey at Capricorn.  She apologizes for telling Bo about Rex’s gun – and for trying to get closer to him right after his fiancée died.  Rex assures her he knows all about being a con, used to be one too. She offers to help him with the party for Natalie and Brody he wants to throw.  He accepts.  The doctor is forced to sedate the patient in the hospital bed.  Bo and Nora discuss dropping the charges against Todd.  Nora admits that she will never trust him.  She was fooled by him once when she defended him when he raped Marty, she will never be fooled by him again.  Bo assures her that the mayor would be happy if Nora went to trial anyway.  Nora teases Bo about the mayor’s romantic interest in him.  Cord and Tina babysit Ryder and they are reminded of parenting together.  They address the elephant in the room: their recent near-kiss. They look like they might kiss again.

Natalie interrupts Cord and Tina. Natalie finally has it out with Tina for her role in being held captive three years earlier. Tina offers to plan her wedding. After Natalie leaves, Tina and Cord agree to table the talk of their relationship for another day. Ford and Jessica’s night out at Capricorn is spoiled by Brody’s arrival. Privately, Ford wonders if Brody might already know that Liam is not his son. Brody warns gives Vimal a warning.  Danielle visits Starr at the jail cell. The two sisters offer each other advice. Meanwhile, Blair finds Jack working late at The Sun. She reminds her son that Shane’s testimony will prove that Jack lied to the police. At the LPD,  Nora makes a decision about the charges against Todd and Todd and Starr come face-to-face.

Starr and Todd have their day in court.  Meanwhile Tomas appears for his sentencing hearing. Tea tells him she can’t do anything for him since he pled guilty. Blair, kicked out of the arraignment, questions Tomas about his reasons for pleading guilty to a crime he didn’t commit. Anguished Blair asks if she means anything to him, and he makes a confession to her. Bo argues with Mayor Finn and she fires Bo, who tells her (essentially) to go to hell. She rehires him and he makes an excellent point that she cannot dispute. Roxy tells Rex about Echo’s forgery and the document that’s floating around that turns all of Rex’s money back over to Clint, and sends him a copy of the forged document.  Meanwhile Viki forces Clint to do his exercises when he gets a call from Cutter, telling him he can get all Clint’s money and property back for him, for a price. Clint calls Rex and demands he come over.   Cutter talks to the patient, who calls him Rex once by mistake. Cutter is not forthcoming when she asks him questions. Clint calls Cutter and tells him to take his document and shove it.  Cutter at first is foiled but quickly comes up with a plan.

Blair begs Todd to save Tomas from a prison sentence.  Inside the hearing room, Tomas faces sentencing.  But before hearing the judge’s decision, he directs a heartfelt speech to Téa and Blair in which he takes responsibility for his failures.  Meanwhile, Todd is confronted by another vision of Irene which prompts him to take drastic action.  Cutter comes up with a scheme to get the Buchanan money.  In Llanview, Aubrey tells Rex about her idea for Natalie and Brody’s engagement party.  Rex informs Aubrey about Cutter’s attempt to get his money. In Llanview, Cutter goes to Rex with an offer.  Starr gets physical with one of the pushy paparazzi, then is spirited inside by James.  Starr is glad to be home and can’t wait for life to get back to normal.  She goes upstairs to see Hope, leaving James to answer the door to Rick.  Rick congratulates Starr on her arrest; buzz is building, and her new bad girl image is just the thing they need to sell records.  Rick tells her that if she won’t play ball, he’ll seize control of her music.  At EOD Rick has something else up his sleeve to get what he wants.

 

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GET BRODIE! Enough!

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Thanks for the recap! I am glad to see some changes happen before the show gets stale. For instance i’m glad to see Rex at his office now, instead of just at the mansion or the graveyard or the restaurant. I know that soaps have to save money on sets but I wish they had the beautiful sets that all my children had. But watching Friday’s episode last night I realized how bad people can look on there sometimes. Irene for instance, is that a wig she’s wearing? She does not look flattering at all. And Todd’s hair is a… Read more »

Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Chrishell Stause Has a Comeback, Kaitlyn Bristowe Overcomes Injury, One Couple Is Eliminated

On Tuesday evenings second night of competition in the new season of Dancing with the Stars, three former soap stars took to the ballroom dance floor in a night which also featured for the first time this season … the viewers vote counting for 50% of the total score, and one couple being sent home.

The “drama” of the episode was if former ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe’s ankle would be OK enough for her to dance her routine.  With her being placed at the end of the show and then “wowing” everyone – it was hard to know how bad the injury was, but, as she detailed on the show she did receive a cortisone shot before performing and changed shoes to help her get through.

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Meanwhile, Chrishell Stause, the former AMC, DAYS and Y&R star, currently on the reality hit, Selling Sunset, showed improvement, while ex- Passions, Desperate Housewives and Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe continued to bring the heat – although the judges want him to dance with less use of his facial expressions – and Daytime Emmy winner Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marley, AW)  continued to be having the time of her life from her performances.

Here’a what went down…

Kaitlyn Bristowe and partner Artem Chigvintsev (Foxtrot): Performing to Leann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” and with the uncertainty of if she would dance at all, Bristowe, who wanted to be a dancer, got major kudos from the judges for her dramatic lines and moves fluidly through the dance floor and closed the night – combined total score of last week and this week 42 out of 60

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Anne Heche and partner Keo Mostepe (Foxtrot): Performing to One Republic’s “Counting Stars”,  Heche revealed this was one of her favorite songs, and she also revealed this dance was to honor her two sons.  Although the judges did not feel Heche delivered as strongly with this performance than in the season opener, Anne still looked like she was enjoying every second of being on the floor – combined total score 36 out of 60

Chrishell Stause and partner Gleb Savchenko (Rumba):  Stause showed her vulnerability including sharing a story from her childhood past.  Then then duo danced to “This Is Me” from the Greatest Showman.  During the performance, Stause looked more fluid on the floor than the previous week and was praised for her improvement  – Combined total score 31 out of 60

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Jesse Metcalfe and partner Sharna Burgess (Foxtror): This duo performed to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and played up their chemistry on the floor. The critique from the judges had more to do with Jesse not looking so intense, and also his posture, but all told they did well – Combined score was 38 out of 60.

Now to the first elimination:  Carole Baskin and Charles Oakley were the celebrities in the bottom two.   It was up to the judges to decide which celebrity would be saved.  Bruno picked Charles, but Carrie Ann picked Carole, leaving Derek to cast the deciding vote … and he saved Carole.

So what did you think of how Chrishell, Anne and Jesse did on last night’s DWTS?  Did the right celeb get sent packing? What did you think of Kaitlyn’s dance and ankle injury? Comment below, but first check out their dances.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Steffy vs. Liam Opioid Showdown

Things have gone off the rails for Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) now that she is addicted to painkillers, scoring drugs from places other than a prescription from the good doc, Finn (Tanner Novlan), who also has the hots for his favorite patient.

Enter Liam (Scott Clifton), who has flip-flopped so many times between Steffy and Hope (Annika Noelle) and who is the person who finds Steffy knocked out on her couch, while their daughter is not being attended to.

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Now after finding pills that Steffy had tucked away in her couch, Liam goes on the offense and confronts Steffy who is pretending she no longer needs opioids to cope with her physical pain – but as we realize it’s also the emotional pain she has been in for months that have also brought her to this point,

When Liam wants her to admit she has a drug problem,  Steffy fires back “How dare you?” and mocks him over his “over-bearing” concern for her.  He then presents this “holier than thou” attitude where he tells her that he is not cool about Finn being involved with her when he is her doctor.

However, when Liam is confused to hear from Steffy that Finn doesn’t know about the pill bottle he has now in his possession, that is when she cries and admits she is still taking pills.  Steffy then counters that Liam does not understand – that he left her and their daughter, Kelly for Hope – and that she is all alone.  She goes on to say Finn has been there for her, like nobody else has been.

In the end, left with no choice, Liam tells Steffy he is leaving and taking their daughter with him, which leaves Steffy wrecked.  Will she try to stop Liam from taking their daughter?

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood delivered another one of her top-notch performances in today’s episode as well.

So, what did you think of the Liam and Steffy scenes on Tuesday’s episode of B&B? Comment below.

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General Hospital

The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments 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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