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THE BACHELORETTE ‘MEN TELL ALL’ : Luke P. Vs. Hannah And The Guys Showdown

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Monday’s night two-hour “Men Tell All” episode of The Bachelorette, was more dramatic then those in past seasons, due to all eyes on Luke Parker and what he will have to say about being eliminated, and after pulling out one last stunt to try to get back in the good graces of ‘The Bachelorette’, Hannah Brown.

Before the “Men Tell All” part of the night began, viewers and the studio audience watched how Luke came back to crash Hannah’s rose ceremony, where she was about to choose two of the three remaining men; who were still in the running for that final rose.

But alas, Luke showed up wanting to speak to Hannah and have some “clarity”.  She told him she had “clarity” and wanted nothing more to do with him. Then in the best moment of the season, Hannah moved the rose podium in front of Luke, so she could continue with the process with the other three guys: Tyler, Peter, and Jed.  Those suitors were beyond thrilled to learn that Hannah finally kicked Luke to the curb.  Luke even had the nerve to at first; show up and stand in line next to the three guys as if he was still in the reality-dating competition, when he was actually given the heave-ho the night earlier.

After the drama played out, the action picked up on the “Men Tell All’ episode where at first, host Chris Harrison had a one-on-one conversation with Luke about what happened during the season, and if he looked back at his actions and has any remorse or anything he would do differently.  Luke tried to choose his words carefully, but no matter what he said, he still came off as a jerk to ‘Bachelor Nation’.  Parker, who is deeply religious had a major issue if Hannah was having sex with the other contestants, leading her to tell him she had sex in a windmill with one of them.

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Luke expressed: “I look back at hometowns and she told my whole Sunday school group that sex in the fantasy suites wasn’t going to be something she was going to do. Even before that conversation at dinner in Greece, I explained what my desires were with sex and fantasy suites and she agreed and she said she was in the same boat and she shared the same desires to abstain from sex before marriage. vSo I was blindsided by the whole thing.”  Parker dug himself further into a hole when he added that he had projected his idea of a “perfect woman” on Brown, and he believed he was on a “rescue mission” to save her from the other men on the show.

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When asked why he went back to talk to her with engagement ring at all with him, after being booted out to the rose ceremony, Parker added:  “I felt like she was making a mistake.  If you’re wondering, these feelings were real and I know they were real for her.  That’s why you see me say things like, ‘She has never told me she loves me, but I believe that she does.'”  This further rankled the ire of the studio audience!

When Parker faced the men who had been eliminated and was in the hot seat, Connor Saeli said that he respected Parker for dealing with the “firestorm” over his actions. However, he then followed it with a major “f–k you” to him  That seemed to echo the sentiments from several of the men who had run-ins with Luke during their time on the show this season.

Later, when Hannah came out to share her side of the story, Luke said to her:  “I really don’t have much to say, just the fact that I’m sorry that I made the whole process for you so difficult.  I just want you to know that I’m sorry for that.  I will say thank you.  You actually did teach me a lot as well about myself.  Scotland taught me how to self-reflect, and you taught me how important it is to self-reflect. I’m sorry for making it about me and being prideful at times and making the whole process difficult for you.”

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But Brown fired back: “I appreciate those words, but I feel like you still don’t understand what self-reflection means. You said that you learned from this, and I do hope that you did. But I think that there’s a lot of fruit that needs to be grown from you. You’re making everything about sex and it’s not.  I’m so over being slut-shamed and like like that makes me not a woman of faith.  I live my life and make mistakes and sin every single day … but that’s what grace is for.  And those fantasy suites, that’s not what they were about.  They were about having a relationship where I grew really close to the men and knowing their heart. It’s not just about the physical, and that’s where you’re getting it really, really wrong.”

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Once alone with no Luke in the studio, Hannah finally revealed why she Luke around all the way till her final four men.  The Alabama beauty queen told Chris Harrison, “It was hard for me to understand at times.  I will never try to say that the feelings that I had for him weren’t real, because they were.”  She added that her attraction to Luke was the closest thing to love at first sight she had ever had in her life.  She noted she was scared by the prospect of being “The Bachelorette” at first.  And later in the episode, Hannah looked to camera and apologized to the American audience for dragging the viewers through her relationship with Luke, when she should have ended it sooner.

Tyler Cameron, who is still in the running on-air for Hannah’s heart came to the defense of Parker following the airing of last night’s episode took to Twitter to say: “I can’t help but have respect for anybody who goes on this show and puts themselves out there. You’re immediately placed on the chopping block for the world to come at you. I have made a lot of jokes about Luke, myself, and other cast members on this show. They were meant to be taken light heartedly and not seriously.”

So, what did you think of what went down between Luke P, Hannah, and the eliminated men on the episode of ‘The Bachelorette’ last night? Comment below.

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Luke is filled with words and phrases from his Christian teachings but he lacks a deep understanding of life. When he talks he says nothing that comes from Luke, a rambling of sorts that he thinks people want to hear. I think he is an empty man who has no idea of how to live and love. Thank god Hannah saw through him.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Franco Looks In The Mirror … And Believing He Is Drew Kisses Kim

This week on General Hospital, viewers have seen that when Franco (Roger Howarth) awoke from his mind-mapping implantation  (thanks to Shiloh and Dr Cabot) he woke up saying that he is “Drew Cain”.  Thus, as far we know, Franco now carries the life and memories of Drew from 2012 and back, and as of now, has no trace of Franco’s memories.

When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Drew (Billy Miller) try to make Franco understand in his confusion what transpired,  Liz brings a mirror to Franco to see his face, which makes this all the more terrifying for him.  Liz insists to him that she is wife, but he tells her that he is sorry but he does not recognize her.  Franco insists he is going to leave town and Drew asks him to please stay put, as Liz promises that they can reverse what happened to him.  But can Liz really promise that?

Later, Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) fills Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) in on what happened and how Franco now was implanted with Drew’s memories, which leaves them stunned.  That means Franco, who is one of the people Jason loathes most in the world – now believes he is Jason’t twin brother.

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Meanwhile, as Kim (Tamara Braun) and Julian (William deVry) prepare to leave Port Charles for Manhattan and start live anew, (so Kim can not be haunted by her life in Port Charles from the recent death of her son, Oscar) things are about to make a shocking turn … for her.

Back at GH, Liz is upset when Franco decides he must get out of his hospital room.  Liz is scared he will just skip town knowing he feels he has no ties there.  Drew reassures her that because he is a version of him, the pull will be way too strong for him to exit Port Charles.

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Kim is now at the hospital getting ready to turn in her resignation letter and runs into Franco.  He recognizes her and calls her “Kim!” You can tell he is quite smitten with her.  Kim is not sure why Franco is acting that way.  She announces she is leaving Port Charles to which he says he is going to come with her. She sees he has a hospital ID bracelet on, so she thinks something has happened.  Just then, Franco tells her about the first time Drew Cain and her met up! This shocks Kim  … and the next thing you know … he moves in for a major kiss and lip-lock as Drew and Liz look on.

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So, what do you think of the story turn thus far that has Franco now with Drew’s memories and with no trace of Franco? Share your thoughts on the twist via the comment section below!

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Hope To Steffy, “I’m Taking My Daughter & Don’t You Dare Try To Stop Me”

The next key revelation of the baby switch; that devastated the lives of Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton), but gave Steffy a baby to raise and a sister to Kelly, began to unravel on Friday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful.

Now that Hope knows for sure that Beth is alive and has been living as “Phoebe” under Steffy’s care, it was time to lower the boom on Steffy.  So, at the cliff house, a distraught Steffy refuses at first to believe the truth.  She says, “That baby can’t be Beth … she’s Phoebe!”

Liam (Scott Clifton) tells Steffy that he and Hope can do whatever genetic testing is necessary to prove it to her, but that it will indeed come back and prove that they are the biological parents to the little girl.   As they explain the events that led to Steffy ‘adopting’ Beth, she learns from Liam and Hope that Dr. Buckingham sold their baby for a gambling debt and how Steffy’s mom, Taylor (Hunter Tylo) was unknowingly buying their baby to give to her.

Hope says she cannot wait to take little Beth home, and how grateful she is that Steffy took such good care of her daughter all of these months.  Then, Steffy blurts out: “You’re not taking my daughter from the only home she’s ever known.  I’m her mommy.”  Steffy tries to use the reasoning that if Hope takes Phoebe away, she will be ripping her from the only home she has ever known.  Hope. who is becoming more frustrated and upset with Steffy says, “Her name is Beth.”  She then informs Steffy that she and Liam will let her help out with the transition.

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Steffy starts to have a meltdown as she realizes that the little girl is really Beth.  Next, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) arrive on the scene.  Steffy defies Hope and tells her again, “There’s no way you’re taking my daughter home.”  Brooke reminds her and everyone in the room that there was nothing legal about the adoption, while Ridge tries to make everyone understand how Steffy is also blindsided.  Steffy continues on how she is the only mother Beth knows, and the cliff house as her home.

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A steadfast Hope tells Steffy in no uncertain terms she is now with her, her real mother, who she should have been with since the day she was born.  Hope tells Steffy again how grateful she is to her … but she firmly tells her, “I’m taking my daughter, and don’t you dare try to stop me.”  We fade to black.

Last week and this week, the cast involved in the baby switch storylime from: Annika Noelle, Scott Clifton, to Jacqueline MacInnes Wood have delivered strong and memorable performances as the payoff of this story continues.

So, do you hope Hope just walks right on out with Beth?  Do you think Steffy will go so far as to fight for custody? Take off with Beth and runaway? Share your thoughts om what you think will happen next via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Will Franco Wake Up As Drew & Become The Next Victim Of Mind-Mapping?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, picked up from the major plot twist; and unfortunately for Franco (Roger Howarth), even with the arrival of Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Drew (Billy Miller) to save the day; according to Dr. Cabot (Time Winters), the mind-mapping transfer could not be stopped.  And as the men were all bantering and arguing about, the download into Franco’s brain was fully completed.  Then, Cabot tells Drew that when Franco wakes up, it will be with the memories of Drew dating back to 2012.

Now the questions are, did the procedure work?  Will Franco awake from this nightmare with the history and personality of Drew, or could Dr, Cabot’s experiment be a bust on him?  Next. Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Chase (Josh Swickard) show-up.  Liz is heartsick to begin to learn what happened in the warehouse to her son, Cameron (William Lipton) and her husband.  Chase arrests Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin), but he also goes to GH to get medical attention for his wounds from the fight with Drew and Curtis.

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Once, Franco is taken to General Hospital still unconscious, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) is on the medical case and gets him a neurological work-up.  Lucas then has to stitch up Shiloh, who continually throws jabs at the good doc about Wiley.   Then in a bit of foreshadowing, Dr. Cabot tells Drew, that he will thank him once Franco wakes up with Drew’s memories.  Does that mean that Drew could have done some horrible things in his past … or that Shiloh will leave Drew alone, because what he needs is inside Franco’s brain now? Drew hopes his memories stay buried.

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In heartbreaking scenes, and in touching performances from William Lipton and Rebecca Herbst; as well as Billy Miller, Cam tells his mother about Franco’s last words to him to,  ‘Tell your mom I love her and that I’ll be back”.   Liz learns how Franco protected her son, and traded places with him. Next, Liz sits by an unconscious Franco, and in tears, thanks him for keeping Cameron safe, but laments that it would be a far less wonderful world without Franco in it, and begs him to come back to her, and what a hero he is for what he did saving her son.

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In addition, Cameron gives Drew a key piece of Intel he learned during his kidnapping and while the mind-mapping procedure on Franco was taking place.  Shiloh is looking for a specific memory that would allow him to disappear, and that is why he is so determined to get inside Drew’s head from back in the day, by any means possible!  When Cameron sees Shiloh being taken away by Chase, he runs at him but is stopped by Drew. Cameron threatens a snide and laughing Shiloh that he will, “Make him pay.”  Uh-oh!  Is a murder mystery on the way, too?  Drew tries to talk down Cameron.

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As the episode comes to it conclusion, Lucas informs Elizabeth that the test results show that all of the physical functions of Franco’s brain are working normally,  However, they won’t know the impact of the mind-mapping procedure until Franco wakes up.

So, what do you think Franco will wake up as Drew? The procedure will half work and he will be part Franco and part Drew? The procedure is a dud? What did you think of the performances from everyone involved in this storyline?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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