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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Hope Is Reunited With Beth; And Liam Is The Hero

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One thing that The Bold and the Beautiful does better than any other show in the genre is those big sweeping, majestic pay-offs, after months of fans tearing out their hair hoping that the truth will finally be revealed.  But when it does, its a watershed moment; which usually brings the audience to tears.

On Monday and Tuesday’s episode, B&B did just that, bringing the climax of the this first major arc of the story to a conclusion following Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) and Liam (Scott Clifton) going to toe-to-toe, or should we say fist-to-fist, which led them to the rooftop, which led to Liam’s headlock on Thomas with a confused Hope (Annika Noelle) standing there as the men try to kill each other.  However in the process, Liam getting Thomas to admit to Hope that he knew Beth was alive.  Since Thomas did not dispute, Hope knew it was true!

Next, Thomas gets out of Liam’s grip and runs off.  At that moment … cue the beautiful backdrop,  high above the building with all of Los Angeles below them, and the looks and the hugs between Liam and Hope as overjoyed parents knowing the little girl they thought had died was alive.

 

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Thank goodness, Liam, played to perfection by Scott Clifton was not a doofus in this story, but was the one to put all the pieces together, with a major assist from Douglas!  And … kudos to Annika Noelle for her emotional turn as the big bombshell and secret was finally let out of the bag.

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Later At the cliff house, Liam sends the babysitter home since Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is out (We will get to that point in a minute).  Hope is overcome with emotion as they get close to the room where Beth is.  Liam goes to get Beth, while Hope has a flashback to that horrible night in Catalina where she was told her baby died.

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When Liam appears with Beth,  Hope tells the little one that they are going to start over, since she never got a chance to hold her or raise her.  Beth utters “Mama, mama,” as Hope sobs tears of joy, and Liam looks on.  Next, Liam and Hope share a kiss as they realize all seems well as they have their baby back.

But hold on! What do you think Steffy will do next?  Is she just going to let Beth go that easy?  We don’t think so! Stay tuned.

So, what did you think of the moment when Hope realized Beth was truly alive, and shared the moment with Liam on the rooftop, and then later was re-introduced to the baby girl she thought she had lost? Comment below.

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Kay

One of the most pathetic storylines that idiot bell has told now that it is over can this buffoon tell a story with his other cast ? So sick of seeing the story always about the same three people ! Please end the character of Steffy from these other two morons gosh please have Kelly be Bill’s he has destroyed his fathers legacy

Shari
Shari

What an actress!! Annika Noelle’s look of pure elation made me burst into tears. You could just feel the realization that her child was alive from her facial expressions. She didn’t even need to say a word. Had to re-watch it a couple of times. SO SO GREAT!

Alan
Alan

Ugh. Why?!?!?!?

I miss the old days when this baby switch would’ve played out for 3 or 4 months and then back burnered for a few years with several almost reveals before the big pay off. Waiting until baby Beth was 5 or 6 years old would’ve been much more dramatic and emotional as the child was ripped from the only mother she’d ever known and then forced to live with a new mother. Once again this show never fails to disappoint.

And of course baby Beth will get sick and need a donor and they’ll test Kelly who won’t be match because she’s really Bill’s baby but then Steffy will be pregnant with Liam’s baby from their one night together after Thomas drugged him.

Yawwwwwwwwwwwwn…

Jimmy
Jimmy

I’m ready to see everyone go down for this. Reese, Flo, Zoe, Shauna… send them all to prison and commit Thomas to a psych ward. This story has completely ruined the fabric of the show, and has bent so many characters to fit the plot, not least of all Thomas. Flo and Shauna have been terrible additions to the canvas, and with Zoe being a relatively new character that many viewers hadn’t warmed up to yet, throwing her into the mix and having her be complicit in this crime did not score her any points. Zander did the smart thing by getting out of dodge. But I guess one good thing came out of the story – Emma’s death. She was insufferable, and the actress was terrible. Good riddance to this story.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

The story didn’t go as long as I had hoped for but yet it was so great to see the climax. Once the payoff started coming together, my heart was pumping so fast it was just so overwhelming.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: 50th Anniversary Of Newman Enterprises Gala Brings Retro Clips, Speeches & Icon Eric Braeden

Wednesday’s episode of The Young and the Restless brought with it a very special episode to honor Eric Braeden’s 40th anniversary with the top-rated soap operas as the one and only Victor Newman.  Braeden has made himself and Victor Newman a household name throughout his four decades in Genoa City.

Since back in 1980 when Eric first came on to the scene as Victor, Y&R knew they had struck gold.  To celebrate the milestone, the series crafted an episode that centered around Newman Enterprises 50th anniversary and held a gala in its honored, steer-headed by Victor’s wife, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).

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With special returning guest stars including: Meg Bennett (Julia), Robert Parucha (Matt), Robert Adamson (Noah) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley), throughout the hour, characters stood up from their tables delivering a few endearing …. or sometimes contentious thoughts at their relationships with Victor over the years.

From children, Victoria (Amelia Heinle), Nick (Joshua Morrow), Abby (Melissa Ordway) and Adam (Mark Grossman) to business rivals, Jack (Peter Bergman) and Jill (Jess Walton) and more, emotions ran high.

What Y&R delivered best in the episode was finding retrospective clips that fans have not seen in awhile, while also reminding us through Braeden’s two most towering performances – when Victor confronts his mother (Dorothy McGuire) and later his father (George Kennedy) – the depth of his performances which to this day can make you reach for the hankies all over again.   One of our other favorite clips was the simply-stated scene between Abby and Victor; where he supports his daughter while her love life has fallen apart.

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In addition, if you watched Braeden throughout the episode, several time he had tears in his eyes, as the viewers felt what Victor must be feeling during this walk down memory lane, and Eric, himself.   The series also went all in creating pieces of photographic art of Eric as a time capsule to this special occasion, which showed the attention to detail everyone at Y&R had for this special actor.

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Braeden tweeted after the episode aired: “I was very moved,I’ve got to admit! Tony MORINA did a great job supervising it all! They chose some great scenes outbof sooooo many more!! And the art director did a great job,?and so did the editor!”

What did you think of the tribute episode to Victor and Eric Braeden? What was your favorite part of it? Your favorite clip? Comment below, but first watch a montage of Y&R opening sequence shots featuring Braeden through the years, and then the final moment of Wednesday’s episode.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Valentin’s World Crumbles; Anna & Finn Put On The Brakes

Yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital featured emotional performances by James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) as it looks like a significant shift may be coming for their characters on the Port Charles canvas, or is it?

Valentin has overheard Nina (Cynthia Watros) telling Ava (Maura West) that she kissed Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which further sends him into a tailspin.  He is still reeling from the fact that the DNA results, that he had run, proved that he is not a Cassadine, as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) had claimed and revealed.

When Valentin enters Ava’s art gallery, he gets a moment alone with Nina where he tells her he doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Nina tells him he is free now to start over and concentrate on his daughter, Scarlett, but that she will no longer be a part of his life.

You can tell Nina still has feelings for Valentin and cares about him, but is it more? Or, is she now going to move on with Jax? Well, after a pep talk, of sorts, from Ava, looks like she may just go after Jax and see where things may lead with him.

Later, Valentin is drinking and gets his gun and is ready to kill Jax, or so it seems.  He heads out to go confront Jax in his office.  Next, we see Valentin shoot Jax with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Dustin (Mark Lawson) looking on.  However, we soon learn that this scenario was all in Valentin’s mind, as we come back to present time and Jax, Dustin, and Josslyn are all talking and wondering what Valentin wants.  He covers and tells Jax he just came to tell him he wasn’t a Cassadine.  Still later, Lulu is filled in about Valentin.

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Meanwhile, Brad (Parry Shen) meets up with Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and tells her that he and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are moving away from Port Charles.  He admits to her that he told Lucas before the accident, about baby Wiley being Michael and Nelle’s bio-son.  She is pissed.  Nelle realizes he wants to move Lucas and Wiley away to keep from triggering Lucas’ memory of the car crash.  Later, that prompts Nelle to leave Valentin a message that she is ready to sell her ELQ shares to him as she needs to leave town ASAP.

However, when Nelle places her call, Vakentin does not pick up; instead he is on the floor drunk, and opens a box with the Cassadine ring in it, and lo and behold, we see a woman appear, who by all accounts will be Helena (Constance Towers) since we know Towers is making a visit during February sweeps.  Will Valentin be talking to a dead Helena about the lies perpetrated on him … or is something else going on? Stay tuned for today’s episode.

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Elsewhere, Anna is angry that Finn betrayed her with confirming information to Jason (Steve Burton) and his stance on her son Peter’s dirty deeds.. Finn says she’s just so blind to the truth about Peter and he is a dangerous man; after all, Peter kept Jason locked up for years.  Anna says Jason will now retaliate and try to kill Peter.  She is overcome with terror and upset that no one will give Peter the benefit of a doubt.

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It’s clear she wants a second chance at being Peter’s mother and can’t see past that. With that, the duo is at a crossroads. Finn goes to get his daughter, Violet and packs a bag and moves of their place and heads to the Metro Court for the night.  He tells Anna he has to protect his daughter.  Of course, when they get to the Metro Court, they run into Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Finn is not happy.   Will Anna and Finn reconcile? Will Peter finally, finally get his comeuppance?

Share your thoughts on what you would like to see happen for Valentin, Nina, Jax, Anna, Finn, and Peter via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes between Finn and Anna.

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