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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Liam Realizes Beth Is Alive As Scott Clifton Delivers Heart-Tugging Performance

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Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful continued to weave the story that has had soap fans crying out for the truth to be told, so the characters involved can stop anguishing in pain, and for those who were part of the deception to get their comeuppance.

Liam (Scott Clifton) has been piecing together the puzzle that his daughter with Hope, baby Beth, could still be alive, and that of all things, it’s the baby girl that Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) adopted and is going by the name “Phoebe.”

At the cliff house, Douglas near Phoebe’s crib insists to Liam that Phoebe is actually Beth.  Douglas remarks: “Beth didn’t die. That’s your baby. That’s Beth.”  Liam, who is already suspect, asks Douglas who told him that and he said it was his dad, Thomas (Matthew Atkinson)!

When they go to the living room and Steffy is there, Liam begins to tell her what Douglas is intimating.  Steffy is confused, and just thinks it’s the musings of a little boy, but then Douglas tells Liam that his mommy, the late Caroline, always told him to tell him the truth.  Then, Steffy wants to know from Liam, where Douglas could have heard such a thing.  Liam says her brother, Thomas!

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In that moment, Liam gets a call from the Obgyn in the Las Vegas hospital where Flo (Katrina Bowden) supposedly gave birth to “Phoebe.”  But the doctor tells Liam that there is no record of Flo being at the hospital, or of her treating her, or delivering her baby, because she was out of the country at the time of the baby’s birth.  A stunned Liam realizes that Flo lied, and recalls to Steffy how his brother, Wyatt (Darin Brooks), told him Flo acted like she’d never given birth.  In that moment it hits Liam like a ton of bricks; as he realizes that Phoebe was born in “Catalina”, where Hope supposedly lost their baby, Hope.

Next, in one of the most emotional moments that we dare anyone to not reach for the hankies, Liam runs into the other room to the baby’s crib realizing that Phoebe is Beth!  The baby says, “Dada!”  Liam responds sobbing and overjoyed and gut-wrenched all at the same time, “Yeah, I’m your Dada.”  In these moments, Scott Clifton, illustrated once again why he is a multi-Daytime Emmy winner, with an emotional performance that was not-to-be-missed.

All of this was juxtaposed with Thomas trying to lure his new wife, Hope into bed, and her trying to let-go of her past with Liam.  She swigs down champagne to try to do so, thanks to her new husband.  Will she finally succumb to Thomas and have sex with him?  Will Liam get to Hope in time with the news that their baby is alive?  Will Flo, who has told her mother Shauna (Denise Richards) that she wants to confess the truth of her deception, come clean to Liam and Hope? What will Steffy do when she realizes Phoebe is Beth? Many questions to be answered!

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But first, watch the final moments of Wednesday’s episode when Liam is reunited with the daughter he thought had died.  Then, let us know what you thought of Scott Clifton’s performance and what you hope happens next via the comment section below.

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Mister Media

That beautiful baby deserves an Emmy for saying “Da Da” at the most perfect moment possible. A GREAT scene!

rebecca1
rebecca1

That’s because her real dada probably stepoed in on cue behind the camera. Babies don’t act…they react.

Mary SF
Mary SF

More likely they have a recording of a baby saying dada and dubbed it in post production, just like they did when baby Beth said mama at Hope’s wedding. Shooting a scene is expensive and they are not going to wait around trying to get a baby to say mama or dada on cue

fanmale
fanmale

Great performance by Scott Clifton…and the kids playing Douglas and baby Beth were pretty good, too!

Carol
Carol

Scott Clifton delivers another emmy worthy performance. I have watched him thru the years starting at GH and then onto B&B, and he just keeps getting better and better.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Yes he does! Good episode

Sue cih
Sue cih

The outstanding younger actress award should go to baby Beth!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

He really does give such an amazing performance. I will be disappointed if he doesn’t get the Best Actor award again at the next Emmys.

Pam
Pam

Now that the truth has been told they need to inform Hope immediately before Thomas has sex with her knowing that Beth is alive! This story line should never have gone this long and if they don’t reveal Beth is alive by the end of the week I am never going to watch this program again which I have not watched in the past three months anyway because of the stupid storyline!!!!!!!

Kay
Kay

The only story Brad bell has told for a year just do not get it mean while you have destroyed the character of Thomas no sorry I can’t salute this story at all. So Kelly means nothing I hope jmw knocks it out of the park she had raised this baby

rebecca1
rebecca1

Beautiful scene…Scott Clifton was a natural from the time he stepped foot into GH as Dillon. Such a good actor…great scenes. The baby is adorable…and I want to adopt “Douglas-” i just can’t take how absoultely adorable and talented he is!

Kay
Kay

So Taylor is not coming back for this story ? Brad Bell should be arrested he is out of his bloody mind! Sorry SC leaves me cold I have no use for the character never have could Steffy please get a new love interest and take that bloody picture off the wall please grow a pair and kick that imposter father to the curb makes me sick to watch the worst recast in history still on this show ugh

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Can not wait until Thomas is safely put away where he can’t harm anyone else.I loved the previous Thomas, especially with Sally. Too bad they felt the need to destroy their relationsionship, along with Thomas’s character. I could never accept this guy again. I have been waiting for him to come back and kidnap baby Beth, in order to get Hope.Poor little Douglas. I keep reading that Ridge will turn out to be his real father. I hope this is true, especially for the boy’s sake, although I can’t see Brooke being too happy. Has everyone forgotten that she is already a grandmother to baby Lizzie and Bridget’s son?

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Learns The Truth, Finn Is Reeling, Mike is Too Hard To Handle, Julian Sets A Trap

On Thanksgiving day, General Hospital aired a brand new episode … and it was chocked-full of cliffhangers that will have fans waiting on the edge of their seats till next Monday, when the next new installment of the ABC daytime drama series airs.

In story, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) who is now uber-suspicious of Kendra (Michelle Argyris), receives a visit from her as she is preparing to leave GH and go home after being poisoned. Kendra offers to bring Alexis more supplements, but Alexis tell her she will contact the distributor herself.  Kendra says the distributor only speaks Italian, and Alexis counters that she also speaks Italian.  At that point, Kendra’s plan may have gone up in smoke.  Later, Alexis has checked out of the hospital  on her own.  Neil (Joe Flanigan) is concerned for her, and bumps into Julian (Willam deVry) and it is Julian who says he saw Kendra with the supplement jar retrieving it from the garbage.  The two men look concerned.

Next, we see Kendra visiting her brother, Kiefer’s grave where she places flowers on it, and tells him she promises to make Alexis pay for killing him.  However, Alexis has followed her to the gravesite.  Once Kendra walks away, Alexis goes to the grave, lifts up the flowers and is shocked when she sees Kiefer’s name on the headstone.  Then from behind, Kendra smashes Alexis in the head with a rock.

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Julian is ready to snuff Brad (Parry Shen) out of his and his son, Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) life once and for all, and he cuts a wire in Brad’s car.  Problem is, everyone assumed Lucas would be working on Thanksgiving at the hospital.  So first, Brad lets Michael (Chad Duelle) take Wiley to the Corinthos family Thanksgiving,  and tells Michael he does not want to attend, because of Carly (Laura Wright) and the family’s issue with him visiting Nelle (Chloe Lanier) in prison.  Next, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) tells Lucas to go home – that she got his shift covered by Terry.  Lucas goes home to confront Brad.  He tells his husband, to please tell him what he is keeping from him.

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At the Corinthos home, Mike (Max Gail) comes to Thanksgiving dinner from Turning Woods.  When he comes inside he is confused, wondering when his own parents are coming.  Carly tells him that his parents left him with them to take care of him for Thanksgiving.  Later, Mike is holding baby Donna, which scares Michael, Carly and Sonny (Maurice Benard).  When Carly is able to get the baby in to her hands, Mike loses his temper and gets upset and pushes Sonny right into the Thanksgiving food, which falls to the floor.  Sonny can’t seem to calm Mike down and tells Carly he needs to take his father back to Turning Woods where they can take care of him. Sonny is devastated.

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At Anna’s (Finola Hughes), Finn (Michael Easton) comes upon the letter Hayden wrote for him, when Violet asks for her doll, which is inside her bag.  Alone, Finn opens the letter and is heartbroken, and shook, when he reads that Hayden is in serious trouble and had to leave town to protect Violet. She tells Finn she knows he will take good care of their daughter.  Finn is reduced to tears, trying to cope with what is in front of him.

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So, what did you think of these four cliffhangers? What do you think will happen with Brad, Lucas and the car that Julian tampered with?  Will this be the end of Mike as his condition continues to spiral downward? Will Neil or Julian save Alexis from Kendra? What will Finn’s next move be?  Will he tell Violet that her mother is gone? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Stephen Nichols Returns To DAYS In Cliffhanger As ‘The Phoenix Always Rises From The Ashes’

Now that DAYS will preempted over the Thanksgiving holiday break, leave it to head writer Ron Carlivati and his team to come up with a creative way to usher in the highly-anticipated return of fan favorite, Stephen Nichols and with a doozy of a cliffhanger.

Nichols, who has played Steve “Patch” Johnson on and off for decades, was revealed in story at the end of Wednesday’s episode as Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso) completes her painting of “Steffy”. Next thing you know, we see Steve, or is it Stefano with a face change, who is wearing a suit and shooting a look over to Gina? The episode fades to black.

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Then, on the heels of the reveal, NBC released next week’s official DAYS promo which has a voice-over of the character of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) saying “The phoenix always rises from the ashes” Next you hear Stefano (aka Nichols) saying “I now have Steve Johnson’s face.”  While Gina wants to know what Stefano’s plan is, he exclaims, “It’s good to be back.”

Watch the exciting promo below, and then let us know what you think of the story twist,  and if you are happy to see Stephen Nichols back on-screen via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Peter Bergman Reminds Us All Why He is One-of-a-Kind in Memorable Flashback-Driven 30th Anniversary Episode

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless featured the highly-touted and highly-anticipated 30th anniversary show for Peter Bergman.  For three decades, and with three Daytime Emmys for his work, Bergman has made Jack Abbott one of soap operas all-time classic characters.

And, if anybody needed a reminder, or a refresher course of just how good Peter Bergman has been in this role, you needed to look no further than the tremendous flashbacks the producers of the series pulled to punctuated Jack Abbott’s life story since Bergman’s arrival on the scene, replacing Terry Lester in the pivotal role.

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What was great about this standalone episode, celebrating a milestone for one of their legacy cast members, was that it did not show the same ole’ same ole’ clips that often can be standard fare in soapland.  Instead, viewers were treated to some of the more heartbreaking moments for Jack, i.e. when he tells Nikki that their son who had died saved another child’s life, and that he got to hold the baby.  Then there was the gut-punch when Jack realizes Phyllis has been sleeping with none other than Nick Newman, and he feels the fool and that she played him.  There is the moment when Jack tells his dying father John, that he will look after the family now, and there is even boardroom corporate drama that back in the day was so exciting to see.  How great were Jess Walton and Bergman together back then as Jill and Jack? And then there is the rivalry of soap rivalries between Victor Newman and Jack Abbott played to the hilt by Eric Braeden and Bergman, respectively.

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Watching Bergman’s work in flashbacks would be enough on its own. Now add to that the real-time mature version of Jack, who has realized his many failings and how he would do anything to be CEO of Jabot, including duping his sister, Ashley with the Blood-Abbott clause and more, and you’ve got soap gold.  You definitely needed some hankies for this episode, especially watching the reactions of Bergman acting mostly by himself when going in and out of the flashbacks.  We have often said, no male actor can cry quite like Peter Bergman, and move you to tears.  And in this episode, he did that several times over.

How fitting that Jack was sitting around with his siblings: Traci, Billy, and Ashley as well as his mother, Dina, his son, Kyle and his niece Abby, that brought the episode to its conclusion looking back at the life and times of the Abbott family through Traci’s manuscript that Jack helped write.

In the end, Jack celebrates what being an Abbott means, and remembers those who have passed, and looks forward to new members of the clan to come.

What were your thoughts on Peter Bergman’s Y&R 30th anniversary episode, his performance and those retro-clips? Let us know in the comment section below.   And for more on Bergman’s 30th anniversary make sure to read his interview with Michael Fairman TV here.

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