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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: An Emotional Nick Hands Over Christian To Victor; Joshua Morrow Delivers Power Performance of the Week!

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This week’s Newman vs Newman drama has been an emotional turn for all involved.  However, on Thursday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, it was Joshua Morrow (Nick) who took front and center stage in both a defiant and heartbreaking performance as the son of the almighty, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden).

After the decision has been handed down by the judge to grant temporary custody of Christian to Victor, after Michael’s (Christian LeBlanc) hatchet job of putting into question Sharon’s (Sharon Case) mental competency, Nick decides he’ll have to change and have an attitude adjustment if he’s going to get his son back.  As much as Sharon tells Nick he could never be like Victor, Nick is beyond fed up of his father one-upping him and always “winning.”

At the house, Nick looks at himself in the mirror seething as if he will be turning a new leaf.  Will a darker Nick emerge?  As he packs Christian’s things, his upset mounts, and he says, “This is his home.”  Next, Nick heads out the door with the box of Christian’s toys and things, and Sharon follows.

At the GCAC, Nick confronts Victor and asks why is he not at his home getting ready to welcome Christian. Victor says he has staff taking care of things.  Then, Nick launches into an emotional rundown of Christian’s favorite things and everything Victor should know about them if he is going to take care of the young boy.  It’s a well-done monologue by Morrow; as Nick pulls the items out of the box one-by-one.  Victor fires back that he’s causing a scene as Sharon looks on.  Nick warns his father that Christian’s a real person and not to screw this up.  He declares war on his father, and says the two of them will never come back from this.  Nick says he will take everything from Victor, especially family!

Now alone and back home, Sharon applauds Nick for standing up to Victor, and thinks his father was truly scared.  Nick says he knows now who he has to be.

In the most heart-tugging moment of the episode, as Nick is playing with Christian, Sharon answers the doorbell.  Enter Victor and a nanny.  Nick reassures Christian everything will be OK.  Sharon and Nick in tears say their farewells to the young boy.  Victor says to Nick, “Sorry, it’s the only way.”  Nick tells his father to remember those words, because he’ll be hearing them back.

Throughout this episode, Joshua Morrow showed why he is such important and key member of the cast as he delivered to the audience all of the emotions going on inside of Nick; as the son he loves is ripped away by Nick’s own father. The devastating loss and betrayal were just too much for Nick to take.  Now the question is: how will he seek revenge on his father, and will he win custody of Christian back?

Watch the final scene of the episode below, and then let us know, what you thought of Joshua’s performance, and Victor winning custody of Christian, via the comment section below.

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I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment. Morrow was absolutely fantastic in these scenes. My favorite was the one at the GCAC where Nick confronted Victor. The writing and dialogue was sensational and Morrow hit it out of the park. Bravo to Y&R.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I am sure a lot of viewers noticed that the scene mentioned above, Nick looking in the mirror, then packing up all of the baby’s toys, leaves the house with Sharon right behind him, both evidently forgetting that Sharon said she just put Christian down for his nap.Distraught I guess, but so much so, you run out leaving the center of all this attention home alone!

anthony
anthony

joshua morrow was fantastic broke my heart his best performance to date

Harry
Harry

To be honest, I didn’t know Josh Morrow had it in him. His performance has been real, raw and gut wrenching. He’s actually put tears in my eyes. I hate child custody stories but Josh, along with Eric and Sharon, have made this an emotionally compelling story. It’s really well written and well acted.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Joshua did a wonderful job and it was the first time in a long time that I felt emotional for a character on Y&R….

su000
su000

I was cheering Victor on!
Only because Nick needs to grow-up. He is a manchild, a Pouty weakling.
Nick is a sponge. He lives off everyone he’s with/free rent.

Victor will take good care of Christian.
Thing is; Victor has no intention of keeping Christian he’s simply slapping his pouty son down to make a man of him..
Also-
Nick brought Skanky into his life, again and that is doom, absolutely doom being with her.
Nick now hopefully will grow up and stop having pouty hissy fits.
fighting Victor via hissy fits will not work and Nick is no Adam, so he’s never going to win.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Nick needs to grow-up, and what, to be the s.o.b he has for a father? A father that has to control and pit one child against another. Nick has fought forever against all that, and you call him a weakling? He certainly does pay his own way,you must have missed him giving Sharon room & board money the other day. I dont call a man weak, that fights against his father, who only wants to own and control his own kids with his power and wealth.First his child is ripped away by the lunatic Dr.,kept by Sharon, and literally ripped from his arms, by his own father.Poor silly Nick, being pouty and throwing a hissy fit over that! He should man up and rip that old codger’s throat out.I don’t care what Victor’s motive is, in doing what he’s doing. Adam gave that child up, by changing the DNA, and him returning to claim Christian will be bad enough.I can’t wait for that old goat to be gone, one way or another, and V,B’s little twitter does not help, because this total act of cruelty, could never be forgiven.

su000
su000

Nick is a total loser.
After the divorce, he had a ton of money and he never bought a house, he never gave his family a home.
He sponged off of daddy living free in that tiny whatever it was a renovated garage lol
Nick is a pouty weenie.
Adam had power and he and Victor had an understanding, Nick is just a hissyfit sniveller.
He will never ever best Victor as his brother Adam.

I miss Adam.. I miss Adam and Victor they had game.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

You are SuOOO funny. I am sure not going to argue with someone who doesn’t know what the hell they are talking about!I’ve watched Nick since he was born, and the rest of the Newmans. I guess you don’t know what a real man is really like. If you like controlling,dishonest,browbeating, money hungry,cruel and deceitful men, then honey, you are more than welcome to Adam and Victor.

su000
su000

hi Violet Lemm..
Nick is a weenie, he is hissy fit pouter and a sponge and that is not manly he’s a pouty brat that always blames his messed-up life on his daddy.
Nick never had the strength to grow up.

Perhaps now he will find his way to manhood, but it’s doubtful.
He will once again marry Sharon, his crutch to lean on, his partner, to fight his big bad daddy, they can sit on the couch and pout together that daddy was mean to them..
Nick will never best his daddy and he should create his own life and move on..

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

The highly underrated Joshua Morrow was on point and Emmy worthy a beautifully controlled but heading over the edge performance the best of the week

Momo
Momo

Don’t know how Victor got custody.

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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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