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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Ashley’s Revenge Plot On Jack Revealed; He Is John’s Son After All!

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How many of you saw this coming?  Did you think that Ashley would dupe her brother, Jack Abbott?  Well, if you caught how her plan was executed in her revenge-plot against him on Monday’s episode; you also saw brilliant performances by Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Peter Bergman (Jack).

As it turned out, after months and months of thinking that John Abbott was not his bio-dad and his continual search for who could likely be his father, Jack gets the bombshell of all bombshells.  He was never anyone else’s son!  Ashley hatched a secret plan to ensure she would stake a claim to the Abbott family company, Jabot and name, and for he daughter, Abby (Melissa Ordway).

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Once the truth is out in front of the family and co-workers, Jack asks to speak to Ashley in private and the showdown begins.  Ashley says she was completely justified in making it appear to Jack that John was not his biological father.  When he thinks Victor put her up to this, she revels in the fact that she did this all on her own.

Ashley confesses that it all dates back to last Christmas when Jack threw the blood Abbott clause in her face and made her feel like a fraud.  Ashley goes on to list the many ways he betrayed her and the family and made her feel less than because she was not John’s bio-daughter.  She screams out at Jack that she was sick and tired of being nice and wanted to be as cold and calculating as he was.  She goes on to say how she even duped Dina, who has Alzheimer’s, by planting the seed that Dina had another affair on John.

As viewers we see flashbacks through Ashley of how she pulled-off her plan.  Jack asks, “Who are you?”  He explodes at her that no wonder Dina couldn’t remember the name of his real father; because he didn’t exist!  Ashley even says she was sorry, but then glad, that Jack learned about the now faux-fact that John wasn’t his father in the movie screening of Dina’s documentary, and that she edited in Dina’s confession into the film.  Ashley then goes on to tell via flashback just how she paid off Andrew, the lab tech to handle the DNA results; where she switched her hair sample for Traci’s so it would not match Jack’s.

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All of this was done to ensure she would run Jabot.  Ashley tells him she was justified in wanting revenge and she wanted him to know what it felt like to not be a part of the family he grew-up in and that he loved so much.  Jack shouts at her that she is a cold monster, and then starts to take the name plate off  of Ashley’s office door.  He then (in a redux of the classic scene between Victor and Jack, where Jack throws the executive chair that sits behind the desk through a window) throws Ashley;s executive chair through the glass in the front of Ashley’s office into the reception area.  Ashley screams.

Kudos to the performances of Davidson and Bergman! These are tw0 Daytime Emmy-winning powerhouses who we will miss seeing together when Davidson finishes up her on-screen run on Y&R.

So, what did you think of the story twist? Glad Jack is truly John Abbott’s son? Shocked that Ashley pulled off this plot?  What did you think of Eileen and Peter’s performances? Comment below, but first watch the final minutes of Monday’s episode.

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am glad to see Jack’s paternity intact, and that the plot thread it tied in short order. Still, to see Ashley is the one behind the deception cuts deep and hurts. I know Jack and Ashley were competitive and Dina’s return set forth new rivalry, but I have a hared thinking Ashley would go this far. Perhaps it is a nod to history as I recall Ashley sort of losing her mind after her learning her paternity and an affair Victor in the 1980s.

Patrick
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Patrick

is she teetering off the edge ???? that would give some leeway.. between brother and sister. w/ her strong feelings about mom coming back to roost… and knowing “her” father not with; to lay it out. John abbott sr.. Jack and Ashley .. what else was their ???? so… this exit story leaves her and us REELING … knowing “just jack” gets his crest back in order and his back bone IN.. is all it’s worth. I don’t know.. it’s putting a knife in the back of Y&R that Eileen Davidson, Doug Davidson, and MUCH MORE to ride this out.… Read more »

Ann
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Ann

I thought all was wonderful – the story and the performances was great – so great I had to watch a few times on my DVR – still NOT ready to delete that episode yet because i will be reviewing that same episode tonight !!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree, Ann. It was a great episode, regardless of one’s feelings about who’s right or wrong. And it really gave Beth Maitland and Michael Mealor a chance to shine as well.

Jovin
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Jovin

Where to begin?!?!?!?! CLASSIC soap!!!!! Who needs doppelgangers, and guns, and serial killers, and all the things that soaps AREN’T…..when you can watch this?? Explosive family drama that rolls in veteran cast members gets me every time. I am also officially convinced…Mal Young KNOWS exactly what he is doing!!! He has kept the classic look and feel of the show while modernizing it as well. The look of the show is GREAT! It’s a little hipper, a little fresher, a little …younger. Let’s not forget the title after all! And damn, Mal knows how to deliver the shockers! Nick posing… Read more »

Damien
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Damien

I couldnt have expessed my absolute delicious enjoyment of these past couple of episodes any better Jovin! Ofcourse there are holes in the story like even if Ashley felt justified in treating Jack this way she would never use Abby or want her involved etc,but regardless only a seasoned vet and extrodinary actress like Eileen could pull off this character 180. I truly felt sorry for her and she sold her revenge motivation 100%. I will miss her but am happy she got such a dramatic sendoff!! Further i d like to add among the top notch acting all around… Read more »

Jovin
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Jovin

Thanks Big D!! 🙂

Jovin
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Jovin

I totally forgot to mention Michael Mealor as Kyle! He has been impressing me since the naked Birthday Suit stunt! This show FINALLY has an actor with the chops to play Kyle as the leading man he always should have been! Abby and Kyle are the next Jack and Ashley!!

Harry
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Harry

Jovin, Michael Mealor is amazing. There is something really unique about this actor. He has the ability to listen to other actors when they deliver their lines while revealing something his own character is thinking. He manages to say something without talking.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Again, Harry, you said it better than I could. That ability you mentioned is rare and makes his performances something very special. Imagine being so relatively new and holding your own with Eric Braeden, Eileen Davidson, Peter Bergman, and Beth Maitland! No small feat!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Jovin, your words are pearls. Michael has grabbed hold of this character with a vengeance and has become one of the few reasons I keep tuning in. His acting choices are original, unexpected, always in character, and often thrilling. What a find this guy is! Not to mention..he’s as hot as they come. I look forward to what’s next for Kyle–and THAT’S something I’d never have expected.

Harry
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Harry

Great post, Jovin. Now unlike you, I am usually not good at guessing how a story line is going to pan out but I guessed Ashely had switched the DNA results and had sabotaged her mother’s documentary the day that episode aired. I said as much on Michael Fairman’s comment section during that time period. I think we can connect the dots to how Ashely was driven to this kind of insanity–it works and it’s not plot driven; it’s actually character driven. I’ve written about this extensively on the last Fairman Y&R blog, and I don’t want to repeat myself… Read more »

Richard Danner
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Richard Danner

I AGREE! A little patience goes a LONG way in terms of payoff! Mal Young is DELIVERING! The Abbott Family drama has been RIVETING and all of the motivation makes SENSE and is in character! Bravo,Y&R!

Bart
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Bart

Wow – your opinion is nothing short of long-winded and…LONG!!! Don’t know what show you’re watching in which you’re being entertained – IT SURELY ISN’T THIS MESS!! Your praise for Michael Mealor is weird unto itself – this kid can’t act and the only facial expression he is capable of making is that of constipation – like someone gave him an enema with a vacuum cleaner!! Your praise for Mal Young is hysterical, BTW – he has done everything in his power to make EVERY CHARACTER on “Y & R” nothing short of likable!! Then again, you find that entertaining.… Read more »

AVP
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AVP

As much as I love Peter Bergman and Eileen Davidson, I am not loving this storyline. It just doesn’t make much sense to me. Off topic, who thinks that Tessa is blackmailing the four ladies?

Jovin
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Jovin

WOW AVP!!!!!!! I am humbled by your inner Sherlock Holems!!!

AVP
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AVP

Jovin, I read another blogger’s response, and a few think it’s Tessa. I can’t take credit. I’m not that interested in the storyline, so I didn’t give it much thought. Makes sense though!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I thought so too, but can not figure out how she would know all the details of their little caper, including he burial site.

Harry
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Harry

Yawn, of course it’s Messa.

AVP
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AVP

I think “Messa” is running a con. I don’t think anyone is after her…and honestly, I don’t care either way! #YAWN

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I know what you mean, AVP. Tessa never really clicked in any story (for me), despite Cait’s valiant efforts and great beauty. I will feel bad for the unlucky in love Mariah. Apparently she inherited her mother’s poor instincts for choosing partners.

Ron
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Ron

I do!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

OMG!!! What a send off for Eileen Davidson! With her icy delivery and Peter Bergman’s shock, disappointment and rage, in my opinion they were brilliant! I am going to miss her greatly and she deserves her previous emmy awards and the nomination that is to come next year, along with a nomination for Petet Bergman. Finally Mal Young, you shocked the hell out of me with this reveal. Hopefully, it will be the same with the J.T., murder case.

Patrick
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Patrick

Kudos to you: what a GREAT read. especially when it comes to Mal Young RIGHTING the WRONG …. this is Peter Bergman’ WORLD – The Abbott Clan forever and foremost his fight. dag… here go back the pillar of strength. renewed vigor by each and every individual that make up John Abbott Sr… empire. PLUS : this is also the way to go… leave so much animosity torn heart broke between two of the best older brother younger sister camaraderie allies beyond and just pure delight in their sparring with the outer world. SIGH ! I can take this as… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

PS: Mr. Michael Fairman… can we please have a DATE on when: thee dynamic bar none; lady’ Eileen Davidson, last day is: ???? tearing up and stomach wrench …

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Patrick, great post as well! Y&R gives us more of this!

Rodd
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Rodd

Well done.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Something had to come out where Jack was a full blooded Abbott. There was no way anyone could rewrite history when the show has been on for this long. I have always known Ashley to be a strong woman but I never thought she had this kind of venom in her so that was a nice touch. I’m glad her scenes on the show packed the powerful punch they did because she will be leaving any moment now.

Keisha
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Keisha

Awesome show

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yes, it’s a plot device to accommodate Eileen’s leaving. Yes, I hated seeing Ashley painted with such a devious brush. But…what great acting and vintage drama, with a nod to Jack’s previous chair-crashing moment from years ago. One of Eileen’s best scenes in years with great support from Beth Maitland, underrated Michael Mealor, and the magnificent Peter Bergman.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Even though Peter has a few more years on him, he hefted that chair almost as good as when he threw Victor’s chair out, those many years ago.

Ron
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Ron

Thoroughly enjoyed how it all came together, filling in “missing” time flashbacks especially between Ashley and Dina. Although I suspected Ashley tampered with DNA and came to believe Jack was indeed John Abbott’s son, I never surmised Ashley manipulated her mother. Although Jack was livid with Ashley for doing this, decades ago Jack manipulated his own father when John had been seriously ill (something about John’s will.) Therefore, as much as I disliked Ashley’s behavior, she played fire with fire. I hope someone reminds Jack of what he did to his own father when his father wasn’t in complete control… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Ron, I fast forward through the Four Witches of Genoa City and have been doing so since they decided not to report the accidental killing of JT. It’s been a bore and the whole premise is predicated upon abject stupidity coming from the leader of the witches, Phyllis. Phyllis is anything but stupid but for her to demand that they not report the accidental killing of JT immediately and to cover it up was the epitome of stupidity. To make it even dumber, the other three dumb witches followed Phyllis’s idiotic idea. Nikki accidentally killed JT while defending her daughter… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Gina’s portrayal of Phyllis has not one once of sexual appeal to me. She is so mean ALL the time!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

So true, Harry. The witches of Eastwick they ain’t. And I LOVE when Phyllis & Miss Nikki continually threaten Sharon as if she’ll come out the worst! It was deceitful Phyllis’ idea to lie, Miss Nikki committed the (justifiable) crime and J. T. was Victoria’s husband. Exactly how will Sharon have it worse?

Ron
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Ron

Welll said again, Harry. The 4 witches– A good laugh! It reminded me of MacBeth’s witches… and, I loved your earlier comparison of Ashley to Blanche DuBois (and “the kindess of strangers.”) What Y and R could use now is a little modernizing of King Lear.

Harry
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Harry

Thank you Ron and Soaphound. Yes, Ron–they are the Weird Sisters. I fully expect Phyllis to conjure up a steaming potion which contains the “eye of newt and the toe of frog” and she will instruct the other three witches to drink it and it will absolve them. And Sharon, Victoria and Nikki would do so because they follow every idiotic command Phyllis makes.

Ron
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Ron

Well, I know you’re paying no attention to the story, but Friday’s photo of the Chancellor Park monument (sent by the blackmailer) did add a twist to the dull story. All along I felt it was Tessa. Now, I’m not so sure. Either JT unburied himself or one of the 4 witches is behind it; if so, I peg Sharon since all this started right after she got word of the Nick/Phyllis “love’s labour lost.” There was that MISSING TIME element of Sharon’s wedding, and I have wondered what she was doing and where she was– no one seems to… Read more »

Ron
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Ron

“were” juxtaposed.

su000
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su000

I knew, was right, so no surprise for me. I had said; when Victor entered the showing of Dina’s life that the switch was not him, not his style. I said it was a ”revenge” story and it was Kyle or Ashley, then later just Ashley as the sole master of the plot to get even with Jack. There was no way that the writers would make Jack not Johns son, that will never ever happen, I knew that lol. And, before Ashley leaves for wherever Jack and all will show her pity, she will not leave as a horrible… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I was not surprised either but I was very entertained. You know what Billy and Ashely have in common, su000? They are both guilty of what aboutism and their acts of revenge far exceed the initial crime they feel was directed against them. Ashely fails to mention, as she shrills over and over how Jack pushed her out of Jabot’s CEO seat, that he only used the Blood-Abbott clause because she was trying to have the board fire him as CEO. His crime? He was too busy taking care of his mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. What Ashley did… Read more »

olemoneybags
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olemoneybags

The last two weeks of Y&R have been some of its absolute best thanks to this storyline, which is an incredibly rich, well written, and powerfully acted storyline that is worthy of the legacy Bill Bell left behind. This show has always been about characters, and class, and conflict, and the delicious payoff that the viewers are treated to when these elements all come to head. Bill Bell was the king of making viewers keep his secrets — oftentimes for years — and then spinning incredible tales from often long-forgotten nuggets of history. This entire arc has been an homage… Read more »

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

This a well written and thoughtful response. Thanks for posting it. As a four-decade Y&R viewer, I know the Abbott history and agree with your insight. This plot is a “poster child” for what the writers should be doing: Using the history of the characters to drive the plots. Frankly, daytime serials have neither the time, money or resources to compete with other genres (movies or night-time shows) to craft compelling “action” plots. These decade-long shows, however, do have an advantage: Characters that viewers have watched for eons. Veteran viewers feel like they “know” the characters and can appreciate the… Read more »

Ron
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Ron

Barb– you hit it on the head; I, too, felt betrayed by Dina’s remark, “John Abbott is not Jack’s father.” I may have jumped the gun with by disappointment in rewriting history, but the past few years we have seen multitudes of gaffes– longtime viewers (I, since episode 1) know these characters inside out. I also would love to know which writers ACTUALLY wrote the dialogue sequences between Jack and Ashley.They were powerfully written. And, I can’t say the same holds true for this morning’s episode at the Abbott home with Kyle’s little party (Mariah, Tessa and Lola… then add… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

WOAH….excellent dissertation… belongs in the soap annal… couldn’t agree more w/@Barbara ^^^ “This a well written and thoughtful response” it’s w/delight and heart tug.. all because of how beloved Eileen Davidson captivates and acts her arse off. March, 1982, this lade made her grand entrance… 36 years later !!!! I truly like @Harry post: perhaps this is our lady love swan song ala Streetcar named desire Blanche Dubois. which @Iakovos also hinted at. i’m not watching the show… my heart is full at all the posts lauding Eileen… thanks @Su000.. I will be watching thru October 29 Eileen Davidson :… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

What a brilliant post, CB. Nicely done. I enjoyed reading your observations. I do think what Ashely did to Jack was far more heinous than what Jack did to Ashely. She was trying to play a man’s game but went too far with the manipulation of Dina, the tampering of Dina’s documentary resulting in her public humiliation and the DNA tampering. I wish someone on Y&R would point out that Jack had his back against the wall when he pulled out that Jabot Blood Abbott clause. Ashely was trying to get him ousted from Jabot as CEO due to the… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

I think Y&R has been on fire for months. And the new sets are hot! Was disappointed that Jack wasn’t John’s son and I only know John as a ghost. Great way to turn it around – I never saw that coming. And the ‘new’ flashbacks were also effective. Jack deserved it. He’s as mean spirited as Victor but not as successful. So righteous. Disappointed in Abby and Traci’s reaction and sorry Ashley leaves with the family against her. Great story otherwise!

Timmm
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Timmm

Peter and Eileen have their Emmy reel! I know that is often said but these two FINALLY got to sink their teeth into some good dialogue!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Amen, Timmm. They had the best scenes in years and tore into them with a fury! We’ve all said it before: daytime actors are the BEST on television…and exceed most movie stars as well.

Richard Danner
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Richard Danner

I am with Ashley on this one. Jack has ALWAYS made her feel like less of an Abbott and like it was his way or no way and she typically goes along and stays in her lane. I loved her standing up for herself and playing dirty! He CONSTANTLY threw her being Brent Davis’ daughter in her face. She is an Abbott also. Period.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I agree with you 100% Richard…I love Eileen Davidson and she will be missed.

su000
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su000

Ashely will be saved ..
there will be a pity patty for Ashley and all will end well before she leaves and she will be given her Abbott status as Johns daughter, no doubt of that.
She will be handed her Abbott status..
it will end in a big family hug ..

su000
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su000

The Blood Abbott clause, it should be kept.
A bad divorce could put Jabot in outside hands, too risky.
The blood Abbott is the Only safe-guard for the family’s empire.

su000
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su000

To all that have been asking–
Eileen Davidson/Ashley’s last day is-
Monday Oct 29th ..

Bart
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Bart

In the hands of a truly creative Head Writer/EP, this would have been a GREAT story – instead, this was nothing short of desperation and grasping at straws!!

Mal Young has eviscerated Bill Bell’s legacy show with nothing more than plot-driven GARBAGE!!! Not on the same level of garbage of Chuck “The Hack” Pratt when he maligned this show with doppelgangers, silly fires, a plane crash and who can forget Chloe & her blowdart gun???

#FIREMALYOUNG

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Guess I am what one might call a “lite” viewer, although a long-time viewer; thus having some standing. The DNA thing was so obsequious, to me, it had to be Victor. The Ashley twist was great writing. As a “lite” viewer did the writers provide the little hints that, retrospectively, become appreciated? Perhaps the family bloodline clause was enough; I am not sure. All don’t recall the past years! The reckoning scenes were truly real and astounding. KUDO’s to both actors and to the writers. My recall goes back to when Ashley discovered John was not her father, and to… Read more »

Bill Wilson
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Bill Wilson

I’ve been a fan of Mal Young since his days at EastEnders, and personally, I’m really enjoying the stamp that he’s put on Y&R. I’m not really a long-term fan … started watching when Tristan Rogers started as Colin, but the performances of Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman and Jeanne Cooper kept me there even when Colin left the canvas. I love the new rooftop set, and am always happy to see them use it. I like the way Young is introducing blue-collar characters. I’m not at all part of the “hate Nate” movement … I like this character and am… Read more »

Ann
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Ann

Because Ashley would have told Jack (at Christmas) about his true identity – I give her a pass on this one. After years of Jack crapping on Ashley, and Ashley always being the bigger person and forgiving her brother, I give her a pass on this one. The writing on this was awesome. Ashley, though not perfect, carries herself with class – but again – because she is a human being – and because she normally don’t act in this way – I give her a pass. Karma is real and Jack got a taste of his own medicine. When… 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

Photo: ABC

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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Recaps

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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