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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Billy Hits The Sheets With Summer As Philly and Shick Go Bust!

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On Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, the CBS daytime drama stuck with its “A” storyline where Sharon lets Nick have it (and literally too, with that slap to the face) during her nuptials to the man she has always loved.  This all comes about because Sharon, who was late arriving to her own wedding, decided she would out Nick in front of his family and their friends for once again hooking up with Phyllis.

Once the truth come out, Billy and Phyllis who are attending the wedding are gut-punched.  Billy had just proposed to Phyllis.  Now he is devastated and Phyllis admits to him and everyone at the wedding that it is true … she slept with Nick, but it was one time.  After trying to get all the major participants in the reveal out of the church, the drama ramps up even more.

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The episode featured top-notch performances by Jason Thompson (Billy), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis), Sharon Case (Sharon), and Joshua Morrow (Nick). In key scenes at the Abbott house, Billy kicks Phyllis to the curb, even though she tries to plead her case as to why the one night tryst with Nick went down.  He is not having any of it. After Phyllis is gone, he promises Jack (Peter Bergman) that he enter rehab tomorrow for his gambling addiction, but first he needs to clear his head.

Meanwhile back at Sharon’s, after Mariah (Camryn Grimes) and Noah (Robert Adamson) leave them to hash things out, its apparent that Sharon is not going to forgive Nick, or get back together with him.  She cries and pours her heart out that the fact that of all people Nick went and slept with Phyllis reminds her of all the pain that relationship cost her and them after Cassie died.  Ultimately, Nick packs his bags, just as an upset Faith (Alyia Alyn Lind) comes home. After their daughter runs upstairs, Nick tells Sharon before he leaves that he is not giving up on them being together.  Sharon says she loves Nick, but she does not want to be with him, and he has changed since the J.T. masquerade stunt, and forming his company, Dark Horse.

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Elsewhere, as Phyllis drinks out of tiny vodka bottles in what looks to be a hotel room, Summer (Hunter King) is now at the GCAC bar and Billy shows up. Summer asks why he called her and was surprised to hear from him. Billy says she was right, Phyllis is not the woman for him and now that he is no longer with her … he then feels up her legs and begins to seduce her.  The two take it to Summer’s place and hit the sheets, as we cut to Phyllis having a meltdown knowing in her heart that Billy may be having sex with her daughter.

Watch the gripping final moments below. Then let us know; what you thought of the performances and the episode? Are you glad all the couples busted up, or are you upset?  Do you think any time soon Philly or Shick will get back together? Comment below.

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It was bound to come out. Question is who ends up with whom? Sharon/Rey (obviously), Phyllis/Nick or Jack, Billy/Summer (fling) or maybe back to Victoria? Hopefully, they don’t pair Victoria with Nate. I don’t feel the chemistry.

I think it sick for the writer’s to have a daughter sleep with her mom’s boy friend no matter what its sick and you have family betraying one another that a wrong thing to do the writer must not have any moral for your mind to think like that.need to have a example of how family should be theres plenty of drama without no family values

Don’t pair summer with billy that would be sick what happened to the age difference on this show?

Summer will become pregnant with Billy’s baby and Phyllis and Billy will reunite and raise the baby as their own. Grandma Phyllis will also play Mommy Phyllis and Summer will be off to the nunnery.

I don’t feel nothing with Nate why is he there anyway.

I agree, Lew….actually, I can’t see Nate with anyone. He is soooo blah!!
Something fishy is goung on with Ashley—-maybe it’s that Andre guy who is so chummy with Ashley? What’s going on between them? Very suspicious.
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I suspect the Andrew works for the lab that Jack had his DNA test done, and it will turn out Jack is John Abbott’s son– since ED is leaving Jack will be proven to be a real Abbott and will take over Jabot once again, kicking Ashley out for good, for lying to him.

Good to hear from you Celia! Your posts are always on point!

Thank you, Lew….likewise!
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I’ve loathed Philly since their inception so I’m glad they’re effectively killed. Even if they get back together, they will always be trash. He revenge banged her kid. It’s unforgivable.

Phyllis is better off without Billy he is a very weak child, Summer got into his head from the beginning with the gambling how could he ever think he could out smart Victor when he can’t even out wit that bimbo child wanna be tart. I’m speaking of the characters not the actors.

Was sad about Nick & Sharon, but I’ve never liked Phyllis with Billy and I despise Summer’s new “aggressive slut” persona. So whatever happens there is fine. But I will NOT accept Sharon with grubby user Rey. I want him GONE on the same train outta town with Shauna and Nate.

Amen, Rey must not stay!

Hey, my beautiful friend, Soaphound.
Uh-ha—agree….but don’t forget Arturo and the little sister ( forgot her name) . What the heck? Rey and Sharon? Oh, Lordy Lord!! Poor Sharon. Let’s protest, Soaphound!! LOL.
What has been my litany since nuPhilly came to town? Never did it for me. Gina is an impeccable actress, yet, I can’t see her in this role.
Thompson? Well…..he does not spark the bad-boy-rascally Billy Miller. So upside-down; inside-out sexy. …..could forgive him anything.
Summer? Like mother like daughter? Phyllis was never the role model. However ( and I am aware I am being unfair, judgmental and unreasonable; but I don’t care), as with Miller, I forgave Stafford everything. I guess it’s simply the fact that my antipathy for Philly is as strong as ever.
If only Michelle Stafford and Jeff Branson would come back to steam up my screen. My heart does summersaults just thinking about their breathless lovemaking ( as fake as it was, LOL).
I feel miserable for Sharon and Nick. I truly thought that this time they had finally crossed every dark obstacle and stepped on the sunny side of their life and love.
I’s a soap–granted….but, I am tired of going around in circles.
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Yes Celia, our Billy (Miller) has it all, though I still wish they’d let his hair grow out. The proof is in how great he is at playing a normal nice guy, just as great as playing the adorably flawed Billy Abbott. Oy, what a guy! Jeff Branson and Michelle Stafford? When those two met for trysts in Phyllis’ penthouse, I’ll bet it registered on the Richter scale!

Pretty vile all around. Y&R is starting to feel like AMC in its death spriral.
Billy Abbott as played by Jason Thompson has been utterly unbearable pretty much since he came out of his coma.
This hate sex with Summer is a low point so disgusting I don’t see a way back for this character. Summer has been awful, terrible, ever since she returned, but for Billy to use her as a tool to hurt Phyllis and Nick is unforgivable. She’s a damaged, stupid young woman, raised by people with no boundaries or any sense of right and wrong but Billy knows better, and he chose – a grown man with children no less – to behave in an utterly depraved manner with a disturbed young woman, to use her, the way Victor used Patty almost, to hurt those who hurt him.
What a mess Mal has made of this show.

I CONCUR 100%!!

Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott was a HUGE miscast, IMO – he’s very grating and just not a good actor.

And yes – Mal-ignancy Young has tarnished “Y & R”!!

Summer is an adult who has sexually harassed her mother’s boyfriend for months.

Are we supposed to forget that ?

And Billy will survive.

The way Paul survived after he raped Christine. Or the way Sharon survived after she slept with her kids’ grandfather.

Gross

Once in a while y n r does some brilliant sequences like billy n summer hitting the sheets. …while phylis cries n regrets.
However i wish there was more at play leading up , like maybe Victoria rejects billy when he needs her reliable comfort so in desperation he turns to his biggest fan Summer or maybe Summer catches Kyle with Lola sharing a moment so she reaches out to a vulnerable Billy. I wish the show dug deeper with the motivations besides the easy Summers a slut and Billys a horny screwup.
Also speaking of compicated, the mariah, tessa and noah scenes were voud of any tension. Noah seemed bored with his ex and sis hooking up. Tessa getting blackmailed by her sisters thugs is ff material. Theres no rooting force for ‘Messa’. Shame, Its a waste of Camyrns talents
I further enjoyed Sharon standing up against Phyliss at the gcac.
All in all a surprisingly satisfying climax to the Summer/ Billy/ Phylis drama!

VILE & DISGUSTING – MAL YOUNG HAS GOT TO GO!!!!

I think nick and sharon should separate.sharon did the right thing. Phillis should leave town. Billy should enter rehab NOW!summer should find someone her age.

I just want Sharon and Nick together. I’m sick of the same thing happening over and over again.

I think Sharon and Nick should get married.

I think Sharon tell Nick the truth by jt. Also make sure you are great couple you should Sharon and nick married still

I think Sharon and Nick sit down together and Sharon to tell the truth by JT to know house be also both have secrets.

I really hate Sharon and Nick busted up! I don’t like the fact that you would have a scene worth a DAUGHTER HAVING SEX WITH HER MOTHER’S MANTHAT’S REALLY PATHETIC and OUTRAGEOUS! I WOULDN’T WASN’T MY GRANDCHILDREN TO EVER WATCH ANYTHING LIKE THAT, because THAT’S SO NOT OF GOD! MR. YOUNG, YOU COULDN’T GET ANY LOWER THAN THAT YOU’VE REALLY MADE A MESS OF THE STORIES, AS WE ALL GREW UP TO KNOW THEM!

There was a time, when I didn’t know what was going to happen in the stories, and I looked forward to the very next episode, but now I right the very next scene in my head, while I’m watchingThat’s just how boring they are now

I am so over Y/R! Will not be watching it anymore! How many times are they going to have Sharon and Nick at the altar, only for them not to get married.

We see enough of the sick, pathetic, distasteful scenes in THE BOLD and the BEAUTIFUL

Although I’m disappointed they didn’t end up together, Sharon Case delivered in her scenes – not just in her reveal at the church, but back at the ranch when she explained to Nick why they shouldn’t be together. Even though she didn’t come right out and say it, the subtext was that she wasn’t going to be like Nikki and “stand by her man” no matter what. I much prefer when they write Sharon with some backbone and determination. They’ve made her character almost unbearable to watch in recent years, so I hope the writers are correcting that course.

Yes, everyone did a good job on Friday. My favorite part was after everyone left the church, Nikki and Victor sat there alone and and Victor just tilted his head as if to say, “Hmm.”

The fallout?

Phyllis dies in the hotel bed! I know its rough but her portrayer has ZERO likability and it frees up some cash.

I dont mind Billy and Summer together [Bummer!] because he is a loser and she is a sour puss! I think she will get pregnant and leave town without telling anyone and reappear at some point with a new Abbott/Newman!

Sharon will end up with Rey and I can put new batteries in my remote!

Nick. I would like to see him with Mac. That way, when Nikki is exposed as JT’s killer, who will Nick support?

PS: Since it seems Michael Baldwin has basically been written off the show, you might as well put Lauren with Jack. Once he has his heart attack and is in a coma, his dad will come to visit him. Maybe Jerry Douglas? Did he have a twin Deana slept with?

OMG! I don’t know about Summer and Billy. It seems a bit incestuous. It will certainly anger Phyllis and Nick.

I wanted Sharon and Nick to marry, to have their happily ever after. I feel bad for Faith.

I don’t want Sharon with Rey. I don’t want Rey with anyone because I want him to leave.

Billy was married to Summer’s Aunt Victoria for quite some time. He is the father of her cousins, so isn’t this story a bit icky. She’s sleeping with someone she grew up knowing as an Uncle right? Did the new head writer not do his research?

Hi, stevie g,
Yes, quite disgusting….but, nothing new. That’s keeping with the soap opera-morality.
Remember Victor and Sharon? Yuck…..what about General Hospital?—so many ‘trilogies’, albeit I was not watching when Sonny and Sam slept together—-Alexis is her mother….and on and on and on. No surprise for me.
Everyone pretty much slept with everyone else…..I said this before: musical beds.
Soaps!! it is what it is. I wish a pristine, chaste couple would fall from the sky to show us that dignity and a healthy sense of a moral code still exist,m but I accept the fact that we are in the world of soaps, where self-respect has “gone with the wind”.

No! Think it is excellent needs to have a good shake up every now and then ….. Nicholas and Phyllis need to become the new power couple in GC. Please come up with a better story line for Victoria!??

Please calm down and get Sharon and Nick back together . Let Jack be happy once again knowing John is his Father! Get Rid of Ashley and Phylis and Ray I am 70 have watched since it started now Im assuming Summer is pregnant by Billy ! Omg

I think Sharon is no saint she’s hiding a secret you always make Sharon so self righteous she does wrong

Not phyllis w nick – back to Jack! Sharon and Nick hopefully mend it out for faith and Billy I don’t see w Victoria either.

This is why I quit watchinhis this spring could see this coming and it turned my stomache. Daughter with mother’s man is just too sick for this veiwer.

Billy sleeps with Summer to get back at Phyllis. Phyllis will never take Billy back now. Sharon will never trust Nick again.

1st shick is so stupid. who thot that up. idiot mal.

Why put Billy with summer. Isn’t he old enough to be her dad. She was a kid back I the day he was older why y’all do this

Do you think Sharon and Nick will ever end up together. Would like a Jack Phyllis reunion.

Sick sick sick. As if we didn’t know that Billy was going to hit the sheets with summer. DUH…old news.

Wow that’s pretty harsh. A daughter hurting her mother by sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend. I can’t imagine doing that to my mother. That’s a lot of hate for her mother. How do you forgive yourself for that????

Sad for sharon& nick sharon would have found out later though. Phyills & nick have a lot of chemistry they should be to

I want Phyllis and Billy together

I was so revolted that I almost stopped watching their love scene for the 12th time.
PS. I need some pearls to clutch.

Billy sleeping with Summer may be the lowest point this show has sunk to in years…and the one it may not be able to come back from.

As Lew said….sooner or later ‘it was bound to come out’.
No surprise…..none of it!!
Except; except; except Ashley’s secret. Did she switch Jack’s DNA test? That new (Asian) guy is iffy….hmmmmm. So mundane!! Yet, surprising from Ashley.
Is Jack John Abbott’s son, afterall? We were all holding on to that presumption.
This is soooo NOT Ashley…..if true? I’ll be floored!!
Yeah, I will……goody-two-shoes-Ashley? Prim and proper, Ashley? Nah—-Gran says, yah!! LOL.

Hi Celia–
I agree with you about Ashley– I think she had her hands in the DNA test just to get rid of Jack. No one can trust Dina’s memory about Jack’s “inception.” She had lovers, but it doesn’t necessarily mean John isn’t Jack’s father. I think this revelation is what becomes her Y and R exit (at least temporarily.)

Hi, Ron,
Thank you for seeing the sudden duplicitous nature which is so out of character for Ashley.
This transformation is not something I expected….. If Ashley must leave; why not give her a dignified exit?
I am not liking this development one bit, my friend.
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Hi Celia! Hope you and yours are well. First..the Asian office guy is kinda cute. Second…Ashley is, I fear, just as Kyle described. Her railroading of Traci got me suspicious and knowing Eileen is leaving (criminal!) only confirms it. She’s guilty of something MAJOR! Finally some good drama…without excess baggage like Nate, Rey, or Shauna.

Hey, Soaphound,
As I said to Ron, TPTB should have never written Ashley as a traitor……it simply does not go with the flow that is Ashley.
I hope I am wrong, and that there is a perfectly sensible explanation?
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Let’s not forget Ashely stoled Victor’s sperm to impregnate herself with Abby. Then she lied to Brad for years about Abby’s parentage. I had to laugh today when Tracy said,”Ashely would never do anything unethical.”

I had forgotten about the Victor DNA stuff, Harry……I guess Ashley is as imperfect as any soap “operatress”. LOL.
I always believe you, Harry…..shame on those who didn’t/don’t, Double LOL?
You stuck to your guns, just as I am sticking to mine. Kiki is Nina’s daughter…….i have been reciting those words for a few years ( two, perhaps?)….. everyone thinks I’m nuts.
It’s okay, I’m used to it, Harry…..my sister just regaled me with a throw pillow which says, ” My family tree is full of nuts”…. story of my life.
Trust me, Harry, I am as sane as you!

Celia, please do not do that to yourself. When I complain about someone or something driving me crazy, I am invariably confronted with the response,”Well, that’s a short drive for you.” Somehow, I think that is a much longer drive for you, Miss Celia.

I like to think I am the sort who never says,”I told you so” but it’s so seldom that I am right, I feel that I must. I told you so!! I predicted right here in this forum several times, and many months ago that Ashely doctored the DNA test results. In fact, I guessed she had done this the day Dina’s disastrous documentary aired in which someone put in the footage of her tearfully confessing that Jack was the result of an extramarital affair. No one believed me. It was clear Ictor (Victor) and Vile (Kyle) didn’t do it and Ashely had the means, opportunity and certainly the motive. No one believed me. It’s clear she had not banked on Billy enjoying the role of CEO as much as he did. She had planned on his changing the Blood/Abbott clause before he handed the CEO reigns over to Ashely. Ashely had this planned from the get go taking advantage of her mother’s confusion. It was a really cruel thing to do–not just to Jack but to Dina as well. But Ashely never got over the humiliation of being publicly outted as not being the biological daughter of John Abbott. And when Jack had to impose the Blood Abbot clause in order to save his CEO position, something in Ashely snapped. So this is Ashely’s exit plan–she may leave Jabot in a straight jacket and go back to the mental asylum.

Forgot to sens you my love, Harry…..here it is…
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Okay, but please know that during holiday affairs with family members, I wear a T-shirt which reads,”I don’t do hugs.”

Good grief, I’m chuckling at all the clutching of pearls. A woman sleeping with her mom’s boyfriend is not exactly something new or shocking in daytime soaps. (And if you’re worried about younger members of your family seeing such scenes, why are you letting them watch at all? Nearly every storyline on a soap features some action that is morally reprehensible.) I remember, what 20 years ago, or 25, on “Guiding Light” when Blake (then the fabulous Sherry Stringfield) seduced her mom Holly’s boyfriend — who was also scandalously older than her. It wasn’t a new story then — but it was great soap opera (and Blake and Ross went on to become a beloved couple).

I don’t think it’s the fact that Summer slept with Billy but the lack of motivation or character development that makes this feel like a logical next step in the story.

Remember when Tadd the Cadd from AMC slept with Marion Colby, the mother of his girlfriend, Liza? Back then, Tadd the Cadd wore leather pants and was Marion’s boy toy. She actually paid him for his, ahem, services. But this was the 80s–we seem to be a lot more uptight these days.

Leather pants? No way!! …..There’s something to be said about guys in leather pants—just thinking about it makes me break into peals of laughter, Harry. Do you have a pair?
I like leather skirts with the slit up the front of the left leg…. LOL….but pants? Even on a woman; yuck!!
I am going to try to pull a scene from Tad ( or is it Thad?) the Cad’s “pants of leather” days….
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Celia, it was the 80s–you weren’t even a glint in your Daddy’s eye. There’s something a bit paradoxical about the 80s. They were innocent times but at the same time they were more progressive times. I don’t know quite how to explain it.

That’s a perfect way to describe the 80s!

@Harry….You really have perfectly summed up the divine dichotomy that was the ‘80’s! When I reminisce about that fabulous decade, the thing that most stands out in my mind is the vibrant, joyous, incredible freedom it encompassed, whilst, first and foremost, celebrating the individual and their right of expression…whether in fashion, music, popular culture, speech…whatever! It truly was “vive la difference!” And that is precisely what made it so immensely naughty and fun, even in the generally more conservative times in which we lived. Today it’s all about forced sameness and repression …being told what we can say, think, feel and do…and grouped into divisive camps and expected to behave accordingly. When one considers it all, this is actually quite absurd for the now-matured former children of those wild and wonderful years to be far more restricted in thought and deed in the current environment than we ever were as tweeners, teens and young adults!!!!

The Tad/Marion plot made sense because Tad came back to Pine Valley as a schemer and conniver and character driven writing made the story make sense. Y&R seemed to just assume viewers would fill in motivation for Dumber lusting after her mother’s boyfriend (and former uncle) and cut to the chase as it were.

There have been several daytime storylines with this theme (GL’s Holly and Blake; RH’s Rae and Kimberly; AMC’s Liza and Marion) but those stories were playing out slowly with clear motivation and character development. Everything starts with good writing,

Off-topic, but is Ashley’s “exit” storyline boring or what? I keep tuning in, and it’s the same story about Jabot…not sure why they would put her in-charge at Jabot or pair her with Neil when she will be exiting the canvas soon.

Hi, AVP,
TPTB are turning Ashley into a shrew. She has done something very dispicable by ’employing’ Andrew to tamper with Jack’s DNA test……I mean, why introduce this guy, who is the IT person at the Lab? The clandestine meetings point in one direction only. …..Ashley did something underhanded.
My grandmother said that Phyllis did work at a DNA Lab in NYC when she first came to Genoa City. Their ‘accidental’ meeting was no accident….
Now, this Andrew guy is a definite giveaway. The only question is: which DNA test was altered? Jack/Phillip Chancellor;? Jack/Victor ?, or Jack/John Abbot?
I would guess John Abbott?…. Ashley wanted Jack’s position ….to be at the helm. Treachery!! LOL.
I just never expected the writers to go there? Why? So that Ashley would leave shrouded in shame?
We shall see..
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Celia, I haven’t watched for a few days, not sure I want to now-STUPID! & if I have to hear the term “Blood Abbott Clause” one more time…

Celia, I hate to disagree with you but Ashely has always been a bit of a shrew. Now, she’s just an older shrew. I love the character and the actress but she’s never been a really good person. Her daddy called her “my beauty” and she developed a sense of entitlement derived from being Daddy’s Little Girl. When Tracy struggled with an eating disorder, depression and a horrible case of insecurity, big sister ignored her–so did Daddy. Indeed. When Brad the pool boy started to fall for Tracy, Ashley tried to talk him out of it and cruelly cited her little sister’s weight issues. It wasn’t just Lauren who was cruel to Tracy about her weight, it was big sister Ashely as well. When Ashely discovered that John Abbott wasn’t her biological father, she was so devastated that she had to go live with Victor and Nikki. Once there, she embarked upon an affair with Victor under Nikki’s nose. I already referenced what Ashely did with Victor’s sperm in order to impregnate herself with his child. Later she slept with her daughter’s fiance Stitch and luster after him during the duration of their subsequent marriage. In short, this is not totally out of character for Ashley. She is not a nice person, never has been.

When you’re right, you’re right, Harry…..my Gran said the same as you; that is, Ashley shows an impeccable facade of the affable, loving, dignified human being, sister, mother, professional and friend.
I guess I do not know her as well as you and others, albeit I’ve been watching since I was in diapers…..I suppose that by the time I began to take serious interest, I liked what I saw…..as I did with Original Phyllis—-I am a very visual girl—not always a good thing—I’m learning, in my old age, my friend…..I’m learning. What ‘shiny’ things we see are not always awash with authenticity.
And, albeit, I do remember, I think, when she impregnated herself with Victor’s yucky ‘manna’ from the devil, not the gods, I don’t know why?? My grandmother doesn’t really remember. She thinks it was because of some kind of payback?
I don’t remember the part where she slept with stitch. But, they’re all loose women on soaps. They should have an orgy and get it over with. LOL.
I have heard so many recounts from my Gran, myGG ( RIP), and great-aunt that sometimes I think I’ve actually watched the episodes….confusing. Know what I mean?
Thanks for the recall, Harry.
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I think its horrible that someone that age and Billy is a lot older and its physilli daughter

I have for the most part stopped watching, but once in a while catch a show, and I caught this one. All I can say is I thought they had destroyed the character Billy when he slept with his brother’s wife– now Billy is sleeping with his girlfriends’s daughter, his kid’s cousin– his ex wife’s niece— this has completely trashed his character.

And Jason T looked so uncomfortable in those scenes– you can tell they were barely kissing- a lot stage kissing, where it looks like you’re kissing but not– but even if this was a good idea for a story line, the two actors have no chemistry to make this even remotely believable.

But this is the kind of cheap dramatics that come from writers that don’t know how to write a real story– it is one of the reason, I am a soap fan in mourning.

YES! The storyline was rushed and did not make any sense. There was no real reason as to why Summer came back hating her mother. There was no build-up. What ruined it for me, happened in the beginning, the gambling “party” that Summer threw, trying to entice Billy back to gambling. It was just lame! I really dislike the character (Summer).

So is their couple name “Silly”?

or Bummer– Silly Bummer– sums up the story line nicely

YES! So stupid, and Summer is so desperate and pathetic!

Aha…..like it, Momo.❤️

Or Bummer.

Billy sleeping with Summer is like Fred Mac Murray sleeping with one of the Brady Bunch girls. Creepy!

or with one of My Three Sons.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: “Sugar Sugar! Oh, Honey Honey”

The Bold and the Beautiful revealed at the end of the Friday April 13th episode what many viewers had guessed, that it wasn’t Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) who died when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) stabbed her, but it had to her doppelgänger, Sugar, or at least it seems that way.

Deacon (Sean Kanan) has been beside himself since seeing what was supposed to be Sheila’s body being cremated, but revealing the body had ten toes and not nine, and we all know Sheila had cut off her toe, so she only had nine.

While explaining his thoughts that she is alive to Finn (Tanner Novlan) and then trying later to explain to Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Deacon is more convinced that something is wrong here. Meanwhile, Finn went to talk to Steffy about Deacon’s theory, which stuns her, as she believed she killed Sheila in self-defense.

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At Il Giardino, Deacon looks at his phone then slams it down. He flashes back to the body going into the crematorium oven saying to himself, “Maybe I’m not going crazy. Maybe that wasn’t you. And if that wasn’t you, maybe you’re out there. Maybe you need my help.”

Deacon gets on Sheila’s laptop and tries to find something that might help him figure out where Sheila has gone. He looks at her text message communications and sees a section from an unknown number. He opens the messages, and Deacon reads that they’re from someone named “Sugar.”  That person said she was going to find Sheila. In the messages, Sheila made it clear she wanted no part of her. But it could be that Sheila met up with Sugar, or was forced too?

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In a quick history lesson about the character of Sugar: she was originally played by Robin Mattson on B&B, and was a former prison warden who helped Sheila escape and then joined her in kidnapping Ridge Forrester to hold him for ransom. A twisted plot ensued, where flames engulfed the foundry they were at and Ridge was presumed dead. Meanwhile, Sheila and Sugar disappeared with Massimo and Sheila’s baby, Diana.

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Fast forward to 2006, Sheila returned to Genoa City to go after Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman) again and was arrested for attacking Scott Grainger (Peter Barton). In a shocker, when Lauren went to visit Sheila in the slammer, she learned that the woman behind bars was actually Sugar, who had been given plastic surgery and now looks exactly like Sheila.

Now the questions become, did Sheila know that Sugar was going to attack Steffy? Did they have a plan and it went awry, or was Sheila hoping she could get rid of both Sugar and Steffy, by having her daughter-in-law sent to prison for her “murder”? Or, is Sheila out there somewhere in trouble?

Share your theories via the comment section below, and if you knew all along that it would be revealed that Sugar is the person who actually died and not Sheila. But first, check out next week on B&B where Deacon gets a visit from Lauren.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Drew and Nina Get Physical; Were You Surprised or Did You Expect it to Happen?

On the Tuesday, April 9th episode of General Hospital, Drew (Cameron Mathison) and Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) explosive relationship just turned up the heat another notch.

In story, Nina who was responsible (although she doesn’t see it that way) for Drew being sent to prison for insider trading when she tipped off the SEC, let out her feelings to him about how to get back in the good graces of her daughter, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) and Michael (Chad Duell). In doing so, she asks him for his help with it.

For months, the two have had nothing short of contentious moments, where Drew has not let Nina off the hook for what he did to him, or to his ex Carly (Laura Wright). Fast-forward and when alone in the Crimson office, Nina brings up wanting to stick it to Carly again.

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As they banter back and forth, Drew can’t figure out why he should help Nina at all with any of her manipulations. Suddenly, as he tried to exit, his shirt rips and exposes his bare chest and abs, and Nina get quite an eyeful. From there, things become physical and before you know it, Drew and Nina are making out and having their version of hate-sex.

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Cameron Mathison spoke to Soap Opera Digest on the shocking turn events, sharing, “I didn’t see it coming at all. I really didn’t. I think the audience did. Cynthia did some appearances and I guess the audience was ‘You and Drew, there’s some sexy chemistry there.’ I was like, ‘Wait, what? Really?’ I didn’t even get it. So I love it that it was very unexpected. The writers saw it, too. And, I love that it’s not a typical way for two people to be … physical. I was gonna say intimate, but there’s not a lot of intimacy there. And then as soon as it’s over, it’s back to arguing and giving each other crap again. It was really cute and really well done.”

As the fallout for their office room romp will air on the Wednesday April 10th episode, just how will the two deal with the fact that they had this fiery passionate moment in the weeks and months ahead? Will this be Nina’s new plot to get at Carly to be seen with her ex? Will Drew and Nina never speak of this again? (Well, this is a soap opera, after all, that’s pretty doubtful), or is this part of a major reset for some of the characters on the canvas now that Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte are co-head writing the show?

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Speaking on the aftermath of the tryst, Mathison added, “The two of them are both like, all right, let’s forget about that and move on. It’s like a weird kind of aggression attraction. There’s obviously attraction there, but I don’t think either of them expected it, and I think they’re both totally shocked and surprised by it. I think Drew gets a kick out of it whereas Nina is a little embarrassed by it.”

Now let us know, did you see this coming? Did you think Drew and Nina would have sex? What do you think of the story turn? Comment below.

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WrestleMania 40 Night Two: Cody Rhodes ‘Finishes the Story’ and Defeats Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship with Run-Ins by The Rock, John Cena & The Undertaker

If ever there was the best use of the current trendy term “cinema”, night two of WrestleMania 40 was just that, and certainly none more so than the highly anticipated main event between Cody Rhodes and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a “Bloodline” rules match where everything goes and anyone can interfere… and it’s all legal!

Whether you streamed it on Peacock, or were there live at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, these questioned remained as the night began. Would Cody Rhodes finally “finish the story,” a story he began back at WrestleMania 39 when he lost in the main event to Reigns in 2023? Could Cody do what his iconic and beloved father, Dusty Rhodes, never got the chance to do, and become a WWE World Champion? There were so many questions on the line to be answered.

The match was epic drama at its absolute best from the larger than life spectacle with awe-dropping entrances for Rhodes, who was accompanied by his wife, Brandi Rhodes, and “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns who came out to a choir singing his theme. If ever there was a good vs evil set-up with so much history and so much build-up, this was it.

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The in-ring chemistry of Rhodes and Reigns was palpable. Roman will go down as one of the greatest champions of all-time, who’s reactions and facial expressions help heighten the drama and against Rhodes who is the perfect babyface of this era. The match delivered near-falls, specific and crucial story beats, and an abundance of interference that made perfect sense when you map out the storytelling of this battle.

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As the match wore on, things started to unravel as to who would get the upper hand when an series of run-ins featuring legendary WWE Superstars and “Bloodline” members made their way into, and around, the ring to help Reigns or Rhodes. First, Jimmy Uso superkicked Rhodes in the ring, but then his brother, Jey Uso (who he had wrestled earlier in the night) came after him and took him out with a huge bump on the ring ramp. Next, Solo Sikoa jumped in the ring and Samoan Spiked Cody multiple times; while being frustrated that Reigns couldn’t get himself together to pin “The American Nightmare” for his help.

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All of a sudden, John Cena’s music hit and down the ramp came the 16-time WWE champion. Cena getting revenge on Sikoa, who sent him packing from WWE last year, threw him through the announce table. All of a sudden The Rock’s theme music hit, and the crowd went wild. Now the two movie stars and two of the all-time biggest WWE superstars were face to face. However, Rock delivered a Rock Bottom and Cena went down.

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Next, in a stunning moment, “The Shield’s” old theme music hit and Seth Rollins attempted to slide in the ring with a chair but Reigns delivered a superman punch temporarily stopping his momentum. Before The Rock could beat down Cody Rhodes, once again with his belt strap, The Undertaker’s gong sounded and the lights went out. When they came back up, The Rock was turned the wrong way with The Undertaker in the ring behind him. Next, ‘Taker’ delivered a choke slam to The Rock and then was gone before you knew it when the lights went out and the back on.

Now came the poetic justice … the culmination of years of story. With the chair in the ring and Rhodes struggling to get up on one side of the ring, and Rollins struggling to get up on the other side of the ring, The Tribal Chief had a decision to make … who would he hit in the back with the chair? Reigns chose Rollins, allowing Cody to recover delivering three Cross Rhodes to get a three count and become the new WWE Universal Champion by pinning Reigns.

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In the end, it was Rollins’ message to Rhodes weeks earlier that proved to be the deciding factor. “The Visionary” promised Cody that he would be his ‘shield’, referencing the former clique he had with Reigns and Dean Ambrose. In WWE history, back in 2014, it was Rollins who stabbed Reigns and the group  in the back with a chair shot to the back of Reigns. Knowing that revenge is Reigns’ achilles heel, Rollins set himself up as the ultimate distraction for Cody to become the champ.

As Reigns’ run as world champion at 1,317 days came to an end, he will remain fourth among all-time champions who held the belt the longest following Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales and Hulk Hogan.  Social media was abuzz when video was captured of an emotional Reigns and his special counsel new WWE Hall-of-Famer, Paul Heyman near the beginning of the entrance ramp hugging it out after the loss.

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WrestleMania 40 night two also featured several other outstanding matches including the opening bout between Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntrye for Rollins’ WWE Heavyweight Championship.  In what was probably one of the best entrances of WrestleMania 40 weekend, Rollins showed up with Philadelphia’s Mummers Band playing his theme music. As the Mummers paraded down the ramp with Rollins, he was wearing Mummers-inspired gear and costume. 

Going into the match, Rollins was already in a weakened state with his knee from his previous injury and wrestling in night one with Cody Rhodes against The Rock and Roman Reigns. McIntrye and Rollins hit finishing maneuvers at an exceptionally high rate before McIntyre finally picked up the win.  A dejected Seth, in tears outside the ring, told Drew that he deserved it as he was the better man that night. Rollins’ emotional reaction proved once again why he is one of the best in sports entertainment.

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In another “poetic justice” moment, a gloating and emotional McIntrye with belt in hand, goes over to the announce table to confront CM Punk who was helping call the match. After he continued to taunt Punk, “The Voice of the Voiceless” loses his temper and removes his arm brace from his tricep surgery and begins to beat down McIntrye.

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With Drew in a vulnerable state, Damian Priest (the Money in the Bank winner) comes running down the ring ramp and cashes in the briefcase for his opportunity for a championship, and in quick fashion hits the “South of Heaven” choke slam on The Scottish Warrior and ends his very short title reign becoming the new WWE World Champion. CM Punk sat at ringside and applauded Priest’s efforts and there is no love lost between Punk and McIntrye as their feud continues to build.

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When it was time for the WWE Women’s Championship between the champion Iyo Sky and former head of Damage CTRL, Bayley, it was clear how much love and respect there is for Bayley. That extended to the press box and through Lincoln Financial Stadium,  Would Bayley get retribution for Damage CTRL stabbing her in the back? First, Bayley came out an all-new entrance theme know coining the phrase “Role Model”.

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As the match wore on, it was high-flying maneuvers from Sky that dominated, however, Bayley survived all that Iyo managed to throw at her and hit a an elbow drop and then a Rose Plant for the three count to become the new champ.  Beloved in the locker room, and coming back to the WWE after sustaining knee injuries requiring surgeries, Bayley was back on top and the crowd couldn’t have been happier.

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In other match-ups: Logan Paul defeated Kevin Owens and Randy Orton to retain the United States Championship (Paul’s frog splash through the air and the height he achieved was out of this world_. LA Knight defeated. AJ Styles via pinfall, and Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits defeated The Final Testament.

You can check out some of the highlights from Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns main event match below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of the matches on night two of WrestleMania 40? Where does Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns rank as the main event at a WrestleMania? Is it number one? Pretty hard to beat it. Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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