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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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Lew S.
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Lew S.

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.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

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

Bonnie fre
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Bonnie fre

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

Harry
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Harry

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.

Bren
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Bren

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

Celia
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Celia

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.
❤️

Mary SFIM
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Mary SFIM

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.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

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

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, Lew….likewise!
❤️

Christina
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Christina

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.

Bren
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Bren

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.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Timmm
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Timmm

Amen, Rey must not stay!

Celia
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Celia

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… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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!

boes
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boes

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… Read more »

Bart
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Bart

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”!!

Jeanne
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Jeanne

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

Are we supposed to forget that ?

Jeanne
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Jeanne

And Billy will survive.

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

Heather
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Heather

Gross

Damien
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Damien

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… Read more »

Bart
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Bart

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

Barbara Howard
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Barbara Howard

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.

Beverly
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Beverly

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

Rick
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Rick

I think Sharon and Nick should get married.

Rick
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Rick

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

Rick
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Rick

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

Latonia Franklin
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Latonia Franklin

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!

Latonia Franklin
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Latonia Franklin

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

Wendy
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Wendy

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.

Latonia Franklin
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Latonia Franklin

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

olemoneybags
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olemoneybags

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.

Timmm
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Timmm

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… Read more »

Momo
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Momo

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.

stevie g
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stevie g

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?

Celia
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Celia

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… Read more »

I buckle
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I buckle

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!??

Sandy Youmans
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Sandy Youmans

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

Renee Victoria
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Renee Victoria

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

Michelle
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Michelle

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.

Kardy
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Kardy

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.

Anna Ford
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Anna Ford

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

phyllis
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phyllis

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

Jrowe
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Jrowe

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

Applebaum
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Applebaum

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

Sam
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Sam

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

Luise
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Luise

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????

Legion
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Legion

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

June Henderson
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June Henderson

I want Phyllis and Billy together

Harry
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Harry

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

Alan
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Alan

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.

Celia
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Celia

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.

Ron
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Ron

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.)

Celia
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Celia

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.
❤️

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Celia
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Celia

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?
❤️

Harry
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Harry

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.”

Celia
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Celia

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!

Harry
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Harry

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.

Harry
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Harry

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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Forgot to sens you my love, Harry…..here it is…
❤️

Harry
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Harry

Okay, but please know that during holiday affairs with family members, I wear a T-shirt which reads,”I don’t do hugs.”

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

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… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

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.

Harry
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Harry

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.

Celia
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Celia

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….
❤️

Harry
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Harry

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.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

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

Shay
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Shay

@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… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

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,

AVP
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AVP

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.

Celia
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Celia

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… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

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…

Harry
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Harry

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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

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… Read more »

Corinne
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Corinne

I think its horrible that someone that age and Billy is a lot older and its physilli daughter

Mary SFIM
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Mary SFIM

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… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

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).

Momo
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Momo

So is their couple name “Silly”?

Mary SFIM
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Mary SFIM

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

dmr
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dmr

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

Celia
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Celia

Aha…..like it, Momo.❤️

Harry
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Harry

Or Bummer.

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

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

Harry
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Harry

or with one of My Three Sons.

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‘The Talk’ Returns as Sheryl Underwood Shares the ‘Trauma’ She Feels Over Incident That Led to Sharon Osbourne’s Exit

CBS’ afternoon series The Talk finally returned to the air, following the departure of Sharon Osbourne and the tense moments that went down on the March 10th episode between her and Sheryl Underwood.

Monday afternoon, co-hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth, Amanda Kloots and Carrie Ann Inaba along with diversity and inclusion expert, Donald E. Grant, were on the episode.  Grant, served as the moderator as the women discussed what happened when Osbourne came at Underwood when defending Piers Morgan’s remarks about Meghan Markle, eventually prompting an extended internal investigation by CBS.

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On today’s episode, Sheryl Underwood shared: “I didn’t want to escalate things with Sharon, because I thought I was having a conversation with a friend, but also, I knew I had to be an example for others to follow. I didn’t want to be perceived as that ‘angry Black woman’, and that really scared me. I didn’t want to be that and I wanted to remain calm and focused. It’s difficult to go back to that day because I just feel the trauma. I feel fearful, a little apprehensive.”

Elaine Welteroth added, “When you go back and watch what happened in that episode, you will see two Black women walking the same tightrope that Black women are walking every single day in the workplace.  As Sheryl said, we knew we had to stay composed in that situation, even in the face of someone who was A, not listening, and B, who went off the rails into disrespect when we were maintaining our respect within the context of this very complex, charged, emotional conversation.  There have been a lot of false narratives that have been spun in the aftermath of what happened on that episode…this is the first time that I have had the opportunity to speak. And I think it’s really important that we have the opportunity to say that the false accusations that are swirling in the press that frame Sheryl and I as some kind of, you know, people who attacked a woman on air, and were part of some sort of, you know, conspiracy, that is absolutely, categorically false.”

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She later added, “I just want to acknowledge you, Sheryl, on air for how you handled the situation. I think it’s important for people to really know the strength and willpower it takes to maintain that kind of composure in that situation. And I think for me, I was just really entering that conversation with the hope of finding a common ground and I didn’t feel like I was heard.”

In addition, Underwood wanted to go on record stating that while she had received text messages from Osbourne, she hadn’t replied to them because she wasn’t sure she was supposed to during during an internal investigation. Osbourne had said that she sent texts to Underwood and had apologized for her actions.

Sheryl shared: “I have never been through something like this. I didn’t know whether you were supposed to communicate or not communicate.  I have not spoken to Sharon, I haven’t had a phone call from her, ” However, Underwood expressed that if a friend were to come up to her and greet her nicely, she would do that same, “When you’re friends with someone, you stay friends,” she said.

So, what did you think about the sentiments shared by Sheryl and Elaine during The Talk? Was this episode helpful in shining a lot on racism, and successful in dealing with what transpired on March 10th with Sharon Osbourne? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Don Diamont & Scott Clifton Shine In Father/Son Scenes; As Bill Watches Liam’s Meltdown Over the Accident that Killed Vinny

On Thursday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, emotional two-person scenes were the order of the day featuring three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Scott Clifton (who may nab a nominations next year for this story) and longtime soap vet, Don Diamont.

In story, Dollar Bill has done everything to protect his son by covering up all the evidence in his attempt to save Liam from surely a murder sentence and going to prison.

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Bill’s theory: if anyone were to find out that Liam was driving Bill’s car when suddenly out of nowhere came Vinny (Joe LoCicero) – who Liam hates – and he hit him with the car and fatally killed the guy, they would think he had intent and motive. (However, to us there has to be more to the story! Did Vinny just randomly happen to be on the road that Liam and Bill were driving on and walking across it?)

At Bill’s place, Liam is agonizing as he keeps flashing back to the accident.  When Bill comes in from a morning jog, Liam is astonished that his father was out jogging, when they are in deep hot water for covering up their now hit and run.  Bill gets angry and tells him he actually went to see if there are were any cameras near the accident and he is happy to report there were none, so Liam is in the clear.  Therefore, Liam needs to keep his mouth shut and let this go and move on with his life and reuniting with Hope (Annika Noelle).

Not able to live with the cover-up, the lies, and what he did, Liam is insisting he has to go to the police, but Bill shouts: “You are not going to the police!” Liam goes on to his own subplot theory that they can say he hit an animal and then turn themselves in. Bill keeps firing back at his son, that he cannot do anything of the sort. He has done everything to protect his son in this mess and Liam could screw that all up with one wrong move.  Bill says, “All you have to do is…” and Liam fires back, “Pretend it never happened.”

It is then that Bill tells Liam that killing Vinny will haunt him whether he’s behind bars or a free man, and that he should opt for the latter.  Now unraveling, Liam’s convinced the police will figure out their cover-up. Just then, Bill pulls out a news report on his phone about the hit-and-run that has no leads and no ID of the body.  He assures his son there will never be any leads because he took care of everything.

Just then, Hope texts Liam wondering where he is for their lunch date.  Bill tells Liam to text her back saying something came up, he is in no condition to see anyone till he pulls himself together.  Liam texts back that he can’t make it.  When Hope texts back in response, “I hope you’re okay,” that sets up the end of the episode where Liam begins to hyperventilate and cannot catch his breathe, and is frightened and grief-stricken, and horrified at what he has done.  Bill comes to his aid and tells him he will not let anything happen to his son, and to dig deep to put this accident behind him.  Bill expresses that if Liam can’t do it himself, to lean on him.

However, Vinny was just ID’d in the hospital morgue by Finn (Tanner Novlan), so there’s that!

Kudos to both Scott Clifton and Don Diamont for the riveting scenes between father and son within the episode.

So, what did you think of Scott and Don’s performance? How will Bill and Liam be able to continue to cover-up the hit and run of Vinny? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, watch the final moments from the episode below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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