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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Billy’s Intervention

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Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless brought with it another top-notch performance by Jason Thompson as the troubled Billy Abbott – a man who has fallen back into his gambling addiction – just as everything was going so well for him.

So, what is the Abbott family to do?  Stage a classic soap opera intervention! Present were: sisters Traci (Beth Maitland), and Ashley (Eileen Davidson), brother Jack (Peter Bergman), mother Jill (Jess Walton), girlfriend Phyllis (Gina Togoni), along with Billy’s ex, Victoria (Amelia Heinle), as well as Kyle (Michael Mealor) and Abby (Melissa Ordway).

As each member of the family tries to plead their case to Billy, eventually it fell on deaf ears. Most essentially, Ashley’s who in sincerity is guilt-ridden for Billy’s downfall, because she has been trying to unseat him as CEO of Jabot.

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While Jack spoke of the pitfalls of addiction (something he also knows so well), Jill spoke of the time she spent holding vigil over Billy’s hospital bed.

What was so layered in watching Thompson’s performance throughout, is at first ,Billy tries to be sensitive to the always-well-meaning Traci.   He tries to keep it together, while the entire family is relating to him their issue and worry of the dark path he is venturing down.  And just when you think Billy might come to understand and get the trouble he is in, he fires back.

Billy is insulted, humiliated, angry, and betrayed.  The complex emotions cut deep, especially where Ashley is concerned, because he knows she is gunning for his job.

The supporting cast of Y&R in these scenes brought the right amount of drama to give Thompson a playing field to deliver Billy’s plight.  The questions remain: Will Billy save himself?  What will happen to his relationship to Phyllis, who in the final shot of the episode is left devastated?

Share your thoughts on Billy’s intervention below, but first watch the final moments where the family wants him to enter rehab, but Billyrefuses.

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Jason is doing an amazing job of a man sitting at the edge of your seat waiting for that win and the crazy spiral when you lose. The way he licks his lips, jumps around and wants to just be sexy with Phyllis to keep her quiet and thinks he’s making her happy.. Gina is doing amazing at trying to be a supportive girlfriend and her body language without words has been key to this performance as well. I really hope Philly make it out of this together and stronger than ever!! They are a fantastic couple and I want… Read more »

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Damien

Jason has been thrilling in his portrayal of Billy has he teters on the edge of the deep end!.. he has turned Billy into a adult man especially since Billy miller was very childish and wouldnt have the chops to pull off a standoff against the Abbotts. Imo. Jason is a force especially to hold his own against Jess, Peter, Beth, and Eileen . Even Amelie was on her game. These are y n r royalty. Kyle has grown into a valuable rookie too.
Scenes like these prove that the Abbotts are everything about y n r. Period .

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I’m just not invested in this storyline. Once Eileen wraps up her exit, I’ll be done with the show. It’s unfortunate.

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Timmm

Well, not a fan of NuBilly or Fake Fillis BUT the intervention was good BECAUSE the viewers were back in the Abbott living room, the dialogue was good, each character reading their lines and passing the next lines off to the next character and its good to see Eileen get to go out with some possible meat to a story that might someday bring her back.

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While I’ve grown to accept Gina as Phyllis, I agree with you, Timmm. It was a great volley for actors/Abbotts at the top of their game. To me Mr. Thompson was the same snarky, angry without a cause version of Billy we’ve seen already. But Beth Maitland and Eileen Davidson were deeply moving and Ashley’s departure will be a sad day for me.

Alan
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Alan

Why should I care about the climax of an underdeveloped plot where most of the action took place off camera?

su000
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su000

I am luvin Jason as Billy !!
He is much better as Billy than he was Patric.
He made a great move!
and Y&R uses him every day and GH wasted him..
Jason is more powerful as Billy than he ever was a Patric..

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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General Hospital

ESPN and GH’s Stephen A. Smith Welcomes Maurice Benard & Eric Braeden to His New Show, ‘Stephen A’s World’

This week, famed sports personality and icon, and recurring General Hospital star, Stephen A. Smith (Brick), has launched his new series on ESPN+ streaming service entitled Stephen A’s World  Smith also serves as the series executive producer through his production company SAS Productions.

On Thursday, January 14th, be on the lookout for two other icons to join Smith! That is when his two daytime favorites and friends; Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R) will be his special guesst.  As soap fans know, Smith spoke at Braeden’s 40th anniversary milestone with Y&R and frequently shares scenes with Benard on GH.

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The weeknight series goes beyond the sports headlines to give the audience an authentic and unique understanding of the stories that matter with Smith’s style and entertainment perspective, including deep expertise and unparalleled relationships with some of the most influential figures in sports, entertainment, and more.  The 30-minute episodes will be available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night and available anytime on demand.

Smith said about Stephen A’s World: “This is definitely something new. Sure, it’ll be sports-related. I’ll never depart from that. But this is also a look inside MY world, beyond what you customarily see from me across all the other ESPN platforms. From talking to A-List guests, to bringing ‘Baby Stephen A’ into the mix, to asking the ‘Love Doctor’ to save a few relationships sports are actually compromising, you just never know what you’ll get from me day-to-day. It all depends on my mood. That’s Stephen A’s World in a nutshell. Putting the PLUS in ESPN+. And I can’t wait.”

Make sure to check out the conversations between Stephen, Maurice, and Eric tomorrow night and check out Stephen’s new show.  Let us know if you will be watching via the comment section below.

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TONIGHT: Michael Fairman 60th Birthday Livestream Featuring Daytime Drama Favorites To Benefit SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund

Tonight beginning at 7PM PST/10PM EST, Michael Fairman will celebrate his 60th birthday with the help of his virtual “party” guests from your favorite soaps to benefit the SAG/AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief fund.   The event will be livestreamed on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Scheduled to participate are: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Amelia Heinle, Sharon Case, Christian LeBlanc, and Jordi Vilasuso, General Hospital’s Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian and Stacy Haiduk, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, and One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and more.

About the reason for tonight’s event: In early March of last year,  COVID-19 closed down nearly all productions, forcing tens of thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists to lose their survival jobs as well, (including restaurant jobs and the like) causing distress and economic uncertainty in Los Angeles, New York and nationwide .  On March 16, 2020, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation activated their COVID-19 Relief Fund for SAG-AFTRA artists in urgent need.  Since March, they have given more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills. There are many industry charities, but the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is the only organization that gives 100% of its relief funds to SAG-AFTRA performers.

Throughout Michael’s virtual birthday party livestream, a link will be available to enable viewers, if they wish, to make a donation to the SAG/AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. 

Below are just some of the members of SAG-AFTRA who have been helped by the foundation.

We hope to see you tonight for the birthday celebration and bring your party hats!

Let us know if you will be watching tonight via the comment section.

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