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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Heartbreaking Hevon Wedding

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If you missed Thursday’s episode of The Young and the Restless you missed quite the ensemble performance from the cast of the top-rated soap, but none more so than that of Mishael Morgan (Hilary).  Look for more about her performances in a major post to come.

Finally, Hevon fans got their wish, sort of.  The long-awaited Devon (Bryton James) and Hilary wedding finally happened, only this was on her death bed in the hospital.

However, the episode started with a nightmare sequence for Hilary; as she envisions her wedding at the penthouse with Devon in her wedding dress, but the minister starts reciting a funeral service ceremony instead of what you would hear at someone’s nuptials.  Hilary objects to what he is reciting saying it is not her time to die.  Now back to the present, Phyllis shows up, and how good is Gina Tognoni in these scenes as her maid of honor! (Trying to fight back the tears and help her friend through her final hours.) . The two discuss that this is going to be a beautiful wedding day for Hilary, and that Hilary will not fill it with regrets.

At Hamilton-Winters, Lily (Christel Khalil) sends Cane (Daniel Goddard) ahead to the wedding, as she is completely rocked to her core with guilt over the accident that is claiming Hilary’s life.  Once alone, she breaks down in tears.

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An overcome Nate (Brooks Darnell) checks on Hilary before the wedding, and she thanks him for saving her enough to give Devon this day.

Then, in another touching moment, Neil (Kristoff St. John) comes to see Hilary and the two talk about the ups and downs of their stormy relationship.  Neil says he hopes that they can now be friends, and that they are part of the same family from now on.  Neil and Hilary finally have closure, and in tears, she says this is the best present he could have given her.

Next, Shauna (Camryn Hamm), Mariah (Camryn Grimes), Mattie (Lexie Stevenson) and Phyllis gather for the “something borrowed, something blue,” wedding tradition for the bride.  Things take a turn when Mariah is asked to stay in the room with Hilary.  Once alone. Hilary starts to say that Mariah will have to do their show alone, and Mariah is confused.  Next, Hilary passes out.

Cane goes back to Hamilton-Winters and finds Lily weeping there. She says she cannot go to the wedding.  He asks her if she can go and be there for Devon; since all Devon wants to have is a long-lasting memory of the moment with Hilary.

At the hospital, Nate tells Devon that Hilary’s condition is deteriorating.  Next thing we know, Hilary is now in her wedding dress in her hospital bed with family and friends surrounding her.  Neil reads a poem and Hevon exchange vows, which are heartbreaking.  Struggling through, the duo say their vows as Devon slips the wedding ring on Hilary’s finger, pledging his eternal love. Next, Hilary puts a ring on Devon’s finger, with what could be her last words: “It is a circle without beginning or end. ” Hevon becomes husband and wife.

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So, what did you think of the wedding of Devon and Hilary? How many hankies did you need to go through to get through the episode? Comment below.

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dmr
dmr

Mishael Morgan is a powerhouse performer. These are the “stories” that I would rather see, not a mask reveal!
Not sure I will be able to stomach “The Mariah Hour!”

Soaphound
Soaphound

But you must admit, Dmr, the HILARY HOUR is unpredictable. It airs at any given time or place, guests can be lucid or not, and they never seem to get sued! Quite an accomplishment. One more bad thing about losing Marvelous Mishael: another Lily-centered story is imminent. I’ll get my FF button ready.

Dmr
Dmr

Yup, FF ready! UGH!

Vail
Vail

I have been thinking the same thing, that not only are we losing this lady who I didn’t realize was such an incredible actress until this week (I seem to always miss the most important stuff!), but oh NO, this is just going to be All Lily, All The Time.
Wait – I have an idea based on that last thought! Instead of the Mariah Hour, get NICK and Lily to team up and have The Self-Righteous Hour! Or the “How To Better Than Everyone Around [but just kidding, because we already are!” hour 🙂 Ugh! Lily causing that wreck, It’s been making me grind my teeth down to nubs all week. Glad to see it is OK to not fawn all over her here and I also apologize for jumping in, I was just so enjoying the comments.
I haven’t gone past Hevon toasting with their new wedding glasses. I just can’t make myself do it. I had no hankies, but i cried a lot – some of it was my real life stuff, but this has been handled beautifully so far. Y&R might be back in my good graces again – –

mary wilson
mary wilson

The wedding was beautifully sad. So many closures and so many good byes. Such a sad way of saying farewell to Mishael. I wish her well.mary wilson

Melvina Whelan
Melvina Whelan

She will be back!

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

Why would they kill off Hillary?? very stupid move … now she can’t come back. They should have had her disappear like Chloe did, so this way she could come back later……

FAVOUR
FAVOUR

At least someone should have replace Hilary if miss Morgan is living

Alan
Alan

How many hankies did I need to get through the episode? Zero.

I didn’t buy for a second all those people Hilary had wronged over the years going in en masse and making up with her (particularly since Hilary wronged them in the first place). People don’t do that; people hold grudges. It would’ve been more believable for someone to not forgive her and then wrestle with regret later.

I don’t care what the circumstances were, I thought it was tacky how they spoke in their vows about how they loved each other from the moment they first saw each other in front of Neil, who Hilary cheated on with his own son when Neil was blind. So gross.

The last soap death to really move me was Nash’s death on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. The writing for that story was stellar, the performances were heartbreaking, and Nash’s death had ripple effects that generated story for years.

Shelley
Shelley

What about the death of Mrs. Chanslo? Jeanie Cooper.that was sad because her death was real.

GramS
GramS

Not relevant at all

Lori-Anne
Lori-Anne

some people do get forgiveness for their wrong doings it is called making amends. don’t be such a wet blanket it is the soap world anything can happen

Alan
Alan

Not being a wet blanket, just asking the show to attempt some layered storytelling and present people who are flawed. Grudges are a part of life and have generated some of daytime’s best storylines. Today’s soap scribes seem to find it easier to have the characters let things go of things that no sane person would ever forget (like Nick forgiving Sharon for burning down the ranch, letting him and her kids think she was dead when she hid out in New Mexico to beat the rap for Skye Lockhart’s death, dumping him in favor of Adam who stole Faith at birth and let them think she was dead, changing Summer’s paternity results, and lying to him about Christian) rather than use those grudges to tell character based stories instead of plot driven ones.

Donna
Donna

Sounds like you think you might be able to do a better job writing the stories. Maybe you should submit your manuscript!

Vail
Vail

She was leaving the show. I like getting to say goodbye this way. It felt good, it’s frankly more sad than if she were hated by everyone which would suck for fans of MM…. i think we can cut them some slack for a good-bye. AND this is going to be or should be reigning hell down on Lily when Devon finds out his baby is gone, his wife is *dead* because his sister was not looking at the road – not only was Lily being hateful in that moment, she was reckless and she killed them. I want Devon mad. THAT is when the layers and facets should come in!! Little Mrs Perfect. Ended two lives, if she gets a pass, then I will be livid!

Vail
Vail

It was beautiful and real because these people have worked together for all this time, so in that way the tears are real, we will miss her and they will miss working with her, and dang it, Devon is losing his soulmate. Hil can of course be forgiven and forgiving. She came to town with an agenda, yes. That was dealt with though. Cain for one has lost so much moral ground, he had better have the ability to forgive, and I for one think he and Hillary did have a bond through Sam. I agree, it doesn’t all have to be super logical and such, it’s not a documentary 🙂 Lovely storytelling, lovely acting, I want Hillary’s dress! 🙂 I Googled it and ended up here, so if anyone knows anything about it, please share!

Lew S.
Lew S.

It brought tears to an old hardass like me. A very emotional episode. Mishael and her spunky character will be missed

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

When they said their vows, they could have at least said a little aside to Neil, something like “sorry dad, we were so blinded by our love, but what the hell, you couldn’t see anyway, so thought it would get by”. I could say a lot more, but, but a lot of people would be pissed or offended.

Soaphound
Soaphound

That’s a good laugh, Violet. Their behavior during Neil’s blindness was reprehensible! I guess soaps do give us good lessons in forgiveness. But I felt more sorry for us viewers’ loss of a wonderful actress than for deadbeat Devon. And now Lily front and center again? She’s like Lulu on GH…she just keeps popping up where you don’t need her.

Vail
Vail

LOL Pretty sure that was dealt with a while back 🙂 Why do you think you have things that would cause us to be “pissed or offended”? It’s just your opinion, not a new law or something.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

This whole week has been sad. The last time a story on the show got me worked up was when Delia died. They all did a great job with this story. Hope recognition is passed around when it comes time for awards to be given out.

Debor'ah Cross
Debor'ah Cross

Please let her Go Into a coma and come back to the show she will be truly missed Please give her bonus raise just keep her on young and the restless

su000
su000

0ohh lawdy! That was sappy crappy haa!
It was gigantic confession booth and totally Not Hilary.

I forgive you do you forgive me snivel.
the death was poorly done, unreal.
No tears here, it was quite an overkill of a unbelievable junky stuff and I had need to FF through half of it.. It was like watching a body snatchers episode.

They did Hilary wrong, very wrong- shame one them for creating a pile of BS..

Anyways now, onto 4 months of watching Lily falling apart, sigh.
(it just was not right, not right= phony)

Soaphound
Soaphound

Exactly, su000. There were so many better ways to write Hilary out. Days and days of Devon crying (and trying to) while Cane tries to cover up for Lily (great moral lesson to teach Charlie) as I start sweating the arrival of LILY CENTRAL…the new “plot”.
It’s gonna be a true “dog days” August.

Toni Carriero
Toni Carriero

Great acting especially Devon and Hilary. BRAVO

Nan
Nan

Its upsetting Hillary is gone from show a great actress !!

arlene webb
arlene webb

It upset me great acting

Sally
Sally

I think the producers made a mistake best actress. IF you are all smart in TV land boycott the show only way to make a DIFFERENCE

Vail
Vail

You know what I am over? Faux “Boycotts”. That used to mean something real. Like boycotting a restaurant because they wouldn’t let people of color sit in certain places. An actress decides to leave a soap, that is her choice! She chose to leave and filmed her last stuff a while ago. Not watching only makes soaps go bye bye and we only have 4 left! On three networks!
Save boycotting for something way more important – did she leave b/c of unfair treatment? Not that I heard of.

Annis
Annis

It was very emotional but very well done. I have been in tears this entire week. Please bring Hilary back. Please don’t let Victor ruin Nick. Thank you.

Latonia Franklin
Latonia Franklin

I couldn’t stop cryingWhy did she have to die off of the show? They’re always messing up something on Y & R

Shelley
Shelley

It was sad, I wanted Hillary to live & have her baby & show Lilly she would have been a good mom & for her & Devon to be happy.i will miss her character for sure. I am loyal fan since 1976.It the only one I watch.

Amy E Valentine
Amy E Valentine

The Young and the Restless need to pay their award winning actors and actresses more money to keep them on the show is over with there won’t be nobody around to keep us interested in the show any longer I do not like newcomers playing the part of somebody that left. It’s like being a scab when there is a union on strike

Colleen
Colleen

No tears….

JKJ
JKJ

Sorry to see this fine actress go. There was so much more to tell in the story on Hillary and Devon.

Heather Penberthy
Heather Penberthy

Yes a very touching show… Even my special needs daughter was crying….

Theresa
Theresa

It was carried on too long if you ask me

Barb
Barb

They should have brought in a new Hilary and carried on with the story. Just like Ashley, bring someone else in for that charactor. The story line is changing so much, it is making no sense.

Ellen
Ellen

Hilary will be missed. I was fighting back the tears. It will be interesting on how Devon will turn on lily.

Veronica
Veronica

It was pretty good. I WAS teary…I’m sad that Mishael Morgan is leaving. She is a good character.

monique babin
monique babin

she was just inappropriately arrested accident right?u would think she would of at te very least had a cut on her forehead.ut on her cheek.soething!! te scene itself was very nicely done but did not portray reality after being g side swiped by a car. Lilly nor Charlie had a single scratch on them

Roni Voigt
Roni Voigt

Too many tissues!! Heartbreaking. Why, why,why??

Pgatty
Pgatty

Not really a Hiliary fan. So to me not a loss.

Dawneb
Dawneb

Oh how I’m going to miss Mishael! And I heard she left the show because producers refused her a raise? What’s with that??? She deserves one. I’m with Soaphound. I can’t stand Lily and can only hope she ends up in jail (wishful thinking I’m afraid). My FF button is aimed and ready!

Lynne Murphy
Lynne Murphy

Devon and Hilory’s wedding was beautiful . The memorial Great C buzz show was a wonderful tribute.

GramS
GramS

I laugh at the so-called regulars on this board who are so wrapped up in their own sense of how well they adjucate a show rather than how good the show is. They are so wrapped up in their own importance they fail to see and acknowledge how exceptional the closure was for both fans and foes and you have obviously have never experienced how forgiveness can happen for the unforgivable. The writers excelled at sending this larger than life character on her next journey while at the same time showcasing what an extraordinary talent the actor was. Thanks Mishael and RIP Hilary Curtis Hamilton.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I agree GramS. It was a touching sequence, classic soap opera, even the injured Hilary looked radiant as thought she was not hurt at all. Daytime allows us these emotional rides and I love it. I will miss Miss Morgan and Hilary. She was so watchable and interesting and the character was classic good girl who just went about things the wrong way. I applaud too the writing of death into the story. Seems now we are afraid of it or have to always leave door open for resurrection, often in most preposterous ways. good job Y&R but I would rather we kept Miss Morgan on contract and Hilary among the living.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

GramS, I do understand why you are chastising some of us , but I still maintain that while it was all supposed to be sad, but beautiful, the writer could have shown some sensitivity, when it came to Neil’s character. This man was back stabbed and cuckolded by his wife and son, while being blind yet! He couldn’t even fight back, and yet he was made to stand there and listen to the sweet little speeches from those two people about how much they loved each other, at first sight. I’m not going to speak about forgiveness, which is a very personal thing. I just thought a little more thought by the writer or story editor, might have made that scene a little easier to watch.

GramS
GramS

I would absolutely agree with you if Neil had not expressed to Hilary how he had come to terms with it. Let’s face it, if she had lived the one on one talks with her would have been very different. Neil did forgive, that’s who he is and I believe he was sincere. He was the first of his family to understand why Hilary was how she was and forgave her then. This last segment was to showcase the person behind the mask and to honour the love she and Devon shared.

Bart
Bart

Cliched, plot-driven and unnecessary – Hilary wasn’t a legacy character in the least, yet so much time was wasted to show her demise.

GRADE: F!!!

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It has been years since fan favorite Maule graced the GH screens, but the writers found a way to conjure him up in Lucas’ mind as Lucas is in a pivotal moment in his life; his bio-dad Julian Jerome (William deVry) is blackmailing his husband, Brad (Parry Shen), and Brad is keeping secrets from Lucas.  All spell bad news to Lucas for raising his son, Wiley.  But as GH fans know, Wiley is not the baby that Lucas thinks he is raising with Brad- he is actually raising Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) child, which Brad knows!

So, needing some clarity and visiting his adoptive dad’s gravesite, Lucas sees the vision of Tony, and the former father and son have a heart to heart.  Tony tells Lucas how raising him as  little boy gave him the strength and courage to go on through the hard times, and how to be their for his little boy.  Lucas is just emotionally overwrought and so burdened by the lies those who say that they supposedly love him have been telling.

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At the same time, Julian is searching for Lucas, and happens upon Bobbie at the hospital. She really does not like Julian and the two land at the GH hospital wall where plaques of the beloved doctors and nurses who have passed away are seen.  Bobbie knows Julian could never be the kind of father, Tony was to Lucas.  Julian says he can never replace Tony, but he is Lucas’ father and wants to somehow do right by him.

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Later alone, Bobbie talks to Tony’s photo and we see a heartfelt moment where Tony touches Bobbie’s hand and touches her on the cheek. Something Bobbie feels as she remembers this once great love of hers. At the end of the episode Julian finds Lucas at Tony’s gravesite. What will their confrontation bring?

Kudos to Ryan Carnes, who was the emotional heart of this episode and who made us feel every moment of Lucas’s anguish. And … how wonderful to see Brad Maule again!

So, what did you think of Tony’s visit to Lucas and Bobbie on Friday’s GH? Comment below. But first watch some key scenes between them.

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As Marlena (Deidre Hall) is officiating the ceremony, things took a dark turn when she asked if anyone in attendance could show just cause why the couple should not be wed in holy matrimony.  Everyone is silent as Gabi, who is an attending the nuptials, is quite happy with herself broadcasting the wedding from her phone to Julie who is in the hospital.  Next, an emotional Lani tells Gabi how sorry she is for shooting Stefan.  Lani says she hopes Gabi can set aside their differences for the sake of Julie and Eli.  Gabi tells her she thought she made herself clear.  It appears that Lani decides she is moving forward with the vows, after standing up for herself and ignoring Gabi’s threat after tackling Gabi WWE Smackdown style.  Next, Gabi informs to everyone she just pressed the button on the app on her phone and Eli’s grandmother’s heart exploded. But hold the phone! In that moment, there is a twist.  We go back to Lani at the altar who snaps out of this blackmail nightmare she just played out in her head.  That didn’t really happen, but the audience sees her thinking process through it, which leads Lani in the present to break off the wedding to her beloved Eli.

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At the altar, Lani tells Eli through her tears she cannot do this.  Eli is stunned and confused.  The bride tells him he doesn’t deserve this.  Next, Lani turns towards Gabi, and then tells Eli she is sorry and then runs out of the ceremony.   Gabi mutters that her “work is done here” which seems to be overheard by Will (Chandler Massey).

What follows is absolutely devastating scene in the park as Eli has followed Lani there.  Through her tears, and knowing that the only way she can break things off with Eli is to hurt him deeply, Lani tells him at first that she doesn’t deserve to be happy with a husband, because she shot and killed Gabi’s.  However, Eli won’t accept that, and that is when she has to muster everything inside her to break Eli’s heart in pieces.  She tells the man she loves that she doesn’t love him anymore. Lani says that she thought that after baby David’s death and all they went through to be together it would all fall back into place for them, but for her, it didn’t.

Lani says her decision is made. With tears streaming down his face, Eli cries, “So you’re leaving me? That’s it?” Lani confirms it is, and that she is sorry and then runs off.  Cue none other than Gabi to find a gut-punched Eli on the park bench, who she hugs! Looks like there’s a part two to Gabi’s heinous plan ahead.

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The performances by Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers in this episode were top-notch – their work was and even though it was under the most outrageous of circumstances, you felt the love, the heartbreak and heartache of a couple torn apart, when they love each other so much.

So, what did you think of Lamon and Sal’s performances? What did you think of the final moments of the episode when Lani has to dump Eli for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Trying to get back on her feet has been difficult for Ava.  She finally found some purpose in going back to work at the art gallery she loved so much.  Along the way, she has been sipping one too many martinis.  So, if you add all that up, and if you are other denizens in Port Charles, you might think that when Ava professes she saw the real Nikolas Mikhail Stavrosovich Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) in the flesh, when the man supposedly died a few years ago, then she has really lost it!

Thing is – Ava did see Nikolas, and he is back in Port Charles, alive and well, only know else knows except for Hayden  (Rebecca Budig) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which we learned at the end of Friday’s episode.

Earlier, after Ava passed out seeing Nikolas, she comes too, and he is not at the gallery anymore.  She panics and looks everywhere for him. Ava is convinced there has to be security camera footage of him in the gallery.  Nikolas’ mother, Laura (Genie Francis) happens to head over to see Ava to discuss Helena’s portrait, which has been the key to the codicil mystery, which is now at Ava’s gallery,

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When Laura arrives, she finds Ava with drink in hand, and professing to her that Laura’s first-born son Nikolas is alive and he was just here at the gallery! As she tries to produce the physical evidence to show Laura, it’s not there.   Ava questions her sanity after Laura suggests she really needs professional help; something Laura knows a thing or two about

What happens next is shocking:  Julian (William deVry) is called and he meets Ava and Laura at Shadybrook sanitarium.  Viewers watch as Ava takes off all of her jewelry and her high heels. She hugs Julian and Laura before leaving them behind to get the help she “needs”.

Kudos to Genie Francis and Maura West, who’s unlikely on-screen friendship as Laura and Ava has been a delight to watch; especially when these two powerhouse actresses share two-person scenes together.

Watching Francis’ facial expression when Laura entertains for a moment that her son could be alive and then feels sorrow was masterful, as was West when as Ava she leans on Laura realizing she is in a worse way than she even imagined.  Will Ava get out of Shadybrook soon?  Will Laura get to feel joy that her son is truly alive and in Port Charles? Stay tuned.

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What did you think of the performances of Genie and Maura? What do you think will happen next for Ava and Laura in this story? Comment below.

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