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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Loved Ones Learn Of Hilary’s Death; Camryn Grimes Breaks Hearts As Mariah Hosts GC Buzz

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In another tear-jerker episode on Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, the story picks up with an effective prologue where calls come into the various characters’ cell phones as they learn that Hilary (Mishaal Morgan) passed away in Devon’s (Bryton James) arms.

Mariah (Camryn Grimes) awakes in the morning and goes downstairs, dials her phone, then looks mortified.  Neil (Kristoff St. John) comes to work at Hamilton-Winters finds an envelope with his name on it on the desk, and begins to read it, but a call comes in and he runs out.  Jack (Peter Bergman) is at the GCAC dining room, reads something on his tablet and becomes upset.  Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) comes downstairs at her place and gets ready to have her morning coffee and sees her phone and then breaks down in tears.  Each of these beats was played with no audio which enhanced the dramatic impact.

In a conversation with Sharon, a grief-stricken Mariah says she needs to do something big for Hilary.  Later, Neil gets to the hospital and finds a devastated Devon leaning against a wall and hugs him close. After Devon comes home to the penthouse, he does not want to stay citing he has business to tend to.  However, he first sits Shauna (Camryn Hamm) down and tells her that Hilary died.

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Mariah shows up to Neil’s and asks if she could host GC Buzz in an honor of Hilary today.  Neil informs her that he got a resignation from Tessa.  Mariah says she had to quit because she had a last-minute opportunity (hiding the fact that Tessa is going undercover to find her sister, Crystal).

At the Dive Bar before Mariah’s live show, Sharon (Sharon Case) shows up and confronts Mariah as to why she had found a one-way ticket with her name on it and her bags packed.  Mariah explains she was planning on leaving town secretly with Tessa (Cait Fairbanks), but changed her mind after realizing how important her family in Genoa City is to her.

When the show begins, Mariah overcome and choking back tears, reports to the viewing audience that Hilary passed away, as she looks at Hilary’s empty host chair and remembers her endless jabs and biting, sarcastic humor.  She goes on to talk about Hilary’s generosity and how in the end she married the man she loves.  Devon, who had previously said he would not tune-in to the episode, is seen sobbing and is moved by Mariah’s words.   Mariah ends her episode in a heart-tugging way by saying that Hilary would want them to keep on buzzing.  She then signs off.  Neil is there for Devon as his the young man breaks down in his arms.

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Following GC Buzz, Mariah is stunned when Tessa shows up.  She reveals she changed her train ticket to roundtrip.  She will not choose between Crystal and Mariah, and will be back to resume her relationship with Mariah soon.  The young women hug.

This episode featured a touching performance by Daytime Emmy-winner Camryn Grimes; who played all the emotions from grief to love, and soldiering on in the face of heartbreaking adversity and sadness.

So, what did you think of Monday’s episode of Y&R? The opening prologue of the show? Mariah’s GC Buzz Tribute episode? Tessa returning to tell Mariah she will be back for her? Comment below.

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Timmm
Timmm

Cam was great! She is on another level. BUT, tear-jerker? Here is my problem. I hated Hillary and so did most of the town! Why all the sudden are people losing themselves over this slippery salamander? She screwed just about everyone in town on her show and F’d with Neil and Little Devon! FAKE FILLIS was friends with her for FIVE minutes and now she acts like she lost a sister! Jack really was the only one who should have been affected. He really did have a friendship with Hill. Mariah did a nice job on the BUZZ set. She was truthful. She is good. She will need a new co host. I hope its someone who she can playoff with because of her sharp sense of humor. Her and Kevin would have been great!

Gloria
Gloria

I wish Kevin will come back in the show he’ll make a good host with Mariah you are so right Timmm. Hey do anybody knows that song that Tessa was singing when she was hugging Mariah at the end I love it

Pjc
Pjc

Sadly, I didn’t cry. I didn’t care. Every time in her 5 or 6 years in GC, Hilary acted mean then nice then mean and she always expected to accepted the moment she opted to be nice again.

Her death while Charlie and Lily walked around healthy after the accident (Charlie wasn’t even in a seat belt) was pretty less impactful because Hilary had no visible injuries, etc.

And I hate that yet another child died for no reason on the show. ADD TO THIS, Shauna’s parents should be there for her now! She is 16 and, sure, her brother is in rehab BUT REHAB happens without mom and dad there, THATS HOW IT WORKS – You remove the patient from family and friends to help the person more one on one. AND SO ONE OF THEM SBOULD RETURN FOR THEIR DAUGHTER! And what Aunt would give up her niece freely to a married young man widowed and living with their underage niece.

Chris
Chris

Actually Charlie was in a seat belt. I went back to the clip on cbs.com b/c I didn’t think he was in one either. The clip where HC gets t-boned by the bus shows that he was wearing it.

Momo
Momo

Yes, Shauna still living with Devon does not ring true. Maybe her brother is in family counseling. If so, Shauna needs to be there too. And I also don’t think she should be with Devon, but maybe he’s Daddy Warbucks now. 😉 I guess if no one calls CPS then it’s okay. And the aunt apparently wasn’t all the caring so she’s probably glad to get her out of the house. I know I would be.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

It was yet another powerful episode. Wish stuff like this happened every day on all the shows.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I too was unmoved, because like others I believe Hilary’s character was so unlikable that this sudden rewrite of history is a bit much. It also bothers me that the actress was given this amazing send off story, while someone like ED, was ushered out quickly without so much as a teary goodbye. Granted ED, comes and goes from the show, but still Ashley is shipped off to Germany, while Hilary ( a minor character in show’s history) becomes the town’s saint — and I am one day ahead in Canada, so I got to see the funeral, and there were parts that made me want to gag–like Jack saying the Winter’s family are better than the Abbotts- WTH–the one good part was the ending, which I won’t spoil– TPTB were definitely trying to set up MM with an excellent Emmy reel, but it might all be for naught if they boycott the Award Show– nah the networks probably won’t let them get away with that, too much money to be made to hype up an Emmy win.

Fanny
Fanny

Camryn is FANTASTIC ‼️

Michelle
Michelle

I loved Hillary
She playes a good vilianess
I will miss her.

Acs
Acs

Not moved…I have since stopped watching the show since this lesbian scene came into play…

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

What an odd comment, Acs. Soaps are at their best when they represent all aspects of the world.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Acs’s comment is not odd at all. We all have our opinions and preferences of what we’d rather see. I could do without some aspects, but I would rather just use my FF button, and watch the parts that interest me, than spite myself, by not watching at all. I record them all daily, and watch the SLs that interest me, and ignore the others.

Steve
Steve

Nicely worded sonnior— it’s 2018, and people cannot live in a cocoon anymore. No more closets.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

ACS, you will be missing a lot of shows then. Except for B&B, all three soaps have same sex relationships.

Celia
Celia

That is the most bigoted comment….WOW!! Here I was, catching up with posts, and this is what I read?
People cannot help who they are!! It is not a choice.
Homosexuality is part of society and we would live a much healthier-stress-free-life if our hearts are more accepting.
As sonnorsolita said, all aspects of life SHOULD be represented.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I would rather a gay relationship based in reality than back-from-the-dead tales, dopplegangers, dubious parentages, and plastic-surgery makeovers.

Heather Cardinale
Heather Cardinale

I don’t like that Hilary was killed off. She was a great character & had wow chemistry with Devon. Not happy!!!
Don’t care about Tessa as her character is boring!!!
She should have gone, not Hilary.
Very disappointed

Nazlee
Nazlee

Tessa has no life in the show , she is useless.
The lesbian roll does not suit them at all and it is disgusting.
That Shauna looks like a trouble maker she is a bitch.

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

Camryn steps in as one of the very top actors in the show. I think the gathering of the team, regardless of previous relationships with Hilary, was personal as well as professional. That is a minor inconsistency in this program.

I want Camryn to move up in the cast. Tessa was not key. Mariah should have a wide scope for her character; don’t tie her down one way or the other. Right now she seems the only solid person around; although Sharon is moving up. An entire crazy troupe is difficult to watch without parameters.

Lee Wright
Lee Wright

I want Hillary back on the show. I miss Hillary. She is such an exciting character.

Lee Wright
Lee Wright

Please figure out a way to bring Hillary back. Hillary is such an exciting character. I miss Hillary on the show.

General Hospital

GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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All My Children

ABC and PEOPLE’s ‘The Story of Soaps’: What Was Your Review Of It?

Tuesday’s night airing of ABC and PEOPLE’s two-hour special The Story of Soaps featured many notable daytime and primetime soap stars, past and present, clips from backstage to classic memorable moments, and some participants who were providing commentary on the erosion of the daytime soaps in our culture.  Still others, maintained and realized that everything today is serialized from the news we watch, to some of Netflix’s most binge-watchable series, and of course, the birth of reality-programming.

Throughout the airing of the special, The Story of Soaps was trending on Twitter and social media either at the #2, #3 or #4 spots for the entire duration of the broadcast presentation, and the cancelled and beloved All My Children was also at one point trending.

However, known soap writers, journalists, ardent fans, and actors of the genre, were all on Twitter last night live-tweeting their thoughts as the special went down, and there was definitely mixed reactions and reviews, when all was said and done.

What the special did not shy away from, but tackled, was Luke’s rape of Laura at the campus disco on General Hospital. and how that moment now, as Genie Francis (Laura), so eloquently put, would be considered as ‘date rape’ in our culture.  The series even included a pivotal moment where Laura addresses Luke (Tony Geary) about the rape years later, after helping Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) through her rape ordeal.

John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) got a bevy of “Right On’s!” for his comment that the soaps do not get the credit that they deserve and clearly came through as one of the soaps greatest supporters, as did former The Doctors and Knots Landing star, Alec Baldwin.

However, throughout the two-hours, Andy Cohen’s commentary was thread throughout; mostly citing soap’s demise and the creation of reality-programming and his “Real Housewives” franchise, that the special touted as the new soap operas.  It continued on the narrative that people preferred to see real-life drama then made-up drama on a fictional soap.  And while, that has been a trend in American culture for decades, the commentary came off as often out of place in a celebration of the soaps; and bringing in a lot of negativity to the special that soap fans were tired of hearing.

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In a lighting rod moment, Cohen stated: “I know Susan Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”

The special did also address the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live, (which many were not sure they were going to do – given this special was airing on ABC), where One Life’s leading lady and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) said what we all wanted to sa ywhen the ax fell on the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, “People were horrified”.

Clearly, OJ Simpson and his murder trial and reality-programming were also given a chunk of time to show where the once mighty landscape of daytime soaps which once had 13 shows on the air, dwindled town to 4.  But, it would have been nice to see more time spent on how in this day and age, the people in this current landscape of the genre work so hard to get episodes done at an unbelievable pace, and how in that climate the performers still deliver gut-wrenching performances.

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Former Loving, OLTL and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, did point out how the once powerful soaps, just don’t have the dollars they used to, and need to, to help with production costs and their taping schedule.

Viewers were reminded of soaps’ socially relevant storylines including hankie-inducing moments from: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone’s (Michael Sutton) HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital, to Billy Douglas being a gay teen coming out on One Life to Live, played by a young Ryan Phillippe.

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There also did not seem time spent on the contributions of William J. Bell; one of the most prominent writers of the soap genre of all-time.

For many commenting on social media last night, there seemed to be a feeling of some glaring omissions of participants who could speak on this genre, who have been in the trenches as soap producers, soap writers, pundits, actors, and more, who were not included in the special.

So, what was your review of The Story of Soaps? How would you grade it? Do you feel it accurately reflected the history of the genre?  Were you happily surprised,  or when it came to the end where you over it, or somewhere in between? Sound off in the comment section below.  Below are some tweets from notables who have worked as an actor, a writer, and a journalist in the soaps.  

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Linsey Godfrey Deliver ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Fans of Days of our Lives knew when the mother of all showdowns was going to go down, it would be the payoff they had waited for – the rightful bio-mom would finally hold her baby in her arms!

In emotional and top-notch performances from Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Kristen finally comes face-to-face with baby Rachel, who Sarah had kidnapped, although Sarah believed for so long that she was raising her daughter, MacKenzie.   When she learned the bombshell truth, that the child was not hers and that her baby died, she took off with the little one to Europe.

On last Tuesday’s episode, an overwrought and pissed Kristen tells Sarah: “Where the hell do you think you’re going with my baby?”  Sarah calls the child her daughter.  Trying to reason with her Kristen knows Sarah loves Rachel.  Then, Sarah goes on how she was there from the beginning and helped the baby through cancer.  Kristen knows and appreciates that, but also says it should have been her that was doing all of that, and all of those moments and more were stolen from her.

Sarah calls out Kristen and says she is incapable of being a good mother. Cornered Sarah says she will scream if Kristen tries to take Rachel out of her arms.  Kristen relates that her baby is alive and she’s so very sorry that her joy is Sarah’s mourning. Kristen truly thanks Sarah for everything she’s done the entire time to raise her little girl,  But, she asks Sarah to please hand over her child.  Sobbing, Sarah finally does just that.

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Next, Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Xander (Paul Telfer) show up at the scene, and for the first time, Brady and Kristen hold their daughter. Their joy turns to more sorrow when they realize Kristen can never go back to Salem. If she does, she will be sent to prison for stabbing Victor (John Aniston).   When Brady agrees to disappear with her, Kristen won’t  let him do that.  Brady says that if he has to let her go to protect her and their child, he will step aside.  In another heartbreaking moment, Brady tells Rachel he loves her and says his heart will be with her, always.  Kristen promises to give her the life she deserves and the two say goodbye!

Later, Sarah returns to Abigail and Chad’s apartment where she tells Rex (Kyle Lowder) what happened and that she handed over the baby. She cries as Rex holds her as Xander (Paul Telfer) arrives, and Sarah is not-to-pleased to see him!

All complex emotional scenes, that is why Michael Fairman TV names Stacy and Linsey are Power Performances of the Week.  Let us know what you thought of their big scenes via the comment section below.

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