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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.

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.

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
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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… Read more »

Gloria
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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
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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… Read more »

Chris
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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
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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
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James R. Poissant

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

Mary SF
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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… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

Camryn is FANTASTIC ‼️

Michelle
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Michelle

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

Acs
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Acs

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

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

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

Violet Lemm
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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
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Steve

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

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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

Celia
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lee Wright

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

Lee Wright
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Lee Wright

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

Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Jesse Metcalfe Eliminated, Chrishell Stause Gets A Surprise From NKOTB

Last night on  ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, another soap opera alumni’s journey on the ballroom dance floor came to an end, when Jesse Metcalfe’s (Passions, Desperate Houswives and Dallas) ) and his pro partner, Sharna Burgess, were sent home by the judges after landing in the bottom two.

After combining the judges scores and fan voting at home, the other couple joining Jesse and Sharna in the bottom two were  Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd.  This season it is up to the judges to choose who stays and who goes when forced with picking between the two lowest scoring couples of the night.. Bruno chose Vernon, Carrie Ann followed and Derek also revealed he would have saved Davis or Metcalfe as well.

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With Metcalfe eliminated following last’s week’s departure of Ex-Another World’s Anne Heche, that leaves only Chrishell Stause still in the running vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy from the world of daytime drama.

 

Here’s a recap of what went down on the dance floor for Metcalfe, Stause and Davis last night.

Jesse Metcalfe and Sharna Burgess – (Tango) – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”

Dancing to the classic by Tears for Fears, Metcalfe promised in the pre-package to loosen up and show a more human and vulnerable side to his dancing.  However, although there was a bit more coming from Jesse this outing, the judges criticized him for needing more technique than just performance. SCORE 19 out of 30

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Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko (Cha-Cha)  – “The Right Stuff”

Revealing to all on the pre-package, Chrishell is a huge New Kids on the Block fan from back in her teens, and was stoked to dance to their song during the night’s 80’s competition,   However, during the performance, while Stause has shown improvement, this time the judges noted she seemed to slow down to much during the dance and also she needs to watch her footwork.  After Gleb and Chrishell danced, Tyra Banks had a surprise for Chrishell when the NKOTB sent in a viral video message to their biggest fan!  Stause was overjoyed.  SCORE 19 out of 30

Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd –  (Tango) – “Living’ on a Prayer”

Performing to Bon Jovi’s classic “Living on a Prayer”, Davis donned some rocker dude long locks and hit the floor with Murgatroyd, but the former pro football star looked stiff moving around the ballroom.  Judge Bruno noted that his footwork was a bit flat.  However, Carrie Ann shared she liked the quality of movement he was showing them.  SCORE 21 out of 30

So after looking at the clips of their performances below, did the right person get sent home in Metcalfe vs. Davis?  Do you think Chrishell can hold out longer on the series through the next rounds of competition?  Let us know in the comments section. (Also check out the moment when NKOTB message to Stause is played during the broadcast.)

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General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Funeral Brings The Alzheimer’s Storyline Full Circle to Its Heart-Tugging Conclusion

When a soap opera allows a full episode to stay in the story they are telling, it can often make for a riveting hour of television.  This was the case and then some on Thursday’s emotional ending to General Hospital’s Alzheimer’s storyline; when the character of Mike Corbin (Max Gail) was given a proper send-off – a funeral – and being eulogized by those who loved and cared for him.

When GH is at its best through the years has been when it tackles social issues of our time, and this story will stand among the iconic soap’s best.  The backdrop of the story was that of father and son, grappling with and coming to terms with the past, finding love, forgiveness and redemption against this most horrific of diseases that has afflicted so many.

In the episode, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) go to church and prepare themselves for the emotional day as mourners come through and share their grief and condolensces and love for Mike.  Those included: Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth – back for this one), Stella (Vernee Watson), Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and a touching moment between Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) and Carly where the legal eagle says to Carly that if she ever needs to drink and vent let her know.

 

As the funeral begins, one by one Mike’s family and friends say beautiful words of what he meant to them,. Michael reflects about how his grandfather loved to party and how he’d like them all to raise a glass for him. . Olivia, speaks on behalf of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), and how close Mike and Dante were.  Ava (Maura West) talks about the love and kindness and joy he brought to little Avery.

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When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) got up to speak, things became even more heartbreaking when she flashes back to a scene where she was having a terrible time and Mike was there for – always a great listener- but he tells he eventually, he will not remember her.

GH did a outstanding job of selecting scenes throughout the eulogies that punctuated who Mike was … and how he tied in to all of the characters lives.  Jason (Steve Burton) shared how he knew it wasn’t easy for Mike to come back and try to make amends with Sonny, but that no matter what, Mike kept trying to get through to Sonny to make things right between them.

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Stella’s moment was also heartbreaking recalling the man who became her friend.  Carly, who was the glue that held Sonny and the family together during Mike’s illness, shared her doubt if the family could handle Mike, and what was to come, but how Sonny helped his father find inner-peace..

When Sonny gets up to talk he reveals he had a lot of anger towards his father, and how the illness made him truly see the man his dad was inside.  Sonny tells his dad he is proud of him and how grateful he was that he came back into his life.   Next, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) sings as the mourners reflect back on Mike in a touching series of juxtaposed clips against the characters in the moment at the funeral.

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After the service had concluded Sonny and Carly talk how Morgan and Mike are together now, but Sonny asks for some time alone in the church. It is then Mike appears and tells his son it’s time he forgave himself, since Sonny forgave Mike.  He tells Sonny that he has made him very proud.  As he gets up to leave he kisses Sonny on the forehead and goes towards the light and to heaven.  Just after that, Dante appears at the front of the church, shocking Sonny in a beautiful analogy that now this father and son must deal with what’s ahead in their relationship, just as Sonny and Mike had done.

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This episode featured beautiful work by Maurice Benard, and Max Gail and everyone in the supporting cast who had their moments.  It was an ensemble piece but led by Benard and Gail, who should both be receiving Emmys in 2021 for their work..

What did you think of Mike’s funeral episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Kim Delaney Makes Her Debut as Jackie Templeton Returns to Port Charles

Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the arrival of Kim Delaney back to the soap opera scene.  The fan favorite primetime, film, and daytime star has returned to the network (ABC) that made her soap-famous when she played a young Jenny Gardner on All My Children back in the early 80’s.

Fast-forward to 2020, and Delaney is actually a recast in the marquee role that kicked off Demi Moore’s career, that of ace investigative journalist and reporter, Jackie Templeton.  Moore played the role of Luke’s (Tony Geary) new love interest (following the disappearance of Laura into the fog) back in 1982.

Now Jackie is brought into the present day story by snooping reporter, Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan).  She wants Jackie’s help in bringing down Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) who is creating havoc in Port Charles at the hospital.   After their brief meeting, who should Jackie run into?  None other than her ex, Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers).

 

As longtime GH fans remember, after her involvement with Luke, Jackie became romantically involved with Robert.  But that went bust when Robert married a pregnant Holly (Emma Samms) to keep her from being deported out of the country.   All of that begs the question, is Jackie the one holding Holly hostage in some twisted vendetta from years gone by?

It was great to see Kim Delaney back on daytime, and now GH fans will wait to see what the writers have planned for her.

Do you think Jackie is good, evil, somewhere in between?   And according to reports, look for Jackie to have a profound effect on the lives of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Finn (Michael Easton).

So, what did you think of Kim’s first episode back to daytime and as Jackie Templeton? Comment below.

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