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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.

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THE BACHELORETTE: Katie Chooses Her Final Four

It got pretty “serious” on Monday’s key episode of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette.  For Katie had to choose the men who would move on to the all-important ‘hometowns’, where Thurston meets family members/parents of her suitors.

There was the predictable and the unpredictable within the two-hour installment.  As predicted, Greg, after finally getting another one-on-one with Katie, cemented his spot in the ‘hometowns’, but of course, you can clearly see emotion and conflict within him.  He has seemingly become more uncomfortable with the fact that Katie is dating other men, and that he could be left heartbroken in the end on top of recently losing his father.  Katie reassures him that their connection is real and attempts to tell the producers in her testimonial that she is “falling in love with Greg” but can’t say or get the order of those words right.  Freudian slip?

Brendan takes the bulls by the horn and goes to Katie’s room after once-again not receiving a one-on-one date with her.  Since he took the initiative to stop by her hotel room unannounced, she also lowers the boom on him and says she is just not there with him and she has stronger connections with the other guys, so he is sent packing.

In another one-on-one date, virgin Mike P. and Katie were put into a cringeworthy cuddling session with a “cuddling expert”, while laughing through their unease of the situation.  Mike compared Katie to his mother, which probably gave Katie some weird vibes.  Later, instead of finishing the date, she sent Mike home.  Another one bites the dust.

During the group date with Justin, Michael A., Andrew, and Blake, it was Blake who said to Katie that he was not in love with her yet.  Meanwhile, Justin aced the group art date competition.  Michael A. loved that Katie said all the right things about having his son in their lives and in the equation, (although you can see Michael struggling to be away from his little boy) and Andrew said he still had dreams to play football and reminds her of their bond with nice, over-the-top gestures.

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At the group date finale, Michael A. was awarded the rose.  With two guys in for the ‘hometowns’, it was time for the last two to be picked from the three remaining contestants at the rose ceremony.  Katie kept Justin and Blake and sent Andrew home in a gut-wrenching emotional goodbye scene, ‘Bachelorette’-style.

Katie seemed uncertain and torn up by her decision to ax him, while Andrew was blindsided as was driven away in tears in the limo.  Fast-forward to the next morning, Andrew comes to visit Katie in her room! Happy and surprised to see him, Andrew says he did not want their final moments together to be the way it ended at the rose ceremony.  As they say their goodbyes, Andrew leaves Katie a card.  She opens it when he leaves.  It reads “If you change your mind, I’ll be waiting.”  Katie becomes frantic and emotional and goes running after him in the hotel.  She then offers Andrew a chance to stay in the competition, and he turns her down, for Andrew, did not want to put himself at another rose ceremony and go through that again, if she ultimately eliminated him from the competition.  They hug and have one final kiss, and Andrew makes his final exit.

So, did Katie choose the right final four for her? What are your thoughts on Greg, Justin. Michael A. and Blake? Who will get the final rose? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Bill Learns the Truth About Justin’s Deception

On Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, longtime soap vet, Don Diamont (Bill) turned in one of his best performances as Dollar Bill Spencer finds out the depth of Justin’s betrayal, and Aaron D. Spears (Justin) also delivered in these highly-charged moments.

In key scenes, after being released from prison and back at his office at Spencer Publications – while reuniting with his son, Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and his beloved Katie (Heather Tom) – Bill learns from Thomas of Justin’s (Aaron D. Spears) machinations.  It was those machinations that kept Liam (Scott Clifton) and Bill in the slammer, and Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) locked in a cage.

Until Justin had a last minute change of heart and did not delete all the messages and recordings from Thomas’ phone from Vinny that was the evidence to clear both Liam and Bill; things would have gone even more horribly awry.

Once Bill is informed of just what Justin did, he confronts him and clears out of his office to leave the two longtime friends, and business associates alone for a massive showdown.  In the scenes, Justin tries to make Bill understand he wanted to grab the power that Bill has always had.

However, in the end, Bill tells Justin he is ‘dead’ to him and their longtime relationship appears to be fractured forever.  But will Bill somehow, someway, come to understand Justin’s motives as something he might have done once in a his life?  Time will tell.

Watch the performances featuring Don and Aaron below.

UPDATED as of 7/18, Don and Aaron took home the Power Performance of the Week honors for their work here.

Now let us know, what did you think about the confrontation/showdown between Bill and Justin in the comment section and what will be the fallout?

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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