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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Nikki Is Willed To Live By Victoria, Nick and … Victor

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If you caught the Christmas Eve episode of The Young and the Restless, it sets up a two-part special event of installments beginning today on Christmas Day and tomorrow on the number one drama from CBS Daytime.

It begins with a guilty Reid (Tristan Lake Leabu) worried sick about this grandmother Nikki Melody Thomas Scott), as he discusses her dire situation with Billy (Jason Thompson).  Being home for the holidays is just what the doctored ordered for Victoria (Amelia Heinle0 and Nikki, says Billy.  Little does he know!

Nate (Brooks Darnell) has just delivered heartbreaking news to Victoria and Nick (Joshua Morrow).  It appears they need to prepare for the worst as Nikki lays in a coma that she may never awaken from.  He encourages them to locate Victor (Eric Braeden).

Throughout the episode, the most touching moments were played by Joshua Morrow who sat by his mother’s bedside apologetic, guilt-ridden, and scared she may die.  He tells a comatose Nikki that he is sorry for putting her between his feud with Victor, and recalls to her, the strength she showed in overcoming a battle with MS to be able to play the piano. Nick leaves and Victoria comes in to talk to her mother.

Victoria begs her mother to wake up and … we cut to Nikki in her sub-conscious hearing her daughter as she plays the piano in a white dress.  She hears Victoria but cannot open her eyes or speak.  Victoria has to go home for Christmas to be with her kids and promises her mom she will be back asap.  Inside the hospital room, Nikki is back in her mind, playing the piano and stops dead in her tracks when she remembers hearing Reid’s confession.

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Next in a hankie-inducing moment, Nick comes back to Nikki’s hospital room.  He speaks of his son Christian on Christmas, plus how he has not heard his mother laugh in a very long time and that he missed that, and how he feels responsible for taking the joy out of her life.  Next, Nick promises to be a better son.

In Nikki’s self-conscious she is at the piano again, hearing Nick’s words.  Nick gets close to Nikki’s hospital bed, and puts his arm around his mother and hugs her, just like he did when he was a little boy.  Nick also tells Nikki they are trying to locate Victor.

Next, we cut back to Nikki playing the piano.  She stops when she hears “My darling.”  It’s Victor!  He tells Nikki to turn away from the light and head back into his arms. .She takes his hand, but turns toward the light again.  Victor asks her to play for him to keep her in the present with him.  In another touching moment, Nikki plays Nadia’s Theme (the theme song of Y&R)  and they slow dance.  Back inside the hospital room, Nick kisses his mother, and exits.  Then, a shadowy figure appears out of nowhere looking at Nikki!

So, what did you think of the Christmas Eve episode? Which performances were you touched by?  Were you thrilled to see Victor again?  Did you enjoy the Nick and Nikki scenes?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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I thought the most touching part was when Nick hugged his mother.Also when Nate told them that she was not going to make it.

OK…you know what: Time now to send that ANNOYING MOPHEAD Reed PACKING…FOR GOOD!!!!!

Merry Christmas, everyone.

That’s hilarious lol…exactly what I was thinking! Merry Christmas

I felt the whole sequence was sophomoric at best. Too predictable. If someone is going to walk “toward the eternal light”, le them get there and move on. But to have the WILL of Victor outplay the light of God– and at Christmas? Sophomoric at best.

This episode tugged at my heart which hasn’t happened on this show for a long time. I do give credit for this being a very well done episode.

YES I totally agree with you James, and the tissues were required. However, need to move on with the JT thing – long enough – let’s move on!!

I am really enjoying the scenes where Nick ,and Victoria are showing their Mom how much they still love and need her ewn if they are grown they still need their parents ,and sometimes parents need their kids too. I just hope if J.T. is alive that Victor kills him for good this time to protect Nikki, and Victoria from that animal.

I haven’t given one will to Nikki in so long

her brethren gathering, lost nill

where’s her record of act

i’m sorry ; this goes on

pair her with Neil, pair her with Sean Young’ back AGAIN, pair her life

it’s not so much lost either… she’s given so much lost on Victor, lost on Nick

WRITING SUCKS @GH

I so love the story of the young and restless. I have been a viewer since the beginning. Never stop what your doing. I love this show. Antoinette Lizzi

Love that Victor is back .Its about time. Welcome back Victor

I don’t comment much anymore, but the whole Y&R Christmas episodes fell flat for me. This would have made me ball my eyes out if it were not for the whole JT storyline STILL lingering. I could have cared about Nikki if she and everyone else had not covered up their crimes.

I am supposed to care about Nikki while children are wondering why their father abandoned them. Nikki has had enough Christmases it should be about the children.

I could not agree more! Yes, I am happy Victor is back but this story line is insipid, stupid and incredibly dull! Today’s show (12/28) featured the Ken doll Nate marching around in scrubs trying to sneak Nikki out of the hospital. If that wasn’t bad enough we viewers were forced to watch the aforementioned on the police video tape along with Rey and Nick. Rey is the new police chief but no one has mentioned it–no one has even asked where Paul Williams is. Even if you don’t value Paul Williams, you must admit you value decent writing which makes sense. It’s just so incredibly WEIRDthat no one mentions Paul. It’s like Mal Young was so lazy and disrespectful to Paul’s legacy that he just banished him without a word to the viewers to explain his disappearance. The new writers will have a lot of damage control writing to conduct when Mal Young finally leaves. What a MESS!

Harry…’Ken doll Nate’…LOVE IT…lol.

Happy 2019 Harry.

Christmas is sad everywhere, including Genoa City. This episode tried to give us that magic but… In a year when Nikki killed her son-in-law on top of all the other Newman messes, this family togetherness seemed contrived. Victor treats Nikki badly and she runs back to him. Enough now, please. Keep them together and let them grow old. I do not get weepy or nostalgic for the past remarriages and reunions. I liked seeing Billy step up with his kids but Devon & Co. seemingly lost, a new family that has not caught on yet, Lily in prison, no sight of favorties like Jill, Lauren and Michael…

Favorite Xmas sequence was Jack and Dina.

Here’s to a new and happier year in Genoa City. Less bed-hopping, more corporate play and mystery, some genuine romance.

Nikki is Not going to die, no worries she is Not leaving Y&R
and-
people in comas have no muscles reactions as Nikki has squint/tightness in her forehead she needs to relax her face squint lol

Nikki/Melonie is most likely taking some time off so she will be out for a while, I’d guess.

luv having da`man Victor back!looking forward to some action (one thing Y&R is void of=action)

Thank you, Captain Obivious.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Confronts Ava for Sabotaging Her Relationship With Sonny and Signs the Divorce Papers

Looks like Nina (Cynthia Watros) and Ava (Maura West) are back to be each other’s sworn enemy number one. By the end of the Monday, April 22nd episode of General Hospital, the women know where they stand with each other after Nina goes in on Ava accusing her of wanting Sonny (Maurice Benard) all to herself, while her marriage has been on the rocks.

In story, at Nina’s office, Ava shows up to see Nina and says she is sorry about what happened with Sonny and that he reacted the way he did, acknowledging that is was over the top, even for Sonny. Ava says she’ll smooth things over, but Nina says she now understands how manipulative and transparent Ava really is.

Given their horrible history, Nina goes in on Ava and how she should never have trusted her. Nina wants to know how long has Ava had this agenda dating all the way back to telling Nina to turn Carly (Laura Wright) and Drew (Cameron Mathison) into the SEC. Ava says she never told her do to that, but Nina wants to know how long Ava has been playing her for a fool.

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Ava says she moved in with Sonny to keep Avery safe and she wants to be on good terms with Avery’s father, Sonny. Nina thinks she likes being in Sonny’s inner circle. Ava tells Nina if she goes to him about her advising Nina to call the SEC on Carly and Drew, it won’t work.  Sonny still considers Nina a traitor and he will think she’s lying because she’s so desperate to win him back. Ava says if Nina would stop blaming everyone else that maybe Sonny would respect her.  Nina says “like he does you?” Ava says Sonny not only respects her, but he also counts on her.

From there, Ava launches into why she and Sonny understand each other, after all, Sonny is a powerful, turbulent, and sometimes violent man. She goes so far to say if Nina wanted someone to just sit by the fire with and play with their grandchildren, she’s got the wrong guy.  Ava then talks about Mike from Nixon Falls (Sonny with amnesia) and how Sonny hid the darkest parts of himself from Nina back then, whereas with Ava they are the same similar creatures, so he doesn’t have to hide anything.

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Nina wants to know just what Ava wants with Sonny? What is her end game? Ava responds that they understand each other, in ways she can’t with Sonny. Nina tells Ava she can go ahead and have it all and signs Sonny’s divorce papers. Ava walks out with the documents, while Nina in tears at her desk, takes off her wedding rings and has her assistant come in so she can messenger the rings back to Sonny’s address.

The episode and these scenes featured great performances by Cynthia Watros and Maura West. You can check some of the scenes below.

Now, let us know, what is Ava’s next move? Is she going to become Mrs. Sonny Corinthos? Do you like Ava and Nina as enemies? Comment below.

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AEW Dynasty: Swerve Strickland Becomes AEW World Heavyweight Champion, Jack Perry Returns, Will Ospreay Retires Move After Scary Finish

There is no doubt now, who’s house it is in AEW? It’s “Swerve’s House” after his strong showing on Sunday nights AEW Dynasty pay-per-view. In the main event, Swerve Strickland captured the AEW World Heavyweight Championship defeating Samoa Joe in a career-defining moment.

Strickland becomes the first ever Black AEW World Heavyweight Champion in the organizations history.  And it was not loss on Strickland, who spoke about it in the post-Dynasty media scrum, but also knew the moment was upon him from the moment he was going to make his ring entrance in front of a sold-out crowd in St. Louis and those watching around the world on cable outlets or via Bleacher Report.

Swerve Strickland ring entrance showed that he was dressed to impress, in a mask and black and gold spandex attire. As fans caught on , Swerve was paying tribute to the character of Kilmonger, the antagonist of 2018’s Black Panther film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But that was not all, Prince Nana, Strickland’s manager/sidekick covered Strickland with a robe that belonged to Jimmy Rave. Rave was part of Ring of Honor during the company’s early days and was part of Nana’s stable The Embassy. He has three shots at the ROH title but never won the big prize.

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AEW Dynasty had three major matches back-to-back to conclude the three hours show.  Strickland in the main event defeating Samoa Joe, and before that The Young Bucks (Matthew and Nicholas Jackson) vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) for the AEW World Tag Team Championships in a brutal ladder match.

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In the deciding moment of the match after Harwood goes to climb up the ladder to reach  for the titles, a masked man runs in and knocks over the ladder. It’s revealed to be none other than the previously suspended, Jack Perry (son of the late 90210 star, Luke Perry). Perry throws up the Elite symbol as security escorts him away. Nicholas Jackson looks pleased by the interference and uses it to take advantage and climb the ladder to get control of the title belts and The Young Bucks become the new AEW tag champs, once again.

The most highly-anticipated match of the night was between two of the greatest wrestlers to ever do it – Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay and after more than a half-hour of back and forth with high flying moves, technical precision and punches and kicks, Ospreay was able to get the pin, but unfortunately in the last few minutes of the match, Danielson went down after Ospreay delivered the Storm Driver ’91 move. Next, the referee called for medical to check out Danielson, while Will was unaware of that and continued to finish the match.

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At the post-Dynasty media scrum, an upset Ospreay began by addressing reporters and sharing, “I’m super glad that everybody enjoyed the match. A little bit of a dampener on how it’s all kind of the dust has settled now. I’ve reviewed the footage myself. Seeing Bryan got hurt on the Storm Driver, and I didn’t see the referee call for the doctor and I didn’t see it. So I want to apologize on that.So even though like 90% of the time that moves been absolutely fine, seeing the damage that it’s kind of done, I’m going to retire using the Storm Driver ’91. I don’t think it’s right for me to continue using it after seeing what it did to Bryan, someone that I’ve got huge amounts of respect for, this was kind of my dream match. This is something I’ve wanted since I was a kid. Although I’m happy when everyone enjoyed the match, I’m kind of disappointed in myself. So once again, I apologize to Bryan probably apologize to AEW medics, I apologize to Tony (Khan, CEO/GM AEW).

In one of the best matches in the card, and in the opening bout, for the AEW Continental Championship Match, “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada defeated “The Bastard” PAC to retain his title. Meanwhile, Willow Nightingale became the Women’s TBS Champion defeating Julia Hart, only to have Mercedes Mone come to the ring to challenge Willow at Double or Nothing in Vegas at the end of May.

So, what do you think of Swerve Strickland becoming AEW World Champ? Jack Perry’s return? Will Ospreay’s match-up with Bryan Danielson and its ending? Let us know in the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Lauren Gives Deacon an Earful About Sugar

On Friday’s April 19th episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) and Deacon (Sean Kanan) make a stunning realization, and viewers of the CBS soap opera can also give themselves a round of applause for figuring out the mystery surrounding (Kimberlin Brown) Sheila’s ‘death’, or at least a part of it.

At Il Giardino, Lauren and Deacon are getting into a heated exchange over Sheila. Going over the events that transpired with Lauren, Deacon tells her what he saw in the crematorium when the sheet lifted up revealing that the deceased person had ten toes, not nine as Sheila had.

Then, Deacon asks a freaked out Lauren, what she knows about Sugar? He reveals, “Sheila was texting with her before she went to Steffy’s.” Deacon begs Lauren to tell him. Lauren says the Sugar she knows couldn’t possibly be texting Sheila or anyone else for that matter because she’s in jail.

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A reluctant Lauren finally tells Deacon what she knows about the sordid backstory of Sheila and Sugar. Lauren begins, “Sheila met her in prison. She was her warden.” She then goes into how they resurfaced in Genoa City and how Sheila was locked up in a mental ward. Confused and trying to follow along, Deacon looks shocked.  That’s when Lauren says he will be blown away by the rest of the story.

As they sit, Lauren explains that all that time she thought it was Sheila who was locked up, she learned that it wasn’t her in the mental institution. That is when we are treated to a flashback. It was there that Sheila admits to Lauren that when she and Sugar escaped the prison, they fled to South America, where Sugar sacrificed her face. Sugar thought she was going in for a facelift, but Sheila was able to buy off corrupt doctors to have Sugar’s face altered to look exactly like Sheila.

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Deacon gulps, “What are you telling me, Lauren?” Lauren says, “That there’s someone out there who looks exactly like Sheila. Someone with ten toes.” Vindicated, Deacon shouts, “I was right. It wasn’t Sheila who got cremated. She’s alive! My, God! Sheila’s alive!”

So, the search will be for Sheila starting with next week’s episodes of B&B. Do you think somehow Sheila will wind up in the orbit of Lauren if she has been in hiding since Steffy ‘killed” her in self-defense?  Is Sheila kidnapped somewhere? Share your thoughts via the comment section, but first, look at the set-up of Deacon learning about Sheila and Sugar’s past from Lauren.

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