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Y&R All-Stars: Gina Tognoni, Peter Bergman & Jason Thompson Deliver As Jack Learns About The 'Philly' Affair!

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On Thursday and Friday’s episodes of The Young and the Restless, the revelation of Billy and Phyllis’ affair sent reverberations through key residents of Genoa City.

However, none more so than Jack Abbott, who finally came to learn the most horrible of truths – that his brother and his wife were sleeping together behind his back for months.  And, that Billy loves his wife, and she loved him back.  The reveal set the stage for highly-anticipated showdowns and emotional moments for the all-stars at the epicenter of this storyline: Gina Tognoni (Phyllis), Jason Thompson (Billy) and Peter Bergman (Jack), and as one would expect, these three delivered powerhouse performances throughout the key scenes.

Gina Tognoni’s Phyllis visited her therapist, who wonders if she’s prepared to lose her husband if she tells him the truth about her duplicity with his brother.  He wonders if Phyllis is punishing herself, and when the topic turns to the Jack doppelganger, Marco (who Phyllis had sex with) she is overcome when she reveals she never questioned his identity.  She wants answers from the shrink as to what to do, but he won’t give her the answer she is looking for, she has to decide herself.  Tognoni was riveting in these scenes.

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Later when Jack follows her home from the therapists office to confront her about what Billy told him – that he is in love with her, Jack demands to know if she slept with Billy. She admits she did!

Jack wants to know how long it went on and where the duo hit the sheets!  Jack is crushed to learn on his birthday, Phyllis was with Billly in the cabin making love to him.  Jack brings up how she cheated on him with Nick (Joshua Morrow) before, too!  Not a good track record, Phyllis!

Nexr, Phyllis adds more salt to Jack’s wound confessing that Jill (Jess Walton) found out about her affair with Billy.  It is then Jack realizes she broke things off with Billy because she had to!  Jack forces her to admit she loved Billy.  But Phyllis tells Jack, she wants to make their marriage work.  He bawks at her and rails at her that she destroyed their marriage and leaves her sobbing, as she punches herself in the leg and crumbles to the floor!  Peter Bergman played the anger, sadness, humiliation, and betrayal and all of levels of Jack being gut-punched, as only a pro like him can.

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And, if there was any doubt left that Jason Thompson does not own and command the role of Billy Abbott, you need to look no further than Thursday’s precursor to the big reveal, where a drunken Billy is drowning his sorrows over losing Phyllis with a red-haired model from the photo shoot he put together.  Self-loathing and inebriated, Billy is a “train wreck” as Travis (Michael Roark) later called him to Victoria (Amelia Heinle).  Jack finds Billy and brings up what Ashley (Eileen Davidson) told him – that Billy loves Phyllis.  Billy admits it, and then Jack grabs him and throws him to the ground.  Billy yells: “She doesn’t love me, she loves you!” But he also tells Jack to man up and go get his wife.

Next, Billy stumbles to the elevator to go to Ashley’s office to confront her for revealing what he shared to her to Jack.  He tells her she’s ripped the family apart.  Ashley informs Billy that the minute he and Phyllis gave in to their feelings, Jack’s marriage was doomed, whether or not he found out about it.  Billy tells her she always sides with Jack and that she doesn’t understand him. Angry and distraught, Billy writes ‘Phyllis loves Jack’ on the wall and storms out.  Jason Thompson showed the complex shades of Billy Abbott throughout all of these moments in another star-turn in his soap career.

So, what did you think of the performances of Gina Tognoni, Jason Thompson, and Peter Bergman?  How Jack learned the truth piecing together the information and then getting Phyllis and Billy to admit their feelings and their duplicity? Can the Abbott family ever be the same? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Adam
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Adam

Awesome, all three are awesome actors, love Gina T – she is awesome, she rocks!

Harry
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Harry

Yes, yes and yes. I also agree with Mr Fairman’s assertion that Jason Thompson owns this role of Billy. And Gina is also pulled in a wrenching, guttural performance. I really enjoyed the scene featuring Phyllis speaking to her psychiatrist. We haven’t seen a scene that good and emotionally compelling since a young Heather Weber spoke to her psychiatrist, Dr Katz. The scene in which the psychiatrist and Phyllis have a break through session, Phyllis comes the realization that she had the affair with Billy in order to externalize her internal, devastating guilt for having slept with Marco all those… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

PS I neglected to mention that Peter Bergman really rose to the occasion and delivered a powerhouse performance.
We saw him become enraged, now we will see the grief settle in. I liked the scene in which he tried to get through an interview and how he just fell apart in front of the reporter.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

AGREE, H and A. Just great performances all around

su0000
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su0000

Team Billy !!

—– GO BILLY !!… kick Jack azz !

(( bring it home, Billy!!))

Harry
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Harry

Okay, good–I am on Team Jack. I want him to kick Billy’s butt and kick Phyllis to the curb.

su0000
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su0000

hey Harry..
LOL yes! let the fight begin, who will be the winner?

((In the end, Jack and Phyllis blah, but let’s hope it’s a good fight!!
I need entertainment .

GO BILLY! Get your pound of flesh !!

Nanci
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Nanci

Me, too.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I agree. This is the second time Phyllis has cheated on Jack. I say it’s time to show her the door!!!

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Harry, my love, I am on team zilch!! They are all pitiful. Jack’s puffed-up-all-out-anger is a wee bit too late. His holier-than-thou, “I am da man” attitude was not a one-two-punch in the gut for me. No attacks, s’il vous plait ….LOL…’Tis my opinion….agree or disagree. Gina was Grrreat!!!!!! That’s it!!!! Jack should know better than to play house with someone young enough to be his daughter. And, Billy? He should go see a Guru and meditate……meditate so hard until he realizes that he can’t always get what he wants. Especially if that ‘want’ belongs in someone else’s backyard.… Read more »

Laurene
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Laurene

Team Billy too.

Jack can go to hell.

Harry
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Harry

Okay, okay, this is great! I love the competition. However, I am not getting what is is Billy has to be mad at Jack about.

Tivette
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Tivette

It was gut-wrenching, heart-pounding great drama from a magnificent cast! Bravo to all!

Eliza
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Eliza

Love it or hate it, the Abbotts actually have drama of their own that does not involve the Newmans. I’ll take it!!! Was so tired of the Newman hour. All three were good but Gina and Jason were the most riveting. Also thought Eileen Davidson was great. This is the most dynamic story line on the show right now.

I hope that Billy and Phyllis get together as a couple and see how they and the other Abbotts navigate that!! Should make Thanksgiving and Christmas pretty interesting LOL!!

Harry
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Harry

Oh thank you, excellent point.

Kelsey
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Kelsey

This Reveal sucked and I’m tired of these people getting all of the play and storylines for 2016. It’s time for these three to hit the damn backburner.

Grace Noble
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Grace Noble

And who would you prefer to be front and center? Summer and Luca? That was a riveting romance – not. Or would you like to fill up the entire show with nothing but Victor?

Nanci
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Nanci

Well, for me personally, I would love Mariah, or Ashley to be front
and center for awhile. Also love Hilary…if she could get a good s/l.

Harry
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Harry

Wow, what a buzz kill.

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

Ahhh!!!!! Hilary?!?!!?!?!?! Nooooooooooo!!!

Nanci
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Nanci

Lol, Ashleigh. Somehow Hilary grew on me!

Laurene
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Laurene

The writing for the reveal was lame (I wanted something biggest) but the acting was brilliant.

Can Pratt just stop with “Phyllis cheated on Jack with Nick” ? They keep saying that again and again and that’s not true.

Harry
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Harry

How is that not true, Laurence? Phyllis did sleep with Nick after Cassie’s death which resulted in the birth of Summer.
Maybe I am the one who is mixed up.

Laurene
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Laurene

Laurene.
I know she slept with Nick. I said she didn’t cheat on Jack because she wasn’t with him anymore.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Actually you are both right– Phyllis and Jack were divorced- but they were having this on and off again thing– they were trying to get back together, when she started her affair with Nick, so she wasn’t exclusive with Jack when she began her affair with Nick– so technically she wasn’t cheating on Jack, but Jack was in love with her , they were having sex because there was some question of whether Jack or Nick was the father–so its depends on your definition of cheating includes someone you are just dating but not married to- if it does then… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

I’ll agree with you Laurene that the writing and dialouge were bad. They were really bad. Thank goodness Y&R has good actors that can make bad writing tolerable.

Harry
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Harry

Thank you, Mary. That clears it up.

k/kay
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k/kay

You know Harry I adore you but t nah I don’t get it ! Jason Thompson GT and even PB snooze fest ! I like PB but he has never captured the essenc of Jack ! Jack was a arrogant playboy lived him

Anne
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Anne

Gina Tognoni was unbelievable. This actress can tell you how and what she is feeling without saying one word. The range of emotions she’s able to express on her face is just astonishing. If she doesn’t win the Best Actress Emmy, then there is no justice.

Celia
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Celia

I agree, Gina, the actress is exceptional. Her talent has no boundaries…..loved her from OLTL. But, she is not Phyllis. Nonetheless, she has, slowly but surely, created a ‘new’ Phyllus, as it were……a different Phyllis. Thus, I have finally accepted that. Sadly, I cannot dhare the same feeling for nuBilly. What I see is that she can stand on her own, without Jack or Billy, whom still lacks the furor, the charm, the boyish pouting that is, or was Billy Abbott. We all have our opinions. Someone had described him to the letter…cannot remember who called his behaviot as snarky… Read more »

Nanci
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Nanci

I was thinking the same thing about that therapist, jeesh!
And agree about Billy…he is too old to be such a whiny, arrogant
brat. But I do like Jack…he truly was dense, but because he really
loves Phyllis. Dont think he could let his mind go there, but now that
the truth is out, hope he is done with her.

Timmm
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Timmm

Good point Cee. Besides the therapists bad advice to Phyllis, he was counseling them as a couple. Wouldnt he advise her to seek separate counseling or request Jack’s presence?

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm.
Yes, I think that, too, Timmmy. It not only goes against the grain to give such advice, but also, not to advise Phyllis, as you say, to seek separate sessions with different therapists.
This is another example of TPTB taking liberties and not doing their homework.

Celia
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Celia

@Nanci. Hello, Nanci. Again, we are of a mind. You are so right about Mariah and Ash….heck, even Hilary…as bad of a girl she is!!!! I’d rather watch her be her nasty self, so credible, than watch Billy. I respect Mr. Fairman’s opinion….that is, Billy is drowning his sorrows in a bottle and a scantily dressed little vamp. That, to me, merely says what a heel he is. Grow up. We have watched this stuff for years, writers. Give us a constructive Billy story. As you said, Nanci, his behavior is amateurish and immaturish….not delivering the essence that is Billy.… Read more »

Nanci
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Nanci

Hi Celia, Yes, how true! They totally wound Billy backwards. Great way to put it. We all I think expected some growth and maturity from Billy this time around and I loved JT for the first day or so, lol….then bam! I was like Yuk, Billy is more of an arrogant and selfish brat than ever before, but without an iota of the boyish charm that Billy Miller had brought to the role. So instead of us getting a bad boy to love, we just got an immature jerk I could never root for. Like you said, we are the… Read more »

Geena
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Geena

Oh yes I think it is going to be a tight race between Gina & Heather Tom. Those are the two most outstanding performers so far this year. I hope it is Gina who wins though. Heather has won it way too many times lol

diane
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diane

Very well done by all the actors!! I wish Jack would have kicked her to the curb!!!

tony
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tony

Mal Young gets Y&R so far. Undoing Phelps horrible tenure in a few weeks with the Chancellor sets (home and park) being massively changed. Giving Sally McDonald, their best longterm director, more episodes and the important ones! The writing has been tight and sharp. Acting has been amazing. His big task with new HW Sally Morina is to create new A,B and C stories that will rivet us. He’s got big task to get rid of more dead weight. Stitch is primary example. Get rid of him. Marina either has to come up with something fab for Cane/Lily or send… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

ALL good points tony. I cannot stand Stitch. I will not attack the actor. I will just say politely he shouldnt and wouldnt be with Abby! She needs a new charming man in her life. He needs to be written off with the rest of his family who exited a long time ago!

paul connolly
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paul connolly

For one thing, Phyllis NEVER had sex with Marco… she was RAPED by Marco multiple times… and I am truly saddened that CBS, SONY and Y&R can’t tell that side of the story correctly if they went with the FULL story already! That being said, I loved LOVED LOVED the episodes! Wow! Thats how story on soaps should be told. I enjoyed Jack physically going after Billy and even Billy limping afterward! Love how Jack caught Phyllis (and that he drives a Tesla)! I enjoyed how Phyllis was caught and that Jack wasn’t a whimpering fool when she tried to… Read more »

Laurene
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Laurene

Billy should be fired and lose his kids because he slept with Phyllis?

Sleeping with Phyllis doesn’t make him a bad father.

Paul
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Paul

I never said he would lose custody. But his actions over the past several years show a reckless disregard for anyone other than himself. I suggested the arrangement be changed. Billy is a selfish self destructive spoiled brat who doesn’t see his actions bein his own fault but a benefit of what others do that seem to work in his favor. As for his job, of course he can be fired. It’s his mother’s company and Jill has to look at it from the point of view “do I lose Victoria because she doesn’t want to work with her ex… Read more »

Laurene
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Laurene

1. Do you even know what is sexual harassment i? Apparently not.
2. Who cares about Cane’s opinion about Billy?
3. Isn’t Victoria the one who went to Mexico to see Travis without saying anything to the father of her children? The nanny is more a mother for those kids than Victoria will never be.

Harry
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Harry

Paul, you are absolutely right–what Marco did to Phyllis does fall under the legal definition of rape.
I also agree that Billy’s questionable behavior demonstrates a lack of adhering to moral boundaries. He aggressively pursued Phyllis while she was in a very vulnerable state.
Let us also not forget that he is the real person to blame for Delia’s death, not Adam.

Laurene
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Laurene

Billy aggressively pursued Phyllis? Where? When? I guess I missed that part. Phyllis spent the last six months knocking at his door but yes, let’s pretend it wasn’t a mutual relationship.

Antincia Foster
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Antincia Foster

Amen me too

Celia
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Celia

OMG !!!!! What can I say, paul connolly? How well written and organized is your post? I applaud you for tackling such difficult and complex personalities and simplifying their personae as easily as breathing.
I do not think anyone could compartmentalize these characters with such ease and flair as you just did. Kudos.

Paul
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Paul

Thx! (Felt I wrote too much and y’all would have said “LESS IS MORE, dude!” LOL)

Celia
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Celia

@Paul.
Hi, Paul,
Billy’s behavior was and is absolutely sexual harrassment. The model was there for a job…..which turned into ‘something else’. Who is to say, she will not turn around and accuse him. It happens in reality on a daily basis i the workplace and/or otherwise.
I have touched on this before….making a lascivious comment on another person IS also, sexual harrassment.
Billy’s days of destruction should be numbered. Shape up or ship out; WRITERS. Tired of his behavior.
All your points are sound and well-taken, Paul. Later.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

I agree: it was rape. The only reason for lobbing softballs is to keep Victor just the most awesome guy ever. Never understood why Summer was fine with grandpa being responsible for the repeated sexual assault of her mother. Oops? Really?!

Paul
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Paul

I’ve said it from day 1, after Marco bragged to Victor that it was rape. Soaps are mainly written with women in mind and I never understand why rape is written for tears one day… phyllis’ sister Avery was raped and it was written as that…. whereas Phyllis has non consensual sex and not one female character turns to her and says “Phyllis you were RAPED!”. Seeing the likes of her own daughter support her grandfather or Nikki say “come on, get over it now cause Victor saved you from Ian” or even Victoria stand by daddy ruins my respect… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

LOL. Summer does not have the ability to conceptualize any situation. Why? She has not one fertile thought in her head.

Timmm
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Timmm

Phyllis will probably end up in Summer’s condo now that she is out of the picture, mostly. If I were the Jack, the next finger I would lift for FAKE Billy is the casket as I lift it into the Hearst!

Celia
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Celia

I loved it, Paul…and no, not too much. What I find too much, of which I am also guilty, are WINDED posts, LOL.
Yours is perfect. I appreciate your humility. Later.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I always love when the aftermath of when the truth comes out, and this was a good one. I have always loved Peter Bergman as Jack. It was nice to see that Jack had finally found his true self again and gave Phyllis what she deserved. I really shouldn’t say it that way, when she was an innocent victim in the whole Marco mess. I am still trying to understand how she couldn’t tell the difference between the two of them. I was unsure in fhe beginning of Ms Tognoni taking over the role of Phyllis, she is a wonderful… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I never liked this story– to me neither Phyllis or Billy would have an affair with each other- maybe other people so the story was so contrive and pointless and it create cheap drama but without any heart– that being said I think the actors performed what they got to the best of their abilities– HOWEVER–I find the new camera work distracting– the moving camera made me seasick — the extreme close ups unflattering — those weird split scene shots reminds of a first year film student throwing in strange transitions just because they can– I’m fine with the use… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

Loved the acting. Just not on board with the s/l. I know, I know. This is soap. I love all three.

Matthew Place
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Matthew Place

I’m watching again because I’m catching up to be ready for SSM’s stories. Mal Young has breathed new life into Y&R. The ole girl is on fire again, bringing real drama instead of on-the-nose nonsense, and with SSM in place, 2017 should be a banner year for the show.

padange
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padange

Yes, amazing performances by all three actors (as expected)! Not only on Thursday and Friday but also on Monday (9/12/2016). And it continues the next week. The acting is so great, I’m rooting for all three characters. I risk to sound like a broken record, but I just wish the writing were more consistent and less contrived. It’s a little bit less contrived than Adam/Victor stuff the last several months (framing, helping to escape, crying at the Memorial) but it’s still problematic… They had more than a year to show Phyllis having problems with the fact that Jack looks like… Read more »

Eliza
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Eliza

I have to agree with you. Obviously its a logical explaination but it came out of nowhere! As you say, the problem we saw on screen was that Jack refused to go after Victor & constantly defended the man responsible for her rape. Apparently now she didn’t mean anything that she told Billy or felt for him. Suddenly she is professing her love for Jack and how he makes her happy after she has spent 6+ months unhappy in her marriage. None of that makes sense and makes Phyllis look like she loves neither man.

padange
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padange

Exactly! And Jack not only didn’t go after Victor, he wanted Phyllis to deal with the situation he tought it was the right way to deal with it which made her feel “damaged/not ok”.
With a couple of scenes on 9/12/16 they nullified 7-8 months of their own writing. They made the character of Phyllis look totally untrustworthy, because how can you trust someone who radically changes their mind every couple of hours. And that’s the reason, why – as much as I loved the performances – I can’t root for Phyllis/Jack and their marriage.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Eliza,
LOL…yes, I agree…it should make for an ‘interesting’ or ‘tragic’ ( in a jocular kind-of-way), Thanksgiving.
However, only one, tiny disagreement….well, more of an observation. This fiasco/turmoil in which the Abbotts ‘buried’ themselves is directly derivative and connected to Victor.
In my opinion, Victor is perpetually and ‘sublimely’, lol, the root of all that’s evil and unfortunate in GC.

Kevin
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Kevin

Jason Thompson = Excellent. Peter Bergman – predictably good, but thought the writers underserved Jack Abbott. Would have been more interesting to have Jack show us a different reaction and response, something new, it felt like Bergman was on auto pilot. Eileen Davidson = Superb! (Please give this actress a story line & material worthy of her talent). Gina Tognoni – still unable to bring the depth and complicated portrayal that is Phyllis (hello Michelle Stafford). Her collapse at the end of Friday’s episode was forced and laughable, matching her performance.

Celia
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Celia

Great observation about Jack, Kevin! Yes, good catch…..I think another/different twist to Jack’s persona would have given him a deeper dimension.
It would have been truly interesting to have seen less than an ‘aggressive’ Jack….a more vindictive Jack….a little of the old Jack, but not as despicably extreme. “Auto pilot” is a perfect description. LOL.
Ashley? We share the same sentiments. Love her.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Well, we’ve come to expect greatness of Gina Tognoni and Peter Bergman and we certainly got it last Friday. Personally I expect little of Jason Thompson in this role but he did alright. The happy surprise for me was Eileen Davidson, as Eliza said in her post. We’ve seen the fallout of affairs before but rarely have we seen such a mix of anger, frustration, and helpless confusion as Eileen gave us in this episode. It was a great piece of work and, for me, much more than scene stealing; it was grand larceny. Kudos all around!

Joan
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Joan

Finally, another long, drawn out story was wrapped up! Kudos to everyone, but especially Gina, Peter, Jason and Eileen for their acting. Frankly, I always thought the Phyllis and Billy affair was contrived and never made any. Please stop dragging out the Sharon story also. People shouldn’t have a wait years for conclusions, especially in these times! Good riddance to the previous head writer and writer. Now I hope Y&R returns to its glory days when ratings were higher. Back then stories were exciting and moved so quickly that we didn’t want to miss a day! Plus characters’ personalities were… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Jack should have pounded Billy into the ground! He is scum and so is Phyliss! I would NEVER forgive Billy if I were Jack! Phyliss, she has opened her legs for Nick before so this is not a huge surprise . Billy though, he is every thing Victor said before and more! We need Tracy in town to strengthen the Abbotts!

Celia
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Celia

Thumbs up, Timmmy!!!! Agree on everything you said. Billy wanted some sugar because Victoria scolded his behavior. Phyllis needed a different kind of comfort; a sexual one???? With her brother-in-law???? It would not have been more acceptable ( for lack of a better word) if it had not been Billy. On the other hand; the writing does not do women any justice. After Phyllis realizes, she had, indeed, been raped by Marco all this time, she would typically have retreated into an embryotic-sort-of behavior…..sex would have been the last thing on her mind. But, Billy is so irresistible, what can… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Embryonic

Timmm
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Timmm

Cee, I like “Evil Twin” and “Back from the Dead” stories BUT once Marco slept with Phyllis, it was sickening. BUT IF the writers had told the story correctly, it would have panned out okay. But no, they had Red running around like a school girl chasing after Billy boy! In what world would someone be raped, not get counseling and want to F… her brother-in-law? Maybe with the new head writer Phyllis will go under intensive therapy and MAYBE win Jack back if he sees her trying to recover from Marco? Yes, evil Phyllis could use Marco as an… Read more »

Laurene
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Laurene

Did you forgot the Billy and Sharon affair?

Timmm
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Timmm

Sorry Laurene, your right. I forgot since I look at Billy as Jason Thompson now and not Billy Miller and forgot Miler’s Billy slept with Sharon. [Who hasn’t!]

Celia
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Celia

Ps. Your imagery is fantastic. Jack is yellow. My brothers would have reacted the same way…..with fists.
I am not promoting violence; but , betray me once; betray me twice……LOL.

CMD
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CMD

The only GOOD thing about this storyline is PeterB’s performance. I despise JasonT’s version of Billy. He’s terrible and so is the writing. Billy is unrecognizable to me anymore. He has become vile and loathsome. I pray this horror show of a “torrid affair” ends soon. It’s done nothing but make he hate Billy and Phyllis. Oh, and I hope Jack makes their lives miserable for many years to come.

Mo
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Mo

I thought they all did a great job. The Phyllis-Jack scenes were riveting. I went back and watched them again.

Phyllis crumpling on the floor is a metaphor for her marriage. Well done.

Mo
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Mo

These powerful scenes show that you don’t need to have explosions or towering infernos to have must-see TV. This, I think, was more compelling than any of those. I couldn’t wait to watch and see what was going to happen.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Mo. We usually agree on everything….I love your posts…always on cue. But, I didn’t find the scenes powerful….good, at best. Why? Same old, same old. As Kevin said, and to paraphrase, a bit of originality would have gone a long way. These are seasoned actors of whom we speak. There was no suspense….the revelation of the affair/ betrayal was too commonplace for my taste. There was no true soap-drama so typically expected. Billy wasn’t even in the running. Just my opinion. He is yet to embody Billy Abbott. I must confess, I thoroughly enjoyed Colin’s reaction to the sight… Read more »

Tucker
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Tucker

The whole story was ill-conceived, to begin with – Phyllis is supposed to be older than Billy so the whole thing had that ICK factor.

Secondly, Gina & Jason have ZERO chemistry together – none whatsoever.

Third, while I applaud the actors giving it their best, periods of great acting cannot buoy poorly-written material.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Tucker, Gina and Jason are like peanut butter and mayonnaise!

Tucker
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Tucker

Thanks, Timmm

I like them both, but together….sorry, no sparks or attraction noticed by this 35 year viewer.

Celia
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Celia

….have been saying it from day one. No goose-bumps to speak of….with Jack either.
Gina, whose acting I admire…..is not THE femme fatale of old. She does not have that sexuality factor. Having a perfect body does not equate to sexy.
In my opinion….(I am not a man, so it does not count, I guess….but, I can ascertain sensuality to a degree….) Michelle Stafford and Maura Wells are the only two who ooze sex.

Celia
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Celia

You speak my language, Tucker.

Tucker
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Tucker

If the story were more structured I/O slapped together as only Pratt knows how to do, this could have had more PUNCH.

While Bergman is always up for giving his A game to the character, this just didn’t do it for me – where was this anger during the whole Marco/Kelly fiasco??

Mo
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Mo

I don’t think they have chemistry together either.

Gia
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Gia

Gina Tognoni, Jason Thompson/ Great performances! But alas, it is Peter Bergman who knocked it out of the park! I have been watching this show since its debut much to mom moms horror! LOL.. Writers, thank you for giving these 3 actors storylines worthy of their abilities… Bravo

Mo
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Mo

Jack hasn’t confronted Billy yet, has he? What’s taking him so long?

Celia
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Celia

Ahhh, Mo….my friend!! What’s left for Jack to say that he hasn’t said before? For years???? I simply do not want yo hear the same boring drivel. This is such a waste of time. But, it’s just lil’ ol’ me!!! LOL.

Dee
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Dee

Why does jack Abbott tap his fingers together when he speaks?

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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All My Children Virtual Reunion On Tap With Jill Larson, James Kiberd, and More

Some more residents of Pine Valley are set for another virtual reunion.

This time circle your calendars for next week on Wednesday, December 2nd.

That is when Matt Borlenghi (Ex-Brian Bodine), William Christian (Ex-Derek Frye), James Kiberd (Ex-Trevor Dillon) and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal Cortlandt) will gather from their respective homes for this conversation with Alan Locher on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

To watch the livestream conversation click here next week beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST

What were your favorite storylines through the years involving AMC’s Opal, Ttevor, Derek or Brian?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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