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Y&R Recap – April 18 – April 22nd

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Jack is at the GCAC when Abby enters to meet Daniel, Ashley and Neil arrive, and Victoria, Billy and Lucy show up. Jack suddenly stumbles to the floor and informs everyone he got a call with the news of Sharon’s death. Nikki arrives at the Newman Ranch with news of Sharon. Nikki calls Victoria and instructs her to bring everyone to the Newman Ranch. Diane feels like an outsider as the whole family arrives. The sheriff leads Adam into the morgue and warns him that the body is badly burned. Adam confirms her identity. Jack arrives and takes his frustrations over Sharon’s death out on Victor. Daniel pulls Billy aside and they discuss Jana’s connection to Daisy’s baby. Victoria overhears part of the conversation and confronts Billy about it.

Phyllis and Nick awaken to find each other naked in bed and are soon entangled in each other again. Phyllis receives a call about Sharon’s death. Adam informs Doris he identified the body. Doris accuses him of stealing Sharon away from everyone that loved her. She reads Sharon’s letters and is shocked Adam didn’t realize they imply that she was going to commit suicide. Sharon falls asleep inside a barn, and is awakened by someone.  Adam meets Leslie and Neil, Spencer enters with two officers. He informs Adam he is under arrest for aiding and abetting Sharon’s escape. Nick and Noah visit Doris, and Nick gets a call from the police asking him to claim Sharon’s belongings. When they arrive at the police station, Adam is there. Nick informs him that he cannot be anywhere near the funeral.

Sharon is hesitant to trust Sam when he awakens her in his barn. A strange cry startles them both. Sam rushes inside and assists in the birth of a lamb. He explains he’s the towns’ veterinarian. Lily visits Cane’s grave and finds something strange. Suddenly a woman appears. While on their honeymoon, Malcolm and Sofia discover something exciting. Judi Dorsey introduces herself to Lily at Cane’s grave. Judi explains she feels like Cane needs to protect Lily from something.  ­Billy insists to Primrose they meet today. He informs Victoria he is pressing charges against Chloe and Gloria. When Victoria leaves, Billy insists Jana put an end to her search for Daisy’s baby.

Kevin informs Daniel that he is not giving up the search for Daisy’s baby. Abby suggests to Daniel that he come shoot her pilot of “The Naked Heiress” to clear his mind. Billy informs Chloe and Gloria he will not be pressing charges, but wants them to stop harassing Jana. Abby confesses to Victoria that she is becoming jealous of how often Daniel visits Lily. Daniel confides to Lily that he is fearful people will discover who Lucy really is. Jeff has returned from Las Vegas, and after an uncomfortable moment between Angelo and Heather, Jeff finally pays Angelo the money he owed. Primrose informs Billy that Jana was snooping through her files that contain codes of all the bank accounts and transactions made to her. Panicked, Billy arrives at the bank and takes a look at the surveillance camera. Lily visits Cane’s grave and notices a picture of Samantha. She pleads aloud to Cane for an explanation, and suddenly she hears a voice and sees someone.  ­Nick and Noah visit Doris to finalize the funeral arrangements. Nick and Victor discuss the funeral and agree that only close family should attend to avoid heavy media attention.

Sharon and Sam begin to bond. Nick, Victor, and Noah arrive at the church and find Adam talking with the minister. Noah and Nick instruct Adam to leave the church, and Victor warns him to stay away from his family and the funeral. Billy does his best to cover his tracks at the bank. Kevin and Jana discuss the bank account numbers she found in Primrose’s files. Lily and Cane stand face to face in the cemetery. He insists their meetings must be kept a secret. Lily asks about the photo of Samantha and Cane explains he doesn’t know who put it there. He leaves quickly as Jill and Colin approach. When Kevin gets up to fix the espresso machine, Daniel slips a magnet out of his bag and places it next to Kevin’s computer. The magnet erases the hard drive and all of Kevin’s files.  Victor promises Noah he will keep Adam away from Sharon’s funeral.

­Kevin contemplates Daniel sabotaging his computer, as Daniel and Abby arrive. Kevin wastes no time addressing the issue, and hits Daniel in the jaw. Agnes watches from behind a newspaper and follows Jana when she leaves. Sharon is busy cleaning barn when Sam enters. He offers for Sharon to stay awhile and help out around the farm. Adam arrives at Sharon’s place to find the locks changed. Outraged, he finds Victor and Diane on their way to the funeral and demands access to his things in Sharon’s house. Spencer appears and he and Victor reveal they know of Adam spreading his money around into multiple bank accounts throughout the world. Everyone has gathered at the church awaiting the start of Sharon’s funeral. A gorgeous bouquet arrives with a card signed “Love Always, Adam.” Nick crumbles the card and he and Noah throw the bouquet out the church window. Adam shows up at the entrance of the church but is stopped by Spencer and two officers, who explain there has been a restraining order placed on him by Victor.  Jana is watching Lucy when Agnes shows up. She writes her name and number on a piece of paper, and notices an outfit in the goodwill box sitting by the door. She explains to Jana she dressed the baby in it before Primrose took her. The funeral is coming to a close when suddenly the church bells begin to ring. Adam appears, slides down the rope into the sanctuary and makes an announcement.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Must Say Goodbye to Mike As Maurice Benard Delivers Heartbreaking Performance

Any of us who has watched their loved one slip further away from Alzheimer’s disease could relate to exactly what Sonny Corinthos (Mauice Benard) was feeling on Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital.

It is always a tough and horrific decision when families contemplate what to do with (in this case) a parent, and where is the best place for them to live out the remainder of their days.  Sometimes, it’s clear cut and easy, and sometimes it’s difficult.

In the case of Mike Corbin (Max Gail), Sonny and Carly (Laura Wright) gave him a home and safe place to be, but as the disease progressed and as Mike’s reality becomes his own, and has he has been losing more self-control. it becomes apparent that they need to be able to give him the best life they can now.

In story, Griffin (Matt Cohen) points this out to Sonny and Carly when they discuss the progression of the disease on Mike.  It is apparent that Mike wants to go live with, and be with his “girlfriend’ Yvonne at Turning Woods.  Sonny and Carly struggle to come to term with that fact, but know they must let him go.   It is tough for them to put Mike permanently at the care facility.  Sonny thinks he may have been too selfish by keeping Mike with them so long.  Ultimately, he arranges a room for his father at the facility.

Mike comes downstairs after packing his bags, and thanks them for taking him in.  Hey says, that they are nice people, but that Yvonne is waiting for him, so he is moving in with her.  Sonny tells his dad, he has a room at the Corinthos’ home any time he wants it.

In the most touching moment, Carly offers to drive Mike to get to Yvonne faster.  He really appreciates it, and Sonny decides to just let Carly do this alone, because it would be too difficult on him to watch his father check-in and have to leave him behind.

Before he heads out, Mike forgets his gloves and he goes upstairs to look for them.  Sonny decides to check Mike’s suitcase to see if they are in there, and begins to break down.  He sees the framed photo of himself and his father from the Nurses’ Ball last year, and packs it in Mike’s suitcase.  After Carly drives off with Mike, Sonny begins to cry.

We have to give kudos to Maurice Benard in these scenes.  Anyone who has been witness to watching a parent go through this most dreadful disease, could feel his pain.  It was a heartbreaking and raw performance.

So, what did you think of the scenes where Sonny must let his father leave his home and move into the care facility?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  And in case you missed some of the scenes, check them out here.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: A Killer Can’t See & Maxie and Nina Visit Nathan’s Grave

On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, a now blind Ryan is freaking out, because as he is in the hospital (while Finn tries to figure out if the same virus that caused Anna’s temporary blindness caused his), he learns that Lulu is in surgery and still fighting for her life.  If she lives, she will name him as the culprit who stabbed her.

When Anna and Finn visit “Kevin”, Anna asks him if he ever worked for the WSB or DVX.  “Kevin” claims he did not.  Anna believes all of this is the handy work of a doctor who worked for the international spy rings.  Finn asks if “Kevin” had been in contact with something that wasn’t his recently, and it is then Ryan flashes to Lulu’s license, realizing he needs to find it and its in his coat pocket.

“Kevin” gets rid of Ava from his room, and attempts to get out of bed to get to his coat and locate Lulu’s driver’s license.  However, since he cannot see, the license goes under the hospital bed, and just as he is trying to grab it, Ava walks back in the room.

Meanwhile at GH. Jordan explains to Laura that the police found a bloody footprint going in the opposite direction from Lulu.  Valentin and Nina tell Charlotte that Lulu is in the hospital, and the little girl insists they go to her now.  Charlotte leaves with Valentin, Nina stays behind.

Elsewhere, Jason is underground trapped in some kind of built out setting to probably nefarious crimes. When Sam goes for help, the fire department shows up.   Sam calls her pal Spinelli!  She asks him to check the maps of pipes and tunnels under the city.  Spinelli reveals that the water system leads out to the harbor at Pier 55.  Jason also finds a small space that he is hoping to swim through to get to the other side of the pier.

Then, in touching scenes, Maxie goes to Nathan’s gravesite and reveals to her beloved late husband that she is getting closer to his brother, Peter.  She also admits she is scared to start a relationship with him.  She asks for a sign from Nathan if it is OK.  As she cries, Peter shows up with a handkerchief to wipe Maxie’s tears.  She admits she doesn’t know how to let go of Nathan and move on.  Peter assures her that Nathan will let her know when it’s time.

Later, Nina shows up and tells the duo about Lulu. They had to GH where Peter is then in question for the crime; being the last person they can substantiate that spoke to Lulu before she was stabbed.  Jordan also reveals to Laura that Lulu’s license is missing from her belongings.

Back at Nathan’s grave, a grieving sister, Nina, shares heartfelt moments with her late brother, missing him, and filling him on the latest in her life and Maxie’s.  One again, Michelle Stafford delivered in these scenes.

Finn shows up with results for “Kevin”.  He tells him the tests shows he has the same virus as Anna and he will need surgery to correct his sudden loss of his eyesight.  Finn also tells “Kevin” this good news: Lulu made it through surgery and will make a full recovery.  Ryan is in trouble and he knows it.

At the end of the episode as Sam makes it over to Pier 55, she spots Jason’s body in the water and jumps in to save him.  We fade to black.

Now, check out the emotional scenes performed by Kirsten Storms and Michelle Stafford below. Then, let us know, do you think Maxie and Peter should move forward with their relationship? How can Ryan get out of the predicament he finds himself in now? Will Lulu come to and identify “Kevin” as her assailant ? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THIS IS US Delivers Stunning Episode As The Big Three Meet Their Uncle Nick

If you caught Tuesday night’s episode of This Is Us, you saw television drama at its best, and one of the best installments of this heart-tugging series, doing what it does best – intertwining past and present day storytelling, and revealing a shocking truth that will have a ripple effect for the Big Three and Rebecca.

The episode was a beautifully scripted hour of TV called, “Songbird Road Part 1”.  The title refers to the address of where the very much alive Nick (brother of Jack) is living 166 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

In the past, we see Jack receiving postcards from his brother under the alias “Clark Kent” or “C. K.” and reaching out to him over an extended period of time, trying to reconnect.  Jack hides all of the postcards.  When one of them shows up at his home mailbox, and it reads “Last one”, Jack decides to take a Saturday trip to see his brother, and lies to Rebecca as to where he is headed.

In the present day, the Big Three set out on a road trip to find their Uncle Nick, now that Kevin’s journey to Vietnam and back has revealed that Jack lied to everyone – telling them that his younger brother died, when he is actually alive.  Seeking the truth and to locate him, Randall, Kevin and at first a reluctant Kate, set out to the address on the postcard Kevin has.  Rebecca does not want to go, obviously, struggling with the fact that Jack never let on during their marriage that his brother was alive.

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