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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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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.

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During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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