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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.

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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.

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­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

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Learns The Truth, Finn Is Reeling, Mike is Too Hard To Handle, Julian Sets A Trap

On Thanksgiving day, General Hospital aired a brand new episode … and it was chocked-full of cliffhangers that will have fans waiting on the edge of their seats till next Monday, when the next new installment of the ABC daytime drama series airs.

In story, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) who is now uber-suspicious of Kendra (Michelle Argyris), receives a visit from her as she is preparing to leave GH and go home after being poisoned. Kendra offers to bring Alexis more supplements, but Alexis tell her she will contact the distributor herself.  Kendra says the distributor only speaks Italian, and Alexis counters that she also speaks Italian.  At that point, Kendra’s plan may have gone up in smoke.  Later, Alexis has checked out of the hospital  on her own.  Neil (Joe Flanigan) is concerned for her, and bumps into Julian (Willam deVry) and it is Julian who says he saw Kendra with the supplement jar retrieving it from the garbage.  The two men look concerned.

Next, we see Kendra visiting her brother, Kiefer’s grave where she places flowers on it, and tells him she promises to make Alexis pay for killing him.  However, Alexis has followed her to the gravesite.  Once Kendra walks away, Alexis goes to the grave, lifts up the flowers and is shocked when she sees Kiefer’s name on the headstone.  Then from behind, Kendra smashes Alexis in the head with a rock.

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Julian is ready to snuff Brad (Parry Shen) out of his and his son, Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) life once and for all, and he cuts a wire in Brad’s car.  Problem is, everyone assumed Lucas would be working on Thanksgiving at the hospital.  So first, Brad lets Michael (Chad Duelle) take Wiley to the Corinthos family Thanksgiving,  and tells Michael he does not want to attend, because of Carly (Laura Wright) and the family’s issue with him visiting Nelle (Chloe Lanier) in prison.  Next, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) tells Lucas to go home – that she got his shift covered by Terry.  Lucas goes home to confront Brad.  He tells his husband, to please tell him what he is keeping from him.

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At the Corinthos home, Mike (Max Gail) comes to Thanksgiving dinner from Turning Woods.  When he comes inside he is confused, wondering when his own parents are coming.  Carly tells him that his parents left him with them to take care of him for Thanksgiving.  Later, Mike is holding baby Donna, which scares Michael, Carly and Sonny (Maurice Benard).  When Carly is able to get the baby in to her hands, Mike loses his temper and gets upset and pushes Sonny right into the Thanksgiving food, which falls to the floor.  Sonny can’t seem to calm Mike down and tells Carly he needs to take his father back to Turning Woods where they can take care of him. Sonny is devastated.

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At Anna’s (Finola Hughes), Finn (Michael Easton) comes upon the letter Hayden wrote for him, when Violet asks for her doll, which is inside her bag.  Alone, Finn opens the letter and is heartbroken, and shook, when he reads that Hayden is in serious trouble and had to leave town to protect Violet. She tells Finn she knows he will take good care of their daughter.  Finn is reduced to tears, trying to cope with what is in front of him.

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So, what did you think of these four cliffhangers? What do you think will happen with Brad, Lucas and the car that Julian tampered with?  Will this be the end of Mike as his condition continues to spiral downward? Will Neil or Julian save Alexis from Kendra? What will Finn’s next move be?  Will he tell Violet that her mother is gone? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Stephen Nichols Returns To DAYS In Cliffhanger As ‘The Phoenix Always Rises From The Ashes’

Now that DAYS will preempted over the Thanksgiving holiday break, leave it to head writer Ron Carlivati and his team to come up with a creative way to usher in the highly-anticipated return of fan favorite, Stephen Nichols and with a doozy of a cliffhanger.

Nichols, who has played Steve “Patch” Johnson on and off for decades, was revealed in story at the end of Wednesday’s episode as Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso) completes her painting of “Steffy”. Next thing you know, we see Steve, or is it Stefano with a face change, who is wearing a suit and shooting a look over to Gina? The episode fades to black.

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Then, on the heels of the reveal, NBC released next week’s official DAYS promo which has a voice-over of the character of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) saying “The phoenix always rises from the ashes” Next you hear Stefano (aka Nichols) saying “I now have Steve Johnson’s face.”  While Gina wants to know what Stefano’s plan is, he exclaims, “It’s good to be back.”

Watch the exciting promo below, and then let us know what you think of the story twist,  and if you are happy to see Stephen Nichols back on-screen via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Peter Bergman Reminds Us All Why He is One-of-a-Kind in Memorable Flashback-Driven 30th Anniversary Episode

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless featured the highly-touted and highly-anticipated 30th anniversary show for Peter Bergman.  For three decades, and with three Daytime Emmys for his work, Bergman has made Jack Abbott one of soap operas all-time classic characters.

And, if anybody needed a reminder, or a refresher course of just how good Peter Bergman has been in this role, you needed to look no further than the tremendous flashbacks the producers of the series pulled to punctuated Jack Abbott’s life story since Bergman’s arrival on the scene, replacing Terry Lester in the pivotal role.

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What was great about this standalone episode, celebrating a milestone for one of their legacy cast members, was that it did not show the same ole’ same ole’ clips that often can be standard fare in soapland.  Instead, viewers were treated to some of the more heartbreaking moments for Jack, i.e. when he tells Nikki that their son who had died saved another child’s life, and that he got to hold the baby.  Then there was the gut-punch when Jack realizes Phyllis has been sleeping with none other than Nick Newman, and he feels the fool and that she played him.  There is the moment when Jack tells his dying father John, that he will look after the family now, and there is even boardroom corporate drama that back in the day was so exciting to see.  How great were Jess Walton and Bergman together back then as Jill and Jack? And then there is the rivalry of soap rivalries between Victor Newman and Jack Abbott played to the hilt by Eric Braeden and Bergman, respectively.

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Watching Bergman’s work in flashbacks would be enough on its own. Now add to that the real-time mature version of Jack, who has realized his many failings and how he would do anything to be CEO of Jabot, including duping his sister, Ashley with the Blood-Abbott clause and more, and you’ve got soap gold.  You definitely needed some hankies for this episode, especially watching the reactions of Bergman acting mostly by himself when going in and out of the flashbacks.  We have often said, no male actor can cry quite like Peter Bergman, and move you to tears.  And in this episode, he did that several times over.

How fitting that Jack was sitting around with his siblings: Traci, Billy, and Ashley as well as his mother, Dina, his son, Kyle and his niece Abby, that brought the episode to its conclusion looking back at the life and times of the Abbott family through Traci’s manuscript that Jack helped write.

In the end, Jack celebrates what being an Abbott means, and remembers those who have passed, and looks forward to new members of the clan to come.

What were your thoughts on Peter Bergman’s Y&R 30th anniversary episode, his performance and those retro-clips? Let us know in the comment section below.   And for more on Bergman’s 30th anniversary make sure to read his interview with Michael Fairman TV here.

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