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Y&R Recap – April 18 – April 22nd

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Family Says Their Goodbyes in Emotional Episode Filled With Touching Performances

For anyone who has been watching the emotional Alzheimer’s storyline play out on General Hospital, Wednesday’s episode was a key moment in the storytelling and for the Corinthos family.  To say that the cast delivered in this episode is an understatement; everyone had their moments, and of course, chief among them, Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Mike’s (Max Gail) life is coming to an end as his body is shutting down from the disease.  Stella (Vernee Watson) comes to Mike’s room at Turning Woods and tells Sonny that Mike is waiting for permission to let go.  She explains to Sonny that Mike is torn between this world and the afterlife.   Stella helps Sonny prepare for the final moments of Mike’s life, dimming the lights, giving Sonny ice chips to put on his father’s lips, and for Sonny to put on some of Mike’s favorite music – jazz.   She also gets Mike a blanket because he is getting cold.  Then in a touching moment played to perfection by Vernee Watson, Stella says her own goodbye to Mike and hugs Sonny and tells him how grateful she was to know Mike.

Carly (Laura Wright) had been by Sonny’s side every step of the way in the final days of Mike’s life.  At one point in Mike’s room with Sonny, she has a dream where Mike tells her she is his daughter.  It was another heartbreaking moment – this time played beautifully by Laura Wright.  Earlier, Michael (Chad Duell) said goodbye to his grandfather and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) had also come to Turning Woods, as has Brando (Johnny Wactor) to be there for the end of Mike’s life and to support Sonny

Sonny tells Mike, (who can hear, but cannot truly respond as the disease continues to shut down his body), that he has made peace with what went down between them when he was a child.  He tells Mike, “I just want you to go in peace and go with love.”  Later, Sonny had a recollection seeing his father pray in the back of the church when he was a child, which sparked an idea for him.   Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny know that Mike wants to be forgiven for his sins.

Then in the tearjerker, Father Ramos arrives to bless Mike and cleanse him from all of his sins, as Sonny, Carly, Michael and Josslyn witness it.

Afterwards, Jason realizes that Mike probably does not want to die in front of Sonny and tells Sonny to take a break, but Sonny does not want to – so Jason whispers to Mike that he should not worry that he will take care of Sonny. The two hope Mike will meet up with Morgan in heaven.

At the end of the episode, alone with his father, Sonny tells Mike not to be afraid, or to worry about him, and then remembers the night Mike walked out on him and his mother when he was a kid.  He says he knows his father always loved him … maybe too much.  We fade to black.  Maurice Benard’s work was again outstanding throughout these moments, making Sonny’s life-long pain, and love for this father, palpable.

As someone who went through this horrible disease with his mother, I can say, that GH played the beats of the story to perfection, honoring those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and the family members they leave behind.

So, what did you think of this emotional episode of GH and the performances by the cast? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Anne Heche. Jesse Metcalfe & Chrishell Stause Make Their Ballroom Debuts; While Tyra Banks Bows As New Host

Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars got underway last night, and with the pandemic the changes were noticeable.

Judges seemed more than six feet apart at the table, gone was the Sky Box interviews, gone was the live band,  but we did get canned crowd applause and noise which was too over the top without any audience members truly in the ballroom.

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Tyra Banks made her debut as the new host replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, while Derek Hough took over Len Goodman’s spot at the judges table. With all of that; soap fans were intrigued to see how three of the contestants would do in the scoring with their first dance of the competition.

Anne Heche and dance partner Keo Motsepe (Cha-Cha):  Here we go – for pizazz and going for it … and doing well, we got to give it to Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marly Another World) although at times her foot work was off, she really sold this dance with her enthusiasm and spunk.  Judge Carrie Ann had high praise for Anne as a potential star on the dance floor, and the duo danced to Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start  Now, which we love. Judges’ Score: 18 out of 30

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Jesse Metcalfe and dance partner Sharna Burgess (Quickstep):  Metcalfe (Ex-Dallas, Passions, and Desperate Housewives) looked intense on the dance floor and got some critique for his posture and foot work, but the quickstep is such a hard dance to pull off in the first place.  The duo danced to Stevie Wonder’s Part Time Lover.  And of note: Sharna fangirled out meting Metcalfe whom she loved as Miquel on Passions! Judges’ Score: 18 out of 30

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Chrishell Stause and dance partner Gleb Savchenko (Tango): With mistakes that were noticeably caught by the judges, which they shared were about timing, footwork, and frame work, Chrishell (Ex-AMC, DAYS and Y&R) held it together and got through the dance in spite of it all.  She danced to Pink’s Raise Your Glass.  In a play on Stause’s Selling Sunset real estate gig and reality series, judge Bruno said Stause was “far from closing the deal” with that dance.  Judges’ Score: 13 out of 30.

At the top of the leaderboard after night one of the competition were: 18-year-old Skai Jackson with 21 points, as well as Justina Machado, then former ‘Bachlorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe with 20, along with Catfish creator and host Nev Shulman.  At the bottom of the score board was Tiger King’s Carole Baskin with 11 points.

Watch Anne, Jesse and Chrishell’s performances below.  Then let us know, what did you think of their first dance?  Who impressed you from the entire cast? What did you think of Tyra as Dancing with the Stars new host? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital

GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Let’s just make this official as we tweeted about it last week when these scenes aired on Tuesday.  And let’s just say, that Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) could very well receive another Daytime Emmy nomination next year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, if these moments are part of her reel.  LoCicero was previously nominated in 2015 in this category.

Now on to that performance that had everyone a-buzz on social media after it aired.  In the scenes, Robert (Tristan Rogers) has worked his WSB contacts to get Olivia to Geneva to secretly see her son, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), who is suffering from severe trauma and PTSD and is at this facility for treatment.  After traveling half way around the world to get there, with anticipation and wanting to hold her son and be there for him – when she arrives the doctor (Christopher Cousins) tells Dante his mother is here to see him, but Dante refuses to let that happen.

When the doctor tells Olivia that Dante will not open the door to his room to talk to his mom and come face-to-face with her, she goes into momma bear mode, releasing such heartache and anguish, just wanting to see Dante, but she is met with a steely shut door instead.  But as viewers saw, the scenes were made all the more poignant by the split screen; where Dante is on the other side of the door – heartbroken hearing his mother’s cries.  Dominic Zamprogna, who is always stellar, was also moving in these moments.

However, it was LoCicero’s ability to call up such deep rooted love and pain for her child, that any parent could relate to, which broke our hearts, rang so true, and showcased Lisa.

Later in the week, we also see how Liv was there for Robert in return  – and the two are now off on a mission of their own to find Holly (if she is indeed very much alive) which is sure to put a further wedge in her marriage to Ned (Wally Kurth).  That begs the questions, too.  How would you feel about a Robert and Olivia pairing…or would you be rooting for Olivia and Ned to work through their issues?

Through it all, it was Lisa LoCicero who grabbed our attention, brought out the hankies for all of us, and truly compelled the audience.  For all of these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Lisa’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Lisa in these scenes with Dominic? In case you missed them, you can check them out below, then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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