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Y&R Recap – April 19 – April 23rd

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J.T. shows up at Jimmy’s to tell Mac about the hearing and shocks both Mac and Billy when he informs them that he won because Victoria never showed up. Meanwhile, Nikki and Victor are worried sick about Victoria’s whereabouts just as they get a call from her at the police station and Victoria tells them that she has been arrested for Adam’s murder. Victor tells Nikki that he know she didn’t kill Adam. Later, a cop gives Jill information on Victoria’s arrest and arraignment. Jana and Lauren try to reach Ryder and get him to help them but Daisy arrives and threatens Ryder who immediately backs down. Meanwhile, Sarah admits to Patty that she isn’t Lauren. Sarah tells Patty who she is and Patty realizes that Sarah was her nurse at the cosmetic surgery center in South America. Sarah thanks Patty for the idea to transform herself into Lauren. Later, Ryder refuses to help Daisy separate Lauren and Jana. Owen and Chance discuss the forensic evidence in Adam’s case and it becomes pretty clear that Victoria couldn’t have murdered Adam. Meanwhile, as Nick and Phyllis come out of the shower, post-love making he gets a call from Nikki telling him about Victoria’s arrest. Later, Michael starts to attack Chance and Owen but is caught off guard when they tell him that they can tie Victoria to the murder weapon. Before Sarah and Patty can get further into their discussion, Jack arrives home wanting answers. Patty manages to convince Jack that she needs more time with “Lauren” but Jack remains anxious to talk to her. Alone, Sarah suggests that they keep up the doctor patient pretense in case they need to help each other down the line. Later, Sarah tells Patty that she needs her help with Michael but the two women end up butting heads instead. After talking to Phyllis, Jack realizes that Emily could be faking her pregnancy. Jill prints a story online about Victoria’s arrest and moments later Billy reads the news. He calls Jill who tells him that she is going to the arraignment to twitter it and Billy tries to stop her but she is too thrilled with herself. Meanwhile, Mac offers to take care of Reed while J.T goes to look for Victoria. Later, Billy arrives at the courtroom and tries to drag Jill out just as Victoria’s arraignment is beginning and D.A. objects to Victoria being out on bail. Jack admits to Phyllis that he isn’t sure he is in love with “Emily” anymore. Meanwhile, Jana and Lauren continue to encourage Ryder to stand up for himself as Daisy calls Sarah to tell her what is going on. When the judge rules that Victoria’s bail is to be denied, Billy blurts out that Victoria couldn’t have killed Adam because she was with him.

As Chloe is following Jill’s twitters of Victoria’s arraignment, Mac and Reed arrive and Chloe fills Mac in but they both await news of what Billy said to the judge to stop Jill’s twitter fest. Meanwhile, the court is in an uproar and the judge asks Victoria if Billy’s claim is true but Victoria denies everything. Later, Victoria is hauled off but not before she admits to Victor that what Billy said was actually the truth. Nearby, Nikki pleads with J.T. to back down where Reed is concerned for Victoria’s sake but he refuses and Nick promises that J.T. is in for the fight of his life. Outside the courtroom, Jill realizes that Billy and Victoria were sleeping together just as J.T. arrives and the two come face to face. J.T. tells Billy to back off before J.T. gets arrested too, for assault. Billy turns on Jill then and fires her.

Tucker shows Kay footage from his office of Adam opening the sealed bids of Jabot and blackmails Kay into signing control of Jabot back over to him. Kay calls Nikki to tell Victor about Tucker’s blackmail and learns about Victoria’s arrest. After hanging up, Kay approaches Neil and Ashley who are having dinner nearby and tells them that she is turning control of Jabot back over to Tucker. Ashley attacks Tucker, demanding to know what game he is playing and after they depart Neil assures her that he is will find out what is really going on between Kay and Tucker. While discussing pregnancy Chloe implies to Mac that she and J.T. may be more than just friends. Billy arrives at the station with the Newman’s but Chance refuses to let Billy see Victoria and he gives Billy a hard time after Billy gave him a false statement. J.T. goes to see Victoria and realizes that Billy’s confession was true and that Victoria is covering for someone and he immediately assumes its Victor. J.T. tells her that he is grateful that he was granted full custody because she made her choice when she chose to be let herself get arrested for her family rather than give her alibi and go home to her son. Later, Billy gets in to see Victoria but she is furious with him and throws his gesture hard back in his face so Billy tells her that go to someone else the next time she needs help. Nikki and Nick continue to believe that Billy’s outburst was a lie as Victor keeps quiet about Victoria’s confession. Meanwhile, J.T. arrives at the Chancellor mansion and clues both Mac and Chloe in on Billy’s tryst with Victoria. Later, Billy runs into Heather at Jimmy’s and propositions her. At the station, Michael shows the Newman’s the pen that Adam was killed with. Tucker agrees to stop dismantling Chancellor when Kay gives him back Jabot just as Jill arrives to hear the news and tells Kay what a slap in the face it will be to both the Newman’s and the Abbots to hear this. Later, Billy decides to pass on a night with Heather. Nearby, Jill tries to make her unemployment status work for her with Kay but Kay dismisses her.

J.T. assures Reed that he and Mac will be there for him while Mommy is away. Meanwhile, Nick admits that the pen was a present for him from Victoria. Tucker asks Ashley to trust him where Jabot is concerned but she tells him that he has made that impossible. Jack traps Patty into going to see Phyllis’s OB/GYN tonight to find out the truth about the baby. Later, Patty lets her emotions get the better of her in front of Jack but is saved by an urgent call from Ashley. Jack has to leave giving Patty a reason to tear out of the house herself. Nick refuses to let Victoria lose her son and throw away her life protecting him, as Victoria, Victor and Michael all try to stop him, Nick confesses to Owen and Chance that the pen was his. Meanwhile, Daniel offers to help Phyllis out with Summer when she can’t get a hold of Nick. Later, Nick and Victor tell Owen and Chance the truth about their struggle with Adam and how blood got on Nick’s jacket but Owen isn’t sure to believe their story after all the lies they have told. Jack is blown away when Neil and Ashley tell him that Kay is giving back control of Jabot to Tucker without a fight. Meanwhile, Patty stalks around the tack house as Phyllis is inside doing chores. Later, Jack calls Victor to tell him what is going on with Kay. Nearby, Kay reminds Tucker that no matter what part of his empire he takes away from her the only thing he can’t take away from her is her friends and family and that is something knows nothing about. Patty arrives to confront Phyllis and Phyllis gets a first hand look at exactly what Jack was talking about when he said how much “Emily” has changed. At the G.C.A.C., Murphy stands up to Tucker, to everyone’s surprise, and tells him to stop blaming Kay for his miserable life. Later, Phyllis tells Patty about the doubts Jack is having regarding marrying her and Patty suddenly decides to play the sympathy card and starts yelling about her pregnancy and takes off. Phyllis calls Jack after Emily is gone to tell him about their encounter. Kay tells Murphy about Tucker’s blackmail and Tucker tries to spoil her in order to take her mind off what she has given up. Ashley and Neil go home together and finally make love.

Chance and Owen drop the charges against Victoria only to turn around and charge Nick with Adam’s murder. Meanwhile, Phyllis calls to check when “Emily” signed into the ranch. She is caught off guard to learn that she never did and wonders how she got onto the ranch without anyone seeing her. Victor calls moments later to tell her about Nick’s arrest. Later, Jack arrives home and Patty tells him that she lost the baby and Jack confronts her with the truth that she was never actually pregnant. Paul brings Heather to visit Emily, who barely registers who Heather is, but asks if Jack has figured out the truth yet. Meanwhile, Jack refuses to believe anymore of Patty’s lies, even as she tells a story of going to see Phyllis and Phyllis causing her miscarriage. Later, Patty tells Jack that she has a condition from childhood that made it difficult for her to conceive in the first place and that Phyllis is the one he should be blaming for interfering in their marriage. Jack isn’t sure if he can trust her and decides to take a walk. Michael stops by Gloria and Jeff’s to check on Fen and wonders what is going on with “Lauren” when he hears from Gloria that she hasn’t checked in Fen once all day. Meanwhile, Sarah works to familiarize herself with Lauren’s life. At the zoo, Jana’s headaches continue to get worse and Lauren tries to ease the pain by telling Jana to think back on time in her life that was happy as Jana remembers her wedding at the ashram. Later, Sarah buys an extravagant sports car in Lauren’s name. Emily asks Heather to help prove that she isn’t Patty. Emily gives Heather a cup she has been drinking out of and asks her to test the DNA. Later, Jack asks Paul to help him track down Emily’s younger brother. Meanwhile, Patty goes to see Emily and asks her to be her doctor again. Emily becomes concerned when Patty tells her that it may be time to teach Jack a lesson. Michael is not at all thrilled when Sarah tells him that she bought him a sports car to make up for the things she has done lately. Meanwhile, Jana and Lauren reminisce on the love they share with Michael and Kevin as Jana decides to try and make a psychic connection with Kevin by meditating on the word “zoo.” At the penthouse, Kevin, Gloria and Jeff use the Ouija board to try and find a clue to where Jana is and it spells out the word “zoo.” Later, Sarah tries to smooth things over with Michael but before she can she is thwarted by Fen wanting to spend time with her. As she is reading a book to Fen, a spider runs across the book and Sarah kills it, traumatizing Fen and Michael realizes that there is something truly off about his wife. Sarah realizes that she needs to get Michael on her side so she allows Lauren to call Michael herself. Meanwhile, Gloria tells Kevin that the clue is because Fen wanted Jeff to take him to the zoo and Kevin is disheartened once again. Later, while on the phone, Lauren tries to subtly tell Michael that he is being tricked. After Sarah and Daisy leave, Lauren tells Ryder that if he tells Michael the truth she will take care of him for the rest of his life. All alone, Jana tells Lauren that there is something really wrong with her head. Ryder and Daisy go to the coffeehouse but Daisy drags him out reminding him about their restraining orders just as Kevin gets a glimpse of Ryder. Meanwhile, Michael tells Sarah that he is moving in with Gloria because Fen doesn’t even feel safe around her anymore. Patty tries not to panic when Jack tells her that he called Emily’s brother and he is coming to town to visit.

Sharon arrives at the police station and Sharon and Phyllis are immediately at each other’s throats over Nick’s arrest. Meanwhile, Michael asks Nick for the whole truth regarding Adam the night of the explosion. Nick tells Michael everything that happened with Adam that night as Phyllis, Sharon and Victor look back on their own actions with regret. Later, Chance questions Sharon about how Nick’s jacket got out of tack house in the first place. Jack refuses to let Patty lie to him anymore, every chance he gives her to prove to him that she is telling him the truth about the baby she rejects. Jack hopes that seeing Jamie will help “Emily” get back to her old self but Patty refuses to stick around which only irritates Jack further. Later, Patty goes to see Emily for information on her brother. As Jana’s condition worsens, Sarah refuses to help her making it clear that Jana is expendable. Sarah taunts Lauren, telling her that everything is perfect at home with Michael and Lauren but when they are alone, Jana reminds Lauren that everything Sarah is saying is a lie and they need to find a way to escape. Later, Sarah grows impatient when Patty doesn’t show up for their meeting. Meanwhile, Emily tells Patty that Jamie is very refined, intellectual type that graduated with honors from school. However, when Jamie arrives at the Abbott mansion, it becomes quite clear that Emily is setting Patty up. Victor and Michael confront Owen, trying to rattle him to get him to drop the case against Nick but Owen walks away unfazed and Victor wonders just as confident Michael truly is that he can win. Meanwhile, Sharon and Phyllis visit Nick and the tension is palpable as Nick asks the two women to leave his case to Michael and take care of his children instead. As Jack starts to get to know Jamie to begins to wonder what kind of crazy family he married into. Meanwhile, Sarah suggests that Patty stay on her meds for both of their sakes. Lauren and Jana find a pile of old leaves and paper and decide to start a fire with a battery that Jana finds nearby, hoping it will catch someone’s attention nearby. Later, Jana manages to get a fire started and both Lauren and Jana pray someone will see and come looking for them. When Nick’s bail is denied Phyllis lets all her angered towards Sharon loose, blaming her for Adam and Nick’s situation. Later, Sarah asks Patty to help her kill Michael and Phyllis in order to get them out of the way to achieve their ultimate goals. Meanwhile, Victor announces that he is guilty of Adam’s murder in front of room full of witnesses.

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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