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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.

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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