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Y&R Recap – April 26 – April 30th

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Lauren and Jana are hopeful that the fire will burn enough to catch someone’s attention until Ryder arrives and sees what is going on. Meanwhile, Sarah tries to convince Patty that Michael and Phyllis are the only things that stand between their ultimate goals and killing them is the only way to get it. At the mansion, Jack asks Jamie for more background on Emily, trying to figure out just who his wife is. Later, when Patty has a hard time with the idea of killing someone in cold blood, Sarah plays on Patty’s insecurities. Everyone tries to stop Victor from confessing but he won’t back down. Michael manages to get a word alone with Victor but Victor only tells him and Nick that it is time the world knew how Adam died. Michael and Nick both plead with Victor to think about what he is doing but Victor refuses to change his mind. Outside the interrogation room, Phyllis wonders to Nick and Sharon if maybe Victor is actually finally telling the truth about Adam’s murder. Daisy arrives as Ryder is stomping out the fire and realizes that someone may have seen the smoke already. Daisy tells Ryder to gag Lauren and Jana while she tries to head off anyone who may come looking for the fire. Meanwhile, Jack bursts in Patty’s session with Sarah to bring Jamie by and Sarah gets out of the line of fire quickly. Patty greets Jamie warmly and tries to use the information Emily gave her about her brother, which she quickly realizes was false. Overwhelmed by Jack’s scrutiny, Jamie and Sarah’s plan, Patty bursts into tears. Later, a cop shows up at the zoo in search of the source of the fire and Daisy and Ryder put on a show for him until Ryder gets arrested while pretending to be a homeless man who started the fire. Victor recounts for Owen and Chance how he killed Adam. Nick, however, refuses to believe that Victor could ever kill his own flesh and blood. Phyllis and Sharon are in agreement that they would rather see Victor go to prison than Nick because Nick’s children need him right now. Later, Chance doesn’t believe a word of Victor’s confession and decides to lock both Victor and Nick up. Patty sidesteps her bizarre behavior by saying that she just always wanted a strong connection with her siblings and wished she had that with Jamie. Jack tells her that she and Jamie can start over but right now they need to get down to the police station because Chance has more questions about Adam. Jack arrives at the police station with Patty and Jamie and while Patty is giving her statement, Jack learns that Victor has confessed to Adam’s murder but doesn’t buy that he is doing it for selfless reasons. Chance gets in Phyllis’s face about Nick and Jack is forced to pull her aside to calm her down. Phyllis admits to Jack that for at time she believed that Nick may have killed Adam for Sharon and Faith. Meanwhile, Patty bribes Jamie to leave town by giving him Emily’s prescription pad and some cash. Lauren manages to get free from her binds and scratches Sarah. Meanwhile, Michael sees Ryder being booked at the police station and confronts him about what has happened to Lauren and why she seems so different. Later, Jamie tells Jack that “Emily” has definitely changed as he leaves the station. Sarah calls Patty and asks her if she is in on the plan and Patty agrees to it. Phyllis and Sharon decide to work together to clear Nick’s name. Meanwhile, Victor continues to tell Nick that he killed Adam but Nick refuses to believe it.  While at Mac’s doctor’s appointment, Lily tells Cane that her doctor wants to start her on chemo again but that it could save her life or it could also kill her. Later, Cane and Lily learn that they are having a little boy and girl, which overwhelms Lily. Neil and Ashley’s intimate night together is interrupted when Tucker shows up uninvited. Ashley, however, is stunned when Tucker asks her to take over as CEO of Jabot. Later, Tucker pitches Ashley as to why he wants her at Jabot and only her and Ashley agrees to consider it but Neil can see that she really wants it. Lauren and Jana realize that Sarah is going after everyone Sheila had a grudge against, which includes Amber. Meanwhile, Daniel sees Amber sketching a picture of her and Little D and the distance between them continues to grow. Sarah learns that Michael and Kevin are about to question Ryder at the station and she calls Daisy to make sure she stops it before Ryder can tell them anything. At the station, Ryder won’t tell Michael anything but is affected when Michael tells him that Kevin is on his way down. Later, Lauren and Jana plan what their life will be like once they finally get out of their cage and free of Sarah. Kevin arrives at the station and tells Ryder that he has no reason to live anymore without Jana and Ryder tells him that he can give Kevin a reason. Meanwhile, Daniel takes Fen out for a “guys” night Amber feels left out until “Lauren” stops by for a visit. Amber spills to Sarah everything about Little D and Deacon’s “Dragon Lady” that he was hiding his son from, unaware that Sarah is the one that that Deacon was referring to. Later, just as Kevin is getting to Ryder, Ryder is reminded just how dangerous Sarah is and refuses to tell Kevin anything about where Jana is. Meanwhile, Amber and Daniel let Sarah leave with Fen and Amber admits to Daniel that the reason she is thinking about Little D today is because it’s his birthday.

Jill runs into Tucker and he tells her that he found the perfect woman to run Jabot and she mistakenly believes that he is referring to her. Meanwhile, Neil isn’t interested in talking about Tucker or his offer, instead he grabs Ashley and kisses her deeply, to which she responds which leads them back to making love. Later, Jill realizes that Tucker isn’t talking about her as the CEO of Jabot and ends up throwing her drink in Tucker’s face. At Brad’s, Neil tells Ashley that he will support her no matter what she decides about Tucker’s offer, but does offer a word of warning not to trust him. As Cane and Mac are discussing the babies, Lily begins to wonder if she will even be around when the babies are born. Later, Lily tells Cane that she will do the chemo and whatever else it takes to be here when their children are born. Amber and Daniel realize that they just want different things in their lives. Meanwhile, Lauren promises Jana that they will be home with their families before the full moon. Later, Michael learns that Ryder posted bail and that “Lauren” picked up Fen from Daniel’s without his permission.

Michael isn’t happy when he finds Sarah and Fen at the coffeehouse and takes Fen with him leaving Sarah angry and alone. Later, Sarah gets a call from Patty who wants to discuss their “plan.” Everyone who was at the cabin gathers at the Abbott mansion at Phyllis and Sharon’s bequest. Patty arrives and makes a scene when she sees Phyllis there which forces Jack other the edge and he blurts out that he wants a separation from Emily. After Patty leaves, Sharon and Phyllis make a plea to the group to band together and take a stand against the D.A.’s office. They ask them to help them sue the office in order to send a message to the D.A. that what he is doing to their families has to stop. Later, Heather and Rafe refuse to help the Newmans or Abbotts with the suit and Michael advises them that it could backfire on them which makes Ashley decide against it as well. She tells them that she would do anything that gets her locked with Victor and she can’t admit that she doesn’t believe Victor didn’t kill Adam. Daniel and Amber continue to argue over the issue of Little D and their marriage. After seeing how much Amber is hurting Daniel tries to come up with a compromise. Later, Amber begins to panic when she can’t get a hold of her mother in Furnace Creek. Amber tells Daniel that she will wait 24 hour to hear from her mother, otherwise she is going to look for Little D. Owen starts to threaten Nick and Victor when he doesn’t get the answers he is looking for. Meanwhile, Jack and Ashley are shocked when they decide to pass on the lawsuit but Billy sides with the Newmans. Billy presents his case that Adam had too many enemies to count, even outside this room. Just as he is swaying Jack and Ashley, Owen arrives to the party. Meanwhile, Heather reveals to Rafe that she tipped Owen off to the meeting at the Abbotts. Heather wonders to Rafe if Emily was telling the truth about her identity at the mental ward. Sarah tells Patty that they are going to kill Michael and Phyllis tomorrow. Later, Sarah and Patty plot the perfect murders and perfect alibis. Sarah gives Patty a gun and makes sure she knows to use it. Meanwhile, Rafe convinces Heather to run a DNA test on the cup that Emily gave her. Nick and Victor continue to try protect one another but Victor refuses to budge and reminds Nick that he still has a baby he needs to get to know and family to go home to. Meanwhile, Owen tells the group at the Abbott’s that he is giving them all a chance to clear themselves by taking lie detector tests, otherwise he will charge them all with conspiracy to commit murder. Later, Michael advises the group to start cooperating with the authorities. Victoria apologizes to Billy for the way she treated him after he alibied her for Adam’s murder but when he tries to kiss her she stops him and tells him that she is going to play hard to get, which only intrigues him more. Meanwhile, Owen learns that they found Adam’s cell phone from the basement in the G.C.A.C. Patty and Sarah go over the last minute details of their plan to eliminate Michael and Phyllis just as Michael arrives at the apartment to get something for Fen. Michael asks Sarah if there is anyway they can salvage their marriage and Sarah, cryptically tells him that after tonight it won’t matter. Meanwhile, Jack tells Patty that he is going to see Phyllis and Patty blurts out that Jack can’t, knowing that he will ruin Sarah’s plan. At the zoo, Lauren has a dream that she is home with Michael but just as the dream is playing out perfectly, Fen comes running into her arms but doesn’t recognize her. Lauren wakes up and quietly sobs as Ryder watches her from a distance. Sarah makes a plan to meet Michael later, knowing that he won’t be there to meet her. Meanwhile, Lauren pushes Ryder to be a man and stand up to Sarah and Daisy before it is too late. Later, Sarah tells Daisy about her plan to kill Michael and Phyllis and then Sarah tells Daisy that Daisy will be the one to kill Phyllis. Ryder comes upon them just as Sarah manages to manipulate Daisy into agreeing to kill Phyllis for her and Ryder is horrid as he listens to their plan, wondering who they are talking about. Phyllis tells Nick about her and Sharon’s plan to sue the D.A.’s office and Nick wonders if it will only make Owen angrier but Phyllis refuses to sit back and let Nick go to prison. Michael takes pleasure in serving Owen his lawsuit papers in front of Nick and Phyllis. Meanwhile, as Jack is trying to talk to Patty about their separation, Patty starts to hallucinate that Emily is in the room with them telling Patty that she is falling apart. Owen offers Nick a deal but Nick remains adamant that he did nothing wrong and Michael demands that Owen release him, Owen, however, refuses. Later, Owen tells Nick that unless he cooperates he will charge Phyllis with obstruction of justice and his children will have two parents behind bars. Lauren decides to go to extremes to get out of the cage and asks Jana to pretend to pass out in order to get Ryder to come into the cage so that they can over power him and escape. Meanwhile, as Sarah is telling Daisy her plan, Patty calls and tells her that they have a problem. Patty tells Sarah about Jack and Sarah tells her that she needs to pull it together no matter what. Later, Ryder confronts Daisy after hearing that they are going to kill Phyllis and Michael and tells her they can’t trust Sarah but Daisy refuses to listen. When Ryder isn’t paying attention, Daisy steals his keys to the cage and walks away. After hearing everything that is going on with “Lauren,” Phyllis offers to talk to her for Michael. Meanwhile, Patty tries to play the part of Emily very closely in order to convince Jack to stay home while she heads off to the police station. At the amusement park, Ryder confesses to Lauren and Jana that Daisy and Sarah are going to kill Phyllis and Michael. Patty runs into Michael at the police station and asks if she set up a meeting later to talk about Lauren. Meanwhile, Jack finds Patty’s diary and grows even more concerned when he sees that all that is written in is gibberish. Later, as Lauren panics for husband and friend, Sarah arrives at Phyllis’s.

Lauren pleads with Ryder to call the police and stop Sarah and Daisy’s plan to kill Michael and Lauren. Meanwhile, Sarah startles Phyllis who asks her to come in to talk as Daisy skulks in the shadows, waiting. Amber and Daniel fight over the fact that Amber has decided to fly to California to look for Little D and Amber storms out. At the coffeehouse, Amber explains to Kevin and Michael about her fight with Daniel and Michael sympathizes with Amber’s ordeal. Later, Sarah is caught when Daniel calls Phyllis and offers to bring her dinner in order to get talk to her about Amber. Patty is caught off guard when Chance presents her with a broken cell phone and tells her that they found Adam’s fingerprints all over it. He asks her if she can shed some light on how he got the phone. Patty begins to panic when Chance tells her that they know Adam had to have had an accomplice and begins to get defensive leading Chance to believe that she is trying to hide something. Later, Patty manages to settle herself and tells Chance to ask whatever questions he may have but Patty starts to notice that it is getting late. Kevin advises Amber to call Daniel and smooth things over with him before she leaves town. As Amber is leaving Daniel a message, Kevin notices a kid stealing a tip off a table and stops him and Amber realizes the kid is Little D. Meanwhile, Sarah decides to change her plans and sends Daisy to intercept Daniel and tells Daisy that she will handle Phyllis herself. Later, Amber is thrilled to see Little D, who is now going by Eric and Eric is reacts to hearing that Amber was on her way to California to find him and that she remembered it is Eric’s birthday. As Phyllis tries to talk to “Lauren” about Michael, Sarah vents that she isn’t living up to Michael’s standards. Phyllis becomes concerned when Sarah says that Michael is going to regret it if he doesn’t stop being so judgmental. Meanwhile, Daisy shows up at Daniel’s in tears and begs him to hear her out. While Daniel’s back is turn, Daisy slips a crushed up pill into his drink. Later, Jana and Lauren voice Ryder’s worst fears to him that Daisy and Sarah are going to set him up to take the fall for Michael and Phyllis’s murders and they beg him to stop it before it is too late. Moments later, Jana falls to the ground in agony from her headaches and Lauren pleads with him to help her. Eric explains to Amber what happened with Tawny and Amber promises that from now on she is going to take care of him. Meanwhile, Daisy calls Sarah once Daniel starts to feel the effects of the drugs to tell her they are in the clear. Phyllis begins to wonder what is going on with “Lauren” when she starts making strange, even threatening remarks towards her and Michael. Patty tries to cover her panic when she learns that Chance is going to track down the person who purchase the cell phone for Adam and look at the security footage. Meanwhile, Phyllis starts to lose her cool with Sarah, who looks for an opening to take advantage of Phyllis’s vulnerable state in her wheelchair. Phyllis decides to ask Sarah to leave and calls Michael to tell him about their strange encounter. Later, she calls Daniel to check where he is and the power cuts out. Meanwhile, Amber arrives home and finds Daniel and Daisy in bed together. At the zoo, Ryder finally agrees to let Lauren and Jana go but as he goes to grab his keys he realizes that they are missing. After Patty leaves the police station, Chance calls Owen and tells him that they need to start considering her as a suspect in Adam’s murder. Meanwhile, Patty calls Michael to meet her at his apartment. Later, Phyllis starts to panic when she hears someone trying to breaking into the tack house.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL 15000th Episode: Laura Faces Being Ousted as Mayor as Port Charles Bands Together in Support of Her

Finally, after many preemptions, General Hospital’s 15,000the episode aired on Wednesday. In it and front and center in the standalone episode was GH icon, Genie Francis (Laura).

In story, after a scathing op-ed is run in The Invader from a group of citizens called “The Friend of Port Charles”, they take aim at Mayor Laura Collins and want a recall to replace her. When trying to figure out who was behind the story, Laura’s friends and the citizens of the town, band together to keep her from being ousted and to figure out who would attack her in the press like this.

That sets up a few sentimental flashback clips featuring the three current longest-running members of the cast, Genie, Kin Shriner (Scott) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie).  Viewers get a glimpse of Scotty and Laura’s wedding, and then Bobbie’s contentious and duplicitous side when she fought for the love of Scotty against a teenaged Laura.

As Laura tries to determine who is behind the op-ed, Curtis (Donnell Turner) gets a lead from Ms. Wu (Lydia Look) that Laura’s half-brother, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) is behind it.  Laura then heads to Pentonville to confront Cyrus.  She asks if he’s the brains behind “The Friends of Port Charles”.

Cyrus insists he is only an advisor. He goes on to say that this is a group of people who are disillusioned by the way she is running the town.  Cyrus gets angry and vengeful, and emotional, when saying the police department is corrupt and how ELQ and Cassadine Industries gets tax breaks at the expense of less fortunate people, etc.  Laura can’t figure out if these people in the ‘friends’ group have such high moral value why would they hire a criminal, like him, as an advisor?

Renault goes on to say that it’s up to God and preaches she needs to be less self-righteous.  Laura throws back to Cyrus that where was God in that scathing op-ed, that he did filled with such hate?  Laura then forgives him and walks out, which stuns Cyrus.

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Later, Scotty in front of Laura, Bobbie, Anna (Finola Hughes), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Lucy (Lynn Herring), proposes to Liesl (Kathleen Gati), but she turns down his marriage proposal.  Liesl feels they have a good thing going , so why mess it up with a marriage at this point. The two kiss.

In addition, Laura meets up with Maxie (Kirsten Storms), who are visiting an institutionalized Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst).  Maxie brings her some cosmetics from Deception because of the bad lighting in the facility.

The softball game was the throughline of the episode, and at the end, we saw the payoff, when all the characters converged on Charlie’s giving their support to Laura, who says she is ready to write her rebuttal.

Then in a voice-over from Laura, she speaks to the essence of Port Charles and its residents which included: that they have a strong community that she is proud to be a part of it and she speaks to her legacy over generations.  Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) proposes a toast to Laura, as she notes that if she loses the recall then so be it, adding that if the person who replaces her is a Port Charles lifer, like she is, then the town will continue to prosper.

So, what did you think of the 15,000 episode milestone episode? Did you enjoy the performance of Genie Francis? Did you like the way much of the cast was utilized, or did you feel otherwise? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Two Moms Unite To Keep Finn Alive … Or Will One Throw the Other Under the Bus?

Gotta love two creepy mothers toiling over their near-dead son as they try to bring him back to life! That’s the scenario on The Bold and the Beautiful and the words, “Oh, mother!” were taken to a new heights on Friday’s cliffhanger of the CBS daytime drama series.

In story, now that Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) has stumbled upon the truth at Li’s (Naomi Matsuda) place – that Li has been keeping a very much alive Finn (Tanner Novlan) all to herself and caring for his health – bio-mom, nasty nurse Sheila, is not too happy about Li’s secret, although overjoyed that her son is alive and that she did not actually kill him after she fired a bullet meant for Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

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Now, with Sheila escaped from prison, and Finn starting to regain consciousness, in Sheila’s mind there should only be one mother tending to him, and she wants to be the first person he sees when he wakes up and that’s her.   So, as only Sheila does, she knocks Li out and unconscious on the floor.  Sheila then tells Finn, “Mama’s right here, baby.”

Suddenly, Finn seems to slip back into a coma and is no longer able to open his eyes.  A panicked Sheila shouts to Li, “Get up. He needs your help.” After waking up from the hit to the hit, Li seems to find common ground with Sheila.  She goes so far as to say to Sheila, “If not for you. I never would have had him, and for that, I have to be grateful.”

Sheila apologizes for having hitting her (Is she really sorry? Please!) and admits she thought Li would turn her back into the police. Li says, “We’re both Finn’s mothers!”  Next, the two hug it out, of sorts, although Li looks petrified.

Li tells Sheila that since Sheila is a nurse, she needs supplies and needs her help to keep Finn alive.  Li promises Sheila that she won’t call the police, admitting that she also has so much to lose including: her medical career, her son, etc, because she faked Finn’s death certificate, smuggled him out of the hospital, and more!

Now, Finn starts to move.  Li says to her son, “Both of your mothers are here!”  Then, Finn starts to open his eyes.  We fade to black.

With all the bashing (literally), contentiousness, and high stakes; that both mothers would have to go to the slammer for a longtime, will they reunite and work together to keep the secret that Finn is alive and get him back to a full recovery … or will they turn on each other?  Will Sheila knock out Li again and have her locked up, so she can be Finn’s only mom in her twisted mind? Share your theories via the comment section, but first, check out two clips from Friday’s B&B featuring the on-going great work of Kimberlin Brown and Naomi Matsuda in this storyline.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Who Killed Abigail?

It’s the end of Chabby! Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it the beginning of a murder mystery on the long-running NBC soap opera.

In story, with several people wanting Abigail Deveraux DiMera dead, it looks like someone stabbed her from the final moments of the episode, when Chad (Billy Flynn) comes upon his wife, when he returns home from a movie with their kids.  Chad finds Abby in their bed, bleeding and non-responsive. DAYS has teased the death of character for a few months now, and everyone learned it is Abigail, played by Lead Actress Daytime Emmy-nominee, Marci Miller, who has exited the series.

Now, the mystery begins … whodunit? Is it a vengefulLeo (Greg Rikaart), who was brandishing a knife after his call with Gwen (Emily O’Brien)? Could it be Gwen herself who called “someone” while the prison guard nodded off for a nap?  Somehow, made it out of prison and back in time and covered her tracks.  Could it be a drunken Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), who ruined his sobriety overcome with the knowledge that Chad told Abby, that he was the one who kidnapped Sami – a secret he doesn’t want to come out. Could it possibly be Kate (Lauren Koslow), who wanted to protect her son, Lucas’ secret, and went to shut Abby up … or could it be someone else?

DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati spoke to Soap Opera Digest on their latest issue on newsstands now, about the decision to kill-off the character of Abigail, expressing: “It was mostly for a practical reason because Marci was not going to be available to us full-time on contract and it made it challenging to tell story for Chad and Abigail.  So we didn’t really have the option to have Abigail around, and then that always becomes a problem when one-half of a couple is not going to be available to you. What’s the solution at that point?”

In addition, it appears that bringing back Kate Mansi to the role, was not going to solve the issue the show was faced with.  Carlivati explained: “Kate has been willing to come back, but may not necessarily want to come back on contract, so you risk being in the exact same position that then Kate leaves and what do we do? Then the option would be to recast yet again with someone who maybe is willing to be here on a more permanent basis, but then you’re dealing with a new face. We’ve been very lucky in recasting Abigail, but you don’t always know if that’s going to work. So ultimately, we decided to kill the character.”

But as Days of our Lives fans know, does anyone really stay “dead” dead in Salem?  The head scribe shared on that point: “We decided to do it (kill Abigail) knowing that we’re not saying it’s not a permanent death, but there is always that possibility that death is not permanent, especially on a soap opera and especially in Salem, so you feel that maybe you’re not closing off the future of that character forever. That said, this is not going to be an instance of the car going off the cliff and you don’t see the person again. This is going to feel permanent and we wrote it as permanent.”

So, who do you think will wind up being the culprit who murdered Abigail? What do you think about the decision to take the character off the canvas, with what looks like for good? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below. But first, check out the promo for next week’s episodes of DAYS and the returns of Cady McClain and Matthew Ashford as Jennifer and Jack who will grieve the loss of their daughter.

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