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

This week on General Hospital the truth came out on all fronts; as Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) put two and two together and realized Ned (Wally Kurth) cheated on her with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn).  Meanwhile, Alexis figured out Tracy (Jane Elliot) framed her to make it look like she passed out drunk behind the wheel.

Throughout, there were great performances from Wally Kurth, Jane Elliot and Nancy Lee Grahn, but it was soap vet, Lisa LoCicero, who for us was given the material and stole the show with her heartbreaking performances as a woman scorned.

LoCicero plays Olivia Falconeri from Bensonhurst, so believably, that viewers understand her every woman, who married into the well-to-do Quatermaines, and who has a much higher moral and ethical standard then the Q’s.

In key scenes at the Quartermaine mansion, Olivia confronts Ned about the night he never came home, and she wants the truth.  She also rightly accuses Tracy on being part of the cover-up.  A caught Ned confesses.  He tells Olivia he was in a terrible place, and jumped to the wrong conclusion about her and Robert (Tristan Rogers), and began drinking, which Sam (Kelly Monaco) overhears and can’t believe he was drinking with an alcoholic. Olivia says that Ned is incapable of being trustworthy after spending his entire life amongst a house full of liars and cheats.  Meanwhile, Alexis shows up in the middle of all this to confront Tracy on her machinations setting the stage for a showdown between Olivia and Alexis.

When Alexis and Olivia talk in private, the former legal eagle apologizes to her friend for sleeping with her husband; saying they both knew it was wrong right after it happened, but Olivia quickly points out that they didn’t seem to stop themselves or think it was wrong, while he was unbuttoning his pants or she was taking off her blouse!

Olivia stands her ground through her devastation and is appalled that Alexis calls her a “friend” and how she is only showing remorse because she has been caught!

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When Ned tries to talk to Olivia and professes how much he loves her and how sorry he is for having sex in a drunken stupor with Alexis, Olivia is gut-punched.  Ned continually says he thought Olivia and Robert hooked-up thanks to Brook Lynn deleting messages meant for Ned.  The fact that he would assume the worst of her, only made things worse for Ned, and then to go as far as having revenge sex with Alexis, made Olivia feel her husband had sunk to new lows.

It is then Olivia has a moment of reckoning; wondering what is her role in the Quartermaine family anyway, and how she doesn’t really fit in.  Ned promises to wait for her and begs her not to give up on them.  When he leaves, Liv breaks down … her marriage in pieces and betrayed by all those she thought she could trust.

Each of the aforementioned moments were played to perfection by LoCicero, leaving the audience wondering just what will Olivia do next and how will she bounce back from this betrayal.  That is why Michael Fairman TV names Lisa our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.  And, if it’s one thing we know about Olivia, she is a scrappy fighter, a survivor, and in the capable hands of this actress, we will be rooting for her all along the way.

So, what did you think of the performance of Lisa LoCicero?  Do you hope Olivia and Ned work things out and they stay together, or do you want to see if she and Robert Scorpio might have a new romance? Comment below.

 

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THE BACHELOR Season Premiere: Is Matt James Destined to be the Best in Franchise History? The First Impression Rose Is Given Out

On Monday’s premiere episode of the highly-anticipated seasons of The Bachelor, viewers finally saw groundbreaking lead ‘Bachelor’ Matt James in action.

James, became the first black ‘Bachelor’ in the reality-dating competition 25-year history.

It kicks-off for viewers getting an introduction into Matt’s upbringing: He’s biracial and was raised by a single mother in North Carolina. He played college football at Wake Forest University, lives in New York City and works in real estate, and volunteers a lot of his time with under-privileged children.

As pressure began to mount (right before the ladies drove up in their limos to meet Matt), he asked to talk to host, Chris Harrison, because some things were weighing heavily on him including: not wanting to let people down, knowing this was a moment in TV history.  Matt expressed to Chris: “I don’t want to piss off black people, I don’t want to piss off white people,” trying to figure how to navigate the season.

Throughout the episode, Matt’s nerves, honesty, and a request of himself and to the women, to be open through this journey, seem to serve him well, which left viewers with a solid first impression of him during the premiere.  He also led the women in a prayer before the first cocktail party kicked-off!

Speaking of the women, there are 32 this season that are vying for the final rose – the largest contingent ever.  Everyone was said to have quarantined for weeks and took four COVID-19 tests with hopes of getting to get up close and personal with Matt.  The entire season moved to a an expansive mansion and set-up in Pennsylvania, not Hollywood.

While there were so many cringe-worthy moments of the women trying to impress Matt when they first meet him … let’s not forget Katie with the vibrator dubbed “MJ”, or  Victoria who walks around calling herself “The Queen” and being the most annoying… we could already sense some possible connections with the others.

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Making ‘Bachelor’ history also was contestant, Abigail Heringer.  She is the first deaf contestant to ever appear on the franchise.   Matt was very taken with Abigail in the season premiere with her beauty and her honesty.  Right off the bat, she admitted to him that she was deaf.  Later, during the cocktail party and some one-on-one time, she also revealed that her older sister is deaf as well. Both were born with congenital hearing loss, and both underwent cochlear implantation surgery

Matt then shares his first real on-screen kiss with Abigail, and next went searching for the first impression rose, while all the other gals got jealous.  He gave the rose to Abigail.   Next, it was time for the first rose ceremony and we can’t understand (well, we can .. they need someone to stir the pot) why “The Queen” Victoria received a rose and is still in the running, but that’s another story.  Some potential picks such as Bri, Mari, Chelsea and Kristin could be in it for the long-haul, but we shall see.

The episode concluded with another promo of all the tears and drama from the gals and Matt as this season continues next Monday night.

So, what was your first impression of Matt as The Bachelor? Abigail as the women who received the first impression rose? Who do you think will win Matt’s heart in the end? Any early predictions? Comment below.

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THE BACHELORETTE Season Finale: Zac Puts A Ring On It As Tayshia Gets Her Man

The pandemic version of the hit reality-dating series franchise, The Bachelorette, had a few major twists.  First, that in the middle of the season the lead ‘Bachelorette’ had to be switched out, when Clare Crawley found love early with Dale Moss and exited the show.

Enter Tayshia Adams, who then started her own journey with the men who were still part of Clare’s season and a few others brought in to add to the mix.

The entire production had to be quarantined and shot in one location in Palm Springs, California.  Even the hometown dates were in Palm Springs as family members from the men still in the competition were brought there.  So with limited locales, the season was not always big and splashy, but in the end, and on the second night of the two-night season finale, you could not have asked for a sweeter ending and proposal between Zac Clark and Tayshia.

So how did Tayshia and Zac end up together?  Here’s a brief rundown from last night’s two-hour season finale:

With Ben back in the mix and asking for a second chance, (after he could not tell Tayshia the last time that he loved her, he did so now), she invites him to the rose ceremony, where Ivan and Zac, who were the two last men standing, were in for a shock.

At the ceremony, Tayshia asks to talk to Ivan privately. She takes him aside and tells him she has concerns over religion from their overnight date, so much so that she does not think they can go any further and she sends him home.  That means, Tayshia gives her two roses to her finalists: Zac and Ben,

On her last date with Zac prior to the final rose ceremony, Tayshia is not herself when the couple go to a dance class together.  Her anxiety is getting the best of her and it was hard to tell if she was just not feeling Zac anymore, as she is now for Ben, or if she is just getting jitters over the whole process. Later, away from the dancing, Zac and Tayshia have a heart-to-heart, where she is worried what happens if something changes between them, (since she was previously divorced, as was he) and that he does not want her anymore?  Zac said calmly, “No matter what, I’m not going anywhere.”  That helped put Tayshia’s mind at ease, somewhat!

Next, she has made a decision to tell Ben, it’s over between them.  She sits him down and tells him she has stronger feelings for Zac.  Ben shares, “I was excited to be back, I was really hopeful that we would be together.  When you love somebody, you want them to be happy.”  So with that, he realizes it’s time to pack it up, sharing with the cameras that he believed their lives would have been so good together.

Zac is choosing an emerald diamond to give Tayshia from Neil Lane (of course, at this juncture, he has no idea that Ben has been sent home).  Then, we see both Zac and Tayshia getting ready for the big proposal day.  Will she accept Zac’s proposal … doubts swirling through her head and all?

As the final rose ceremony began, Zac delivered a heart-tugging speech which included: “The first conversation we ever had by our fountain, we talked about how everything happens for a reason. I came here because I was supposed to meet you, I came here because I was supposed to fall in love with you. Nothing has ever felt so right in my entire life. I love you, Tayshia. We spoke of the importance of loyalty, and I will always be loyal to you.”

Tayshia finally and fully let her guard down and shared to Zac; “I know that I told you that I love you, but it’s more than that. It’s this wild, wild love that I’ve tried to come up with so many reasons to not believe, and you have truly made me believe that there doesn’t have to be flaws, and that I deserve love with a man who won’t run away. I love you, Zac Clark.”

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As Tayshia is sobbing as Zac gets down on one knee, she says “Yes” to his proposal, and to make it official she gives Zac the final rose which he accepts. Next, they ride off into the sunset in a symbolic cardboard taxi to New York City where Zac lives.

On Wednesday, Tayshia and Zac made their first TV appearance together since their engagement four months ago.  They told Good Morning America that they were looking forward to dating and taking it one step at a time, and that Tayshia will be bi-coastal for now, but spending time on the east coast with Zac over the holidays.

So, happy that Tayshia chose Zac? Share you thoughts on this unpredictable season and last night’s episode via the comment section below.

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