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Y&R Recap – Aug 1 – Aug 5th

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Jack rejects Diane when she strips down and attempts to lure him into supporting her and Kyle before she reveals Kyle’s true whereabouts. Diane is furious at Jack’s dismissive attitude and exclaims that Jack will never see Kyle again before storming out. Nick is outraged to learn that Diane sold revealing photos of Victor and Nikki in bed to the tabloid. Before he can set out to confront Diane, Victoria arrives with the bad news that Nikki is missing from rehab. When Diane receives a call from Nick, she rushes to meet him but is disappointed when Nick shows no compassion towards her. Nick insists he wants nothing more to do with Diane. Billy tries to reach out to Victoria when they both cross at the GCAC bar, but Victoria puts her guard up and reminds Billy that he was quiet dismissive to her just the other day. Billy does not fight Victoria’s resistance and simply sits down as he orders himself a drink. When Victor learns that Nikki is missing from her rehab center, he insists he will hop on the jet and find her at once. Michael reminds Victor that he was just released from jail and crossing state lines is not a good idea. Michael offers to go find Nikki. Tension flares as Phyllis interferes when Nick and Diane are fighting at Crimson Lights. Phyllis reminds Diane that she is violating the restraining order she filed against her and the cat fight ensues as Diane tears into Phyllis about her less than perfect past. Nick breaks up the cat fight and tells Diane to leave the people he cares about, including his family, alone. Jack confronts Billy at the GCAC bar about his growing dismissal of everyone around him, especially Victoria. Billy resists Jack’s suggestion to confront Victoria about their growing tension and instead orders yet another drink as Jack looks on in disapproval. Diane meets Ashley at Crimson Lights and confirms that she has Abby’s confession video in her possession, but attempts to bribe Ashley by insisting she can have it at a price. Ashley rejects her proposal, insisting that despite what Diane may think, nobody in Genoa City is intimidated by her threats. Diane flares, exclaiming that she did have sex with Tucker and it was very enjoyable. Ashley slaps Diane across the face before she can say any more.

Jack receives a call from Kyle but is having a hard time hearing him. Jack is shocked to learn that Kyle is in Switzerland and before he can find out Kyle’s exact location, the connection is lost. Michael moves to Diane quickly when she arrives while he is talking with Victor, insisting he will handle her. Michael pleads with Diane to leave town and offers to give her enough funds if she leaves Genoa City as soon as possible. When Michael starts to head back towards Victor, he stops in his tracks at the sight of Billy and Victor face to face. Victoria, Jack, and Abby are also tense at the sight of these two enraged men. Tempers flare as Victor bashes Billy for his vagrant ways, stepping towards Billy as they exchange heated words. Before everyone can stop them, Billy takes a swing at Victor, forcing Jack to grab him. Soon an officer arrives to break up the scuffle and escort Billy to the police station. Abby crosses paths with Adam later that night at the GCAC bar and is not at all amused with his small talk. Once Adam leaves with his sultry companion Elaine, Abby begins to drink heavily. A shadow rustles in the trees by the footbridge at the park. The moonlight reveals Diane’s lifeless body face down in the stream.

Murphy finds Diane’s lifeless body by the stream when he arrives to fish by the footbridge in the park. A frantic Murphy calls 911 to report that he has found Diane Newman dead in Town Park. Murphy then calls Kay to tell her of the horrible news. Adam begins to clean off the mud from his boots before heading out of his GCAC suite. He runs into Abby, who looks very disheveled after waking up from a black out induced slumber in the ladies bathroom with mud on her dress. Phyllis and Nick wake up entwined on the couch in the Restless Style office after spending the night together. Phyllis notices a scratch on Nick’s neck and suggests that perhaps she did it during the intense love making. As Phyllis looks down at her nails, she notices one is broken and most have dried dirt buried underneath. Phyllis quickly conceals them from Nick. Jack meets with Kay looking rather distressed and explains to Kay he had quiet a rough night. When Jack notices Adam, he excuses himself and approaches him, demanding to know where Diane sent Kyle away to. Kay receives a call from Murphy telling her that he found Diane’s body. Once off the phone, Kay moves to Jack and Adam to reveal the awful news of Diane’s death. Victor is attempting to leave town on his private jet when suddenly the cabin door opens to reveal two officers who have come to inform Victor that his bail prohibits leaving town. Despite Victor’s disapproval, he is arrested before being taking to GCPD. Jack is surprised to see Victoria at the police station and remembers that Billy was arrested. Jack tells Victoria of Diane’s death. Victoria is distraught when she learns that Jack was never able to find out where Diane sent Kyle in Switzerland. An officer brings Billy into the room and begins to thank Jack for posting bail, but Jack informs Billy that it was Victoria’s doing. Before Phyllis can head to the nail salon to repair her nails, a staffer arrives for work at Restless Style and informs Nick and Phyllis of Diane’s death. Victor arrives to the police station to find Jack talking with Spencer regarding the search for Kyle. Victor is subdued in his reaction when Jack tells him that Diane was found dead in Town Park. Ashley and Tucker worry that now that Diane’s dead, whatever dirt Diane had on Abby or anyone else close to her may not be kept a secret. After Adam throws away his muddy boots, Adam breaks into Diane’s GCAC suite in search of something. Adam appears to have no luck and moves out of the room just as the hotel manager is walking down the hall to let an officer into Diane’s suite.

Michael arrives to the police squad room demanding to know why Victor was rearrested. After learning that Victor attempted to leave town, Victor informs Michael that Diane was found dead in Town Park. Spencer adds that the M.E has ruled Diane’s death a homicide. Nina arrives back from LA and Jill learns she is distraught over not hearing from Chance. Murphy comforts the concerned women and tells them that sometimes no news is good news, having been a soldier himself. Nina tells Jill that she’s sure Kay knows someone high ranking in the military that could help track Chance down. Ashley confronts Tucker about Diane’s allegations that she and Tucker slept together. Tucker comes clean to Ashley and admits to sleeping with Diane. Ashley is devastated that Tucker denied having sex with Diane all this time and labeled Abby as a liar for telling Ashley that Tucker is a sleaze. Tucker begins his attempt to convince Ashley that he is committed to her but is interrupted when Kay arrives to inform them both that she will be challenging the validity of their marriage due to Tucker’s lack of mental competence. At the police station, Michael defends Victor’s attempt to leave Genoa City to Spencer, telling him that Victor was not attempting to flee but rather going to Nikki’s rehab facility to search for her. Jack receives a list of eleven boys around Kyle’s age that arrives unaccompanied in Switzerland. Jack, Michael and Victor ask for Spencer’s help in contacting the schools that Kyle may be boarding in. Michael receives a call informing him that Nikki is safe and back at the rehab facility. Victor is relieved to learn that Nikki just needed some time alone and that is why she had left the rehab. Spencer agrees to let Victor be released. Jack is giving details about Kyle on the phone but does not recognize the name associated with the boy that matches Kyle’s physical description so he asks if they can send a picture to verify.

Spencer receives a call from the mayor informing him that Genoa City will be bringing in a high profile detective to oversee Diane’s murder case. Paul and Detective Mauro are looking at the creek bed and discussing that a former FBI agent will be leading the investigation. Paul is dumbfounded when he hears a voice say “He’s here now”, and turns to see Ronan. Paul is stunned when Ronan arrives at the park and begins examining the area that Diane’s body was found. Paul bluntly reminds Ronan that he owes a lot of people in Genoa City answers as to why he snuck out of town with Chance’s liver and never looked back. Ronan coldly tells Paul that his only obligation right now is to find Diane’s killer. Billy gets a call from Rafe as he enters his and Victoria’s home informing him that the judge ruled against Billy having any further contact with Delia. Before he can absorb this blow, Victoria enters through the front door and is shocked to see Billy. Billy tells Victoria that he came to grab the rest of his things from the house, but before he can grab his suitcase, Victoria pleads with him to stay and talk with her. Jack confronts Adam and accuses him of killing Diane. Adam smugly denies that he had anything to do with Diane’s death and scrutinizes Jack for not even knowing where Kyle is. Jack becomes furious and pushes Adam against the wall, demanding that Adam tell him everything he knows about Kyle’s whereabouts. Billy and Victoria cannot fight the true feelings they have for each other and begin to make love after Victoria asks Billy to stay. When they are done, Victoria cannot hold back and confesses that she believes she wouldn’t be the woman she is today without Billy. Victoria moves off to make the two of them coffee, and when she exits into the kitchen, Billy gets up and goes to look inside the package he had noticed when he entered. Billy is overcome with emotion when he removes the painting Victoria had done of them dressed up like Hefner and his Bunny. He quickly places it back in the box, grabs his suitcase, and leaves. Adam tells Jack that he has no idea of Kyle’s whereabouts and Jack begins to leave Adam’s GCAC suite when Ronan arrives to bring them both in for questioning regarding Diane’s murder investigation. Jack insists he had planned to leave for Switzerland in search of Kyle, but Ronan informs him that he is unable to leave the country. When Adam and Jack arrive to GCPD with Ronan, Victor and Michael are just finalizing Victor’s release papers. Victor offers to go search for Kyle himself, but Ronan abruptly informs him that Victor will need to be questioned on his whereabouts on the night of Diane’s murder.

After Jack, Victor, and Adam are moved to another room, the Coroner arrives to inform Paul and Ronan that Diane’s cause of death was blunt force trauma. Both Paul and Ronan are stunned to learn that Diane was bashed in the head ten times with a rock. After being questioned by Ronan, Jack receives the picture of “Timothy Bilton” via email and is relieved to see that it is Kyle. Jack instantly tells Paul that he needs to book at flight to Switzerland immediately, but Paul reminds him that Ronan specifically told Jack he cannot leave the country. When Paul asks Ronan if Jack can leave to find Kyle, Ronan hesitantly agrees. Jack leaves right before a CSI tech arrives with evidence of six other people Diane sent texts to the night of her death.  Victoria’s heart sinks when she returns to the living room to find Billy and the suitcase gone. Sitting alone in a first class plane seat, Billy turns off his phone before soaring away from Genoa City.

Phyllis and Nick are reviewing a story at Restless Style when Jack arrives and announces that he is heading to Switzerland to get Kyle. Jack tells them that Ronan has questioned him on his whereabouts the night of Diane’s death because of recent evidence that Diane sent him a text before she was killed. Phyllis tells Jack and Nick that Diane also sent her a text the night she was murdered asking her to meet in the park. Jack warns Phyllis to be ready for Ronan to interrogate her. Just as Victoria is finishing up a voicemail to Billy asking him to let her know where he ran off too, Victor arrives with news that Ronan has already began questioning Victor about Diane’s death. Victor notes that because the lawsuit Diane filed against Nikki was public record, Ronan could conclude that both Victoria and Nick had motive to harm Diane for going after their mother. Victoria assures Victor she has nothing to hide. Adam finds Abby at the bar still attempting to nurse her hangover and suggests they use each other as an alibi since both of them were at the bar the night of Diane’s death. Abby recalls lunging at Diane in the park for the key that allegedly unlocks the safe harboring her confession. Abby comes back to reality and is reluctant to accept Adam’s alibi offer, despite her foggy recollection of her actions the night of Diane’s death. Nick admits to receiving a text from Diane the night of her death as well. Nick and Phyllis tell each other that they of course ignored Diane’s request to meet at the park. They decide that since they were both working all night at the Restless Style office, they have an alibi in case Ronan questions them. Sure enough, Ronan arrives and is skeptical of Nick and Phyllis’ story that they both stayed all night at the office. Ronan notices Phyllis’ fresh manicure and is suspicious of Phyllis’ claim that she went to the nail salon before her office sleepover. At GCAC, Abby tells Victor that Adam attempted to get her to agree on an alibi for the night of Diane’s murder. As Victor asks Abby if she really did see Diane last night, Ronan arrives demanding to know the answer to that same question. Abby insists she was at the bar the entire night, but the bartender cannot fully recollect how long Abby stayed. Ronan reads the autopsy report and reviews the photos associated with the crime scene. He picks up an envelope to reveal at tiny silver key that had been removed from Diane’s mouth after she was found. Another baggy contains a broken acrylic nail. A photo reveals an imprint of a Harvard ring found on Diane’s forearm.

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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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Y&R’s Jason Thompson Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, daytime drama offered up some stellar performances.  We had General Hospital’s Sydney Miykala (Trina) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus) being given some very emotional material and playing the heck out of it, and we had The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson in what was to be his third standalone episode during his run as Billy Abbott.  Scenes from his last standalone episode helped win Jason the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Award at the Daytime Emmys this past June.

While there has been a very mixed-bag of reviews from fans of the writing of this standalone episode, one thing remains true –  that if given the ball, Thompson will bring the complexities needed to it, make it work, and in-turn make the audience feel the deep emotional pain within Billy.  And that was on full display in one key scene that locked up his Power Performance of the Week honors.

In the set-up, this time Billy is in the slammer contemplating his life while trying to rest and is hit with a series of dream/nightmare sequences in which he is emotionally tortured by many family members, enemies, and friends for his consistently being a screw-up, or so they like to say.  The one person in the episode who stands by Billy’s side is Lily (Christel Khalil).

During the episode, as Billy jumped from different locations within Genoa City, he grew more hopeless given his situation.  However, then he is visited by his late daughter Delia (Sophie Pollano) in the grown-up teenage version.  This is where Thompson broke hearts, playing guilt, loss, and despair.  He tells Delia if he could take one day back to do over again, it would be the night he left her alone for a few minutes to get ice-cream in the convenient store, and she wandered out in the street after her dog, only to be fatally hit by a car driven by Adam.  In this scene, it was Jason at his best, and surely a scene that should be used for his Emmy reel in 2021. What made it all the more notable is that Jason was not even playing the character of Billy back then, but you believed every heartbreaking second of his talk with his daughter about what Billy experienced the the night of her death and for years after.

Two other moments were also stand-outs in the episode.  When Victor (Eric Braeden) comes to see Billy behind bars and taunts him every which way to Sunday.  It was hard to know if that was real or imagined, but both Eric Braeden and Thompson chewed the scenery with that showdown.

Later in the episode, Billy is shocked to be transported to the police station to where his now teenage son, Johnny is in trouble with the law, and Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) is detaining and questioning him.  Billy realizes he has to fight for his freedom as he can’t leave his family in disarray, or let himself or Lily down again.

Billy Abbott continues to be an oh-so-flawed character, which gives Thompson opportunities to shine and play all the beats to perfection.

Share your thoughts on Jason’s performance and our choice for the Power Performance of the Week via the comment section below.

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