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Y&R Recap – Aug 9 – Aug 13th

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Nick stops by to see Summer before she and Phyllis leave and Nick and Phyllis have a civil conversation, finally realizing everything that they are losing by ending their marriage. Later, Nick shows up at Sharon’s with a copy of the newspaper with Sharon and Adam on the front page.  As Chris and Paul are meeting to talk about the kiss they shared last night, Heather, Sid and Ronan arrive to tell them that Chance plead not guilty at this arraignment to make sure he went to jail. They all fear the danger Chance’s actions will put him in. In jail, Chance tries to get the inmates to sell to him. Heather comes up with an idea to help Chance and takes Ronan and Sid with her, while Chris and Paul decide to go see Nina, unaware that she witnessed their kiss last night. Later, Heather and Ronan ask Owen to drop the charges against Chance in order to protect their case but Owen refuses and Ronan decides that it is time to go see the warden. Chance finds his way in when his cellmate is also ex-army and tells him he will try to get him what he needs. As Vance, Adam and Skye are going over everything for Adam’s trial, Vance assures Adam that he has everything under control but wonders if there is anything Adam hasn’t told him and Adam flashes back to his confession to Sharon. Adam admits that he confessed everything to her and Skye goes ballistic. Adam turns on her, saying that Skye could never understand what he and Sharon feel for one another and Skye laughs at the thought that Adam is still holding out hope for a reconciliation. Meanwhile, Sharon gets overwhelmed by everything Adam and Nick tries to remind her of everything he has done to the people Sharon loves. Nick realizes that Adam has gotten to her and now she doesn’t want to testify against him. Nick wonders if her feelings for Nick are stopping her from getting up on the stand and stopping Adam. Chris and Paul show up to support Nina and she tells them that she was surprised by what she saw outside Gloworm last night. They immediately realize that Nina thinks that they slept together and start explaining that it was nostalgia, a kiss and nothing more. Meanwhile, Heather and Ronan try to have Chance moved from general population but Chance continues to refuse. Later, Chance manages to score drugs from his cellmate. Later, Chris, Paul, Ronan and Heather meet after all else fails and realize that they need to find a way to get Chance out of jail before he gets himself hurt or worse.  Adam refuses to let Vance attack Sharon on the stand, no matter what she says. Meanwhile, Nick tells Sharon that the reason this all started was because she was trying to get over him and now that Phyllis has left him and if Adam goes to jail they will finally have a chance to get back what they lost. As Nick moves to check on Faith, Adam arrives and Sharon goes outside to talk to him. Sharon tells him she knows what he is up to. Later, Adam tells Sharon that he is okay with her telling the truth in court and promises her that no one will come after her. Meanwhile, Skye tells Vance to go after Sharon with everything.

While Chance is meeting with Nina, Meeks is nearby talking to Chance’s cellmate who tells him about the earlier drug exchange and Meeks tells him that when Chance “accidentally” gets killed it will look like a dirty cop was killed in prison. Cane and Lily are ecstatic when the doctor tells them that the twins can go home today. Neil and Sofia are at business meeting and tensions are high as Neil gets a call from Malcolm about the babies coming home and leaves, not telling Sofia where he is going. At Cane’s, Lily’s entire family gathers as Neil holds his grandchildren for the first time. Lily and Neil have father daughter moment as she watches him with her children. Moments later, Sofia arrives and calls Neil out on excluding her and Malcolm is none too thrilled by his brother’s behavior. Nikki is none to thrilled that Meggie is continuing to live the high life on Victor’s dime. Nikki tells Victor that she will handle Meggie and Victor can make sure that Adam gets what he deserves. Later, Nikki confronts Meggie and tells her that she is taking advantage of Victor’s generosity. Nikki promises her that if she is scamming them, Shaw Roberts is nothing compared to the wrath of Victor Newman. Tucker surprises the Abbotts when he flies Traci into town for Adam’s hearing, knowing that they will need her support. Abby arrives and is thrilled to see her aunt but isn’t sure she is welcome in the mansion. Traci finds Abby outside and assures her that everything will okay and brings her in to see the rest of her family. Ashley and Abby have a strong mother daughter moment as Ashley reminds her that no matter what she does she still loves her. Ashley tells Traci that she is glad Tucker won’t be in court today because she doesn’t want him to hear about her past struggle with her mental health. Nearby, Billy and Jack lean on one another as they each deal with their own heartbreak. Adam promises Sharon she has nothing to worry about on the stand just as Nick comes out and Adam leaves. Nick tells her not to believe him but Sharon tells him that his time she actually does. Skye tells Vance to annihilate Sharon but Adam arrives and overhears them and warns them both to leave Sharon alone. Nick pushes Sharon not to trust Adam and Sharon loses her cool with both of them, telling Nick she won’t let her guard down with either of them again. Nikki finds a note from Meggie saying that she left the ranch for good and Nikki calls Meggie to find out what she is doing. Meggie tells her that she isn’t staying anywhere that she isn’t wanted. Nikki tells her that she isn’t letting her go anywhere because Victor would never forgive her if happened to Meggie but Nikki continues to remain skeptical. Later, Nikki comes to pick Meggie up at the coffeehouse and finds Shaw with her; Nikki attacks him, assuming that Shaw is there to hurt Meggie and tells someone to call 911. Nikki apologizes for ever doubting Meggie. Everyone is thrilled by Sofia’s arrival in their lives, except Neil. Tucker drops by to welcome the twins home and Cane and Lily thank them for helping find a solution to Cane’s deportation problem. Neil is caught off guard, not realizing that that was what his meeting with Sofia was about this morning and Malcolm asks what his problem is and demands that it stop now. Sharon takes the stand against Adam in the hearing and doesn’t miss a beat telling the judge everything that Adam did. Vance pleads with Adam to let him attack Sharon but Adam tells him that he has already made his decision. Tucker enters the courtroom to support Ashley and Ashley starts to panic.

Adam remains adamant that Vance lay off Sharon on the stand and everyone is shocked when the judge allows Sharon to be dismissed. Outside the court, Tucker is thrown when Ashley doesn’t want him to stay for her testimony just as she is being called to the stand. Later, Victor helps Sharon come to grips with the fact that her testimony will be the main reason Adam’s case will go to trial. On the stand, Ashley tells her story about the times Adam tried to make her think she was losing her mind. Vance takes his shot at Ashley and tries to destroy her credibility. When Ashley steps down she is stunned when she sees Tucker standing in the back of the courtroom, but finds comfort with her sister and daughter. Victoria runs into Jill at the club and is surprised to hear that Billy fired her from Restless Style and even more surprised to learn that Jill was the one that leaked the information about Newman to Tucker. Later, Victoria goes to the magazine to wait for Billy. Meanwhile, Jill tells Tucker that he had better hold up his end of the bargain or else. Tucker, however, tells her to calm down and immediately makes the call as Ashley shows up. Jill leaves and Ashley apologizes for what he heard in court and offers to step down as Jabot’s CEO. At the court, Vance goes on a crusade to prove that everyone taking the stand against Adam had a vendetta against him. After court convenes, Nick follows Sharon out and asks her if she promised Adam anything in return for him going easy on her on the stand and Sharon loses it. She tells him she told the truth on the stand and wonders what Nick’s problem is. Victor and Jack walk in on their argument and Victor tells Nick that he needs to stop looking for trouble because they already have more than enough. Abby admits to Traci that she wishes there was more she could do to help Ashley right now. Tucker tells Ashley that she won’t be stepping down and he doesn’t think any less of her after what he heard today, if anything else he has more respect for her for what she has overcome. Meanwhile, at the magazine, Victoria tries to apologize to Billy for jumping to the wrong conclusions but Billy doesn’t understand why she immediately took her father’s word without believing him when he said that he loved her and wouldn’t hurt her, no matter what. Neither one is willing to take the first step so Victoria leaves. Jill calls Tucker’s P.I. to start investigating her birth parents. Meanwhile, Traci gives Abby some much needed advice and tells her that she might want to try reminding her parents how much she loves them once in awhile. Later, Sharon thanks Adam for keeping his word.  Paul stops by to support Nina as she worries not only about Chance being in jail but because it’s her other son’s birthday. At the coffeehouse, Chris reminds Ronan that it’s his birthday as well, but he is all too willing to forget as Heather approaches. She asks Chris if she has heard from the D.O.J. yet about Chance’s release and Chris tells her that although it should be soon it can’t be soon enough for Chance. At the jail, Chance continues to cover while Chloe is visiting with him but when she doesn’t believe a word of it, she shows him the drugs he scored from one of the inmates and she is stunned. Later, Chance opens up Chloe and tells her the truth about the drugs and the case and asks her to take the drugs and hide them as evidence but she refuses to do anything that could put Chance in more danger.

Malcolm and Sofia have an argument about where they are going to live and Sofia leaves to deal with work rather than figuring things out. Downstairs, Tucker is meeting with Neil and tells him that he found out that Victor has been bribing a Japanese official. As Sofia arrives she hears Neil ask Tucker if they rumors are true that Tucker is trying to take Beauty of Nature from Newman. Later, Neil warns Tucker what he is getting into with trying to take B of N from Victor, knowing what it means to both Victor and Victoria – going to war. Victor is stunned when Meggie and Nikki tell him about their close call with Shaw at the coffeehouse. Realizing the danger that Meggie is in now, Nikki offers to make Meggie her assistant so she can stay out of town and still make some money. Meanwhile, Neil tells Tucker and Sofia that he won’t help them go to war with Victor or endanger Chancellor in anyway just as Victor and Michael arrive to meet with the Chief D.O.J. officer in Genoa City. Tucker is none too pleased that Victor is taking the power out of his hands. Later, Nikki is impressed by Meggie’s effectiveness as her assistant. Heather pleads with Chris and Ronan to tell Chance the truth about their undercover operation but Ronan stands his ground and Chris makes the call that it isn’t their last resort yet. Meanwhile, Paul promises Nina that her son turned out okay because he had her as a mother. Later, Ronan starts to become suspicious of Meeks when Meeks tries to plant seeds of doubt about Chance with Ronan but Ronan knows better. Later, the inmates who were plotting with Meeks plan Chance’s murder. Chloe meets with Ronan and tells him about her conversation with Chance. Ronan is shocked how deeply Chance got in and so quickly and asks Chloe to go back in and get the drugs from Chance. At the jail, Chance slips the drugs to Heather. Later, Chance learns that he has been released but refuses to leave. Chloe runs into Heather as she returns to the jail to see Chance and they are both rocked by an explosion. They fear the worst until Chance comes running out of the jail and Heather moves to embrace Chance as Chloe leaves. Nina starts to panic when she hears about the explosion and is extremely relieved when Chance walks in with Heather. Chance calls Chloe to check in and tells her about Nina’s other son. Ronan meets with Chloe at Jimmy’s as Chloe is throwing herself a pity party after what happened at the jail and Chloe notices that Ronan’s birthday is today, the same day as Chance’s brother. Later, Chance tells Heather that the drugs he bought came the evidence room and Heather suggests they go to Owen to set up a sting. Meanwhile, Meeks tells Owen that Chance escaped the explosion and Owen orders them to make sure not to screw it up a second time. At Jimmy’s, Chloe starts to put the pieces together about Ronan and Nina’s missing son. Malcolm decides to give Sofia what she wants and signs a lease for the upscale condo rather than the house in the suburbs. Meanwhile, Victor tells Tucker that the DOJ is being understanding the misunderstanding in Japan and that he will fail if he continues to try to take over Beauty of Nature.

As Victor and Nikki wait to hear the judge’s ruling on Adam’s case, Victor thinks back on a time before Adam was born when Victor and Hope feared for his welling being and when the first time Victor held his son. Victor remembers the day that Hope dying and her decision to tell Adam the truth about Victor being his father and he realizes that her decision to tell him changed their lives forever. Victor remembers the day that Hope died and what it did to Adam, as he cried in despair next to her grave. Victor tells Nikki about the day Adam came to Genoa City to accept Victor’s job offer and when he changed his name to Adam Wilson, Victor should have known then what it meant. Adam was looking for anything but family. After Victor came back from Mexico he remembers how Adam took over his family and tried to dismantle Newman and the very real disappointment he felt having to fire his own son. After Adam went to jail for forging the diary Victor still didn’t turn his back on him and remembers when Adam learned he was losing his sight and decided to reach out to his son once again, which turned out to be a fatal error in judgment. Victor continued to give him chance after chance, even as he and Nick were at each other’s throats. Victor remembers the night in the cabin, knowing that he could’ve killed his own son for everything he did to his family that night. Moments later, Victor gets the call that court is reconvening. In court, the judge rules in Adam’s favor, finding that there isn’t sufficient evidence for Adam’s case to go to trial and everyone is furious while Adam and Skye are thrilled and a little stunned. Later, Victor offers to pay for Justin Hightower’s college education and makes sure that he has all the advantages in life that he lost when he lost his father. Victor and Nikki ask everyone to come back to the ranch to discuss the situation with Adam and they all agree as Adam comes out of the court expecting an angry mob but instead everyone just turns and walks away from him. At the ranch, Victor meets the group and asks them to let go of their anger towards Adam because if they retaliate only Adam wins but if they act as he doesn’t exist, he loses everything. Meanwhile, Adam remembers Hope and the day he left her to take a job in the city how proud she was of him. Adam fights back the emotion as he realizes how much he has let Hope down. Later, Victor tells everyone that Adam will have to pay for his sins but at his own hand because he will have to live with what he has done forever.

General Hospital

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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