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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: Mike’s Family Says Their Goodbyes in Emotional Episode Filled With Touching Performances

For anyone who has been watching the emotional Alzheimer’s storyline play out on General Hospital, Wednesday’s episode was a key moment in the storytelling and for the Corinthos family.  To say that the cast delivered in this episode is an understatement; everyone had their moments, and of course, chief among them, Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Mike’s (Max Gail) life is coming to an end as his body is shutting down from the disease.  Stella (Vernee Watson) comes to Mike’s room at Turning Woods and tells Sonny that Mike is waiting for permission to let go.  She explains to Sonny that Mike is torn between this world and the afterlife.   Stella helps Sonny prepare for the final moments of Mike’s life, dimming the lights, giving Sonny ice chips to put on his father’s lips, and for Sonny to put on some of Mike’s favorite music – jazz.   She also gets Mike a blanket because he is getting cold.  Then in a touching moment played to perfection by Vernee Watson, Stella says her own goodbye to Mike and hugs Sonny and tells him how grateful she was to know Mike.

Carly (Laura Wright) had been by Sonny’s side every step of the way in the final days of Mike’s life.  At one point in Mike’s room with Sonny, she has a dream where Mike tells her she is his daughter.  It was another heartbreaking moment – this time played beautifully by Laura Wright.  Earlier, Michael (Chad Duell) said goodbye to his grandfather and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) had also come to Turning Woods, as has Brando (Johnny Wactor) to be there for the end of Mike’s life and to support Sonny

Sonny tells Mike, (who can hear, but cannot truly respond as the disease continues to shut down his body), that he has made peace with what went down between them when he was a child.  He tells Mike, “I just want you to go in peace and go with love.”  Later, Sonny had a recollection seeing his father pray in the back of the church when he was a child, which sparked an idea for him.   Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny know that Mike wants to be forgiven for his sins.

Then in the tearjerker, Father Ramos arrives to bless Mike and cleanse him from all of his sins, as Sonny, Carly, Michael and Josslyn witness it.

Afterwards, Jason realizes that Mike probably does not want to die in front of Sonny and tells Sonny to take a break, but Sonny does not want to – so Jason whispers to Mike that he should not worry that he will take care of Sonny. The two hope Mike will meet up with Morgan in heaven.

At the end of the episode, alone with his father, Sonny tells Mike not to be afraid, or to worry about him, and then remembers the night Mike walked out on him and his mother when he was a kid.  He says he knows his father always loved him … maybe too much.  We fade to black.  Maurice Benard’s work was again outstanding throughout these moments, making Sonny’s life-long pain, and love for this father, palpable.

As someone who went through this horrible disease with his mother, I can say, that GH played the beats of the story to perfection, honoring those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and the family members they leave behind.

So, what did you think of this emotional episode of GH and the performances by the cast? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Anne Heche. Jesse Metcalfe & Chrishell Stause Make Their Ballroom Debuts; While Tyra Banks Bows As New Host

Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars got underway last night, and with the pandemic the changes were noticeable.

Judges seemed more than six feet apart at the table, gone was the Sky Box interviews, gone was the live band,  but we did get canned crowd applause and noise which was too over the top without any audience members truly in the ballroom.

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Tyra Banks made her debut as the new host replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, while Derek Hough took over Len Goodman’s spot at the judges table. With all of that; soap fans were intrigued to see how three of the contestants would do in the scoring with their first dance of the competition.

Anne Heche and dance partner Keo Motsepe (Cha-Cha):  Here we go – for pizazz and going for it … and doing well, we got to give it to Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marly Another World) although at times her foot work was off, she really sold this dance with her enthusiasm and spunk.  Judge Carrie Ann had high praise for Anne as a potential star on the dance floor, and the duo danced to Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start  Now, which we love. Judges’ Score: 18 out of 30

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Jesse Metcalfe and dance partner Sharna Burgess (Quickstep):  Metcalfe (Ex-Dallas, Passions, and Desperate Housewives) looked intense on the dance floor and got some critique for his posture and foot work, but the quickstep is such a hard dance to pull off in the first place.  The duo danced to Stevie Wonder’s Part Time Lover.  And of note: Sharna fangirled out meting Metcalfe whom she loved as Miquel on Passions! Judges’ Score: 18 out of 30

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Chrishell Stause and dance partner Gleb Savchenko (Tango): With mistakes that were noticeably caught by the judges, which they shared were about timing, footwork, and frame work, Chrishell (Ex-AMC, DAYS and Y&R) held it together and got through the dance in spite of it all.  She danced to Pink’s Raise Your Glass.  In a play on Stause’s Selling Sunset real estate gig and reality series, judge Bruno said Stause was “far from closing the deal” with that dance.  Judges’ Score: 13 out of 30.

At the top of the leaderboard after night one of the competition were: 18-year-old Skai Jackson with 21 points, as well as Justina Machado, then former ‘Bachlorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe with 20, along with Catfish creator and host Nev Shulman.  At the bottom of the score board was Tiger King’s Carole Baskin with 11 points.

Watch Anne, Jesse and Chrishell’s performances below.  Then let us know, what did you think of their first dance?  Who impressed you from the entire cast? What did you think of Tyra as Dancing with the Stars new host? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital

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

Let’s just make this official as we tweeted about it last week when these scenes aired on Tuesday.  And let’s just say, that Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) could very well receive another Daytime Emmy nomination next year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, if these moments are part of her reel.  LoCicero was previously nominated in 2015 in this category.

Now on to that performance that had everyone a-buzz on social media after it aired.  In the scenes, Robert (Tristan Rogers) has worked his WSB contacts to get Olivia to Geneva to secretly see her son, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), who is suffering from severe trauma and PTSD and is at this facility for treatment.  After traveling half way around the world to get there, with anticipation and wanting to hold her son and be there for him – when she arrives the doctor (Christopher Cousins) tells Dante his mother is here to see him, but Dante refuses to let that happen.

When the doctor tells Olivia that Dante will not open the door to his room to talk to his mom and come face-to-face with her, she goes into momma bear mode, releasing such heartache and anguish, just wanting to see Dante, but she is met with a steely shut door instead.  But as viewers saw, the scenes were made all the more poignant by the split screen; where Dante is on the other side of the door – heartbroken hearing his mother’s cries.  Dominic Zamprogna, who is always stellar, was also moving in these moments.

However, it was LoCicero’s ability to call up such deep rooted love and pain for her child, that any parent could relate to, which broke our hearts, rang so true, and showcased Lisa.

Later in the week, we also see how Liv was there for Robert in return  – and the two are now off on a mission of their own to find Holly (if she is indeed very much alive) which is sure to put a further wedge in her marriage to Ned (Wally Kurth).  That begs the questions, too.  How would you feel about a Robert and Olivia pairing…or would you be rooting for Olivia and Ned to work through their issues?

Through it all, it was Lisa LoCicero who grabbed our attention, brought out the hankies for all of us, and truly compelled the audience.  For all of these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Lisa’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Lisa in these scenes with Dominic? In case you missed them, you can check them out below, then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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