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Y&R Recap – Dec 14-18th

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After walking up in Tucker’s bed, Jill has to wonder what Tucker’s intentions are. Deacon calls Amber while she is with Daniel in the hospital and all but admits he was responsible for Daniel’s “accident.” Meanwhile, Phyllis is overwhelmed when Nick, Michael, Lauren, Jana, Kevin, Jack, Kay and Murphy all show up to help her sift through the mountains of trash in order to find the gym bag in the hopes of clearing Daniel’s name. Heather looks through the bag and finds a ski mask among other evidence, which she and Michael promptly agree, needs to be tested for DNA. Daisy looks on worried as everyone else is excited by this turn of events. Phyllis calls Daniel and Amber to tell them what they found and both are profoundly relieved. Later, everyone meets at the coffeehouse and Kay gets a chance to tell Nick and Jack that she is going to sell the entire IPO to Tucker McCall. Meanwhile, Phyllis continues to dig through the garbage until she miraculously finds the shooter’s cell phone, which has three saved voicemails. Amber calls Phyllis from the hospital to tell her that Daniel is going back to jail tonight and Phyllis rushes out intent on stopping it. Kay meets with Tucker to inform him that she has accepted his offer. Meanwhile, Jill stops by the estate to talk to Kay about the deal and learns from Murphy that Kay has already decided to make the deal. Later, Jack introduces himself to Tucker. Face to face the men are pleasant but as soon as their backs are turned a rivalry is born.

Phyllis confronts Deacon about the message he left on the shooter’s cell phone and blackmails him into working with her. Later, Phyllis tells Deacon that she will destroy the phone if he agrees to kidnap Amber and leave town. At the coffeehouse, Daisy learns from Eden is from France and her wheels start spinning. Nearby, Lauren finds out that the rat in her boutique was one you would buy in a pet store. Lauren quickly regrets telling Michael about the rat in her boutique when he flares and immediately goes to confront Ryder Jack goes to Nick for help with dealing with Adam and Sharon’s relationship. Kevin continues to be torn in two different directions where Ryder is concerned. Phyllis learns from Adam the real reason why Adam was appointed Nick’s partner at Newman Enterprises. Later, Phyllis confronts Sharon about her relationship with Adam, convinced that Sharon is only with him to make Nick jealous. Sharon, however, makes it clear that her time with Adam has nothing to do with Nick and throws Phyllis out her house. Meanwhile, as Amber is planning Daniel’s welcome home party, Deacon gets a text from Phyllis confirming their plans to get Amber out of Daniel’s life. Michael and Lauren visit Daniel in jail and Daniel asks Michael to help Billy out. Meanwhile, Jack goes to see Billy. Sharon calls Nick to tell him about Phyllis’s visit and asks him to get her to back off. At Nick’s office, Nick asks Phyllis who her meeting was with and she lies to him.

Phyllis learns from Adam the real reason why Adam was appointed Nick’s partner at Newman Enterprises. Later, Phyllis confronts Sharon about her relationship with Adam, convinced that Sharon is only with him to make Nick jealous. Sharon, however, makes it clear that her time with Adam has nothing to do with Nick and throws Phyllis out her house. Meanwhile, as Amber is planning Daniel’s welcome home party, Deacon gets a text from Phyllis confirming their plans to get Amber out of Daniel’s life. Michael and Lauren visit Daniel in jail and Daniel asks Michael to help Billy out. Meanwhile, Jack goes to see Billy. Sharon calls Nick to tell him about Phyllis’s visit and asks him to get her to back off. At Nick’s office, Nick asks Phyllis who her meeting was with and she lies to him. Mac goes to the jail to tell Billy that she is pregnant. Jack admits to Emily that his deal with the IPO is over and Emily is forced to admit that is may be time to turn Patty’s care over to a new therapist. Meanwhile, Adam learns from Ashley that Kay sold the entire IPO to Tucker and is happy to rub the news in Victoria’s clueless face, especially when he learns that J.T. works for Tucker and didn’t say a word. Meanwhile, J.T. admits to Tucker that he wanted a chance to tell Victoria himself about Tucker’s involvement in the IPO. After taking her medications, Patty continues reading newspaper articles on her activities while she was pretending to be Mary Jane., Emily is stunned when Patty admits that she remembers kidnapping Colleen. However, Patty breaks down again and reverts back to believing Jack is her husband. As Billy and Mac stand off, but completely shattered by their mutual pain, Chloe arrives to see Billy. Chloe pushes Billy to tell the judge what he wants to know and stop being a martyr. Later, Mac sees J.T. at the coffeehouse and tells him about her run in with Billy and that she is pregnant. Lily and Cane arrive and. At the jail, Chloe tells Billy that as long as he in here she refuses to bring Delia to see him but Billy continues to stand up for what he believes is the right thing. Victoria refuses to talk to J.T. after realizes that he betrayed her in order to be loyal to Tucker. Later, Victoria tells J.T. that she is going to work for Newman Enterprises in Dubai and taking Reed with her but before they can get into even an argument J.T. gets a call from Tucker and takes it, which baffles Victoria. Victoria leaves J.T. standing there on his phone. Meanwhile, Adam makes it clear to Nick that he is in every aspect of Nick’s life that Nick didn’t want him to be and before long he will take control of Newman Enterprises if Nick isn’t careful. Emily tells Jack about Patty’s breakthrough and that she can’t walk away now. Meanwhile, Patty looks are her reflection in the mirror and admits to herself that she chose Emily’s face.

As Michael and Lauren are celebrating their wedding anniversary, an unknown woman watches them from the shadows. Later, Michael and Lauren discuss the past, present and future and how much Sheila has influenced their lives and how thankful they are that she is dead. As Amber, Kevin and Jana prep the coffeehouse for Daniel’s welcome home party, Phyllis tells Deacon that he will get the cell phone when he and Amber are safely out of town and away from Daniel. Later, Phyllis picks up Daniel at the jail and Daniel thanks Billy once again for his help with the inmate. At the coffeehouse, Chloe almost lets it spill to Amber that she went to the judge to get Billy out of jail, until Chance jumps in to stop her. As Amber is putting the finishing touches on Daniel’s party, he arrives and sneaks up behind her. Phyllis makes a toast to the happy couple but Jack is skeptical of her change of heart. Meanwhile, just as Deacon is about to set his plan into motion he runs into Ryder. Later, Deacon tells Ryder he is leaving town and advises Ryder to start standing up for himself with his mother. Moments later, Michael approaches Ryder and tells him to leave the club otherwise he’ll have him arrested. Lauren confronts Ryder about his argument with Deacon just as Chance arrives to remove Ryder from the club. As Ryder is leaving he receives a text message from his mother telling him that he is playing his part perfectly and he realizes that she is in the club somewhere. At the coffeehouse, as everyone is celebrating, Chloe gets a call from Billy to get to the magazine quickly and she takes off to meet him. Moments later, Ryder arrives and everyone’s eyes turn to him. Kevin tries to get Ryder to leave but he approaches Daniel and tries to apologize, which Daniel doesn’t accept. Phyllis sends Amber out to her car to get a gift for Daniel alone and assures Daniel that Amber will be fine. Later, Michael and Lauren are thrown when they receive an anonymous bottle of champagne. Kevin tells Ryder that he needs to cut him loose in order for Ryder to learn to grow up. On his way out, Ryder warns Daisy that his mother is in town. Meanwhile, Deacon kidnaps Amber as she is walking back to the coffeehouse. Jack and Emily share Christmas memories as they decorate the tree. At the coffeehouse, as Daniel is giving a toast to all his friends and family for stepping up and helping him get bail he notices Amber’s absence and wonders where she could be. Meanwhile, when Deacon’s car runs out of gas, Amber takes advantage of the moment to bolt. Later, Eden’s distrust of Daisy grows and she begins to wonder if Daisy could have been the one who planted the rats for Lauren, Daniel starts to really worry about where Amber disappeared to, especially when she doesn’t answer her phone. Meanwhile, Amber is stunned when Deacon tells her that he is taking her to see his son.  Deacon tells Amber that his son still thinks of her as his mother and Amber is overwhelmed with emotion. Just then, Daniel walks into the barn and Deacon is stunned that Daniel found them and immediately blames the entire plan on Phyllis, telling them that she blackmailed him. Meanwhile, Nick shows up at the coffeehouse and finds out the party ended. Kevin gives him Phyllis’s phone, which she left behind and it immediately rings with a call from Paul who tells him that they are out at the barn and Nick wonders what is going on. Later, Deacon realizes he is being set up as tries to run just as the cops arrive and arrest him for kidnapping Amber.

Michael tells Eden that he ran a background check on Daisy after hearing that she had her concerns about her but nothing came up as suspicious. Later, after Eden and Noah leave, Daisy comes out of shadows, having been hiding in Michael and Lauren’s apartment the entire time and goes to look at the background check Michael ran on her. All the good will that had formed between J.T. and Victoria evaporates as they finally discuss Dubai and Victoria asks J.T. to come with them. He refuses and tells her that she can’t take Reed with her. Meanwhile, Nick confronts Phyllis about keeping him in the dark about her plan to entrap Deacon but Phyllis turns it around on him about the secrets he has been keeping regarding Sharon and Adam. Meanwhile, Sharon and Adam continue to grow closer.

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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