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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.

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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.

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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: Alexis Learns The Truth, Finn Is Reeling, Mike is Too Hard To Handle, Julian Sets A Trap

On Thanksgiving day, General Hospital aired a brand new episode … and it was chocked-full of cliffhangers that will have fans waiting on the edge of their seats till next Monday, when the next new installment of the ABC daytime drama series airs.

In story, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) who is now uber-suspicious of Kendra (Michelle Argyris), receives a visit from her as she is preparing to leave GH and go home after being poisoned. Kendra offers to bring Alexis more supplements, but Alexis tell her she will contact the distributor herself.  Kendra says the distributor only speaks Italian, and Alexis counters that she also speaks Italian.  At that point, Kendra’s plan may have gone up in smoke.  Later, Alexis has checked out of the hospital  on her own.  Neil (Joe Flanigan) is concerned for her, and bumps into Julian (Willam deVry) and it is Julian who says he saw Kendra with the supplement jar retrieving it from the garbage.  The two men look concerned.

Next, we see Kendra visiting her brother, Kiefer’s grave where she places flowers on it, and tells him she promises to make Alexis pay for killing him.  However, Alexis has followed her to the gravesite.  Once Kendra walks away, Alexis goes to the grave, lifts up the flowers and is shocked when she sees Kiefer’s name on the headstone.  Then from behind, Kendra smashes Alexis in the head with a rock.

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Julian is ready to snuff Brad (Parry Shen) out of his and his son, Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) life once and for all, and he cuts a wire in Brad’s car.  Problem is, everyone assumed Lucas would be working on Thanksgiving at the hospital.  So first, Brad lets Michael (Chad Duelle) take Wiley to the Corinthos family Thanksgiving,  and tells Michael he does not want to attend, because of Carly (Laura Wright) and the family’s issue with him visiting Nelle (Chloe Lanier) in prison.  Next, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) tells Lucas to go home – that she got his shift covered by Terry.  Lucas goes home to confront Brad.  He tells his husband, to please tell him what he is keeping from him.

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At the Corinthos home, Mike (Max Gail) comes to Thanksgiving dinner from Turning Woods.  When he comes inside he is confused, wondering when his own parents are coming.  Carly tells him that his parents left him with them to take care of him for Thanksgiving.  Later, Mike is holding baby Donna, which scares Michael, Carly and Sonny (Maurice Benard).  When Carly is able to get the baby in to her hands, Mike loses his temper and gets upset and pushes Sonny right into the Thanksgiving food, which falls to the floor.  Sonny can’t seem to calm Mike down and tells Carly he needs to take his father back to Turning Woods where they can take care of him. Sonny is devastated.

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At Anna’s (Finola Hughes), Finn (Michael Easton) comes upon the letter Hayden wrote for him, when Violet asks for her doll, which is inside her bag.  Alone, Finn opens the letter and is heartbroken, and shook, when he reads that Hayden is in serious trouble and had to leave town to protect Violet. She tells Finn she knows he will take good care of their daughter.  Finn is reduced to tears, trying to cope with what is in front of him.

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So, what did you think of these four cliffhangers? What do you think will happen with Brad, Lucas and the car that Julian tampered with?  Will this be the end of Mike as his condition continues to spiral downward? Will Neil or Julian save Alexis from Kendra? What will Finn’s next move be?  Will he tell Violet that her mother is gone? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Stephen Nichols Returns To DAYS In Cliffhanger As ‘The Phoenix Always Rises From The Ashes’

Now that DAYS will preempted over the Thanksgiving holiday break, leave it to head writer Ron Carlivati and his team to come up with a creative way to usher in the highly-anticipated return of fan favorite, Stephen Nichols and with a doozy of a cliffhanger.

Nichols, who has played Steve “Patch” Johnson on and off for decades, was revealed in story at the end of Wednesday’s episode as Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso) completes her painting of “Steffy”. Next thing you know, we see Steve, or is it Stefano with a face change, who is wearing a suit and shooting a look over to Gina? The episode fades to black.

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Then, on the heels of the reveal, NBC released next week’s official DAYS promo which has a voice-over of the character of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) saying “The phoenix always rises from the ashes” Next you hear Stefano (aka Nichols) saying “I now have Steve Johnson’s face.”  While Gina wants to know what Stefano’s plan is, he exclaims, “It’s good to be back.”

Watch the exciting promo below, and then let us know what you think of the story twist,  and if you are happy to see Stephen Nichols back on-screen via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Peter Bergman Reminds Us All Why He is One-of-a-Kind in Memorable Flashback-Driven 30th Anniversary Episode

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless featured the highly-touted and highly-anticipated 30th anniversary show for Peter Bergman.  For three decades, and with three Daytime Emmys for his work, Bergman has made Jack Abbott one of soap operas all-time classic characters.

And, if anybody needed a reminder, or a refresher course of just how good Peter Bergman has been in this role, you needed to look no further than the tremendous flashbacks the producers of the series pulled to punctuated Jack Abbott’s life story since Bergman’s arrival on the scene, replacing Terry Lester in the pivotal role.

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What was great about this standalone episode, celebrating a milestone for one of their legacy cast members, was that it did not show the same ole’ same ole’ clips that often can be standard fare in soapland.  Instead, viewers were treated to some of the more heartbreaking moments for Jack, i.e. when he tells Nikki that their son who had died saved another child’s life, and that he got to hold the baby.  Then there was the gut-punch when Jack realizes Phyllis has been sleeping with none other than Nick Newman, and he feels the fool and that she played him.  There is the moment when Jack tells his dying father John, that he will look after the family now, and there is even boardroom corporate drama that back in the day was so exciting to see.  How great were Jess Walton and Bergman together back then as Jill and Jack? And then there is the rivalry of soap rivalries between Victor Newman and Jack Abbott played to the hilt by Eric Braeden and Bergman, respectively.

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Watching Bergman’s work in flashbacks would be enough on its own. Now add to that the real-time mature version of Jack, who has realized his many failings and how he would do anything to be CEO of Jabot, including duping his sister, Ashley with the Blood-Abbott clause and more, and you’ve got soap gold.  You definitely needed some hankies for this episode, especially watching the reactions of Bergman acting mostly by himself when going in and out of the flashbacks.  We have often said, no male actor can cry quite like Peter Bergman, and move you to tears.  And in this episode, he did that several times over.

How fitting that Jack was sitting around with his siblings: Traci, Billy, and Ashley as well as his mother, Dina, his son, Kyle and his niece Abby, that brought the episode to its conclusion looking back at the life and times of the Abbott family through Traci’s manuscript that Jack helped write.

In the end, Jack celebrates what being an Abbott means, and remembers those who have passed, and looks forward to new members of the clan to come.

What were your thoughts on Peter Bergman’s Y&R 30th anniversary episode, his performance and those retro-clips? Let us know in the comment section below.   And for more on Bergman’s 30th anniversary make sure to read his interview with Michael Fairman TV here.

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