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Y&R Recap – Dec 19 – Dec 23rd

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Myrna/Patty looks on as Genevieve and Jack get in engaged. Genevieve shares the good news with Myrna/Patty, but she pretends to be sick and rushes out. Later, Jack informs Ashley and Billy he’s engaged. Nick makes a surprise visit to Ronan’s motel room and finds Phyllis in a towel. She explains that they are working together on solving Diane’s murder case. Ronan shows Nick the footage of Nikki with the bloody rock. Meanwhile, Nikki takes the stand and proclaims Victor is innocent. Nikki is held in contempt of court and is arrested. Sharon is devastated as Victor is taken away to start his sentence. Adam announces to the Newman board that they will meet tomorrow to name Victor’s successor. Victoria and Nick visit Nikki in jail and she reveals what she saw the night of Diane’s murder. Nick and Victoria confront Deacon about him blackmailing Nikki. At the prison, Ronan informs Victor he is going to find the real killer. Later, Michael suggests to Avery that they team up to help Victor. Billy gets a text learning Victor was sentenced to 25 to life. Phyllis asks Billy to hire her back. He agrees, but only if she delivers a story that will clear Nikki and Victor.­

­Jack and Genevieve decide to get married right after the New Year. Lauren and Michael await the start of the Newman board meeting, in which the board members will elect either Nick or Adam. Michael reveals to Lauren that Victor wants Adam to run Newman. Adam arrives at the board meeting, but Nick is nowhere to be found. After helping Nikki, Nick and Victoria finally arrive for the board meeting and the voting begins. Tucker is unsure of who he will vote for, but chooses Adam. Victor leaves a letter supporting whoever the board elects. Later, Michael informs Victor the board voted for Adam which was part of Victor’s plan. Deacon informs Gloria he is quitting his job, to be there for Nikki. Later, Nikki threatens to annul her marriage to Deacon. Nikki informs Deacon that she knows he wasn’t at the park on the night of the murder and will give him whatever amount of money it takes to get him out of her life. Gloria and Chloe bond over planning the wedding. Gloria apologizes to Chloe about some of the hurtful things she said after Chloe and Kevin broke up. Meanwhile, Devon informs Kevin he wrote a song for the wedding and Angelina would like to sing it. After hearing her sing, Chloe wants Kevin to stop Angelina from singing at the wedding. Later, Kevin convinces Angelo that he needs time alone with Chloe, and can’t take Angelina on the honeymoon. Angelo insists they leave to hear his daughter rehearse.

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­Victoria makes Christmas cookies for Billy and Delia. Later, Victoria arrives at the pageant and gets emotional when she sees Lucy with Phyllis. Adam reveals to Sharon that they should be together. After Nick sees them together, Nick informs Sharon that they should not get together with Faith after the pageant. At the church, Devon finds Harmony helping the children’s choir prepare for the Christmas pageant. Meanwhile, Cane and Lily make homemade ornaments with the twins. Tucker questions Sofia about revealing her feelings to Neil. Kay surprises Harmony with a visit from Ana, Harmony’s daughter. Later, Tucker has a surprise trip with for Ashley to go see Abby.

­Sharon visits Victor in jail and he asks her to leave and not spend Christmas with him. Later, Sharon spends the night with Victor reading A Christmas Carol. As Kevin prepares for the wedding, Angelo asks Kevin to go to the recording studio with him. While Chloe is getting ready, she learns that Delia is healthy enough that she can attend the wedding. Meanwhile, Kevin is frustrated he is not at the church, but rather helping Angelina with her singing. Later, Angelina informs Kevin that she is pregnant by Carmine and that he is after her and Kevin. Angelina suggests that they leave town for a few days. Back at the church, Chloe lashes out at Angelo for taking Kevin away from his own wedding. Later, the guests are shocked that Chloe and Kevin’s wedding is called off. Nikki is disgusted when Deacon asks her to give their marriage a shot and promises that she will get an annulment. Deacon tries to convince Nikki he wants to help her get sober. Later, Nikki receives a text saying, Victoria and Billy are getting married. As she heads to the church her car crashes into a tree and she is left unconscious.

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­When Nikki wakes up, she rushes to the church to make it to Victoria’s wedding. When she arrives the church is empty. She sits in a pew and begins to cry. After asking for help, Nikki’s guardian angel appears. Nikki has flashbacks on her life during her troubled youth. Her angel informs her she has come a long way since and that she will take Nikki to visit those who love her. Nikki gets a glimpse into Victoria’s life caring for her family, Billy and Delia. Nikki watches as Victoria prays for ­her mother. Then the angel takes her to look in on Nick as he and Sharon read to Faith. Nick has flashbacks to the times that Nikki supported him. At the jail, Nikki watches Victor as he remembers the happy moments from their long romance. She becomes so emotional she asks to leave. Nikki watches as Kay expresses to Murphy her hope that Nikki hasn’t given up. The Angel reassures Nikki that she didn’t kill Diane. When Nikki asks for the angel’s name, she says to call her mom. Nikki rushes out of the church after the angel, but she is gone. Nikki goes back into the church and realizes she hasn’t missed Victoria and Billy’s wedding.

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this show gets worse and worse..where is the romance (Michael and Lauren are the only ones who knowwhat that is and we barely see them) Would love to see MAB axed..and maybe bring Jack Smith back to Y and R and make my show worth watching again..We definitely need more of the Baldwins..best looking couple best chemistry ever..and yet they are backburned for years now..

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Needs Fatherly Advice From Tony As Ryan Carnes and Brad Maule Deliver Tender Scenes

Friday’s highly-touted episode of ABC;s General Hospital featured the return of Brad Maule in the role of Dr. Tony Jones, the adoptive father of Lucas(Ryan Carnes) and former husband to Bobbie (Jackie Zeman).

It has been years since fan favorite Maule graced the GH screens, but the writers found a way to conjure him up in Lucas’ mind as Lucas is in a pivotal moment in his life; his bio-dad Julian Jerome (William deVry) is blackmailing his husband, Brad (Parry Shen), and Brad is keeping secrets from Lucas.  All spell bad news to Lucas for raising his son, Wiley.  But as GH fans know, Wiley is not the baby that Lucas thinks he is raising with Brad- he is actually raising Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) child, which Brad knows!

So, needing some clarity and visiting his adoptive dad’s gravesite, Lucas sees the vision of Tony, and the former father and son have a heart to heart.  Tony tells Lucas how raising him as  little boy gave him the strength and courage to go on through the hard times, and how to be their for his little boy.  Lucas is just emotionally overwrought and so burdened by the lies those who say that they supposedly love him have been telling.

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At the same time, Julian is searching for Lucas, and happens upon Bobbie at the hospital. She really does not like Julian and the two land at the GH hospital wall where plaques of the beloved doctors and nurses who have passed away are seen.  Bobbie knows Julian could never be the kind of father, Tony was to Lucas.  Julian says he can never replace Tony, but he is Lucas’ father and wants to somehow do right by him.

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Later alone, Bobbie talks to Tony’s photo and we see a heartfelt moment where Tony touches Bobbie’s hand and touches her on the cheek. Something Bobbie feels as she remembers this once great love of hers. At the end of the episode Julian finds Lucas at Tony’s gravesite. What will their confrontation bring?

Kudos to Ryan Carnes, who was the emotional heart of this episode and who made us feel every moment of Lucas’s anguish. And … how wonderful to see Brad Maule again!

So, what did you think of Tony’s visit to Lucas and Bobbie on Friday’s GH? Comment below. But first watch some key scenes between them.

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Days Of Our Lives

Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Bring the Heartache and Heartbreak to DAYS’ Elani Wedding

Monday’s episode of Days of our Lives showcased the nuptials of now long-suffering duo, Eli (Lamon Archey) and Lani (Sal Stowers).  In true soap opera fashion things didn’t look good for the couple to get hitched in the first place, especially with Gabi’s (Camila Banus) threats that she would literally blow Julie’s (Susan Seasforth Hayes) heart out of her chest, if Lani did not bust up with Eli at the altar.

As Marlena (Deidre Hall) is officiating the ceremony, things took a dark turn when she asked if anyone in attendance could show just cause why the couple should not be wed in holy matrimony.  Everyone is silent as Gabi, who is an attending the nuptials, is quite happy with herself broadcasting the wedding from her phone to Julie who is in the hospital.  Next, an emotional Lani tells Gabi how sorry she is for shooting Stefan.  Lani says she hopes Gabi can set aside their differences for the sake of Julie and Eli.  Gabi tells her she thought she made herself clear.  It appears that Lani decides she is moving forward with the vows, after standing up for herself and ignoring Gabi’s threat after tackling Gabi WWE Smackdown style.  Next, Gabi informs to everyone she just pressed the button on the app on her phone and Eli’s grandmother’s heart exploded. But hold the phone! In that moment, there is a twist.  We go back to Lani at the altar who snaps out of this blackmail nightmare she just played out in her head.  That didn’t really happen, but the audience sees her thinking process through it, which leads Lani in the present to break off the wedding to her beloved Eli.

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At the altar, Lani tells Eli through her tears she cannot do this.  Eli is stunned and confused.  The bride tells him he doesn’t deserve this.  Next, Lani turns towards Gabi, and then tells Eli she is sorry and then runs out of the ceremony.   Gabi mutters that her “work is done here” which seems to be overheard by Will (Chandler Massey).

What follows is absolutely devastating scene in the park as Eli has followed Lani there.  Through her tears, and knowing that the only way she can break things off with Eli is to hurt him deeply, Lani tells him at first that she doesn’t deserve to be happy with a husband, because she shot and killed Gabi’s.  However, Eli won’t accept that, and that is when she has to muster everything inside her to break Eli’s heart in pieces.  She tells the man she loves that she doesn’t love him anymore. Lani says that she thought that after baby David’s death and all they went through to be together it would all fall back into place for them, but for her, it didn’t.

Lani says her decision is made. With tears streaming down his face, Eli cries, “So you’re leaving me? That’s it?” Lani confirms it is, and that she is sorry and then runs off.  Cue none other than Gabi to find a gut-punched Eli on the park bench, who she hugs! Looks like there’s a part two to Gabi’s heinous plan ahead.

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The performances by Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers in this episode were top-notch – their work was and even though it was under the most outrageous of circumstances, you felt the love, the heartbreak and heartache of a couple torn apart, when they love each other so much.

So, what did you think of Lamon and Sal’s performances? What did you think of the final moments of the episode when Lani has to dump Eli for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Checks Into Shadybrook, While Laura Is Unconvinced That Nikolas Is Alive

For months now, viewers have seen the downward spiral of Ava Jerome (Maura West).  It began following the death of her daughter Kiki, and realizing the man she fell in love with was not her therapist, Dr Kevin Collins, but none other than his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom) – the man that murdered her daughter.

Trying to get back on her feet has been difficult for Ava.  She finally found some purpose in going back to work at the art gallery she loved so much.  Along the way, she has been sipping one too many martinis.  So, if you add all that up, and if you are other denizens in Port Charles, you might think that when Ava professes she saw the real Nikolas Mikhail Stavrosovich Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) in the flesh, when the man supposedly died a few years ago, then she has really lost it!

Thing is – Ava did see Nikolas, and he is back in Port Charles, alive and well, only know else knows except for Hayden  (Rebecca Budig) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which we learned at the end of Friday’s episode.

Earlier, after Ava passed out seeing Nikolas, she comes too, and he is not at the gallery anymore.  She panics and looks everywhere for him. Ava is convinced there has to be security camera footage of him in the gallery.  Nikolas’ mother, Laura (Genie Francis) happens to head over to see Ava to discuss Helena’s portrait, which has been the key to the codicil mystery, which is now at Ava’s gallery,

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When Laura arrives, she finds Ava with drink in hand, and professing to her that Laura’s first-born son Nikolas is alive and he was just here at the gallery! As she tries to produce the physical evidence to show Laura, it’s not there.   Ava questions her sanity after Laura suggests she really needs professional help; something Laura knows a thing or two about

What happens next is shocking:  Julian (William deVry) is called and he meets Ava and Laura at Shadybrook sanitarium.  Viewers watch as Ava takes off all of her jewelry and her high heels. She hugs Julian and Laura before leaving them behind to get the help she “needs”.

Kudos to Genie Francis and Maura West, who’s unlikely on-screen friendship as Laura and Ava has been a delight to watch; especially when these two powerhouse actresses share two-person scenes together.

Watching Francis’ facial expression when Laura entertains for a moment that her son could be alive and then feels sorrow was masterful, as was West when as Ava she leans on Laura realizing she is in a worse way than she even imagined.  Will Ava get out of Shadybrook soon?  Will Laura get to feel joy that her son is truly alive and in Port Charles? Stay tuned.

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What did you think of the performances of Genie and Maura? What do you think will happen next for Ava and Laura in this story? Comment below.

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