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Y&R Recap – Dec 21-25th

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Phyllis and Nick continue to argue about all the secrets they are keeping from each other. Phyllis points out to Nick that he still can’t admit how much it bothers him to see Sharon and Adam together and that scares her. Cane gives Lily their “first married” Christmas ornament and tells her he wants to celebrate every moment they have together. Cane and Lily decide to wait to tell Neil about the baby until a better time. Jack pleads with Emily to stay with him and enjoy their holiday. As Emily can see his genuine growing feelings for her, she decides to give in. Meanwhile, Sharon catches Adam stuffing something into her stocking but he plays innocent. Later, Phyllis asks Nick how he found out about Adam and Sharon and Nick is forced to admit that he walked in on them having sex. At Brad’s, Sharon gives Adam a stocking with his name on it and Adam is touched. As Adam moves to embrace Sharon, he purposefully knocks Cassie’s drawing to the ground and glass shatters.

As Mac and J.T. are discussing J.T.’s marriage and the damage Billy caused to Victoria, Mac admits to J.T. that she needs to find herself again without Billy. Meanwhile, Chloe refuses to let Billy fire her, believing that she is in the right. Phyllis goes to see Jack but is shocked to find Emily there. When Emily leaves the room, Phyllis tells Jack that he ruined her life when he told her about Adam and Sharon. Meanwhile, Adam cuts his hand on purpose to garner sympathy from Sharon who sends him out of the room to take care of himself. Alone, Sharon finally breaks down in sobs just as Nick arrives and sees the broken photo and comforts Sharon. Adam reenters the room and plays the good guy after hearing Nick is there. Nick loses his cool when he realizes that Adam broke the photo and Sharon defends Adam. At the tree lot, Nick shows up for Phyllis and promises her an amazing holiday. Daisy tells Ryder to suck it up and keep playing his part just like she is with Michael and Lauren. Meanwhile, Gloria and Jill have a subtle rivalry over Tucker’s affections. Paul visits Patty and has to cover how much it hurts him to see her in there and not be able to do anything for her. Later, In Patty’s cell, she cuts out an article about Jack and Jabot. Paul meets with Nina to tell her that he has a lead with a nurse who played a part in the adoption and he is meeting with her today Meanwhile, Kay and Tucker finally come to an agreement on the tree and Kay invites Tucker to Christmas dinner with her family, which he happily accepts. Michael tells Eden and Lauren that he isn’t sure he is buying Daisy’s story and he is going to look into it. After getting verification of her story, Michael and Lauren tell Daisy that she is spending Christmas with them and Daisy knows she played them perfectly. Jack admits to Emily that he is happier with her than he has been in years. Meanwhile, Patty creates her own Christmas tree with Jack’s face as the angel on top. Later, Emily tells Jack that she is in love with him.

Kevin asks Michael to let him and Jana spend Christmas with them, even after Kevin has been acting like an ass. Later, Kevin is forced to tell Ryder that he is spending Christmas with Michael and Lauren, leaving Ryder all alone. , Daniel gives Amber an ornament for their tree of a picture of them that says “First Christmas Together.” Amber breaks down in tears and tells Daniel that she needs her son. Nick arrives at Sharon’s to call a truce. An argument then ensures and Sharon ends up admitting to Nick that she loves Adam. Emily is caught off guard when Jack has to run out suddenly. At Fenmore’s, Eden sees Daisy and Ryder in an embrace. Amber tells Daniel about Little D and that she feels responsible that he is alone now that Deacon is in jail. Later, Daniel promises Amber that they can look for Little D after the holidays. Billy and Abby visit Colleen’s grave. Meanwhile, Emily pushes Jack to reach out to Billy. Adam props Sharon up after her fight with Nick and Adam and Sharon end up saying “I love you” to one another. Meanwhile, Nick comes home and admits to Phyllis that he was with Sharon. Nick tells Phyllis about his fight with Sharon and that Sharon told him that she is in love with Adam and letting go of him, which made him realize a part of him doesn’t want to let her go. Phyllis slaps Nick across the face. Later, Adam stuns Sharon when he asks her to marry him.

Billy spills the beans at the Chancellor mansion that Mac is pregnant and everyone is stunned. Traci and Abby surprise Ashley on Christmas. At Neil’s, Cane returns with Mac just in time for Neil to open his gift and everyone is stunned and thrilled over the news that Mac is pregnant. Later, Lily gives Traci the scrap book of Colleen that she was making when Colleen was in the hospital and Traci is touched. Adam comes by to see Sharon on Christmas, after asking her to marry him, and gives her his gift. Sharon is surprised when it turns out to be an engagement ring. Sharon, however, tells Adam that she can’t marry him. Later, everyone is stunned when Nikki shows up at the tack house in time to celebrate Christmas. As everyone is reeling from Billy’s announcement of Mac’s pregnancy, Tucker arrives with gifts and Kay introduces him to everyone, including Paul, Jill’s “lover.” Later, Paul gives Jill the name of the woman he believes to be Kay’s real daughter. Meanwhile, Tucker encourages Kay to move on the acquisition Neil was telling her about using her own Chancellor stock and Kay agrees to consider it.  Victoria and Nick admit to Nikki that their marriages are going through rough patches at the moment. Later, Amber tells Daniel that she is going to hire Paul to help find Little D. Meanwhile, Sharon stops by the main house to see Adam again and ends up holding Faith. , Jill gives Kay the name of the woman they believe to be Kay’s daughter and Kay is stunned. Outside, Nikki and Tucker meet for the first time. As they are leaving Neil’s, Lily tells Cane that she needs to go to the hospital. Later, Nick gets the call that Adam took the company jet. Meanwhile, as Sharon and Adam are on their way to Lake Tahoe to elope

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THE BACHELOR Season Premiere: Is Matt James Destined to be the Best in Franchise History? The First Impression Rose Is Given Out

On Monday’s premiere episode of the highly-anticipated seasons of The Bachelor, viewers finally saw groundbreaking lead ‘Bachelor’ Matt James in action.

James, became the first black ‘Bachelor’ in the reality-dating competition 25-year history.

It kicks-off for viewers getting an introduction into Matt’s upbringing: He’s biracial and was raised by a single mother in North Carolina. He played college football at Wake Forest University, lives in New York City and works in real estate, and volunteers a lot of his time with under-privileged children.

As pressure began to mount (right before the ladies drove up in their limos to meet Matt), he asked to talk to host, Chris Harrison, because some things were weighing heavily on him including: not wanting to let people down, knowing this was a moment in TV history.  Matt expressed to Chris: “I don’t want to piss off black people, I don’t want to piss off white people,” trying to figure how to navigate the season.

Throughout the episode, Matt’s nerves, honesty, and a request of himself and to the women, to be open through this journey, seem to serve him well, which left viewers with a solid first impression of him during the premiere.  He also led the women in a prayer before the first cocktail party kicked-off!

Speaking of the women, there are 32 this season that are vying for the final rose – the largest contingent ever.  Everyone was said to have quarantined for weeks and took four COVID-19 tests with hopes of getting to get up close and personal with Matt.  The entire season moved to a an expansive mansion and set-up in Pennsylvania, not Hollywood.

While there were so many cringe-worthy moments of the women trying to impress Matt when they first meet him … let’s not forget Katie with the vibrator dubbed “MJ”, or  Victoria who walks around calling herself “The Queen” and being the most annoying… we could already sense some possible connections with the others.

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Making ‘Bachelor’ history also was contestant, Abigail Heringer.  She is the first deaf contestant to ever appear on the franchise.   Matt was very taken with Abigail in the season premiere with her beauty and her honesty.  Right off the bat, she admitted to him that she was deaf.  Later, during the cocktail party and some one-on-one time, she also revealed that her older sister is deaf as well. Both were born with congenital hearing loss, and both underwent cochlear implantation surgery

Matt then shares his first real on-screen kiss with Abigail, and next went searching for the first impression rose, while all the other gals got jealous.  He gave the rose to Abigail.   Next, it was time for the first rose ceremony and we can’t understand (well, we can .. they need someone to stir the pot) why “The Queen” Victoria received a rose and is still in the running, but that’s another story.  Some potential picks such as Bri, Mari, Chelsea and Kristin could be in it for the long-haul, but we shall see.

The episode concluded with another promo of all the tears and drama from the gals and Matt as this season continues next Monday night.

So, what was your first impression of Matt as The Bachelor? Abigail as the women who received the first impression rose? Who do you think will win Matt’s heart in the end? Any early predictions? Comment below.

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THE BACHELORETTE Season Finale: Zac Puts A Ring On It As Tayshia Gets Her Man

The pandemic version of the hit reality-dating series franchise, The Bachelorette, had a few major twists.  First, that in the middle of the season the lead ‘Bachelorette’ had to be switched out, when Clare Crawley found love early with Dale Moss and exited the show.

Enter Tayshia Adams, who then started her own journey with the men who were still part of Clare’s season and a few others brought in to add to the mix.

The entire production had to be quarantined and shot in one location in Palm Springs, California.  Even the hometown dates were in Palm Springs as family members from the men still in the competition were brought there.  So with limited locales, the season was not always big and splashy, but in the end, and on the second night of the two-night season finale, you could not have asked for a sweeter ending and proposal between Zac Clark and Tayshia.

So how did Tayshia and Zac end up together?  Here’s a brief rundown from last night’s two-hour season finale:

With Ben back in the mix and asking for a second chance, (after he could not tell Tayshia the last time that he loved her, he did so now), she invites him to the rose ceremony, where Ivan and Zac, who were the two last men standing, were in for a shock.

At the ceremony, Tayshia asks to talk to Ivan privately. She takes him aside and tells him she has concerns over religion from their overnight date, so much so that she does not think they can go any further and she sends him home.  That means, Tayshia gives her two roses to her finalists: Zac and Ben,

On her last date with Zac prior to the final rose ceremony, Tayshia is not herself when the couple go to a dance class together.  Her anxiety is getting the best of her and it was hard to tell if she was just not feeling Zac anymore, as she is now for Ben, or if she is just getting jitters over the whole process. Later, away from the dancing, Zac and Tayshia have a heart-to-heart, where she is worried what happens if something changes between them, (since she was previously divorced, as was he) and that he does not want her anymore?  Zac said calmly, “No matter what, I’m not going anywhere.”  That helped put Tayshia’s mind at ease, somewhat!

Next, she has made a decision to tell Ben, it’s over between them.  She sits him down and tells him she has stronger feelings for Zac.  Ben shares, “I was excited to be back, I was really hopeful that we would be together.  When you love somebody, you want them to be happy.”  So with that, he realizes it’s time to pack it up, sharing with the cameras that he believed their lives would have been so good together.

Zac is choosing an emerald diamond to give Tayshia from Neil Lane (of course, at this juncture, he has no idea that Ben has been sent home).  Then, we see both Zac and Tayshia getting ready for the big proposal day.  Will she accept Zac’s proposal … doubts swirling through her head and all?

As the final rose ceremony began, Zac delivered a heart-tugging speech which included: “The first conversation we ever had by our fountain, we talked about how everything happens for a reason. I came here because I was supposed to meet you, I came here because I was supposed to fall in love with you. Nothing has ever felt so right in my entire life. I love you, Tayshia. We spoke of the importance of loyalty, and I will always be loyal to you.”

Tayshia finally and fully let her guard down and shared to Zac; “I know that I told you that I love you, but it’s more than that. It’s this wild, wild love that I’ve tried to come up with so many reasons to not believe, and you have truly made me believe that there doesn’t have to be flaws, and that I deserve love with a man who won’t run away. I love you, Zac Clark.”

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As Tayshia is sobbing as Zac gets down on one knee, she says “Yes” to his proposal, and to make it official she gives Zac the final rose which he accepts. Next, they ride off into the sunset in a symbolic cardboard taxi to New York City where Zac lives.

On Wednesday, Tayshia and Zac made their first TV appearance together since their engagement four months ago.  They told Good Morning America that they were looking forward to dating and taking it one step at a time, and that Tayshia will be bi-coastal for now, but spending time on the east coast with Zac over the holidays.

So, happy that Tayshia chose Zac? Share you thoughts on this unpredictable season and last night’s episode via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Jason Thompson Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, daytime drama offered up some stellar performances.  We had General Hospital’s Sydney Miykala (Trina) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus) being given some very emotional material and playing the heck out of it, and we had The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson in what was to be his third standalone episode during his run as Billy Abbott.  Scenes from his last standalone episode helped win Jason the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Award at the Daytime Emmys this past June.

While there has been a very mixed-bag of reviews from fans of the writing of this standalone episode, one thing remains true –  that if given the ball, Thompson will bring the complexities needed to it, make it work, and in-turn make the audience feel the deep emotional pain within Billy.  And that was on full display in one key scene that locked up his Power Performance of the Week honors.

In the set-up, this time Billy is in the slammer contemplating his life while trying to rest and is hit with a series of dream/nightmare sequences in which he is emotionally tortured by many family members, enemies, and friends for his consistently being a screw-up, or so they like to say.  The one person in the episode who stands by Billy’s side is Lily (Christel Khalil).

During the episode, as Billy jumped from different locations within Genoa City, he grew more hopeless given his situation.  However, then he is visited by his late daughter Delia (Sophie Pollano) in the grown-up teenage version.  This is where Thompson broke hearts, playing guilt, loss, and despair.  He tells Delia if he could take one day back to do over again, it would be the night he left her alone for a few minutes to get ice-cream in the convenient store, and she wandered out in the street after her dog, only to be fatally hit by a car driven by Adam.  In this scene, it was Jason at his best, and surely a scene that should be used for his Emmy reel in 2021. What made it all the more notable is that Jason was not even playing the character of Billy back then, but you believed every heartbreaking second of his talk with his daughter about what Billy experienced the the night of her death and for years after.

Two other moments were also stand-outs in the episode.  When Victor (Eric Braeden) comes to see Billy behind bars and taunts him every which way to Sunday.  It was hard to know if that was real or imagined, but both Eric Braeden and Thompson chewed the scenery with that showdown.

Later in the episode, Billy is shocked to be transported to the police station to where his now teenage son, Johnny is in trouble with the law, and Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) is detaining and questioning him.  Billy realizes he has to fight for his freedom as he can’t leave his family in disarray, or let himself or Lily down again.

Billy Abbott continues to be an oh-so-flawed character, which gives Thompson opportunities to shine and play all the beats to perfection.

Share your thoughts on Jason’s performance and our choice for the Power Performance of the Week via the comment section below.

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