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Y&R Recap- Dec 28 – Jan 1st

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Chance runs into Ashley and Traci at the coffeehouse while trying to sober Billy up and the women offer to take over for Chance. Ashley and Traci try to get Billy to go to Jack’s with them but Billy refuses and starts to drunken dial Mac. Meanwhile, Jack surprises Emily with his full on Santa outfit. Later, Jack is stunned at the timing as he is telling Emily that he wished his family were with him for the holiday, Ashley and Traci arrive to share it with them. Kay is stunned by Jill’s gift but all is forgotten for a moment when Nikki arrives and Kay greets her warmly. When Kay returns to her gift, Jill is pleased and proud that Kay is so deeply touched by her gift. However, the group reacts, including Tucker, when Kay decides she doesn’t want to know who her daughter truly is. Phyllis asks Nick where Adam is going with the Newman jet on Christmas but Nick is less than willing to give her an answer. Phyllis pushes and Nick is forced to admit that Adam took Sharon to Lake Tahoe. Meanwhile, in Lake Tahoe, Sharon and Adam meet their Justice of the Peace and prepare to get married. Later, Sharon and Adam exchange vows and rings as they become Mr. and Mrs. Victor Newman Jr.  Just as the enormity of what they have done is hitting Sharon, the pilot comes over the P.A. to tell them that they have to make an emergency landing. Meanwhile, Nick learns the Newman jet has hit a storm and goes out to find it. Later, as the plane plummets, Adam writes “your baby is alive” on a piece of paper for Sharon just as the plane is about to crash.

As Mac brings a drunken Billy home, he kisses her before passing out. Daisy goes to the coffeehouse to tell Ryder the story that she told Eden about why she was hugging him about the boutique and when Ryder starts complaining Daisy reminds him that she is his sister and he needs to back her up. Later, Eden and Noah are shocked to find that Daisy returned to Michael and Lauren’s all on her own. . Nick calls Phyllis to tell her that traffic control lost contact with the Newman jet last night and Phyllis realizes what that means for Sharon and Adam. As Nick hangs up the phone, the FAA tells him that the plane may have crashed. Meanwhile, as Adam holds an injured Sharon, he remembers the events of last night and tells her how sorry he is. Phyllis goes to Michael and Lauren’s to wait for Noah to tell him about Sharon and she ends up spilling everything to them about Sharon and Nick. Later, Nick arrives at crash site and finds the pilot who tells them Sharon needs a doctor. Meanwhile, Adam panics as Sharon falls unconscious. At the hospital, Lily learns she got an infection from a hangnail. When Mac enters the room and the women’s eyes meet they realize how serious the situation is and they are overcome with emotion.

Nick calls Phyllis to talk to Noah and updates him about Sharon just as she is being wheeled into the hospital with Adam by her side. Later, Nick and Adam are hugely relieved to learn that Sharon only has a mild concussion. Nick moves off to call Noah as Adam goes into see Sharon. Before he can find out how much she remembers about the crash and his note, an FAA agent comes in to question them. Lily opens to Mac about the depth of her fears that she won’t be here to raise her child and Mac reminds her about all the living and dying she has seen and pushes Lily to remember all the reasons she has to continue to fight. Outside, Neil and Cane lean on each other for support. Later, Neil, Cane and Lily are stunned speechless when Malcolm walks into Lily’s room. Phyllis voices her frustration to Michael and Lauren that Nick is always running to Sharon’s rescue. Meanwhile, Adam is relieved when Sharon’s doesn’t remember his note about the baby. Nick enters the room and Sharon is stunned to see him. Nick is thrown for a loop when he tries to push Adam out of his conversation with Sharon and Sharon tells him that she and Adam got married.

As midnight of New Year’s Eve approaches Chance and Chloe share an intimate kiss and salute to the New Year; at the coffeehouse Victoria decides to leave since J.T. has to work anyways; Jack breaks the news of his engagement to Traci and Steve over the phone; and Billy leaves the dive bar, drunk and miserable. Billy sits drunk on the curb tossing his snow globe from Delia up into the air. As the clock strikes midnight the snow globe breaks and Billy finds himself in an alternate reality of Genoa City. John appears to speak to Billy and tells him that he will be his New Year’s date tonight. John first takes Billy to the Magazine Office to try to show him the awards the magazine has won for ad sales rather then journalistic integrity. Billy is not fazed by this and is excited to be prosperous. Their next stop is to Lily and Cane’s for a birthday party that takes place about 7 years in the future. Billy realizes that Mac has her own child and is married but not to Billy. Lily and Cane also have their own child from Mac. Billy is not pleased with how this future is starting to turn out. Billy tries to plead with Chloe to forgive him but realizes that she can’t hear him. Billy and John flash to the exterior of the dive bar where Billy sees himself slumped over the airbag of a crashed car and realizes he will die if he continues on his current course in life. Billy wakes up from his dream and finds himself still on the curb, drunk. Victoria arrives and helps him up.

Days Of Our Lives

Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section below.   

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Sally Reveals Her Plan To Nab Wyatt; Katie Lowers The Boom On Bill

BOLD is back!  On Tuesday, July 21st, the CBS Daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful aired its first original episodes in months, and should be congratulated not only for being the first soap back in production, but who also, in short order,  got new episodes on the air starting with today.

And, there was plenty of action in the first show back amid the coronavirus pandemic.  So, here’s the key points of what went down.

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Sally (Courtney Hope) and Dr. Escobar (Monica Ruiz) wind up tying an unconscious Flo (Katrina Bowden) to a radiator after the doc conked her over the head previously, when Flo found out Sally’s been faking her illness.  Meanwhile, Wyatt (Darin Brooks) comes by Sally’s place, and sees how the place is in complete disarray.  A concerned Wyatt phones Sally who lies that she fell, and is with her doctor getting checked out.

When Wyatt tells Sally he wants to be there for her, she takes that to the extreme.  Dr. Escobar goes on how they will be arrested for kidnapping Flo.  Sally, who is becoming more unglued, says under her breath:“The threat of just losing me isn’t enough.”  Just then, Flo wakes up and is in for a rude awakening when she realizes she is kidnapped and tied up.  Flo thinks Sally has lost it.   Sally tries to reason to her that they never meant for this to happen, but she is going after Wyatt.  Flo warns her she won’t get him like this way  … and then Sally says this is the perfect moment for her to get pregnant due to what the app says on her phone, and she will have Wyatt’s children and a family,   Then, angry and vindictive, Sally tells Flo in no uncertain times: “I refuse to lose to you. I’m going to have Wyatt’s baby.”

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Elsewhere at Forrester Creations, Katie (Heather Tom) and Bill (Don Diamont) get into a discussion about the consequences he must face for kissing Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), but he doesn’t know what Katie is about to say.  She says she believes he’s sorry. and she loves him very much, but she doesn’t know if she can forgive him this time.  Bill attempts to reason with Katie, by saying that “Bitch Quinn” (Rena Sofer) weaponized his kiss with Brooke and made them collateral damage.  All he wants is to come home.  However, Katie has other plans and wants them to tell their son, Will, what is going on between them … they’re separated and they may not get back together.  It should be noted that Heather Tom, who just won her record-tying sixth Daytime Emmy, proved again why she is a multi-winner with her performance in these scenes.

And at the beach house, Liam (Scott Clifton) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) talk over the current state of their lives; where he realizes and so does she, that something more has to be in her life than raising a baby and work.  Cue the new doctor in town (Tanner Novlan as “Finn”) later this week!

So, what did you think of B&B’s first new episode back? Comment below..

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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