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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.

General Hospital

GH’s Eden McCoy Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Not often does a week’s worth of soaps offer up so many outstanding performances. However, the beginning of 2023 brought just that in dramatic scenes featuring General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt), Willian Lipton (Cameron), Parry Shen (Brad) and Days of our Lives Lauren Koslow (Kate).

When all was said and done there was one performance, that for us, rang most true. For anyone who has ever gone through a break-up and had to let someone you care about down, you could feel and understand the raw emotion displayed by General Hospital’s Eden McCoy (Josslyn).

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Not only did McCoy deliver during the breakup scenes as Joss broke Cameron’s heart into pieces, but later, Joss is shocked and guilt-ridden to find out that Britt died from ‘The Hook’s’ attack after saving her life, and then having to admit the whole thing to her mother, Carly (Laura Wright). Never mind the one other event of that fateful night.  Joss had sex with Dex (Evan Hofer) before she headed over to Kelly’s to talk to Cameron, realizing she should have cleared-up her relationship, first.

McCoy really shined when Josslyn arrived at Kelly’s to tell Cameron things have changed between them. She tearfully apologized for not coming to him sooner.  She promises she will always love him, but she is not in love with him anymore, and she lets him know there is no going back. They can’t fix things.  As Josslyn pours her heart out knowing what this was doing to Cameron, it was a five-hankie moment, indeed.

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In addition, when Josslyn spills most all to her mother (she left out the part of having sex with Dex), you could genuinely feel the bond between the two, which as we have stated many times through the years, speaks to the perfect casting of McCoy as Carly’s daughter and her on-screen chemistry with Laura Wright.

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For all of these well-played and outstanding moments, Michael Fairman TV names Eden McCoy our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, what did you think of Eden’s work in the break-up scenes between Joss and Cam and its aftermath? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Britt Dies, Josslyn Breaks Up with Cameron, Ava Finds Out Esme is Pregnant

Wednesday’s General Hospital featured a heartbreaking death and an emotional break-up.  Although fans knew that Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) was leaving the daytime soap opera, we all thought that she would exit the canvas alive, especially given the set-up of her goodbye/birthday party, and that Britt was leaving those she loved behind to go live out her days with a new identity why she battled Huntington’s Disease.

However, the surprise was on us.  When Britt returned to the ‘Haunted Star’ to be with her mother Liesl (Kathleen Gati), she collapses. Eventually, Britt starts coughing up blood and Liesl finally realizes she needs to call 911.  But, it’s all too late.  Britt tells Liesl she won’t make it to the hospital as she was poisoned by ‘The Hook’.  As she draws her last breaths, Britt asks her mother to hold her.   The scenes featured touching performances by Kathleen Gati and Kelly Thiebaud.

Later, Liesl is alone at the hospital and Scott (Kin Shriner) joins her, and that is when Scott learns Britt dies.  He phones Nina.  Meanwhile, Liesl says one final emotional goodbye to Britt.

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In another tearjerker. Josslyn (Eden McCoy) realizes she has to break up with Cam (William Lipton) tonight, especially after having sex with Dex (Evan Hofer).  She says it was wrong of her to give into her feelings for Dex, without breaking up with Cam, first.  Joss heads to Kelly’s with Dex outside for protection from ‘The Hook’.  Inside, an emotional Joss tells Cam things have changed between them, and that they can’t go back to how they were.  She apologizes to a gut-punched Cam but she’s not in love with him anymore.  Cam tells her they cannot go back to being friends.  Eden McCoy and William Lipton were excellent in these break-up scenes.

At GH, Esme (Avery Pohl) apparently has some form of amnesia from her hypothermia and can’t remember her name, that she was pregnant or where she was.  Is it another trick … or did Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) just get off scot-free for their roles in kidnapping her?

When Ava (Maura West) arrives at GH and learns that Esme is pregnant, Nikolas approaches her so they can have a word in private.  Then, in front of Laura (Genie Francis), Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and more, Ava asks Nikolas if he is Esme’s baby daddy, to which he replies, “Yes”.    Then, as only Ava can do, she hauls of and slaps him as his mother looks on in horror over the entire situation!

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So, were you shocked that GH decided to kill off Dr. Britt Westbourne? What did you think of the break-up scenes between Josslyn and Cameron? Now that Ava knows Esme is pregnant with Nikolas’ child, what do you hope she does next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section, but first, check out Josslyn trying to let Cameron down easy that only backfires on her in the clip from today’s GH below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: The Identity of ‘The Hook’ Revealed

In the first all-new episode of 2023, General Hospital made a ‘killer’ reveal on Tuesday as several characters were put into turmoil in life and death situations.

Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), who is waiting at Pier 27 for her way out of Port Charles to enact her plan to disappear, instead winds up being at the right place at the wrong time.

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Elsewhere at the pier, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) is fending off ‘The Hook” who is taking swipes at her.  Josslyn manages to push ‘The Hook’ away, but ends up tripping on her high heels!  ‘The Hook’ moves in to kill Josslyn, but in comes Britt to save the day! She and ‘The Hook” go at it and just when the killer is going to strike Britt, a shot is fired.  It’s Dex (Evan Hofer)! He has arrived on the scene. ‘The Hook’ takes off.

Next, Britt wants to call the police, but Dex stops her.  When the detective and the cops eventually show up, Britt tells them she fought off ‘The Hook’, who was attacking someone else. Britt says she doesn’t know where the other victim went to, as we cut to Dex who has taken Josslyn to his apartment.  Then, one thing leads to another, and Dex and Josslyn can’t resist their attraction to one another and have sex.

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Back at the ‘Haunted Star’, just as Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) are about to kiss, Esme (Avery Pohl) shows up and passes out! She has hypothermia from jumping off the parapet at Wyndemere and landing in the steely waters below.  When Spencer gets Esme to the hospital, he calls Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) who is with Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), and they realize they are in big trouble with Esme landing at GH alive, pregnant, and with hypothermia. Will she implicate Liz and Nik as her kidnappers? Meanwhile, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) shows up at GH, and wants to question Esme, believing at this point she is more than likely ‘The Hook’.

Next, we see ‘The Hook” with a bloody arm, who then takes off her mask revealing herself to be … wait for it … Heather Webber!

After the shooting and almost being killed by ‘The Hook’, Britt decides to go back to the ‘Haunted Star’ to be with her mother, Liesl (Kathleen Gati).  The two down some shots.  However, when Britt removes her coat, Liesl sees blood on Britt’s chest, and the next thing you know, Britt crashes to the floor …  and we fade to black.

So, what do you think of the reveal of Heather Webber as ‘The Hook’? Do you think GH just killed-off Britt since Kelly Thiebaud is exiting the series? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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