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Y&R Recap – Feb 1- Feb 5th

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Victor and Adam have a very public confrontation and Victor seemingly disowns his youngest son. Adam leaves with Tucker, who is completely unsympathetic to Adam about his exchange with Victor. Abby and Noah are disgusted by Victor’s behavior and as Ashley is taking them out she sees something from Victor’s pocket and has an unsettling flashback to the night she fell down the stairs. As Phyllis is leaving she runs into Malcolm and is thrilled to see her old friend. As Chloe and Emily continue to put the finishing touches on the wedding, they discuss Emily’s “surprise” for Jack and that it will have him thinking about family very soon. Later, Emily and Jack are testing dishes for their wedding when Cane interrupts and asks for Emily’s help with Lily. Lily and Cane meet with Devon and Neil to have them listen to the babies’ heartbeats and tell them the news about Harry. Lily decides to go the chapel to say a prayer and Cane and Neil become concerned for her. Later, Lily prays to God for Harry and that she will one day be here to meet her children and be a mother to them. Seeing how distressed Noah is, Sharon and Nick agree to let him go to Paris for a semester. After Noah is gone, Sharon asks Nick what is truly going on with Adam and Victor and Nick covers, telling her that she will have to ask them. Meanwhile, at Tucker’s apartment, as Tucker and Adam discuss what to do about the Jabot auction, Tucker wants to know why Victor feels that Adam is a habitual liar. Later, Victor shows up at the ranch to talk to Ashley and instead gets ambushed by Sharon and Ashley’s questions. Victor, however, refuses to tell them anything.

Lily opens up to Emily about her fears of dying and Emily encourages not to forget to live. Emily reminds her that she has an amazing support system, a family that loves her unconditionally and a friend who is willing to bear children for her. Later, Lily gets a letter from Harry and realizes that he must have written it just before he died. Harry’s words inspire Lily to continue living everyday that she has left, no matter how long that is. As Adam is leaving Tucker’s he comes face to face with Nick. They throw a few jabs at one another as Adam sees himself out. Nick offers to buy Jabot from Tucker but instead Tucker is more interested in buying Newman Cosmetics from Nick. Meanwhile, Abby helps Ashley unwrap a purple baby blanket from Dina and when Ashley sees it she has another flashback to when she thought she hit Sabrina. She asks Abby to help her find a strip of purple cloth and tells Abby that it is very important. Later, Nick turns Tucker’s offer down and Tucker tells him that if he wants Jabot to put in a sealed bid just like the Abbotts. Meanwhile, Adam and Victor meet and plot to continue deceiving Tucker in order to get back Kay’s company.

As Phyllis and Nick are discussing Phyllis’s determination to find out what Adam is hiding, Abby arrives in a panic and tells them that Ashley is freaking out. Meanwhile, Ashley rips apart the house looking for the purple piece of cloth when Sharon arrives. Ashley asks Sharon to take Faith for a little while so that Ashley can search and Sharon happily agrees. Later, Sharon arrives with Faith and tells Adam about Ashley’s meltdown and he immediately panics and says he needs to get home to help her. Daisy brings Lauren home from the store after she has another headache. Lauren sees the binder out and Michael tells her that he called Eden about it and Eden swears she is being set up by Daisy. Meanwhile, Jana tells Kevin that she saw Ryder digging through garbage and Kevin immediately goes to find his brother. Later, just as Sharon tells Noah that he can go to Paris, he gets a call from Eden telling him about Michael’s accusations. Meanwhile, when Lauren continues to believe that Eden is behind her attacks, Michael demands she go the doctor. Kevin finds Ryder on the street asking for change and is stricken but refuses to let him back into his life.

Abby tells Phyllis and Nick what is going on with Ashley and how it reminded her of what happened with Ashley last summer and Adam’s involvement. Phyllis wonders if Adam had anything to do with what happened to Ashley and that’s why Ashley is so determined to find the purple cloth. Meanwhile, Adam arrives at the house, and Ashley demands to know how he could make her believe she had committed murder on top of everything else she was going through. Adam tries to convince her that that’s not what happened. Later, as Adam and Ashley are arguing Phyllis arrives in time to hear Ashley ask Adam why he is trying to drive her crazy. Noah tells Eden that he will go Michael and Lauren’s and try to find out what he can. After he hangs up he admits to Sharon that someone is trying to frame Eden for something that she didn’t do. Later, Nick brings Abby down to the bookstore to meet Noah and he sees Sharon with Faith. The two bond as they watch the baby and Nick tells Sharon that he asked Phyllis to back off her and Adam. Adam is not happy to see Phyllis and when Neil arrives to check in on Ashley, Ashley asks him to leave. Adam can barely cover his panic. Meanwhile, Abby and Noah say goodbye to Sharon and Nick. Abby surprises Nick with a hug, thanking him. Sharon and Nick continue to watch Faith and notice how much like Noah she is. Nick asks Sharon if she is truly happy with Adam. Later, Adam finds Abby and Noah at the G.C.A.C and tries to get Abby to go home to her mom but she refuses. Adam vents his frustrations just as he comes face to face again with Phyllis. Ryder calls Daisy and tells her that he needs to see her. Meanwhile, Michael wonders if Lauren’s headaches have something to do with PTSD and insists that she start taking better care of herself. Later, Kevin rents a room for Ryder and pays the rent three months in advance. At the doctor’s office, he tells Michael and Lauren that there is nothing physically wrong with Lauren and that it may just be stress causing her headaches. Michael gets a call from the pet shop owner who sold the rat and tells Michael that he sold it to a teenage girl with long dark hair. Daisy meets Ryder and tells him to stop whining since she is the one who keeps having to run around in dark wigs to set Eden up. Daisy is stunned when she turns and comes face to face with Jana, who wants to know what is going on between Daisy and Ryder. Sharon assures Nick that she is happy with Adam, living at the ranch and being around Faith everyday. Meanwhile, Ashley tells Neil about everything that happened with Adam when he tried to convince her that she hit Sabrina and then Nikki with her car and gave her the purple cloth as evidence. Ashley asks Neil if she seems unstable now. Neil promises Ashley that he believes her and that they are going to find out what is really going on.

As Phyllis is questioning Adam about his relationship with Dr. Taylor, he calls Sharon to check in and is immediately sent into a panic when Sharon tells him that she is with Nick and Faith. Meanwhile, Neil reminds Ashley that lying is a part of Adam’s nature. In order to throw suspicion off himself, Adam tells Phyllis that Nick and Sharon are together. However, Phyllis doesn’t let Adam distract her and Adam realizes the walls are closing in on him. Phyllis continues to prod Adam until he finally has enough and leaves. Once gone, Phyllis calls Harvard and sets up a time to look through their records. Michael tells Lauren about the description the pet store-owner gave him and Lauren realizes that it had to be Eden who bought the rat. Meanwhile, Daisy tells Jana that she was talking to Ryder in order to help out Abby but Jana remains suspicious. As Noah is searching Daisy’s room, he finds the half of ripped photograph and on the bag is written, “Daisy and Max.” Later, Gloria approaches Jack about partnering with her to buy Jabot. Jana arrives and tells Kevin what she saw between Daisy and Ryder and is certain there is more going on than meets the eye. Victor and Nick meet and discuss the final stages of their plan to take down Tucker McCall thanks to Nick. Meanwhile, Sharon runs into Rafe at the bookstore and he warns her to keep her guard up around Adam. Later, Phyllis meets with Rafe and asks him about Adam’s relationship with Dr. Taylor. Rafe tells her that there was something strange going on between them and he was sure that they didn’t like each other.

Michael is surprised when Lauren tells him that he is right about Daisy and that it is time she stop taking in strays. Meanwhile, Noah overhears Kevin and Jana talking about Daisy and as Jana is leaving he intercepts her and asks her to talk to him about Daisy. Later, Michael and Lauren decide it is time that Daisy find a new place to live. Later, Noah shows Jana the torn photo he found and Jana realizes what it is. Jana tells Noah that this photo proves that Ryder and Daisy have known each other since they were kids. Neil meets with Phyllis and tells her what happened between Ashley and Adam months ago when Adam tried to make Ashley believe she hit Sabrina with her car. Phyllis and Neil decide to team up to figure out what Adam is really up to. Meanwhile, Nick tells Victor that it may be better for everyone if Adam never knows that Nick was the mastermind behind their plan. Nick voices his concern to Victor about what keeping more secrets from Phyllis will do to his marriage, and Victor assures him that Phyllis will understand. Later, Neil and Phyllis suspect that something must have happened between Adam and Ashley and Dr. Taylor was in on it.

Adam and Sharon arrive home and Ashley confronts Adam about his lies. Adam tells Ashley that she is merely confusing two different days but Ashley isn’t sure that she believes him as Neil arrives. Ashley tells Adam and Sharon that she thinks it may be best if they start looking for another place to live. Meanwhile, Phyllis and Nick continue to keep secrets from one another. Later, Adam and Sharon decide to go out to give Ashley some space and once they are gone, Ashley tells Neil that she remembers everything perfectly and she knows that Adam is lying. After making a deal with Jack to buy back Jabot, Gloria reels Kevin into another scheme with her. Meanwhile, Jack and Victor both prepare to make their moves on Jabot.

Jack and Emily enjoy themselves as Malcolm takes their engagement photo. Meanwhile, Patty continues to hide her medication, believing that Emily was trying to drug her in order to seduce Jack away from her. Later, Chloe suggests that Emily do her bridal portrait now because the day of the wedding can get a little hectic. At the hospital, Patty works hard to keep herself in control as she visits with Paul. Gloria tells Jeff that Jabot is up for sale and that she negotiated a deal with Jack to make them partners. Jeff, fed up with her scheming behind his back, reminds her that she can’t make this deal without him. Jeff purposefully gets Gloria riled up and then assures her that he is, but won’t trust that Jack is until he gets it in writing. Kay overhears Jill and Tucker making dinner plans and it sends Jill and Kay into another escalated argument. Kay and Jill are so busy taking swings at one another they don’t notice that Chance has heard their entire argument. Jill leaves and Chance tells Kay that he doesn’t understand Jill’s actions because she is alienating herself from Kay and everyone who loves her. Later, Jill and Tucker measure their relationship, each cut off by the idea of being exploited by the other. Neil and Ashley discuss what losing Jabot would do to the Abbotts and what kind of man Tucker McCall must be to not care about the collateral damage of his war against Kay. Meanwhile, Chloe and Chance run into Jill while she is having dinner with Tucker and Chance voices his disapproval of Jill’s relationship with Tucker and her choice to turn her back on Kay. Later, Chloe distracts Chance from Jill by offering to spend a quiet night at home together. Nearby, Jill decides to go home alone tonight which catches Tucker off guard.

As hard as she tries, Patty finally cracks in front of Paul and he is devastated to see how much his sister is deteriorating. Meanwhile, Jeff and Gloria ask Jack for assurance that they will have a place at Jabot once the sale goes through but Jack can’t make them any promises. Once gone, Emily wonders what Jack has gotten himself into. Emily reminds Jack that if he gets in bed with Gloria without informing Ashley he may need to prepare himself for the backlash. Later, Ashley finally meets Tucker and makes it clear to him that she isn’t impressed by his charm or business savvy. Tucker, however, tells her that he hopes tomorrow he is giving her back control of Jabot. Jill comes crashing into Kay’s room and wakes up to tell her that there is someone in house. Jill grabs Kay’s cell and dials 911. Meanwhile, Chance and Chloe arrive home to hear the same noises in the house and Chance immediately forces Chloe to the ground to protect her. Chance realizes that it was just a car backfiring and admits to Chloe that he got a call the other day from someone saying that he was in danger and now he doesn’t know who he can trust. Later, fearing for Kay, Jill accidentally calls her “mother,” and the two have a moment of closeness as they hear footsteps outside their door. Chance and Chloe come back into the house and see Kay and Jill with an officer. Their truce doesn’t last long when they realize someone broke in and Jill believes that Kay is blaming her. Chloe tells Chance that he needs to get someone to help him figure out what is going on before someone actually gets hurt. Jack calls Tucker to let him know that he will be winning the bid for Jabot tomorrow just as Emily comes downstairs in her wedding gown. Meanwhile, Patty breaks down, furious at Emily, and starts screaming about how much she hates her.

Jack reads Emily their wedding announcement in the paper and prepares to celebrate just as Paul arrives; concerned about the same announcement and that Patty may see it. Emily assures him that there is no chance Patty will have any chance of seeing it. Meanwhile, an orderly at the hospital gives Patty the paper and Patty’s heart falls when she reads that Emily and Jack will be getting married at the same church that she and Jack were wed. Later, Jack gives Emily a new bikini and tells her that they are going somewhere tropical for their honeymoon. Emily decides to get a room before the wedding, not wanting Jack to see her on the ceremony. At the hospital, Patty really begins to lose control as she destroys her room. An orderly sees her and calls Paul to let him know what is going on. Chloe warns Billy that someone broke in the Chancellor estate last night. Meanwhile, Cane assures Kay that he will continue to be her eyes and ears at Chancellor as long as Tucker is in charge. Jill goes to see Tucker to tell him about the events of last night, clearly still shaken, and is stunned when Tucker coldly tells her that they should stop seeing each other. Later, Jill tries to apologize to Kay but Kay sees right through and realizes that Tucker dumped her.

Adam meets with Victor and Victor gives him copies of the keys he had made of Tucker’s office when he was there after Adam’s public fight with Victor. Victor reminds Adam to get Tucker out of his office and to make sure to do his part. Later, Tucker meets with Adam and Cane and shows him the bids that came in for Jabot and admits that he was surprised not to get one from Victor. Nick sees Tucker arrive for his meeting at the G.C.A.C. with the mayor and he sets his plan with Adam in motion. Jack asks Billy to be his best man and Billy is completely shocked and touched. Meanwhile, Paul arrives at the hospital and Patty tells him that she needs to get out of the hospital now. Later, Billy and Jack are celebrating their new beginning when Tucker approaches them and asks if they are celebrating the sale of Jabot a bit prematurely. Billy is blindsided by this news but holds his tongue in front of Tucker and Tucker informs Jack that Victor has yet to offer a bid for Jabot.

Cane goes to Kay to warn her that Tucker is moving on and preparing to sell off the first portion of Chancellor as soon as the sale of Jabot is final. Meanwhile, Adam breaks into Tucker’s safe and opens all the sealed bids, photographing each one for Victor. Later, Adam continues to send Victor all the sealed bids as Nick signals to them that Tucker is on his way back to the office. Meanwhile, as Kay and Cane go over the divisions of Chancellor, Jill steps in and begs Kay and Cane to let her help but neither Cane nor Kay are willing to trust Jill any longer. Emily and Chloe discuss how good it was to see Jack and Billy put their differences aside and come together and now how perfect the wedding is going to be because of it. Meanwhile, Billy confronts Jack about keeping him out of the bidding war for Jabot and Jack shocked by the intensity of Billy’s anger and hurt. Jack tries to justify his actions but Billy tells Jack that he is merely treating him like a child, as always and Jack needs to find himself another best man. At Newman, Victor shows Nick what he plans to bid for Jabot and Nick is taken aback. Later, Paul is dumbfounded when Patty greets him as Dr. Emily Peterson. Victor calls Tucker to let him know that his offer for Jabot is on its way and it arrives moments before the deal as Adam wonders if Tucker suspects him of anything underhanded.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Dancing with the Stars

‘Bachelorette’ Alum Kaitlyn Bristowe Wins The Mirrorball Trophy In Season Finale of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

In a season which saw a new host and executive producer, Tyra Banks, no studio audience due to Covid-19, three former soap stars in the competition and some too-close-to-call moments, four celebrity dancers and their pro partners danced their hearts out on Monday night in the season finale of Dancing with the Stars.

Hoping to take home the Mirrorball Trophy were: Kaitlyn Bristowe, Nelly, Justina Machado and Nev Schulman along with their pro dance partners.

The four couples danced two numbers – one dance they performed earlier in the season, and one freestyle.

When the dust settled with the judges scores combined with the popular vote at-home, and no judges ‘save’ at play to decide the final fate of the season, here is how it went down when the results were revealed,

In fourth place was Justina Machado and her partner, Sasha Farber.  In third place was Nelly and his pro partner Daniella Karagach,  That left two of the top celebrity dancers in the entire field as Tyra Banks handed down the results as Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nev Shulman held on to their partners for life hoping their name would be called.

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Next, Tyra announced that it was former ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe and her partner Artem Chigvintsev who won it all and took the coveted Mirrorball Trophy as a let-down Nev Shulman and his partner, Jenna Johnson looked on.

Interesting enough, Bristowe follows former ‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown as the champ of the ballroom dance floor competition, as Brown won the previous season 28

So, did the right couple win season 29 of DWTS? Let us know via the comment section below. But first check out Kaitlyn and Nev’s final performances that helped determine the winner.

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General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julian’s Life Implodes As Bomb Explodes

Friday’s episode of General Hospital left viewers with an explosive ending, literally, that left fans on the edge of their seats of just what will be the ramifications for those inside and outside the Floating Rib, and on the docks of Port Charles.

At the epicenter of the story is William deVry (Julian Jerome), who delivered a top-notch and emotional heart-tugging performance within the hour installment of the ABC daytime drama series.

As it went down, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) wants Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) dead and has Julian doing his bidding; that includes Julian walking around with a bomb in a backpack. Renault meets Julian on the pier, and Julian lets the drug lord know that he will not target a restaurant full of people, since Jason is currently at the Floating Rib, playing pool with his son.  Cyrus tells Julian not to worry that the bomb will not be an issue until Jason is alone. He then hands Julian a burner phone to call him when the job is done.

As the two are talking, a drunken Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) stumbles upon the conversation, and that sets up what would have very well been the final scenes of the former couple known as “Julexis”.  When Alexis and Julian begin to talk, Julian shows his concern for her drinking, which she does not want to hear about.  Then in a key moment, Julian apologizes to Alexis for all the pain he has caused her.  It was in this line of dialogue, “Alexis, you have been such a positive light in my dark life” that viewers and possibly Alexis, felt the weight of what Julian was trying to convey, as he feared his life could be coming to an end, or feeling racked with guilt for the things he finds himself unable to extricate himself from.  Alexis wonders why he sounds like he’s saying goodbye to her.

Later, Julian shows up with the bomb at the Floating Rib as he flips through his phone and pictures of his children and loved ones knowing he must do what Renault has ordered to keep everyone safe.  He leaves the backpack with the bomb in it under a table.

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At the Floating Rib, we have a major set up that could also lead to dire consequences.  Lulu (Emme Rylan) has summoned Dustin (Mark Lawson) to meet her at the bar to discuss the status of their relationship, now that Dante (Dominic Zamprigna) is back in town.  Dustin pulls out a ring and gets down on one knee to propose, just as Dante is outside the bar coming to talk to Lulu.

Meanwhile, Dev (Ashton Arbab) discovers the backpack and goes to tell the bartender about it.  In addition, Jason, Danny, Cameron (William Burton), and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco (Roger Howarth) are also there.

At  the end of the episode, Julian is back on the docks and pulls out the burner phone Cyrus gave him.  Julian says, “You better pick up”, but unknowingly when he hits Cyrus’ number, he sets off the bomb to explode in the bar.  Fade to black.

So, what will be the upshot of the bomb explosion?  Will Julian, in the midst of the turmoil, make it look like he perished in the explosion to facilitate William deVry’s exit?  Will something happen to Lulu, since we know Emme Rylan has exited the show as well?  Will everyone be saved?  Share your thoughts and theories and what you thought of Will’s performance via the comment section below.

 

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