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Y&R Recap – Feb 15 – Feb 19th

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Patty nearly falls apart as she stands in front of God and family continues to pretend to be Emily. At the hospital, Paul stands by as the doctors work to save Emily’s life. The doctors warn Paul that he should prepare himself for the worst. Later, Patty panics when she realizes that Jack and Emily have written their own vows. Michael and Lauren prepare for a romantic Valentine’s Day spent all alone at home. Lauren apologizes for her behavior of late, and Michael tells her that it is already forgotten. Later, Lauren finds a way to make it up to Michael by seducing him. Victor surprises Nikki when he tells her that they are moving back into the ranch. Moments later they see a headline about Patty’s attempted suicide and Nikki decides to go see if Paul needs any support. Later, Nikki arrives at the hospital and finds Paul, who is relieved to see her. He tells her what happened to Patty and as they are talking, Emily hears them and realizes that she should be at her wedding. Meanwhile, Father Todd pronounces Jack and Patty husband and wife and Patty finally gets everything she has ever wanted. As the reception gets underway, all the guests offer Jack and “Emily” their congratulations and Billy and Ashley toast the bride and groom just as the doors open and in walks Victor with gift in hand. Victor’s presence at the wedding reception tries to push Jack’s buttons but Neil steps up and asks Victor to leave but before he does Traci asks to speak to him. Later, Traci reminds Victor of the gift she gave him and the fact that he is tarnishing that gift on this endless feud with Jack. At the tack house, Nick and Phyllis discuss dissolution of Victoria and J.T.’s marriage and realize that it had a lot to do with their lack of communication. Both Nick and Phyllis start to think of their own secrets. Later, Nick and Phyllis promise to never take what they have for granted but continue to keep secrets from one another. At the hospital, Emily listens as Nikki and Paul talk and she realizes that Paul thinks that she is Patty and that Patty must be with Jack. Later, Todd and Paul talk to Patty and Emily pleads with them in her mind to realize that she isn’t their sister. Meanwhile, finally alone, Patty and Jack find their way to the bedroom to make love. Chloe and Billy share a warm moment as they toast to Delia’s birthday. Nick finds a visitor’s pass from the Harvard Alumni Association in Phyllis’s purse and wonders what she was doing there. Meanwhile, Kay reprimands Victor for his actions at Jack’s wedding as Nikki arrives and tells them all about “Patty’s” predicament. Jack and Patty make love, Patty a little too desperately, as she silently cries on Jack’s chest. Meanwhile, Todd and Paul pray at Emily’s bedside.

Nick confronts Phyllis about hiding the fact that she was at Harvard from him. Phyllis tells Nick what she learned in Boston and Nick tells her to back off Adam, which forces him to tell her the entire plan that he concocted with Victor and Adam to take back control of Jabot. Phyllis promises to keep his secret but refuses to back off Adam. Father Todd brings Nina to see Paul at the hospital in the hopes of brightening his spirits. Meanwhile, Sharon and Adam run into Jack and Patty, both on their honeymoons. Later, Adam and Patty are caught off guard when they realize that Sharon and Jack have been to the island before, together. Meanwhile, Nina tries in vain to distract Paul with a movie.

Jana tries to tell Kevin what she learned about Ryder and Daisy’s connection but he doesn’t want to hear it. Meanwhile, after a run in with Daisy, Lauren decides it may be time for Daisy to move out. Later, Daisy makes casual conversation with Kevin while trying to find out what Jana is doing on her laptop. Michael and Lauren arrive at the coffeehouse to talk to the dean about getting Daisy back into the dorms and Daisy is surprised by the turn of events when she overhears their conversation. Victor finds Neil with Ashley at the ranch again and wonders what is going on between the two of them. In front of Victor, Neil makes it clear that they are friends but alone, Neil tells Ashley that his feelings for her are real. Later, Phyllis comes to the ranch and tells Neil and Ashley what she learned about Dr. Taylor in Boston and Ashley is stricken. As the movie progresses, Nina take Paul’s phone from him, and finally manages to get him to relax ever so slightly. Later, Paul, Nina and Todd are thrilled when it looks like “Patty” is going to make it. Jack and Sharon realize that they have both moved on, believing they have found their better halves. Outside, Patty tries to pretend to be Emily but unnerves Adam when she tells her that he isn’t a good man. Later, Sharon tells Adam that no matter how bad the truth may be she would rather know it than be in the dark. Jack is thrown off by “Emily’s” odd behavior when she doesn’t seem to remember the things she likes. Nick tells Victor that he had to spill the beans to Phyllis in order to keep their plan intact. Nick reminds Victor not to trust Adam. Meanwhile, Ashley starts to consider the possibility that Adam was the one tormenting her with Sabrina’s memory. At the coffeehouse, Kevin defends Daisy to Michael and Lauren because of his guilt over Ryder. Nearby, Daisy purposefully spills coffee on the floor and slips in it, but surprisingly, Lauren is unsympathetic. However, Daisy cries out in pain and Michael and Lauren realize they have to take her home. Later, Jana finds an article about Max, the boy from the picture with Ryder and Daisy and his disappearance. Adam and Sharon run into Phyllis as they arrive home from their honeymoon and Phyllis tells Adam that he should confess to Sharon what he was really doing with Dr. Taylor.

Lily and Billy officially welcome Malcolm to Restless Style after he signs his contract. Malcolm asks Lily if they can go back to her place to talk privately. At home, Malcolm asks Lily to work with him on his first photo essay for Restless Style by letting him tell her story. At first, Lily is uncomfortable, but Malcolm suggests they just take tests shots to show her just how strong she truly is. Later, Malcolm shoots Lily for the first time in a wig as they discuss Dru’s strength and how Lily shares that quality. As they talk, Lily realizes that she doesn’t need her wig and goes to take it off. Jana tells Noah, over the phone, that she is going to find out what Ryder and Daisy’s connection is to the boy, Max, and his disappearance. Moments later, Jana meets with Ryder and offers to buy him dinner, unaware that Kevin is making plans for a romantic evening. Later, Jana tells Kevin that she had dinner with Ryder and tries to tell him why but he doesn’t want to know. Tucker comes in and asks Kevin to find out who is trying to dig up information on him and his past dealings. Ashley wonders to Neil if it is possible that Adam was the one torturing her all along and plans to confront him when he returns home. Meanwhile, Sharon tries to ignore Phyllis as Phyllis pushes Adam, but Sharon is caught off guard when Phyllis tells her about Dr. Taylor sexually harassing his patients. Later, Sharon refuses to believe that Adam knew anything about who Taylor truly was and starts to think that Phyllis is just trying to get back at her. Ashley comes downstairs, and Adam immediately assumes that she wants to know about Phyllis’s accusations but instead Ashley demands to know if he tried to drive her insane. Tucker approaches Jill and Cane to find about if they know anything about who may be investigating him but Jill denies knowing anything. Cane encourages her to focus on finding a new job but Jill already has that covered. Later, Jill goes to see Billy at the magazine and suggests that he hire her and after some discussion, Billy agrees. Meanwhile, Cane comes home and finds Lily in tears and immediately assumes the worst, jumping all over Malcolm. Malcolm leaves and Lily tries to explain but Cane tells her that he doesn’t trust him. Ashley pushes Adam for the truth with Neil at her side as Sharon tries to defend him but Ashley refuses to waiver, knowing that Adam has been lying to her for months. Finally, Ashley tells Adam that it is time to move out of the ranch, immediately. Sharon’s faith in Adam starts to break when Phyllis points out that Ashley had no reason to be out to get Adam and even she has turned against him. Cane is caught off guard when Lily tells him how much Malcolm was helping her and that she was crying because she was happy. Later, Malcolm runs into Phyllis at the G.C.A.C. and they see Neil and Ashley together. He asks her how long Neil and Ashley have been dating and Phyllis isn’t sure but supports it considering what she is going through. Malcolm advises Phyllis to stay out of it but Phyllis is skeptical that there is anything Adam can really do to hurt her now. Upstairs, Adam and Sharon move into a suite, and Adam asks Sharon if anything that happened tonight changed the way she feels about him and she assures him that she still believes in him. Daisy realizes that her half of the photo is gone and she and Ryder put the pieces together that Jana has it. Jill brings Billy a new cover story idea on Tucker McCall and promises to dig up dirt on him, since he is so worried about someone looking into his background.

As Patty tries to lure Jack back to bed, he gets a fax and calls Ashley with information on Jabot and Victor. Meanwhile, Victor stops by the ranch to see Adam on the anniversary of Hope’s death and Ashley tells him that Adam and Sharon moved out. At the G.C.A.C., Sharon starts to realize that there may not be anything Adam can say to prove his innocence. Sharon begs Adam for the truth and it breaks his heart to do it but he forces himself to lie to her about everything that happen to Ashley last summer. Sharon believes him and as they are casually talking moments later, Adam realizes that today is the anniversary of Hope’s death. Daisy tells Ryder that their mother has a plan on how to handle Jana and the rest of the Fishers. At dinner, Jana and Kevin try to enjoy their evening but when Jana pushes Kevin too far about work things become tense. Later, Kevin surprises Jana with suite for the night but Jana feels like something is off between them and Kevin is determined to make it right. Victor presses Ashley to find out why Adam and Sharon moved out but Ashley is purposefully vague just as Abby arrives home. Abby is not happy to learn that Ashley has decided to give the ranch back to Victor. Later, as Adam is telling Sharon about his life growing up on the farm in Kansas, Victor arrives to see Adam. Alone, Victor tells Adam that he believes Hope would be proud of him. Meanwhile, Neil reminds Abby that home isn’t about a place but really about being with the people you love.

Jack wonders if “Emily’s” sudden change in behavior has anything to do with Patty. Patty works hard to stay in control and say the right things as she listens to Jack admit his guilt over hurting Patty but in the end, she wins him over and they go back to making love. Later, Patty overhears Jack on the phone with Ashley talking about Jabot and pushes Jack to tell her what is going on. Patty puts the pieces together and tells Jack they need to get back to Genoa City tonight. Jack is surprised and grateful when Patty supports him and tells him that he needs to take a stand against Victor. Jana receives a note from Kevin asking him to meet her at the Strand Theatre. Meanwhile, Kevin gets trapped in the elevator at the G.C.A.C. elevator. Later, Jana arrives at the theatre and finds a gift left for her, which she assumes is from Kevin, as Kevin continues to be stuck in the elevator trying not to panic. Jana opens the opens the gift and finds a picture of a birth announcement for twins – Ryder and Daisy. Moments later, in the elevator, the car jolts and plunges into darkness. Neil brings Abby home and Abby asks Ashley if it would be possibly to move into Brad’s house after the house is finished being rebuilt. Ashley likes the idea and agrees, thanking Neil for whatever he said to calm Abby down. Later, Ashley promises Neil that she will tell Victor the truth about Adam when the time is right. As Adam talks to Hope he wonders about the man he has become and tells her how much he truly loves Sharon but he doesn’t know if he can ever make things right. As he breaks down Sharon enters and wraps him in her arms. Adam blurts out the truth about his plan with Victor to Sharon and Sharon assures him that she is going to stand by his side, no matter what. Kevin finally gets out of the elevator and finds that Jana is gone from the club and wonders where she went. Meanwhile, Jana finally learns who Ryder and Daisy’s mother is just as she is attacked.

Kevin tells Michael and Lauren that Jana is missing and that he thinks something happened to her. Kevin tells them about Jana’s suspicions about Daisy and Ryder and they all set out to find out where Jana could be. Later, Kevin and Michael go back over the night and Kevin wonders if the elevator glitch wasn’t a glitch at all but instead, Ryder and Daisy were involved. They realize they need answers about them fast. As Ashley prepares to move into Brad’s, Billy pumps her for information on Tucker to no avail. Meanwhile, Victoria comes to see Victor about his interview on Adam in Restless Style and Victor tells her that he needs to talk her about his reasons for giving the interview in the first place. Later, Sharon stops by the ranch and tries to defend Adam to Ashley but Ashley holds her ground and even reminds Sharon that although she no longer trusts Adam, Sharon is still welcome and Sharon is suddenly overcome with emotion. Phyllis tells Nick that she can’t lay off Adam because he is more dangerous than anyone thought. Phyllis tells Nick everything she has learned about Adam and he realizes that he needs to tell Victor. Later, Victor tells Victoria everything about their plan with Adam just as Nick arrives and fills them in on Adam’s possible involvement in Ashley’s torment and Dr. Taylor. Victoria is furious to have been dragged into this mess against her will. Victoria tells them that she is resigning from Jabot and turning her back on this mess but Victor wants to forge ahead with the deal, even though Nick thinks Adam could turn on them.

When Ashley needs to rush off to help Abby, Sharon offers to stay with Faith and promises not to let Adam anywhere near her. Meanwhile, Adam shows up at Newman Enterprises and reminds Nick and Victor that if they cross him he will return the favor. Later, Phyllis runs into Ashley and tells her that she has proof that Adam knew everything that Dr. Taylor did to Skye and all the other women because she spoke to Skye’s best friend, who was also a victim of Taylor’s. At the ranch, Nick stops by and finds Sharon with Faith, and he tries to make Sharon see that Adam stories just aren’t adding up. Lauren confronts Daisy about her whereabouts and the fact that Ryder is from her past. Daisy covers quickly but Lauren remains suspicious. Meanwhile, Kevin confronts Ryder and tells him that if he did anything to hurt her that he will kill him. Later, Kevin starts to panic when there are no leads on Jana. Meanwhile, Ryder and Daisy watch over a trapped unconscious Jana, locked up in a cage. While talking to Billy at the bar, and being pumped for information on Tucker, Victoria lets it slip that she and J.T. are getting a divorce. Billy tells her that he thinks J.T. is a fool for letting her go and Victoria is caught off guard by the compliment. Later, Billy helps Victoria let off some steam and the two laugh, which Victor witnesses and doesn’t like. After Victoria leaves, Victor warns Billy away from Victoria. Adam, Ashley and Phyllis all arrive at the ranch as Nick and Sharon are talking and Ashley sees Nick holding Summer’s doll with a piece of purple cloth and she realizes that it the cloth that Adam showed her the night he tried to convince her that she hit Sabrina.

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General Hospital

GH’s Michael Easton and Finola Hughes Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

It was an emotional week of episodes on General Hospital as the double-wedding of Finn (Michael Easton) and Anna (Finola Hughes), and Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) took a double nose-dive.

Each installment left us wondering if either couple would actually get hitched, but when Finn and Anna were the first to combust and not Peter and Maxie, it set the stage for two beloved soap veterans to once again, remind us all, why they are always at the top of the game when required to play high drama that tugs at the heartstrings.

In story, Finn is gut-punched, (and no one can play that better than Michael Easton), when Anna reveals that she knew that Peter was not her biological son and had done all the horrific deeds he has been hiding, in an effort to stop Maxie from marrying Peter.  When Finn realizes Anna confided in Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), and they were working together to bring Peter down it was too much for him to take.

Finn walks out on their wedding.  Alone and with tears welling up in his eyes, Finn feels his chance at love is dashed again.  Add to the fact, he has DNA results to prove if he is Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father and not his brother, or not, and the guy has been through the wringer of late.

As for Anna, she has literally imploded her own life, while trying to save others, after realizing the error of her ways; constantly putting her faith in Peter.  When she comes to visit Finn, she knows no matter what she says to Finn it looks bad.  She sees how she has hurt him, and hopes they can still repair their now fractured relationship, but she has to stop Peter and help her God-daughter, Maxie from making the biggest mistake of her life, so she leaves him to go back to the scene of the double-wedding.

Later in the week, Anna shares a heartfelt scene with her ex Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), whom she knows she can have an honest conversation knowing her life of espionage and their shared history.  Meanwhile, Jackie (Kim Delaney) and Finn’s pull is there as well, as it appears Jackie’s attraction to Finn still remains all these years later when he visits her shortly after being blindsided by Anna at the nuptials.

Throughout the week, Easton and Hughes played all the nuances of their character’s emotional life, as the audience witnessed which just might be the end of the line for Finn and Anna.

For all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV names Michael and Finola’s work, The Power Performances of the Week.

So, let us know, what did you think of what happened to Finn and Anna? The double-wedding fiasco? Did you enjoy Michael and Finola’s scenes? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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THE BACHELOR: Matt Picks His Final Four for ‘Hometowns’ Which Includes Now Controversial Contestant Rachael Kirkconnell

Monday night’s airing of ABC’s The Bachelor was its first since last week’s controversial behind-the-scenes shake-up and attention-grabbing headlines.

Since the season of the reality-dating competition had been previously filmed, it did not change any of the proceedings of what viewers actually saw on-air.

And it was a pivotal episode, where ‘Bachelor’ Matt James had to whittle down the contestants to his final four in preparation to meet their families in the ‘hometowns’ next week.  So, just who did Matt choose to still be the running for the final rose?

 

Here’s what went down: first was the business of Heather Martin, bestie of ex-‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown, and a previous contestant from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, crashing the series to meet Matt.  When she finally makes her destination, the other women’s claws come out (and we though we got rid of the ‘mean girls” last week!).  After Heather busts up a conversation between Matt and Pieper, she tell him she wants to get to know him.  Matt at first appears conflicted whether to throw her into the jungle of the contestants, but ultimately sends her back home as she drives out in her own car, in tears, of course, over not getting a chance at love with Matt.  When Matt tells the other women that he sent Heather home, they were not only relieved, but professed how much it turned them on.

In the rose ceremony that followed, Matt also sent home Serena C. and Chelsea.  Leaving the remaining women up in arms on who would get the two one-on-one dates, and who would be put in the group date.  Abigail, who never got a one-on-one and who received the first impression rose was shown to the door by Matt, when she confessed her frustration and how much she was falling for him. He admitted that he did not feel the same and felt stronger connections with the other women.

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However, Matt did go on a one-on-one with Jessenia where they go on a “dangerous” obstacle course in a race car, complete with swirling and twirling driving skills to get their heart rates up, which Matt loved as he admitted he is “adrenaline junkie”as was Jessenia as it turns out.  However, on their dinner date afterwards, while dangling a rose in front of her face, he also sends Jessenia packing!

Feisty Kit decided she needs to speak privately to Matt, and tells him she isn’t there yet relationship-wise, and does not think its fair to him to still consider her for the hometowns or the final rose.  Kit said: “It’s a rest-of-your-life sort of situation. And you deserve somebody who is 100 percent sure about you getting down on one knee tomorrow and that’s not me.”  Next thing you know, Kit is eliminated by her own valiation.

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The controversial Rachel Kirkconnell, who last week had a social media frenzy surround her when a video came to light that claimed Kirkconnell had “liked” posts with the Confederate flag on it and shared QAnon conspiracy theories, as well as a photo that surfaced on Redditt of Kirkconnell in 2018 attending an “Old South” plantation-themed college party, received another one-on-one with Matt on last night’s episode.

Amid the controversy, Rachael then posted her response on her Instagram which included: “At one point, I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.”

During their date it seemed like Rachael is a clear frontrunner making this situation all the more awkward, especially after seeing the promo for the ‘hometowns ‘that followed the episode, which featured her parents questioning Rachael hard about Matt.  With Rachael getting a rose, so too did Serena, who hated their yoga date, and seemed a bit standoffish, but Matt gave her a rose anyway.

In the final rose ceremony of the episode, Bri and Michelle got the last two roses, while Pieper was out of the competition.

So, who do you think will get a proposal from Matt …Bri, Michelle, Rachael or Serena? Comment below.  But first check. out the promo for next week’s ‘hometown’ episode.

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