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Y&R Recap – Feb 22 – Feb 26th

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Tucker and Victor meet to finalize the terms of the Jabot deal and Tucker fishes for information on Adam and Victor’s fallout. Meanwhile, Ashley presents Adam with the piece of cloth stained in blood and demands the truth from him but Adam continues to pretend that he knows nothing. Adam continues to play dumb until Phyllis hits him with the evidence that Skye was a victim of Taylor’s and he had to have known about his girlfriend’s involvement. Sharon turns on him, wanting to know the truth. Daniel and Amber get to the coffeehouse and find Kevin still frantically searching for Jana, who is still missing. He tells them that he believes that Daisy and Ryder may be involved but they both have alibis. Chloe arrives and Kevin asks her to get Chance to help them find Jana. Later, Chance agrees to help find Jana and Ryder arrives to offer Kevin his help as well. Jack and Patty arrive home and Jack surprises Patty with a portrait of Emily in her wedding gown and Patty panics, trying to hide her jealousy and Jack wonders if she doesn’t like his gift. Patty recovers quickly and reminds Jack how much she loves both him and the portrait. Alone, she tells Emily that Jack belongs to her now. Adam pretends to be tortured by the idea that Skye was molested by Taylor and he knew nothing about it. He sells it so well that Nick and Sharon wonder if he is telling the truth but Phyllis and Ashley aren’t buying it. Adam tries to get Sharon to leave with him but Nick tries to stop Sharon. Adam, however, puts on his best show, and manages to convince Sharon that she can trust her. Later, Ashley, Nick and Phyllis are determined to find solid evidence to bring Adam down and show Sharon who she is truly married to. Chloe finds a tip on the website Kevin set up to find Jana and Kevin, Ryder and Daniel set out to track it down. Later, Amber breaks out the Ouija board but all it spells out is MAMA and Amber starts to think that it is because she has babies on the brain. Meanwhile, Kevin learns that Jana was at the Strand Theatre before her disappearance. Jack confronts Victor and Tucker during their business and accuses Adam of being a mole planted by Victor inside Tucker’s company to help Victor outbid Jack for Jabot. Victor doesn’t cop to any malfeasance but Jack refuses to back down. Later, Jack tells Victor that he is going to a judge with his suspicions in order to stop the Jabot deal from going through. Meanwhile, Patty calls in for an update on Emily and learns that she is still in a coma. Sharon tells Adam that if he doesn’t tell her everything he has done now she will run from him as fast as she can. Adam explains to Sharon that Ashley was already unstable and asks Sharon to believe him. He asks Sharon to leave Genoa City with him and save their marriage in the process. Later, Jack runs into Adam and tries to plant a seed of doubt that Victor is playing Adam. He offers to have Adam come to work with him to get back at Victor once and for all. Chloe learns that Chance is going to file a missing persons report but there is still no evidence that Jana didn’t just take off on her own which nearly sends Kevin over the edge. Meanwhile, still locked up, Jana screams for help.

Lily and Mac meet with Devon and Malcolm to celebrate her last day of chemo, while Cane and Neil have to bail due to work situations with Tucker. Later, Cane meets with Tucker and learns that he plans to sell off all the divisions of Chancellor in one day. Kay and Neil are going over all of Tucker’s past dealings, trying to find something they can use against him, just as Cane arrives with the bad news. Things between J.T. and Victoria go from bad to worse as the tension continues to rise and Victoria realizes how much she missed while she was in Dubai. Later, Nikki encourages Victoria to move into the main house but Victoria refuses to be around Victor at the moment after the stunt he pulled with Adam. However, Victoria and Victor finally talk and Victor makes a vow that Adam will keep his distance from the rest of the family in order to protect them. Jack stops by Sharon’s suite to drop off the keys to Brad’s house, now that it’s livable again, and Jack tries to work Adam again. Meanwhile, Ashley leaves Jack a message telling him that she plans to move into Brad’s with Faith and Abby just as Victor arrives wanting to know exactly what her suspicions are about Adam. Later, Ashley tells Jack that she is moving back into Brad’s just as Sharon and Adam arrive and she drops the bomb on them that they need to make new living arrangements. While looking into Tucker’s past with Cane and Neil, Kay finally finds what she has been looking for in order to bring Tucker down. Nearby, Lily and Malcolm grow closer as they talk about their future as parents. Later, Kay, Cane and Neil realize that Tucker used a painting in order to further his career. Malcolm, Lily, Mac and Devon discuss what it would be like for Devon to look for his biological father and what it meant for Mac to not know her father growing up. Devon brings up the fact that Lily’s children will, in a way, have two mothers but Mac quickly corrects saying that although she feels protective, Lily is their one and only mother. Sharon and Adam immediately assume that this is Ashley’s way of punishing Adam but Ashley explains that this was Abby’s way of feeling closer to Brad and Colleen. Jack tries to interject himself but Adam cuts all ties with him and calls off the partnership, which Ashley becomes curious about. Later, Adam makes a passionate plea to take Sharon away from Genoa City, to get away from all the people that are trying to pull them apart with their lies. Sharon is drawn in as they kiss deeply. Meanwhile, Ashley tells Jack that Adam was responsible for tormenting her last summer and that he needs to stay away from Adam. Sharon agrees to leave Genoa City with Adam. Victoria and Victor manage to reconcile when Victor tells Victoria that her family comes first and he understands her decisions regarding Jabot. Meanwhile, Kay interrupts Tucker’s auction of Chancellor’s holdings in order to make it clear to Tucker that she now has the upper hand. Later, Victoria tries to start a conversation with J.T. and asks him to find a place to live, knowing it may be better for everyone involved but J.T. immediately becomes hostile and the battle lines are drawn. Mac finally feels the babies kick for the first time and Lily is thrilled, and a little wistful. Nearby, a stranger watches Cane with his family. Meanwhile, Tucker is caught when Kay confronts him with her suspicions of the buy off.

Jana, still locked up, continues to believe that Kevin will find her. Meanwhile, Kevin’s entire family works to help a frustrated and scared Kevin look for Jana and reminds him that both Daisy and Ryder have solid alibis for the time Jana went missing. Ryder sees Adam with a stack of relocation books at the bookstore and asks him about it. Adam tells him that he is considering leaving the country and starting his life over. Meanwhile, after Phyllis and Nick fill Victor in on their latest Adam discovery, Victor is furious and calls Adam to the ranch immediately to find out what the truth really is. Tucker realizes that Kay has evidence that he is guilty of international corporate bribery. Kay threatens to unravel everything Tucker has worked his entire life building. Tucker, however, is dumbstruck when Kay tells him that she has no intention of making her knowledge of this public. J.T. and Victoria’s argument escalates when J.T. refuses to walk away from Reed and he starts to point the finger at Victoria, reminding her that she was the one that chose Newman over her own son. Moments later, Kevin calls for J.T.’s help and J.T. uses it as an excuse to leave in the middle of their argument. Meanwhile, Daisy shows Ryder Kevin’s flyers of Jana and tells him that she needs a plan to make sure Kevin won’t ever wonder what happened to Jana again. Later, Ryder brings Jana food and Jana tries to talk to him and convince him to help her for Kevin’s sake. Ryder, however, reminds her that she knows who his mother is now and his mother is never going to let her go. Phyllis and Nick wonder what Adam’s true intentions with Dr. Taylor were and what Victor will do if he gets Adam to admit what he has done. Meanwhile, Victor gives Adam a chance to come clean and tell him the truth about what he did to Ashley but Adam feigns hurt and then goes on the attack telling Victor that if Nick and Phyllis don’t back off that he will be forced to tell everyone about the Jabot deal. Victor, however, doesn’t take the bait and reminds Adam that he will go down with them. Later, Adam goes to Tucker and tells him that he wants to take over the position of V.P. of European Operations. J.T. arrives at the coffeehouse to help Kevin look for Jana as Victoria calls Michael to ask him to help her with her divorce, fearing that J.T.’s talk of an amicable divorce was all just talk. Meanwhile, Ryder tells Daisy that he is worried about Jana because she is having headaches but Daisy is flip about it more concerned about making Jana disappear. Later, Michael tells Victoria that she can’t force J.T. to move out because Sharon leased the house to both of them. Meanwhile, Daisy tries to imitate Jana’s accent in the hopes of convincing Kevin that Jana left him. Kay tells Victor that she could have crushed Tucker today and chose not to because he is her son. Meanwhile, Tucker refuses to let Adam leave and tells him to stop the sale of all Chancellor Companies immediately.

On the day of Delia’s birthday party, Ashley stops by to see Emily and Jack and Patty starts to panic when Ashley asks her about her “surprise” for Jack and Patty knows nothing about it. Meanwhile, Chance and Chloe prepare to celebrate Delia’s birthday and discuss the relationship Chance has with Delia. Chance makes it clear to Chloe that he isn’t trying to take Billy’s place as Delia’s father. Later, Jack, Patty and Ashley arrive at the Chancellor estate for the party and Patty sidles up to Chloe to try and get more information on her surprise for Jack. At Restless Style, Billy, Jill, Malcolm, Cane and Lily are going over Lily’s test shots and everyone seems to love them but away from the group Billy and Jill realize they still need to dig up dirt on Tucker to sell their cover story. Meanwhile, Kay tells Neil that she decided not to use the information she has over Tucker against him and he tells her that she has to if she wants to save Chancellor. As the party gets underway, everyone coos over Delia, and Billy spoils her with gifts. Nearby, Jack finally gets a call from the lawyer he has been waiting for with news about Jabot. Meanwhile, Victor and Tucker get the news that Jack managed to convince a judge to put a stay on their deal until it can be looked at more thoroughly. Later, Chance has to leave to go to work and Jill realizes that Kay has dirt on Tucker and she is dumbstruck when Cane tells her that Kay decided not to use it. Victor and Tucker realize how much they are alike and how many promises they have broken to the people in their lives. Meanwhile, Jill pleads with Kay to use her ammunition to strike at Tucker but Kay tells her to let it go. Later, Victor goes to the hospital to visit “Patty” and asks her if she believes in karma. Alone with Emily, Victor finally opens up about his regret and admits his part in bringing Patty to town and Colleen’s death. Back at the magazine, Billy and Jill work frantically to try and find out what Kay is hiding from them on Tucker.

Patty’s panic rises when Ashley tells her that the surprise has arrived for Jack. Just as Jack is leaving for the courthouse, Kyle runs through the front door and into his father’s arms. Jack is stunned to see his son and Patty tries to control her panic, not knowing this boy who is calling Jack dad. Meanwhile, Victor promises “Patty” that she will get the best care money can buy. Chance comes home after Delia’s party and tells Chloe that Riggs turned up dead and now he will never know what was really going on with him. Meanwhile, Tucker tells Kay that he is putting a hold on the sale of all of Chancellor’s companies and Kay thanks him. At the hospital, Lily prepares for her PET scan to see if the cancer is in remission or if it has spread and wonders where Cane could be. Meanwhile, Cane is detained by an Immigrations officer who tells him that he is in the country illegally.

Cane informs a frantic Lily that I.C.E. wants to deport him. Cane explains that because he used Phillip’s social security number and masqueraded as natural born U.S. citizen that it is a deportable offense regardless of the fact that they are married. Lily refuses to let him get deported, no matter what. Victor goes to see Sharon to find out where Adam is and she defends her husband promising that Adam will do his part in court today, no matter the personal cost to himself. Meanwhile, Phyllis works to get access to Dr. Taylor’s personal effects. Later, Phyllis tells Sharon that she is onto a lead that will prove who Adam truly is and when she does she wants Sharon to come with her. Victoria and Billy compare battle wounds from their respective past year and before he knows what he is doing Billy grabs Victoria and kisses her. Completely caught off guard, Victoria kisses him back before drawing off and slapping him. Michael interrupts them before they have a chance to discuss anything. Later, Victor wonders if there is something going on with Victoria and Billy that he needs to step in on. Meanwhile, Victoria asks Nick if Michael needs to know about Adam’s position as the mole in Tucker’s organization. Paul is alerted when he is talking to “Patty” and she manages to squeeze his hand. Meanwhile, Patty is hit again when Diane Jenkins walks through the door and introduces herself to Emily. Patty manages to compose herself quickly and Diane is impressed by “Emily,” much more so than Phyllis. However, when Diane brings up Patty’s reign of destruction Patty starts to slowly lose it again. Later, just as Diane and Patty are discussing Patty’s past with Jack, Paul calls to tell “Emily” about “Patty’s” break through and asks her to come to the hospital. At the courthouse, everyone arrives and prepares for the hearing, all wondering where Adam is and what he is going to say in court. Inside the court, Jack and Victor present their cases and then the judge asks to hear from Adam but everyone is stunned when it seems that Adam didn’t show up to testify. Meanwhile, Phyllis tries to reach Sharon and make her see that Adam is dangerous and promises that if she doesn’t find anything on Adam that she will drop her investigation. Later, Jack is thrilled when the judge rules for a stay of 30 days in order for Jack to find more evidence that Victor tampered with the bids. At the hospital, Paul tells Patty that his sister has been trying to wake up and Patty promises to take good care of her. Patty tries to get a moment alone with Emily but Paul refuses to leave the room. Later, Patty finally manages to get a few moments alone with Emily just as Emily opens her eyes. Patty panics and grabs a pillow in order smother Emily. Sharon refuses to help Phyllis blast Adam so Phyllis sets out to find the proof on her own. Up in her suite, Sharon calls Adam just as Victor arrives demanding to know where Adam is. Meanwhile, while going through Taylor’s papers, Phyllis finds Skye’s journal that proves Adam knew about Skye’s past with Taylor. Later, Phyllis brings the news to Jack and ends up face to face with Diane. At the Sharon’s suite, Nick brings Skye’s journal and pleads with Sharon to hear him out. Lily promises Cane that she will do everything she can to get him out of lock up and home to her. Meanwhile, Billy and Victoria run into each other but refuse to talk about the kiss that happened earlier in the day.

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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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