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Y&R Recap – Jan 18 – Jan 22nd

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Phyllis is surprised to see Nikki back in Genoa City and not pleased to learn that Victor came with her. Nick and Adam are stunned to see Victor. At Newman, Victor and Nick face off as Nick tells Victor Newman thrived under his control and the only mistake that was made was Victor’s choice to promote Adam. Victor makes it clear that he is taking back control of Newman Enterprises. Ashley and Sharon compare their stories about the night Faith was born and realize things were left out by Jack and Adam. Jack explains why he never told either Ashley or Sharon about the other’s time in the mental hospital as Billy arrives looking to talk to Ashley about Adam. Sharon leaves as Neil calls looking to talk to all the Abbotts. Kay refuses to believe that Tucker is her son and is hit hard with the enormity of what this means. Later, Kay comes home to Jill just as Nikki arrives and tells them both about Tucker’s take over of Chancellor and his claim that he is Kay’s son. Neil breaks the news to the Abbotts that Tucker McCall Unlimited is now controlling Chancellor Industries and thus Jabot. Later, Jack wonders if Jill was helping Tucker or if just got played for the world’s biggest fool. Meanwhile, Nikki is at a loss when she sees Jill walk out on Kay to go deal with something else, saying that she is helping Kay in her own way. Later, Nikki calls Victor to tell him about Tucker’s take-over and his claim that he is Kay’s son. Phyllis tells Nick that she went to Billy with information. She tells Nick that she isn’t so sure she is going to be able to handle Victor’s reappearance in Genoa City like she thought. Meanwhile, Adam tells Sharon about Victor’s response to their marriage and Sharon tells him that she feels that their marriage may have been a mistake as well.

Tucker tries to make J.T. understand that he did what he did but tried to keep J.T. out of it as much as possible. Tucker tells J.T. not to deny him a great opportunity as J.T. is walking out on him. Meanwhile, the Abbotts pull together to help save Jabot. Later, instead of reaching out to his wife, J.T. goes to Mac for advice. Jack tells Billy to hold off going after Tucker McCall in print because the man can’t know what’s coming until its too late. Meanwhile, Jill confronts Tucker about his lies and secrets. Sharon confronts Adam about the secrets he is continuing to keep from her. Neil comes back to the ranch to comfort Ashley and the two end up in a kiss. Victor offers Kay his full support to bring down Tucker McCall. Cane and Mac are still on a high from learning that she is carrying twins, Cane goes to give the good news to Kay and Jill as J.T. enters. J.T. tells Mac about Tucker’s bait and switch on Kay and Mac demands to know how he could let that happen. Meanwhile, Nikki, Michael and Victor offer Kay their full resources and support. Tucker makes it clear to Jill that he never needed to use her in order to get to Kay or Chancellor. However, Tucker tells her that although Jill may have wanted to be Kay’s daughter, Tucker has no desire to call Kay “mother” even if he is her son. Cane is gob-smacked when Kay tells him that he will now be working for Tucker McCall. Meanwhile, Tucker tells Jill about his life, but maintains that the takeover of Chancellor Industries was purely a business decision. Nikki arrives and is surprised to find Jill there.

Adam swears to Sharon that he is not hiding anything else from her. Meanwhile, Victor arrives at the ranch in time to find Ashley and Neil together and Neil holding Faith. Victor and Neil prepare to go toe-to-toe when Victor accuses Neil of not doing everything he can help Katherine deal with the situation at Chancellor. Later, Adam and Sharon are interrupted when a gift is delivered from Lauren and Adam uses it as a way to help win over Sharon’s trust. While at Fenmore’s shopping, Adam can see that Sharon is still unsettled about his secrets so Adam makes a spectacle and begs Sharon’s forgiveness, which she gives him. Billy runs into Heather while looking to talk to Paul and asks her what she knows about Dr. Taylor. Billy turns on the charm and is surprised when it works and Heather agrees to help him, in more ways than one. Later, Billy and Heather end up in bed together. When Cane tells Kay that he is going to quit Chancellor she refuses to let Tucker win that way and convinces Cane to stay for now. Nearby, Mac calls Brock and tells him that Kay needs him. Meanwhile, before things can escalate between Neil and Victor, Abby arrives and is thrilled to see Victor so Neil slips out. Nikki makes it clear to Tucker that there is no trace of Kay in him and one day he will regret having taken Chancellor from “his mother.” Later, J.T. goes to Tucker for some answers on why Tucker hired him in the first place. At the Chancellor mansion, Kay admits that there may be a possibility that Tucker is her son. Paul brings the news that he tracked down the nurse who led him to Jo-Jo and she admitted that she was paid to lie and that she actually brought in a baby boy the night Kay gave birth. Meanwhile, J.T. agrees to continue to work for Tucker. Victor announces to Ashley, Sharon and Adam that he is taking back the ranch. Kay confronts Tucker and demands a DNA test. Eden brings Michael and Lauren a letter she received from her mom’s sister asking her to come to Paris in order to get to know her mother’s family. At the dive bar, Ryder continues to be torn between his brother and sister, as Kevin gives Ryder some money to help him survive. Chance gets the news that his suspension has been lifted with the stipulation that he stays away from the Riggs case and although relieved, Chance is still clearly troubled. Later, Chance tells Chloe that he wants to go to the station to look at the Riggs file and Chloe reminds him that he has more in his life to think about now than just himself. Chance agrees to let go of the Riggs case for Chloe and Delia’s sake just as Chloe gets a call from Murphy telling her that Kay needs them at the house immediately.

Amber begins to fear for Little D’s safety and wants to go look for him but Daniel thinks better of it. When Amber tells Daniel that she will bring him back to Genoa City with them Daniel lets her know that that changes everything. Daniel begins to think that Amber just wants to find Little D as a way to make an end run around Daniel not wanting to have children right now. Later, their argument gets out of hand when Amber starts to believe that Daniel regrets marrying her. Eden is caught off guard when Noah tells her that she should go to France. Meanwhile, Lauren’s headaches begin to get worse as she explains to Michael her outburst and that she believes it would be in Eden’s best interest to go to France for a while. Daisy can barely contain her smile when she hears that Eden may be leaving. Later, Noah misinterprets Eden’s hurt when he tries not to stand in the way of this great opportunity for her. Kevin, Billy and Mac arrive at the house and Mac and Murphy are surprised by the maturity the two boys show when they come together in their support of Kay. Murphy reminds them that they may not be Kay’s blood but they will always be her family. Later, Amber arrives ahead of Kay and everyone embraces her, which is exactly what Kay needed at a time like this. The lab tech arrives with Tucker close on his heels and Tucker sees that he is about to face a firing squad. Daniel runs into Daisy while looking for Amber and he sees that she is having trouble with her film camera. He offers to lend her one of his digitals and she manipulates the situation so she gets an invitation back to his apartment with him. Meanwhile, Abby tells Noah the real reason why Eden is hurt and Noah hopes it isn’t too late to change Eden’s mind about leaving. At Fenmore’s, Eden tells Michael and Lauren that she wants to go to Paris. Later, Amber and Daniel agree to take the situation with Little D one step at a time. Chance gets a call from a mysterious voice telling him that he is in danger and he covers with Chloe when she asks who it is. Inside, as they finish up the DNA tests, Mac surprises Kay when she shows Brock in and mother and son embrace.

As Patty continues to hide her medication and is slowly going through withdrawal, she fights with herself about taking some of her medication to help her get through it just as Paul arrives. Meanwhile, with Jack distracted because of Tucker and Jabot, Emily offers to postpone the wedding until things calm down. Later, Jack tells Emily that she is his top priority and he won’t let anything get in the way of their wedding. Paul begins to worry for Patty when she goes on a rant about her past with Jack. However, Patty catches herself and immediately pastes on her best “sane” smile for Paul. Victor tells Phyllis and Nick that he plans to move back to the ranch with Nikki. After seeing Victor with Summer, Phyllis agrees to come to dinner in order to help mend fences. Later, everyone is a little stunned when they arrived and realize their intimate dinner is actually a family reunion. J.T. arrives with Reed and he immediately gets into an argument with Victor when Victor realizes that J.T. is still working for Tucker. J.T. decides to leave with Reed rather be controlled by Victor one moment longer. As Emily and Jack are going over their check list for the wedding, Paul calls Emily and tells her about his visit with Patty and that he is worried. Later, Emily arrives at the hospital and Patty covers her anger. After talking to Patty for a few moments, Emily realizes that Patty has regressed back to the eighties again and decides to up her medication. Later, As Victor is addressing his family Jack arrives and Victor and Jack come face to face for the first time since Victor’s return. After Victor’s family has left, Victor sees Emily arrive and greet Jack with a kiss. Victor confronts the two and demands to know what is going on between them.

After his fight with Victor, J.T. decides to call Victoria and tell her about everything that happened with Tucker and Kay and his decision to continue working for Tucker. Victoria isn’t happy and tells him she isn’t sure when she will be coming home. Meanwhile, Phyllis and Nick discuss the events of the evening and Phyllis is impressed by the way J.T. handled himself with Victor. Nick becomes determined to first make Victor see the truth about Adam. At the main house, Adam tells Sharon that he is finally starting to feel like Victor is accepting him. Victor and Jack draw a line in the sand when Victor learns that Jack and Emily are engaged. Ashley comes to Jack and the two siblings stand together to hold Jabot up. Meanwhile, Victor and Tucker finally come face to face. Later, as Ashley and Jack work to reassure the employees of Jabot, they receive a memo from Tucker that unsettles them. Ashley tells Jack that Victor intends to fight her for the ranch. Eden, Michael and Lauren say goodbye as Eden prepares to leave for Paris. Later, Noah and Daisy arrive just as Eden is about to leave. Noah gets a chance to tell Eden how much he truly loves her and the two part ways on a good note. Once Eden is gone, Daisy offers to be there for Noah but Noah can’t be around friends at the moment and leaves. Lily, Cane and Mac gather their families in order to deliver the news that they are having twins. Everyone is thrilled about Lily and Cane’s news and Kay wishes that she could be celebrating the possibility that she may have a son rather battling with him. Later, Malcolm drops a bomb of his own when he informs everyone that he is engaged and that his fiancé is moving to Genoa City to live with him. Neil and Cane refuse to reach to Malcolm and congratulate him on his big news. Mac runs into J.T. at the coffeehouse and tells him that she is carrying twins. He is floored for her and admires what she is doing for Lily and Cane. Later, Brock confronts Mac with his concerns about the surrogacy. Victor and Tucker draw a line in the sand where Kay and Chancellor Industries are concerned. Later, Jill comes by to talk to Kay and hears her tell Nikki that she wishes Nikki would have been her daughter. Moments later, the DNA results arrive and Kay learns the truth about Tucker. Victor tries to get Tucker to sell him his share in Chancellor Industries but Tucker refuses and so Victor ends their little dance and leaves. Lily tells Malcolm that Neil is so angry because Malcolm is asking for too much too soon and Malcolm promises to make things right with Neil. Later, both Neil and Malcolm take a step towards each other and apologize for not trying hard to make an effort. Jill goes to Tucker to find out why he is attacking Kay the way he is and in the end they end up in a passionate kiss. Nikki and Ashley have a confrontation when Nikki enters the ranch uninvited on Noah’s behalf. Ashley asks Nikki for her keys to the ranch back and Nikki refuses to give them to her saying that Victor will decide when Nikki returns her keys. Meanwhile, Victor goes to see Jack about Tucker and two make a truce in order to take down Tucker for Kay’s sake. Later, Kay is devastated when she brings the DNA results to Tucker’s apartment only to find Jill and Tucker in bed together. Eden arrives in Paris to meet her aunt and they are both puzzled when they realize that neither was the first to make contact. Eden wonders who wrote to her if it wasn’t her aunt. Meanwhile, Daisy continues to replace herself into Eden’s life where Michael and Lauren are concerned.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Abe Goes to the Light While John Faces Off with MarDevil

Monday’s highly-anticipated episode of Days of our Lives did not disappoint. In fact, we think that this episode should be a strong contender for DAYS to consider for one of their Outstanding Drama Series submissions for next year’s Daytime Emmys.  Why? It has it all – emotional heart with Abe’s journey to and from the light, touching flashbacks, a great performance by James Reynolds, and some special effects and editing during the John (Drake Hogesytn) vs. MarDevil scenes, which also gave us a delicious performance by Deidre Hall.

At the start of the episode, Abe has flatlined after being shot as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) tries to revive him, but they are losing him.  As this is going on, Paulina (Jackée Harry), Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are gathered at the hospital awaiting news on Abe’s condition.  Later, Eli decides to go find out what is happening with Abe, and gets the shock of his life when he walks in on Abe flatlining, while Kayla tells him that Abe is gone.  Eli implores her to try to bring him back. He tells the others they are working on trying to save Abe, as Julie and Paulina bond, and later, Lani must call Theo and Brandon to let them know about Abe’s condition.

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Julie reminisces about Abe, and how they have known each other for 40 years, our wink-wink that this is James Reynolds’ 40th anniversary episode.   Then, we see Abe has gone to the light wearing a white sweater and who should he see but his beloved late wife, Lexie.  No, it’s not Renee Jones, but an actress who delivers Lexie’s lines, since it had been previously reported that Jones was unavailable for the episode.  In scenes with the replacement Lexie, Reynolds showed us why he is an MVP of DAYS.  He acted up a storm and brought the emotion regardless of who was standing there.

 

However, longtime viewers got a wonderful surprise when flashback clips of scenes between Renee Jones and Reynolds were shown and they were some major moments in the history of Abe and Lexie’s relationship including: the moment when Abe learns Lexie’s pregnant, the moment when he is disgusted by Lexie’s betrayal when he learned of her involvement in the Zack baby switch storyline, and what she did to Bo and Hope, all because she was desperate for a child. Later, it’s the five-hankie moment of when Lexie, who was dying from a brain tumor, passes away in Abe’s arms.

After all the flashbacks, Lexie tells Abe he needs to go back and not to come with her to heaven. He has children, and people who love him and need him. Eventually, he says his goodbyes to Lexie and returns to the present, just as Kayla is about to call his time of death in the hospital room. All of a sudden, Abe’s heart begins to beat.

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Kayla brings Julie, Eli, Lani, and Paulina the news that Abe will need surgery, but he will make it.  Then, Paulina and Lani make their way to see him. In another emotional moment, they tell him how much they love him (Paulina looks worried about her lie being exposed that Lani is not really Abe’s bio-daughter).  As the episode comes to its conclusion, we see the back of Lexie making sure Abe is safe and sound among the living, while signifying she is watching over him.

And if that was not enough, this episode also picked up where John had confronted MarDevil in the church, letting Satan knows he is on to him and that he is not going to win … he is going to get Marlena back.  Satan drives home the point that Marlena belongs to him now.  John is mortified as the cross on the church wall turns upside down. Later to show off his prowess and control, MarDevil turns the holy water blood red. As the scene progresses, MarDevil is jumping all over the church and showing up in different spots.

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John then gets the lowdown on how Satan struck a deal with Marlena to let Doug (Bill Hayes) live if she let him in.  That is followed, by some of the back-story of Marlena’s first possession over 25 years ago, and why it happened when she was alone and very distraught.  MarDevil even goes on to say that he tried once before to regain control of Marlena during the Salem Serial Killer storyline, but it did not work out that time, because all the victims turned out to be alive.  MarDevil brings up Stefano and how he had made Marlena believe John was dead which left her vulnerable.  He goes on to relate that Doug was the gateway for Marlena’s re-possession.

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MarDevil tells John what she did with Doug by committing him and how she wanted to kill Julie. John knows that Marlena can hear him and tries to bring her back, but as the devil struggles with that, ultimately, he wins and begins to show his strength to John tossing him around the church, where he is eventually is knocked unconscious and then dragged to, we don’t know where, by the MarDevil!

Throughout the scenes, Deidre Hall looked like she was having so much fun playing the devilish one in this campy storyline revisited.

So, what did you think of James Reynolds performance and his 40th anniversary episode? What was your favorite moment? Are you glad John knows for certain now that Marlena is once again possessed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Quinn Walks Out on Carter Leaving Him Devastated

Monday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful featured a stand-out performance by Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) as after Carter professed his love for Quinn (Rena Sofer) and asked her to run away with him, only she put on the brakes!

Quinn tells him that she loves her husband, Eric (John McCook), and is going back to him and can’t run away with him, although that prospect sounds enticing. She goes on to say that she has built a life for herself with Eric and she is not willing to give it up.

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Carter is devastated.  He believed what they had was so special that they could get through anything – mind you, the two have been having an affair (OK’s by Eric at this point, because of his ED), and she is a married woman.

Following their heart-to-heart, Quinn walks out on Carter determined to make her marriage work.  Meanwhile, Katie (Heather Tom), who had just told Bill, (Don Diamont) she won’t give their relationship another chance, heads to Carter’s to give him a piece of her mind on his fling with Quinn, and how he could do that to Eric!

Following her tirade, she gets quite the surprise, when Carter admits to Katie that he loves Quinn.  Katie is stopped in her tracks.  We fade to black.

Many have been suspecting that Katie and Carter will actually become the next couple on B&B.   Do you think the two will begin a relationship? What did you think of Lawrence Saint-Victor’s performance in the episode? Are you rooting for Quinn to come back to Carter? Let us know via the comment section, but first check out a pivotal scene between Heather Tom and Saint-Victor from the episode below.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: What Did You Think of Victoria and Ashland’s Wedding? (PHOTOS)

Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless brought with it the vows and the “I do’s” of Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) to Ashland Locke (Richard Burgi), and the couple are now officially married.  However, pangs of guilt, emotion, and ‘how to solve a problem like Ashland’ also filled the ceremony.

Leslie Brooks (Janice Lynde) played the piano, Tess (Cait Fairbanks) sang a song, and Victoria came down the aisle with her father, Victor (Eric Braden).  It was actually the moments between Eric Braeden and Amelia Heinle that were the emotional high points as you could see the love between the characters, and the actors.

 

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With the nuptials in Tuscany, which brought Hunter King and Michael Mealor’s characters of Summer and Kyle back into the mix, along with Janice Lynde, Victoria was said to never look more beautiful and she chose, after all of Sally’s (Courtney Hope) machinations, to actually wear the dress Sally designed, which was a smash!

The drama came from what was Gaines (Jamison Jones) going to do and what ammo did he have to bust up the nuptials in his revenge against Ashland.  Nick (Joshua Morrow) comes upon him in a upstairs terrace room, and instead of helping him stop the wedding, he actually locks him in the room.

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Nick then has a decision to make …. does he stop the wedding, which he knows his sister would never forgiven him for (he was already uninvited to the nuptials), or bust open the situation?  It is none other than Adam (Mark Grossman) that tells Nick to look at Victoria before he makes his move saying, “She’s happy. Do you really want to be the guy who wipes that look off her face on what should be the best day of her life?” Just then, Ashland and Victoria become husband and wife, They kiss as everyone in attendance applauds.

Throughout the wedding, another highlight was every time the camera would pan to Billy.  His face said it all as it was exceedingly and increasingly hard for him to watch Victoria marry another man, let alone Ashland. Jason Thompson played those moments to perfection. After the wedding, Billy goes up to the newlyweds and wishes them well.  During the ceremony, he received a text from Gaines, but did not read it.  When he later opens it, there is a video attachment.

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Meanwhile, back in the upstairs room, Gaines is confronted by Nick, Adam, and Victor, who Adam alerted to the situation; instead of calling security, which Nick asked him to do.  A stern Victor tells Gaines that he’s still a threat to Victoria and her company, and he won’t allow that to happen.

When we go back to Billy, who is now with Lily (Christel Khalil), he looks shocked by what he just saw in the video message from Gaines.  He shows it to Lily saying: “He (Gaines) just sent us a video of himself detailing all of Ashland’s crimes including the evidence.” Lily knows this is huge news! Billy tells her that if they don’t publish within the hour, Gaines is going to send it around to other press outlets.  When Lily asks, “What should we do?”  The camera pans to Billy looking at Victoria and Ashland, where Victoria is smooching with her new hubby.  Billy looks very concerned and very torn. Will he be the person to break the backstory of Ashland and his crimes including the forged will and his conniving for Camilla Rhodes’ fortune… or will he not do anything with the intel to save his enduring relationship with Victoria?  We fade to black.  Tune-in Monday.

So, what did you think of the wedding of Ashland & Victoria? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first, check out some of the moments and looks from the wedding in front of the camera and behind the scenes in our photo gallery below.

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