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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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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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