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Y&R Recap – Jan 23 – Jan 27th

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Victor informs Nikki that they can finally be together. Nikki admits that she still loves Victor, but that they can’t be together. Victor grabs her and begins kissing her, and they make love. Jack ignores Genevieve’s concern that he might not get Beauty of Nature, and presents his fiancée with a diamond bracelet. Cane bonds with his soon-to-be step father and Genevieve shows Lily her wedding dress. Meanwhile, Ashley is surprised when Abby arrives home in time for Jack and Genevieve’s wedding. Sharon tries to convince Adam that Victor is setting him up. Adam grabs Sharon and kisses her passionately, and they begin to make love on Victor’s desk. When Phyllis drops Summer off at Nick’s, Summer convinces Phyllis to stay and watch movies with them. After Nick puts the girls to bed, they decide to hang out together without having sex. They spend the rest of the night playing video games. Michael meets with the SEC agents, who expect to arrest Adam within the hour. Michael informs Victor that Adam never called Tucker with the highest bid. Michael informs Victor that Beauty of Nature has been sold to FMN. Meanwhile, Genevieve learns she now owns Beauty of Nature.

­Ronan escorts Deacon after his lie detector test. Ronan remains determined to figure out what happened on the night of the murder. Adam, Victor, Victoria, Tucker, Nick, Abby, Ashley and Nikki, Phyllis and Jack are all summoned to the police station. Ronan announces that since they all lied to the police about Diane’s murder, they are all guilty. Ronan brings out the embroidered pillows that were found in Diane’s room and begins showing the video footage of each of the subjects fighting with Diane. He also shows footage of Adam threatening Diane, which no one has seen before. Finally, Ronan plays the footage of Nikki defending herself against Diane’s attack. Later, Ronan escorts all of the female suspects to a holding cell and all of the male suspects to another holding cell, where they are locked up. Myrna/Patty tries on Genevieve’s veil in front of a mirror and begins saying her imaginary wedding vows to Jack. Genevieve catches Myrna/Patty and she says she was just making sure that Genevieve’s wedding dress was perfect. Genevieve informs her that Paul is on his way over, and insists that she speak to him. Paul arrives to talk to Myrna, but she is nowhere to be found. Genevieve offers to let Paul take a look at Myrna’s computer. Meanwhile, Myrna/Patty hides out in the Newman potting shed. Sharon asks Avery for help in maintaining custody rights to Faith. Sharon tearfully admits that she fears Nick will find out she slept with Adam, and will try to take Faith away from her. Avery asks why she keeps going back to Adam, when it could cost her Faith.

­Segundo barks outside as Myrna/Patty continues to hide in the Newman potting shed. Myrna/Patty, who thinks the dog is Zapato, fears she’s being haunted by a ghost. Tucker and Jack accuse Adam of tampering with the evidence, which he denies. In the women’s holding cell, Abby, Victoria, Ashley and Phyllis complain about their imprisoned state. Meanwhile, Ricky tries to convince Avery to give him information, and in exchange, he will arrange for Phyllis’ arraignment to be last. Deacon enters the men’s holding cell. He recounts the story of how Adam and Diane teamed up to frame Victor for Diane’s murder. Diane would use the paralytic drug and pretend to be dead. Diane decided she didn’t want to leave Kyle and was going to back out of the plan, but Adam threatened to turn her in to the SEC. Later, Jack questions Adam about the Beauty of Nature sale, hoping to hear that he was the highest bidder. Jack’s frustrated when Adam won’t reveal who made the winning bid. Ricky steals Myrna’s flash drive from Paul and secretly makes a copy. Later, Paul is shocked by what he finds on the flash drive.

­Jeffrey returns to Genoa City with no recollection of who he is. Jill tries to get him to admit that he’s faking amnesia. At the GCAC, Gloria naively asks Angelo to have his associates look for Kevin. Later, Dino calls Angelo and informs him that he’s located Angelina’s cell phone on Long Island. Jill sends Jeffrey walking right past Gloria as she is kissing Angelo. Since he doesn’t recognize Gloria, Jill becomes convinced that he really has amnesia, and offers to take him to a doctor. Kevin lashes out at Angelina for lying to him. He decides to build a raft, and Angelina offers to help. Spencer informs Ronan that he’s leaning toward charging Nikki in Diane’s murder. Ronan promises he will find out who the unknown conspirator is. Paul shows Ronan what he found on Myrna/Patty’s computer. They wonder if Myrna will target Genevieve next. Genevieve quietly practices revealing to Jack that she owns FMN. However, she’s unable to break the news to her fiancée. Davis informs her that Victor is demanding to meet the owner of FMN – tonight. Paul and Ronan warn Genevieve that Myrna may be involved with the murder of Diane Jenkins. Meanwhile, Myrna/Patty, pretending to be Emily, “runs into” Jack. When she professes her love to him, Jack informs her that he loves Genevieve and plans to marry her. Victor reveals to Sharon that he knows she was with Adam last night and that she betrayed him to Adam. Victor states that it’s time for them to get an annulment. Sharon says goodbye to Victor just as Nikki arrives at the ranch. She informs Nikki that Victor is waiting for her.

­Billy and Victoria break the news to Jill about the situation with Chelsea and her baby. Jill questions their decision to invite Chelsea to live with them, but she offers to keep an open mind about Chelsea. Privately, Jill warns Billy and Victoria not to let their guard down with Chelsea. Jack and Genevieve are excited on the morning of their wedding day. Genevieve learns that Victor is threatening to file a lawsuit unless he meets the owner of FMN today. At Newman Enterprises, Victor hands Adam a letter of resignation to sign, but Adam refuses. Victor takes Adam to the men’s room and informs him that it’s his new office. Cane finds an article online about FMN buying Beauty of Nature. He goes to the lakeside mansion, where he looks at Samantha’s urn engraved with the words “Samantha Atkinson, Forget Me Not.” Adam questions Tucker about the job at McCall. Tucker says Adam didn’t keep his end of the deal. Adam reveals he knows the deal was a sting operation with the SEC, which Tucker denies. Tucker offers Adam a job if he’ll stay at Newman and report back to McCall as a spy. Adam agrees to the deal. Tucker runs into Myrna/Patty at Crimson Lights she pretends to be Emily. Myrna/Patty, pretending to be Emily, arrives at the Abbott Mansion. Jack gently informs “Emily” she has to move on, and Myrna/Patty is devastated. Back at the potting shed, she takes out a gun and vows to stop the marriage. Victor is surprised to learn that Genevieve is the owner of FMN. He offers to make Genevieve his partner, if she allows Beauty of Nature to stay under the Newman umbrella. She turns down the offer.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Must Say Goodbye to Mike As Maurice Benard Delivers Heartbreaking Performance

Any of us who has watched their loved one slip further away from Alzheimer’s disease could relate to exactly what Sonny Corinthos (Mauice Benard) was feeling on Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital.

It is always a tough and horrific decision when families contemplate what to do with (in this case) a parent, and where is the best place for them to live out the remainder of their days.  Sometimes, it’s clear cut and easy, and sometimes it’s difficult.

In the case of Mike Corbin (Max Gail), Sonny and Carly (Laura Wright) gave him a home and safe place to be, but as the disease progressed and as Mike’s reality becomes his own, and has he has been losing more self-control. it becomes apparent that they need to be able to give him the best life they can now.

In story, Griffin (Matt Cohen) points this out to Sonny and Carly when they discuss the progression of the disease on Mike.  It is apparent that Mike wants to go live with, and be with his “girlfriend’ Yvonne at Turning Woods.  Sonny and Carly struggle to come to term with that fact, but know they must let him go.   It is tough for them to put Mike permanently at the care facility.  Sonny thinks he may have been too selfish by keeping Mike with them so long.  Ultimately, he arranges a room for his father at the facility.

Mike comes downstairs after packing his bags, and thanks them for taking him in.  Hey says, that they are nice people, but that Yvonne is waiting for him, so he is moving in with her.  Sonny tells his dad, he has a room at the Corinthos’ home any time he wants it.

In the most touching moment, Carly offers to drive Mike to get to Yvonne faster.  He really appreciates it, and Sonny decides to just let Carly do this alone, because it would be too difficult on him to watch his father check-in and have to leave him behind.

Before he heads out, Mike forgets his gloves and he goes upstairs to look for them.  Sonny decides to check Mike’s suitcase to see if they are in there, and begins to break down.  He sees the framed photo of himself and his father from the Nurses’ Ball last year, and packs it in Mike’s suitcase.  After Carly drives off with Mike, Sonny begins to cry.

We have to give kudos to Maurice Benard in these scenes.  Anyone who has been witness to watching a parent go through this most dreadful disease, could feel his pain.  It was a heartbreaking and raw performance.

So, what did you think of the scenes where Sonny must let his father leave his home and move into the care facility?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  And in case you missed some of the scenes, check them out here.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: A Killer Can’t See & Maxie and Nina Visit Nathan’s Grave

On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, a now blind Ryan is freaking out, because as he is in the hospital (while Finn tries to figure out if the same virus that caused Anna’s temporary blindness caused his), he learns that Lulu is in surgery and still fighting for her life.  If she lives, she will name him as the culprit who stabbed her.

When Anna and Finn visit “Kevin”, Anna asks him if he ever worked for the WSB or DVX.  “Kevin” claims he did not.  Anna believes all of this is the handy work of a doctor who worked for the international spy rings.  Finn asks if “Kevin” had been in contact with something that wasn’t his recently, and it is then Ryan flashes to Lulu’s license, realizing he needs to find it and its in his coat pocket.

“Kevin” gets rid of Ava from his room, and attempts to get out of bed to get to his coat and locate Lulu’s driver’s license.  However, since he cannot see, the license goes under the hospital bed, and just as he is trying to grab it, Ava walks back in the room.

Meanwhile at GH. Jordan explains to Laura that the police found a bloody footprint going in the opposite direction from Lulu.  Valentin and Nina tell Charlotte that Lulu is in the hospital, and the little girl insists they go to her now.  Charlotte leaves with Valentin, Nina stays behind.

Elsewhere, Jason is underground trapped in some kind of built out setting to probably nefarious crimes. When Sam goes for help, the fire department shows up.   Sam calls her pal Spinelli!  She asks him to check the maps of pipes and tunnels under the city.  Spinelli reveals that the water system leads out to the harbor at Pier 55.  Jason also finds a small space that he is hoping to swim through to get to the other side of the pier.

Then, in touching scenes, Maxie goes to Nathan’s gravesite and reveals to her beloved late husband that she is getting closer to his brother, Peter.  She also admits she is scared to start a relationship with him.  She asks for a sign from Nathan if it is OK.  As she cries, Peter shows up with a handkerchief to wipe Maxie’s tears.  She admits she doesn’t know how to let go of Nathan and move on.  Peter assures her that Nathan will let her know when it’s time.

Later, Nina shows up and tells the duo about Lulu. They had to GH where Peter is then in question for the crime; being the last person they can substantiate that spoke to Lulu before she was stabbed.  Jordan also reveals to Laura that Lulu’s license is missing from her belongings.

Back at Nathan’s grave, a grieving sister, Nina, shares heartfelt moments with her late brother, missing him, and filling him on the latest in her life and Maxie’s.  One again, Michelle Stafford delivered in these scenes.

Finn shows up with results for “Kevin”.  He tells him the tests shows he has the same virus as Anna and he will need surgery to correct his sudden loss of his eyesight.  Finn also tells “Kevin” this good news: Lulu made it through surgery and will make a full recovery.  Ryan is in trouble and he knows it.

At the end of the episode as Sam makes it over to Pier 55, she spots Jason’s body in the water and jumps in to save him.  We fade to black.

Now, check out the emotional scenes performed by Kirsten Storms and Michelle Stafford below. Then, let us know, do you think Maxie and Peter should move forward with their relationship? How can Ryan get out of the predicament he finds himself in now? Will Lulu come to and identify “Kevin” as her assailant ? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THIS IS US Delivers Stunning Episode As The Big Three Meet Their Uncle Nick

If you caught Tuesday night’s episode of This Is Us, you saw television drama at its best, and one of the best installments of this heart-tugging series, doing what it does best – intertwining past and present day storytelling, and revealing a shocking truth that will have a ripple effect for the Big Three and Rebecca.

The episode was a beautifully scripted hour of TV called, “Songbird Road Part 1”.  The title refers to the address of where the very much alive Nick (brother of Jack) is living 166 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

In the past, we see Jack receiving postcards from his brother under the alias “Clark Kent” or “C. K.” and reaching out to him over an extended period of time, trying to reconnect.  Jack hides all of the postcards.  When one of them shows up at his home mailbox, and it reads “Last one”, Jack decides to take a Saturday trip to see his brother, and lies to Rebecca as to where he is headed.

In the present day, the Big Three set out on a road trip to find their Uncle Nick, now that Kevin’s journey to Vietnam and back has revealed that Jack lied to everyone – telling them that his younger brother died, when he is actually alive.  Seeking the truth and to locate him, Randall, Kevin and at first a reluctant Kate, set out to the address on the postcard Kevin has.  Rebecca does not want to go, obviously, struggling with the fact that Jack never let on during their marriage that his brother was alive.

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