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Y&R Recap – Jan 25 – Jan 29th

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Phyllis decides to quit Newman and asks Nick to come with her but Nick tells her that he can’t leave Adam there alone. Michael meets with Victor, Adam, Jack and Nick to tell them that he hasn’t found a single thing yet to void Tucker’s take over of Chancellor. Victor is determined to find Tucker’s weakness. Tucker gives Jill the DNA results and Jill learns that Tucker truly is Kay’s son. Wrecked, Jill becomes determined to make Kay understand what happened between her and Tucker. Meanwhile, Kay comes slamming back into the house and announces to Brock and Nikki that Jill is sleeping with Tucker. Later, Kay starts to believe that Jill was working with Tucker and that Kay never truly meant anything to Jill. Victor asks Nick and Adam for their opinions on how to handle Tucker McCall and Nick isn’t thrilled when Victor decides to head Adam’s advice. Alone, Nick tells Phyllis that he needs to start beating Adam at his own game. Later, Victor meets with Adam and asks him if he can finally put Newman first and earn Victor’s trust once and for all. Brock takes his turn to confront Tucker and finally hits the nail on the head when he tells Tucker the real reason he came to Genoa City was to find Kay., Jill arrives home and demands to talk to Kay but Nikki blocks her way refusing to let her see Kay. However, Kay tells Nikki to let her in. Jill tries to explain how she came to be involved with Tucker and the mistake it turned out to be but Kay realizes that this is just who she is and nothing Kay gives her, including her love, would ever be enough. Later, Cane arrives in time to hear Kay telling Jill to get out of the house. Away from Kay, Cane realizes that Jill is involved with Tucker in more than just a business sense. Meanwhile, Brock brings Tucker to see Kay. Later, Jill makes it clear that she intends to work with Tucker now that he controls Chancellor and Cane can’t believe what he is hearing. Meanwhile, Kay refuses to reach out to Tucker and as he leaves she finally breaks down from years of guilt. Victor brings Nick and Adam together and asks them to call a truce but Adam blows up and tells Nick and Victor exactly what he thinks of them and exactly how he feels about Sharon. Victor makes it clear to Adam that he will never earn his trust. Adam quits Newman. Adam brings Victor his letter of resignation and Victor tells him he is making a mistake. Meanwhile, Adam goes to Tucker and asks him for a job.  Noah gets an email from Eden about her time in Paris and she mentions that her aunt wasn’t the one who contacted her. Noah starts to ponder that and wonders who would want to send her away. Meanwhile, Daisy milks Lauren’s sympathies as she tells her how much she hates living in the dorms and her dreaded roommate. Lauren offers to let Daisy stay in Eden’s room while in Eden is in Paris and Daisy is eternally “grateful.” Later, Lauren’s headache continues to get worse and her mood swings heighten. Daisy notices that Lauren is about to have a drink of whiskey and points it out to her, which surprises Lauren, who wonders what is going on with her. Noah asks Sharon to let him go to Paris to be with Eden because he needs a break from all the family drama. Meanwhile, Adam gives Tucker some confidential files from Newman as a way of showing where his loyalties lay. Tucker is impressed and offers him a job. Later, Victor is not happy when Tucker informs him that he knows about Castle Properties, an acquisition Newman was interested in acquiring and that he also hired Adam. Meanwhile, Adam tells Sharon that he got a job with Tucker and Sharon is not thrilled. Later, Victor goes to Billy and offers to give him the story of his career. As Tucker is having a drink, he looks at the drive Adam gave him and says he doesn’t trust the Newman’s for a second. Chance overhears the end of Chloe and Billy’s conversation and realizes that Chloe is going back to work at Restless Style, an idea he doesn’t agree with.  Noah runs into Daisy at the coffeehouse and learns that Daisy is now living in Eden’s old room, which is unsettling to him. While going through Eden’s desk, Lauren finds a binder of Eden’s with clippings of Lauren’s life and incidents with Sheila and a receipt from a pet store and Lauren starts to think that Eden bought the rat. Adam tells Sharon that he is through trying to earn Victor’s respect but Sharon isn’t completely convinced. Meanwhile, Victor tells Billy that he can have a candid interview with him as long as the interview is all about Adam. Cane is furious when Kay tells him that Jill is sleeping with Tucker and she lied to Cane about it. Later, Victor, Jack and Kay all meet to start planning their take down of Tucker but Kay raises the question of just how long Jack and Victor’s truce can truly last.

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Michael is caught off guard when Daisy comes out of Eden’s room in her pajamas. Later, Michael and Lauren get into an argument over Lauren asking Daisy to stay with them without talking to Michael first. Lauren shows Michael the scrapbook she found in Eden’s room and tells him that she believes Eden was behind the rat incident but Michael isn’t so sure. At the coffeehouse, Jana encourages Kevin to focus on what is happening at Chancellor Industries and to put Ryder out of his mind. Adam stops by Newman to drop off a gift to his assistant and Victor makes it clear to him that he’d better be careful what he does next. Meanwhile, Sharon offers to take care of Faith for the day so that Ashley and Jack can work at Jabot. Later, Sharon sits and talks to Faith, blissfully unaware that she is bonding with her own daughter. As Adam tells Ashley about his fight with Victor and decision to quit Newman and subsequent job with Tucker, Sharon arrives home and both she and Ashley are stunned when Adam demands to know what Sharon was doing with Faith. After learning that Adam took a job with Tucker, Ashley starts to wonder how much she can trust Adam after all. Lauren finds a sleeping bag in the backroom at Fenmore’s and Daisy lies saying it is hers. She tells Lauren a sob story about school and Lauren refuses to turn her back on Daisy, regardless of what Michael says. Meanwhile, Jana goes to ask a homeless man to leave the coffeehouse and is stopped short when she realizes that it is Ryder. Adam suggests that he and Sharon move off the ranch but Sharon won’t hear of it. Sharon wonders why Adam is so adamant about getting her off of the ranch. Everyone is shocked when Tucker calls a meeting of all the department heads to tell them that they are all fired. Tucker immediately assures him that he is kidding but that he intends to sell Jabot. Ashley and Victor agree that Abby needs them to show her a united front. Meanwhile, at the bookstore, Abby spikes her coffee as she runs into Ryder and offers him a drink and nearly does a spit-take.

Chloe tells Jack and Emily that there is an emergency at the church where they planned their wedding and they need to move it to Sacred Heart, where Jack married Patty. Later, while Chloe and Emily are dealing with the wedding crisis, Jack confronts Jill about her involvement with Tucker. The two exchange some pretty harsh words and Jill doesn’t reveal to Jack Tucker’s intention to sell Jabot. Meanwhile, Cane can’t help reminding Tucker just how lucky he is that Kay is his mother but Tucker’s only concern is business. Kay matter-of-factly asks Tucker what he plans for Chancellor Industries and he tells her that he is going to sell all of it off, piece by piece. Tucker states that it is purely business and Kay calls him out on his lie. Katherine finally admits to Tucker why she gave him up all those years ago and strikes a chord with him but he refuses to acknowledge it and continues to state that breaking up Chancellor is purely a business decision. Kay, however, knows better and hits the nail on the head when she calls Tucker out on his “tantrum.” Kay finds Jack and tells him that Tucker plans to sell Jabot and that needs to make Tucker an offer, quickly. Meanwhile, as Ashley and Victor are discussing Abby, Jack calls Ashley to tell her that Jabot is in play again. Ashley moves off to talk to Jack and Victor hears her over the baby monitor and realizes that Tucker plans to sell Jabot. Later, Victor calls Jill and tries to persuade her to convince Tucker not to sell to Jack. Jill returns to her meeting with Tucker and Cane and tries to convince Tucker not to sell Jabot but instead to keep it as a part of McCall Unlimited. Although intrigued, Tucker turns her down. Ryder tries to take Abby’s alcohol from her as Noah approaches and misreads the situation. Ryder lets Noah take over and Abby finally lets down her guard with him. As Noah tries to sober Abby up, he calls Victor to tell him that he found Abby is bringing her home soon. Later, Ashley and Victor try to talk to Abby, who is extremely emotional.

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Sharon brings home a copy of the newest issue of Restless Style to show Adam and Ashley Victor’s interview on Adam. Phyllis, meanwhile, reads the article to Nick and is surprised by how far Victor went to smear Adam’s name. Victor arrives and both Nick and Phyllis wonder if Billy misquoted him but Victor tells them that he stands by every word. Later, Noah and Abby read Victor’s article and start to realize the type of man Victor is and the family they are a part of and truly wish they could both get away. Meanwhile, Adam reads the portion of the article about his mother and Adam is truly gut-punched. Jack confronts Billy about the new issue of the magazine and demands to know what is going on. Billy tells Jack that Victor came to him as he remembers the interview. Jack wonders what is going on, because something about Victor’s motives doesn’t sit right with him. Mac tells J.T. that she has another ultrasound today as Cane and Lily arrive and Lily can barely contain her excitement. At the doctors, Lily, Cane and Mac are all affected when they hear the babies’ heartbeats for the first time. Meanwhile, J.T. runs into Nick at the coffeehouse and asks about Victoria. Nick tells him that things in Dubai are a mess right now and that she will be home as soon as she can. Victor is hit when he overhears Noah talking to Nick about going to France for a semester and wishing he could take Abby with him. Meanwhile, Abby asks Ashley about Victor’s article and Ashley is at a loss as to how to explain Victor’s intentions. Later, Phyllis is furious when she learns that Victor is trying to force Ashley off the ranch and tells Ashley that she will stay on the ranch only if Ashley does. At the ranch, Noah asks Victor how he truly feels about Adam, Victor assures him that although there are elements at play here that Noah can’t understand, Victor does love his family. Sharon continues to support Adam in his pain and Adam blurts out that he doesn’t deserve her. Meanwhile, as Jack, Ashley and Phyllis are having lunch, Nick and Victor arrive at the G.C.A.C. Billy joins his siblings and shocks Ashley and Phyllis when he tells them that Victor brought the Adam interview to him. Later, Ashley confronts Victor at the G.C.A.C. as Abby and Noah arrive to see it. Victor tells her that he isn’t going to fight her for the ranch, leaving her speechless. Moments later, Sharon and Adam arrive and Adam immediately attacks his father in public, telling him that he went too far. Lily comes crashing down off her cloud of bliss when she learns that her friend from chemo, Harry, passed away. Meanwhile, J.T. and Mac bond as they play with Reed and J.T. admits how bad things are between him and Victoria. Later, J.T. and Mac share a moment when Mac admits to her that she wishes she was the one in love and about to have a family with the man she loves. Meanwhile, Cane tries to get Lily to talk about Harry but Lily just wants to focus on the babies and the future.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Learns The Truth, Finn Is Reeling, Mike is Too Hard To Handle, Julian Sets A Trap

On Thanksgiving day, General Hospital aired a brand new episode … and it was chocked-full of cliffhangers that will have fans waiting on the edge of their seats till next Monday, when the next new installment of the ABC daytime drama series airs.

In story, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) who is now uber-suspicious of Kendra (Michelle Argyris), receives a visit from her as she is preparing to leave GH and go home after being poisoned. Kendra offers to bring Alexis more supplements, but Alexis tell her she will contact the distributor herself.  Kendra says the distributor only speaks Italian, and Alexis counters that she also speaks Italian.  At that point, Kendra’s plan may have gone up in smoke.  Later, Alexis has checked out of the hospital  on her own.  Neil (Joe Flanigan) is concerned for her, and bumps into Julian (Willam deVry) and it is Julian who says he saw Kendra with the supplement jar retrieving it from the garbage.  The two men look concerned.

Next, we see Kendra visiting her brother, Kiefer’s grave where she places flowers on it, and tells him she promises to make Alexis pay for killing him.  However, Alexis has followed her to the gravesite.  Once Kendra walks away, Alexis goes to the grave, lifts up the flowers and is shocked when she sees Kiefer’s name on the headstone.  Then from behind, Kendra smashes Alexis in the head with a rock.

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Julian is ready to snuff Brad (Parry Shen) out of his and his son, Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) life once and for all, and he cuts a wire in Brad’s car.  Problem is, everyone assumed Lucas would be working on Thanksgiving at the hospital.  So first, Brad lets Michael (Chad Duelle) take Wiley to the Corinthos family Thanksgiving,  and tells Michael he does not want to attend, because of Carly (Laura Wright) and the family’s issue with him visiting Nelle (Chloe Lanier) in prison.  Next, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) tells Lucas to go home – that she got his shift covered by Terry.  Lucas goes home to confront Brad.  He tells his husband, to please tell him what he is keeping from him.

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At the Corinthos home, Mike (Max Gail) comes to Thanksgiving dinner from Turning Woods.  When he comes inside he is confused, wondering when his own parents are coming.  Carly tells him that his parents left him with them to take care of him for Thanksgiving.  Later, Mike is holding baby Donna, which scares Michael, Carly and Sonny (Maurice Benard).  When Carly is able to get the baby in to her hands, Mike loses his temper and gets upset and pushes Sonny right into the Thanksgiving food, which falls to the floor.  Sonny can’t seem to calm Mike down and tells Carly he needs to take his father back to Turning Woods where they can take care of him. Sonny is devastated.

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At Anna’s (Finola Hughes), Finn (Michael Easton) comes upon the letter Hayden wrote for him, when Violet asks for her doll, which is inside her bag.  Alone, Finn opens the letter and is heartbroken, and shook, when he reads that Hayden is in serious trouble and had to leave town to protect Violet. She tells Finn she knows he will take good care of their daughter.  Finn is reduced to tears, trying to cope with what is in front of him.

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So, what did you think of these four cliffhangers? What do you think will happen with Brad, Lucas and the car that Julian tampered with?  Will this be the end of Mike as his condition continues to spiral downward? Will Neil or Julian save Alexis from Kendra? What will Finn’s next move be?  Will he tell Violet that her mother is gone? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Stephen Nichols Returns To DAYS In Cliffhanger As ‘The Phoenix Always Rises From The Ashes’

Now that DAYS will preempted over the Thanksgiving holiday break, leave it to head writer Ron Carlivati and his team to come up with a creative way to usher in the highly-anticipated return of fan favorite, Stephen Nichols and with a doozy of a cliffhanger.

Nichols, who has played Steve “Patch” Johnson on and off for decades, was revealed in story at the end of Wednesday’s episode as Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso) completes her painting of “Steffy”. Next thing you know, we see Steve, or is it Stefano with a face change, who is wearing a suit and shooting a look over to Gina? The episode fades to black.

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Then, on the heels of the reveal, NBC released next week’s official DAYS promo which has a voice-over of the character of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) saying “The phoenix always rises from the ashes” Next you hear Stefano (aka Nichols) saying “I now have Steve Johnson’s face.”  While Gina wants to know what Stefano’s plan is, he exclaims, “It’s good to be back.”

Watch the exciting promo below, and then let us know what you think of the story twist,  and if you are happy to see Stephen Nichols back on-screen via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Peter Bergman Reminds Us All Why He is One-of-a-Kind in Memorable Flashback-Driven 30th Anniversary Episode

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless featured the highly-touted and highly-anticipated 30th anniversary show for Peter Bergman.  For three decades, and with three Daytime Emmys for his work, Bergman has made Jack Abbott one of soap operas all-time classic characters.

And, if anybody needed a reminder, or a refresher course of just how good Peter Bergman has been in this role, you needed to look no further than the tremendous flashbacks the producers of the series pulled to punctuated Jack Abbott’s life story since Bergman’s arrival on the scene, replacing Terry Lester in the pivotal role.

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What was great about this standalone episode, celebrating a milestone for one of their legacy cast members, was that it did not show the same ole’ same ole’ clips that often can be standard fare in soapland.  Instead, viewers were treated to some of the more heartbreaking moments for Jack, i.e. when he tells Nikki that their son who had died saved another child’s life, and that he got to hold the baby.  Then there was the gut-punch when Jack realizes Phyllis has been sleeping with none other than Nick Newman, and he feels the fool and that she played him.  There is the moment when Jack tells his dying father John, that he will look after the family now, and there is even boardroom corporate drama that back in the day was so exciting to see.  How great were Jess Walton and Bergman together back then as Jill and Jack? And then there is the rivalry of soap rivalries between Victor Newman and Jack Abbott played to the hilt by Eric Braeden and Bergman, respectively.

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Watching Bergman’s work in flashbacks would be enough on its own. Now add to that the real-time mature version of Jack, who has realized his many failings and how he would do anything to be CEO of Jabot, including duping his sister, Ashley with the Blood-Abbott clause and more, and you’ve got soap gold.  You definitely needed some hankies for this episode, especially watching the reactions of Bergman acting mostly by himself when going in and out of the flashbacks.  We have often said, no male actor can cry quite like Peter Bergman, and move you to tears.  And in this episode, he did that several times over.

How fitting that Jack was sitting around with his siblings: Traci, Billy, and Ashley as well as his mother, Dina, his son, Kyle and his niece Abby, that brought the episode to its conclusion looking back at the life and times of the Abbott family through Traci’s manuscript that Jack helped write.

In the end, Jack celebrates what being an Abbott means, and remembers those who have passed, and looks forward to new members of the clan to come.

What were your thoughts on Peter Bergman’s Y&R 30th anniversary episode, his performance and those retro-clips? Let us know in the comment section below.   And for more on Bergman’s 30th anniversary make sure to read his interview with Michael Fairman TV here.

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